Thankful for 3GJ Fans Blog Hop

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Welcome to my stop on the “Thankful for 3 Girl JAM Fans Blog Hop!”  The 3 Girl JAM design team has joined up with a few friends and fans to put together an awesome hop full of inspiration and fun!  If you arrived here from Dawn’s blog, you’re in the right place!  If you’re visiting me first, you might want to start the hop from the beginning!

3 Girl JAM has put together an awesome prize package of crafty goodness!  To win it, all you have to do is leave a comment on each stop of the hop.  Easy peezy!

I had so much fun working with 3GJ ribbon I just couldn’t stop!  As a result, I have a number of cards to share with you.  First up, a card in keeping with the thankful theme just as a reminder of how much 3GJ appreciates their fans!  As thankful as 3GJ is for all their friends and fans, I’m equally thankful to have been asked to be a part of their blog hop and to try out some of their delicious ribbon.

Gratitude & Appreciation 1

I made this card using Bazzill card stock for all layers and printed the wheat image on the smallest rectangle and cut a slot on either side through which I threaded the 3 GJ Teal Blue Crinkle Ribbon.  I tied it into a bow, including some twine.  I think that teal blue really sets the image off beautifully.  I still had plenty of this beautiful ribbon, so I made another card using it.

Circle 1

I wanted to share something a little different with you, so I tried a ribbon frame.  The 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon worked perfectly because it’s so flexible.  I’ve seen several cards with square and rectangle frames, but I wanted a round frame; so I made my own in my Silhouette.  I also made a template to share with you…it’s on the Hints, Tips & Tutorials page if you’d like it.

And, since Christmas is right around the corner, I used Green & Red striped ribbon from the 3GJ Holiday Trim to hang my ornament on this tent card.  I made that cute little bow using a fork, following a YouTube tutorial.  I have a link to it and several other bow making tutorials under the links section on that same Hints, Tips & Tutorials page.  I made a gift tag to go with this card using the same dies and ribbon.

This Year 5

With the leftover ribbon, I made my next card using a Silhouette cut file for both the card and the ribbon slide.  I colored this image and the greeting and sentiment in Photoshop Elements.  The hardest part about making this card was deciding which side of the ribbon slide I wanted facing up as you get two completely different looks after threading the ribbon through it.  Since I still had a bit of ribbon left, I tied that little knot on the opposite side as the card needed something there.

Bright & Beautiful 1

I also had some Peach Tie Dye Ribbon and it was just too scrumptious not to use to make a few more cards.    Again, I wanted to show you a way to use your ribbon you may not have tried previously.  I cut the semi circles through which the ribbon is threaded on my Silhouette, but you could accomplish the same thing with a slit punch.

Thanks So Much 1

This ribbon coordinates so well with so many colors, so I made just one last card.  I simply cut a number of strips of green card stock for the stems and wrapped them in the Peach Tie Dye ribbon and tied a double bow to place on top.  I punched the flowers and placed lots (and lots) of them on a circle of card stock.  The flower centers are made with yellow Stickles.

Bouquet 1

This is the first time I’ve used 3GJ ribbon, but I can tell you it won’t be the last.  Beautiful to look at and great to work with…a winning combination!

Oh and guess what?  3 Girl JAM is having the biggest sale of the year this weekend (11/21-11/23/15).  Save 40% on ribbons and trims when you use code: THANKS at checkout!

Well, I’ve held you up long enough, so off to your next stop; the talented Chriss.  Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  The full hop order is below:

I am also submitting one or more cards to the following challenges:



48 Responses to “Thankful for 3GJ Fans Blog Hop”

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  1. Babs says:

    What a gorgeous christmas card and a beautiful gift tag too.thank you for sharing this with us this week hope to see you next, good luck
    Babs X Cardz4galz DT

  2. Mary says:

    Simply amazing projects and I love your CKC!!

  3. Angela C says:

    Kim, you really outdid your self! Amazing cards, loved every one of them!

  4. Donna K says:

    Kim you certainly featured the 3GJ ribbons in every way imaginable. What lovely, lovely projects! I’m in love with your ribbon frame card, blue is my most favorite color ever so this piece stole my heart right away. Fabulous work. I’m happy to be part of this hop with you. Enjoy your weekend. xx Donna K

  5. lirpastory says:

    I love all of your cards – your mojo is definitely going strong. Thank you for entering the challenge at Creative Knockouts.

  6. Julie O says:

    You’ve got same great designs here, Kim. Thanks so much for joining us on our hop!

  7. Mary Nielson says:

    I love dimensional cards,these are spectacular!

  8. Carey Nusbaum says:

    Stunning cards Kim! I love your wreath card! Happy Holidays!

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the blue wreath made with the ribbon. The peach flower bouquet is beautiful. All of the cards are wonderful – those two just caught my eye.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Such fabulous creations with gorgeous ribbon!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  11. Wow, look at these!! Gorgeous work

  12. JulieK says:

    Kim- all of your projects are beautiful!! Thank you for showing off our ribbon so fabulously and for hopping along with us!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thank you, Julie. I was my pleasure, truly. Your ribbons are just wonderful to work with and enjoyed every minute of it.

  13. Hi your cards are all stunning. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge T for Tis the Season. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  14. Beautiful cards! The last floral card is my favorite.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Amanda. I like that one a lot. I left the inside blank as I’m not sure what kind of card I want to turn it into…it works for just about anything.

  15. Beautiful projects, all of them! You have some great cut files in your stash! 🙂

  16. Brenda Lapp says:

    Absolutely beautiful cards (and tag)! Each is beautiful!

  17. Beth F says:

    Wow! You really have been busy with a big group of beautiful cards! I think my favorites are the wheat, chickadee and bouquet cards 🙂 Great job!

  18. Wow Kim, great job, so many wonderful cards and so much beautiful ribbon. It is so hard to decide which one is cuter :-))

  19. Mandy Reedyk says:

    Fabulous cards!!! Great job with all of them 🙂 Thanks for playing along this week at Little Red Wagon!! 🙂

  20. Karen N says:

    They are all beautiful!

  21. Eva Laney says:

    Wow, you were very busy! Great cards. I love the ornament card.

  22. Tina says:

    WOW! Someone has been busy. Each project is fantastic. I really love the CAS wheat card :o)

  23. Lynda says:

    Wow…awesome creations!!!

  24. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Wow, and more Wow! I love all of the ways you have shown off this ribbon- I absolutely love the ribbon frame, and love love the white card with the bird with the woven ribbon edge. Lots of yumminess : )

  25. April says:

    Lovely cards! Your ornament card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  26. Daphne says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing

  27. tilly says:

    very pretty work, love your blue card for our challenge at Crafty Catz

  28. connie says:

    Kim you knocked these projects out of the park! They are so gorgeous!! I don’t how you have the time to create so many! Katy must be really behaving! LOL! Happy to hop with you!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Connie! Actually everything just clicked with these and I managed to get them made in just one afternoon! Katy would tell you she is always well-behaved…Katy would be fibbing!

  29. jessica says:

    Such gorgeous cards!!!

  30. What a super selection of cards and all the ribbons are just gorgeous. I really like elegant Christmas ornament card and tag ensemble. Lovely work. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at 52CCT this week!

  31. Hazel says:

    Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 256 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November – I’d love to see it there too. x

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