Saturday, April 18, 2015

The perfect friend

Hi Everyone and welcome to the RRR Blog today.  It's Teresa here and I am sharing a friend card to day that i did with one of my favorite SB dies, paper and ribbons. 

I really had to think about this one because there was so much design in the paper but i think it worked out pretty good and i am really happy with it.  I used Graphic 45 papers on it for the base and the beige patterned paper i cut out the SB die with.  Layering it over the print gave it a really interesting pattern and yet the pattern of the die still stands out.  Then i layered on a black SB Labels one decorative die and the matching smaller piece to stamp my sentiment in.  The stamp is from Penny Black's chalkboard set and to make it stand out even more i embossed it with clear powder to darken up the black in the words.  Sometimes just that one little trick can really make your card pop.

And...Here is a quick close up of the card so you can see all the pretty patterns and the seam binding ribbon in log brown that i used for the bows.  Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

RRR April Blog Hop Winner!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see our new challenge theme and the winners from challenge 115.

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.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful feedback on the question of the month which was "Do you read blog posts or just look at the picture".  It was a bit of a mixed bag with most leaning toward reading short and direct posts and not wanting to read long, flowery 'off-topic' posts.  You're there for the crafts and that is what the post should be about.  

Now, on to our winner who will receive the April 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 shipping address.

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Congratulations Peggy!

Keeping up with blogs is very time consuming. Many times I skim the pictures and if it is something that interest me, I read more. I hope this is what you were looking for. Thank you for sharing.
God bless,

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 ~ 

RRR Challenge #116 - Aqua and Light Coral Color theme (and use ribbon)

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 #116 is an Aqua and Light Coral Color theme.
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.

I was going to find an inspiration photo on Pinterest, but then I thought there would be not better inspiration photo than the RRR April Ribbon Club assortment, so here it is:

This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbons and trim.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash so you always have just the right color and style of ribbon.  This assortment is still available, so why not JOIN TODAY and begin your subscription with this fun assortment.  (You do not need to purchase this assortment to play along with our challenge but you must use some sort of ribbon or trim on your project.)


Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #116 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Aqua and Light Coral creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on May 1st 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.
* 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 RRR116) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until April 28th 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 till 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 #115 Winners!

Challenge #115 was lots of fun with our Things with Wings theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #115 in no particular order are:
Sharon - Nellie's Handmade Cards

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 Things with Wings themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #116 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Victorian Trading Cards with Pretty Ribbons

Hello Friends!  I hope you are having a fabby day today! I'm super excited to share a trio of Victorian Trading Cards with you today.  I've used some of my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbons to make these cards extra special.

I've used a variety of my favorite ribbons to create these summer all-occasion cards. Let's take a closer look.

This thank you card has an embossed base and has been adorned with a double bow made with airy 7/8" white organza and summery light blue micro gingham.  This one makes me think of a blue sky filled with clouds!

This happy birthday card uses 2 1/2" wide natural cotton ribbon in a beautiful Garden print as one of the three panels on the front of the card.  I also tore the ribbon in half down the center and tied a bow that I topped with some light, airy Lavender Dots Organza ribbon.  This ribbon is tiny, but mighty, and ties so nicely with the help of the Zutter Bow it All.  I finished this one off by wrapping the top of the card with natural burlap string and a loopy bow and button.

This soft and shabby Thinking of You card is greatly enhanced by the addition of Cream Mesh Ribbon. I love the way it lightens up the card base, and still allows a little of the color and texture to show through.  I topped this beauty with a sumptous Aqua Shimmer Satin Bow and a sweet nosegay of Pink and White Chrysanthemums.

I used a wonderful All Occasion Card Kit from Polly's Paper Etsy to make all three cards.  It comes with the images, ephemera, and 4x6" card panels. I added goodies from my stash and Really Reasonable Ribbons and trims to put my own twist on the kit.  I love these soft floral images, and hope you do, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kitschy Fun!

Good morning and Happy Wednesday RRR peeps!  I recently broke out my old PTI stamp set and mixed it up with some fun vintage fabrics.....I used old hankies, kitschy polka dot fabric, and tulle for fullness.  I stayed in the red and aqua family and just had fun coming up with multiple combinations.   I used red seam bindingburlap center stitch in red, and blue burlap string.  I also used some buttons for the centers along with some red rose cabochons.  I love the pop of 1950's!  Enjoy and thanks for visiting!  Cherry

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Springtime Lilacs

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's Amber here just popping in quickly today to share with you a simple greeting card I made with some lovely purple ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a vintage lilac image from Crafty Secrets.

I cut the image out with a Ticket shape die and matted it with purple cardstock.  I embossed white cardstock with a Anna Griffin Embossing folder to make a simple but pretty background paper.  I used purple plaid ribbon, plum diamond satin ribbon, and Sandra white crochet lace to create a band around the card. I used the plum ribbon to also make a triple loop bow with my Bow It All tool.  I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day!