Sunday, February 28, 2016

Silver Birthday Card with Ribbon Slider Buckles

Welcome back Really Reasonable Ribbon bloggers.  I bought some ribbon slider buckles at various stores while in Boise for my grand daughter's basketball tournament.  I was so impressed with bows made with these ribbon slider buckles used from various people in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenges, I wanted to start using them for some of my bows. 

All of these supplies along with the stunning Wild Orchid Craft flowers are from the Really Reasonable Ribbon on-line store.  The gorgeous ribbon is the Shimmer Satin Shell Grey and I couldn't have created this ribbon without the Zutter Bow-It-All bow maker.  The ribbon is attached to the card with the 3/8" Scor-Tape

Other supplies:
Cheery Lynn Designs: Polynesian Sail Doily
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Rambling Rose embossing folder
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs- Happy Birthday
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Petite Vinery
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Corvus
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Dandelion
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Delicate Garden Frame set (Butterfly)
Impression Obsession:  Fir Sprig set
Mirror cardstock

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Come join us for our challenges and can't wait to see what you create this time.    Thanks again for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2016

This is a Valentine box for chocolates or jewelry.
 Easel Card

 I glued pieces of Graphic 45 papers and die cut it with a Tattered Lace Monumental Happy Birthday die. 
Check out How">">How to Make a Valentine Heart Box
by Nancy Hill on Snapguide.
or using instructions below
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.   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, February 20, 2016

Best of Luck

Welcome back and excited to share with you one of the beautiful ribbons which is two-sided in February's Ribbon Club Month assortment from Really Reasonable 

Do you know that St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, Thursday, March 17th.  These beautiful green and yellow ribbon assortments would be perfect for those St. Patrick's Day projects or cards.  Really Reasonable Ribbon also sells each ribbon separately from the club month as well.

This gorgeous two-sided ribbon is the 3/8" Crosshatch on Emerald Satin Ribbon.  It has the green and white print on one side and the solid emerald green color on the other side.  WOW!
I used my Zutter Bow It All bow maker to make this bow.  This time, I formed one bow and then cut the ribbon to form the other bow and tied the green ribbon around the printed ribbon.  I used the 3/8" Scor-Tape to stick the bow and ribbon onto the card.  Bonnie has a great tutorial to do these bows without cutting the ribbon and would suggest watching her U-Tube video
If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! 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.  The total price of each monthly assortment is $9.50 and includes the shipping/handling fee too!
Scrapy dies used:
Sue Wilson Designs:  Expression-Best Of Luck, Delicate Garden Frame and Tag, Gemini Die-Orion
Sue Wilson Designs:  Rambling Blossom
Would enjoy hearing from you.  Please leave a comment and if you have questions, I will reply or just e-mail me at  Thanks again for stopping by!!!
I am entering this card in Double D Challenge - Feeling the Green.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Terra and Chad Best Wishes

Another anniversary card for my son and his wife.  The heart has two different dies of Cherry Lynn Designs-Doily Heart To Heart and Flourish Heart.  Using mirror cardstock, I was able to bend the top heart to give it a 3-D look.    The butterflies are also the Cheery Lynn Butterflies Set #2. 

Other brand dies used are the Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs- Best Wishes and Striplet Embroidered die as well as the Snowflake Lattice embossing folder. 

The ribbon and Wild Orchid Craft flowers all came from Really Reasonable  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a variety of ribbons, flowers, and supplies with really reasonable prices and quick shipping. 

I made my own angels from a mold, and the embellishment on the bottom of the bow came from a garage sale. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #43-Red
Double D Challenge - Red and White

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Springtime Card

Welcome back Scrapy Land bloggers and we have another exciting challenge for you at Scrapy Land Blog challenge 36 called "Tie One On" including a bow (die or ribbon).  Scrapy Land has over 40-named brand dies at discounted prices.  The customer service is top-notched and you will get your orders to you fast.  Normally, I get my order within three days which is great. 
Easter and St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and Scrapy Land has those dies that will make your card stand out with that "WOW" look.

While we still have snow on the ground, I am thinking spring and beautiful pastel colors.  My little sweet picture is from Sylvia Zet Wee digi stamps online.  I colored it with colored pencils and used the Starfire glitter on the flowers by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp.

