Friday, September 30, 2022

Halloween Sweets and Smiles

Hello, everyone! It is Gloria with you again! Back in June, I shared THIS card, where I showed you how to use up your ribbon bits. I decided to do it again with the September Ribbon Club Halloween Assortment!

I do not wish to save short lengths of ribbon because I already have so much and it can get to be a storage nightmare, so I am always looking for ways to use up the "tail end" of a ribbon style. This type of card is perfect for that!
I created a 5" x 6" card from black cardstock. Then, I cut a piece of gray cardstock to slightly smaller than 5" x 6". I used black ink to stamp a Halloween sentiment onto the bottom right of the gray panel. I then added some Scor-tape to the back so that I could wrap short lengths of ribbon around the cardstock panel and secure them. 

Note: The Halloween Candy ribbon is NOT in the current Ribbon Club Halloween Assortment, but it is available in the store! See the link above.

Once all the ribbon was attached, I added more Scor-tape and attached the whole panel to the card front. 
I created a bow from the 3/8" Tangerine Satin with Grosgrain Edge ribbon and attached it to the area overlapping the Tangerine Checkerboard Satin ribbon. I did not have enough of the Checkerboard Satin to make a bow! Then, I added lots of flowers (see list of flowers below). I use hot glue to attach all my bows and flowers to my cards. 

Tip: You can always use sprays, inks, paints, or markers to "colorize" your flowers! I keep a stash of white and ivory blooms for just this purpose! 
I finished the card by adding a few matte enamel dots in Halloween colors. This will be a great card to send to someone accompanying a few Halloween treats! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Birthday Celebration Flip Folio with Ribbon Closure

Photoplay Add Another Candle Flip Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment Kathy Clement PHoto 01
Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Let's celebrate and have some cake today!  This cutie pie Birthday Flip Folio is filled with happy colors, images and patterns.  The Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from the September Ribbon Club Assortment was a perfect color match for the orange hues in this vibrant paper collection.  So I used it to create a ribbon closure to keep everything neat and tidy!  Orange  and Yellow Burlap String provided great accents behind my flower clusters, too. 

I dressed up the spine with a Fuchsia, Orange and Lavender Checked Bow.  It's like this ribbon was made with this paper collection in mind! The ribbon closure is secured with 1/2" Scor-Tape

Here's a peek at the inside of this happy little flip folio.

Each section is filled with surprise interactive elements that make it super fun to open.  Don't forget to add a little extra dimension with Foam Tabs. 

 The whole folio feels like a party is going on...and we did party a LOT in August, because it is our family's big birthday month.  Thankfully, I have a great supply of ribbon on hand to dress up all my cards, folios and gifts.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 26, 2022

Autumn Unicorn card


Hello crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Today I'm sharing this sweet Autumn card designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using all the gorgeous flowers and ribbons.

For my card today I chose to use some darling design papers that are fall and from Echo park, and then my sweet autumn unicorn svg file I bought. I distressed all her pieces and glued her together, and then added her eyelashes, and dots and so on. I absolutely love fall as well as summer , but I'm so ready for fall colors now. I chose lots of flowers that RRR carries in the shop, and will list them all below for easy finding.  I do plan on giving this card to a dear friend, I hope she loves it.

Really Reasonable Ribbon:

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Hugs to all, Cheryl

Friday, September 23, 2022

Give Thanks (for Ribbons....LOL)

Hello!  Karen here today.  I guess it's no secret that I absolutely LOVE ribbons.  Those who stop by my blog and here at the RRR Blog frequently are aware that I (well, all of us here) enjoy working with lots and lots of RIBBONS.  I feel so very blessed to be on the Really Reasonable Ribbon DT, and I do hope that some of my cards and projects inspire you.   I just love the extra texture that ribbons and trims add to any and every project they touch.  And when it comes to ribbons and trims, Really Reasonable Ribbon has it ALL and then some.
I used black cardstock and some cute Carta Bella Hello Autumn 6x6 Patterned Papers and journalling card to create my card base. Well..... all that AND lots of lovely RIBBONS. I added a length of Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Plaid Orange Ribbon With Black Stitched Edges, and one of my all-time favorites - Bay Leaf Seam Binding. I used all the same trims as listed and linked above to make my little tag at the bottom left. I stamped the word thanks on a small kraft tag and tied it all together with a nice long piece of Ivory Burlap String. It just helped me tie in, and repeat, all the different ribbons I laid on my card underneath the sentiment square. Thanks for stopping by the RRR Blog today, and please don't forget to visit Really Reasonable Ribbon Store for ALL your ribbon needs (as well as Adhesives, Flowers, Embellishments and SO much more).

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Give Me Some Candy Please Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here dropping in with a fun and festive Halloween greeting card created with a very non-traditional palate. 

Black and white is expected but the additional of pink really gives it a more modern appeal.

Of course Really Reasonable Ribbon has the perfect pink plaid to coordinated with this Halloween card.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Pink, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Monday, September 19, 2022

RRR September Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the September Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The winner will have 48 hours to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog and sending me your full name and US shipping address.

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Congratulations Angie!

3. Angie9/13/22, 3:50 PM

We have a HUGE neighborhood Halloween Trick or Treating Day before Halloween. Everyone sits in their front yard with bowls of candy by the curb & 100's of kids come through! We dress up with hats, face paint & pumpkins galore!!

Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.


Friday, September 16, 2022

Trick or Treat?

Hello, again everyone! It is Gloria with you. I am back today using more of the beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club ribbons! 

If you love ribbon, the Ribbon Club is such a great way to try out lots of styles and colors of ribbon! I often buy older sets when Bonnie has them for sale, or I will buy extras of ribbon styles that I particularly love!

My second favorite card size to make is 5" x 6". I don't know why, but just putting the 6" x 6" cards on a little diet makes them seem so much more interesting to me! I love this size, but I do have to either use a 5" x 7" envelope or make my own custom envelopes. 

I shopped my stash for some paper, and I used Graphic 45 Rare Oddities, Pink Paislee  Hocus Pocus, and Echo Park Hocus Pocus (yes, two companies had paper with the same name). 

I also used some chipboard elements and a sticker from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells. I love to dig through my paper hoard and mix and match! 

The spider web is cut using a die from Papertrey Ink.

Now for the ribbons! I used 5/8" Grape Checkerboard Satin to make a big bow, which I glued to the card. I then added another bow made from 5/8" Black Double-Faced Satin. I added the chipboard square and sticker, along with a metal gear and a metal feather. 

I used some shimmer spray to make a pale lavender rose look a little manky! I also used a few purple rose buds
Mixing ribbons with embellishments and flowers is my joy! It makes me so happy! I added a few silver pearls to the card for a finishing touch!

Thank you so much for stopping by! And get your candy ready for Trick or Treat night!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: cardstock, printed paper, charms, chipboard, pearls, glitter spray