Thursday, September 21, 2017

Top Thrifty Tips - Let's Get Hopping


My amazing friend Jennifer Frost created a Let's Get Blogging challenge group on Facebook throughout August. There are a bunch of bloggers on there from beginners to more experienced and it was such a fun community vibe. If you need some sound info from Jenn's blogging experience and a bunch of helpful links to get you started, I recommend you check it out! You can start *HERE* at her blog.

BUT, what's a blogging group without a 'call to action'? So, I'm supporting Jenn and her groupies (is that the right word? Haha) in what, for some, will be their first ever blog hop. The theme is 'Top Thrifty Tips' - so here's mine: Keep those little ribbon cut offs! I have a messy stash of ribbon pieces that I pick from to add a touch of texture and a bit of lift to my cards. The real trick is keeping it close by so it's in my line of sight when I'm crafting - otherwise they get forgotten. Here are two cards, pretty much the same design (just different stamps and colours) using some ribbon bits :)

Quirky Friends Card - Susan Wong for Let's Get Hopping

Quirky Friends Card - Susan Wong for Let's Get Hopping

Supplies Used (all from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Quirky Critters
Inks: Basic Black Archival, Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Papers: Smokey Slate, Delicate White Doilies, Pumpkin Pie, Watercolour Paper
Tools/Accessories: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (in Berry Burst), Stapler, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot Machine



Carols of Christmas Card - Susan Wong for Let's Get Hopping

Carols of Christmas Card - Susan Wong for Let's Get Hopping

Supplies Used (all from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Inks: Crumb Cake, Garden Green (marker), Real Red (marker)
Papers: Whisper White
Tools/Accessories: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon (in Soft Sky), Silver Metallic Thread, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Machine



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Now let's go say hi to Verity Biddecombe in the UK!





11 comments:

  1. Love this tip Susan! No more throwing away those little ribbon scraps for me. Great excuse to get a pretty little bowl to sit on my desk too 😉

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  2. I have a whole drawer of little ribbon pieces. The operative word here being, drawer. I hardly ever pull them out. I think you have the right idea, get them into my line of sight. I think I'll take Tan's tip too and find a pretty little bowl for the corner of my desk.

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  3. Those little ribbon banners add such a gorgeous touch of texture and pop of colour to these beautiful projects. I'm so happy that you hopped along - thank you so much for sharing this great tip!!

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  4. Thanks for hopping with us! And now to find a pretty bowl, I'm not getting left out!

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  5. Those little scraps of ribbon add that extra W-O-W factor here Susan! And I am sure those scraps are much happier on your card than in the garbage! Even scraps need love! Great tip & great cards! 💖

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  6. Great idea Susan, I must say I don't usually save my scraps of ribbon, but I have learnt to tie from the spool, to avoid wastage, but will definately start keeping my scraps as well. Thanks.

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  7. What a great tip Susan I am one for using up as many left over bits as i can but never thought of using the tiny bits of ribbon so thanks for that.

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  8. Love those cards and the texture the ribbon adds. Will make sure I keep.my ribbon scraps now!

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  9. i never think to use scraps of ribbon in this way! adds such lovely texture too ... new project in my head already...

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  10. Great tips. Love your Christmas card!!

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  11. You are very creative. thank you for sharing your tips. I feel inspired.

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