Hi folks! Today is a virtual reunion of sorts with colleagues I met early on in my life in the crafting world. My first experience designing for a major manufacturer still holds a special place in my heart. Has it really been… years(?) since that first experience? Well, at the last Craft and Hobby Association Show, I was able to meet two of my former team members in person – Gloria Stengel and Nina Yang. And today I get to share with you a celebration of our development as crafters. We are all doing our “thang” and have various projects in the works.
If you haven’t heard about it, I want to share with you today Gloria’s new challenge blog called Craft Hoarders Anonymous! You go, girl! I’m honored to guest design for Gloria this lovely month of May.
And one of the projects I’m sharing today features die-cuts from an adorable die set that Nina designed, Embellish It Flower Elle-ments! She is quite busy designing actual product now for her own company w00t w00t!
The challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous this month is Ribbon. My go-to ribbon when I’m looking for softness is seam binding. This one is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. To get the wrinkled look, I scrunch it up, spritz it with water, and leave to dry. This is also “go-to” in that I can dye it with colored spritzes when I’m looking for a perfect match on a more media driven project. Great investment if you want one ribbon to serve many purposes, IMO.
When I do incorporate ribbon on cards these days, it’s often wrapped around a banner. Love using banner shapes to set focal images off just a bit more prominently, especially when I have an active background like this one.
Check out Gloria’s Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has created to inspire you and play along, and please visit Nina’s home on the web, too, Waffleflower Papercrafts. I’m so excited to see how far she’s come in her career in papercraft! Thanks for stopping by today!