Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Baby Card and Ribbon Wreath

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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.

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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!

Kathy by Design Baby Card and Ribbon Wreath Gift Ensemble for Really Reasonable Ribbon

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!

Kathy by Design Ribbon Wreath for Really Reasonable Ribbon

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.

Kathy by Design Ribbon Wreath for Really Reasonable Ribbon

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.

Kathy by Design Baby card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

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!

Kathy by Design Baby Card:

Kathy by Design/Baby Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

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!

Thanks for hopping by!  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!



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35 thoughts on “Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Maria! Yes, the ribbons really make the cards, in my opinion. The images from Polly’s are so inpsiring to work with! Love her beautiful vintage goodies!

  1. thecobweboriumemporium

    You are SO talented and artistic Kathy. I sit and gaze at each card you bring to us, drinking in all the details and continually saying (inside my head) – “Crumbs! She has such an amazing mind!”.

    I love both cards, and for totally different reasons. Were these in a shop and up for sale, I’d buy them both. Truly wonderful makes.
    Sending love and crafty smiles ~ Cobs. x

  2. Karen L

    Very pretty and SUPER creative using the plastic ring. I love repurposing things, too. Have a blessed week, my friend.

  3. Darlene Pavlick

    OMG! My jaw dropped with the page opened to these GORGEOUS creations! You NEVER cease to amaze me with your talents! And with purple/green being one of my favorite color combinations, this hop has made me VERY happy! LOL! Happy Valentine’s Day my friend!!

  4. soozyb2013

    Um Kathy, when do you sleep???? these are truly lovely. If my Mum were still here, she would fall in love with the bunnies!!! You have done another excellent piece again!!! Truly you are so full of inspiration for me! I am so glad I found your blog and you!

  5. CarolS

    Your card is wonderful and that wreath is stunning! I’m sure I have several of those rings in the house somewhere, between me and my daughter! I must go hunting or shopping…maybe I’ll get lucky and be able to make something similar for my new grandchild due this summer!

  6. Judy B

    Kathy, your card and wreath are stunning!! You do such amazing work. The ribbons are lovely this month. Thanks for sharing.

  7. D.Ann C

    OH WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE the ribbon wreath!! I am sure I have looked at those rings and thought I should keep this, but don’t have an idea for it right now so will toss it in the recycle bin… Keeping the next one to do this!!

  8. Diane Hover

    Wow…a beautiful, beautiful Spring project on this cold cold morning!! I love it and all those glorious ribbons…funny, but I am working on these exact same colors right now…so it really really inspires me!!

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