Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties October Release Rewind

Welcome by today, everyone!  It's time to CELEBRATE Autumn with the new Paper Sweeties as we wrap up our October Release......and just wait until you see the two adorable new sets that were released this month.  There's the adorable I'm Nuts About You and the sweet Happy Fall Y'all - and they're both available now in the Paper Sweeties Shop.  They are SO sweet!
The card I'm sharing today showcases the new I'm Nuts About You Stamp Set, and uses several of the adorable sentiments (words) found in this great new set.  I laid some patterned papers in place, and then I stamped Jake, cut him out using the Jake Sweet Cut, and dressed him in the new outfit found in the I'm Nuts About You Stamp Set.  I also stamped the heading sentiment (My Favorite Things) on a sticker, and stamped all the other words from this set on a journalling card to help Jake share all the things he loves (as do all of us, really) about Autumn.
The tiny little leaves and acorn on the journalling card are also found in this sweet stamp set; as are the larger acorns that I stamped on a ruler patterned paper and placed at the top and bottom of my card.  I also attached some layered Cookie Dough Sequins, Orange Creamsicle Sequins and Green Apple Sequins and accented my card with them just because they're so darn cute!
Now, if you will be so kind as to click on the links (below); you will be taken directly to the blogs of each of my talented teammates who have prepared some Paper Sweeties inspirations for you using these fabulous new stamp sets and other Paper Sweeties favorites.  You will be delighted by all the inspiration you'll find.
Thanks again for stopping by, and don't forget to stop by Paper Sweeties to do some shopping.  I just know you will LOVE these new sets.  They're just SO much fun to play and create with, and it's really time you treated yourself.  You won't regret it.  Have a wonderful day!

Karen

Monday, October 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties October New Release Day

Welcome by again today, everyone!  It's New Release Day for this month's FABULOUS new stamp sets at Paper Sweeties.  This month we have two brand new adorable stamp sets; Happy Fall Y'all and I'm Nuts About You.... each of which includes a new outfit for the Sweeties and Jake, oodles of adorable Fall sentiments, and several other cute stamps to help embellish all your sweet Autumn projects.  And the best part is......they are available to purchase as of today at Paper Sweeties.
The card I'm sharing today uses the new Happy Fall Y'all Stamp Set.  I stamped Jake and then told him that he could decide what he wanted to be for Halloween this year.  He told me that he wanted to create the persona "SUPER JAKE"....it's his own personal take on SuperMan.  He even coined the hashtag #superjake.  I stamped his outfit for him (pants and cape) with the new Happy Fall Y'all Stamp Set, and I also used the Autumn Blessings Stamp Set to create his shirt (the one that appears under his Super Jake cape) but I cut off the fringe.  I sorta pieced together these two outfits to help Jake achieve his costume choice, and I also free-handed his cool superhero utility belt.  I colored everything with my Copics, and I die-cut the letter S for his cape, then stamped his name right over the S using the Jake Stamp Set.   The adorable sentiment (Autumn Wishes & Pumpkin Kisses) is also found in the new Happy Fall Y'all Stamp Set.  Jake is positioned on a vellum tag that was cut using the fabulous For You Sweet Cut.  I topped the tag with a snippet of burlap ribbon, a felt leaf, a sweetheart blossom, and some Orange Creamsicle Sequins, Strawberry Sequins, and Green Apple Sequins.
This photo (below) shows you why I needed to stamp and add the shirt from the Autumn Blessings Stamp Set to clothe Jake.  I wanted to be able to move Jake's cape to make it look like it's blowing in the wind......like a "real" superhero.  I wished I could have gotten super adventurous and somehow put Jake's hands on his hips for that photo.  But Jake is stubborn, and likes to keep his standard pose.  He's consistent that way.  But I do applaud him on the creativity of his costume choice and having the confidence to become his own sort of superhero.
By the way, Jake is going to a FABULOUS Halloween party with his friends Emma, Sophie, and Abigail.  I hope that if you create any Paper Sweeties Halloween projects that you will be sure to post them on our Facebook Page so that everyone can "see all the photos" from their big Halloween party.  We always LOVE seeing your Paper Sweeties creations, and all the fun that Jake and his friends have together.

Here's the list of all my super talented teammates from Paper Sweeties who have prepared something super sweet for you today showcasing these two wonderful new stamp sets.  Each of their projects are SO sweet, and I just know you won't want to miss out on seeing them.  Adorable creativity awaits you in the sweetest of shops.....Paper Sweeties.  Stop by and treat yourself to the sweetest of crafty treasures.  Have a blessed day, and don't forget to visit again tomorrow as my Paper Sweeties friends and I share even more fabulous new projects to inspire you.
Blessings,
Karen

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties October Release Sneak Peek

