RRR Christmas Ribbon Blog Hop

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RRR Christmas Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, you fabulous ribbon lovers!  It’s time for another great blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.   You should be coming here from Cheryl’s Sweeet Designs Blog.  In case you get lost along the way, I have a link to all the blogs on the hop posted below. This month, we are featuring the gorgeous RRR Christmas Ribbon Club Assortment.  Take a peeky!

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This ribbon is sooooooo scrumptious!  And, Bonnie is offering a special deal on the Ribbon Club, too!  During the month of October, if you join the ribbon club, you get two gorgeous ribbon packs at a special price.  Click on the link to check it out!

At our house, the holidays include lots of baking.  I have a whole file folder that is bulging with nothing but special recipes that I make only at Christmas!  It is torn, stained and frankly, pretty disreputable looking.  So, when I was out “junkin”  one Saturday and found this cute little recipe box for a DIME, I brought it home with the intention of altering it to hold all those holiday recipes.  And into the Closet of Shame it went. And languished.  Until…I got these ribbons and knew exactly what I would do with them!  Check it out:

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Ta-da!  Here;s my nifty new holiday recipe box.  I can leave it out on the counter and it will totally look like Christmas decor, dontcha think?

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I used Graphic 45’s new “Twas the Night Before Christmas” papers to cover the box.  The flower is made with the Spellbinder’s Poinsettia Die and then tapped with Viva Decor Carmine Red Stamp Paint.  Here’s how this box looked before it’s magical Christmas Ribbon makeover:

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When altering a box like this, I always sand the surfaces lightly so that paint and adhesives will hold better.  I primed the surface using white chalk paint, inked the edges and then layered on my papers.  It took about an afternoon to complete.

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The box came with matching (ugly) index cards, so I transformed them as well:

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When I decorated the top of the box, I added some sprays of the beautiful new Bead Berry Sprays that Bonnie has added to the shop.  They really finished off the decor and they are sooooo pretty!

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OK, time to get hopping!  The final stop on this hop is the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  Once you’ve visited all the blogs below, go answer Bonnie’s secret question of the month and you’ll be entered to win your own package of beautiful Christmas ribbon!  Here’s a link to all the blogs along the way, just in case you got lost.

RRR Blog – http://www.reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/

Gloria – http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/

Ginny – http://pollyspaper.wordpress.com/

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42 thoughts on “RRR Christmas Ribbon Blog Hop

  1. Tammy

    Stunning! I really really love these! I don’t use recipes but I think this would be a great gift to give someone for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

  2. chidchat0904

    LOVE your Holiday Recipe Box!!! I have got A LOT of GREAT Ideas from each Project!! THANKS for Sharing & for this Blog Hop!!! And also for the chance to WIn WIN ((( W I N )))

  3. Gail L

    This is gorgeous. How do you ever come up with your ideas? This is a totally fabulous project for a Christmas present for my friend who loves to cook and would definitely use this! I adore the way you’ve put your ribbons on. Seriously, does your brain work in overdrive to come up with these fabulous idea?! I adore this and intend on trying to make one. Of course it will never look like this, but maybe I can make one that looks nice enough to keep out and not trash it. 🙂 Hugs, Gail

  4. Deborah S

    What a special box for your holiday recipes! I like you also have recipes I only make for the holidays you have given me a great idea for a place to keep them thank you so much for the inspiration!

  5. edwinascreations

    Oh, Wow! This recipe box is too gorgeous! I love all the embellishments. I think it is great how you altered it. This is something you can show with joy and delight. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  6. carol

    Hi Kathy, fabulous, all of it. I love the Viva Carmine colour on the poinsettia, its just lovely. Well done on your find and your final wonderful piece x

  7. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, a fabulous job, Who wouldn’t want this in their kitchen. Wets the lips with excitement, and joy just looking. Love it. I have been wanting to do one of these, now you have inspired me to work on one after the holidays, ahead of next. to much to do this year. Thanks sooo much.

  8. Gloria Stengel

    You are even more of a show off than Ginny! hee hee This is spectacular and so much hard work went into this! I love every tiny detail. Esp. the paper you chose! GMTA hee hee I love this so much!

  9. Judy B

    I think this recipe box is awesome! I have an old one that I bought to redo also and this may just spur me on to finally doing something with it. I love this project!!!

  10. reasonableribbon

    Well, I’m glad you held on to that recipe box, because this is the PERFECT look for it. I’m thinking I might need to make one that is similar because my holiday recipes are in sad shape too. What a great idea to make your holiday recipe box part of your decor. I just love all the pretty ribbon trims you used. Just beautiful!!

  11. Pam

    Fabulous project, Kathy! Such pretty ribbons & gorgeous paper transform this into a beautiful piece of work.

  12. KT Fit Kitty

    Wow! What a fabulous idea! I love this! And what a wonderful gift! I really like how you did this! Amazing! And the ribbon is the perfect touch!

  13. Darlene Pavlick

    This is just fabulous Kathy! LOVE this idea and might just have to go ‘in search of’ some boxes I can alter as holiday gifts! LOVE this ribbon pack … they are so festive and gorgeous! Thanks for all your handy dandy tips … bookmarking this page for future reference! THANKS! Happy Day!

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