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Echo Park Little Ladybug Shaker Card for RRR


Echo Park Little Ladybug Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a super sweet Echo Park Little Ladybug Shaker Card to share with you.  It’s all dressed up in beautiful trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The happy vibe and bright colors are like a tonic in the middle of winter, and remind us that spring will be back before we know it!

Remember being a kid and catching ladybugs?  Trap one carefully between your palms and then recite, “Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home,” as those tiny legs tickle your hands.  Open your thumbs just enough to let that little ladybug crawl back out into the sunlight, then watch her fly away home as directed.  Ah, the simple joys of childhood!  I think perhaps that’s why I let this collection fall into my cart.  Well, that and the lovely red, aqua and black color palette!

Dots and Checks

This card is a study in dots and checks, isn’t it?   Black 3/8″ Satin Swiss Dots ribbon forms the borders at the top and bottom of the card while 5/8″ Houndstooth Plaid makes for a perky bow beneath my floral arrangement.  We have aqua checks in the background paper and little floral dots in the accent paper.  I didn’t realize it while I was making the card, but I certainly see it now, and I like what I see!

A Peek Inside

The inside of this cheery card has lots of fun surprises built into the design.  I’ve used a Peppermint Baker’s Twine bow to secure the flap page.  Simply wrap the twine around the panel before you adhere it to the card base.

There’s a cute little pocket/tag combo and a bit of chocolate hiding behind that flap as well as room to write a little note.


And of course, there’s a pocket!  This one is filled with a red and black teabag, honey crystal packet and a little magnet or door knob hanger.  This bright and happy card is sure to brighten up even the coldest, greyest winter day!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friend!




Stamperia Sweet Winter Christmas Shaker Card

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Christmas Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Sweet Winter Christmas Shaker Card sparkles and shines  just like the holiday!  Beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon bows, heat-embossed Reneabouquets snowflakes, die cut glitter leaves, a mixed media shaker frame and frosty gems and sequins mimic the twinkling lights on the tree.   Shades of aqua and pink give it a wonderful vintage feel, too.  And that graceful skater takes me back to the fun back yard ice rinks of my youth.  I, however, was not graceful on skates!  I spent more time picking myself up off the ice than I did gliding over the surface. It was all wonderful fun whether I was gliding upright, or sliding on my bum!

Bluebird Gingham Bow

While I enjoy creating traditional red, green and gold Christmas projects, I also genuinely enjoy creating in a non-traditional color palette. Why? Using a non-traditional color palette means that I can leave this card out on display throughout the winter season, which I like.  It’s like getting more bang for your crafting buck!

I’m also a huge fan of plaid or gingham ribbons and metallic accents on my Christmas cards.  Really Reasonable Ribbon Bluebird Gingham pops against the softer pastel colors of this card.  And silver metallic string adds another layer of sparkle to the design.

A Peek Inside

Everyone knows you need a hot cuppa and a snack to revive yourself after skating out in the cold.  So I added a pocket inside the card and filled it with a seasonal tea bag, honey stick and chocolate treat.  After all, you just burned all those calories out on the ice!  You can afford to have a bit of chocolate indulgence, right?

No matter what color palette you are using on your Christmas projects, you can no doubt find the perfectly matched Really Reasonable Ribbon to dress it up.

Whether you are crafting, or baking, decorating or shopping, I hope you take a minute today to enjoy the beauty and wonder of this season.  It passes so quickly…be sure to make a memory or two!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




How to Create a Shabby Chic Christmas Shaker Frame

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How to Create a Shabby Chic Christmas Shaker Frame & Reneabouquets Unboxing Video

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to learn how to create a shabby chic Christmas shaker frame?  Oh, good!  I was hoping  you would say yes to that question!  On Sunday, I received my Reneabouquets Brand Ambassador Christmas box and I thought it might be fun if we opened that up together.  With a tutorial and an unboxing video in our future, it’s going to be a very merry Make & Take Tuesday!

Prima Candy Cane Lane Christmas Shaker Card

Shaker cards are one of my favorite things to make, especially at Christmas time!  Those shiny sequins and bright bobbles echo the luster of Christmas lights.  I could not resist the urge to alter this Christmas De-Light-ful frame and turn it into a shaker.  It only takes a few minutes thanks to embossing ink, powder and Mica Spray, but the results are, well, delightful!

Prima Candy Cane Lane papers are a match made at the North Pole.  This shabby chic Christmas collection is a wonderful mix of traditional Christmas images and patterns with a soft, shabby chic color palette.  I’ll give you a peek at the paper collection in the unboxing video below.

Dress your altered frame up with some gorgeous mulberry flowers and printed Beautiful Board for a stunning finish.

A Peek Inside

More shabby chic details await inside this 5×7 top fold card base.

TIP: Upgrade your card to card folio status by simply adding a little flap page to the top of the card interior.  All you need to is to score a 1/2″ flap on one side of an image.  Then adhere the flap behind your panel of patterned paper.  Instant upgrade!

