Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Hampton Art/DCWV Blog Hop, scroll down.


Welcome! The December Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop starts at the RRR Blog!

You should be coming to my blog from Ginny's Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.)

Check out the RRR December Ribbon Club. I love these "retro" colors.


My quest to make some Christmas cards prior to December 25 is not going very well. I find I have too much going on to sit down and make any! I am thankful that I can make a few for Design Team work. At least some people will get a card this year! Here is one more to add to the pile!

 
I picked through all of my Christmas paper pads to find some pinks and blues to match the ribbon. Reason #7982 why it is good to HOARD product! That amazing, vintage image I used is from Oxford Impressions. This is a company I just found and they have AMAZING vintage images. I ended up with three new sets of stamps. Happy day!


Even more amazing is this yummy bow! I used three ribbons from the December Club: tulip Swiss dots grosgrain, mineral ice diamond satin, and Anastasia white crochet lace. I clipped the back off a glitter snowflake button and added that to the top of the bow.

 
I decided to NOT color my image, but to treat it like an old-fashioned photograph.


I jazzed up the inside of the card a bit with more ribbon and some punched snowflakes. And the lovely Graphic 45 stamp. Not loving the snowflakes, but I glued them down and cannot remove them without having to re-do the whole inside. Not happening!
 
I hope you enjoy the hop! Make sure to leave a comment! I love your comments!

Hop over to Cherry's Blog next!

Also, my very dear friend Jacquie is the RRR Guest Designer this month! Please make sure you stop by her blog! I met Jacquie about 5-6 years ago at our local scrapbook store and we instantly became friends. She is very creative and innovative. And funny as all get out!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!

RRR Blog
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE
Cherry
Bonnie
Jacquie - guest DT
RRR Blog



 

Cardstock: American Crafts Rocky Road; Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Designer paper: Echo Park Season's Greetings; Memory Box Yuletide
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rhubarb Stalk; Ranger Distress Old Paper
Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps/Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium; Oxford Impressions Season of Giving
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Colorbox Clearsnap Chalk Creamy Brown
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax
Button: Michael's Crafts
Tools: Bow Easy; Spellbinders Grand Calibur; EK Success border punch
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Beacon Fabri-tac

36 comments:

FeistyCrafter said...

Sometimes life gets in the way, so I try to start my cards in August. Sometimes that doesn't go as plan either. Haha.
Your card is beautiful and I'm sure the person will be very pleased with it and special to receive a card from you.

Makeesia Smith said...

I really love how you put this pretty card together.I also like the snowflakes too.

Maria said...

beautiful card

stamping sue said...

lovely card and such a pretty bow on the card.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sandi McLean said...

Sweet card, reminds me of a box of pastel covered chocolates!

Bonnie said...

Love your card Gloria and that bow is amazing. I really like the crochet lace in the bow too. So pretty!!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful card! I love the vintage look and your bow is amazing! TFS

pollyspaper said...

This card is so pretty Gloria : ) and the bow is just perfect. I really love that stamp. I am not so good at stamping : ( I have shakey hand issues.The colors you picked are really lovely. Huggs from Ginny

Kris B said...

How pretty! Love your bow, it's lovely! Your DP is cute too! TFS

contadinak said...

just lovely, gloria. yes, these papers coordinate perfectly! love your card - vivian

Carol S said...

Very pretty cards!

correnadotme said...

Beautiful ribbons and I love the way you put them on your card.

Jacquie Southas said...

Thanks for the shout out! As always, you have combined paper & ribbon to make a masterpiece!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful.

Karen Letchworth said...

An absolutely amazing inspiration piece - thanks for sharing. I just LOVE RRR and appreciate this awesome blog hop.
Blessings,
Karen

christi said...

what a cute image. I love how you did the ribbon. so cute.

kdnkdd said...

So pretty and delicate.

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful card, great papers and love the ribbons.

McStamper said...

What a wonderful card. Love the inside, too.

{Jennie} said...

Beautiful work. I barely finished my own cards, never enough time to get it all done! :)

Sherry said...

beautiful vintage card!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

sooo pretty....and i love the sepia look of your image..that is my kind of stamping..merry christmas. cherry

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow, Gloria...I love these fresh pastel colors on a Christmas card. Your cards are lovely, and the ribbons add so much. I have my cards made, but haven't had time to sit down and send them. It gets sooooo busy this time of year!

Lucy said...

What a pretty card! I like the pastel colors.

LunaSi said...

Great cards

KC Inspired said...

I love how you combined different colors of ribbons. The inside of the card is a nice finish!

True :) said...

Beautiful Gloria! I hoard papers too. You never know when you'll need one....like that darling pink candy cane paper! :)

Hugs,
True :D

Regena said...

Love ur cards..esp the snowflake one..and the pastel colors are so pretty

Penny Walker said...

Great card love the ribbons. Thanks for sharing.

cathy said...

This is very pretty.

Ava Gavloski said...

hummm, gloria, is this a competition on stacking the bows!!! wink wink....triple, hey!!! well i guss i will just have to see what i can do, lololo
love the color combinations you selected and you even doubled up on the strip of ribbon ......hummm.
ava g

Jill said...

Beautiful cards. I love the beautiful bow on the first one. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

marg0006 said...

LOve the color combo of brown, pink & blue. Both cards are beautiful.

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Suzanne said...

Love how the papers match the ribbons.

Heather said...

Lovely card Gloria! I love how you used a couple different ribbons in your bow...so beautiful! I love the inside of your card too!
Hugs
Heather

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card--love the colors.