Category Archives: Wintery

Winter Survival Kit

RRR Blog Hop: Winter Survival Kit with Authentique Wintery

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the January 2017 Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You should have arrived here from Karen’s lovely blog.  I’ve created a really fun Winter Survival Kit using the fabulous Sweetheart Mix in the January Ribbon Club Assortment.  These ribbons are great for Valentine’s Day, but they work well for winter projects, too!  Here’s a peek:

How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Winter seems to be one of those seasons that elicits strong feelings: you either love it or you hate it.  Having grown up in New England, I had to endure my share of long, harsh winters.  I guess I am somewhat disloyal to the land of my birth, because I don’t miss winter one bit!  Yes, the snow is pretty.,.but it is so COLD!  Your hands get chapped, your lips get chapped, you catch colds, your nose runs, and this goes on day after day after day.  So, for those of you who are still stuck in a northern climate, I’ve created a handy dandy little Winter Survival Kit.

I traced around some packaging to create my Winter Survival Kit base box.  You could easily use a gift bag, but I wanted something really sturdy.  Authentique’s Wintery paper collection is a great playmate for the Sweetheart Mix Ribbons.  I love the way the red and white ribbons pop against these deep blue/grey papers.

I found this old die cut January calendar in my stash and glued it to the front of my Winter Survival Kit.  Then I painted a chipboard medallion with cream chalk paint and heat embossed it with shabby blue embossing enamel.  Next, I glued the snowman image in place using waste chipboard on the back to add extra dimension.

I love this teeny tiny chipboard birdhouse that I covered with papers from the collection.  The rusted heart, flowers and sentiment were glued onto a miniature slate that I found in my stash.

Don’t forget to decorate the sides of your Winter Survival Kit!

Ribbon borders add a pop of color and great texture to the top and bottom of the kit.

It’s What’s Inside that Counts!

Look at all the goodies I’ve packed in to my Winter Survival Kit.  Each item is decorated with ribbon from the Sweetheart Mix then wrapped with papers from the Wintery collection.  You’ll find just about everything you might need here to survive winter: Cut-a-Soup, Emergen-C, pocket pack of tissues, Chap Stick, hand cream,  antibacterial wipes, herbal tea, and a honey stick. The warmth and cheer inside this Winter Survival Kit is sure to chase away the winter blues!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over to Cherry’s blog to see what goodies she has cooked up for you.  There is a complete list of the blogs in this hop on the RRR Blog, so if you get lost, hop on over there and get back on track.

Visit all the blogs along the way, and leave some love behind.  When you”re through hopping, pop on over to the RRR Blog and answer the question of the month so you can be entered into a drawing to win your very own Sweetheart Ribbon Mix.

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  Each month you will receive a fabulous assortment of beautiful ribbons delivered right to your door. Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 9 different ribbon styles and consists of 16-18 yards of ribbon.

That’s all for me folks!  Stay warm, and thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Snowflake Kisses Valentine Pocket Card

Snowflake Kisses Valentine Pocket Card with Sweetheart Ribbon Mix and Authentique Wintery

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Is it snowing in your neck of the woods?  We don’t get a whole lot of snow here in North Carolina, but I see a lot of my Facebook friends dealing with lots and lots of snowflakes!  I never did much care for winter.  It’s beautiful…but it is COLD!  About the only way I like to experience winter any more is on paper.  I’ve been having lots of fun with the new Authentique Wintery collection.  It’s a great playmate for the RRR January Ribbon Club Sweetheart Mix.  I had both on my work desk today, and came up with this whimsical Snowflake Kisses Valentine Pocket Card.

These are not exactly traditional Valentine’s Day colors, but I fell in love with the sentiment.   I say this is a Valentine, but it would also make a great get well card, winter birthday card or thinking of you card.

So, I have a new ribbon crush to tell you about.  Have you tried out the taffeta ribbon in the shop?  Oooh-la-la!  It ties the most beautiful crisp bows!  I super love how the white ribbon brightens the composition of this card.  The Sweetheart Mix was put into action on the belly band, too.  Don’t you just love the Random Hearts and Confetti Dots Grosgrain layered over crocheted lace?

The ribbons in this assortment are sooo gorgeous you are going to want to use every little snippet of them.  I cut fishtails on the ends of two tiny scraps of this Bold Diamond Red Satin ribbon and tucked them under my greeting.  They don’t just look pretty; they actually draw the eye to the sentiment panel.

What’s In Your Pocket?

The inside of this card is soooo cute I can hardly stand it.  What’s in the pocket?  A packet of Lipton Cup-a-Soup, that’s what!  How fun is that?  I just couldn’t help myself, my friends.  Having practically LIVED on this stuff when I was in college way back in the Dark Ages, I thought it would be perfect for this wintry card.  What do you think?

Sending you lots and lots of wintry snowflake kisses!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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