Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Shower the People You Love Valentine for RRR
Greetings, Ribbon Lovers! Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Today, I'm sharing a card made with scrumptious Valentine's ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and one of my favorite images from Graphic 45.
This 6 inch square card is lavishly adorned with themed ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment. After creating a base card from hot pink cardstock, I added a slightly smaller layer of pink polka dot paper to compliment the Hot Pink Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon. After cutting a fishtail banner on one end, I used Scor-Tape to secure it to the base of the card. This was topped with a length of Sally Crochet Lace.
I layered more of this pretty lace with some pretty pink heart ribbon on the left hand side of the card. I then tied a single loop bow and secured it with hot glue.
I added lots of little pink banners to the right hand side of the image. The raining hearts were touched with a bit of Diamond Stickles, and the top of the umbrella was treated to a coat of Glossy Accents to give it that "wet" look.
The inside of the card is pretty basic...just a simple sentiment and a tiny postage stamp. Lots of room to write a sweet love note if you are of a mind to!
I had to create a special envelope for this card because I didn't have any 6" square envelopes on hand. I kept with the polka dot theme I had established on the card.
So, how do you plan to shower the people you love on Valentine's Day? My mom always used to make a tasty treat for us kids. Dad always brought home a box of chocolates. My sister and I used to make construction paper Valentines for all our family and friends. However you choose to celebrate it, Valentine's Day is pretty wonderful! Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishing you love!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
My focal point on this is my pretty layered bow created with Vivid Pink Seam Binding and my Bow-it-All Tool from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
If you missed the video tutorial on how to create a double tail layered loopy bow, you can see it HERE.
And here is a look at the inside of the card. I layered my sentiment on some die cut papers with a strip of Seam Binding running through the middle.
Simple and elegant.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
~ Bonnie ~
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Grand Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Design Paper: DCWV
Spellbinders/JustRite Stampers Dies: Vintage Labels 3 & 5
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I also have a video showing how to tie a loopy bow with baker's twine. I use my hand to wrap the twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hello everyone, Happy Sunday to all!
Cheryl here today to share a card I made using Really Reasonable Ribbon. On my card today I chose to use the beautiful Pink Gingham Ribbon that Bonnie carries in the store. I LOVE this ribbon, and Bonnie does have several colors to choose from.
Next I used some random dp that was in a drawer. Not sure what company, or what name. But I love the prints on both. My teacups are from The Scrapping Cottage and they are absolutely darling. They are called "Teacup Trio". I also made them into a border. I used Scor-Tape to put some of my layers together. I am addicted to this stuff! I LOVE Scor-Tape, and you can find it here!
The little rose is one my mom gave me, and it accents this card and the ribbon!
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Gingham Pink
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Scor-tape
Wire for my bow
I want to thank you for stopping by, and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
Hugs to all,
Saturday, January 25, 2014
This banner was so easy to make. The hardest part was getting my Cricut down from the top shelf - lol.
I started with Random Sweetheart Cherries Grosgrain Ribbon. I used my Scor-Buddy to create these pleated 1 1/2 inch wide strips of book page. Walnut Distress ink gave the outside edge a nice detail. With hot glue I attached it to the flat side of the ribbon.
Here is the other half on the bottom. Notice how it's not even remotely straight???? lol...That's how I roll with the glue gun.
Pretty doily donated by friend Bobbie.
Add a red cardstock circle to the front.
Now layer on two folded lengths of Red Plaid Ribbon.
This circle is off-white...I inked it also.
I finished off the center banner section with a sweet little glittered heart image with a cherub, ticket, and tiny red clothespin.
This side has a little love letter with clip and a very glittery letter I.
This little heart text block was just a bit too wide...so I threaded it through the U and added another clip.
I think it turned out pretty cute. Maybe I'll hang it on my Hubbies bathroom mirror for Valentine's day. Or......I can hang it up in the shop as part of the seasonal decor lol.
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G
Friday, January 24, 2014
Now, how did I make that flower? Let me see if I can explain. This would definitely be easier in a video tutorial, but I haven't gotten brave enough to try that out yet.
1. Start out with (5) 3 1/4" to 3 1/2" pieces of ribbon. It's to make sure that they are all very close to the same size so that when you're finished your flower petals will be all the same size. Mine are all 3 1/4".
2. Fold your ribbon, making sure that the ends are pretty evenly spaced on each side.
3. Pinch the ribbon in that center section that crosses over, then fold the tail that's facing right over top of your index finger.
4. Be sure to match up the edges closely to each other. This will form a better looking point in your finished flower.
5. Remove your index finger from the fold, again being careful not to move the edges of the ribbon out of place. You end up with a pointed arrow, like this:
6. Sew a running stitch across the bottom. I like to use 3 full stitches because it gives me that little pop in the center of each petal, which looks the most natural to me.
7. Continue with all 5 petals.
8. Cut a small circle out of cardstock and glue your petals down the way you'd like.