Monday, January 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Album with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, friends, and thanks so much for stopping by today.  It's my turn to share an inspirational project on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today.  I chose to create a fun Mini Album using lots of my favorite ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There are several pages, so let's get started.
The pages were made from Jenni Bolin large bingo boards that I covered with patterned papers, stickers, buttons, ribbons, photo mats, journalling spots, and pockets for saving photos and memories of this special girl's birthday party.  On the cover, you will see a bow made with 3/4" Orange Chevron Striped Twill, Green Apple Plaid Ribbon, Red Burlap String and Light Blue Burlap String topped with a pear-shaped safety pin holding a tiny tag stamped with "best wishes".  The front cover is bound with my Zutter Bind-It-All and is tied with lengths of  Plaid Turquoise Ribbon, Red and White Houndstooth Ribbon, 3/8" Light Pink Gingham Ribbon, 3/8" Orange Gingham and Light Blue and Canvas Color Band Ribbon.  There's also a Green Sweetheart Blossom at the bottom left of the cover page next to the date tab from the Mixed Green & White Sweetheart Blossom Collection.
The second page is simple.  It has some patterned paper, stickers for journalling, a cute October Afternoon balloon card and a cute little Decorative Bag for tucking in a gift card or note. There are still a few Decorative Bags available, and they're all on clearance close-out prices.
The third page is another Jenni Bowlin BINGO card for the background, and that's topped with some super cute October Afternoon stickers and journalling spots.  You can see some Red Plaid Ribbon, Royal Blue Gingham Ribbon, and 3/8" Yellow Gingham Ribbon peeking through at the top right.
Page four is the back of the previous page, and is covered in a colorful polka dot patterned paper, border stickers, chipboard pieces, a "party" card and journalling stickers all from October Afternoon.  You can see how RIBBONS really make this album POP with excitement!
Page number five of the little album is actually a large glassine bag covered with patterned papers, journalling stickers, a chipboard Celebrate sticker, and there's a large photo mat/tag tucked in the glassine bag decorated with Lipstick Red Seam Binding, of  Plaid Turquoise RibbonSolid Yellow Baker's Twine, and topped with a Black Plaid Covered Button.
The other side of the glassine bag (above)is also covered in patterned papers, border stickers, chipboard pieces, sticks, and has a cute vintage card attached with the image of an old-fashioned birthday party.  It's adorable, and the back of it can be used as another photo mat.  It's attached with a miniature clothes pin holding snippets of Burlap Center Stitch Pink and Burlap Center Stitch Green.
This is a peek at the other photo mat/tags (above) that was tucked into the glassine bag.  I also like to add extra photo mats and create pockets and places for storing keepsakes and tucking in little bits and memories.  The Decorative Bags are great for this purpose, and you can get yours on clearance now before they're gone!
The last page of the book is covered in bright patterned paper, and has a cute Party Games card, some chipboard balloons,and  journalling stickers.  I'm hoping this sweet little book will hold lots of great memories from the birthday of the little girl who receives this sweet book to celebrate her birthday and document memories of her party.
Finally, the back cover of the Mini Album where you will see lengths of 3/4" Orange Chevron Striped Twill, Red and White Houndstooth Ribbon, Emerald Green Plaid, Plaid Ribbon Yellow, and a piece of Plaid Turquoise Ribbon,  There are just SO many fabulous ribbons and Embellishments at Really Reasonable Ribbon to meet all your crafting needs.  And don't forget to play along in our current challenge taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.


I'm linking up here:

Dare 2B Artzy - January Challenge - Something New - I used LOTS of new ribbons on this mini album.


  1. Karen, this is so beautiful and inspirational. I love mini albums.

  2. What a sweet mini album! I love the colors you chose and the bingo style cards through-out.

  3. Fabulous birthday album Karen! Love all the different colors of ribbon, bingo pages and vintage party paper!


  4. What a gorgeous and colourful book Karen - you are so talented!!

  5. Karen, I adore your creative book! I have those same bingo cards and always wondered what I could make with them. You've given me an idea! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work!

  6. Adorable! Adorable! What a joy filled little album!!

  7. Love all the layers and ribbons! So happy you shared this on the Dare 2B Artzy challenge!

  8. Congrats on your D2BA WIN!!


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