Sunday, May 13, 2018

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!

At the end of the hop, comment on the RRR Blog post, answering the question listed, for a chance to win the May Ribbon Club Assortment shown below. (The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!)
This month the collection is called Red, White, and Blue Mix. This is always one of my favorite mixes of the year! I LOVE red/white/blue and making patriotic cards and projects. Having my dad and all four brothers in the military, as well as assorted uncles, nephews, cousins, and at least one aunt, makes for lots of photos and memories!
I was really excited by the red poppy print ribbon in this assortment. I don't often use the printed ribbons, mostly because I tend to use really busy paper, but also, most printed ribbon is not printed on the back! However, this ribbon was just so pretty and interesting that I threw caution to the wind and used it!
The card is 6" x 5". I used a lot of retired stuff on this one - the paper and the epoxy words are older and not available any more. I have a bin of patriotic items that I keep adding to. I don't mind if things are older. It's still good stuff! 
To create the ribbon band, I put down TWO pieces of the Royal Blue Taffeta and then add the Red Poppy Print Satin on top. I needed a wider base, which I achieved with the two pieces of blue ribbon. That was using my noggin! I added a few loops of metallic string, which is no longer being carried in the store, but the Silver Metallic Baker's Twine is similar.

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!


Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club (Royal Blue Taffeta, Red Poppy Print Satin); Silver Metallic Baker's Twine (similar)
Printed paper: Authentique Heroic 12x12 Seven PaperGlory 12x12 United Paper, Glory 12x12 Pride Paper
Cardstock: dark brown, natural
Dies: Cherry Lynn French Pastry Doily
Enamel dots: Eyelet Outlet
Epoxy words: Karen Foster
Metal star: Tim Holtz Adornments
Bingo tile: Tim Holtz
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Adhesive: white glue, hot glue, ATG tape, Scor-tape, foam tape


  1. Fantastic card-love all of that red, white and blue!

  2. Oh wow this is a stunning card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. I noticed the red poppy print ribbon right away; it is so pretty!
    Just like your amazing card.

  4. LOVE the ribbon bow on this card! And that doily is so nicely layered. Well done!

  5. What a pretty patriotic card. Love those red, white and blue ribbons!

  6. Such pretty ribbons and love the vintage image.

  7. Pretty layering and embellishments!

  8. This card is so lovely, Gloria! I love that poppy ribbon band...

  9. What a beautiful creation!
    Greetings Diny

  10. Love the idea and vintage look to the card.

  11. I have such admiration for your gorgeous work, Gloria!! Love the Authentique papers and wishing I had more of them! Great card and such beautiful ribbons and embellishments! Am your avid follower on IG as @jordanbev5

  12. What a stunning Patriotic themed card. Love how well the ribbons go with this paper collection. The brightness of the ribbon makes things really pop!

  13. Oh Gloria this card is spectacular! I love that you collect old patriotic stash and it absolutely should be used. I love your ribbon treatment very clever tfs.