Monday, October 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop Guest

Good morning, Blogger Peeps! I am the special guestie for the October 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! It is always fun to play with ribbon! 

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 October Ribbon Club Assortment

I am a huge fan of traditional Christmas colors! I especially love the red and green plaid!

I decided to make something a bit more interesting than a card to share with you. This is a 5 x 6 x 1/2 inch "folder." This project makes a great gift card holder, or a folder for a music CD, or a place to put photos and a Christmas letter.

I used Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas papers because they are all red and green and lovely! The red and green plaid ribbon was perfect! I created a pleated border with the ribbon, that looks like luscious ribbon candy!

To create the folder, cut red cardstock to 6 x 10 1/2 inches. Score at 5 and 5 1/2 inches. Trim two 12-inch lengths of red and green plaid ribbon and attach them to the cardstock covers, front and back. This becomes the closure for the folder.

Trim Happy Holly Day paper to 5 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches. Rub edges with ink and attach to the outside of the folder. Use Graphic 45 gold washi tape to cover the spine, adding strength to the paper. (This is the back of the folder.)

Trim approximately 18 inches of red and green plaid ribbon. Using double-sided tape, pleat the ribbon along the edge of the washi tape spine. 

Add a few flowers, leaves, and berries to create a seasonal cluster at the top left edge of the folder. Trim the sentiment from printed paper and attach to the right of the cluster.

Trim the image from the Long Winter's Nap printed paper and attach to the folder with foam squares.

For the inside of the folder, create two pockets to hold tags, journal blocks, photo mats, or other items. Trim the Bundle to Toys paper to 5 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches. Rub edges with ink and attach to the inside of the folder. Use a Kiwi Lane template (Clara Lane 1A) to trace "snow hill" shapes from the Bundle to Toys reverse. Ink the edges. 

Use the paper shapes to make pockets by applying adhesive to the three straight sides of the paper. The left pocket is approximately 3 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches. The right pocket is approximately 5 7/8 x 3  1/2 inches.

Trim border strip from Ho Ho Ho paper, ink edges and add the strip to the top of the folder. Trim tags and journaling blocks from Up on the Housetops and Long Winter's Nap paper. Add ribbon to the tag shapes. Add chipboard elements to the pockets. Tie ribbon to the chipboard tag. 

If desired, create a photo mat for the right pocket. Trim red cardstock to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Trim green word paper from the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 6x6 pad to 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches. ink edges and attach to red cardstock. Add to pocket. 

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!

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

In case you just cannot get enough ribbon, you can start your Ribbon Club with BOTH the September and October assortments!

I made a fabbie card with the September assortment.

Click HERE for details.

And an altered item with the orange dot ribbon from the September Assortment.

Click HERE for details. There is so much ribbon in these assortments that you can create tons of projects from each!

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Original ColorMates Light Berry Red
Designer paper and chipboard: Graphic 45 ' Twas the Night Before Christmas
Washi tape: Graphic 45
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon October Ribbon Club
Floral spray, snowflake buttons: Michael's Crafts
Flower: Petaloo
Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares; Score-tape; Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue


  1. Oh, I looooooove this folder! I may have to scrap lift this design from you, as it is totally brilliant. You used the papers and ribbons to perfection! I love the pleated ribbon on the side...makes me think of old fashioned ribbon candy! How gorgeous!

  2. I always love your cards! The ribbon with the spider webs-LOVE! Your style of layering is always spot on!

  3. Fabulous me too love your folder! Love how the ribbon and your eye for classic vintage go hand in hand!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Peggy Lee

  4. Oh, I love all your creations! I want to be on your Christmas list LOL! What a gorgeous folder! The ribbon looks amazing! Your Halloween cards are beautiful too! I love all the layers and that gorgeous spiderweb ribbon!

  5. wonderful folder. I like the folded ribbon along the side...that is always a crowd pleaser.
    stamping sue

  6. that is fantastic!

  7. What a terrific Christmas folder Gloria. I just love it! That plaid ribbon goes perfectly with the design paper you used. Thanks so much for sharing directions for how to make one!

  8. Super card Gloria! I love your pleated ribbon and the design for the project. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

  9. I love your folder it is fantastic. Your other cards are great as well!

  10. Beautiful folder and cards. Your work is gorgeous!

  11. Your folder is beautiful and your cards are scrumptious! Enjoyed them all! Thankyou for the folder tutorial also!

  12. I love everything, especially the folder! Its a great idea, and a creative way to hold some Christmas goodies!

  13. Wonderful folder. I like the embellishments, papers and pleated ribbon.

  14. Love the card folder & the way you ruffled the ribbon down the side on the front, beautiful! Love the ribbons from both months!

  15. Oh, my goodness! I totally love this folder! I am definitely going to have to scraplift this. Brilliant! You are amazing.

  16. Your folder is beautiful and functional what a great gift this would make. Graphic 45papers always take a project one step higher and your ribbon treatment is gorgeous!!

  17. I just love your Christmas folder, with all the tags. I love the images you chose and the use of ribbon. I also love the Halloween cards, they are so colorful.

  18. Wow! I am impressed! Your Christmas folder is fantastic. I love all the detail and the items you added to it. I too love the plaid ribbon. I was so delighted when I got mine this month. Thanks for sharing your Halloween cards too. They are wonderful. You put so much into your cards. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  19. Absolutely gorgeous. I adore how you pleated the ribbon on the Christmas card! Hugs, Gail

  20. Oh, my goodness! What a GORGEOUS Christmas folder!!! I am DEFINITELY going to have to try one of these. TFS!

    ~Ashley W

  21. Very Traditional and very beautiful a work of Art .

  22. Wow a gorgeous note holder love the traditional cols Nicky xxx

  23. I love all of your projects- they are fabulous!

  24. totally love this card! t.igo

  25. WOW!! OMG!! GORGEOUS projects!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  26. LOVE your NOW DASH AWAY Holiday Folder!!! Very Creative!!!

  27. Live the Christmas folder idea. So many options.

  28. Anonymous11:28 AM

    these are just gorgeous! I love vintage. Your blog is so inspiring! :) TFS!