Monday, June 18, 2012

Oh, how I love ribbon!

The challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is to use ribbon.  Yes.  I said ribbon.  Being that ribbon is in my top three of favorite items to use, only behind paper and ink, I feel like quoting Homer Simpson with a "Doh!" (I don't watch it.  Remember, I teach 14 year olds).  Out of the 13 projects that I've created for H2H, 8 used ribbon and all but one of the rest had some sort of twine, thread or raffia on them.  So there's probably a good chance that I'll use ribbon on my project...challenge or no challenge.  However, we'd love to see you step your project up a notch and use two or more different kinds of ribbon.  

The inspiration for my card came from a scrapbook layout I made several years ago that has been one of my favorites ever since.  I loved it because I used scraps of ribbon to create a border.

I decided for this creation that I wanted to use the same technique, but with a cas-style card with rainbow colors, which is so trendy right now.  This card has 22 knotted-ribbon bows that have been attached with Score Tape (with fabric glue for the seam binding ribbon).  Most of the ribbon is from Close To My Heart (all but 7 pieces).  Occasionally, I didn't have a color of ribbon that I wanted, so I used one of my favorite CTMH products....Color-ready Seam create my own.  I used Vineyard Berry, Lagoon, Amethyst and Gypsy inks to fill in my "color holes".  Doesn't get easier than that, I tell ya'!

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Embellishments: Color-ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Mini-medley Accent Smoothie CollectionMini-medley Accent Honey Collection, Mini-medley Accent Sunset CollectionMini-medley Accent Black CollectionDesigner Ribbon Red Collection, Designer Ribbon Green Collection, Designer Ribbon Round Creme Brulee Collection (Retired), Downtown Cyan Elements Ribbon (American Crafts), Downtown Orange Elements Ribbon (American Craft), Brown Polka-dot Ribbon (Heidi Grace Designs)
Other: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Fabric-Tac (Beacon), Micro-tip ScissorsPaper Trimmer, ATG Adhesive (Scotch)

This is my last inspiration project for the Heart 2 Heart Design Team. My tenure with H2H will be over in two weeks. :( I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations, being given the opportunity to recognize the wonderful creators, and on a personal level, having a "schedule" to keep me creating. It's so easy to let life get in the way of creating time, so having a deadline/schedule really motivates me to create. Since January, I have created 13 projects that I probably wouldn't have created if it wasn't for the challenges at Heart 2 Heart.  Here's a quick look back.

As much as I'd love to do it again and hopefully will in the future, it's now time for some new blood, so to speak.  I hope you will warmly welcome the new design team when they are announced, as so many of you did for me.  But what about you?  Do you work better with deadlines? Would you like to be part of a great team of ladies that provide inspiring art work to CTMH lovin' paper crafters? Would you like to increase traffic to your blog? Consider applying for a Design Team position for the second half of the year (July-December). If it's something you would be interested in, just check out the requirements here.

Back to this week's H2H challenge....
To play along, all you have to do is 1) follow the rules (use ribbon on your project and use mostly CTMH products) and 2) link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog post or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.  3) You also need to mention H2H in your blog post and link back to H2H in your post.  4) Finally, we do ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it does make it easier for the design team to leave comments, as well as visitors to your blog. ;) 

In order to be considered for the Top 10 award, you must link your project for this or any of this month's H2H challenges by 10 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month.  

Don't have any CTMH products?  That's an easy fix!  Simply contact your local CTMH consultant (or go here to find one near you) or you can place an order by going to my website.

Now it's your turn.  So now I'd love to see how you use ribbon.

Until next time...


  1. No wonder you used that fabulous layout as your inspiration for your clever card! I love the ribbon rainbow!

    It has been such a pleasure having you on the H2H DT, and you will be missed. I hope you'll be able to continue to play along from time to time. (Cool H2H collage, BTW!)

  2. Your card is so cute and I think it's great that one of your own scrapbook layouts was your inspiration!

  3. Great projects with ribbon. I've enjoyed seeing your work since I started following H2H.

  4. You are sooo rockin' the ribbon!!! Thanks for creating and inspiring all of us who visit H2H.

  5. ROY G BIV in ribbon! Delightful! It has been a pleasure to be on the B Team with you, Tamytha! I am quite certain to see your beautiful creations in the future in wonderful places!

  6. Love your rainbow of ribbons idea--what a great layout and CAS card! I'm a new follower now! :) Blessings!


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