Monday, 15 November 2010

Scrappy Power!

Hey!

Monday already - where did the weekend fly by to?!

Hope your week is off to a good start...I'm kicking mine off with a new challenge on our PTI blog. We're challenging you to turn your scraps into works of art! C'mon, 'fess up, we all hoard our scraps don't we?! I know I do anyways and in particular I hoard my tiny pieces of ribbon that I snip after tying a bow...anyone else save these scraps too?

So what to do with them....hmmmm.....well if you've checked out the new release over at Papertrey Ink, you'll have noticed those gorgeous banners. I'm totally smitten with them; especially the smaller versions to embellish cards with. So I tried to make my own banner by folding scraps of ribbon around twine:


I'm pretty happy with the result and just think, this could be used with any ribbon scraps so the colour combinations and patterns are endless!!!

We'd love it if you too could root through your scraps and play along with us. You only need to use one PTI product to qualify for entry and one lucky European player could be in with a chance of winning a Fillable Frames #4 stamp set! So I challenge you to use those scraps you've been saving - it'll totally justify any future scraps you hoard *wink*

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{It's a Celebration}
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Antique Linen (Distress Ink)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Library Ledger Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon Scraps, Jute Ribbon Twine

31 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Wow Aimes, I love this. That ribbon banner is brilliant! :) Judith

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Aimes,
Love your card, and what a great way to use scraps of ribbon. That card colour is gorgeous too and must go on my wish list.
Hope your father is felling better.
Hugs
Carol x

lil-paper-pixie said...

Hey hun, hope you are ok and things are improving for your dad.x Just love this ribbon scrap idea, simply fab, TFS.X

Cammie said...

What a great idea for using some of the scraps! Banners are the rage, and yours is wonderful! I love the combination of the flourish with the lined paper. Have a good week, dear Aimes!

Lynn said...

Aimes, love this card...the soft subtle colors are beautiful...and I picked up the November CARDS magazine...told my girlfriends at my scrapbooking weekend...I know her :)!!! Way to go!

Karen B. said...

Oh oh oh my, this is FANTASTIC! Love the use of the ribbon scraps with the pinked shear edges!

~amy~ said...

Love, love, love this...genius with the ribbon scraps!

Liz said...

love this aimes!! such a cute idea! I always tend to throw away those scrap ends of ribbon.

Ann said...

What a fab idea, and it turned out SO cute!

Katiejane said...

This is such a great challenge Aimes :) Not only have you used lovely colours, but the ribbon banner looks awesome! Great inspiration xx

Monica K. said...

Wow, very cool!! What a clever idea to use ribbon bits as the banner. Awesome card!

Vicki said...

Oh I just lurrrv banners and this is a fab idea for ribbon or scraps of DSP. I hope to try and join in this challenge, when did life get soooo fast?!

Loving your card Aimes,

hugs
Vicki x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Clever use of those scrapes! I just throw mine away but save PP! Anywho, your card is super cute!

Kathy Martin said...

Super creative ribbon banner card! Love it! :)

Maureen said...

okay...really...this is FABULOUS!!!! If I had seen this last night I wouldn't have ordered all the banner stamps and dies!! LOL Love the little pennants on the string...so fun...eeek!!!! just love it!! Yes, I ordered last night with a friend and it was the shopping equivalent of a labodomy...don't ask...let's just say I won't be giving up my day job anytime soon!! hugs :)

Carly said...

This is just darling! Love it!!

Caryn said...

Amazing Aimes - I can't believe I have never thought of this -I LOVE banners!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Lindsay said...

This is such a cutie card! I love how you've used ribbon scraps for the banner, so clever!

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

love it! simple yet beautiful and the colours look classic =)

Cristina said...

This turned out SO CUTE! What an inspiration!

Andrea Ewen said...

What an adorable design, Aimes! Love the kraft with those soft, pastel colors! Great job!

Kimberly said...

What a great idea! It's so fun to take inspiration from the PTI team and use it make something fabulous with stuff you already own!

Sharron said...

What a sweet card and super clever! Great design and perfect way to use ribbon scraps. Love the colors!

Jen Carter said...

I'm totally loving this card!! LOVE how you made your banners, simply cute!! Great job!

Terri said...

Great card and your ribbon banner is very clever too.

Cindy Lee said...

GOSH! How adorable is this!! You are such a genius! And thanks for the idea :)

Sally Atkins said...

Such a fantastic idea, Aimes! I LOVE your little ribbon banners! x

Amy said...

I love love this unique banner card! I love the use of ribbon as a banner! This would be a great new baby card!

Niki Estes said...

I love your ribbon banner! What a fun card!

Nerina said...

O.K. - so I'm just stunned. Scraps huh? Mine have never spoken so loudly to me before.

Gorgeous. Drop Down. Fabulous.

Ayana Posadas said...

I love how this turned out! Such a cuteee banner and how creative of you to make it out of ribbon. Adorable! :)

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