Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop

If you are looking for my Heartfelt Creations Wednesday May Release post, 
please click HERE.

Good morning, Blogger Peeps! I am guest designing for Really Reasonable Ribbon again! It is time for the May Blog Hop, which starts at the RRR Blog! I know that it probably seems like I am the guest who won't go home! I am always quick to say YES! when Bonnie asks me to guest for the monthly hop! I love seeing the new ribbon clubs, and let's fact it, I love to share my projects using the fabulous ribbon! When Bonnie told me what colors were in the May Assortment, I naturally said, "Gimme gimme gimme!"

You 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 Ginny's Blog next! Ginny ALWAYS has something fantastic to share, so don't miss out!

Here is a peeky at the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment

I LOVE patriotic-themed items! I especially love patriotic themed ribbon! And by patriotic, I mean in the colors of the good ol' US of A! You cannot go wrong with red, white, and blue! 

I created this card using an amazing image that I found online (somewhere). I found a whole bunch of these seed catalog images! This one is from 1898 or 1899. It's marvelous! I love the colors and the gent with the flag. I printed it out at approximately 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". It is a bit large, but I did not want to waste the cardstock or the ink, so I decided to use the image in the large size. Since the image is so large, I needed a large card! This bad boy is 5 1/4" x 7 1/4". Y'all know my preference for top-fold cards, and you also know that paper does not come in 14" lengths, so let's get creative! To make a top-fold card in this size, I cut two panels at 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" and scored one at 1/2" from the top to make a tab. I glued the front panel to the tab on the back panel and ta-da, now I have a 7 1/4" tall card!

Please do not send me hate mail about this odd-sized card! {grin} It may fit into an envelope made for 5" x 7" cards, or you my need to look for another size. Since I tend to make lumpy cards, I try to find padded or cardboard mailers in a variety of sizes for mailing. If I cannot find an envelope in the correct size, I cut down a larger envelope, use a box, or make my own envelope. My opinion is, if a person is special enough to warrant a handmade card, they are also special enough that I can do some extra work to provide an envelope! 

I used the fabulous RRR Patriotic Plaid Ribbon from the May Ribbon Club for my bow. This ribbon is so pretty! I tied a triple bow and then added a star pin to the top.

I placed the Poppy Red Diamond Satin, topped with the Tiny Poppy Red Stars on White Grosgrain ribbon (that is a mouthful) along the left side of the card . I used the Tiny Electric Blue Stars on White Grosgrain on the center panel. I rubbed the star ribbons with Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink to "tone down" the white just a bit. 

I used a bit more of the plaid on the inside of the card.

I added some dimensional flowers and a vintage postage image to the card front. Some of the flowers on the image were pink, so I covered them up! I hope you enjoyed this patriotic card!

Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog next!

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

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural, Flag Blue
Designer paper: Authentique Glory, Bo Bunny Anthem
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club
Stamps: Avery Elle Oh Happy Day
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Flowers: Petaloo
Trinket pin: Maya Road
Tools: Zutter Bow-It-All, Martha Stewart score board
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares, hot glue
Vintage image: downloaded from Pinterest


  1. What a beautiful card Gloria! I am a huge fan of your work! Your creations are always so inspiring!

  2. Gorgeous creation. Sort of vintage but with a modern twist. Love it! Thanks for the nice blog hop too.

    Hugs from Finland,

  3. What a fabulous card Gloria!! I love that image and all the lovely ribbon additions. Your bow is gorgeous!! You are our favorite guest and you are welcome to hop along with us any time!!

  4. gorgeous ribbons and gorgeous card! I love the image! everything goes together perfectly!

  5. So sweet! Another fabulous creation, Gloria!

  6. How fun this looks!
    Love the inside as well.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Love it! The patriotic seed catalog picture is a treasure! Also liked your info about5 making the card.

  8. What an AMAZING card! I love all of the details you added to it.

  9. Beautiful...and I personally LOVE large there...LOL!! Gorgeous layering, great image and wonderful ribbons! I never worry about making loaded cards, I buy these plastic card boxes to mail in...perfect to keep the card in all it's glory!!

  10. I love this! It's chock full of Americana and vintage goodness. The way you used the ribbons is spectacular. How'd you get so smart?

  11. Love the old fashioned look of this card. No way its too big :)

  12. Gloria, I love your card. Vintage and red white and blue look great together. Plus I love patriotic cards a lot. The flowers were so nicely placed. They fit right in and added to the décor of your card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  13. Love your beautiful card.

  14. Love this stunning card! It's so you. Hugs!

  15. I love the image you used and the card layout is great. Good thinking on how to make this card so large. I'm going to remember your trick. Very pretty, awesome ribbons this month! Hugs, Gail

  16. Love your card and all its layers and ribbons! tjigo

  17. Love the flowers and ribbons you used to embellish this patriotic image.