Sunday, June 25, 2017

Congratulations on Your New Baby Card

I was in the mood for some pinks and purples, so I whipped up a pretty card to welcome a new baby using some pretty dies from Cheery Lynn Designs along with pretty ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I love to use a pretty frame die for my background and today I selected the ‘Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1’ die.  I layered that over a gorgeous piece of Distress Ink paper that I made using pinks and purples.
My pretty flower and foliage cluster was created with my all-time favorite ‘Floral Bouquet Kit’.  For the centers I used a Plush Covered Button on the large flower and some Gingham Covered Buttons on the smaller flowers which can both be found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  These flowers are so easy to create.  Just cut them, do a little shaping of the leaves with a stylus and foam pad and then just stack them and add a center embellishment.
 
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Baby Feet Multi Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp:  Inspired by Stamping Big Contrats set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
White Mulberry Paper
12mm Gingham Covered Buttons
15mm Plush Covered Buttons
11mm Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment

 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Mini Albums and Ribbon Club Assortments – Perfect Together!

So, I’m on a mini-album kick and the Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are the PERFECT embellishment for your minis.  You get a collection of ribbon in two widths that all work perfectly together, so there is no thinking needed!   Just grab a coordinating paper pad and get to work.

I have another beach themed mini that I will share with you real soon that I made using the June Ribbon Club Assortment.  Great for those beach vacation photos!

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

We have a big family picnic on the 4th of July weekend each year, so I decided to make this mini album to hold some of the photos from this year.  I had a 6 x 6 patriotic paper collection that has been collecting dust for several years and it worked great for this mini.
I am just starting to play around with minis, so I’m still working on page construction.  Once I get things a little more organized in my head, I will share some tutorials for different types of pages and ribbon embellishment.
I made the pages on this album flip out, so it almost doubles the amount of space for photos.  If you use all the pages and tags, you can put 7 photos on each page and still have room to journal on the backs.  With 5 pages, that’s 35 photos you can easily add.  Even more if you skip the writing and add photos to the backs of the pull out pieces as well.

I also strongly recommend Scor-Tape for mini album construction.  I use it for many things including attaching the pages to the binding and the binding to the cover and it’s very strong and secure.

I love the flag design paper on the back cover and all the perky ribbons peeking out the top and sides.  I even added a year medallion on the spine so we remember what year the photos are from.  I fussy cut the design paper and you can see I got ‘4th of July’ showing on the bottom.

My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with two of the 5/8″ ribbon styles from the May Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This bow is just my favorite bow for any project!

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Sentiment:  Etsy Ashe Designs
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels 21, Shortie Tags; Cheery Lynn Designs Tea Rose MediumFloral Bouquet Kit
Design Paper:  Pebbles Americana 6 x 6 paper pad
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Adhesives:  Scor-TapeSobo GlueScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Martha Stewart Edge punch
White Mulberry paper
Ink:  Distress Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy; Momenta Nautical Blue
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