Saturday, January 14, 2012

Up in the Air Over Pleated Ribbon

Hello there! Happy Saturday to you! I usually post my DT card for Our Creative Corner on Saturdays but guess what? I didn't play close enough attention to the guidelines of the challenge when I made my card, so it is NOT posted on the OCC site...but I wanted to share it anyway. This week at Our Creative Corner, Vicki Burdick is our hostess and here are the details, so that you can check it out and play along: 

Paper Piecing: Use some kind of paper piecing on your card or project this week. Stamp something and use some Designer Paper to piece an element of the stamp or paper piece your Background. In addition NO ribbon and only one embellishment is allowed.
It really was a true challenge for me NOT to use ribbon or multiple embellies on a card, so there they are! For some reason, I had convinced myself that the challenge was to include ONE ribbon. Wrong! (*shaking head*) I'm sorry gals! What can I say...I just love that new pleated satin ribbon TOO much to not use it! ;) 

My card was also inspired by the following challenges this week: 
 ~Sketch from Mojo Monday~

 ~Pleats or Ruffles Theme Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments~
(looking forward to seeing a few of these girlies at the Stampin' Up Regional Event next weekend! Woot woot! ) 

The little balloon from the Ain't Love Grand Hostess set using the Loves Me DSP (ret.). After I finished the paper piecing I added some Dazzling Details to highlight a few of the parts, then covered the entire balloon in Crystal Effects. The sentiment from the Up, Up & Away set was colored with markers then stamped to make the hearts stand out a bit more. There is also a little pop of Glimmer Paper behind the punched border and all of the edges were sponged with ink. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please check out the Our Creative Corner site to see what the other gals on the Design Team created (using the correct!) and I hope you have a chance to play along. 

Have a HAPPY day! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Ain't Love Grand (hostess) and Up, Up & Away (sentiment) 
Paper: Loves Me DSP (ret.), Silver Glimmer Paper, Taken With Teal (ret.), Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Basic Black and Regal Rose Classic ink
Accessories: 1- 1/4" Circle punch, 1- 3/8" Circle punch, Dazzling Details, Crystal Effects, Taken with Teal, Close to Cocoa and Regal Rose Stampin' Write Markers, Pretty in Pink Pleated 3/8" Pleated Satin ribbon (Mini catty), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, Stamping Sponges and a whole lot of Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories:  scalloped circle and large circle die cuts


  1. Dear Anne MArie. Wowsy, you so made this sketch work. I have been trying.. but I found it so tricky! Really love how you used all the pink :) Such a beauty. Thanks and have a great weekend!

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  2. Oh how I miss that DSP!! I think I still have a few pages of it in my stash, whew! LOVE what you did with your fancy hot air balloon! You've added some beautiful detail on your card. Just got my pleated ribbon today and can't wait to give it a go! Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. FAB!! Love all that pink, layers, dimensionals - and shine! So pretty!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the mojo sketches....they are always a challenge! I hope to get a familyd in the off challenge is a tough one!

  5. I know that you are bummed that you're not playing along, but I HAD to laugh that the reason you were ineligible had to do with embellishments!!
    But seriously, this is one amazing card and you definitely qualified for the two other challenges! The ribbon is gorgeous, wonderful paper piecing, and I love all of the glittery goodness! Another fabulous card!!

  6. Your card is adorable, Anne Marie. Wonderful mix of colors and patterns in your DP and super cute paper piecing on the balloon. And I agree with you, that ribbon is totally yummy - too good to forego!

    Have a great weekend.


  7. Love this card so bright and cheery. I too LOVE that pleated ribbon... can't wait to order some for SAB. The layout is so cool and balloon is perfectly colored with a touch of bling.Hugs

  8. So sorry that you couldn't post your card Anne Marie. It's a beautiful, bright and cheery card! Love it! And the wonder you couldn't resist using it. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog too.

  9. Wow girl - Can you say LAYERS?? This card is awesome!!! Once I saw that pleated ribbon I was going to tell you about the HSS challenge - but when I continued reading I saw you knew already!!!

    Just an awesome card!!!!

  10. So pretty with the colors you chose, the layers, and the ribbon!

  11. Beautiful colors on your card! Darling balloon image! And , very pretty pleated ribbon!

  12. What a great card! Love the ds paper you chose. Makes me think of Neopolitan ice cream! Lots of interest in your card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  13. Just adorable!!! I love the colors and the DSP with the balloon!! What FUN!! The ribbon just completes the fun too!! GREAT JOB!!! Thank you for participating this week with HSS!!! Amy L.

  14. Oh yes, this DSP brings me right back!! I love the color combo and especially with the fun hot air balloon. I agree, I'm over the moon for the pleated ribbon, sure makes life easy. You always do such a fabulous job with adding so many layers and making your card so pretty. My favorite part of this card is the combination of sparkle and crystal effects. Definitely gonna have to try it. I'm so glad you joined us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!

  15. Oh I LOVE that balloon and boy does that DSP bring back good memories! I think it's the first Valentine's DSP from SU I bought...way back when I had a teeny craft room in my old apartment:-) Love your card and thanks for the memories! And thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments;) Miss you!

  16. Hi Ann Marie,
    Your cards are always so beautifully layered and embellished and this one is no exception. I love the balloon! Thank you for participating on Hand Stamped Sentiments. We'll have to catch up soon. Miss you!

  17. This is beautiful, Anne Marie. Beautiful colors and i like all the different layers.


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Anne Marie