Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Halloween Treats w/Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!  Having you stop by is always such a treat, so I thought I'd share an actual "treat" with you today.  Really Reasonable Ribbon always has the perfect ribbons, trims, twines and everything we need to create something fun.  I hope you'll stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to look around.  Here's the treat I created to share with you.

I used a polka dot paper bag that I folded in half.  I added a piece of spider patterned paper, and I machine stitched the sides; leaving the top open to create a pocket.  In the back of the bag, I tucked in a couple of fun Halloween tags that I topped with some Black & White Houndstooth Ribbon and a snippet of Orange Plaid Ribbon With Black Stitching.

On the front of the pocket, I ran a width of the  Orange Plaid Ribbon With Black Stitching and tied a bow with that, 3/8" Black & White Gingham as well as a length of Black Seam Binding.  I also bundled up some Orange Burlap String and Black Burlap String that I placed underneath the bow, and I tucked in several Black Double Head Mini Stamens....because they're adorable!  The Orange Plaid Ribbon With Black Stitching can be found as an individual trim through this link in various widths, and also in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment.
Of course....the TREAT part are the mini Hershey's chocolate bars that I tucked in the pocket.  Yum!  I don't know which is yummier, actually.  The chocolate....or all the delicious products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They're both pretty awesome.  I say "ALL of the above".  (LOL)   I also used a plastic candy tube that I filled with Halloween colored candy-coated chocolates.  I topped that tube with the same trims listed above.  You'll always find everything you need to adorn your projects when shopping at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There's just SO much to see.  Why not TREAT yourself?

Blessings,
Karen

I'm linking up here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics - SPIDERS

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Paper Sweeties New Release Rewind

Thanks for visiting me again today, dear blog friends.  I don't get many blog visits these days, so I'm always super grateful to have you stop by; and most especially for those of you who take the time to comment.  That really makes me happy!  Today is the Paper Sweeties New Release Rewind Day.

Yesterday and Monday I shared my Paper Sweeties September New Release projects with you; and the card I'm sharing today is just a bit different.  The first two cards I shared used just the new journaling tag found in the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Sweet Cuts, and this time I also used the journaling tag stamp from the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set.  First, I stamped the tag; and then I cut it using the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Sweet Cut.  This shows you just how CUTE the stamped edges are.  Such lovely detail to frame your sentiments.  You really will LOVE this sweet new With Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set and coordinating Sweet Cuts.

I used some Crate Paper patterned papers once again, and did a bit of machine stitching on the papers.  I stamped and cut several flowers using the new set, and layered them.  The flowers in the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set are super cute and versatile.  At the very top of my card, I used the With Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set to place the words Sent With.  Then, on the journaling tag, I stamped the words "Prayers & Blessings".  There are several lovely sentiments found in this wonderful new set to help you create a variety of phrases for various occasions.

I used the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts to cut the banner (near the bottom) where I placed more flowers and some Sugar Sprinkles Sequins.  I also used the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts to cut the hot pink glittery swirl banner.  I added some torn cheesecloth and a bow that's tied with a short length of Raspberry Seam Binding.
All my talented teammates from Paper Sweeties have prepared some special projects to share with you today.  Simply click on the person's name, and you will be taken directly to her Paper Sweeties blog post for today.  You really will LOVE the new release I've used here today, as well as ALL the wonderful products at Paper Sweeties.
Thanks again for stopping by, everyone.
Blessings,
Karen

I'm linking up here:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - FRAME IT - I just LOVE this new frame stamp set and journalling spot.  It frames out my sentiments so nicely.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

It's New Release Day at Paper Sweeties

Hurray!  It's New Release Day at Paper Sweeties, and that means you can now purchase the DARLING new With Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set and coordinating With Heartfelt Thoughts Sweet Cuts.  I've been having so much fun creating with them this month.  I tried to use the journaling tag just a bit differently each day to show its amazing versatility.  The card I'm sharing today was SO much fun to make.
I started with a woodgrain patterned paper and another polka dot patterned paper from Crate Paper.  I used the negative space (woodgrain oval) of the Oval Scalloped Frame scrap piece from the card I shared yesterday (see, that's me being thrifty and using my paper snippets...lol).  I cut the journal spot using the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Sweet Cuts, and I stamped my sentiment(s) (With deepest condolences) onto it.
On the left of the sentiment, I added a Blueberry Seam Binding bow topped with some baker's twines.  I cut several flowers and leaves using the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Sweet Cuts and I hand-stitched some French knots into the flowers as well as stitches in the centers of the leaves.  You will LOVE the sweet little flowers and leaves found in the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set and Sweet Cuts.
Several of  my talented teammates from Paper Sweeties have created some special projects for you today.  Just click on each name, and you will be taken directly to their inspirational Paper Sweeties post for today.  You won't want to miss what these talented gals have created to share with you.  And don't forget to stop by Paper Sweeties to pick up these fun new sets along with oodles of other darling products.  You'll have SO much creating with them, just like I do.
I sure hope you'll stop by again tomorrow.
Blessings,
Karen

I'm linking up here in this FUN challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - FRAME IT - I used a wood-grain patterned paper oval to frame my sentiment spot.

