Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shabby Happy Birthday for RRR Challenge #77

We're enjoying some lovely cooler than usual weather for late July in Ohio. I just love the cool evenings and warm days. When I look out at my flowers this time of year, inevitably I spy some gorgeous butterflies. That goes right along with the theme for our next RRR Challenge:

And of course include some ribbon, lace or cording on that project!! 

Here's my example for you:

To enter this challenge, create a card, layout, or any handcrafted project. Just be sure to follow the theme and use ribbon, lace, or trim somewhere on your project.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Products
August Ribbon Club Assortment (Cream Ribbon and Lace)
20# Metallic Hemp Cord Assortment ~ Classic
Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
Scor-Tape 6" x 6"

I used the August ScrapThat! Kit along with Really Reasonable Ribbon for this card.

Tips and Techniques:
The Really Reasonable Ribbons from Bonnie's store are so lovely to layer into a card. Here I tucked the cream satin with grosgrain edges from the August Ribbon Club Assortment under the doily and wrapped Classic Metallic Hemp Cord over top of both. I used more of the Metallic Hemp Cord to create the flowing bow. Tombow 3D Foam Tabs were perfect to pop up my hand stitching edged stamped sentiment. 

I inked the doily edges and added Want2Scrap lavender pearls from the ScrapThat! Kit and W2S teardrop pearls from my stash. 

The sweet delicate natural lace is included in the RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment

I cut the canvas butterfly with Donna Salazar Wonderful Wings Spellbinder Dies, adding Want2Scrap Coordinating bling. The chicken wire chipboard is also from Want2Scrap. 

Lovely flowers from the August and previous ScrapThat! Kits.

I hope you've been inspired to create a project for

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #77 ~ Things with Wings

Be sure to stop by the RRR Blog for all the details and prize information.

I have to ask ~ What is your favorite type of winged creature to use on your projects?
You've probably guessed, mine is the beautiful butterfly!!

I've entered this card at:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #91 Anything Goes. Their special Word Art this week is Psalm 124:8.

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~ Blessings ~


  1. Gorgeous card, love the butterfly!

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the hexagons and those pearls!!

  3. Such a gorgeous piece of work!! Love the shabby feel.
    I LOVE the Butterfly!!

    Happy Crafting

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love all of the texture and layers!! The butterfly is beautiful!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. This is really pretty, Tracey! I always enjoy seeing your sweet projects, and can't thank you enough for stopping by to share with us.
    Have a blessed week, and thanks again for the heads up on the Pear Pins. I'm good for a while now.
    Thanks again for sharing with us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. P.S. The new challenge at V's Sweet Ideas this month is TWINE theme, so you could share this lovely card if you'd like!

  7. Tracey - I love all the layers and textures you have incorporated! What a special birthday card - something to treasure.

  8. A gorgeous card Tracey!! Love the layers and that butterfly is awesome!! ox

  9. Beautiful and classy!
    I loved your card!

  10. FABULOUS way to use a doily & that blinged up butterfly is totally gorgeous...& the twine! Looks great! LOOVE this one:):):)

  11. Just gorgeous and love the twine wrap up!

  12. Really beautiful card, love the string, just finishes it perfectly.

  13. gorgeous!!! love those beautiful colors

  14. Wow, so many great elements here and a number of embellishment. I love your vintage style. This is gorgeous. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. Make sure you join us for our new Challenge starting today and to download our new free scripture Word Art. God bless, always!

    JO ANN


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