Friday, October 28, 2011

Lifestyle Crafts Warehouse Sale!

Lifestyle Crafts is having a HUGE warehouse sale.  Items are up to 75% off!
If you do not live in the area, you can still purchase items online at the sale prices using the code "RHINESTONES" at checkout!
Shop online here:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Doodlebug Create-A-Card "Get Well Soon"

I swear, Doodlebug has the cutest products ever!  When I first saw these darling "Doodle Pops" dimensional stickers, I fell in love.  Not only are they darling, but they help you create the cutest card in literally a few minutes.

I work as a nurse, so I HAD to use these in my card.  Don't you love the bling on the prescription bottle?  I didn't even add that!  It's already there!  Love Doodle Pops.

All you need to create this card are:
Doodlebug Create-A-Cards.  I used the brown one in this pack, called "Bon Bon."  Yummy!
You can also buy these individually, and there are tons of other designs too, all in Doodlebug's fabulous color palate.  AND they even have matching envelopes that are equally as cute.
See them all HERE.
Then.......pick yourself up some Doodle Pops dimensional stickers.
I chose "Get Well," "Boo Boo," and "Memo."

Then I added the sentiment on the clipboard using the Simply Sweet mini rub-ons, added some Doodletwine and a bon-bon mini brad, and put in on top of a piece of Cinnamon Hearts cardstock by Doodlebug.  I popped up the white piece with dimensional adhesive.

There you have it!  A darling card in minutes!
See what the other members of the design team came up with using the Create-A-Cards on Doodlebug Design's blog HERE, and HERE.

Stay tuned for some fun Halloween projects.
I've been making Halloween costumes and have a fun tutorial for you as well!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Bridal Shower Part 2!

I want to show you two more fun ideas from the bridal shower I showed you yesterday.  In case you missed it, here's the post

This first one was my mom's idea (thank you, mom).  She's super crafty, too, and she thought of this beautiful centerpiece and put it together.
It's such a fun idea.  Just use a metal dress-form that you can buy at Hobby Lobby or other home decor stores, wrap it in white tulle, and add a colored sash of tulle to the waist.  Pin a second long piece of tulle to the dress as the "train" and either stitch on a piece of lace to the bottom using a basting stitch, or pin from the inside.  Then we added a rhinestone flourish that you can buy at any craft store.  Flourishes come already like that, just peel and stick!  The dress-form was really tall and the dress really made a statement on the table.

The other decor item I wanted to show you is the cute pom-poms.
 My friend Andrea showed me how to make these (the yellow ones).  You can find the instructions on Martha Stewart's website HERE.  They're super simple!  You can hang them, put them on shelves, make mini ones, and they're so cute!  These big ones took 8-10 pieces of tissue paper each.  You'll see these again at my daughter's birthday party, coming up soon!

Also- some exciting news!
Because you're a reader of Rhinestones and Ribbon........
You can enter promo code RHINESTONES during checkout at the Lifestyle Crafts website for
20% off your entire purchase!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bridal Shower

I absolutely love parties!  I love hosting them, I love having people over, I love the atmosphere.....and I love the FOOD! :)  I enjoy throwing parties for family and friends, and recently I had the chance to invite some new friends over when I hosted a bridal shower for a sweet friend, and I wanted to share some fun ideas with you using the L Letterpress and Lifestyle Crafts dies.

I love the look of the Flourish printing plates- I think they look so elegant.  What better thing to use them for than a bridal shower!  You could totally change this up a bit and make these for wedding invitations as well.  These were the invitations for the shower.  I also used the Calligraphy printing plates for the monogram, and the Splendid printing plates for the words.

 The design for the card is courtesy of the A7 Card Collection dies.  The die cuts the front of the card and also cuts the doors.  What a fun way to open an invitation!
The monogram was letterpressed and then cut out using the Nesting Frames 4 die set, which is my all-time favorite die set in the Possibilities Release.

I made special bags for some of the food items- these were cinnamon chips that had a fruit "salsa" dip.  Sounds weird, I know, but so SO good!
I used the paper bag die, trellis border die, and nesting blossom dies for these bags.
I also used more nesting frames for the food labels.  Isn't nesting frames 3 elegant?  Love it!

I wrapped the cupcakes in the Botanical cupcake liner die

I also wanted to find a cute way to give advice to the bride, so I had each guest select a flower when they arrived and had them write their best marriage advice for the bride and add it to a "bouquet."


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Window Card Tutorial

Over on the Doodlebug Design blog I'm excited to share a tutorial with you today on how I made this card:
The full tutorial teaches you how I made the window in Cricut Design Studio, how to pop-up embellishments to make your card look more dimensional, and how I made the "building" and the "awning.

 See the tutorial HERE.


Monday, October 10, 2011

My Craft Channel

If you haven't yet heard about My Craft Channel, it's a brand new, crafting only, online "TV Channel!"  It's a great place for learning, getting ideas, seeing some of your favorite craft companies, and they have classes, too!
They're having a Premier Party, go to the website HERE to learn more about My Craft Channel, and to participate in HUGE giveaways including Heidi Swapp, Doodlebug, Imaginisce, Cricut, and more!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

More Halloween Fun!!!

Super exciting news!!! Did you know Lifestyle Crafts has gone digital!!???!!
I KNOW!- Check out this fun Halloween goodness:

It matches the dies in the "Be Spooked Be Stuffed" release, so you can print designs and cut them out with the matching dies!  How fun!

Guess how much this entire kit is......
Did you just fall out of your chair?

There are also other elements that you can buy individually for only $0.99!

and you can go here and here to the Lifestyle Crafts blog to see some yummy Halloween cuteness created with this kit and to download it for yourself!

Also- Just in case you missed it, wanna see some of the coolest Halloween cards ever?
Go to this post on the Lifestyle Crafts blog to see some awesome projects made with the L Letterpress-
one of my favorite tools of all time!

Can you imagine sending out these invitations for your Halloween party?
Your friends would just die! (get it?  :)

Happy Halloween crafting!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

How are you spending World Card Making Day?
My sweet husband gave me the "day off" and I've been in my craft room all day!
To learn more about World Card Making Day, which was started by Paper Crafts Magazine, click here.

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