Saturday, June 30, 2012

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! Just a few days too early but I need to mail this to a friend for her birthday! I'll add a birthday greeting inside. 
1/2" wide, $.45/Yd. from May Arts.
$2.25 - $18.99
Card Ingredients: Spellbinders Lacey and classic circles, Tim Holtz Rosette sizzlits die, Coluzzle star template, Stampin' Up Modern and Word Label punches, Recollections gems, JustRite sentiment stamp, Creative Memories star dp, Really Reasonable Ribbons sheer two tone stripe navy/royal

Thank you Bonnie and RRR!

Good morning!  It's my last post as June's Guest Designer over at Really Reasonable Ribbons and  I wanted to say thank you Bonnie for inviting me.

 After die cutting two layers of the SB Labels Eighteen (the K& Company center panel) I used my "this bow will never fall off your project" technique to secure the Sheer Two Tone Stripe 1/2" Olive/Celery ribbon. I then tucked the loose ends up and added the Sheer Ombre 5/8" Kiwi/Watermelon ribbon florets with glue dots. (see flower tutorial below)

1/2" wide
5/8" wide; sheer ombre organza, 

Card ingredients: Spellbinders Labels One (for card and outer layer), Labels Sixteen for center, Fancy Tags Two (trimmed and cut in half for center panel decor), Quickutz Oval tag, Recollections pearls, Verve "Thank You".

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June Blue Jay

Good morning! I'm guest designer today over at Really Reasonable Ribbon for June and loving the June Club assortment. 

Today I've used the 1/2" white seam binding for this Holiday card. 

Card ingredients: Spellbinders Beaded, Crown and Classic circles and Lotus Pendent. Stampin' Up Modern label punch, Queen & co. "Denim" self adhesive Rhinestones Duos, Recollections blue gem flower, frosted lace stickles, Creative Memories designer paper, Bazzill dark blue card stock and white tagboard. Blue Jay is by Doodle Pantry  and the sentiment is by Verve

RRR -1/2" white seam binding

Sunday, June 17, 2012

CAS Acetate Tag

CFC57 Clear as Day

CAS-ual Fridays
Clean And Simple project using acetate or vellum

The acetate tag measures 4.5" x 5.5". I never throw away large acetate packaging. It beats buying it again. I just used the Sizzix Bigz Layered Elegance die for the base and Spellbinders Labels Four for the center. I first stamped the flower and heat embossed in white and sponged with distress Inks in tumbled glass, wild honey and shabby shutters - added an eyelet because it's not easy to adhere with glue to acetate. The sentiment is a clear sticker from EK success.

What a great way for a hoarder (me) to use up saved refuse.  

CAS Vellum flowers - hello

CFC57 Clear as Day

CAS-ual Fridays
Clean And Simple project using acetate or vellum

I love stamping on vellum because it's really easy to stamp, heat emboss, to cut out and it is a little more forgiving on perfection of cutting. I used Verve's "Beautiful You" set flower and Martha Steward's "fire opal luster glass microbeads" for the centers.  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Dad, You inspire me

June Ribbon Club Assortment

Happy Friday! It's a special weekend for all the dads and for the
 Really Reasonable Ribbon's, 

Red, White & Blue Challenge #50

I thought a card for my husband to be given to him by our daughter would be fun to make. He is the kindess and most loving person I've ever met and very supportive of all we do and always there to encourage our daughter. Now that she's turned 21 she is really seeing the strengths, the courage and the confidence in herself.

The beautiful ribbons, from the June Ribbon Club Assortment, are perfect for this project. I used the 5/8" Navy Satin with Silver Metallic Edge and the Diamond Satin Navy together and the combo reminds me of neckties and the Diamond Satin Ruby Red as accent. The silver brads are the cufflinks. 

This card is also for the WT379~ Man up (6/14/12)  Ways To Use It Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers to make a masculine card.

Card ingredients: Really Reasonable Ribbon June Club assortment
Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Two,  sentiment from Verve's "Dare to be You" set, Textured white card stock, alphabet letters from the dollar bin at Michael's Crafts. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Peace Lily

Color Challenge CC379 - A CRAZY, BREEZY, COBBLER - 6/12/12  by Karen Barber  who keeps us on our creative toes/fingers

Sketch Challenge CS389 {6/13/12} by Korin (sweetnsassystamps) – beautiful sketch!

I love all sorts of flowers and I wanted to find one that has the CAJUN CRAZE and CHERRY COBBLER colors. I used the closest color I had to BAJA BREEZE and LUCKY LIMEADE.

I used a punch bunch Mega Lily Petals (which has four sized petals) punched six times and used the largest ones for my lily. I used a large stylus to stir and cup each petal, painted with spiced pumpkin twinkling H2O, and distress ink fired brick to get as close to cajun and cherry as possible. The stamen is lucky limeade card stock.

