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Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card

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Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Mintay Spring is Here

Hello, Friends!  If you’re longing for a bit of springtime, this Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card should brighten up your day.  Trimmed out with lovely Really Reasonable Ribbon Coral Rose Mini Check, lots of pretty flowers, and a window box filled with blooming daffodils, this card is springtime on paper!

I made a banner for the RRR February Blog Hop with this same  Spellbinders Vista View Window Die.  But I thought it would be fun to show another way to use this die set.  This time I added the cute window box dies below the window frame, then filled it up with fussy cut daffodils.

Don’t you wish you could walk out into that pretty scene behind the window panes?

A Peek Inside

I also added a little flap page and pocket combo on the inside.

TIP: Create a pretty stationery post card panel to tuck inside the flap pocket.  Emboss just the top of the paper with a 3D Embossing Folder to create a classy looking note!

TIP: Add a little Baker’s Twine to a tag and a tea wallet to really dress them up.  It’s almost like getting an Easter basket in the mail, isn’t it?

If you haven’t taken a peek at RRR’s Spring Ribbon collection in a while, you might want to pop over and see all the pretty colors, textures and patterns that are available.

I hope I shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your springtime crafty adventures.  It’s so  nice to be able to break out our spring papers and play as we wait for winter to pass.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  I hope you have a joyful and creative day!




Spring is Here Banner Tutorial for the RRR Blog Hop


Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial  for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial is my inspiration piece for the February 2024 Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  I have a tutorial for the banner, too, since the date for the RRR Hop overlaps with our Make & Take Tuesday Banner of the Month tutorial.  So if you’re new to my Make & Take Tuesday tutorials, you are warmly invited to check out the video below.

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The banner pennants are stitched onto luxurious Gold Silky Crush Ribbon.  Then I added pretty Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bows at either end of the banner. The  pink bows are topped with Iridescent Met A row of antique lace stitched across the top adds a nice vintage vibe.  Iridescent Metallic String Bows top the pink bows for a little extra sparkle and shine.  Next I dug into my stash of RRR Mulberry Flowers because nothing says “Springtime” better than pretty posies!

Shaker Window Pennants

The pennants on this banner are die cut with Spellbinders Vista View Window Dies.  Here’s how I used the dies to create the shaker windows on the two center pennants.

  • First, die cut just the window background from pale pink cardstock
  • Then turn the window background upside down so that the rounded edge is on the bottom.  Adhere to kraft cardstock and trim out so there is a 1/8″ border on all sides.
  • Next, create a template for cutting the designer paper.  Cut out the background, fold in half and trim 1/8″ off the open edged side.  Then trim 1/4″ off the top edge.  Trace this onto patterned paper and cut out with your paper trimmer.
  • Now, place the lattice frame on a piece of pink barn wood paper and die cut.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the window lattice and trim out with your scissors.
  • Adhere 2 layers of 1/8″ foam tape on the sides, top and bottom edge of the acetate.
  • Glue down the focal images on the banner pennants and top with your shaker mix.

Finally, center the prepared window over the pennant and press in place.

The Little Details

Embellish the pennants with a combination of Mintay die cuts, Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers and Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.

Mintay Spring is Here Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how I put this pretty spring banner together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my lovely teammate Cheryl has prepared for you.   Be sure to finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing to win a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and the free Digital Stamp Set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!





Lavender Lilies Mixed Media Card

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Lavender Lilies Mixed Media Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon Lilac Seam Binding

Hello, Friends!  This Lavender Lilies Mixed Media Card features Spellbinders Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Dies, I shared another project with this set earlier this week.  Working with this stamp and matching die was so much fun that I decided to take it for another spin.  This time I invited the Spellbinders Efflorescent Flora 3-D Embossing Folder and the Lily of the Valley Wax Seal of the Month along for the ride.  Let me just tell you, friends: this was a crafty good time in my studio!

I created a ribbon closure for the card with Lilac Seam Binding Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s the perfect color match for this card.

