Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It's a Patriotic Blog Hop for RRR this month...

It's that time of the month again for our RRR Blog hop and it's going to be fun!
The colors and ribbons for this month are so fun, bright and easy to use.
But i have lots to share today so we better get started ...

But first...If you started at the beginning of the hop then you should have
arrived from Karens Blog and wow what a cute project she made....

My first project is decorating this lantern that i picked up.  We love to stay out
late in the summer and barbecue and have candles lit for extra light.  So to start
i wanted to do a little something fun for the candle too so i found
this tall white candle taper to fit inside and wrapped thin natural twine around it
and added a few stars with die cut papers to make it more patriotic looking.

 Here is  a better close-up of the candle and i also made a quick banner with all
the ribbons and a simple cut out banner that i bought and made a mat of blue
to match the ribbons for the back of it.  I love all the bright prints and colors of this!

And for the top ribbons on the lantern i tied a big huge bow with the
wire edge natural ribbon and then layered on both the
red diamond satin ribbon and the bright blue check
ribbon to make it kind of country backyard barbecue styled.

And what barbecue is complete without lots of friends over to enjoy all the good
things that you make, so i created this invite to send out to our friends.  It's made with
the new 6x6 Doodlebug patriotic picnic pad and stickers.  The colors of this were a
perfect match with all the ribbons and it had the cutest things to use for it.

And yep... sometimes i just get carried away with inspiration and just have fun
so i also made this cute little patriotic bird and covered another candle for a
decoration on another table that i have.  For the candle i used paper to cover
the outside first and then added another layer of red jute ribbon over it.  Then I
tied some ivory jute string several times and tied it in a pretty bow.  The stars are
from the sticker sheet but you could also punch them out if you want to do lots
more to decorate other things at your party.

For this card i just layered all the pretty papers and matted them with white
to created a definition between all the layers.  Under the eagle sticker i used
a Spellbinders star die in both red and white to put him on.   I used red jute string
 on the bow and finished it with a cute vintage button from my stash.  I really love
 this one alot.  And it was super easy to do too.

And here is a share and the link to the new ribbon club assortment...

And now it's time to hop on over to Jenn's blog to see what is new and
inspiring from her.  Be sure and leave a comment for a chance to win
some of these beautiful ribbons for you.  I am going to share part of
my stash so that you can have some fun :)

Big Hugs and Smiles...Teresa


  1. Gorgeous creations. Love how they all match to one another. Fabulous set! Thanks for the nice blog hop too.

    Hugs from Finland,

  2. Such gorgeous creations Teresa. I love them all! The candle is such a fun summer evening addition to your porch or deck.

  3. My goodness! I want to go to your BBQ! It would not only be fun but very well decorated! :)

  4. Wow, lots of fun going
    on here! Love that little
    birdie on your card and
    the candles are wonderful.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Wow , your projects are wonderful! I could see you were on a roll and I am so glad you kept going and shared your ideas with us! I now want to see what I can do! Thanks again!

  6. Wow! You sure have been busy! Very, very awesome patriotic projects.

  7. You must have used every scrap of ribbon from the ribbon pack this month! These are amazing. Love love love that lantern and the decorated candles. They would look perfect on my patio! ;)

  8. what fabulous projects using these great ribbons! I love how you decorated the lantern. it will be wonderful for those summer nights! :)

  9. fantastic projects! so many, so cool! love that bird!!

  10. Fabulous creations....couldn't pick a favorite if I had, too...goodness you sure were on a Beautifully creative roll...I need your mojo!!

  11. Wow, wow, wow, Teresa! I seem to say that a lot when I visit your blog, don't I? LOL This is such a beautiful, festive and creative ensemble. That lantern is gorgeous with the decorated candle and poufy bow treatment. And I super love the banner with all the ribbon streamers. The invite and card are totally adorable. You make me want to have a barbecue!

  12. Wonderful I love all your decorations and cards. You will have everything so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  13. Love that lantern! Looks like your yard will be the place to go this summer :)

  14. Wonderful creations. Love the little eagle and the card.

  15. Teresa, feel free to come and decorate my house anytime. This collection of adorable items is awesome. I love the combination of the natural ribbon with the red and white/blue ribbon. Gorgeous. I love the idea of decorating a candle. And the spatula diecut is great and that red ribbon under it is amazing. Fabulous projects! Hugs, Gail

  16. love all the patriotic crafts! love the candle wrap! so pretty! tjigo

  17. Absoloutely stunning creations Teresa! hugs Carole Z X

  18. Fabulous ensemble. I really like the lantern.



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