Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Anniversary Card

Welcome back!  Hi, I am Nancy and I want to show you this absolutely gorgeous red ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and share how I made this card with you.  This card is for a couple who is renewing their wedding vows.  I like to personalize my cards as much as possible so I was able to use their names in the middle of this beautiful heart.

The gorgeous red ribbon going down the card is the Stitched Sheer/Satin Ombre Red ribbon.  This ribbon comes in two other colors, royal blue and light blue. 
Stitched Sheer/Satin Ombre Red
Lately, I have been using this ribbon often on Christmas card and plan to use it with the Valentine cards along with the Mid Ruffle Satin ribbons shown below.  This gorgeous ribbon is sheer on one half and double-faced satin on the other half with beautiful stitching running down the center.  You can see this on the photo above of the two sides of this ribbon.

The Mid Ruffle Satin Red also comes in black, green, pink, mauve and white.  I just wrapped this ribbon four times on my handy Zutter Bow-It-All V2 and it came out so nice and fluffy.  
Satin Mid Ruffle Ribbon
I always use Scor-Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon behind my bows and ribbons.  If I want to move parts of the ribbon on the bow, I can do it with the Scor Tape.  The Scor-Tape comes in several sizes and I used the 1 1/2 " behind this bow.  I added the Wild Orchid Craft flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon and added a charm that I got at a thrift store in town.

This card was embossed with the Sue Wilson Designs-Snow Lattice.  The following dies that were used from Scrapy

Cheery Lynn Design- Celtic Heart
Cheery Lynn Design - Heart to Heart Doily
Creative Expression - Sue Wilson - Best Wishes
Creative Expression - Sue Wilson-Striplet-Embroidered
Cheery Lynn Design-Exotic Butterfly Set #1

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  Keep visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to continue to see the wonderful projects and cards that Really Reasonable Ribbon Designers have for you during the holidays and stay with us for our next exciting challenge on January 8th.  Can't wait to see what you have created! 
Have a Very Happy New Years
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Let It Snow Part 2

The snowman was from an old Stampin Up die.  The other dies used were:  Sue Wilson Designs - Let It Snow and Sue Wilson Designs Snow Flake Border.  The beautiful ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with the white netting behind the white ribbon. 

The small snowflakes are from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I would appreciate a comment.

I am entering this card in Dies R Us Challenge #39:  Winter/Snowflake

Let It Snow Part 1

I always have fun coloring Whimpsy Stamps and then using beautiful dies to accent the picture.  I have a variety of dies besides the Sue Wilson -Festive Collection - Snow Flake Background.  The silver snowflakes in the top corners are from Cherry Lynn and the small snowflakes are from Lawn Fawn.  The beautiful white netting is from Really Reasonable Ribbon on-line store.  I love their ribbon.

The background paper:  Silver Glitter:  DCDV paper and the rest is Bazzille cardstock.

I hope you like my card and would appreciate any comments.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Happy Birthday to my Daughter

 Hi, I am Nancy and I want to share with you this gorgeous ribbon along with the beautiful Wild Orchid Crafts flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   This card is for my daughter for her birthday at the end of this month. 
 This ribbon is called Sheer Organza with Satin Center White and it comes in a variety of colors.  I use it often especially when achieving more of an elegant look for my cards.

I love flowers on cards that I make.  These flowers are the gorgeous pink aster daisy stem with pink roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I recommend to take a look at all of the varieties of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You'll definitely want to order some for your next cards if you don't have these in stock. 

Dies that were used are:  Cherry Lynn Exotic Butterfly Set, Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Striplet-Heart Lattice, Tattered Lace Interlocking Heart/Celebration Set, Sue Wilson-Happy Birthday Script, Sue Wilson Delicate Fronds, Sue Wilson Pinpoint Embossing Folder
Keep visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to continue to see the wonderful projects and cards that Really Reasonable Ribbon Designers have for you during the holidays and stay with us for the next exciting challenge on January 8th.  Can't wait to see what you created for us!
Have a Very Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Peace On Earth Mary and Jesus

It is time for an exciting Scrapyland Challenge #32-Holidays using a brand of dies that Scrapyland sells which is over 40 brands to choose from.  This challenge ends January 5, 2016 so there is plenty of time for you to post your project to the Scrapyland blog and you might be the winner and receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapyland ( on-line store. Perfect for a Christmas present for you to spend.

