Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Baby Card and Ribbon Wreath
Hello, Friends! It’s time for another fabby Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop! If you came here from the delightful Dana’s fresh and fun blog, you are right on track. If you get lost along the way, you can always pop over to the RRR BLOGto make sure you don’t miss anyone along the way. This month, we are working with the vibrant spring colors of the February Ribbon Club Assortment.February Ribbon Club Assortment. These lush ribbons are the perfect remedy for the mid-winter doldrums.
Aren’t they scrumptious? I can almost feel the tender blades of grass pushing their way up through the frozen ground, and remember the excitement of seeing that very first crocus or grape hyacinth bulb burst into bloom! I broke out an “Oldie but Goldie” pack of Webster’s Pages paper (Nature’s Storybook) and created a sweet baby card and ribbon wreath ensemble for a new baby’s room….or for your spring mantlepiece. Your choice!
You all know that I save all kinds of packaging. When I bought a new scarf this winter, it was packaged with this clear plastic ring, and that is when this idea was born. I saved it in little silver tray that I keep beside my desk, and when I was cleaning the other day, I found it and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. This ribbon wreath is such a quick and easy project!
I simply cut 6″ lengths of ribbon and folded them in half. I placed the folded edge under the ring, outside the circle and then pulled the cut end through that loop. I went all away around the ring, which measured about 3″ in diameter, alternating between Apple Green Satin Swirls, Kiwi Shimmer Satin, Grape Plaid Ribbon, Celery Green Plaid Ribbon, Light Orchid Butterfly Grosgrain, Purple and Green Chevron Striped Ribbon, Grape Satin with a Grosgrain Edge, and Purple and Green Confetti Grosgrain ribbons. This took about 20 minutes, so went really fast.
I die cut my paper using a Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities, then treated it with UTEE, cracked the glaze and inked it with Black Soot Distress ink. This is such a quick and easy way to age a picture, and it also strengthens the paper. I hot glued this onto the back of the wreath, and added the little metal charm that I found in my stash. Then I just hot glued the beautiful Lilac Cottage Roses, white cosmos, purple and lilac bead/berry sprays , green sweetheart blossoms and parrot green leaves around the rim. I used a small piece of Sandra Crochet Lace to create a hanger for the wreath.
I was having so much fun with these ribbons that I couldn’t stop myself, and made a card to match. The focal image on the card was cut from the same sheet of Webster’s Pages paper using a circle die. I hot glued a double layer of Lime Double Ruffled Ribbon under the circle, then added more of the parrot green leaves and some purple Sweetheart Blossoms and a few bead/berries to the top. I painted the little charm with Antique Linen Distress paint, and then tapped the heart with some chalk ink. It looks like a complicated card, but it’s actually very easy to make. The gorgeous ribbons, flowers and leaves did all the heavy lifting for me!
I like the idea of using this as a non-traditional baby card. What would you use this card for?
Next stop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop is always a treat for the eyes! Go and see what vintage treasures the clever Cherry Nelson has cooked up for you this month! And don’t forget to finish up at the RRR BLOG so that you can answer this month’s secret question and maybe win your own package of this gorgeous ribbon!
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