Saturday, January 10, 2015

Happy Birthday To You

Well, if you're anything like Karen, you are constantly in need of BIRTHDAY CARDS.  So, she often chooses to "stock up" and make a few ahead of time.  That way when she needs one, she can quickly go to her stash and not have to stress out about having one when it's needed.  Really Reasonable Ribbon makes it SO easy to do this.

All it really takes to re-create this card are two patterned papers.  One is a background (Karen used a peachy/orange polka dot) and a coordinating floral or patterned paper (Karen's is a small floral print).  We all have those on hand, right?  You simply layer the patterned papers, ink them, and machine stitch them down.  Next, you run some trims length-wise on your card.  Karen used a length of the following ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon cascading down the card length-wise:  Moss Green Leaf Trim, Juliet Natural Crochet Lace, Burlap Natural String/Jute and Burlap String Ivory.  There's also a bow made of these lovely Burlap String/Jute Trims as well as a cluster of flowers, a printed image and a antique-stained tag with rub-on sentiment.  You can see how Really Reasonable Ribbon makes it SO easy and affordable to create a quick and easy Birthday Card for YOUR stash.

The second card is equally as easy to recreate.  Karen used the same two patterned papers and alternated them this time.  The floral is the base, and the polka dot is the layered piece.  The two papers were inked and machine stitched together.  The sentiment is a printed tag, and it is tied with the Natural Burlap String and Ivory Burlap String.  Along the length of card, you will find a piece of Moss Green Netting, a piece of Juliet Natural Crochet Lace and also the Burlap Strings repeat here as well.  Very simple to do, and again......Really Reasonable Ribbon makes it easy and affordable.

We hope that you will treat yourself to some lovely new trims, and then come play along in our current challenge.  We always enjoy seeing your sweet creations.

Until next time,

Karen Letchworth
Really Reasonable Ribbon


  1. Beautiful work Karen. I love the vintage feel and the beautiful crocheted lace.

  2. Love the vine ribbon. Both cards are great!

  3. Beautiful layering & colors on both cards! Gorgeous!


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