Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time to blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon!  You should have come here from the always fun and fashionable Jenn’s Blog, and if so you are right on course.  If not, you can always go back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and get back on track.

It’s May…and all those great summertime patriotic holidays are right around the corner: Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July…so we are thinking Red, White and Blue this month.  Take a look at the fabby May Ribbon Club Assortment.

RRR May Ribbon Club AssortmentJust looking at these ribbons made me want to throw a party.  And thinking of throwing a party made me want to decorate my house.  And decorating my house made me want to make a banner!  So I did!

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 01

Then, when it came time to photograph said banner, I felt like kicking myself, because banners are soooooo hard to photograph.  Ugh. But I looove to make them.  And in real life, hanging on my mantle, it’s super cute. So, I’ll just show you the individual panels, OK?

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 03Each panel measures 4″ x 6″ and is matted on a slightly larger piece of red or blue cardstock. My papers are Authentique “Seaside” and I just love all the little prints and retro images. I stitched the panels onto 1.5″ wide Red Gingham Ribbon, which is not in the ribbon assortment, just so you know!  I used the Red, White and Blue Grosgrain Ribbon to create streamers on each end of my banner.  I love the shimmer of the bow I tied with Electric Blue Satin with Silver Metallic Edges Ribbon!

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 04This is one of my all time favorite quotes, and I was thrilled to find it in the paper collection.  I ran Tiny Electric Blue Stars across the top and added a jaunty bow made with  Patriotic Plaid Ribbon.

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 02And, I believe this saying with all my heart!  After putting down a layer of Electric Blue Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge, I topped it with another layer of Tiny Poppy Red Stars Grograin Ribbon, and a perky bow tied with the help of my Zutter Bow it All.

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 05This beach babe is doing exactly what I want to do…just soak up the sun and relax!  This Poppy Red Satin just sizzles against the navy blue paper and looks great with the Tiny Electric Blue Stars Grosgrain Ribbon accent.

RRR Blog Hop Authentique Banner 06Isn’t this what we’re all waiting for?  Fun & Sun!!  Yes, please!  And the Poppy Red Satin with Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and Molly White Crochet Lace are the perfect finishing touches for this patriotic, beachy, summery banner.

A couple of things to remember when you are making a banner like this: keep the color palette simple!  Red, white, blue and a touch of grey are all you need with bold ribbons like these.  A little tiny punch of color here or there keeps things from getting boring, but too much color confuses the eye.  Tiny prints work great with bold sentiments and ribbons, too.

While you are reading this, I’m actually at the coast, soaking up some fun & sun myself!  But you can slip on your sandals and go grab some fun ideas from Cherry’s amazing blog.  When you’ve finished there, head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and let Bonnie know that you visited all the blogs and answer her question of the month….and maybe you’ll win your very own May Ribbon Club assortment!  Woo-hoo!  If you’d like to sign up for the Monthly Ribbon Club, you can do that HERE…and get fabby ribbon delivered right to your door each month! Now that’s something to party about!

I’ll throw a shell in the ocean for you!





22 thoughts on “Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

  1. Gail L

    This banner looks like it was such fun to make. I think I’d like to try something like this. The ribbons are gorgeous on this and the color scheme is perfect. What a great project! Hugs, Gail

  2. carol

    Beautiful Kathy, love all the added extras making this a special sunshine banner. Hope you got the chance to dip your toes in the water for a little paddle x

  3. Gilda (McStamper)

    Love, love your banner. Looks like lots of work. Thanks for sharing how tos.

  4. edwinascreations

    So pretty! I love your banner. It will look great for the 4th of July or even Memorial day, flag day and veteran’s day. It is a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  5. Diane H

    I agree with ALL the above comments…stunning…what else can I say, but I LOVE it!! I love banners myself, but it’s been quite sometime that I have made one, I see one int he future. Have a wonderful vacation and enjoy that sand and beach…you lucky girl, you!!

  6. Robin

    Kathy! Darling banner! Love that you used the red, white, and blue ribbons (such a perfect combination of ribbons this month) to create a beach banner – my idea of a fabulous American vacation destination! Of course each little flag is filled with delicious bits and fabby ribbon! You’re my most favorite designer – hope you enjoy your beach week!

  7. jenscull

    your banner is stunning! you really put a lot of work into it. the Authentique papers are perfect with the gorgeous ribbons. 🙂

    hope you are having a great time on your beach vacation!

  8. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, awesome creation. I love the RED White and Blue. One insert about salt water, reminded me of the saltwater taffy, so good in the summer.

  9. Gloria Stengel! This is so amazing. But, girl, no wonder you are always working….you keep cranking out these over the top amazingly fantastic to die for projects EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! This is beyond great. I bet it looks stunning on your mantle! Have fun at the beach!!!

  10. Corrine Ann

    Great project! I always want to make a banner but never take the time. Thanks for inspiring me to give it a try! Nothing better than Patriotic colors of red, white and blue. Need to order some of that pretty ribbon!

  11. Kris

    Oh, I do so love the red, white and blue and your banner is wonderful, Kathy! RRR selection this month is one of my favorites and you’ve certainly done it justice with your banner! Thanks!

  12. Bonnie

    What a fun banner Kathy. You always rock the banners!! Your house must be beautifully decorated for every holiday and season!! Hope you are enjoying your beach vacation!!

  13. Eemeli

    Gorgeous creation. A lot of fabulous details and a great way to use all those ribbons. Thanks for the nice blog hop too.

    Hugs from Finland,

  14. Samra Leshinski

    Gorgeous banner and so my theme cause beach, swimming and sun are my favorite summertime things!

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