Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon and Hampton Art Stamps Blog Hop!

Welcome to the joint Really Reasonable Ribbon and Hampton Art Stamps Blog Hop! This is going to be loads of fun! I am on BOTH of these fantastic Design Teams, and I can tell you that you will see AMAZING projects!


The blog hop will be open for ONE WEEK, to give you a chance to hop to all the blogs and leave comments! There will be prizes offered on both the Hampton Art Stamps Blog and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog! Leave a comment on EACH blog!

You should be coming to me from Beverly's Blog. If not, check the list at the end of this post and get yourself on track so you don't miss any of the fantastic projects!

The design team members had a challenge to use Hampton Art Stamps images (or sentiments), RRR ribbons and trims, and pink (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Here is my card.

I think that this turned out so pretty! I normally don't use very much pink, and I find the Copic pinks hard to match sometimes, but this just came together so well.

I used Fantasy Rose and Pearl Pink Diamond Satin ribbons, plus Cotton Candy Baker's Twine. I always use my Bow Easy tool to make my bows. The $4.99 I spent on this tool was worth every penny! I made two bows and glued them together with Beacon Fabri-tac glue. I use the same glue to add my "twine-y" button.

That beautiful image is from the Hampton Art Stamps Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet collection. (Did you know that Hampton Art Stamps has the license for several "big name" stamp lines?!) I stamped the image with brown ink, then colored it with Copic markers.

I added a die cut shape, a charm, and some pearls to finish off the design.

I used Hampton Art Stamps Doodlebug Designs You Said It for the inside sentiment. (I have lost a few people to cancer, and I miss them terribly. I cannot mail them a card, but I can mail this card to someone who may need to hear from me!)

Now, have fun with the hop! Move on to Cherry's Blog next!

If you get lost here is the RRR/Hampton Art Blog Hop Order:

Hampton Art Stamps Blog
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

Cardstock: American Crafts, Copic, Stampin' Up!
Designer paper: Carta Bella Beautiful Moments; Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two
Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps: Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet, Doodlebug Designs You Said It
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Copic Markers
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Fantasy Rose Diamond Satin, Pearl Pink Diamond Satin,  Cotton Candy Baker's Twine
Button: Buttons Galore and More
Pearls: Want2Scrap
Jewel charm: Making Memories
Tools: Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags, Heart Circles, Standard Circles Small; Bow Easy
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac, 3-in-1 Glue; Glue Dots adhesive dots


  1. What a beautiful card...and that bow!!!! I love how the die cut circle draws the eye right to the image. Really lovely! Probably won't have time to do the blog hop, but I'll try to squeeze it in if I can. Wedding in just 11 days!

  2. Just lovely, Gloria!!

  3. Anonymous10:10 AM

    I love this card showcasing your coloring skillzzzzzzz! It's beautiful. Really need to buy myself one of those bow easy tools!

  4. I love this, Gloria. Your bow configuring skills are enviable. I totally agree with you about Copic pinks - they don't line up! Awesome job!

  5. your cards are always beautiful Gloria!!!

  6. Beautiful, beautiful ribbon and stamp! You are so awesome Gloria!

  7. lovely....and the perfect amount of pink...do pink cards more often!

  8. Very pretty, love the hearts.

  9. I just thought how lovely those layers are! I love your coloring and that beautiful bow.

  10. Pretty card, Gloria! :) I love how you used the pink ribbon with your "double" bow. You need to come to my house and work with me on tying bows...I'm horrible and I even have the Bow Easy. Wink. :)

  11. lovely card! that ribbon is gorgeous!

  12. Wonderful card with great coloring and a fab bow. So Sweet and tender. Great job.

  13. Such a wonderful card! I have made several "miss you" cards myself. I'm sure whoever receives this card will feel the love that went into it.

    Snoopy :D

  14. Gloria, you always do such good work and this can be added to the long list. Beautiful card.
    With Love Judi

  15. I'm loving this hop and project showcases ladies! Thanks for the opp!
    Tammy Louise

  16. So simply sweet! Thank you.

  17. What a beautiful card Gloria. I don't know, I'm thinking pink just might be 'your color'........ :)

  18. Great coloring on your card. But I love the unique fold (opening) to it. And yes, someone will be glad to hear from your with this card for sure.

  19. What a gorgeous card, beautiful coloring and bow! I share in your loss, I just lost my Mom to breast cancer, thanks for sharing in the "Hope"!
    Crafty Hugs,

  20. Really very pretty! I love that image.

  21. Wow, such a beautiful card, love the layout...and the ribbon is scrumptious and your colored image adorable....I love the inside as well....I want to make this card...:)

  22. Wow, she is soooo beautiful. Stamping the image with brown is a great tip ~ gives her a softer look. I have got to invest in some of these HA stamps and especially that bow making tool. They are just perfect! Another fantastic project Gloria ~ Thanks so much for sharing her with us.

  23. LOL, I'm not one to do pinks either, so I totally relate! Your card is absolutely stunning and your pinks perfect! I MUST get this stamp set to go with my GR45 Christmas papers!

  24. Gorgeous!!! I love your bow!!

  25. Stunning card. Love the papers you chose. They really tie-in well with ribbons and inks.

  26. Wow...your cards are awesome...great colors on each!