The oval doily die is the Cheery Lynn Designs Kiwi Oval frame, the green vine is the Sue Wilson-Finishing Touches-Petite Vinery.  I am using the vinery often with my flowers and prefer not to glue but just part of the stem and leave the vines and leaves loose.  The corners is from the Sue Wilson-Scandinavian corner/border/tag set.  I am loving this set and like the small corner die for many of my cards.  I use the border often and glue ribbon or pearls in the middle of the border.  In the center of the flowers is the Impression Obsession fir sprig set.  I like this better than using a punch since the fir sprig die cuts through regular and heavy card stock as well as glitter card stock. 

The embossing folder is the Sue Wilson Designs-Rambling Blossoms.  The gorgeous ribbon is the light coral satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon that has a variety and reasonably priced ribbon and Wild Orchid Craft flowers that I used on this card and this company also has fast service and great customer services. 

I made the pearl and diamond embellishment on the ribbon using a flat button. 

Thank you so much and I always enjoy your comments. 

Entering this card in the following challenges
Cheery Lynn Designs #223:  Add a Flourish
Fan-tastic Tuesday #124   :  Anything Goes-Make it Cute

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Mary Had A Little Lamb

I am Nancy and it is time for the exciting February Blog Hop.   You should be coming to my blog from Bonnie.   Wasn't her card just beautiful.  


I am using the Delicate Stitched Satin Pistachio ribbon from this assortment or you can also buy this separately on Really Reasonable  Also, Really Reasonable Ribbon sells a variety of gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft flowers.  I used the variety of pink and white Wild Orchid Craft flowers on this card. 
Dies were from and other supplies used on this card:
Whimpsy digital Stamp - Mary Had A Little Lamb colored with colored pencils and Sakura glitter pens. 
Sue Wilson Designs-Finishing Touches-Maidenhair Fern and Rambling Blossoms embossing folder
Cheery Lynn Designs-English Doily, Butterfly Set #2, Ivy Strip
Sparkles n Sprinkles-Bubble Gum Transparent glitter
Bazzill paper
This card has the gorgeous yellow ribbon from February Ribbon Club Assortment called Gorgeously Green Collection. 

If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club!
Hop on over to Karen's site next.  She will have something wonderful to share with you.  
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Thanks again for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Easter

Springtime and Easter are around the corner and it is a good time to take inventory of your ribbons and flowers for your projects and cards for this time of year. You might want to start your springtime supply with the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club collection of gorgeous yellow and green ribbons and the Wild Orchid Craft flowers. 
I am using the gorgeous 5/8" Satin Swiss Mini Dots Apple Green ribbon.  It has the dots printed on one side of the ribbon and the other side has the solid green which is show above.  This is perfect for matching your two ribbons together for a double bow like the one above.  Of course, I would not have been able to make this bow without the Zutter Bow-It-All V2 bow maker.  I used the 1" Scor-Tape to tape this ribbon on my card.  Using the Scor-Tape, I am able to keep my ribbon on the bow in the exact place that I want it to be on the card. 
Other supplies:
Graphic 45 - Ladies Diary
Cheery Lynn:  Boutique circle, Sophia's Heart Doily, Leaf Flourish die, Ivy Strip,   Deco E corner, Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frame.
Whimsy Stamp-Bunny's Choice
Creative Expressions-Sue Wilson-Petite Vinery
Stampin Up-Happy Easter set
Old punch for Easter Eggs
Always love to hear from you so please leave a comment.  Also if you want to see my next card and projects with ribbon and flowers, follow me on If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at
This card will be entered in Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #124-Anything Goes and Whimsy Challenge #91-Anything Goes and Cheery Lynn Designs-Add a Flourish
Thanks again for stopping by!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cupid - Love the Pink

  I am using the gorgeous Heart in Line on Hot Pink Grosgrain Ribbon.  I love the delicate hearts with the stunning pink heart pinks in this ribbon. 

Really Reasonable Ribbon offers reasonable prices on their ribbon and has a variety of supplies like the Wild Orchid Craft flowers and the awesome
Zutter Bow It All 2.v bow maker to make your bows and cards have that "WOW" look. 
The dies were
Cheery Lynn Design - Happy Valentines and Francesca Border
Impression Obsession - Cupid
Sue Wilson Designs-Strip lit-Perseus
I used Ranger Liquid Pearl on the bottom die along with the Darice hearts.

