Friday, July 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon and CardMaker Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a blog hop with the CardMaker team! Plus, we are featuring the amazing products from Scor-Pal! Get ready for some fun!

The July Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop starts at the CardMaker Blog! If you missed any of the stops, check the link list at the end of this post.

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

Check out the RRR July Ribbon Club! Hot yellows and greens! Perfect for summer projects!

Bonnie also carries a nice supply of Scor-Pal products. Check them out HERE!

I love Scor-tape and have it in several sizes! I use my Scor-Pal tool EVERY DAY! It sits next to my paper trimmer and sees a lot of use.

I created a notepad holder for you today. These are fun to make, and super easy. They make good gifts, plus it's a way to use up your scraps!

I used some bits of Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue paper and the HOT ribbons from the July Ribbon Club.

To create the notepad holder, trim black cardstock to 5 1/4 x 8 inches. Score at 2 1/2" and 2 3/4" to create a holder for a 2 1/2 x 8 inch notepad. (Note: if you cannot find 2 1/2 x 8" notepads, your local office supply store will trim 5 x 8" notepads in half, for a small fee.)

Use Scor-tape to attach a length of ribbon to the cardstock before covering the notepad holder with paper. Decorate as desired. I used Scor-tape to attach the ribbon trim to the front of the notepad cover.

Cover the top of the notepad with paper. (This is to hide the "ugly" notepad binding.) Use Scor-tape to attach the notepad into the holder.

I hope you enjoy the hop! Make sure to leave a comment to be entered for the prize drawing!

Hop over to Cherry's Blog next!

** The Blog Hop will be open from 7/13 to 7/20 and there will be a prize offered on the RRR Blog for a randomly selected comment. RRR will also be giving away two additional July Ribbon Club Assortments, one from comments on a random RRR designer's blog and one from comments on a random CardMaker designer's blog.
Cardstock: American Crafts
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue
Chipboard: Graphic 45
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club
Tools: Scor-Pal scoring tool
Adhesive: Scor-tape
Other: notepad

Blog Hop List:
CardMaker Blog -
Trudy -
Linda -
Anya -
Judy –
Bonnie -
Carolyn -
Heidi -
Patti -
Misty -
Colleen -
Dawn -
Gloria -  - YOU ARE HERE!
Cherry -
Emily -
Kimberly -
Debbie -
Jeanne -
Corri -
Guest Designer - Sandee -
Cheryl -
RRR Blog -


  1. What a lovely idea. Might just have to have a go at one (or two) of these.

  2. Great tutorial! Love this!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial, this would be great a Christmas pressies. Another thing on my got to do list now lol Thanks again.

  4. What a super fun project!!! LOVE the papers and love the use of the ribbon!!

  5. Anonymous5:51 AM

    Very beautiful and elegant!
    Pearl x

  6. Very cute! These would make great stocking stuffers!

  7. I like it! Great idea. Thanks!

  8. this is really great! I love g45 so I'm always looking for inspiration. Thanks!

  9. FAB! Love it! Those flamingos are just too cute :)

  10. This is a great project idea Gloria. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love your design paper together with the fun bright ribbons.

  11. Neat notepad holder! TFS

  12. Thank you for sharing your FABulous idea! I have to come up with make'n'takes for two charity crops and I think this would be a great one to how it uses all those 'scraps' too! :)

  13. Nice project! Thanks for the tutorial!

  14. Great idea I will have to make some of these! thanks for sharing.

  15. Great idea, very pretty!

  16. Gorgeous Gloria!
    I think I wouldn't want to use it and mess it up! :)

    True :D

  17. Hello sweet Gloria!!! HUGS my dear!!! Gorgeous project! LOVING those flamingos!! :)

  18. Love how you did the inside too, to match. Beautiful!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  19. LOVE the paper and ribbon :) I have a ton of these already printed out with the template and have them on the to do list...rofl, they've been on that list since the Christmas after Jamie showed it to us, someday @@

  20. This is a fabulous idea! Great way to use up scraps. Hugs, Robin

  21. What a great idea! TFS
    Miranda :)

  22. Great idea and the ribbon looks great with this paper.

  23. Lovely notecard holder. Great idea to cover the "icky" binding on the note pad.

  24. Wonderful creation!

  25. Great gift idea, thanks!

  26. Neat project. Nice way to personalize a notepad for yourself or someone else.

  27. Neat project. Nice way to personalize a notepad for yourself or someone else.

  28. What a great way to use of so many papers! I love this one...your always so creative

  29. just love that Graphic 45 !!!
    Barbara Bird

  30. Great idea! Awesome way to use the ribbon.

  31. Very ellegent!Love it. I want to do one of these. Thank you.

  32. check out all that 'limey' goodness this month! I love how it goes with your G45 paper choice. thanks for the quick tutorial too!

  33. What a great project for a gift for someone. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  34. Great idea for my girls to carry as they head back to school. They alway want something out of the ordinary

  35. What a neat idea for making something pretty out something kind of ugly!! TFS

  36. Thanks for sharing this creative project with us!
    Will be making one, or more, soon!


  37. Love that notepad! what a combination----Really Reasonable Ribbon and Graphic 45 papers--an amazing project!

  38. Such a cute mini notepad! I love making those and hadn't thought so much about adding ribbon like you have.

  39. A very nice way to dress up a plain note pad. Great tutorial!
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  40. I have "a thing" for notepads, so my heart skipped a beat. It skipped another beat when you mentioned using up scraps, and then another when you included a tutorial. Thanks! I love it.

  41. Great project--love the flamingos!

  42. i love it!!! the green ribbon adds a perfect pop!!!

  43. This is such a cute idea for Fall craft shows. Thanks so much for the terrific craft show...going to have to pull my tools out and get busy.

  44. Great idea. I will remember this for holiday gifts.

    Thanks! Love Ribbon!

  45. I love making pads also. Thank you for sharing your idea.

  46. Beautiful project. Iris