Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stamp Simply Inspiration - Sheer Ribbon!

Before we begin today, please join us in wishing Happy Birthday to fellow team member, Deb Saaranen! Today is her special day, so be sure to leave her birthday wishes when you visit her blog!  Happy Birthday, Deb!


Melissa Frances Crepe Paper Birthday ONE
You've been so patient with me as I have been showing you all the goodies I made for our granddaughter's first birthday! The Candy Cane White Chocolate suckers HERE, the Princess  Thank You notes HERE, and Brielle Wooden name letters HERE!  Well, this is the final creation from the birthday celebration and it fits perfectly into today's Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration, Sheer Ribbon!  

Sheer Ribbon Birthday Blessings Tag
A Prima Fairytale rose, satin string cutout leaves ribbon compliment this gorgeous sheer ribbon bow.  The 1"pink sheer ribbon is tinsel edged and adds that extra sparkle!  The Birthday Sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The Spellbinder Label Ten Dies are HERE.  Bow and Tag are attached to the ONE using Aleene's Tacky Glue. 

Brielle's First Birthday Picture
This is the picture that was on Brielle's birthday party invitation!  I used SU punches to cut out before attaching with Aleene's glue!  Another Fairytale rose and satin leaves sets it perfectly!  

Number ONE Base
This is how it all started after seeing a similar number five over on Pinterest!  I cut my cardboard ONE from a repurposed box after drawing it out using my t-square!  The curves were traced from the t-square end to make drawing easy!

Melissa Francis Crepe Paper Blossoms
Using Spellbinder Blossoms Three largest die, I cut my flowers out of Melissa Frances Crepe paper.  I LOVE this crepe paper, it's sturdy, just the type I remember using years ago!  Not flimsy and holds it shape!  Wonderful material! The die easily cut through a four layer thickness as shown above.  Once cut, I separated and folded, preparing the blossom to be attached to the ONE base!

Adhering Crepe Paper Blossoms
The individual blossoms were attached using hot glue.  I store my hot glue sticks in a repurposed crystal light container and use a foil covered plate to set the gun on while gluing.  I started adhering the blossoms along the cardboard edge, worked my way around the edges and then filled in from there!


There you have it!  The Number ONE made from cardboard, crepe paper, embellished with gorgeous tinsel edged sheer ribbon, roses, sentiment, and photo!  Makes for a wonderful birthday decor piece!  I hope you enjoyed this birthday creation as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks for stopping by!   



There is Mystery Blog Candy to be won! The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leave a comment on each blog because it will increase your chances of winning. The winner will be selected at 6pm EST on Tuesday, January 24 and will be posted on Sharon Johnson's BLOG on Wednesday, January 25.

The following talented Stamp Simply Designers have terrific sheer inspiration for you today! Enjoy!

77 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

Thanks so much for the special birthday greeting Barb! It's been a fantastic day!

I just love this special number one...so pretty, just adorable with the picture...precious!

Mara A said...

Wow! Incredible!

Anonymous said...

Oh that's gorgeous! What a precious little girl celebrating her first birthday.
Beth Greco

Colleen said...

Gorgeous!
The picture is just adorable

Peggy said...

So frilly. Love it. Great picture of your granddaughter also.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow.. you created some wonderful project for your GD 1st B-day. This 1 is so pretty. I love all details and that precious little are adorable. A lot of love went into this. What a proud grandma...

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Such a clever idea. Such inspiration. So pretty.

Michelle said...

wow! What a fabulous birthday greeting. Incredible job!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Barb, this is over the top! LOVE those crepe paper roses and that fabulous tag! Wonderful birthday items for your sweet little granddaughter.

Carol P said...

I just want to know what you will do for her 2nd birthday after doing all these beautiful projects for her 1st one?? LOL

Carol E said...

What a beautiful project thank you for sharing it.

Evette K. said...

Oh this is stunning. What a lucky little girl your granddaughter is. Such an amazing creation...love it. Thanks for the chance at some marvelous blog candy. ekc

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow this is a beautiful project for a special little girl . Love it . Just wondering where you purchased the MF crepe paper. Thanks for sharing .
Marilyn

Carla S. said...

What a gorgeous and wonderfully creative project, Barb! I love the crepe paper blooms!

Caryn S said...

Happy birthday to you! Love all the work you put into this 1. Even though you were able to cut out multiple flowers at once with the die, it still is a LOT of flowers! A labor of love for sure!

Lyn said...

WOW, your #1 is absolutely beautiful. Love the bows and little flowers and what you did with the crepe paper. I will be trying this after I buy more stuff...LOL! Thanks, Barb!

Rosemary said...

what an absolutely adorable piece!!! your granddaughter is one lucky little girl!

lisa808 said...

Unbelieveable and amazing birthday one creation!

Ravengirl said...

This is a darling project! I love your tag that you attached to the tissue papered one!

Kelly Sas said...

Such a special birthday decoration. Your Granddaughter is blessed to have you in her life!

Bev J. said...

So pretty and girly-cute granddaughter!

Rosie said...

Love your #1 crafty item you made, so cute of your grandchild.

Angela T said...

Great idea. It has been a long time since I crafted with crepe paper. Brings back memories as a child. Thanks for sharing.

