Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ribbon Blossom Bookmark

Hi Stampers!

Today we have a really fun challenge this week over at our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog called Fun With Ribbons. All you have to do to play along is create a project that uses ribbon on it! You can get creative with it, or use it the standard way with a bow (which is super hard for me - LOL)!

This week we are also being sponsored by The Paper Shelter who has the absolute CUTEST Digi Stamp sets on the planet! They are offering a $20.00 Gift Voucher to our Winner! So if you play along...you could receive that awesome prize PLUS a Gift voucher to Loves Rubberstamps. Either $10.00 or $20.00 depending on what stamp you use! So it is an awesome week to play along!

For my Inspiration project I decided to create a ribbon bookmark that features one of the super cute images from our sponsor!

Here is my bookmark laying flat! I can tell you that this sucker was HARD to photograph because the ribbon isn't stiff. This cute image I used is from The Paper Shelter and it is called Gothic and Modern. I colored her using my spectrum noir markers and had printed her out onto crafters companion ultra smooth white cardstock that is designed to use with alcohol ink markers.

After coloring her up I cut her out using my colluzzle and then layered her on top of silver glitter paper. I sandwiched my ribbon between the layers. Now... my normal double sided adhesive wouldn't stick to the glitter paper very well. Holly had recommended that I try the Best Glue Ever from ScrapPerfect quite awhile ago and she had told me that when you glue layers with it - it didn't wrinkle your paper all up. I decided to try it and it worked amazing! No wrinkles or anything and it really sticks to that glitter paper! I also used it to sandwich my two other pieces onto my ribbon.

I used the stamp set that comes in the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Bookmark & matching stamp set for the sentiment. I stamped it and then cute each word out and layered them using glue dots.

Here is a close up of my bookmark main panel.

To really get creative with my ribbon I decided to attempt a ribbon blossom for the top piece that sticks out of your book. You are supposed to use about 6" long ribbon strips tied together, however I didn't want my flower super huge. I am always skimpy with ribbon because I hate wasting it ...so I tried cutting mine about  3 inches. Well...you need to make them 6" because they are super hard to knot otherwise! This was my first attempt at these ribbon blossoms so I will know next time to not skimp on my ribbon - LOL! Since I had already cut them all I decided to go ahead and use it. It didn't turn out super awesome, but it will work for me :)

Here is a look at my bookmark doing it's job...

Kind of looks like a ribbon blob mess...but I tried - LOL! Here is one last look at the whole thing...

I hope you liked my project! I think I will be making some bookmarks for some christmas gifts...but next time I won't be skimpy with my ribbon for my blossom - LOL!

Here is my TOP TIP - for the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - My purple gingham ribbon that I used kept wanting to fray at the ends and I had to keep trimming them down. So what I did was I took my heat gun and got it nice and hot and then just blew it on my ribbon ends to melt them just a tad, and it stopped the fraying :)
Thanks for stopping and remember...if you make a project with ribbon on it - we wanna see it so play along in our challenge!

Happy Stampin!

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I will be entering this in the Following Challenges:

Can You Digi It? - Challenge 23 CAS with Inspiration Board - Inspired by colors Upper Right Corner
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Challenge 32 CAS
Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge 41 - Anything But a Card
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 90 - Kids & Teens
Artsistic Inspirations - Challenge 16 - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Challenge #15 - For the Kids
Creative Stamp Friends - Favorite Colors - Silver & Purple
Paper Playtime - Challenge 89 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - PPMC66 - Anything But a Card
Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge 45 - Anything Goes
The Paper Players - Challenge #122 - LeAnne's Clean & Simple Silver or Gold
The Squirrel and the Fox - Challenge 31 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - November Colour Challenge - Lavender Hues
Craft Punked - Week 46 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Challenge #159 - Let's Have Sparkle
Stamping Dragon Challenge - So Cute
Forever Friends Challenge - #49 - Use Ribbon or Twine
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenges - Anything Cute
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Challenge 151 - No patterned paper
All That Scraps - ABC Challenge - Used My Favorite Things Bookmark Die-Namics Stamp Set for Sentiment



Beautiful bookmark Laura! That's an awesome Idea and I'll have to "Scraplift" that one from you! :) Love the colors used and the image is super adorable! That movie was so sad! I have not read the book but I bet it was really good! :)

Shanna Shands

I love your style of book mark. This is a fun one!


