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Life is Wonderful

Entry #18 from our Calling All Bloggers Challenge was sent to us by Mari Pietrosemoli of Artsy.Crafty.Me:

Life is Wonderful

I’m all about little everyday actions or notes that remind you to enjoy life. Lately I’ve really been digging Jason Mraz’s song – Life is Wonderful. It reminds me that sometimes certain things must happen in order to be appreciative of all the good in the world. So then I thought; how perfect would it be to have something that made me think of this very song and what it represents to me? That is where this antique altered silver plate comes in place. I used Basic Grey’s Olivia collection and some very yummy May Arts ribbon to alter it.

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I pleated the green ribbon (350-15-46 1.5"x30y SHEER/RUFFLE EDGE) all around the plate and adhered it using some Zip Dry (My fave!) It is so easy to work with this ribbon… Love the little ruffles on this sides! I emphasized the framed look on the plate by adding a pink ruffled trim (359-34-17 3/4"x15y ELASTIC/PLAID RUFFLE) along the inside of the green I also dyed the cream ribbon (367-58-09 5/8"x25y SHEER/LOOPED TRIM) with re-inkers to make it stand out. Then I glued it around the perimeter of the small pink circle. I absolutely love this look! And I love the fact that you can get any color your little heart desires using these re-inkers and your favorite May Arts ribbon.

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This plate now rests on a shelf right across from my desk reminding me everyday that life is in fact, wonderful :o)

I was so not done with all these fabulous trims and I really loved how it all went with those patters, so why not make a card?

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I ruffled the green ribbon (350-15-46 1.5"x30y SHEER/RUFFLE EDGE) all around the pink flower and trimmed the excess. Then I adhered it using some pop dots. I find myself making these ruffles around shapes a lot! I love how much movement it adds to your craft. Another thing I like to do is to outline strips of paper with ribbon to add definition. I find that lace (361-58-10 5/8"x15y CROCHET) works great for this! I did the same for the envelope but inked it with green so it would stand out from the white. The wide green ribbon goes all the way around the envelope and slides off the side for easy card access :o)

I then got carried away and decided the inside of the card needed something too…

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So I just added some patterned paper and lined the top and bottom with the oh-so-yummy pink crochet velvet center (372-15-17 1.5"x10y) trim, which in my opinion is way too pretty to be on the inside of the card :oP

You can always create beautiful crafts with May Arts fun ribbon; so inspirational you can always expect to use it in a unique way! Thanks for letting me share these projects with you. I hope they get your creative juices flowing and make you want to play with some yummy trims!

Stay sweet,

  1. Jennifer Maier

    I love them both!!! Both so pretty and the plate is very unique!!! <3 it!!!

  2. judean

    so pretty! that ruffled-edge ribbon is to die for 🙂


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