Friday, June 4, 2010

New Ribbon! And a giveaway!

Thank you to everyone for your super sweet comment on Stamping Royalty. I've been so exciting, but it's much more fun to be excited with friends. THANK YOU.


 I don't know about you all, but it is officially flip flop weather here in Tennessee. We've had 90 degree days every day this week! And speaking of flip flops we've got one last day of Barefoot Summer planned for tomorrow, but today we are taking a break to check out the new ribbon that will be in store June 6! 

Here's a video I put together to show off some of the new ribbon!
You can also view the video over on YouTube here.

You've already gotten some sneak peeks of the ribbon here and here. But I couldn't resist breaking out the orange and ivory stripe ribbon to make a flower. This card is 100% inspired by this amazing bag by Samantha at More Paper Please
To Make:
1. Stamp flower/circle shape on card base. 
2. Stitch around card. 
3. Stamp sentiment over and over to create a background and run through die cut machine. 
4. To create the flower, stitch down one side of the ribbon, pulling the ribbon tight. Once done, curl ribbon up and stitch back together to create flower. 
5. Using scrap paper cut two leaves. 



 And now for a special treat from the queen of ribbon, Michelle Philippi!


Remember that old knock-knock joke?
The one with banana, banana who?, banana, banana who?, banana, banana who?....orange you glad I didn't say banana? LOL
Orange is one of those colors - you never hear anyone say it's their favorite. Poor orange. What'd it ever do to anyone? :( Well, I've got some pretty pretty pretty, like really pretty orange ribbon to share with you today courtesy of Practicing Creativity Designs. Courtney asked me to join them with their latest release showcasing lots of new and really hot ribbon; yum-o!

These 3 orange ribbons are new to the store this month. And I {heart} them so. I love thick ribbon. And these 3 are each so different. From easy to form with a subtle wire edge, to easy to mold with a real flowy texture, to holding it's form well having that tight grosgrain feel, these are great ribbons with a lot of versatility.

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I've been hanging on to this pretty orange patterned paper from Anna Griffin. I found the print almost intimidating. It's so bold...and really classy. Only an equally bold and classy ribbon would do - and I found it.
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I knew I wanted a big bow, so I tied it around the base of my card before doing anything else so that I could have a big side bow.
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I laid down my patterned paper over the ribbon using dimensional adhesive.
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And then I thought about making a tag - didn't know what I was going to do with it, but I like tags on cards...and they always allow me to use more ribbon *giggles*
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Yellow...goes great with orange. So I used this pretty transparency from Hambly on my taggie; and then I stitched down the bottom.
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And then thought about topping it with this flowy orange ribbon.
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Maybe a little scrunchy would be nice?
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Maybe a little stitchy with the scrunchy?
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Oh yeah - that's pretty.
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I finished off my tag - with a sweet sentiment from PCD - and then tied my bow; that's hot.
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Voila!

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Isn't that just gorgeous? Also check out  Dana's blog today. She's broken out some ribbon from the store as well!

Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite new ribbon to Practicing Creativity Designs is, and I'll pick a winner to choose 10 yards of ribbon from the store!!!

 Tomorrow is the last day of this release, and you won't want to miss it. We've got two videos for you! And then Barefoot Summer and the ribbon go on sale at midnight! I can't wait.

63 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous Ribbons and I love what Michelle did with them!!!

Aimes said...

Oh I am in Ribbon Heaven! I loved your video, Courtney! How could I possibly pick a fave ribbon? Well I'll confess that my heart skipped a beat when you showed the gorgeous ribbon with the roses on ;D
Loving the release peeks so far...
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Michelle said...

I love the yellow bright one!! it dresses up that tag so well!! yum:-)

Ellie A. said...

WHATTTT... U know you can't do this to a ribbon addict as you were talking and sharing all that delish yum yums all I could think about was OH MY GOSH MUST BE MIIIINNNNEEE!

StampinCathy said...

I can't just pick one out of all the gorgeous ribbon. They are all awesome and would be fun to play with to add that special touch to a card. WOW! The cards are just amazing and just love how the ribbon was used on them. Thanks for the ribbon inspiration and can't wait to see what is in store for us tomorrow. Thanks for a chance at this sweet giveaway. I just love ribbon.

de said...

