Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crinkle Ribbon from Kimberly Tracy at My Craft Spot

A few of the members of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team were most generously given some gorgeous crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot's Kimberly Tracy - and challenged to use the ribbon in our creations.  I received the Neapolitan set which contains Chocolate Truffle, Vanilla Bean, and Raspberry Truffle.  This ribbon is absolutely gorgeous and I am in love with it!  In fact, after my first crinkle ribbon creation, I headed over to My Craft Spot and put in an order for more, this time selecting the Springtime package.  Kimberly shipped it immediately so I am hoping it will arrive soon.  I've got some ideas!
For this Easter card, I used Easter 2010 to cut the layers of the egg.  I used a Fiskars corner punch and also used a Cuttlebug border folder to create the embossed frame for my sentiment (which is from My Creative Time's Color Me Happy set).  I used my Raspberry Truffle crinkle ribbon around the egg and then used a bit more to tie a bow.  I inked the edges of my card and added a couple of brown pearls to finish things off.  I love the contrast of the ribbon against the kraft paper and the ribbon really draws out the pink in the egg too.
I made this next card for my husband.  Each year, I like to give him a St. Patrick's Day themed card on March 15, the anniversary of the day we first met (22 years ago!).  I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the shamrock and the hearts on it.  (I cut the shamrock in a darker shade of green and hand cut the image to create three hearts to fit inside the shamrock.)  The border was created by welding the shamrock border from PDDU with a holed border from Holiday Cakes.  The tag was cut from Plantin' Schoolbook.  I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder.  The tag was stamped with a sentiment from My Creative Time's I Believe in Leprechauns set, using both Versamark and then Chocolate Chip ink.  I wove some Chocolate Truffle crinkle ribbon through the holed border and tied a bow as well.  I also added some of the crinkle ribbon to the tag.
I created this shaped card with Accent Essentials.  The little frame was cut with Ashlyn's Alphabet and stamped with a clear stamp (maker unknown).  I embossed the DCWV pink patterned paper with a Cuttlebug Textile Texture folder.  I also added a punched border created with an EK Success punch.  I used Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon around the mat and to create a double bow.  I finished things off with a button and pink pearls. 

There are more My Craft Spot crinkle ribbon creations to be seen at Fantabulous Cricut.  Please be sure to check them out - and then head over to My Craft Spot to check out the wonderful ribbon colours!  Each package comes with 3 yards (2.74m) of each of 3 colours for just $9.99US - which includes free shipping, even to Canada!

25 comments:

Tara said...

The ribbon looks great and free shipping to Canada (can it get any better)! You did a wonderful job showing it off!
Tara

Tracy said...

Your cards are fantastic Kate! You did an incredible job incorporating the ribbon into each one. I couldn't even pick a favorite they're all so great. Thanks for sharing these!

April said...

Love this ribbon. Have seen it a lot. Your cards are great!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Excellent job, Kate! I love all your cards but I think the last is my favorite. I just love the soft pink and cream colors.

Isn't this ribbon wonderful! I love it.

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I just love crinkle ribbon. Wow...you did a fantastic job on these beautiful cards. Love the Easter card. Crafty and clever how you designed that one. :)

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate, this card are absolutely amazing! Simply gorgeous!! I love each and everyone one! This ribbon is incredible, I am so going to order some. I have never played with it, but sounds like it is a must.

I love how you used them differently on each card!!

Laurie

Jacqueline said...

Great Job Kate - new follower.
Huge thankyou for posting the Canadian Crafty Blog Hop … there are so many talented Crafty Canadians - so glad you could be a part of it.

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful cards Kate!!! Love the ruffle around the first card and how you wove the Chocolate Truffle ribbon in the second, but my favorite is your last card. Love the soft colors and the gorgeous bow you tied and the button just tops it off so perfectly. Gorgeous cards!

Thanks!

Kimberly
My Craft Spot

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Such clever uses of to the ribbon Kate, each of your cards are beautiful and unique... LOVE it!!! :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate, outstanding! Each and every one! Love the detail and beauty! I love this crnikle ribbon - it's unique and so striking on a card or project! Blessings to you!

~Tammy~ said...

Kate what a unique way to use the seam binding on your first card! I am a big fan of it! Lucky you to get some to play with and what a fabulous job you have done! All beautiful projects!

Rae Finke said...

Wow, your cards are amazing! Both of them are very pretty. That crinkle ribbon looks like it is really fun to work with!

The card boutique said...

wow, those cards are really nice, I love them, that crinkle ribbon gives a touch of elegance.

Linda Kaiser said...

Your cards are amazing! I have not used this ribbon and now I will buy some. Thanks for showing us how to use it! I can't wait to get some.

Linda

Rhonda Emery said...

love what you have done with your ribbon. all cards are so pretty.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! Look at all that yummy, crinkle ribbon! Scrumptious! Gorgeous cards! LOVE their shabby chic look!

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, each of your cards are beautiful! I can't decide a favorite, just love all 3 of them!

Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my blog, but I have to tell you, I'd never "skip" commenting on your blog because I'm behind and you said it's okay for me to do that. I may be awhile getting to you but I'd never skip over you. I love visiting and being inspired by your projects! Thank you for your kind suggestion/offer but I love dropping in when I can and would never push you aside!

Have a wonderful day, sweetie!!!

Paula said...

Love the crinkle ribbon, your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for showing us such beautiful ways to use this new product. Love your blog as well!

Dana said...

Just sent you an award. Hope you accept it. Pick it up here: http://iwycd.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-award.html

Tracey said...

Your cards look fabulous Kate......the Crinkle ribbon creations such a soft look, I'm a real fan of it too.
Its hard to find here, bought some recently from the states...going to try and dye my own.

Anita C said...

These cards are great Kate!! I found you on the Canadian blog hop and I am now a follower!

Rhonda Emery said...

I have a ward for you on my blog to pick up. hugs

Rhonda Emery said...

congrats on your win over at serentity scrappers. looks like you got some good blog candy.

Donna said...

Beautiful cards. I will have to get me some of that ribbon. I am your newest follower. If you get a chance, stop by my blog and say hi. I have only been blogging since January but I am having a ball.
Thanks for sharing

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh Kate your cards are beautiful. Love that ribbon!! I think it's very sweet you give your hubby a card each year celebrating the day you met!! :)