Tuesday, November 8, 2011

RCC28 - My debut as a Ribbon Carousel DT member!

Last week I finally got to announce that I am part of the new Ribbon Carousel Crew design team and this week I make my debut on the challenge blog!  I am honored to part of this talented DT!  This week, the amazingly talented new Crewmate, Andrea Ewen, is challenging us to use this photo of gorgeous pillows as inspiration for a new creation!

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Your Next Stamp!

And the prize is this adorable Ellie Loves To Bake Cling Stamp Set, just in time for the holidays!

Those square pillows inspired me to make a 3x3 note card box.

You can find the tutorial to make the box HERE.  I used PTI pure poppy and kraft card stock.   I stamped the A Muse Artstamps Mini Flake in PTI fresh snow ink on the lid.  I sponged the edges of the lid with more fresh snow ink.   I punched the edges of the lid wit the SU eyelet border punch.  I tied some beautiful 5/8" red swiss dot satin ribbon around the box and added a PTI white button and some bittersweet jute / twine.   

For the 3x3 notecard, I used the snowman from the Whimsie Doodles Tis the Seasons Tags digital stamp set and colored him with copics.  I matted the image panel with PTI pure poppy CS and adhered it a PT kraft card base after I sponged the edges of the card with PTI fresh snow ink.   

Now it is your turn to play along with us for a chance to win that adorable stamp set by Your Next Stamp!  Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings!  Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). 

Need some more inspiration?  Check out the other creations by the new fantastically talented Ribbon Carousel Crew!

Andrea Ewen

Corinna McGregor

Danielle Lounds

Jessie Rone

Kim O'Connell  (that's me!)

Lindsay Amrhein

Savannah Hoover

Wendy Ramlakhan


  1. Congratulations!!! I like the box idea and your little snowman is too cute!

  2. Acckk!! That box is ADORABLE!! xoxox So excited to be on this team with you girlie!! :)

  3. HOOOOOOOOOORAY! I'm so happy that you joined the RCC team:) Congrats!

    LOVE that box with the beautiful bow! LOVE LOVE LOVE your ribbon!

  4. This is such an adorable box and that ribbon looks AMAZING when photographed! Love it and am so happy that you have joined the team! You are definitely keeping me on my toes...i feel like i need to find a new "witicism" each time I post to the group! ;)

  5. Super sweet treat box, Kim...I love how you sponged the edges to give that soft, muted feel to the kraft...and then added that beautiful, bold red ribbon! Your design/colors are absolutely striking! And that snowman? THE most darling little guy! (or gal :) Fabulous work, my dear!

  6. sooo cute Kim ... love this snowman!

  7. Kim, this is a fantastic set!! Love the cute snowman! So happy to have you on the Crew :)

  8. Soo Darned CUTE! Love it! its going on my Pinterest Page Lady! Congrats on your first official DT post Miss kim! 8-) So Happy for you!



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