Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #47

Time once again for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! This week the challenge calls for a project to celebrate Mother's Day (or it can be a feminine card), plus ribbon. In the USA, Mother's Day is May 13th this year. My mom and my mother-in-law are still with us, so I need to make two cards. One down, one to go! {wink}

I stamped, colored, and paper pieced this cute little My Favorite Things image back in March, at my girls' retreat. I've been saving her for this card. This little girl reminds me of my mom when she was a girl in the 1930s. Mom seemed to be wearing overalls in every photo taken of her! (Not as cute as THESE overalls!)

I stamped the sentiment onto printed paper, then used Hampton Art Glue Gloss to attach it to a Tim Holtz clear fragment tag. I tied the tag onto the card with Berrylicious Baker's Twine.

I love grosgrain ribbon. It always works for casual-themed cards! For this card I used Yellow Gold Grosgrain, in 3/8 inch width.

I created the rolled rose with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die templates. This is my FAVORITE template! I love making rolled roses!

I hope this inspires you to make a few cards for the women in your ilfe: mom, sister, friend, teacher.

Cardstock: American Crafts brown; Copic Xpress It white
Designer paper: October Afternoon Sidewalks 8x8
Stamps: My Favorite Things Feeling Froggy; StampingScrapping Design Label Accents
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wicked Black; CopicSakura Gelly Roll Black
Charms: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clear Charm Fragments
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Yellow Gold Grosgrain, Berrylicious Baker's Twine Card Set
Die cuts: Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Adhesive: Hampton Art Glue Gloss; Scotch 3M tape, foam tape; Glue Dots craft dots


  1. super sweet and i love those paper pieced overalls :)

    i have one more to make also!! lol

  2. She's so cute, I love her plaid overalls! And the rose in printed paper, is very special! Great card.

  3. The plaid overalls and matching socks...inspired. Precious card. My mom is in Heaven, as is my m-i-l. But I might make a card for my daughter in law. I think she would like that.

  4. So very cute, I just love these papers, especially for the paper piecing and your flower is perfect! Great reminder to use my fragments, really makes your sentiment pop!