1/19/2016

CardMaker and May Arts Blog Hop

     Welcome ribbon lovers and card makers to a Valentine's Day Card Making blog hop with the CardMaker and Ribbon Resource blog teams.
     I'm so excited to share my first posting as a new member of the CardMaker Blog Team! I have two cards to share with you today that celebrate the love between friends.
    
     I love how these two soft-pink ribbons tie the front and back of my card together.

     First, I cut two 4.25 x 5.5 panels. This is a great way to use up large scraps that are not big enough for a card base. I punched two holes in the front and back. I scored just below the holes so that it will be easier to open and display the card later.
     I should say that if you want to add an inside sentiment, now would be the time to do that.
      Cut two 10" lengths of ribbon. Line up front and back panels and insert both ends of the ribbon through the holes from the front of the card.  To have the narrower ribbon on top of the larger one on the finished card, you should insert the smallest ribbon first.
     You now have both ribbons sticking through the back panel. 
     Cross the ribbons in back and feed both ribbons through the opposite holes to the front of the card. 
      Pull the ribbon snug and trim ends as desired.
    
     Next, I trimmed a panel slightly smaller than the front of the card. I heat-embossed the sentiment and added pink 'diamonds' before adhering the panel with foam tape.


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     For my second card, I used a beautiful, crocheted ribbon.
     I pleated the ribbon by hand-stitching along the top of the flat ribbon. I adhered the ribbon t0 my card with glue dots. The front panel is a glitter sheet so regular glues and tapes would not hold the ribbon in place. But, the glue dots hold it securely.
     I punched one red and one black large heart. I punched two red and two black medium hearts. I adhered them together as shown, slightly offsetting the red and black to give added dimension.
     I stamped and matted the sentiment, adhering it to the card with glue dots. Then, I hot-glued the gold button and black ribbon in place.
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     Be sure to stop in and see the Valentine's Cards at each hop and leave a little love. The Ribbon Resource is giving away some of their gorgeous ribbon to a couple of hoppers.  

     Your next stop is at Terri's!

     Here's a complete line-up of the hops. If you get lost or find a broken link, you can always head over to CardMaker or Ribbon Resource for a complete line-up.


 Supplies used:
    ribbon: Ribbon Resource; cardstock: white heavy weight, black (the Paper Studio); red glitter sheet (DCWV-Holiday Glitzy Glitter Stack); heart punch (Fiskars- That's Amore medium and large); stamps: sentiment (Craft Smart, Hampton Art); gold button: (Dress it Up - Nostalgic Treasures); gems: pink (StudioG); ink: cranberry pigment and pink sky chalk (ColorBox); embossing powder: clear (Stampendous)
                                  

9 comments:

Brooke said...

Pretty cards! I like how you used the ribbon to connect the front and back of your first card-so creative!

My Kraft Kloset said...

Gorgeous ribbon. I have a heck of a time making bows, so I love your creativity and tips with the bow. Just lovely.

mylambboys said...

Pretty cards! Love the pretty ribbons used!

Dawn said...

Pretty samples! Love the soft, yummy ribbon on the first and how you cleverly used it!!

Lisa Silver said...

What a clever way to create your first card! I am tucking that away for future inspiration!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Pamela!!!
LOVE your ELEGANT designs, especially your CLEVER top fold with the ribbons!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

barbara c said...

Oh so sweet looking cards with pretty ribbons.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards and great choice of ribbons.

Bernice P. said...

Both cards are very pretty! I would be happy to receive either one!