Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

Hello to all of my ribbon-loving friends!  I'm posting today with two sweet cards I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon, that I'm giving to a family member.  If any of you happen to have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's, or just losing their memory, I hope you will enjoy this post.  We've found that MUSIC is a great way to reconnect with those who are losing their memory.  Somehow or another, all those songs are still up there in their minds.  By singing old familiar tunes, they quickly open up and start singing along, tapping a foot, smiling, etc.  I found a darling set of journaling cards from Carta Bella with Nursery Rhymes/songs printed on them, and have been making them into cards for my Great Aunt.  We "sing" the cards to her, and she LOVES it!  And Really Reasonable Ribbon helps to make my cards BEAUTIFUL.
Once I had my patterned papers, doily, and journaling card in place, I adorned this sweet card with LOTS of great embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The lovely bow was made from Mimosa Yellow Seam Binding, Dusty Olive Seam Binding, and Solid Red Baker's Twine.  I also tucked in several of the GORGEOUS Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers carried at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The flowers I used include the Deep Ivory Open Roses, a Green Rose, and a gorgeous Brown Leaf.  The sweet stems on the Mulberry Flowers and Leaves are so cute.  I use a pencil or crafting tool to "swirl" them, and they add such a soft, sweet touch to your cards.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has SO many lovely ribbons, trims, flowers, and floral accents that will help to make your cards and projects look amazing.  Why not treat yourself today?  You deserve it!
My second card uses the Blueberry Baker's Twine, Mimosa Yellow Seam Binding, Lipstick Red Seam Binding, and Royal Blue Micro Gingham Ribbon to create my bow.  It's easy to see how Really Reasonable Ribbon's sweet trims help you create a bow that takes a simple card and quickly makes it something extra special.  I would also LOVE to have you play along in our current challenge.

Have a great week!
Karen

6 comments:

  1. Both are Stunning & Beautiful! Your great aunt will love it! I do!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  2. Oh my goodness. That nursery rhyme took me back. Way too cute!

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  3. What a wonderful idea to give your great-aunt some love and joy - the cards are beautiful
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Beautiful! Your Aunt will love it! Have a Crafty Day! :)

    Theresa
    Scrappers Anonymous

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  5. Hi Karen: both are Amazing love them I like the card for a great Aunt but that Nursery rhyme is just so cute..
    God Bless

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  6. What a sweet and precious idea with the nursery rhymes and songs. Very sweet projects!

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