ABC Primer with RRR Ribbon and Twine

Storybook mom ABC Primer 02ABC Primer with RRR Ribbon and Twine

Hello, Friends!  It’s my day to share some tips for using Really Reasonable Ribbon in your crafty projects.  Recently, I was asked to custom design a series of thank you cards for some folks who had participated in a book drive for a local public school .  This team collected over 25,000 books for children who might other wise spend an entire summer without exposure to the printed page. The lovely lady who headed up this book drive wanted me to design some special thank you cards themed around books and reading.  I combined ABC Primer with RRR ribbon and twine to add just the right finishing touch to each card.  Here’s a look at the fun book themed cards I created:

Storybook mom ABC Primer 01This card combines Poppy Red Satin ribbon with a grosgrain edge with 1 1/2″ wide black circus dots ribbon.  I also added a touch of natural burlap string beneath the flower.

Mother Goose ABC Primer 01This sweet little card needed just a touch of Natural Burlap String in the form of a button topped bow to finish it off.

Jolly Alphabets ABC Primer 01This colorful card combines black and yellow burlap string with black and white circus dots.  This wide ribbon makes a perfect belly band on the card, and a cute banner, too!

ABC Primer Frog card 01I wrapped red and natural burlap string around the base of the red polka dot background on this fun card.

Tea Girl ABC Primer 01And I tied a triple loop bow with more of the Poppy Red Satin and my Zutter Bow-it-All.  This shade of red matches the red in ABC Primer perfectly!

You know that old saying, “Clothes make the man,”?  Well, I think ribbon and twine make the card!  Combining ABC Primer papers with RRR Ribbon and Twine makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



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9 thoughts on “ABC Primer with RRR Ribbon and Twine

  1. roglinb

    I really love all your cards, so much detail and I love the ribbons and twine! And I have to say I love the old wonderful spools, where did you get those beauties?

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Roglinb! Thanks for the lovely comment! The vintage spools were given to me as a gift this past Christmas, and I can honestly say I don’t know where they came from. My daughter is a great shopper, and lives near lots of flea markets and antique malls, so I would guess at one of those. I love using it as a photo prop. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Linda Storey

    I love everyone of your cards! They’re just gorgeous. You have such a great talent.

  3. Barbara Johnston

    Your cards are beautiful. I am so impressed with your creative and imaginative approach.

  4. Robin Ludwig

    I’m catching up on blog postings and I just now saw this post. What beautiful cards you have created using books and the printed word for inspiration! I love the red and twine and the ABC/nursery rhyme themed papers! Being a primary teacher for many years (now retired, yea!), it’s so awesome to see a celebration of the written word in book form and to know that people care enough to donate all those books for children not fortunate to own their own collections! Thank you for sharing such wonderful cards! Bravo to those who have helped enrich the lives of children by the giving of books!

  5. smithgfb

    Great creations but then I expect no less from you. love how you used ribbon and twine to enhance each of these. Well done my friend. Up to my elbows in geeen beans and tomatoes here!

  6. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, had trouble connecting with your site, today for some reason, finally opened. these are so cute and really speak, I get concerned at times how much this technical system is taking away from the printed word. There is s comforting feeling touching and reading each page and relaxing with the author , and maybe even a parent reading with you. that would be missed in this technical age. Your card is wonderful. and such a blessing to those who received one. God Bless…have a good day.

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