Guest Designer & Giveaway: The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

April 15 2016. Posted in , , / With 51 Comments - Join the Conversation

I have been so excited to welcome this very special guest to the Ribbon Resource Blog!  Please help me welcome Lilavadi!  She will be doing a series of posts with us, so we hope you enjoy her work as much as we do. 

Here is a little about her:

Me

Hello! My name is Savinova Alyona, also known as Lilavadi. I was born in Siberia but now I live in Saint-Petersburg. Scrapbooking is my passion for more than six years. I have been married for five years and I love my husband very much. We have three adopted cats and do our best to help homeless animals. Besides scrapbooking my second passion is baking. Well, I am so excited and honored to be a part of wonderful May Arts guest design team!

 

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Now for some ribbony inspiration:

Hi! Today I am sharing a sweet mini album in romantic style with lots of May Arts Ribbon.

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

While making this album I was inspired by spring with its beautiful colors and bird songs and my feelings of love in the air ) It has a 5×7 inch format which is very useful and not too big. 

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

For this album I used very stylish paper with prints so it was not necessary to decorate it too much. Therefore the only embellishments I used were wonderful ribbons, laces, chipboard and die-cuts.

 

Ribbon Used: 

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Garden Fable collection from Prima marketing (paper, chipboard and die-cuts)
  • Sizzix Die – Tags

 

Some tricks I used for decoration with ribbons:

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • To make a silk fringe from a ribbon fold the ribbon in half then glue on one side and make cuts on another.

 

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • Tie the ribbon around your page and stick it just in top and bottom. After that you can use a space between ribbon and a page as a kind of pocket to keep notes or small photos.

 

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • You can decorate tags with ribbons.

 

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • Bow from the ribbon can be used not only as decoration but also to prevent a folding pocket from opening. 

 

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

  • You always can make a small bow from a ribbon.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you’ve found a little inspiration. 

The Making of a Ribbon Embellished Mini Album

 

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  1. lblosee@tampabay.rr.com' Linda says:

    Absolutely beautiful work! It has a Victorian/romantic quality.

  2. Lorrayneingram@gmail.com' Lorrayne says:

    I would love to see some bible journals in notebooks. I have seen a big movement into bibles but I would like to see someone designing in notebooks like this great one above but with bible verses.

  3. moloneyat@bigpond.com' Tracy Moloney says:

    BEAUTIFUL album Lilavadi!!!
    LOVE your colours, dimension and textures, the frayed edges look fabulous too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  4. jane0.0dark@gmail.com' Anastasia Redko says:

    Beautiful mini album! Love the spring colors

  5. WAUW some truly amazing things here. I love that album, it´s soooo gorgeous.
    I´m just a ribbon addict and love all kinds of gorgeous ribbons and use it on almost anything I create, just wished it wasn´t soo darned expensive to have it mailed here.

  6. jskeefe@comcast.net' Jean Keefe says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  7. dianedavis1414@gmail.com' Diane Davis says:

    Beautiful!

  8. lorna-s@shaw.ca' Lorna Sampson says:

    Lovely mini album! Thanks for sharing!

  9. macaskillbarbara@yahoo.com' barb macaskill says:

    What a lovely mini album!! Thanks for all the great ribbon tips!! I love using Ribbon Resource ribbons when creating because they are all so pretty!! TFS!

  10. clayandamy@sbcglobal.net' Amy C. says:

    Beautiful and feminine projects! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Bowlby5@yahoo.com' Judy B says:

    What a lovely little album! I really like the different ways you used all that beautiful ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. deniseb777@gmail.com' Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful album with lovely details!

  13. Evalen1161@yahoo.com' Evelyn Valencia says:

    Love the colors and how you incorporated the ribbon. Very beautiful

  14. velvetpearson@gmail.com' Velvet says:

    What a sweet album. Love how she used the wide ribbon, especially.

  15. karen_lsy83@yahoo.com' Karen Lai says:

    The album is SO pretty! The ribbons tips were so useful! I gotta try it.

