Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Deal of a Stash

This is my second post of the day!  To see the {Pin}spirational Challenge, please scroll down.

Shopping Our Stash starts a brand new challenge today - and our theme for the week is:   BEST DEAL EVER!   Create something using one of your best bargains/had to have/ it was on sale!   Be sure and tell us what you used and use something from your stash!  Head on over to the blog and be inspired by all the DT creations!




My best deal ever - the Bow-Easy!  A couple of years ago, I'd been seeing so much about this handy little tool on the internet.  The directions of Youtube made it look so easy so I figured I'd try!  Got it ordered and then tried to follow the directions on "how to use".  I FINALLY figured it out and it's so easy!  If you've followed my blog for a while you know I use a lot of ribbon/bows on my cards.  I'd be completely lost without this.   I also used a sentiment from SU that I don't think I've ever used, some unknown DP that I've had for a while and was gathering dust, and an Edgelit from SU that I've also had a while and never, ever used.    I embossed the sentiment in Egyptian Gold  and added some red rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by...............and be sure and enter Shopping Our Stash challenge.
Lynn

35 comments:

Doreen said...

A beautiful card,love the design and fab details.xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Lovely and very rich looking. That Bow Easy certainly does work for you because I've noticed that you do make beautiful bows all the time. The Egyptian Gold looks beautiful especially with the red gems below it. I must think that take that one off the shelf more often. I really love that shade of gold but don't usually think to use it. Thanks for jogging my little brain. Have a super day, Lynn.

Carol L said...

Over the top GORGEOUS card! I love the clean design, great colors and embossing, and of course that beautiful bow! Stunning card!!!

Tammy said...

Very pretty! Love the elegance of the red and white!

Anne Temple said...

Your bows are always gorgeous! I have that tool too and mine never turn out as well as your do.

NanaConnie said...

OK, Lynn, now I know the secret to all your magnificent and perfect bows! I guess it's time to buy one of those. The old tool I have for making bows has never worked for me. I just can't master it. :-( Anyway, I love the white, red, gold combo and will have to use it this week. I know exactly which bargain I'll feature. :-D

Monica said...

LOVE it, Lynn. Very stylish and CAS.
Monica xxx

Faye said...

Super elegant and classy. X

Bonnie said...

Very elegant and a good way to uses snippets of papers and still have a classy looking card!

Dixie said...

Money well spent :) Your bows are always so lovely, including the one on this beautiful and elegant card.

Marilyn said...

This is a gorgeous card Lynn... the embossed sentiment, little gems, papers and of course that great bow!
I did not know you used the bow easy... your bows are always beautiful but this is good to know!

Ellen said...

Beautifully done Lynn! Love the clean line and red and gold together!

Karen Howard said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love everything about this card! Hugs, Karen

Michelle B. said...

So beautiful, how do you tie your bows so perfectly??

McCrafty's Cards said...

A very elegant card Lynn, I like the gems and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

Margaret said...

You make it look so easy. I have one of those and still can't figure out how it works. Lovely Christmas card.

Linda said...

Great card and what a fabulous bow. Loving the embossing too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

MaxineD said...

So that's your bow secret!!
Beautiful card. Lynn.
Blessings
Maxine

Carla said...

Love this classy elegant card....but I have the bow easy and maybe used it once...I just can't get the hang of it. I am bow-challenged!

gale said...

Love this CAS yet very classy looking card!!

Jessi Fogan said...

LOVE. It took me forever to figure out my Bow-Easy, but it is a truly fabulous tool once you get it!
I love the layers at the top of the card - they just make the sentiment panel shine :)

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Lynn!! I love the touches of gold! ...and I agree with you, the Bow-Easy is the best deal ever!! I love mine!
Tammy x

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Humm..what if you WON somthing...does that count?

Hugs,

Chriss

MaryH said...

Such an elegant card. That SU sentiment is SO lovely, and I've not used it yet in gold. Must try. With your papers, the scallop trim...this is just a lovely lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs

Shannon White said...

Oh!! I Lov this Lynn! Just CAS and Absolutely Fabulous! So Cheery and Elegant all at the same time! 8-)


Hugs
Shannon

Nancy in Iowa said...

Ahhh..the Bow Easy! I too need to dust mine off. it is a handy dandy! I always have to watch the youtube before I use it...such a pea brain I am!

I love that you embossed the sentiment - wow! I will have to try that...I suppose I will need to buy an embossing buddy and SU embossing powder - I hear their's is extra fine.

This is so pretty! Very classic!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this- a perfect CASE card- and I am going to PIN you! I love everything about your card!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Lynn - This is beautiful! Love that the sentiment is embossed. And the red and white are so crisp together! Lovely. Oh, and I've thought about the bow-easy....your bow is perfect....think I NEED one! ;)
Blessings,
Michelle

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Lynn....gold the embossed sentiment is soooo pretty and elegant and your bow is just perfect!!!!!!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Well you need to do a tutorial on the bow easy bc I have one and forgot how to use it! Lol

Davi said...

Gorgeous!! I love all the white and how you topped it with the stripes :)

E.T. said...

LOVE!

Margaret said...

Very elegant! You do have the most wonderful bows!!!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Love the red and white roll you are on!

Leslie Hanna said...

Your card is beautiful! The sentiment is perfect.