Thursday, July 14, 2011

CASE of the Butterflies..and Ribbon Share!

As some of you know I'm not a big fan of Melon Mambo but when i was flipping through one of my craft magazines and saw this exact same card, having 4 butterflies in each square with the exact same colour scheme i just had to try it out. Don't you just love these colours together? HOT..HOT...HOT.. ; )

The only thing i switched up was the stitching part. The original card i saw had a bit of sewing in between the butterflies but i haven't totally plunged into the sewing world of paper crafting so i decided to do a bit of faux stitching to give the card the same look. AND since I'm not much of a melon mambo fan i was super excited to pull out my supply of Melon Mambo ribbon and textured card stock--woohoo!

Quick Tip: To adhere ribbon place a piece of sticky strip across your card front. Apply ribbon by pleading 4 loops to the left and leaving the rest flat. Leaving the first 2 loops to the left, with your finger push the other two loops to the right. Place brad in the middle. I've had this card for several months and the ribbon has not moved! (YES i was shocked...LOL-- great ribbon technique with strong sticky tape!)

This card fits into Stampin' Up!'s 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" Medium Square Envelope (107289)
Products used for this project:
Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterflies (111564)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Peach Parfait (119794), Basic Gray Textured (119923), Melon Mambo Textured (119930)
Ink: Crumb Cake (121030), Peach Parfait (119783), Melon Mambo (115656), Basic Gray (109120), Basic Black (101179)
Accessories and More: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired)--can use Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon (122985), White Gel Pen (105021), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), 5/16" Jumbo Brads (112534), Paper Snips (103579), Snail Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Sticky Strip (104294)

Hope you like... : )

Some of you may have noticed the polka dot ribbon is back with a twist. Same look and feel but slightly different --scallops on the top and bottom. Check them out on page 195 of the New Catty. I pre-ordered the Chocolate Chip and i LOVE ...LOVE this ribbon!! Stampin' Up has featured some fabulous colours! The Melon Mambo would look awesome on the above card!!

Who's interested in a Scallop Dots Ribbon Share? $27 (this price already includes the ship/tax) will get you 20 yards of ribbon. You will receive 2 yards each of all 10 beautiful colours of Scallop Dots Ribbon! Ribbon sharing is a great way to receive an assortment of colours without having to purchase every single roll!! Please email me if you are interested...! (Please note there will be extra cost for postage if you require your ribbon to be mailed to you)