Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Ribbon Reel #45 - Love You To My Core

Hey there sweet friends!

I am popping in this evening to kick off the new bi-weekly challenge for The Ribbon Reel! Each week I am amazed by your beautiful creations in the gallery and I always look forward to your interpretation of the inspirational photo.  
Jeanne is our lovely host and she ask that you use the inspiration photo below plus Burlap and Twine.
TRR#46 1-21-13
I started with a Rustic Cream card base and added some darling polka-dot paper at the bottom of my card front.  Tip: Don't hesitate to look through your holiday papers when creating. This is actually from a Christmas stack and was a scrap leftover from a previous make. A length of Natural Woven Burlap was added to the middle of my card. Can I just say I love this stuff) It adds such beautiful texture to your cards. 

I decorated a Plain Kraft Little Bitty Bag with some sweet stamps from Paper Smooches in Sepia Tone Ink. I took a snippet of 50 mm Burlap in Brown and added it to the outside of the Little Bitty Bag.  A pinking square was die-cut and given a touch of white paint for a rustic look.  The paper pieced Apple also from Paper Smooches was added to the center.  
  
A little tag was created for the inside using Brown Button Twine to the top of the tag. A final finishing embellishing touch was adding a fussy Brique Seam Binding Bow embellished with a Red Gingham ButtonBrown Button Twine, and a Made With Love Nickel Charm.  
Be sure to head over to The Ribbon Reel and be inspired by all the other talented design team gals.  You can also hop to their blogs by clicking on the links below.





  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Simple Treasures
  • Helen Berry - Helen Berry Design
  • Jeanne Jachna - A Kept Life
  • Lenet Mos - To Scrap or Not to Scrap
  • Michelle Bala - My Passion For Crafting
  • Sarah Ingle - Lazy Daisy
  • Tammy Hobbs - Creating Somewhere Under The Sun (that's me)
  • Zuzana Obert - Jelly Welly
  • Keilly Mulvihill - Keilly's Little Blog


  • The challenge runs bi-weekly so you have two weeks to show off your beautiful work. The more times you participate the more chances you have to win some free goodies from The Ribbon Reel. 

    I am also adding this to Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
    DL. Art - Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes
    Sunday Funday - Anything Goes
    Have a great evening!
    ~Tammy~

    26 comments:

    Martha H. said...

    Beautiful projects, Tammy! I Love, Love that bow! I wish I had some burlap...

    Debbie said...

    Made with love is RIGHT! I love everything about this darling set, Tammy! Apples are one of my favorite things and my kitchen has been decorated with them for 26+ years! Your card and tag are simply adorable -- bravo :)

    Benzi said...

    Tammy, this is adorable. I love the tag and the card. How cute that sentiment is with the apple. Love the burlap. I need to use mine.

    Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

    These are beautiful!! I loveeeeeee those apples!!!

    Jennifer said...

    Gorgeous! Love he apples =)

    Lisa said...

    Oh wow, Tammy, this is gorgeous!! I love the design!! The bag and tag are awesome!! And what a stunning bow!! Fabulous as always my friend!! Have a great week :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    Karen Letchworth said...

    This card and matching tag are just darling, Tammy. SO cute, and I am incredibly grateful to have you sharing with us in our challenge. What an incredible blessing - THANK YOU! I'm so grateful to have you share your God-given talents with us!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    Annette said...

    Girl you are amazing..these are so fun.. Totally love how you used this PS set.. very creative..

    Holly AKA KopyKat said...

    So super adorable, I love it.

    DIANA L. said...

    Everything about this is beautiful.
    The boy is awesome , I love how the tag slips into the bag. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

    Glenda J said...

    This is amazing! I love everything about it! I have a hard time using those bags but you rocked it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lisa said...

    Tammy I don't think this could be any cuter! Love the polka dot paper and the textures of the burlap, ribbon, twine and paper bag ~ which by the way is adorable! Delightful card!!

    Sue Lelli said...

    LOVE the little bag and the burlap and that Apple with that FAB sentiment! CUTE card, Tammy!

    Pauline said...

    This is so cute Tammy, what a fab little pop out tag, and I love that chocolate colour burlap!

    Jessi Fogan said...

    That dark brown burlap.....LOVE IT! And how sweet is that little charm? You have the best funnest stash :)

    Helen Berry said...

    Totally stunning projects Tammy - my goodness, I love those sweet Paper Smooches stamps and the way you paper pieced the apple - just adorable! Fantastic lady!

    Marlena M. said...

    This looks awesome Tammy~fantastic look! The red and tan/kraft is a great combo~

    Emily Keaton said...

    That is absolutely adorable, Tammy! I really like how you used that pretty burlap :-)

    Stella said...

    Burlap does add a lovely touch of texture and depth. Perfect take on the challenge and I love your apple and that cute heart on the tag!
    XX

    Jill said...

    Love Love Love! What a super cute sentiment to go with your A-MAZING projects! Thanks for linking up to Every Day is an Occasion-Sunday Funday! Smiles, Jill

    Jo Ann said...

    Love, love, love both the card and tag. You chose some wonderful color combo and wonderful embellies. Really pretty! Thanks for blessing us with your project today at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

    Carole Robb Bisson said...

    Tammy,
    I have looked, and looked and looked again at this absolutely wonderful card and tag.
    The vibrant colors and the dimmensions and textures have produced a winner for you. I love everything about it.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

    Tracey Sabella said...

    Such a darling card and tag!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

    Colleen Dietrich said...

    I love when you make apple cards! I always think you do a good job with them. :) Your pictures look wonderful! The frames around each look perfect. The closeup shot of the little heart charm is so good!

    Michelle said...

    Fabulous creations, Tammy! I love the tag and card...embellished beautifull! Love the apples, too!

    Jinny Newlin said...

    CUTE as can be, Tammy! Such a gorgeous project! LOVE the homespun appeal!