Friday, January 29, 2016

Peach Valentine Box

Welcome back and time is going by fast and already it is my day to share with you some beautiful ribbons and Wild Orchid Craft flowers from Really Reasonable  I hope you are keeping watch each day visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to see what our fantastic designers have for you as well as participating in our challenges. 

If you have been following my blog, I am making a variety of Valentine boxes filled with chocolate and jewelry  for each of my grand children, daughters, and daughter-in-laws.  The two boxes are my  Peach Valentine Box, one heart shape and the other square.  To see my tutorial on how to make heart shape boxes, click on:   Heart Shape Box Tutorial

I am loving the peach and lavender colors this year and this very gorgeous coral/peach ribbon is called the Double-Face Light Coral ribbon and it comes in four sizes.  I used the 1" size but will have to make sure that I have all of the sizes of ribbon and flowers in my stock since spring is coming and coral/peach colors are gorgeous for this time of year.  The beautiful and delicate lace ribbon is the 7/8" Betsy White Crochet Lace and behind the bow is the 1 1/2" white netting.   All of the variety of  Wild Orchid Craft flowers came from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Really Reasonable Ribbon sells the Scor-Tape and Zutter Bow It All V2 bow maker.  I used the 1.5" Scor-Tape to attach the bow onto the box.  I use this Scor-Tape to attach all of my bows since I can arrange the ribbon on the bow and move it around until I get the arrangement I want.  Afterwards, the ribbons on the bow stays in the exact place I want it.  I used the Zutter Bow It All V2 to make this two ribbon bow. 

Seaming bind Cream ribbon and Pink Salmon ribbons.  Chloe Natural Crochet Lace and Wild Orchid Craft flowers. 

Dies were Cheery Lynn frames:  Horizontal Circle Frame, Heart to Heart, and Butterfly Set#2.  Paper was Graphic 45.

Thank you for visiting  and I would appreciate your comment below.  Have a Happy Valentine's Day soon.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge #348 - Bring on the Bling
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Blog - January Any Image Goes
Simon Say Monday Challenge - Love Is In the Air

Monday, January 25, 2016

Lady Bug Tutorial

Check out How">">How to Make Mini Lady Bugs for Cards and Projects
by Nancy Hill on Snapguide.

Heart Shape Boxes Tutorial

To begin the heart shape frame, I used the Cheery Lynn Designs - Heart to Heart Doily die.  This set has four hearts with die cut hearts within the shape of three dies and one clear backing die for solid shape.  The one clear backing die isn't shown in this picture.
Find your heavier paper for the base of the heart.  I used 8 1/2 x 11" 200 lb. weight paper but actually I could have used 110 lb. weight paper which is easier to find in stores. 
The length of each of the base is 8 1/2".  The 1 1/2" base is glued on top of the white heart and is on the outside of the heart.  The 1" base goes on the inside of the bottom white heart.
I used my fingers to curl each base to make it easier to form on the base of each white heart.
Using the 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" bases, I folded about 1/2" on top of each base and I applied 3/8" Scor-Tape on the inside of each base. 
With the one folded part of the first base, I started from the top of the heart to the tip on the outside of one white heart.  (I followed the embossed edges of the die cut) 
The next base will be glue to the folded part on top of the other base and after finishing taping this one to the heart, the folded part will join with the other base on the bottom. 
 Now use Scor-Tape to connect the folded edge to the other edge. 
Do the same with the 8 1/2" x 1" but make sure to move this base slightly more towards the inside the heart to make the box fit. 
Now, you are able to start decorating your box.  I glued each pink hearts to the white hearts and cut out the beautiful larger heart of Cheery Lynn Heart-to-Heart doily.  I had to use the same larger heart to cut out the image to perfectly fit inside this heart.  Don't worry, this larger heart has that opening to fit your picture. 
Using your decorative paper, glue this paper on the side of your heart.  I love adding ribbon using Scor-Tape to the side.  It also hides any flaws that I made.  You can add jewelry, chocolate or even gift cards to your love ones, children or grand children. 
See more of my heart shaped boxes at

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Angel Watching Over Us

I bought the Whimsy Stamp Lullaby and thought this picture of this cute little angel watching over this bird and keeping it safe and warm from the cold winter weather would be good for a friend who is in the hospital for a life-threatening condition. 

