Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ribbonista Christmas Card Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Ribbonista Christmas Card Blog Hop!
I used to make cards every year- I would make the same card 70-80 times! It seems that having a little person in school uses up the time I used to make all of those cards! Ha!
I have to admit, when I received the Echo Park 'tis the Season' pack, I was inspired! All the cards I've made are from that pack- embellished with gorgeous May Arts ribbon, of course! :) I love that there are so many pretty elements- I will be using that pack up!
First up- this one uses one of the stickers from the pack. I topped some of the patterned paper with faux burlap in olive, then red sheer box pleats, and tied it up with red/white baker's twine!
I love the result!

A different patterned paper is topped with the same olive faux burlap & red chevron twill & sticker. A totally different look!
Cute green polka dot paper again! This time I used 3 ornament stickers, but cut off the 'string' they were hanging on & replaced it with silver string metallic ribbon. I topped the paper with red velvet ribbon, then ran another piece along the bottom & topped it with the 'celebrate' sticker.
I've used the gray snowflake paper again- this time topped with red burlap, red center stripe sheer (isn't that ribbon SO Christmas-y?!), and a sticker.
And last up is a printed panel that I topped with the banner stickers. They are hung from twisted rope ribbon! I've used tape on the ends, but you could leave it off & fray this ribbon too!
So I've got a start on my Christmas cards this year! Yay!
You know there will be lots of inspiration- AND PRIZES! You could win 3 spools from our Christmas Category!! 
 Post a comment on any stop along the way for your chance to win!

Jen Shears- that's me!


  1. I love simple and sophisticated. Your cards are beautiful, especially the grey ones. The pops of red are beautiful

  2. Beautiful collection of cars, Jen! Love them all but my fave is the last one.

  3. I love these ideas. As most of the cards I make have to be mailed, these would work well for me. Thanks for sharing.

  4.'ve been busy!!!! Love them all Jen!

  5. Your cards are all very very pretty... nice job :)

  6. Great collection of cards. Love them thanks 4 sharing

  7. Love the use of all of the burlap. I think it makes a very nice looking card. tying the pleated ribbon with the twine was a good idea. Great card. thanks for sharing.

  8. Cute! Love the way you used the ribbon.

  9. Super cards! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Stunning Cards Jen! Love all the ribbons you used, TFS
    Have a great day!
    Liz O.

  11. Great cards and the ribbons you chose are the perfect embellishment.

  12. BEAUTIFUL set of cards!!!
    I am such a slow crafter and I am so behind with my Christmas card making that I am TOTALLY INSPIRED by your elegant designs and GORGEOUS ribbon/trim combos ... it gives me hope that I CAN get mine done and posted :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your crafty Christmas inspiration!!!

  13. Wow you have made so many fab cards, thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Love ALL the ribbons used. So cute.

  15. Great cards - love the banners and all the ribbon.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  16. Wow-you've been busy! These cards are so pretty.


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