Monday, December 12, 2011

Ribbon Candy

At the Ribbon Carousel, the challenge is "Peppermint Twist".  I've got a card that looks like candy ribbons, using Infinite Loops Trim punch by Martha Stewart:

The sparkly green tree is a gift tag attached to one of my presents last Christmas.  I saved it (and others like it) to use on cards.  Just don't look on the back!  ;)


The "ho ho's" are stickers from a DCWV alphabet pack.  I think the stickers are getting past their prime, because they were hard to extract from their page.  There are some fuzzy edges on the letters...and this teaches me a lesson:  GO BUY NEW STICKERS!

I made two of these cards, but only had one piece of the ribbon you see above.  My solution?


Use the back side of a polka dot ribbon, which I had PLENTY of!

This is such a busy season, and I appreciate the gift of your visit!  Thanks for coming by.  :o)

Colleen

Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red - SU
Punch:  Infinite Loops Trim - Martha Stewart
Other:  ribbon scrap; tree gift tag; rhinestones - Queen & Co.

16 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So pretty love the tree!!!!Thanks for playing along with ribbon carousel!!!!

Marisa said...

Great use for that punch :) Cute card.

Emily Keaton said...

How eye-catching, Colleen! Now how is it that I have never seen that Infinite Loops punch?? That's so cool! And you are so right--looks just like ribbon candy :). Love how you saved the sparkly tags to use on these cards. I would have done the same!!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Looks like that yummy ribbon candy! The yellow ribbon kind (lemon) was my favorite as a kid. Or, maybe my brother just told me that so he could have the red for himself! He is 10 years older than me as was much wiser at that age! Love the stickers and we wouldn't know they were a bit fuzzy until you told us! Love how you didn't line them up in perfect order! Now that tag, too funny - I think most of us would do the same thing! Great card kiddo!

Chris R. from Iowa

Chunyuan said...

Love your recent graphic design cards. Congrats on your pub too! Love your Amour card in the recent issue of paper crats magazine.

Lisa said...

Oh gosh Colleen it does look like ribbon candy, fun card!

Danielle Lounds said...

Mmmm... ribbon candy... tasty! Love the card Colleen!

Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

Benzi said...

That punch is just so pretty, Colleen. I DO NOT have it. I think that needs to be put on a long list of mine. Wonderful card for Christmas!

Shirley said...

How lovely! I am doing that with some of my cards I didn't like from the past! This is gorgeous!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Col---I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE you! Love everything you make! LOVE that glittered tree and that border punch background--LOVE the idea of using the backside of a ribbon piece...you amaze me!! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC:)


ps...got your email--I need to TEXT you:) HUGS!!!!!!!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful! Such a wonderful contemporary feel with this cool punch, it makes a really fab background!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a clever way to use that punch! Love the design and that beautiful, sparkly, glimmering tree! I see that you're getting all of your Christmas cards done...what a wonderful feeling! (I wouldn't know...yet....)

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful card.. And your sparkly tree looks great..

Hugs, Linda

Linda Callahan said...

Love that punch! The ribbon candy effect is perfect for the season!

Bonnie said...

That punch on the red does look like ribbon candy! What a beautiful tag too.

Donna Bowman said...

Love how you used the punch!! It looks great!! This is a great Christmas card Colleen! Love how you used an old tag - I need to pay closer attention to my gift tags this year.

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