Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Ribbon Resource:: Graphic 45 Hop

For the past couple of years, The Ribbon Resource has swapped with Graphic 45 for a fun week of hopping. I always am giddy to participate because it is a challenge for me to work with the beautiful, vintage styled paper and embellishments. This year, I decided to stay true to my roots and created two clean and simple projects featuring May Arts Ribbon available at The Ribbon Resource and the Graphic 45 paper pack, Children's Hour. (I do love it so, and the smell of the paper is soooo good!)

This first card features a patterned paper panel bordered by two pieces of 7/8" Ivory Crocheted Lace. I simply trimmed one piece that was 4.25" long, and then separated the piece right down the middle with scissors. I stamped a sentiment, added a few paper embellishments and pearls and then finished the card with a double bow made from my favorite trim for cardmaking- Natural Burlap String.

My next card features many of the same elements, so the two could be packaged together for a card pack. I cut out a few patterned paper strips from Graphic 45's Children's Hour and bordered it with the 7/8" Ivory Crocheted Lace, Natural Burlap String, as well as 1/4" Moss Silk. I finished the card with a few other cut paper images and pearls.

There are so many ribbons and trims at The Ribbon Resource that are a perfect match for any vintage project!

Please be sure to stop by The Ribbon Resource Blog to enter for your chance to win! There is three $25 gift cards to The Ribbon Resource up for grabs!

Here's the complete line-up for the week:




Tracy McLennon


  1. Stunning Karen! Way to rock the gorgeous vintage paper.

  2. These are lovely, Karen! I've always been a fan of Graphic 45, and it's a great match with the Ribbon Resource!

  3. These are gorgeous! Beautifully designed! G 45 papers are just fantastic!

  4. Love the cards.
    The ribbon on the first is a
    great idea. Slicing it in the
    middle makes for a nice detail.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Both cards are so
    pretty and lovely
    to look at.
    Carla from Utah

  6. I love your cards. They're beautiful. Johanne Lacombe

  7. Nailed it! I love your clean and simple cards.

  8. Two lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

  9. both of these are totally gorgeous.. I love how you added the burlap string on the first.. always so creative..

  10. So very pretty; simple beauty love the crotched lace and the burlap string great companion to your Children's Hour paper choice :)

  11. Gorgeous papers Karen, love your designs!

  12. So very you and incredibly beautiful!

  13. Oh my gosh, the most amazing bow ever!! LOVE!

  14. Oh boy are these PRETTY!! Great work Karen!!

  15. very nice cards and ribbons used!

  16. I love the soft vintage feel of these cards and how you managed to CASify the busy patterns.