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Victorian Calling Cards/Kathy by Design

Victorian Calling Cards

Hello, Friends!  What a great line up I have for you on the blog today!  I’ve combined gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon  with a fabulous creativity kit from Polly’s Paper Etsy to make a soft and feminine trio of Victorian Calling Cards.

These cards have a definite shabby chic vibe going on with all the pretty ribbons, flowers, pastel papers and graceful Victorian images.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 02You can never have too many birthday cards….especially when they are adorned with beautiful details like this!  I picked up on the pink in the camellia by adding the papers (which come in the creativity kit, along with ephemera, tags and some pre-tied bows) and a strip of 2 1/2″ wide natural cotton ribbon in this pretty garden print. I stitched these together, glued them on the card and then created a great shabby chic bow by tearing the ribbon in half and tying it on my Zutter Bow it All.  I topped it with pretty lavender organza polka dot ribbon to give it a light, airy feel.  The little metal butterfly is from my stash, and I painted it to match the card.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 02aI love the texture that the ribbon adds to this card, and the colors are a near perfect match!

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 02bThis kit is loaded with beautiful papers and ephemera…so much so that I was able to finish the inside of each card.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 03This card makes me think of a soft blue sky filled with puffy white clouds.  After dry embossing and inking some cardstock from my scrap drawer, I added the pretty blue gingham paper and bumblebee image from the kit to the front of my card.  The big loopy bow made with white organza ribbon is topped with a sweet Light Blue Micro Gingham Bow and a vintage button from my stash.  I added Prima flowers and a bumblebee charm  from my stash, and then created a series of loops with natural, light blue, and ivory burlap string.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 03a I love the little bit of texture and visual interest these loops add to the card.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 03bI used a scrap of my embossed gingham check paper to finish the inside of the card.  The Queen Bee stamp is available in digital format from Crafty Secrets.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 04Can I just say, I am in love with the colors in this card?  This digital image is so elegant and I love the frame that came in the kit.  I split it in two, mounted it on bronze metallic paper and layered it on either side of the card focal.  It’s a perfect match, isn’t it?  I die cut some lattice with the bronze paper and layered it over the beautiful teal and brown paper that comes in the kit.  To add even more texture and a light, airy feel to the card, I created a belly band with 1.5″ wide Cream Mesh Ribbon.  I just love the soft sheen of this ribbon, and the way it allows color and images to peek through.  It’s wonderful!  I used the last little bit of this twinkling Aqua Shimmer Satin Ribbon to make the bow, and then topped it with a trio of pink chrysanthemums to pick up on the pink in the card focal and add some color contrast.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 04aThis gorgeous shimmer satin ribbon comes in a rainbow of colors, and I want them all!

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 04bI used another of the pre-cut card panels along with some cardstock from my stash to create the interior of this card.

I have several more cards made from this same kit to share with you in another post later this month.  I hope I’ve introduced you to some new ribbons that you can use in your crafting.  These are some of my favorites!  If you love ribbon, like I do, you might want to spend some time perusing the amazing selection at RRR.  Some of the ribbons I’ve used here today are currently on sale. And, while you are there, take a minute to check out the Ribbon Club. It’s such a great deal, and the monthly assortments are delivered right to your door.  It’s like getting to celebrate your birthday every month of the year!

Thanks for stopping by….which one of these Victorian Calling Cards do you like best?

Cheerio,

kathy

 

RRR Flowers and Ribbon Challenge

Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers and Ribbon Challenge

Hello, Friends!  There’s a new challenge up on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG. The Flowers and Ribbon Challenge is just what we need after a long, cold winter, wouldn’t you agree? I dug out my Graphic 45 “Time to Flourish” papers and the gorgeous new March Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR and created this springtime tulip card.

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

 

I was thrilled with how perfectly the ribbons go with the April pages from Time to Flourish.  I used a combination of Light Coral and Tropic Delicate Stitched Satin and a touch of Sharon White Crocheted Lace.  The delicate stitched satin ribbon is my absolute favorite, as it has a soft sheen and ties perfect bows every time.  It also comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors!

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

To create this two-tone bow, I stacked two 18″ lengths of ribbon one on top of the other, and then tied the bow using my Bow-it-All Tool.  I threaded some white string through the fussy cut tag and added it to the top of the pretty bow.

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

The open tulip was created using the die cut flowers that are part of the Time to Flourish collection.  Once the individual layers were shaped, the center was filled with pink seed beads and then I painted the whole thing with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle.  I love the crackly, vintage shine this lends to the flower.

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

The inside was finished simply with another panel of paper and a bit of artwork from the cut apart page.  I left it blank so that a personal greeting could be inserted.  This card would work well as an Easter card, a get well card, or a birthday card. It’s always good to keep one’s options open!

Now it’s your turn!  Dig into your papers, ribbons, trims and flowers and create a project for the RRR Flowers and Ribbon challenge and link it up to the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  I’ll be popping by to take a look at your wondrous creations between now and March 19th, which is when the challenge ends.   I can’t wait to see what you make!

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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