Show Us Your Plaid – Challenge Entries!
A big Thank You goes out to everyone who completed their Plaid Challenge projects!
Here they all are, listed in the order in which they were received.
**Oh, and if you keep on reading to the end we just might be offering a GiveAway too! Don't miss it.**
- Entry 1: Lisa Itatani of Flat Fish Paper Arts
Super easy and fast handmade holiday stocking. I aged the ribbon (359 – 3/4 – 14) with a Copic marker E25 Chamois. Handed stitched (button hole stitch) the stocking using two different thread colors, black and red. Stocking base is a soy batting from the fabric store. Hand stitched the ribbon on the stocking using small knots instead of a running stitch. Made the rosette, added a hanging and button.
- Entry 2: Pam Loris
I tore strips of fabric and attached it a foam cone. I attached two strips of ribbon on top of the fabric, on the front and side. I then started a loop at the top, and continued down the cone. I repeated this step until the cone was full. I tied a bow around a clay pot, and with the remaining ribbon, I made a topper for the tree, and attached it to the top of the cone. I used sewing pins for attaching everything.
- Entry #3: Ujjwal of Handmade With Love
I wanted to highlight the gorgeous May arts ribbon so I made it the focus of my card. All the snowflakes are hand stitched on the Grey card stock with a red embroidery thread and raised on the red card stock with foam dots. I have double tied the plaid ribbon, first on the red card stock and then on the Grey card stock finishing with the knot. As a finishing touch, I added red rhinestones to the stitched snow flakes to make them pop up.
- Entry #4: Steph D. of sweetcraf-teachick.blogspot.com
I created an ornament from a chipboard ornament shape. I primed it with gesso and then painted it with red acrylic paint. Using the beautiful trims from May Arts, I weaved a plaid pattern. I added the wire ribbon adorned with pearls at the top to hang the ornament. I tied a bow using the 1.5" holiday prints/wired trim and adhered it over the hanger trim. I also added a couple paper poinsettias with pearl centers and some glittered chipboard letters.
**This one comes with a video:
- Entry #5: Cynthia Miller of Cams Creations
It is a 14" Styrofoam tree, with loops of ribbon (5" strips folded in half to make a loop) pinned and a couple of gold ornaments and gold star to finish it off. I placed it on a candle holder base for height. Finished height is 24".
- Entry #6: Darcee Ruble
The snowmen are made from pre-cut acrylic that I purchased and my three children (Justin-8, Marina-3 and Kian-3) made ornaments out of them. First they ran them through the bigshot with an impression folder, you can see it well on one of them. (the two made by my three year olds are a little messy :-)). Then they painted them white with a paint dauber. Next they put stickles wherever they wanted! Then we used black bling for eyes and nose. Marina decided hers did not need a face! With a small stapler I did the scarves from May Arts ribbon. It was a fun project to do with them.
For the next project it is a picture of my little girl getting ready for Halloween however it was so cute (to me!) I made a scrapbook page from it. The paper is basic grey Lemonade which I love and is plaid. I used the rosettes from May Arts as an accent strip in the middle of the page. Then I took three more rosettes and trimmed around them and sprayed them with Tattered Angels to change the color and used them as another accent.
Entry #7a: Peggy Cain of Create With Bubbe
Card 1 Plaid Tree:
Cut three trees using the Cricut Winter, adhere one flat the second one with one layer of foam tape and the front tree with 2 layers of foam tape. Stamp verse attach across the tress and add your bow.
Card 2 Vintage Christmas Brown Trees:
Emboss the center section using the Sizzix embossing folder (trees) Highlight with Distress Wild Honey ink attach the ribbon (RC33) and sew on machine along edges of ribbon and then attach to the card front and sew the long edges of it. Tie bow and attach.
Card 3 Merry Christmas
Using Martha Stewart Present border punch do the top edge of the card mat wrap ribbon at top right under the presents, attach button. Emboss the card base with swiss dots folder attach the card mat. Stamp the sentiment and attach to the lower right corner
Card 4 Plaid Present
Emboss the card base with the Cuttlebug folder. Cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/2 x 3 inches and weave the two ribbons to give the plaid look. Attach to card front using strong adhesive. Thread bakers twine through button, using glue dot attach button to the present. Tie a bow using the coordinating ribbon and place on top of present.
- Entry #7b: Kathy Skerven
I purchased a red kitchen towel from Home Goods and altered an angel pattern that I found in a Leisure Arts book.
Using the white satin 1 1/2" ribbon I looped the ribbon and pinched a pleat to make the wings and then made several pleats using the same ribbon for the angel's slip. I stitched the 3/4" white ribbon for the band near the bottom of the towel.
- Entry #8: Denise Bryant
This is the interior of a pop-up card with Christmas stockings and bow satin cutout embellishments. The paper used to create the scene's wallpaper has a plaid design.
The first card has an embossed background, then the candycane was stamped and cut out. I embellished it with a sprig of satin cutout holly, then tied it with a red and white plaid ribbon. It was mounted onto the card with pop dots to give it a bit of dimension. The second card is made of strips of metallic velvet ribbons in a cut-out circle to form an ornament, mounted on a plaid paper background. The ornament top is from a QuicKutz die, and the pine branches are stamped.
