Monday, August 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop

Welcome to 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!

At the end of the hop, comment on the RRR Blog post, answering the question listed, for a chance to win the August Ribbon Club Assortment shown below. (The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!)
The August Ribbon Club Assortment is called Autumn Assortment. This collection conjures up warm, sunny days and crisp nights! I am pretty sure most of us are wishing for cool, autumn temperatures about now! 

It has been hot and humid here in southern California, which is not normal for us! Plus, our really hot weather comes in September and October, when the Santa Ana winds blow. If we get those days on top of these humid could be MONTHS before we get to be cool again! However, I am traveling back east in crisp temperatures may be in my future! 
I created an unusual size card this time. This one is 6" tall and 7" wide. I had already stamped and colored my flower image to match the paper and ribbon, and then realized it was quite LARGE! The flower panel alone is 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". Since I wanted to show the paper and make a big bow...I made a big card! 
I decided to pick the Dandelion Diamond Satin Ribbon and the Crochet Lace from the collection to make my bow. The other ribbons will find there way into a project sooner or later, I have no doubt! They are all so pretty! I created one loopy bow from the satin and another from the lace and glued them to the card. To cover the unsightly knots, I added a stacked button and enamel dot embellishment.

ETA: The button is made from one large, pale peach button, to which I glued a golden-yellow button. Then, I glued a yellow enamel dot to the golden button. Ta-da...stacked button-y goodness! 

Thanks for looking! 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!

I am entering my card into the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge Weeks #346-#347. (Thanks for reminding me, Karen!)

Really Reasonable Ribbon is running a special, limited time offer
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Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club (Dandelion Diamond Satin RibbonCrochet Lace)
Printed paper: Heartfelt Creations Sweet as Honey
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Brown, Hammermill White
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Peony Bud and Blossom, Heartfelt Sentiments
Copic markers: YG93, YR12, YR14, YR21, YR27, Y21, Y32, E33, B0000, B000,, BG000, Colorless blender
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Buttons: stash
Enamel dots: Whimsey Stamps
Pearls: Amazon
Dies: Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1B, Eyelet Rectangle and Basics
Adhesive: white glue, hot glue, ATG tape


  1. Gorgeous card Gloria and I love that pretty bow!

  2. Lovely card and just love that adorable big bow, thanks for telling how you realized it!

  3. I love the way you put two bows together to make one, and I would like to know where you found that button. Nice coloring of the Peony.

    1. Char, the button is actually a large button, with a smaller button glued on top, and then an enamel dot glued to the top of the smaller button. ;) Instant, presto, button-y fun! heehee

  4. Wowie, what a fabulous card! I like making big cards sometimes (then struggle
    to find an envelope! haha). The two tones bow is gorgeous, esp. with the lace
    and the yellow.

  5. Love this Autumn Assortment! Beautiful card!

  6. Love that bow ! xx

  7. Gloria this card is adorable and I love love the ribbon! Goodness - that ribbon package is fabulous! TFS

  8. Interesting way to create your ribbon bow. Sometimes the size just happens!

  9. Such a pretty patchwork card, Gloria. I just love it.
    Have a blessed week. Oh, and if you get a chance...come by and link this up at Word Art Wednesday. We always have the best prizes!

    Karen Letchworth

    1. Thanks for coming by to play along with us, Gloria. I always love having your sweet cards linked up with us. Also, thank you for the comment on my blog. I love sharing the hair bows to be able to utilize all the trims in the collection at once. I wish everyone knew how many fabulous products are carried at Really Reasonable Ribbon..besides just the millions of great ribbons and trims. The French Clips make great hair bows, and as you know, SO much more at RRR. I am so blessed to be part of this team. Have a great week, and thanks again for playing along with us!
      karen Letchworth
      Word Art Wednesday

  10. Love the different techniques used to make your card, turned out beautiful.

  11. Beautiful card! I love the lace and ribbon flower embellishment.TFS

  12. What a pretty card. With the papers you used it looks like the end of Summer going into Fall just like this month's ribbon pack. I just love the way you did the bow as well tfs.

  13. Beautiful card. Love the bow with the button. [Bunny]

  14. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I like the size of your card and the papers.

  15. Your card is so pretty! I love the lace and dainty yellow ribbon combined. So sweet under the pretty button you created.
    Hope you find some relief soon from the heat. I keep looking at the calendar and wishing for fall to hurry up. Not use having a heat wave here in Atlantic Canada for so long.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty work! :)

  16. It is so nice to think about fall right now with all of the heat! Your large beautifully colored flower is wonderful and am admiring the satin and crochet lace bow to match! Quite a fab layering of buttons for the center to pull it all together!