A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

December 4, 2013

Pine Cone Ribbon CAS ~ NBUS #79

Happy Hello!!
 
I made a super QACAS card to show you.  You may have seen me use some wide ribbons in pretty patterns on my cards before.  I usually can't resist them when they are in the huge sale bin at my local craft store.  Today I used a NBUS ribbon I bought after Christmas last year that I've been wanting to play with.  It is coppery bronze (if you can be such a thing), shot through with gold.
So you can imagine how becited I was to see that the current CASology challenge is ribbon!
Not only that, but the current sketch by the creative Jennifer T. at Freshly Made Sketches is just what I had in mind for my wide ribbon layout!
My card is definitely CAS (clean and simple), which make it fit in perfectly for the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!
GRAB OUR BADGE!
And, if you are going to use ribbon on your card, it makes sense to check out the ribbon-on-your-card challenges and, walla, the Ribbon Carousel Challenge is "Anything Goes!"  I see they have announced that the Ribbon Carousel Store is closing, but the challenges will continue.  If you have always wanted one of these awesome carousels, you'd better hustle over there while supplies last!
Till We Sell Out!
The little sediment on my card was made using some snippets and, of course, I only used a snippet of that giant roll of ribbon, so I'll be sharing my card with the rascals at Pixie's Snippets Playground.
 
And, finally, I found a new-to-me challenge that's been around for many years called The Daring Cardmakers where the theme is "Going for Gold."
Daring Cardmakers
To shorten my lengthy posts, I leave it up to you to use the links for the rules and sponsor and prize details.  Also, you will find inspiring Design Team creations!  I hope I've shown you some challenges you will want to play in, too!
 
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Without further a dew, here is my card: 
The sediment is traced with a gold sparkle pen, but naturally that doesn't show up at all.
You could really make this card without the sediment on the front and instead put a festive holiday stamp on the inside, in which case it would take you less than ten minutes to make.  I think it is dazzling enough with just the ribbon and the added dimension of the embossing folder.  Plus, it's nice and flat for mailing, so I'll be making several of these.
 
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I'm so inkled to introduce you to our newest friend Karen of Karen Creates Cards.  Karen is coming up on the first anniversary of her fantastic blog and she is on the Design Team for Merry Monday.  Please check out her beautiful cards and let her know you were there.  Welcome, Karen, and thank you for joining our little Playhouse group! 
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Finally, I thought you might like to see a couple of items I fell in love with while browsing through a catalog I got in the mail brilliantly called Catalog Classics.  (In my next life, I want to write t-shirt graphics!)
 
I CAN STILL FIT INTO THE EARRINGS I WORE IN HIGH SCHOOL SHIRT
 
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IF A MAN SAYS HE WILL FIT IT TSHIRT
There are a ton of others, but those two made me laugh until I cried.  Especially that last one.  I had no idea that was the deal and here I've been reminding mine every six minutes!

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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 
 
As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower!  Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor! 

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*Life Is Too Short!

 
Project Details
Paper  PTI white; copper metallic from stash
Stamps     Hero Arts A1556
 Ink Color Box Tuscany; Sakura pen
AccessoriesNoname ribbon from Richard's; Cuttlebug EF;
pop dot dimensionals
 
Thank you LeAnne and Judy!

74 comments:

Lyndal said...

Insert something here about great minds etc! You will smile when you see my recent post Darnell ;)

Pia S said...

This is a brilliant idea on how to use ribbon! I've got "tons" of ribbon - love to buy them, there are so many gorgeous ones, but I rarely use them. Thanks for the inspiration.
Loved the photos from the catalog too - the black T-shirt would fit almost any man, I'd love to get one of those for my father! And the female version made me giggle:)

scrappymo! said...

What a great idea...your ribbon is so pretty and this would work for any season just by choosing the appropriate ribbon!~

Sue said...

