Friday, July 21, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge at RRR

Hello, crafty friends, and thanks for stopping by.  Today is the start of a fun new Anything Goes Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  We are hoping that you will stop by to play along with us.  You can link up ANY project as long as it includes trim (ribbon, twine, etc.) of some sort.  I made this sweet card using a few of my favorite products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I have two patterned papers and a chipboard frame, all of which are inked. I added a chipboard heart, a chipboard sentiment (Let's Get Together), and an ephemera ticket.  On top of the ticket, I added big fluffy bow made with Black Burlap String, Ivory Burlap String, and Baby Pink Seam Binding.  On top of my bow, I added an adorable little 11-mm White Heart-Shaped Flatback Imitation Pearl Accent from our awesome Embellishments section.
Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many fabulous ribbons, trims and embellishments; and you're always sure to find the perfect accents for all your crafting needs.  I encourage you to take some time to browse through the shop and treat yourself today.  We also hope that you will play along in this fun new Anything Goes Challenge with us.  We love seeing your creativity!

Have a blessed day!
Karen

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Party Time With RRR

It's time for a party, friends!!!  In just three short days, it's MY 52nd Birthday.  I love to celebrate with family and friends, and I'm also blessed to be able to share my special day with all of you.  This card was so much fun to make, and Really Reasonable Ribbon helped me to make it extra special.
I started with some fun patterned papers, ephemera, stickers, chipboard and half of a paper doily.  I also ran some border stickers across my card.  At the very top, you will see a sticker tag sticking out of the top.  I tied some Brown Sugar Baker's Twine to the little tag, and hung a tiny tag from it with a pear-shaped rusty safety pin.
I used lots of Scor-Tape on my card to hold everything together.  This fabulous Adhesive is a must-have, and really holds things together securely over time.  I use it everywhere...on the papers, the Embellishments, and even the trims.  You really need a reliable and sturdy Adhesive, and Scor-Tape is a fabulous choice.
Another thing I wanted to point out is the fun 3-D paper medallion I added.  I tucked more bundled Natural Burlap String underneath it, and I topped it with a fun 14mm Flower-Shaped Flatback Round Pearl Accent.  There are so many awesome Embellishments in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.


CropStop Challenge - Linky Party #30 - Anything Goes (I used Tombow Adhesive)


Thanks for visiting!
Karen 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties July 2017 Release Rewind

Welcome back by today, everyone, as I share another card I created using Paper Sweeties new Kindness Matters Stamp Set.  For this card, I wanted to keep it really simple and let these GORGEOUS stamps and dies speak for themselves.  I used ivory card stock and cut the focal point using the new Paper Sweeties Rectangle Scalloped Frame Sweet Cuts.  I cut it twice with the Rectangle Scalloped Frame Sweet Cuts and placed the second rectangle on top of the first one using 3-D tape.  Next, I stamped the sentiment (Every day is a gift) using the sweet new Kindness Matters Stamp Set.
I also stamped the gorgeous floral wreath from the new Kindness Matters Stamp Set, and I cut it out using the coordinating Kindness Matters Sweet Cuts.  I placed one complete wreath at the top right, and then cut a second wreath and placed pieces of it here and there.  I even stamped and cut extra flowers from this sweet set to use as accents here and there.  You will also see several lovely Marshmallow Sequins on my card.  These sweet sequins are STUNNING on your cards and projects, and they catch the light from the other colors placed around them.  My finishing touch was a bow that I tied with Grape Seam Binding.  This is the most awesome seam binding...all crinkly and tea-stained.  And it comes in several delicious colors.  YUM!
Here's the list of all my talented team-mates who have prepared cards to inspire you today.  I hope you will visit each of their sweet blogs to see what they've created for you.  I also encourage you to play along in our fun July challenge, and of course to check out all the fabulous products available now at Paper Sweeties.  We welcome you!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Karen Letchworth 

Have a great week,
Karen

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties July 2017 Release Party

Woo Hoo!  It's time for the July Release at Paper Sweeties, and we have some really AWESOME new goodies for you.  Today I'm sharing a card that I made using our sweet new Kindness Matters Stamp Set and the coordinating Kindness Matters Sweet Cuts.  Starting today, you can purchase these ADORABLE new sets, along with the new Rectangle Scalloped Frames Sweet Cuts.  The creative possibilities are endless, and they're SO adorable!
I stamped this sweet new wreath three times using the Kindness Matters Stamp Set, and also cut the wreath three times using the Kindness Matters Sweet Cuts and I layered them together.  I also cut some extra flowers from this sweet wreath to use on the sides as accents.  Those little flowers are just SO super sweet, don't you think?
I also used the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts to make my scalloped borders at the middle and bottom of my card.  The other Design Team Members at Paper Sweeties are such sweet and talented ladies, and I know you won't want to miss any of their amazing projects. 
I'm sharing this list with their names, and if you simply click on each name...you will be taken directly to their sweet blogs to see their mind-blowing creations using these fabulous new Paper Sweeties products.  And don't forget.....all these fabulous sets are available as of today in the Paper Sweeties Shop.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Karen Letchworth 

