Saturday, August 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop

It is ribbon time again! I am here with the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 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!

Here is a peeky at the RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment. This assortment is called Colors of Autumn! This is one of my favorite color palettes. I love the colors of fall, which is why I whine and fuss every year because we don't get autumn here in extreme southern California. {boo hiss}
I decided to focus in on the rust colors from the ribbon assortment because they matched perfectly with BRAND NEW Graphic 45 Off to the Races paper collection! I love all the rich colors, offset with bits of pastel peach. 

I created at 5 5/8" x 4 3/8" card, that folds out into a mini gift folder. I started out by wrapping the bottom panel with Rust Diamond Satin ribbon. I added a large, triple bow made from Rust Shell Print Satin ribbon.   
I added flowers to create a wreath-like focal point around the edge of the main image. I just received the Brown Mulberry Leaves, so I wanted to incorporate those into the mix. I found the horse charm in my stash and thought this was a good time to use it! 
When you flip open the card, you see to decorated panels. 
Then, when you flip the next panel open, there is a gift card holder and space to write a message! The card is part of the gift! Let's take a closer peek at each panel.
The top panel has that bit of Rust Diamond Satin wrapped around from the front of the card. I created a medallion to cover the place where the ribbon is spliced together. The metal flower medallion had a pearl center, but I pried that off and added a fancy, metal brad to the center.   
I wrapped the first inside panel with more of the Shell Print Satin ribbon, and added some small flowers and one of the fantastic, vintage images from the paper collection.  
Because I am one lucky bug, I also have the stamps to match the paper collection! I stamped a message onto the inside panel, but kept a bit of paper free for a message.  
I used a die cut template to cut out a "treat bag" to hold a gift card. I stamped the horse image onto the front of the bag with brown ink. 
Thanks for stopping by today! Now, hop over to Ginny's Blog to see what she has for you!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club (Rust Diamond Satin ribbonRust Shell Print Satin ribbon)
Mulberry Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts (Brown Mulberry Leaves, Two-tone Chocolate Brown Open Roses, Orange Open Roses, Peach Magnolia, Tan Aster Daisy); Petaloo Darjeeling Teastain Reds 
Cardstock: Dark Brown, Natural
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Off to the Races (12 x 12 pad)
Stamps: Graphic 45 Off to the Races Set 2
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Die cuts: My Favorite Things Treat Bag
Horse charm: unknown
Metal embellishment: craft supply
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, 3M foam tape, white glue, hot glue


  1. Beautiful card Gloria and I love how well the ribbons coordinate with this paper collection.

  2. This is just amazing! So many beautiful panels in this card and a gift inside too. I love the colors you chose. Fall is my fave season and these colors are so fall! Hugs, Robin

  3. a wonderful card for those who love horses, me too. well done.

  4. What a card! Love the vintage look!

  5. Wow! So beautiful! I love your card and treat bag. So many wonderful sections to look at. I love the ribbons this month. They are fabulous for Fall. I love the 2 lady images you used so much. They are very elegant. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  6. What a wonderful car/gift holder! I love the vintage papers that you used. I too like fall and all the wonderful colors.

  7. Wow Gloria this is just a gorgeous card or gift card holder. I haven't received this paper collection yet but your card definitely makes me excited about seeing it in person. Just lovely.

  8. These are my favorite kind of cards to create! And I am trying hard not to be jealous over the fact that you already have this new collection on house. Gorgeous!

  9. Perfection, as always! Love this!

  10. Gloria this card is stunning! I love fall ( which we do not get in my part of AZ ) and I adore horses. I love the extra special touches of your card well done tfs!

  11. Love love LOVE this collection and beautiful ribbon!

  12. Gorgeous details on this beautiful card! Love the fall colors!

  13. Great card. I like all the different panels, the fall colors, the beautiful flowers and of course the ribbon.

  14. What a beautiful card. I love the color combinations, and the choice of ribbon for your project. Everything all goes well together.

  15. This is a lovely card Gloria :) love all the fold outs.

  16. Beautiful. Love the colors of that ribbon!

  17. Love the layers with the Graphic 45 papers and treat bag. Gorgeous and nice choice of ribbons.

  18. Love the layers with the Graphic 45 papers and treat bag. Gorgeous and nice choice of ribbons.

  19. Absolutely Beautiful and love the papers you used on this!

  20. This is divine, Gloria. Great and creative use of the ribbon collection.