Thursday, March 7, 2013

Finding Time to CREATE!

Happy Rumple Ribbon Thursday, CardMonkey followers!

I've had a wonderful time playing along on the Lovebug Creations Creative Team and getting to sample some of the most beautiful seam binding-style ribbon available today. My very favorite thing about participating in the Creative Team is getting to "visit" and chat with some of the very best crafters in the industry.

Recently, I was stalking visiting the blog of fellow Lovebug CT member Dawn Rene, when I came across a beautiful banner that Dawn made, with just the simple command, CREATE

Inspired to make such a wistful banner for my Paper Jungle, I made this:

To cut the pennants, I used a Cricut/CTMH exclusive cartridge called Artiste.  First, I cut the bases from upcycled cereal boxes, using my Cricut. Then I selected six solid background colors and cut them out too, to cover the cardboard.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the three rosettes for under the letters. I again turned to Artiste to cut the letters. Oh, see that sweet colored paper adhered to the pennants?  It's an upcycled 2013 calendar I got at AC Moore's for 25 cents.  Each of the pennants is tied together in double bows using a sweet variety of Lovebug Creations "Rumple Ribbons".  I used (from left): Sugar Plum, Pink Clouds, Caddy Blue, Princess Party Pink, Sunflower, and Green Leaves.
Thank you again, Dawn Rene, for the inspiration and for your friendship.


Lovebug Creations said...

I don't even know if LOVE is a strong enough word for how I feel about this banner! It's flippin' amazing!!! You rock Chick-y!!

Bug Hugs,

Tanya said...

WOW!!! I love everything about this banner!! The different ribbons between the pennants was an AWESOME idea!! You are amazing toots!!


Unknown said...

Love the banner - it is so colorful. It would inspire me to create! I will have to check out the Artiste cartridge!

Stephanie Eaken said...

This is a fabulously fun banner!!! Love the bright colors!

Anonymous said...

This banner is just awesome! I love all the detail you put in it!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Very pretty and shabby chic. What a great idea. ~Tami