Thursday 12 July 2012

Mixed Bunch with free ribbons and brads

Are you loving this month's free ribbons and brads? I know I am! If you haven't got yours yet, they come free with any order of £45 or more - and that's the best excuse I know of to treat yourself to some new goodies! The ribbon is beautiful, really delicate with a lovely shimmer, and I've come up with a way of using it to make a quick background for a punched flower. Come and have a look:

The delicious Calypso Coral ribbon is wrapped randomly around a piece of textured Very Vanilla card stock. TIP: To do this quickly, put lots of Snail adhesive on the back of the card stock and also on the front where the flower's going to go. I really love this ribbon with its darker edges and the different shades you get where it overlaps.

I stamped the flower in Poppy Parade onto Calypso Coral card stock to get this monochrome effect. One of the free brad designs matches exactly which makes me very happy! To keep things super fast the flower is cut out using the coordinating punch.

You get heaps of ribbon on each spool and there are two spools in the free pack as well as the brads! I've just thought that I could also use this design for a fast Christmas card using the Lucky Limeade ribbon with the Ornament punch.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Tea Shoppe (sentiment)
Ink: Poppy Parade
Card stockVery Vanilla smooth and textured
Other: Free ribbon and brad set, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Your free brad and ribbon set will be added automatically to any order of £45 or more.

STOP PRESS: If you love the 12" x 12" linen post scrapbook albums, it's just been announced that they're being discontinued after September. They cost £23.95 and there are limited stocks but Stampin' Up is also offering the album in gorgeous Real Red. If you prefer a 12" x 12" ring album, this is now available in Natural, Real Red and Navy.

Now, the house is crying out for a bit of a wash and brush up, so I'd better get on with that... although I can see my tin of Watercolour Wonder crayons looking at me. Hmmm. You know I'll do the right thing don't you?! See you tomorrow,


  1. What a stunning flower, Vicky. A fabulous stamp and punch set. Your card is how you used the pretty ribbon x

  2. I love the way you've wrapped the ribbon on this card, Vicky! It reminds me of the lacing on dancing shoes. Pretty flower too.

  3. What an eyecatching card, and quick and easy too. That colour really pops and the ribbon looks great.
    Housework? Crafting? Housework? Crafting? You'll do the right thing! (LOL) Helen (Sydney)

  4. Morning Vicky, I might have to pinch this it.
    Hope the pencils won!
    suzi b xx

  5. Love this CAS card Vicky! Great flower, the coral on coral looks fab!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  6. A beaurtiful card Vicky, the flower looks fab with this design, and the wrapped ribbon has such a lovely effect.

  7. A gorgeous quick card Vicky, and of course we know you'll do the right thing - the housework will still be there tomorrow after all!!

  8. Hi Vicky

    This is gorgeous.

    Beautiful colour and I love what you have done with the ribbon.

    Love how the brad matches your gorgeous flower.

    Hope all is good with you and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Hi Vicky
    Fabby card ... Love the idea with the ribbon great background...... Cant wait to get mine......
    Enjoy your day vicky....
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

  10. Crafting/housework - I know what I'd choose!! Your card is stunning, I starting to like those flower stamps very much!!! - Jacqueline xx

  11. Hi Vicky,

    Your card is lovely .... I will have to copy this .... I mean CASE!
    The design and colours are fab together.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Debs xxx

  12. Lovely colourful card Vicky and flower really 'pops' out..


  13. Fabulous use of the lovely free ribbon!

  14. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky, I love the colours and that gorgeous stamp.
    I'm sitting here in the library.

  15. How gorgeous is that wonderful flower, brilliant card Vicky. I know you will probably do the right thing LOL Me on the other hand is a totally different ball game LOL hugs Gay xxx

  16. Ooh more inspiration for my new stamp set and punch Vicky:) Fab card and I'm with Gay I'm afraid unless the visitors are coming!!
    Val x

  17. Really pretty card.

    Crayons over housework for me EVERYTIME!


  18. Love what you've done with the ribbon Vicky - great idea.

    Gill x

  19. Lovely card (again) Vicky, just so happens that I got another box of brads and 2 spools of ribbon this afternoon, wonder what I can do with them........................?

  20. Love the flower and your choice of colours. Hugs, Buttons x

  21. This is fabulous--PINNING this one, as I've got lots of that ribbon! LOVE this idea!!! :)


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