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippet's Playground: Challenge #386 - Anything Goes - My oval frame is a snippet taken from the frame I used on yesterday's card.  I also used the scraps from my card base as well as snippets of felt to cut my flowers and leaves.

Monday, September 14, 2020

September Sneak Peek at Paper Sweeties

Welcome by today everyone.  I'm delighted to have you visit my blog today as I share a little peek with you of the DARLING new set from Paper Sweeties being released tomorrow.   I've been having SO much fun playing with this sweet new set.  It's such a super versatile set to own because of the cute, but overall basic in nature Journalling Label/Tag found in the With Heartfelt Thoughts Sweet Cut.  It's a label/sentiment spot that you could use over and over again.  And the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set has so many great words/phrases  in this set that you're able to create a wide variety of different sentiments.  Here's what I came up with to inspire you today.

I used some Crate Paper patterned papers that I inked with Mud Pie Ink and Ballerina Ink Pad.  I also cut a frame from woodgrain patterned paper using the Oval Scalloped Frames Sweet Cuts, which I also inked with Mud Pie Ink Pad.  I used the Mud Pie Ink again to stamp the sentiment(s) faith, hope, and love.  Like I mentioned before, SO many different sentiment possibilities in this new With Heartfelt Thoughts set.
Another fabulous part of the new With Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set and Sweet Cuts are the ADORABLE flowers.  I used both of the flower shapes to cut wool felt flowers (pink and cream), and I used avocado wool felt to cut my leaves.  Both flower shapes as well as the leaf I used are found in the adorable new With Heartfelt Thoughts Sweet Cuts.  I used DMC floss to stitch on the leaves and to tie some French knots onto the centers of the flowers.  I tucked the leaves under the flowers, and carefully hot glued them to the top right of the Journal Tag frame.

On the left side of the Oval Scalloped Frame, I tied two bows using a length of Frosting Seam Binding and a length of Bubblegum Seam Binding.  I also hot glued those to the frame.  Finally, at the bottom right of the Oval Scalloped Frame, I added some Bubblegum Sequins and Sugar Sprinkles Sequins.  Oh my!  SO many pretty things at Paper Sweeties to make all your cards and projects the sweetest ever.
Here's the list of all my talented teammates who have created their own "Sneak Peek" for you today using the new Paper Sweeties products.  Just click on each name, and you'll be taken directly to that person's blog post for today.  I'm sure you'll enjoy their amazing creativity using these darling new products.  Thanks again for visiting me today, and please stop back by tomorrow and Tuesday for even more wonderful inspiration.
I hope to see y'all again tomorrow.
Blessings,
Karen

I'm playing along here:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - FRAME IT - I used a scalloped oval frame layered over my sentiment.


Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week #589 - I love WOOL FELT and die-cutting with wool felt.  I also LOVE hand-stitching and I used wool felt that I cut and hand-stitched.

Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Playground Challenge #386 - I used lots of left-over pieces of patterned paper on this one.  I also saved the empty (wood) space from today's cut-out for the card I'm sharing here tomorrow.  I like being thrifty like that - snippets are awesome!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

September Blog Hop w/Really Reasonable Ribbon


Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop.  You may have landed here on my blog today by way of Cheryl's Sweet Blog; but if not, this is a short Blog Hop and you can catch up quickly.  One lucky person is going to WIN this month's FUN Ribbon Club Assortment.  Wouldn't you LOVE to own this lovely assortment?

What is a Ribbon Club Assortment, you ask?  Well, it's a monthly assortment of seasonal ribbons that can be purchased individually or that you can sign up to have delivered to your home each month for one low set price.  That way, you'll always have gorgeous seasonal trims for every project.  Just look at these sweet hair bows created using this month's Ribbon Club Assortment.  They're a set so that a little girl could wear them in her piggy tails or braids.  How cute.


The bows are secured on the back side of each using a French Clip, or Alligator Clip, which are great Hair Accessory because they come in various sizes to accommodate different lengths and thicknesses of hair.  There's a perfect Hair Accessory for every project you can imagine.  We do hope you'll stop by and treat yourself to some new trims and goodies. Your next stop on this Blog Hop is at Kathy's Blog, and she always has a fun project to share.  Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog, and then answer the question at the end of the Blog Hop to be eligible for the prize - which, this month, is the sweet and SPOOKY Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.  Thanks again for joining us.

