Saturday, May 1, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop


Well, I guess by now, you have figured it out! I was asked to join the Really Reasonable Ribbon DT! I am so thrilled - I love playing with ribbons and figuring out cool new things to do with them. I look forward to sharing some of those ideas with you over the next several months. You should have arrived from the very talented Mindy's blog. If you have stumbled across this blog hop, you won't want to miss anything - so go back to the RRR blog and start there. Also, if you haven't signed up for the fabulous CANDY that Bonnie is giving, today is the last day! You need to sign up here.


As I looked through the idea requests that people made on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, I noticed that many people love the wide ribbons, but aren't quite sure how to use them. Today, for my card, I will show you one way.

I used the 1.5 inch Celery Satin ribbon to form the base of a double-layered tailored bow. I added the 5/8" pink velvet ribbon for my second layer. To finish off my ribbon embellishment, I used a couple of the adorable hand-painted buttons that RRR carries. These are so cute in person!

To make the tailored bow, I cut 5 pieces of celery ribbon - 5", 7", 9", 2", 3". I made 3 separate loops of ribbon, using the 5,7, 9 inch pieces. I secured each loop with a small piece of scor tape. I then finger pressed the loops flat and stacked them on top of each other. Then I wrapped the 2 inch piece of ribbon around the loops and taped down on the backside. This formed the basic "tailored bow". I decided I wanted to add another layer with pink velvet, so I cut small pieces of ribbon (about an inch long), and just tucked them around my folds and secured these with the scor tape as well. The Final piece of celery ribbon (3") was used to make the tails. I trimmed the edges and cut it in half, and taped to my bow. I know this may be a little confusing without pictures. If you would like for me to add a more detailed tutorial, just let me know - I just didn't have time to get that done this week, but wanted to give you some clues to what I did.

Are you ready for more inspiration? Then you need to hop on Amber's blog to see her fantastic creation. We hope you have a wonderful National Scrapbook Day and enjoy the hop!

Challenges:
JustRite Stampers - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - Sew Special
Creative Card Crew - April Showers bring May Flowers
Flourishes - Vintage
Peachy Keen - picture inspiration
Spoon Full of Sugar - 3-D Something
Delightful Sketches - punches
Quixotic - How Distressing
Simon Says - Buttons, Bows, Bling
Crafty Catz - Spots
Cute Card Thursday - make your own element (ribbon embellie)
PaperPlay - pretty pastels
Pixie Dust - pic inspiration

55 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Gini, I LOVE your card - distressing is what I'm really into these days too!! xxx

Amber said...

Wow, love your card Gini! All of the layering is beautiful!
Hugs
Amber

La Vikinga said...

Beautiful!!!!! I'll try to do one if you promise it's not too hard!

Charlotta / La Vikinga

Katie said...

Congrats on the DT! Love this card & how you did the ribbons. Actually, all your cards are just wonderful.

angelique (anlou) said...

wow what a great way to use the ribbon, i love your card, i'm hopping now, hugs angelique

Margreet said...

congrats on your DT...so great what you did with the ribbon...thanks for the explanation!
xxx Margreet

Kelli B said...

what an awesome card! Thanks for the mini tutorial and a detailed one would be great! Congratulations on your DT appointment

Ujjwal said...

Gini, congratulations for your DT post and your card this gorgeous!! Loved the way you used Ribbon!!

kmassman said...

Gorgeous ribbon treatment and colors! Thanks for sharing and congrats!

paperscissors said...

love the colours, the layers, the texture! the dt is a fab collection of inspiring talent, tfs and congrats!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card hun! I love how you used the ribbon, looks very pretty!!! I tooo LOVE working with ribbon!!! :) hehehe :)

Hope you enjoy your weekend!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi, I just came from the JustRite challenge where I saw the thumbnail of this card and had to come by for closer look. This is wonderful. I really love the bright green and other colors. And holy moly, the ribbon work is exquisite! I really like the way you stamped the outer portion of the JustRite set in white too. I noticed you had joined in the Creative Card Crew challenge so thank you for taking part in the fun over there this week!

Lisa Foster said...

WOWZERS GINI! This is completely AWESOME, Girl! I love everything about it! That ribbon is so gorgeous! The whole thing is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Lisa

MrsETaylor said...

Gini, You get my HOLY CANNOLI award!!!! Holy doodles this is beautiful. Love the green and pink combination too. Thank you so much for being on the RRR team. We are super stoked to have you

True :) said...