Welcome by, friends!  Today is the Paper Sweeties October New Release Sneak Peek Day, and my teammates and I are sharing several sweet projects we've created using the two fabulous new stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties new October Release.  I'm sharing a warm and wonderful little Autumn card that combines stamps from both of the sweet new sets - Happy Fall Y'all and I'm Nuts About You Stamp Sets.  I used warm patterned papers from a sweet line called Farmhouse by Crate Paper to create the base of my card.  Next, I cut a tag from a piece of burnt orange corrugated cardboard using the For You Sweet Cuts tag.  Oh my heart, these two new stamp sets are SO adorable!
I stamped the image Happy Fall Y'all on a sticker, and also stamped and placed the acorn from the new I'm Nuts About You Stamp Set just off-setting the sentiment.  I placed all that onto the corrugated For You stitched tag.  At the bottom of the tag, I added several pumpkins that are also included in the new I'm Nuts About You Stamp Set.  I stamped the pumpkins on an organge-ey patterned paper, colored them a bit with my Copics, and cut them out.  The border on the right-hand side of my card uses the scalloped border found in the adorable Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts.
And finally.....I added a very small journalling sticker at the lower right side of my card with some vintage scotch tape, washi tape, a Tim Holtz mini staple, and I stamped the word #blessed from the Happy Fall Y'All Stamp Set.   I love all the cute little sentiments found in each of Paper Sweeties sweet sets, and some of my favorite are the adorable on-trend hashtag sentiments.  So perfect when making cards for the younger generation (cuz it's all about the hashtags with them, you know....LOL).  In fact, Jake made up a cute hashtag the other day.  He used the hashtag #superjake and said that it has something to do with his Halloween costume, so stay tuned for our tomorrow's post as well.  There's always something fun, fabulous and SWEET happening at Paper Sweeties.
Below is the list of all my talented Paper Sweeties teammates who have prepared something adorable to share with you today.  I hope that you will stop by to see their sweet creations and say hello.  There is always something adorably sweet and special awaiting you at Paper Sweeties.  Stop by often, treat yourself, and have a wonderful time creating with your sweet new products.  You will LOVE everything you see at Paper Sweeties.  Don't forget to visit us again tomorrow and Tuesday for even more inspiration.



Blessings,
Karen

Saturday, October 13, 2018

It's Blog Hop Time at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Woo hoo!   It's that wonderful time of the month for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop as we feature this month's gorgeous Christmas themed Ribbon Club Assortment.  You should arrived here from Bonnie's Blog, but you can always catch up (it's not a super long hop).  You will absolutely LOVE all the gorgeous trims in this month's assortment.  Signing up for the RRR Ribbon Club Assortment is an easy way to ensure that you'll always have the perfect seasonal trims....all year long.  Just look at this month's amazing selection.
To showcase all the sweet ribbons in the monthly Ribbon Club Assortment, I'm doing what I normally do, and I'm sharing a sweet girl's hair bow that incorporates all the ribbons found in this assortment.  The bow is held together securely with a French Clip, which is a wonderful Hair Accessory.  It comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate different hair lengths and thicknesses.  In fact, Really Reasonable Ribbon carries a wide variety of different Hair Accessories in addition to all their fabulous ribbons, trims, twines, Adhesives, Embellishments and SO much more.
You will see a length of the lovely 3/8" Emerald Green Gingham, 5/8" Red Shimmer Satin, 3/8" Christmas Dots and Red Ovals on Satin, 5/8" Emerald Delicate Stitch Satin,  a length of our gorgeous White Crochet Lace, 5/8" Red Taffeta Ribbon, 3/8" Christmas Green Zig Zag on White Satin Ribbon, 5/8" Emerald Shimmer Satin, and the 5/8" Red & White Plaid Houndstooth Ribbon.  Aren't they all super awesome together?   I always love how all of the products at Really Reasonable Ribbon work together and compliment one another so well.
The next stop on this hop is at Kathy's Blog; and I just know she will have something AWESOME to share with you.  And...don't forget to answer the question at the end of the hop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so that you'll be entered to win this month's amazing Ribbon Club Assortment for yourself.  Thanks for stopping by, and happy hopping!

Have a blessed week,
Karen

I'm playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything But A Card"

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fun Christmas Trees with RRR

Hello, sweet ribbon-loving blog friends!  It's hard to believe that Christmas is sneaking up on us so quickly, but it really is.  So...I've been trying to create a few Christmas projects to get a jump start.  I thought I'd share this quick, easy and super cute way to make some decorative Christmas trees.  I picked up a package of six paper mache Christmas trees at Hobby Lobby (with a 50% off, of course).  They are SO cute, they're very inexpensive, and they come in this super small size all the way up to HUGE versions that you can decorate in so many fun ways.  Really Reasonable Ribbon can help with that.
For the first tree, I used lengths of Silver Metallic Twine and Silver Metallic String and it was SO easy.  You just rub a thin layer of craft glue on the paper mache trees, and you start wrapping.  You literally keep wrapping the Baker's Twine around the tree until you've covered it entirely.  But don't ever freak out if you run out of twine as you're wrapping because you can switch colors and do anything you want.  That's the fun of art, right?
On my second tree, I tried a different technique.  I cut lengths of Scor-Tape that I'd wrap around the paper mache tree.  Then, I cut small strips (approximately 2 inches) of Olive Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and I attached them to the Scor-Tape; laying them flat.  Next, I'd run another length of Scor-Tape just above each row of ribbon, and loop the Ribbon up to secure it.  I repeated these rows until the entire tree was covered.  At the very top of the second tree, I wrapped some Gold Metallic String and tucked in a star stick pin.  I also hot-glued some red berries to the tree.
Why not pick up some FABULOUS Baker's Twine or Grosgrain Ribbon and give this a try?  With over twenty different colors at only TEN CENTS per yard, Baker's Twine is a wonderful trim for so many different projects.  In fact, Really Reasonable Ribbon has hundreds of different products to help make your projects extra special. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and please visit again soon.  And don't forget about the FABULOUS RRR Blog Hop that starts in just a few short days.  We'd love to have you join the fun!

