Good Friday morning, friends! I’m so excited to be sharing my first RRR challenge project with you! The theme for this Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #83 is Christmas/Winter Holiday & Ribbon Theme. I had a blast creating this special Christmas card and box set for the challenge. Take a peek:
I used Graphic 45’s elegant 12 days of Christmas to showcase this gorgeous Christmas Diamond Assortment Satin Ribbon.
The photo doesn’t really do it justice. It is YUMMY!
The card is a 5×7″ standard rectangle. I went very traditional with red and green, but added some fun trendy elements to the card as well. Check it out:
I used jute string in burgundy and white to string this festive banner along the top of the card. I cut 12″ lengths of jute twine, twisted them together and then let them double over on themselves to create this look. then I tied teeny tiny bows to add to each corner. Fun, right?
This bow treatment was created by tying a triple loop bow with satin ribbon. I adhered this with glue dots, then threaded a needle with the jute twine, slipped it under the top portion of the bow, threaded the jingle bells onto the twine and tied a second bow with the twine. And yes, the bells really jingle, making this card feel extra festive. I added a red and green feather and three stick pins to finish off this fancy bow. Which is fun…and dimensional. Very dimensional. Which means it wouldn’t fit into an envelope. Hmmmmmm….problem. So I created a custom box to house it in. (If you don’t know how to do this, you can find a tutorial I wrote here.)
Here’s the finished box, all decked out with more of that luscious red satin ribbon. This could easily be a present for a co-worker or friend, and the box doubles as room decor for the holidays. I kept the inside simple, with lots of room to write a personal note, or to slip in a gift card or gift certificate.
Here are a few more photos for your viewing pleasure:
And, here’s some really exciting news! RRR is hosting a fabulous giveaway right now. Visit the BLOG and enter to win this fabulous Zutter Bow-It-All. It is a great tool that lets you tie perfect ribbons every time. The drawing ends on November 11th, so don’t delay!
Thanks for taking time to stop by the blog today. I am just absolutely thrilled to be part of the RRR Design team, and look forward to sharing more ribbony goodness with you each week! You can find links to all the other DT blogs in my side bar. I hope you’ll visit my teammates to see what clever ideas they’ve cooked up for Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #83. And, I hope you will play along with us! Just visit the RRR blog to find out how! Playing with ribbon makes me happy…right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers. Until next time,