This card is a jaw-dropper!
Love your ribbon element!
Hugs,
True :D

Beautiful Greetings said...

Just gorgeous! I love the ribbon work...wow!

Cor* said...

Congrats on the DT position! I think your card is great. I need new ideas for ribbon too! I am also a visual learner....providing pics for your written ribbon tutorial would be fantastic! I sooooooo wanna try it , but I know I'd mess it up just by reading it!

Jen said...

Wow Gini, this is amazing! The texture on this card is wonderful and the ribbon is spectacular! Congrats your DT's!

carol said...

what a pretty card, great ribbon detail, thankyou for sharing your creation with Crafty Catz, x carol

Monica said...

Congratulations!

Wow that was a new twist with ribbons for me! Thanks for letting me see it!

Cassie said...

Fantastic project!!
I am getting ready to do a tutorial with ribbon bunched like that to make a bracelet!
=)

Cassie_lu said...

great use of the ribbon

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Gini
A gorgeous card,thankyou forjoining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) the ribbon looks amazing and the distressed edges are lovely :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Cupcake Stamper said...

Beautiful... I love the bunched ribbon looks very elegant! Thanks for sharing~

Debbie said...

Simply beautiful. I am enjoying this blog hop!

Farm Girl said...

My Gosh! This is amazing! Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches

Bonnie B said...

Awesome card Gini, I love the ribbon. Your blog is amazing.

Misseke said...

Congratulations!!!

Love the card and the use of ribbon.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Misseke

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card and stunning use of ribbon. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time.
Pauline x

Sarah said...

congrats on the dt! great card

Gloria said...

Wow...love your ribbon treatment. Enjoying all the creations along the Blog Hop.

karen In Houston said...

Fantastic Card, love your treatment of the ribbon, great idea and beautiful card..

Divinity said...

very interesting use of the ribbon!

msfreida said...

WOW!!! This is SOOO STUNNING! Your ribbon looks SOOO AMAZING and I love your design! FABULOUS distressing! WHAT TALENT! :)

Celebrating Creating said...

Your cards are so artfully distressed! Great!

Marisa said...

Love the pleated ribbon. Congrats on the DT position :D

Stampin Mindy said...

What a great technique with the ribbon, just beautiful creation.

So Happy to be designing with you at RRR!

Hugs, Mindy

Lori said...

Fabulous ribbon Gini! I never would have thought to do that... and it looks like it's all in one piece. Thanks for letting us know how you made it!

Congratulations!!!

grandmalee said...

Gorgeous card & yummy ribbon! Love the distress work too!

Nikki said...

What a Fab card ..it matches your Blog Perfectly :)
I love the ribbon on it thanks for sharing it

Trish Hughes said...

stunning!!!
Trish

~Jeri~ said...

Awesome card! I love the technique you used with the ribbon! Something different and fun to do! Thanks for sharing with us!

Robbie said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love how you used that wide ribbon! I'm not good at cards, but I can't wait to try that on a layout! TFS!

Kerri said...

WOW! That ribbon treatment is beautiful, Gini! Such a beautiful card! I'm looking forward to working with you at RRR!

Timcsoca said...

Wow, beautiful card! Love it!:)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

Hugs, Tímea

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

I just love this! The ribbon is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at CCC!

Janna :)

Karen said...

Oh this is brilliant and what lovely ribbon work, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
xx

Kym Weber said...

Gorgeous card! Love the greens and pinks - fabulous combination! Your use of the ribbon is outstanding! Absolutely beautiful! Look forward to working with you on the design team!

~Hugs~Kym

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Gini - Congratulations on your Really Reasonable Ribbon position. How cool is this?! I love your tailored ribbon - I will definitely use your instructions. Thanks sweets!

Cheers,
Susan

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Gini, well girl you totally deserve a DT spot for a ribbon company! This bow is totally awesome! Thanks so much for joining us over at Delightful Sketches. Good luck with all your new ventures and with the challenges!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Gini, congrats on the DT, you are pefect for the spot!

LOVE this card, love the pleated ribbon, LOVE ALL ribbon and love how you have shown it off so beautifully. FAB work with the stamping,it looks great!

Lisa said...

WOW now that's some serious ribbon work! Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches this week!

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful, Gini -- thanks for playing in our JustRite challenge!

rosalien said...

Congrats on your new DT position.:)) I just love how you did the ribbon idea. Love it.Beautiful card.Thanks for playing with us at DS.

Rosalien