Great idea with the ribbon - oh my gosh cried till I had no tears left with that book xxx


wow what a fab project...love that image shes a cutie pie many thanks for popping my humble blog means allot hugs sassyxxxxx

Holly AKA KopyKat

LOVE your fabulous tag and the ribbon looks awesome!!! And look Ma, no wrinkles, lol. Love it. The colors are so great and the image is so super cute!!!

Kathi Silvia

Laura this is so cool! I've never seen a bookmark like this. And that sentiment is awesome! LOL! Works perfectly with that image, which is colored beautifully. The Lovely Bones? Are you reading it now? I saw the movie...incredible! Probably hugged my daughter for 10 minutes after it was over! LOL! Ah I digress...Thanks for joining us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

DT Coordinator


Very clever...cute image and a fun project. Interesting book, too....I read this a few years back. A little sad but intriguing! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week and sharing your project with us!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P.

Cute imagine, lovely tag

Diane J

Beautiful book mark, lovely colouring of such a cute image and I liked your tip about the ribbon too. Thanks for joining Forever Friends Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again very soon. We are running a DT call at the moment, pop back to FF for more details.
Diane xx


What a gorgeous bookmark. Thanks for joining us at CYDI?

Corrinne Quinn

Very fun & sweet :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

I invite you to share your creativity with me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

Lots of crafty joy,


This is too cute! I love the sentiment! Nicely Done! Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!


oh gorgeous creation, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CC x carol

Sara Tieszen Paschal

Thank you for entering your creation at Eureka Stamps challenge for the kids. I love the ribbon bloom, very nice.


What a sweet bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Kathy Bradley

What a wonderful bookmark. The image is adorable and colored wonderfully! Big smiles and thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It!

Lisa S.

This is ingenius! Love your pretty colored image and fab sentiment too. Your TIP is a wonderful idea and I'm going to give it a try. :) Thanks so much for joining our Kids/Teens challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

Joann Burton

I love this...The colors are wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

Lisa M

Wonderful bookmark and that ribbon is the heat! Love the sentiment so much and your image pulls it off perfectly! :)
Fabulous tip too, thank you so much for sharing that.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx


Fab creation! Thanks you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x


super cute bookmark! Thanks for playing the CAS challenge at CYDI? :)


Love it! What a great book mark and that sentiment and image are sooo great! Love that fun bow you made. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It?

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp

So beautful coloring, very pretty.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.


Great book mark. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
Sarah-Jane xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders

Lovely idea! Pretty bookmark! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!!


I love it! I love the purple and the awesome coloring! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Ribbon Girl

Nice bookmark - Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

Berni Cuttino

Fabulous project the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Jackson‘s Digital Expression. We look forward to seeing you again.

Jen Leeflang

What a fabulous, unique bookmark!
Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions challenge this week. I hope you join us again for our next challenge!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Crafty and Green

Hi Laura!! Beautiful Bookmark! I LOVE the Purple Bow!! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions!!

Many Blessings,

Cr8ive ME

I love your bookmark. She just looks like the kinda girl that would read that book.

Thank you for playing along with us at Can You Digi It?

Mary Ellen C.Y.D.I. DT


I love this idea. Really fun bookmark!

Thank you for joining us at CYDI?


What a great idea, this is a fab bookmark! And my daughter's reading that book, she's going to lend it to me when she's finished, she says it's wonderful! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox

love Mags B x


Great bookmark. So cute. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It?.


Great bookmark design. Thanks for playing along with this week's CYDI? challenge!


Gorgeous card and I love what youve done our TPS image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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