Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

RRR Blog Hop BadgeReally Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Autumn Days Ribbon Club Collection

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be making your way here from Jenn’s fabulous blog.  If not, hop on over to Really Reasonable Ribbon to get back on track.  You don’t want to miss a single stop on this inspiring Blog Hop! We are gearing up for fall this month as we feature the rich vintage ribbons in the Autumn Days Ribbon Club Collection.  Oh, how I love these colors!

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I pulled out a brand spankin’ new paper collection from Carta Bella.  The Fall Blessings papers coordinate perfectly with these beautiful ribbons, and I used them to make one of my famous “more than just a card” projects.

Kathy by Design/Fall Blessings I layered up the gorgeous papers with every single one of the ribbons in the August Ribbon Club Collection.  They all worked so perfectly I just couldn’t stop myself!

Echo Park Fall Card for RRR 02The double layer bow was tied with Turftan Brown Satin with Grosgrain edge Ribbon.  I love the soft sheen and rich color this adds to the card.

Echo Park Fall Card for RRR 03I topped this with a double loop bow that I tied with the beautiful fall leaves ribbon that comes in the assortment.  A lot of you have asked me how to tie a double ribbon like this so that the printed side is always facing up.  Bonnie has a great video on YouTube showing you how to use the Zutter-Bow-It-All tool with printed ribbon.  I thought I’d share it here so that it’s easy for you to find.

And that, my friends is how it is done!

Echo Park Fall Card for RRR 04To echo the fall banner that I placed beneath my card focal, I  added a little ribbon banner to the side.

Echo Park Fall Card for RRR 05An easy way to create borders on a card is to use ribbon.  Here, I’ve layered the yellow and orange plaid ribbon over the shimmering tangerine with gold satin ribbon .  I used the beautiful Debra Crochet Lace as a border piece at the top of the card.  I love the vintage goodness and texture this adds to the card.

Echo Park Fall Card for RRR 06Inside the card, I’ve prepared a pocket that I stuffed with pretty tags and more ribbon.  I made loopy bows from burlap string, too.

Echo Park Fall Card for RRR 07Here’s a peeky at the cutie pie tags.  I am in love with the owl!  This would make a great fall hostess gift, birthday card or just because card.  Tuck tea bags, individually wrapped chocolates or gift cards inside, and you’ve created a gift and a card all in one!

Now hop on over to Really Reasonable Ribbon and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so that you can be entered to win your very own Autumn Days Ribbon Collection.  And, if you’ve fallen in love with this gorgeous ribbon collection, you can get your own by signing up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club Collection HERE.  It’s like getting a Christmas or birthday present in the mail every single month.

And, if you’d like to purchase this card, it is available in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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28 thoughts on “Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

  1. Deborah S

    Kathy once again you never disappoint! The detail on and with your cards are amazing. Thank you for all the time and inspiration you put into your cards!

  2. Tammy

    **sigh** I just love this! So many wonderful layers and fabulous use of the ribbon. The little tags inside is such a wonderful surprise as well. Beautiful work!

  3. LuvtoKraft

    Super fall colors and, as usual, beautifully done. Love how you used this month’s ribbon collection and of course the vintage image. And then the inside with tags! Oh, what fun! Thanks, Kathy!
    *Kris*

    1. makeesia

      Super cute card, the fall colors flow so beautifully together. You put a great deal of detail in your projects.

  4. Jill Figley

    What a beautifully made card. It looks like you spent a lot of time on it. I love the image, and the ribbon combinations that you used. I also love what you did on the inside with the tags. It makes it extra special.

  5. cbsumm

    Oh my gosh; that is a terrific way to display all of the ribbons on one project. Your tags on the inside of the card are fantastic.

  6. JudyB

    Your cards are never “just” cards Kathy. They are mini masterpieces in card disguise. I could look at your creations all day. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with us.

  7. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, a super creation. Love the image and love the accents. I can’t thank you enough for the video on how to make the printed bows. This is what I needed sooo sooo much. If we lived close I would take you to lunch……BIG HUGS…..The RRR ribbons really makes things pop. learning how to use them…..thanks for sharing

  8. Sue D

    Fall is my favorite time of year. Love the vintage Fall image, all the cute tags and how you used the pretty ribbon.

  9. margiehmalone

    WOW!! What a card. Or cards. It’s a card full of cards and I love it. You did really great – as usual. I love the card. And the Summer Cherries is great too. Nothing new for you though. Everything you do is fantastic.

  10. Corrine Ann

    Wow, what a pretty fall card! I also liked your inside of the card idea. I must remember that when I need a birthday card and want something a little extra as a gift. Great idea! Your projects are always so nice and inspiring! Thank you!

  11. Carla Hundley

    How fun your card is
    with all that ribbon and
    the pocket tags inside.
    You know, Owls rule!
    Carla from Utah

  12. jenscull

    just as I was ‘ooohing’ and ‘aaaahhing’ over the front of your card and that fabulous vintage image, you go and open it up! wow! jaw drops to the floor! LOVE those tags, and yes, that cuteums owl! love, love, love! 🙂

    you are SO one of my crafty heroes!
    sorry I haven’t been by in forever. have been on a bloggy break for a bit. hope you have a most amazing day!

  13. Julye

    What a super way to showcase all the ribbons, your image reminded me of the dress patterns my Gran use to have but great projects thanks for sharing.

  14. Candy Colwell

    Kathy, your detail on your cards is always so beautiful. My goodness…so many lovely layers on this autumnal beauty. And the inside of the card is also so so pretty!

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