Still time to shop on Scrapyland and get those Christmas dies right now for your Christmas cards.  Scrapyland has fast shipping and super great customer services besides discounts on their dies. 

 What a wonderful time of year and perfect time to make Christmas cards while it is winter outside.  I love sitting next to the fireplace making my flowers for the cards while my husband watches sports on TV. 

Hi!  I am Nancy and very excited to share with you some new dies that I bought at Scrapy for my Christmas cards this season.  I love the Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Festive Collection-Peace On Earth.  I cut this out with antique gold paper and put a little dove that use to be a pin on a scarf and cut the needle off of the back of the pin and glued the dove on the holly leaves that was punched out from a McGill punch.  I added some red Stickles glitter glue  to look like berries on the holly leaves.

The Die-Versions-Whispers-Madonna Ornament is a simple but elegant die.  I used gold paper for this die and behind it is the Cherry Lynn Design-Horizontal Circle Boutique Stacker Frame cut from a metallic silver paper and added crystal embellishments on the edge of the circle. The white shimmer paper was embossed with the Tattered Lace-Holly Leaves embossing folder

The beautiful pine branches are from the Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Festive Collection-Pine Bough behind the bow. The snow on the pine branches is the Stampendous-Chunky White-Deep Impression embossing enamel.

My bow was made using the Zutter Bow-It-All V.2 and the gorgeous ribbon Plaid Ribbon-Ivory-Rust-Gold from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I added some red berries, real pine cones and jingle bells on the bow.

I would appreciate a comment to my card and hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.   Now it is your turn to share you beautiful card or project with us on the  Scrapyland blog.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

December Blog Hop Christmas Thank You Card

Welcome.  I am Nancy and it is time for the December Blog HopYou should be coming to my blog from Bonnie.   Wasn't her card just beautiful. 
I wanted to share a Thank You card that I made ahead of time to give around Christmas.  Thank You cards are not only for gifts received by others, but people who are special to you that you want to thank again around Christmas time. 

 I used the gorgeous Blue Multi Ovals on White Grosgrain ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and added 3mm size pearls.  Behind the ribbon is the Sue Wilson-Scandinavian border.  I think the die and ribbon goes well together on this card.  I used a Sue Wilson-Snowflake Lattice embossing folder for the blue metallic paper.
Blue Multi Ovals on White Grosgrain

Behind the poinsettia, I added the white netting on the back and used the Zutter Bow-It-All V.2 to make the bow.  I find myself using the white netting often on my cards and projects since it gives a delicate appearance.  I added sparkling snowflake glitter on the Sue Wilson-Delicate Fern die that was cut with vellum.  I make my own angel pins for my cards to stick behind the bows and flowers.

Dies used are Creative Expression-Sue Wilson and Spellbinders from Scrapy

Sue Wilson-Maidenhair Ferns
Sue Wilson, Mosaic Poinsettia
Sue Wilson - Thank You
Spellbinder - Poinsettia

Here is a look at the Beautiful Blue December Ribbon Club Assortment!!! You are going to love the beautiful blue and white ribbon and special white lace on your projects and cards.   If you missed the December Ribbon Club Assortment, you can join  today.  


Please leave a comment on each blog, and don't forget to answer the question on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog at the end of the hop so that you will be eligible for the prize.  

RRR Blog   

Gloria Guest Designer





Nancy - You Are Here

Karen - Hop on over to Karen's site next!   I know that she will have something wonderful to share with you




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Thank you again.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Vintage Thank You Card

Hello from Nancy, Design Team Member from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This year, I plan to get my Christmas Thank You cards made before Christmas and very excited to show you a lovely ribbon that you will want for your cards.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has gorgeous Christmas ribbons and I love their plaid ribbons that I use often for my country or vintage themes. 

I really fell in love with the Plaid Ribbon Ivory/Rust/Gold and have been using it for my vintage Christmas cards this year like the card above.  The ribbon has the rich rust and ivory colors with gold running through it.  This ribbon brings out the gold, ivory and rust in my colors in my card.  Of course, I couldn't have made this bow without my Zutter Bow-It-All V2.0 .

