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Monday, April 9, 2018

Merry Monday #285 - Add Ribbon!

Merry Monday everyone! Nina hosts Challenge #285 and would like to see ribbon on our Christmas cards.


What a pretty wrapped package in the inspiration photo! I always envy people who create such lovely gift wrap!! At least I can tie a halfway decent bow - if I do say so myself.....

Supplies: Paper - DCWV A2 dark brown card; BoBunny Merry & Bright 6x6 pad
Stamp - Hero Arts DI037 Christmas Ornaments Stamp & Cut (retired)
Dies - Lifestyle Crafts gingerbread people (retired); My Favorite Things Blueprints 13
Hero Arts DI199 Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
Other - Silhouette ID 245242 Love You Card; Hero Arts Red Royal ink
May Arts ribbon & twine; foam tape

I started out playing around with ribbon weaving but that idea didn't pan out. I had the gingham ribbon in the pile of ribbons I was trying to weave and decided to tie a bow on my card. I also had a pile of gingerbread people from some past cards. They ended up being dangled from twine along with a heart left over from Valentine's Day and an ornament attached with a regular staple. Sorta crazy but I like how it turned out. I had a grey ornament laying on the counter but it didn't look right so I went though my stash and found this ornament from 2012. The sentiment appears right in the ornament oval - perfect stamped in red to match the heart. Decided to put the entire ribbon dangle atop a banner over a stitched rectangle (both from MFT's Blueprints 13). I used the teeny circle die from the fabulous Hero Arts set to die cut the hole in my dangles.

Thanks for stopping and be sure to check out all the Design Team cards and challenge details HERE. Can't wait to see your Christmas card featuring ribbon!!

17 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

cute card, Linda - love the rustic look and your staging of the card goes perfectly with it!

Lin said...

I love the planking mixed with the gingerbread men and the dangling heart, Linda, and your choices for ribbons are perfect! Great take on the inspiration!

JoAnn said...

Love your rustic card Linda. Such a cute gingham bow with the jute bow and dangling elements. Love it all. Have a great week.

Cindy C. said...

Oh so cute and full of old country charm!! Love how you tie the hanging element with twine and to the ribbon bow!! And the wood grain panel leads me to think of a log cabin in the snow. :)

Cat Craig said...

Darling card, a bit rustic and definitely festive.

Linda said...

Lovely rustic card Linda with your gingham ribbon. Have a great week.

Jean said...

Perfect combination with the gingerbread, the woodgrain, the gingham!

Karen L K said...

Very interesting! I love that wood background. Your card is such fun with the dangling pieces.

Dawn Turley said...

just gorgeous Linda. Your Christmas cards are always so pretty

CinnamonSally said...

Very cute Lind love the rustic feel to your card.

Rosemary said...

fun and creative take on the inspiration, linda!

Greta said...

How cute, Linda!

Bonnie said...

Your bits and pieces worked beautifully together, Linda! Love how you kept to the earthy colors of the inspiration piece!

Marcia HIll said...

FABULOUS card Linda! Loving all the detail that went into this gem, and don't you just love it when your card turns out so great and it wasn't what you had even planned in the beginning?! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :0)

Judy1223 said...

Linda, I love the rustic, country feel of your card! Great gingham ribbon and twine, I always love them together! Perfect with the wood grain background. I love this card! Thanks for visiting my blog, I do appreciate it!

Notes by Nina said...

So cute, I love the rustic country design.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Super duper cute and rustic!