Tuesday, November 29, 2011

RCC31 Color Our World with Stephanie

The fabulous Stephanie Muzzulin is challenging you to Color our World!  Neutrals can always be used, but be sure to keep with Stephanie’s palette of Kraft, Red and Brown as your inspiration.

This week we are honored to have The Greeting Farm back as our sponsor!

The Greeting Farm will be giving one lucky random winner a choice of 4x6 rubber stamp set or one of their fabulous new clear acrylic stamp sets!

Here is some fabulous inspiration from our designers:
     Andrea Ewen 

Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***

We'd love for you to join us this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool. 
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, (use the keyword RCC31) with a direct link back to THIS post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
  • Link up your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. Your image may take a little while to pop up, but don't worry, it will appear shortly. 
  •  Come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool!




Saturday, November 26, 2011

RCC29 Top Spools!

Hey everyone!  We're so excited to announce this week's Top Spools and random winner of the 31 Organizing Utility Tote brought to us by one of our dearest friends, Heather! 
 First up, here are the almost unanimous top spools for this week:
They are all gorgeous and we are so honored to have each of you as Top Spools! Be sure to pick up your badge for your blog!
And the random winner of the 31 bag is:
Angel!  Angel be sure to email info at ribboncarousel dot com to claim your prize!  Thanks again everyone for playing, and don't forget there is still time to play along with this week's Holiday Hoopla challenge.







Tuesday, November 22, 2011

RCC30 Holiday Hoopla with Lindsay

Hey everyone! With the holidays upon us, Lindsay is challenging us to make a creation celebrating a holiday! Any holiday will do, Hanukkah, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or even New Year’s if you’re that far ahead!


Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Jenny of, you guessed it, Jenny Suchin Designs!



Here's a little about Jenny:
Hi all! I'm Jenny Suchin, 36, I'm a mom to one beautiful girl and just married the most amazing man in October of 2010.  We live in the Golden State, California. I'm from Virginia, I sure do miss home.  I love my day job, it’s the best, but by night I'm a papercrafting night owl and graphic designer. I love all things fun and exciting and I love the outdoors, especially the beach!  I love to create with PAPER! My favorite craft is paper piecing, it’s my specialty lol. And I would say my style is cute and fun with a little vintage throw in sometimes.  I mostly design cards but occasionally I love to scrapbook and make altered items for my home. You will see from a lot of my creations, I love PINK and Clouds! My inspiration for my art is my little girl, she loves to do crafts with mom.  I even set up a little desk for her in my studio.  It just tickles me pink that she loves it as much as I do.  Gotta cherish that mommy/daughter time! I also just remodeled my studio, so my husband can't drag me out of it now. I love my new room. Thank you to Ribbon Carousel for having me! :)

Jenny will be sending one fabulous randomly selected participant her Owl See You In Class stamp set!




Remember: Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***
Looking for some Inspiration? Here are this week's creations from the Crew:




(you can see Andrea's tutorial of this gorgeous technique on the Ribbon Carousel Blog)







We'd love for you to join us this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool. 
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, (use the keyword RCC30) with a direct link back to THIS post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
  • Link up your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. Your image may take a little while to pop up, but don't worry, it will appear shortly. 
  •  Come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Woven Ribbon Tutorial By Andrea

Hello and welcome to the Ribbon Carousel's new blog! Hope you're making your way around alright, this is a new site we've developed to help you with some tutorials, special announcements and deals! I'm posting a tutorial today based on the card that I made for this week's Ribbon Carousel challenge, located here on our challenge blog. There are lots of photos involved with this lesson, so grab a cup 'o joe, sit back and enjoy!

Here is the card that will be posted on the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog Tuesday, but we're giving you a sneak peek today!





Here's a view from under the front cover:



To start, you'll need:
  • White card stock (5 1/2" square) plus extra (2 3/8" X 5 1/2" strip)
  • 1/4" Satin - Center Band Ribbon in Antique GoldBurgundyOlive (14" of each)
  • Garden Trellis border punch
  • Beaded Oval Nestability
  • Patterned paper
  • Pearl strips, half-back pearls
  • Bisque Liquid pearls
  • Glue dots
  • Stamp pad
  • Sentiment stamp



Using the extra piece of white card stock, cut it down to 2 3/8" X 5 1/2". This is the piece that you will be cutting with the Garden Trellis punch:



