Pennant Flower Tutorial

Making Flowers with Banner Ribbon

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!  It’s tutorial time today, and I have a new flower for all your bloom lovers (and I know there are a few of you out there because flower tutorials are still the number one posts here at SCS).  Now, I know there are all sorts of creative companies out there that create beautiful flower embellishments, but I just love sitting down and using different materials to create my own.

When the new 1” Adhesive flag ribbon (A486-1) was released at May Arts, I was in heaven! I love this ribbon, not only because it is an easy way to add texture and color to a project, but because the size and shape make it perfect for creating flowers! Here’s a little video to show you how:

I have used these little flowers on cards (one of my favorites is the poinsettia-inspired bloom that found it’s way onto a Christmas card this year), headbands, scrapbook pages, witches hats and even on gift bags! I hope you are inspired to create a few blooms of your own!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Fun wrapping ideas with May Arts

Okay, I have to admit that I am not finished Christmas shopping yet, but it’s never to early to think about wrapping ideas, right?

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Today, we are looking forward to those last few minutes before Christmas when I will be madly wrapping goodies for under the tree! ;) I know you will be done long before I will be!

 

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For my wrapping idea, I decided to team up some of the beautiful black ribbons available at May Arts with some krafty paper for wrapping, some chalkboard paper for a tag, and some fun metallic stars to create a wreath.  The best part is that the tags are reusable – simply wipe clean and use them again.  Switch the little coloured bow out and you could use them for birthday presents or other occasions too!

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To create the wreath, I simply cut out a circle (no fancy cutting machines needed – just trace a circe and cut – mine is about 2″ in diameter), and then layer your stars.  I used hot glue to adhere each, but glue dots would work well too!

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So, there you have it!  A simple wrapping idea for all you kraft paper lovers!  Make sure you check out what all of the ladies have for you in terms of inspiration if you haven’t already!

And make sure to leave some comments along the way because the Ribbon Lady is giving away 2 prize packs of 1 roll of Xmas ribbon (including the new releases) and 1 artful accent. It’s well worth the time to leave some love!  Oh, and make sure you go and check out May Arts new online retail store – the Ribbon Resource (although you might want to wait until after the Christmas bills are paid ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wintery fun with Faber Castell and DCWV

Good wintery morning to you!  I am excited to be sharing a project with you today featuring some great products from DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! We are having our winter blog hop, and not only have we had a couple of great days of projects already, but we have more to come.

I decided to team up the Winter in the Woods stack with a fun teal coloured Faber-Castell Double Scoop Gelato in “Snow Cone” and an awesome PITT artist pen in silver 251 to create a winter -themed banner.

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This banner was a lot of fun to make.  I really loved the colours in this stack – the muted greys and creams together with the brighter teams and the green!  There is so much going on, and yet there is a cool, peaceful feel to the papers and patterns.  BaNNER-E

The Faber-Castell products were a great compliment to the papers.  I actually used the Gelato much like I have used distress inks in the past – I ran it along the edges of the banner pieces, and then rubbed it in with my fingers.  It’s a great way to pull all the pieces together and also to help them stand out a bit from the background paper.  Oh, and the PITT pen was used for some doodling – the think ink running smoothly over even the textured paper.  Man, I love this pen! Oh, and that ribbon happens to be from one of our other partner companies – May Arts (you know I love my 3/4″ Chevron Twill)!

Banner-WSo, that’s it for my new winter banner! Make sure you also pop on over to see Jessica’s project today!  Oh, and Karen has a pretty card for you too!

Make sure you  leave a comment at the DCWV blog and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  blog to be eligible to win this weeks prizes! DCWV is giving away THREE prizes; $50.00 worth of scrapbooking supplies for each person! We will be announcing the winner Monday the 15th on Facebook so be sure you are following us.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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It’s Friday!

Wow!  It’s been a bit of a crazy week, so I sure am glad that it’s Friday!  I have a few fun cards to share with you today – a little inspiration care of Tiddly Inks stamps!

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Holly-Jolly-closeupNow Christmas is just around the corner – less than 3 weeks in fact!  But if your Christmas cards are not all done – do not panic!  Christy has all sorts of fun Christmas images in store that you can download, print and go!  For this card, I teamed up Holly Jolly with some bright and cheerful Doodlebug paper!   And if your a more traditional stamper, Holly Jolly is available in a clear stamp too!

Now these next two cards feature some brand ewe images from Christy, and I think you’ll agree that they are as cute as cute can be!

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This first one is called Ewe Sparkle and Shine.  I decided to go a little “non-traditional” on the colouring of the image.  This little ewe had so much spunk I figured that there was no way she would be plain white!  Copic R81, R83 and R85 were my “go tos” for this image.  And I had so much fun colouring her pink that when I got to Hope Ewe Get Well Soon

Weather-sheep.Weather-sheep-dimension..I  even gave this little ewe who happens to be under the weather got a little blush colour for fun!  I have to admit that it can sometimes be hard for me to colour something that is “supposed to be white” something completely different, but now that’s gotten past that block a couple of times on these sheep, I am not sure I will ever go back! ;)

Well, that’s it for me today!  Make sure you pop by both the Tiddly Inks blog and our challenge blog today for all sorts of fun inspiration – holiday and sheep galore!  Thanks for stopping by!

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