Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Just For You

{judy} It's so much fun to make backgrounds with shaving cream! It's making a comeback! You can find all sorts of tutorials using this technique on YouTube. I didn't want to cover up too much of the pretty background, so I used vellum to hold my embossed sentiment and embellishments. 
 I used Cindy White Crocheted Lace and a few 8mm White Flat Backed Pearls to hold down the vellum. The pink Tea Rose finishes it off and pulls out the pinks (my favorite color) in the background. Everything is adhered with Scor-Tape.

If you haven't tried this background, I hope you will. It's a ton of fun, and always a surprise!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Steampunk Style Summer Beach Folio with Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  How happy are we that summer is finally here?  It's time to put on our suntan lotion, don a floppy hat and head to the beach for some summertime fun.

This is birthday season in our household with about 11 birthdays in 3 months' time.  I try to work ahead and get special projects and cards made so that I don't come up short when birthdays roll around.  The Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment inspired me to pull out my Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea papers and work up this fun Steampunk Style Summer Beach Folio.

 Tropic Double Faced Satin Ribbon is such a perfect companion for these whimsical papers.  And these colors just scream summertime!

Here's how I created this pretty bow cluster:

I also added ribbon and metallic string to that sweet little chipboard charm, making it stand out in the card design.

Did you know that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries Steampunk Gears and Cogs?  I painted these with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint, which is very close in color to the Tropic ribbons.  It adds a fun steampunk vibe to the card design.  I especially love the heart shaped gear that I used in the center of the "O" in YOU. 

I turned this 5" x 7" top fold card into a folio by adding a 1/4" spine to the design.

The top section of the folio contains this fun accordion style album. I've used more of the Fancy Shell Print on Tropic Satin Ribbon as a closure mechanism for the gatefold cover. The album is  double sided so it will hold a lot of 3" x 5" photos.

The pocket on the bottom holds a pretty art tag and an ephemera card from the collection.  I layered my Tropic ribbons on the top of the tag to add extra pattern, color and shine to the tag design. I also tied a short piece of Tropic Double Faced Satin to the top of the tag, then added another chipboard charm with Gold Metallic String.

If you've fallen in love with the ribbons in this Ocean Breeze Ribbon Assortment like I have, then you'll want to sign up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club HERE.  It's like having a birthday present arrive in the mail every single month of the year.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 26, 2017


Hi friends! I hope you're enjoying the weekend! I have a pretty mixed media piece I made using the reverse side of a 6x6 stretched canvas. I've done this style project in the past and I really like the results. Take a look!
I used 5/8" Plaid Ribbon Black to make a double bow for the top of the canvas. I also used some Metallic String Gold to make a bow for the center of the plaid bow and to tie the button and tassel charm into the corner cluster. A few 10mm WOC Two-Tone Light Turquoise Open Roses along with some other flowers from my stash were mixed into the cluster too. The paper is from Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection. I hope you like my mixed media mini art canvas! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Watercolor Rainbows

{judy} Hello Ribbon Friends! Today I have a watercolor background to share:
We had a beautiful full rainbow over our Capitol last week, and it just inspired me to create a rainbow background. I used my Kuretake paints on watercolor paper. When it was dry, I stamped my sentiment (The Stamps of Life) in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 
Since gold is associated with rainbows, I used Metallic Gold Baker's Twine, and wrapped it several times around my card, fanning it out. I then tied all the pieces together with a half bow and added some sequins (Pretty Posh) for sparkle! All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape and Foam Tabs.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 24, 2017


 Hello everyone and Happy Saturday to all! Today's card was created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using beautiful Polka Dot Satin, Sweetheart Blossoms, Embellishments, and Foam Squares. Love this Red Polka Dot Ribbon as it makes for super easy and fun bows!

I used an old design paper 6 x 6 pad, and then made a few layers using red card stock to mat each layer. Next I used Cheery Lynn dies for the doily. My sentiment is from The Project Bin stamps, and stamped in black ink. Next I chose to use Sweetheart Blossoms and some branches for my floral arrangement under the sentiment.

My bow was created using the Satin Polka dots, and then I used a Really Reasonable Ribbon Flower Embellishment for the center.

The layers were popped up using RRR Foam Squares.
 My card was super fun to make, and I really enjoyed sharing it today with you all!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend!

Hugs to all,

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mini Albums and Ribbon Club Assortments - Perfect Together!

So, I'm on a mini-album kick and the Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are the PERFECT embellishment for your minis.  You get a collection of ribbon in two widths that all work perfectly together, so there is no thinking needed!   Just grab a coordinating paper pad and get to work.

I have another beach themed mini that I will share with you real soon that I made using the June Ribbon Club Assortment.  Great for those beach vacation photos!

We have a special going on right now. 
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The May and June assortments each contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

We have a big family picnic on the 4th of July weekend each year, so I decided to make this mini album to hold some of the photos from this year.  I had a 6 x 6 patriotic paper collection that has been collecting dust for several years and it worked great for this mini.
I am just starting to play around with minis, so I'm still working on page construction.  Once I get things a little more organized in my head, I will share some tutorials for different types of pages and ribbon embellishment.
I made the pages on this album flip out, so it almost doubles the amount of space for photos.  If you use all the pages and tags, you can put 7 photos on each page and still have room to journal on the backs.  With 5 pages, that's 35 photos you can easily add.  Even more if you skip the writing and add photos to the backs of the pull out pieces as well.
I also strongly recommend Scor-Tape for mini album construction.  I use it for many things including attaching the pages to the binding and the binding to the cover and it's very strong and secure.  
I love the flag design paper on the back cover and all the perky ribbons peeking out the top and sides.  I even added a year medallion on the spine so we remember what year the photos are from.  I fussy cut the design paper and you can see I got '4th of July' showing on the bottom.
My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with two of the 5/8" ribbon styles from the May Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This bow is just my favorite bow for any project!

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you would like more information on the other products I used in my mini album, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happiness and Butterflies Greeting Card

Hey Peeps! Ginny here to share a card that I created with sooo many layers. All the fabulous supplies were just calling to me.
 I've gone just a bit mixed media and a whole lot vintage with this all occasion greeting card.

There's 2 colors of gorgeous Burlap Sting tucked into the flowers.
Stitching adds a nice texture and a subtle detail. 
So.Many.Layers. An altered chipboard element to dress up the focal image.
Believe it or not...all of these yummy pieces were just regular stash waiting to find a nice home.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Burlap String in Black and Antique GoldScor-Tape, Tombow 3D foam Squares.

Okay that's all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G