Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ribbon Carousel ...Time To Celebrate Twine

Good Tuesday morning....Tuesday's mean a new challenge at the Ribbon Carousel blog! This week we got to play with some awesome twine, ala The Twinery who happens to be our sponsor this week! I made this card with my friend Colleen in mind...Saturday was her birthday and if my postal calculations are correct, this card should have made it there in time. I was toying with making the card green, being that her birthday is on St. Patrick's Day, but how many green cards do you think she's going to get? A lot, in my estimation...so I went for the polar opposite...orange! Take a look:



 This was certainly a stretch for me, orange is definitely not one of my go to colors, but when I paired it with a bunch of die-cuts, well, I'm happy with the result. I used some Mango Vintage seam binding and atop that I added a Mandarin Twine adorned button. I was attempting to do something fantastic with the twine and I failed miserably. But that doesn't mean that I won't succeed one day....



As I mentioned earlier our fabulous sponsor this week is the Twinery. They are generously offering
 a $15 gift certificate to this week’s winner! 

The Ribbon Carousel is also participating in a blog hop with members of the Twinery design team!

Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***


We'd love for you to join us this week! Here are the details:

• Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool.
• Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, (use the keyword RCC45) with a direct link back to THIS post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
• Link up your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. Your image may take a little while to pop up, but don't worry, it will appear shortly.
• Come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool!




Stamps: Big Wish (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Honey Cake dp (My Mind's Eye), Early Espresso, White
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: Mango Vintage Seam binding, Mandarin Twine (Ribbon Carousel), Labels Five Nestabilities (Spellbinders), pearls, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Lacey Ribbon & Pinking Hearts border punches (Stampin' Up!), button
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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48 comments:

  1. Sure Colleen will love getting this for her b-day :) Great colour combo and mix of DPs! Not in this lifetime could I get so many to work together - thus I live vicariously through you LOL!

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  2. Great color combo and I love the bling. Very pretty.

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  3. The orange is super, the twine offers a lovely contrast against the button & bow :)

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  4. HEHEHE!!! I am sure she did receive a lot of green cards :D How sweet of you to think of that and to make her one as lovely as this! Beautiful layers and colors.

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  5. This is stunning and I love the colors also.

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  7. I'm not crazy about orange......but I love this card.

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  8. This is really beautiful, I love all the layers!

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  9. Gorgeous card! The layers rock!

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  10. This is a wonderful creations. I love all the different layers and of course the twine.

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  11. Pretty colors, pretty paper, gorgeous desing!
    Sandy

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  12. love the colors of your card

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  13. I know I can't win because I couldn't leave a comment on the first blog because they don't have the Name/url for select profile below. but I still comment on the ones I can. I love blog hops. for inspiration. Thanks for have this so I can comment.

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  14. Beautiful card, I love the layering!

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  15. Pretty layering of elements on your card!

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  16. Love the layering and the papers. What pretty colors! Love the twine on the button! Glad I hopped by for this piece of inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Karen C
    www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  17. I love how you paired brown and orange!!! A favorite of mine.

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  18. What a great card. I like the layering and colors.

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  19. Excellent color choice in my opinion.

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  20. Wow excellent color choice and beautiful card! I love everything about it... =)

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  21. Very pretty card!

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  22. Love the orange with the browns....awesome!!

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  23. I so agree about the orange! We tend to neglect it until Halloween or Fall projects! Your friend is going to love your card and it will surely lift her spirits! Thanks for sharing it!

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  24. Love the card, especially all the layers!

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  25. GORGEOUS!!! I love the orange!!! I love love love this card--beautiful design and I LOVE the dies/punches!!! YOU ROCK! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Your card is so lovely. Im not a big fan of orange but you did a great job. TFS

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  27. i am not a big orange fan either, but you did good girl!!!

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  28. Beautiful card!!! LOVE those polka dots!!!

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  29. I use a lot of color and orange is even outside of my comfort zone, but you managed to make a gorgeous card for Colleen! I love how you paired the orange with the die cuts and borders. Just gorgeous!!!
    hugs,
    Ellen

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  30. great blog! just what I needed more twine ideas!! thank you

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  31. Love all the layers on this card and the ribbon and twine just sets it all off!!
    Cindylu

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  32. Fantastic card! Love the color choices!

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  33. I agree with not using green for your friend's St Pat's b-day! You really made the orange work so well with the brown! And your little touch of twine is so sweet! TFS!

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    1. It's a very beautiful card! I guess I never really came out and said that!

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  34. Andrea: This card is fantastic! I love the brown and orange combo, TFS and for the chance to win.
    Have a lovely day!
    Liz
    unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  35. Your is card is amazing! I love the combination of the orange with the die cuts. Everything fits together well. TFS. Scrappy hugs!

    Be blessed,
    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  36. Your card is beautiful! Well done!!

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  37. What an absolutely beautiful card! I made one last night in those colors, and loved it, but it was more of a masculine card. Back to the drawing board!!

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  38. WOW!!! Your card is simply amazing! Love the colors and the design.

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  39. That colour combo is fabulous! I don't use orange enough!

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  40. Very nice card...love your use of orange. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Love the color combo.

    marg0006@verizon.net
    Loving Scrapper101

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  42. Gorgeous, Andrea! I love all the diecuts and patterns you've mixed together so perfectly!

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  43. Birthday-girl-and-card-recipient here! I love this: you are absolutely right about receiving lots o' green cards. ;) The pairing of the orange and brown reminds me of marigolds coming not too long from now. Thank you for making me such a beautiful card, and I looooved getting that special package from you!

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