Friday, January 15, 2010

Snips and Scraps

One of my crafting resolutions is to stop hoarding.  Hoo, boy, this is gonna be hard, but I'm starting with my ribbon (I'm doing pretty well with my paper).  I usually cannot bear to cut into gorgeous ribbons and trims... oh, it just kills me.  Then one day I'll find some pretty stuff stashed way back in a drawer, and think... what good does it do me there???  So here's a fun little card using small pieces of ribbon (4 1/4 inches to be exact... I'm starting slowly) and some buttons from my ever-growing stash.  I was thinking "birthday" when I made this, but was sure not to be that specific, so I can use it for any other special occasion (like maybe graduating from 5th grade :)).  The sentiments are all from Cornish Heritage Farms' Classic Essential Expressions. It's got a little of everything, and so is a good all-purpose set to have on hand.  The rest of the supplies and a few instructions are listed below.  Have a great Friday!

Cardstock: White Papertrey Ink
Rubber Stamps: Classic Essential Expressions, Mona Lisa Moments line, Cornish Heritage Farms
Dye ink: Tuxedo Black, Memento by Tsukineko
Fibers: Orange chenille ric rac, broad stripe, blue stars - “Jack” from Animal Crackers Trims line by Making Memories; Blue pompom trim from Webster’s Pages; Blue floral from Samantha line by Crate Paper ribbon; Orange twill Obscure line from Basic Grey
Buttons: Favorite Findings, Papertrey Ink, vintage

Cut card base from white cardstock. Cut several pieces of coordinating ribbons and trims slightly longer than the width of the card. Arrange on the white card front to determine placement, but do not adhere. Mark placement of trims on card base, and set aside. Stamp various related sentiments in black ink down the right-hand side of the card, between the markings. Adhere ribbons at markings between the sentiments using tacky tape (the kind backed in red/pink film), and trim edges. Adhere coordinating buttons onto the trims at various intervals down left-hand side of card.


joy said...

Very cute card - love the various buttons!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab idea...loving that bobbly the colour combo too..hope you are having a good day hun x

Shar B said...

What a neat card! I have the exact same problem...lots and lots of ribbon but I never use it. Thanks tons for the great idea and the inspiration.

Jan Larson said...

I'm right there with you! I'm going to follow your lead and make a ribbon/button card tomorrow. I've got hoards of both to use up! Thanks for the inspiration!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

a great combination of colors and elements, Jean. (And I think you've made a substantial step in your recover process with this card:)

LeAnne said...

What a fun sweet card for a hoarder to make! :D

Debby said...

I have the same problem. I actually made some ribbon cards a while ago but yours is better and far prettier. I am a paper and ribbon hoarder for sure. The prettier the harder it is.