Winter Survival Kit

RRR Blog Hop: Winter Survival Kit with Authentique Wintery

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the January 2017 Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You should have arrived here from Karen’s lovely blog.  I’ve created a really fun Winter Survival Kit using the fabulous Sweetheart Mix in the January Ribbon Club Assortment.  These ribbons are great for Valentine’s Day, but they work well for winter projects, too!  Here’s a peek:

How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Winter seems to be one of those seasons that elicits strong feelings: you either love it or you hate it.  Having grown up in New England, I had to endure my share of long, harsh winters.  I guess I am somewhat disloyal to the land of my birth, because I don’t miss winter one bit!  Yes, the snow is pretty.,.but it is so COLD!  Your hands get chapped, your lips get chapped, you catch colds, your nose runs, and this goes on day after day after day.  So, for those of you who are still stuck in a northern climate, I’ve created a handy dandy little Winter Survival Kit.

I traced around some packaging to create my Winter Survival Kit base box.  You could easily use a gift bag, but I wanted something really sturdy.  Authentique’s Wintery paper collection is a great playmate for the Sweetheart Mix Ribbons.  I love the way the red and white ribbons pop against these deep blue/grey papers.

I found this old die cut January calendar in my stash and glued it to the front of my Winter Survival Kit.  Then I painted a chipboard medallion with cream chalk paint and heat embossed it with shabby blue embossing enamel.  Next, I glued the snowman image in place using waste chipboard on the back to add extra dimension.

I love this teeny tiny chipboard birdhouse that I covered with papers from the collection.  The rusted heart, flowers and sentiment were glued onto a miniature slate that I found in my stash.

Don’t forget to decorate the sides of your Winter Survival Kit!

Ribbon borders add a pop of color and great texture to the top and bottom of the kit.

It’s What’s Inside that Counts!

Look at all the goodies I’ve packed in to my Winter Survival Kit.  Each item is decorated with ribbon from the Sweetheart Mix then wrapped with papers from the Wintery collection.  You’ll find just about everything you might need here to survive winter: Cut-a-Soup, Emergen-C, pocket pack of tissues, Chap Stick, hand cream,  antibacterial wipes, herbal tea, and a honey stick. The warmth and cheer inside this Winter Survival Kit is sure to chase away the winter blues!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over to Cherry’s blog to see what goodies she has cooked up for you.  There is a complete list of the blogs in this hop on the RRR Blog, so if you get lost, hop on over there and get back on track.

Visit all the blogs along the way, and leave some love behind.  When you”re through hopping, pop on over to the RRR Blog and answer the question of the month so you can be entered into a drawing to win your very own Sweetheart Ribbon Mix.

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  Each month you will receive a fabulous assortment of beautiful ribbons delivered right to your door. Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 9 different ribbon styles and consists of 16-18 yards of ribbon.

That’s all for me folks!  Stay warm, and thanks for hopping by!



28 thoughts on “Winter Survival Kit

  1. Deborah S

    Wow what an amazing project. The presentation is super and who wouldn’t love to receive a kit full of all those fun Winter survival items. Very well vdone!

  2. cbsumm

    Kathy I definitely require your survival kit. We live in Idaho and it has been really cold and the snow does not melt. It was 17 when I went to bed and went down to minus 7. Your packets for survival are precious wrapped in beautiful papers and ribbons.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Deborah! You really made my day with this lovely comment! The Ribbon Club Assortment this month is wonderful to work with!

  3. Judy B

    Being in the Midwest, I’ve had my share of cold winters too. My problem is, I’m still here. lol What a fun idea with all the things you might need to survive a wintery day. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Verna Angerhofer

    Great idea to have a winter survival kit. It sure has been cold in our area and we seem to get some snow every day lately. At least that is better then the freezing rain we had at Christmas. I love how you decorated you kits so beautifully too!

  5. Helen

    This survival kit is incredible. It will make a perfect gift for some friends of mine who struggle with winter. The ribbons throughout give it a special touch. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Sara Emily Barker

    This is adorable and the most thoughtful gift basket! I could see taking this to someone who is sick or in the hospital. I love that shabbied medallion, the chalk board and that little chalkboard heart and wee birdhouse! It’s these details that take your projects from fabulous to supercalefragelistic! And those snowy images are soooo sweet! We are enjoying a balmy 70 plus degree day, so fun to look at, but not needing any of those cold weather goodies! Sending hugs! (Thank you for your amazing note–totally made my day!)

  7. Jenny L.

    Hi Kathy,
    what a very super creation, and such a great idea the winter’s survival kit.
    I love you wonderful design of this, and everything you have done to create it.
    Those ribbons, flowers, and the images are gorgeous.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Gloria Stengel

    Adorable. All those vintage images almost make me wish for winter….but not quite! Like you, I do not miss winter cold one little bit! LOL This project is so full of thoughtful details. Whoever receives this, will treasure it!!

  9. Carla Hundley

    How welcomed this would be
    to receive during the winter!
    Very pretty and fun.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Karen Letchworth

    Very pretty as always, Kathy. This month’s ribbon assortment is one of my all-time favorites.

  11. soozyb2013

    Lovely “survival” kit Kathy. You always put a smile on my face when I see what you load into these projects! Receiving something like this would warm anyone’s heart.

  12. Carol

    Well I need this kit today, we have snow!!!. I blame you really my friend , I mean you mentioned it and it’s here.. luckily it’s not too bad where I live. I love what you have done with your box. The little birdhouse is gorgeous as are the ribbons. Love it all Hugs xx

  13. Sue LD

    Love this idea! I live in NE Ohio and so far winter has been ok but you never know when it will change. I am never without my lip balm. I like your choice of papers and embellishments.

  14. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, sounds like a good survival kit to very welcome in winter blues. you did well. I love RRR as well, and look forward each month to the new assortment of colors an textures. …hugs have a good day. raining here, but no snow.

  15. Vicki R.

    Kathy, this is so amazing and fun! I love all of the little details and texture you have added. What a great little surprise for someone living in your native NE! TFS!

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