1 Month Baby Layout - Jamie

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hi everyone!

Jamie here, and today I would like to share this layout of my youngest daughter Harmony.

The blue butterfly background was cut down to size and then I cut the title out with my silhouette. I placed my 2" wide Coral Nylvalour Velvet Ribbon under the title and put the background title paper on pop dots.

I cut the hearts out and added them in place as well as the little banner. I finished the layout off with a wood veneer heart next to the heart at the bottom and added my journaling in white gel pen. I hope you enjoyed looking at my layout today!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a wonderful day!

Cute Snowman Boxes! by Melissa Craig

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hi everyone!  It's Melissa and I am sharing one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.  Snowmen!!!  I am such a sucker for a snowman, so much so that I usually dedicate an entire week on my blog to snowman projects.  I'll do that in December.

But today I'm featuring Samantha Walker's Snowman Nesting Boxes.  What a great idea!  These boxes will nest inside each other for easy storage and then stack up to the cutest display.  Tuck little treats inside each box to give to someone special.  Instead of the paper scarf that comes in the file, I used Kiwi Grosgrain ribbon.  I meant to put ribbon around the base of the hat but got too excited to put this together that I had already glued on the holly leaves and berry when I realized my little piece of ribbon was still sitting on my table.  He's still super cute!

There are some wonderful ribbons in the store that will finish off any holiday project and it's time to get those projects in the making.  Thank you for stopping by!

Decorative Fall Basket with Steph!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Good morning everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Fall basket that I've taken from drab to fab thanks to some pretty ribbons from Ribbons Unlimited.

I've added ribbon to the handle and edge of the basket then attached a ribbon bow.

This is the original basket - pretty but plain.

I placed fabric glue along the edge of the basket and adhered  Cream Nylvalour Ribbon.  Then, I placed it along the handle of the basket.  At 3/16" wide, it fit perfectly along the edge and the handle as a perfect accent. 

I created a bow using Soft Moss Lyon French Wired Ribbon.  This pretty ribbon appears almost two toned when turned into a bow.

And there it is a very quick and easy way to dress up a basket.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Cheesecloth Ghost by Jamie L.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hey everyone,
Jamie here with a cute halloween ghost.

The ghost is pretty easy to make and super cute when done. All you need is some black felt, cheese cloth, liquid starch, scissors, hot glue, and 5/8" red wired satin ribbon. You will also need something for a form to sculpt ur ghost (i used a balloon and a vase).

You soak the cheese cloth in the liquid starch than drap it around a form or base to make the shape. Let dry over night. Remove from base/form. Cut eyes out of felt and hot glue into place. Make a bow with your ribbon and hot glue into place. All done!

Thabks for stoppin by and have a great day!

Pumpkins! by Melissa Craig

Friday, October 16, 2015

Good Morning!  Melissa here with a fun project that is cute and so easy to make!

I like Pinterest like a lot of us do.  There are some pretty great ideas on there and it can be a wonderful source of inspiration.  I was just perusing some pictures on there when I came across these pretty pumpkins someone made out of scrap pieces of wood.  You can find it here.  Well, I'm a papercrafter - not a woodcrafter, but I really wanted to make these so I set off to do my version.

Using a cut file by Lori Whitlock for the boxes and the stem from a different cut file, I created my pieces.  Inked the edges with Spiced Marmalade distress ink.  I then glued these boxes together to create my pumpkins.  I found a pretty fall foliage bunch at that Dollar Store that I cut apart to add to the top and then finished off with Double Face Satin Ribbon - Copper.

I love how these turned out and now they look fantastic on my desk at work.  My son saw them and said "those are Minecraft pumpkins!"

Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to visit me at my blog.

Sparkle Journal by Steph

Friday, October 9, 2015

Good morning everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with an altered journal.

This journal was kind of bland so I covered it with cardstock, added die cuts, a stamped phrase to the center and some rhinestones.  A bland journal turns into a pretty journal. 

Journals are a fun way to use ribbon - tie the ribbon to the rings or completely cover the rings and tie a ribbon as I've done.  And using a wired ribbon means the ribbon holds it's shape.  I've used Four Seasons Wired Sheer Ribbon in Champagne.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Back to the basics by Nicole

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hello everyone!  Nicole here on the blog today.  Scrapbooking.  So I've been at it for over 10 years now.  I've gone through all kinds of fads and tried to keep up with the latest and greatest.  Lately though I've started trying to get back to the most important things:  the pictures and words.  As much as I like my layers and all the embellishments I also like this simple layout where a piece of ribbon and some buttons are my only embellishing.

I started this layout in Photoshop where I pulled in my photos, typed my title and journaling, and then added some "ribbon".  

Once I was happy with the placement I removed my photos and "ribbon" and printed the text onto white textured card stock.  

I used the wired satin ribbon in Sable and folded it in half to notch the end with some fabric scissors.  I used a little bit of clear glue on both ends to keep the edges from fraying and leave a clean finish.  To attach to my layout I used double sided adhesive. The small finishing touches are some buttons and a little date tag.   

