Season's Greetings

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share with you a quick old world Christmas inspired card I whipped up from my Retro Christmas Creativity Kit from Polly's Paper on Etsy and ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.

I used several layers of printed paper and images from the kit to create a beautiful layered card.  I added a belly band with Ivory Double Faced Satin and Bright Green Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbons.  I made a double loop bow from the same Ivory Satin Ribbon with my Bow-It-All tool and added that to the middle left side of the card. Finally, I added some Journey glaze to the letters, Candy Cane, and Holly.  I sprinkled some sparkling Journey Sparkle Dust onto the candy cane and sentiment tag to create a more "Holiday" feel.  I hope you enjoy my card and it inspires you to dig out your Holiday supplies and get a start on the season.  Have a wonderful day!

Get A Head Start On Christmas Challenge with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back to share a Christmas card inspiration that I made for the new challenge going on at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We are challenging you to create a Christmas themed card with ribbon.

I created this cute card with a stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs called Newton's Holiday Mischief.  I colored the stamp with my Copic markers and cut it out with my Cross stitch rectangle STAX dies from MFT.  I matted it onto Black Licorice cardstock.  I matted several patterned papers onto black cardstock and adhered this to an A2 card base. I wrapped two ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment (Funky Snowflakes on Emerald Grosgrain Ribbon and Delicate Stitched Satin Red) around the card front.  I popped up my image with foam tape and placed it onto the card.  I then created a triple loop bow from the same Red Satin ribbon with my Bow-It-All tool.  I attached that along the bottom right side of the card with the ribbon sash.  I finished the card with 3 glitter enamel dots from Doodlebug.  I hope you enjoy the card, and come join in the fun challenge.  Have a wonderful day!

Creepy Crawly Cute!

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a card I made with a super adorable stamp set called Creepy Crawly from Fun Stampers Journey.  I absolutely love this cute little Halloween stamp set!  I know it is getting very close to Halloween, and most people have moved on to Christmas but I just have to squeeze a few more cards in.  I also used a wonderful combination of ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store

I first stamped the Widows Web background stamp from FSJ onto Black Licorice cardstock and heat embossed it with some Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder.  I then matted it onto Citrus Cooler cardstock.  I die cut several pieces of Doodlebug paper with my MFT dies and layered them onto the background.  I stamped the small spider web and embossed that as well.  I then cut that out with a circle die, matted it onto the Citrus Cooler cardstock and popped it up onto the card base.  I stamped a small spider in Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then stamped the sentiment on Black Licorice cardstock with embossing ink and embossed that with white embossing powder.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up onto the web accent.  I then stamped the large spider with Black Licorice ink and fussy cut him out leaving a small white border.  I placed some black twine behind him and popped him up onto the card with foam tape.  I added Journey Glaze to him to make him shiny.  I added some assorted clear, silver and purple sequins from my stash.

I finished the card by wrapping Tangerine Diamond Satin Ribbon and Spider webs on Black Grosgrain Ribbon around the bottom of the card.  I then adhered the completed panel to an Citrus Cooler A2 sized card base.  I hope you enjoy my spooky but cute Halloween card and it puts you in the mood for All Hallows Eve!  Have a wonderful day.

October Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hi there crafty ribbon lovers!  Today is the day for the October Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The design team and I have come up some beautiful projects with the new Crazy For Christmas ribbon club assortment.

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.

Believe it or not, Christmas is only a few months away!  It is time for me to get started on my cards for the Holiday.  I have been waiting and waiting to use my Stamp sets from the Heartfelt Creations "Sparkling Poinsettia" collection.  I grabbed for them right away when I saw this month's ribbon assortment. 

I stamped the candle image onto Copic cardstock with Black Licorice Hybrid ink from Fun Stampers Journey.  This is an awesome ink for coloring with Copics because it does not smear and it is super dark black! I then colored it with my Copic Markers.  After I was finished I cut the colored image out on my Silhouette Cameo machine using my Pix Scan mat.  I layered a 5 1/2 inch square piece of patterned paper onto Whip ream cardstock.  I then cut a window out of it with an MFT STAX die and popped it up onto a 5 1/2 inch square card base with 2 layers of foam tape.  I took my distress inks in Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed  and sponged a "candle glow" light effect onto the background cardstock.  I took my colored image and placed it into the window with a single layer of foam tape.  I stamped and die cut two sets of Poinsettias from the same stamp collection onto thin watercolor paper by Northwoods Stamps with Raspberry Berry ink.  I shaded them with Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  I layered the leaves together and placed the stamens in the center which were colored with Fossilized Amber ink.  I covered the stamens with Journey Sparkle Dust to make them look frost covered.  I coated the flame of the candle with Journey Glaze to make it shine. 

I wrapped several ribbons and mesh from Really Reasonable Ribbon around the bottom of the card.  The first layer is 1.5" Burgundy Netting.  I then layered Emerald Checkerboard Satin Ribbon and Christmas Fun Flowers Ribbon from this months assortment over the netting.  I created a double layer bow with my Bow It All tool and tied it onto the ribbon band.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment, cut it out, rounded the edges, and adhered it to the top corner of the card. 

I hope you enjoy my Christmas card I created with the beautiful new ribbons from the October Ribbon Assortment.  Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

October Hoarders Hop

Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Glenda Brooks blog. After visiting me, hop over to Tracey Sabella's blog next! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!

It is official, this is my first Christmas card of 2015!  I used several papers and images from the Retro Christmas Creativity Kit on Polly's Paper Etsy shop.  I layered up the papers and elements on Cranberry Bliss Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey.  I inked all of the edges with Festive Berries Distress Ink.  I added Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust to the ornament and also some white flat back pearls.  I added a band and Triple Loop Double Layered bow made from Ribbons at the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  I stamped the "Peace" sentiment onto a small tag and tucked it into some Poinsettia flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I added a small bouquet of flowers to the bow as well.  I adhered the entire panel to a white A2 card base.

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, and my card got you into the Christmas spirit a bit.  Please make sure to visit all of the other blogs on this hop and leave the talented ladies some love.  Have a wonderful day!

Giving Thanks

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a Thanksgiving layered card I made with some of my supplies and ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store

I started by creating a center panel with cardstock and Fall patterned paper from Fun Stampers Journey.  I stamped the wreath from my Grateful Heart ATS stamp and colored the berries with Raspberry Berry and Tangerine True Color Fusion Ink and Fusion Blender from FSJ.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder.  I colored the "grateful" in the sentiment with the same Tangerine ink.  I fussy cut the wreath and sentiment out and popped them up with foam tape on the panel.

I wrapped the panel with the natural colored hemp cording from the Bright Hemp set.  I also created my single loop bow with this as well.  I then covered a 3.5x4in card base with more patterned paper.  I wrapped some Turftan Brown Satin with Grosgrain Edge ribbon.  I adhered the panel to the base and added Journey Glaze to the berries on the wreath.  As a final accent, I added some Doodlebug Gold Sprinkles to the upper and lower corners of the card.  I hope you enjoy the card, and it inspires you to make some cards to give to your loved ones at Thanksgiving.  Have a great day!