Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It’s Your Big Day!

celebrate Good morning!  I had to rearrange a few posts this week to fit this challenge in before midnight tonight!  I’m using the colour inspiration from The Play Date Cafe challenge …black, white and a splash of blue.  This lovely Ocean Princess seam binding ribbon is from Memrie Mare over at Etsy.  I love her ribbon, how she packages each bundle AND the sweet little candy or chocolate she adds to each order :)  The ribbon comes scrunched, but sometimes I like it flat.  The only problem?  Our laundry room is on the top floor of the new house (by the bedrooms) and my studio is in the basement.  AND I only need a few minutes of heat. So meet my new ribbon iron!  flatiron

I can’t remember where I saw this, may have been on Kristina Werner’s blog, but this week I looked for a mini flat iron.  Found a Conair one at the grocery store for $20.00 and grabbed it.  Plus it’s red (flashy) and comes with a little heat resistant travel bag.  It worked like a charm ironing this ribbon.  Now, I know I have to be careful so nothing burns, but all I did was slide it through very quickly.  So fun and practical :)  Hope your week is going well.  Only 3.5 more days!  EEK!

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what’s in it?

stamps: pti big favourites, wms say it loud

ink: versafine onyx

paper: pti white, su going grey, echo park Happy Days dp

accessories: pti edgers die, seam binding ribbon, jolee’s button, floss, stitching

15 comments:

Lynn said...

You crack me up. Can you imagine me having a ribbon iron with Collin in the craft room? :) He'd love using it.

The touch of blue on this is divine Moe. I love the CAS yet shabby feel of your card!

Marisa said...

Great use of the PDC colours - that ribbon is a great pop of colour. Gotta love what appliances you can use in a craft room to ;) Three more sleeps!!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

You can't say we aren't inventive as well as creative! I saw that about the flat iron some time ago and I know to whom I owe credit. It is Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace. I picked your card out of all those tiny pictures to look a little closer and I'm glad I did. Fab and Fun!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Great card! Love the design and the touch of blue on just right! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Ann said...

Ohhhhh my! Maureen, this is gorgeous! LOVE your take on this week's color splash!

TannyP said...

Seriously?! WOW! You really can do anything. That ribbon looks spectacular. I love the clean feel of this card, Moe!

Christina said...

Love that vintage newspaper background and the vertical sentiment. Aren't flat irons great, too? I use one every day and have been known to break it out for particularly wrinkly ribbon!

Kara Lynne said...

Great idea with the flat iron! I love the vintage feel of that card and the ribbon and button are divine!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I'm so, so glad you fit us in, Maureen! This is perfect! LOVE your patterned paper, and your seam binding is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the clean graphic feel of your card. That's a clever tip for ribbon ironing too. I may need to borrow my daughters' straightener sometime. LOL! Have a great week.

sandie said...

love that vintage type ad-is that paper? And the little iron is so cool x

Dana Nelson said...

Love this! You made that "boring" color combo shine!

Aimes said...

HA! I love this idea! Now your ribbon can look as fabulous as you in your studio! :D
Love that pop of blue on thie beauty, Diva! All down to the ribbon iron and your talent of course!
Hugs!
Duchess
x

Ruby said...

What a great tip with the iron, I have one of those, thanks for giving me the inspiration to use it!! Love your card too, fab use of our colour splash. Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Chris said...

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