Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monthly Blog Hop Really Reasonable Ribbon




On the 13th of each month, the Design Team for Really Reasonable Ribbon will host a blog hop. We will be highlighting different ribbons from the store - and every month, you will have the chance to win our Ribbon of the Month kit! How awesome is that? If you have been following the ribbon path to get here, you should have arrived from Kym's blog. If you just stumbled upon this hop, then you will want to go back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings to start. Be sure to leave a little love at each team member's post to be eligible to win this month's kit.

I had so much fun making this card! I found a birdhouse card template from the Dutch Dare Challenge blog. I cut it out using my Cricut and MTC - it worked like a charm, but you could also print it out and cut it by hand.

I used the Light blue organza ribbon with satin center and gold accents at the top and bottom of the card. This is such an elegant ribbon. My bow at the top is obvious, but did you notice what I did along the bottom? I used scraps of this ribbon, cut down the center, and pleated it, using scor-tape. So, see... you don't want to throw those little pieces away.

I cut flowers out using my Cricut, and colored them with distess inks, and then really distressed them for a nice shabby look. I added buttons and other die cut shapes to frame my opening. The bird is a fantastic vintage image that I printed from the Graphics Fairy. I printed it out twice, and cut out the wings and popped them up. I added stickles all over the bird and just spread the glue thin with my finger.

Finally, the sentiment is from Flourishes.

So, I guess it's time to get hopping, or perhaps my little birdie will help you fly away to the next eye candy at Amber's Blog. I know she will have something fantastic to share with you.

Challenges:
Crazy Challenge: Distress
Pollycraft - Ribbon and bling
Shabby Tea Room -Dad (We always get my dad a new birdhouse or birdfeeder for Father's Day)
ThinkInk - Use a new technique (I have not made this kind of flower before)
Spoon Full of Sugar - Floral Delights
Your Next Stamp - buttons
Charisma Cardz - Spots and Stripes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything but square
Dutch Dare - Birdhouse card
Paperplay - home
The Crafting Pot - Birdhouses

45 comments:

Margreet said...

this is a gorgeous birdhouse!!!
xxx Margreet

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Simply gorgeous!!

KateB said...

I had no idea at first that this was a card-simply gorgeous! So need it for my desk :)

angelique (anlou) said...

what a gorgeous birdhouse card, i love the idea
hugs angelique

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just gorgeous! A birdhouse is a wonderful idea!

Lorraine said...

wowwowwow this is amazing i love it xx

StampinCathy said...

This birdhouse is just amazing and love that bling bling bird too.

Kym Weber said...

Your birdhouse card is stunning and spectacular! Gorgeous embellishments! You've done a fabulous job! Absolutely love this!

~Hugs~Kym

Cassie said...

This is amazing!!!!
I love it!!!!
=)

Nicole said...

Another wonderful creation this week! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

MrsETaylor said...

Gini, You knocked it outta the park AGAIN!!!! I absolutely love this. Just Scrumptious

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww I love your birdhouse card, and I know my mom would love this too!!!! Beautiful job hun!!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Carmen said...

This is adorable! I love birdhouses!

Kerri said...

WOW, Gini!!! I love this! How beautiful and creative!

JanJay said...

Wow this is gorgeous, just stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

shellshearer said...

Oh this is just stunning...love everything about it....

Thank you for joining us at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!! good luck
hugs shell xx

Katie said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the detailing in this.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card. I love the birdhouse shape!
Jennifer

True :) said...

Wow wow wow! This is beautiful!!!!!
Hugs,
True :D

karen In Houston said...

Isn't this creative, simply a beautiful and creative job, just love your whole card, the use of the ribbon and the bird is super too......

Wenche said...

Wooow, I LIKE!!! Your birdhouse card is gorgeous! Great details and nice colors! I have to try this!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs Wenche :0)

Krasmari said...
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Krasmari said...

Beautiful house

Irit Shalom said...

wow= i lovs it!! so much love it!!

Bonnie B said...

I did a bird house card using my Cricut and it still remains my all time fav. The bird looks like he is ready to fly away. I'm hoppin' on my way!!!!

Valerie said...

WOW! what a beautiful birds house!!! I love it!

Purplegirl2009 said...

Very pretty, you did a great job

Debbie said...

What a fabulous birdhouse design!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Jenny said...

This hop is amazing! Another gorgeous project, TFS!!

rush8888 said...

i love that paper! i have some! it is a little different from the usual, so i am glad you have provided a few examples here and in the previous post. the ribbon is the icing!

Gayle said...

Wonderful!!! I love the birdhouse...I can't believe how wonderful all of you ladies tie your bows. No matter how hard I work at it nor how often mine just never look so nice. Thank you so much for your time you spent on this blog hop. It is so fantastic to learn something from you ladies.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

WEARit said...

Hi that is a great birdhouse. I'm inspired!

Bonnie Garby - Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great birdhouse Gini. I love the way you added the pleated ribbon at the botton. Very creative!!! Super job!

me-bear said...

This is such a pretty birdhouse! I really love every single piece of it (though it isn't even my kind of syle, but yet I do love it very much!)
Thank you for plaing with us at DDCC!
xx Monica

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the colors and those pretty flowers! :o)

Amber said...

How creative, love this project!
Hugs
Amber

Martha said...

wow, I love this so much!
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week ;)

Loes said...

This is so cute! I love the bird, the flowers and the colors!
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my goodness Gini, this is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at DDCC!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Stunning, Gina!!

Allison said...

gorgeous

Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Julie M said...

Love this project, Gini - I've downloaded the template from Dutch Design and will have to make some of these.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

Julie :o)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Gini - this is stunning! Congratulations on your win at PaperPlay - it's well deserved, my friend!

Cheers,
Susan

cabio's craft corner said...

That is a fun creation adding the buttons. Thanks for joining us at YNS Challenge :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Claralesfleurs said...

Adorable birdhouse card!

Clara XXX...