Sunday, May 31, 2015

God Bless America

Have I mentioned how very much I like patriotic cards and the red, white and blue color theme?  What….no??  Well I DO love them!  I’m still happily playing with my May Ribbon Club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  If you’re worried that you missed out, fear not!  We will be offing the May assortment throughout the month of June too.

Why not treat yourself and JOIN TODAY!  You will receive a fun new color or holiday themed assortment each month.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash.
I pulled out my cherished Alpine Flourish Doily Die from Cheery Lynn Designs for this card and I also created some colorful paper tea roses using the small and medium tea rose dies.  I just can’t get enough of creating gorgeous paper flowers!  I cut them, stamped them with an old script writing stamp and then inked up the edges a bit for added interest before assembling.  I like to use the small die for the bud and then the medium dies for the rest of the petals.  It give a flatter appearance to the roses.
For this card I used two of the ribbons from the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment.  I ran the 5/8″ red, white and blue stripe grosgrain across the middle of the card under the sentiment and I created a simple perky double-loop bow with the patriotic plaid ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  
And here is a little peek at the inside.  Love that sentiment.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
Digital Sentiments:  Esty Ashe Designs
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs – Alpine Flourish Doily, Small and Medium Tea Rose; Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B
Ink:  Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Ladybug, Danube Blue and Nautical Blue
Adhesive:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Other:   White Mulberry Paper
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bi-Color Double-Loop Double-Layer Bow Tutorial with the Bow-it-All V2.0

Hi friends.  I finally got my act together and have the video tutorial for you that I’ve been promising for months (like perhaps since January….) hahaha  You’re going to need some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with your Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  If you haven’t picked this great tool up yet, you really must.  I use it on ALL my projects.

I love this bow because it adds a beautiful touch to your project and it looks super complicated when it’s really not.  So, get ready to ‘wow’ your friends and family!

So this is the little beauty I’m going to show you how to make.  Pretty soon you’ll be making these gorgeous bows for all your projects too!
I used my all time favorite Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon in blue topaz and royal blue.  I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating.  This ribbon performs beautifully for fancy loopy bows.  Do yourself a favor and begin with an easy ribbon.  There is NO ribbon you can’t use, but it’s easier to start with one that will cooperate and then move on to more challenging styles.  (Best part is that Delicate Stitched Satin is a really inexpensive ribbon style!)
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Bi-Color Double-Loop Double-Layer Bow-it-All V2.0 Tutorial

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Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon

Stamps:  JustRite Cling Grand Birthday Sentiments

Dies:  Spellbinders Tudor Rose Card Front, Labels 1, Classic Squares Large

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Design Paper:  Recollections

Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000

Bow-it-All V2.0

6mm half pearls

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Happy Birthday Wishes to You and a Bow-it-All V2.0 Double-Loop Double Layer Bow Video Tutorial

Hi there everyone.  Can you ever have enough birthday cards?  I think not!  I always start out the year in good shape, but things fall apart about half way through, so I’m trying to get some birthday cards done ahead.  This one already went to my wonderful SIL, but I WILL get ahead this year if it kills me!
Today I’m playing along with the weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.  The theme this week is Add a Flourish. That one’s easy.  I LOVE flourishes!
I have a video tutorial for Cheery Lynn Designs Sweet William flowers HERE if you have not already seen it.  
Is anyone interested in a video on how I made these fantastic Gardenia flowers?  Is so, please leave a comment below.
My double-loop double-layer bow was made with White Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  This ribbon is my all time favorite ribbon for tying gorgeous puffy bows.  I’m including a video below to show you how I create this wonderful bow.
Bow-it-All V2.0 Double-Loop Double-Layer Bow Tutorial

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge – Anything Goes – using lots of my HUGE cardstock stash!
Tip Top Tuesday – Favorite Color Combo – I’m loving blue and white this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Dies:  Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B, Classic Ovals Small and Large, Cheery Lynn Designs Chicken Wire Frame, Gardenia Strip, Gardenia Strip Small, Mini Fanciful Flourish left and right, Build a Flower #1 for flower bases
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers
Ink:  Memento Paris Dusk
Adhesives:  Stick It, Designer Dries Clear Glue
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0