Friday, July 6, 2012

Scrapbook Steals July Blog Hop


More hopping fun for you today!  You should be arriving here from Julie's blog.  If not, you will want to start right at the beginning of the hop, on the Scrapbook Steals blog, so that you won't miss out on any of the fabulous projects or your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to scrapbooksteals.com
I was so flattered when Kristy Lee from Scrapbook Steals emailed me and asked if I would be a guest for the July blog hop.  Umm, let me think about that for about 2 seconds... :) Then I panicked a bit when I received the product that we are featuring on today's hop: Fancy Pants Design Ribbon Bundles

My three trims were brown, brown, and brown!  Quite the challenge for a color-lovin' girl like me!  I soon found that these trims were so fun and versatile-check out my projects for some fun ways to use this package of embroidered muslin trim, rickrack, and seam binding!
My favorite project is this altered embroidery hoop, which uses all three of these trims.  Can you find them all?  The rickrack and embroidered muslin are stitched to the background, and I crinkled the seam binding to tie around the top:

Here are close-ups of the banner and tag:


Won't you agree that "Handmade is Better?" :)

I used up my scraps to make 2 little cards.  "Cherry-O" uses the embroidered muslin made into a little rosette and embellished with a button.  "UR Just My Type" uses the last bit of seam binding.  I left some of it crinkled to use as a bow. It reminded me of the old typewriter ribbons!  I also used my ribbon iron to iron the tiny piece that I had leftover and adhered it flat with my banners.  Do you see it peeking out on the left?


I hope that you have enjoyed today's projects.  I had so much fun making them!  You can "steal" your own Fancy Pants Ribbon Bundles HERE at Scrapbook Steals! 
Your next stop on the hop is Corrina ColquhounHappy hopping, and don't forget to leave some love for a chance to win!  You have until Sunday, July 8th, at midnight to leave a comment for a chance to win!

81 comments:

Susan Martin said...

That hoop is really great! I love your banner.. its so perfect! That really turned out fantastic. Love the cards too!

Bella's mama said...

Love the hoop. Great idea.

Deborah Johnson said...

Wonderfully pretty project!!!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Gorgeous projects Sherri!!! Yum yum!!!

julie e said...

Love your banner.

Cristine said...

Wow, these projects are amazing! I love the embroidery hoop!

Amber S said...

Cute! I love what you did with all the brown.

Mistylynn said...

Yes, handmade is definitely better. Love your projects!!

Dil said...

Very nicely done.

Michelle McClure said...

Love your embroidery hoop wall hanging. It turned out really colorful, so the brown ribbon was actually a perfect accent for you. Your projects are all so creative!!!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Awesome project. I love how you added every ribbon in there. Really came out great. Love the scraps on the cards too. Great job.

Gail said...

Great projects! Thanks!

Heather said...

The embroidery hoop looks great and I love the cards!

Blossom9283 said...

Your bows came out so much better than mine ever do. Any tips? Mine always end up crooked or one tail / loop bigger than the other.

Theresa Tyree said...

Love what you've done with the ribbon!

Annie Atherton said...

SO CREATIVE!!!

Stephanie U said...

LOVE the hoop! Great job.

Van Nguyen said...

I am dying at how cute the embroidery hoop is. LOVE IT!

The Gov. said...

Love your projects but the hoop is a FAV!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wonderful

scrappymo! said...

Love the hoop...the cards are great too but love the hoop!

Melanie said...

really nice projects!

Agata said...

Fantastic creations! I LOVE the loop!!!

Abbey said...

Love the little banner.

Heather said...

Great projects!

Miriam Prantner said...

I LOVE that embroidery hoop! So pretty and innovative! Gorgeous! The cards are fret as well, you really showcased the trims!

Venetia Holbrook said...

SO cute. Love the hoop.

Regena Odle said...

Love the altered embroidery hoop!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love the hoop!! Just fabulous!!

Lori said...

since i am a 100% layout scrapper it is always neat to see different papercraft projects with ideas i 'lift' for my layouts...good job! and did some browsing to of your blog..some great stuff!

sandee said...

I think you did a wonderful job incorporating the brown ribbons into your colorful projects! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Chana said...

such a cute idea!

Erica B. said...

Fabulous! Love your Embroidery hoop project. The Cherry-o card is awesome too!

Cherie said...

Your embroidery hoop is adorable! Makes me want to start one! I love what the brown ribbon brought to all these projects.

Heather B said...

Beautiful projects!!! I love the hoop idea.

Charity Becker said...

You sure said it, Homemade is better! And what a way to prove it!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Lovin the hoop. I may make one for my mom using scraps of her favourite fabrics she's sewn for my kids!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome projects! The embroidery hoop is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia B. said...

These turned out wonderfully! I especially love the hoop project. Guess the brown trim worked out after all - awesome work!

Cyndee K. said...

Cute use of the trims!

Julie Odil said...

I'd never know you don't like brown. Great job!

Jessica said...

I love how the brown accents the colors. That hoop is gorgeous!

Kathy Ancheta said...

I love what you did with the hoop, so creative. Although you got brown and brown, you certainly made projects that had lots of color. Thanks for sharing!

MichelleW said...

Love the cherry card! So cute!

Katherine Clayton said...

Love the embroidery hoop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

WOW! These projects are fabulous! I love the hoop! It's my favorite!

kai wong said...

How very cute! :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

Your altered quilting loop is so cool! I need to to more altered art projects for sure.

~amy~ said...

okay...lovelovelove!!!!

Staci said...

Love the altered embroidery hoop!

Kyla Norris said...

Your altered embroidery hoop is gorgeous!! I may have to scraplift the idea...I'd love something like that to hang in my craft room or at the cottage :) All your projects are beautiful

Ashley said...

I have never looked at an embroidery hoop this way! Very creative!

Michele Duffy said...

I think you did a fabulous job showcasing the brown ribbon :)

Jen McD said...

Oh, wow! That hoop is amazing!

Christine said...

Love the hoop....cool idea!

minousha said...

Amazing projects

Diane S. said...

love your creations! love how you used the trim! thanks for sharing

kassandra16 said...

i love those cards!

SandiB said...

Love the embroidery hoop and the other projects. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

ajmaluck said...

Love all your projects. Very creative. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Lmaisch said...

I especially love the embroidery hoop - thanks for the inspiration!

Kimberli said...

Great projects, you definitely made the brown ribbon work - I love the hoop and I agree that Handmade is Better!!

Shawna McCullough said...

THIS IS ADORABLE! Good job :)

Becky said...

Love the embroidery hoop! Definitely going to give that a try!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a cute project! TFS!

Angela Coles said...

lovely textiles project

Jen said...

Hey girlie! I loooooove your altered embroidery hoop! Lots of fabulous papers, your banner is to die for, and of course, everything is better handmade!!! Darling project Sherri! {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}

Jennifer M said...

i love the cherry-o card! the flower is gorgeous!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love your altered hoop, it is darling!

liz m said...

Beautiful prodjects !!

Helen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the embroidery hoop!

Heather said...

Love the embroidery hoop!
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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so cool! Love this idea!

Becki Adams said...

love that hoop! Beautiful projects!

Sue D said...

Lovely projects and wonderful ways that you used the ribbon.

Shawninaz said...

Great cards, you did a wonderful job!

Giddy Michelle said...

So cute! I too, am a lover of color, but tend to use brown a lot as my neutral...awesome job :)

Amy said...

Such fun projects! Thanks for sharing them! The hoop is fabulous and I love the cards!

Linda said...

cute projects! love the cherry-o card!

Heather said...

WOW! Love your projects Sherri!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Cute cards and love the hoop wall hanging.