Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sweet Cards With Really Reasonable Ribbon

Like all of you, I love making cards.  And like most of you, I have more patterned paper than one girl could ever use in a liftime; and yet.....I continue to buy more.  However, no matter how lovely those patterned papers might be, my cards are always sweeter when I add some ribbons, laces, trims, flowers and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  And because Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many FABULOUS products, it's always easy to find the perfect accents for every card or project.
Today I'm sharing two cards.  They were both created with patterned papers, stickers, and goodies from an Echo Park line called For The Record 2 by Lori Whitlock.  But as I stated above, that's never enough....and Really Reasonable Ribbon once again helped me pull it all together.  The inspiration for my first card came from Kandis Smith.  I added a sweet bow to my tag that includes Cream Seam Binding and Natural Burlap String; and is topped with a 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl.
I also added a couple of buttons to my card near the sentiment sticker; and they are tied in their centers with pieces of Ivory Burlap String and Parrot Green Burlap String.   Burlap String is a fabulous (and very on trend) trim that comes in 28 gorgeous colors and costs just ten cents per yard.  And I absolutely LOVE it!  I also used a fabulous Adhesive on my card called Scor-Tape, and it is an amazing way to secure your cards to stand the test of time.
My second card was inspired by Corri Garza; and is also held together with Scor-Tape, and has a lovely double bow tied with Grass Green Seam Binding and a piece of Lemon Baker's Twine.  I topped this bow with a White Flatback Pearl, and placed two more White Flatback Pearls in the corners of my card.  So, as you can see....Really Reasonable Ribbon carries SO much more than just ribbons.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop back soon for more great inspiration, and don't forget about the FUN CHALLENGE taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We absolutely LOVE seeing what you've been creating.  Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I'm always so grateful to have you stop by.  Have a wonderful week, and happy crafting!

I'm playing along here:

As You Like It Challenge Blog - Flora or Fauna - Which is your favorite and why?  In real life, I'd say fauna (I love animals), but in crafting, I'd have to go with flora because I love to put flowers on everything; yet I have a lot of trouble coloring images of animals.  I hope that makes sense.  However, this card has flowers (flora) and a butterfly (fauna)......if I'm understanding things correctly.


D.L.ART - Thankful Thursday - My first card is a thank-you card

Mary's Cardz TV Challenge Blog - Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge #432 - Use At Least Two Different Patterned Papers - I used several!  LOL - but I almost always do.

CropStop Challenge #31 - Anything Goes with CropStop products.  Sorry, but I think the only CropStop products I used on these cards would be my Tombow Adhesive, Tim Holtz inks, and my Cuttlebug die-cutting machine.

Have a great week,
Karen

11 comments:

  1. Two sweet, adorable cards. The ribbon does give both cards an extra enhanced appearance.

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  2. Karen your cards are always so full of detail and such lovely embellishments! so happy you've linked this post with two beauties up to the Cropstop blog!

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  3. Both are very pretty cards with lots of interest and dimension, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  4. What gorgeous cards Karen - so sweet and 'vintage' with the embellishments you have used. Love your bows and twine - perfect as usual!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Two really lovely cards, lovely papers and great designs.
    Thank you for joining our 'Use 2 or more DP's' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  6. Fabulous card Karen! Lovely papers.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  7. A double whammy with the Flora and Fauna on this pretty card. Thank you for joining in at AYLI. Sarah DT

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  8. I love both your cards. I like the pretty flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at As you like it! We hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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