Retro Color Themed Craft Challenge Inspiration!
If you haven’t heard, we just announced our Retro Color Themed Craft Challenge! We will be providing 20 participants with a selection of these ribbons:
to create a craft project with!
Maybe you love the ribbons, but aren’t quite sure what to do with them yet. Or maybe you just love to see some gorgeous ribbon crafts…or both! 🙂 Well, either way, the Ribbonistas have gotten together to give you a healthy dose of inspiration.
If you are interested in participating, go ahead & email me!
The Ribbon Lady said these colors were gorgeous and she was right! For me, a gift is all about the packaging. These beautiful May Arts Ribbons transformed a plain white gift bag into a pretty present that may be appreciated more than the gift itself.
The Ribbon Lady has really outdone herself with this challenge, I think I say it each and every time but WOWZA >>> she always puts together ribbons I’d never think to pair. This time she’s gone with some nice vintage corals, orange, mint and pink. And I’ve put the ribbons together to create one of those retro party hats with a huge pouf at the top! What’s so great about this hat is how quick and easy it is. Just using a few tips and tricks we all already know, but layering them together, allows us to create a super cool center of attention piece.
This one comes with a video!
I LOVE these ribbons. I can’t really express how much I do…. It’s kind of like a Spring sorbet and I just want to eat them all up! Ok, not really… but you get the point! I tried to keep with the “Retro” theme so I used some of my older stickers and paper from Authentique’s “Delightful” collection (which matches this ribbon perfectly if I might add!). I made this little 4×4 canvas to hang in my office, but it would also make a great gift!
I was absolutely smitten when I saw the ribbons for this month’s challenge – and then when I saw the inspiration photos, I knew that I wanted to use the Kaisercraft Retro Camper Mini Album. The pages of the book were covered with Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea patterned paper, and the front frame page was painted and then embellished with the yummy ribbons. And of course, the ribbons were a fun way to cover the rings of the album. I added a handmade flower to finish off the cover.
The wonderful soft colors of the Retro Challenge ribbons just screamed Spring to me so I created this little Mini Album. With the soft colors of the ribbon, vellum and some fun light stamping made this little mini come together pretty quickly. If you would like to see the rest of the pages stop by my blog and check them out.
When I saw these retro-inspired mix of ribbons, I knew they’d be perfect for layering! I took advantage of the pastel color palette and variety of textures to dress up a manicure kit and made a coordinating card to present with the gift. (Did you know that sequins are still popular in the card-making industry, so I disassembled one of the ribbons and adhered the sequins with glue…how fun and what a way to stretch your supplies!)
Create a fun carrot banner to welcome Spring! Take sheets of rectangular scalloped chipboard and cut them into a triangle shape. Leave the top of the scalloped edge intact and paint with lime green paint. Run the chipboard pieces through your Xyron Creative Station and then apply the strips of orange ribbon over the adhesive. Wrap the excess ribbon around to the back of the chipboard and adhere with fabric glue or a strong adhesive tape. Tie the carrot banners together with ribbon and embellish as desired!