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‘Think Spring’ Craft Challenge Entries

Our challenge entries are coming in!   Please take the time to browse through everyone’s designs:

This notepad was sent to us by Janet Harrington:

“This is my beautiful Ribbon Notepad for the porch. If a friend comes calling while you are away, they can leave you a note easily.  I used a piece of heavy mat board, cit a slit in the middle to accommodate the notepad.  Then covered the mat board by wrapping the ribbons around the outside and thru the slit. I used fuchsia and a bright yellow.  Then I made some blue ribbon roses and a piece of twine to hold the pen so it stays put.”

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This travel bag was sent to us by Tam O’Connell:

“I loved matching Spring fabric with the Beautiful ribbon from Maya Arts. I made a sturdy travel bag to carry everywhere from summer to fall. I used  the ribbon not only to embellish (love how my flowers turned out!) but as binding to dress up the exterior seams. This all purpose bag has lots of pockets to carry magazines, books, water bottles, a phone, and of course my goodies from my shopping trips. I also made a mat, for a seat cover, that fits easily in a side pocket, and for impromptu picnics. I used a Dept. store bag as my pattern for the right fit. I can carry this and not only be green but be colorful and super cute all season!”

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This two part video was sent to us by Roxanne Furlong. She talks about her mini album entry:

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This trinket box was sent to us by Denise Bryant:

“This trinket box was fun to put together. I lightly sponged grass and sky colors onto the box for a background, and painted the wooden picket fence with Distress crackle paint to prepare it. I wove the leaf trim through the fencing and glued it into place on the box. After that dried well, I embellished it with the pastel silk ribbon flowers that I had stitched beforehand. The box lid was done using paper grass material in a pretty spring green color, the birdhouse, little bird, and a small twig from my yard glued into place. As finishing touches I added the bow to the top of the birdhouse and the painted wooden beads for legs to raise the box slightly.”

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This Easter basket was sent to us by Jennifer Harrison.  You can also make your own, with her tutorial at Hopeful Homemaker:

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These banners were sent to us by Samantha Sibbet of More Paper Please:

“This Saturday, April 3, my husband and I are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary with our family and friends by having a big BBQ at a park.  We rented the pavilion and I have created 5 banners that are 17 feet long.  I used the May Arts ribbon on one of the banners as part of the ties and on another as ties between each doily to bring more color to the decoration.  I set the two banners up in my backyard for this photo since the party isn’t until after the due date!”

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This picture frame & jar was sent to us by Jennifer Hadder:

“Mother’s Day frame:
I started with a picture frame I bought on clearance. It has some cushion and I thought it would hold the ribbon in place nicely. I layered the ribbon around the edges and then put it back together. I loved the green backing and though it would look very nice with the rich purple ribbon. I printed off a poem from the internet, and viola, a nice present for my mom for Mother’s Day.

My Ribbon Fund:
I knew what I wanted to do in making a jar to hold change. I started with an empty cottage cheese container but the way the sides sloped down, I had a hard time getting paper to fit just right. Then I emptied a jar of peanut butter and saw the sides were straight all the way down. I quickly cleaned it and started working on my change jar. I loved how it turned out and can’t wait to fill it so I can purchase more ribbon because I love ribbon so!!

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This vase & tussie mussie was sent to us by Susan Ikin:

“The vase consists of an empty jar with straight sides. Sheer green ribbon is attached to the jar in a single layer, and then the white floral cutout is attached over the top of the sheer green. At the top of the jar are two layers – one of the sheer green and one of the pink sheer with butterflies. Both these were gathered using the wires in the edge of the ribbons. They were then attached to the jar.

The tussie mussie posy holder  is made with a quarter circle of card covered with sheet music.  A little butterfly sheer wrapped of some solid pink and white stripes, with a sheer handle. Some loops of various ribbons fill the top, and it is filled with little Easter eggs.”

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These altered easter eggs & basket was sent to us by Veronica Gaona:

“Easter eggs using May Arts ribbons to “jazz” them up a bit and a little ribbon tied to the side.  If you try this, be sure NOT to glue along the opening so the little ones can still get to the goodies inside!”

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This altered shirt & matching hair clip was sent to us by Jenifer Cowles:

“I made this top for my daughter, but you could easily alter a store bought top the same way.  Of course you had to have the matching clip for her hair.”

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These decorated tin cans were sent to us by Ashley Meyer:

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This spring sign was sent to us by Andrea Bunker:

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This pomander ball & altered handbag was sent to us by Emily Smith:

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This spring basket was sent to us by Rebecca Ednie.  It also comes with a handy tutorial at Eclectic Endeavours, check it out!


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This Easter basket was sent to us by Karrie Adams Johansson:

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This wheel barrow was sent to us by Lauren Meader of My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence:

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This Kumihimo braid necklace was sent to us by Irene Lenihan:

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  1. Lisa Ruggeri

    They are all just lovely !!!

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  2. samantha sibbet

    I am amazed by all the differnet ideas and projects everyone came up. The talent out here is so inspiring!

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  3. Susan Ikin

    These are all lovely entries and give great ideas for using different ribbons. Happy Easter.

    Reply

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