Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Snow Angel Ornament with Really Reasonable Ribbon

For our 4-day Thanksgiving SALE post, please click HERE or scroll down to the next post.

Today I have a really cute ornament to share that I made up quick with some gorgeous blue, white and silver ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I think I am going to make up a bunch of these little cuties to help fill up my snowflake tree this year so that it will be really festive and happy.

For this project you will need these ribbons from the RRR Store:  White Satin ribbon, white organza dot ribbon, metallic silver string and blue snowflake ribbon.  And a cute button from the white Button Bonanza assortment.

You will also need a wooden base to make your angel that you can get from a hobby store and Deco Art Americana paint in white, tan, pink and black.  To make her you will paint her first and let her dry really good and then glue a silver snowflake on the front of her dress.  Then I added a big bow that I created for her wings and a smaller one for the front.  To finish her and make it look like she has a halo I added another one of the silver snowflakes on the back of the wings.

I hope this gave you a little bit of inspiration to make something fun for the holidays ahead and be sure and take advantage of the 4-day sale going on to stock up for your projects!!

Have a very Happy and Joyous Thanksgiving with your family and friends!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

4-DAY SALE at Really Reasonable Ribbon

This is the second post of the day. Please scroll down so you don't miss the fun project Kathy shared with us today.
We're rolling in with a BIG 4-Day SALE here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

 Now through midnight Eastern Time on Black Friday, 11/28/14 we have a terrific SALE going on. The more you buy, the more you save!! Please use the applicable code found below in the promotional code area on the first page at checkout.

The codes are good now through midnight Eastern time on Friday 11/28/14.
(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions, or special order items).
Order subtotals from $15.00  to $39.99 SAVE 10% using code TURKEY10.

Order subtotals $40 and up SAVE 15% using code TURKEY15.

The sale code is good on everything including SALE items. 

Did you know we stock a wide variety of Scor-Tape? We also have loads of Holiday Ribbon Styles to meet your needs for those holiday crafts.  Head on over and take a look at our fun decorative bags and don't forget to add a Bow-it All V2.0 to your cart.  This is a must have tool for the most gorgeous bows on the block!

Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool  
The MUST HAVE tool for your holiday bow making!

Entire category is 25% off and the promo code will take an additional % off!!

We also have select colors of RRR Select Grosgrain priced 
at 40% off !!

Also, save20% on the entire Diamond Satin 
and Checkerboard Satin categories.  
(Sale price will appear in the shopping cart.)

Be sure to check out SALE category for TERRIFIC SALE prices.  
Your promotional code will give you ADDITIONAL savings off the already low sale prices.  Shop early for the best selection!

Are you a member of our Monthly Ribbon Club yet? 
 If not, enroll today and we'll give you the discount on your first assortment.  (All future shipments will be billed at full price.)

This November Rustic Hues Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim. What a terrific way to build your ribbon stash so you always have the perfect ribbon for any project! We also have gift subscriptions available if you are looking for a fun gift for a crafty friend.

Most of our orders ship same or next day!
**PLEASE NOTE:  Accumulating snow is predicted in our area on Wednesday, 11/26.  If that snow occurs, orders received after 2pm eastern time on Tuesday, 11/25 will ship on Friday.  Thanks for your understanding and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Shopping!!

~ Bonnie ~

Thanksgiving Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It's Kathy here with a Thanksgiving Mini Album tutorial to share with you.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I wanted to squeeze in just one more Thanksgiving project before the day passed.  As my gift to you, I've created a photo step out so you can make this album yourself if you're so inclined.  All my ribbons for this project are from the gorgeous Rustic Ribbon Assortment.  I have found that these are perfect for Autumn themed projects, Thanksgiving projects and Christmas projects, too.

 You'll see these throughout the mini album, and I'll try to add individual links, too.  This is a long post, with lots of photos, so go grab a hot cuppa and a snack and then we'll get started.

Here's the finished product.  this hardcover accordion style mini measures 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" and was made with Authentique Gratitude paper.  
The album is closed with a ribbon that runs under the medallion on the front and around the back of the book.  This Rust Shimmer Satin is the perfect color for this paper.  I've layered it with Turftan Brown Random Dots Grosgrain to pickup on the dots in the designer paper.

When opened, this front panel pulls out to reveal all the pages inside.  My cute little pilgrim is from Polly's Paper Thanksgiving Creativity Kit.  I treated him with UTEE to make him look like an epoxy sticker.  You also see my favorite Natural Jute String and lots of Brown Mulberry Sweetheart blossoms.  You'll find these throughout the album.

The back side of the accordion opens so that you can add photos to the album.

Now, here are the steps for making your own album.

Choose your paper and ribbons and any embellishments you want to use.  You'll need 2 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and some manila tags.

Run 1/4" wide Scor-Tape down the 8 1/2" edge of one sheet of cardstock.

Peel away the backing tape and join the two sheets together, lining them up along the 1/4" tape line.

Score the long side (22") of your cardstock every 3 1/2" and trim away the excess at the end.

Turn your paper 90 degrees to the 8 1'2" edge and score at 6".

Fold this flap up.  This will form your pockets.  Then accordion fold the long side from left to right starting with a valley fold, then a mountain fold, then valley, etc. until each 3 1/2" panel is folded.

Fold the pocket flap down and run glue along each end and on either side of all the creases, as seen above. Then fold the pockets back up, and burnish with a bone folder to seal.

This is  what your paper should look like at this point.  Use a circle punch to add thumb holes to each pocket panel.
Cut one 3 1/4 x 6 1/8" panel of designer paper for the first page.  Glue it down.

