Monday, May 13, 2024

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop - May 2024


Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop! Our hop theme this month is Patriotic. Each of the design team ladies is going to be creating a project in this theme or style, using ribbon

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!

One of my favorite holidays to make things for is 4th of July! I have a spot in my home where I change the decor seasonally, that way I can decorate for every holiday without rearranging my entire house! I save the whole house decorating for Autumn and Christmas.

I created a 6" x 6" panel that can sit on an easel. I like to have things for my special table to go with a tiered tray and other decor that I change out. (As I write this, my Easter decor is in that spot; the St. Patrick's Day stuff was just put away!) 

I have two bins of these panels that I put out for various holidays. They are a great size and fun to make. I start with a heavy chipboard base and then add my papers and images, and of course ribbon! 

The paper I used is Photoplay Land That I Love, which I purchased at Expo in October 2023. So it is fairly newish paper. I really like the patterns and motifs for this collection, and the sticker sheet is excellent!

I went through my stash of patriotic ribbons, of which I have many! I chose the 5/8" Red/White/Blue Striped Grosgrain to make my large bowbut that size is out of stock. They do have THIS similar ribbon in 5/8". 

I created a smaller bow with the 3/8" Patriotic Candy Hearts on White Grosgrain. I admit that I don't use grosgrain ribbon that often, as it is difficult to tie bows with it. But, the heart ribbon is so CUTE that I think I need more of it so I don't run out! {smile} 

I topped the bow stack with a clear star embellishment and a sticker from the paper collection. I also scattered some clear and metal stars, plus a row of red and white paper brads for the bottom of the panel. 

Note: Those paper brads have been in my stash since 2011. I have gobs of them! I received many packs of them as part of my Spellbinders DT package and I will probably never be able to use them all! 

Thanks for joining me today! Have fun hopping!

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:
Paper and Stickers: Photoplay Land That I Love
Paper brads: Craftworkcards Patriotic Candi Dots
Stars: unknown
Chipboard: Grafix
Adhesive: Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue, hot glue, foam dots
Other tools: paper trimmer, scissors, bone folder, tweezers, corner miter tool (Crafty Shop by Sache)


  1. Delightful table decor, Gloria. Especially like that bow! tfs

  2. Fabulous card and use of ribbon.

  3. Lovely card with all that pretty ribbon and those stars!

  4. A beautiful display of RW&B colors! Thanks for the direct link to similar ribbon...much appreciated!! Really nice card!

  5. I do love those metal stars, but then I have a strange love of stars. I love that you have a place to show off your seasonal goodies.

  6. Great papers and ribbons! Lovely creation! Thank you for the inspiration during the blog hop!
    Karen C

  7. Love your paper choices and the pretty bow! Great 4th of July card!