Wednesday, August 6, 2014

May Arts New Release Showcase



Once upon a new release ribbon launch I pulled the amazing 3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac card and had the fun of playing with velvety adhesive ric rac. As alot of my brain naturally falls to sewing projects I had to alter my thinking and enjoy a new adventure.

3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac comes in 10 fabulous colors but I must have been in a Christmas in July kinda mood when I worked on this project or else I just wanted a cohesive collection of projects either way it is a little Christmasy.



3 projects 1 ribbon...

 ATTENTION: Use a battery Powered candle! do NOT use a candle with real live flames ribbon is not flame retardant! Okay now that it is out of the way and you understand that I did NOT recommend open flame and ribbon, Layer 3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac with other ribbons to create your own trims.


Space 3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac to give the illusion of ric rac in between your trims. The use of negative space can add quite an impact take advantage of it it doesn't cost a thing!


Overlaping and staggering your points gives a fabulous scaley texture and dimension. Wrap the ends around the edge of a card stock base will leave you with no frayed edges.

I am sure there are a billion other ways to use 3/8 Inch Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac ... what would you do with them?

other May Arts ribbons  I used...


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

dream come true....blog hoppin'





Welcome blog hoppers...I am excited to share my little project for the hop. I created this while camping in the beautiful Sierra Mountains so I was feeling the nature vibe with the great wood grain papers and butterflies. I created a tag and a pocket to put her in. The green ribbon is made into a sticker with one quick pass through the sticker maker. Wrap of twine makes the body and antenna and every tag need a ribbons on top.
A little flutter of the butterfly perched on ribbon make the perfect container for a tag. Write a little note on the tag and slide it the cover for a secret messages for your special someone.

Now, don’t forget to keep those comments coming for 3 chances to win an amazing prize!
 Hop on over to May Arts, Xyron & Simple Stories for even more inspiration!




May Arts:
3/8 inch Velvet Woven Ribbon, PV35 - PEWTER
3/4-inch Twill / Chevron Stripes, 382-34-10 BLACK 
5/8-inch Faux Canvas Lightweight, 444-58-10 Black 
String Burlap Ribbon, SM-10 Natural
1-inch Grosgrain Loop Edge Ribbon, FR16 - OLIVE 

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Simple Stories:
The Story of US, 5900


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ric Rac Wristlet




Some days I just can't help myself! Layers of ric rac ribbon ruffles just make me happy. This project is ALL about the ribbon. Weather you choose to ruffle a rainbow of ribbon or create an ombre by fading light to dark these ruffles will make you smile every time you use your wristlet.


May Arts Supplies
1 yard each - 1.5 Inch Grosgrain Ric Rac Ribbon: ER14 – RED, ER28 – ORANGE, ER27 – YELLOW, ER46 - PARROT GREEN, ER34 - LIGHT BLUE, ER47 – VIOLET
30 –inches - 1.5 InchGROSGRAIN Ribbon, QH14 – RED
4 –inch 5/8 Inch DoubleFaced Faux Suede Ribbon, XV10 – BLACK

Other Supplies
9-inch zipper
Twill Fabric (19-inch x 8-inch)
Sewing Machine (I used Elna 760)
Pins
1.       Sew basting stitch 1/2 inch from peaked edge and pull string to gather Ric Rac Ribbon. 
2.       Pin gathered ribbon in line along bottom of twill fabric. Sew in place along basted line. Repeat with other colors layering up from bottom overlapping 1/2-inch. I ruffled in a rainbow but an ombre would be lovely as well.

3.       Pin 1.5 grosgrain along over basting line. Zig zag stitch over bottom edge of ribbon. 
4.      Fold raw edge of fabric under ribbon and press. Sew zipper along edge of ribbon.  
5.       Fold 10-inch piece of ribbon in half and pin match raw edges of top ribbon and strap (loop will lay flat against top ribbon) baste in place. Open zipper and turn bag wrong side out. 
6.       Sew down side and across the bottom of bag to finish. Turn bag right side out. 
7.       Thread suede ribbon threw zipper pull and tie.


What colors will you choose? Happy sewing!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Triple Threat Blog Hop




Hoppy Wednesday web travelers and welcome to my little nook of the world. I got to play with all these fabulous products. As I have not done a scrapbook page in quite some time I opted to dabble in my rusty paper crafting roots. I think I remembered why I strayed from scrapbooking...I always feel such a responsibility to say the perfect thing and have everything perfect, it is for others to see for generations to come therefore a great responsibility to get it right! Sometimes I think to much about these things.

So we move on to the project this strapping mustache wearing man is my dad. He was quite a traveler back in the day. I gave him a destinations peg board made of DCWV cork sheets. Layered circle maps, license plates, tickets, corrugated board and cork all at different levels.

Don't forget
The prize pack:

  • a stack from DCWV
  • a spool of ribbon from May Arts
  • Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow
3 prize packs up for grabs, to win comment on each blog & like our Facebook pages. 




May Arts:
3/8 -inch Velvet Woven Ribbon - PV35 pewter
2 Millimeter Baker’s Twine Ribbon- 412-10 red

DCWV:
 The Corrugated Neutrals Stack, 6x6 Premium Stack
Cork Solids Stack, 12x12 Brights
Vintage Lane Stack, 12x12 printed cardstock

Xtreme Adhesive
 Tombow:
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive (my fav for ribbon!)
Tombow Foam Tabs
Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

OTHER:
circle punches
mini silver brads

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