Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

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12 Days of Christmas Hostess Gift Ensemble

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop!

Today I’m tempted to start my post with a curtsey as I greet Mr. Darcy at the Christmas ball.  True confession time: I’m a huge Jane Austen fan!  My all time favorite Austen work is Pride and Prejudice, that glorious love story between Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett.  Are you familiar with it?  I love the PBS version starring Colin Firth.  Oh, the dancing, the ball gowns, the courting rituals…Be still my heart.  I’ve paired these images from Graphic 45’s Twelve Days of Christmas with this totally scrumptious ribbon from RRR:

Don’t these winter blues and whites just make your heart go pitty pat?

If you came here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog you are right on track.  If you get lost along the way, I’ve included a list of links to all the other designer’s blogs below.

So, here’s the drill for the hop:  Visit each of the links below and leave some bloggy love for each of the fabby RRR designers, then go back to the RRR blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Why?  Because if you do, you might just win this entire ribbon collection! But enough chatter…let’s get hopping!

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Kathy by Design…you are here

Ginny: Polly’s Paper Studio

Jessie: Beyond Rubies

Heather: My Artistic Adventures

Cherry: Cherry’s Jubilee

Bonnie: Make Time 2 Craft

Nicole: Scraps & Stamps

Cheryl: Sweeet Designs By Cheryl

Jenn: Jax Bean Stalks

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Lords a Leaping and Ladies Dancing

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The holidays are filled with so many parties, dinners and gift exchanges that it’s nice to have a little stash of small hostess gifts on hands. This gift ensemble is quick to put together, which is always a plus.  I created a 3.75″ x 8.5″ shopping list wallet.  The cover is adorned with gorgeous ribbons from the Winter Blues Mix. I chose the Satin Swiss Dots and the Rachel White Crochet Lace to adorn the cover of my shopping list wallet.  I also added a fluffy bow treatment at the top of the wallet and topped it off with one of the gorgeous 25mm Cottage Roses that Bonnie carries in the online store.

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The ribbon closure is adorned with a brad, jute string and crocheted doily. I fussy cut Lizzy Bennett from the paper pad and popped her up on foam tape.  Her dress was treated to some Star Dust Stickles.  I’m not sure if you can see it here, but in real life, her dress twinkles!

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The wallet opens to reveal a magnetic memo pad and two pocket compartments for coupons or recipes.  You can keep everything neat and tidy…Mr. Darcy would approve!

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And Miss Bennett would love it for it’s beauty and style.

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The wallet is made with one sheet of 12×12 cardstock.  Trim one side to 11.75″ and then score that side at 3 3/4″, 4″, 7 3/4″ and 8″.  Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at 8 1/2″.  Use a bone folder to crease all the score lines and then fold the bottom flap up, the right flap in and finally the left flap in.  Open the wallet up and use 1/8″ wide Scor Tape to secure the pockets.  All you have to do now is add the memo pad and decorate.  Easy Peasy!

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The accompanying card is made from the same collection.  I backed the cardstock flowers with two of the white ribbons from the Winter Carnival Mix.  This was simple to do.  I cut 4″ lengths of both ribbons.  I hot glued one end into the center of the flower, looped the ribbon back on itself and hot glued the loose end down.  I just did this all the way around the flower, then added a bit of chipboard with more jute string to finish it off.

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And here’s a peek at the inside of the card:

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And the matching envelope:

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I hope you enjoyed my project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  If you love this ribbon collection, you can purchase it the online store.  And, if you’d like to receive a gorgeous ribbon collection every month, here’s the link to the Ribbon Club shopping page.  You can purchase a gift subscription to the monthly club for a friend…or for yourself.  It’s a very easy way to receive gorgeous ribbon at very reasonable prices!

Thanks for stopping by.  From here you will visit Ginny’s fabulous blog.  Don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop along the way so that you can be entered to win this month’s ribbon collection!  Your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.

Until next time,



PS…I’m entering this project in the Graphic 45 December Challenge.  Why not play along?

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17 thoughts on “Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

  1. Robin Ludwig

    Love your wallet project! I also love your blog! I’m your newest follower! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with all of us! Robin

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Welcome Robin! I’m thrilled to have you as a follower! Please let me know if I can ever help you with anything. I love to share and help the folks who follow me. Merry Christmas!

  2. Deborah S

    Beautiful projects love them all and the ribbons you chose really compliment the papers have a happy holiday season

  3. carol edwards

    Hello Kathy love the wallets and ribbon, great little gift ideas. Love Pride and Prejudice and no doubt will be on the television in the UK over the holidays. Thank you for the kind comments from your blog x

  4. Birgit

    I too, love Pride and Prejudice, however, I’ve never seen the PBS movie for it. Would love to though.
    Your cards are fabulous and yes, I’d love to curtsy and dance with Mr. Darcy as well.

  5. Rozy Smith

    Kathy, I will be using this idea, love it! Going to try printing out the dimensions for creating the folder! Beautiful and inspiring as always! Rozy

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