Really Reasonable Ribbon/The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop!

Apr 13, 2012

Today is the day for the Really Reasonable Ribbon and The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop!


If you just happened to stop by my blog today and would like to start from the beginning, click on The Rubber cafe link HERE to start from the beginning. If you've come from Corri's blog then you are in the right spot!

For my project, I worked up a mini-album using some gorgeous ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some of my favorite stamps from The Rubber Cafe. You know Mother's Day is just around the corner and this album would be a great gift idea!


I LOVE this birdcage and as soon as I received it, I knew I wanted to use it for this hop. There's plenty of room for embellishments, photos, and journaling. That's perfect when playing with ribbon and stamps! Here's how I made the album.

I first painted it with Eco Green Crafts White paint. . .


  and then glittered the inside front cover with You're So Fine Glitter, Princess Pink



 and the outside in YSF Glitter, Diamond Clear Cool Highlight.
  

Next I used one of my favorite tools, the Stick Em Up Tool, to place the Jellie Dots, Cotton Candy along the top bar of the cage.


Isn't that gorgeous against the glitter??!


I then went to work with those GORGEOUS ribbons! Look at how beautiful they are. I used the Light Blue Seam Binding to make a satin ribbon flower. These flowers are really quick and easy when using homemade glue dots from the Scrap Happy Glue.

Next I tied a bow with the White Seam Binding and started to work on my love tag.


Since I couldn't find exactly what I had in mind in my stash, I decided to just make my own tag. Did you know that you can stamp with Scrap Happy Glue?  Well you can and I LOVE that!


I stamped the Love sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases set using the glue and then burnished the Princess Pink You're So Fine Glitter with my finger. Then I topped it off with a little bit of Diamond Glaze and voila. . . a homemade tag that's perfect for your project!



I also added some beautiful Amelia White Crochet Lace to the bottom of the birdcage along with some Cream Seam Binding.

Next I started working on the inside pages of my album. Here I used the Cream Seam Binding again but I knotted it every few inches to give it some interest. I really like the look of the ribbon this way.



I also used my Spellbinder Grand Calibur and the Labels Four Small 2 Die to create a tag for a photo or memorabilia.


I created another photo mat by using that same die and our Background Basic 2 stamp. That stamp is perfect for creating journal lines but it's also great for customizing your own background paper too. Then I just pleated and glued some more of the Cream Seam Binding.


I used this same technique for the paper on this mini-pocket. On my cardstock I stamped Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Paper with the 18th Century Proclamation stamp to get just the right look I was going for. I trimmed it with a fussy cut doily and added Jellie Dots Pearls as an accent.

Speaking of pockets . . I also created several pockets using the ribbon. Here are just a few of them:


See how easy it is to create a mock pocket?  The tag I stamped with the Roaring 20's Placard stamp. I'll be adding more photos and accessories as I complete my album.


You could tuck many tags under the White Satin Ribbon here!

Sometimes when working on a larger project, you might find yourself in a pinch and run out of the perfect paper for your theme. Well don't worry. Use your stamps and embossing powders to customize your paper.


Since I have birds and butterflies in this album, I used the beautiful butterfly from the Butterfly Set to create the embossed image.


Next I needed to make another flower so I chose to use some more of the Amelia White Crochet Lace.


The center is simply a smaller tighter version in Cream Seam Binding. I think they are really cute together. If you haven't seen how to make these flowers with the Scrap Happy Glue, you should watch Melissa's video. Lots of tips and tricks there. It's a must see.

I'll leave you with a few more pictures of the last few pages. 




On the back cover I used Diamond Glaze to give her wings some added dimension.


and on the front I made a charm out of a Tim Holtz finding and a glass bead I had in my stash.


I do hope you've enjoyed my project and I hope it gets you motivated to create that special gift for someone on Mother's Day! 

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Prima Fairy Belle collection
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe Background Basic 2, 18th Century Proclamation, Roaring 20's Placard, Vintage Treasures, Steampunk Charity Wings, Butterfly Set, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Tim Holtz Old Paper, Spun Sugar, Eco Green Crafts White paint.
Glue: The Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Glue
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Cream Seam Binding, Light Blue Seam Binding, White Seam Binding, Amelia White Crochet Lace, White Satin Ribbon
Accessories: The Rubber Cafe You're So Fine Glitter, Princess Pink, YSF Glitter, Diamond Clear Cool Highlight,  Stick Em Up Tool, Jellie Dots, Cotton Candy, Jellie Dots, Crystal ClearJellie Dots Pearl, Tim Holtz charm, beads from stash
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur,  Labels Four Small 2, Labels One

PRIZE: 

Yes I am giving away a little prize worth $15 in scrapping supplies! I am putting together a little kit of some of my favorite papers and goodies to one lucky winner. Just be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop and become a follower to be eligible! I will pick a winner via RANDOM.org and announce it in one week. GOOD LUCK!!

