Friday, May 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop


It is ribbon time again! I am here with the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog HopYou should be coming to my blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.) After visiting me, hop over to the spectacular Ginny's Blog next! 

Here is a peeky at the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment. This assortment is called Patriotic Collection. Look at all that fantastic red, white, and blue! Bonnie does a patriotic collection every year, and I look forward to it every time! 
I love patriotic-themed projects and get so excited when that "season" rolls around each summer. I know that I will get a nice assortment of ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon for all my July 4th projects!
I went a diving into one of my bins to find something to make this month. I found four little photo albums from Creative Memories gathering dust in there! The books are only 4" x 3 1/4" and contain 16 wallet-sized photo sleeves. I think these were a hostess gift from Creative Memories in 2009! My dear friend Connie (who passed away in July 2010) gave me four of these, two red and two blue. I have never used them!

I decided to alter one for July 4th photos! It's a cute idea for a little brag book or for a gift.  
I tied a double bow from the Red Plaid Ribbon and the Royal Blue Plaid Ribbon. After I tied the bows, I sprayed the ribbon with some sepia mist to give it an aged look. I wanted to hurry the dry time, so I tried to dry the ribbon with my heat tool. Well, that made the ribbon wrinkle and curl up a bit! Which made for a fun, grungy looking bow! I loved it. Happy accident!

I topped the bow with a loopy twine bow (Ivory Burlap String) and an epoxy star. I also used a tiny bit of the Satin American Flag Print ribbon to decorate the metal charm. I had fun digging through my stash to find things for this project. Much of what I used has been in the Hoard for AGES. One fun find was the red heart pin, to which I added a white teardrop pin. I used Copic markers to color a clear "glass" pin to get a red, white, and blue selection!


I discovered that the little photo sleeves inside the book fit a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of paper perfectly! That is also the size of the patriotic bingo cards! 
I thought it would be fun to try a pocket page style of decoration for the little photo sleeves. I simply cut 16 pieces of decorative paper to size and slipped them into the sleeves. I then decorated the outside of the plastic sleeves with some bits and bobs from my stash!

Since all the lumpy decor is on the outside of the sleeves, photos can slide right into each one with no problem!




 Just a fun and simple project, perfect for some wallet-sized photos!
Thanks for stopping by today! Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog to see what she has for you!


Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!
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Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon ClubIvory Burlap String
Album: Creative Memories
Designer paper: Bo Bunny Anthem, Authentique Glory, other unknown
Bingo cards: Jenni Bowlin
Rosette die: Tim Holtz
Stickers: Authentique, Karen Foster, Pebbles, K and Company
Pins: Maya Road
Charm: Tim Holtz
Staples: Tim Holtz
Spray mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang Steampunk Sepia
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, white glue, hot glue

27 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous decorated photo album. Perfect for summer! Love the rosettes and beautiful bows.

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  2. This is so beautiful and useful Gloria - I love the colors and what a fabulous project! TFS

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  3. Awww Gloria I love what you did with this! its absolutely Beautiful hun! What a sweet friend to give you these, so sorry for your loss!

    I too have stuff laying around in boxes, might have to go take a peek...hehehee
    Love each page, and the design paper you used, along with the beautiful ribbons!! Gorgeous work!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    hugs
    Cheryl

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  4. This is such a cute idea! TFS

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  5. fabulous,funny how that albums was just waiting for this ribbon collection:) well done!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  6. Like the festive Patriotic red/white/blue creation. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  7. Nice idea, I know I have some of those around :)

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    1. I am sure you do, Paula! When they came out we all tried to get as many as we could. They are super cute. LOL

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  8. What a gorgeous album and each page is so well done with this beautiful paper and ribbon. Nice work! Hugs

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  9. Bloggers can always count on you, Gloria, to create a special project!

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    1. Ah, thanks! You are very sweet!

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  10. What a great project Gloria. Love when you find fun things in your hoard and turn them into something wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Judy. If I had more hours in the day!!!

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  11. Wonderful project. Love the ribbons on & in the book. I think I have a blue one some place in my stash and now is the time to find it. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Fabulous book! Love the mini album as a gift idea or brag book. You did a fantastic job decorating it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  13. Very nice patriotic project, Gloria! And I like your new blog header :)

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    1. Thanks! My daughter designed my new header!

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  14. Hello Gloria, I always love all that you create and now I am hopping along the blog to see what everybody else is creating too. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend but nice that you remember her fondly.

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  15. Absolutely lovely Gloria! What an excellent use of hoarded a hoarded item

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  16. What a brilliant little brag book! So clever to line the sleeves and then put a simple embellie on each page. It's just darling!

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  17. Oh, what a beautiful way to embellish a brag book and the ribbons are just perfect. I love the color of your book, and the papers are so perfect. Seriously I love this, fun a gift to give to someone to keep cherished memories of their 4th of July. :D

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  18. I love your photo album, all the patriotic pages look great. I love the bow cluster on the front of the album. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. What a cute patriotic album you created!

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  20. Beautiful patriotic mini album!! Love that you had it ready to use from your stash. It came out beautifully!

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  21. So adorable! My granddaughters summer pictures would look so cute in one of those albums :)

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  22. Love the patriotic theme! Such a great idea too! tjigo

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