Get a Head Start on Christmas

RRRChallengeBadgeReally Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Get a Head Start on Christmas

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Oh what fun it is to get a head start on Christmas!  Really Reasonable Ribbon is giving you a gentle nudge with this month’s challenge: Get a Head Start on Christmas.  The design team has worked up some super fun projects using Christmas ribbons and trim.  And you get to play along!  Just visit the RRR BLOG and link up your own holiday project using ribbon or trim and you, too can get a head start on Christmas!

After making that huge December Daily mini album, I decided to make a card for this challenge. I used more of the Crazy for Christmas Ribbon Club Assortment and retro papers from October Afternoon to make this frosty snow man card.

Kathy by Design Retro Christmas Card Don’t you just love him?  After stitching the background paper to my base, I used the darling Christmas mittens ribbon to form a border on the top and bottom of the card.  My polka dot panel was topped with snowy white Mary Crocheted Lace to add nice texture and to mimic freshly fallen snow.   But the star of this show is the amazing double loop bow that I tied with Red Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  This is probably one of the easiest ribbons to use when tying a multi layered bow.  And it comes in a rainbow of colors!

RRR Christmas Challenge 02This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has loads of layers, and so does my bow.  Adding a touch of gold metallic string adds such a nice pop of glimmer and shine, especially when paired with some mini jingle bells or a glittery white clothespin.

RRR Christmas Challenge 05The inside of the card opens to reveal a pocket  stuffed with ribbon topped tags.  I used Christmas Fun Flowers Ribbon as a border on the top half of the card.

RRR Christmas Challenge 06The pocket on the bottom has been decorated with a sparkly Christmas tree and some festive Red Zig Zag on White Satin Ribbon. I love this ribbon because it makes me think of old fashioned ribbon candy!  YUM!

RRR Christmas Challenge 07The tags inside the pocket were made by stamping some of my Christmas stamps onto white cardstock.  Adding the ribbon made them really special!

Now it’s your turn!  Get a head start on Christmas and make a holiday project with ribbon or trim, link it up, and I’ll be popping by to take a look at your work of art!  Can’t wait to see what you make!

If you’d like to purchase this card, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!



9 thoughts on “Get a Head Start on Christmas

  1. Carol

    Kathy this is so adorable, I love everything about the card. The ribbons are just define and the snowman is beautiful. The inside is so wonderful too. Love it all x

  2. soozyb2013

    Wonderful card. You certainly could put a lot of nice things inside. Lottery tickets, movie tickets, money and of course well wishes. Great card Kathy, thanks for sharing.

  3. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, this is so adorable. a very clever idea with pocket. you could add pictures, recipes, or the good wishes like you have. perfect , love it…..LOL

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