Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ribbon Carousel...Believe in Magic

Hello and welcome to another challenge at the Ribbon Carousel! A couple of months ago, the RCC crew divided up into two teams and we are taking turns bi-weekly posting on the RCC blog. We've also changed our format to reflect a monthly challenge. I've made this lovely neutral holiday card using some of the RC's lush silk ribbon:

I used lots of vintage, earthy ribbon/twine on this card, first and foremost the gorgeous 1.5" Taupe Silk ribbon which I fashioned into that big, chunky bow. I tied on some rusty jingle bells with a length Natural Jute/Twine. In addition, I tacked on a strip of 1.5" Grosgrain with Ivory Striped ribbon. And to all that love vintage papers, I have discovered a new paper company and I have to tell you that I am 100% in LOVE! This line of paper is called It's Christmas Time and it's by Maja Design, based in Sweden. Have a lookie at their site, and if you love vintage, you will love this paper! I also added some antique lace and a Quinn Flourish die to highlight the Paper Sweeties' sentiment. The main verse and the banner sentiment are both from the Christmas Blessings set.

Ready to play?!  
This month's theme is:

The Holidays

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:
1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation 
2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month
3. You must add a NEW project to the inlinkz and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.

Curious to know what the monthly prize will be?
How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

 Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants! 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow with a fun hop involving two of my favorite companies!


Stamps: Christmas Blessings & Naughty or Nice? (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: It's Christmas Time (Maja Design), Early Espresso
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: 1.5" Taupe Silk Ribbon, Natural Jute/ Twine, 1.5" Grosgrain with Ivory Stripes (Ribbon Carousel), Jingle bells, antique lace, Antique Copper corners (CTMH), Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Quinn Flourish die (Memory Box), StarDust Stickles & White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), paper distresser, dauber, dimensionals, needle & thread
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Hi Andrea! This card is drop dead gorgeous! Your bow is perfection! I am still drooling over that antique lace...WOW! I did check out the Maja Design paper and you are so right. They have the most beautiful paper; I'm sure I will have to get some of that. Thanks for sharing that gorgeous card sweetie!!

  2. This is beautiful Andrea! Love all of the frilly femine elements and those sweet angel wings. Your jingle bells tucked into your yummy bow are the perfect finishing touch!

  3. Beautiful holiday card! Beautiful colors and added ribbon embellies!

  4. Gorgeous work as always. Love the colours of the bells and lovely touch with the lace and distressing. Hope things are progressing well with the store renos ((hugs))!

  5. This is the kind of "Andrea Design" I love best! Fabulous colors, ingenious embellishment and beautiful bows... it's all there.

  6. Truly a beautiful card.

  7. Absolutely PRECIOUS! I'm in love with how you featured the angel wings and that adorable sentiment, Andrea! What a lovely handmade keepsake :)

  8. Lots of gorgeous touches, I love the big bow with the bells and the antique lace. Lovely sentiment too.

  9. I thought that was some antique lace you used here. SO beautiful. Love the little wrought iron scrolls in the corners.


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