RRR Anything Goes Challenge: Artisan Style Card Trio

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the first Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge for 2017!  Bonnie is taking it easy on us this time around with a fun “Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim” theme.  I spent some time creating from my scrap drawer for this challenge and ended up with this fabby Artisan Style Card Trio.

Graphic 45 Artisan Style is one of those “oldie but goodie” collections.  I love the color palette and the quirky images.  I had quite a few scraps, and set myself a challenge to see how many cards I could make without cutting up a fresh piece of designer paper.  Turns out, I could make three!

This little top fold card uses a scrap of a mixed media background that I made quite some time ago.  It was the piece that actually inspired me to work with the Artisan Style papers.  Peacock Alley Seam binding ties the most gorgeous bows and just pops off the background colors.

Many of you have asked me how I tie these bows.  I use my Zutter Bow-it-All, of course!  The real secret is that I studied all of Bonnie Garby’s YouTube videos and then practiced like crazy.  Start with a soft, pliable ribbon like this seam binding, then work your way up to heavier ribbons.  After you work at this for a while, you’ll find that you develop your own personal bow-tying style.  I know this is not the “magical” solution that many of you were hoping for, but just like learning how to play an instrument, tying bows is all about practice! The more you practice, the more skilled you will become!

Pocket cards make me happy, so I added two to this card. The top one holds one of my favorite tea bags.

The bottom pocket holds a book mark and a journaling tag where you can write a personal note.  The stamps are from the Artisan Style collection, and the piece of paper is also a scrap from another mixed media project.

Artisan Style Card from Scraps #2

I’ve used Peacock Alley Seam binding again here.  The row of houses is fussy cut and raised up on foam dimensionals.

If you’ve never tried stamping flowers on printed paper….I highly recommend it!  So. Much. Fun!

And here is a peeky at the inside.

Artisan Style Card from Scraps #3

This ribbon is also tied with seam binding.  Noble Peacock is such a rich color,and a near perfect match for my peacock feathers!

These polka dot flowers were left over from a project I did back in May.  I save all my extra stamped flowers in plastic cases.  They eventually find their way onto the perfect project.

Here I’ve layered up a bunch of small strips of patterned paper.  I love the way these patterns all play together in harmony.  It’s a great way to use up little bits and pieces.

Now, it’s YOUR turn!  Link up your Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim project to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog.  You’ll find all the necessary details HERE.  And be sure to visit the rest of the team projects for more inspiration.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!



12 thoughts on “RRR Anything Goes Challenge: Artisan Style Card Trio

  1. karenladd

    Oh, this trio of cards just delights me in every way. I especially like the way you tied ribbon through the tag, and then attached the tag to your card front. I also LOVE that little tea bag tucked into the inside. I made tea and coffee pockets for stocking stuffers this year and think that tea would make a great little gift all the way through spring

  2. rustyblue85

    Oh wow!!! I love these three cards – and to think you didn’t start with a fresh piece of paper and went to your stash!! That’s inspirational – I need to go through all of my little tags and snipped bits to see how many cards I can make!
    This is a gorgeous colour scheme – I love teal/peacock!! It’s just to die for!! Thanksfor the inspiration! x

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi,Sophia! I’m so glad you were inspired by this trio of cards made from scraps. This was a goal I set for myself after our move, and so far, it’s going really well. I also love teal/peacock with this color palette. Have fun creating new goodies from old! Thanks for the lovely comment! You made my day!

  3. Jenny L.

    Hi Kathy,
    what super and gorgeous creations.
    They are so very pretty and wonderfully created.
    The colours and designs are so stunningly beautiful.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Mary Nielson

    I’m mostly in awe of the work that you do, beautiful! Love it when I get an email from you, thanks Kathy

  5. Karen van Biljon

    Happy New Year Kathy. I love these cards as they’re so sunny and cheerful, especially at this time of the year. Take care, Karen

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