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RRR January Ribbon Club Blog Hop

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RRR January Ribbon Club Blog Hop: Loads of Love Loaded Envelope

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR January Ribbon Club Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air!  And Really Reasonable Ribbon has the Sweetheart Ribbon Club Assortment to prove it!  Take a look:

Loads of Love Loaded Envelope with Cupid’s Sweetheart Café

The red ribbons in this assortment were the perfect pairings for this fun dimensional loaded envelope. Here’s how I put them to work:

A Peek Inside

Create a Ribbon Rosette Lollipop to tuck inside the envelope.  Top it with a Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Bow and a glittery gold Valentine heart.  I used a chopstick for the lollipop stem, wrapping it with Scor-Tape and more of the Red Plaid Satin Ribbon.

You just have to add a little love note to a Valentine, so I created this cute heart hot air balloon note card.

There’s room inside to say something sweet to someone you love.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.  Finish up over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month, learn all the ribbon news, and be entered into the drawing for a FREE Sweetheart Ribbon Club Assortment.

Here’s the whole blog list, in case you get lost along the way:

Ginny  ♥ Gloria  ♥ Kathy (You are HERE)   ♥ Cheryl Bonnie  ♥   KarenRRR Blog

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging

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Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging is the companion piece to the Stamperia Sweet Winter wall hanging I shared with you earlier this month.  Both feature the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment,  were made at the same time and followed the same basic procedure.  What can I say?  I had so much fun making the first one, and my work space was already a mess, so I decided to make another.  When the mojo is flowing, you don’t argue.  You just flow with it!

You can check out all the how to’s and tips for making the mixed media background in my previous post.

A stitched ribbon frame really helps pull this composition together.  That pop of color helps to keep the eye focused inside the frame.  If you don’t like to stitch, you could always use Scor-Tape to hold your ribbon frame in place.

And speaking of pops of color, how about this Tropic Delicate Stitched Satin Bow?  Ooh-la-la!  It really brightens up this shabby chic piece, dontcha think?  Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon is one of my all time favorites.  It is soft and supple so it ties gorgeous bows.  If you are struggling with bow-tying, I highly recommend it!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m still trying to get back on track after the Christmas festivities!  I hope each one of you had a delightful holiday with family and friends.  It’s so much fun to party, isn’t it?  But then we have to catch up on all the work we didn’t get done.  That’s not as much fun!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Stay warm and cozy and thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

The December Winter Carnival Ribbons take me right back to my high school days, when our small town hosted a winter carnival during Christmas break.  There was a snow sculpture contest, ice skating, hot chocolate stands, and all kinds of winter fun.  The beautiful ribbons in this month’s Ribbon Club are delightful.  Take a peek:

The soft pink and aqua shades were a perfect match for my Stamperia Sweet Winter papers, so I got busy stitching up a little winter wall hanging to brighten the grey, chilly days of the season.

Frame it with Ribbon

First, create a mixed media background.  Use collage medium to piece together scraps of pretty papers over a 5×7 cardstock base. Trim off any papers that overhang the edge of the cardstock base. Then run the background through your die cutting machine using a 3D embossing folder to create a raised design.  Now dry brush ivory paint over the embossed areas to highlight them.  Then rub a little metallic wax over the top to really make the embossed areas pop.

Now you are ready to create your satin ribbon border.  Cut (2) 5″ lengths of the 3/8″ aqua satin ribbon and (2) 7″ lengths.  Miter the corners and then machine stitch onto the cardstock base.  Match up the mitered corners as you go.  Now you are ready to decorate your panel.

Make a Scene

Cluster die cut foliage with chipboard elements from the paper collection in the bottom corner of the panel.  Use foam tabs between layers to add extra dimension.

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Now create a flower grouping on the opposite side of the wall hanging.  Anchor this with a pretty pink satin bow and some silver metallic string.

Attach the wall hanging to a small metal hanger, then top it off with a pop of color courtesy of Garden Rose Delicate Stitched Satin.  Accent with chipboard snowflakes, resin pieces and charms from your stash.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered to win your very own December Ribbon Club Assortment.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Winter Feathered Friends Tea Party in a Box

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Winter Feathered Friends Tea Party in a Box for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  One of my favorite things about this season is my Winter Feathered Friends who visit my back yard bird feeder.  We have a family of cardinals and a lovely bunch of blue jays who brighten the winter landscape all season long.  This Winter Feathered Friends Tea Party in a Box is inspired by them.

Bluejays and Blue Dark

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It’s no secret that I am a fan of winter blues.  These icy shades remind me of my Vermont childhood.  If you’ve never experienced a Vermont winter twilight, then you may not be familiar with the particular shade of blue that tints the evening hours.  We called it “blue dark” and it was absolutely breathtaking.  I don’t miss the ice and cold of those winters, but I am glad that I was able to experience those beautiful moments growing up. I’ve tried to re-create that particular event in this creation.

French Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon was the perfect pairing for this project. I topped my triple bow cluster off with some Silver Metallic String to amp up the sparkly, winter feel of this card.

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TIP: String tinsel twine through the openings in some vintage lace  to add extra winter sparkle to your card design.  Top it off with pearls and vintage buttons.

A Peek Inside

The blues carry the day inside the card as well.  It’s always fun to tuck sweet surprises into a card design.  Take a closer look:

This flap page opens to reveal a mini waterfall folio and a wooden snowflake ornament.  The neat thing about snowflakes is, they are a great design feature all winter long!

You could easily put this piece out as winter home décor.  Then add in photos of your winter wonderland to make it really special.

Tea Party in a Box

When it’s chilly outside, it’s time to put the kettle on!  So I’ve tucked a special little Tea Party for One inside this box pocket.

What a great way to brighten up a grey, wintry day!

We don’t get “real” winter here in North Carolina, but we usually get at least one little snow event each winter.  I don’t love it the way I did when I was a kid, but its beauty still makes me smile.

I hope you are staying warm, cozy and creative during these winter months!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio

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Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio for the RRR November 2022 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio is my inspiration project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

This month we are featuring the elegant Precious Metals Ribbons from the November 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment.  Look how gorgeous they are!

Golden Ribbons

Old Gold Checkerboard Satin makes a great ribbon closure on my 6 3/4″ folio. Checkerboard Satin is one of my favorite ribbon styles because it is so soft and elegant.  The subtle pattern in the ribbon adds texture, which is always nice.  Adhere your ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-Tape for the win!  Christmas Baker’s Twine makes the perfect accent beneath my flowers and on the ends of my metal embellishments, too.

TIP: Decorate the spine of your folio with a dangle charm.  Attach a key ring to the spine with the 3/8″ Gold Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge from the Ribbon Club Assortment.  I love the way the rusty bells jingle when the album is moved.  It adds that “extra special” Christmas feeling.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek inside this Victorian styled folio.  There are so many interactive elements that I had to make a video to show them all with you.

I love the way the Old Gold Ribbon and the Gold edged papers work together to create a wonderful vintage vibe.

Yuletide Interactive Folio Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see all the goodies built into this interactive folio, I hope you’ll enjoy this short project share video on YouTube.

 

On With the Hop!

Now let’s hop on over and see what the lovely Cheryl has prepared to inspire you. Remember to finish the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s “Question of the Month” and you’ll be entered in the drawing for your very own Precious Metals Ribbon Club Assortment.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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