Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heart Garland

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all have enjoyed the holiday season.  I can't believe how fast this year went by. 
For my project today, I skipped right to Valentine's Day.  This is my favorite holiday for crafting. 
I made a heart garland to show you guys today.  It's so easy to make.
You will need....
1.  Some die cut hearts.  I cut mine with my Cricut from the Sweethearts cartridge at 3.5"h.
2.  A solid pink paper and a pattern paper.  I used Echo Park "Be Mine"
3.  Some ink for the edges of your pattern paper.  I used Tim Holtz "Soot"
4.  Your favorite adhesive to adhere the two hearts together.
5.  A hole puncher

After you layer your hearts, punch a hole in the upper corners to thread your ribbon.

I used this beatuiful black double faced satin ribbon.  I love how it contrasts with the pink and ties in with grays on the pattern paper.  This is a quick and easy would make a great classroom or mantle decoration.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, December 30, 2011

Eternally Blissful Mini Album

Happy Friday everyone!!! It's Emily here from Create Serendipity. I cannot believe this is my LAST RRR post of 2011! Are you all ready for the New Year? I know I am! My husband still won't let me take down my Christmas tree, he says it's bad luck to do it before New Years, so instead of doing that this week, I made this cute little mini album :-)

Ribbons Used:
Azalea Satin Double Ruffle Ribbon
Satin/Grosgrain Double Band Yellow

If you want to learn how to make this album, check out my blog for details! I hope you all have a happy & safe New Years!

♥ Emily

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Hello everyone and Happy Thursday to all! Hope everyone had the most Wonderful Christmas ever! Mine was AWESOME!!! So today I'm sharing my card made using the Beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon!!! :)

One of my FAVORITES is SATIN!!! I love working with the Satins since they make such beautiful bows and handmade flowers and such.  For my card today I just made 2 bows, one in pink, and then one in a yellowish cream.  I also used the wide double ruffled edge ribbon.

Supplies Used:
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Pink Satin
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Satin
Really Reasonable Ribbon/White Satin Double Ruffled Edge1.5
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Pearl
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Scor Tape
The Scrapping Cottage/Plumeria Cottage Cutz
My little shoebox design paper and stickers
sewing and fabric covered brad

I added a Cottage Cutz Plumeria flower and a Pearl in the center next to the wide double ruffled edge ribbon. LOVE using this ribbon on cards,layouts and mostly in mini photo albums. 

Hope you enjoyed todays post, and I hope you have a Happy New Year!!!
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Paper Bag Album and Tutorial

Hello friends!  Jan here with a mini that's just in time for quick and easy holiday gift giving. It's always fun to have a little brag book in your purse and share it with others. These sweet little Middy Bitty bags are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, one is the polka dot kraft and the other is the stripes kraft. Perfect size for a mini since they're 5"x7.5". I've also used the natural jute string for my bows. The papers are by Simple Stories.
Here's how to make your own:
1.)  Start with 2 Middy Bitty Polka Dot bags and 1 Stripes Kraft Bag.

2.)  Fold the bags in half.

3.)  Sew on the fold.

4.)  Cut a shape that will partially cover the front and the back.

5.)  Glue the shape into place.

6.)  Glue a button on the right side of the shape.

Repeat on the back.

7.)  Decorate inside as desired.
8.)  Using Natural Jute String, make a bow to place on top of the button on the front.
9.)  Take a piece of jute and tie from the inside to the outside and bake a bow.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Organizing My Scraps of Ribbon

So did you have a wonderful Holiday? I hope it was a blessed one.
I have cleaning and organizing on my mind after the holidays.
I am a real hoarder of RIBBON!!!
OK now that I have admitted that, let me share a quick idea to save all those pieces you don't want to lose.
I started with some of my stash of ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I started with a gluber, have you used these yet?
I love these multi sized glue dots- it is as easy as can be to roll the ribbon around and around to make a quick flower. I used the lid as a pattern and cut this scrap of paper to decorate, added my flower with a gem center. Used a little of the ruffle ribbon around the lip and decorated with the polka dot ribbon to accent. I have been playing with the Bow Easy tool and making various ribbons.
So now I can fill my jar with the smaller pieces and have it handy to use when I am creating. So happy I could share my cheerful colored project today, hope you make one also. post signature