Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Coffee Time With Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hey there, all my ribbon-loving and coffee-loving friends!  It's a beautiful day in sunny Las Vegas, but never too hot for my morning latte (and perhaps an afternoon latte as well...LOL).  Honestly, I don't think I could ever get "too much" coffee.....just keep it coming!   Well, I feel the same way about ribbon.  I just can't get enough, and Really Reasonable Ribbon is the best place to find it!
Today I'm sharing two cards with you.  Both were made using a Crate Paper line called Restorations.  It's a very old line that I love, and I scored big time on EBay recently and picked up a bunch of it.  For this first card, I used three different patterned papers on my background that I attached together using an amazing Adhesive called Scor-Tape, which comes in several different widths.  Once I had my base together, I attached some chipboard pieces and stickers from this line, again by using Scor-Tape.  I also added three buttons that have Ivory Burlap String tied in their centers.
I also ran a piece of Natural Crochet Lace across the bottom of my card, and a piece of Danish Blue Seam Binding above that.  I also used the Danish Blue Seam Binding to make that lovely bow.  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries 24 vibrant colors of Seam Binding, it costs just 30 cents per yard, and it ties so easily into the most gorgeous bows!  The finishing touches on this card are the stick pin, and the lovely Blue Sweetheart Blossom I placed in the center of my bow.
My second card celebrates my love for coffee along with my love of ribbon, and it uses all the same patterned papers, chipboard and border stickers as the first card.  Again, I attached my patterned papers together using Scor-Tape.  Then, I did some machine stitching, and added a lovely bow using Noble Peacock Seam Binding and topped it with a  lovely Pink Sweetheart Blossom.
The "coffee" sentiment is a die-cut, and I used two doily die-cuts at the top of my card (the larger from Cheery Lynn Designs and the smaller from Papertrey Ink).  I added a Prima ticket from my stash.  That's about it.  I hope you'll stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to check out all the amazing trims,  Seam Binding, the fabulous Mulberry Flowers, and SO much more!

I always like to give credit for the inspiration I find on Pinterest.  With that said, my first card was inspired by this card created by Melissa Phillips, and my second card was inspired by this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have an amazing day!

I'm linking up/playing along here:

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Blog Hop - Anything Goes Coffee or Tea Related

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Anything Goes Using Dies - I used a Cheery Lynn Dies doily die-cut to mat my coffee cup.

Three Amigos Challenge Blog - Challenge #14 - May Flowers

Frilly and Funkie:  Layers of Lace - My first card has the lace.  Thanks for the invite, Sara.


  1. Gorgeous colourful and textural cards Karen - so cheerful.

  2. Oh! Soooo pretty! Love all the beautiful layers and floral cup with so many details on it!

  3. Karen, both of your cards are beautiful! You have a way of using pattern that is so eyecatching! I really love that coffee cup--so feminine! Is it a die cut? Hugs! PS I just realized how perfect your layers of lace fit perfectly with our current challenge at Frilly and Funkie, 'Layers of Lace'. Here's the link in case you want to enter the challenge:

    1. I am back to say I am so excited you shared this with us at Frilly and Funkie in our Layers of Laces challenge! Hugs!

  4. Both are beautiful Karen. Love your coffee card design.

  5. Gorgeous! I Love the way you do your Bows too!

  6. Wowzers! This is gorgeous! Both of them are... and that cup is beautiful! A feast for the eyes... love them both!

  7. Beautiful card!! Love the pretty papers!

  8. Karen, love the pearl stick pin on your first card. I love the paper you used on the second one. That coffee cup is . gorgeous

  9. Two more wonderful card designs for the hop. You certainly have been a busy crafter.

  10. Very pretty. I like the button on the clock on the first and the pretty ribbons and papers.

  11. Your cards are both beautiful, Karen! You have an eye for layering and your cards are always so gorgeous! Love the ribbon too! Also want to thank you for the kind words you've been leaving on my blog during the hop - they warm my heart! You are appreciated!

  12. Doesn't Melissa make such lovely cards? I am such a fangirl of hers, and have been for years. Your use of the seam binding on both cards is wonderful. You always add such fun touches! And how exciting to find some long sought out paper! You have used it so well on both projects.

    Have a great day! :)

  13. Anytime is coffee time pass me a Mocha while I drool over your work here! lovely lovely - what can I say - you got it girlfriend when it comes to crafting - your true Gift!

  14. Wow! Both your cards are totally stunning!!! Details are so beautiful!!!

  15. Stunning beautiful artful works. Love seeing your awesome creations.

  16. Both cards are just beautiful!
    The seam binding bows are precious!

  17. Very pretty cards. Love the strip of crochet lace on your first card. The gorgeous loopy bow is a perfect topper. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  18. What a joyful blend of colors and bright happiness. Beautiful designs and cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie "Layers of Lace" challenge!

  19. Your coffee card is so beautiful and fabulus with all those ribbons, Karen! Hugs!


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