Here is another look at my finished layout.  I'm really happy with the results and love that the pictures and text take center stage while the ribbon and buttons add just a small textile touch.  

The best part of putting together this layout was knowing this moment was recorded and these sweet pictures of my youngest are printed and off the computer. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Crafting, Nicole

Ribbon used on this project:

Ribbon Bookmark by Jamie L.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hey everyone, 

Jamie here, and today I'd like to share a ribbon bookmark. 

For this project all you really need is ribbon, scissors, a button, an elastic hair tie, needle & thread (or a sewing machine), and hot glue & hot glue gun (optional).

I used 5/8" red wired satin ribbon and 11/2" navy blue mini stars wired ribbon. 
This bookmark is such an easy project. If I hadn't hand stitched it probably would have only taken 15 mins. My hand stitching skills used to be decent, but I haven't hand stitched in quite awhile. My stitching was less than beautiful, so I hot glued red ribbon over it and it looks pretty good now!

Let me give you the easy steps real quick... 
1. Cut ribbon to size (size depends on book... measure around and have a gap between the ends of about 2 - 3 inches.

2. place elastic band on one edge about an inch in and fold ribbon over the elastic.
3. stitch the end of the ribbon thats folded over the elastic making a loop out of the ribbon that traps the elastic in.
4. on the other end of the ribbon sew on a button. DONE!

 (optional steps if you want to clean up the edges)

5. fold back the ribbon edge the button is on toward the inside and hot glue down.
6 wrap a different ribbon over the stitches from the elastic.

I hope you guys enjoy this project and give it a go yourself.

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

No Sew Easy Sachets by Melissa Craig

Friday, September 18, 2015

Hi everyone, Melissa here.  I have a fun project to share with you that I hope you like as much as I do.  I found on Pintrest awhile back so different sachets, which of course led me down the You Tube path to watch whatever videos I could find - and though fabulous ideas, I thought they were just too... too - well, not sure what the word is.  Just too much for me.  I don't have a clue how to use hem tape or whatever it's called and Aleene's fabric tape is so expensive.  I got to thinking, these items don't go in the washing machine so why not just use a really strong double sided adhesive.  Here's what I created.

I picked up some inexpensive tea towel material at JoAnn Fabrics, as well as some mesh type fabric to hold the lavender buds.  I cut the fabric about 3 inches in width and just sort fussed with the length until I had a pocket the size I wanted.  I did the same with the mesh piece, sizing it to just a bit smaller - filled it with lavender buds and then closed it off.  I then stuffed it inside the pocket and sealed it up as well.

Let's talk decoration...

This one uses French Wired ribbon - Porcelain Blue, Solid Grosgrain ribbon - Jasmine Green, and Grosgrain Dazzle ribbon - Light Pink.  To create the blue flower, I removed the wire from a length of ribbon and cut it using a die from MFT stamps.  Be sure to have a lighter on hand to heat the edges as best as possible to minimize fraying.  I free-hand cut the ribbon for the leaves.  Then I made little roses from the pink ribbon.  I hot glued all the embellishments onto the sachet.

For this one I used a left over piece of the ribbon I had layered for the wedding card and box I shared about a month ago.  I layered the Dazzle ribbon - Light Pink over a length of Double Ruffle ribbon - White.  I used these ribbons to cover the flap on the sachet and then made a rose and leaves out of felt.

Lastly, I created this embellishment using the Country Check ribbon - Light Blue.  I cut a length that is approximately 8 inches and wove a needle and thread along one edge.  I then pulled on the thread to gather the ribbon.  I hot glued it onto the sachet and added a button.  Then I made a little bow using some natural twine and glued it on.  It sort of looks like a sun-bonnet.

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope my project inspires you to create something simple and sweet - these would be perfect for little gifts!  And you don't have to use lavender buds.  You could use those dryer pellets.  Tuck these into your dresser drawers and linen closets to keep everything smelling fresh.  Personally, I'm adding some to my daughter's smelly dance bag!

Sweet Treat Containers

Friday, September 11, 2015

There's nothing like using ribbons to finish a project.  And Ribbons Unlimited has some lovely ribbons to choose from.  Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a cute little metal caddy which I thought would be fun to turn into a sweet treat container.

I decided to  frost the glasses, so I used dip 'n etch from Etchall.  This product allows you to etch glass in just 15 minutes.  So while I waited for the glasses to etch, I decided to change the color of my caddy from white to blue to match the ribbon I wanted to use.  I simply white washed the caddy with Ann Butler Iridescents in Lagoon, letting some of the white caddy show.

Using Four Seasons Wired Ribbon in Aqua, I tied the ribbon around the necks of the bottles.  Then I tied additional ribbon about the handles of the caddy.

I think this made for a perfect candy dispenser.  It sits on my desk and when I need a sweet snack - there it is.

Thanks for stopping by today.


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