I colored the image with colored pencils using a eraser to blend rather than Copic markers this time for a pure pastel.  I applied Ranger Lace glitter glue to the snow and the angel's wing.  It is hard to see that I applied a clear glitter embossing powder to a Sue Wilson Maidenhair fern cut with vellum to give the fern the icy appearance.  This fern is behind the bow.  I used just some white ribbon rose flowers this time for a softer look. 

Supplies used:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable   White Sheer Organza with Satin Center

Dies are from Scrapy Land that sells 40 name brands of dies and supplies. 
Cheery Lynn Designs:  B635 Snowflake Set 2
Creative Expression - Sue Wilson Designs - Snowflake Corner, Tag, Dandelion  and Maidenhair fern
Lawn Fawn:  Mini Snowflakes
Paper:  Graphic 45 and Bazzill
Stamp:  Stampendous
Snow:  Stampendous Deep Impression embossing enamel
Impression Obsession:  Sprig set
Marianne Designs:  Bird, Fence, Birdhouse set
Whimsy Stamp:  Lullaby
Hat pin:  Make my own
White ribbon rose flowers

I am posting this card on the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #221:  Anything Goes
7Kids College Fund #143 - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges:   Winter Theme
The Ribbon Girls:  January Any Image
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Create With Critter
Whimsy Stamp Challenge #91-Anything Goes

Friday, January 22, 2016

Pretty in Pink Valentine Candy Box

Welcome back!  Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog has a new and exciting challenge "Show Me the Pink".  I have created for you a candy or jewelry box for Valentine's Day.  I plan to make 7 different  candy boxes with different images and colors for each of my grand children and will be posting each one of my blog.  Keep following my blog to get the latest of Valentine boxes that I made but the most challenging one will the for the grandson.  My tutorial on making heart shape boxes is: Heart Shape Box Tutorial.
This Valentine box is done in pink for this challenge as well as most of my young grand daughters who love pink and lots of embellishments on their clothes, jewelry, etc. 
I love this ribbon called Hot Pink Taffeta.  I made the bow using the Zutter Bow It All V2 and used the 1 inch Scor-Tape to attach it to the box.  I love using Scor-Tape to attach my ribbons and bows since I can arrange the bow on this tape.  The beautiful Wild Orchid Craft flowers are also from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  These flowers are easy to use and Really Reasonable Ribbon has a huge assortment of various flowers, ribbons, and supplies to make your project or card stand out. 
 I used the little Wee Stamp - Florist for this Valentine's box.  Since the image was smaller, I used colored pencils rather than Copic markers.  I made my own hat pin for this card.  The three dies used are the Cheery Lynn Heart-to-Heart, Cheery Lynn Butterfly Set #2, Sue Wilson-Finishing Touches-Delicate Fronds and Sue Wilson-Dandelions from Scrapy  I cut one white and one pink Cheery Lynn Heart-to-Heart using all the dies in the set.  Make sure to put tape down each die using the entire set before running it through your die cutting machine to get the pink frames to come out even.  I embossed the pink frames with clear glitter embossing powder. 
 I used the 3/8" Quatrefoil Print on Hot Pink Satin ribbon on top of the white 5/8" Elastic Double Ruffle White ribbon. 

The hot pink paper is from Bazzill and the plaid paper is Graphic 45.

Chocolate added to the inside of the heart box

Jewelry added to the inside of the heart box
The January Ribbon Club- Sweetheart Collection has the most gorgeous assortment of pink and white ribbons in this  set and there is still time to buy this beautiful set.  Also, join the club and get a surprisingly new set each month sent to you.

Keep visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to continue to see the wonderful projects and cards that Really Reasonable Ribbon Designers have for you.  Can't wait to see what you have created!

 I am entering this card in the challenge:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Red Valentine's Candy Box

Today is my day on Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, to share with you one of my seven  Valentine's chocolate or jewelry boxes that I made so far using the gorgeous ribbon, tape, flowers and the fantastic Zutter Bow It All V2 bow maker from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  To see how I made this heart shape box, visit my blog tutorial:  Heart Shape Box Tutorial

If you are following my blog, I am using different images, colors and ribbons on each Valentine's  box that I am making for each of my grand children.  I hope to have the tutorial on how to make the heart shaped boxes using the largest of the Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart die on my blog this coming week.  The Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge on January 22nd, another Valentine's box with a variety of different Wild Craft flowers, ribbons and images will be posted from my blog.

