Saturday, May 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 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 May Ribbon Club Assortment
Every year, Really Reasonable Ribbon releases a Patriotic Assortment. It is always one of my favorite assortments of the year, and I am always so pleased with the wide variety of ribbons in each kit! This year we have our Patriotic Assortment in May! It is a wonderful collection of printed and solid ribbons, perfect for graduation cards, Memorial Day cards, and 4th of July projects!
As always, I went with a 4th of July project! I looked through all my 4th of July stamps, but I could not find anything I wanted to use. I only have a few stamps, and I was feeling like I had used them all so many times! As I was rooting around in one of my bins, I came across this cake stamp, which is NOT part of a 4th of July set! (The stamp set is from Power Poppy, Tea in the Garden.) But I thought...hmmm, what if I make a red, white, and blue cake?!
I mean, everyone loves Independence day treats, right?! I colored the image with Copic markers, and then added a sentiment stamp, which is actually part of a picnic basket stamp set (Papertrey Ink, Vintage Picnic). What's not to love about blueberry cake, vanilla frosting, and strawberries?!
I recently purchased a pad of embossed cardstock, and one of the prints in the set was 4th of July themed! I simply rubbed some brown ink over the raised text on the cardstock, and used it as my background paper. A small piece of red and white dotted paper, plus a strip of the Quatrefoil Print on Electric Blue Satin Ribbon completes the "stage." 

I added another strip of ribbon, this time in the Poppy Red Satin ribbon. I tied a nice, loopy bow out of the same red ribbon, then topped it with a bingo tile. To finish off the card, I used some decorative pins and a few enamel dots. (I did not have a blue pin, so I used a Copic marker to color a white pin to the correct shade of blue!)

I am entering my card into the Red White Blue Challenge at Double "D" Challenges. (Top 3 Winner)

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 May Ribbon Club (Quatrefoil Print on Electric Blue Satin RibbonPoppy Red Satin ribbon)
Cardstock: WorldWin Light Berry Red, Light Tan; Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover
Designer paper: Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook, Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Collection
Stamps: Power Poppy Tea in the Garden, Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chalk Chestnut
Enamel Dots: Prima
Pins: Maya Road, fabric store (red pin)
Bingo tile: Tim Holtz
Dies: My Favorite Things Stitch Circle Stax, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Markers: Copic (B32, B34, B37, B39, R24, R27, R29, G03, G05, G16, BG0000, BG000, BG01, C00, C1, C3, E0000, E000, W1, W2, W3, Colorless blender)
Adhesive: ATG tape, multi-medium, foam tape, hot glue


  1. That embossed card was a perfect choice for the background. The colors are fabulous - I want a piece of that cake. Lol

  2. Such a pretty card Gloria and you colored the image beautifully. Love it!

  3. What a neat idea for a patriotic card! THe background came out perfect and coloring the pin with your copic to your shade you needed is an EXCELLENT idea! I will have to remember that! THanks for sharing!

  4. What a beautiful card. I love the ribbon choices, and that cake looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Great idea to make a patriotic cake.

  6. Wow, this is stunning!! I've made a red, white & blue cake before, so I think it's perfect!

  7. Super sweet card, Gloria! I love your yummy colored image, those darling pins and your amazingly gorgeous red bow!!!

  8. Fabulous! This is so fun, Gloria! We are having a red/white/blue challenge at the Double D!

  9. So beautiful! I love your card. The pins and ribbon are great embellishments. Love that cake a lot. Edwina Brown

  10. This is so pretty! I love the inked/embossed background and the pretty bow. You have really mastered the CAS card, Gloria. This is lovely!

  11. Love your red, white & blue card! Pretty embellishments! Beautiful red ribbon!

  12. What a fun card, Gloria. I love that patriotic ribbon collection.

  13. OMG this is awesome Gloria! Blueberry cake I assume! LOL Gorgeous creation through and through!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Red, White & Blue’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  14. Ooooh that cake looks delish! Yummy strawberries too! It's a beautiful design and I love the stick pin accents! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

  15. What a great patriotic card! Love that blue cake!!