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Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2024 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2024 Blog Hop: Love Birds Shaker Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2024 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete hop list over on the RRR Blog. Our theme for this month’s hop is Valentine’s Day.  While red and pink are the colors we usually think of, I decided to use Medium Pink Plaid with a pop of Aqua  Grosgrain Ribbon in my bow cluster.

Valentine Posies

Flowers and Valentine’s go together, so I surrounded my heart frame with loads of pretty pink and aqua mulberry flowers from RRR. I’ve used a mix of Cherry Blossoms, Sweetheart Blossoms, Chrysanthemums, Cosmos Daisies and Tea Roses in my floral display.  They really pick up on the hues in the designer paper.

A Peek Inside

This fancy fold card cover is actually a magnetic flap over a 5 1/2″ square card base.

I love this design because it has so much room to tuck in goodies and interactive elements.

These sweet  tags are a digital design from Polly’s Paper. They were such a good match for this project, that I just had to tuck them inside.  They are topped with Pink and Teal Baker’s Twine streamers.

I’ve also used a lot of paper pretties from Reneabouquets, and I’ll link to them in the supply list below this post.

Of course, there’s a pocket with some tea and honey crystals tucked inside!  You wouldn’t expect anything else, would you?

On With the Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2024 Blog Hop

Now hop on over to see what beauties my teammate Cheryl has cooked up for you. Once you’ve visited all the blogs in this hop, finish up over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month.   This will enter you in the drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate and a free digital stamp set of your choice.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop

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Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop: Stamperia Sweet Christmas Wall  Hanging

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s lovely blog.  Our theme for the hop this month is “Christmas”.  I dug through my stash of beautiful Christmas papers and ribbons to make this shabby chic mixed media wall  hanging with Stamperia Sweet Winter papers and ephemera.

Shabby Chic Ribbons and Trims

When you are creating a shabby chic project, Robin’s Egg Wrinkled Ribbon and Silver Metallic String are very good choices.  I’ve adorned my mixed media background with sweetheart blossoms, magnolia blossoms, and chrysanthemums  in shades of pink and white.

Mixed Media Background

To create a sparkling holiday background on your patterned paper, begin with a stencil and Festive Berries Distress Ink.  Next, spread Crackle Texture Paste through the stencil and let it dry.  Then, come back a third time and brush Glitter Glaze through the stencil for a sparkly background.  Finish up with a dusting of Rajni Chawla’s Glitter Glass and a spattering of diluted ivory paint. Messy stitching adds another layer of texture to the edges of the wall hanging.

TIP:  Amp up the winter vibe by dry brushing  all the edges of your chipboard and paper with ivory chalk paint.  It really makes things pop!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over the Cheryl’s lovely blog to see what Christmas goodies she has prepared for you.  Be sure to finish up over on the RRR blog so you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon and the digital stamp set of your choice.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Not So Scary Scarecrow

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Not So Scary Scarecrow for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2023 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Not So Scary Scarecrow is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2023 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop! You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Our theme for the month is Halloween, and that’s what inspired me to pull out some beautiful ribbons, trims and mulberry flowers from my RRR Stash. .

TIP:  Add a textured border to your card design with layered ribbon!  Use 1/2″ Scor-Tape to secure Autumn Orange Shimmer Satin to your card.  Then top it with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and Autumn Bold Vertical Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon.  This combination “ties” all these fall colors together, plus it adds great texture to your card design.

Autumn Trims and Flowers

Top your Autumn Orange Shimmer Satin Bow with some Halloween Baker’s Twine. Don’t forget to tie some tiny Baker’s Twine Bows to tuck into the Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemum and Sweetheart Blossom floral cluster below your sweet scarecrow for the win.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  Of course, I added a pocket with a cute pumpkin tea/gift wallet tucked inside.

And you just have to have at least once cup of Pumpkin Spice something or other to make it really, truly feel like fall!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what sweetness Cheryl has prepared for you. If  you get lost along the way, you can find the complete hop list on the RRR Blog.  You’ll want to be sure to finish up there and answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month so that your name can be added to the drawing for a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and the FREE Digital Stamp Set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop, my friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Sunflowers for RRR August 2023 Blog Hop

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Autumn Sunflowers for the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2023 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  These Autumn Sunflowers are my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2023 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here full of crafty inspiration after visiting Gloria’s lovely blog.  Our theme this month is Autumn Ribbon...one of my all time favorites!

Turquoise is such a great color for fall projects.  So I dug into my stash of RRR ribbons and trims looking for this Mallard Shimmer Satin.

This color not only coordinates well with the designer papers, but it really makes my handmade sunflowers pop off the page.

Create a quick, easy and stylish ribbon border by layering Autumn Leaves Satin Ribbon over the Mallard Shimmer Satin Ribbon.  I use Scor-Tape to hold everything neatly in place.

Tiny Teal Baker’s Twine Bows dress up a wooden button and the layered sticker charm at the top of the page.

A Peek Inside

Narrow ribbon like the 3/8″ Autumn Leaves Satin makes a great border on the pocket inside this card.

TIP: Create a fun shaped pocket by adding adhesive only to the lower edge of an ephemera bit.  Then you can tuck in a little blank sentiment card.  Photos can be added to the flap feature on the left.

A small tag makes a much bigger impact when you top it with more ribbon and Baker’s Twine bow.  Ribbon really is a magical element !

Autumn weather calls for a warming cup of chai, so I tucked a chai tea bag into the gift card wallet, and dressed up a honey stick for the pocket.  What a great gift!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the amazing Cheryl has in store for you.  Then be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog.  You can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and enter the drawing for a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and a free digital stamp set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Seahorse by the Sea for RRR July 2023 Blog Hop

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Seahorse by the Sea Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2023 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This beachy blue Seahorse by the Sea Card is my inspiration project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2023 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

This month’s hop is all about the beach. That’s one of my favorite places, and one of my favorite topics for crafting.  So I pulled out some gorgeous Paradise Aqua Seam Binding and Brown Sugar Baker’s Twine to dress up this beachy blue easel card.

Beachy Blues

Because I was working with scraps of my patterned paper, I had to join two panels to create the cover on this 7″ x 5″ card.  To cover up the seam, I adhered a strip of  3/8″ Turquoise Quatrefoil Satin Ribbon to a 1/4″ strip of Scor-Tape.

All these shades of aqua helped to create a wonderful beachy blue vibe for my card.  I added a beautiful board Seahorse, starfish, flat back pearls, and Beautiful Beads from Reneabouquets to finish out the scene.

Dress up the stopper for your beach easel card with some Sea Shell Beautiful Bits and Fine Pearl Glitter Glass.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  I love the fact that the Brown Sugar Baker’s Twine can be seen inside the card, too. The pocket doubles as the stopper for the easel mechanism.  You know me and my pockets!  I’m going to find a way to fit at least one in!

In addition to the gift card wallet that’s tucked into the larger pocket, I made a small side pocket that fits a small journal card and tag combo.

On With the Hop!

From here, hop on over to see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has prepared for you. Then make sure you pop over to the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month.  Your name will be entered into the drawing for a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon and a free Digital Stamp Set of your choice.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

Cheerio,

kathy