I just loved the Alpine Originals Ribbon that was featured in last year’s Holiday Mini and was so sad to see it go when that catalog ended…but guess what?  It’s back and you can find it in the Clearance Rack section of the online store at the bargain price of just $6.99 – last year it retailed for $14.95 so now you can get it with more than a 50% discount!  You get 8 yards of this cool stripey ribbon and 8 yards of beautiful brown stitched felt ribbon which is perfect to give the finishing touch on your cards, projects and even wrapping…

You can find the Clearance Rack by clicking HERE and then on ‘shop now’ in the top right corner – the Clearance Rack is found on the left of that page and has fantastic HALF PRICE bargains on satin ribbons, rub-ons, chipboard and Designer Series Paper packs such as Frosty Day available right now for just $4.49 – but they are only available whilst stocks last so hurry and check ’em out!

The card below uses the Faux Postage technique which is super easy and gives fantastic results…there is a link to the printable template that you need below…


The base of the card is Ruby Red onto which I stamped a sentiment from the set Heard from the Heart in Basic Black Ink.  I then attached a piece of Alpine Originals Ribbon and finished with a knot in front.

Next is the fun part…you need to make your faux postage and this is simple and fun – simply print out the page that you can find by clicking HERE onto Whisper White cardstock – if you use a small stamp you can simply stamp your images into the boxes and color them using your medium of choice.   If you would like to use a larger stamp such as the one I used in the card above from the set A Flower for All Seasons you will need to make an acetate template and you can find out how to do that by clicking here Once you have stamped and colored your images simply cut out your stamped postage stamps area using a pair of decorative scissors that you can find in any large craft store.

Finally I used my Photo Corners Punch and a piece of Old Olive cardstock to create two corner layers to put underneath, adhered all in place and there you have a fun to make holiday card…


111592  A Flower for All Seasons $14.95 pg 103
111644  Heard from the Heart Stamp Set $22.95 pg 142
109042  Photo Corners Punch $15.95 pg 186
113100  Alpine Ribbon Originals $6.99 in the Clearance Rack
100702  Old Olive Cardstock $5.50 pg 156
102030  Ruby Red Cardstock $5.50 pg 156
100730  Whisper White Cardstock $7.50 pg 159
101179  Basic Black Ink $5.95 pg 155
105541  Many Marvelous Markers pg 154


Alpine Ribbon with Faux Postage…
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