Monday, June 11, 2018

Family Memories with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome by my blog today, everyone!  I'm sharing a sweet mini album I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using lots of their fabulous products.  I used three paper bags, and I attached several different patterned papers using a fabulous Adhesive called Scor-Tape.  I did some machine stitching, added lots of great photo spotsjournalling spaces, and tucked even more photo mat tags into each pocket.  That's the great thing about paper bag albums......they're cute, inexpensive and have built-in pockets for storing family memories.  This one was created for some very special friends who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary!
The mini album cover is decorated with some blue Cosmo Daisies, a Mulberry Leave, some Ivory Burlap StringRed Double Head StamensWhite Double Head Stamens, and a 12mm Red Gingham Covered Button from our awesome Embellishment section.  I also placed one Blue Sweetheart Blossom on the cover just because they're SO cute!
The second page has photo mats, and is adorned with some Red, White and blue Sweetheart Blossoms, some Ivory Burlap String, a piece of Navy Ric RacNatural Crochet Lace, and a piece of 1/4" Red Chevron Striped Twill.  This shows you a great way to use up small ribbon/trim scraps.  I also tucked in another 12mm Red Gingham Covered Button.
On page 3 of the mini album, I kept it pretty simple.  There's a journalling spot, a photo mat, and some fun Embellishments.  I topped that with a small snippet of 1/4" Red Chevron Striped Twill and added a 12mm Blue Gingham Covered Button.
The next page has more places for photos and journalling, and has a wooden frame that's tied with some Cherry Baker's TwineBlueberry Baker's Twine, and is topped with some more of the adorable Sweetheart BlossomsReally Reasonable Ribbon also sells Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms for smaller accents.....and they're all SO sweet!
Page 5 is the last page (other than the back cover), and it has a piece of Red Center-Stitch Burlap Ribbon topped with a lovely Ivory Open Rose.  These GORGEOUS flowers come in several sizes and come in over 24 gorgeous colors.  Finally, I used my Zutter to bind this mini album, and I tied some Red Center-Stitch Burlap RibbonNavy Micro GinghamRed & White Houndstooth Ribbon on the binding.
There's simply no end to the possibilities for creativity when you use all that Really Reasonable Ribbon has to offer.  I hope you'll treat yourself today.  You won't regret it!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll visit again soon.


Joy Clair Challenge Blog - June Challenge - Patriotic Inspiration

Mini Album Makers Challenge - June Challenge - Anything Goes
Words 2 Craft By - Challenge #53- If You Can Read This Thank a Teacher.....a challenge that celebrates teachers, those who have helped mold you, given you a love for reading, and those for whom you are thankful, etc.  So, this mini album is for a family (very good friends of ours) who are not only teachers; but who have been such a blessing in our lives.  As explained above, they are celebrating their 40th wedding Anniversary, so this is going to them.  This gift celebrates everything the challenge is about; so it fit perfectly!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anniversary/Wedding - While this isn't specifically an "anniversary" card, it really is for an anniversary.  As explained above, this mini album is a gift being given to some very special family friends who are celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary.  I know they will fill it with family photos, and enjoy it for years to come.


  1. Wow! Adorable mini album! Love so much the papers and the embellishments you used, especially those cute flowers and the ribbons!

  2. Such a cute mini album, Karen. I think the family you give it to will love it.

  3. The album turned out lovely Karen - someone is going to be doing the happy dance when they receive it - have a blessed week

  4. Oh what an adorable gift Karen - and one that will give pleasure for years

  5. Such a gorgeous album Karen and such a clever design, - love it!! Thanks so much for adding it to our Mini Album Makers challenge!

  6. Gorgeous album Karen! It's so beautifully designed.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  7. Super gorgeous mini album, Karen! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining in the fun over at Cropstop!

  8. Karen, I'm truly jealous of your friends for receiving such an amazing patriotic gift! This album is spectacular and beautifully adorned. I just love it to bits!!! We are so thankful you shared with us at Mini Album Makers this month. Big hugs, Autumn

  9. Wonderful album! Thank you for sharing your art with us on Mini Album Makers this month!


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