Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Have an Amazing Anniversary!

I need a few anniversary cards to add to the card stockpile, but actually this one is going to my in-laws right away, so it's not going to help me get ahead.  The harder I try, the further behind I get.....

I love embellishing all my cards with beautiful bows using ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's the perfect finishing touch!
I'm still loving the bi-color bows and today I used silver and royal blue Delicate Stitched Satin to create this beauty on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to create this bow on my YouTube channel HERE.
For the little bits of silver cording coming out the top of the bow, I cut four short pieces of Silver Metallic String about an inch long and I taped them to the back of the top of the sentiment panel in the arrangement I liked.  It add an extra fun little touch.  I finished off the center of my bow using a 10mm white Open Rose from WOC.
I mounted my lovely handmade paper roses over a strip of the silver Delicate Stitched Satin across the card front below the sentiment.
For more information about the other products used on my card, please visit my over at my Make Time to Craft Blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

~ Bonnie ~

Monday, July 27, 2015

Something fun for baby girls

Hi Everyone... it's so nice to have you stop by and visit us on the RRR blog today!  I have a fun and easy project that you can do to use up lots of the ribbons that you have or you can even order more from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store to make for all those cute little baby girls in your life.
If you didn't know it already, RRR has some really fun little ribbons that are elastic like and are great for making baby hair bands.  They are super soft and come in lots of patterns and white too. I used the light blue and pink ginghams and the white to create mine with.  All you have to do for these is measure your sweet baby girls head and cut the ribbon and then stitch it by hand or sew it together to make a circle.  Then pick some of your favorite ribbons like I did and make lots of pretty bows to attach to them.  And you can be really creative by mixing and matching or just by using the same color scheme.  It was super fun and they went together really quick.
Here is a closeup of a double bow with a knot in the center.  I always tie my bows together with thread first and then tie the knot in the center and glue it on the back over the elastic tie to finish it.  I think it gives it a good finished look that way but you can also add a button or rhinestone too.

Here is a list of the ribbons that I used for my project:  Elastic Double Ruffle Ribbon, 
Aren't the ribbons just so pretty?  

Thanks so much for stopping over and have a really wonderful day....Teresa

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Christmas in July: Blue Christmas Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

How are you surviving the summer heat? It has been sweltering here in North Carolina.  I only go outside to water my herbs and check the mail...and even then I break into a sweat.  Ugh!  So I've been spending a lot of time in my studio working on building up my card stash.  And to help keep myself cool, I decided to work ahead (for a change) on my Christmas cards.  And what is cooler for Christmas than a frosty blue, silver and white color palette, and shimmery Blue Topaz Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon

I bet you feel 5 degrees cooler just looking at this icy cool card!  I used my Zutter-Bow-it-All to create a triple loop bow with the Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon.  I love how soft and shimmery this ribbon is, and so easy to work with!  I topped it off with a little bead/berry spray to add even a little more glitz and glam to this holiday card.

The beautiful image is from Polly's Paper Studio Retro Christmas Creative Kit.  I added a little glitter and stitched the focal to white burlap.   The beautiful bow and layered silver snowflake framed the image perfectly.

Here's a peeky at the inside:

Now that's one Christmas card down...and only about 99 to go!  Hope you are staying cool and finding time to be creative!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Packed with Love..

Ahhhhhhhh summer, how I love ya, love ya, love ya youuuuuu!   I am in full summer swing.....just got back from our family vacation.  I am still a little on island time.  Coming to grips with the laundry.  But sooo very glad to be home.
Popping in to RRR to share a project today.  Both can be given as gifts....filled with candies or a small gift.  A pillow box and painted mason jar both with a fruit motif.  I used papers from Carta Bella and Raspberry Road.  My ribbons include cotton blend ribbonplaid ribbon in redcherry twineTeresa white crochet lace, and lipstick red seam binding.  My main focal points are some sweet little vintage millinery fruits I found in my stash.  I embellished them with sweetheart blossoms and parrot green leaves.   Other than that a few silk flowers and stamped sentiments from Wplus9 and I was done!  Enjoy!  hugs, Cherry

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Botanicals Card

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back again with a card I created by coloring one of the beautiful botanical stamps from PowerPoppy with my Copic Markers and adding some stunning shimmering ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.  
After I stamped and colored the image, I die-cut it out my Pierced Rectangle Stax from MFT and matted it onto peach cardstock.  I took three designer patterned papers from my stash (My Girl by American Crafts) and layered them together onto more peach cardstock to create a background for my card.  I matted the image onto this background with foam tape.  I then wrapped Sheer Iridescent Ribbon in Peach around the card and also created a triple loop double layered bow with my Bow-It-All tool.  Finally, I added some aqua flat backed adhesive gems to the top and bottom for an accent, and adhered it all to a white A6 card base.  I hope you enjoy this fun summer colored card. Please visit my blog http://pinkchicpaperdesign.blogspot.com/ to see more cards with beautiful images and ribbons.  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Silver and Gold Christmas in July

I'm still working on some Christmas in July cards.  Soooo not in the mood!  Frankly I'm never in the mood for Christmas - even in December.  Bah Humbug!!  
Beautiful glitzy ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon help me get in the right frame of mind though....
The beautiful Glitz Ribbon I used for my bow in Silver and Gold is a gorgeous sparkly ribbon and I'm thrilled that I finally captured that in a photo.  I love this ribbon for Christmas and it comes in eleven gorgeous glitzy colors.  It's really very easy to work with too which you can see by how well it behaves for this bow.
My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial for this bow HERE.
For information on the other products I used on my card, please visit me at my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

~ Bonnie ~

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Home Sweet Camper Wall Hanging

Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here and  I'm pretty excited to share my project today. We've been rehabbing a 1966 Vintage Banner camper for our family adventures and it's been so much fun decorating and making up special items for it. I created a little wall hanging to go with our retro 50's theme of white and teal like a great old fashioned diner.
 Isn't this retrolicious????  I'm using Sheer Cherry Ribbon in red and Burlap Center Stitch in Turquoise from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I added Red Sweetheart Blossoms and Teal Cosmos together with a funky red clothes pin and a label created with my old school label maker.
The base is super sturdy chipboard covered in canvas and it's got a generous length of ribbon to display in our lil camper.
The printed paper and images are from Crafty Secrets. I added some big chunky subway style lettering for my camper theme.
I can't wait to hang this up and enjoy it while we are "roughing it".  Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. : ) G