Hello, all you fabulous ribbon lovers! Hope you are all enjoying your summer! It’s time for the July Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon. This month, the design team is working with the Sizzlin’ Summer Colors of the July Ribbon Club Assortment.
You should be coming to me from the shabby chic blog of my teammate Cheryl. But just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a complete list of the blog hop order:
Be sure to visit all the blogs along the way for loads of inspiration and fun ways to use ribbon. You don’t want to miss a thing! Then, when you are done, go back to the RRR BLOG and answer Bonnie’s question of the month for a chance to win these Sizzlin’ Summer Ribbons!
Altered Crayola Box
As soon as I opened my gorgeous package of Sizzlin’ Summer Ribbons, knew I wanted to pair them with Bohemian Bazaar from Graphic 45. The color palette is a near perfect match. I dug around in the Closet of Shame until I found this old Crayola box that I’ve been meaning to alter for a few years now. (She hangs her head in shame.) I went right to work, measuring, cutting and sewing and this is what I came up with for your viewing pleasure.
How’s that for sizzlin’ summer colors? I used my glue gun to pleat that playful Shocking Pink Plaid ribbon and then topped it with a bodacious bow tied with my Zutter Bow-It-All. I also added a twisted bit of my favorite Natural Jute String in the corner and made a breezy little banner with bits of ribbon. After making elebenty hunnerd paper flowers, and hot glueing my fingers in the process (ouch!) I set about to alter a Staples butterfly and a little silverplated tray that I found in my stash. Here’s a look at the box from the front.
I love how that Apple Satin Ribbon pops against the aqua papers!
My idea for this box was for it to be functional as well as fun. (Kinda like me…hehehehe.) So on the inside, I created 12 mini file folders that are the perfect size to hold photos.
Because there are a dozen of these embossed folders, you could put pictures for each month of the year in here, but the idea I really like is to use this box as a memory box for your child’s school years. One folder for each year, grades 1-12. You could put their annual school photo in here along with other memorabilia and photos. Here’s a look at the individual file folders.
And here’s a peeky at the inside of the box. I covered all the yucky crayon mess with pretty paper.
The last stop for the July Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon is the RRR BLOG where you’ll answer Bonnie’s question of the month and get a chance to win your own ribbon pack. Thanks for hopping by! Playing with ribbon makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!