Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A little birdie told me

** November 2015 Winner at Electic Ellapu! **

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share with you today a Really Reasonable Ribbon DT inspiration project, my first-ever joy fold card! You know how I love my fancy folds and this birthday card was no exception! I used the absolutely gorgeous Delicate Stitched Satin Old Gold ribbon from the November Ribbon Club Assortment - Silver & Gold Mix. OMG, this assortment is heavenly!

Here's a close-up of the uber awesome double-loop bow. I L.O.V.E. this and it's so easy to create with the Bow-it-All! You have to check out Bonnie's awesome bow tutorials on YouTube!

I used some coordinating Stampin' Up! cardstock and designer series paper along with an adorable new Stampin' Up! stamp set that I just love. This joy fold is fun and I've seen many versions with horizontal and vertical flaps. I wanted horizontal flaps on this one because of the stamps I used, and the flap on the left folds over on top of the flap on the right. I used a thin magnet closure on this one.

Here's a shot of the card opened up all the way to reveal the birthday sentiment with plenty of room to write a personalized message if desired.

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

  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Hello Honey cardstock (#133678), Stampin' Up! Soft Suede cardstock (#115318), Stampin' Up! English Garden DSP (#138440)
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Hello Love stamp set (#133928)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Hello Honey ink (#133643), Stampin' Up! Soft Suede ink (#126978), Spectrum Noir- GB1, GB4, OR1
  • Dies/Punches: Die-namics Stitched Rectangles die
  • Accessories: RRR Delicate Stitched Satin Old Gold, white flat-back pearls

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! You'll love the great selection of products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Absolutely stunning Leslie, love the beautiful colours and detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Just gorgeous! I love the bow. Those papers are fabulous. Hugs, Robin

  3. so gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  4. A really pretty card and I love your bow. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

  5. Cute card and I love the colours you used, but that huge bow is just amazing! Will have to check that tutorial. Thank you for joining in the Julia Spiri Challenge this time. Hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Julia Spiri DT

  6. This is an awesome card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Little Red Wagon!!!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    lorraine x

  8. Ooooh, look at that big yummy bow! Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  9. Such a cute card, Leslie! And I really like the folding of it. ... need to do one myself sometime! Thank you for taking part into our challenge at ATSM. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  10. This is simple elegance...or is it elegant simplicity? Either way, the perfect card in my book! Good luck in the TIMI November Challenge!

  11. Fantastic card! Wonderful construction!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  12. This is a great card Leslie - adore those papers together. As for the ribbon - this is a WOW and you are right about it being gorgeous! Hope the pussycat family are doing well. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Sparkle, Bling and Embellish!) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

  13. Love this! What a fun fold! Super pretty! Thanks for joining our ‘Critters Small and Large” challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Karen C

  14. Beautiful card, Leslie...and that is one gorgeous bow! Love your style. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ November Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  15. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

  16. So pretty I love the papers.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

  17. This is so cute ..... love those papers too! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  18. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

  19. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  20. Beautiful and cute card! Loving the fancy fold. Your bows are always fabulous:o)

  21. Love it - great design and that bow finishes it perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Challenge.

    Helen N x

  22. Very pretty and well done. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  23. Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT


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