Sunshine and Happiness Easel Card

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Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the June Ribbon Club Assortment Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I think you’re going to love the Sunshine and Happiness easel card I have to share with you.  You should have made your way here from Karen’s lovely blog.  If so, you are right on track.  The blog hop starts on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, so if you are lost, you can start there and find the links to all the blogs on this hop.

I love the sunshiny colors of the Citrus Assortment in the June Ribbon Club.  Working with them is like taking a tropical vacation.

Citrus Assortment June Ribbon Club Assortment RRRI thought these ribbons were a great match for Simple Stories “Sunshine and Happiness” collection.  Since I have a sweet l’il grand girl who is turning 7 this month, I combined paper and ribbons to create this Sunshine and Happiness easel card.

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This is the perfect card for our sweet Sophie, because she does spread sunshine and happiness everywhere she goes.

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These tropical punch colors just scream summertime fun, and they play so nicely with the Citrus ribbons.  I created  a belly band by layering Citrus Paint Splatter Grosgrain, Tangerine Crosshatch Satin, and Citrus Chevron Striped Grosgrain along the base of the card front.

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The “footrest” for the easel portion of the card is made by layering Maize Honeycomb Print Satin on top of Tangerine Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon. This sunny combo was  topped with cute chipboard pieces from the Sunshine and Happiness chips.  And I had to throw some Petaloo Gerber Daisies into the mix as well.

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This little balloon bouquet is my favorite element on the card.  I tied a double loop bow with orange checkerboard satin ribbon and maize taffeta ribbon.  This was topped with a festive double loop bow tied with Sheer Citrus Dots Ribbon and a Petaloo Yellow Gerber Daisy.  I added a touch of stickles to the balloons, because 7 year old girls loooove glitter!

Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon 01aThe nice thing about easel cards is that they fold up for mailing, then open for display.

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Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card.  There’s a little gift card pocket for an ice cream gift card and cash for her college fund.  Sophie will love these bright colors and summer images, and I can’t wait to give it to her at her birthday party!

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That’s all for me!  If you’d like to sign up for the ribbon club, you can find all the info HERE. Be sure to visit all the blogs on the list, leave a sweet comment and then answer Bonnie’s question of the month so you can be entered to win your own Citrus Ribbon Assortment and make your own sunshine and happiness!

Now hop on over and see what fun Debbie has cooked up for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

19 thoughts on “Sunshine and Happiness Easel Card

  1. Denise Bryant

    Fun easel card! Love the mix of patterns and colors and how it coordinates with this pretty ribbon collection!

  2. Nancy Hill

    Adorable easel card. Love the sentiment and the ribbons from this assortment on this card. Hugs

  3. LuvtoKraft

    Sophie is a lucky girl to have a Grandma make such a bright and joyful birthday card for her! This is so much fun!!! You worked magic and lots of love into this one, Kathy. It’s wonderful!
    Hugs,
    Kris

  4. Deborah S

    Kathy well done! This card really screams Summer and all of it’s fun! I think she will adore this card. I’m glad you made it an easel card because she can keep it on display all Summer long tfs.

  5. Judy B

    I’m sure your granddaughter is going to love this card you made for her. So many great images and ribbons on it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. sunshinehoneybee

    Like the Sunny colors used on your easel card style card. Like the variety of papers & arrangement of this. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  7. Deborah

    Fantastic card Kathy! Perfect card for celebrating your granddaughter’s birthday, she will love it. I really like the beautiful bold bright colors and the ribbon is just perfect for this card. :D

  8. jenscull

    what a bright, fun, happy card that made me smile from the moment the photos loaded! I am sure it will be put on display! the little balloon bouquet is adorable! :)

    it was a pleasure to serve on the RRR DT with someone not only of your talent, Kathy, but also someone who has such a kind heart. thank you for always showing me such grace. it means a lot. :)

  9. Sara Emily

    Lucky Sophie, to have a grandmother like you! and Happy Birthday wishes to that sweet little girl, who is obviously growing up way too fast! Kathy, you card makes my mouth water for some cotton candy and a Popsicle right now! Such beautiful summer colors, and I have to agree about the balloon bouquet–it is my favorite part, too with the awesome bow and those stickpins! How adorbabl this entire easel card is, and one she is bound to be soooo excited to receive at her party! Have fun, you lucky lady! Big hugs!

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