Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We Don’t Know How Strong We Are…

Hi friends.  Today I have another ‘WOW’ bow to share made with fantastic ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This pretty bow was made using Regal Purple and Delphinium Diamond Satin Ribbon and tied up on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I have a video tutorial for this bow which you can find on YouTube HERE.
I’ve been resisting pulling out the sewing machine because I knew it was going to open a whole can of worms with me wanting to get back to quilting, but I did it anyway.  I did a simple zig zag stitch around the perimeter of the design paper just to get warmed back up.  
I created the beautiful roses in two sizes for a little added pizzazz at the bottom.  I use an old script stamp I got back in the 1990’s just to add a little look of texture to the petals and I inked the edges before assembly.  
I continued the stitching theme on the inside of the card as well.  I really like the look.  I think you will continue to see stitching on my cards….
The background doily die I used is actually a square.  Yup, it’s a square.  I just measured and cut 1-1/2″ from each side and joined it together.  The bow and the flowers cover the seam, but you would likely hardly notice even if it wasn’t covered.
I like to purchase dies that I can get a lot of use out of and I’m not opposed to cutting the die cuts down and reshaping them.  Why not get double or triple-duty from them!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
LTSCB #57 – Triple Play (I have 3 flowers)

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinaviam Doily, Tea Rose Small and Medium
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Grape Jelly
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Sewing Machine and thread
Bow-it-All V2.0
Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

God Bless America and Happy 4th of July!!

Just popping in to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!  I’m busy busy today preparing for a family party for my niece to celebrate her high school graduation.

I created my tiny double-loop bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0 with 3/8″ Electric Blue Satin with Metallic Edges from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This is another one of many reasons I love the Bow-it-All.  You can make bows ranging from a tiny 1/2″ wide all the way up to 9-3/4″ wide.  How’s that for range?!  You can view all my Bow-it-All Video Tutorials on my YouTube Channel HERE.
Since one ribbon is just never enough for me, I ran a piece of Red, White and Blue Striped Grosgrain under my image and added some small pieces out the bottom using Red Diamond Satin and Electric Blue Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps #147 – Red, White and Blue
Not Just Cards #21 – Anything Goes

Supplies:
Stamp:  Retired Stampin’ Up Stamp
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug star pattern
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  Recollections Brush Markers, White Mulberry Paper
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Decide What To Be and GO BE IT

He everyone.  Today I have a fun new card featuring a jaw-dropping double-layer, double-loop bow with Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Love, love. love me a great poofy bow, don’t you?

This sentiment is so empowering.  I’ve kinda decided what I want to be (at the ripe old age of 29 + alot!), but I haven’t quite figured out how to be it just yet.  I’ll get there though…..

My double-loop double-layer bow was made with Red Delicate Stitched Satin on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating.  This ribbon style performs wonderfully for these beautiful loopy bows.  If you want to see how I made this bow, please view my YouTube video HERE.
I went with this gorgeous color combination so I could play along with the weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge with a theme of Keep it Krafty where you have to use kraft color paper.  I think the addition of red can black really makes it pop.  I created all my lovely roses using the small and medium tea rose dies and I used the chicken wire frame die for the background.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says – Favorite Product or Technique (mine is paper flower making)
Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on the other products used on this card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.
Supplies:
Stamp:  MFT CB Greetings Too
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Small and Medium Tea Rose, Chicken Wire Frame
MFT Die – Pierced Rectangle Stax
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
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