Thanks So Much Ribbon Handmade Card


Ok, so I need to quit making my projects sideways (camera set up isn’t great), and late at night lol! My ribbon is kind of skewed in a couple of places, but you get the idea and you can make yours straight :). I found my glitter paper that I like, then went to see if I had any ribbons to match the colors, and came up with  several. Then I punched flowers from the glitter paper and put rhinestones in the centers. My tag was made by stamping and then cutting around the image, and matting it onto the dark brown paper. The base card is also dark brown, and the embossed paper is Kraft paper, the same as the tag. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Floral Friendship Handmade Card

It’s fun to add an unexpected twist to a card. For this one, I decided to add a handy closure with a heritage photo turn mount and tropical glimmer brad. I also picked a paper with a design large enough to cut out extra pieces. This one happened to have flowers, so I cut out an extra pink and blue flower to layer on top of the design with zots. The greeting is actually stamped on the inside of the card, which is visible from the outside —– clear as mud? 🙂

You can watch the video below for complete instructions. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Card

As you might know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sadly, many of know one or more women going through this in their life. Just this past year, I’ve known at least 5 women going through treatments. This is a great time to let a special woman know that you are there for her in the battle she is waging against this terrible disease.

In this card, I used 18″ of ribbon plus a little extra piece to fashion a pink ribbon, a brushed gold heart brad, a sentiment stamp (stamped with black ink), gold embossing powder, and most importantly, a hole punch. Thanks Beci for the idea ;).

Sunset Bird Handmade Thank You Card

I was wondering how to make a sunset type of background with just ink, and after a few mess-ups that just didn’t work out, I came upon the way to make this card.

The inks I used were a marker and then two distress ink pads, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China. After using my yellow marker, I applied the distress inks with the Ink Blending Tool.

The cute bird is one of my all time favorite stamps. It’s from the Urban Tapestry  collection. I also used a Thanks stamp and some ribbon. I think I could have placed the bird stamp a bit better (so the sun isn’t in his tummy LOL!), but I like how it turned out overall. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Blessings Handmade Card

I have seen these pumpkins made before using various punches, but they are so easy to make on your own! I used an Easy Ovals Template, but if you are good at cutting freehand, or have a small oval object to trace around, that works great too.

I used some lace, a Thanksgiving greeting stamp, gold embossing powder, a small piece of brown ribbon and a small piece of brown string. I also used Staz-On ink to stamp with because the paper is slick. (Regular ink usually smears and/or takes a long time to dry on shiny surfaces.) The beautiful pearl cardstock for the card is from DCWV’s Luxury Stack. Enjoy :).

Basket Weave Handmade Card

I am still trying to use up paper scraps! To tell you the truth, I have so many it might take the rest of my life lol.  So here is another card that uses the small pieces of paper that accumulate from other projects. My papers were pretty small, 1″ x 4″ and 1/2″ x 5″. So I used those along with paper flowers, a brushed gold metal loop, a brushed gold mini heart brad, a piece of sewing thread, a friend stamp, & gold embossing powder.

I had another idea in mind, but when I began working on the card, weaving the paper seemed like a fun idea to try and I like the way it makes an interesting background for the card….and it uses up my scraps 🙂 Hope you enjoy the card!

Friends Layered Paper Card

This is a card I made using papers from another projects. I ended up with 2″ strips of paper, so I cut them to the width of my card and used a border punch on the bottom edges. I think it made for an interesting look. Even if you don’t have a border punch, you could use decorative edged scissors or even rip the paper and maybe even use an ink pad on the edges.
I always love projects that help use up my paper scraps! Do you have any favorite projects for using your scraps? I would love to hear about them or see them! Just email me at and feel free to send your tips and project pictures!

Polka Dots ‘n’ Buttons Card

I love polka dots, so here are some more this week too :). I used just a few things to make this card, making it sooo easy: polka dot paper, small buttons, ribbon, chipboard and glue. The buttons added a bit of cuteness and dimension to the card. This chipboard is some I’ve had for a long time, I think it’s from K & Company, but of course you could use a variety of other things like stamping, stickers or die cut letters. Enjoy!

Leather-look for your projects

This fun leather look  on paper is easy to achieve! I glammed it up a bit with some glimmer mist, but you can use any color of paper you want, or add some walnut ink on top of the black paper instead if glimmer mist for a really neat leathery look!

Grunge Circle Card

Here’s another card that you can make with no special supplies. You don’t even need a circle punch if you have the patience to trace around a nickel or a quarter 18 times and cut them out 🙂

Otherwise, what I used for this card was Ranger Distress Ink and flowers with a brad. That’s it!