July Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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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.

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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:

Really Reasonable Ribbon BlogGinnyCarolynBonnieTeresaCherryJennLinseyCheryl Kathy (you are here) ♥ RRR Blog

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

RRR July Blog Hop 10As 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.

RRR July Blog Hop 01How’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.

RRR July Blog Hop 11I 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.

RRR July Blog Hop 02Because 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.

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And here’s a peeky at the inside of the box.  I covered all the yucky crayon mess with pretty paper.

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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!




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44 thoughts on “July Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

  1. Vinita

    Love how you turned a simple box in a masterpiece!!!!!! The idea of keeping folders is great too!!! Amazing job done using all the ribbons!

  2. Deborah S

    WOWZA! What a transformation I love all the bright colors you used to match the yummy, fun and happy ribbon collection for this month. This box is magical and I just love the folders inside you are the Queen of transformation!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks so much, Stephanie! I was so happy to get ribbons that work so well with Bohemian Bazaar! Hope you visit again soon!

  3. edwinascreations

    So beautiful! I love your box and cards. Each and every item has so much detail. I love the ribbons and the flowers. All the colors and cheerfulness of the box. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Edwina! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave such a lovely comment! I loved working with these sizzlin’ summer colors! Hope you’ll stop by again soon!

  4. Marsha Drain

    I think I am speechless. I can’t even imagine working on a project like this, let alone finishing it. We won’t even mention how boring mine would look if ever finished. Nice work.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Marsha! It was a labor intensive project, but I would work on it for a while, then set it aside and do something else. Once I got the idea of making the mini folders for the inside I got really excited and pushed on to finish it. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the lovely comment!

  5. Robin Ludwig

    Kathy – I started the blog hop with your project because my email got the blog posting, but before I commented on your project, I took the time to look at all the RRR July ribbon club postings. Isn’t the selection of ribbon in this month’s pack so beautiful! I just loved all the colors and even the way they were so carefully matched in the package. Anyway, I’ve been looking at my ribbons ever since they arrived, trying to think what I would like to do with them. Even after all the inspiration from the other blog hop postings (and there were a lot of wonderful ideas!) I love your suggestion that these ribbons go perfectly with G45 Bohemian Bazaar! You’re right, the colors match perfectly with that charming set of papers. I have an 8×8 paper pad and I’ve been inspired to try and re-do some kind of box also. You are truly one of the most gifted paper artists I’ve ever seen! Love your box and little folders! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  6. Jean Bullock

    Wow. The box was gorgeous enough but when I saw the beautiful little folders I was amazed. What a great gift to give someone. Well done.

  7. Judy B

    This is a very pretty project and I’m sure it took you quite a while to finish it. I love all your ribbons and flowers on the front. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us.

  8. Cathy

    WOW! that had to take tons of time, but the outcome is stunning! Love all of the colors, the way you mixed in your ribbons – just gorgeous!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      It did take quite a bit of time, but I only worked on it a little here and there. The flowers took the longest, and once they were done it came together pretty quickly. Thanks for the lovely comment!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Missy! I hadn’t worked much with my Bohemian Bazaar until I got this ribbon assortment, then I was just totally inspired to play with it. So glad you stopped in. Thanks!

  9. Pattie Jns

    Making this Crayola box reminded me of all the old cigar boxes people used to have, so many treasures were in them as well. they were strong an sooo useful. I love the bright colors and what you did here. just curious how long to make such a project? It would take me days….have a good week-end., and keep creating.

  10. Linsey

    GASP!!! That old Crayola box is now a fabulous masterpiece and you are so super talented, it’s cray cray!!! I LOVE all the wonderful detailing and how you added a whole bunch of the different ribbons from the July club assortment in the fishtail banner–soooo cool!!! The flowers and all the dimension is delightful and inside is just as fabulous!!! Superb project and ultra inspiring!!! I’m SO thrilled to have you back on the RRR team!!! You rock!!! 😀

  11. Anita Houston

    Only you! I LOVE your altered crayon box! The colors scream fun and fancy! Love the cards on the inside too, and what a cool way to remember those precious memories!

    1. Jill Figley

      Wow, what a beautiful box, and those files are just adorable. I love the paper and ribbon choices, so colorful. You really put a lot of time into this one. Thank you so much for sharing.

  12. ncguygirl

    You turned that old crayon box into a beautiful keepsake! Great idea to use it for Kids ‘ school memories.

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