Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop! I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer this month.
You should have come here from Bonnie's blog, but if you got lost on the way or want to go back to the beginning, head over to Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings.
The Design Team is featuring projects made with the ribbon selection from the Monthly Ribbon Club.
Just look at the gorgeous assortment of colors & textures we had to work with!
I have been wanting to make a non-traditional tag Advent calendar for a while, and when these ribbons landed in my mailbox I immediately went to work.
If you have been here before, you now that I like a sense of order in my projects, so all my tags are white and limited to three shapes (in a deliberate sequence LOL) and tied with a pink Baker's Twine. The numbers are die cut with an ancient Sizzix Alphabet die, Block Party, in two colors.
I also had on hand numerous die cut snowflakes in various shades of pink and blue cardstock, vellum and felt.
For the first dozen or so tags I just pulled ribbon from the package and tied bows, knots, twisted and layered without too much thought.
For remaining tags, I paid a little more attention to balancing the colors and decided to work with only the ribbons I had already used. In the end, seven of the nine ribbons from the collection are on the tags. I LOVE that they co-ordinate with no effort on my part!
Just a few close-ups of my favorites.
This is seriously like trying to pick a favorite child - I just can't seem to narrow it down!
OK, I'll stop now LOL!
All the tags are doubled up for extra stability, which also allowed the ribbon ends to be hidden on a few of the tags.
I would love to hear which is your favorite and why!
There is still plenty of ribbon left and, with two nieces and a cousin expecting in the spring, don't be surprised if you see these ribbons on baby cards in the near future.
Now it is time to head over and see what beautiful project Cheryl has created for us this month.
Thanks for stopping by,
Edited to add:
The wire card hanger came from a local scrapbook store (Paper Tales in San Diego) and was very reasonably priced (under $15?) - this time of year I would keep an eye out for a holiday card holder on sale.
Wow! Jacquie, this is just amazing!! Love how this looks~! You totally rocked using those ribbons in cool, creative ways!ReplyDelete
Such a cute idea!! Beautiful.ReplyDelete
what a cute idea. love your projectReplyDelete
The cutest countdown to Christmas everReplyDelete
great ribbon tags! I'm big in making tags right now and giving as bookmarks.ReplyDelete
Wow Jacquie. This is the most amazing advent calendar!! How creative!! It's really hard to pick a favorite because they are all beautiful and unique, but my eye was drawn to #7 right off the bat. Maybe because of all the different colors. What a creative use of the ribbons in the assortment. :)ReplyDelete
Love it! You didn't say where the frame came from, did you make it? Sweetest project!ReplyDelete
This is such a neat idea! I love all of the tags, but 18 is my favorite! I love the ribbon wreath! Would love to know how you did that! TFSReplyDelete
What a fun and festive project! Did you use up all your ribbon club assortment??? LOL I just love them and what a great little hanger to display them on : ) So glad you're designing with us this month! Huggs from GinnyReplyDelete
Wow Jacquie - this is a beautiful project! Love all the ways you used the ribbons from this assortmnent. Great job and a pleasure hopping with you! - VivianReplyDelete
Wow that is great! Love all the different tags! Very pretty!ReplyDelete
I love this idea, I have been looking for something different to make an advent with and I love this idea, which means I am going to make one of these too. I think I like #7 the best, although I like 24, and 11 and... well you get the idea!ReplyDelete
Toss up between #4 and #23. I love the colors on #23, but love the ribbon treatment on #4. This is the most creative thing I have seen in a long time. And that is saying a lot! You are a master at this! Wonderful project. Please make my calendar in traditional colors and have it to my house by the weekend, k? hee heeReplyDelete
Wow, these are great. What a creative use for the ribbons. I liked #21, #13, #6 and the wreath on #8. They're so CAS, but pretty at the same time. TFS.ReplyDelete
This is uber creative and so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this and for being part of the blog hop - I am left feeling SO inspired by everything I've seen, and am just SO blessed to have taken part in this hop. Amazing inspiration!ReplyDelete
18 is my fav because it's my birthday and I love what you did with the ribbon there. very cute advent calendar.ReplyDelete
This is different and very nice. I am drawn to #4 because I love the color and the different way the bows are made.ReplyDelete
Oooo such a cute idea.. TFS!!!ReplyDelete
Totally adorable. Love the colors.ReplyDelete
I love this idea, definitely a to-do project for next year.ReplyDelete
Very pretty Advent calendar! Love all the tags! TFSReplyDelete
I love unique Advent calendars and this is so unique. Love the way you used ribbon and embellishments.ReplyDelete
This is very pretty! I like #7 because there are several colors together and I like the banner effect. I also like in #20 how you made a "frame" with the ribbon.ReplyDelete
Stunning calendar! So glad you got to play with us this time! Love your work!ReplyDelete
What a cute idea!! Love your project!!ReplyDelete
Love this countdown, thanks so much for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
such a bright happy colorful calendar, pretty in pink!!!!ReplyDelete
What a cool looking advent calendar. Very beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
The pastel colors give the tags such elegance. Very pretty.ReplyDelete
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What a great idea and use of ribbon.ReplyDelete
This is so stinking cute!! I just love all your tags! What a great way to use all the ribbons! Each of the tags are beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Very fun and pretty tags!ReplyDelete