Bewitching Ribbon and Graphic 45 Rare Oddities

Bewitching Ribbon and Graphic 45 Rare Oddities

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

I finally got a chance to play with my Graphic 45 Rare Oddities collection the other day.  I so love the autumnal hues of these gorgeous papers, and wanted to really pull out the deep purples and golds that are in the printed background patterns.  I also wanted to make something quick and easy, but still special and exciting in its own way.  So I pulled together some bewitching ribbon and trims to make this sparkly, spook-tacular Halloween Shaker Card.

Kathy by Design/Rare Oddities Shaker Card01I love the way that the Plum Diamond Satin Ribbon enhances the colors in this card. Not only that, the diamond pattern echoes the plaid background paper, which is really really fun.

Kathy by Design/Rare Oddities Shaker Card02Is there anything more fun than a shaker card?  It’s like holding a party in your hand.  I used clear cardstock and foam tape to create a clear shaker window on the front of the card.  The window is filled with purple butterflies and spiders, cobwebs, golden autumn leaves, and tiny metal confetti in shades of orange, copper and gold.  This card has some serious sparkle going on!

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To add even more sparkle and shine, I added some Old Gold Shimmer Satin Ribbon and gold metallic string on top of my double layer bow.  Of course, I tied my bows with my trusty Bow-it-All Tool.   And friends, I have totally fallen in love with these Earth Tone Trellis Roses.  They are just so perfect for fall crafting, and come in lots of other colors, too.

Rare Oddities Shaker Card03I did a little fussy cutting, and added some purple paisley ribbon slides that I found in the Closet of Shame.  I slipped some Old Gold Shimmer Satin Ribbon through the ends, and tied a knot.  That little touch of shine adds so much to this card front.

Rare Oddities Shaker Card05The best thing about a shaker card (aside from the fact that you can shake it!) is the fact that the inside is as fun as the outside. Look at all that great confetti in the window!

All you have to do is add your own romantic message to the inside and this card with bewitching ribbon is ready to give to your favorite ghoul.  Who knew Halloween was for lovers?

If you’d like to purchase this card with its bewitching ribbon and spook-tacular papers, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!



7 thoughts on “Bewitching Ribbon and Graphic 45 Rare Oddities

  1. Carol

    Absolutely gorgeous Kathy. The colours are so rich and opulent. The purple ribbon is beautiful and with the added gold it makes it so rich looking. Love how you have added a shaker card to the inside very original and a lovely surprise x

  2. Judy B

    Super card Kathy! I love that bright purple ribbon and the sweet rose. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. soozyb2013

    As usual we have perfection. Your choices are purrfect for this Halloween card! Thanks for sharing this one Kathy.

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