Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ribbon Carousel...There She Goes!

Hi and welcome to this week's Ribbon Carousel challenge! This challenge happens to be the last one of RCC's first year in business, so Corinna has got a lot to celebrate! Have you seen the news about our Birthday celebration?!  Make sure you come back next Tuesday for the party!! 
But for now, we've got a fun challenge, well, an easy one...Anything goes! 

Jessica from There She Goes Clear Stamps sent us some fabulous stamps to work with; I picked out a sentiment from the set Everyday Greetings and I can tell you that I'll be using every stamp in this collection! I started my card off with a page from Pink Paislee's London Market Collection. I used a length of 1/2" Ecru Crochet trim...sorry, that one's sold out :( and also a strip of 5/8" Pink Pleated Satin Trimming Ribbon. On top of that I added a piece of 1.5" Parrot Green Silky Crushed Ribbon, folded in half twice. I then made a bow with that same silky ribbon and attached it to the heart. I also added some Zva flowers, a crochet flower and a Pearls Petal Pins by Prima. There's also a little Zva flourish goodness going on, too...

We are excited to have our friends at There She Goes as this week’s challenge sponsor!  It is no secret that Jessica Knutsen and Corinna have become fabulous friends during their crafting journeys. “I love this girl, her designers and stamps are amazing and the DT is incredible!” is how Corinna describes Jessica and her team.  Soooo, we thought it only fitting that Jessica and her team help us celebrate the last challenge of our first year! 

Jessica is giving this week’s lucky random winner a gift certificate of $25 to spend at the There She Goes store!
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 RCC50) 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: Everyday Greetings (There She Goes Clear Stamps)
Paper: London Market (Pink Paislee), Kraft, Vintage Cream, Rustic White 
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: 5/8" Pink Pleated Satin Trimming Ribbon, 1.5" Parrot Green Silky Crushed Ribbon, Pearls Petal Pins by Prima (Ribbon Carousel), crochet flower, CRB-05CA-120 (Fancy - White Pearl), PE-02CB-101 (Dots (Pearl)- White (0.3 cm, 0.5 cm & 0.8 cm), FLBK-03CB-113 (mini rose (144 stems) -11/16" or 19mm - Pink Transition) Zva Creative, La Rue Heart die (Memory Box), doily, dimensionals, Banner die (Spellbinders), dauber
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"


  1. Beautiful, soft feel to this card, Andrea :)

  2. HOLY COW! This card is GORGEOUS! That heart die cut is stunning--how do you get something so intricate and elegant to not fall apart?? I know it would be destroyed several times before the card would be finished! LOVE this! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

    1. Hi Savannah,
      A trick I use for delicate dies is to put a piece of either thin vellum, wax paper or baking parchment under the card/paper of choice before cutting. It actually has two uses, the first is to help ease your diecuts out and the second is to protect your finished piece. When using a pokey tool, or any tool to push out your diecut, it can often mark or tear your card, by using the vellum etc less pressure is put on your finished piece. Practice with the pressure until you can find the least amount to use and then often you can have an undamaged vellum cut too! I hope that helps you dear cardmaker.
      Best Wishes Linda (UK)

  3. Ahhhh, all of your cards have this gorgeous romantic feel to them!! I fall in love with them all!! xoxo

  4. Beautiful card and I love the paper and ribbon!

  5. Beautiful...I love that heart!

  6. These colors and this card take my breath away! Some things just go right to the heart and this is one of them... Absolutely gorgeous, Andrea.

  7. Beautiful card...Love your work...

  8. Hi Andrea,
    Another sleepless night here in the UK, so I thought I would catch up with my favourite blogs and I am glad I did. What a gorgeous card. The papers are so pretty (I am having trouble finding these particular 'London Market' papers here, is Pink Paislee the make or collection name?). Your decision to add a citrus ribbon and bow is inspiring for certain. It adds a 'Je ne sais quoi', a little something that is definitely Tres chic!
    Have a great wednesday. Big hugs Linda

  9. So, so pretty!! love your cards!!

  10. As always so beautiful. Your artwork is always so romantic and dreamy!!


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