Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop - GUEST


Good morning, Blogger Peeps! I am the special guestie again for the May Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop, which starts at the RRR Blog! I want to thank Bonnie for inviting me to play along again this month! 

In fact, you should be coming to my blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.)

Here is a peeky at the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment


I always love a red, white, and blue assortment! My project today is a bit of a TEASER! I am only going to show you the cover of the mini album. To see the rest of the album and the tutorial, you will need to come back and visit me on May 20th! {insert evil laughter here}


Here is the story. I wanted to create a big, complicated project. I have not created anything of this scope since last fall. I have to work a lot more slowly than in the past. So...I have the cover and a few inside pages finished, but the bulk of the album won't be ready for about a week. You will just have to wait!

This book is 5 x 7 x 2 inches, with a flap closure. I created the cover from scratch using WorldWin Papers heavy weight chipboard. It will have 6 pages (12 pages front and back) when it is finished. I am using mostly Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport papers. (I will be sharing a tutorial for creating the base of the book!)


I used the RRR blue printed grosgrain ribbon (with boats) from the May Ribbon Club for the left side of the cover. I simply turned the ribbon "inside out" and used the back, which is a solid blue. I used Scor-tape to attach the ribbon to the album.


I created a small rosette with the blue diamond satin from the Ribbon Club. I glued the rosette to a tiny binder clip (which keeps the album closed), and then I added a metal button to the top of the ribbon. I tied a bit of the hemp cord to the button.


To decorate the spine of the album, I made two "tails" from the blue diamond satin ribbon. Then, I glued a flattened bottle cap to the top of the ribbon. I made a rosette from the cream lace that came in the May Ribbon Club, which I glued to the bottle cap. 

I used a circle punch to punch out a few circles from black cardstock. I punched an image from the printed paper with the same size circle punch. I stacked all the circles to make a center for the rosette. Now, I have a winner's ribbon...of sorts.


I created a small pocket to hold "mini magazine covers" for the front of the album. I wrapped some jute rope around the pocket. 


To see the whole album, including a tutorial for making it, visit me next week! You won't be disappointed! 

That's all from me! Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog next!

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

(A complete supply list will be posted on May 20th when the project is completed.)

Cardstock and Chipboard: WorldWin Papers 
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club, Hemp Cord, Jute Rope
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares; Beacon Fabri-tac; Score-tape

32 comments:

  1. This is yummy! Love all the rosettes, badges and the fabby design of the album. Can't wait to see the tute and the rest of the yumminess!

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  2. Oh, this is an awesome creation! Love the sort of rustic look and the
    color scheme is much to my taste. Fab work!

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli

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  3. I am in awe over this project - it is just fabulous with so many interesting details!

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  4. Absolutely stunning! Love the vintage goodness!

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  5. Wow - what a fantastic album Gloria. I can't wait to see the rest!

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  6. Awesome details, love the colors

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  7. Oh this cover is quite the teaser--I want you to crack that baby open so I can see it all!! I can be patient though, especially if a tutorial will be with it! I just love what you've done with the ribbon assortment! Awesome creation!

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  8. WOW, this is so cool! Thanx for the inspiration, DT hugs!

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  9. If this is any indication of the inside, well we already know it's awesome!

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  10. Great Album cover.
    Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful start for the album. You have such great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful start for the album. You have such great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow--the cover is fantastic!

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  14. Very beautiful and great colors

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  15. Fabulous album Gloria! Everything you create is unique and gorgeous! Of course, G45 papers make it all happen. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  16. Wow, this is great : ) Take care.

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  17. This looks wonderful! The ribbons look like they were made for these papers. I can't wait to see more!

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  18. It is so hard to have patience when you tease us so!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I can't wait to see more!!

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  19. Love the outside - very hard to wait for the inside. :) You rock, my friend!

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  20. Gorgeous outside to your creations. I'll be back to see more. 😊

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  21. This is awesome, Gloria. I love the vintage papers you chose. Can't wait to see the finished product. That evil laugh will haunt me til then. TFS

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  22. What a beautiful a beautiful love the papers you chose but I especially love the ribbon and lace you chose from the pack can't wait until the 20th!

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  23. Stunning! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest!

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  24. Oh my goodness, I wish I had your eye for this, every album I make looks outta place. But YOU make the paper, ribbon, and all the embellies flow naturally like it was meant to be. WOW!!! You are a tease, I gotta come back just to see what wonderful magic you have in store for us on the inside. I'll definitely be back!!
    Thank you for sharing
    "Happy Crafting"

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  25. Gorgeous!! I will definitely be here on the 20th!! Looking forward to the tutorial! TFS!

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  26. Un trabajo espectacular, impresionante y solo hemos visto la tapa, seguro el interior del album quedara precioso, felicidades por tan bonito trabajo, el dia 20 estaremos pendiente para ver el tutorial y el recto del album, saludos.

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  27. This is a beautiful piece of work, congrats, will be waiting to see the rest!!!

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  28. Just found your blog and read about how close you are to the fires. I think that's pretty scary and pray you stay safe! Will be watching your blog now!

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  29. Just found your blog and read about how close you are to the fires. I think that's pretty scary and pray you stay safe! Will be watching your blog now!

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