Laundry Day Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon with Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home
Hello, Ribbon lovers! In my world, nothing smells so sweet as freshly washed sheets that have hung on the line. The beautiful spring weather and memories of my mom prompted me to make this Laundry Day card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Graphic 45’s Home Sweet Home collection. It brings back so many happy childhood memories!
If you never had the joy of hanging freshly washed laundry on the line on a gorgeous spring day, then you have missed out on one of life’s greatest pleasures. With the blue sky over your head and a playful breeze blowing while cheeky little birds sing their hearts out it’s truly a feast for the soul! I tried to capture the joy of the experience in this 5″ x 7″ top fold laundry day card.
It’s All About the Layers on this Laundry Day Card
To do this, first create a layer with the entire image. Next, fussy cut a second image, ink the edges and back it with small foam tabs. Then carefully line the fussy cut image up with the original and press in place. I love the way this causes the image to pop off the page.
You can create layers with ribbon, too! For this card, I created a double layer bow with the Electric Blue Taffeta ribbon from the May Ribbon Club Assortment. I topped it with a bright and cheery Yellow Plaid double loop bow. Then I added some pretty red and blue blooms to go with the fussy cut hollyhocks from the paper collection.
This miniature wooden washboard is layered on top of a journal tag from the paper collection. I draped it with a snippet of Red Plaid Ribbon and a fussy cut border image. The Red Plaid Ribbon also serves as a border at the top of the card.
Pockets and Tags and Sweet Treats Inside this Laundry Day Card
To create this, I simply cut the strip of images from the border page in Home Sweet Home. Then I scored between each image. Next I accordion folded the strip so that the tomato image is on top. It would be fun to write either a personal note or a recipe on the ephemera card.
Sadly, we are not allowed to hang clothes out on the line in my new neighborhood. But I still have the sweet memories from hanging clothes on the line with my mom. Do you use a clothesline? I’d love to hear your Laundry Day story in the comment section below.
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