Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sparkle and Ribbon!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon!  If you aren't ribbon enabled, then you will be after this blog hop.  This has been such a fun project to work on and these are two cards that are quite different from what I normally do with ribbons.  But let me just say, you really must visit Really Reasonable Ribbon and check out their entire ribbon inventory.  Remember, I'm an enabler!

This first card was done using short loops of ribbon to frame the Starfish circle which was cut at strategic places with an Xacto knife to slip the ribbon loops through.  I stamped my starfish using Peanut Butter EP.  Once all my layering was done, I glitzed it up with some Sunset Glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

The next card was done using images from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Spring Swirl set.  By utilizing the shape of the flower it was easy to direct the ribbon loops to form the shape of the flower.  Tulips are great for this technique.  All ribbons used in both products are from the February ribbon kit from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, in addition to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop candy, Sparkle N Sprinkle is ALSO giving a stamp set to one luck hopper!  Leaving a message on every blog increases your chances of winning, because it's a mystery which of the artists' blogs has been chosen to house the prize!  (Pssst!  it could be me, so don't forget to leave a comment!)  On Tuesday, February 15, a name will be drawn from the comments on the mystery blog.  Winner gets to choose stamp set of their choice from SparkleNSprinkle.com!


(You just arrived here by way of:  Kerri Michaud- http://www.cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/)


And now it's time for you to hop on over to Jill's blog for the next exciting project! 
Jill Jacobsen http://www.stampinhands.com/

Good luck everyone and thanks for stopping by!
Ciao for now!
Ciao Bella!




81 comments:

Kras said...

Hi Ciao Bella ,
I come have arrived here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings and rushing to sign up. Today is a very nice sunny day. Your map coincides with my spring mood.Yes, and it is incredibly beautiful rainbow.
Congratulations

February 13, 2011 2:44 AM

sunnysideup said...

Hi Donna,love the way you use the ribbon to create the tulip,and border around the starfish.Just came over from Kerri's blog.
hugs
doreen

jude said...

hiya Donna,
Love both your cards but love the way youve created the petals on the tulip,really effective.Thanks for show casing must hop on by
hugs judex

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very pretty. Love seeing flowers, makes me think spring...yeah!

Ardilla said...

Beautiful cards... preparing everything for spring :)

Marie-Anne said...

Those cards are sweet.

Marie-Anne

Melissa said...

WOW! I love what you did with your ribbon! Especially the tulip! I am your newest blog follower!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

VICTORIA said...

Beautiful cards. TFS now a follower. :)Victoria
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

True :) said...

Sweet cards! Love how you used the ribbons! :)
Hugs,
True :D

Whisper said...

Wow you are so talented with what you can do with ribbon, Luv Sam x

Lori said...

I love what you did with the ribbon! Beautiful cards!

Donna Ells said...

DeeDee, your ribbon cards are amazing! The little flower bud is darling as can be. Makes me feel all springy!

Gloria Westerman said...

Love these two .....and I love your tulip flower.... you know it's spring when the tulips come up.....tfs

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love what you do with the pretty ribbon! I can't wait to see the tulips come up!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Very pretty! Love how you did the flower!

Linda is stamping again! said...

Love the Tulip, how did you do that. The ribbon around the starfish are unique.

Alosha said...

Great cards :)

mcourtney said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Joce said...

Love how you used the ribbon to make the flowers. Awesome colors too.

simplysandylee said...

DeeDee, Love love love how you made those buds with the ribbon. How wonderfully creative.
Cheesy

Debc06 said...

Love the ribbon loops on the starfish card and the ribbon bloom was great. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are just wonderful, Donna! Love the soft spring colors and ribbon use.

sallysbitz said...

You have created two beautiful cards, just love your technique of using those ribbons, very different x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards love the ribbon peaking out of the 1st one :)
hugs Nikki

MrsETaylor said...

Hi Donna. I so love that tulip with the ribbon. You have to do a little tutorial I think. These spring cards are just perfect!!!

Thanks for joining us on the RRR hop this month.

Erika

Corinne said...

Both cards are pretty. Love how you use the ribbon to create the tulip and border on your cards
Hugs~
Corinne

Kelly Massman said...

Love the special way you folded the ribbon to make cool designs!

Nana Connie said...

Donna, What a wonderfully creative way to use ribbon! Slipping it through the CS is a great idea. The dp on your tlip card is fantasic. So perfect. Love both your cards and can't wait to CASE them! :-)

Tanya said...

Love what you have done with ribbon. I am amazed. The tulip is awesome! Thanks for the blog hop and chance to win!

Barbara said...

DeeDee, your cards are so cool. Love the way you used the ribbon on both of the cards. I especially like that tulip. You will need to show me how.

Antonella said...

I love how you used the ribbons!! Your tulip is beautiful!!! Lovin' the blog hop. Hugs, antonella :-)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great cards Donna! I love your creative use of the ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us in our RRR February Blog Hop.

Linda Peo. said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!
Smiles...Linda

szbacn1 said...

