Vintage Style Patriotic Banner with Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! If you love the red, white and blue like I do, then I think you’re going to enjoy today’s Vintage Style Patriotic Banner. I dug deep into my stash and found just enough of this retired Authentique paper to put this beauty together. It’s all dressed up with beautiful Patriotic Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon, rosettes, die cut stars and red, white and blue posies.
Yes, this was a fun project! Let’s take a closer look at all the details, shall we?
Patriotic Ribbon for a Patriotic Banner
Here are all the ways I used ribbon when I made this project:
First, position each pennant between a layer of Random Stars Satin Ribbon and White Netting Ribbon.
Next, tie Airmail Baker’s Twine Bows between each pennant and top with a pretty button.
Then, tie 3 1/2″ double loop Patriotic Plaid Bows (with a little help from your Zutter Bow it All Tool).
Now, add itty bitty 1/2″ White Burlap String Bows to the itty bitty die cut banners and star garland embellishments and top them with itty bitty buttons.
Sadly, this gorgeous paper collection from Authentique is no longer available. But sometimes, if you do an online search, you can find little bits and pieces of it are still out there. I wish I had more, as it’s probably my all time favorite patriotic paper collection.
Holidays always feel more festive when you add a banner to your décor! And adding beautiful ribbons to a banner definitely helps to make them more beautiful.
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2023 Blog Hop: Patriotic Ribbons
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Really Reasonable RibbonMay 2023 Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog. Our theme this month is “Patriotic Ribbon.” So I pulled out my red, white and blue ribbons, a gorgeous new paper collection from Photoplay Paper and created a star-spangled creation to inspire you today.
All good blog hops have prizes, so there are some treats up for grabs, too! Comment over on the RRR BLOG to be entered into the drawing for a $10 gift certificate and one free digital stamp set of your choice. Now, Let’s get on with the hop!
Land That I Love
I don’t know about you, but I am deeply grateful for all the American men and women who have served our country in the military. This card celebrates that with the bold and beautiful colors of our country’s flag.
Top off that beautiful bow cluster with a gold metallic string bow, vintage safety pin and enamel patriotic charm for a perfect finish.
A Peek Inside
The celebration continues inside the card! Of course, I added a pocket!
On With the Hop!
Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my friend Cherylhas prepared for you. Remember to finish up over on the RRR blog where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month and enter the drawing for that gift certificate and digital stamp set!
Hello, Friends! This Red White and Blue Country Wheelbarrow reminds us that we are coming up on some of my favorite summer holidays. Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day will be here before we know it! So I broke out my patriotic Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Paper Land That I Love collection to dress up this adorable Spellbinders Country Road Wheelbarrow.
This 5 1/2″ square greeting card is all about the stars and stripes! RRR Striped Satin Ribbon provides a beautiful border above and below the Country Wheelbarrow. I’ve filled it with patriotic flowers and foliage die cut with the Country Roads Garden Builder set. Airmail Baker’s Twine Bows add a soft country finish beneath Deep Red Cherry Blossoms and Blue Cottage Roses.
TIP: Fussy cut the floral cluster and flags from the Photoplay Uncle Sam hat 3×4 image. Then tuck it behind the wheelbarrow to add another layer of depth and dimension to the card design.
A Peek Inside
Don’t you love these beautiful papers? Red white and blue always looks phenomenal in a project!
TIP: Add ribbon on top of the pocket to create a festive border. Secure the ribbon with 1/4″ Scor-Tape for a quick and easy finish.
I’m proud to be an American, so I always look forward to creating festive patriotic projects at this time of year! No matter what country you are from, you should be proud of your nation, display its colors and celebrate your heritage.
I hope I shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!
Hello, Friends! Bees are buzzing and flowers are blooming, so I’m popping in to share this Honeybee Shaker Card with Custom Dyed Ribbon. It’s adorned with Ribbon, Metallic String and Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
You might recognize this Elizabeth Craft Designs Honeybee from an earlier post. This time I dressed her up in shades of aqua and coral. She’s headed for the spring flowers inside that shaker frame for sure!
Create the shaker frame with an Everythings Blooming Large Doily. Die cut a circle from acetate and adhere to the back. Then add 3 layers of foam tape and press over your selection of sequins, buttons and beads.
Die cut the honeycomb from patterned paper. Keep the punch out pieces, flip to the reverse side and glue inside the cells. You can also scatter some sequins in for a touch of sparkle.
Custom Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon to the Rescue!
What do you do when you don’t have perfect shade of ribbon in your stash? I turn to my white seam binding ribbon! Then I pull out my Distress Inks and add just the colors I want. Here’s how.
First, cut about 1 yard of white seam binding ribbon.
Next, select 3 complementary shades of Distress Ink. For this card, I chose Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Fossilized Amber.
Swipe the Distress Ink Pads on a non-stick craft sheet, then mist with water until small color droplets form.
Dip the seam binding ribbon through the inky puddles. Don’t swipe, or the colors will get muddy.
Dry the ribbon with a heat gun between applications, and repeat until you are happy with the final result.
If your ribbon is wrinkled, you can iron with a warm iron. But I like the crinkles!
Now tie your pretty bow and top with Iridescent Metallic String.
A Peek Inside
Add a cute side pocket inside your card, then fill with a mini note card and packet of wildflower seeds.
Create a cute little tag with Honeybee and Bloom stamps from the Everything’s Blooming release. Tie waxed linen thread around the top and add a bee charm to complete the theme.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Hello Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2023 Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Gloria’slovely blog. Mother’s Day is our theme for April, so I’ve dished up a deliciously feminine shaker card that’s loaded with flowers, butterflies, sequins and of course, Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Mom is the Best Ever!
Coral Rose Mini Check Ribbon is the perfect complement for this 5×7 shaker card. I’ve placed poufy bows tied with the 3/8″ width in opposite corners of the shaker element to help frame it.
Paper pretties from Reneabouquets also adorn this flirty, feminine card.
I love the way the Mini Check Coral Rose Ribbon picks up on the pink in our Flower Girl’s scarf and the pink gingham paper.
A Peek Inside
I’ve added a kinetic waterfall element inside the card. Write a partial greeting on each panel. As the tab is pulled, you can read the entire message. So fun!
Of course, I added a pocket to the card. Create a little gift envelope by scoring and folding a 6×8 paper panel. Then tuck a tea bag, honey stick and wildflower packet inside. It’s nice to give Mom something to enjoy now, and something to enjoy later, too!
On With the Hop!
Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog. You can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month to be entered into the drawing for a $10 gift card at Really Reasonable Ribbon.