Create a sweet gift card holder and a sentiment panel behind the flap. How fun is that?

TIP: Repeat elements from the card front inside the card to tie everything together beautifully.  The darling deer on the cover of a tea wallet picks up on the sweet deer in the shaker frame image.

Tuck a tea bag and a honey stick inside, and now you have a lovely gift for your favorite tea drinker.  Cocoa packets, chocolate or instant coffee packets work, too.

How to Create a Shabby Chic Christmas Shaker Frame Tutorial & Unboxing Video on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I open my box of Christmas goodies from Reneabouquets and then watch me create this shabby chic Christmas shaker frame, then grab a cuppa and enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

I hope you enjoyed watching this process video.  I have lots more Christmas surprises planned, so look for another posting tomorrow.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Apple Season Shaker Card

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Apple Season Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Simple Stories Country Harvest

Hello, Friends!  An Apple Season Shaker Card reminds us that Fall is right around the corner.  It’s my favorite season of the year, so I had a wonderful time making this card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon Brown and Cream Plaid. Putting this mixed media card together with Simple Stories Country Harvest papers was sheer joy!  It brought back so many warm memories from my childhood.

My family used to go apple picking every September, and if I close my eyes, I can transport myself right back to the glorious old orchard where we did our picking.  The sun warmed the juices of the apples that had dropped on the ground, and the aroma of fermented apple juice filled the air.  The trees were so laden with plump, ripe apples that the branches bowed low to the ground.  You had to watch out for wasps, though, because they loved apple picking season just as much as we did, and they were zealous protectors of the harvest. Yikes!

Apple Season Card Shaker Frame

Transform a chipboard frame from the paper collection as follows:

  • First, apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink directly to the outside of the frame.
  • Next, apply Crackle Texture randomly around the edges of the frame through Bibi Cameron’s Stencil .  As the crackle texture dries, the ink will seep through and add color to the paste.
  • Now cut a 4 5/8″ square of acetate and adhere to the back of the frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape. Trim any acetate that happens to over hang the frame.
  • Then, apply 1/4″ foam tape to the back of the frame.  I like to use 3 layers.
  • Next, fill the frame with buttons and sequins.
  • Now mat the 4×4 apple image from the paper collection on a 4 1/2″ square of kraft cardstock and adhere face down over the foam tape.  Trim away any excess that shows beyond the edges of the shaker frame.

Add a cute tag to the side of the card, and top it with Brown Sugar Baker’s Twine. Tuck more twine bows into your floral clusters and add the gingham bow and Reneabouquets butterfly as the perfect finishing touches.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket and a tuck spot inside the card to finish it off with style.


Create a tea/gift card wallet with scraps of designer paper, and dress up a honey stick with a little banner flag.

Cards like this make such great gifts, and are even pretty enough to set out as part of your fall home decor.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!




Sail Away Shaker Pop Up Card

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Sail Away Shaker Pop Up Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Sweet Sunshine

Hello, Friends!  Here’s a super fun to make Sail Away Shaker Pop Up card to get your crafty mojo flowing!  I’ve paired up Glory Blue Seam Binding and Airmail Baker’s Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon with some nautical patterns and images from Photoplay Paper’s Sweet Sunshine Paper Collection.  I’m really enjoying working with these summery papers!

How to make the Shaker Window

This pop up window is very easy to make thanks to the Mini Slim Build a Window Dies from Photoplay Paper.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cover a Maker’s Series Pop-Up Card Base with a 3 3/8″ x 6 1/4″ panel of the blue wave print from Sweet Sunshine.
  • Next, mat a 3 1/4″ x 6 1/8″ panel of the beach fun pattern over the blue.
  • Now cut a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ square of the light blue waves and adhere in the center of the card front.
  • Locate the 2 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ rectangle die and the oval die from the Build a Window Die. Leave the oval die attached to the die frame, but remove the tag die that’s in the center.
  • Now die cut the dark blue wave pattern.  This will create the shaker window. Cut acetate to cover the back and add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape.
  • Adhere the sailboat sticker in the center of the light blue waves. Then add your shaker mix and place the frame over the image.

Glory Blue Seam Binding Ribbon is the perfect shade for this project!  Die cut the tag from white cardstock, stamp it with a sentiment stamp (linked below) and tie it to the frame with Airmail Baker’s Twine.

Easy Peasy Pop Up Card

Do pop up cards make your palms sweat?  Then try out the Photoplay Maker’s Series Pop Up card base.  It makes this cute pop up mechanism in no time flat!  Just add some more stamped sentiments and a handy gift card pocket and your work is done.

This sweet tag is the perfect addition to blank sentiment card and gift card pocket.  The final touch is adding a couple of sweet seagulls from Reneabouquets.  (They are really doves…but if you don’t tell, I won’t either!)

That’s another fun summer card in the card bank, my friends!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!