Friday, July 20, 2012

Bazzill Cardstock and the Ribbon Carousel!

Hey everyone!! The Ribbon Carousel is hopping along with Bazzill today to introduce you to what is becoming one of my FAVORITE things!!

Have you tried the Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock yet?! 

 Bazzill has been working with its paper mills to create the perfect premium, smooth, heavy-weight cardstock that will be a sweet treat for every card-maker. Now available in 28 coordinating colors. The paper is a stout 100 lbs. and folds with a crisp edge. It won’t warp when used with markers, inks, or mists, and can handle loads of embellishments without sagging.

Did you know that we carry all 28 colors at the Ribbon Carousel store?!
The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have fallen in love with the stuff!  

We are thrilled to be teaming up with Bazzill today to show off their amazing new cardstock!  Today is National Lollipop Day so the Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have created some crafty eye candy with this theme!

For my card today, I used the Freeze The Moment set from There She Goes. I hand drew her lollipop on X-Press it Blending card, along with my image, and colored it with Copics. I added a Oval Open Scalloped Doily Die-namics layer using Candy Hearts from Bazzill. This is truly one of THE best card stocks I have EVER had the pleasure of using. It is thick, smooth, and it cuts SO well. I LOVE the colors, too...which supplement my cardstock collection PERFECTLY!! My other cardstock colors are Juicy Pear and Banana Split(my current favorite color, ever). Satin Edged White Grosgrain from The Ribbon Carousel was used for my bow and my spiral clip. I also used the Echo Park Hello Summer paper pad, and Michael's brads.

Well, that is it for me for now! After you check out the cards my teammates and I have made on the Ribbon Carousel Blog, head right on over to the Bazzill blog AND there you find a special COUPON for the Ribbon Carousel store!

Bazzill donated 3 sampler pack of the Card Shope cardstock for us to give away!
Here's what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post.
2. Head on over to the Bazzill Facebook page to "like" them and tell them the Ribbon Carousel sent you and then head back over to our Facebook page and tell us you did!
3. SHARE this post on your blog or Facebook page and let us know you did here OR on our FB page.  If you share on your blog, be sure to leave a direct link to the post so we can stop by and thank you!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

I Spy a Christmas Card...

Hey everyone!! It's time for this week's I Spy Sketch challenge, AND we are STILL celbrating Christmas in July at There She Goes, so I decided to combine the two!! 

This week, we have another fantastic sketch for you!!! Last week, we had you seeing spots and this week, you'll be seeing stars.  This week's sketch is from Elzbieta B. (crazysexycool @ SCS) and is based on this card 

For my card tonight, I used the Seasons Greetings set, but I also used the Dies from the Warmest Wishes set. I used the MME Holly Jolly paper pad, and cut one of each set out. I then pierced holes around all the edges. My sentiments were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on Sweet Tooth cardstock, and then layered each one with my other cardstock colors: Wild Cherry, Gumdrop Green, and Fossil...all from MFT. My ribbon is Rancho Red Vintage Seam Binding and Natural Jute Twine from the Ribbon Carousel. The brads I used are from Michael's.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out the There She Goes blog for more cards using this week's There She Goes, Again! stamp sets!! 

Here is how to play along with the ISpy challenge!!

  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC25, and link it here with the inlinkz widget below.
  • Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12:01 AM EST, and you have until noon on the following Friday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Winners" post every Sunday where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying" your creations!