 I love the red and white plaid ribbons with the 1 1/2" red netting behind the bow.  I always attach my bows with Scor-Tape.  Really Reasonable Ribbon offers a variety of Scor-Tape sizes.  I used 1 1/2" Scor-Tape for attaching most of my bows on cards and projects.  My bows are always formed using the Zutter Bow It All V2 bow maker.   The cute little hearts are from Impression Obsession-Heart Stem die, the gorgeous butterfly are from the Cheery Lynn Butterfly Set #2 and the green leaf stem is the Sue Wilson-Delicate Fronds.    The center die is the Cheery Lynn Heart To Heart set and the top and bottom of the heart shape box were cut from the largest of this die set.  I made this hat pin.

The side of this Valentine's heart box is the beautiful 5/8" Elastic Double Ruffle Red Plaid ribbon and behind it is the Sue Wilson- Scandinavian Border. 

I am using some of these boxes for jewelry and the others for chocolates for Valentine's Day. 

Keep visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to continue to see the wonderful projects and cards that Really Reasonable Ribbon Designers have for you.  Can't wait to see what you have created!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Simon Says Monday Designer Team Call

I love making vintage cards and projects but also I have many styles that I like to do for my grand children.  This is a easel card with two drawers under it for a gift in one drawer  and chocolate candy in the other for my older grand daughter who loves the vintage deco.  I made this card using many Cheery Lynn dies and the gorgeous Graphic 45 paper.  I stamped the sentiment and use a scallop oval punch to cut it out and glue it to the embellishment.  I love feather and cream lace to vintage cards but this is not lace but the Cheery Lynn Anastasia die which was cut, crinkled and sponged with Ranger Distressed ink. 

I am entering this for the Simon Says Stamp  Designer Team Call and hope I am selected.  I have several other vintage cards to share along with a variety of other themes and styles that will inspire consumers to buy at Simon Says Stamps. 

Supplies used:

Paper:  Graphic 45- Ladies' Diary and Bazzill pink card stock
Cheery Lynn:  Anastasia border, Small and Medium Rose dies, Leaf Strip, Gardenia Flower die
Spellbinder:  Floral Oval Frame

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Blue Valentine Box

Welcome Darlene and Donna for their new web site called Double D.  You have all the experience and a gorgeous website of being successful with this.  Double D  first exciting challenge is called Double D Challenge:  Forget Me Not.  I made this blue heart chocolate candy box just for your opening, Darlene and Donna, and wish you success this year and more to come.  You have always inspired me with your work.

 The Wee Stamp-Florist is bringing a gorgeous bouquet of blue Forget-Me-Not flowers for your opening of Double D Challenge.  Since the image is so small, I colored it with pencil rather than Copic Marker to get the pastel colors in this picture.  I used glitter ink pencils for some of the flowers to bring them out. 

 The flowers and ribbon are a combination of Wild Orchid Crafts from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The blue Forget-Me-Not flowers and butterfly are from Sue Wilson-Delicate Garden Set and the leaves are from Sue Wilson-Finishing Touches-Delicate Fronds.  The white flowers behind the bow are the Sue Wilson-Dandelion.   I added Ranger Liquid Orange Pearl in the center of the Forget-Me-Not flowers that were made from Sue Wilson-Delicate Garden set.

I used the Cheery Lynn Heart To Heart Frame to make the box and used the dies for the top.  I even used the die to cut out the picture and added the smaller frame around it.  I would advise taping the dies down to the cutting pad before cutting the Heart To Heart Frame, otherwise, you might get an uneven frame in the center.  To see how I made this heart shape box, visit Heart Shape Box Tutorial.

 If you don't like poking out each heart from this frame, please check out my tutorial about using a fabric softener sheet.  Also, I am creating a tutorial on how to make these candy boxes from the Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart Frame which was inspired by Kathy Krug who did one for her blog.  Now that I have made several of these chocolate candy boxes for each of my grand children, I will give you a few tips on what worked for me as well as the dimensions, etc.  Use heavy card stock for the frame. 

