Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Greatest Strength is Gentleness

Hi friends.  I have a card today combining some of my favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon, beautiful dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and a wonderful sentiment from Quietfire Design.
I've always love a red and black color combination.  It's such a bold 'look at me' color combination.  I'm also in love with the Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon that is available in both red and black and that ribbon was perfect for my bow for this project.
This has somewhat become my signature bow.  I use it a lot because it's my very favorite bow.  The bow was made from red and black 5/8" Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon using my Bow-it-All Tool.

For a video tutorial on how to make this beautiful bi-color double-loop bow, please click HERE.
Don't forget - there is a fabby NEW Bow-it-All V3.0 available now.  If you've been holding out, now is the time to purchase this tool.  So many bow making options - I use it all the time.  

If you missed the Bow-it-All V3.0 video into, you can view it HERE.

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

~ Bonnie ~

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shadow Box 8" x 8" Layout

Hello everyone! Cheryl here & I am super excited (Doing the Happy Dance)to be part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team again! I LOVE working with Bonnie &  all the DT gals, as we all always have so much fun.  She carries the most BEAUTIFUL assortments of ribbon! I LOVE being able to design with all the different types of Ribbon/lace/trims/& flowers at the RRR Store! Thank you Bonnie for having me once again!!! Big Hugs to you!!! 
Okay, so for my post today, I have created a Shadow Box 8" x 8" Layout to share :) Hope you enjoy my post for today! :)

I decided for my first post I would create an 8 x 8 layout for this shadow box I picked up. I went with all purples and some cream, as this photo is a dear one I will treasure always. It 's a photo of my Grandma and I.  I miss her dearly!!!  I will always remember the day we had this photo taken one week prior to me going into labor with my 1st daughter. I remember my Grandma saying, "let grandma buy you  robe for the hospital" hehehe I was soooo TIRED, that I said "Grandma can we wait please" as I just wanted to go home and sleep....hehehee

 I  absolutely LOVE the assortment of Delicate Stitched Satin Purple Ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store! I chose to use two of  the colors from this assortment pack on my layout for today! The colors I chose are the 2nd & 3rd color.

Delicate Stitched Satin Purple Assortment 
I made a big bow with 2 colors (the lighter 2 next to the white)for the bow on bottom left hand corner. I then made a smaller bow for the 1990 tag, it's glued underneath the oval tag. These Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbons make such beautiful and easy bows! LOVE them!!! And LOVE that there are sooo many colors to choose from, you can see them all HERE!
Layout Measures 8" x 8"
Layers-I used Bling Card Stock for this. And then some crate paper design paper, and another one, the stripes, was from my stash. My 1st layer is an 8 x 8 cream. I then cut a purple bling card stock at 7 3/4" x 7 3/4", then the dp  piece is cut at 7 1/2" x 7 1/2". Then add sewing. Next layer is 6 3/4" x 6 1/2". that is cream card stock, then the purple is cut at 6 1/2" x 6 1/4", then the stripe is cut at 6 1/4" x 6", then add sewing to that panel. Next is the Photo layers 6 1/4 x 4 1/2"  that is the bottom layer,I then layered the next on cutting it 6" x 4 1/4", and the Photo is 5 3/4" x 4".

Ribbons- Really Reasonable Ribbon Stitched Satin is used for the banners, and for the bows. I just took the 2 lighter colors and started making my loops for my bow. LOVE how easy this works up!
Banners- I used thickers to make my banner that says "NANI & I" then used Really Reasonable Ribbons Arianna Lace. I cut it down the center and used both sides for around the banner pieces. Super easy, just use hot glue :)
Flowers- My flowers I made, and I do have a video showing how here , and then I added some of Really Reasonable Ribbons Beautiful Aster Daisy Stem Flowers in 2-tone baby pink, however I did airbrush them to color them to match the PURPLE, I used copic BV00. I added some glass white leaves, and then some punched out branches in purples.
Feathers- My Purple feathers are VINTAGE and I have tons in my stash, love using these with ribbons and such.
Embellishments- I used different buttons, pearls, French Generals Jolee's boutique pieces I gold. I also used the brad with a purple flower in the center(found left bottom corner of layout). Sewing completes my layout for today

 I would LOVE to create more of these shadow boxes for a hallway in my home. So I will be sharing some larger layouts, in the black ones I picked up, they are 12 x 12 size, so cant wait to share those!

I hope you enjoyed my post today, as I truly enjoyed creating this one to share!
Have a wonderful day to all!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

God Bless America Card and a Video Introduction to the NEW Bow-it-All V3.0

Hi everyone.  I have a bright Patriotic themed card to share today.  Red, White and Blue is a favorite color combination of mine and Really Reasonable Ribbon has lots of fun Patriotic Ribbons and trims for all your crafting needs.
The new May Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon is a wonderful Patriotic themed collection of ribbon.  Love love love this assortment.
Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin your subscription with this bright and fun assortment which contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.  Treat yourself today!

My card features some amazing dies from Cheery Lynn Designs for the background and the hand-made flowers along with a beautiful bow using ribbons from the May Ribbon Club Assortment.
For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
As most of you know, I create all my bows on my Bow-it-All Tool.  It's my pleasure to introduce you to the ALL NEW Bow-it-All V3.0.  This new version has all the features of the V2.0 and MORE!

Bow-it-All V3.0 Video Introduction
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you liked the video, I would love to have you head on over to YouTube by clicking the YouTube link in the bottom right corner of the video above, and then click thumbs up and leave me a comment.  I love to hear from you.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

I'm also sharing a YouTube video on how to create beautiful Black Eyed Susan Flowers using the die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  Head on over to my Make Time to Craft Blog to view that video.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy Crafting!

