Category Archives: Paper Wishes

Elegant Sympathy Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

When I learned that my sweet neighbor’s dad passed away last week, I wanted to make her a special sympathy card.  A card seems like such a small gesture, but I know from personal experience just how much it means to receive one.  Just to know that others are thinking of you and care about your loss is very comforting.  So I created this elegant sympathy card to let her know that I am here for her if she needs me.

Kathy by Design/Sympathy Card

Kathy by Design/Sympathy Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

I stitched together lots and lots of layers of paper, then added a stamped focal sentiment.  The elegant sherry satin ribbon with gold edges was exactly the finishing touch this card needed. I topped it with a delicate looped bow made from metallic gold string and a fancy button from my stash.  This picks up on the gold embossing in the card focal.

RRR Sympathy Card May 17 2015 03The papers are from the Noted Paper Collection.  I stamped the sentiment from Fiskars retired stamp set, and then decorated it using stamps from the Artful Collection.  The wooden butterfly was embossed with gold embossing powder then tapped with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint.

RRR Sympathy Card May 17 2015 04The interior of the card uses the same papers along with sentiments from a stamp set called Heartfelt Greetings.

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Chalkboard Birthday Card

Chalkboard Birthday  Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  The chalkboard look seems to have taken the crafting world by storm. Today’s chalkboard birthday card capitalizes on that trend, and throws a fun ribbon banner treatment into the mix.

Chalkboard Birthday RRR 01Now that looks like a celebration, doesn’t it?  The focal image and paper are from the Chalkboard paper pack and the wonderful ribbon is green Center Stitch Burlap from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I just looped it around the brads on either side of the focal, tied the ends with gold embroidery thread and “Ta-Da” !  Instant birthday banner!

The inside has a fun little surprise tucked in.

Chalkboard Birthday RRR 04Yup.  It’s a little birthday tag tucked into the side pocket and topped with more of that delicious center stitch burlap ribbon! The pocket is a cinch to make. This paper is double-sided, so when I measured it, I just added 2 inches onto the width, scored the paper, folded it over and glued just the top and bottom edge.  Instant pocket!

Chalkboard Birthday RRR 03I love to make these for friends, neighbors, co-workers…really any time I want to give a little “something” instead of a big gift. The tag can be used as a bookmark, or to decorate an office cubicle. This chalkboard birthday card becomes the gift, especially when you tuck in an individually wrapped chocolate!  It’s a party in a card!

That’s it for me today folks!  I hope you have a fabulous day.

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