Remember how I said I was doing behind-the-scenes crafting? Well, I can finally spill the beans about one of them! I am so stinking excited! As you know, my favorite store to purchase ribbons, papers, and crafting supplies is The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Imagine how thrilled I was when Sharon Johnson (owner) asked me to be Special Projects Designer! What this means?? Holy cow, she sent me a huge box of the most delightful ribbons, papers and embellishments that I had to stop myself from rolling in them with glee!! So, of course, instead of doing that, I went about crafting and what a creative time I had! Thank you, thank you, Sharon, for this fabulous opportunity!
I am showcasing two products today and there are so many possibilities with them. I've only dented the surface, let me tell you! The first is Sheer Pull Flower Wired Ribbon, a gorgeous May Arts wired sheer ribbon with three strands of contrasting colored ribbons that you can pull to create all kinds of flowers, ruffles, and more. They are incredibly easy to make especially if you are flower "challenged". Using these ribbons allow you to be able to say "why, I've made them myself"! Look at the gorgeous colors!!!
You'll see in my two card projects where I used beautiful papers from Webster's Pages, a paper and embellishment company that has so many delightful paper stacks with a Victorian look. I just love them! The pad I used today is from their Petite Papers line where they combine three collections into one stack. So you get a taste of all three collections to try out before you purchase! I love that they are double-sided, so if you don't prefer one side, you can use the other!
Okay, so what did I create? Well, I have created three projects showing the different ways to use the Sheer Pull Flower Ribbon with the pretty paper as a background. In my first card, I am demonstrating how you can use the Pull Flower Ribbon as a luscious bow. With it's wired edges, it holds its shape perfectly. My card uses Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Romantic Rectangles, JustRite Papercraft With Sympathy stamp set, and Kaisercraft Champagne Pearls.
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My next card shows how you can make a pretty embellishment for the center of your glorious bows! I removed both outer strings from the 6 inch piece of ribbon and pulled tight on the center ribbon then tied a small bow with the pull strands. I glued it to the middle of my bow and was finished! I used a pretty Red/Orange Silky Crushed Ribbon for my bow. My sentiment is from the JustRite Papercraft Large Fancy Sentiments stamp set, and my bling is Kaisercraft Orange Rhinestones.
And my final project, which I had a spectacular time creating is a darling birdhouse showing how to use the Pull Flower as a ruffle and then as flowers. For the ruffle, I removed the two outer strands and pulled the middle piece to gather the ribbon around the base of the birdhouse. My flowers were made from 6 inch ribbon strips, the center pulled and knotted. I added sweet buttons to the pulled flower and tied with a bow. I used Satin String Leaves and Wired Beads - Pearls for embellishments. My birds and birdhouse is from Hobby Lobby (I painted the house with acrylic paints).
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries a versatile collection of supplies for your papercrafting needs from Spellbinders dies, JustRite Papercraft stamps and other stamps, Ribbons of all textures, styles and thicknesses, beautiful papers from a multitude of companies and lots of fabulous embellishments.