Tag Archive: Ribbon

Ribbons of all colour and kinds

Retiring Colours

Get your Retiring Colours now!!
Each year Stampin’ Up! has 5 “In Colors” that retire….
and we get 5 new “In Colors”!
So…if you want any of these 2019 – 2021 In Colors:
Rococo Rose; Terracotta Tile; Pretty Peacock; Seaside Spray; and Purple Posy, don’t delay or you will be disappointed!!
The Purple Posy ink refill has been discontinued for a while now. The refills for the rest of these lovely colors will sell out quickly so be sure to order yours SOON.

The 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalogue expires at the beginning of May, but the ink refills and card stock packages will likely disappear before then.
(*NOTE: Purple Posy is not available in an ink pad, so it does not have an ink refill; however, the color IS available in the form of a Stampin’ Write Marker, Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based marker combo, and cardstock).

Are you wondering what else you can use your ink refills for, besides juicing up your ink pads? There are at least a DOZEN other things you can do with them.
Here’s a handy list you may want to save for future reference:

Things to do with ink refills…

  1. Keep ink pads juicy for years!
  2. Re-Ink Stampin’ Spots
  3. Re-ink Stamp & Write Markers
  4. Paint/watercolour with brushes or Water Painters
  5. Splatter ink with brushes or Water Painters
  6. Mix with water or rubbing alcohol in Stampin’ Spritzer and spritz on projects (add Shimmer Paint for extra sparkle)
  7. Tint Shimmer Paint
  8. Tint Embossing Paste
  9. Dye Ribbon
  10. Use in the Polished Stone Technique
  11. Use in the Baby Wipe Technique
  12. Use in Shaving Cream Technique
  13. Use in Marble Rolling Technique

Corner Bouquet Sympathy

It’s never easy to send a Sympathy card but I think it’s so important to have some of these cards made and ready to send when you need them! This Corner Bouquet Sympathy card uses 2 of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can earn in January and February 2021!!

When I saw this card posted, I knew it would be a beautiful card to share on my weekly FaceBook Live. I want to thank France Martin of Frenchie Stamps for sharing it.

Gather your cardstock

To begin with, I gathered the same colours of cardstock used by Frenchie Stamps – Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953), Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686), Soft Suede Cardstock (#115318), Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650).

As I was gathering these, I realized that there are many other colours (reds, pinks, blues, greens, purples) that could be combined to create a card with these layers and they would all work beautifully. I think what I like best is the coordination of the neutral shades with Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements.

To begin with, the Crumb Cake Cardstock was cut @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded, and burnished to make the card base. The gorgeous Faux Suede Trim (#152472) was threaded through a Slide from the Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements (#152471) before the length was attached along the left side on the front layer of the card base.

The Early Espresso Cardstock layer was cut @ 5″ x 3-5/8″ followed by the Soft Suede Cardstock being cut with the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle Die (#151820) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653). If you don’t have these tools, you can use a piece cut @ 5″ x 3-1/2″.

The Very Vanilla Cardstock was cut with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. If you don’t have these tools, you can use a piece cut @ 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″. I also used a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock cut @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside layer.

Let’s do some stamping

Now that all the cardstock has been cut to size, it’s time to do some stamping! The Blending Brushes (#153611) were used to colour the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Crumb Cake Classic Ink (#147116) was used on the top half and Soft Suede Classic Ink (#147115) was used on the bottom half. I suggest you start by adding ink lightly because you can always add more colour if you want to have a darker finished project.

For the images, I used the largest corner stamp from the Corner Bouquet Stamp Set (#155273) to place an image in the bottom left-hand corner with Early Espresso Classic Ink (#147114). I also used that ink to stamp the greeting from the Heal Your Heart Stamp Set (#155291) in the top right-hand corner.

Put it all together

After the stamping was completed, I attached the layers to the card base. The final step was to use Mini Glue Dots to attach the Antiqued Corners on each corner of the Very Vanilla layer.

You can see another sympathy card here or here.

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Bumblebee Birthday Card

Birthday card with Bumblebee

Today, the Designer Series Paper (DSP) does most of the work on this Bumblebee Birthday Card! By having DSP, Ribbon, Ink, and Embellishments all in the same colour, I find it easy to create this “Wishing you the happiest of birthdays” card for my stash!

Let’s start with…

The Bumblebee Cardstock (#153077) is cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished with a bone folder. The Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper (#154297) was cut at 5-1/4″ x 3″. I used the Curvy Dies (#154319) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) to “split” the DSP and make room for to stamp the flexible greeting from the Quite Curvy stamp set (#154430).

Now for the Designer Series Paper…

Next, I cut Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and layered the die-cut DSP over it to determine where the greeting would be stamped. I didn’t adhere the DSP with an adhesive until the greeting was stamped with Bumblebee Classic Ink (#153116) – (just in case I had to turn the Whisper White layer over 😉) Once I arranged and stamped the words in a pattern I liked, I attached the DSP with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Note: Use liquid glue gives me a little more “wiggle” room for exact placement.

Now for some embellishments…

A length of Bumblebee Ribbon (#153622) (approx. 10″) was attached to the back of the Whisper White/DSP layer with Mini Glue Dots. A smaller piece of ribbon was used to tie a “Faux” bow. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I attached this completed layer to the card base. And, last but definitely not least, I attached 2 coordinating In Color Enamel Dots (#152480).

On to you…

Now it’s your turn to give it a try – with this bundle you can create a Christmas card, a birthday card, a sympathy card, a thank you card, or thinking of you card – the choice is yours. I’m sure you can figure out how to adapt these cards with the Quite Curvy bundle!

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