Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vintage Birthday Wishes

Hi friends.  Today I have a bit of a vintage birthday card to share.  Never really sure if I can pull off the vintage look, but this fits the bill (a little??).  I've embellished with loads of fun ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon where you can find what you need for whatever crafting style you favor.
I used two of the ribbon styles from the new August Ribbon Club Assortment on my project along with a few small snippets of Brown Burlap String.  The August Assortment is Autumn Themed, but when you pull out one or two styles, they can work for any variety of themes or styles.
Not a member of our monthly Ribbon Club yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin your subscription with this Autumn mix.  This assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build you ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.  You might find a new favorite!
I wrapped a piece of turftan brown satin with grosgrain edge around the center panel of the card and secured it on the back.  I layered a piece of 3/8" moss/cream plaid over that and dove-tailed the ends.  My double loop bow was created with the same brown ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I added the brown burlap string using the helping hands clips the same way you would add a back ribbon and then trimmed the ends to the desired length.  To view all my Bow-it-All Videos, please visit my YouTube channel HERE.
I added several Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Roses in different colors and sizes below the central image for a little something extra.  I coiled the stems around a needle tool for a fun look.

For more information on other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.
Thank so much for stopping by today.

~ Bonnie ~

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Fall Card with Autumn Days Ribbon Club Assortment

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a project I created inspired by the lovely Fall colors and patterns of the Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment.
This collection is super perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving. Warm rich colors and Autumn patterns.
I created a Thanksgiving card with layers of patterned papers, a vintage image from my Thanksgiving  Large Cards Digital Collage Sheet, and loads of flowers and embellishments.
 I chose to print the image a bit smaller so I could add lots of layers.
This bow is topped off with gorgeous little Orange Open Roses. There is also Antique Gold Burlap String, and a bloom from Petaloo.



 Thanksgiving Large Cards Collage Sheet now available for instant download. It's perfect for cards , tags, holiday decor, and it matches the ribbon club assortment perfectly!
Okay that's all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

Friday, July 31, 2015

Butterfly Tri-Fold Card with Dyed Ribbon


Hi friends.  Today I have a card I made while playing with my Color Burst powders.  I was having lots of fun creating great background papers and then I realized I could dye my ribbons to match.  Color Burst powders and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  What a fabulous combination!
These powders are so much fun to play with.  If you want to dye ribbon, it's done the same way you color your papers.  Simply mist the ribbon with water to wet, sprinkle on some powders, mist again and repeat until you have the desired look.  You can also dye the ribbons with the 'leftover' colors on your non-stick mat.  Either way works.  The ribbons don't come out with colors quite as intense as on the paper, but they will still coordinate wonderfully with your project.
My bow was made with white Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view all my Bow-it-All video tutorials on my YouTube channel HERE.
This is a tri-fold card which is a little hard to photograph.  I really wanted to showcase the pretty papers, so I left one panel free of other embellishments.
This is the inside.
For more information on the other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog
Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy crafting.

~ Bonnie ~

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Saying Thank You

Hello to all of our ribbon-loving friends!  Karen Letchworth here today with a quick post using more of my Really Reasonable Ribbon favorites.  Life certainly has its ups and downs, and we all go through difficult times.  It's so important to remember, though, that everyone goes through these rough times.  We often get so focused on our own troubles that we forget to notice that others are struggling as well.  One thing I try to do when I'm having a bad day (physically or emotionally) is to encourage someone else.  It takes my focus off my own worries, and helps me to be grateful for all my blessings, and remember that others are hurting (sometimes much worse than I am).  We ALL need the love of others.  I made this card to say THANK YOU to someone who, despite her own struggles, always takes time to encourage me (and others).  It's important to say THANK YOU to people for the things they do.  That's one of the many things I LOVE about Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Their sweet ribbons, laces, trims, flowers and embellishments make it so easy to create a sweet card to thank someone.
 I created this card using some old Making Memories patterned paper, a doily, a grungy prim tag, and several great products from Really Reasonable Ribbon including their sweet Helen White Crochet Lace, Pink Aster Seam Binding, Teal Seam Binding, Raspberry Seam Binding, Pink Burlap String, Moss Green Jumbo Leaves Trim, Cream Seam Binding, as well as some of Really Reasonable Ribbon's GORGEOUS mulberry flowers including their Open Roses in Pink and Open Roses in Baby Blue.  I also included a lovely Wild Orchid Crafts Spiral Stamen in White, and these are such lovely accents that come in several colors and add a really lovely touch to your cards.  They've been recently restocked, so now is a good time to purchase some in every brilliant color they carry.  All of Really Reasonable Ribbon's awesome products work together to help create the most lovely cards, and you will never be disappointed with your choices.
We'd also love to have you play along in our challenge.  Please stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to see all the fabulous ribbons, trims, laces, flowers and more; and treat yourself to something fun.  There's sure to be something PERFECT for your next project.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week.
Karen

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Iris by Jenn Cochran

Hi RRR friends and followers!  So excited to have you join me today.  I have this fun fuschia inspired card today.  It features Sheer Organza with a Satin Center ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It comes in a variety of colors.  It is really easy to tie and the bows turn out really poofy and full.  I have tied a triple looped bow for this flowery card.  
Thanks so much for joining me today.  Hope you all have a crafty week.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Have an Amazing Anniversary!


I need a few anniversary cards to add to the card stockpile, but actually this one is going to my in-laws right away, so it's not going to help me get ahead.  The harder I try, the further behind I get.....

I love embellishing all my cards with beautiful bows using ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's the perfect finishing touch!
I'm still loving the bi-color bows and today I used silver and royal blue Delicate Stitched Satin to create this beauty on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to create this bow on my YouTube channel HERE.
For the little bits of silver cording coming out the top of the bow, I cut four short pieces of Silver Metallic String about an inch long and I taped them to the back of the top of the sentiment panel in the arrangement I liked.  It add an extra fun little touch.  I finished off the center of my bow using a 10mm white Open Rose from WOC.
I mounted my lovely handmade paper roses over a strip of the silver Delicate Stitched Satin across the card front below the sentiment.
For more information about the other products used on my card, please visit my over at my Make Time to Craft Blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

~ Bonnie ~

Monday, July 27, 2015

Something fun for baby girls

Hi Everyone... it's so nice to have you stop by and visit us on the RRR blog today!  I have a fun and easy project that you can do to use up lots of the ribbons that you have or you can even order more from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store to make for all those cute little baby girls in your life.
If you didn't know it already, RRR has some really fun little ribbons that are elastic like and are great for making baby hair bands.  They are super soft and come in lots of patterns and white too. I used the light blue and pink ginghams and the white to create mine with.  All you have to do for these is measure your sweet baby girls head and cut the ribbon and then stitch it by hand or sew it together to make a circle.  Then pick some of your favorite ribbons like I did and make lots of pretty bows to attach to them.  And you can be really creative by mixing and matching or just by using the same color scheme.  It was super fun and they went together really quick.
Here is a closeup of a double bow with a knot in the center.  I always tie my bows together with thread first and then tie the knot in the center and glue it on the back over the elastic tie to finish it.  I think it gives it a good finished look that way but you can also add a button or rhinestone too.

Here is a list of the ribbons that I used for my project:  Elastic Double Ruffle Ribbon, 
Aren't the ribbons just so pretty?  

Thanks so much for stopping over and have a really wonderful day....Teresa