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Sentimental Sundays #16 - Ribbons or Lace

The new Sentimental Sundays challenge, "Ribbon or Lace" is up and there are free sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs for free download.

Feel free to use the digital sentiments provided, but you don't have to. You can choose to use any stamps you have in your stash, or stickers, rub ons, whatever you like! The only requirement is to follow the theme and use a sentiment on your new project. How easy is that? I hope you will join us.

I decided to alter a little notebook that I purchased from PaperTrey and to use both ribbons and lace on my project. I tried my hand at making crinkled ribbon. I purchased some Hug Snug seam binding on Etsy. I misted a piece of it lightly with rubbing alcohol. I then used 3 different copic markers in 3 different but similar colors to color the ribbon. It doesn't need to be perfect as long as it is mostly covered. I then put it in a plastic baggie and spritzed it a little more with the alcohol and smushed it all around until the ribbon was completely colored. (By using the 3 colors, it gives the ribbon a slightly varigated color that looks really pretty IRL.) I then spritz in some Pearl Glimmer Mist to give it some shimmer. I pushed all the ribbon down into a corner of the baggie, twisted it up, and let it sit over night. The next morning I dumped it out of the baggie onto a paper towel and let it finish drying. Ta da - custom crinkle ribbon. The hardest part for me is the planning so that I have drying time. If you don't use the Glimmer Mist, the alcohol inks dry pretty quickly.

To add a little extra ribbon to my project, I threaded some thin silk ribbon from PaperTrey through the buttons. So what do you think?

Thank you for stopping by today. Please stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to link up your "Ribbon or Lace" project for your chance to win.



  • Images: Take Note from PTI
  • Papers & CS: PTI kraft CS, October Afternoon Thrift Shop, GP white CS
  • Inks: CTMH Chocolate, Juniper, Blush inks
  • Tools: Paper piercing tool, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Big Shot
  • Embellishments: Paper Trey silk ribbon, misc. buttons & lace, Hug Snug seam binding (colored with Copics), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist pearl, Zig chocolate marker


Kimberly S said…
I think it's amazing and too pretty to use! lol The ribbon turned out beautifully, it was definitely worth the time you spent on it to make it unique. The whole project is lovely. :)
Joanne Gilch said…
That's one tall note book. Thanks for the info on how to make crinkled ribbon...very nice of you! I really like that tatted lace trim, too!
Anesha said…
Really lovely, great combination of colours and love your ribbon.
jaimie said…
Hi Cheryl,

Wauw, your own made ribbon, very nice work!

Greetings, Jaimie
Gorgeous colours,loving the ribbon through the buttons it really finishes it off nicely. Thank you for joining us this week at Ellephantastic Challenges x x
~Jeri~ said…
Very cute card. Love the colors you used and your stitching looks great!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!
Faye said…
Wow, this is a lovely project, it's so pretty, love the scrummy papers. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x
This is so pretty, you did such an amazing job, not sure I could use it, it is so pretty, you are so talented :)
Karin said…
Beautiful and useful! I love it :)
So great Cheryl!!! Love that crinkle ribbon! Lots of work for you, but it looks terrific!! I love this PTI set :)
Your notepad is so very vintage looking! Love it!
Elisabeth said…
This is just lovely, the ribbon came out awesome!
Caroline said…
Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x
How pretty!

Thanks for participating in the Stitchy SMC challenge this week!
1CardCreator said…
I think I love that ribbon! The notebook too, lol. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane
Chrissy D said…
This is FANTASTIC! Love your layout and design. Did I give you my Phone Number? Give me a call and we can plan a play date!
Lindsay Weirich said…
I think it is beautiful! And I have to admit I thought it was a bookmark;) super lovely!
Jo Davies said…
Cheryl, Such a wonderful creation, loving your design and choice of colours too!!!!

Thank you for sharing with us at the 2 Sisters Challenge - show us your stitching!

Jo x
Thistleblue said…
Gorgeous notebook, love the papers and the lace is so pretty!
thanks for joining us this week for the Elle Challenge.
Elle DT
Ceal said…
Gorgeous card! love the colors
Tracey said…
This is so pretty Cheryl, love the lace ribbon & buttons :)

TinaB said…
This is wonderful! Thanks for playing at the 2 sisters challenge blog. Watch out for our new challenge on Saturday! Hugs Tina
Jane Matsumoto said…
Wow, Cheryl! This is so pretty! You did a great job with the shabby chic! Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic!
Jane Matsumoto said…
Congratulations! You are our Shabby Chic Challenge Winner over at Ellephantastic Challenge!
Stampin Mindy said…
Very pretty, I love the layout and lace.

Thanks so much for joining us at Wild Orchid Crafts!

Hugs, Mindy
Vanja said…
A stunning bookmark.
Thank you for joining the Ellephantastic challenge. :)

Hugs, Vanja
Thanh Vo said…
I'm late in commenting - but I wanted to say thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

A different interpretation of our ABC card, but fabulous nonetheless. I love that wrinkle ribbon!

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