Monday, April 6, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon and Crafty Secrets: A Perfect Match!

Hello, Friends!

It's Kathy here with Day 4 of the fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon/Crafty Secrets Cross-Promotional event! I'm working with the fabby April Ribbon Club Assortment.

I am so in love with these dreamy ribbons,and they inspired me to create a sweet little altered tray that will look wonderful as part of my springtime decor.
This Solo Tray measures 6" square, and I've lined it with beautiful vintage papers from the Crafty Secrets "Creating With Vintage Typography CD #3." Because these are digital papers, I was able to size them to fit my tray, which is super convenient.  I trimmed out the top half of the papers and put them in the largest opening.  The bird from the paper was fussy cut and mounted on foam tabs to add dimension.  Next, I covered the top edge of the tray with  1/4" Scor-Tape and added the beautiful Aqua Scalloped Rose Grosgrain Ribbon on top.  It is the perfect match to the corals and aquas in the paper!
Next, I went to work to create the little vignette by filling the bottom with Spanish Moss, an assortment of Prima and Petaloo flowers, a darling little bird nest, miniature pocket watch and a piece of star anise.  I trimmed out some little postage stamps from the Birds and Blossoms Digital Creative Scraps.  I used my Zutter Bow-it-All to tie a double layered bow from luxurious Light Coral Satin with a Grosgrain Edge.  It adds just the right amount of shine!
I added more images from the Creative Scraps to the openings on the top of the tray, then created a banner using Natural Jute String and beautiful Rose Diamond Papers from Crafty Secrets.  Itty bitty clothespins were the perfect finishing touch.
I have a tutorial that shows how to create the banner today on my BLOG. You'll also find a link there to the Crafty Secrets April Linky party.  There's a free downloadable image and digital paper and information about how you can join in the fun and perhaps win a $25 shopping spree at the Crafty Secrets online store!  I hope you'll hop on over and have a look around!

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Absolutely stunning creation Kathy. Nicola x

  2. You already know how much I LOVE this creation! You RRR ladies are certainly 'knocking these RRR/CS creation out of the park!" What a fabulous marriage between these two companies!! Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the team has created!

  3. WOW!!! I think I'm going to swoon, Kathy! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the loveliness!

  4. Well, you know I already think this is beyond goodness, it is stunning with all that wonderful "Kathy" it love it!!

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M


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