Monday, May 9, 2011

Bling It Up! Challenge #7

Hey! I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. I had a wonderful time with my family.  The girls each made me a card for Mother's Day. They even bought me a *cricut cartridge*, that turned out to be an Apple ITouch. Oh, how I've wanted one. I was very surprised!  Now comes the tricky part of keeping my *little assistant*(Sammy) from hiding it, or worse--breaking it. Fun Fun.

Well, today is time for another Monday challenge over at My Craft Spots Blog, and today's challenge is all about the *bling*. A perfect chance for you to use some rhinestones, stickles, glimmer mist, maybe even some glossy accents.  Did I mention the prize...The Sweet Sentiment # 1 stamp set!! Trust me--you want this.:)

Here is my card for this week...
All of my flowers came from the Walk In
My Garden cartridge. It is kind of hard to tell in
the picture, but I added diamond stickles to a couple
of the flower layers. I also *popped* up the flowers
with dimensionals. I kept with an odd number of
flowers for the card. The stamped sentiment is
from the Sweet Sentiments Set #2
For the ribbon technique, I ran a piece of crinkle ribbon
through my sewing machine set on the longest stitch
length. After I stitched the length of the ribbon I gently
pulled on the tails of my stitching threads and it gathered
the ribbon right up. From there it was easy to stick
it to the cardstock. I ran a strip of ATG adhesive down
the center of the cardstock and then pressed the ribbon right
on top. I tucked the ends behind the strip of green cardstock
and then attached the green strip to the card base. Leaving
the inside nice and clean. Hope that makes sense.

  • Walk In My Garden cartridge pg.87
  • 2 "-1/4"  blackout Flower layers
  • I also used the flowers on pg. 84, 82 & 85
  • Standard A2 sized card-from PTI
I hope everyone plays along this week. It's fun and I LOVE looking at everyones projects. Of course there is always a wonderful prize to win. :) So, go check out the contest here.

Have a great week.


  1. This is gorgeous! I love your flowers and papers - and am in love with your ribbon! I must try this technique. It looks fabulous!!

  2. I left you a blog award. Pop over and check it out.

  3. Super beautiful card. I LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

  4. Darling card !!! Love the flowers and what you did with the ribbon!
    xoxo Joy

  5. So,so cute!! Love the ribbon.
    Sherrie K

  6. This is gorgeous Ally! I love the papers/colors and the flowers are popping right off the card! Very nice! I have a little helper that likes to help me loose things too! My car keys have been gone for 3 weeks now and I'm starting to worry that they are either in the landfill or the sewer! Thanks for the tip on making the bunched ribbon with the sewing machine! I've been hand stitching it (why have I been doing it the hard way???)! Beautiful work this week!