Saturday, January 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2018 Blog Hop


Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon January 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!

At the end of the hop, comment on the RRR Blog post, answering the question listed, for a chance to win the January Ribbon Club Assortment shown below. (The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!)
This month the collection is called Valentine Mix. This all pink and white assortment is so pretty! I used up every scrap of a few of the ribbons already, and they are on my "reorder" form! 

I love all these pale pinks because they are perfect for a set of cards I've been wanting to make for my sister for a LONG time!
My sister and I used to collect pig figurines...well we sort of sent each other pigs all the time as an inside joke, and they became a bit of a collection. She still has hers, but mine got lost or broken over the years.

Well, about a year ago I purchased a set of cute piggie stamps meaning to make my sister a piggie-themed gift. Well...as always happens with me, other projects invaded Gloria's Craft World! 
I finally took the time to make up a set of cards and a tag! I made four A2 cards and placed them with envelopes into a clear plastic box.
I wrapped the box with Delicate Stitched Satin Pearl Pink ribbon. I then tied a big, floofy bow from the same ribbon. I added the tag to the box to make a sweet gift.
The tag is 4" x 2 1/4". I stamped onto kraft cardstock and colored the image with pencils. I added some enamel dots and tiny dots with a pen. I tucked a bit of the Crochet Lace under the tag topper.  
The four cards are all the same design. I varied the colored image and the paper. I also used different ribbons for each card. I love the cute piggie and the fun sentiment for this one.
I wrapped the top of this card with the Pearl Pink Taffeta Ribbon. I then layered the Random Mixed Pink Stars on White Grosgrain over the top. I added a bit of Red Burlap String to the center of the ribbon stack.
This little guy is perfect for Valentine's Day!  
I wrapped the top of this card with the Pearl Pink Taffeta Ribbon again. I then layered the Crochet Lace over the top. I added a bit of Red Burlap String to the center of the ribbon stack.
This little piggie was a favorite for everyone in the house! The kids could not stop giggling over his little piggie bottom! (My kids are 26, 22, and 17, so I guess naked bottoms are always funny! Even at my age of "let's not go there," it is funny!)

I added the balloons, one at a time by masking parts of the image.
I wrapped the top of this card with the Ruby Red Diamond Satin Ribbon (5/8" seems to be out of stock). I then layered the Crochet Lace over the top. I added a bit of Red Burlap String to the center of the ribbon stack.
This little piggie is dancing, but I added the kit image so that it looks as if he's flying a kite. I had such fun coloring all the images with pencil. I don't have much experience coloring on kraft cardstock, but it was very cool to do!
I wrapped the top of this card with the Pearl Pink Taffeta Ribbon again. I then layered the Crochet Lace over the top. I added a bit of Red Burlap String to the center of the ribbon stack.
The new paper collection from Authentique is called Sweetheart. It was perfect for my selection of cards! (As a side note, I am staying with the Authentique DT for a while longer, at least through March....let's hope even beyond that!)
The cards look adorable, all wrapped up in a clear box!

Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog to see what she has for you! Ginny is the QUEEN of all things layered and ribbon-y, so I am sure she has a beauty for you to see!

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

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Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Cardstock: smooth black (unknown source), Neenah Desert Storm, Bright White; Bazzill Pomegranite
Printed paper: Authentique Sweetheart
Prismacolor pencils: Crimson Red, Raspberry, Crimson Lake, Deco Pink, Pink Rose, Nectar, Light Umber, Chocolate, Lemon Yellow, Sand, Canary Yellow, White, 50% Warm Grey
White pen: Sakura Gelly Roll
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Enamel dots: Simple Stories Emoji Love, DIY Christmas; American Crafts Shimelle; Your Next Stamp White Sugar and Sparkle gumdrops
Stamps: My Favorite Things Hog Heaven, Adorable Elephants, The Whole Herd
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag, My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle Stax Set 1, Tonic Studios Mixed Edge Rectangles
Tools: MISTI
Card box: source unknown
Adhesive: ATG tape, hot glue, Scor-tape, foam tape

27 comments:

  1. Wow all your makes are stunning those piggies are just so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  2. Your cards are adorable Gloria. Love them all!

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  3. Love all the little piggies!

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  4. Cute set of piggy cards. Perfect for your sister.

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  5. I’ve been searching for pigs stamps These are adorable... I have to order these...

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  6. These are all fabulous!!!! I had to stop by and let you know! I have got to have this set! Thanks...I think! ;)

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  7. What fun piggies! Nice look on the kraft paper.

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  8. I love your little piggies, Gloria. SO much fun!
    I'd love to have you link these up at Word Art Wednesday. We have fabulous sponsors, and it would be awesome to have you play along.
    Have a blessed week,
    Karen Letchworth

    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  9. Your sister is going to 'squeal' with delight at receiving this
    thoughtful gift. That piggy is really adorable. Your cards and
    tag are so pretty!

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  10. Piggies are so cute! And I love the ribbons this month! tjigo

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  11. What a fun treat for someone special! I love the cards and the cute packaging.

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  12. What a fun treat for someone special! I love the cards and the cute packaging.

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  13. What a fun treat for someone special! I love the cards and the cute packaging.

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  14. These piggies and cards are adorable! Love them all!

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  15. Beautiful bow! And I love those adorable piggies!

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  16. So very adorable. I love everything about your project.

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  17. You designs are just stunning. Love the pigs, that paper is awesome, and the ribbon is gorgeous. Just lovely cards. Your sister will love them.

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  18. What a lovely collection of cards!

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  19. I don't usually make Valentine cards (it's not my favorite holiday, so I usually buy a few Hallmarks that I *have* to send, and call it a day!)
    BUT, that's because I've not thought of anything as clever as 'Hogs and Kisses' or 'Miss You Pig Time' or 'You Hog My Heart' - adorable! LOL
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Simply darl8ing!! She will enjoy these!!

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  21. Super cute Valentine collection!

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  22. These cards are great! The Kraft paper bases make the reds and pinks stand out even more---good choice! (By the way, Sarah Palin, you CAN put lipstick on a pig....)

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  23. Your piggies are so so adorable!!!! Your sister is going to LOVE them!! Your lovig details of ribbon is stunning!!

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  24. I love these little Valentine pigs, Gloria! And I love the pink, red and white on kraft theme,too. Gorgeous gift..your sis will love it!

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  25. adorable card. Super cute stamp and good ribbon use

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  26. These are just too cute! Thanks for teaching us how!
    Maria Chavez

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  27. What a fantastic set of cards! I love that adorable little tag you made. Great job coloring, too!

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