Coffee Break Birthday Mini for the RRR March Blog Hop
Hello Friends! Welcome to the RRR March Blog Hop! You should be coming here from the always fun and fashionable Dana’s blog. If so you are right on track.
This month we are showcasing the Spring Rainbow Ribbons from the March Ribbon Club assortment. Here’s a peeky:
Aren’t they yummy? They remind me of Easter Eggs and they are also a perfect match for the Coffee Break paper collection from Prima. My sweet sis in law just had a birthday, and she loves Starbucks, so I made this cute little birthday mini book and put it in the mail to her.
I just love the bright, cheery colors and fun graphics and the wonderful way they work with these pretty ribbons. The album base is made from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock and opens out to a trifold wallet with lots of fun pockets and places to tuck tags and gift cards. The album is held shut with a perky bow closure made with Daffodil Satin Swirls Ribbon. The cutie pie bow on the side is made with Coral Rose Funky Flowers Grosgrain Ribbon. I tossed in a few sequin flowers to add a little sparkle and shine.
Once the bow is untied, this is what the mini album looks like. Lots of fun papers, stitching, some stamping and more beautiful ribbons. I picked up on the aqua tones in the paper by adding a simple square knot bow made with this pretty Paisely Print Grosgrain Ribbon. Cut on the diagonal and combined with more Funky Flowers ribbon, it makes a cute banner on the facing page.
Here’s the cute tag that is tucked into the pocket.
I just love my sister-in-law, and wanted to create something that would feel like a party in a card. All these fun pullouts and tags make the mini interactive, and that is always a fun thing. The tags can be hung on the fridge or used as bookmarks, pinned on a bulletin board….any number of uses. I tucked a Starbucks gift card into one pocket, and an individually wrapped Ghiradelli chocolate into another. So it’s kind of like a treasure hunt, too!
Here’s a peeky at the back side of the mini. It’s fun, isn’t it? There’s another pocket/tag combo here, just for extra fun!
If you’d like me to share a step out tutorial for making this design, let me know, and I’ll work one up for one of my regular RRR posts. It’s a fun design, fairly easy to make and can be adapted for any occasion.
Now, hop on over to be inspired by the shabby chic goodness you’ll find at Cherry’s blog.
Don’t forget to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so you can be entered to win your own fabby Spring Rainbow Ribbon Assortment. And, if you haven’t joined the RRR Ribbon Club, Bonnie has a special deal going on in February and March. You will receive both the February and March ribbons at a special reduced rate. Here’s the link, and once you sign up you can start receiving loads of gorgeous ribbons delivered right to your door each month.
Thanks for hopping by!
Really a cute mini album! So many fun parts to it.
Very cute gift and I like how you used the ribbons.
This deserves a huge WOW!!! Stunning & just GORGEOUS! I love the fun &bright colors!!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Crafting With Creative M
Interesting and creative creation!
I love it, one of my favorites, your sis is going to love this.
OMG, your SIL is gonna be so happy, what a wonderful project!!!!!
Yet another beautiful creation Kathy, loving the papers ,colors and the great buttons, .
Elaine H x
what a fabulous mini, love the papers and the stitching:)
Your mini album is wonderful! I love the pockets & tags! Inspirational!
Hi Kathy. Just thought I would pop in and say hi. I thought ‘what a cute card’…I should have known better! Kathy doesn’t make JUST a cute card…there’s flaps and pockets and things that fold and tuck!! An amazing project, full of all the wondrous colours of spring! happy weekend 🙂
What a fun card! Love the treasure hunt aspects of it. A tutorial would be fantastic!
Love the colors and all the elements, Kathy, and a tutorial would be great! Thanks for sharing your artistry!
This is SO pretty! Thanks for the great inspiration and fun Blog Hop.
Oh I just love this! My daughters birthday is coming up and I would love to make her something similar!
Kathy, no matter what you post, it is always special. I love this little mini card and would love to see a tutorial sometime on it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.
A great mini album so full of details and you can see that it is done with love
Thank you so much Vlinke! My sis in law is one of my best buddies…and she did love it. So much fun to create and give a personal item like this. Thanks for hopping by!
Love your mini-album birthday card! It is like a party! I would love to have the tutorial for this project as I can see the project being made in many different papers and color combo’s. As always, I love your work because of all the special details and surprises that shine through it. Your SIL will love your card and I hope she has a wonderful birthday!
Kathy…You make the BEST mini-albums! This is awesome!
Fantastic project! I love all the little details here–so many pockets, doodads–absolutely beautiful!
awesome….very coool! love all those layers
Hi Kathy, a lucky sister, who loves her and makes such beautiful creations for her. beautiful , an so impressive. God Bless you for doing it for her. she will be blessed…..have a good day.
What a clever and happy mini album! Love all you put into it!
Thanks so much, Stephanie! The bright colors were such a pick me up as winter weather and gloom were all around me at the time. Thanks for hopping by!
This is really pretty, Kathy. You have such a unique and creative eye and really know how to inspire people. Have a blessed week.
What a gorgeous mini Kathy! So many fun details and doo-dads. Your SIL must have LOVED getting this fun giftie in the mail!
Bonnie, I was late with the gift…but she did love it! And I enjoyed making it, so win/win!
WOWZER! Your creations are always jam packed full of colorful goodness! ADORABLE mini album (you are so good at these!). LOVE the springy colors of this ribbon pack (yep I just had to order it … now to find time to play with it, lol) and the ladies of the team have given me some AMAZING ideas! What a fun & fabulous hop! Thanks for ALWAYS inspiring me!
there is no keeping up with you and these gorgeous mini albums……………..love all the ribbon too!!!!