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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Little Franky

What a weekend! At the beginning I was envisioning hours spent in my craft room but that did not happen. I did have a pretty good one though, it just wasn't quite what I planned. I got to spend lots of time with Kip. Part of that was at the grocery store, but hey, we were still together. I have been making some Halloween cards over the past few days. I don't send that many out, mainly to nieces and nephews, but I also use these as themed notecards that I will send out during the next month or so. The checkered border stamp is from Stampin Up and I just used Palette black ink to stamp that directly onto my orange card stock. The Little Franky is from Studio G and was stamped with Palette ink and then colored with Copics and a silver gel pen. The ribbon is from Jo-Ann's. I simply tied knots throughout the length and then made them into stripes going down my black card stock.

Speaking of that ribbon; when I first started scrapping and making cards, I bought this skinny ribbon in every single color I could find. Many colors, I have more than one spool of for some reason. I think I bought it in every color in Jo-Ann's, every color at Hobby Lobby, every color at Michael's...well, you get the drift! Many of you know that I periodically issue challenges to myself to use up some of my supplies, so my latest challenge is to find as many ways as I can to use this super skinny ribbon. I would love it if you would play along to, if you have ideas, please leave me a comment with a link to your blog or gallery. I like the way it looks in this project, and I have used it in a couple of other ways but I would love to see anything you make with it.

15 comments:

Crafty Creations said...

What a cute card! I have soooo many Halloween stamps and I rarely do anything with them. Maybe I'll make a few crafts for the kids on the block w/ them!!
Maria

Kay said...

Life rarely works out the way we plan it, have you noticed?
I have to challenge myself to use up my supplies too before they take over the room and I can't get in anymore.....but I don't know if I have any skinny ribbon. If I find any, I'm stealing your cute idea~

JazzyH said...

Cute card!

The Mama Monkey said...

I love what you did with the skinny ribbon! I never would have thought of that! It looks great! You know what I remember most about skinny ribbon...making those barettes with the ribbon back in 1982. Seriously. Scary!

Sara said...

So cute! Love the way you did the ribbon!

Scrapping Julie said...

he is so cute gina. i dont have any big bright ideas for you at the moment with the skinny ribbon. but will pass them on as i think of them..i remember making some of those barettes too!!!

Sew-Ink said...

Cute! I like the knotted ribbon!

Payne Holler Cards said...

like the knotted ribbon! and I made those barettes too LOL..hmmmm, could you use them by weaving them ...if you pop over to Stamp TV they just recently had a challenge on weaving and just about everyone used ribbon...just a thought :)
Linda

Anjou Krelovich said...

Adorable and a great challenge. I've got a ton of that ribbon floating around too!

my5bratz said...

cute image, fab card :0)

Stephanie said...

oh Gina....I had that same ribbon problem :) I take it into my classroom and let the kids use it - I hate trying to glue it down. I'll be watching to see what ideas you get, so I can get 'rid' of what I have remaining here as well!

laos348 said...

I have been on a Halloween card kick too myself lately - very cute card!

Martha said...

ahh how cute!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Great card....makes me think that I better get at my Halloween cards.

Grace said...

Just adorable!!!