Thursday, January 7, 2016


** 1/13/16 Top 5 at Crafty Gals Corner! **
** 2/1/16 Winner at Craft-Dee BowZ! **
** 2/15/16 Spotlight DT Favorite at Crafting By Designs! **

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share with you today a Really Reasonable Ribbon DT inspiration project! I created a pretty vintage birthday card using the absolutely gorgeous Baby Pink Seam Binding and Silver Metallic String. I wrinkled this seam binding by spritzing it with water and hitting it with the heat tool for a few seconds to dry it. Seam binding is my all-time favorite ribbon because every bow created with it turns out just beautiful! ;)

Here's a close-up of the gorgeous bow I created with my Bow-it-All v2.0. In keeping with the vintage theme for this card, I added a pretty silver filigree charm to the center of the bow and frayed the ribbon tails.

A couple months ago I ordered several creativity kits containing various themed vintage papers and ephemera from Polly's Paper Studio, and this is the first project I created with any of them. I L.O.V.E. how this turned out! Vintage is always fun to do, and it helps to have gorgeous papers and ribbon to pull it off! :)

I used some of the same paper on the inside along with some roses and a stamped birthday sentiment from a GKD clear stamp set. I'm just 'tickled pink' with this and can't wait to give it someone, lol! ;)

Proud to enter this vintage birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla (#101650) and Blushing Bride (#131198), Polly's Paper Studio Everything's Coming Up Roses vintage papers and ephemera
  • Stamps: GKD Birthday Greetings
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Invilde Bolme Knotted Wood chalk ink, Ranger Antique Linen distress ink
  • Dies/Punches: 
  • Accessories: RRR Baby Pink Seam Binding and Silver Metallic String, MISTI, Stampin' Up! Something Borrowed embellishments (#137855), Recollections pink Glitter Dots

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon! One stop and you'll be hooked on the amazing selection of products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service! Thanks for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


Vicki robertson said...

Leslie, I love your gorgeous vintage/shabby chic card! Wowzers! And the bow is magnificent! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ January, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow" Challenge.

creationsnz said...

A wonderful vintage creation with lots of pretty. Thanks for joining Come And Get it challenges, DT Carol

Suze said...

This is just gorgeous. Your vintage ephemera and papers look fantastic. Thank you for joining in with the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Mervi said...

Totally gorgeous vintage card Leslie!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Ooh la la! This is truly gorgeous!!!! Love the ribbon treatment! Isn't this kit totally fabby?

Sue said...

This is absolutely stunning! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J xx

sandie said...

So very romantic Lesley, adore the vintage style and gorgeous seam ribbon. Thanks for joining TO

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Leslie! I feel honored to be one of your Co-Designers at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This is absolutely STUNNING! I can't believe you still have some of that lovely Prima (pink polka dot) paper. It was always a favorite of mine, but I don't have but a snippet of it left. I just wanted to stop by and invite you to play along in these two challenges. Word Art Wednesday is my "baby" (challenge blog I run) and we are always Anything Goes/Family Friendly. Our prize this time is a $25 Simon Says Stamp certificate. You can find that challenge here: - Then, there's another fun (little known) challenge at CropStop which is also Anything Goes - you can find that one here: - It would be awesome to have you play along in both. You can share five projects per challenge in each. Your projects are FAB! Have a great weeek, and I hope to see you playing along in both of these fun challenges.
Blessings to you,
Karen Letchworth

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Leslie, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our new challenge tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend.

Love and hugs

Kathleen said...

Very pretty card, great colours and alive the inside too.
Thank you for joining outré What's new challenge at Allsorts this week.


Wedgie said...

Really pretty card, love the vintage feel.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Barbara GR said...

Gorgeous card Leslie!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations!
Hugs, Barbara GR

Amy Cohen said...

Beautiful-inside and out. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Hi Leslie. What a gorgeous card design. Love the awesome details and fantastic digi colors. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Lisette Baker said...

Stunning card. Love all the layers and that bow is gorgeously pretty and romantic. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty card, love that fabulous bow... Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Chana Harris said...

What a beautiful shabby chic creation! Every element is a perfect complement to its neighbor! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!

Tammi Cremeans said...

Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.


Tammi, DT

makememories4life {My Blog}

Neva Zver said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge Neva

dmbennett said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.

Dawn DT

Joyce said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful layering and details. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Helen said...

This is gorgeous. I love the bow. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.
Hugs Helen P X

Ginny Maxam said...

Stunning Card!! This will make someone so happy to receive!! Thank you for sharing your Art with us at Word Art Wednesday anything goes challenge # 217! Ginny M, DT

Jackie C said...

So pretty! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

Lillian A said...

This is an elegant card, Leslie - very eye-catching and beautiful vintage! You've aced another creation, girl.

Gale said...

Beautiful card Leslie. Love the vintage look and that gorgeous bow. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious. Hugs, Gale DT

Julie Odil said...

I saw this on the RRR blog and thought it was so vintage and pretty. Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, beautiful card. There are so many gorgeous elements it is hard to know where to start. I love all of the layers and that stunning bow. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Gerrina said...

Tjee so much going on on this card! You must bring this one I think; won't come out an enveloppe quit beautiful I think... Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and share with us!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Oh MY!! This is gorgeous! I LOVE the vintage look and feel of this. That bow is absolutely beautiful :o) WOW, stunning job!

Sandy Fredrick said...

So pretty, I love the vintage look of the design and embellishments. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

Shuly said...

yes, a very very pretty card indeed.... love this vintage and girly card; everything about it is so sweet !

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "something new” challenge over at Come and Get it.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Helen said...

So gorgeous! Beautifully put together and very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


Donna said...

Fabulous card, so pretty and feminine! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Crafty Addicts ... good luck!!
Hugs Donna DT xx
Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

Merlina Hadi said...

Stunning card, Leslie.
We also have a first challenge and hope you would join us there.

My Crafting Stories

Jennifer Scull said...

as I'm going through making my DT comments for Crafts Galore Encore, I come to this beautiful project and blog, and think "WOW! I know her!" so happy I was assigned to come here to leave a comment. :)

your work is always a delight to gaze upon. so many pretty things to consider as I stop by. I have been wanting to order some things from Ginny's shop, too, so am glad you had a chance to try them out.

your card is just a delight! of course anything made with the lovely ribbons from RRR is going to be made all the better, correct?!?! :)

thank you so much for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog! :)

wearing my 'other' Design Team hat - your RRR teamie, Jennifer

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.

Pippa said...

Beautiful card, I really like the vintage feel to your images and the crushed ribbon bow. I agree with you, flowers can certainly brighten a day. Thank you for joining us at The Path of Positivity challenge. Pippa DT PoP

Jacqueline said...

Wow! Very beautiful and elegant.
Thanks for joining the Sisters of Craft!
Jacqueline ~ DT

Julie Odil said...

I saw this on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and that it was so pretty. Flowers certainly do brighten our day, don't they? (as does a pretty card). Thanks for joining our Prosperity Challenge this month at Path of Positivity Challenge blog. Julie, DT member