Saturday, August 13, 2022

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop


Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop! Wow, only six more weeks of summer! Or for folks like me who live in an oven....all the weeks. {giggle} I am getting a jump start on my fall projects in hopes of encouraging autumn to actually arrive sometime before Christmas!

You should be coming to my blog from Ginny's Blog After visiting me hop on to Kathy's Blog next! (The full blog list is at the end of the post.)

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 is called Autumn Collection. For over a week I had planned to pull out my Halloween papers....but once I took a good look at the ribbon I decided to pull out fall papers instead!
All that gorgeous ribbon...brown, green, orange...deserved some fall paper to go with it! I pulled out Graphic 45 Time to Flourish, which I have had for ages. I have used this paper collection for classes and tutorials and blog posts, but I still have gobs of it in my stash! (You can get your hands on the re-released Deluxe Collector's Edition HERE.) 
I ended up scrap-lifting one of my old cards for this one, I just flipped it left to right and chose all new papers. The beauty of being a prolific card makers is that I have built in scrap-lift opportunities!

The card is 6" x 6" and will require a special envelope or box to mail The fabby bow is not going to fit in a regular envelope! 

I wrapped some of the 5/8" Cappuccino Taffeta around the card base before adding the focal image and the bow stack. To hide the ribbon ends on the inside of the card, I lined the card with off-white cardstock. 
I created large, loopy bows from the 5/8" Cappuccino Taffeta, 3/8" Cappuccino Satin with Gold Metallic Edge, and 5/8" Kiwi Double-faced Satin. Once I had all the bows created, I hot glued them to the card to make a puffy ribbon embellishment.

I used one of the Graphic 45 Metal Keyholes to cover all the ribbon knots. There is a little wood circle, covered with paper under the keyhole, just to give it something to cling to.

I added a sentiment cut from the paper and some chipboard buttons also from the paper collection. 
Is that not a fantastic looking bow embellishment?! So shimmery and luscious! I love ribbon, can you tell?!

Now, hop over to Kathy's Blog to see what she has for you!

Thanks for joining me for the monthly ribbon hop. Make sure to visit the other team members. And b
e sure to answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month to be entered into a drawing for a FREE Ribbon Club Assortment. If you’re not a member of the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join. 

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!

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Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!

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Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2022 Ribbon Club (5/8" Cappuccino Taffeta, 3/8" Cappuccino Satin with Gold Metallic Edge5/8" Kiwi Double-faced Satin)
Adhesive: 1/4" ATG tape
Bow making tools: Zutter Bow-it-All

Other Supplies Used:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Smooth Natural, Dark Brown
Printed paper: Graphic 45 Time to Flourish (original collection 8x8 and 12x12, chiboard)
Metal brads: from my stash
Adhesive:Hot glue, Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Tools: Provocraft deco scissors, paper trimmer, craft knife, hot glue gun, WRMK Layer Guide, scissors, bone folder


  1. Beautiful use of your pretty papers and the fall ribbons!!

  2. This is amazing layout for a card - love the ribbon and added elements - TFS and for the hop

  3. Beautiful card!! LOVE all or work to create that bow cluster!! Well done!

  4. Beautiful bow! I LOVE the vintage fall feel!

  5. Impressive bow and the color of ribbons are so rich. Great fall colors and layout.

  6. Beautiful autumn card! The bow is so pretty!

  7. Beautiful Fall card. I like the papers and the pretty ribbons.