Friday, November 20, 2020

Merry Christmas Y'all w/Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome back to my blog, everyone, and thanks again for visiting me today.  I hope you're all doing well, staying happy and healthy; and that you've had lots of time lately to create pretty things.  I always enjoy stopping by your blogs to gain inspiration, and I hope you enjoy visiting me as well.  It's always a treat when I find extra time to spend in my craft room creating things; and there are SO many great products at Really Reasonable Ribbon including the oodles and oodles of ribbons, laces, twines and trims they carry as well as all sorts of other goodies.  The projects I'm sharing with you today incorporate some of my favorites from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I started with a red cardstock and then cut a black cardstock frame using a Taylored Expressions die-cut scalloped frame.  I added a patterned paper to the center of that, and incorporated several other patterned paper scraps/snippets that I machine stitched onto my base.  I used of lots of fabulous Scor-Tape to adhere all these pretty layers together.
I used a smaller frame from the same Taylored Expressions die-cut set; and cut my sentiment piece from vellum (outer) and cream cardstock (center).  I stamped my sentiment using a Paper Sweeties set  called Merry Christmas Y'all.  Next, I cut a SSS die to cut my snowflake and I covered it in ultrafine glitter.
I used an Echo Park sticker for the truck and a couple other small accents.  The green sprigs are from Crate Paper, and pretty much everything else is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This includes a length of Cherry Baker's Twine, Solid Black Baker's Twine, a Deep Ivory Open Rose, and some Black Miniature Double Head Stamens, Wine Red Double Head Stamens and Milk White Double Head Stamens.  There's also a Tim Holtz rusty paper clip and a few red prills on my card.
The tag I made was cut using the For You Sweet Cut Tag from Paper Sweeties.  I added some patterned paper and stickers (also Echo Park) to my tag.  I ran a width of Black and White Plaid Gingham Ribbon across the tag; and made a bow using the same Gingham Ribbon, some Cream Seam Binding, Black Seam Binding and Red Pom Pom trim.  There's never a shortage of pretty ribbons and trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You'll also find Adhesives, Mulberry Flowers, Embellishments and SO much more.   Thanks SO much for stopping by, and please visit again soon.

Blessings,
Karen

I'm playing along here in these FUN challenges:
25 Days of Christmas Tags - This tag was inspired by Tracey McNeely's tag on Day 7 with her woodgrain background.  I just LOVED how it looked, and it inspired this tag.  I also loved Maria Patrick's fun ribbons atop her tag on Day 13, so I incorporated a bit of her inspiration as well.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says CHRISTMAS - I always enjoy making Christmas cards and projects, so this challenge was a lot of fun!


Monday, November 16, 2020

Paper Sweeties New Release Rewind

It's time to wrap up the New Release for November at Paper Sweeties, and I hope you've enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration using the darling new Hay You Farmhouse Add-Ons Stamp Set and Sweet Cuts.  If you  missed any of the exciting events this weekend, you can find all the links on the Paper Sweeties Blog.  These new sets are sure to sell out quickly, so stop by Paper Sweeties today and get yours.
I used a dark brown cardstock base and machine stitched on a woodgrain patterned paper.  Next, I cut a square using the Scalloped Square Frames and did a bit more machine stitching.  I stamped and cut the adorable cow and clouds using the new Hay You Farmhouse Add-Ons and colored them using my Copics.  This new set coordinates with the Farmhouse Stamp Set, and also works well on its own - just like ALL the wonderful products at Paper Sweeties.
I used the sentiment strip found in the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts to stamp my sentiment.  This is just one of the sentiments found in this sweet new set.  The word "Moo.." that I stamped next to the cow can be found in the Farmhouse Stamp Set.  I added some baker's twine and a few Robin Egg Sequins as my finishing touches.
I'm also sharing this cute tag I made using the For You Sweet Cuts and the same adorable cow.  I added some Black Licorice Seam Binding.  I stamped the word JOY using the Merry Stamp Set, and the word Moo using the Farmhouse Sweet Farmhouse Stamp Set.
Here are the links to all my talented teammates' blogs.  If you simply click on each name, you'll be taken directly to their posts for today to find even more FUN inspiration using the darling new Hay You Farmhouse Add-Ons Stamp Set.  There's always something SWEET waiting for you at Paper Sweeties.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay creative!
Have a blessed week,
Karen