Blessings,
Karen

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Love Potion w/Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello to all my ribbon-loving creative friends, and thanks for stopping by.  Today I'm sharing a fun card and witch's hat that I created using some awesome products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's always SO much fun using their products; and they always have exactly what we need for every project.

I started with a fun card that uses a black cardstock base and some Crate Paper patterned papers that I machine stitched together.  I laid a width of the Orange Plaid Ribbon With Black Stitching across my card.  This awesome trim is included in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment, and can also be purchased individually in several different widths.  Such is the case with most of the ribbons carried at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I added a cute Halloween journaling card, some wooden arrows that I painted black, a tea-stained doily, a Jolee's glittery spider and some metal hardware.  Next, I bundled up some knotted Orange Burlap String and topped that with a pretty bow that's tied with lengths of Black and White Gingham (another trim that comes in various widths).

I also decorated this cute little witch's hat.  It's so fun, and I was thinking about possibly using them (there were 12 in the set) as cupcake toppers.  There's Orange Satin Ribbon wrapped around the hat, and there's also an Orange Open End Rose and a Black Open End Rose on the side.  How cute and fun!
I also made this cute little "Back To School" card.  Just because classes aren't taking place "in the traditional classroom", teachers still deserve some special recognition.  This card is for my niece to send her new teacher (who she loves).  It uses a Frantic Stamper Tag Die, some October Afternoon products, a wooden ruler, and lengths of Olive Wrinkle Ribbon, White Wrinkle Ribbon and it's topped with a Red Open Rose
I hope you'll stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon often for loads of inspiration, a fun Blog Hop on the 13th of every month, special sales, and great shopping 365 days of the year.  You'll find all things RIBBON and SO much more.  Thanks SO much for visiting me.

Blessings,
Karen

I'm sharing my cards in these FUN challenges:

Dies R Us - Challenge #152 - Back To School - I used a Frantic Stamper Tag Die and cut my tag from a library card.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It for STAMPtember - I used a Paper Sweeties stamp for my sentiment #1 Teacher

As You Like It Challenge Blog - Favorite Way To Use Ribbon/Why - I use some sort of ribbon on approximately 90% of my cards, and I tend to add it in a bow cluster with flowers.  The reason why I do this is because I love the texture it gives my cards.  I know that CAS flat painted cards are most "on trend" right now.  But, we all like what we like, right?  As I like it.....LOTS of ribbons.  This challenge was right up my alley so to speak.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog - Challenge #650 - Anything Goes

Dare 2 B Artzy - September Challenge: Favorite Color - I'm entering my second card...the red one because I just LOVE red.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Stitched Tag w/Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, everyone, and thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I'm sharing a sweet Summer tag that I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  No matter what the project, Really Reasonable Ribbon always has the perfect trims.  And, they carry so much more than just ribbons.  Although, I will say that when it comes to ribbons and trims, they really have it ALL.
I started with cream cardstock and used a cross-stitch die to cut my tag.  I hand cross-stitched the cute little popsicle using various shades of pink and purple DMC floss.  I water colored (painted) some of the background using a pale pink paint, and I splattered (what a mess) some deep purple paint on that.  The reason why I added the paint is because the tag was just too plain without it.

Next, I added some Miniature Pink Sweetheart Blossoms and some Miniature Mixed Purple and Lilac Sweetheart Blossoms to give the tag some texture and beauty.  I also cut a smaller tag, again using the cream cardstock; and I stamped the word HUGS on that in purple ink.  I touched the edges of that tag with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and added another Miniature Purple Sweetheart Blossom to the top of that smaller tag.
At the very top of my tag, I added a bow.  Why not, right?  Bows are SO pretty, and Really Reasonable Ribbon always has the perfect trim in all the perfect colors.  For this sweet bow, I used three different trims including a length of Baby Pink Seam Binding, Dusty Rose Wrinkle Ribbon and Sweet Grape Seam Binding.  There are also lots of great Adhesives, Embellishments and SO much more.  Why not take a moment to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon and treat yourself to something pretty?  You'll be SO glad you did.

Thanks for visiting, and have a blessed week!
Karen

Here's where I'll be linking up my stitched tag to play along:

Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Challenge #151 - Baby It's HOT Outside - When it's hot, we all need a popsicle, right?  This sweet tag uses a cross-stitch die cut as well as a smaller tag (for my sentiment) which is from a Frantic Stamper Tag Die-Cut Trio.

Dare 2 B Artzy - August Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge - Beautiful Botanicals