Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Challenge-an Alliteration

Hello, crafters! Carole here with the Sunday edition of this week's Paper Craft Weekend Challenge. I am so thrilled to be guesting here on Allison and Caroline's challenge blog...thanks for giving me this wonderful opportunity, ladies!

And now for the challenge. A little background first. When I first was on the Cricut message board I stumbled across a card challenge/swap group that I totally fell in love with. The leader of the group was Card Junkie (aka Sherrie Miller) and she did an awesome job. Every month she gave us an alliteration (I didn't even know what that was until I joined the group) and it was through these challenges that I was encouraged to use a wide variety of design elements in my card designs. So in honor of that group here is my alliteration challenge to you.....Red with Ribbon.  And here is my card for this challenge:

The recipe:
Card is A2 size.
Cardstock: Real Red, Black (Stampin Up)
Patterned paper: Newsprint (Stampin Up), Black and White paper stack (Me and My Big Ideas)
Cricut cuts: 4.75 inch circle (newsprint) and shadow (red)-George and Basic Shapes; "hello"- .65-Cursive 101- sizing and welding done on Gypsy
Paper punch: Boho flowers (Stampin Up)
Black ribbon-Narrows-bought on sale at Michaels
Medium glue dots (Zotz), pop dots (Stampin Up), adhesive of your choice (mine is ATG gun and tape)

Create A2 size card from black cardstock. Cut red mat at 4-1/8" X 5-3/8" and adhere to black card. Cut black printed paper at 4-1/16" X 5-1/4" and adhere to red card mat. Adhere newsprint circle to red shadow circle. Place about 2/3 of circle on card and adhere. Cut extra 1/3 of circle off using card fold as a guide. Cut welded "hello" from red cardstock. Adhere to lower right hand corner of card. Make and adhere ribbon center flowers to circle with pop dots. See ribbon center flower directions below:

Punch 3 of the largest Boho flowers from red cardstock using the Stampin Up punch. Place glue dot in center of punched flower. Using length of narrow black ribbon (start with about 15"-not sure how long so this is a safe bet) tie a simple knot at one end of ribbon. Place knot with "tail" side down into center of glue dot. Twist the ribbon as you wind it around the center of the knot, placing it into glue dot to adhere in place. Continue twisting and adhering ribbon with this method until the glue dot is completely covered with the ribbon. Cut off excess ribbon. Using a sewing needle or any thin, pointy object, tuck end of ribbon under the twisted ribbon into the glue dot to secure in place.

And there you have my Red with Ribbon creation! Now, let's see yours. To motivate you all, I am giving away a little blog candy. If you leave a comment you will receive one entry, link a Red with Ribbon creation and receive another. Contest ends midnight, Wednesday evening (September 28th). The prize is a $10 Michaels gift card. Winner will be chosen randomly (as soon as Caroline tells me how to do it) and announced Thursday morning around 8:00 am. Good luck!


  1. OMG Carole, I love it!! Such a great challenge


  2. This is awesome. Love the flower instructions!

  3. Carole I love those ribbon flowers. I've tried some with Glubers with limited success. I wonder if your method is easier? I am definitely going to have to give it a try.

  4. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the flowers.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

  5. Beautiful card, love the black and red combo. Thanks for the instructions on the flowers, I'll have to try those.

  6. Beautiful card, thanks for the flower instructions.

  7. Your card is beautiful Carole. I love how you created the flowers and the red/black combo is gorgeous!

  8. What a fantastic inspiration, Carole! And I love your twisted ribbon flowers with the punched base! Beautiful!!

  9. I love the card! I also love your ribbon flowers. that's a very cute idea!!!

    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

  10. Gorgeous card Carole. I'm going to have to try those ribbon flowers.