Friday, June 28, 2013

May Arts/Xyron/Little Yellow Bicycle Blog Hop

It's time for another blog hop with May Arts Ribbon, Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle...and, of course,...there are prizes!! at end of post.  ;-)

I got to play with the fun papers and embellishments from the LYB "Poppy" line.   This cool line has lots of bright, happy colors that are perfect for summer crafting and scrapping.

I had a little wooden box that I picked up at Michael's for $1 a while ago.  I gave it a coat of Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paint.  I traced the box onto my paper, cut it out then attached it with Xyron Double Sided Tape.  That stuff really sticks!  Nice smooth application, no bumps or lumps or loose edges.  Make sure you cut each separately as the sides may not be even.  (ask me how I know that!)

From there it was all fun!  May Arts Wired Chevron Ribbon makes a fun spiral pinwheel type bow on the handle topped with a cork stick pin from LYB.  A white doily, is topped with a tag from LYB Journaling Cards that I stitched on my sewing machine.    May Arts 1/2"  Woven Burlap Ribbon, a bit of Hero Arts Orange Soda ink sponged on the edges and stickers from LYB finish the box. 
Inside, I created 3 cute cards without a rubber stamp or ink anywhere in sight.  I love May Arts new Faux Canvas Ribbons!  This bright orange makes me happy.  I ran the LYB bird sticker through my Xyron Create a Sticker to give it some extra holding power because I placed over the end of the stick pin.
Ribbon, cork and shimmery sticker love!
This super easy card features one of the LYB Wood Tags and May Arts Burlap String...easy peasy!
I adore my  May Arts Leaves but sometimes adding them to a card can be a challenge when I don't want any bulk.  Now that's no problem!!  Just run the ribbon through your Xyron machine for easy application.
I think this little set will make a nice little gift for someone. 
Supply List
May Arts Ribbon Used:
Partners in Craft
Little Yellow Bicycle - Poppy Paper Pack, Wood Tags, Cork Pins, Burlap Stickers, Journaling Cards
Xyron - Adhesive Tape, Create a Sticker
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Orange Soda
Wooden Box - Michael's Stores
Martha Stewart Satin Paint
Neenah Cardstock
Foam Tape
Now for the deets...just hop to each blog this week and leave some comment love for a chance to win:

The Ribbon Lady will be giving away 3 ROLLS of your choice during the week, and in addition, some lucky comment will win:
You will have through the weekend to hop and comment  for the Grand Prize so there's still time to get in on the fun.

Here's the blog list in case you missed one along the way this week. 


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Charlene Driggs  (that's me!)

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LauraEva said...

wow---those are all so beautiful!

PamSpradlin said...

Your box is fun and fabulous. I love the idea of the pin wheel made out of wire ribbon...another technique I am sure I will be using. Along with your cards this is the perfect gift for someone.

Jean said...

Amazing projects!!!

Chrissy said...

Very cute projects!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! I especially love the way you decorated the box. That tree and the butterflies are so cute!

Anonymous said...

How crafty are your cards and especially love all that great ribbon. Also loving your "no stamp" cards! Perfect!

A Soul's Heartbeat said...

Love how nicely the leaves run through the Xyron. I really love the Happy card, it does just that, makes you happy. Great job on all your projects!

Sue D said...

Cute set of cards and love how you decorated the box--I really like the tree.

Unknown said...

Isn't that Xyron sticker maker the bomb? I love it for the fact that you only get adhesive where you want it.
You have tremendous talent and creativity...I love the box and the bow is so darned cute glad you shared.

Sue Kosec said...

I just LOVE your work. Thanks for the inspiration.

-Agnes- said...

Happy summery colours - very fitting and charming!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What absolutely wonderful projects. Love the box decor you added. And, those cards are super fantastic with all those magnificient papers.

ria gall said...

You have made some great pieces here loving all the papers the colours are really fresh loving it

sharon g said...

The nubby textures and the dark orange are oo la la lovely.

Unknown said...

Fun projects today with the beautiful cards and adorable box. Love the pinwheel l and all the wonderful embellishments. Great job.

conil said...

Such happy projects beautifully executed. Made me smile.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the altered box and the cards are glorious.

Liz O. said...

Beautiful set Charlene! Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Liz O.

Natasha G.P. said...

I'm really loving the cork and twine. I need to get some cork---it's a great look.

Ravengirl said...

So very sweet Charlene! I love each of the cards and the box holder!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet set! I especially love how you decorated the little bag!

Anonymous said...

Whoever came up with the idea of putting wire into ribbon should be memorialized. You get a great look with a lot less work. I love the bows. The cards are great. thanks for sharing.

Amy Martin said...

Beautiful set of cards. All of your details are lovely.

Andrea T said...

You did a fantastic job! All of the elements work so well together. Anyone would love to receive your work as a gift. TFS

cghundley said...

Lovely cards. Lots
of great details here.
Carla from Utah

Michele I said...

love your cards they are so cute

Karenladd said...

Love the great colors in these cards and all the fun patterns and layers!

Janis said...

Oh, my goodness....This is just the cutest box and card set!! Love the colors and the little how-tos using the sticker machine! What a wonderful gift.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great cards. So cheerful and bright!

Lucy E. said...

Your box is really cute! I love the card with the ribbon leaves.

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