February 8, 2010

Ribbon Embellishment

Good morning everyone!  I'm back from my trip to Vancouver and getting back to the grind!  My dh and I had a wonderful time at his brothers 40th birthday party of Friday night in Vancouver's Gastown and Saturday I had an amazing time shopping with my daughter on Robson Street.  Things were very busy in downtown Vancouver with all the Olympic activities but it was exciting!  Some streets were closed off for art exhibits and other things related to the Olympics.  So besides the plethora of people it was relaxing without the usual downtown traffic.  My daughter was a little worried about getting lost and I don't think she's seen so many people in one place but it was a great experience for her.

Anyhow here's what I made last week for the latest Embellishment Magazine Challenge.  I picked up the heart ribbon with this exact challenge in mind and I got a chance to use my new heart border punch.  I gathered the Raspberry Fizz ribbon and attached with glue and then layered the heart ribbon to hide some of the glue. Ideally I had wanted to sew the ribbon down but my sewing machine just wouldn't do it so I improvised with adhesive.  The layout was done "wing-it" style because I really had no idea what I wanted to do.

For those of my friends who are interested: I gave my in-laws their Anniversary card and they were very happy with it.  My mother-in-law actually thanked me personally and not through my hubby!  I think I may have created a keepsake card :)

Paper:  Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, Sending Love dsp, Whisper White,
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Die Cut (Cupid, Pink Paislee), MS heart border punch, Raspberry fizz ribbon (PTI), Heart ribbon (American Crafts), Pink Gingham ribbon (SU), Tag corner punch (SU), 1/8" circle punch.
Stamps: Signature Greetings (PTI)


  1. How cute. Love how you used the colors!

  2. Yay!! I'm so glad she said something...I'm also amazed that she doesn't appreciate your talent more. My MIL keeps all my cards :) (at least that's what she says ). Love the ribbon treatment on this and yay PTI sentiment :) Aren't they great?

  3. How sweet! I love the ruffled ribbon!

  4. Great, great card! Thanks for playing along with us!

  5. Great tag and use of ribbon! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge.

  6. Love the ribbon, love the border punch. Love it all.

  7. Very pretty Laural-Lee! Love your use of the ribbon! So glad you could join us in the Embellish Challenge.