Cute use of ribbon and lovely cards! I can't wait to try tthe folded ribbon technique you showed, thanks!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both card designs are wonderful, but I really love how you did the tulip one. That is so beautiful!

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Donna, i really love your cards, they are so different. Hugs Hazel xx

Kimmy said...

WOw! I love how you created the star and flower with ribbon! So beautiful

dlwidder said...

I adore the unique way you used the ribbons! Fabulous inspiration! TFS

Connie M. said...

I so love both of these card, Donna! So very creative...thanks for sharing!! It was so fun joining up with you gals from Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! Hugs!

judys said...

The use of ribbon flowers is just amazing - certainly never thought of doing that before.

Snoopy said...

What imaginative use of ribbon! I LOVE it! Your cards are fantastic! I just discovered your blog today as part of the blog hop and I'm so glad I did. I'm a follower now and I can't wait to see more of your creations!

Thanks for this opportunity to win something! I hope I win! I hope I win! I hope I win!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Judy Rozema said...

Just so creative, as always!

Sue said...

You need to do a tutorial on these ribbon techniques....they are great!!!

Debby said...

Both of you cards are cute and clever....the old "quilting" style trim is great!

kitty said...

Hi I am visiting your lovely blog on the RRR Hop Gorgeous creations and so many cool ideas love the tulip !!!! Kitty :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are both so beautiful

Sharon said...

Sweet Cards. I love the use of the ribbon.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Mandy said...

Your cards rock! I never would have thought to do that with ribbon--thanks for the wonderful idea and the beautiful cards you created!

Kathy Vogel said...

I am fascinated by how you used the ribbons on both cards. I especially like the color schemes you chose for both cards.

Amanda said...

Very cute! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

Starfish card is my favorite in the entire hop. LOVE it. So glad I got to see it.

lakeslady said...

Beautiful and creative use of this lovely ribbon Donna. TFS, your designs are a delight.

NWFlamingo said...

What a great use of ribbon. Good thinking!

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the ribbon. So pretty!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Julie Z said...

Love them both DD! Not sure which I like better?! Definitely creative & beautiful use of the ribbons! Very nice!! Julie

KarenB said...

I love the ribbon loop technique and both cards are fabulous!!

Mary T said...

Donna,

The tulip card is my favorite! Quite elegant and makes you think of spring!

Judy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you used the ribbon!

Sharon Peele said...
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Sharon Peele said...

Donna, What an awesome way to use your ribbon!! It really makes the card!!!

Brenna said...

those are beautiful cards!! I love the tulip!! I have never seen that before, but super cute!
Brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

bernietom47 said...

I love the way you used the ribbon to create the border around the starfish but the tulip is briliant! Love it!
Blessings Bernie

scrappinpeg said...

Wow another stunning card. Love the ribbon

Tilly said...

Such a great idea on your first card, and the ribbon tulip on the second is so sweet. Great job.
Tilly (RRR DT)

Hanneke said...

Thanks for sharing these pretty cards! I love the designs. Thanks for sharing, I am going to hop on to the next blog :)

AsilisA MaM said...

Hi Donna,love the way you use the ribbon to create the tulip, and border around the star.
Thanks for blog hop project and
Happy Valentin's day!

kimmie_35 said...

Beautiful cards, Donna... love the petal effect on the first one... very creative and very effective.
Hugs
Kim M
x

Jean W said...

Love the folding you did with the ribbon. The starfish is my favorite, love yellow and am ready for the warmth of the beach after this winter! Thanks for sharing and the Blog Hop.

Jan Hobbs said...

thanks for sharing. You just may have converted me to a ribbon user! The flower idea is really neat.
Jan

Anonymous said...

yes you CAN do simple!!! Loving the tulip!!!
SLI

Vicki said...

Lovely cards. Spring can't come soon enough. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappy Rat said...

Your tulip is the greatest! Is a tutorial in the works? :)

Catherine Atkinson said...

Both cards are pretty, but I especially like the tulip!

Weird nanner said...

As usual, beautiful cards from our Ms. Sunshine,keep up the great work!!!

Susan said...

O MY STARS!! I am LOVING both of these cards, what a unique and clever use of ribbon! How did you make the tulip?
sooo very cool!
Thanks for sharing,
Susan

Tash Daly said...

Hi Donna, sorry got waylaid looking at some of your other work, but I am back now. Love the simplicity and fresh look of these cards. Thanks for being a very entertaining stop along this hop :-)

Auntie Em said...

Love the folded point ribbons you used for the border and the tulip. Great idea.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Mimi said...

I am so glad I've taken time to hop along tonight. Great ideas!

cbarwick@comcast.net

María de los Ángeles said...

Hi Donna is a original way to use the ribbons, in this flowers, are so cute!!

Randi WS said...

Hi Donna
your cards are amazing, I love your style! So creative use of the ribbons!

Lots of love, Randi WS

Becky Dunham said...

WOW Donna - these are fabulous! I think I probably missed the drawing since I somehow slept thru this blog hop :( but I had to leave a comment anyway.