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I am entering this card with Fan-Tastic Tuesday #122- Anthing Goes
Double D Challenge - Pretty Pink Hearts



Love the Pink with Cupid

 I am so excited to show you two absolutely gorgeous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The Hot Pink Taffeta ribbon is stunning with this card and part of the Sweetheart Collection.  Of course, I couldn't have made this bow without the Zutter Bow-It-All V2.  Really Reasonable Ribbon also sales the gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft flowers at a very reasonable price.   I used 1" Scor-Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon for the bow and flowers and 1/2" Scor-Tape for the Hearts in Line Pink Grosgrain Ribbon ribbon with the pearl heart.  Behind the bow and flowers, is the 1.5" pink netting.  I have been using different colors of netting behind my bows since it gives a delicate look to the bow and flowers.  If you haven't started using netting, start with the white and after you fall in love with it, Really Reasonable Ribbon offers a variety of gorgeous colors in the netting.

Dies used
Tattered Lace- Monumental Moments-Love
Cherry Lynn Designs-Kiwi Oval Frame
Cherry Lynn Designs- Butterfly Set
Memory Box -Butterfly
Impression Obsession - Cupids Die Set
Creative Expressions-Sue Wilson Designs-Delicate Fronds
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs-Finishing Touches-Dandelion Clocks
Core'dinations-Light Pink Plaid
I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Friday, February 5, 2016

Polly's Paper Studio - With Sympathy Card

Welcome back to our special and exciting challenge this week.  This challenge is sponsored by Ginny's Polly's Paper Studio and we will feature projects using Ginny's collage sheets.  Ginny is one of the talented Really Reasonable Ribbon's designers and we are excited to show you some of the gorgeous digital collage sheets that can be ordered through Polly's Paper Studio as well as the beautiful ribbons, flowers and supplies through Really Reasonable Ribbon

The beautiful ribbon is the Lipstick Red seam binding ribbon and the Betsy White Crochet Lace.  I sponged distress colored pink on the white lace  to give it an aged look.  The 1.5" Scor-Tape was used to tape the bow on the card and glue was applied for the Wild Orchid Craft flowers.  All of these supplies came from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well as the Zutter Bow It All bow maker to make this bow.     

I am using the Polly's Paper Studio - Floral Background Digital Collage set of 6 gorgeous backgrounds and the Pink Flower and Dots Background Collage Sheet set of 4 beautiful backgrounds. 

The front of the card is one of set in the Floral Backgrounds.  I printed and cut it out and then scratched the edges.  I sponged on dark purple ink along with some pink to give it an old look.  I cut out a rust colored background and added Ranger Bronze Metallic embossing powder.  I used 3D foam to attach it to the polka dot background. 

The polka dot background and rose/wood background are from the Pink Flower and Dots Background Collage Sheet.  After printing and cutting the background out, I tore the edges and sponged on heavier purple ink to give it more of a burnt edge. 

The dies used on this card are:  Creative Wilson-Sue Wilson Design - With Sympathy, Cheery Lynn Designs - Flourish Leaf Strip, and Cheery Lynn Designs- Rose Leaf Strip.  I make my own angels using a mold. 

I hope to have inspired you to visit Polly's Paper Studio and see their gorgeous vintage paper and supplies and also start ordering those gorgeous ribbons, especially the February Ribbon Club Assortment - Gorgeously Green Collection, and Wild Craft Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon for those St. Patrick Day, Easter and springtime cards or projects. 

Come join us at Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge and let's see what you have created.  This could also be your lucky day. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lavender Valentine Box

Welcome back Scrapy Land bloggers to our February Challenge #35 -Anything Goes.  It is getting closer to Valentine's Day and I am almost ready but want to show you what I have been up to this past few weeks. 

I made each of my grand children a Valentine's box for chocolate candy or jewelry.  I will show you previous Valentine's boxes that I made at the end of this blog and hope to inspire you to try this out.  To see how I made the heart shape boxes below, visit my Heart Shape Box Tutorial

I made each box with different colors, flowers and images.  This is what I call the Lavender Valentine Box for my older grand daughter.  I started with the gorgeous Cheery Lynn Heart-To-Heart frame die set using the largest die to make the top and bottom base before cutting out two colors from this entire set to start with the top again. 

