Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ribbon on a Masculine Card? Of Course You Can!!


Hi friends.  Today I have a masculine card to share and yes, I included some ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon!  My cards just don't feel complete until I add some ribbon.

While I don't usually go for bows on a masculine card, I think you can always incorporate ribbon and this is the perfect type of card to use up some of your shorter ribbon scraps.

I created the sentiment on my computer and I ran a strip of Metal Gray Diamond Satin across the center of the card under the sentiment and added a piece of 1/4" Black Grosgrain on top of that.  I cut the ends of the grosgrain in points for a more 'manly' look.  
My favorite adhesive for attaching ribbon to my project is Scor-Tape.  It works wonderfully on ribbon and it's available in many different widths at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I wanted to play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Masculine Challenge today, so I pulled out my dies to see what I could find with a masculine feel.  I ended up selecting my Royal Scandinavian Doily and Burlap Border dies.  I cut a piece of black cardstock a little larger than I wanted my finished piece to be.  I covered the back of that with Stick It! adhesive and then used the small center square of the Scandinavian Doily to cut the background.  I evenly spaced the little squares and cut out 6 on the background paper.  I was looking for a wrought iron grate type look.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Supplies
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Burlap Borders, Royal Scandinavian Doily;  Spellbinders Belly Band 2
Sentiment:  Created on my computer with Iron & Brine font
Adhesives:  Scor-Tape, Stick It!, Scotch ATG

Friday, May 15, 2015

Gimme Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer!!


Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog


This time we have a Red, White and Blue Theme and don't forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

This theme coordinates perfectly with the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment.
Not a member yet?  Join today and begin with this fun Patriotic/Summer themed assortment.  I used all ribbons from the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment on my card.  It's so nice to have a pre-selected assortment of ribbons that all coordinate with one another.
  
My dainty double-looped bow is created with the Patriotic Plaid Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  To see how easy this tool is to use, visit my Bow-it-All how-to videos on my YouTube Channel.
I also added some fun ribbon flags along the right side of the sentiment panel.  This is a great way to use up your little ribbon scraps!  I embellished the left side with three 20mm Open Roses.



This card has been entered in the following challenges:

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!


Supplies:
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Paper:  Not sure - scrap from my stach
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Rectangle Small and Large
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug stars
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  WOC 20mm Open Roses, White Mulberry Paper, Bow-it-All V2.0

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR May 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 a fun Patriotic themed mix. I just love mixing red, white and blue together in a project!  If you are not a member, you are missing out!!  JOIN TODAY and begin your subscription with this gorgeous assortment.

While a couple of the ribbons are Patriotic prints, the rest can be mixed and match for other projects.  My birthday card is red, white and blue, and it's great for a summer birthday.  I always think of red, white and blue as fun summer colors as well as Patriotic.

I used the Poppy Red Diamond Satin to create my beautiful double-loop bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  It's so easy to make a perfect bow with this tool!!  To view all my Bow-it-All Video Tutorials, please visit my YouTube Channel.  I also have a layers strip of ribbon running across the middle under the sentiment.
The beautiful mulberry flowers below the sentiment are Open Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts that are now available at Really Reasonable Ribbon along with loads of other gorgeous options. So fun to work with!
My card was entered in the following challenges:
Simply Create Too #85 - Favorite Color Combo - this month mine is red, white and blue!

My headband of the month is a Woven Ribbon Headband with a Twist.  This is a more complex headband, so I suggest you master the Basic Woven Headband first, and then move on to this one.  You can see Video Tutorials for all my Woven Ribbon Headbands on my YouTube channel HERE.

This one really has that 'WOW' factory with the fun little fins of twisted ribbon.  It's a favorite!

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.

Supplies Used:
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Stamps -  Create with TLC
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 47
Flowers:  WOC Cottage Roses and Open Roses
Bow-it-All V2.0
Adhesive: Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000
Other -  White Mulberry Paper, 3/4" white plastic headband

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Have a FABULOUS (Purplicious) Birthday!


Hi friends.  I'm on a purple binge again!  I just can't help myself - I LOVE purple and Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many fun purple ribbons I just can't stop.
Those of you who know me know I favor Delicate Stitched Satin and I've used it again today in grape.

I'm playing along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week with a Roses theme.  I made the roses with the small and medium tea rose does from Cheery Lynn Designs. My center bud uses the small die cuts and the rest of the petals are medium tea rose die cuts.

My beautiful double-loop, double-layer bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  These bows are so quick and easy to make up and they really are an eye catcher!  To view all my Bow-it-All video tutorials, visit my YouTube channel.

A gorgeous bow is the PERFECT finishing touch on any card!
I'm entering me card in the following challenges:

And here is a little peek at the inside.  I usually keep the insides pretty low key, but I still want them to look nice.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today.
Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin
Stamps:  JustRite Cling - Birthday Wishes for You
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Chicken Wire Frame, Tea Rose Small and Tea Rose Medium
Spellbinders/JustRite Stampers Vintage Tag Dies and Vintage Labels 4
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavender and Grape Jelly
Bow-it-All V2.0
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue and E6000
Other:  White Mulberry Paper

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fun Patriotic 'Welcome Home' Card and new Challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge Blog


Hi there.  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  This is monthly Anything Goes Challenge Blog and we'd love to have you come over and join the fun.  This fun card uses some fun ribbons from the May Ribbon Club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon

If some of you think this card looks really familiar, you are correct.  You got an accidental 'sneak peek' last week when I tried to schedule the post, but I guess I forgot to click the 'done' button.  I didn't realize it posted until it showed up in my email feed.  That was followed by a loud exclamation of 'Crap!' (okay, it wasn't crap that I said, but I'm trying to keep this PG, ya know?).  Has this ever happened to you?

If you are not a Ribbon Club member yet, JOIN TODAY and begin with this fun Patriotic themed assortment.  You'll use this assortment all summer on loads of different projects!


I created my two-color double-loop double-layer bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I'm telling you - GET THIS TOOL!!  - You won't be sorry.  I use it on all my projects.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #32 - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Anything Goes - Design paper and mulberry paper are my stash items


I will have a tutorial for this two color bow out soon.  To view all my Bow-it-All Videos to date, please visit my YouTube Channel.

I hope you'll head over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and play along with our challenge this month.  We'd love to see what you are creating.


Supplies:
Image:  Whimsie Doodles USA Lizzie
Sentiment:  JustRite Stampers Graceful Sentiments
Paper:  Pebbles Americana Paper Pad
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Dies:  Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B, Standard Circles small and large; Momenta Cut and Emboss Starts
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, White Mulberry Paper