Plaid Ribbon Ivory/Rust/Gold
The picture or image came from Graphic 45 Christmas Carol pad.  The dies that were used are the following: 
Sue Wilson-Holly Spray
Sue Wilson, Mosaic Poinsettia
Sue Wilson - Thank You
Sue Wilson - Scandinavian Border
Spellbinder - Poinsettia

Now it is your turn and join us for our exciting Really Reasonable Ribbon current challenge, Shimmer and Sparkle theme with ribbon or trim that ends on December 12th.   Also, here is the December and November Ribbon Club Assortment.

Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with these two fabulous assortments for a special low price.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.

Gift subscriptions are available for crafty friends in 3, 6 or 12-month options. 
Hope this inspired you to get busy and buy those ribbons for your holiday projects.  I would appreciate a comment and can't wait to also see your projects.   




Monday, December 7, 2015

Fish Gear Christmas Wreath

 I needed a Christmas card for my son and since he fishes all the time, the Cheery Lynn Design Fishing Set was perfect for this wreath.  I punched out enough Martha Stewart pine branches until the punch broke.  I colored some of the pine branches so that the wreath has some other colors than green to stand out more.  I glued the pine branches on a Cheery Lynn English doily and used a circle die to cut out the middle of the doily for the rainbow trout which is in this same fishing set besides the lures, fishing pole, worm and bobber.  I used the Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas and cut off the snowflakes since it wouldn't go with this card. 

 I colored the fish and lures with my Copic markers and then added different colored glitters from Sparkle n Sprinkle and afterwards, clear embossing powder over the glitter to make each one stand out more on the wreath.  Also, I added some Stampendous Deep Impression Embossing Powder to make the wreath look like it had snow on it. 

I added the bobber to the bow made with gorgeous Sheer Stitch/Satin Ombre Red ribbon made from my bow maker, the Zutter Bow-It-All V2 from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   I highly recommend buying your ribbon from this fantastic company because the customer service is wonderful and the ribbon, lace and products are just beautiful.  
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas wreath with the fishing gear and would appreciate a comment.

Some of the dies and supplies used are: 
Cheery Lynn Fishing Set
Cheery Lynn English Doily
Stampendous Deep Impression Powder

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #214 - Red and Green Color Theme
Dies R Us Challenge #38 - Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Let It Snow
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Merry Christmas and Anything Goes

Friday, December 4, 2015

Gift Box with Blue Ribbon

Hi, I am Nancy from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team.   Perfect time today to do that Christmas shopping or get those supplies you need right now.

Christmas is almost here and Really Reasonable Ribbon has this gorgeous assortment this month of blue and white ribbon for the December Club Month.  I am excited to share with you one of my gift boxes that I made using this beautiful ribbon. 

I love making these gift boxes out of a Sizzix Pro die and this December Club Month has a gorgeous assortment of ribbons for the finishing touch to any project, card or gift boxes.  I used the beautiful Cindy White Crochet Lace, Checkerboard Satin Capri Blue and Blue Multi Oval on White Grosgrain Ribbon on this gift box.  Of course, I couldn't have made this bow without my Zutter Bow-It-All V2.0 .  If you don't have this bow maker, it is a "must have" for most of us. 

The ribbons, lace and bow maker are from the Really Reasonable Ribbon on-line store.  You'll just love the wonderful selection of other beautiful ribbon, products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

I made my own angel corsage pins next to the flower.  I wanted the delicate frosty look and used crystal glitter on vellum on the cut out dies of Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Finishing Touches-Delicate Fronds and Sue Wilson-Maidenhair Ferns.  The poinsettia was made using silver glitter paper for the Spellbinder poinsettia die combined with the  delicate  Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Mosiac Poinsettia which was made with vellum paper and crystal glitter to give it a frosty and shimmery look.  The border on the box is from Cherry Lynn Designs called Francesca.  But the finishing touch to almost all cards is that beautiful ribbon, trim or bow to give your project that special look.

Thank you for stopping by and I would appreciate a comment in the section below.  Now it is your turn and come join us at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog exciting challenge this week "Shimmer and Sparkle Theme" with ribbon or trim.  Can't wait to see your new creation!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy Birthday to a Special Friend

It is already the first Wednesday of December and time for fun with the Scrapyland Challenge #31-Anything Goes using a brand of die that Scrapyland which is over 40 brands to choose from.

