Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Technique Tuesday: Getting Loopy

Today's Technique is all about Getting Loopy with ribbon.  I used various loops a ribbon to make these cards.  This first card uses loops of ribbon to make a flower.

The loops are great because they can be flattened and mailed, but make a big impact when opened.

The second card was inspired by Fab Friday Challenge (#17).   Once again you will see that I made my own patterned paper for the tag.

 This sketch has two embellishment near the top of the card which I chose to make with ribbon loops.  

The envelope was matched to the card by using some DSP on the flap and stamping part of the pattern on the front of the envelope.

This card will be given to a friend who helped during the surgery.  Her thoughtfulness was deeply appreciated and deserves a handmade card at the very least.

The final card was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #158.  This sketch is simple but beautiful.  

Since I was using loops, I exchanged the bow for some ribbon loops.  I kept the card simple, but I love the way the cupcake DSP goes with the "millions" sentiment.

The loops give this card dimension, as does the embossing and popped up sentiment.

With lots of cupcakes on the outside, I thought the inside should have one big cupcake to match the rest of the sentiment.  I really love the way this card turned out.  Go ahead, get loopy!

Papers:  Very Vanilla (#101650), Pool Party (#122924), More Amore DSP (retired), Whisper White (#100730), Baja Breeze (#111352, retiring), Summer Starfruit (#126839), Patio Party DSP (#126916, retiring)
Inks: Pool Party (#126982), Primrose Petals (#126858), Basic Gray (#126981), Summer Starfruit (#126991)
Stamps: Curly Cute (#120510, retiring), Mixed Bunch (#125535), Lovely Little Labels (#126262), One in a Million (#126382), Create a Cupcake (#121915)
Other Supplies: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (#122988, retiring), Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon (#126847), Pool Party Ribbon (retired), Pool Party Button (retired), Large Pearls (#125577), Big Shot (#113439), Perfect Polka Dot Folder (#117335), Oval Framelits (#129381)

Announcing the Color Refresh! I love all the different colors that SU! offers, but it is also important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends. I am thrilled to share the updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited by the new possibilities as I am!

The upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! They are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!  Also, starting April 4th, all retiring and discontinued color products will be sold while supplies last.  So, stock up now on your favorites before they are gone.



  1. Cute card! I love the 3 ribbon loops as accents- I am loving the colors and the DSP too- can't believe they are going so fast! Thanks for sharing with us at HSS!

  2. The ribbon loops are a fun and different element! I need to make a card with some loops I think! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  3. Very Cute!!! Great color combo!!! Love the special accents!!! Perfect inside!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  4. Your ribbon loops are so fun and I never would have thought to do that with ribbon, but it is such a great embellishment! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  5. So adorable! I love the play on the multi cupcakes & the "million" sentiment. Very clever! Thanks for joining us at HSS :). Erika

  6. Love your loop idea! Really adds an extra dimension. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.


  7. These are all fun cards! And great ways to use ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!