Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Authentique Valentine's Blog Hop, click HERE.

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop! I had to sit out last month, but I am back again this month with a ribbon pretty! I am slowly returning to the studio! I am not yet up to a big mini book project, but I am working up to it! 

You 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 February Ribbon Club Assortment shown below. (The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!)

The February Ribbon Club Assortment is called Purple and Green. I have been with Bonnie and the Ribbon team for a long time now, since about, I look forward to certain collections each year. I always love the green collection that she does for February, and when she pairs it with purple...oh happy day! Look at how pretty those ribbons are! I always hate breaking open the package and messing them up! {Bonnie, will tell me to USE THAT RIBBON INSTEAD OF HOARDING IT!}
Like I said, I am not up for making a big project yet, but I can handle a card! And I can make a big ol' bow! Authentique sent me my DT boxes for the past few months, regardless of my ability to create anything. (They are an AMAZING company! Beyond compare!) I have tons of papers to play with now that I am feeling better! This is the new Clover collection! It has the most adorable prints and images! You all know how I love vintage images!
As much as I love the purple and green combination, I instead did a monochromatic green card. I made three green, loopy bows and stacked them together. I used Apple Green Diamond Satin, Kiwi Satin, and Kiwi Swiss Dots Satin. I create each bow individually, and then hot glue them in place. Pretty pretty!
I found a fun button and a green flower in my stash and added those to pull all the shades of green from the paper together in the bow element.  
This card went together so easily! I used a sketch from Becky Fleck to help me out! Since I was just out of surgery, I was not able to make any projects for the CardMaps Winter/Spring sketches, so I will use some of them when I am able. 
I used this cute sketch, but changed the circle to a square. I always love using Becky's sketches! 

Thanks for joining me 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!


Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!

Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club (
Apple Green Diamond SatinKiwi Satin, Kiwi Swiss Dots Satin)
Printed paper and die cuts: Authentique Clover
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural; Midnight
Flower: Petaloo
Leaf: Prima
Button: stash
Dies: My Favorite Things Jumbo Flag Stax, Flag Stax and Layers
Ink: Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn
Adhesive: white glue, hot glue, ATG tape, Scor-tape


  1. Beautifully created with all your gorgeous details!! I love every single piece of it. (Bonnie should send you 2 packs of ribbon, one for using and one for 'hoarding'..heehee)!!

    1. Diane, don't think I haven't suggested it to Bonnie! But, if you could see my ribbon hoard, you'd not wish me to have more! hee hee

  2. What a beautiful card ! Thanks for the inspiration xx

  3. These are my two favorite colors and my birthday is this month, so I am loving this beautiful ribbon assortment. Gorgeous card.

  4. Fabulous card. Love the patterns and that bow is amazing ..

  5. Irish joy! Beautiful card! LOVE the colors in this ribbon collection...really brings out my creative joy!

  6. Pretty card! Love that beautiful bow!

  7. A beautiful card and wonderful pattern papers, layers and a gorgeous ribbon bow.

  8. I"m not one much for the St Patrick's Day theme, personally, but I do love this vintage ephemera piece. I too am apparently a RRR hoarder, and I've only gotten three month's worth in the club so far. I can't imagine how many packages you have since 2011! Nice card, and thanks for the sketch!

  9. Anything St. Pat's makes me happy. LOVE the choice of using these papers. Great card.

  10. So cute. Glad you were up to making a card. Love the green bow and the clover paper.

  11. Gloria, this is so stinking adorable with those two cuties and all the fabulous ribbons!! And I think you should have all the ribbons you want since you have such fabulous creations!!! Am keeping you in prayer sweetie for a full recovery!

  12. Fab card, might have to try out something like this one.