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Because of the Brave Patriotic Card RRR Hop

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Because of the Brave Patriotic Card for The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Because of the Brave Patriotic Card is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2024 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

Our theme this month is Patriotic Ribbon.  I’m always more than happy to pull out my red, white and blue papers, trims and flowers.  It seems like anything I make in this color palette turns out well.  Let’s take a closer look at this card, shall we?

Red, White and Blue Ribbons, Trims and Flowers

I dressed this 5″ x 7″ top fold card up with lots of pretty ribbons, trims and flowers from the RRR shop.  Light Navy Checkerboard Satin Ribbon (links are below this post) adds elegance and shimmer to my mulberry flower cluster.  Airmail Baker’s twine is the perfect addition, adding texture and reinforcing the color palette.

TIP: Use mulberry flowers in different shapes, sizes and colors to create a lovely floral arrangement on your card.  And don’t forget the mulberry leaves!  You can find links to all these beautiful posies in the supply list below this post.

A Peek Inside

Carry the patriotic theme inside the card with more stars and stripes.  Break up the bold patterns with just a touch of the petite floral cluster patterned paper.

Change things up by adding a pocket on the TOP of the card.  Then mat a panel of off white cardstock on blue, trim out with paper scraps, add a sticker and tuck inside the pocket.  This creates plenty of room to add a personal note, a photo, and even a gift card.

On With the Hop!

Did I forget to mention that you can win a great prize just for hopping along and getting inspired?  Simply visit the blogs in the hop, then finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and you’re eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to RRR and the digital stamp set of your choice from Bonnie’s shop.

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.

Three cheers for the red, white and blue, y’all!  Enjoy the hop!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial

Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial to share with you!  it’s made with some of my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and flowers, Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling, and Reneabouquets Paper Pretties.

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This is a great big banner with 8 pennants in 3 different styles and sizes.  I’ve stitched them onto a Silky Crushed Satin Navy Ribbon with a Navy Stitched Burlap Ribbon Topper.  I think this is my favorite banner so far this year with its sandcastles, beach huts, paddle boards and starfish!

I always follow this sequence when making my banners:

  • First, die cut the individual pennants or tag liners.
  • Next, machine stitch around the edges of each pennant to make a sort of “frame” for the collage.
  • Then, evenly space the pennants along the length of your ribbon.  Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place.
  • Now, top the pennants with lace or a contrasting ribbon.
  • Finally, stitch the pennants to the ribbons.  Stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon to ensure that the banner lays flat when on display.
  • Now all  you have to do is decorate your banner.

Several of you have asked me if you have to stitch the pennants to the ribbon.  No, you don’t.  You can attach with Fabric-Tac or iron on interfacing.  Or, simply attach your pennants with cute clothespins.

Shaking it Up Down by the Seashore

The central pennant is a G45 Kraft Tag topped with a fun shaker frame.  Reneabouquets Butterflies, Laser Cut Starfish and Tiny Shells help to dress things up.

Beach Flowers

The corner pennants on each end feature Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid Ribbon Bows topped with Gold Metallic String Bows and lots of pretty mulberry flowers.

Sand Sun Surf Banner Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to create this pretty bit of home decor?  Then please grab a cuppa, a snack and enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Now I want to run away to the beach.  How about you?

If you’d rather not make your own banner, you can purchase this one from my Etsy Shop.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments

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Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments Stamps share center stage with Really Reasonable Ribbon trims & flowers today.  It’s “all the way springtime” here in North Carolina, and my flower-loving soul has to celebrate all the vibrant blooms in a flirty, feminine greeting card.  If you don’t already have one, go grab a cuppa and join me as we take a closer look at today’s card creation.

