Thursday, June 24, 2010

Use your Ribbons ~ Sponsored by Nashville Wraps

This month the DT were sponsored by the very generous Nashville Wraps. They make eco-friendly packaging which is beautiful and they supply everything from tissue paper to re-usable shopping bags, you really should check them out! I was given a lovely selection of ribbons, which are all made from sustainable and recycled materials. I was really impressed with the quality of them and the richness of the colours. With so much of it at my disposal I decided to have a play and see if I could come up with any new ways to use it.

Here are a couple of layouts I made featuring the ribbons and an explanation of the ways in which I used them.

Dress it up!

To give the ribbon a whole new look and tie it in with the colour scheme of the layout, I put a rub-on on the white ribbon seen here:

Rub-ons are easy to apply and the possibilities are endless, you could also try using words as well as patterns.

Add some bling! Here I've used some studs for a more masculine feel, but you could also use gems, eyelets and brads.

Use it as an embellishment

On the 'Love' layout, I've used the raffia to make a heart embellishment.

And here I've wound it in a circle and stuck a pin through it. So simple! I adhered it to my page using fabric glue.

Layer it!.

On the 'A Team' layout I've layered the kraft coloured recycled fibre ribbon on top of the green eco grossgrain, I like the combination of different textures and I think it adds more interest.

I also plaited the raffia ribbon combining all three colours, creating an unusual effect.

I hope I've given you a few ideas you haven't tried before! If you have any other tips for using ribbon, please share in the comments!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Green layout using Nashville Wraps ribbon

I hope you have been enjoying our projects using Nashville Wraps amazing recycled ribbon!! They are our sponsor for the month of June -thanks again Nashville Wraps!!

The mesh at the bottom of the layout and both of the grosgrain are from them!! The grosgrain looks and feels just like regular grosgrain but is made from 100% post consumer recycled bottles- how cool is that!!

Today I have a layout to share:

 What's "green" about this is the tree :

Here is the back, before I attached it to the layout:

and here is the front- I inked, stamped and then added the leaves and the paper pieced (Unity stamp) owls:

And a close up of the ribbon:


Enjoy your weekend!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vintage Tractor Layout



This layout features Eco- friendly ribbon from Nashville Wraps, a fantastic company who  has sponsored Create it-GREEN! Check out the brown eco-grosgrain ribbon in the lower left corner - it was wonderful to work with, cut, and adhere. Apparently it was made from recycled water bottles!

 Isn't that amazing?

This LO is "GREEN" in several ways.

1-  Using up "stash"--  I used up a whole piece of patterned paper from 2002; Sandylion Design's "Tree Bark." Go on: dig through your paper stash- you WON'T regret it!

2- Creatively making use of scraps-- The floral medallion tucked uner the photos was a scrap. You'd never know I only had half a medallion, now, would you?!! *Grin*

3- Giving GREEN companies the business --  The medallion is from "Paper Trunk" paper, a GREEN manufacturer I love to use!

4- Trying new upcycled products!-- The  brown eco-grosgrain  ribbon used in lower left is made from recycled materials- in this case, WATER BOTTLES! GO Nashville Wraps!

5- Reducing waste-- I employed my CM Square punch to remove a very small portion of a photo that otherwise may have been discarded, then used it superimposed on my layout as a "focus" spot. The oxen are featured in that tiny photo.

6- Adapting older paper--  I was able to make use of the John Deere vintage  tractor motif from an older-style themed patterned paper from Creative Imaginations. I would never use the whole sheet but WILL use these motifs. To adapt the motif to my LO, I used my CM corner shaper  and ink to add some interest and create a more vintage-y look.  

I had fun being green and trying out the Nashville Wraps eco-grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks Nashville Wraps! 

Thanks for visiting  Create it-GREEN today! Come back soon!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Friendship Card using Nashville Wraps Ribbon

See the gorgeous loose weave brown ribbon? Nashville Wraps makes this ECO FRIENDLY ribbon in several colors!
The cardstock, stamps and image are Crafty Secrets!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kitchen Witch With Ribbon

Hello everyone!
Looks like the lazy, hazy days of summer are coming quickly upon us.
Create It - Green will be taking a short break for the summer.
Please, continue to stop by every now and then, as you will find we are still here busy creating and sharing.

Ribbons!! As Crafters, there is something about ribbons that catch our eyes.
As you search the web and craft books for ideas, you will find that they can be used in so many different ways.

Create It-Green Blog has had the pleasure to be sponsored by a wonderful NEW Company " Nashville Wraps" that deals in Eco-Friendly ribbons.
Not only do they carry ribbons you will also find Gift Bags, Boxes, Tissue Paper, Basket Supplies and more!!

You can find out more about Nashville Wraps on YouTube.
They have a fantastic video showing us how Plastic Bags are recycled.

Keep up with the latest on Nashville Wraps Blog.

Here you will find an assortment of ideas created by customers using Nashville Wraps Products. Some fantastic Eye Candy here!!!

You can view their online catalogue or request a hard copy to be sent to your home for viewing at your leisure.

Nashville Wraps was very generous in sending the DT some of there Ribbon products to work with.

Keeping in the Country/ Primitive theme I have been working on for my kitchen.
I thought it would be fun to use the Ribbon to create a Kitchen Witch.

I found the Ribbon to be high Quality and easy to work with.
I have to say I really love the Raffia Ribbon used for her hat.
No struggle at all to unwrap soft as silk and very sturdy !

Tag for Kitchen Witch.

Thank you, Tanya for finding such a fantastic Eco- Friendly Company to Sponsor the DT and to Nashville Wraps for being so generous.

Thanks for stopping by CIG today and hope this has helped in your endeavor to find green products for your Crafty Creations.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Create It- GREEN ..taking a break for the summer

but from time to time we'll post about scrappy recyclable stuff!!! So don't go too far  :O)