RRR Challenge # 87: Valentines, Love and Ribbon

RRR Jan 13 2013

RRR Challenge # 87: Valentines, Love and Ribbon Theme

(This is my second post for the day.  If you are looking for my Heartfelt Creations Post, please look HERE)

Welcome, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabulous challenge from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The challenge this time is Valentines, Love and Ribbon.  As you know, I love Valentine’s Day.  And I love vintage.  And I love ribbon.  So this challenge was right up my alley.  I created a vintage Valentine using papers from Graphic 45’s A Place in Time paper collection.  I adorned this paper with yummy ribbons, roses and crocheted lace from RRR, and I have to say, I like the way this one turned out. Take a peek at my inspiration piece for RRR Challenge # 87: Valentines, Love and Ribbon:

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This 6×6 top opening card includes a double layer of gorgeous Chloe crocheted lace to create that perfect vintage vibe.  I used another snippet of the lace and a Wild Orchid Craft  25 mm rose on the torn tag, too.

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Although this appears to be a standard card, it is actually one of my favorite designs: an easel card:

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It is engineered to stand on it’s own for display.  Now isn’t that fun?

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As you can see, it’s quite a simple construction.  Build your card base as usual, but create an additional front panel cut to the same size as the card.  Create your card front on this panel, and then attach it to the card base, which you have scored and folded at 3 inches.  The decorative strip on the inside of the card will cause it to stand upright.  Easy peasy, right?

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No Valentine card is complete without a flirty bow of some sort.  To add just the right finishing touch to my card, I used this luxurious 1/2″ wide Ivory Wrinkled Ribbon.  To create this perfect bow topper, I used my new favorite tool, The Bow-it-All.  I am thrilled every time I tie one of these multiple loop bows because it is so easy, and it always turns out just right.  This one has 5 loops!  I topped it with another rose to complete the front of the card.

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Here’s the inside of the card.  I used the border strips from the paper to create a “stopper” for the easel.  So while this card looks impressive, it was actually a pretty simple card to make.  And did you notice?  No stamping!!  So it’s a great option for those of you who don’t love to stamp.

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So, to play along in this challenge, simple create  a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project.  Then link it up on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  That’s all there is to it!  I hope you’ll play along in our RRR challenge # 87: Valentines, Love and Ribbon.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on the card I created, and as always, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.  I love hearing from you!  It makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.

Until next time,



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7 thoughts on “RRR Challenge # 87: Valentines, Love and Ribbon

  1. Robin

    What a pretty card! I love that it is an easel card. I think that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day – you’ve inspired me to try it! Lovely job! Robin

  2. Deborah S

    I adore this card the paper, the ribbon and then to have it open into an easel card it’s a work of art

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