The gift bag is decorated with a square of plaid paper that has been trimmed with a border punched edge, and layered over with another square of paper that has the corners punched. I trimmed holly leaves and a bow for the satin cutout trims, and glued the leaves in a circle to make a wreath. The bag handle is trimmed with some of the satin holly and a red and white bow.
- Entry #9: Sau Wei Ma
- Entry #10: Connie Vogt of Craft Junkies
A simple project that looks elegant but is easy to make, this gift box features varying widths of satin ribbon. Start with a simple box lid made from a shimmer heavyweight cardstock. Lay several pieces of wide ribbon side by side in one direction and secure in place on the side edges. Weave narrow ribbon in the opposite direction to create the plaid. Tuck the loose ends around the sides of the lid and secure on the inside. Cut a matching or decorative piece of cardstock to fit inside the lid to cover the loose ends and you are ready to fill your plaid ribbon gift box with matching note cards.
- Entry #11: Karen Baker of The Bald Dragonfly
I made a bread cozy! I started by cutting a piece of felt to 2 1/2-3 inches wide and double stitched the edges with the string. I attached a handmade plaid button to one end and cut an opening on the other. To go with my bread cozy, I made tied a handmade tag with the string in a big bow and to identify what kind of bread it is. My card features the same plaid paper wrapped with the red string. My intention was to have three different kinds of breads to give to people, however my family enjoyed the cranberry orange bread before I could wrap them and give them away!
- Entry #12: Rosemary Dennis
- Entry #13: Jennie Posthumus
I made a neat little "nest" using the following ribbons: AKN45 for the "nest", MX45 for the handle and bow, and MR25 for the rose beside the bird that I made using a pattern found online and scrap fabric.
The nest itself was made by wrapping plastic wrap around a small serving bowl and coating the plastic wrap with newspaper ads dipped in a sort of plaster made from flour, water, and a little salt (as a preservative). After it dried, I trimmed it up and measured out the AKN45 ribbon and cut enough strips to cover the "nest". I criss-crossed strips of AKN45 and sewed them together at the base before glueing them to the bowl/nest, folding the edges of the strips into the bowl. I measured a piece of the MX45 ribbon for the handle, cut and sewed the edges together before glueing that to the bowl/nest. I fluffed up some stuffing/batting, put it into the nest, added the bird and rose as a finishing touch.
You could use the bowl as for wrapped candies/cookies/treats of any sort if you painted the inside or layered it with more ribbon inside. Or even put decorations inside it.
The bells were made using AKN45 and RX45 hot glued to plastic shot glasses found at a local discount store/salvage mart. Since they were wire edge ribbon, I just scrunched up on edge to make the "bell".
- Entry #14: Pam Nichols
Ribbons – #382-24-19 – 3/4 Twill Stripe, #347-15-47 Sheer Ribbon 7/8", #EB25 1"
I used my Cricut Expression to cute the window for the stain glass card @ 4" the ornament @ 2" from the Christmas Solutions Cartridge..Used a Christmas stamp for the greeting… and extra ribbon for the stripe & bow……….
Ribbons – 330-94 Augua Rick-Rack 1", 350-58-94 5/8" Sheer Ruffle Edge, 357-24-04 Cord. Velvet 3/4", BD66 Metallic Chain 1/4"
Used the Christmas Solution Card to cut the Christmas ornaments, wove the riboon in a square, making a plaid square, cut the ornaments, glue them to the ribbon, used Glossy Accents to stiffen the ornaments for a glass look, used glue arts square to attach to cards, used other misc. items to finish card, Attached the ribbons ina plaid pattern to the card.
- Entry #15: Lisa Hawkes of Pink Hollybush Designs
The final project is a 10 inch Styrofoam wreath covered with cream grosgrain ribbon to hide the Styrofoam, and then covered with matte gold fabric leaves. Coffee dyed crochet ribbon is wrapped around the wreath and used to make rosettes. Antique buttons are added to the center of the rosettes. The crochet ribbon and the red and cream plaid ribbon is used to make a bow to complete the wreath.
- Entry #16: Lynn Ochs
This festive necklace was made using both May Arts Plaid Ribbon KB45 and Ribbon Yarn. Using a “J” size hook I crocheted 3 lengths of ribbon and yarn about 60 chains leaving about a 12 inch tail at each end. At each end of the chains all three strands were knotted together. Next all 6 tail ends were threaded through a large hole coordinating bead. The 6 tails were then knotted together at the end and trimmed. The bead acts as a slider to adjust the length of the finished necklace.
To make the earrings I used a couple of glass floral pebbles and snippets of KB45 ribbon. The bits of ribbon were glued to the flat surface of the glass pebbles. When the glue was dry, ribbon was trimmed and the gold posts were glued. The set is now ready to wear, perhaps against a black or green turtleneck…..perfect for a casual Christmas gathering.
