Sunday, 13 January 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon January blog hop

Hello, my dear crafting friends!

Irit is here again and this time I am a part of Really Reasonable Ribbon DT Blog hop.

This month the new monthly released  Valentine ribbon kit is this red- pink and white most gorgeous Valentine day one.

If you came from Bonnie's blog  here you are on the right way. And if not- go to Really Reasonable Ribbon blog  and begin there. And as always- we have a great giveaway for you. Follow our blogs, comment and you can win!

So I decided to make an altered box, full of roses and very much Valentine.

The basic box I picked to recycle was one of those well known Ikea round boxes. The only color I had was blue, but it was just perfect add on to all those reds, pinks and whites.

So I covered the lower part with 3 different ribbons, using a tacky orange double sided tape. Then I added a piece of white lace from the kit and glued 2 pink buttons to cover the edges (doesn't matter how much you try, the edges are still ugly, unless you can fold them to the backside.)

Then I embellished the cover part of the box: 2 ribbons around, one lovely bow made with my own Bow maker (wait for the tutorial how to make this one in my next post here). The top was covered with light pink doily that was just a right size for this box and then I added 2 felt heart buttons tied with another ribbon from the set.

But wait- it's not only a box. Look inside! It took me an hour to fit all those small paper roses to make this "heart" shape and now my gorgeous Valentine box is done.

Do you want to add some more inside? You still have a lot of space for some small items to put inside the box.
Product list:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Valentine January kit- 6 ribbons used
Ikea box Flowers: Iamroses
Felt, buttons: Blumenthal Lancing Co.
Other: paper doily
 And as those gorgeous ribbons were on my craft table, I decided to make a card with this very old and forgotten Iris folding template. So I picked a heart template and made the folds with 3 different ribbons to get this heart shape. As the outer  part was not so fancy, I added this lace  twisted heart using the lace from the same set and made a small bow on the top of it.

The edges were covered with Washi tape (sorry, I never know the washi tape companies as they all are just same) and I added a few flowers from Iamroses and a few pearl pins. The sentiment  are Webster pages stickers.
Now go  to your next stop in our blog hop:  Cheryl's blog
Product list for the card
 RRR Valentine January kit
Cardstock: American Crafts
Flowers: Iamroses
Letter stickers: Webster pages
Other: washi tape, pins
Hope you like it and maybe can do a very similar one if you buy this ribbon collection from
Really Reasonable Ribbon  store .


Anonymous said...

These projects are so sweet. So lucky you had the perfect sized doily! Huggs Ginny

Allie Gower said...

Very pretty.

Judy Rozema said...

Such fun designs!! So glad you are our Guest at RRR this month!

Bonnie Garby said...

What a beautiful decorated box and card. I love the iris folding with ribbon. Such a beautiful look and the folded lace around the edge sets it off wonderfully.

Pattie J. said...

What beautiful gifts, a lot of time an love put into them. All those gorgeous handmade flowers, and your ribbon an lace accents your box and card terrific.

2amscrapper said...

love the box. the idea of it filled with hearts is so clever, and well worth the time to create the heart with them. Brilliant second card! Helene

Teresa said...

Love both your projects!

Carol Salisbury said...

Pretty box! LOVE that heart on the card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty way to decorate the box and beautiful technique on the card.

Unknown said...

Pretty box and card! love the iris folding on your heart! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Letchworth said...

How wonderfully creative and sweet. Thanks for sharing these and inspiring us all.
Karen Letchworth

Caryn S said...

These are both wonderful projects! Love the "iris-fold" look on your card (I had to look twice before I realized it was ribbon - so clever!). And of course the altered box is just lovely. What a beautiful combination of trims you used on it.

Jill said...

Wow, that's a lot of little roses! I love the box that you made to put them in, and the card is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

hi teammie! lovely box and what a gorgeous surprise inside. i love what you did with the ribbons inside the heart on your card, too! great job! - vivian

Edwina said...

Wow! Your box and card are beautiful! i love what you did to the box. It will make a lovely gift to give someone or to keep for yourself to enjoy. I love your heart on your card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

marg0006 said...

Bothprojects turned ot great with the reds and pinks.

mag0006 at vrizon dot net

Karen (karey2005) said...

Both projects are wonderful! I really love how your iris folding turned out!!

Julie Odil said...

Wow! So many roses in that box. Both projects are great!

Sandi McLean said...

You definitely put your crafty creative cap on!

Shea said...

What a beautiful project, this box. Love all the elements, especially that it's filled with all those roses - so clever and perfect for a special someone! Looking forward to viewing your tutorials! TFS!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! You are so creative!!! :) Love your altered box...and your beautiful card! Great use of ribbon.

Thanks for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Mrs. Kenco said...

Love your projects! Great use of the ribbon!

Sandra said...

Beautiful box and roses inside! Amazing! The iris folded heart made from ribbon is so creative!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card and box!!! Love all the ribbons you used!!!

Ullis said...

I love that sweet box, and esp the hearts wih ribbons on the lid :) Cute idea to fill the box with roses!

TLady said...

BOTH PROJECTS are SOOOO PRETTY!!!!!!! I ESPECIALLY LIKE your little Box! :) (I LOOOOVE to do Boxes myself & am planning on making some for Valentines!) :) LOVELY way to feature RRR's too! (On BOTH projects!) :) LOOOOOOOOOOOVE that RRR!!!!!!!! :)

scrappin2babygirls said...

lovely box and beautiful card tfs

Unknown said...

great gift ideas very pretty

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely embellished decorative box

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