Thanks for visiting,
Karen

Friday, July 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties July Sneak Peek

Hello, all my sweet blog friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by today as I share a lovely card I created for Paper Sweeties.  Starting tomorrow, July 15, you can purchase all the items in the new Paper Sweeties July Release.  But for now....please let me share my card with you.  Oh, by the way, my card isn't dirty....these papers and products are aged looking on purpose.  That's just how they are.   Didn't want you all thinking I had dirty hands while I was crafting....LOL.
This was created using some pattenred papers and a matching journalling (recipe) card.  To that, I added a chipboard frame that showcases the sweet sentiment "Kindness Matters" from our new Kindness Matters Stamp Set.  I also placed a Rectangle Scalloped Frame by the chipboard frame (in yellow/gold) to further accentuate my sentiment.  This sentiment (Kindness Matters) is one of six sweet sentiments found in this wonderful new stamp set, so don't miss out on grabbing this sweet new Kindness Matters Stamp Set (available tomorrow) from Paper Sweeties.
I also added a small flower that I cut using the Basket Add-Ons: Hoppy Easter Sweet Cuts.  I use this adorable little flower a lot because it's small and oh so sweet; and it makes a great accent just about anywhere.  I cut it from patterned paper.  You may also notice that on top of my wire bird, I added a Cookie Dough Sequin.  And....in the center of my felt flower, I placed one Cookie Dough Sequin and two Peppermint Sequins.  Because they are (super adorable) cupped flower-shaped Sequins, I was also able to add some tiny pearl accent stickers in their centers.
Here's the list of my talented Paper Sweeties Team-Mates who have created something special for you today.  Each blog will excite and entice you, so be sure to stop back over the next two days to see the entire July Release.  You can check out all the wonderful Paper Sweeties products, and you can play along in our July Challenge by visiting the Paper Sweeties Blog.
Michele Henderson
Michelle Bala
Mynn Kitchen
Nancy Salkeld

Have a Paper Sweeties day!
See you tomorrow,
Karen

Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's Blog Hop Time at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Woo Hoo!  It's Blog Hop time at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I'm so glad you've stopped by.  You should have arrived here from Bonnie's Blog; but if you didn't, there's still time to get started on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  One lucky person will win this month's GORGEOUS Ribbon Club Assortment.  Be sure to answer the special Blog Hop question at the end of the hop for your chance to win this GORGEOUS collection of ribbons.  Just look at this lovely assortment of purples:
This sweet hair bow is attached to a French Clip, and these fabulous clips come in a wide variety of sizes to accommodate different sized bows for various hair lengths and thicknesses.  Really Reasonable Ribbon also carries Headbands and other accessories for making hair bows, etc.  There's SO much more at Really Reasonable Ribbon than just the hundreds of fabulous ribbons and trims they carry....why not check it all out today?
The next stop on this Blog Hop is at Kathy's Blog, and she is sure to have a project that will knock your socks off!  Be sure to check out this month's Ribbon Club Assortment as well as ALL the other wonderful products at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There's also a fun challenge taking place on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, along with LOTS of great inspiration every day.  We hope that you will stop by often.

Have a blessed day,
Karen

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cheers from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome by, everyone!  I'm posting for Really Reasonable Ribbon today with this sweet card that I created by combining two patterned papers that I inked with Tim Holtz Concord Grape Distress Ink and glued together.  I ran a torn piece of pink/cream striped washi tape along the sides of the smaller piece of patterned paper.  Then, I added a sentiment card (cheers) that I inked with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  The patterned papers and sentiment card are all from Crate Paper.
Once I had all that in place, I chose to adorn my card (quite) a bit.  At the bottom left, I made a BIG bow layered with Mulberry Flowers; and they were added (from the bottom up) in this order:  I tied a double bow using the 5/8" Delphium Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, Lilac Seam BindingBaby Pink Seam Binding, Ivory Burlap String, Natural Burlap String, Burlap Center Stitch Brown, and then a 35mm WOC Green/White (pink) Paper Leaf, and several Sweetheart Blossoms including purple, ivory and white.
You'll also see that just below the sentiment, I added some Embellishments including a felt bird who is sitting on three White Flat Back Pearls and nest made of  Violet Burlap String and Ivory Burlap String.  I really wanted you to see a close-up of the sweet 35mm WOC Green/White (pink) Paper Leaf, and lovely Sweetheart Blossoms I used.

I absolutely love using Burlap String because it adds so much fabulous texture to your cards; and because it is a TREMENDOUS VALUE at just $1.00 for TEN YARDS.  AND.....it comes in 15 fabulous colors.  This is a trim you will use for so many different things, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has it priced so low that you can afford to pick up ten yards of every color.  There are so many fabulous products at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I encourage you to check it out and treat yourself today!
There's also a FUN CHALLENGE taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and I hope you will play along with us.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week.

Karen

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