Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Times Nouveau Masculine Card for the July Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

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Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

It’s time for the July Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  If you are coming here from the always fun and fabulous Jenn’s blog (Jax Bean Stalks) then you are right on track! If you get lost along the way, visit the RRR BLOG for the complete hop order.

This month, we are featuring the elegant Black and White Ribbon Club Assortment. This is such a versatile ribbon assortment with something for everyone: men, women, boys or girls.

I chose to create a masculine card using the luxurious Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon and Black Argyle Print Grosgrain Ribbon.

Kathy by Design/Times Nouveau Masculine CardThese ribbons work so well with the Graphic 45 Times Nouveau papers!  The argyle design matches the era, and the black checkerboard satin pops against the deep vintage reds and golds.  I layered up papers, chipboard, and some fussy cut images and added in some images from Graphic 45’s “A Proper Gentleman” too.

RRR Blog Hop Black and White 02I found this great vintage leather button in my button stash.  I get so excited when I find just the right topper for my bows.  And I love the way the car looks like it’s driving right off the card.  I did that by matting it onto black cardstock and adding a double layer of foam dots to the center. Then I just glued the edges down.  It creates great dimension!

RRR Blog Hop Black and White 04The inside of this 5″ x 7″ top fold card contains a pocket that is the perfect spot to stash a tag, tickets, or cash gift.  I stamped my tag in a chalkboard style using a variety of stamps that I pulled out of my stash.  Some are Tim Holtz, some are Fiskars.

RRR Blog Hop Black and White 05I tore the bottom edge off the tag and added it to the side.  I like the rustic look this gives the tag, and I like the little touch of black on the card interior.

OK…now it’s time for you to go be inspired by the amazing Cherry at her Cherry’s Jubilee Blog. Remember to visit all the blogs on the hop, then answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and you will be entered to win your very own July Ribbon Club assortment!

Thanks for stopping by!



This card is available for purchase in my ETSY shop.


17 thoughts on “Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

  1. Jill

    Your card is just beautiful! Lots of elements that go wonderfully together, and your choice of ribbon works real well with everything. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. jenscull

    this is such a fabulous card for so very many reasons! love the gears and that ab fab grosgrain ribbon! genius! 🙂

  3. kconner1961

    You are right! The Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon and Black Argyle Print Grosgrain Ribbon go so well with the Graphic45 paper. Really nice masculine card!!

  4. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, OH!MY! what a classy masculine card. It’s fabulous. Love the button too. and the car pops off the page, good idea.

  5. Christine Kiehl

    Excellent! I LOVE how you altered those gears. Why didn’t I think of doing this? Have a great one!

  6. Christine Miller

    The argyle ribbon is perfect for these fabulous paper selections! Love your card!

  7. carol

    I love how you manage to get so many layers and embellishments on your cards and it never looks crowded. Great tip with car and using extra foam in the middle You certainly manage the men’s card with ease. Hope the weather has cooled a bit for you my friend, we’ve had rain again all day. X

  8. soozyb2013

    Great job on the masculine card. Love the papers and the ribbon details. Would make a great card for someone who is taking off and discovering their own creative talents. Follow your Bliss. Good words.

  9. Bonnie

    What a fabulous masculine card Kathy. You’re right, the ribbons work wonderfully with that paper line. Happy accident!! 🙂

  10. Candy Colwell

    Just gorgeous, Kathy. Beautiful papers and images. You are the master of layering carefully chosen shapes and images. Gorgeous card cover! Your card interior is also very striking! Love the pocket.

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