Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Beautiful Ribbons

Hello, to all our ribbon-loving friends.  Today I'm sharing a sweet project that I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I really hope it inspires you to stop by and check out all the AMAZING ribbons, laces, trims and more that are carried in the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop.  There's SO MUCH to see.
This card was created using some patterned papers that I inked and machine stitched together.  Once I had done that, I added some fabulous trims from the best little ribbon shop ever - Really Reasonable Ribbon.  First, I put a lengh of the super lovely Bay Leaf Seam Binding on the card.  Then, I created a bow with the Bay Leaf Seam BindingBlack Seam BindingSolid Mint Baker's Twine, and Black Burlap String by May Arts.
I topped that pretty bow with a Black Open End Rose and two White Open End Roses.  There are so many lovely flowers and embellishments at Really Reasonable Ribbon in addition to all the amazing ribbons and trims they carry.  There's never a lack of availability, and you're sure to find LOTS of great items.  So, why not head on over to do some shopping now?  You will absolutely LOVE their selection, prices and ALL the great inspiration you will find on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  AND.....there's a fun challenge going on now.  So, be sure to stop by and play along.

Thanks for visiting.

Have a creative and blessed week,

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Easter

Springtime and Easter are around the corner and it is a good time to take inventory of your ribbons and flowers for your projects and cards for this time of year. You might want to start your springtime supply with the
 Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club collection of gorgeous yellow and green ribbons and some Wild Orchid Craft flowers. 

I am using the gorgeous 5/8" Satin Swiss Mini Dots Apple Green ribbon on my card today.  It has the dots printed on one side of the ribbon and the other side has the solid green which is show above.  This is perfect for matching your two ribbons together for a double bow like the one above.  Of course, I would not have been able to make this bow without the Zutter Bow-It-All V2 bow maker.  I used the 1" Scor-Tape to tape this ribbon on my card.  Using the Scor-Tape, I am able to keep my ribbon on the bow in the exact place that I want it to be on the card. 

Other supplies:
Graphic 45 - Ladies Diary

Cheery Lynn:  Boutique circle, Sophia's Heart Doily, Leaf Flourish die, Ivy Strip,   Deco E corner, Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frame.

Whimsy Stamp-Bunny's Choice
Creative Expressions-Sue Wilson-Petite Vinery
Stampin Up-Happy Easter set

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Vintage Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Leslie here, sharing a Really Reasonable Ribbon DT inspiration project with you today, a vintage masculine birthday card. I used the awesome Burlap Center Stitch Brown ribbon that looks amazing on masculine cards! 

I created this gorgeous bow with my Bow-it-All v2.0. I generally don't put bows on masculine cards but I really couldn't help myself this time, lol! ;)

For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap! 

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to check out all the ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon! There are lots of fun items at great prices, fast shipping and awesome customer service! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,

Sunday, February 7, 2016

"14 Things I Love About You" Pocket Tags

Hello, everyone!

I am here to share a special project with all of you today, but there is a small catch - we have to keep this hush, hush quiet until Valentine's Day because my oldest son is giving this to his girlfriend!  We don't want to ruin the surprise, now do we?! ;)

Some of you might remember the Tag Advent Calendar I created for Christmas.  This is similar, but the theme is "14 Things I Love About You!"  I took the photos before my son wrote on the tags.  Had to give the guy a BIT of privacy! Grins!

You will see many ribbons and trims from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  I'll share the complete list at the bottom of the post to make things easier.

To keep things as flat as possible, I only added flowers to the very first piece.  Doilies, washi tape, vintage buttons, die cuts, and various other little goodies decorate each pocket.

You can find more details on my blog, "Just Coffee Please..."

Don't forget to play along in the new challenge.  It's a theme we all love - "Anything Goes with ribbons or trims."  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ribbons and Trims:
Brenda white crochet lace
Sweetheart Stripe Grosgrain
Diamond Satin Mineral Ice
Lipstick Red Seam Binding
Sun Rose Seam Binding
Red Burlap String
Pink Burlap String

Mulberry Flowers:
Aster Daisy
Open Roses

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Make Today Ridiculously Amazing Masculine Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have a super fun masculine card to share with you today.  I know a lot of you struggle when it comes to making a card for a guy, and you are afraid to add ribbon for fear it will be too "girly" .  But it all comes down to using the right ribbon, the right color palette and little touches along the way.  The February Ribbon Club Assortment is loaded with gloriously green ribbons, and several of them, I am happy to report, lend themselves nicely for masculine projects.  Take a look at this "Make Today Ridiculously Amazing" card and you'll see what I mean.
This is such a strong masculine card, and the Emerald Plaid Ribbon adds a needed jolt of color to the vintage colors of the paper collection.   The paper layers have been distressed along the edges to give it a rugged feel.  I added more color by adding a strip of Emerald Crosshatch Ribbon to the left hand side of my card focal.
And there's nothing girly about that rugby player, right?  I drew attention to the detail photo and novelty button by encircling them with a bit of natural burlap string.  The circular element adds a bit of fun to the card layout, too.
The inside has more layered papers from the 7 Gypsies Vintage Varsity Collection and a computer journaled sentiment.  Easy peasy, masculine and fun!  Who knew it could be so simple to make a great masculine card?

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 5, 2016

RRR challenge #134 - Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim Theme

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 #134 is Anything Goes 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.

We are thrilled to have Polly's Paper Studio for our sponsor this week.  
HEAD ON OVER and take a look at all the wonderful digital collage sheets that are available along with lots of other fabulous items.


Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #134 to get you started.  
All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and digital collage sheets from Polly's Paper Studio.


Now, let's see your Anything Goes creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on February 19th 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 RRR134) 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 17th 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)

RRR Challenge #133 Winners!

Challenge #133 was lots of fun with our 'Show me the Pink' theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #133 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!
Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Show me the Pink themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #134 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~