Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Quick and Easy Wedding Card or Announcement

Hello All:

I wanted to share an extremely quick and easy wedding card design that would be fairly easy to mail. Know how you would like to add a bow onto a pretty card, yet hate for the bow to come out looking as though it went through the wringer? Well, send it through the wringer to start out with! Make it shabby chic!


I made this seam binding ribbon (Tangerine) bow using a Bow Easy, using this TUTORIAL


Construct the bow with a pretty medallion (Webster's Pages Kissing Birds Bulk) and peachy colored tulle ribbon (NEW! May Art's 1.5" Tulle). Layer a border of gorgeous lace (Venice Valentina White) over an embossed panel (M-Bossabilities Mystic) card...and you are done! 

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lacy Collage


I had some fun playing around with the LaBlanche silicone "Dove Collage." I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Copic Sketch Markers.

The image panel is layered over a base of 6 X 6" Prima "Stationer's Desk" decorator paper and an ivory Venice Lace 2.5" Isabella border. You can find all of the lovely Stationer's Desk product HERE.

Prima "Stationer's Desk Say It In Crystals" bling adds a little sparkle.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Springtime Coffee


Has Spring actually sprung? Unfortunately not for some of my family in friends in the chilly northern United States! They are still getting snow and below zero temperatures, with a warm day thrown in occasionally. I long to be home for a cuppa coffee with my friends, even though temperatures have been quite balmy here in Africa...we will be entering winter soon, but not like any winter that I have ever experienced before!

So, far from home, but still able to dream...JustRite's small cling set "Coffee Cup" fits the bill for today's design.

I stamped the coffee cup with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Copic Sketch markers. I hand trimmed it, then mounted it on layers of dp from Graphic 45's "Sweet Sentiments Collection" 8X8" pad using Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips. There is a lovely sentiment that comes with the JR Coffee Cup set, but alas it was too large for the postcard panel. I hunted down a tiny JustRite clear sentiment from their "Antique Valentine Tags One" set and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

You will notice that I have chosen lace borders rather than a bow this time around..."Cluny Lace 1" Natural." Sparkling Kaisercraft Rhinestones add a bit of bling to finish things off.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a great finish to your week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JustRite Vintage Rose

Playing with another small cling set from JustRite..."Rose Vintage Labels 7." This set matches up with the JustRite Spellbinder Antique Labels 7 dies.

I stamped the rose medallion image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with my Copic Sketch Markers. I colored an additional rose center, and popped it up with a piece of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

The paper background is from Graphic 45's 8 X 8" Sweet Sentiments Collection. The image panel is also popped up with the Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

A May Art's 1/4" ivory silk ribbon bow, made with a Bow Easy, has a Kaisercraft Pearl accent.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Daisy Days


Daisies are some of my favorite flowers. So fresh and pretty!
This is a fun new small cling set from JustRite: Hello Daisy!

I stamped the image and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Copic Sketch markers.

The image panel is mounted on a card base of Kaisercraft Tea Break paper, along with some burlap and a border of May Art's 7/8" Crochet Lace, threaded through with Seam Binding Ribbon. The Bow Easy formed bow is also Seam Binding Ribbon, accented with a Maya Road Vintage Pearl Butterfly pin.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a great week--hopefully Springtime has begun!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Birthday Gift Card Holder


Just a quick and easy gift card holder for today. I began with a Webster's Pages Plum Seed Collection Mini Folders & Cards base, attaching a little pocket inside the file folder to hold the gift card. Loving the old fashioned, quaint prints on this pack of mini delights! 

I added a Maya Road Red and Cream Ruffle Blossoms accent, gluing to the back ground with Tom Bow Mono Multi Liquid glue, along with a JustRite clear "Enjoy the Day Vintage Labels Four" sentiment, stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink. The sentiment is die cut with Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags.  The leafy branches with the blossoms are Spellbinders "Sprigs" Die D-Lites.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Enjoy your week! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

JustRite Butterfly Kisses

Playing with another one of JustRite's new smaller cling sets...this time "Butterfly Kisses." It consists of a large butterfly and beautiful sentiment that names the set.


I stamped the butterfly with Versafine Smokey Gray ink, then heat embossed it with Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. After embossing, I shaded the butterfly with my Copic Sketch Markers.

The base of the card is prints from My Minds Eye Lost & Found Record It! paper pad. The JR sentiment is also stamped with the Versafine Smokey gray ink.

Seam Binding ribbon border and bow (made with a Bow Easy!) and accents of Kaisercraft pink Rhinestones.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.