Sunday, November 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon November Blog Hop

I sure hope this hop goes off without a hitch...because I am away at Copic Boot Camp in Arizona and won't get home until midnight tonight! I typed this up last week, so if you find a broken link in my post, please hop over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and get sorted out!

It is ribbon time again! I am here with the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 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 November Ribbon Club Assortment. This assortment is called Country Holiday.
Does this collection make you want to eat cookies or what?!! I love these soft, retro-country colors! For some reason, these colors remind me of the 10 years we lived in Minnesota! The country theme was all the rage back then and these colors were the "in" colors. It's nice that my past is now "in" again!
I had a perfect idea for my project using the brown ribbons, and then, it went wandering off on its own! I had colored some stocking images and they matched the pink and purple ribbons! I ended up with a card and a gift card holder in a very non-traditional Christmas theme!  
The card is a standard A2 card. I used just two bits of printed paper to coordinate with my main image (both are retired 6x6 pads). The stocking is from a Power Poppy set called Poinsettia. This set was on back order for a while, but I finally snagged it last month! 

I colored the image with Copic markers. I had some issues with the blending, which I hope I am learning about at boot camp! {grin} After I colored the image, I added some sparkle with a glitter pen. 

The sentiment is from the Simple Joys set, which is a NEW release. (I do not work for Power Poppy, I am just a HUGE fan!)
Now, let's talk bows! First, I wrapped the Rosewood Satin Swirls Ribbon around the top of the panel. I overlapped that with the Wild Rose Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

I tied a big, 3-loop bow with the Rosewood Satin ribbon. I then made a smaller 3-loop bow with the Amethyst Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon. The amethyst ribbon matched the ribbon on the stamped image perfectly!

I glued the amethyst ribbon to the top of the rosewood swirl ribbon. I wrapped a piece of the wild rose dot ribbon around both bows and glued the whole mess to the card! I added some metal bells and a few decorative buttons as well.    
I created a gift card holder from a small envelope and a second stocking image. The envelope is about 4" x 2 3/4", the perfect size for a standard gift card. 

I folded the top of the envelope down to "square off" the top of the envelope. Then, I added a bit of decorative paper to the bottom of the envelope. I flipped the Rosewood Satin Swirls Ribbon over so that just the plain reverse was showing and wrapped it around the bottom of the envelope. I made a double bow from the Sage Green Quatrefoil Print Satin Ribbon and glued that to the center of the envie.
To decorate the top of the envelope, I stamped a sentiment (Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls) and cut it into a banner shape. I added a mat and a bit of printed paper before wrapping the sentiment with Ivory Burlap String. I recently found Funkie Junkie Boutique and snagged some of the Christmas charms (I snagged a bit more than that)! I added the stocking charm as well as a tiny bell o the twine bow.

I colored a second stocking image, using a deeper rose color and a green bow. I added a bit of the  Wild Rose Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon to the top of the image to act as a pull. I used removable glue dots on the back of the stocking image to attach a gift card.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my Christmas gift ensemble! This is month's Ribbon Club is a stunning ribbon collection! 
If you want MORE holiday ribbons, you can get both the October and the November Ribbon Club for a special deal!
Here is the card I made with the October Ribbon Club! See details HERE.

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!
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
Linsey - NEW Member!
Shelia - NEW Member!

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club (Rosewood Satin Swirls Ribbon, Wild Rose Swiss Dot Grosgrain RibbonAmethyst Delicate Stitched Satin RibbonSage Green Quatrefoil Print Satin Ribbon), Ivory Burlap String
Cardstock: CutCardStock Pop Tone Hot Fudge, Hammermill Color Copy Digital White
Designer paper: Memory Box Yuletide, Prima A Victorian Christmas
Envelope: Jillibean SoupStamps: Power Poppy Simple Joys, Cozy Cupfuls, Poinsettia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers and pens: Copic, Gelly Roll clear glitter, Sakura white
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large; My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax, Fishtail Jumbo Stax; Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Rectangles
Metal charms: Funkie Junkie Boutique 13-piece Winter Embellishment Set
Colored bells: Darice
Buttons: Dress it Up
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, Scor-tape, white glue, hot glue


  1. Great job tying your fancy bows! Gloria! Such a fun, festive duo!

  2. Love how you combined the purple and red ribbon!! Your cards are gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful card and gift card holder Gloria and I LOVE your pretty bows. Such a fun color combination!

  4. Your cards are so cute!! I love the pink and purple!!

  5. I love how you used these ribbons to create Christmas cards!! So fun using non-traditional colors! Your cards are beautiful!

  6. Gorgeous bows and love your cards!

  7. Lovely cards and bows!!!

  8. What fantastic cards and tags. I love how you do your bows too. That ribbon is so beautiful!

  9. these are gorgeous!

  10. Absolutely love your cards and tags. They are fabulous. Love the ribbons both months. I like your charms too. Edwina Brown

  11. Very pretty bows and love these colors.

  12. Your projects are beautiful. I love the ribbon colors you chose especially the purple and reds together. This month's ribbon collection is as usual just gorgeous tfs. Have a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

  13. Love the purple ribbon. Very different for a Christmas card but I love it.

  14. Really really nice,,,, i am not very good at doing bows. I love how your purple bow is tripled. Beautiful ribbon selection this month, :)

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  16. cute cards and all that wonderful ribbon
    stamping sue

  17. Fantastic card and matching tag holder. I like the charms and bells you added, and the coloring is wonderful. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

  18. What fun colours and what amazing work with those ribbons! These are beautiful Gloria! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!

  19. Those ribbons are gorgeous! Wow, what lovely bows and they complement your stamped images really well!