Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jolly Halloween Witch Card

Well hello there Paper Peeps! It's almost that time to get your spook on!!! Of course I am excited because it's one of my favorite holidays!!! And not just for the candy....okay I do like the candy lol. I created this card with a fun little digital image I whipped up and layered it over some great Graphic 45 papers and my absolute fave Swiss Dots on Black Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Isn't that the cutest little witch ever???? And that little cat is just too sassy!!! 

Loving this poofy bow!!!! I topped it off with a double layer of festive buttons : )

Okay Peeps that's all for me.....wishing you all a happy and productive day with lot's of time to be creative : ) Ginny from Polly's Paper

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Vintage Christmas Card

Hello, fabulous ribbon lovers! It's Kathy popping in today to share a vintage Christmas card that has loads of layers, embellishments and gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon, of course!


I paired My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas papers and embellies with Forest Green Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Snowflakes on Forest Green Grosgrain to create a festive holiday vibe on my 5" x7" side fold card. These ribbons are both part of the October Ribbon Club Assortment. (By the way....Bonnie is offering a special deal if you sign up for the Ribbon Club this month. TWO ribbon club assortments for only $17.00. You can find our more about it HERE.)


I tied my ribbons together using my Zutter Bow-it-All tool. That tool makes it so easy to tie together two different ribbons into one fabby bow! I don't think I could have done this without using it. I topped it with a little Christmas Baker's Twine and some rusty jingle bells. And yes, they really jingle!


This wooden button was begging for a little bit of ribbon in the center, so I answered it's plea with this cute little square knot bow. It made that button really stand out!


Lots of layers, lots of stitching, a couple of cute paper clips, and this vintage Christmas card is ready for Santa's sleigh.


The inside is finished simply with a stamped and embossed sentiment.

So, how about you? Have you started your Christmas cards yet, or do you wait until the last minute? We are definitely in the countdown stage here with less than 10 weeks to go until the big event! Better stock up on Christmas ribbon and get your craft on, friends! Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Junk Bow Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello is my turn over at RRR.   I have been obsessed lately with junk bows.  Have you seen them?  Do a search for them and they are all over!  Such a wonderful way to use up those little snippets of ribbons you have laying around.  We all know as ribbon lovers it is so hard to throw any snippets away!  Some people use every kinda texture imaginable when making these fun bows.....paper, fabric scrap, tinsel, and of course ribbon.   As you can see in the first photo....I stayed pretty simple.  I gathered up my ribbons - including 1.5 inch red gingham, natural burlap with wire edge, mini pom pom in red, betsy white crochet lace, and tulle.   I like to use at least one wired ribbon because it helps add stability to the bow.  After you pick your ribbons, snip the ends to give a decorative edge.  From there you simply gather them all up and using your finger and pinch the middle to flair the ends out.  Using your tulle wrap it around the middle and tie really tight.....that will help really poof up your bow.

As you can see I decided to use my first junk bow on a retro Christmas card...which I gave a few step x steps on as well. I added some red seam binding and greenery to my junk bow.  I was having so much fun I ended up making two bows....I used the other on the cute polka dot bag.  These types of bows really lend themselves well to shabby or kitschy looking creations I think.  I love them....and plan on making more.  That is it for me!  Hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Introducing the New RRR Design Team!!

It's hard to believe that it's time to announce our new Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Design Team. Where did the last 6 months go??
First I want to thank our retiring design team members. We will miss them. Cheryl, Linsey and Carolyn will be leaving us at the end of October.  They did a fantastic job and gave us tons of great ideas and inspiration. I encourage you all to visit their blogs and become a follower so you can continue to be inspired by their fantastic work.
I also want to thank everyone who applied for our new design team positions. There were so many awesome entries that it was very hard to select just a couple new people. You'll find some familiar faces below and several brand new ones too.
So without further delay, please meet our new 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team.
Karen Letchworth  *NEW MEMBER*

Dana Joy  *NEW MEMBER*

Amber Milone  * NEW MEMBER*

Heather Hudson 

Teresa Horner  

Ginny Nemchak

Kathy Clement

Cherry Nelson

Jenn Cochran 

Bonnie Garby (for occasional posts)

Isn't our new design team fabulous?? They will begin posting on November 2st. I hope you'll stop in each day to see what they create for us. You're in for a real treat!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspiration Day with Carolyn....

Hi ya peeps, today I am wishing Halloween was over and done with. How many times can you walk pass the stash of candy that is waiting for trick or treaters and not eat anything?
I took out some pink paper and got crafty with my dies and noticed that I have the PERFECT ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to match the paper! This doesn't happen often and I just went with it....

I have used this ribbon a lot when creating my cards, I LOVE it and it comes in a wide variety of colors. It has a little bit of shimmer, a little wrinkled texture and it is pretty easy to work with.  A perfect finish to a sweet bird card for a family friend.

Ribbon Recipe: Pink Wrinkled Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, have a crafty week!

Monday, October 20, 2014

RRR/Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop Winner

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

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon and Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! 

I hope you were inspired by all the fantastic projects the the design team girls made.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the a $15 Gift Certificate 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.

Our winner was selected from the comments left on design team member Ginny's blog post for the RRR/HC blog hop:

True Random Number Generator  4

Congratulations Mary Martiny!

I just love it too Mary Martiny
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Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

~ Bonnie Garby ~ 

Altered Mini Lantern

Hi RRR friends, I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today I'm sharing this little old lantern that I altered with paper flowers and Really Reasonable Ribbon of course! I love the look of this lovely Edna Natural Crochet Lace combined with some of my natural cheesecloth flowing down the sides of the rustic lantern. The top is adorned with a variety of Wild Orchid Roses and a bit of the fabulous 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Vintage Travel Print Ribbon--"Inspire" lightbulb and bling from Prima Junkyard Findings.
I love these super pretty and always popular Wild Orchid Red Berry Spray Clusters available at RRR.
And I hope you are inspired with a creatively bright idea of your own too! Thanks so much for stopping by and staying a while. Have a wonderful day!