Sunday, October 13, 2019

Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Bonnie's Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.) After visiting me, hop over to 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 October Ribbon Club Assortment shown below. (The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!)

The October Ribbon Club Assortment is called Christmas Assortment. I love traditional red, green, and white for Christmas. It is festive and timeless! 

It seems that I just put all the Christmas things away, and now here we are, getting them all out again! Every year, I try to get my fall decor up around the first day of autumn, but this year I was a bit late, plus it was HOT here. I will keep my fall decor up until just after Thanksgiving. 

I like to put up my Christmas tree and decorate the house sometime during the first week of December. I tend to keep everything up until the first weekend after New Year's Day, around the Epiphany (January 6). Decorating for the holidays is a ton of work, so I like to have it up as long as possible! I love decorating for the holidays, but I sure do hate putting it all away! 
Another big job is mailing Christmas cards! I try to keep a nice selection of standard size, easy to mail cards in my stash. I do confess to not mailing any cards last year! I had a major surgery in December, and just lost the card mailing fight! 

This cute card is 7" x 5" and fits into a standard envelope. I love the sweet Santa image from the new Authentique Rejoice Collection!  This paper collection comes with an extra pad of 12x12 patterns and an extra 12x12 pad of images to cut apart! Making it perfect for making cards! Plus, there is a baking themed collection as well as the main Christmas collection! Everything coordinates perfectly!
To speed up the card making process, I used a sketch from CardMaps (see the October sketches HERE). This layout is really fun, and I can see myself making multiple cards in this design!
I wanted to have some stitching around my panel but I do not sew and none of my stitching dies were large enough. So...I drew on some detail with a white pen! I love how it looks!
Since I wanted to keep this card fairly flat for mailing, my bow is a bit restrained this month! Which also means I can make more cards from one Ribbon Club Assortment than usual. {smile} I did add a sparkly snowflake button to the bow. 

I used the Emerald Taffeta ribbon as my base wrap and the bow. Then, I added the Funky Snowflakes on Poppy Red Grosgrain to the top of the emerald taffeta. 
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!

Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon October Ribbon Club (Emerald Taffeta, Funky Snowflakes on Poppy Red Grosgrain)
Printed paper and stickers: Authentique Rejoice
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Black, Natural; Spectrum Lady Bug, Kelly Green
Enamel dots: Eyelet Outlet glitter white
Button and bells: craft supply
White pen: Uni-ball Signo
Adhesive: white glue, hot glue, ATG tape, Scor-tape, foam tape


  1. Great layers on both the paper and the ribbons!

  2. Very cute. I like the ribbon treatment and your white stitching.

  3. That a very pretty bow and adorable card. I love santa on Christmas cards. He makes you smile.

  4. Very cute with the distressed look and the jolly santa. Love the bow at the top!!

  5. Gloria your card is so pretty hun! Love the fancy gel pen work you did, super pretty! I love Christmas time, its so magical!

  6. I love the vintage Santa and the way you framed the patterned papers and of course the BOW!

  7. Love your mix of patterned papers! Beautiful holiday card with this cute Santa and pretty ribbons!

  8. Such a lovely card my friend! I adore all those wonderful layers!

  9. Simply delightful, Glorie. The faux stitching on the inside is very eye-catching. tfs

  10. Such a cute Santa card, Gloria. I like how you used your ribbons so its easy to mail! And your pen-sewing technique ...that's a winner in my book! Hugs, Suzy Q