Monday, March 23, 2020

Encouragement For Someone Special

Hello, everyone, and welcome by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today.  It's Karen here today and I hope you're all doing well.  We realize this is a difficult time for everyone, and we want you all to know that we really do care about you.  We hope that our projects are a blessing and an encouragement to you.  Crafting is a great way to pass the time while we're somewhat stuck at home, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has all the perfect Ribbons, Twines, Seam Binding, Mulberry Flowers, Adhesives, and.....well, LOTS of great products.  I really do suggest that you take some time (since we're all pretty much stuck at home right now anyway, right?) and stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon store to see what's new and what's calling your name.
My sweet niece, Alexa, is already a tween.  Some of you who know me well might remember her from some of  my posts and photos I've shared about her over the years.  She's growing up so fast, and I enjoy watching her grow.  I'm THRILLED that, even as a tween, she still thinks I'm super cool.  I hope that never changes as she gets older.  I've worked very hard to maintain my relationship with her and to let her know how much I love her, and now that she's in middle school; I continue to encourage her.  I realize this is a challenging time in any kid's life.  That's why I made this little frame and card to send her.  Just for encouragement.  And we could ALL use some encouragement now and then.
First is this little frame (top photo) I picked up on clearance at Michael's for 49 cents.  I added a few floral prills in the grooves of the frame, placed a journaling card in the frame, and then adorned the frame with several fabulous Mulberry Flowers.  I started with a big beautiful White Magnolia Flower and then added several Sweetheart Blossoms and Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms including blues from the Mixed Blues assortment, and several pastels from the Mixed Pastels assortment, and one Red Sweetheart Blossom.  I also bundled a bit of Ivory Burlap String underneath the White Magnolia Flower.
Next, I made a card to (somewhat) match.  I used lots of snippets (scraps) of paper to create the background and sentiment.  I love using up little snippets so that all those cute little pieces can come together into something useful.  I used pieces of Scor-Tape to attach all the patterned papers and stickers.  Then, I added a bow that includes a length of Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Vivid Pink Seam Binding, and 1/2" Red Wrinkle Ribbon secured with an adorable Rusty Pear-Shaped Safety Pin from our Embellishments section. ADORBS!  I also added two sweet peachy colored Magnolia Flower found in the Mixed Pastels Magnolia Flowers.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please take time to visit us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to see what's new.  There are SO many FAB products, and you're sure to find something you love.  Stay safe and healthy, and may God bless you all.

and The Really Reasonable Ribbon Team

1 comment :

  1. A great project and it shows the love you have for her. You're right when you say it's a challenging time at that age. There will be many years of that and she's fortunate to have you. [Bunny]


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