A fun fast project! A giant Hershey chocolate bar, a free wrapper from http://lauriefurnell.blogspot.com, a crocheted hat and two pieces of May Arts KB45 a beautiful plaid ribbon were the materials needed to make this darling snowman candy wrapper.
Step 1: Print the candy bar wrapper, scored it at 3 ½” and 4” then at 7 ½” and 8”, and attached it around the candy bar.
Step 2: Crochet Hat – Using an H crochet hook and a bit of red yarn Chain 18 stitches, then double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook. Double crochet to the end. Chain 3, turn, and double crochet across. Repeat for 13 rows. End off and sew up seam.
Step 3: Thread ribbon though hat and tie in a bow. Tie ribbon around to make the Snowman’s Scarf.
This festive Christmas wreath was made using May Arts Ribbon FF15 and Bows made with KB45.
A 5” diameter brass ring was covered with about 75 pieces of FF15 Glittery Green ribbon. I cut the ribbon in 4” pieces on the diagonal following the line of glitter dots. Each piece was individually tied to the brass ring. A 7” piece of ribbon was looped to create the hanger tied on top with a knot. Pieces of KB45 plaid ribbon were used to fashion accent bows and the wreath was decorated with red beads and baubles. Perfect in a Powder Room!
Here is a crocheted choker necklace I created using May Arts Ribbon. I think this will be a lovely necklace to wear this holiday season!
I used:1 yd KB45 Red Plaid, 3 yds C54 Red Sheer, Seed Pearls, Necklace Metal Ends
With a “Q” Crochet hook leaving a few inches at each end, I chained a length (long enough to wrap around my neck) using C54. Woven through the the sheer chain was a length of KB45.
The ends were secured in the metal jewelry necklace endings and seed pearls were attached sporadically to the ribbons.
Merry and Bright Card
Plaid reindeer and a swirl cut with Spellbinders on Graphic 45 paper coordinated perfectly with the reverse side of the Graphic 45 Christmas paper. A perfect bow is made with May Arts silk ribbon SK14.Gold cardstock is cut out with a Spellbinders Label and stamped with Just Rite's Merry and Bright from the Christmas Nested Sentiments collection. With a sprinkle of faux pearls (swirl), genuine Swarovski crystals (reindeer noses and label), and Stickles gold (antlers) this festive Christmas Card is ready to share.
I made this card using a piece of plaid paper which I "tied up" with May Arts ribbon QA25 like a present waiting to be opened.. I used my computer to print the "to/from" tag and mounted it with Diamond Glaze on the back of a Tim Holtz Ideology fragment
Plaid KB45 and green silk SK15 ribbon from May Arts, Just Rite stamps from Christmas Ornamanets and Whimsical Christmas Set, Art Institute glitter, Swarovski crystals, plaid paper, gold cardstock, and distressed pink paper combined to create this card. The ornament was stamped on acetate with Stazon ink. Glitter was applied, then the ornament was cut out and mounted on the distressed pink paper..
You can see the tutorial for this one on her Blog!
- Entry #18: Ronda Archangelo of www.boxofbuttons.blogspot.com
You'll see attached my favorite (I made 2) door plaque which has a weathered wood base that was painted with a crackle finish and antiqued in shades of purple & weathered white. I used my Cricut to diecut several layers of chipboard & cardstock to make Alison's initials in colors to coordinate with the plaid ribbon I chose. A few lavendar button embellishments were added to complete the look.
Entry #19: Lucero Arechiga of House of Hemingway
I wanted to create a "Collection of memories". A piece that could serve as door decor, or even in-doors. The purpose could be to display pictures of family achievements throughout 2010 or perhaps phrases that got you through the year…memories in general. In my case I was going to do the traditional "Peace, Faith, Love" words but my precious Princess (cat) passed away a couple weeks ago (17 yr old) and I just wanted to have a way to still incorporate her presence through the holidays so I removed the top word "peace" and included her picture instead. Which got me to think that this could also collect photos of family members that have passed on and be brought out during the holidays for display.
- Entry #20: Joan Neitz
For the wreath I used 384, MX44, MX45, 337-14, 350-15-14, CM16, and D16.
For the centerpiece I used May Arts MX45 with fresh fir cuttings and silk flowers.
- Entry #21: Jennifer Hadder
First is a couple of different styles of bows that I made for my daughter's hair with the green and red plaid ribbon. Used hot glue to keep it all attached. The center of the largest bow is a stitched "flower" in the center. I say "flower" because when I made it, it kept twisting on itself and didn't make a true flower. Thought it was a cute twisty flower so I used it. Also when I went to photograph them, I used the flash and the bows have some gold shimmer in the ribbon. It really is pretty and this picture doesn't do the ribbon justice!
Second is a non-traditional tree made with different shades of blue. I punched out the large flowers, used my bone folder to break up the fibers, and then peeled the two layers apart. This makes it look like faux suede.
The pearls are stick pins I found in the floral section to hold the flowers to the Styrofoam base. I alternated the layers of flowers with the blue plaid ribbon. Do you see it peaking through? I also went back and where you could see some of the Styrofoam, I put a pearl stick pin to cover it up.
Finish it off with a blue plaid bow on the top with more pearls.