Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ribbon Carousel & May Arts Blog Hop



Good morning everyone and welcome to Ribbon Carousel & May Arts blog hop. I love ribbon like I love cheesecake (which means I love it VERY MUCH) and I am thrilled to be able to join this hop.

For my card, I decided to make a welcome baby card since I have a feeling I will need this kind of card soon.


I had lots of fun making this card. I want the card to have celebratory feeling yet has softness to it since it's for baby. I feel the ribbon banners convey that feeling perfectly. For me banner represent the celebratory feeling and the soft colors lend the softness that I wanted. 

These yummy twill ribbons are from May Arts and yep... they are my favorite ribbons!! 

Now, that owl... I made it! Simply cut a rectangle out of brown cardstock, cut a curve on the top side of the rectangle (okay, since I am a bit of a perfectionist, I didn't free hand-cut this, I actually used my circle cutter to cut the curve). For the owl body, same thing, cut a small rectangle, but this time I used the oval cutter since it created a deeper curve. 

Use circle punch for the eyes, nip a triangle for the black part and cut a small triangle for the beak. I rarely made my own design, so when I do and the result is pretty adorable like this owl (a bit bias here... hah), I feel like patting myself on the back. :) Now, I am curious to know what you think of this card, of the owl.

Please check out  May Arts blog and Ribbon Carousel blog for the hop prize details.

Thank you so much for stopping by here and I hope you enjoy your visit.

83 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

This is precious! I love that ribbon, it's beautiful. Great job with the owl, it's so cute for a new baby card. Just a sweet card all around!

Jess said...

That owl is absolutely adorable! I think he is the cutest *bookmarks him for later use*

Laurel said...

This is adorable! I love how you have used the ribbon!

Barbara DeLisle said...

lots of fun things to see

Charlene said...

Adorable use of ribbon, Vera!

rlovew said...

So cute- love the owl- thank for sharing how you did it.

Melissa M said...

Such a sweet card. I think the chevron ribbons are my new favourite!

Dharla's Boutique said...

so cute!!!!

Bethany said...

I love the hanging ribbon :)

Annette said...

how cute is that little owl...i am so love it...and great way to use the ribbon..very cute card..

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Great card, love the different ways you've cut the ribbon ends :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet card. Love that little owl!

Tory said...

I totally agree...the owl is adorable. I love how bright and cheery the banner is, too.

CraftyRia said...

I love the owl! The use of ribbons is a great idea, too.

Caryn S said...

Love that chevron ribbon and the owl, really clever!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Love the ribbon and owl! Super cute and easy!

Julie Robinson said...

what a sweet card!

Jill Angel said...

Wow. Love this card! Simple yet really stands out!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Lisa T. said...

What an adorable owl!!!! Thanks for the chance to win from May Arts and Ribbon Carousel. :)

Linh C. said...

Sweet card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So sweet! Those colors are perfect!!!

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Barbara H said...

I would have never thought you made the owl, it's wonderful and I like what you did with the May Arts twill ribbon. It's a great card.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I love the owl card. I also like how you used the ribbon to make flags.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your cute card!! Such a FUN design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Taylor said...

This is a darling card!!! What a fun design!

JessicaT said...

Super cute card! I think any new parent would be happy to receive it :-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh that owl is the cutest!!! Love the use of the ribbon under it!

Kim O'Connell said...

Great use of ribbon!

Lucy said...

Love the ribbon, but that owl is adorable!!! Thanks for the easy how-to. Any baby, mommy & daddy would love to get this card. It would be a definite keeper.

Victoria said...

Oh, soooooooo cute! He's just so cute...and I luving that ribbon!
Victoria Lavender

Jenn said...

What a cute owl!!! Love the twill ribbon too!

Scrapmaven said...

I just ordered some chevron ribbon--great to seem some wonderful ideas.

Lisa Rea said...

You used my all-time favorite ribbon - the chevron! Love your designs.

Thanks for the hop!

Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
www.ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

veronica said...

very cute baby card! love the owl.

stampcz said...

So cute! Owls are everywhere!

Cathy Clouston said...

That is the cutest owl! :)

Emily H said...

Aw! This is so precious!

howo34 said...

Cute card, I like the ribbon!

Ava Gavloski said...

great showcasing of the ribbon, ling!!
ava

Viji Siddharth said...

that is one of my favorite ribbons! love the chevron! such a cute card!

zehra said...

Cute cute card, like the ribbons

Michele said...

Such a cute and sweet card!

Bethany Becker said...

Cute card. I love the banner.

Susan said...

Very cute -- love the little owl!

rush said...

nice card! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I love this, Vera! That owl is the CUTEST! LOVE your ribbon banner! LOVE:)

Jan Scholl said...

Another great idea for scraps. I am so glad I stopped by.

pamela said...

I love the colors of ribbon you chose to use!

bhavana said...

Great baby card using the cute owl!! Great way to use the scraps! Love the colour!!!

Brenda said...

I love your very creative card Vera! Such a neat thing you did making that owl and I love how you made the banners from that gorgeous ribbon!

Sue D said...

This is adorable--love your use of the twill ribbons.

Chrissy said...

Cute card. You're right. The banners do lend a festive feeling and the colors and soft pattern you chose keep it nice and dainty for a baby.

Tarnished Rose said...

Cute card. Love the owl with those huge eyes!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Very cute card. I love how you did the owl. Very creative. Great job.

Susan F. said...

This is so, so cute! I love the idea of using different colored ribbon strips.

orrjj said...

Love it! The ribbon really pops everything! I would never
of used it like this, now that I see it ribbon here i come!!
Thanks for Sharing!

Jeanette

Kathy said...

Oh, what a darling card! Love the clean fresh look....just reminds me of 'new baby' with its style! Adorable!

Alina said...

Sweet card!

Emily said...

Such a great card, I love ribbon banners and that twill is awesome. Now, that owl is precious, but knowing that you created it yourself, makes it so much more impressive. Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda said...

This card is so stinkin cute. I just love the ribbons used.

Kas said...

This is soooooo adorable!!!

brecoats said...

I like the variety of colors you used in this cute card!

Marie said...

Ooooh I love the chevron twill ribbon and the cute Owl

mtscrapgal said...

The owl is very cute. I love the chevron ribbons too. Thanks

Sharon Roselli said...

sweet baby card. gotta love the ribbons.

jordanbev5 said...

I love your adorable baby card!! And agree it is really nice that you created the design of the owl!! So cute!!
Beverly
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

Candy said...

Sweet baby card and sweet ribbon!

glowegal said...

Aww super super cute, Vera! Your cards always make me smile!

Carmen Nuland said...

Oh my - I love those ribbons! They are awesome!

Katherine said...

Great card- I really love those ribbons!

Michelle McClure said...

You did a great job with the owl and I love how you used your punches to create it. TFS!

Kathryn said...

Love the chevron pattern ribbon! And the eyes on that owl, just to cute:)

Barb said...

this is phenomenal!!! i love his eyes and his ribbon shelf. perfection in card form :)

Laura P said...

What a cute card. The owl is adorable and the ribbon you chose fits the mood you were going for perfectly. Love it!

PatQ's Cards said...

Great use of your punches. Really cute.

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

very cute.... shannleffew2@yahoo.com

scrappingnana said...

Cute card. Love the ribbons and the adorable owl.

vee m. said...

So cute! Love the ribbons & owls are my favorites. Great blog. Great Hop. Thanks!

Renee said...

OH how could anyone not like such a sweet owl?!!! He's beautiful! Love the colors and that twine ribbon is beautiful!

Lynda said...

Vera, such a sweet card! Love the ribbons you chose for the banner - delicious colors!

Michele Duffy said...

love those ribbons, and nice job on the owl!

Maria said...

very cute

Rea' said...

those ribbons are so cute, for a baby card!

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