Thursday, September 13, 2012

RRR September Blog Hop

Welcome! The September Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop starts at the RRR Blog!

You should be coming to my blog from Dawn's Blog. (For the blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.)

Check out the RRR September Ribbon Club. All Halloween-y! Ohhhh, ahhhhh!

I love these colors, especially the green and purple! Very cool and they match all of my groovy Halloween papers!

So...I made a Halloween card! I used some NEW Hampton Art Stamps Outlines. This set is called Scary, but is really super cute and not a bit scary! I used some older paper by Pink Paislee called Hocus Pocus. It has lots of great orange and purple patterns in it.

I colored my little owl with Copics, then cut him out with a NEW Spellbinders die (Labels Twenty-eight). I just got a box of "hot off the presses" Spellbinders dies! I am VERY excited to start using them! I sponged a bit of gray ink onto the image while it was still in the die template. It makes it look a bit "tombstone-y'!

I tied on a button (Doodlebug) with some black hemp twine, which is so cool to use! I used the purple diamond satin and the polka dot ribbon from the ribbon club as well.

I used the black ribbon from the ribbon club to make pleats under my cardstock layer. This is so easy to do! I just run a strip of Scor-tape on the edge of my cardstock. Then I run a strip of Scor-tape on the wrong side of my ribbon. And then I fold the ribbon into pleats! (I will try to do a video of this soon, so you can see how I do it!)

I hope you enjoy the hop! Make sure to leave a comment! I love your comments!

Hop over to Cherry's Blog next! I am in love with her work, and I am sure you will be, too!

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

RRR Blog -
Trudy -
Linda -
Judy –
Bonnie -
Heidi -
Patti -
Misty -
Dawn -
Gloria -  -  YOU ARE HERE!
Cherry -
Emily -
Debbie -
Jeanne - 
Corri -
Guest Designer - Lisa -
Cheryl -
RRR Blog -

Cardstock: American Crafts black; Copic white
Designer paper: Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Gray Whale;  Copic Markers
Stamps:Hampton Art Stamps Outlines Scary
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club, Black Hemp Twine
Die cuts: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-eight; My Favorite Things Die-namics Sentiment Strips
Button: Doodlebug Design
Gems: Recollections
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scor-tape; Beacon Fabri-tac, Glue Dots


  1. This is a super cute little owl! Love your pleated ribbon and all the fun embellishments on this, Gloria!

  2. gloria, the pleats on the card are so cute. i will have to give this a try on my next card. RRR really does get showcased well on your card

  3. Hi Gloria. Cute card. Love the pleated ribbon and the bow with the button on top. Very cool and neat. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

  4. Terrific card and all that great ribbon.
    stamping sue

  5. Your card is SOOOO CUTE & WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (For Halloween, I prefer the cute type of cards! ) AND I MEAN, your card is WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!! IT'S SOOOOOOOOOO PERFECT!!!!!!!! :)

  6. This is a sweet design! I love the button and twine

  7. love all the variety of ways you used ribbon. very creative card :)

  8. love the lil' owl!!

  9. Love your owl card and that ribbon just makes it pop!

  10. Oh I absolutely love how you used thr ribbons Gloria. Gorgeous creation.

  11. Adorable card Gloria! Cute sentiment!
    Love how you used the ribbons! :)

    True :D

  12. cute card.. love that new spellbinder cut!!!

  13. soooooo cute..I LOVE owls. cherry

  14. Super, super adorable card!


  15. Great card! I love that cute owl stamp! Great use of the ribbon too!

  16. I really love this card! Great use of the ribbon and all that matching DP! fabulous!

  17. Love your owl and the copics. The Polk a dot ribbon looks great w Ithica it.

  18. Very cute owl and perfect sentiment.

  19. The card is elegant with the black and orange. Ribbon in just the right spot. Looks great!

  20. beautiful layers!

  21. Love the cute owl and all of your layers.

  22. your card is so soothing after some of the truely scary cards. i love the layers that you used. nice touch on the bow too.

  23. My this is so cute!! Love the Owloween sentiment!! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Gloria what a cute card:) And beautiful blog hop:)

  25. Loving this fun Halloween card - great papers and the layering of the ribbons and details - really super cute!

  26. I love your card!! I love the background papers and that owl image is so sweet : )

  27. Hey Gloria - I knew I was in for a treat when I saw your name coming up next! Love love love this sweet little card. The ribbons and paper coordinate so beautifully together. I would love to see the ruffle video tutorial. TFS

  28. So, so cute. Love the colors, the owl and the sketch.

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