Friday, September 13, 2013

You're So Sweet for the September Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop.

  

If you've just been inspired by Jeannie's fabulous work, you are in the right place. If not, you can join us for some autumn inspiration with the gorgeous September RRR Ribbon Club Assortment by hopping on over to the RRR Blog to start at the beginning. There you will find all the blog hop and prize details.



Just look at the gorgeous ribbons in this month's RRR Ribbon Club Assortment! Fall is in the air and these ribbons are just perfect for your fall cards, layouts, and decor projects! Are you a Ribbon Club Subscriber? If not, you can sign up here and start receiving one of these gorgeous assortments each month. 

"You're So Sweet"
Birthday Card

Tips and Techniques:

This burgundy Diamond Satin Ribbon is part of the September RRR Ribbon Club Assortment. This ribbon has a right and wrong side, so to tie a double loop bow, you need to twist the ribbon one turn each time you wrap it around your fingers so the right side always stays on top. Ginny's bow tutorial can be found here

Bonnie is now carrying a large selection of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. Here I used a 25mm White Cottage Rose. I layered my flower and bow over one of my twine flowers created with Natural Jute String. The spot where I placed the flower was uneven, so I used Tombow 3D Foam Tabs to help keep the flower in the right position. A tutorial for my Twine Flowers can be located here.

I layered more of the September Ribbon Club Assortment across the card. I lightly inked the floral grosgrain. Scor-Tape is a great way to adhere ribbon to paper and ribbon to ribbon. Bonnie carries a wide variety of widths and sheets of Scor-Tape here


My signature style is Shabby Chic, so as you can see on the top of the card, I inked and distressed all my edges and sentiment. The mat behind the sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. I fussy cut it out, added the script stamp to the corners - Dear Sir by Donna Salazar Designs, and inked the edges. I also hand stitched around the edge of the card. I don't use a lot of fall colors in my work; however, they are perfect to create a card for our daughter's November birthday. 

I hope you've been inspired to grab your September RRR Ribbon Club Assortment and start creating!

Your next stop on the RRR September Blog hop will take you to 
to some amazing inspiration from Cheryl

Thank you for hopping through the RRR Blog Hop with us today.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

44 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Your bow is beautiful and I love all the coordinating elements!

    p.s. I found Ginny's tutorial a few months ago and don't think I've made a card without this method since :)

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    1. Thanks, Leeann. Yes, Ginny's bow tutorial rocks!! This is the first time I tried one using a once sided ribbon, but the twist made it work!! ~ Blessings

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  2. This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love that jute twine mixed with the ribbon!!!

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  3. These colours really are stunning & every time I see the double bows I giggle...cos I keep trying.....but I just can't get em looking this good. Yet:):):):)

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    1. Keep on trying your double bows, Lizzy. Have you looked at Ginny's tutorial in my link? I just wrap them around my fingers, and they are done in a flash. I had been wanting to learn how to do them for a while, and had even asked the floral designers where I scrapbook, but this tutorial really helped!! ~ Blessings

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  4. Tracy this is just another stunning example of the beautiful way you mix colors with design! Love the entire project hun!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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  5. Gorgeous card Tracey. These beautiful Autumn colors just make me smile! I just love your terrific bow too.

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  6. What a gorgeous card, Tracey!! The colors are perfect for fall!! I love the beautiful bow and flower!! Absolutely stunning card!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. such a pretty card, love the large flower bloom with twine!!! great fall colors

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  8. Wow! This card is just gorgeous!! Love the deep, rich colors and your clever use of ribbons.

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  9. Wonderful ribbons. Especially like the rope/string.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. Beautiful Card Tracey! I LOVE The colors and over all feel of Autumn! LOVE it!!
    Hugs!!
    Heather

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  11. What a sweet card. Your daughter will love it. Thank you for sharing your techniques!

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  12. Love the colors in your fabulous card!!!

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  13. LOVE your card! Your colors are amazing!

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  14. Sweet and lovely card! I like your ribbon treatment.

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  15. such dramatic fall colors! gorgeous card!

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  16. You didn't have to use more colors, the ones you chose and the flower & ribbon all goes together perfectly!

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  17. Pretty card! Your bow is wonderful!

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  18. I too love the shabby chic feel and ink all my edges. It always amazes me, how many times I go to a crop and someone asks what I'm doing to my edges of layouts, cards and projects! :) Great card, love the detail!

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  19. You already know how much I love this one! Such a great card and the colors are divine! Hugs!

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  20. What a fantastic card! I love all the colors you used.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  21. I love how rustic this is. I am addicted to twine....so I love this!

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    1. Thank you, Gloria! I'm a twine gal, too!! ~ Blessings

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  22. Really beautiful, love how you used the ribbon .... and that twine looks stunning!

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