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December 30, 2012

Heading Overt to Pixie's Playground With a Ribbon-Image Card

Attention Shoppers!
If you had a to-do list or a list of resolutions for 2012, you can cerharmoniously tear it up.  Don't feel bad about yourself.  Take a clean piece of paper and write at the top:
and start all over again.  There are no grades, only self-forgiveness.
I almost forgot I wanted to show you this.  Some of the Christmas cards I made this year had a ribbon image and my friend, Lolly, whose work I totally admire and respect, suggested I share it with all of you.  My Christmas card had a "merry & bright" sediment, but seeing as how it's the last year of the day, well you know what I mean, I changed the sediment to be more ah currante for this post.
Here's the beautiful ribbon I got from the giant $1-$1.99 bin at our local craft store:
I cut a section of the ribbon and wrapped it around a piece of card stock, blinging the corners with silver brads:

Here's the back where you can see it is secured with tape that may or may not be of Scottish descent:

And here's the finished card.  You can't tell, but the "happy new year" is embossed.
So there's another idea for using ribbons on cards.  Dig in the next time you walk by a cheapo bin of ribbons.  Notice I didn't say bin of cheapo ribbons.

Since the white card stock used in my card was from my mahoosive folder of snippity white card stock, and since I know Di and all my other girlfriends over at the Playground at Pixie's Crafty Snippets will be lighting New Year's sparklers and drinking them, too, I'm heading over!  I hope you can join us! 
We get the twins for a sleep-over on New Year's Eve, yippee!!  Then we have Stanford v. Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.  Since the twins' daddy got a degree from the University of Wisconsin and another one from Stanford, it's tough deciding which team to root for.  Maybe we will flip a coin or, better year, we should just applaud every time N.E. Body from either school does something applaudable!
Enjoy your New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, however you spend them! No, seriously, enjoy!

As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.  Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!  See you next year!!

Paper:  SU! real red; PTI white
Stamp:  SU! itty bitty something?
Ink: WOW! Cable Car Red ep 
Ribbon:  Holiday Inspirations
Misc.: silver brads and pop dots


None None said...

What a clever and ingenious idea! I will have to scrounge through my ribbon trove to see what is card-worthy. Your card is beautiful - thank you for sharing the idea!

scrappymo! said...

Grat card...I always check out those bins too. I have done a blue, white and silver Snowman wired ribbon like that then put teensy silver heart brads instead of buttons on his belly.

Karren said...

Brilliant idea to use that gorgeous ribbon as the main image piece. And I had to LOL at the "tape that may or may not be of Scottish descent" comment!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, inspired idea! Have a fun New Year celebration! Anita :)

Carole said...

Oh so lovely Darnell, you really have an eye for useful ribbons and distinct uses. Very clever and sparkling sweet. Happy New Year.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Great idea, so lovely card in red. Love it.
Tamara :)
Happy New Year

Happy Dance said...

First, such a fun ribbon idea!!! Love how your card works - sparkles, bling and the coolest way to use on-the-cheap ribbon! Hmmmm...I'm thinking this would make a boatload of Christmas cards!!! You're the bomb! Might have to CASE your idea. Blessings in the New Year Darnell. Bev

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card and so stinking creative! Using ribbon for the cheapo bin is just too clever and you did an amazing job with it too. So stunning!

Di said...

I promise you folks, in real life one of these cards is fabulous!! And, am so glad I know the secret - move over and let me into the cheap bin - no way surely, it looks much too grand for that.

Sparklers? Not in the Playground - last time Sarn set her pigtails on fire and Sam had to throw a bucket of water over her whilst Mrs A ran around and shouted for firemen - we ALL love our firefighters!!

Happy New Year you slightly deranged but fun friend :)

Hugs, Di xx

Ardyth said...

So. Beautiful! I never would have thought of using ribbon that way - brilliant! Love the red and white colour scheme, makes me feel all patriotic and warm inside! lol!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, Brilliant idea for a card, it's beautiful ! Happy New Year !!! Cheers, Shirleyx ps.. looking forward to reading your blog posts next year :)

Carol L said...

Sediments?! Girl, your constant play on words keeps me on my toes all the time! LOL You are the only blogger who makes me "think" whenever I read your words and I LOVE it!
Using ribbon like this is insanely clever and looks very pretty too! Thanks for the info about PCS - I'll be checking that out soon :)
Have a wonderful New Year! (especially with the twinks)

Happy Dance said...

P.S. Go Badgers! Lots of family have gone/are going to Udub, and one even did med school there! Not only that, but Wisconsin really needs to have roses in January! ;) Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell I love this you are so brilliant and this card ended up to be so gorgeous! Happy New Year my friend, can't wait to see what you are going to get into during 2013!!

Loll said...

Such a fabulous idea! I love your Christmas card!! Thank you again! And the calendar too - so beautiful. Happy New Years to you and yours, my dear friend Dolly!!
Loll xx

Mrs A. said...

Super duper idea for the ribbon. Must remember that. Now as you have two twinks one roots for Stanford ad the other for Wisconsin . Before you ask, the eldest roots for the one their Dad got his first degree from. Simples. Gosh I like me thinking sometimes!!! Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Heading over to the playground with the other Mrs A. Tucked under me arm to meet up with the other t wo Miss Di's for a bit of a knees up and some noggin. Cheers!

