Friday, March 4, 2016

Show Me The Green at RRR

It's time for another FUN CHALLENGE at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and our theme this time is "Show Me The Green".  This could be a St. Patrick's Day card, or any other project using green.  I chose to create a St. Patrick's Day card because my hubby is Irish, and I like sending his Mom a St. Patty's Day card every year.  And here's a little secret I'll share with you all.  I don't pay big bucks for my sweet digital images.  They are absolutely FREE on the internet.  I simply googled the words "St. Patrick's Day Vintage Images" and I got oodles of adorable images from which to choose.  I picked this sweet little girl, saved it to my computer, printed it out on a nice ivory linen cardstock, and put it on my card.
I also added a piece of striped patterned paper, some big green buttons, and of big beautiful bow made with my FABULOUS Really Reasonable Ribbons.  I started with two lengths of dark green Hug Snug Seam Binding that I tied into bows, one length of the beautiful Burlap Center Stitch Green, and Solid Baker's Twine.  I also tucked a Wild Orchid Crafts Green Paper Leaf and a White Sweetheart Blossom in the center of my bow.  All of Really Reasonable Ribbon's products work together so beautifully.
Making a cute card is really easy when you have Really Reasonable Ribbon there to help you.  Why not pick up some sweet ribbons, trims, baker's twine and flowers today?  I literally printed a free image, put it on a piece of paper, added some buttons, and put together this beautiful bow with GREAT ease all because of Really Reasonable Ribbon's FABULOUS products. They just make it SO easy to create something sweet.

You're all welcome to enter your projects in this fun challenge on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Just make sure that you include something green, AND....of course RIBBON.  Those are the only requirements.  Then you can link up for a chance to win some ribbony goodness from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and we absolutely LOVE seeing your sweet cards and projects.

I'm sharing my project here, in my friend, Lori's sweet challenge:

Choux Choux Paper Art - Challenge #4 - St. Patrick's Day/Green

Simon Says Stamp - Wedesday Challenge - Simon Says "Touchy/Feely" - These big buttons, bow and linen paper really help give my card great texture.

Emerald Creek Dares:  Take It To The Irish - Thank you, Cathy, for inviting me to play along.

NBUS - DJKardKreations Challenge #6 - Anything Goes - My NBUS is the new image and my brand new ribbons.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great information about how you got this image. Lovely buttons, flowers and bow with this card. Gorgeous!

  2. This is SO super cute, Karen. Thanks for letting mek now about these great challenges where I can play along. I always love seeing your cards and playing alongin your challenges.

  3. charmant comme tout Karen, biz

  4. Karen, your card is gorgeous! Love that ribbon!!!

  5. What a gorgeous card Karen - beautiful image and I love the button accents below that fabulous bow!!

  6. Love this! The buttons are a great embellishment! This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

  7. This is just Beautiful!! I love the gorgeous ribbon and pretty buttons!Stunning creation my friend.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  8. I love it! My wife is a Scotch Irish descendant, so she always makes us a special meal and we wear green. However, I've never made a card for her or her family members. Maybe I should do that sometime. Blessings, my friend!

  9. Karen, this is soooooo precious! I love all those green buttons!

  10. Beautiful card for St. Patty"s!

  11. What a sweet vintage image, Karen, and I love the buttons you added! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  12. This is so fun, I keep coming back to it. This little girl is such a doll!

  13. Wonderful - adorable image and you created the most lovely bow! Adore all the buttons. So happy you linked to my St. Pat's/Green challenge!

  14. What a beautiful card... just love that vintage image and all of the beautiful buttons and ribbon and "stuff"...

  15. Fantastic vintage image and it makes for such a wonderful St Pats card. Wonderful!
    Thank you for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares
    {julia} Emerald Creek DT

  16. What a lovely card with all green things on it!
    Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek dares

  17. What a great tip about the free digis, Karen! I am amazed by how beautifully you dressed up your card to showcase that pretty girl image!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6 three times! I'm sorry I'm so late coming by. I also really liked the designs of the other two cards you entered, and I've pinned them all! Hugs, Darnell


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