Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Less is More Ribbon

The challenge this week on Less is More is for Buttons and Ribbons. So I was thinking of somehow have a original idea for ribbon but failed so decided to use what I call flat bows and since they fit through normal post I made a couple of Christmas cards.
These are Stamping up baubles which come with a matching punch but the darn thing stuck which is a bit annoying cos I've really only used it a couple times to check that it worked. I'd seen this style of card last year so this was my take of it.
The swirl is Hero Arts and was in my Simon Says Stamps parcel, the sentiment is stamping up. Not too sure on the pearls I think they would be better down by my sentiment but the card stock didn't want me to do move them so I had to leave them where they are.

So this is smaller card same stamp set from stamping up, love the sentiment be warned this may turn up a lot in the future. May have to rethink it a bout since not too sure of my floating Christmas tree!
The bow starts off as 7cm piece and a piece of double sided tape is put in the middle.
You bring the ends to the middle and stick down.
Another piece of double sided tape is put over the join.
You then take another piece of ribbon and stick down half way down the bit of double sided tape and then wrap round the bow joining on the other side of tape.
I stick a strip of ribbon down on the the card then stick down the ribbon.
Hope that makes sense.
Well MIL has arrived safely not sure how much blogging I'll be able to do or even crafting since my hubby thinks entertaining her means taking her out everyday may have to see if I can direct them to a craft shop.

58 comments:

  1. gorgeous!! Love the first card! so very stylish!!! Hugs Juls

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  2. Love these cards. So elegant.
    Check your punch Debby as I've been told that a lot of the early ones in the UK were faulty (and possibly recalled?) I believe that SU will replace it. I've one I've never used. Keep meaning to test it but not done so yet.

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  3. Hi Debby, what a beautiful cards.
    I love the swirly stamps. And your bows a super. How do you do that?!
    Great cards, love Marjolein.

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  4. WOW, I love the elegance of your cards!!! I will certainly try your flat bow, they're gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Brigitte

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  5. Two gorgeous cards Debby. I think you should definitely direct them to a craft shop or two.....
    Enjoy the rest if your day.
    Hugs Sally (thanks for visiting Mikes blog too)

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  6. Liebe Debby,
    Deine Weihnachtskarten sind sehr elegant und edel! Ganz wunderbar!

    Liebe Grüße
    Uschi

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  7. These are gorgeous cards Debby! Very elegant! xx

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  8. Yes Deb, I agree because these are STUNNING!!!!

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  9. Beautiful christmas cards Debby,love them both.
    Wendy xx

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  10. Oh my Debby, I just love these. I was thinking of doing something similiar for my Christmas cards this year and just making a batch of them. If they turn out half as good as these I will be pleased! Pami x

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  11. Wow, just simply stunning!!! Love them both Debby, so elegant xxx

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  12. Oh I love these Debby!
    Wonderful designs and that green is so lush with your delicious ribbon!
    hugs
    kim x

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  13. They are beautiful Debby, you lost me in to ribbon thing, but I'm having a cold so thinking is very slow at the moment.

    Love
    Maarit

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  14. Oh wow, stylish cards Debby!
    xxx
    Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  15. Beautiful CAS cards Debby and I love what you have created with the SU Baubles. Your cute little ribbon bows are so neat, and so effective - love them!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  16. I've been thinking about getting this set and the punch (hopefully it won't stick) and seeing yours has made me decide to order it nxt time!Really lovely x

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  17. more gorgeous cards Debby!

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  18. Two lovely cards, I love the stamps you have used!

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  19. Yowsa, two more fabby Xmas cards! You're brilliant at CAS too!!!

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  20. So wonderful cards Debby.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  21. very nice debby, if you get in touch with your su demo about the punch, they'll probably send you a new one x

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  22. Hi hun
    wow two gorgeous Christmas cards,luv ya baubles & swirl, sue,x

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  23. Lovely cards Debby. S xxx

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  24. Wat een prachtige kerstkaarten
    Heel mooi
    Groetjes

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  25. oooo more lovely bows! these look great and I need that tree stamp!

    Hugs

    Sam x

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  26. Hi Debby,
    Both of your cards are gorgeous!! Fabulous Stamping!!

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  27. Hi Debby

    Just love your creations for LIM this week both are just stunning.

    Take care

    Tina (no 154)
    X

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  28. Another 2 great cards, I am loving the simplicity of them but at the same time very classy.

    Kath x

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  29. Have fun with the MIL > Love your cards and the floating tree is fine by me. Both are gorgeous , clean and simple and totally gorgeous.

    Marie

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  30. Stunningly sytlish and elegant - you do this style so well.
    Debs xx

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  31. Both gorgeous CAS card Debby, very effective...love the bow idea, lovely.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  32. LOVE that first ornament card Debby
    Tend to agree about the floating tree, but, your cards are so beautifully executed it's still gorgeous
    Enjoy your time with your MIL

    Thanks for entering
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  33. Simply stunning Debby.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  34. these are just so elegant
    Lisa x

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  35. The swirl is totally stunning Debby and what fab baubles hugs Rebekah xx

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  36. Hi Debby. Two very beautiful cards. Love the design and colours on the first one and thanks for the ribbon advice. Donna

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  37. Fabulous bauble card Debby. Love the way you've created a card that doesn't look flat despite the fact it's only one layer.

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  38. Wow, Debby, your christmas cards are all so fantastic. I'm speekless.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  39. Hi Debby,

    wow... your card is really gorgeous! I like it a lot! It's a great idea for the christmas card.

    Have a great day!
    Aleksandra

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  40. Amazing cards hun! Awesome!!!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

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  41. These are really super Debby.. it really irritates me that even with a fairly modest bow, card have to be sent at LARGE letter rate.
    You are also stealing a march on your Christmas makes too!
    Great stuff!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  42. Oh Debby these are amazing cards, I love the baubles on the branch...so stylish and your flat bows are so neat. I know how you feel ...my MIL seriously curtailed my crafting and blogging last weekend :)
    Jenny x

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  43. stunning cas cards debby.really classy and stylish ;D

    xx coops xx

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  44. I've emailed demo support this morning and am just awaiting a response regarding the ornament punch, but I'm pretty certain they'll come back to me saying I can send it off for replacement for you - don't forget to bring it with you on Friday!:)
    Loving the flourish, very stylish
    Nikki
    xx

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  45. Hi Debby
    Two gorgeous Xmas cards....love them both
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  46. Ooooh another two fab cards Debby... think I'm going to have to get going on my Christmas cards... feeling very slow having looked at yours!
    Hope you enjoy your MIL's stay...
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  47. Debby, both cards are simply fabulous! I love, love, love the first one...definitely my fave!!My Card is here

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  48. Absolutely stunning cards Debby! xx

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  49. Two lovely elegant cards. Really like the one with the bobbles! x

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  50. they are both stunning, but the first one, is my favourite

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  51. Fab cards Debbie! I love this Contempo Christmas set and used it lots last year. It will definately be making an appearance on my cards this year too!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  52. Great cards this set is on my wishlist

    Ali x

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  53. Two fab cards but, for me, the first is totally gorgeous

    Kathyk

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  54. I just love the christmascards you have here - so elegant! Thanks for great inspiration on your blog.
    Hugs Kjersti

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  55. Hi Debby, wonderful cards. Both so stylish, I think the first one is my fav thou - it's just so stylish! Sarah

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  56. Hi Debby these are two wonderful and inspirational Christmas cards, they are both elegant and classy, the swirls look super on the first one, but I love them both.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  57. The Stampin Up ornament stamps and punch are one of my favourites - and I love what you've done with them. The ribbon tops look lovely. Gill x

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