I just purchase last month some beautiful dies from and excited to show you these dies cut for this card and inspire you to buy if you don't have them already for making your gorgeous cards.  Also, sells over 40 named-brand dies that are absolutely gorgeous.

I have a special friend over the years and we get together weekly to make cards.  She cut out a few of the gorgeous dies from the Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Expression Collection-Happy Birthday sentiment.  Later, she brought over a birthday card for her aunt that had her age on it next to Happy on this sentiment.   I thought it was so clever so I did this on her birthday card to personalize it. sells dies such as the beautiful Creative Expression-Sue Wilson.   The stunning Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Gemini Collection-Orion comes in a set of 3 dies.  Two dies will cut the top or bottom of the main die which makes this set very versatile to use on a card.

The other die cuts around the ribbon are the  Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Finishing Touches-Delicate Fronds and the Cherry Lynn Design Victorian Romance Flourish as well as the beautiful butterfly from Cherry Lynn Design-Tiny Things with Wings.  

The gorgeous lavender and white ribbons and flower were from the on-line store of Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Really Reasonable Ribbon offers variety of ribbons in many colors that would look wonderful on any card.

I have so much fun sharing my cards with you as well as seeing the beautiful cards that the talented designers and people post on these challenges.  It inspires me and I hope my cards are inspiring you as well.

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Scrapyland to see the amazing projects our design team have created for this challenge and also it is now your turn to share your amazing projects with everyone!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Carol

 Welcome back.  Hi, I am Nancy and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

 I am back making more Christmas cards and had this gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon called the Vintage Christmas Plaid ribbon.  I love making a variety of cards for Christmas and wanted the next five cards to have that ole country vintage look to it.

 I made this bow like all my bows using the Zutter Bow It All V2.0 and couldn't have done as well without this bow maker.  If you don't know how to use this bow maker, view the wonderful U-Tube  on Zutter Bow It All videos that Bonnie Garby has made for you to get you started on the right track.  She has created other U-Tube videos on different bows for your project and cards.  I added some beautiful spray berries and golden bells to this bow.  Again, this is the Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Christmas Plaid ribbon

I wrapped this corner with this beautiful ribbon and added some golden jingle bells and red spray berries along with the Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Festive Holly Spray.  The tiny red berries on the holly branches are dots of Stickles red glitter glue.

The picture and green with holly background paper are from the Graphic 45 Christmas Carol collection and the gold and green die cut around this picture is the gorgeous new Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Delicate Garden Frame.  Behind the frame is the Cherry Lynn Design-Boutique Rectangle Stacker Frame.  I had to cut some of the length of the Boutique Stacker frame to fit the Delicate Garden Frame.

Thank you for stopping by and I would appreciate a comment in the section below.   I plan to use the other vintage Christmas plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon for my next cards and hope you get a opportunity to see these cards.  Now it is your turn and come join us at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog exciting challenge this past week for Silver and Gold with Ribbon or Trim.   Can't wait to see your new creation!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nephew Turning One Year Old

Stitched Sheer/Satin Ombre Light Blue Hi!  I am Nancy and welcome back.  I am so excited to share my card with this gorgeous satin  ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon called the Stitched Sheer/Satin Ombre Light Blue.  You'll just love the wonderful selection of other beautiful ribbon, products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service!  This beautiful ribbon comes in three other colors and only 30 cents a yard. I love the gorgeous shine and the delicate white stitch in this ribbon.  I made the bow using the easy-to-use Bow-it-All v2.0 which was purchased at Really Reasonable Ribbon.   Behind the beautiful blue ribbon is the 1.5" white netting ribbon which comes in a variety of colors.  I added some blue Stickles glitter glue on parts of the white netting to accent the area.

Also, Really Reasonable Ribbon has the Wild Orchid Craft flowers.  I used the Wild Orchid Craft Open White Rose size 15mm. throughout this card.   I made my own angel pin attached to the blue ribbon. 

The picture is from Whimsy Stamps-Sylvia Zet-Birthday Boy and I colored it with Copic markers.  I used Stickles Crystal glitter glue on the icing on both cakes.

