Live, Laugh, Love Birthday Card

RRR Sept 03Hello, all you Ribbon Lovers!  It’s my turn to be up on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog again today.  We just celebrated a whole host of birthdays in our family, and I was working right down to the wire getting all the cards made.  I always turn to my Graphic 45 papers when I need a quick card.  I had my gorgeous August Ribbon Club Assortment on my desk, and suddenly realized that these ribbons are the perfect match for the G45 Typography papers.  And that, my friends, is how this Live, Laugh, Love birthday card came about.

RRR Sept 02I just love the way the Autumn Diagonal Striped Grosgrain ribbon picks up on all the colors in the card focal.  It just couldn’t be a more perfect match.  I added a button card that my sweet friend Birgit sent me in a little swap we did earlier this year.  How did she  know I was going to be needing these colors on a card?  Thanks, Birgit!  I made a quick rosette, topping it with a piece of chipboard from the paper collection.

RRR Sept 01To make my bow, I cut a piece of the ribbon slightly longer than my card, then cut little fishtails in each end.  I covered the back of the ribbon with 1/4″ Scor-tape and centered it on my card.  I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie the little bow. Because it’s a 6″ square card, I didn’t have an envelope big enough for it, so dug into my paper stash and made the pretty envelope you see behind the card.

RRR Sept 04The inside carries over the colors from the outside of the card.  I just layered some Typography papers over my green panel and then tied the whole thing together with another strip of that fabulous diagonal striped grosgrain ribbon.  A hand written sentiment and a stamped birthday greeting finished off the card.

I love the way a good ribbon ties together loose ends, don’t you?

Thanks for stopping by!



6 thoughts on “Live, Laugh, Love Birthday Card

  1. Robin

    Love this card, Kathy! The colors are so pretty and the ribbon really does pick up on the color choices. Love the sentiment both inside and out! We all need to remember to laugh!

  2. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, a sweet, card, that expresses the feelings of a talented man, that made many laugh. Let us remember to laugh in times that seems to be over powering at times. Laughter relieves stress, tension, and even pain. love your concept and creation. special.thank you.

  3. Pamellia

    Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments! I really appreciate you taking the time! Thought I would pop in and have a look around, you do some wonderful work! I just love your style and creativity! I was going to become a follower, so I would be notified when you post something new, but I couldn’t find the friend connect gadget. Let me know if you add it, so I can click that button! Take care, big hugs 🙂

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