Friday, February 24, 2017

Fun Shaker Cards with Bows

Hey friends! Happy Friday! Today I'm shaking things up with 2 fun cards featuring pretty ribbons tied in bows! I love shaker cards and I love them even more with ribbon! Everything is better with ribbon, right? Right! Let's see what's shakin'!
I love using 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon in Black and 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon in Pink for so many projects. It's easy to tie into bows and just seems to coordinate with everything! These super fun and easy shaker cards sets are new from Jillibean Soup. They were a prize I won recently and I simply adore them! Amongst the new products are pre-cut cards, plastic shape inserts, sequins and stamp/die sets! Here's a closer peek at my bows...
I made a mini double bow with the pink ribbon and a mini triple bow with black ribbon using the ribbon fork bow method.
Thank you so much for visiting the blog! Hope you've enjoyed it and have a great day! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Pop Up Box Card

Hello friends! Today I have made a card with a fun twist to share with you! This is the first time I've ever made an "explosion" card (aka: pop up box card) and it was so enjoyable! I will definitely make more of these now that I've done it! Here is a link to the Pop Up Box Card Tutorial I used. And here's my festive pop up box birthday card!
I thought the lovely Yellow Gold Sheer Organza w/Satin Center ribbon was perfect for my bright, cheerful card. I showed off the front with a big double bow and each side panel has a strip of ribbon too. The papers and all the stickers are from Simple Stories Let's Party collection. Here's a peek from another angle.
Just look at all that fun in a box! Yummy cake and soda pop! Bright balloons, noise makers and sparkly stars--polka dotty birthday candles, streamers, presents and pinwheels too!!! :)
Well, I sure hope you've enjoyed my card and maybe even feel inspired to try one of your own! Thanks so much for visiting today! Happy crafting!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop!

Hello my sweet friends! Today is the 13th of the month and that means it's time for the RRR February blog hop! If you're hopping, then you should be coming to me from Cherry's fabulous blog! If not and you wish to join in the fun, start at the RRR blog for blog hop details!
This month's Pink and Green Mix Ribbon Club Assortment is so pretty and fun! I just love it!
I created a set of clean and simple cards featuring these beautiful ribbons. Each card has a different ribbon and one is just as delightful as the other....
Just think of the lovely creations you can make with the ribbon club assortment! Isn't it just wonderful! Next on the hop is Sheila! Thanks so much for visiting today! Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February Pocket Planner Page

Love is in the air, friends! Can you smell it? Did I mention that the love I am referring to is the delicious waft of freshly baked cupcakes with Swiss buttercream frosting?!! Oh yes indeed!!! I always have to make a batch of my signature cupcakes every Valentine's Day and I usually end up giving most away to neighbors since my hubby doesn't care for sweets and I'd just eat them all myself otherwise! I seriously could get addicted to cupcakes if I wasn't careful! (pics of homemade cupcakes to come). And so, with all this sweetness on my mind, I couldn't help but incorporate some of it into my February pocket planner page! I really enjoy doing my monthly pocket planner page. I just start putting different elements together and have fun. It's a great way to use up some little embellishments and especially stickers that I don't normally use on my projects.  Here's what came of my no-planning planner page....
I also love chocolate anything and that includes my homemade chocolate planner clippie. :)
I like to fill my planner pockets with fun little things like sequins and gold string with little pieces of pretty paper behind them. This is so easy and there isn't a wrong way to do...
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Happy crafting!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Unicorn Wishes and Curly Ribbon Dreams

Hello friends and happy Monday to you! Today I have a sweet little card to share and a fun ribbon technique that you might want to try! It is often referred to as making curly/corky or corkscrew ribbon--and guess what? It is so easy! Here's my card and I hope it adds a bit of sparkle and magic to your day!
Now, here's the super simple steps to making your own corkscrew ribbon strips...
First, pick your ribbon. I used this gorgeous Hyacinth Satin with Grosgrain Edge. Take a wooden rod or wooden spoons and use the handles to wrap your ribbon around, securing with a clothes pin at both ends. Then bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 35 minutes (longer for thicker ribbon). Finally, spray lightly with spray starch while still wrapped and let cool.
Now unwrap and enjoy the all the fun of corkscrew ribbon!!!
Easy, right? I told you so! Just imagine all the things you can make using fun corky ribbon.................now, get curling!! :)
Oh, btw, this darling stamp set is called Be A Unicorn from Avery Elle. I just adore it so much.
Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #157-Hearts Theme with Ribbons or Trim

Hello friends! Today is the start of a brand new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, yay! RRR Challenge #157-Hearts Theme with Ribbon or Trim.
I pulled out my trusty Cricut machine and Sweet Treats cartridge and went to town making some fun cupcake shaped Valentine's cards with candy heart tops and super sweet 3/8" Diamonds and Hearts on White Satin ribbon!
I love this ribbon so much! It's so cute! Look at those tiny hearts on the diamond pattern...eep! Just so pretty and coordinates with all sorts of things! I love how it forms into these sweet little bows so easily too! :)
Make sure to swing by the RRR blog for lots more inspiration for this challenge, then come play along! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Crafting!! xoxo

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #33-"Sweet Inspiration" with Stampendous!

Hello friends! It's a new month and that means a brand new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog! Our February MMMC #33 is Sweet Inspiration!
We have a splendid sponsor this month and you just might have heard of them!
Stampendous is such a great company and is our February sponsor, generously offering a $25 gift card to our lucky random winner this month! You can't win if you don't play! I was blessed to receive some fun Stampendous products to play with, including the Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, which I used to make a very girly and glittery birthday card!
I created my own delicate mixed media background with the Filagree Metal Stencil and Pearlescent Embossing Paste. I tell you what--this embossing paste is my new favorite! I love how it goes on your surface so smoothly and easily and the finishing result is nothing short of beautiful!! So many possibilities! My cake is decorated with lots of bling, courtesy of Frantage Treasures Glitter 5 Jar Kit. A few flowers and sequins were added for additional charm and a bit of gold thread and ribbon. Just look at all that sparkle, hehe! :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you will consider joining our Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #33- Sweet Inspiration! I can't wait to see your beautiful creations! Happy Crafting!