Friday, April 10, 2015

Crafty Secrets Visits Really Reasonable Ribbon

This month at Really Reasonable Ribbon, we are partnering up with our friends over at Crafty Secrets to combine their sweet images with our delicious ribbons and trims.  The result is LOADS and LOADS of gorgeous creations from the Design Teams, and you can see it ALL on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.
I've created a few different cards for today's post.  This first one uses images from the Seasonal Images & Journal Notes (post card image) and the Crafty Secrets Love Mail Creative Scraps (floral images used to line the mini envelope).  The Really Reasonable Ribbon products used include the sweet Mulberry Flowers in Deep Vintage Ivory, Baby Pink and beautiful Baby Blue.  The RRR Trims used include their lovely 2 1/2 Inch Cottom Blend Vintage Floral Ribbon torn into thinner strips, and some bows made of Burlap String Natural Jute.
My next card is just as sweet, and it uses some of Crafty Secrets WONDERFUL digital images; including their adorable Bobbin Cards.  I absolutely LOVE the Creating With Sew Decorative CD7.  My heart be still!  This lovely CD holds over 180 images that fit the sewing, vintage, ephemera, antique loveliness category.  There are SO MANY GORGEOUS images in this lovely collection.  It was SO difficult to decide which images to use.  Where do I start.......or stop?  I'd have say that my VERY favorite image of all is this ADORABLE Vintage Sewing Receipt.  I printed it on antique linen ivory paper, and it truly looks like a page torn from an antique receipt book at a Vintage Dress Shop.  It's STUNNING!
Over the Vintage Sewing Receipt, I layered an image from one of the many 8x11 Button Card Sheets in this amazing collection.  This collection is SO sweet, and is filled with images, patterned papers, bit and bobbits of cuteness in the sewing genre.  If you love this theme, you will SQUEEL for this collection.  Crafty Secrets is waiting for you to visit!, let's talk RIBBONS!  I'd like to tell you about all the GORGEOUS Really Reasonable Ribbons I used on this second card.  They are primarily ribbons from the April Ribbon Collection.  First, the gorgeous wider turquoise ribbon running up the right-hand side of my card is the lovely Delicate Stitched Satin Aqua with the Shell Print on Coral Rose Satin Ribbon on top of that.  Then, at the top right, the bow is made of those same two ribbons, and I attached tape measure washi tape to the Theresa Crocheted Lace to help my bow tie in with the theme.  I also added Natural Burlap String running up my card, in my bow, and wrapped around the tiny wooden spool.
For my third and final card of this post, I again used a sweet button card from the Crafty Secrets sweet Creating With Sew Decorative CD-7.  This CD has SO many sweet images on it, and I can't wait to enjoy them ALL.  I can't recommend it highly enough.  I adorned the card with some patterned papers, a doily, a rub-on sentiment, and a lovely bow made from Red Burlap String, Ivory Burlap String, Juliet Crochet Lace tied in a knot, and Red Chevron Striped Twill tied in a knot.  I just LOVE working with these sweet Crafty Secrets images and AMAZING Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbons, trims and laces.  What a great combination.

There's still time to play along in our current challenge, so be sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today.  Happy shopping and happy crafting.  I hope you've enjoyed my projects.  I appreciate you stopping by, and thanks for your comments.

I'm sharing my cards here:

Party Time Tuesdays - Challenge #197 - Anything Goes

Craft Secrets Heartwarming Vintage April Linky Party - I used LOTS of great Crafty Secrets images AND lots of great Really Reasonable Ribbons.  What a great combination!

God bless you all,


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Karen! Your cards are always warm. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hi Karen I love all the cards where do you get those embellishments they are so perfect. love love love them
    Blessings my Friend

  3. J'aime toujours autant, c'est superbe, biz

  4. Wonderful cards, love the colors and embellishments. TFS.

  5. oh wow your detail and style is fantastic just love your style hugs cheryl xxx

  6. Karen, these are such gorgeous projects! I'm going to share them on the CS blog next week! Thanks for making our products shine! Hugs!
    Kathy Clement
    DT Leader, Crafty Secrets
    PS...don't forget to link up at the Crafty Secrets Linky party so you have a chance to win the $25 shopping spree!

  7. Wow Karen these are fabulous - love the way you layer loads of images and they all look 'right', and those bows and the ribbon you use are to die for!

  8. You did a great job combining Crafty Secrets and Really Reasonable Ribbons. I always love your cards, Karen. Thanks for letting me know about the challenges there. I did link up.

  9. wow! every single one of these is just gorgeous! you have such a beautiful gift with everything you make! :)

  10. Wow Karen, what can I say but "FABULOUS"!! all are so pretty and so beautifully created! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Secrets for our "April linky party"!
    Diane CS DT

  11. Like everyone else ... WOW these are awesome Karen! Each one is wonderful eye candy! Thanks so much for playing along in our April Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

    Crafty Secrets DT

  12. Amazing...each design is just out of this world, Karen! I love the combinations of papers and ribbons on each card. Such sweet, thoughtful detaisl!

  13. Gorgeous creations. Thanks for playing along at Party Time Tuesdays.

  14. I love your vintage designs! All of these are AMAZING and sooo pretty! I want to touch them! hee hee Thanks for playing along in the Crafty Secrets April Linky Party Challenge!

  15. Karen, these cards are so darling! I just love the way you've used the bobbin cards and sewing scraps to create all this vintage goodness! Thanks for joining the fun at the Crafty Secrets April Linky Party!
    Kathy Clement
    Design Team Leader/Crafty Secrets

  16. Oh my goodness this is just amazing. I LOVE the layers and embellishments!
    Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!!
    Your Party Planner, Riëtte :D


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