When Life Gives You Lemons…..

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When Life Gives You Lemons…..Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #7

 Greetings, Craft Hoarders!  It’s time to call to order another meeting of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog! The theme for challenge #7 is Ribbon, Lace and Twine, Oh My!     This month we have TWO amazing sponsors:  Really Reasonable Ribbon and Sin City Stamps.  Here are the deets for this fun challenge:

Show us your fiber side! Use ribbon, lace or twine on your project. Dig into your hoard and share how creative you can be with fibers! You may use ribbon, lace, twine, embroidery floss, string, yarn, fabric, etc. As long as you have something in the “ribbon” family on your project, you are good to go!

Here’s a peeky at the prizes for this challenge:


Two gorgeous Monthly Ribbon Club packs from RRR

And a $20 gift card to Sin City Stamps!

 Really Reasonable Ribbon has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubber stampers, scrapbookers and the artistic community for over 10 years. We offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and really reasonable discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard.
Our large selection of ribbon styles includes a variety of colors and widths in grosgrain, organza, seam binding, gingham, satin, ric rac, twill tape, velvet, bakers twine, jute and much more including a large variety of mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
We offer convenient online shopping, FAST shipping and GREAT ribbon prices.
You can also visit our BLOG for daily posts with creative projects featuring ribbon along with two fun challenges on the 1st and the 15th of each month.

Bonnie has a super deal on her website during the month of May:  offering new ribbon club subscribers the option of getting both the April and May assortments together for their first shipment for $17.00 (for US customers).  For subsequent ribbon club shipments, it is $9.00/mo.

Sin City Stamps, owned and operated by Donna Harrison in Las Vegas Nevada, manufactures deep etched red rubber stamps, laser cut stencils, masks, chipboard pieces, page layouts, die cuts and chipboard books. Everything to make a hoarders heart beat with delight!

Sin City Stamps has created a special code for CHACB fans with a 30% discount on everything they offer in their wonderful online store. you will find this code in the side bar.  I might just have to use this one myself, because those chipboard books and pieces look mighty tempting! Just use the code hoarders when checking out.

Now, onto my inspiration piece for Challenge #7:

When Life Gives You Lemons….hidden tag card

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I chose to work with the gorgeous ribbons in the April Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR.  I pulled out a pack of paper that I’ve hoarded for far too long, and put it to good use in this fun card.  The paper pack is from Paper Wishes and is called Sunshine and Shadows.  It was the perfect crafting buddy for the gorgeous grey and yellow ribbons in the ribbon club assortment.  I layered my papers and used a Design Tool Kit to create the shaped panels on my card.  Ribbon was layered over the center of the pretty grey polka dot paper, and then space was left behind this panel to tuck in a tag, also created from the template.

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The sentiment tag is computer journaled onto white cardstock.  I love creating little hidden pockets and interactive elements on a card.   Makes it so much fun to open!

To create the card focal, I stamped Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea stamps directly onto the yellow damask paper from the pack.  The sentiment banner is from the same set.

I did use my Distress Inks to alter the lemon delicate stitched satin ribbon so that it would match my papers.  I simply dragged my length of ribbon across the top of my Mustard Seed ink pad, spritzed it lightly with water and then ironed it on a low setting.  The delicate stitched satin ribbon comes in a variety of beautiful colors and is a dream to work with!

Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card:

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And the lined envelope seals the deal!

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Now, here are the links to the rest of the design team’s blogs. Visit their sites, be inspired, leave them some love,  then dig into your hoard of ribbony goodness and get to work on your own project featuring ribbon, twine, floss, string, etc.  Link it up to the CHACB no later than 11:59PM Pacific Time on Sunday, May 18th.  We’ll be hopping by to “ooh and ahh” over your clever creations and one talented crafter will be selected to win the aforementioned prize package.  Be sure to read the CHALLENGE RULES to ensure that your entry is eligible to win.

Gloria   (Blog Owner and Chief Hoarder in Charge)

Thanks for stopping by!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Sharing these challenges with you makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.



PS:  Stay tuned….I have an amazing mixed media piece that I made with the fabby supplies Sin City shared with me.  You’ll see it in Challenge #8!  How’s that for a teaser????

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16 thoughts on “When Life Gives You Lemons…..

  1. butterfly

    Love the elegant yellow and grey, and that clever hidden message – what a fabulous card! Great inspiration for the Craft Hoarders challenge, thank you.
    Alison x

  2. Amber Milone

    This is absolutely beautiful card Kathy! I love that lemon stamp and the beautiful colors you used.

  3. smithgfb

    So sorry to be so late. You know I love your card for this challenge! That big beautiful yellow bow just tops it off so well. Glad you are home safe and sound and that you had a great time!

  4. carol edwards

    Hi Kathy lovely zingy card and the sentiment is so true at times. Thanks for sharing x

  5. D Idlet

    Beautiful card, love the tag you made on your card. I love the yellow and black colors you chose to use on your card.

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