Friday, July 17, 2015

Make a Ribbon Topiary with May Arts Ribbon

 Who wouldn't love to create this whimsical centerpiece for that special occasion?  Just think, with the right ribbon from May Arts you could make beautiful baby shower displays, wedding reception table toppers or just one for your everyday home decor in coordinating colors.  The sky is the limit, and when you see how easy it is to create one of these ribbon topiaries you'll be making them for yourself and friends left and right. 

Here are the supplies that you'll need.  Lots of fun ribbon from May Arts ( a complete list of the ribbon I used can be found at the bottom of this post), a foam base and lots of straight pins. 
Using 1 1/2" wide ribbon, cut lengths of ribbon 4 1/2" long.   

You'll want to use a wide variety of color coordinated ribbon.  I've used some crochet ribbon, sheer ribbons and of course some great solids with and without patterns.  The more the merrier. 

Roll the 4 1/2" ribbon as shown above

Using two straight pins, one on each side, push down into the foam base.  Continue doing this all over the foam base mixing all the ribbons together.  If you have a spot that needs a little more, just stick another ribbon roll down in to make the ball nice and full. 

Once the balls are covered and you're ready to put in a pot, push down into the pot and then cover the top with tissue paper. 

Using wired ribbon, wrap the stem of the topiary and attach to the foam base with a straight pin. 

To add a bit more whimsy, take the wired ribbon and makes some curls, then place them at the base of each of the balls and also at the very top.  Fluff and arrange your ribbon as desired. 

Lastly I decored the pot with this adorable self adhesive May Arts ribbon.  I just felt it gave that nice finished touch and really made it look festive. 
Here is close up of the ribbons so you can see how mixed up they are and how cute they all go together. 

 Want to make this topiary?  Here is a complete list of May Arts Ribbon used:
2 yards of each

More Fancy-Edgeables from Crafter's Companion

I'm so in love with the De'sire Edge'ables from Crafter's Companion.  They are just stunning anyway you use them.  This is a fold card I created and then stamped and colored the interior.  Here are several more pictures to give you a better feel. 

Of course I had to use some May Arts Ribbon to make it just a little more special.  I think overall this card was a raging success. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Just Between Us, Sneak Peek for Graphic 45

It's that time of year when Graphic 45 has one of their big releases for the summer paper shows, YEAH!!!!  This collection is called World's Fair and it's going to be one of those cherished sets that you'll want to get multiples of.  I love the color combination they used, it's just striking and of course all the vintage designs, well you're sure to fall in love. 

This is a hot air balloon box I created using the staples ATC box and the World's Fair collection.  I think I used almost every sheet of paper from the collection so be sure to check out every picture in detail so you can see it all.  You can also see more of World' Fair on the Graphic 45 blog, so be sure to stop by and say hi. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fancy Edge-Ables from Crafters Companion is here!!!!! New Release

Today's the day of Crafter's Companion's Fancy Edge-Ables release and they are just stunning!!!  There are butterflies , flowers, flourishes and more.  You have to go see them all, but I warn you, you'll want them all, LOL. 
This is a stair card I made using the Floral Dance die, and isn't it just beautiful. It was so easy to create with the edge-ables , some pretty paper from Graphic 45 and some lovely May Arts Ribbon. 
Here is a link to all the yummy goodies I used on this project:

It's Heartfelt Wednesday

Happy hump day everyone...we are that much closer to another weekend!!! YEAH!!!!  Today I've got a Heartfelt Creations card I made with the newest release " Sparkling Poinsettia".  This card has a lot of layers going on that really add to the interest.  The stamping and layers make this card shine on it's own without have to add a lot of other elements.  I think it lets the collection speak for itself. 

Be sure to stop by Heartfelt Creations blog today and you can get a complete listing of supplies used for this card but also step by step instruction for how to create it yourself.  Plus remember there are tons and I mean tons of other projects by the rest of the design team to check out.  Have a great rest of the week and happy crafting. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Get in the Game with Graphic 45

It's the weekend and it's time to have fun and play, so I thought I share this adorable flash card set I created for Graphic 45.  I used the re-released collection " ABC Primer " and it was the right collection for what I wanted to make.
My son isn't a fan of learning math tables so I thought I would create something that would make it fun, the flash card set.  The game portion is the pennies, for each card he gets right he gets to keep the penny, but for each one he gets wrong he has to pay the penny back.  That a sure fire way to get kids in the fun, LOL. 
Here are a lot more detailed pictures of this project for you to see. 

I say let the games hop over to Graphic 45's Blog and see Brit Sviggum's adorable game layout.  For anyone that has a child into video's a must.  Have a great rest of the weekend and I'll see you next week.  Until then, happy crafting