Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thinking of You

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a card in my favorite color combo of pink and purple that features Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This is my all time favorite ribbon style for making beautiful bows.

I admit I’ve been in a little bit of a funk lately and my creativity just isn’t there.  It doesn’t mean I don’t like to make stuff though and when this happens, I like to do things that don’t take too much thought.  So I grabbed some pretty paper I made a while back and made some beautiful handmade roses.  I find work like this to be relaxing since I get to use my hands and I don’t really need to do too much thinking.  My rose and doily dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.
My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8″ Hot Pink and Regal Purple Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp:  Just Rite Stampers Large Fancy Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly
Colorburst pigments used to create the paper for the roses
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Bow it All V3.0
White Mulberry Paper

Friday, March 17, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Spring and/or Easter Challenge

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a Spring and/or Easter Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

I had some glittery fun with this card which is very unlike me!  I’m not a fan of messy, but this is a fun technique to try.

I applied Stick It adhesive to the front side of my white cardstock and then I die cut my bunnies and Easter eggs.  Once cut, I removed the adhesive backing on each piece and applied Art Glitter Microfine Transparent Glitter in #711 Winter White.  I made sure to press the glitter on really well and shook off the excess.  Then I colored all the pieces with Copic Markers.  I then used a foam pad and stylus to gently shape the pieces for a bit of dimension.  I used foam tape to adhere the pieces to my card.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
B527 Bunnies
E669 Bird Nest & Eggs
B126 Grass Border
DL306 Dutch Daisy Oval Doily
L-7 Oval Classic
XL-7 Oval Classic Lge Nesting Die

My beautiful bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using 5/8″ Wisteria Diamond Satin Ribbon and 5/8″ Rose Bloom Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also have a piece of 3/8″ Wildflower Grosgrain Ribbon running across the middle of the card.

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

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!
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Embossing Folder:  We R Memory Keepers Next Level Woven
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, E6000, foam tape
Art Glitter Microfine Transparent Glitter #711 Winter White
White Mulberry Paper
Copic Markers
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn Designs March Blog Hop with NEW IOE Embossing Folders and Plates

 If you arrived here from Cherry’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.

When you are finished hopping, but sure to leave a comment answering the questions on the Cheery Lynn Blog to be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to kick off your shopping at Cheery Lynn Designs.

My card today features two IOE Embossing Folders.  I used the small square thank you portion of the Thank You Wishes Folder and I used the large dotted border from the Birthday Oval Folder.  I used the Square IOE Plates to isolate the portion of the folders I wanted.  I used a soft bristle brush with antique linen distress ink to enhance the embossing and really make it ‘pop’.

The dotted border embossing was a large rectangle on the embossing plate, but I simply sent the folder through half way, removed it and then flipped the paper around and lined up the dots to continue the pattern to create a square instead.  If you use your imagination, you can come up with even more uses for these embossing folders.

My floral spray was created using the Floral Bouquet Die set from Cheery Lynn Designs.  This is a fabulous set and a ‘must have’ for anyone who loves to create their own paper flowers.  I cut out the different flower and foliage pieces and used a stylus and foam pad to shape the pieces for more dimension.  The flower centers were finished off with a 14mm Faceted Rhinestone Gem and Antique Bronze Gears.

Cheery Lynn Products Used:
IOEEFO8 Thank You Wishes Folder
IOEEFO2 Birthday Oval Folder
Square IOE Embossing Plates
CAFR-23 Square Frames
B540 Thank You #2
DL112AB Small Exotic Butterflies #1
B777 Floral Bouquet Kit

My card was finished off with a bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Turftan Brown and Kiwi Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #195 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #274/275 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #174 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #150 – Anything Goes
Simon Says – Handmade Flowers
Use Your Stuff #255 – Dry Embossing
A Bit More Time to Craft #40 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft #3 – Anything Goes
Dies R Us #69 – Borders and/or edges
Come and Get it – Things with Wings
Glitter & Sparkle #230 – Use Some Green
C4C376 – Include a butterfly or moth
Crafting with Friends #38 – Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy #182 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack #179 – Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party #163 – Cards Only
Double D Challenges – Things that Fly
Inspiration Destination #124 – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your next stop is Debbie’s fabulous blog.

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