Saturday, July 23, 2016

Deluxe Checkerboard Woven Ribbon Headband Video Tutorial

Hi friends.  Today we are taking the Basic Checkerboard Woven Ribbon Headband one step further for a new 'deluxe' look using ribbon and headbands from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
My color palette for this headband came from the lovely July 2016 Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon which is filled with beautiful pink and purple ribbon styles.  This time the headband is created using 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and a 3/4" White Plastic Headband.

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The July assortments contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon of ribbon.  Each monthly shipment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

This unique new woven ribbon headband variation builds on what you learned with the Basic Checkerboard Woven Ribbon Headband.  Master this headband variation and you will be the envy of your friends!

This is a unique woven ribbon headband that I have not seem anywhere before.  It's a little trickier to manipulate the ends, but if you follow my suggestions on the video below and practice a little, you will be very pleased with the results.  I created a few different color samples of this great woven ribbon headband but the possibilities are endless! 


Deluxe Checkerboard Woven Ribbon Headband Video Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you like my video, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the video above 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.

I created my deluxe woven ribbon checkerboard headband and then embellished it with this simple double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 with the hyacinth lattice print satin ribbon from the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how to create this simple and beautiful bow, please click HERE.
I'm entering my headband in the following challenges:

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Winter/Christmas New Release Party Kick-off


Hello friends.  Today I am kicking off the Cheery Lynn Designs 2016 Fall and Winter New Release Celebration.

We will be sharing projects featuring dies from the Fall and Winter new release on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog from now through August 3rd in four parts.  I hope you'll join us each day.  We will be beginning with Christmas and Winter dies and then showcasing Halloween, Fall & Thanksgiving and then we will finish off with a new die for a New Year!

Be sure to stop by and leave a comment each day.  At the end of the celebration, we will select a random post and one lucky person who leaves a comment on the post on that day will win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Be sure to head over to the Cheery Lynn Designs website to view all the new Christmas themed dies.  They are FANTASTIC!

I have to admit that I always have a hard time making Christmas cards in July when it's 95 degrees outside!  I decided to ease my way into things by starting with a non-traditional color scheme.

This Whimsical Christmas die set made me think of Dr. Seuss, so I thought the non-traditional colors would be perfect and I really like the way this turned out.
I cut all of my dies in multiple colors and I was very careful to retain all of the pieces (positive and negative) when I removed the paper from the die.  I started with a silver base for my stockings and then carefully pieced each one together with the colors I wanted.  I then added it to my background square which was created by cutting a white Lattice piece and adhering it to white cardstock.  I thought a solid white background was too plain, so the white on white lattice was just right.

For the presents, I also cut the die in multiple colors.  I pieced each present individually in the colors I wanted and then lined them up along the bottom of the card panel, slightly overlapping them.

I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment in pink and purple and layered the pieces,  slightly offsetting to allow for a shadow effect.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 with two ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also added a layer of white mulberry paper under the main panel.  I love the soft feathery feel you get when you add mulberry paper to a project.

For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Supplies:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs - see list above
Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
White Mulberry Paper with Silver Tinsel
Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs 'Christmas in July' Themed Challenge

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new 'Christmas in July' themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you'll head over and link up a project to share with us.
My card today is a Sneak Peek of the brand new July 2016 Fall and Winter Holiday Release at Cheery Lynn Designs.  
We will begin a fun release party on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog tomorrow, July 22nd.  Each day we will showcase new dies from this release.  Join us each day and leave a comment.  One lucky person who leaves a comment on the Cheery Lynn Blog on the selected day will win a $20 gift certificate. I do hope you'll join us.
This Feliz Navidad set contains 3 dies which is really all you need to create a lovely holiday card.  Of course, it's always fun to add in some other dies as well.  :)
I used a metallic gold and red cardstock on my card which really adds some pizzazz.  I layered the sentiment on charcoal cardstock to add a shadow effect and add some depth.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
B842 Feliz Navidad Set *NEW*
DL101 English Tea Party Doily
CASO20 Nesting Doll Circle Shapes
XL4 Circle Classic Lge Stacker Nesting
LPC-4 Circle Pierce & Cut Tool