To cut the mirror image on the other side and to prevent any overlap, turn the punch over to line up the paper with the punching edge. By using this measurement, you should be able to see just a gap from where the other side of the cut out design ends:



Once you have the strip punched on both sides, you're going to cut off any excess trimmings on either end and I also like to get a piece of fine grit sandpaper and rub it along the back to get rid of any "fuzzy" pieces. Cut a point to a 7" legnth of the first ribbon to make it easier to weave:




Now you are ready to weave the ribbon through the design. I started the first piece coming up from the bottom of the edge, the middle piece comes down through the top and the third strand will come up through the bottom to start, so that the ribbons are staggered:



Trim excess ends on each side, add glue dots and fold over so that each end is even with the edge of the design.



Fashion 3 bows, one for each color and attach with glue dots in a staggered fashion to the right of the design:



Now we need to cut the base of the card stock. There are going to be 2 cuts, but we need to use only 1 of those excess pieces, later. Measuring from the bottom of the card, cut at the 1 1/2" point and the from the top, measure down to 1 3/4" and cut. At this point we're going to attach the top edge of the design to the top cut of the base of the card:



Now the middle piece from those 2 cuts is going to be the piece that we attach to the bottom, not the initial bottom piece we cut off. Attach that as well and add two strips of patterned paper to those open white spaces above and below the center panel:



Now add the decorative pearl strips, half back pearls, sentiment panel stamped with sentiment and adorned with Liquid pearls:



And another look at the finished product in a more suitable setting:



I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and we would LOVE to see your projects!

Card Ingredients (specifically):

Stamps: Bright Spirits (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Glad Tidings dp ( K & Co.), White
Ink: Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories: Antique Gold, Burgundy & Olive 1/4" Satin - Center Band Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), Garden Trellis punch (Martha Stewart), pearl strips, half-back pearls (Recollections), Beaded Oval Nestability (Spellbinders), Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Size: 5 1/2" square

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Top Spools RCC28

Hey everyone! Everyone did an amazing job with Pillow Talk with Andrea.




Remember Top Spools to grab the badge to put on your blog and please link it to the challenge blog. Congrats!


The randomly selected winner of the Ellie Loves to bake Cling Set from Your Next Stamp is

kbrandy4!

kbrandy4 email Corinna at info@ribboncarousel.com to get your prize. There's still time to play in this week's Sketch challenge.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Welcome to the RibbonCarousel.com Blog!

Hey everyone!  We are so excited to welcome you to our first blog post, here on the RibbonCarousel.com Blog.

This blog is a bit different from our Challenge Blog, although you'll see plenty of artwork here, as well as videos, tutorials, sneak peeks to our Ribbon Club Kit, new products and special offers just for our Blog Readers!


We are gearing up for some exciting new products and events, so please subscribe so you don't miss a thing!

To thank you for coming over and subscribing to the blog, please use NEWBLOG as a coupon code at checkout for a 15% discount!

RCC29- Get Sketchy with Laura

Hey everyone! Your creations last week were stunning! We'll be pouring over the entries and announce the Top Spools on Friday so be sure to come back then! Now on to this week's challenge. We are honored to have Laura Davis join us as a new Crewmate! In keeping with her amazing sketch abilities, Laura has provide us a fabulous sketch to create with!


Our fabulous sponsor this week is one of my dearest friends from the east-coast, Heather Sienkiewycz, an independent consultant with 31!
A little about Heather:
I'm an Independent Senior Consultant promoting to Director with Thirty One. I have a love for family, friends, papercrafting, meeting new people, traveling, networking, giving and always having a good time. I've been blessed in so many ways by Thirty One. Traveling places I never thought Id go. Meeting people from all over the United States. Earning a Disney world vacation for my family and earning all kinds of incentives through Thirty One. It's truely been an amazing opportunity!
I'm love sharing the products and opportunity of Thirty One with everyone I meet! The first time I saw all the products, I fell in love and wanted them all. The products are adorable, trendy, matchy - matchy and unique because you can personalize them! I'm proud to represent this amazing company and can't wait to share it with all of you!
Heather will send one lucky random participant an Organizing Utility Tote! So perfect for any kind of crafting!
Remember: Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***
Looking for some Inspiration? Here are this week's creations from the Crew:
We'd love for you to join us this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool.
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, (use the keyword RCC29) with a direct link back to THIS post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
  • Link up your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. Your image may take a little while to pop up, but don't worry, it will appear shortly.
  • Come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool! :D