Autism Awareness with May Arts

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Good morning crafty friends!  I’m not sure if you know this, but April happens to be Autism Awareness month, so today, some of the Ribbonistas from The Ribbon Resource are teaming up for a special little blog hop!! It’s a hop we have every year on this team, and this year, I am excited to share a special card with you!

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For this card, I used the puzzle piece Autism symbol as the inspiration for the stamp choice (this happens to be a Tiddly Ink digital stamp coloured with Copics), and then placed everything on some brightly coloured layers of Doodlebug patterned paper.

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I topped the whole card off with a  beautiful blue bow tied onto a paper clip for easy positioning on the card (this one happens to be the 7/8″ Double Faced Satin – Ha-76-98, but check out all these pretty satin blue options).  I then did a bit of hand lettering on the stamped image and I was all done – a card that will work for anyone special in your life, but holds even more meaning for some impacted by Autism!

The diversity in the projects today is absolutely wonderful, so make sure you take some time to visit the other blags.  And as usual, The Ribbon Lady has some awesome prizes up for grabs at the Ribbon Resource blog, so make sure you pop over that was as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hearts are not just for Valentine’s Day!

Hello crafty friends!  Today, I wanted to do a quick little share with you of a layout that I created for May Arts! 

This was a little picture I grabbed of my oldest daughter with the very first stuffie that I purchased for her (His name is Mr. Mouse just in case you were wondering)!  It’s a simple one, but I love the colours and simple textures on this one!  The paper is from DCWV and I used both the  ¾” Pink Satin Hearts (AX-17) and my all time favourite ribbon –  ¾” Twill/Chevron in pink (382-34-17).  If you would like more details, come on over and see the post here.  

You know, it never fails to amaze me how much I still really love scrapbooking images of my girls!

 

Stampendous Hop

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It’s hopping time!  This week, The Ribbon Resource has teamed up with Stampendous to create some fun projects featuring stamps and ribbon!  Over the last couple of days, members from our team have shared some really beautiful projects, and today, it’s my turn!  If you have ever popped by Scrappy Canuck Studios before, you will know that I am no stranger to stamping.  In fact, it’s not only how I got started in crafting, but it is also what at least half of my blog posts are about.  So I am always up for a new stamp, especially when I get to team it up with some of my favourite ribbon!
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Once I chose the paper I wanted to work with (this happens to be from DCWV), I stamped 3 of the Stampendous stamps on white cardstock and coloured them up with Copic Markers to match the paper.  I then took my trusty CutterBee scissors and fussy cut each image (I never get tired of fussy cutting – some people colour to relax…I fussy cut)!  I then started to assemble my pieces, using some foal adhesive for each of the stamped images to make them pop off the page.

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Then I hit my ribbon stash, and I found some 1/4″ Silk ribbon (Silver – SK-4-31) that I thought would be a great compliment to the bright yellows and greens in the stamps and paper.  I tied the ribbon onto a large paper clip at the top, looping the ribbon twice for a full effect.  I slipped the paper clip onto a banner on the card and I was all done!Stampendous-front

This card reminds me so much of the fresh colours that we will be seeing in a few months up here in Canada.  It is usually a late spring for us up here, but it will be worth the wait!

Today, the team at The Ribbon Resource have three ladies up with projects (including me).  Make sure you pop by to see what they were up to with other Stampendous and The Ribbon Resource products!

Thanks for stopping by!

The Ribbon Resource Product used:

Other Product used:

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  • DCWV patterned paper and cardstock

Cardmaker Hop

Good morning crafty friends!  I am so excited for you to be popping by today!  The Ribbon Resource has teamed up on CardMaker‘s Valentine-themed hop today, and there is all sorts of love on the internet today!

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Originally, I was going to put together some treat containers, but I decided to tackle a card for two reasons – one is that I haven’t been making a lot of cards lately, but the other is because I wanted to see what I could come up with for a more masculine card.  There are all sorts of pretty paper and cute stamps for Valentine’s Day, but what could I find in my stash that might work for the guys in our lives?

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I love black and white for Valentine’s Day!  I think it provides an awesome contrast to just a pop of red – a heart cutout like I did here or a button or just a bit of bling.  There are all sorts of great graphic black and white papers out there – this one happens to be from one of our partner companies DCWV (the stack is called Jet Black).  And here’s a little tip for you – raid your don’t put away your Christmas-themed paper yet!  You will find all sorts of great red patterned paper that will work for Valentine’s day – some might be filled with candy canes and Santa’s but I guarantee that you will also find some generic reds that will be perfect (like this polka-dotted one that I found).

Cardmaker-bowNow cards usually feel really naked to me without a bow, so I topped this one off with 3/4″ Chevron Twill in black and white. I love this size for cards – I can get a “puffy” look without a huge amount of bulk.  I actually had a tutorial up at The Ribbon Resource on how to tie this bow (it was even with this ribbon – check it out here).


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Now, if you feeling like the bow is a little to “girly”, there are still some great things you can do with the ribbon to add texture!  Off on one side, I actually just looped a piece of the Chevron Twill and glued it in between to pieces of paper I was layering.  It’s a subtle detail, but it breaks apart the predictable lines, adds some texture and definition.  If you are only going with the loops, try two of three up one side of the card!

Well, I will not keep you any longer because you have a lot of hopping to do!  There are giveaways along the way from (like $two $25.00 gift cards to the RR), so make sure to comment and enter where you can!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kid’s Crafting at Christmas

Good morning crafty friends!  It’s Friiiiiiiiiiiday,and today I have a “team” project to share with you!

As many of you know, I have two little girls – a 6 and a 4 year old.  It will probably come as not surprise that both like to craft.  So anytime I have an excuse to create a project with them, I am a happy momma!

Today at the Ribbon Resource, the team is sharing some ides for Christmas crafting with your little!  And I have some some Christmas trees hats to share!

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One of the best things about crafting with the girls is that our projects often change during the process.  Originally, the idea was to to create some trees that would also include some lacing so the girls could work a bit on fine motor skills.  As a result, tree one with the White and Silver satin string (378-31) was born!

The tree started out on a sheet of 12×12, with the girls tracing a circle from and ice cream pail.  We then cut a straight line up to the centre and created our cone shape.  I used a hole punch to add some 1 1/2″ spaced holes (an odd number works best), and then created the cone shape. Kids-craft-lacingMy oldest did the threading and tying and then we had to create a topper for the tree.  One piece of the 1.5″ Silver Star banner (481-15-31 ) was a perfect backdrop for one piece of the 3/4″ White snowflakes (EX-61).

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Now, I had every intention of creating more of these types of trees, but as I was going through my crafty stash, a new inspiration hit!  I cam across my 3/8″ Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac (A480-38-14), and it was like the angels started singing in the background.  Adhesive ribbon is the absolute best for little girls!!!!

Kids-craft-trimThere is no tying required, and there are no limits in the way you can put it down on your paper – any angle will work!  It’s perfect for little creative fingers! So I ditched the holes on tree two and three and voila – more cute Christmas trees – this time topped off with 1.5″ Adhesive Sequin heart (A478-15-14) and a single 1.5″ Silver Star banner (481-15-31).

the funniest part of the whole project was that as soon as the trees were finished, they transformed into something else – Christmas hats!  Both girls had them on their heads and wanted me to attach ribbons at the bottom to tie them on.  Even our elf got into the action!

In the end, my favourite part of this project is the memories it created!  I feel a scrapbook page coming on!

Now, don;t forget to check out all the other projects up today, and to head over to the Ribbon Resource blog (there’s a giveaway to enter)!!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Ribbon Resource Ribbon used:

Other product:

  • 12×12 paper (I used DCW)
  • adhesive

Fab Friday with Tiddly Inks!

It’s Friday!!  I have been having one of those weeks that seems to drag on and on and on, so I have to admit that I am happy to see the weekend on the horizon!  Oh, and it’s the first weekend of the Christmas craft fair season here in Calgary, so I am EXCITED!!!  Time to go and be inspired!

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Speaking of inspiration, I have a bit of birthday inspiration for you today for Tiddly Inks.  This was a really clean and simple card that I created for my little niece who turned one recently.  I used the digi called For the Birds because I loved the fact that I could add more little birds onto the end of the image so I would have just the right number of spaces to include her full name!  This digi comes with some birds that are joined together, but also little single images as well, so you can customize the grouping of birds to suit your message (this reminds me of those personalized Christmas ornaments…in fact, I think I need to make a version for Christmas).  I simply coloured them up with Copics after I printed them, hand lettered the name, and added some Ribbon Resource ribbon. Easy peesie!

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Well, besides my first craft fair this weekend, I plan to get a some crafting a new tutorial video done this weekend.  If you are in need of some inspiration as well, make sure you pop on over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog – Fab Fridays are always so fun because the variety of creations is huge!  There is something for everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!

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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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