WOW! That ribbon is stunning Darnell and I love how you have used it with the embossed background and wonderful sentiment.
Fabulous T-shirts, thanks for making me smile.
hugs Sue xx

Karen M said...

Your card is stunning Darnell and I love the ribbon that you used! The t.shirts are both hilarious - thanks for the giggle - hugs xx

Sue - said...

I just adore that ribbon Darnell - so gorgeous and perfect for your card,nothing extra needed at all!

Kathyk said...

GORGEOUS card, love that ribbon! Your Funny's are great too btw

Kathyk

Sammy said...

Oh my goodness! I NEED to get that second shirt for my husband! It was made for him I'm sure... I still have things from when we first got married (13 years ago!) that need fixing. I keep threatening to throw them out, but he then tells me not to, as it's a waste!?!
The trials and tribulations of being married to a Yorkshireman, lol.

Your card, by the way, is stunning! That ribbon is scrumptious, and I don't blame you at all for giving it centre stage! x

Lynne Robertson Glen said...

Such a beautiful a card :)

Gerrina said...

The ribbon looks great after your work! Lovely card! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Kylie said...

Perfect use of that wide ribbon! Feel free to link up to our CAS challenge at ATSM xx

jimlynn said...

Love that beautiful ribbon. It made such a lovely card. Very pretty.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Now that's some pretty ribbon Darnell and what an elegant card!

Pat said...

Hi Darnell, what lovely ribbon, and with the embossing and sentiment makes a super card.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very pretty ribbon card Darnell.

Hugs, Sarn x

Karen Petitt said...

I will keep my eyes open for wide ribbon bargains in future because I have never thought of doing this - thanks for the inspiration!
Gorgeous card and the ribbon is stunning too. Love the tee sentiments, especially the ear ring one lol! xx

Redanne said...

Oooh I love that ribbon, it is perfect for Autumn/Thanksgiving or Christmas - very versatile and it looks beautiful over the exquisite embossed background.

Love that first saying and the T-shirt is fabulous. I think I must have dropped lucky because if DH says he will do something - he does - lucky me! Hugs, Annie xx

Jacquie Southas said...

A stunning ribbon card Darnell - love the embossed background - takes the elegance of the ribbon up a notch! Thanks for the link to the catalog - my kiddos are checking it out looking for the perfect gift for dear husband (it might just be the one you highlighted).

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous way to showcase that gorgeous ribbon Darnell and I love the t shirts:)
Val x

somethingcraftybydottie said...

Very very Pretty love your Embossed paper and Beautiful ribbon just perfect. your NOEL is just Perfect in every way for this card.
Hugs
Dottie

OH Babs said...

Wow Darnell this card is truly elegant. I have some very pretty ribbon, similar to yours, that I have had for a long, long time and it would make a great card. BUT I am sick of Christmas cards and autumn cards. Have a good one.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Great idea how use ribbon
your card is fantastic
hugs Tamara

Happy Dance said...

When Tad and family was here, and one night when the little ones were all abed, I looked at a catalog full of funny T-shirts. I laughed so hard, I cried!! Totally get these, and have been chuckling all day! These are pretty darn funny! Your card is gorgeous, and just the ticket for Casology. That ribbon is so elegant, and the embossing under neath of it, is the perfect touch. Great card! Rockin' all the challenges again!! Bev

Joni nina Andaya said...

Love the ribbon Darnell. So beautiful!

Harriet Skelly said...

What a gorgeous ribbon Darnell! I love those wide and fancy ribbons but never know what to do with them so I don't buy them. THis sketch is perfect for that ribbon!!

shirley-bee said...

Very elegant card, Darnell! Love the ribbon. No point getting a T shirt for DH, he NEVER says he'll fix it!

Nan G said...

Love the ribbon! Would never of thought to use it on a card! Wow!! Fabulous card, so elegant, so easy, so pretty!
The t-shirt sayings you've picked really karacked me up...well down..ROFLOL :))

Shannon J said...

Isn't it awesome when the stars - um I mean the challenges align?!!! Love this Darnell - pretty and elegant!!!