You're next stop on the blog hop is

CHERYL

Have fun!

~ Michele

47 comments:

reneabouquets said...

Beautiful work with so many wonderful details!

melissa said...

What a great book , I hope that you have lots of great pictures to put in it ... Great job on the book and the blog hop ... Hugs

Melissa

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful bird cages!

Karen T said...

Great mini album, I love bird cages! Lots of wonderful details and great tips!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a beautiful Album!!! such wonderful and creative use of the ribbon and trims

Kristine Reynolds said...

WOW! What a fabulous project Michelle!

Denise said...

Ummm...seriously. What can I say about this other than WOW!! Girl, you rock...just sayin! :)

Rita Barakat said...

Holy cow Michele - Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!!!

Natt Smith said...

Love this !! and that crackle technique added a really nice touch on it ^_^

Dee in N.H. said...

That is gorgeous!!!! Great tips and I just love your flowers!

TesaB said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! What a fantastic project!!!! Love it to bits!

Divinity said...

i'm a follower :) love all the beautiful details on your project :) stunning :)

word verification is a pain :p

Rosalee said...

I'm a new follower. Wow such a wonderful project. I love all the detail. So Beautiful.
Hugs, Rosalee

Sassy said...

Stunning and elegant mini album. Just became a follower. Would love a follow back, too!

http://sassymoments.blogspot.com

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful...and oh so whimsical...which I adore! cherry

lharnish said...

Love seeing the details of the steps you took to make this project. It is very pretty! A gret entry for the blog hop!

AmyJ said...

wow. Your album is Gorgeous. All the details you put in it really shows. I am hopping along to everyone just so you know for your little giveaway too. But with typepad and google I am under AmyJ or Amy Jones # 8546. That's me Im the same person. guess I need to get that corrected. Thanks for sharing all the steps in your album.

Miranda said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Love all the details and the papers you choose! I am a new follower/subscriber!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Gloria Stengel said...

That is one super fantastic amazing project!!!!!

Caryn S said...

Wow what an amazing project! Love all of the texture and layers and glitter and bling!

Char said...

Wow....a very thorough description of how you made the album etc. What a creative idea! And, such a beautiful project.

efj said...

So many ideas and more gifts, can't wait!

Regena said...

Beautiful work with so many wonderful details! Thanks for offering a prize.. i became a follower

Glamour said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog to see yoiur creativity! Thanks

kristacheryl said...

thanks for great inspiration!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful project. Thank you for all of the photos showing your steps.

Becky Dunham said...

Lovely album Michele! I just love mini albums and this one is gorgeous all the way through! I love how you used ribbon to hold tags - have never tried that, but I am going to :) Thanks also for the link to learn to make those ribbon flowers!

Debbie said...

Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for the instructions!

Cheryl Walker said...

OMgosh I LOVE birdcages and love this darling album!! You did a beautiful job on embellishing it and love the ribbon you used!! beautiful job!!!
Hugs,
cheryl

christi said...

beautiful project. i love all of the details.

Imogene said...

Great Mini Album,,I love it!!!
am a new follower!!!
imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous mini album!

Rebecca Mosher said...

Wow, I love this!!

Bonnie said...

What an amazing project Michele. Any Mom would be thrilled with a beautiful handmade gift like this! I really love that crochet lace flower you made too!! It was a pleasure hopping with you this month.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so GREAT! I love your project, thanks for sharing the deets

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I love all the details. TFS.

Sherri said...

lovely!!

Sharon said...

Oh my. There aren't enough positive words to describe the work that you've put into this album. So many techniques and so pretty, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

pepper75 said...

No I didn't know you could stamp with scrap happy glue. I have tried it with a couple others but not with very good luck :( I add you to my faves so I can come back and enjoy your work futher. I also became a follower. Thank you for the ideas.

Sue D said...

Wonderful album! I like how you stamped with glue.
I am a follower and left a comment on all the blogs.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Michele from MS said...

What a wonderful project! So many little details, I know your mother will love it!! Thanks for sharing the great instructions with us! Follower #150! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

April said...

Really pretty album! I love all the elements and pages.

Melissa M said...

I am in awe!! Soo much detail in your project. I love it, fantastic job.

Scrappy Rat said...

Love your birdcage book! Clicked the "follow" button, too!

Vail said...

Wonderful mini album, love it

Monica said...

Gorgeous love all the details.

Maggie Lamarre said...

this look mahvelous dahling :)
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

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