Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Winter Snowman Fun

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a card showcasing my favorite Glitz Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I love the fact that this ribbon has a beautiful glittery sparkle AND it’s really great to work with too.  Some metallic ribbons do not cooperate well, but this ribbon is a dream to tie a bow with.

The great Glitz Ribbon comes in eleven great colors.  Many of those colors are show in the Glitz Ribbon Assortments below.
I tied a simple double-loop bow from white glitz ribbon to top off my card.  I felt like a classic and simple bow would be enough for this card because the shimmer of the ribbon already draws your eye.  For a video tutorial on how I created this bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0, please click HERE.
It’s hard to see in the photo, but the shimmer of the ribbon works perfectly with the glitter that I used on the snowman hat.  
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Digital Image:  Whimsie Doodles
Design Paper:  K & Company
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals Large
Art Glitter:  613 Diamond Dust
Adhesives:  Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear, Scotch ATG, E6000
Copic Markers:  R32, R35, R37
G21, G24, G28
C1, C3, 100
E51, E55, E57
YR21, YR24, YR27
Friday, October 16, 2015

RRR Challenge ‘Get a Head Start on Christmas’ with Ribbon or Trim Theme

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a ‘Get a Head Start on Christmas’ Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

While I love the traditional red/green Christmas color combination, I also like to play around with non-traditional Christmas colors and that’s what I’ve done today.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a fun 3/8″ Christmas Multi-dots Grosgrain Ribbon which I used under the sentiment below and they also have a matching Christmas Vertical Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and a Christmas Trees Multi Satin Ribbon as well as a Christmas Lights Multi Satin Ribbon in the non-traditional Christmas color theme.

I added a simple double-loop bow to both my card and ornament.  The bows were made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 and you can view a beginner video tutorial HERE.
My projects today also showcase two colors of beautiful Glitz Ribbon.  This beautiful glitzy ribbon is perfect for your holiday projects and is available in 4-yard pieces, 25-yard spools or in the two assortments shown below.  It’s wonderful to work with and ties fabulous bows as you can see above.
The beautiful snowflake die is from Cheery Lynn Designs and it’s one of my favorite dies.

I’m entering my Christmas set in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #145 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #205 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge – R is for Ribbon
Crafting with Friends #8 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #297 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #110 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #15 – Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland – Christmas with Ribbon
Craft #333 – Christmas
Crafty Girls Creations #6 – Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge – U is for Unusual Christmas Colors
Inspiration Destination #55 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Snowflake 5  DL169  ; Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics, Labels 20
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Dots
Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000, foam tape
Martha Stewart border punch
Recollections Glitter Shapes
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome to the RRR October Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Amber’s blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is all about Christmas. I just love a great traditional Christmas color ribbon collection, don’t you??!

I’ve used four of the ribbon styles from the RRR October Ribbon Club assortment on my card today.  The pretty Emerald Checkerboard Satin topped with the Christmas Fun Flower Satin runs across my card under the sentiment panel.  To avoid extra bulk, I dove-tailed the ends of each piece.  I topped off the card with a beautiful bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For a video tutorial on how this bow was made, please click HERE.

My card features lots of wonderful dies from Cheery Lynn Designs including the fabulous Poinsettia Strip die for those gorgeous flowers.  All the dies used are listed on the supply list at the bottom of this post.  Cheery Lynn Designs has a wide selection of dies to help you create stunning holiday cards.
May card is being entered in the following challenges:

Here is my ‘Headband of the Month’.  I will say this – you should definitely experiment with printed ribbons because sometimes even the most unlikely combinations end up giving you fabulous results!  For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.  Different arrangement of the ribbons in the starting position create different looks on the finished piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
Ink – Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Adhesive – Stick it!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper with Silver Tinsel
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio
white half pearls