The beautiful girl is from Wee Stamp.  I colored her with colored pencils rather than Copic Marker since the image was small and I wanted more pastel colors which I don't always get from using Copic on small images.  Afterward, I used a variety of Sakura glitter pens as well as glitter glue to bring out the roses and her wings. 

I bought all of these dies that I used on this box from Scrapy Land this past month.  I love the Impression Obsession-Heart Stems in bows this year for various occasions besides baby breathe flowers.  I used a metallic purple cardstock to cut the heart stems.  Also, I used the Impression Obsession-Pine twig to fill in with the heart stems and bow.  The Sue Wilson-Finishing Touches-Petite Vinery and Sue Wilson-Finishing Touches- Dandelion Clocks are  an additional plus to add with flowers and bows on my projects this year.  I use my fingers to bend the leaves and I don't glue the entire vine down since I like the tips to curl.  I make my own hat pins. 

The beautiful seam binding ribbon for this bow and gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft flowers are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I make all of my bows using the Zutter Bow It All V2 which is purchased at Really Reasonable Ribbon which offers variety of gorgeous ribbon at reasonable prices.

This will be what the inside will look like for Valentines filled with chocolate or jewelry.

Other heart shape cards that I have made this month.

Well, I am not done but keeping following me at to see the Valentine boxes that I have created and especially the one for a grand son which is still in question of how to do this yet.. 
Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land and keep visiting the Scrapy Land Face Book and Scrapy Land Blog to continue to see the wonderful projects and cards that the designers have for you.  Can't wait to see what you have created!
I am entering this card in the following challenge:  Whimsy Stamp Challenge #91-Anything Goes.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentines with Cupid

Welcome back I hope to inspire you to start right now on your Valentine cards and buy those gorgeous dies and gorgeous ribbons like the white seam binding ribbon with the red netting ribbon behind the flowers.

I have some exciting dies to show you from  that was used on this card.

Tattered Lace-Monumental Moments-Love
Impression Obsession:  Cupid With Hearts, Heart Stems, Pine Sprig Cluster

I cut two Love die cuts with heavy card stock for my base.  I cut another Love die cut using the gorgeous red mirror card stock Sparkle N Sprinkle and embossed with it Sue Wilson Design-Heart embossing folder and glued it on the base.  I really love the Impression Obsession cupid and the heart stems.  Also, I use the Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval doily die often so it is definitely worth having this die around.

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Cheery Lynn Designs #220- Sweetheart Theme
Allsorts Challenge #347 - Valentines Day
The Ribbon Girl Challenge-Special Guest Designer

Friend Card

I am sending this to a very special friend who just sent me nice samples of Sparkle n Sprinkle glitter and embossing powder from her supply since I  have some of SNS  glitter and embossing powder but wanted to know what was her favorite clear powders from Sparkle n Sprinkle.  I love the Sparkle N Sprinkle fine glitter and especially the EP Stickum Powder.

Where do I begin since I loved all of the samples and the Sparkle n Sprinkle stamps.  The stamp is behind the sentiment and was stamped with Versa Mark and then colored with colored pencils.
The corners were embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle EP107 Sparkle embossing powder.  The frame around the sentiment was embossed with EP 350 Pink Delight and then I applied light pink ink to give the frame an antique appearance. 

I wished the picture would bring out the gorgeous G1017 Starfire glitter on the sprigs inside the flowers.  I cut out a small square and applied Versa Mark.  I applied the Stickum Powder and then the Starfire glitter after using the glue gun.  Afterwards, I cut out the sprigs from the Impression Obsession Sprig die. 

Sparkle N Sprinkle:  EP107 Sparkle Embossing Powder; G1017 Starfire Glitter; EP350 Pink Delight; EP Stickup Powder, Spring Floral Stamp
Cheery Lynn Designs:  Deco Corner Set F
Impression Obsession:  Sprig Set
Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs- Ornate Oval-My Friend; Petite Ivy
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon-Hot Pink
Pin from old stash and Angel made from my mold

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sparkles n Sprinkle February Challenge:  Anything Goes:  Use loose glitter, embossing powder or flocking 
Allsorts Challenge #348:  Bring on the Bling