Monday, March 13, 2023

Really Reasonable Ribbon March 2023 Blog Hop


Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop! We have a THEME HOP again this month...each of the design team ladies is going to be creating EASTER PROJECTS

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 a $10 Gift Card to the RRR Shop, plus one digital stamp set of your choice from Bonnie Garby Designs. The Design Team appreciates your comments, too!

I just completed a full reorganization of my paper stash, which means I know exactly where all my Easter papers are!
I am trying my best to NOT buy any new paper unless I "need" it for a specific project, or it's on mega sale, or it's pretty, or I want it...Well, phooey! {insert laughter here} Seriously folks, I really am on a mission to USE WHAT I HAVE when it comes to paper! So many generous design teams over the years, plus my own compulsive buying, has landed me in a paper hoard to rival all others! 
This 12x12 paper storage "area" is over 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. But it is all organized, neat, and labeled! I was easily able to pull out this cute collection from Authentique called Cottontail. It has some adorable vintage Easter images. (I have not heard from Authentique in a long time, so I do not know when - or if - they plan to release more collections, sadly.)  
I created an A2 card, which is very simple and fairly flat for mailing. I have a few sketches on my desk for making quick cards so when i have some extra time I can make a few at once. That way I can add to my card stash AND use up some of this vast amount of paper! 
Now, as to the trims I used...I went pink all the way!  I wrapped the card with a length of 5/8" Pink Taffeta Ribbon. After plaid and gingham, my next favorite ribbon is taffeta. And after that...Swiss Dots! I added a layer of 3/8" Tulip Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon. I added a dotted loop and a knot to the edge of the card. 
I finished off the card with some Easter-colored enamel dots and stamped a sentiment on the inside.

Thanks for joining me on the Hop today! Make sure to hop along and see all the other projects!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
Bow making tools: Zutter Bow-it-All

Other Supplies Used:
Printed paper: Authentique Cottontail
Cardstock: CutCardStock Basic Natural
Enamel dots: Fancy Pants Designs Hometown Summer
Stamps: Taylored Expressions He is Risen (inside)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Adhesive: Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue, Glue dots
Tools: paper trimmer, scissors, bone folder and score board


  1. What a pretty Easter card Gloria. I love your layered ribbon with the tab and bow. So creative!

  2. Layered pink ribbons look terrific on this lovely Easter card. My creative eyes are drawn to the 3 pastel enamel dots...really nice detail on this card design. I, too, miss Authentique collections.

  3. I love your papers and darling bunny! Great organizations and ribbon!

  4. Darling image, I love how you layered your ribbon to separate you pretty papers!

  5. Cute bunny image and I like the papers and ribbon you used.

  6. This is so cute and so many special touches! Thanks for making me feel better about my paper stash!

  7. Wow on that paper stash, you're so organized and Wow on the card. I love the vintage bunny images.

  8. Luv these sweet Authentique images and with your plaid papers and pink ribbons ...perfect vintage looking Bunny card! Thanks for sharing ...and oh what a delightful wall of a paper collection! Awesome! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! Hugs, Suzy Q

  9. Those bunnies look like they came right out of an antique children's reader. Too sweet!

  10. This is a lovely Easter card! I have to use my paper collections up too-there’s way too much!

  11. Everything Easter and more...Love Mr. Peter Rabbit and all those luscious colors.

  12. Awesome paper storage and a beautiful card!