Friday, September 7, 2012

New Challenge for Me

I don't remember how I heard about it, but there is a cute online store that sells dyed crinkle ribbon in a wonderful range of colors and the store sponsors a challenge blog too! 

The store is 3GirlJam, and the ribbon color selection was too good to pass up, so I ordered a pack...wonderful! The shipping was quick, the website is easy to navigate, and the! I'm in love!

Ok, enough rhapsodizing...on to the challenge. The challenge until Sept 20th is ribbon flowers...and you can use any ribbon you like to enter! Head on over to the 3GirlJam Challenge Blog and check it out!

Here is my entry for the challenge

I had fun making the flower...its the crinkle ribbon wound around a bowmaker about 14 times, then tied in the middle and fluffed.


  • cardstock: wausau
  • patterned cardstock: DCWV
  • ribbon: 3GirlJam
  • ink: martha stewart
  • stamp: fiskars
  • button: stash
Here is a dimensional view of the flower...I love how soft and fluffy it is!

And you can see the sparkle of the patterned cardstock a bit better as well.

Now, since I have your attention...

I'll show you the card that I made for the first challenge...butterflies and bows.

I did not get the card posted in time to enter the challenge...but I thought it was pretty and wanted to show it off anyway!

Besides, this card perfectly fit the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays...embossing. With the inking I did to accent the embossing I do wonder if it fits the CAS part...but I decided to link up anyway!

The inspiration for this card came from this pin...I've used this basic idea over and over, it is so adaptable!

Check out how fluffy that bow is!

And the inside...both of these cards are for weddings...the invites for fall are starting to fill my mailbox!

You can sort of see in this picture the shimmer on the cardstock that I used. I was so pleased that the pigment ink dried on it quickly...I had been hesitating to use it because I thought that it would need stazon ink, but no!

Supplies: (same as for first card with the addition of)
  • die cut: sizzix
  • embossing folder: cuttlebug
Thanks for looking!



  1. Gorgeous flowers and cards. Thanks for joining us on the 3 Girl Jam Challenge Blog.

    Cheri - 3GJ DT
    DJ's Sundries

  2. Great ribbon flower! Both cards are great! Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl Jam!
    DT Member Carri ~abusybee

  3. Beautiful! I love that fluffly bow, and yes, CAS and a bit of ink can go together. In my inspiration card for this week, half of the card is completely inked ;)
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Both cards are great...I love your ribbon flower! Thanks for joining 3 Girl JAM!

  5. Your dry embossing for the 2nd card is beautiful! Love your use of the positive/negative diecut, too!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Thank you for the kind words about my store. I'm in love with your ribbon flower- so beautiful! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!


  7. The way your image was echoed on the inside of the card is terrific! And that bow really pops! Thanks for sharing your creativity at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

  8. Love how you highlighted the embossing of the butterfly card with ink - what a cool effect! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

  9. Meredith, bot of your cards are delightful. I love the flower you made and can't wait to try to recreate it on a project. Thank you for your support at 3 Girl JAM and CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as the Challenge #2 Winner!
    Jessica S
    3GJ DT

  10. Gorgeous work, Meredith! Love that ribbon, too.

  11. wowsers!! I love that ribbon rose!!!


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