Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Botanical Masculine Card



Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Have you had a chance to play with the August Ribbon Club Assortment yet?  Wow!  What a great, versatile mix of ribbons!  Sometimes using ribbon on a masculine card can be a real challenge.  But now when you have these ribbons on hand!


Look how easy it is to add pattern, texture and subtle shine to the border of this botanical style masculine card.  Simply adhere Kiwi Diamond Satin Ribbon to 1/2 Scor-Tape.  Then layer elegant Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin along side it.  


Cluster some moss, feather, Prills and acorn in a rusty bottle cap to add the perfect botanical embellishment to the card. Add some burlap string bows to amp up the masculine vibe of this outdoorsy card. 

Here's a peek at the inside of the card.  Create a little gift card pocket, add a blank sentiment panel, and you are good to go!

I have really had fun with the Ribbon Club this month.  Can't wait to show you more!

Wishing you a joyful and creative day!
Kathy

 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Strawberry fields 3-D Sewing Machine w/Storage

 

Hello crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Today I have this super darling sewing machine storage box that I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon, and to keep on my work area. Love making these and will have many more to share on my blog here. Ive used lots of Really Reasonable Ribbon flowers and ribbon on this and will list items below.


In the picture above you see both drawers, there is also a storage box under the spool of thread. And another storage under the base. super fun. I used this darling strawberry design paper and card stock. Then used punches, dies , buttons, and such to decorated. I loved using all the RRR flowers and will list them below for you.

Really Reasonable Ribbon 
Flowers-
Ribbons-
Extras-
White flat backed pearl n a 10mm or 12mm for top of spool



Thank yo so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,



Friday, August 5, 2022

Many Thanks

Hi, it's Karen, and it's time for another FUN card using RIBBONS from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I just love the way ribbons add texture to my cards and projects.  There's just nothing quite like it.  Like many of you, I'm a bit of a ribbon-o-holic, and Really Reasonable Ribbon always has all the perfect trims for every project.
This card has a black cardstock base and then a layer of pumpkin cardstock. The center piece is a piece of white paper that I inked and stamped. I added a length of sveral different ribbons including some from this month's gorgeous Ribbon Club AssortmentThe trims I used include a length of the Autumn Owl Print on White Satin3/8" Turftan Brown Satin with Gold EdgesMay Arts Stitched Twill, and Moss Green & Cream Gingham Ribbon.
Those cute pumpkins and the sentiment were stamped and cut using a set from Papertrey Ink. Other than printed ribbons, most all of the different ribbons and trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon come in oodles of various colors to match whatever you're making. That's one of the things I love about RRR - I know I can always find the perfect color for every project.
Thanks again for stopping by today. I'm always grateful for your visits and comments. I hope you're having fun creating pretty things this week. Oh, and please be sure to join us on the 13th for our monthly Blog Hop. You won't want to miss that.

Blessings,
Karen

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Harvest Pumpkin Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Seems I've been in a mood for some fall projects after finishing up with our Christmas in July series. This card features beautiful trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I stamped and colored a trio of pumpkins in an untraditional palate for the focal point and paired some perfectly coordinating patterned papers to layer them on. 


 Stitched satin ribbon topped with twine, a button, and holiday charms to finish off this card.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Delicate Stitched Satin Chipmunk, Natural Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G



Monday, August 1, 2022

*NEW* August Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon


It's July and we have an ALL NEW Autumn themed Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

Not a member yet?
JOIN TODAY!!

The August assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon that are perfect for all your crafting needs.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed mix.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Better yet, why not grab the July and August Ribbon Club Special Deal?!  
Just $17.50 for both if you are located in the USA.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!

 

Friday, July 29, 2022

Just Celebrate!

Hello, again everyone! It is Gloria comin' at you! I have been trying some different (for me) techniques lately. I am really rusty at stamping and such after taking so much time off, but I have so many supplies that are sitting around unused! I decided to try at least one new technique (or to revive an old technique) each month! Here is one for this month!

To create the lattice background, I first used a blender brush and several shades of Ranger Distress Oxide Ink to cover white cardstock. I blended the ink until the surface was well saturated. Then I sat the panel aside to dry. 

Once the oxide ink was dry, I placed the cardstock into an embossing folder and ran the folder through my die cut machine. I added a thin shim in order to get a nice, deep impression. I used a blender brush and Ranger Distress Picket Fence ink to rub some of the white ink over the raised parts of the embossing! So pretty!

I trimmed the embossed panel to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and matted it with white cardstock cut to 5 7/8" x 5 7/8".  I then cut a large banner from dark blue cardstock and a smaller banner from a scrap of checked paper (Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Petits Fours). I attached the banners to the left side of the embossed panel. 

Then I wrapped the panel with 5/8" Pink and Blue Vintage Floral Print on White Satin ribbon. I attached the panel to a 6" x 6" dark blue card base.
I created a bow with the rest of the 5/8" Pink and Blue Vintage Floral Print on White Satin ribbon and glued it to the card as shown. I tucked a chipboard embellishment under the edge of the bow. 

The little sentiment is a pre-printed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. 

Super simple, but so pretty! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: White Cardstock, printed paper, pre-printed sentiment, ink, die cuts, embossing folder, decorative chipboard


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Summer Mason Jar Pink Lemonade


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  We are in the dog days of summer now, and it sure has been hot here in North Carolina! Is anything more refreshing on a hot summer day than a mason jar filled with ice and pink lemonade?  Especially if you get to sip it from the comfort of an old porch swing!  

I dressed up this frilly card with a bodacious Rose Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Bow.  It was one of the pretty new ribbons found in the July Ribbon Club Assortment.  Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon is one of my very favorite options from the RRR Shop.  It ties such soft, elegant bows.  And it comes in all kinds of pretty colors.  

Here's a peek at the inside of this flirty, feminine card.  I just love all the mason jar images.

Hanging by the pool is another great way to beat the summer heat.  But since that's not an option for me, I'll hang out in my air conditioned studio and keep making pretty things.  How are you passing the time during these sultry summer days?

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy