Posts Tagged ‘ribbon’

Tuesday with Tara {take 252} Pretty Poppies

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’ve got a throwback post to share, and it features our challenge theme for June 16- RIBBON!

I’m a big fan of what I call crinkle ribbon, which is hand dyed (I typically use distress ink sprays, ink pads or reinkers) and left crumpled in a ball to dry, which gives it a crinkled pattern and texture  it’s fun & easy!  I love to make up batches of it when I’m facing a creative block!

I’ve used the Delicate Pretty Poppies by MFT again, this time I went with a Distress Watercolor painting on watercolor paper.  It bled a lot, but I was looking for a loose painted look… I stamped my images in Distress Ink (Festive Berries & Mowed Lawn) and painted in the color with the same ink and a water brush.  Once it was dry, I stamped it again in a slightly darker color to reinforce the lines of the images.

I added some splatter on the background by rubbing ink on a damp toothbrush and flicking it.  A bit of stickles finishes off the flowers… and a small story stick (by Tim Holtz) tied to some crinkle ribbon to add texture.

It’s pretty simple… but I like it.  I planned to add a sentiment, but decided to include one inside instead.

Inky hugs,


Mother’s Day Card Set – by Marianne

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Hey Everybody,

Do you ever look at a new paper line and feel like you just have to go create something, anything, with it RIGHT NOW!

That’s what happened the first time I laid eyes on this new line from Basic Grey called Wisteria. The peaceful, pastel palette of muted blues, greens and mauves with a shade of yellow that is so soft it floats, the floral background, whimsical butterflies and dragonflies is all about Spring!

One of my favourite occasions in the Spring is when we pay tribute to our moms on Mother’s Day. Sometimes it is just in remembrance but if we are blessed to have our mom still with us, it is fun to make her something special. That’s what this project is meant to be. A celebration of MOM using beautiful Wisteria paper.


This elegant little purse/box is 4.25” wide x 4.25” long and 1” deep and holds a set of 4 greeting cards and envelopes. The purse handle is tied with some May Arts ¼” iridescent Periwinkle ribbon and secured with two large brads and some glue dots.


It’s handy for mom (or Auntie, or Gramma or Sister) to have a card on hand for those times she wants to send a personal greeting. The cards went together so quickly using Core’dinations Nostalgia paper in the Indigo colour family which coordinates beautifully with the Wisteria paper; the new Spellbinders Dahlia die set (did I mention how amazing this new die is?) and the fabulous Kaisercraft “Cardmaker Thank you” rubons. Once the original card design layout was done, the rest of the project was just a repeat of the original. SO much fun and so pretty. I know my mom is going love it.


Of course, now I have to make another one for my sister!

Why don’t you give it a try too?

Wisteria papers are on our shelves now!

Enjoy ….. Marianne


Some of the ingredients are pictured, but, I also used:

Just Rite Special Occasion Deluxe Monogram Stamper for “MOM”

Cuttlebug A2 Swiss Dots embossing folder

Fiskars border punch Sunburst (although Lacy Days of Summer would work just as well)

a swirl stamp from Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps, Swirls V.1,

Nestabilities Scallop Circle Large and Standard Circle Large

Kaiser Craft Rubons “Thank you” (these are a must have for making greeting card sets)

Scor tape was used on most of the project and some Tombow Mono Aqua for the small embellishments.

The small brads are Basic Grey

Peggy’s Pretties (these are just the sweetest little drops of colour!)

3 Cards, One Sheet… By Mary-Ann

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Hi Everybody, Mary-Ann here with a few more cards for you…

These cards were so simple and quick to make – all three were made from one sheet of paper from the My Mind’s Eye paper pack Bellezo and a few sheets of Bazzill cardstock.  I simply cut out the design, used the reverse side of the paper for the background, added some Stampendous Mahogany glitter, Kaiser Craft chocolate pearls, and May Arts ribbon.  I used a few 3D dots to add dimension and all that was left to do was attach it to the card base.  I tend to like lots of detail on my cards, so I embossed the front of the cardstock using the Cuttlebug embossing folder Tiny Mosaic.  Although you don’t see a lot of it, I think it adds some visual interest.




Simple and yet the finished cards are quite striking.

Ok your turn, see if you can create a card set using as few sheets of paper as possible!!  When you succeed, let us know, tell us about your accomplishments below!