I love the Cherry Lynn Design Anastasia border die and use this die often.  To make this border look more like lace after cutting the die out, I  crumbled the border and then glued it on the back of blue  Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-York Collection-Madison Square frame.  The inside white die cut, blue flowers and the butterflies are from the new Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Delicate Garden collection.  I added some embossing powder that has blue glitter, white and gold colors in the powder to the butterflies. 

The background white paper was embossed using the Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Snowflake Lattice embossing folder.   Even though it is called Snowflake Lattice, I still use it for other cards since I love this embossing and the snowflakes look like flowers as well.

Thank you a bunch for stopping by!  I would appreciate a comment in the comment section below.
Now it is your turn and come join us at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog this Friday for another new and exciting challenge.  Can't wait to see your new creation!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monochromatic Christmas Card

Hi Scrapyland Bloggers.   
It's the middle the month and that means it's time for a new Scrapyland Challenge ( The Scrapyland Challenge #30 is "Monochromatic" using any brand of dies that Scrapyland on-line store sells.  This challenge ends on December 1st and the winner, chosen by the Designers, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapyland ( on-line store. 

I was challenged to make a monochromatic colored card but actually had fun with this one using gold, brown and black colors. 

I love the new Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Design Festive Collections for this year that Scrapyland store sells.  This is the  Sue Wilson's  Peace On Earth and was cut with black paper and  embossed with Ranger Melt Art Copper embossing powder. 

The copper frame around the Sue Wilson's Wise Men Mini Striplet was also done the same way.  This die set has two dies in it for the background and the frame.  The background paper behind the wise men is an antique gold glitter paper. 

I cut out the Cherry Lynn Design Horizontal Stacker Frame.  I love all of the Cherry Lynn stacker frames since the frames coordinate well with many Cherry Lynn dies.  I had to cut it down the center of this frame to fit around the Wise Men Striplet.  I used foam pads behind the frame.

The embossing folder is from Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Design Lattice Snowflake.  I am in love with this embossing folder and have been using it on many of my Christmas cards. 

I love this gold glitter bow from Really Reasonable  I used the Zutter Bow-It-All V2 bow maker from Really Reasonable Ribbon on-line store to create this bow.  I used my angel mold to make this beautiful praying angel and colored the angel with gold chalk powder to give it an antique vintage look.

I hope my Christmas card inspire you to get started on your holiday cards and projects this Christmas season.  Start right away by ordering your beautiful dies from Scrapyland one-line store  to make your gorgeous cards and projects.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fabric Softener Sheets for die cutting

Does your die look like this when you cut something out? You spend the next few minutes poking out those little intricate cuts in your dies.  Want to save time as well as it provides a little better embossing look!!!
Using the cheapest fabric softener sheets and make sure it is as free of dyes and perfumes due to getting that sticky stuff on the paper and making it gooey, you get a die and cut that almost doesn't need any poking out.  It not only saves time but it is a great way to get all of the embossing out of your die.  I use each sheet about 4 or 5 times before it is no longer good.  Again, buy the cheapest fabric softener sheets without any of the dyes and perfumes.

This is a Cherry Lynn Design border and before, I had to spend a little time poking out all of the paper out of the die or the cut out.  The company says that I only have to tap the die and these little cuts come out, but never happened to my friends or me when we tried tapping it on a garbage can.

Place your die with the paper and then lay the fabric softener sheet down on the paper and then lay the cutting pad down and run your machine.  This is what it should look like with the fabric softener behind the paper.  This die needed the fabric softener behind the paper since it wasn't cutting out well.

Once I peeled off the die cut, this is what remains on the fabric softener.  Nothing in the die nor the cut.
Here is another example of an intricate die that was already cut out. 

Note:  The die cut is on the fabric softener sheet and nothing to poke out of the die.  

Now look at the fabric softener sheet after I pulled the die cut out of the fabric softener sheet.  Nothing was on the die or on the die cut and everything is on the fabric softener sheet.

This doesn't work with all dies, cuts or paper but when it does work, it saves time and note that it also adds more of the embossing from the die to the paper than just cutting it out with only the cutting pads.

All of my friends now use this technique
and we have been using it now for over a year with great results most of the time. 

Please leave a comment if this was helpful for you.