Thursday, December 8, 2016

Beautiful Blooms for December

{judy} One week gone from December already! Wow! I know that as I get older, I surely feel like I am on the fast train :)

I love seeing poinsettias all over town in stores and friends' homes. The deep red is such a beautiful color, and the white such a contrast. My favorite, though, are the pink poinsettias. Pink is my favorite color for anything, really, and I love the light pink petal blooms.

My card today is my submission for our Winter Holiday Challenge. This is our last challenge for 2016, so I hope you will play along!
I stamped the poinsettia image (Penny Black) using VersaColor Sand ink, and then embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. I colored the poinsettia with Copic markers, and added Latte Pearls to the center. I stamped and colored another poinsettia to layer the middle on top.

I chose the beautiful Pearl Pink Grosgrain and pleated it for an elegant look, then lay some trim from my stash on top, and added more pearls. The sentiment is from Inky Antics and is stamped with Soft Sky (SU!) ink. Everything is held together with Scor-Tape.

I hope your December days are filled with beautiful blooms!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Woodland Christmas Joy Easel Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It's Kathy here today with a seasonal card that's very quick and easy to make.  One of the things I love about this time of year is all the sweet songbirds that flock to my feeders in the backyard.  This card celebrates both Christmas, and winter birds which makes me doubly happy!
I just love easel cards because they can double as home decor.  And if you're like me, you're taking things right down to the wire.  The fact that this card is super quick and easy to make is a real bonus in that department! 

I combined an older Christmas collection from my stash (MME Joyous) with this darling chickadee image that I found in Polly's Paper Studio Etsy Shop.   My festive bow is tied with one of my favorite Christmas ribbons: Sheer Iridescent Red Organza.  It adds so much shimmer and texture to the composition.  It's also a very "soft" ribbon so it's easy to use in these multi-layer/multi-loop bows! Of course, I used my handy dandy Bow-it-All Tool!




Inside, I've added a little vintage style postcard where you can add your own personal Christmas message.  The whole card has a lovely woodland feel that I just love.

Have you finished making your holiday cards yet?  Not me!  I'm off to make some more because that clock keeps right on ticking!.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Easy Ribbon Tree

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a fun holiday or winter project you can do alone or with the kids! This project only requires 4 supplies and is easy as 1-2-3! You've probably seen ribbon trees before or maybe you've made them yourself. I enjoyed this simple craft project so much and love how my ribbon tree turned out! I just think it's so unique and pretty with its white/gold colors and big gardenia tree topper!
Here's the super simple tutorial I used.
Here's the supplies I used:
So pretty and so easy! I hope you want to make your own ribbon tree too! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Monday, December 5, 2016

J O Y Christmas Decor

Hi and happy Monday RRR peeps.  Cherry here sharing this fun decor project.  They are three simple blocks that I had done years ago with scrapbook paper and embellishments etc and added the "JOY" letters too.  I was tired of them and wanted a simple country farmhouse look to them which is what my home decor is.
I was able to take the vinyl 'O' off that I had made with my cricket years ago.  I replaced it with some simple greens and berries!
I wrapped each block with my very, very, very favorite ribbon that I use to decorate with which is the
1-1/2" Red Gingham Ribbon.  I love to use it to add pops of red here and there in my house.
Here they are together.  I love how they turned out.  I have them sitting on a simple antique green Transferware platter and love the simple homey touch it adds to my kitchen.
Home would be a cute idea as well......so many ideas and so little time!!!
Here is also a picture I took of how I use this ribbon in simple ways around the house.   Now tie yourself a bow and deck those halls!!!  
Hugs, Cherry

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Candy Tag

Hello everyone,
Cheryl here today with a super fun and sweet Candy tag I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful ribbons and embellishments. I also used all Cheery Lynn Dies to create this fun project. Hope you enjoy today's post!!
 Base Tag was cut using Cheery Lynn dies pierced stacker #3 dies, and also for the design paper on the front pocket and inside.  I also used Cheery Lynn dies for the tag, oval, poinsettias, and the branches are cut using Wreath Strip 7 Piece Die Set - B216.  The holly leaves were cut using Christmas Bell 7 Piece Die Set - B846 . Centers of flowers were done using Really Reasonable Ribbons Flat Half Backed pearls in sizes 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm.

Bows were made using Really Reasonable Ribbons Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon in Emerald Green, and 1/8" red diagonal striped ribbon. In the center of my bow  I used Really Reasonable Ribbon flatback round pearl flower.

Flowers were done using Cheery Lynns Poinsettia strip and I also used my Glass flower technique on these.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Foam Tabs were used to pop up the tags for the sentiment.
Stamped sentiment was done with JustRite Papercrafts Large Oval Christmas Wishes stamp set.

Design paper is from American Crafts

 I will be making more of these, and will have a video coming soon, showing how fun and easy these are to make. I am making 14 to bring to our doll club Christmas party this Thursday. Cant wait!!
Thank you for stopping by, and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,
Cheryl

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hi friends.  Today I'm sharing another fun Christmas themed card embellished with beautiful ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Have you started your holiday cards yet?  If not, it's time!  😁

My card today features some of the ribbon styles from the NEW RRR December Winter Blues Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Not a member yet??

The December assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.
Each monthly ribbon shipment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbons.

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My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the styles from the December Ribbon Club assortment.  The center of the bow was finished off with a 10mm White Flatback Pearl.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Friday, December 2, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #154 - Winter Holiday with Ribbon or Trim Theme


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Please scroll down to the next post for the winners of the last challenge.

The theme for Challenge #154 is Winter Holiday.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.
  
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Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #154 to get you started.  
All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.



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Now, let's see your Winter Holiday creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on December 16th to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly theme.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR154) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until December 14th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 
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