RRR Anything Goes Challenge: Authentique Counting My Blessings Fall Folio
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! There’s a brand new challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. This is an “anything goes” challenge. As long as you use ribbon or trim on your project, you are good to go. The RRR team is here to inspire your creativity with all kinds of fun projects using ribbons and/or trim. I dug into my crafty stash of retired Authentique papers to make this Counting My Blessings Fall Folio.
Fall is such a gorgeous season. Bright blue skies, cooler days, turning leaves and, one of my personal favorites, a fresh crop of apples! Yum! This 5″ x 7″ top fold folio was inspired by apples. I chose to work with the RRR Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment. Authentique’s “Fall” collection (retired) is a perfect color match for these gorgeous ribbons.
I made a belly band with Sherry Delicate Stitched Satin and Crochet Lace. The Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment also has this elegant Sherry/Ivory Plaid Ribbon and it’s the perfect companion for these patterns, colors and images.
These Cream Cherry Blossoms do a pretty good job of standing in as apple blossoms. I love the vintage vibe they add to the folio design. A loopy bow tied with natural burlap string helps anchor them to the corner.
Counting My Blessings Fall Folio: A Fun Way to Add A Bow
I created a lovely bow cluster with the Sherry/Ivory Plaid Ribbon, Natural Burlap String and a vintage button from my stash. But there’s more than what meets the eye where this bow is concerned.
There’s a hidden tag pocket behind the sentiment panel. Isn’t that fun?
After matting this sticker onto kraft cardstock, I topped it with a square knot bow made with Sherry/Ivory plaid ribbon and a little novelty button. A trio of mini buttons down the side of the tag are the perfect finishing touch.
Counting My Blessings Fall Folio: A Peek Inside
This recipe for Hermits is probably older than I am…and that’s saying something! LOL My mom used to make these in the fall, and they make the whole house smell like apples, cinnamon and spice! I hand copied the recipe onto the top half of the folio interior.
The lower pocket holds this 4″ x 6″ mini folio. It’s bound through the center with Sherry Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon. Natural Burlap String is wrapped around the mini folio, then wound around a decorative brad. I love the rustic look of this closure mechanism.
Use it to house back to school photos, or recipes or pictures from fall family gatherings.
Now It’s YOUR turn!
Do you feel inspired to create now? If so, I’ve done my job! Why not pull out some paper pretties and ribbons and create your own “anything goes” project with ribbon or trim? Then link it up over on the RRR Challenge Blog. The team will be popping by to take a look at your lovely creations. Then we’ll pick our top 3 favorite projects to receive a badge to display proudly on your blog.
You have until midnight on Wednesday, August 30th to create and link up your project. You can find all the challenge details HERE.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!