Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2020 Blog Hop
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2020 Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. If so, you are right on track. You can find a complete blog hop list on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog in case you are lost.
This month the Seashore Ribbon Club Assortment features aqua and coral beach themed ribbons. Just my style!
Sparkling Seahorse Beach Folio
These lovely ribbons are a great playmate for Authentique Paper’s Voyage Paper Collection. Since I love the beach, and I love making little folios, I decided to create an interactive trifold folio featuring these beautiful ribbons.
The 5″ x 5″ x 1 1/2″ folio base is created by joining together 12″ x 5″ strips of cardstock. Then I simply scored at 5″, 6 1/2″, 11 1/2″, 12″ and 16 3/4″.
TIP: Create a ribbon frame for the album’s focal image. Attach 3/8″ Coral and Starfish Grosgrain from the Ribbon Assortment with 1/4″ Scor-Tape. Adhere buttons in the corners.
TIP: Hidden pockets are fun! Stitch 3 sides of the 3″ x 4″ seahorse life card to the folio front. Leave the right hand edge open to form a cute tag pocket. Top the tag with burlap string and a charm.
TIP: Ribbon makes a great closure for a folio! Attach the 5/8″ Seashell Print Satin from the Club Assortment with 1/2″ Scor-Tape before you add your paper layers. Be sure to leave the ends long enough to tie a nice, poufy bow.
TIP: Add a quick and easy mixed media finish to Reneabouquets Seahorse and Starfish Beautiful board. Tap with Versamark Embossing Ink, then heat emboss with WOW Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
The Album Spine
Create a triple loop bow with the Blue Variegated Shell Print Ribbon from the Club Assortment. Top this with a Natural Burlap String Bow and a Little Birdie Flower.
Decorate the spine with a sticker from the paper collection. Then create a charm dangle with Natural Burlap String.
A Peek Inside
I love to use ribbon inside a folio, too! It makes a great topper for little tags!
And it really comes in handy when used as a closure for interactive mechanisms!
Isn’t this 3/8″ wide coral reef grosgrain pretty?
Keep a waterfall feature from flapping open with another piece of the Seashell Satin Print Ribbon.
Sparkling Seahorse Video Tour on YouTube
To help you see how all the mechanisms and folds work together I’ve created a little video tour on YouTube.
On With the Hop
Now hop on over and see what crafty inspiration Cherry has for you today. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog. Answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into a drawing for a free July 2020 Ribbon Club Assortment.
If you’re not subscribed to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join. Bonnie has a great deal for new subscribers. I look forward each month to receiving my ribbon club. Its always fun to look for papers that match the club assortment each month. It’s like getting a birthday present in the mail every month of the year.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
To see other projects made with the Voyage collection, click HERE.
You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.
Enjoy the hop!
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Authentique Paper
- Little Birdie Jessica Flowers (out of stock)
- Charms and Buttons from my stash