Karen

I'm playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything But A Card"

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Follow Your Heart - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Don't you just LOVE ribbons🎀??  I know that for me, they are pretty much a necessity in crafting.  Very rarely do I create a card (or anything else for that matter) that doesn't include a ribbon or bow of some sort.  I just really enjoy the warmth and texture that ribbons, bows, twines and trims add to our works of art.  Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect place to find every color and style of ribbons and trims, and SO much more.
I created this card to share with you today.  It's a perfect example of how truly AMAZING all the products at Really Reasonable Ribbon are.  I started with a cardstock base and added a piece of patterned paper that I topped with another smaller strip of patterned paper.  I attached half of a tea-stained doily underneath the strip.  The sentiment is a chipboard piece that I picked up recently at Tuesday Morning in a package for just $1.99.  It's always exciting to find perfect little treasures at Tuesday Morning.  But hey.....I couldn't stop there!  The touches from Really Reasonable Ribbon are what make this card truly special.
I attached a width of Silver Seam Binding across my card and attached a 16mm Pearl Heart Shaped Ribbon Buckle Slide to it.  Next, I tied a bow with the Silver Seam Binding, and a length of the lovely Blue Jay Seam Binding and Summer Rose Seam Binding.  I also tucked in a length of Navy Burlap String, some Double Head Stamens and I must say.....these AMAZING precious little accents are almost gone.  I don't know if they'll be restocked, but I know you will LOVE them as much as I do.  You really should grab what's left before they are gone.
I topped my bow with a beautiful Yellow Cherry Blossom and stuck in a couple of pins for accent.  There's also a sweet little 11mm White Heart Shaped Flatback Imitation Pearl next to the sentiment.  I also tucked in three different Mulberry Leaves including a 35mm Green, a  30mm Green & White, and a new 25mm Green/Yellow/White Leaf. There are so many cute Embellishments in the RRR Shop in addition to all the Seam Binding, Mulberry Flowers, and SO much more.  Cute, cute, cute!  That's what you'll find at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please visit again soon and often so that you won't miss out on any new products, loads of inspiration, special sales and promotions, our monthly blog hop, plenty of good shopping, and so much more.

Blessings,
Karen

I'm playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

Dare2BeArtzy - September Challenge - Your Favorite Color - Well, I love ALL colors, but I think that pink has always been at the top of that list.  So...I used a pink base and kept it my primary color.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

It's Paper Sweeties Release Rewind Time

Hello, friends!  For those of you who have visited me the past three days for the Paper Sweeties New Release Party, I thank you so very much.  I hope you've thoroughly enjoyed all the fun and inspiration this sweet new I'm So Proud of You Stamp Set has brought us.  This sweet new stamp set, along with all of Paper Sweeties fabulous products, are available now in the Paper Sweeties Shop.
But before we wrap things up with this month's New Release Party, I wanted to share one last card to inspire your creativity.  There are just SO many different things you can do with this sweet new stamp set, so I thought I'd explore another idea.  I used a wood-grain patterned paper as my base, and then added a piece of October Afternoon patterned paper, border sticker, ruler sticker, and journalling sticker.  I stamped the sentiments (World's Best Teacher, A+), stack of books (two), apples (three), ruler (three) and pencils (two) from the new I'm So Proud of You Stamp Set.  I simply placed the rulers and pencils here and there to represent the mess most usually found on a teacher's desk.  I know just who I'm sending this card to.   Any guesses?
Even if your kids are grown now, like mine are, this is still a fun stamp set to own because you can encourage those in your life who teach, and all those little ones you know and love who could use a little extra encouragement during back-to-school time, or even throughout the year when they need a little pick-me-up and words of encouragement.  That's the fun of making cards...being able to send them out to others and being able to bless and encourage others with our cards.
Here's the hop list of all my talented teammates who have created something inspiring for you today using this sweet new I'm So Proud of You stamp set.  I hope you will stop by and leave them some love.  You're sure to thoroughly enjoy everything you see along the way.  These are some truly talented and creative gals...to say the least.
Thanks again for sharing the Paper Sweeties New Release with us.
Blessings,
Karen

I'm playing along here:
Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog - Something Beginning With B - I stamped all my images and sentiments with a darling new stamp set from Paper Sweeties (details above), and my B word is BOOKS.  Time for the kids to hit the books again as they say.