Geri said...

OMG!!! CLEVER, CLEVER, CLEVER! Never in a kazillion years would I have thought to do this! I usually walk right past 'those bins'. The white stripe and mat on the vibrant red card base really, REALLY showcases the lace image well. Love it!

Unknown said...

Oh Darnell, I am so glad I found your blog this year. Such a hoot! Your trick with the ribbon is the bomb! I know I have some sitting in my 'undr the bed' ribbon storage that will work. Must do up a couple for next year before I lose the idea in the muddles of my brain. Enjoy the end of one year and the beginning of another with your twinks!
Lu C

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, Darnell, what an amazing way to use a scrap of ribbon! (I'm pinning this, by the way). Regarding the to-do list, I'm just crossing out 2012 and writing 2013 at the top!

Marybeth said...

I have to go with Wi since all my relatives are from there. My parents families.
Love your ribbon card Darnell!!!!! Its gorgeous ! This is such a great idea!
Happy New Years to you and your sweet family!

Unknown said...

Hi Darnell,

now I inserted a translate tool on my page. I'd never thought to be read outside the German-speaking world.

You and all the others I wish a Happy New Year, good health and much more inspiration and creativity.

What a wonderful idea with the ribbon on the card. I'll keep that in mind.

Warm Wishes from Hamburg!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Darnelle have fab ribbon image idea there you do and so glad I popped over to have peek at it too! great share indeed!

Hope you have great time with Twinks and every blessing for 2013!

I am watching the Edinburgh Tattoo as it New years eve here already and fireworks just going off down at jetty by sound of it will be New year in 2 and 1/2 hours..
... and you probably only just starting new years eve, just went out the back to have peek at them as you can see them partly from our place! Shaz in Oz.x

Redanne said...

Hello my lovely friend, I do love what you have done with the ribbon and I have seen it real life too, how lucky am I then! Only eight hours to go til 2013, looking forward to a healthy and happy one. Have fun with the Twinks this evening and I will wish you a happy new year when it comes in. Hugs, Anne x

Unknown said...

BEEEEEEEautiful card Dippy. Love how you use this lovely ribbon and next time I will dive head-first into any box/barrel/canister.....or whatever of ribbon that I see - although moving room has unearthed tons of ribbon I didn't realise I had! So expect creations soon! Have a wonderful night with the twinks and Mister.....I'd love to be with you all. Wishing you a wonderful, happy and prosperous New Year - may all your wishes be granted.


Karen xxx

Karen M said...

Darnell I love how you used your 'incredibly well priced' ribbon to make your card - it looks awesome! Happy 2013 and I hope it brings you great things - Hugs x x

Patty Gorka said...

That is really a neat idea! Super creative!

Hope you and your family have a Happy New Year! Sorry I haven't been around to visit lately, it's been busy with the holidays.


Marion said...

Darnell, this is really a fabulous idea using the ribbon in this way...I think your card looks awesome. Very festive indeed. Happy New Year to you.

Anonymous said...

I've never purchased ribbon that wide because I didn't think I'd ever use it. WOW, what a great idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2013. Hugs to you in the new year. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Victoria said...

Hello and Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by. I've managed a bit of crafting this holiday and I've had some lovely time with my family too. Just think of all the cards you could make with that ribbon! Stunning!

Sharron said...

Wow, how creative--and gorgeous too! I would never have thought of using ribbon that way. Now I'll be looking in the cheapo bins & at wide ribbon in a whole new way! Enjoy your day and thanks for signing up to follow my blog. I'll be back to visit soon!

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous card! I love that trick with the ribbon, thanks for sharing it!!

Indy's Designs said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for stopping my blog to leave some happy thoughts! Became a follower too!

Bonnie said...

What beautiful ribbon and what a creative idea to use it! I'm going to be on the lookout for ribbon now! Happy New Year my friend!

Kelly Griglione said...

That wide ribbon always looks so pretty and luscious in the store, but when I get it home it always sits because I have no idea what practical way I could use it. Now I know! A card, duh! Well done, Darnell, and I hope you, your family, and the twinks have the best year ever in 2013!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant idea Darnell and it looks fabulous! Happy new year to you - and I totally agree about the psychological happiness of a clean sheet! Vicky x

Neet said...

Gorgeous ribbon, gorgeous cards made with it.
Just had to pop along and wish you a Happy New ;year (following your post on my blog last week re the shootings in America).
If only ... two little words that mean so much.
wishes for a Blessed New Year for you and yours.

Neet xx

Irene said...

What a gorgeous card, and such a brilliant idea.

Craftychris said...

What an amazing card - such a brilliant idea for using ribbon - I just love it! xx

Jen W. said...

Darnell, this card is genius! Totally gonna CASE this!

Sarn said...

What a fab idea.
Love the results.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year, Darnell! Love your card - what a fabulous way of using that gorgeous ribbon. Elizabeth xx

Jean said...

OMG ~ this is a fabulous idea and a fantastic card! Being from WI I naturally rooted for the Badgers ~ Oh, well ;).