Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Ribbon of Courage Video

Hello, Crafters.

I am so excited to tell you all that I promoted to Gold yesterday - I'm so thrilled! I'm on cloud 9!  

Yesterday Stampin' Up! updated the Clearance Rack, without giving us advance notice!

Unfortunately, the system was down when I found out at 7.30 am yesterday morning, and by the time it was back up again, so many products had sold out! 

My biggest frustration was not being able to tell my customers as soon as I would like to have been able to!

If you're reading this, and you are one of my customers, I'm truly sorry!

This morning, I uploaded my video which shows how I made the Ribbon of Courage card I shared with you on Monday. 

I almost kept to the same design! 

Apart from the usual colour change - for the video I used Rose Red instead of Sweet Sugarplum - I also changed the sentiment. 

On the original card, I adhered the four circle flowers in each corner by adhering them with Dimensionals, but I wasn't totally happy with them. 

In the video I decided to adhere them directly on to the corners using Tombow, and I do prefer them this way. 

I felt that by popping them up on Dimensionals, gave them more prominence than they warranted; I felt they distracted from the main image and the ribbon!

As I didn't have any ribbon in Rose Red, I had a look through my retired stash and found one in Raspberry Ripple which was an InColour about four or five years ago. 

Although it's not an exact match, I think it's close enough. 

To create the die cut hole frame on the front layer, there are two ways to do it i.e. the perfectionists way or JanB's way - in the video I explained how to do the perfectionist's way, and demonstrated the JanB way i.e. the easy way! ☺
The die is from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, and they co-ordinate with the Snowflake Sentiments. They were in the Christmas Catalogue which has now retired, but they are being carried forward to the new Annual Catalogue. Although these products aren't showing in a current catalogue, you can still order them!
These are the catalogue numbers if you want to order them:-

Wood Mount Snowflake Sentiments 144817
Clear Mount Snowflake Sentiments 144820
Swirly Snowflake Thinlits 144678 

In the video I called the foil I used Rose Foil; it is actually called Champagne Foil 144748; and like the dies and the stamp sets, it was in the Christmas Catalogue, and will be carried forward, so can still be ordered! ☺

Another change I made to this card is on the inside where I adhered the hearts.

In the video, I used the very small ribbon die and cut four using Rose Red Cardstock, and adhered them under the hearts. 

I decided to adhere the two at the bottom up the right way as I thought they would silly upside down. 

That's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! on the Gold!! Way t'go Girlfriend! Love the card and the video ... like both heart versions for the inside embellishment also! It's a great card. The elements taken from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set are just so pretty and lovely used as you have! Thanks so much for this share!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Many thanks! It's a great set, and now I've played with it once, I want to play with it again! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Congratulations on your promotion. Love the cards and the colors you have chosen.

    1. Hi, Sheron. Many thanks, it still hasn't really sunk in yet! ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! You so deserve it!I'm very happy indeed for you!

    1. Hi, SueB. Many thanks for your good wishes. I have to say I'm still on cloud 9! ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.