I'm playing along here:
25 Days of Christmas Tags - This tag was inspired by ALL the adorable "critter" tags including Tracey McNeely's Day 12 bunny and squirrel, Jeanne Jachna's Day 10 mice, and Lindsey Larsen's Day 9 llama - just to name a few.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

It's Paper Sweeties New Release Day

Hurray!  It's Paper Sweeties New Release Day, and that means you can now purchase the adorable new Hay You - Farmhouse Add-Ons Stamp Set and coordinating Hay You Farmhouse Add-Ons Sweet Cuts.  This darling new set works well on its own, and when combined with Farmhouse Sweet Farmhouse Set and all of the wonderful sets found at Paper Sweeties.  I sure had FUN playing with this sweet new set.

I used a black cardstock, a woodgrain patterned paper, a denim patterned paper, a piece of torn corrugated cardboard, and some torn pieces of an old red bandana - along with a bit of machine stitching to create my fun background.  I enjoy doing this because of the wonderful textures it gives your cards.  The machine stitching helps secure pieces in place permanently.  I stamped and cut the big barn using the Farmhouse Sweet Farmhouse Stamp Set and coordinating Sweet Cuts.  I stamped the roof twice and cut a woodgrain roof for my old barn.  The word MOO... that you see at the bottom can also be found in the Farmhouse Sweet Farmhouse Stamp Set.

I stamped that ADORABLE cow using the new Hay You Farmhouse Add-Ons Stamp Set and cut it with the new and coordinating Sweet Cut.  I colored his nose and ears a bit with my Copics, and many of the stamped/cut pieces are secured with 3-D tape as well as extra adhesive.  I placed my sentiment at the top of the card by cutting a small tag using Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts and stamping it onto the tag in Coal Black Ink.  This fun sentiment I used is found in the new Hay You Farmhouse Add-Ons Stamp Set
I also made a cute little tag to match my card using For You Sweet Cuts, the adorable cow, and the word JINGLE from the Merry Stamp Set.  I added strips of the torn bandana at the top.  This For You Sweet Cut is the PERFECT tag die for making all sorts of wonderful tags.
There are several sweet and versatile sentiments in this set allowing you to use it for multiple occasions.  Oh, and I also layered a couple of Blueberry Sequins and placed them on the tag.  Because they're "cupped", you can easily layer them - for when you want a bit more dimension.  There are LOTS of cute things waiting for you at Paper Sweeties.
OK...just above this are the  links to the blogs of all my UBER talented Paper Sweeties teammates who have created something AWESOME to share with you today.  Just click on each name to be taken directly to their Paper Sweeties post for today.  You'll LOVE what you see, and you'll LOVE shopping at Paper Sweeties.  See y'all tomorrow.

Blessings,
Karen

I'm sharing my tag here:
25 Days of Christmas Tags - I was inspired by several of the creative artists who used various "critters on their tags including Eloise Blue Day 14 dinosaurs, Karin Akesdotter Day 14 bunnies, and many more adorable animals tags.  Stop by and see them ALL.


Saturday, November 14, 2020

New Release Sneak Peek w/Paper Sweeties

It's that time again, creative friends!  My teammates and I are giving you all a "sneak peek" at the FUN New Release from Paper Sweeties.  This month's new set is called Hay You; and it's an Add-On to our adorable Farmhouse Set.  It is SO cute, and you're gonna LOVE all the wonderful inspiration we're about to share with you.  I'll be sharing some links at the end of this post to take you to all my talented teammates' blogs.  Here's what I came up with to inspire you today.  But remember......this is just a "peek".
I used a piece of cute polka dot patterned paper for my base, and I inked the (sky) background and framed my scene.  I did a bit of  machine stitching on the side.  I cut the ADORABLE cow using the new Hay You Farmhouse Add-Ons Stamp Set and cut it with the coordinating Sweet Cuts.  I stamped him with my Coal Black Ink Pad, and did a bit of coloring with  my Copics on his nose.  I stamped two clouds using the Somewhere Over The Rainbow Stamp Set, colored them with my Copics, and cut them with the Somewhere Over The Rainbow Sweet Cuts.
Just for extra cuteness, I added a length of Bubblegum Seam Binding to my card.  I also tied a bow that includes some Bubblegum Seam Binding and some Blueberry Seam Binding.  I also cut a small piece of a Black Licorice Paper Straw and tucked it under my bow.  Paper Sweeties has lots of cute Paper Straws, Sequins and pretty things to make all your projects extra sweet.
Well, in light of the FUN 25 Days of Christmas Tags event taking place this month over on Tracey McNeeley's Blog, I couldn't resist making a matching Christmas tag using this sweet new set.  I used the For You Sweet Cuts for my tag, added the cow from the new Farmhouse Add-Ons Stamp Set, some Seam Binding, mistletoe from the Meet Me Under The Mistletoe Set, and the word MERRY from the Merry Stamp Set.

