Sunday, April 30, 2017

Thank U

Hello, dear blog friends!  It's Karen Letchworth here posting today with a sweet card that I made a couple of weeks ago.  The inspiration for this card goes to the talented Amy Sheffer from a card she shared on Pinterest several years ago.  I fell in love with the layout of her card, and it really inspired me.  I made my card by using up some older patterned papers and several FABULOUS goodies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Once I had all my patterned papers in place, I added a strip of 1 1/2" Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon that I looped over the top, and gathered/tied with several lengths of Ivory Burlap String.  To that, I added one Red Open End Rose and two Two-Toned Yellow Open End Roses.  I also have a length of Red Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon peeking through, as well as a length of Debra Natural Crochet Lace.  Each trim I added just gave my card a little more personality.  You can never really add too much ribbon, right?
Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many great colors/varieties of ribbons, trims, LacesMulberry FlowersEmbellishments, and SO much more.  You're sure to find something perfect for your next project.  There's also a FUN CHALLENGE where you can play along, and we always enjoy seeing your creativity at work.  Be sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog every day for more great inspiration from my talented Design Team-mates.  Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a blessed day,

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Open to Adding Layers

Hello ribbon lovers!  
Are you open to adding layers of ribbons, lace and embellishments to your artwork?
Really Reasonable Ribbon makes it easy to get your layers of ribbons, lace and floral embellishments all in one place.  By adding layers of Cream Roses, then a bow of Burlap String Natural String and topping it up with the Sheer Iridescent Champagne Ribbon, it adds visual interest to your artwork.
By adding layers of Cream Roses, then a bow of Burlap String Natural String and topping it up with the Sheer Iridescent Champagne Ribbon, it adds visual interest to your artwork.
I then added the gorgeous Debra Natural Crochet Lace to the side of album page to add additional layers.  
Hoping you are open to adding a few layers of beautiful ribbons, lace and embellishments to your next creative project.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beautiful Bees

{judy} Hello ribbon friends! Today I am sharing a quick card made with the Bees Please Tags designed by my fellow teammate, Ginny! I am planting an entire section of my yard with flowers for bees. I don't see them around much, and wanted to provide a place for them in my neighborhood!

I started by layering papers from Kaisercraft's Be-you-tiful patterned paper collection, then added a lace doily from Stampin' Up! in the mix. I printed out two sets of tags, and cut one bee out, so I could layer and pop him up on the tag. 
I added a strip of burlap behind the tag, and added my beautiful trims: a double bow of Black Seam Binding, a single bow of Black Burlap String, and a gorgeous Cottage Rose from the Mixed Reds Collection. The rose is accented with a Brown Mulberry Paper Leaf.
I tied a little Black Seam Binding in the top of the tag, and some of the Black Burlap String around the front panels. I added a White Flat Back Pearl to help keep the string in place, and for some glam.
My sentiment is a die cut from the Paper Smooches Kudos Word die Collection. I backed my black cardstock piece (Basic Black - Stampin' Up!) with a piece cut from a 6x6 Scor-Tape Adhesive Sheet and then ran those pieces through my Big Shot. Easy to peel out and adhere to the front of my card! The sheets are a must-have for intricate die cuts - especially word dies. All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape.
I love the contrast of the burgundy and gold. What do you think?
Don't forget about our challenge going on right now on the RRR Blog - Put A Bow On It! Come play along! The deadline is May 3!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Altering Seam Binding Ribbon with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  You all know how much I love to use Distress Inks to create custom seam binding ribbon on my cards and projects.  Well, I caved in and bought the new Distress Oxide Inks recently, and I was curious to see if they would do a good job of creating custom ribbon.  After an afternoon of inky goodness, I'm happy to report that I love the results!

I started with a standard sized manila tag, then added Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber and Wilted Violet to build my base layer.  One thing I've learned about working with Distress Oxides is that the  more water you spritz onto the ink, the better it seems to look.  For this background, I used the standard "smoosh onto your craft sheet, spritz with water, swipe and tap" method, but I only worked with one color at a time.  I also heat dried each layer before proceeding to the next.

After dressing the tag up with some rub ons and texture paste, I spritzed it with Dylusions White Linen Spray.  These cute paper dolls from Tim Holtz are colored with the DO Inks and added to the party along with a chipboard frame that I painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint. 

To alter my seam binding ribbon, I smooshed Fossilized Amber DO Ink onto my craft sheet.  Then I spritzed it with water until little beadlets formed.  Next, I tapped about a yard of white seam binding into that inky puddle. The DO Ink gives the ribbon a heavier body than standard Distress Ink, and it holds the lovely crinkles even better. 

 After drying the Fossilized Amber, I created a smaller puddle of Wilted Violet Ink and just tapped the ribbon in here and there to add some purple highlights. Then I dried the ribbon with my heat tool again. Next, a visit to the Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool where I tied a shabbylicious bow. WOC  Cream Cherry Blossoms and Sweetheart Blossoms were the perfect finishing touch. 

So, if you were curious, now you know: Distress Oxide Inks are great for altering seam binding ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Live Simply CAS Card

Hello friends, Linsey here today! Has Spring sprung where you live yet? I live in the Seattle, WA area and we are going through periods of sunshine mixed with bouts of rain, making way for all the signs of Spring, like the blooming flowers and beginning of new leaves on all the bare trees. I love this time of year and this card is just right for the feelings that Spring evokes.
I normally don't do CAS (clean and simple) cards well. My style tends to be more of the "less is not more, more is more!" approach, hehe. However, this card came together quickly and easily by dry embossing the base and keeping with a simple white and pop of color combo. The sentiment and WOC Sweetheart Blossoms in Ivory and Cosmos Daisy Stem Flowers in Mixed Purple/White along with the ever-so-versatile Bamboo Cord Multi-Weight Set and a few sequins embellish this card to make it complete. I hope you like it and feel the warmth of Springtime in it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Eat Your Veggies by Cherry Nelson

Hi there..and happy Tuesday. My day over at the RRR blog.
I have a garden greeting to share today!
 Perfect for a veggie lover .....full of bright Summer colors.
 I used both Palos Verdes Baker's Twine and Cherry Baker's Twine and wrapped it around several times.  I also used it on my button row and inside my card.
Thank for visiting!  Cherry

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cherry Blossom Card

Hello everyone and Happy Monday to all! Today's card is a super fun one I made using the beautiful Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the Gorgeous Pearl Embellishments. I have to say that I think I'm addicted to these fun beautiful little half backed pearls, they make for beautiful flowers and embellishment for anything on your card.

The ribbon is gorgeous and makes for an easy bow for today's card. I chose to use a Cherry Blossom kit for the design paper and stamps. I also cut out the stamped flowers and added the Really Reasonable Ribbon Pearl Embellishments, in 8mm, and love the way they turned out. I also popped them up using Really Reasonable Ribbons Foam Tabs.

My bow was created using Really Reasonable Ribbons White Satin, and my bow consists of 4 loops on each side, with a large pearl in the center. I also save the wires from the flowers that I get from RRR to tie my bows together. Love recycling these.

I hope you enjoy my card today, as I surely enjoyed creating this one. I always love when cards come together super easy, and this one did just that :)
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Hugs to all,