GORGEOUS ribbons! Beautiful cards ladies!

Mary Dawn said...

i love that wide twill and the silk, i've always wanted to try silk ribbon

i have the pink/white stripe and the aqua linen from your first ribbon release and i can't bring myself to cut it!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous ribbons, love your flower!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

My favorite ribbon is that orange/ivory striped grosgrain. All the new ribbon is beautiful!

Savitri said...

GORGEOUS!! LOVE ALL the ribbons!!!

Dana said...

Well orange has been my favorite color since I was 7 years old, and I've never strayed. Sometimes it's pale apricot, other times it's deep, sunset orange, but whatever shade it is, orange rocks!
And so do these amazing photos from Michelle. Jaw dropping!

annieambriel said...

oh wow... just when I thought I have enough ribbons... your new collection is fantabulous... yeah.. I love the roses ribbon, coral color both solid and striped, turquoise blue ones as well... yummy collection...

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love those ribbons! I'm one of the people that LOVES orange. Beautiful cards!

naomi chojr said...

he ribbons are awesome! and your card with the yellow tag!! so gorgeous!!

Karen B. said...

Oh I so love the oranged striped ribbon, if it is the same as the black/ivory and green and pink, then I would be in heaven. The ribbon is so very thick and cuts so nice and perfect for tabs! Love orange!

craft_princess said...

OMG!! The ribbon looks so pretty!! How to pick a favorite??? I have to pick my top 3 which are the crocheted lace, the summery striped one with tiny wire, and the one with the GORGEOUS flowers!!!

Ann said...

Oh my, Courtney, that flower is fantastic! My favorite ribbon is the turquoise jute...I love the texture & of course, the color!

Hannah said...

b.u.tiful!!

I love the striped ribbon. So pretty.

Lillian Child said...

It's a wrap! Especially with these fabulous new ribbons! I must say I'm a huge "orange" fan so the striped one on your card is definitely my first pick, but I am also a HUGE aqua/teal fan, so that would be my next choice!

Shaz Wall said...

I love the ribbons I purchased from PCD!!! They are absolutely gorgeous.

Eveline said...

I love the striped ribbon.
Eveline.

Agata said...

Amazing ribbons! Love this orange stripped one! Great inspiration!

Brandi said...

Awesome! I love orange!

Mel Horn said...

Hands down the 1.5" pink twill - I must have this! Thanks for providing a resource for unique, beautiful, high quality ribbon at an affordable price.

Sue Ann said...

Courtney you are just the cutest thing ever ....... you make me miss Sweet Home Alabama very much listening to you speak, did you have a glass of ice tea in the room with you ?? I am a ribbon FREAK .... and a GREEN freak so I will for sure be getting some of that yummy green twill. I have so many things in this color it is crazy ..... even my car ...... Great video ....... I could just listen to you talk and talk and talk!!!! Looking forward to the release .......t

Heidi Van Laar said...

Yum Courtney! Those ribbons are fabulous, and your and Michelle's creations are STUNNING!

(-: Heidi

Julie said...

Hey Courtney! You are so adorable in that video! :) Love the new ribbons!! Stunning cards too!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Michelle ROCKED that orange ribbon! and I love all of your new ribbon!! How can I pick a favorite?? Love the peeks!

BonnieRose said...

beautiful ribbons.. love that striped one... thks for the chance Courtney.. i love wide ribbons toO!

Julie E said...

Yummy ribbon! I do actually know a 13 year old whose fave color is orange :>)

Karin said...

FAB ribbon...I love orange on cards and this ribbon is super yummy!

BarbaraAx said...

i LOVE orange! It's becoming a favorite color of mine. The new ribbons are just great. Adding a wier strip of ribbon really makes a card pop!

Babe O'Mara said...

Gorgeous ribbons, How can you choose a favorite? I liked the parrot green twill and the rose silk, but to say just one it would be the orange/ivory.

Babe

Summer Braxton said...

I'm still a sucker for the double-sided satin... sigh.
that orange striped ribbon would be awesome with some grey. just sayin

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow! SO much inspiration on this post today! I'm loving the new ribbon! And I adore your ribbon flower! So pretty!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Yummy! I love ribbons! Great tutorial. That card turned out so pretty! I love solid colors, but that striped piece looks great! :o) TFS!

