Christmas Hop with DCWV

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Good morning crafters!  I am really excited about today’s post!  This week, two of my favourite companies are teaming up for some Christmas crafting fun, and today is one of my days to share a little project with you!

Every  Christmas for the last three years or so, I have gone on a bit of a chocolate bar wrapper kick!  I love making these little wrappers – not only do they serve as greeting card, but they have a yummy treat inside for the recipient that pulls out in such a fun way!

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The ribbon holds everything in place until the recipient is wants to break in!  Not only can you make them in any size you want, but they also won’t break the bank even if you are making a whole bunch!

For this version, I teamed up the Merry Memories DCWV stack with three different ribbons from the Ribbon Resource:

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The canvas ribbons are perfect for this project because they are really smooth and slide nicely against the paper.  At 3/4″, they are also just the right size to create a substantial bow that is a good proportion to the treat you have tucked inside!

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Oh, and the mini pompom ribbon – I mean come on…how cute is this stuff!  It adds a perfect bit of texture to make the sentiment really stick out.  I think I might be a bit obsessed with this ribbon for the Christmas season!

There are three of us up today for May Arts/Ribbon Resource that have projects to share with you today!

And don’t forget to pop on over to the Ribbon Resource blog as well as over to DCWV’s blog to find out more about this week’s fun and to be entered into the giveaway!  Both companies have multiple chances to win, so make sure you get your name in!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Halloween Hopping with Ribbon Resource

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Good morning crafty friends!  It is blog hopping time with The Ribbon Resource and I am excited to share another Halloween project with you this morning.  Half of the Ribbonistas have great projects to share with you today, and then we have a whole new set for tomorrow!  There’s a little cute, there’s a little spook and there is a whole lot of crafty fun!

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If you’ve ever stopped by ScrappyCanuck Studios before, you will know that I love to craft with bright and bold colours.  Halloween crafts don’t always fall into this category, but this fun little banner certainly does.  Inspired by candy corn, I simply took a plane white Artful Accents banner that I actually got from May Arts Ribbon (the wholesale sister site to Ribbon Resource) and got out my trusty acrylic paints for the colour blocks (each section is 2″ wide). Once it dried, I cut 4″ pieces of a variety of yellow, orange and white ribbons to tie along the top edge for some texture.  It was that simple!

Candy-Corn-banner-ribbonNow, I have to tell you that critique #1 came from my six year old who feels like the candy corns should have smiley faces on them.  She had her marker in hand and was ready to make the additions as soon as I hung it up (perhaps it is the influence of Shopkins in her life).  I actually think it’s a pretty cute idea – what do you think?

Anyway, if you haven’t had a chance to see all the projects today, make sure you pop on over to the Ribbon Resource blog, and then off to each of the Ribbonistas’ blogs for all the details.  The Ribbon Lady is giving away two gift cards for the store to those of you that have the time to comment – we always love to hear what you think of the projects.  Here is today’s line-up:

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Stampendous Hop

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It’s hop time with May Arts and Stampendous, and today I have something a bit different to share with you.

I was on Pinterest the other day, and fairy gardens seemed to be everywhere! So when this great stamp called Fairy Friend arrived from Stampendous for this hop, I immediately thought of all those cute and petite garden ideas,  But here’s the problem – I do not have a green thumb at all.  We do have a really beautiful garden, but that is mostly the hubby’s doing!

So I decided to do the “non-green thumb” version of a fairy garden! Vase-details

I create this little vase, I simply grabbed a mason jar and wrapped it with three of my favourite textural ribbons – 1/4″ Adhesive Scalloped Border (Ivory A485-14-09)3/4″Velvet Corduroy (Parrot Green 357-34-16), 2.5″ Cotton Blend/ Vintage Inspired (Pink Floral 468-25-17).  Starting with the widest, I simply layered one on top of the other.

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I coloured up the image from Stampendous with my Copics, fussy cut and then adhered it to the jar with some foam squares for a bit of extra dimension.  Finally, I added some beautiful flowers and a bit of water and was all finished!

Now, while this little creation is currently quite happy on my fireplace mantel, I also think it would be a beautiful thank-you or hostess gift (Thank-you Fairy Much) or even a gift for a friend (You’re a Fairy Good Friend).  Vase-front

I hope you are inspired to bring a bit of garden into your home with this project!  Make sure you take some time to comment because we do have a great giveaway for you – a  $25.00 gift card to The Ribbon Resource.  Mallika Kejriwal also has a beautiful project to share with you today, so make sure you pop by and leave her some love too!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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Epiphany and May Arts blog hop

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Okay, I know this is going to sound crazy, but it snowed yesterday here in Calgary, and I was so excited.  Normally at this time of the year I am complaining about the aforementioned weather phenomenon, but yesterday’s snow was met by afternoon sun, and that meant SNOWMEN!!!  Most of the time it is too cold up here in Calgary, so suitable “snowman snow” happens only a couple of times a year.  Yesterday was one of those days, so the two little gals and I got outside for some creative time!

While it was so fun to watch them in the snow, I have to admit that there is something special about sharing creative crafty times with my gals too!  So for today’s Epiphany/May Arts blog hop, I thought it would be fun to scrapbook one of those memories!  My youngest, who turned four last week loves to paint, and when she get’s started, it is no holds barred. In this photo, I was trying to capture the fact that she had gone through 9 sheets from her painting pad and was still going strong!  Sheer concentration!

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Now when the Ribbon Lady mentioned we would be teaming up with Epiphany Crafts, I was so excited!  I had the perfect excuse to work with some more of my new release Double Faced Satin ribbons, and who knew what fun might come my way from EC! What did come my way were these Bubble Cap Pennants, and I knew they would be a fun way to dress up some ribbon!

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So I got out my scissor, and a fancy little tea light…

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…trimmed up the edges…

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…and then just ran the flame across really quickly to seal everything up!

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What I ended up with were these great pennant pieces that not only had a cool textured finish from the bubble cap, but also still showed off the beautiful satin ribbon.  And I had some great elements to coordinate with my layout!

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So there you have it – a little teamed up fun with Epiphany Crafts and May Arts!  Now the design teams are going to be showing off project ideas all week, so make sure you check out what Lalo IK has to share today, and leave some comments for your chance to win two sets of prizes that include goodies from both companies.

Thanks for stopping by!

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