Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bee Yourself Greeting Card

Well hello there peeps!  Today is an exciting day for me to share a card I created especially to  be displayed at Creativation.   It's got oodles of RRR trims and fun mixed media supplies.




I've created a nice border strip with the layered Black Plaid, and Satin Swiss Dots. I've also tucked in some loopy bows of Black Burlap String.
Okay that's all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sharing Love and Kisses

Welcome by again today, everyone!  I'm finally caught up on making all my Valentine's Day projects and cards, and Really Reasonable Ribbon helped me create everything I needed for the people I love.   Our family  has always enjoyed exchanging Valentines.  By getting either the monthly Ribbon Club Assortment, ribbons and embellishments (or all of the above) from Really Reasonable Ribbon, you can be certain you'll always have EVERYTHING you need to create cards and projects for Valentine's Day and every other occasion on your list.
My first card was created with several sweet goodies sent to me by a blog friend who sent me a bunch of sweet Valentines embellishments, and I used them to create this card.  The only thing left to do was to pull out my trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon to add a beautiful bow.
I added a bow that includes two length of Lipstick Red Seam Binding, one length of Silver Seam BindingSolid Red Baker's TwinePeppermint Baker's Twine, and Black Licorice Baker's Twine.  I placed a sweet 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl in the center of my bow.
My second card is very simple.  I used two patterned papers, and the top one was punched with a heart-shaped border punch.  I placed a length of Lipstick Red Seam Binding underneath the heart cut-outs to make them more noticeable.  At the bottom of my card, I added a BIG bow that's made with the gorgeous 1 1/2" Red Gingham Ribbon.
I added a die-cut word (love), and placed a sweet 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl in the center of the "O" in love.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many fabulous Embellishments in addition to all the wonderful Mulberry Flowers, ribbons, trims and more.  Today is a great day to do some shopping and treat yourself to some fabulous new products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Don't forget about the fun challenge taking place on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week.  We look forward to seeing all your fabulous ribbon-topped cards and projects.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #156 - Red and/or Pink Theme with Ribbon or Trim


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Please scroll down to the next post for the winners of the last challenge.
The theme for Challenge #156 is Red and/or Pink with ribbon or trim.

Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.
  
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Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #156 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.



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Now, let's see your Red and/or Pink creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on February 3rd to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly theme.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR156) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until February 1st at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 
 PLEASE consider turning off your word verification.
It would be a great help to us if you would consider turning off your word verification if it's active on your blog. To do this is really easy and all you need to do is go to Customize > Settings > Comments > then scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (this won't stop anybody leaving you a comment but they won't show on your blog until you approve them). Then scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No.
We love to visit your blogs and leave comments on all the terrific entries, but the word verification really slows us down. :o)

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #155 Winners!



Challenge #155 was lots of fun with our Anything Goes theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #155 in no particular order are:

Congratulations to our top 3 for a job well done. Grab your "I made the RRR Top 3" badge (located on the right column of the blog, near the bottom) and display it with pride. You ladies did a fantastic job!

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Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Anything Goes themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #156 which is now up and running.


~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shake a Little Love

Hello ribbon lovers!  Let's shake it up a bit this Valentine's Day.  Why not create this sweet shaker of love to give to yourself or someone special?
I created this sweet salt shaker photo holder using beautiful ribbons from the January Ribbon AssortmentBakers Twine Cherry and the Pearl Heart Ribbon Sliders.  
I filled the salt shaker with red glass glitter and then wrapped it with the ribbon and added the slider.  Next I used wire to create the photo/image holder. 
To complete it, I tied the tag on and added glitter glue to the ribbons and images for extra shimmer.
This is a simple project that is easily created in a few minutes.  
So create a few to keep and give away!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Twine Inlay Heart

{judy} Hello Ribbon Lovers! Today I am sharing a card made with the  
Twine Inlay technique. 
What is that? It's fun and simple and adds a special pizazz to your designs! 
Here are the steps to complete this card:
1. Make a watercolor wash background using watercolor paper.
2. Cut out a die cut shape or word. Stamp sentiment.
3. Lay the die cut layer on your card base, and trace the inside of your shape with a pencil, and add Scor-Tape around the edges.
4. Cut your twine in pieces slightly larger than the shape, and adhere closely together piece by piece (yes this part can be tedious if you have a large die cut, as I did, but I find it relaxing!).
5. Add foam tabs to pop up your card front, and adhere all layers!

I chose the beautiful SILVER METALLIC BAKER'S TWINE, but any twine or a combination of colors will look beautiful! Just be sure to lay the strips as closely together as you can. You can see on the right side of my heart a slight pink tinge. That's my pink cardstock showing through! Shading on my twine without even knowing it! Ha!


I hope you will give this a try! Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

RRR January Blog Hop Winner!


This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Kathy has made for us today.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings 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 January 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.

Here is your random number:
17
Timestamp: 2017-01-17 12:59:22 UTC

Congratulations Sierra Winters!

To be honest, January is my second least-favorite month because, as a school teacher, it means Christmas break is over. Boo hoo! My favorite thing to do in January is dream of Summer break...LOL
This month's ribbon club is so pretty.
Sierra


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.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!


~ Bonnie Garby ~