Sunday, February 21, 2016

Let Your Light Shine

Hello, all of my ribbon loving friends!  I'm posting today for Really Reasonable Ribbon with a sweet card I created using lots of great ribbons and trims in shades of purple.  I don't use purple a whole lot, but it sure turned out nice, so I was glad I gave it a try. 
I started with some new Crate Paper patterned papers that I inked in Tim Holtz Wilted Violet Distress Ink on the edges, and machine stitche together.  Then, I added a Melissa Frances rub-on sentiment, a small My Mind's Eye Sticker, and a Prima metal bird.  The fun part was the pretty bow.  I ran a length of Lilac Seam Binding across the width of the card, and then tied a bow using two lengths of it along with one length of Cream Seam Binding, and a length of Violet Burlap String and Wheat Solid Baker's Twine.   I topped the bow with one small Dark Lilac Open End Rose and two small Ivory Open End Roses.   The bow cluster has a tiny little tag (laugh) that's held by a miniature silver safety pin.  You may also notice that I added a little "ribbon tab" on the upper right corner of my card.  That tab includes a small snippet of the three following trims:  Melissa Natural Crochet Lace, Lilac Seam Binding, and Purple Plaid Ribbon.
That's about it, and this is exactly why I LOVE Really Reasonable Ribbon.  By adding a sweet bow and flowers from the sweet shop at Really Reasonable Ribbon, I can turn my simple cards into a real work of art.  Their wonderful products quickly jazz up your creations, and instantly take them from "Zero to Hero".....LOL

AND.....don't forget about our fun challenges on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog where you can play along and share your projects.  We LOVE seeing your projects, and we thank you for joining us.  There's also lots of great inspiration on the blog every day as well as special offers and lots of great new products.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card with your gorgeous ribbon.

  2. Hi Karen! I love your card!! How you are well. Hugs!

  3. This is stunning! I absolutely love the shades of purple. Its one color that I use not as much as I should.I love it!
    Simply beautiful..
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  4. SO lovely and what! A safety pin - what a fab idea and I am sure you have done this before - just loving it on this creation - must make note! Have a blessed week!

  5. Oh Karen this is gorgeous - love the purples you have used with that wee touch of pink is perfect

  6. How pretty - the violet is just lovely! The cluster is beautiful and the little bird clip adorable!

  7. Really lovely work. Your little bloom and ribbon collection is just gorgeous.
    Thanks for the invite to CropStop. I have bookmarked it for next time.