This is the side of the box.  I used ribbon and Scor-Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I use Scor-Tape to attach my bows and ribbon all the time. 

The only thing left is the chocolates to fill each box. 

Darlene and Donna - This is a very exciting time for you and wish you good luck in what you have planned to do in Double D Challenges. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Love The Pink

Welcome to the first Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog challenge for 2016 called Looky What I Got or Anything Goes.  Santa was good to me and I got some new dies this year. 

Hi, I am Nancy and so excited to show you the gorgeous Hot Pink Taffeta ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This absolutely beautiful ribbon is in the January's Ribbon Club Assortment called Sweetheart Collections as well as buying it separately.  Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 9 different ribbon styles and consists of 16-18 yards of ribbon.  Also, this would be a perfect gift for a friend or a member of the family who loves ribbons. 

Really Reasonable Ribbon has the gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft flowers that I used in this card along with the awesome Zutter Bow It All bow maker and the Scor-Tape that I used to tape the ribbon and flowers on this card.

The dies used for this card are from Scrapy  Sue Wilson-Finishing Touches-Delicate Fronds,  Sue Wilson-Striplet -Lattice Heart, Sue Wilson-Expressive Collection-Love, Impression Obsession-Heart Stems and Impression Obsession-Fir Strips. 

Now, it is your turn to join the fun and post your card on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog challenge right now. 

This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #40 - Something New

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

With Sympathy

Happy New Years 2016 and welcome back for our first challenge of the year Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #33 - Anything Goes.  I am Nancy and excited to show you three sympathy cards. 

At times, we need quick ideas of making sympathy cards and each card took about 20 minutes to make and that was including the time of cutting out the dies.  The dies used on this card above are from Scrapy Creative Expression - Sue Wilson Designs (Sue Wilson-Expression Collection-With Sympathy, Sue Wilson-Gemini-Lyri) and a Sue Wilson's Snowflake Lattice embossing folder was used on a silver mirror cardstock.  The Sue Wilson Designs -With Sympathy has the gorgeous font and flower that makes an elegant sympathy  card. 

The last two cards were made using the Sue Wilson Design-Gemini Collection-Orion from Scrapy  The gorgeous ribbon and Wild Orchid crafts are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The silver cardstock on the last card was embossed using a Stampin Up embossing folder.  The white leaves are from the Sue Wilson Design-Delicate Touches-Finishing Fronds.  I use this die often on my cards with flowers.  

The gorgeous silver ribbon and Wild Orchid Craft flowers were bought on-line at Really Reasonable where I buy all of my beautiful ribbons and flowers.  I buy my crosses from a thrift store or garage sale and make my own resin angels from a mold.  If a person doesn't have an angel, they could use a butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by and I would appreciate a comment in the section below.  

Also, Valentines is a short month and half away and now is the time to buy your Valentine dies Scrapy where the customer service and fast deliver are awesome and the prices are very reasonable. 

Now it is your turn to join us at Scrapy Land Challenge this week.  Can't wait to see your new creation!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Renewal of Their Wedding Vows

One of our special friends is to renew their wedding vows.  I specialize this card by putting their names on it.

This card was embossed with the Sue Wilson Designs-Snow Lattice.  The following dies were purchased 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

The heart has two Cheery Lynn dies.  Since the mirror card stock was thick enough, I was able to pend the top one to had a 3-D effect.  I bought this mirror card stock from
I was buy my ribbons for my cards at Really Reasonable  The prices are very reasonable and the selection is gorgeous. 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Just For You

The Sue Wilson dies arrived and I couldn't wait to try these two dies on my first card of the year. 
The dies used on this card are:
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Nobel Dies-Ornate Pierced Rectangles
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Expression Collection-Ornate Just For You
Cheery Lynn Designs-Romance Victorian Flourish
Impression Obsession-Pine Sprig Cluster
White Netting and White Satin Ribbon (I buy all of gorgeous ribbons, Zutter Bow Maker and Wild Orchid Craft flowers from Really Reasonable

I make my own cupids for my cards from an angel mould. 

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Dies R Us #40:  Something New