Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Really Reasonable June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 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 June Ribbon Club Assortment shown below. (The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!)
The June Ribbon Club Assortment is called Purple and Pink Mix. And, oh boy, is it a beauty! When I first got this assortment, I was drawn to the flower print ribbon and the horizontal striped ribbon. you can see from my project, I went off course in a totally different direction!
I had the Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe papers on my desk, just waiting for me to cut into them. I decided to see if I could match them to the June Ribbon Club! It happened, but the floral ribbon in the club assortment was just to much with all this floral paper. So, I switched gears!
I had created a fun easel card with the G45 CItyscapes paper a while ago, and thought I'd remake it with Floral Shoppe! I think it turned out very pretty. It's the perfect card for Mother's Day, a birthday, a wedding, and so forth. By changing the central sentiment, this card can work for so many occasions.
To make an easel card, first cut your cardstock to 12" long by 6" wide. Score from the top at 3" and 6". Cut another piece of cardstock at 6" x 6". 
Fold the 12" long piece of cardstock at the 6" fold line to create a 6" x 6" top-folding card/ Place double-sided adhesive below the second score line.
Fold on the 3" score line as shown above.
Attach the 6" x 6" panel to the area where you added the double-sided tape. This is the base of your easel card. You can now decorate as desired!
I love lots of prints and color, but even I must admit that this one may go a bit too far in that area! I still like it, especially for spring or for a fancy wedding.
I wrapped the front of the card with the Sherbet Checkerboard Satin ribbon. I then wrapped one length of the Regal Purple Diamond Satin ribbon above the sherbet ribbon and one length of the regal purple ribbon below the sherbet ribbon. 
I created two bows, one from each of the ribbon colors and attach them to the card. I added lots of flowers and some metal charms. 
The inside of the card is also a feast for the eyes!
I added a sticker sentiment to the top of the inside panel. I LOVE this paper. That yellow flower just POPS off the card! 
I added one of the ephemera cards to the inside bottom panel. To help keep the card open when in the easel position, I added some flowers and a metal dragonfly charm. I also used some of the stickers from the Floral Shoppe collection.
I like to cover all the surfaces of an easel card, so this is what the back looks like. That floral paper is just a poke in the a good way! {smile}
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.

I am entering my card into the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge (#338-#339) challenge.

Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club (
Sherbet Checkerboard SatinRegal Purple Diamond Satin)
Printed paper and stickers: Graphic 45 12x12 Floral Shoppe Collection Pack
Ephemera cards: Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe
Cardstock: WorldWin Midnight
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Metal charms: Amazon
Adhesive: white glue, hot glue, ATG tape, Scor-tape, foam tape


  1. This card is so elegant and lovely!
    Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

  2. This is just beautiful, inside & out! And I love how you used the
    metal charm for what holds open the easel. Now I know what to do
    with all those charms I have sitting in a drawer... lol

  3. Love the layering and embellishments! Beautiful card! Love the pretty ribbons!

  4. stunning card I love it ! x

  5. I love the bright colors of this month's collection. Your card is very nice, and all those folds are something else.

  6. I have actually been working on an easel card today - your flower creation is so creative and lovely - TFS and showing us how it is done!

  7. Stunning I love easel cards. The colors are gorgeous and the ribbon is yummy tfs.

  8. Beautiful--the ribbons go so well with these papers.

  9. It's surprising just how much designer paper it takes to cover an easel card on all surfaces! Still, easel cards are one of my favorites...always a surprise for the receiver of my cards. Love you use of 2 ribbon colors...reqally grabs my eyes!

    1. I know. Yet, I somehow have gobs and gobs of paper around here! hee hee

  10. Absolutely beautiful card ❤️!

  11. Absolutely stunning and incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!