For a video tutorial on how to create this simple double-loop bow, please click HERE.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #185 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #240/241 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - July Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Christmas in July
Crafty Gals Corner #81 - Christmas in July
Creative Moments #98 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #95 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #133 - Christmas in July
FairyTale Challenge #147- Christmas in July
Lemon Shortbread #20 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #161 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #121 - Anything Goes
Craft You Passion #321 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #197 - Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas Challenge #89 - no stamps - just die cuts and/or punches
Crafty Friends #36 - Use your Dies
CHNC #290 - Christmas Anything Goes
My Time to Craft #325 - Christmas in July

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you'll head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.

Supplies
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper with gold tinsel
Ink:  Memento Cottage Ivy
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Basic Checkerboard Woven Ribbon Headband Video Tutorial

Hi friends.  Today I have a fun new and EASY Basic Checkerboard Woven Ribbon Headband tutorial.  You know I love woven ribbon headbands and I hope you do too!  I really hope you will give this one a try!!
My color palette for this headband came from the lovely June 2016 Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon which is filled with beautiful yellow and orange ribbon styles.  This headband is created using 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and a 1/2" White Plastic Headband.

Did you miss out on the June Assortment?
Nope - you can still grab one!
You can join now and get the June and July assortments for a special introductory price thought the end of July.
Both the June and July assortments contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon each.  Each monthly shipment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

This new woven ribbon headband variation is a great beginner headband.  This would be a great project to tackle with the 'tweens while they are home for the summer.

I created my woven checkerboard headband and then embellished it with a beautiful bi-color double-loop bow made with two ribbon styles from the RRR June Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.

Basic Checkerboard Woven Ribbon Headband Video Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you like my video, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the video above 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.

I'm entering my headband in the following challenges:

Friday, July 15, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs July Blog Hop Featuring the NEW Birthday Oval IOE Embossing Folder


Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs July Blog Hop.


If you arrived here from Ginny's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the terrific projects.

Be sure to hop all the way through all the stop and when you are done, leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn Blog answering our questions of the month to be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

This fabulous IOE Birthday Oval Embossing Folder is a generous 5" x 7" in size, but it's set up in a way where you can easily use parts of it on an A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") card which is what I have done today.  What fabulous designing!



I decided to go ahead and create my card with the layering that I always love.  
By eliminating the outer dot border, I was easily able to use all the other parts of the embossing folder on my A2 size card. I just love all the texture the embossing folder adds to this card.
I may possibly have gone a little overboard with the flower embellishments, but I like the subtle look of the embossing as it peeks out around the oval and in the corners.  The flower embellishments are made with the Floral Bouquet Kit Die set from Cheery Lynn Designs.

The beautiful ribbons running across the middle of the card under the sentiment and also in the pretty bi-color double-loop bow came from the Pink and Purple Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment.
I decided to ink the embossing on my card to really make it stand out.  I love white on white embossing as well, but my card today has some bold colors, so I felt that I wanted the words and other embossed parts to really 'pop'.  I inked the embossing by masking as much as I could around each feature with Post-it Notes and then I used the small brayer attachment on my Zutter Tool-it-All to add the ink.  I inked the corner embellishments with pink ink, the center sentiment with grape ink and the Happy Birthday in the oval was inked with white pigment ink.  I heated this ink to set it since it was a pigment ink.  I really like the look of the inked embossing.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and Embossing Folder used:
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
As You Like it Challenge - Your Trademark style and why - My trademark is lots of layers, flowers and a beautiful bow.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Debbie's blog. Then hop back here for the link to Jenny's fabulous blog which is next after Debbie.

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

Supplies Used:

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see die list above)
Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly, Angel Pink; Colorbox Frost White
Adhesive - Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool (I used the brayer attachment)
Post-it Notes for masking
various size flat back embellishment for flower centers