~ Bonnie ~

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stand By Me Greeting Card

Hey there Peeps! Well you know what good thing happens on the 1st of the month??? Yep you got it...I get to share a project I created with the all new May  Ribbon Club Assortment.
This selection is too awesome for all the patriotic and summer holiday projects I'm planning...but with it's homespun colors and patterns it works perfectly with this country inspired card I created.

 Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Paper Bag Album - Family

Hey there, everyone!  It's Karen Letchworth posting today, and I'm so grateful that you've stopped by.  Today I'm sharing a sweet paper bag mini album I created using lots of great trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Paper bag albums are easy and fun.  This album has many pages, so I will only post here the pages of my album that include ribbon.  You can see the additional pages on my blog, My Cup Runneth Over.
This is the cover of my album.  As you can see.....I put a big red rose on the cover.  This is actually a Wild Orchid Crafts 40mm Tea Rose from the Mixed Reds Collection, and is one of the darker reds in the selection.  All the roses in this package are just SO sweet.  It made the perfect accent to the cover of my album, and they come in several color assortments.
This is the second page of my mini album.  I added a smaller envelope to the middle of my album (giving me a total of four additional pages/sides to decorate) which is slightly smaller/shorter than my paper bag album, so I had to use a paper clip to hold the pages while photographing.  This second page (which is the first page of the inner envelope - does that make sense....LOL) has some sweet Gold Metallic Baker's Twine that is wrapped several times around a small wooden jar.  Baker's twine is just a great way to add an extra touch to something and kick it up a notch.
Page three (above) includes a doily, stickers, Melissa Frances rub-on (heritage), a chipboard (notes) piece, a photo space, and a die-cut felt flower and leave.  Inside the felt flower, I added a chipboard button and I threaded some Blue Solid Baker's Twine through the holes of the button.  It really made the chipboard button POP!
This (above) is actually page five of the mini album, but it happens to be the next page that has Really Reasonable Ribbon on it (or any ribbon for that matter - I wouldn't use anything else).  I ran a long length of the Solid Red Baker's Twine around the left-hand side of my card and tied it into a hanging knot.
Here is page six - the final page of my album (other than the boring back side of the album which I didn't photograph, but you can see in some of the photos).  I added a journalling spot, left room for a photograph, added some ruler paper, a PTI decorative border trim, and a length of Debra Natural Crochet Lace on the right-hand side of my page.
The really nice thing about using paper bags to create albums is that they come with built in pockets (the inside flaps of the bags themselves), so you get an automatic place to store photos, tuck in some journalling, etc.  I created this tag for one of the pockets and tied it with the AWESOME 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Plain Ribbon.  You may also notice that I tied the mini album shut with this same 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Plain Ribbon.  This has become one of my most favorite trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It can be very easily ripped/torn into narrower strips giving it many more uses; and I just LOVE the shabby look it lends to my projects.

Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many great ribbons, trims, laces, flowers, leaves and more that will enhance all your projects.  I encourage you to stop by today and do some shopping.  We'd also love to have you play along in our FUN CHALLENGE that's taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.

Oh, and don't forget that there are SEVERAL more pages of this album on my blog if you'd like to see them.

Happy ribbony crafting, everyone!
Karen Letchworth

Friday, April 29, 2016

Wedding Gift Purse Bag

 Welcome back.  I am so excited to share with you the beautiful ribbons and supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the wedding gift box or favor for a wedding or wedding shower that I made today.

I love preparing gift items for weddings, baby showers and birthdays using my gorgeous ribbons, card stock papers, stamps and dies.  It didn't take me much time to make this wedding gift bow.

 I used one of my favorite Mid Ruffle Satin red ribbons (shown below) and 1 1/2" wide Silky Crush White ribbon.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a nice selection of colors of the Silky Crush ribbon and I love how this ribbon was easy to use to make this bow.  I used the 1" Scor-Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon to stick the bow onto the front and the ribbon on the handle.  I love using this Scor-Tape for all of my bows and ribbons since it is easy to take the bow off of the tape or arrange the ribbon of the bow and reapply it onto the Scor-Tape that was stuck to the paper.  

I glued a flat back rhinestone pearl button in the center of this bow.  The Wild Orchid roses and berries are sold at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I could not have made this beautiful bow without the Zutter Bow It All bow maker from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Since having the Zutter Bow it All, I have made every bow and now buy this for my friends for Christmas or their birthdays.  They are all using it for making their bows and very happy with this.

Mid Ruffle Satin red ribbon

The 7/8" Mid Ruffle satin ribbon is gorgeous and makes very nice bows.  It comes in six colors. 
Other supplies used:
Red foil card stock
White shimmer card stock
Sue Wilson Design Lace Edge Leaf die
Sue Wilson-Nobel Collection-Ornate Pierced Rectangle
Sue Wilson-Gemini Collection-Dorado
Martha Stewart Punch for the handle

Keep visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to continue to see the wonderful projects and cards our talented and creative Really Reasonable Ribbon Designers have for you and stay with us for the exciting Really Reasonable Ribbon challenges.   Can't wait to see what you have created! 

Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you enjoyed my project.  I really would appreciate your comments.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Hi everyone! Leslie here, sharing a Really Reasonable Ribbon DT inspiration project with you today, a pretty thank you card featuring the most beautiful White Checkerboard Satin, the MB Catalina Wreath die and a little embossing. This is my last post with the Really Reasonable Ribbon DT and I'd like to thank Bonnie for this amazing opportunity! I've thoroughly enjoyed myself and am proud to have made such wonderful friends! :)

I created this big fluffy bow with my Bow-it-All v2.0, of course! As I've said before, I don't know how I got along years ago without this tool! ;)

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! The amazing selection of products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service can't be beat! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,