Monday, February 12, 2018

Baby Congratulations for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome by my blog today, everyone!  I'm excited to share this sweet little Baby Congratulations card I created using some AMAZING products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I got a little bit creative with the use of one of my favorite wide ribbons.   More about that in a moment, but here's my card:
These patterned papers and sticker (hot air balloon) I used on this card are OLD!!!  They're from a Simple Stories line called Baby Steps, and they were pulled from my stash because I still have quite a bit of this line left.  I pieced them together with Scor-Tape to create my card base.  Then, I ran a width of  Moss Green Seam Binding across the top of my card to create a border there.  I used several White Flatback Pearls from our Embellishments Section to accent my hot air balloon.
I added half of a vintage cream doily at the bottom of my card, and stamped my sentiment (Congratulations) onto that.  I knew that I wanted to create another border where the two bottom patterned papers meet, but I wanted something different from the Moss Green Seam Binding at the top section.  This is where I got super creative!  I've always LOVED all the awesome wider Cotton Blend and Natural Burlap Ribbons carried at Really Reasonable Ribbon, but the one I wanted to use was just a bit too wide for this particular spot.  SO.......I cut a length of the Natural Burlap Green Wire Edge Ribbon and ran it through my die-cutting machine with a scalloped border to create what you see there.  Just above that, I wrapped a long length of knotted Brown Sugar Baker's Twine.
I took a close-up picture of that scallop edge die-cut Natural Burlap Green Wire Edge Ribbon so that you can see how cool it is.  I LOVE that you can die-cut just about anything....including RIBBON!  I also can't even begin to tell you how much Scor-Tape I use on my cards.  There's some holding down my border trims, and under the balloon sticker.  It's an AWESOME long-lasting Adhesive.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many wonderful products.  Go ahead, and treat yourself today! 

Blessings to you,

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #83 Anything Goes - I used the Pink & Main Scallop Borders Die to create my ribbon border (as explained above).  

Cut It Up Challenge Blog - Challenge #141 Layers of Love - Hey, who doesn't LOVE a new baby, right?  I would have a baby every day if I could....seriously!  I just LOVE newborns.  I can't wait to be a Grandma!  I also used several layers on my card....lots of patterned paper and layers of doily, ribbon, etc.  The die-cut I used is the scalloped border die...explained above.

Happy Little Stampers - February Challenge/Anything Goes - I stamped the sentiment, and I die-cut the scalloped border (explained in detail above) for this fun challenge.  I love using stamps and dies, so this was right up my alley.


  1. This is stunning Karen! Thanks for linking this crafting gem to Scrapy Land challenge :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. This is so precious Karen! Please link back to our challenge blog to be eligible for the prize drawing. Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘For the One I Love’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  3. Adorable card, Karen. Love the hot air balloon and the ribbon and pearls. [Bunny]

  4. Karen, this is gorgeous. Just love the balloon.

  5. Lovely Layering and great design, Karen. Thanks for taking time to link up with us at Dies R Us. We hope to see more of your creations in future challenges.
    DRU DT

  6. I really like your PP mix on this design.

  7. Amazing, Karen! This is SO pretty! I love the feel of this card and the gorgeous colors. Fantastic job and it looks like it was a blast to make! :)

    Thanks for joining us for our Layers of Love challenge at Cut it Up!


  8. This is gorgeous! Great layout, design, colors, textures, patterns ~ it just all works so beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

  9. GORGEOUS card!! I love the layers and the patterns are beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Sherrie K
    Scrapy Land DT Member

  10. beautiful card, I love how you were able to cut your burlap ribbon with your die
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)


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