Laraine R said...

Just adorable!!

catdidit said...

Omgoodness! This just awesome! Love it!

Rebecca W said...

So cute and enjoy the birthday!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Lucky baby to have such a creative grandma!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet project with that adorable pic! Love how the crepe paper flowers look! What a fun birthday for her! Those candy cane white chocolate suckers are a fantastic idea too! Yum!
DeniseB

Carole said...

Such a clever creation. What a lucky granddaughter.

Shirley said...

What a lucky little girl. It's adorable! Thanks for sharing.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Shirley said...

What a lucky little girl. It's adorable! Thanks for sharing.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

jean w. said...

Wow this is gorgeous! My mind is thinking how I could tranlate this to a boy's birthday! Anyway thanks for sharing all of your granddaughter's birthday items with us! You are an awesome creator!

Sandy said...

Wow, that is a great 1st birthday addition!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Barb, every time I see one of your creations I am blown away! This little special gift for your graddaughter is absolutely gorgeous and I think I will have to borrow that idea for one of my girls. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

knag said...

What a darling birthday memento for a precious birthday girl!

Janet L. said...

What a sweet card for such a sweetie!! Beautiful, Barb!

Dee N said...

I can't believe you covered that entire thing with blossoms and then added the bow, picture, etc. Fantastic job.

kamart said...

You must be having a blast making all these beautiful creations for your little granddaughter......lucky little girl!

Anonymous said...

What a fun way to celebrate...any birthday would work
Thanks for always inspire me.
MariaV

JenMarie said...

OMGoodness, how CUTE is this! Absolutely fabulous!

debbie said...

What a labor of love! Beautifully done, Barb! I always look forward to your blog entries as I know you'll have yet another masterpiece for me ooh and ahh over. Happy birthday to your granddaughter.

kathy s said...

what a cute and beautiful gift and centre piece- love the crepe flowers and that girl is one sweet cutie

Karen McAlpine said...

Wow!! What a great project! Love how you added the photo of your sweetie pie.

Shona said...

OMG ! When I first looked at this i thought it was made with real flowers. I am floored by this piece!

creativearts said...

Wow! Making all of those flowers looks like it took forever! Love this idea and the beautiful ribbon you used.

scrappy girl said...

Deb,
This is so beautiful and very doable for other ages as well--even 101!!!

scrappy girl said...

Deb,
This is so beautiful and very doable for other ages as well--even 101!!!

Tanya said...

wow, this is so cool! I totally appreciate the tutorial too.

Sue D said...

How special for a first birthday!

MollyK. said...

She's lucky to have such a doting Grandma! Molly K. Barry at mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

MollyK. said...

She's lucky to have such a doting Grandma! Molly K. Barry at mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

Fernanda said...

I wish I'd seen this back in Sept when I was crafting for my granddaughter's sweet 16. They would've made awesome table centerpieces. Nice job! Lucky granddaughter u have lol!

Lynne said...

Barb - What a cute idea for a first birthday! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love it!! just perfect for a little girl!!
Sherri

cgigler said...

Wow! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Traci M said...

This is just darling, it reminds me of a girl scout project with crepe paper years ago! What a special keepsake for your granddaughter!!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! That's awesome, clever, creative and down right jaw-dropping! You're a fabulous Grandma w/a lovely grand-daughter!!

Becki B said...

My goodness what a beautiful number 1! love everything about it!

tina said...

It's so beautiful.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Oh-4wt said...

Oh WOW . . . I am so impressed, what a beautiful project! I hope some day I'll be able to make one! Thanks for sharing.

ocean-dreamer said...

SO cute!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing all the beautiful things you have made for your darling granddaughter's first birthday!
Mary Esther

Playing with Paper said...

Wow this is just beautiful!! What a great keepsake love it!!

Nancy said...

Stunning - you are such a talented and gifted lady! I have Melissa Frances's crepe paper and didn't know what to do with it until now!

Dara Lynn said...

Absolutely adorable !! Barb...I have been looking everywhere for beautiful ribbons and vintage crepe paper! What a great find/site to go to!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

PatS said...

This is so fun and beautiful. I have a great niece turning one soon, I must copy your idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

connie said...

These is beautiful! thanks for the tutorial! I have granddaughters birthdays in Feb, 2 in April and one in May ... will have to try this.

Judy I said...

Although I don't have kids, so I don't have grandkids, I've really enjoyed seeing what you've done for your granddaughter's first birthday party. What a lucky little girl! The Number 1 is just darling.

Linda said...

This is absolutely beautiful. What a cutie. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Darlene G said...

What a lucky granddaughter. The one is beautiful and looks like a lot of work, no, i mean love. lol

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very beautiful. I love the rose and the bow.

Kathy W said...

Wow, great project. Thanks for the reminder to get out the MF crepe paper; never thought to use it with my dies.

Barbara said...

Oh Wow! That is so special and fantastic. I love the picture, too!

meemee48 said...

Love the rickrack flowers! They are gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

That is so cool and so pretty!!!

Cyndee Scholet said...

What an adorable project for your granddaughter! I think that would be a gorgeous idea for a wedding.

Charlotte said...

OMG! How amazing! Absolutely LOVE this! Thanks for the inspiration.