Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop!

The June Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop starts at the RRR Blog!

You should be coming to my blog from Dawn's Blog.

Check out the RRR June Ribbon Club! All that yummy red, white, and blue ribbon!


I pretty much bleed red, white, and blue. My dad, all four brothers, several uncles, cousins, and nephews, even my husband's aunt, served our country, both during war and peacetime. One of my distant great uncles was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War! To say I am a patriot is an understatement. I love my country!
Here is the card I made for the hop, with all of that red, white, and blue goodness!


I recently purchased some stamps from Stamper's Best as part of their Operation Write Home collection. I stamped the flag in gray ink, and then stamped the Band of Brothers over it in black. I live next to a Marine base and my church is a huge support to the troops and their families. This card reminds us that where men (and women) are willing to die for freedom, there is hope.


I found this vintage barn star at a craft fair somewhere. I purchased several sizes. I wish I had purchased more! One of my sisters-in-law collects stars and every time see one of these barn stars, I think of her!


I used the wide red satin horizontal stripe ribbon to wrap around the base of the card, then clipped some of the red, white, and blue diamond satin ribbons to make a "medal" with the star.


I used more of the diamond satin ribbon to create strips on the inside of the card.


The stars are die cuts made using a Spellbinders die template. 

I hope you enjoy the hop! Make sure to leave a comment! I love your comments!

Hop over to Cherry's Blog next! She is very talented and sure to have some major eye candy for you!

Cardstock: American Crafts blue, Neenah natural white
Designer paper: Authentique Genuine
Stamps: Stampers Best: Old Glory, Band of Brothers; Stampin' Up! sentiment
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wicked Black, Seattle Sky
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club
Star: craft supply
Die cut: Spellbinders Stars Five
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam tape

29 comments:

  1. just wonderful!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  2. Gloria, this is REALLY outstanding!

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  3. Awesome patriotic card!

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  4. Wonderful card Gloria!! Love how you used the ribbon and I love the stamped images too--I will have to check those out.

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  5. great card
    hugs chrissy 0
    xx

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  6. Love the flag stamped behind the band of brothers...awesome!

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  7. This is one awesome card. I LOVE everything about it!!!

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  8. You did an awesome job on your card. I love the image, and the use of ribbon.

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  9. Beautiful patriotic card.


    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  10. I can't wait to try this! I love this color combo - so patriotic.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  11. Your work is most inspiring!

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  12. The gray background really makes the colors stand out! Very nice.

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  13. gorgoues....happpppppppppppy travelin

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  14. This is a fantastic card, what else can be said!

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  15. I love your beautiful card. The combination of paper, stamps and ribbon.

    l.allen09@yahoo.com

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  16. what a precious, beautiful card.

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  17. The cards is so pretty. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful vacation!!!

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  18. that "band of brothers" stamp is such a powerful image - love the way you layered it over the flag image!

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  19. AWESOME card!
    Miranda :)
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  20. gloria, really like how you showcased the ribbon so well. i think i need to order some of that dimond satin ribbon, nice stuff

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  21. What a wondeful card. Love the stamp.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  22. Hi, Beautiful card very different, Margaret x

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  23. I like how you have used this beautiful ribbon on your wonderful card.

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  24. Love the stamp you used and I need that ribbon! Love the texture and graphic quality.

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