Friday, January 8, 2016

A New Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge

We took some time off for the holidays, and now we're back - ready for a brand new SUPER FUN challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  We sure hope that you will join us.  For this challenge, we want to see all the great new items you got for Christmas.  It's called "Looky What I Got", and this means that you can share a project using something new you just received, or an old favorite you want to show us.  Just "show us what you've got", and make sure you include ribbon, lace, twine or trim of some sort.  Other than that, anything goes!
For my project, I used some new floral die-cuts I got for Christmas and some new shades of wool felt.  Most of you know that I LOVE wool felt, and I received some beautiful new colors for Christmas.  I was super excited to get them because I knew that, as always, Really Reasonable Ribbon would have the PERFECT ribbons and trims to match them.  I'm not joking when I say that they have just the right colors for ANY project......they really do!
Once I had selected my patterned paper and inked the edges, I machine stitched some vintage sheet music to it.  Then, I die-cut my flowers from my new wool felt (these shades are called Pineapple Mist and Honeydew Melon.  Aren't they pretty?) Then, I set some lovely Mulberry Flowers in the centers of the die-cut flowers.  I added some the super sweet Two-Toned Yellow Open Roses and accented them with Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Paper Leaves 30mm.  Those were placed at the bottom right.
Then, in the upper left-hand corner of my card, I added a sweet bow made from a snippet of Burlap Center-Stitched Green Ribbon, a small piece of Arianna Natural Crocheted Lace, a length of  Mimosa Yellow Seam Binding and Bay Leaf Seam Binding, as well a length of both Diva Lemonwood Solid Baker's Twine and Green Apple Baker's Twine with tied ends and a clear flower-shaped button placed in the center.  There's also a stamped sentiment (Love is Patient, Love is Kind) and a Tim Holtz "love" card that has a sweet little rusty paper clip added to its side.  Really Reasonable Ribbon really does have the PERFECT trim for EVERY project!

We sure hope that each of you will stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to play along in our new challenge, and each day for lots of fun, inspiration galore, and great deals on all our fabulous ribbons, trims, and SO much more!  Have fun playing along, showing us "what ya' got", and creating with ribbon.  We LOVE seeing your creations.

Have a blessed week,


  1. Lovely card Karen popped over to see your WAW card, but like others not posted yet. Love that verse have some old stamps wooden ones with that font on it .
    I'm not sure which cards etc do I comment on, odd or even or what system do you use please.
    So great to be part of the DT this month, a real privilege for which I am so very thankful to the Lord.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  2. Lovely creation Karen - glad you had a nice break! Enjoy your day!

  3. Oh, Karen, this is absolutely so lovely! You have such an amazing gift for making beautiful cards with flowers, ribbons, and other lovely touches. I am caught up in the details of this beauty! Thank you for your sweet comment on my card. I so appreciate it and must visit you from time to time as well. (Where does the time go, right?) P. S. I tried to email you and sent a second one (corrected, I hope). I trust it got to you. Hugs!

  4. I love how you have a cluster of goodies at the top and bottom corners on a lot of your projects, something I never do. So very beautiful!

  5. Ahhh, yes, those colors are full of life and promise of warm weather ahead! Gorgeous ribbon tied into a sweet bow at the top and a wonderful verse! You make the prettiest cards, Karen! Happy New Year--may it be full of Blessings and lots of love!

  6. Karen this is a gorgeous card - love the matching ribbons and flowers.

  7. This is such a pretty color combo, Karen! And I super love those felt flowers!

  8. Amazing what you did with the ribbon, flowers and felt. I will have to try this with felt. Gorgeous card.

  9. Love is patient and kind. It shows very much in your beautifully designed card! I love your creations!

  10. Beautiful! Love the ribbon and the roses details!
    Such a pretty card! I love the technique!
    I have started a challenge blog called Paru's Card Making Challenge and our first challenge is up...NEW!!
    Do stop by and play!!
    We have awesome prizes to give away...

  11. Deliciously shabby, Karen. The stitching and the felt details are truly lovely. Thank you for stopping by mu blog. Hope you're having a great start to the year. May all your dreams and desires come true in 2016.
    x Asha

  12. So Beautiful Karen! LOVE the pretty colors in the flowers - Great card design too -

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  13. Thanks so much for stopping by to play Karen!
    Please could you display the challenge logo in your sidebar please? You will find it in the right sidebar of my challenge blog.
    Thanks dear

  14. Gorgeous card Karen :-) the flowers are so pretty, love the felt and the colours and whole design is fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x


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