Monday, March 11, 2013

A "Find" and a Card....


I want to share a "find" or discovery that I recently made.  I like to use seam binding ribbon on my cards.  It is easy to work with and if you get a white or eggshell it so easy to custom dye your ribbon or bow with distress inks, copics etc..... The rayon seam binding is the ribbon I usually reach for and it works so well when making two, three and even 5 loop bows of various sizes.  The only problem is that I am never able to find it anywhere except in small amounts on line!  I have brought in samples to Jo-Anns and to Hobby Lobby but neither sewing department has anything like it at all.  And so I am reduced to purchasing it on line from etsy stores or other craft type stores that cutely re-package the ribbon in small amounts.  And I don't mind doing that except I use a lot of ribbon.  I mean, I tend to add bows to almost every card and now that I have an array of inks and markers I really don't need to purchase any other type of ribbon in any other color.  So, I have been buying my seam binding ribbon for app $2.50 for 5 yards.  Well!  I have found the same seam binding thru Amazon and it is 100 yards for $8.50....I am so PUMPED!  This is such a huge savings.....I am enclosing a picture of the roll of ribbon and there are other widths as well as colors available.  As I said above it is soooo easy to dye your own either with copics or distress inks that for me white is the best way to go.....less craft product to store!





I also have a card to share today.  I paired a few Spellbinder dies with an older LaBlanche stamp image.  I think the effect is kinda "Spring-y".  I added some bling in the way of pearls as well as some yellow stickles to the center of the flower and the wings of the butterfly.  Pretty straightforward and a really simple card.  Cards like this are a blending of the two things that I like most in papercrafting.....die cutting and coloring.  This time the coloring was done with copics.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are at the start of a wonderful week!

Be well,
Sheila












10 comments:

paula laird said...

Hi Sheila, What a great find! Don't you just love it when you can find something you need a lot of at a great price. Your card is amazing, I love all the layers & details of your card.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

The card is beautiful and thanks for the tip on the ribbon! Sounds great.

Dawn Turley said...

I saw that binding on Amazon too... just going to try and check out the cost of postage. It's way cheaper than what I get here. I've just got that spellbinders set... but haven't used it like this The largest one is bigger than my usual card size. This one is totally awesome.

joy said...

Love your pretty, spring-y card, Sheila! Your copic coloring is so beautiful.

What a bargain for the seam binding! One of my local haunts is a place called The Barn (actually in a barn - no heat!). Last year I was lucky to find several colors of seam binding that are actually vintage, in the original packages. The gal sold them to me for ten cents a pack! Yay!! I do need to get some more white, though. Since she is only open April thru October, I will be checking out her finds again next month. Hopefully there will be more and in white, too!

donna sherman said...

Sheila, what a STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS card!!! I love the spellbinders dies you used!!! It makes the card look so lacy! And thanks for the tip about the seam binding! Will be looking that up! Could you please send me the names of the spellbinders used?? Thanks iamhis_55@att.net

Brenda said...

Love that butterfly on your card Sheila! I think you might have got it even cheaper that when I bought it direct from Hug Snug, I'll have to go back and check.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing about the seam binding find! I am on it! My seam binding ran out a while back and I've been lazy about tracking any more down.
Your card is so intricate and gorgeous- as always :)
Hope you are well!! XX

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

thank you for the find...this is great I will go right now and check it out...
as for the card I liked all those frames tucked inside one another.
thanks for sharing
bibiana

Maureen Morton said...

Sweet find, Sheila! I found a spool of this at a garage sale and have been loving it. You are such a dear to share so much.....and, love this card. You introduced me to La Blanche so long ago - thanks. This is lovely, with all your great layers and beautiful bow. Loving this delicate style!

Jenni's Jems said...

I do love a good bargain! and this a gorgeous card - beautifully finished with your trademark bow :-) too! x