  16. txmlhl@yahoo.com' Mary Holshouser says:

    Welcome Lilavadi. Glad to have you as a guest designer.
    Your album pages are beautiful. Love how you incorporated
    so many ribbons into the pages.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. julia.karunina@gmail.com' Yumi says:

    Alyona, this is a tender sweet album of yours! Love these interesting decoration ideas. Thanks!

  18. noterch@gmail.com' Tatiana says:

    Beautiful and so elegant album!

  19. slamyulya@gmail.com' Yulya Utkina says:

    Алена!! Поздравляю!!! Альбом просто прелесть!!

  20. karienvanderwesthuizen53@gmail.com' Karien van der Westhuizen says:

    Beautiful!!

  21. coldhandskindheart@gmail.com' LC says:

    Wonderful mini album! I love the beautiful pastel color palette and all the lovely patterned papers. But of course the ribbons are the star of the show. They are such a fancy and special addition!

  22. catisi@aol.com' Sandy says:

    Love the way you used ribbon to enhance the beautiful paper!

  23. codypap13@gmail.com' Susie Risk says:

    A beautiful mini album. I like the way the ribbon the the pretty paper go together.

  24. crisseeteena@gmail.com' Chrissy says:

    Beautiful and soft! So glad to have you working with us for a bit!

  25. Cwong288@gmail.com' Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B says:

    Lovely piece of work. Great texture and visual interest.

  26. Luwe07@yahoo.com' Lucy E. says:

    This is such a lovely album! Thanks for all of the tips on ways to use ribbon in an album. The fringe looks so fun!

  27. tugboat318@aol.com' Tiffany says:

    Beautiful! Love the frayed ribbon edge! I’ll have to use that soon!

  28. slrdowney@hotmail.com' Sue D says:

    Beautiful album and I like how the ribbons were used.

  29. gildamc@hotmail.com' Gilda (McStamper) says:

    What a beautiful project.

  30. chph4evr@msn.com' Carla Hundley says:

    Gorgeous book and
    wonderful ways to
    use the ribbons in it.
    Carla from Utah

  31. kladd94803@aol.com' karenladd says:

    I love the variety of ribbon that you carry…from wide satin, to twine, to crocheted trim! Beautiful projects by your DT as always!

  32. cottagerca@yahoo.ca' ava gavloski says:

    great presentation of the lovely ribbons, very creative

  33. newpsidy2@yahoo.com' Renee says:

    Lovely album, beautiful ribbons and Prima paper, a recipe for success!

  34. prittikitti00@gmail.com' Ekaterina says:

    Alena, the album incomparable. Very beautiful and delicate!

  35. Such a beautiful shabby chic album with loving touches throughout! Love the colors of the ribbons especially

  36. rebyah1@gmail.com' Becca Yahrling says:

    I love how soft & feminine your book is. And thank you for all the tips on ways to use our pretty ribbons.

  37. michelelynn826@gmail.com' Michele (by belle) says:

    Happy to have you with us for some guest appearances! This is a lovely mini!!

  38. sudonia00@yahoo.com' F Bond says:

    What is fantastic about the album is not only the ribbon but the placement of it- beautifully done!

  39. slovitt@bbtel.com' Sylvia says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful album & ideas for using various ribbons & textures.

  40. linleonhardt@verizon.net' Linda Leonhardt says:

    I love this idea! It’s so different and pretty too!

  41. dcomer1@gmail.com' D.Ann C says:

    Lailavadi, this album is so beautiful! Welcome!!

  42. paulajo@ameritech.net' paula says:

    Very unique album and style. Loved seeing your creativity using some basic products without a lot of embellishment.

  43. jdsbill@sbcglobal.net' jackie s says:

    Beautiful work.

  44. designs345@gmail.com' Inez McLeish says:

    That is so beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

  45. susan.adkins@gmail.com' Susan says:

    This is amazing!

  46. moloneyat@bigpond.com' TracyM #6773 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!!!
    THRILLED to see my friend Beverly’s name there 🙂

  47. Thank you all for the warm welcome and compliments for the album!

  48. Such a pretty book with lovely ribbons!

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