KayM said...

Ooooooh is that every pretty!! I've never thought to use wide ribbon the length of the card, but it's now on my list of things to do! That's really lovely on the embossed background! Love the two funny sayings! Those are both hilarious, not to mention very true!! haha! :)

cm said...

Okay, the husband T-shirt has me laughing out loud: that is sooooo true in our house. As I'm often told, "I'll get around to it" - and he does, in about a 6 month time frame! Your card - stunning, plus! Coppery bronze: yes! Pretty ribbon: yes! Winner, winner: YES!! LOVE this! Hugs~
c

Kathleen said...

I love this card and the ribbon is stunning, needs nothing else at all on the card.
Love the two quote thingy's I have an image that would go perfectly with the first one

Kath x

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, that's such a pretty ribbon, Darnell ... put to perfect use on this gorgeous creation! You and T shirt messages like these were made for each other ... still giggling at them both! Anita :)

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful CAS design...it looks like you painted on the ribbon...simply gorgeous!!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous ribbon Darnell and it is such a gorgeous focal point on your card along with the embossing. You always make me smile with the number of challenges you manage to cover!!
Love the t shirts.
Hugs
Carol x

Bonnie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! This is gorgeous, Darnell! Love the embossed background and the sparkles on the pine cone, the sentiment and that gorgeous ribbon! LOL, Love those quotes!

Lindsey Larsen said...

Brilliant use of ribbon Darnell! The t-shirts you shared cracked me up...especially the first. I laughed hysterically. And then I shared them with my husband. He laughed, too. You would be awesome at writing t-shirt graphics. You are clever and funny all the time.

Jen said...

Gorgeous Darnell! I love shimmery bronzey-gold at Christmas!

Cathy said...

This is a gorgeous card Darnell, the ribbon is beautiful. I have a few reels that I bought just to look at and it will be good to finally use them. Thanks for the inspiration :) cathy x

Geri said...

I gasped and I giggled!!!

Gasped in utter delight and amazement at your beautiful card! You did a fine job showcasing that scrumpdillyicious ribbon! I love the wee sentiment - it is perfectly placed between the pine cone images on the ribbon and seems to really highlight the full image of the center pine cone.

As for the giggle...yep, the shirts! 6m....I thought it was minutes as well, not months!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

First I would never have looked twice at that ribbon, and just look what you did with it!!! Your card is fabulous!!!!

Barb Ghig said...

What a gorgeous card, Darnell! I love how you 'transformed' this wide ribbon into something so elegant! I love your sentiment, too...everything works so well together!

Thanks so much for making me smile...or shall I say LOL!!! I love your sense of humor...it's right up my alley ;-)

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! With that roll you could have your whole Christmas card mailing list done in no time!!!

Linda said...

Darnell, that ribbon is so pretty and your card is just gorgeous. So elegant.

Vickie Z said...

The ribbon is gorgeous and perfect!! Just made my hubs read your blog...he loved/chuckled over the earrings...but, the man thing "shook" his manhood a little..that's a good thing!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous ribbon--how fabulous to get a whole roll on sale! You inspired me with the last ribbon card & now that I need to mail cards soon I have to get out my ribbon & CASE you! I didn't have embossing folders years ago when I bought it, but now I'm set!

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful card and so perfect for the challenge! And the sayings on the T-shirts are hilarious! Thanks for sharing them!

Karen D said...

Aww,thanks Darnell. Gosh I like this pinecone ribbon, it is so effective on the card. The embossing and the sentiment set it off beautifully. PS Just love your playhouse!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

OMG Darnell, you crack me up!! I think I literally can her cackling in little bits and guffahs from all over the globe over this one!!

That last shirt, my husband totally...

Love the way you add ribbon to your cards!! You are awesome at it!!

Di said...

Wow Darnell - that fabulous ribbon sure was a great find. I wonder, if it's wired are you like me and carefully pull the wire out of a length before using it?

