Hi there ....my turn here at RRR today. I had this ceramic frame I wanted to use from my stash and some Crate Paper baby goodies left. I came up with this sweet little baby plaque. I covered it in Pretty Little Studio papers that I stitched around the edges and adhered to a chipboard frame. I added a chipboard bingo card and the frame. I kept it pretty simple and added my main focal image and a little metal sweet sentiment with a Tim Holtz memo pin. I used mother of pearl vintage buttons and inked the edges for aging. I decided to keep it soft and used rose petal pink seam binding to hang the plaque from. Love to make baby goodies...especially baby girls. Hope you enjoy! cherry
I am tickled, because these ribbons work so well with the new Botanical Tea collection from G45. I've altered a little tin with ribbons from the March Ribbon Club and I'm going to share that with you along with a super easy, no sew pleated ribbon tutorial.
Before I do that though, I want to let you know that RRR is having a Design Team Call! So if you dream in ribbon and would like to be on one of the best design teams anywhere, you have until the 30th of March to apply. You can find all the details HERE.
Altered Tin and No Sew Pleated Ribbon Tutorial
Here's my little altered tin. It measures 3" x 4 3/8" x 1". I've managed to pack a lot of fun into this little beauty! The first thing I did was lightly sand all the surfaces to create some "tooth" for things to stick to. I used my Picket Fence Distress Stain Dabber on all the edges, and it took about 3 coats before I was happy with how it looked. I didn't paint the whole thing because I planned on covering it up with ribbon and paper.
I've found that the best way to secure paper to metal or other non-porous surfaces is by using Scor-Tape. It is strong, easy to use and makes altering an item like this a piece of cake. Once I had measured my paper to fit the lid of my tin, I lined the back side with Scor-Tape and glued it down. Easy peasy, and no mess. You don't even have to use scissors with Scor-Tape; it tears very easily but holds on like a bulldog!
The front cover has a little hidden flap that opens to reveal a mini layout. There's room on the left to write a note, and lots of fussy cut images on the right.
And, here's where my no-sew pleated ribbon tutorial comes in. Soooooo easy! I cut a fishtail on the left hand side of my ribbon, then ran a piece of 1/4" Scor-Tape along the lower edge of my paper. I peeled off the white liner paper and stuck down the left edge of my ribbon. I went down about 1/2" and then placed a mini glue dot on the top side of the ribbon, folded about 1/2" of the right side of the ribbon back over the glue dot and I had a pleat! I just continued this down the entire length of Scor-Tape. It adds such pretty texture and dimension to this page.
I also added a little Sweetheart Blossom on the far right. I used this to tuck the cover page shut, and it works like a charm.
Want to see what's inside the box?
When you open the tin, you find a "mini" mini that I made with the cut apart page in the 8x8 Botanical Tea pad. I just cut the individual cards out, distressed and inked the edges and then used more Scor-Tape and turquoise ribbon to bind the little book together.
Here are the photos of the inside of the book. I used Flip-Flop fasteners to join the pages together.
But there's another little surprise:
The inside of the tin is also decorated! I ran more ribbon along the sides of the tin, using Scor-Tape to secure it. So easy!
And that's all. I hope you'll give my no sew pleated ribbon technique a try!
Thanks for stopping by! Sharing beautiful ribbon with you makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!
This card was started for our current RRR 'Show me the Green & Ribbon' Challenge theme, but due to circumstances beyond my control, it was not done it time. (Good thing I'm the boss, right? - hahaha)
You can still join in the challenge until March 12th by clicking HERE.
What were my circumstances you ask?
Well, we are doing a kitchen remodel and we are doing the vast majority of the work ourselves. What a disaster! I do NOT recommend this for the faint-hearted. It's a lot like camping in your own home while it's going on...........
We are now basically down to no kitchen at all. NOT FUN! It will be great when it's done though!!
So, this fun card is made using a great collage sheet from My Artistic Adventures and they are really inexpensive and great to have on hand when you need to whip up a quick card. There are loads of different images on this sheet so you can do a variety of projects with the purchase of just one sheet.
I layered three little images over a embossed kraft cardstock background, added a layered strip of 1/8" Golden Brown Grosgrain over a strip of 3/8" Hunter Grosgrain and wrapped it around the lower part of the card. It's embellished with a flower shaped buckle and topped with a 15mm Light Mocha Open Rose.
Happy Sunday! I wanted to share a super cute card today with you all. I kept everything very minimal and love how the Silver and Blue Topaz Diagonal Striped Ribbon frames the focal point perfectly. It really helps the project to stand out!
To make it more fun, I adhered the main layer diagonally. I thought it would go well with the ribbon since the stripes are diagonal as well. I took out this cute sheep stamp set and lightly water-colored to keep everything soft.
Most of the card is blue-grayish so I added couple of yellow enamel dots to add some brightness to the card.
Hello there Paper Peeps.....I'm dropping in to share a mini album I created with lots of fabulous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and By the Sea Paper from Graphic 45. It also has pics of a chubby bald happy baby.....who is going to be 15 this week. So as you can image, I've had the pictures awhile waiting for just the right paper and trim : )
There's some tropical themed flowers, painted and inked chipboard embellishments, dimensional resin seashells, and trimmed elements from the By The Sea paper.
As you can see...I've layered elebenty hundred patterns....but all nicely separated by navy cardstock. I wanted to add extra tags for pics and journaling....so I created smaller pocket pages. I am loving the stamp banner held with Tim Holtz metal clips.
These paper rosettes make the book a little bulky so I used really large binder rings.
As promised, lots of pics of happy chubby bald baby : )
I added tags on the edges of the pages quite easily by attaching them between the paper layers. Isn't that giant blue tropical fish cut out fabulous???? Shhhh don't tell...it's hiding a scratch on the picture.
I covered chipboard to make the base for the book....to support the weight of all the heavy embellishments. This is truly a chunky album!
I was lucky to have some nautical resin bits and pieces like this ships wheel....I think they make great details. I also used many trimmed pieces to bring the paper patterns onto the pictures.
Okay...I know that was a lot of pictures.....but I had so much fun reminiscing about our fun trip....that I made the book with lots of pages.
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G
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