Happiness Blooms Here

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A good sentiment stamp is worth its weight in gold.  That’s the way I feel, anyway.  Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments Stamps & Dies is really, really good. With 18 different mix and match sentiments in pretty fonts and 8 matching dies there is almost no end to how many combinations you can come up with.  I’ve paired them up with Stamperia Spring papers and Reneabouquets Pink Aurora Butterflies.  Here’s how this card came together:

Spellbinders Propagation Garden Step by Step
  • Stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Stamperia Spring paper to a 5″ x 7″ panel of Spellbinders Pink Jewel Tone Glitter paper.
  • Add a belly band with 2 cute tags tucked behind it.  Top the tags with 3/8″ Coral Rose Mini-Check Ribbon, Burlap String and Sweetheart Blossoms.
  • Next, die cut a round image from the paper collection and back it with dimensionals.
  • Now adhere a large Reneabouquets Pink Aurora Butterflies in the center of the die cut circle.
  • Then arrange a cluster of Really Reasonable Ribbon White Chrysanthemum, Pink Trellis Roses, and Pink/Ivory Cherry Blossoms around the focal image.  Follow the curve of the circle and add some die cut foliage beneath to make it look natural.
  • Tie a loopy bow with the Coral Rose Mini-Check Ribbon and tuck it beneath the flower cluster.  Top it off with an iridescent string bow.
  • Embellish with Pink Aurora Tiny Treasures, a vintage pink button and the Propagation Garden Wax Seal.
A Peek Inside

Have fun adding stamped messages inside the card, too.  I stamped on the flip page…

…and on the sweet little tag I tucked into a pocket inside the flip page.

How much do we love this darling little snail?  Add another sentiment stamp here, and on the postcard, too.  See?  I told you this was a fantastic stamp set.

I hope I shared some tips, supplies and ideas you can use in  your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2024 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2024 Blog Hop with Stamperia Brocante Vintage Gifts Tag Box

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Brocante Vintage Gifts Tag Box is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2024 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from  Gloria’s lovely blog.  The theme for our hop this month is “Flowers or Mother’s Day.”  I decided to combine the two, and made this adorable little tag box to hold a series of mini folios.

 

The box is all dressed up with beautiful white Magnolias, Mixed Pink Peony flowers and Mixed Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Robins’ Egg Blue Wrinkled Ribbon and Iridescent Metallic String add lovely texture and shine to the box design.  Add some adorable metal feet and you’ve got a gift worthy of mom!

What’s Inside the Box

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Create a set of 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mini folios to go inside the tag box.  Tie each one with more of the Robin’s Egg Blue ribbon and dress up with your favorite papers.

You can see the details of this project in this quick Project Share Video on my YouTube channel.

I’ve added the directions for creating the tag box and the mini folios in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. And don’t forget to pop on by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and enter the drawing for a $10 gift certificate and the free digital stamp set of your choosing.

Enjoy the hop!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Brocante Tea Cups Easel Card

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Stamperia Brocante Tea Cups Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers & Trims

Hello, Friends!  If you’re a tea lover like me, I think you’re going to enjoy this Stamperia Brocante Tea Cups Easel Card.  I’ve dressed it up with beautiful mulberry flowers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

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Do you love teal and tan color palettes as much as I do?  It’s such a calming color combo, and it really works on this 6×6 easel card.  I’ve clustered up an array of RRR Mulberry Flowers (listed below) with a beautiful Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon Bow.

Vintage buttons pulled from my stash add that antique shop feel to the card while precious silver tea charms and a teeny tiny spoon and tray make this card extra special.  I could not resist adding a shimmering Reneabouquets butterfly to the mix.  It was a perfect color match!

A Peek Inside

The tea party continues inside the card. This time, you can find a small tag pocket built into the easel mechanism.

It’s always fun to add a surprise element to a card, don’t you think?

I’ve added a gift card pocket that doubles as a stopper for the easel mechanism.  The gift card holder has a little pocket inside as well as room to add a little note.

If you haven’t tried tying a bow with wrinkled ribbon yet, I highly recommend it.  Because it is very thin, you can really get a nice “pouf” effect.  The texture is not too soft, so the bows hold their shape well.  And, it comes in a rainbow of colors, which is always nice.  Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon goes with just about anything, and almost seems to change hues depending on the papers/flowers it adorns.

Suddenly I feel the need for a cup of tea, so I think I’ll go rustle one up in the kitchen.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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