I'm with the earrings quote for sure!

Hugs, Di xx

Janelle said...

Great, great, great! Love the ribbon and how you've used it. You are so clever! I'm sending a warm squiggle to you for making me laugh today. ~~~~~~~ :)

sandie said...

wow my hand hurts scrolling down all these comments! And I can see why-this ribbon is stunning and love how you have used it to make this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM and can I have that second T-shirt for hubby's stocking this year!!

Brenda in IN said...

That ribbon is so beautiful. I would never have bought ribbon that wide much less added it to a card. That is the most fantastic card and that you used just ribbon on it is amazing. Those sayings are the best. I'll have to remember the earrings one! The only thing I have that I can use from high school are my 45's and that's only if there is a turntable!

alexandra s.m. said...

I think you have just inspired me to go get some of my old ribbons out Darnell! Your card is absolutely beautifully and thank you for the laugh ;o)

Kim S said...

I've been waiting five years for a garage door fix and twelve years for a fix/change on the folding doors in the hallway. Six months...hah!

I always totally ignore the wide ribbons and now I don't know why. The pine cone is lovely and worthy of being the centerpiece of this card!

Amy O said...

Beautiful card! I love how you've provided a new way to use wide ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous ribbon Dolly ... and a gorgeous card. Lolly xx

Kim M said...

This is fan-freakin-tastic! I love that ribbon! You design is wonderful too! :-)

walchowDesign said...

Brilliant idea with the broad ribbon, Darnell!

Thank you for sharing the laugh.

Greta said...

I shamelessly CASED your card, Darnell--hope that's OK. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Hettie said...

Gorgeous ribbon and fabulous idea. I may just pinch that one and go and raid my collection!
Hugs
xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Darnell, you rocked that ribbon! It is absolutely stunning along with the embossing and perfect little sentiment.

haha! Those t-shirts are so funny!

Kelly Griglione said...

Of course, I do remember all your fabulous wide ribbon creations, Darnell! This one is no exception, and it's perfect for the layout challenge. Also, I want to thank you for saving me a couple minutes looking up pinecone images. I was going to try creating one, and now I'm going to just use the one on your ribbon : )

~Tammy~ said...

I love love that ribbon! Gorgeous!

That shirt is too funny! Thanks for sharing! It's the truth!!! :-))) Have a GREAT day!

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is lovely...Now I have to go and check all my ribbons...
Love the tee shirt sayings...tfs...

MaryH said...

Great idea, and I've tons of those wide ribbons to use on this technique. Love that bronze-sparkle ribbon against the pretty white Embossing. TFS & Hugs

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

What a fantastic way to use that ribbon and still keep the card CAS! Love the shine and texture! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Emily Keaton said...

What a great way to use wide ribbon, Darnell! Those pinecones are so very pretty, and your simple sentiment is perfect for your design. Lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

Holy stink that ribbon is gorgeous Darnell!! Not to mention the gorgeous card! Those t-shirts have me laughing so hard, how funny are they. Hope you are having a great weekend! xoxo Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Chrissy Larson said...

How in the word do you do it? You always get serious bang for your buck out with challenges. AMAZING! I LOVE that ribbon and your use of it is just perfect. I might need that man shirt for my mom. She has a ceiling fan that has needed to be put up for 3 years! ;)

Jean said...

This is an absolutely fabulous Christmas card ~ LOVE the ribbon. I will be CASEing this idea! The earring quote is priceless ~ I've pinned.

Jen Timko said...

What a great idea for this sketch and that ribbon is lovely! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Judy1223 said...

That ribbon is absolutely amazing! Yikes, how gorgeous is that gold!!! Perfect card for so many challenges! Thanks for joining us at CASology, we love it when you play along!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous, with so much texture and subtle sparkle. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

maria f. said...

Smiling til my cheeks hurt! But where would we be without them men, eh? Love how you rocked the ribbon finds again on this beauty.