Mixed Media Embossed Background

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My favorite element on this card is the mixed media background.  Here’s how I created it:

  • First, lightly mist a 5″ x 7″ panel of lavender cardstock with water.
  • Next, ink the flat side of the Efflorescent Flora 3D Embossing Folder with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  Just swipe the ink pad over the folder.
  • Now, place the cardstock on the raised side of the embossing folder and run through your die cutting machine using the “sandwich” that is recommended for your machine.
  • Gently heat dry the embossed background, then dry brush with white chalk paint.
  • Once the paint is dry, apply Nuvo Mother of Pearl Mousse over the raised areas of the panel to create a subtle shine.
  • Finally, cut the panel to fit the size of your card base (mine is 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″) and ink the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Color your image with Milled Lavender and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks and a water brush.  Then back with foam tape and adhere over a panel of designer cardstock.

Custom Envelope and Wax Seal

Create a custom envelope for your card with an Envelope Punch Board and a sheet of designer paper.  To create a little color contrast on my card, I made a wax seal with the Lily of the Valley Wax Seal of the Month.  Then I added a few Essential Gems for a little extra sparkle.

A Peek Inside

Once again, I used pretty papers from Prima Plant department to finish the inside of my card.

TIP: Use a scrap of your embossed panel as a border inside the card.  It adds lots of texture, but allows the card to close with ease.

Dress up a vellum pocket with another scrap of your embossed panel.  Then create a couple of sweet little treat bags from mini paper bags and top them off with more Lilac Seam Binding Ribbon.

This was such a fun card to create, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out.  I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




Key to My Heart Wall Hanging

Key to My Heart Wall Hanging with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and this Key to My Heart Wall Hanging is bursting with beautiful flowers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The idea popped into my head when I received a new box of Valentine’s Day goodies from Reneabouquets.  A Victorian style layered heart beautiful board practically begged me to turn it into a shaker box. How could I say no?

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Soon I found myself thinking about the word “tussy mussy” and the next thing I knew I was up to my elbows in creating this floral bouquet/wall hanging/shaker box.  It’s not technically a tussy mussy, of course, but more like my nod  to those lovely little bouquets of flowers and herbs that were quite popular during the  Victorian era.

Say it With Flowers…and Ribbon!


Once I finished preparing all the beautiful board layers with embossing powder, it was time to create the box.  So I stacked each element using foam tape between the layers to create some nice dimension.  Punch a hole in the corrugate heart layer on the bottom, then string ribbon through it to create a hanger.  Attach a tassel on the bottom, decorate with ribbon, flowers and charms, and all the hard work is done.

Now you get to add lots of beautiful pink, coral and ivory flowers to decorate the heart.  I’ll link to all the elements in the supply list below this post.

A Little Personal Note

Toward the end of last week I came down with the flu, so I’ve been out of commission here on the blog and on my YouTube channel. It really knocked my legs out from under me!   I’m finally starting to feel a little bit stronger, although I still tire very easily.  Dale is taking good care of me, and I’ve been pretty lazy, to tell the truth!  I know I missed out on our scheduled Flower of the Month Tutorial, but I’ll make it up to you next week.  Just wanted to let you know that I wasn’t playing hooky…I was pretty much out for the count until Wednesday afternoon.

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a joyful and creative weekend.





Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2024 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2024 Blog Hop: Love Birds Shaker Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2024 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete hop list over on the RRR Blog. Our theme for this month’s hop is Valentine’s Day.  While red and pink are the colors we usually think of, I decided to use Medium Pink Plaid with a pop of Aqua  Grosgrain Ribbon in my bow cluster.

Valentine Posies

Flowers and Valentine’s go together, so I surrounded my heart frame with loads of pretty pink and aqua mulberry flowers from RRR. I’ve used a mix of Cherry Blossoms, Sweetheart Blossoms, Chrysanthemums, Cosmos Daisies and Tea Roses in my floral display.  They really pick up on the hues in the designer paper.

A Peek Inside

This fancy fold card cover is actually a magnetic flap over a 5 1/2″ square card base.

I love this design because it has so much room to tuck in goodies and interactive elements.

These sweet  tags are a digital design from Polly’s Paper. They were such a good match for this project, that I just had to tuck them inside.  They are topped with Pink and Teal Baker’s Twine streamers.

I’ve also used a lot of paper pretties from Reneabouquets, and I’ll link to them in the supply list below this post.

Of course, there’s a pocket with some tea and honey crystals tucked inside!  You wouldn’t expect anything else, would you?

On With the Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2024 Blog Hop

Now hop on over to see what beauties my teammate Cheryl has cooked up for you. Once you’ve visited all the blogs in this hop, finish up over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month.   This will enter you in the drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate and a free digital stamp set of your choice.

Enjoy the hop!