Saturday, January 30, 2016

Something Special for Mom

While I was doing some "internet surfing" last week, I found the sweetest necklace on Etsy that I just couldn't resist buying for my Mom.  I love to do random things for my Mom....just to let her know how very much I love her.  I realize that I won't have her in my life forever.  So while I do, I want to make sure she always knows how much I cherish her love and support.  Moms are just special.
It's absolutely lovely!  You can get it inscribed with names and get the birthstones of your choice.  I just fell in love with it, and I know my Mom will cherish it as well.  So......I knew right away that I wanted an equally special box to put this very special gift in as I give it to her.  I started with a Kraft Box and decorated it with lots of great products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I wrapped the SUPER SHABBY 2 1/2 Cotton Blend Plain Ribbon around the box, and then tied a bow (with that same sweet ribbon) that I placed on top of the box.  I absolutely LOVE this ribbon because it can be torn to fray the edges, and can also be torn into thinner strips if you don't want the full 2 1/2 inches, so it's super versatile - like having multiple widths from one perfect trim.  To that, I added some of Really Reasonable Ribbon's GORGEOUS Mulberry Flowers, including their sweet Baby Pink Open Rose, and the Two-Tone Yellow Open Roses.  I also included a sweet 30 mm Wild Orchid Crafts Mulbery Paper Green Leave.  Under the flowers, there's a bow that's tied with the lovely Solid Mint Baker's Twine (which I think is a new favorite cuz it's SO pretty).
Perhaps you've heard me say this before, but it's SO true.....Really Reasonable Ribbon really has everything you will need to embellish all your projects.  Whether it's a card, a scrapbook page, an altered art project, or anything else; Really Reasonable Ribbon has all the perfect ribbons, laces, trims, flowers, and accents to make your art look fabulous.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget about the FUN CHALLENGE going on now here...on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  It's called Show Me The Pink (with Ribbon or Trim).  We love seeing your wonderful ribbon-topped projects, and hope to have you join us.

I'm sharing my gift box here, in these fun challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday/January - Something New - I'm using brand new ribbon!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #344 - Inspiration Photo - Colors/Gold, Cream and Blush - I had SO much fun with this amazing color combination!
Thanks again for stopping by today, and please know how very grateful I am for your visit.  I wish you all a creative and blessed weekend (not to mention.....relaxing).

Happy crafting,


  1. What a gorgeous necklace Karen, and I LOVE that box you have decorated so beautifully - a wonderful match for the necklace.

  2. Oh my gosh, the nacklace is so pretty! And the wrapping is even prettier! I am so very sure that your mom will LOVE this beautiful gift! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

  3. Your mom will love the necklace! I purchased a similar one from a catalog party and had such fun choosing elements to represent our family's love for my mom. The decorated box is lovely; there is something so sweet about burlap and delicate lace or flowers.

  4. Thx for your kind words. I am now your follower as well and will be checking in to see what you are up to.

  5. Beautiful necklace for your mom along with the box.

  6. This is beautiful Karen! I love the gift for your mom too! So sweet!

  7. Wow! This is beautiful! Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!