Friday, May 9, 2014

May Arts Ragamuffin Ribbon Post!

I was so excited when the Ribbon Lady asked if we would like to make a Ragamuffin project, because I had seen a flag similar to this one on Pinterest.  Of course, I knew how beautiful it would be with May Arts ribbons. I tied all of my "stripes" onto burlap and then I was ready for the "stars". The new star garland ribbon was just what I needed.  I  spritzed them with  mist to them to make them look a little more vintage and glued them onto a piece of canvas that was misted a denim color.  I just tied this over the ribbons and this Stars and Stripes project is ready to hang.
Be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog and check out more fun Ragamuffin projects!  And if you are making your list of ribbons that you want to create your own project, then be sure to leave comments on the posts (I hear someone will be winning a couple of rolls of ribbon!) 

May Arts Ribbons Used

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Heartfelt Cretions Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection

HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die Set
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die Set
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die Set
HCD  740 Sweet Juliet Die Set
HCPC 3601 Floral Dress Collage PreCut Set
HCPC 3600 All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Silver 3D Stamp Paint
UltraFine Art Glitter - Crystal
WorldWin Vellum
Paper Blossoms Tools
Paper Blossoms Mat

Other Products Used 
Zva Creative Gem Flourish CRW-07CA-116
Zva Creative Gems CRW-03CB-136

May Arts Ribbon 1/4" Solid Checkered Ribbon KBB-33
Tsukineko Ink: VersaMark Watermark ink; VersaMagic Pink Petunia; Delicata - Silvery Shimmer
Lindy's Stamp Gang Silver Moon Turquoise Embossing Powder
May Arts Ribbon: SE01; Silk Ribbon - SK02
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives,  Xyron 5" Creative Station.

Cut a basic tag from the patterned paper.  Ink the edges with Pink Petunia and distress.  Cut a printed panel form the paper and add Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter around the border. Add to the tag offset to the right. Die Cut the Raindrops on Roses decorative die. Run through a Xyron Creative Station machine to apply adhesive to the right side.  Sprinkle the Ultrafine glitter over the top of the die cut and burnish onto the cut.  Apply to the tag. Die cut the printed ticket.  Add gems to either side and attach to the tag. Stamp the sentiment using the silver ink.  Die cut with the small tag turned with the hole towards the bottom of the sentiment.  Ink the edges and glue to the tag.  Stamp and cut the flowers with the coordinating dies. Shape and add gems for the centers. Add gem flourishes around the flowers and die cut leaves from the Sweet Juliet die set and add those to the cluster.  Stamp the Floral Dress onto vellum with watermark ink and heat emboss.  Fussy cut the dress.  Add highlights of Silver 3D stamp paint around the dress.  Apply with foam adhesives and finish with a ribbon bow at the waist.  Finish with ribbons at the top of the tag.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

You've Got Mail

I've had some paper mache mail boxes sitting around my studio, and every time my 8 year old nephew comes over,  he wants to run off with them! So I thought it was high time that I did something with one of these cuties, and figured I'd give it to him all decorated along with a little note, just for him.

I used the DCWV Limoncello paper stack - it had perfect colors for any boy.  I measured the mailbox to see how big to cut the papers, and ran them through the Xyron 5" Creative Station to apply the adhesive.

I hand trimmed the Wonderful sentiment and the Notes bubble from the paper pad and used the Xyron/Teresa Collins foam adhesive to apply them.  The May Arts ribbon was adhered using the Xyron Double Sided Tape.

The card went together in a flash and is just the right size to tuck into the mail box.