March 21, 2010

Playing with Ribbon

On Friday I got my order from Practicing Creativity and I was surprised with some bonus pink ribbon. Now normally I don't work with the wide stuff and you might be able to tell by the fact that my bow isn't perfect but it was really nice to be able to practice and I think all in all it came out pretty good.  The ribbon is amazing and of course with it's pinkness I was inspired to make a baby girl card.  It's just a really simple layout with some ribbon detail.

Next I have a card that I made with some of that gorgeous turquoise linen ribbon.  I love it!  It's so soft and flexible.  I was going to make a bow but I decided to try something different.  I made 'clouds' with it by weaving it in and out of three 1/8" holes. I cut the ends and then purposely frayed them.  

I kept wanting to cut them shorter and shorter but then I was reminded of a lesson a learned in Kindergarden.  When I was five we were suppose to make these caterpillars by cutting circles (free hand) out of different coloured paper.  Well I got frustrated because my circles weren't perfect and I kept cutting and cutting hoping to turn out that perfect circle and I was left with the tiniest caterpillar in the class.  Lesson learned:  sometimes you need to stop even if it's not perfect or you'll have nothing left.  So the truth is that all the important lessons we learn in life were in fact learned in Kindergarden.

Anyhow, on with the card.  This is a 4 x 4 card I made using scraps to place in my daughter's lunch for a bit of a pick me up when she needs it.  The Basic Grey Lemonade paper is cheerful and the hot air balloon is magical.  I'm going through a bit of a hot air balloon about you, what your favourite "It" item right now?

Little Bundle
Paper: Chatterbox dp, Kraft (SU!), Very vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Pink May Arts ribbon (Practicing Creativity), certainly celery grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle punch, EK success border punch,
Stamps:  Punches Three (SU!)

Sky's the Limit
Paper: Lemonade dp (BG), Whisper White
Ink:  Close to cocoa, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories:  Blue Linen MayArts Ribbon (Practicing Creativity), scallop border punch (SU!)
Stamps:  Look Up (Practicing Creativity)


  1. Very pretty! Love your choice of DP and how you've used the ribbon. The soft linen ribbon looks very neat... I like the effect.

  2. oh, yummy, yummy ribbon!! It's just gorgeous!! Do they sell it by the yard?

  3. Girl you have been rocking this set! Love it!

  4. Very pretty and soft, and funny lesson with the caterpillars! I think you do a wonderful job with the wide ribbon and really like what you are showing with the balloons. So many possibilities!

  5. Oh my word, these are FABULOUS!!!