Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gift Wrapped Cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon

First, I have to give a huge thank you to Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon for asking me to Guest Design this month. Head over there to check out my first blog post!

My eye is always drawn to clean, graphic design, so it isn't any surprise that I used the Chevron Striped Twill to make a few holiday cards.

My biggest challenge was deciding which colors to use, but I was able to narrow it down to three: red, turquoise and celery (what, you thought I was just going to pick one?).

I wanted to create cards that looked like they were gift wrapped packages, with the sentiment on a tag. Just like the packages under our tree, each ribbon is tied a different way.

The red Chevron Striped Twill is folded back on itself to form a ruffle.

The celery Chevron Striped Twill runs along the top and right side of the package, with a bow added where the ribbon intersects.

The turquoise Chevron Striped Twill also runs along the top and right side of the package and is knotted off where the ribbon intersects.

This card is also being linked to the CAS-uals Fridays Challenge to feature knots.

CFC81: Create a Clean And Simple project that features a knot or knots.

Each packages is finished with a Papertrey Ink sentiment and tied to the ribbon using Really Reasonable Ribbon's solid color Baker's Twine, along with a few jingle bells.

The designer papers are from Studio Calico's Wonderland collection.

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  1. Gorgeous cards Jacquie. I'm so thrilled that you are guest designing for me this week over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog!

  2. Jacquie, your cards are beautiful, such great colors!!! I love that chevron twill!! Congratulations on guest designer, how thrilling!!

  3. Beautiful card, Jacquie! I love that they look like presents! And the ribbon is gorgeous!

  4. I really like the red with the loopy ribbon down the side.

  5. These are so AMAZING. Super duper! I love them all. I picked the ribbon in red, aqua, pale blue, cream, and I think a green. It is in my hoard.... hee hee

  6. These are fabulous cards. I love the ribbon you used, and how you made the cards look like gifts. I think I have you to thank for introducing me to Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I am now the proud owner of a couple of colors of that fabulous twill.

  7. Adorable, creative cards Jacquie!!

  8. Jacquie, these are the best! Very clean, and the ribbon adds so much dimension. Love the waterfall effect you have with the red one.

  9. They are all cute! The chevron ribbon is really cute. I like how you matched the base mat to the ribbon.

  10. Great cards! I left some 'love' too over on RRR- great job!

  11. Your cards are so pretty, Jacquie!! I LOVE the ribbon wrapped cards! The colors are wonderful and all so unique!! The addition of the bells makes them even more wonderfully festive...lovely:)!! So happy you took the time to join the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

  12. I've never thought to decorate a card as if it was a present! Thanks for the inspiration - I'm going to try it!


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