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow and Monday for even more inspiration as we showcase the New Release and ALL the darling products from Paper Sweeties.  You're going to LOVE what you see, and this is a great month to buy yourself a few Christmas gifts.  Why not?  Everyone else on your list is getting what they want.  You should, too!   Here's that list of links for you:
Have a blessed day!
Karen

I'm playing along here:
25 Days of Christmas Tags - This tag was inspired by Joyce Mehrberg on Day 2 when she shared a sweet tag with several animals on it.  While she, and many others, have used dogs, cats, hedgehogs, penguins and other cute animals....I figured - why not a cow?  Right?  Also, Lin Brandyberry on Day 2 with her use of PINK really inspired me.

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Playground Challenge #390 - After I finished my card, I had pieces of the patterned paper left over, so I decided to make the tag using the leftover snippets.

Friday, November 13, 2020

It's BLOG HOP Time at RRR

Hey there, blog friends!  It's time for the monthly Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here by way of Bonnie's Blog; but if not, you can get caught up quickly by visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  One lucky person who comments on each blog along the way and answers the question at the end of the hop, will win this month's GORGEOUS Ribbon Club Assortment.
This bow is secured on the back with an Alligator Clip.  There are several wonderful Hair Accessories in the RRR Shop to help you make all sorts of bows, Headbands and Ponytail treatments.  You'll be pleasantly surprised at all the wonderful products carried at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Here's a side view of this sweet Hair Bow.
I'm also sharing a SWEET Felt Mitten Tag today.  I've been so inspired by all the FABULOUS tags shared in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and I was inspired to make this fun tag.  I used a mitten die-cut to cut my tag from black wool felt.  I added some borders and a little treatment including some Solid Red Baker's Twine, Gold Metallic String, Natural Burlap String, and several sequins.  It's a FUN tag that I can hang on my tree.

Your next stop on this Blog Hop is at Cherry's Sweet Blog.  She always has something super adorable and inspiring to share.  Be sure to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to check out the Ribbon Club Assortment and ALL the wonderful trims, Laces, Embellishments, Mulberry Flowers, Adhesives, and more.  You're always sure to find something you'll love.

Blessings,
Karen

I'm playing along here:

25 Days of Christmas Tags - This wool felt Mitten Tag was inspired by a couple different tags.  First, I fell in love with Lindsey Larsen's Day 9 use of SEQUINS; AND also by Ardyth Percey-Robb on Day 1 with her adorable hat and MITTENS tag.

25 Days of Christmas Tags w/Paper Sweeties

                                                                       
I sure hope you've been playing along in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags over on the sweet and talented Tracey McNelley's Blog.  If you haven't yet joined the fun, you'll want to get started.  There lots of great inspiration, loads of prizes, and LOTS of fun awaiting you.  Today's sponsor is the DELIGHTFUL Paper Sweeties.  You can click this link to the Day 13 With Paper Sweeties Post, or head here to the Main Blog Hop Page for all the details.  We hope that some of the Paper Sweeties tags have inspired you.

The tags I'm sharing today use several FAB products from Paper Sweeties.  It starts with my Tag itself which was cut using the AWESOME TAG DIE called For You Sweet Cuts. I use this tag die A LOT, and you will LOVE it if you don't have a go-to tag die.  I cut the tags from a soft pink patterned paper (by Prima).  Next, I stamped the adorable cupcake, cupcake wrapper and cupcake bands found in the Cupcakes & Sprinkles Stamp Set.

I colored the cupcakes with  my Copics, and I cut the cupcake wrapper from corrugated cardboard using the Cupcakes & Sprinkles Sweet Cuts.  I like the non-traditional pink./blue-green colors with a touch of Christmas red.  Perhaps this color combo will inspire you.  I was inspired on this lovely color combo by Lin on Day 2 of this event.

My sentiments (JOY and MERRY) were stamped using the Blessed Stamp Set with Coal Black Ink.  The tops of the tags are adorned with Cotton Candy Seam Binding, Mint Green Seam Binding and Blueberry Seam Binding.   There are SO many cute products at Paper Sweeties.  Why not treat yourself to something new?  You deserve it (and you'll LOVE it).

One last tag using Coffee Yes Please, For You Sweet Cuts, Seam Binding and Merry Stamp Set completes this lovely tag trio.  You're sure to find some LOVELY every time at Paper Sweeties.  I do hope you'll take some time to do some Christmas shopping for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my tags.  We sure hope that you'll check out this wonderful event.  You'll be SO inspired by all the wonderful tags shared through the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  AND....Don't forget to check out the wonderful Paper Sweeties.  Happy tag-making, everyone!

Blessings,
Karen

I'll  be linking up in these challenges:

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 13 w/Paper Sweeties - I was inspired on Day 2 by Lin Brandyberry of the Simon Says Stamp Design Team when she used the GORGEOUS pink and blue color combination.  When I saw it in the gallery, I knew I wanted to incorporate these more non-traditional colors into my tags for today.  Thanks for the inspiration, Lin.

Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop - This sweet tag uses lots of great products from Paper Sweeties.  I've sure enjoyed playing along in this special event, and I've been SO inspired.

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Challenge - This sweet coffee tag uses several fun products from Sponsor/Super Sponsor, Paper Sweeties

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #090 - I used a vertical tic-tac-toe which includes some Blue, some Sparkle (my sparkly red beads) and a Holiday theme.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Hot Chocolate Season w/Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome back to my blog, ribbon and coffee lovers alike!  I'm SO glad you're here today as I share a sweet card I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using a few of my favorite trims.  One of my most favorite trims (among others) are Seam Binding and Baker's Twine.  Today's card has a bit of both of these fabulous trims.  I started with a black cardstock base and attached a cute Christmas plaid patterned paper and a white doily to create my card base.

I ran some Black Seam Binding and Lipstick Red Seam Binding to the bottom of my card, and I also tied a sweet bow using a bit of each.  I also tucked in some Solid Black Baker's Twine and wrapped a length of Solid Red Baker's Twine around the bottom of my card.  I tucked in a bow of these two Baker's Twines near the bundles of Red Berry Bead Clusters, Double Head Stamens and glittered berries.  I also tucked in a Green Mulberry Leaf near some of the berries.

The cupcake, coffee mug with steam, candy sticks and sentiment were stamped and cut using some of my favorite, and quite darling, Paper Sweeties products.  I used lots and lots of Scor-Tape to securely attached everything to my card so that it will stay put.  Scor-Tape is an amazing adhesive that really stands the test of time, and holds your keepsakes together securely.
I also created a sweet little tag to match my card using the same line of patterned papers, stickers, etc.  I stamped my sentiment (#coffee), the coffee mug and peppermint stick using some Paper Sweeties products, and I attached a piece of Cherry Baker's Twine at the top.

Thanks again for stopping by to take a peek at my SWEET card.  I do hope you'll stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to check out all their awesome products.  There's SO much more than the hundreds of ribbons, laces, twines and trims in this FAB store.  There's also Mulberry Flowers, Stamens, all sorts of Embellishments, Mulberry Leaves, and....check it out.  You'll love everything you find in this super sweet store.

Have a blessed day,
Karen

I'm sharing my card in the following:
Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop - I used lots of great Paper Sweeties products on my card, and the fabulous trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I'm happy to play along. (tag linked from Instagram)

25 Days of Christmas Tags - This tag was inspired by Cheryl Knutti on Day 1 - I just LOVED her tag using red & white striped ribbon and the mistletoe bundle similar to the cluster on  my tag.  LOTS of great inspiration.

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #390 - For this card, I used  lots of paper scraps.  I used a snippet of the patterned paper for the cupcake wrapper, and scraps of white cardstock to stamp and cut my peppermint sticks.  I hate to waste paper, and it's FUN to challenge myself to use up scraps.