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

Monday, October 12, 2015

Trick or Treat Halloween Card with Cheery Lynn Designs

I'm still having fun playing with the fabulous ribbons from the September Ribbon Club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I'm totally in love with the Black Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon.  Isn't it fabby?
I made a fun Halloween themed card with lots of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and embellished with a couple of the styles from the assortment.  The poofy double bow was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 and it's just a basic double bow.  You can view a video tutorial for a basic bow made on the Bow-it-All Tool HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Build a Flower 2  B187 (for the leaves)

If you missed the September Ribbon Club Assortment, you can JOIN TODAY and begin with the September and October Assortments for a special price.  HURRY because this offer ends on October 16th.
I just love the vivid contast of orange and black paired together.  It really makes you sit up and take notice, right?
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Digital Stamp:  AiFactory on Etsy
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo
Wax paper
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Black Mulberry Paper
Spider embellishment from Recollections

Thursday, October 8, 2015

5-Day Pre-Columbus Day SALE at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Ribbon Lovers!!  I'm enabling today.

There is a 5-Day Pre-Columbus Day SALE going on today through 
midnight on Monday, 10/12/15 at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The more you buy, the more you save.  Head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to pick up the sale codes you will need.  Stock up now for your holiday needs.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Shasta Daisy Video Tutorial

Hi everyone.  I'm very excited to announce that I've been asked to join the Cheery Lynn Designs team.  I've been creating with Cheery Lynn Dies for a while now and it was a dream come true to be invited to join these talented ladies!
I love to get a lot of use from all my dies so I'm always looking for new ideas.  The Royal Scandinavian Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs is one of my favorites and it has two pieces.  I've used the outer piece many times and this card uses the inner square to create a beautiful lacy overlay.  The card is embellished with some pretty Shasta Daisy flowers which I'll show you how to make below and a cute little double bow made with Rust Shimmer Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Below is a quick photo tutorial on how I made the lacy overlay.  The first thing I do is apply Stick It! adhesive to the back of the paper I am cutting whenever I use an intricate die.  This is the best adhesive I've found for intricate die cuts because there is a little 'play' time for you to get everything where you want it before it's permanently affixed.  Once you have the die cut placed where you want it, you simply press it down with your fingers or a small brayer.
For this technique I cut my white cardstock to the desired size for my card and then I draw very faint guidelines for the placement of the die.  I made the lines quite dark for you to see for this tutorial, but make them as light as possible since you will have to erase them when you are done.  Then just run the die through your machine and move to the next position using the guide lines for placement.
Once you have the whole piece cut you will peel the backing from the Stick It! or apply your adhesive of choice and adhere it to the base.  Now that you have stabilized the lacy overlay, you can carefully erase your registration marks.  I love the look of the kraft background and the white lacy overlay.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE making handmade paper flowers??  

Well I do!  The Shasta Daisy flower is a quick and easy flower and by changing the colors, you can make it work for just about any holiday or season.

I hope you enjoy my Shasta Daisy video tutorial below.

If you like my video, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom left of the video and head to YouTube and give me a thumbs up.  I'd love for you to subscribe to my channel and leave a comment as well.

Cheery Lynn Dies/Supplies Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers Caring Thoughts Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (listed above)
Ink:  Versafine Crimson Red
White Cardstock:  Gina K Pure Luxury 80lb layering weight; colors Recollections
Adhesive:  Stick it!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Other:  Judikins Speckles Espresso

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Blog Hop with Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Mulberry Paper Video Tutorial

Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!  
You should be coming from Donna's Blog.  After visiting with me, hop on over to Nancy's Blog next.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for a full list of Blogger's, go to Gloria's Blog.

Yes, I'm aware it's still early October, 
BUT... if you want to actually kick back and relax and enjoy the Christmas season this year, you need to get crackin' on those Christmas projects!
My gorgeous bow was created with a couple of ribbon styles from the Really Reasonable Ribbon 'Crazy for Christmas' October Ribbon Club Assortment.  This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon or trim.  Each month you receive a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.  JOIN TODAY!  Gift subscriptions are available as well.
My pretty bi-color double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 tool.  For a video tutorial on how I made this bow, please click HERE.
I love mulberry paper and I have been hoarding it since the mid-1990's!  It seems to have gone out of favor with card makers, but I still use it all the time and I always get questions about what it is, how did I get the fuzzy edges, etc.  So, I've created a video to show you just how I use it.

How to create a Feathered Edge Mulberry Paper Layer for your Cards and Paper Craft Projects
If you like my video, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom left of the video and head to YouTube and give me a thumbs up.  I'd love for you to subscribe to my channel and leave a comment as well.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Your next stop on the hop is Nancy's Blog.
I'd love to have you leave a comment before you go.  If you are visiting me for the first time and like what you see, I would love to have you follow my blog.  Happy crafting!!

Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs A2 Frames Rectangle CM5, Poinsettia Strip B324
Ink:  Colorbox Frost White, Memento Cottage Ivy
Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, E6000
White Mulberry Paper
Flower Soft Polar White