Monday, June 18, 2012

H2H Challenges: Ribbon

This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is to use ribbon on your project.  Boy, did I have fun with this one!  All of my supplies were things that I had on hand, and (I think) it came together nicely.

I began with a blank, plain wooden frame that I think I got for $1 long ago.  I cut the ribbon to fit across the frame, making stripes.  Then, I spread the tacky glue all over the frame, washed my hands, and quickly hurried back to lay down the strips of ribbon, one at a time, to adhere to the frame.
After it all dried, I trimmed the edges a bit.  The pennants were cut with the Cricut cartridge, and I stamped my daughter's name in Hollyhock and sponged the edges in Cocoa.  (The Sweet Leaf ribbon at the beginning and end of the name pennant is retired.)  I added the mini Sweet Leaf sparkles between each pennant, and then larger pink sparkles in the flower centers.

We decided that we liked the addition of the wooden butterfly, so I embellished it with more sparkles and Bronze Glitter Glitz Gel.
This week's challenge is somewhat bittersweet for me because (a) it marks the last challenge for my great H2H Team B and (b) my daughter was a third grader in this picture and she's now 14!

Now it's your turn.  Go grab some ribbon and get crafty!  Be sure to use some Close To My Heart products and link up your work at the H2H blog before the end of the month.  Happy crafting!

Before I sign off for today, remember that Heart 2 Heart challenges is looking for new design team members (July-Dec.).  If you love CTMH as much as we do and would be interested in creating and posting every other week, please consider applying!  You can read all the details HERE.
Supplies from Close To My Heart: Z1384 Pink Designer Ribbon Collection, Z1316 Cocoa Designer Ribbon Collection,  Z1383 Sweet Leaf Stitched grosgrain ribbon;  C1401 Friendship Alphabet Small stamp set; Cocoa and Hollyhock inks; Z1327 Blue & Green and Z1326 Red, Pink, & Purple sparkles assortment; Z1483 Bronze Glitz glitter gel
Other: frame and Aleene's Tacky Glue


  1. How adorable...and cheep! This is a wonderful project. Miss Ansley is such a doll. Hard to believe she is now 14. Happy Birthday again!!!

  2. wow I love it, love the ribbon, and the page so awesome.

  3. Oo, oo, oo! Love it, Haley! I have 4 of these lying about because I keep planning to decorate them! ;0)

  4. Dear Haley, You have been such a consistent cheerleader and leader to me. Thanks so much for your help and support during my DT time! I really appreciate the encouragement you've given me and all those countless blog posts I see you've visited.
    You bring smiles and inspiration.

  5. Your be-ribboned photo project is adorable! What a sweet daughter photo, and I love all the variety of ribbons to accent her pic!


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