Friday, July 6, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop: Fun with Ribbons

The Hop
Welcome to Scrapbook Steal's July Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be a part of this hop, since I love viewing and love even more purchasing their daily offering of scrapbooking supplies. If you've just arrived from Mary's blog, then you've come to the right place. If you want to start from the beginning, please go to Scrapbook Steal's site. If you are lost, here is the blog hop order:


    1. ScrapbookSteals 
    2. Julie Koets 
    3. Sherri Thompson 
    4. Corrina Colquhoun 
    5. Mary Pat O'brien-Siehl 
    6. Michelle McClure ( you are here)
    7. Savannah O'Gwynn ( next stop) 
    8. Melissa Dehne 

    The Product
    All the designers were given a different card of trim to work with from the Fancy Pants Designs Ribbon Bundle. I was so happy to receive the Lilac House trim card. When I saw the colors and the lace design, I knew I was going to make something wedding themed. My cousin got married about a month ago and her wedding colors were Tiffany blue and orange. These ribbons were the perfect centerpiece in making a wedding card and gift for her. 

    Fancy Pants Lilac House Trim
    The Reveal #1: Wedding Card
    First off, I made a card for her wedding present which were his and hers gift cards. Since I had separate gift cards for couple, I wanted the card to feature both the bride and groom. I bought this cut file from the Silhouette store and cut out the clothes, hat and bouquet.

    Die Cut Wedding Card

    At this point, the card looked very boring and flat and really needed some finishing touches. To make it more 3-D, I popped up the wedding dress and added the Fancy Pants lace trim. That really helped. I didn't want to leave out the groom, so I fold a piece of the blue and cream ribbon in half and tightly wrapped the center with some thread to create a bow tie. 

    Dress Trim and Bow Tie Elements

    I placed the finished card inside a cellophane envelope and tied a bow around the outside. Voilà!
    Card & Envelope

    The Reveal #2: Post - Wedding Gift
    Secondly, after the wedding I wanted to frame one of her wedding photos to give as a post-wedding gift. I thought ribbon roses would make a perfect embellishment as she had a lot of beautiful orange roses in the banquet centerpieces. 

    Framed Wedding Photo
    I usually get my frames at my local thirft store where I never know what I'll find. On this trip, I found some circular frames which I've never worked with, but ended up really liking the shape. It had a dark finish and since I wanted a more pastel look, I ended up altering it. I painted a layer of crackling medium over the frame and then a layer of antique white on top of that. The result looked like birch bark.

    Original Frame
    To make the ribbon roses, I searched for ribbon tutorials and ended up using this tutorial. I cut an 8" length of ribbon and just rolled and twisted and glued the ending section to the bottom of the rose. It was really quite easy to make. I adhered some of the roses inside the frame and some on top of the frame using Fabric-tac. As a finishing touch, I brushed on some glitter paint to make the roses sparkle. 

    Ribbon Roses Accent
    The Giveaway
    As a way to say thank you for participating in today's hop, one winner will be randomly chosen from one of the 8 blogs in today's hop. To increase your chances of winning, leave a comment at each stop. You have until 11:59 PM MST on Sunday, July 8th to complete the hop. The winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to ScrapbookSteals.com.

    Good luck to all! Your next stop is my friend Sav's Blog.

    Thanks so much for hoppin' by,

    75 comments:

    Susan Martin said...

    I love your card.. very cute.. love the lace at the bottom of the dress. That frame is amazing! Would love to see how you made those ribbon flowers.. they are gorgeous! And you are right.. perfect for this picture. Just gorgeous!

    Bella's mama said...

    Love how you did the wedding dress. Great projects.

    Deborah Johnson said...

    Your frame is amazing!!! Wonderful job - thank you for participating!

    julie e said...

    Great use of ribbon and lace!

    Amber S said...

    What a wonderful wedding gift!!

    Mistylynn said...

    Oh my heavens your frame and THAT CARD! Drooling over here. Love love love!!!!!

    Cristine said...

    Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL!! Love everything you did today!

    Patricia said...

    Loving both of your projects! That card is stunning with those ribbon details!

    Dil said...

    The card is just adorable!!

    Amy Jones #8546 said...

    adorable card. I really love the flowers you made too.

    Gail said...

    Oh my gosh!! That frame is amazing! And thanks for linking the ribbon rose tutorial- I've been looking for a good one and that one fits the bill!

    Blossom9283 said...

    Absolutely stunning. The card made me literally say "Oh Wow" The idea of cellophane to protect it was a great idea I surely will be stealing in the future.

    Van Nguyen said...

    Wow - these projects are seriously stunning and WOW!!! So inspiring!

    The Gov. said...

    Great projects and the use of trim!

