Thursday, May 28, 2015

Showcasing Beautiful Mulberry Flowers available at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi friends.  I'm popping in today to share a card I made with just a small sampling of beautiful Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts that are available at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Now you know I love to create my own handmade flowers, but sometimes there is just not enough time, so I also like to keep a big supply of mulberry flowers on hand.  They are actually very inexpensive and they add a beautiful look to your card or project.  Don't you agree?
I created my beautiful double-loop double-layer bow with Charcoal Checkerboard Satin using my favorite tool, the Bow-it-All V2.0.  
To view my Bow-it-All video tutorials to see all that you can do with this fun tool, please visit my YouTube channel.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For information on the products used on this card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  

~ Bonnie ~

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Red, White and Blue Card to Share

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday to all of you.  It's almost the end of the month and time for that big Memorial Day Celebration that starts the beginning of summer for all of us.  So today I stayed in the Patriotic theme and created a card to send to a friend of mine.  I layered lots of dies under the sentiment and used lots of pretty ribbons.

For my card I used the royal blue gingham check ribbon and the red jute string and tied a cute bow on the side.  It's bright and cheerful and I love how easy it is to create bows with.

The dies I used are all from Spellbinders.  It's fun to mix and match
what you have to create something new and fun to make.

Thanks for stopping over and have a really wonderful day.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sweet Baby Girl Cards

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Oh just wait til you see what I have for you today! It's sugar and spice and everything nice...a trio of Sweet Baby Girl cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Polly's Paper. I don't know what it is about baby girl cards that just make us all go "awwwwww..." but it happens every time. When I saw these darling Sweet Baby Girl digital images in Polly's Shop, I couldn't wait to make them up into some sweet baby girl cards. Throw in some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon, and my fingers begin to itch!
Sweet Baby Girl Card/Kathy by Design
This first card was custom made for a client of mine who was just blessed with her first granddaughter. I layered the beautiful digital image with DCWV Lace and Linen papers, using my craft knife to cut around the tops of the floral border so I could tuck it right in there. The die cut shoes are made with a Marianne cutting die. I used the eyelet paper in the collection, and I just love the way they turned out. A bit of vintage lace from my stash and some beautiful Baby Pink Seam Binding topped with a Baby Pink Two-Tone Sweetheart Blossom complete the card front.
Polly's Baby Girl Digi 04

The inside is stamped with Fiskars Precious baby quotes.
Polly's Baby Girl Digi 01

The baby girl in this sweet image reminds me of our first grandbaby. All pink and sweet resting on a pile of lace pillows. I created a belly band with 1.5" Antique Gold Gingham Ribbon. I don't know why this is called antique gold, because in real life, it's a beautiful shade of soft beige and it goes with almost anything! I topped this with one of the new ribbons in Bonnie's shop: Canvas Color Band Ribbon with Pink Stitched Edges. You're gong to be seeing a lot of this ribbon from me, as I absolutely love it and it comes in a rainbow of colors! Finally, I dressed my sweet baby girl up with a beautiful triple bow tied with Pearl Pink Delicate Stitched Satin and my Zutter-Bow-it-all Tool. I really do get a perfect bow every time I use this amazing tool, and I would be lost without it.
Polly's Baby Girl Digi 02
  Another stamped sentiment from the Fiskars stamp set fills the inside of the card.
Polly's Baby Girl Digi 05

I think this card is my favorite. I created a shabby chic frame, added some Prima pearls and a beautiful triple bow tied with that same Canvas Stripe ribbon. I topped it off with White Iridescent Metallic string and a pink resin rose from my stash. Doesn't this little cutie pie look like she's about to crawl right out of the frame? These Sweet Baby Girl Digital Images are amazing!
Polly's Baby Girl Digi 06
Once I got out all the papers and bits and bobs, I figured I might as well make a bunch of these Sweet Baby Girl Cards. I always seem to be needing one.

Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Hello to you....hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day.  I have a couple of Memorial Day inspired goodies to share here at Really Reasonable Ribbon.   Two toppers both with ole Glory colors.  One has a base of cupcake liners that I fell in love with and the other I created a whirly gig base.  Diecut layers using foam adhesive for dimension, fussy cut images, flower layers, and lots of ribbons including  textured two-tone light blue ribbonlipstick red seam bindingplaid ribbon in red, and satin with silver metallic edge in red.   Fun to stick in a flower frog, basket, decorate a cake with....or use for those soon to be Summer 4th of July parties!   Thanks for visiting RRR!  Cherry

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Beautiful Fuchsias

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share with you a A6 top folding card I created with the new Fuchsia Bouquet stamp from Heartfelt Creations and beautiful ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

First, I stamped the image on Canson 140lb cold press watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I also clear embossed the ink before coloring.  I then water-colored it with my Spectrum Aqua markers.  I cut it out with a rectangle spellbinders die and before I took it out I inked the edges with Old Paper Distress ink which created a clean border around the image.  I matted it with black and purple cardstock.  The patterned paper in the background is also from Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Collection.  The sentiment is from the new Anna Griffin Minc Foil starter set.  It is hard to see in the picture but I foiled it with purple metallic foil.  I then matted it onto black cardstock and fussy cut around the edges. 

I used ribbons and lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon to create a band around the card.  They are 1.5" Ivory Crochet Lace and 5/8" Plaid Purple Ribbon.  I also created a triple loop bow with the same plaid ribbon and my Bow-It-All tool.  I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful with flowers and ribbon.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bi-Color Double-Loop Double-Layer Bow Video Tutorial with the Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0

Hi friends.  I finally got my act together and have the video tutorial for you that I've been promising for months (like perhaps since January....) hahaha  You're going to need some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with your Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  If you haven't picked this great tool up yet, you really must.  I use it on ALL my projects.

I love this bow because it adds a beautiful touch to your project and it looks super complicated when it's really not.  So, get ready to 'wow' your friends and family!

So this is the little beauty I'm going to show you how to make.  Pretty soon you'll be making these gorgeous bows for all your projects too!

I used my all time favorite Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon in blue topaz and royal blue.  I've said this before, but it bears repeating.  This ribbon performs beautifully for fancy loopy bows.  Do yourself a favor and begin with an easy ribbon.  There is NO ribbon you can't use, but it's easier to start with one that will cooperate and then move on to more challenging styles.  (Best part is that Delicate Stitched Satin is a really inexpensive ribbon style!)

Bi-Color Double-Loop Double-Layer Bow-it-All V2.0 Tutorial
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Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on the other products I used in my card, please head over to my Make Time to Craft Blog.  I'd love to have you visit!

~ Bonnie ~

Friday, May 22, 2015

12 Tags

Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here to share that I have lost my mind and instead of making 1 project for today's post..I made 12. Tags that is. Just some little gifties to add to my special orders this week...because giving extra little somethings is really a nice way to say thank you. I dug way down deep in my Really Reasonable Ribbon  stash and added them to patterned papers and images from Crafty Secrets.
Creative Scraps is just about the funnest smaller images to add to you can pile on the details.
Canvas Color Band Stitched Edged Pink, Celery Green Plaid, Bluebird Plaid, Chevron Striped Twill Red. Creative Scraps..Travel,Sew Nice,Farm Fresh.
Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge Light Blue, Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid, Chevron Striped Twill Light Blue, Chevron Striped Twill Pink. Creative Scraps...Travel, Love Mail, Altered Fairies, Garden.
Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge Red, Black Plaid, Brown Plaid, Satin Swiss Dots Pink. Creative Scraps.....Sew Nice, Farm Fresh, Garden,
I also added some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box to create these little charmers! Some of the background paper came from the Pastel Paper Pad and some from the Digital CD's.
So that's 12 different tags with 12 different ribbons and 12 different themes! That all adds up to 1 big pile of fun!!!
Okay that's all for me...wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )