Monday, August 21, 2017

Friendship Begins.......

Welcome by today, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun card I created using some Really Reasonable Ribbon favorites of mine.  One reason why I love Really Reasonable Ribbon SO much is because I know that I can always find the perfect color ribbons, trims, flowers, and more to adorn ANYTHING I'm working on.  This card was no exception.   Just look at all these fun goodies, and how well they match my papers!
I used a hot pink card stock for my card base and I covered it with one patterned paper using Scor-Tape.  I added a coordingating journalling card, and I stamped my sentiment on that.  Next, I ran a width of Cream Seam Binding across my card, and then tied a bow with the Cream Seam Binding and some Summer Rose Seam Binding
The next thing I did was to add some lovely Mulberry Flowers including a larger Pink Cottage Rose and two beautiful Teal Blue Cosmo Daisies from the Mixed Aqua/Blues Cosmos Daisies Collection.  The  White Cosmo Daisy on my bow is also from this same collection.  Finally, I added two White Flatback Pearls to accent my card.
We would absolutely love to have you play along in our CURRENT CHALLENGE; and don't forget to stop back here often for lots of great inspiration.  The Really Reasonable Ribbon store is filled with the most AMAZING products, so why not do some window shopping and treat yourself to something new?  There are so many fabulous products that I know you will love.

Have a great week,
Karen

I'm playing along at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add A Sentiment

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fun Anything Goes Challenge at RRR

If you haven't already heard the news.....there's a fun new Anything Goes Challenge that started today at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I had planned on sharing this card in my original post for the new challenge along with my first card; but I didn't have my photos of this second card ready in time.  So here I am sharing again....and inviting YOU to come by and play along with us.
For this card, I kept it VERY simple.  I used two PhotoPlay patterned papers by Julie Nutting, and I ran a length of Cream Seam Binding up my card to separate the two different patterns.  I also tied a double bow with the Cream Seam Binding.  On top of that, I added a Wild Orchid Crafts Cosmo Daisy from the lovely Cosmo Daisies Aqua/Blue Assortment as well as two different sizes of Green and White Mulberry Leaves.  There's also a White Flatback Pearl as an accent near my sentiment and placed on a doily die-cut.  As I most often do, I used Scor-Tape to secure everything in place.  
Really Reasonable Ribbon is filled with the most AMAZING ribbons, laces and trims as well as Adhesives, Mulberry Flowers, Embellishments and SO much more.  There's always plenty of great inspiration on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and the fun CHALLENGE where we hope you will play along.

Have a great week!
Karen

I'm playing along at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Add A Sentiment"

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog - Challenge #356 Anything Goes.  Also, this fun challenge blog is having a DT Call if you're interested....give it a try!

CropStop Challenge - Linky Party #31 - Anything Goes.  I used my fabulous Tombow Adhesive, Scor-Tape, and Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

Anything Goes at Really Reasonable Ribbon

It's time for another fun Anything Goes Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and we hope that you will play along with us.  The Really Reasonable Ribbon shop is filled with the most lovely ribbons, laces, trims, flowers, embellishments and so much more.  You won't want to miss out on seeing all the fabulous products available now.  There's also lots of inspiration on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and this fun challenge where you can share ANY project that uses ribbons or trims of any sort (including baker's twine, jute, lace, etc.).
I created this quick card using some Fancy Pants Flutter patterned papers that I machine stitched.  I also added a stamped sentiment and a small piece of ephemera (Splendid) from this line.  Once I had all my papers in place, I just knew that this card was in desperate need of some Really Reasonable Ribbon therapy!!  LOL
I added a width of Rose Petal Seam Binding across my card and also made a double bow with this gorgeous trim.  Next, I added some bundled Light Blue Burlap String, and I topped that with three lovely Sweetheart Blossoms including one Medium Pink, one Light Blue, and one Ivory.
Finally, behind my ribbons and flowers, I tucked in a Spiral Stamen that I cut into two smaller pieces.  The one I used is the Gold Spiral Stamen, and they are such a fun accent.  My Design Team-mate, Cherry, calls them "boingy boingy things".  Fun, huh?  We're really excited to see what YOU will create for this fun Anything Goes Challenge.  Be sure to stop by and check out all the FABULOUS products at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You won't be disappointed.....they're AMAZING!!

Karen

I'm playing along at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Add A Sentiment

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties Release Rewind

Welcome back by today, everyone!  Today is the day when we wrap up the August Release from Paper Sweeties, and I have two more super sweet cards to share with you using the FABULOUSLY FUN stamps and sweet cuts from the August Release.  My first card uses some patterned papers that I machine stitched together.  I also added a ruffled ribbon.
I stamped the sweet "You Make Me Smile" sentiment onto craft paper, and then stamped it with the small oval from from the new A Friend Is Stamp Set, and cut it out with the coordinating A Friend Is Sweet Cut.  I added a Sugar Sprinkles Sequin to the sentiment spot.  Next, I added a felt flower and created the "center" of my flower with a small piece cut from the A Friend Is Sweet Cut, and also cut the green felt leaves from this same Sweet Cut.  I topped the center of my flower with some Sugar Sprinkles Sequins that I layered together (three in each bunch).  I also tucked in a cute bow tied with Frosting Seam Binding.
Paper Sweeties' Sweet Cuts are absolutely FABULOUS!!  You can stamp the image onto paper and cut the image to match; or you can do like I did on this card and use the Sweet Cut alone to cut your accents from felt or other material.  These amazing steel dies will cut a perfect image every time!
My second card was created using some softer floral patterned papers that I machine stitched together.  I added a grungy prim tag and stamped the beautiful bicycle image onto it.  Above the bicycle, I stamped the sentiment "Enjoy The Simple Things"; and both of these stamps are from the new A Friend Is Stamp Set.  This card also uses a length of Bubblegum Seam Binding that I ran up my card to separate the two different patterned papers, and again in my bow on the larger tag.
At the top right of my card, you'll see that I used the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts to cut a smaller tag (I cut this tag from a grungy prim tag to match).  I then cut three flowers and some leaves out of wool felt by again using the flowers/leaf dies from the A Friend Is Sweet Cuts.  SO sweet and just the perfect accent for any card.  Paper Sweeties products are so versatile, and can be used in so many different ways.  Treat yourself today, and let your creativity run wild.
Here's the list of all the Paper Sweeties Designers who have prepared something special for you today.  I hope that you will stop by their blogs to check out more creative ways to use Paper Sweeties FABULOUS August Release products.  And....don't forget about the FREE Thank You Stamp Set and die (sweet cut) you can earn this month by making a purchase.  You won't want to miss this, or the fun challenge taking place on the Paper Sweeties Blog.

Happy crafting, everyone!

Karen
for Paper Sweeties

I'm playing along at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add A Sentiment - Both of my cards have a stamped sentiment.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties August Release Party

Welcome by today, friends!  I'm so glad you're here today as I join my amazing teammates at Paper Sweeties to share some projects from the fabulous August Release.  And because Paper Sweeties is celebrating its 5th Anniversary, there's also an adorable new exclusive Thank You Stamp Set and coordinating Thank You Sweet Cut that you can earn as a FREE bonus when placing a $25 or $50 order this month at Paper Sweeties.
Today I'm sharing a couple more projects including this fun card I created using the new A Friend Is Stamp Set and coordinating A Friend Is Sweet Cuts.  I stamped the "friendship recipe" onto a recipe card and used some matching patterned papers.  I also cut three flowers, centers and leaves from felt using the A Friend Is Sweet Cuts and placed them at the bottom of my card.
Next, I ran a length of both Robin Egg Seam Binding and Mint Seam Binding that I "dirtied" a bit with vintage ink and tied into a bow as an accent.  Paper Sweeties carries lots of great colors of Seam Binding and adorable Sequins to adorn your cards and projects.
The next project I'm sharing today is this sweet little tag I created using the cute bicycle, basket (cut down) and a sentiment stamp (#happy) from the fun new Hugs & Kisses Stamp Set, and I cut them using the coordinating Hugs & Kisses Sweet Cuts.  I used a grungy prim tag and covered it with patterned papers, and then added a smaller tag to that (for my sentiment) by cutting it with the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts.  I dirtied the tag and the stamped images with vintage distress ink.
I love the trendy new hashtag stamps....SO CUTE!  I topped this sweet tag with a length of Paper Sweeties luscious Mint Seam Binding and Watermelon Seam Binding, and also added a sweet little Sugar Sprinkles Sequin.  Isn't this cute?
Here's the list of all my talented teammates, and I know you won't want to miss any of their fabulous creations using this month's Paper Sweeties New Release products.  I hope to see you again tomorrow!


Blessings,
Karen

I'm playing along at:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For A Child - My little tag will be going to my niece, Alexa, to celebrate the #happy bike rides we took together this Summer.  I miss her already!

Monday, August 14, 2017

It's Sneak Peek Time at Paper Sweeties

Hello, paper crafting friends!  Today is a very exciting day at Paper Sweeties because our fabulous Design Team will be sharing several sweet projects with you using some of the amazing new Paper Sweeties products for August!  Just wait until you see these AMAZING new stamps, dies and goodies.  AND......because Paper Sweeties is turning 5 years old this month, we're celebrating with an ADORABLE new exclusive stamp set and die-cut (Sweet Cut) that YOU can earn for FREE.  Anyone placing a $25 order in August will automatically receive this adorable new Thank You Stamp Set for FREE.  And anyone who purchases $50 or more from Paper Sweeties this month will win not only this sweet new stamp set; but will also receive the coordinating Sweet Cuts (die-cut) to match.  Just wait until you see all the cute new sets for this month.   You WON'T want to miss a thing!
I made this sweet little tag using the August Free Thank You Stamp Set....YES!!!  This is the set you can earn this month FOR FREE.  I used the floral basket stamp, the "thanks" sentiment, and the coordinating Thank You Sweet Cut from this lovely set. I stamped the images onto white paper and colored them with my Copics (G20, E70).
The small tags underneath each of my stamped images (sentiment and flower bowl) were cut using the SUPER versatile and lovely Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts.  I use this set ALL the time (it's a must-have set and one my favorites).  The finishing touches were a bow made with Frosting Seam Binding that I "dirtied" a bit with vintage distress ink, and a sweet kiss from a Sugar Sprinkles Sequin.
At the bottom of this post, you'll find the complete list of all my Paper Sweeties teammates who have prepared something special to inspire you today.  Just click on their names, and you'll be taken directly to their blogs.  I hope you will visit them to see their sweet creations using some of Paper Sweeties' newest items.  You really won't want to miss out on seeing the creativity from these talented artists using all the fun new Paper Sweeties products.
For my second project today, I created a card using half of a vintage ivory doily and some pretty patterned papers that I machine stitched together.  I stamped Madison and cut her using the Madison Sweet Cut.  I colored her a bit with my Copics and placed her (well, half of her) at the top of my card just above the sentiment (A Friend Is a Present You Give Yourself 💗) which is from the new A Friend Is Stamp Set.  I LOVE that Paper Sweeties always has the perfect colors of Seam Binding and Sequins to match ALL my favorite papers.
I ran a width of Mint Seam Binding across my card, tied the Mint Seam Binding into a bow, added some pearls, flowers, and ivory jute; and placed a sweet little Bubblegum Sequin on my sentiment strip.  I just can't resist using Paper Sweeties ADORABLE flower-shaped Sequins on everything!  I'm telling you.....this is the perfect month for you to do some shopping at Paper Sweeties  and grab your favorites so that you can get this exclusive (limited edition) stamp set and matching sweet cut FREE before they're all gone!
OK......Here's that list I promised you:


I hope to see you here again tomorrow as I share even more with you all from this month's FABULOUS New Release from Paper Sweeties.  There's also a fun challenge on the Paper Sweeties Blog, and a wonderful shop filled with everything crafty and sweet.  We all hope to see you again you soon!

Karen
for Paper Sweeties

I'm playing along at:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For A Child - My card (second project) is for a child.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Blog Hop With RRR

It's that fun time again for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop, and we're so glad you've decided to hop along with us.  You should arrived here from Bonnie's Blog; but if not, you can get started there.  One lucky person who leaves a comment on each stop in the blog hop and answers the question at the end will receive this month's gorgeous Autumn-inspired Ribbon Club Assortment.  Take a peek at this!!
I always like to share a hair bow so that I can show you ALL the gorgeous ribbons included in the monthly collection.  This hair piece was created using a French Clip, and includes a length of each of the ribbons in this month's collection including the gorgeous 3/8" Satin With Grosgrain Edge Tangerine, 3/8" Autumn Bold Vertical Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Sherry Delicate Stitch Satin Ribbon, 5/8" Moss/Cream Plaid Ribbon, 5/8" Natural Crochet Lace, 5/8" Sherry/Ivory Plaid Ribbon, 5/8" Taffeta Tangerine Ribbon, 3/8" Random Autumn Leaves on Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon, and our 3/8" Kiwi Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  You will also notice that I incorporated some burlap, pearls, lace, and an Embellishment in the center.
The Ribbon Club Assortment brings the most lovely ribbons and trims to your door each month; ensuring that you always have the perfect trims on hand for every project.  And...Really Reasonable Ribbon also carries hundreds of other FABULOUS ribbons in every color, style, texture and design you can imagine.  You'll also find Embellishments, Mulberry Flowers, and SO much more!
Thanks for stopping by.  Your next stop on today's hop is at Kathy's Blog.  You won't want to miss her fabulous creations.  Happy hopping, and good luck.  Also.....don't forget to answer the question at the end of the hop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Who knows, YOU could be this month's lucky winner.  Hop on, and good luck!

Blessings,
Karen

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For A Child (this hair bow will look lovely in any little girl's hair)