Anonymous said...

I love all of that gorgeous ribbon! Love the orange & ivory stripe (and your flower card with the text label), my eyes got really big when I saw the rose silk and crocheted ribbons, and my mouth dropped open when I saw the sheer rosettes! Lovely ribbon and samples!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

ChickieChirps said...

Oh, I love ribbons! They are all gorgeous! I just love the orange and white striped grosgrain ribbon!

Arabella

Ryann Salamon said...

Great video Courtney! I'm looking forward to the orange/ivory striped ribbon - looks so good!!

Diane Jaquay said...

You are really tempting me with all of this gorgeous ribbon! I love the yellowy orange color ribbon, and the blue striped one, but seriously, they are ALL great! I'll have one of each please ;)

The Quiles Family said...

How could you pick just one favorite? They are all beautiful!

Kara said...

I love that wide twill!!
Kara

Lee said...

I love, love, love the one you used for this card. The orange organdy with the stitches. That card is amazing, I am so going to try and make it!!

Nancy L. said...

Love the new ribbon. love the seafoam, too!

Cassie_lu said...

I am loving that orange striped ribbon and the flower you made with it.

Alice Wertz said...

yummy yummy ribbons!! and i love Michelle's card, too! such a beauty!

KYL said...

Just came by here after seeing your videos - I love LOVE your new stamp set & all the lovely ribbons you showed. It's gorgeous! Love the cards you posted on your blog too - they are really lovely!!

Lisa Petrella said...

All of these new ribbons are GORGEOUS! But, I think my fave is the orange and ivory striped grosgrain!! YUM!

jen said...

YUMMY silk!! Love that- also that sheer one with the flowers! Cute!

Jill said...

Ooh, the crocheted ribbon is just heavenly--definitely my favorite!

Lissy said...

the gorgeous orange and white stripe :)

Sharon said...

WoW! I can not wait to get my hands on some of these! I have to tell you tho that the crochet ribbon was my favorite. Altho now that I'm thinking . . . I really lik those striped blue and white and orange and ivory ribbons too. It's so hard to choose just one.

Sharon : )

Sasya said...

OH MY GOD, how BEAUTFUL is it!!! ♥ LOVE these ribbons!! adorable cards!!

paperscissors said...

michele's card is sumpscious (sp?) ok just absolutely decadent! the ribbons and the joy on your face showing them speaks volumes about the quality!!! to pick one??? impossible but i would start with the twill in any colour!

Linda said...

What beautiful ribbons...and I love orange! That being said I think the orange striped wide ribbon is my favorite although I would love to try some of that bamboo ribbon which I've never heard of. Love the "peaks" so far and can't wait to see the whole set.

PatsyB said...

I have only just begun to use ribbons for making bows on my cards(I know, I am a little slow!!) but I am suddenly in love with any striped ribbon! And your blog has shown me how to match and use them to their full potential!! I feel like such a big girl now!!! Love all of those ribbons you offer and choosing a fav would be like asking which child is my fav!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, such beautiful ribbons! Hard to pick one fav, but I will go with the sheer green ribbon with the roses on it. So unique and so many ideas in my head! Can't wait to order some ribbon from your new release!

Kay said...

Swoon!! You KNOW I'm loving your new ribbon SO much! It's impossible to pick a favorite but I guess I'll have to go with the orange/cream stripe. I'm thinking Fall/Halloween! Your cards are marvelous! SOOOO pretty!!! ♥♥ Kay

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Ohhh, how fabulous! I love the blue and white stripe ribbon!

Dana Gustafson said...

Is ALL of it an aceptable choice?? Hee hee! Awesome new ribbons Courtney! I think I am really most drawn to the orange and cream stripe...looks like dessert!

Mary said...

First time on your blog, I love all your designs they are so pretty, and I love the ribbon, the orange, poor orange. Would love to win th ribbon, don't have much and could start a collection with the win. Thank you for the chance.
mhalford6@aol.com

Julie Campbell said...

I love watching your videos. :) So cute! The yellow ribbon is my fave of the bunch. Yum-o! I love the flower you made from the orange ribbon... and the card with the yellow scrunched ribbon is beautiful!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

OMG love these cards and tutorials! Big wide ribbon is my favorite :)