Cut six 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" panels of designer paper to line the top of the pockets.  Center these panels on the top portion of each page and glue down.

Cut six 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" panels of designer paper to cover the pocket fronts of each page.  Cut the thumb hole to match and glue down.

Cut two pieces of chipboard (I used an old cereal box) to 3 5/8" x 6 1/4".  These will be your covers.

Cut another piece of chipboard to 1/2" x 6 1/4".  This will be your spine.

Cut a 9" x 7" piece of designer paper to be your decorative cover.

Cut an 8" x 6 1/8" piece of designer paper to be your inside cover liner.

Lay your 9" x 7" piece of designer paper face down and center your chipboard covers and spine.  Glue them down using strong white glue, Scor-tape or double stick adhesive.

Fold the paper over the edges of the chipboard covers, creasing with a bone folder.  Open up and trim the 4 corners, as seen in the photo.

Glue the edges in place, as shown above.

Burnish the edges with a bone folder to seal.  Add glue to the spine, and on the back side of your 8" x 6 1/8" liner, then center over the book cover and glue down.

Burnish with your bone folder, and crease the edges that run along the spine.  When you close your book cover, it should look like this:

I inked the edges of my book with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Now you can run 1/2" scor-tape in the center of your book from the front right edge, around the spine, and onto the back cover all the way to the center edge.  Cut an 18" piece of ribbon and secure it to this strip of Scor-Tape.  This becomes your cover closure.  Now, you can decorate the cover.

To secure your inner pages to the book, glue the back side of the last folded page to the right hand side of the inside book cover.  You'll be able to open the book, accordion style.
See how the last page on the left is glued to the inside of the cover?  Then you just collapse your pages, decorate them and your book is finished.  Phew!
I know this was a long post, but several of you have asked me to do a tutorial on this sort of accordion fold mini album.  I hope you found this helpful, and will be inspired to make one of your own design.  If I can help you in any way, just give me a shout and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.  It's a fun little project, and one that will look great opened up on my buffet table this year.  I wish you all very  happy, healthy and thankful holiday with your friends and families!
Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, November 24, 2014

Hobo Candy Cane Tutorial

Hello there!   Good ol' Monday is here again!  It is my day here on the RRR blog.   I thought I would share what I call "hobo" candy canes.   I was laying in bed a couple of weeks ago...not able to sleep. - which is a typical occurrence for me.  All of the sudden it dawned on me that I had to try using the 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon with my pipe cleaners to create some shabby candy canes.  I kid you not.  That is how my brain works.  Anyway, the next day I ripped up my ribbons into narrower strips and tried winding them with the pipe cleaner.  I really thought they turned out cute.  Shabby and ragamuffinish (I know, not a real word).  So I decided to call them hobo candy canes.  I love how the threads are everywhere, lots of texture, and very imperfect.

I thought I would share a little step by step with you.  Gather your supplies up.   I also gathered up some little doodads to fancy them up a bit.  I actually tea stained my pipe cleaners for a more aged and prim look before I assembled.  Once you have everything, just gather your red and white stems and cut them in half for smaller to medium candy canes.  Than just simply add a dab of hot glue to one end and wrap your torn ribbon around the white stems.  I loosely wrapped because I wanted to still see a bit of the pipe cleaner.  Then from there, just wrap that stem around your red.  Once you are done shape into your candy cane shape.

As you can see I made quite a few and glittered some up.  Another one I simply gussied up with some lipstick red seam binding, a snowflake, and a faux berry.  I am going to add a bunch to a Christmas bowl this year for decoration.  I also shared a pic of some that I added to a Christmas scrap book cover.   They would also look adorable tied to packages or on the tree all over!   I am thinking I might try another ribbon next time....maybe a lace of some sort.  

Well hope you enjoy!  hugs, Cherry

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Holidays Shaker Card

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's Amber here, and I have a Christmas shaker card to share with you today with beautiful ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I created the shaker part of this card with a nested ticket die set from Sizzix and a beautiful acetate sheet that was printed with a cardinal image.  The frame was made with some silver glitter cardstock. I filled it with sequins from my overly large collection ( I am in love with sequins).  I stamped the "Happy Holidays" sentiment on the acetate with Jet Black Staz-On ink.

I then added a spectacular bow using some wonderful ribbons and cording from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop.  I first wrapped a length of Wavy Vertical Stripe Red/White Satin Ribbon.  I then wrapped Metallic Silver String around the card four times.  I created a bow with my Bow-it-All tool out of both of the above and adhered them layered onto the card.  I then adhered a white button and red glitter enamel dot on top to finish it all off. 

I hope you enjoy my shaker card, and try one out for yourself.  It would make such a wonderful surprise for your loved ones.  Remember that the shop has a whole entire section of ribbons and fibers for all of your holiday card making/crafting needs.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fancy Fold Victorian Cards

Well hello there Paper Peeps! It's Ginny here and I'm dropping in to share some Victorian styled fancy fold cards. I started with vintage images and layered them over pretty patterned papers and topped them off with Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and festive embellishments.

The beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbons I used for these cards: Burlap Center Stitch Pink, Chevron Striped Twill Light Blue, Diamonds and Dots on Silver Satin, Plaid Ribbon Blue/Gray/Ivory, and Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses Baby Blue.
I used the patterned papers and images from my Victorian Christmas Creativity Kit along with cardstock and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.
Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Friday, November 21, 2014

RRR Challenge #107 - Gift Packaging and Ribbon 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 #107 is Gift Packaging and 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.

Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #107 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Gift Packaging creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on December 5th 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 RRR107) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until December 2nd at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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