I’ll Have a Blue, Blue Christmas Card

I’ll Have a Blue, Blue Christmas Card: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Friends!  It’s time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from the ribbon stylings found on Karen’s lovely blog.  (VIsit the RRR BLOG to find the complete hop list. )  This month’s ribbon assortment is made up of Beautiful Blues, and my Blue, Blue Christmas card was inspired by these fabby ribbons.


Mmmm…these ribbons are dreamy, aren’t they?  They made me think of Elvis Presley’s iconic Christmas tune, “I’ll Have a Blue Christmas without You.”  And now you will have that tune in your head all day.  You’re welcome!

Kathy by Design/Blue, Blue ChristmasSo naturally, I had to make a blue, blue Christmas card.  Only everything about this card makes me happy instead of sad.

I created a belly band by layering delicate Cindy Crochet Lace with rows of shimmering Blue Topaz Argyle Print Satin Ribbon.  Just like the argyle sweaters that come out at Christmas time, this ribbon adds another layer of texture and pattern to the scene, and I love it!

RRR December Blog Hop 02This card was very soft and pastel, as were the pretty patterned papers I selected from Polly’s Paper Let it Snow Creativity Kit. I needed to add a shot of rich color to anchor the card, so I made my poof-tacular bow with Light Navy Satin Ribbon with Grosgrain Edges.  This picked up on the vintage navy accents in my focal image and just tied the whole card together.  No pun intended!  The flowers I used to stage my photo are WOC Magnolias.  The creamy white flowers on the card are from Petaloo.

RRR December Blog Hop 03I love topping a bow with a little bit of White Iridescent metallic string.  It just adds that extra bit of shine.  I also wanted white jingle bells…but did not have them in my stash. So I painted silver ones with Picket Fence Distress Paint and then glittered them while they were wet.

Here’s a peeky inside this Blue, Blue Christmas card:

RRR December Blog Hop 04If you’d like to join the RRR Ribbon Club, it’s very easy: just click HERE and sign up!  Every month you’ll receive a new package of gorgeous, color coordinated ribbons in the mail, and it will feel like Christmas all over again!  Bonnie has a great special going on right now where you can get TWO ribbon club assortments for a special price.  That’s twice the happy!

And speaking of happy, it’s time for you to hop on over and see what kind of pretty Christmas treat Leslie has prepared for you!

I hope you got some good ideas from my Blue, Blue Christmas Card!  If so, I hope you’ll let me know in the comment section! Thanks for hopping by!



26 thoughts on “I’ll Have a Blue, Blue Christmas Card

  1. Bunny

    I’m not sure if my comment went through. I had a little trouble. Anyway, it’s a beautiful vintage card and I really like the ribbon with the twine and bells. Beautiful.

  2. Carol

    Hi Kathy and what gorgeous vintage card you are sharing. I love everything about it. The focal image is so beautiful and I would have loved it for some of my cards. The bow is as always beautiful and the inside and sentiment is wonderful.Thank you fo
    r sharing my friend. X

  3. margiehmalone

    As always, a perfectly beautiful card. You know how I love pale blue. Your glittered bells are perfect. I love the card. I don’t think you can make anything but beautiful!!

  4. Elaine

    As soon as i saw your name on the list i just knew we were in for a special treat , wonderful beautiful work Kathy , well done my friend.

  5. Amber

    This is absolutely spectacular Kathy! You can really see all the time and love you put into all of your creations and this one is no exception. I love the focal image and the belly band you created with the three pieces of ribbon/lace.

  6. Karen Letchworth

    I am loving this card, Kathy. Wishing I was on your Christmas list…..lol. Another successful blog hop with lots of pretty RRR projects.
    Merry Christmas,

  7. LuvtoKraft

    Perfect! I love “the blues” at Christmas and this card is lovely, Kathy!
    Thanks for the inspiration and the tune now rattling around in my head head! LOL

  8. soozyb2013

    There sure is something about blues and silver at this time of year that just works magic on cards. Lovely Kathy, your attention to detail is amazing (as usual). Lovely to see on this gray and very windy, gloomy day. Thank you!

  9. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, this gorgeous. I love the blues and the image, very country, love it. question? where do you find such wonderful sentiments for your cards.?they speak volumes….have a great day

  10. Tina

    Loving all the vintage cards on the hop! Fabulous vintage card. Love the bow with the jingle bells, lovely details

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