Botanical Celebration

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am dropping in to share a card I made with some beautiful paper from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection and gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I really have hoarded this paper collection for a while now so I figured it was time to use a bit of it to make a pretty springtime botanical card.  This could be used for a birthday, Mother's Day, Bridal Shower, or any other celebration that comes along.  I matted the image and patterned paper with green and pink cardstock.  I also added some clear oval gems for a pretty accent.  The ribbons I used are Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Moss Green Gingham 3/8" Ribbon.  I also added a cute green decorative button from my stash to the center of my pink bow, which was created using my Zutter Bow-It-All tool.  I hope you enjoy this pretty celebration card, and have a wonderful spring day!

Aqua and Light Coral Challenge with Ribbon

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The theme this time is a color theme of Aqua and Light Coral to go with the new April ribbon club kit.  If you haven't joined the club yet, you can right here.  I created a very simple but cute card with some papers I have had in my stash for a long time.

The image is from a long hoarded Crate Paper collection.  I used two ribbons from the April ribbon club assortment, Roses with scalloped edge grosgrain and Diamond Satin Coral Ribbon.  I also used some 1.5" White Netting.  I hope you head on over to the blog to join in the fun.  Have a great day!

Springtime Lilacs

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's Amber here just popping in quickly today to share with you a simple greeting card I made with some lovely purple ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a vintage Lilac image from Crafty Secrets.

I cut the image out with a Ticket shape die and matted it with purple cardstock.  I embossed white cardstock with a Anna Griffin Embossing folder to make a simple but pretty background paper.  I used purple plaid ribbonplum diamond satin ribbon, and Sandra white crochet lace to create a band around the card. I used the plum ribbon to also make a triple loop bow with my Bow It All tool.  I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop

Hey there!  Today is the day for the April Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The design team and I have cooked up some beautiful projects with the new Aqua and Coral Mix .

If you are following along you should have come here from Ginny's Blog.  If not, head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.

For my card I used the fun and adorable stamp set from Newton's Nook called Flirty Flamingos.  I colored the Flamingo and created a beach scene for it with my Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I added Glossy Accents to the inner-tube and birds beak.  I then die cut it out with my MFT stitched rectangles dies.  I matted it onto a tag cut out from a Simon Says Stamp Tag Die.  I created the card base with aqua cardstock and patterned paper from Carta Bella's Summer Lovin Collection.  I made a band for the card with Aqua Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Select Swiss Dots Coral Rose Ribbon.  I also created a hanger for the tag from the same Swiss Dots Ribbon.  Finally, I added some aqua flat back pearls for an accent to the card.

I hope you enjoy this fun summery Birthday card. Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Birthday Blessings

Hi there crafty peeps!  Welcome to day two of the  Really Reasonable Ribbon/Crafty Secrets cross promotional event.  Bonnie kicked it all off yesterday, so if you missed her great post make sure to go check it out!

I made my card base with some lovely patterned papers from Webster's Pages that I pulled from my stash.  I matted them to pale pink cardstock.  I then matted a beautiful spring Mum image from the Digital Flowers Printable Sheet printed on white 65lb cardstock.  I also cut out and mounted a sentiment from the Little Blessings Creative Scraps.  Both the image and the sentiment were inked around the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  I created a band around the card and a triple loop/double layered bow with Lyndsay White Crochet Lace and Aqua Double Faced Satin Ribbon.  I added some sparkle to the main image with clear fine art glitter.  I added some flat backed pearls as a final accent to the card.

I hope you enjoy my inspiration today.  Head on over to both  Really Reasonable Ribbon and Crafty Secrets for loads of wonderful crafty products!