    Mary Pat Siehl said...

    wonderful

    Melanie said...

    Wow! LOVE this frame! Thanks so much for the directions on how to make it!

    Agata said...

    The frame is gorgeous!!!

    Abbey said...

    both beautiful projects!

    Heather said...

    Those gifts are great. The card is beautiful and I love love love the frame!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Love how you used the trims! The lace on the dress and the roses just fantastic!

    Venetia Holbrook said...

    i adore your card!

    Regena Odle said...

    The card and frame are wonderful! Love the ribbon roses!

    Heather (goldiecar) said...

    I love that frame!!

    Lori said...

    love the rose idea!

    sandee said...

    LOVE what you did with the frame, awesome job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    Chana said...

    absolutely adore the card

    Erica B. said...

    Gorgeous projects! You ribbon roses are to die for!

    Heather B said...

    Wow. I'm speechless. Those projects are awesome. And so personalized. Fantastic!

    Cherie Morfin said...

    I love your ribbon roses! I am definitely checking out the tutorial! The wedding gown was also very cute!

    Cherie

    Theresa Tyree said...

    Very cute!

    Charity Becker said...

    your projects are OUTSTANDING!!!!

    Rebecca Ednie said...

    Love the wedding card layout.

    Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

    Awesome projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Cynthia B. said...

    Fabulous use of these ribbons and trim for this wedding card and gift! The dress and bowtie are so clever, and WOW on the ribbon flowers - so impressed!

    Cyndee K. said...

    Gorgeous altered frame! The ribbon roses add the perfect touch.

    Julie Odil said...

    Your projects are fantastic! Love the frame.

    Kathy Ancheta said...

    Really love the frame! For not doing flowers or roses before, these came out beautifully. Thanks for the tutorials too!

    MichelleW said...

    Love the post wedding gift. Lovely idea!

    Katherine Clayton said...

    Love the frame! Such a great idea . . . thanks for sharing!

    Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

    Beautiful projects! I love the frame!

    kai wong said...

    Oh so pretty! I especially love the frame project :)

    Sherry C said...

    Lovely projects! I found you on 2Peas. :)

    Sara Elizabeth said...

    I love, love, love that frame and design! I have been wanting to do something similar for our friends that got married in May. Thank you for the inspiration. I have that flower tutorial bookmarked now!

    Blessed Ladybug said...

    very nice thanks for sharing..

    Staci said...

    The card and the frame are to DIE for! I just love them both! What a fantastic job you did on them!

    Blaze1208 said...

    What a cute blog. Grat ideas.

    Ashley said...

    That card is gorge! The framed picture is so so cute! What a great idea to spice up a plain frame!

    Michele Duffy said...

    Your ribbon flowers are sooo beautiful! Love your style, Michelle!

    Jen McD said...

    That card is so elegant! Beautiful work!

    Christine said...

    Love the ribbon roses and trim on the wedding dress!

    Stephanie U said...

    LOVe the wedding card. That is amazing.

    minousha said...

    Love the ribbon flower so cut!

    kassandra16 said...

    i loved the ribbon on the end of the wedding dress!

    SandiB said...

    Love the wedding dress card. Fantastic.

    ajmaluck said...

    Your card and wedding gift are gorgeous. Love them both.

    Lmaisch said...

    ewwww, I love the frame and the ribbon flowers!

    Kimberli said...

    Wow, your frame is beautiful!!

    Becky said...

    AMAZING! I wish I had your eye at the thrift store. :)

    Shawna McCullough said...

    Very talented crafter :)

    Scrappin' Diva said...

    Both projects were lovely.

    Jen said...

    Fabulous creativity! Those ribbon roses look awesome, and your friends are in for a great surprise when they receive this gift!

    lady said...

    love the card! so beautiful!

    Beatrice Lawson said...

    Hope your cousin loved her card and present! Loved the ribbon roses.

    liz m said...

    WOW !! Beautiful ribbon flower !!

    Helen said...

    Love the card and present! Gorgeous!

    Heather said...

    Wow! Beautiful wedding card and I love love love the ribbon roses!!!

    Lisa's Creative Niche said...

    Wow! That frame is out of this world!!! I love it!

    Becki Adams said...

    you're projects are adorable! i love the flowers on that frame!

    Sue D said...

    Gorgeous wedding projects!!

    Shawninaz said...

    Great work, oh so crafty!

    Giddy Michelle said...

    LOVE that wedding card...I just may have to steal that idea ;)

    Linda said...

    what a great card! thanks for the inspiration!

    Amy said...

    Great projects and great ways to feature the trims! Thanks for sharing!

    Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

    Super projects. I LOVE those flowers. Both are great designs, your cousin must have been thrilled.

    sutty said...

    Gorgeous projects, love them both :)

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