Here is the inspiration for my lily (from google images) 

Inspiration for Color Challenge Card

Lilly ingredients
punch bunch Mega Lily Petals
punch bunch large snowflake e Punch
twinkling H2O
EK six petal flower punch
water brush, marker for dots,  water based super glue

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Blog Hop With Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop! 

If you arrived here from Corri's Blog you are in the right place!

 If you just happened along, be sure to start at the beginning at the
(I am the twelfth stop) so you don't miss out on
 the awesome projects and a prize from

Just a half mile from our house is the "Pickin' Patch". 
Each spring we can go and pick our own strawberries that are, of course,
 so sweet and fragrant. Then we must have strawberry shortcake.

This was the perfect time to use the 3/4" wide Red Satin Horizontal Stripe  from the RRR June Club pack! It's so rich in color and texture and so perfect with the strawberries. 
I also used the ribbon to make the back panel corners.
I use the pre-colored digital image, gingham dp and sentiment from Doodle Pantry.

Be sure to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and leave a comment for
 a chance to win this month's assortment! 

Your next stop is Cheryl!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Good Sunday morning everyone! I'm pleased to be Guest Designer for June
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings.
I wanted to share my Pillow Box Birthday card using
 Really Reasonable Ribbon's Rose Silk ribbon with you.
 It's so easy to work with and is just so soft and beautiful! I love it.
My daughter is turning 21 and I've been making a series of cards for her. 
She saw this one and liked it so this is one of three that she will receive from 
her father, her dog and me.

PILLOW BOX Quilting Technique
 I used Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles -largest and second largest dies
Italian floral paper (thin is better),
one layer of washi paper quilting foam and
one piece of cardboard (or chipboard).
Trace the smaller rectangle on the back side of the floral paper,
cut corners and notches
 glue foam to card board and
add glue on bottom of cardboard to adhere floral paper.
Press the tabs into the glue around the bottom of cardboard  
Secure the fan folded piece until able to tie with thin cord/string

Tie the floret to the band and adjust to hide the cord.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cool Gray Congratulations

 CAS-UAL Fridays  Challenge CFC55: 
Clean And Simple stylings with bling and/or anything that will make your projects sparkle.

Tis the season of Weddings! I don't want to be caught without a card for that very day. This can also be used for Graduations and so on... My new favorite color is cool gray for summer. My daughter is looking for a new color for her bedroom and wants something dark. She'll be 21 years old soon and has become very sophisticated. She's very urban chic. Maybe she would like gray!

Card Ingredients: Bazzill gray, Pow glitter paper (under the belly band) Creative Memories stripe shimmer card stock for Vase and Paper Adventures "Marble White" for flowers. Sizzix embossing folder for bottom layer, Sizzlits branch in green bazzill, punch bunch Vase. Recollections rhinestones, Verve sentiment, versamark and white opaque embossing powder.

Monday, June 4, 2012

May the Love Help...

CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge CFC55: 
Show us your Clean And Simple stylings with bling.  We're looking for gemstones, glitter, anything that will make your projects sparkle.

Sympathy cards have been needed more than I care to make them but they let those who need them know we care. CAS style I think is perfect for sympathy cards which should be soothing and peaceful.

I used two stamps from Verve's "Forever in Our Hearts" set. I first stamped the fern in Memento Bamboo Leaves , then the sentiment and masked an area with a rectangle cut out. I shaded with distress inks tumbled glass. I added crystal stickles to uplift and as a sign of healing and light. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Willette's Masters Box

Flowers and Ribbon Theme Challenge at RRR
I am so pleased to be Guest Designer for June at Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings
and today the theme is Flowers and Ribbon or Trim.
I made this treat box for my niece who has received her Masters in Business Administration and is the first in our family to do so! We are so proud of her. Her favorite colors are pink and green and, therefore, the perfect combo of the Kiwi Watermelon Sheer Ombre for the flower buds and the Olive/Celery sheer two tone strip for the bow work well. 

BOX Ingredients
Spellbinders: Labels Twenty-Two, Fancy Tags Three and Beaded Oval
QuicKutz Cookie Cuter "Vine" die
Queen & Co. self adhesive Moss Rhinestones
Really Reasonable Ribbons' Kiwi/Watermelon sheer Ombre 5/8" and Sheer Two-Tone Stripe Olive/Celery 1/2"
Basic Note Card Box can be found at SCS in Resources Tutorial

 You can view a picture tutorial for the making of the bow and ribbon flowers here.

See Tutorial for bow HERE
See Tutorial for Flower and buds HERE