Monday, February 28, 2011

Corsage and Diamond Satin Cards

Hi Everyone!
True :D here filling in for Erika again, while she continues to get her new home settled in. She is a busy busy girl!
First, I would like to remind you of a couple of things. We are in the midst of a design team call!
We will also be stating our "Organization Week" soon! It will run 3/6 thru 3/16 and will have lots of tips and prizes for helping you get your ribbon organized. All of the DT will be sharing how they stay organized and we have 3 wonderful sponsors that donated some organization systems for our special event.
You won't want to miss it! :), I am also showing off a couple of newer ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

These beautiful ribbons are the new "Corsage" ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
They are very, very economical at just .30 cents a yard, and add a sheer touch of iridescent elegance to your projects.

The next pair of cards were done with the "Roses to Die For" set that I illustrated. 

The beautiful ribbon that I used here is Really Reasonable Ribbon'sChampagne Diamond Satin.

Thanks for dropping by!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

So Much Ribbon at RRR and So Little Time!!!!

Happy Sunday and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings blog!! We hope you are having a wonderful weekend. First, I wanted to remind you of some of the happenings in the world of ribbons so that you can put them on your calendar and join in with the rest of us ribbon lovers!!! On Tuesday, March 1, is the first challenge of the month and you don't want to miss the color of the month--wink!!! On Sunday, March 13 is our monthly Blog Hop where the DT will showcase the absolutely gorgeous ribbons from this month's RIBBON CLUB. Be sure to check the REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON SHOP very soon and you will know just how gorgeous the assortment is this month!! And on Tuesday, the 15th of March is the second challenge which will be lots of fun! Also, I'm sure you noticed that Bonnie has posted a DT Call which, if you missed it, can be found in its entirety right HERE.

I want to show you a couple of cards that will give you an idea of how important a certain kind of ribbon can be in setting the tone of the card.

On this first card I have used a 7/8" Pink Gingham for the vertical. The checks are such a contrast to the dotted DP and add such a playful touch to go along with the playful image. This ribbon ties into such a nice bow when using the Bow Easy Tool. To see the amazing number of different ginghams which are available at RRR just click on the GINGHAM heading on the left sidebar at the shop. If you are searching for a particular color or size of ribbon, you will find those headings as well.

For this card I wanted a more casual and tailored look but I also wanted alot of texture. So you can see that I used 1.5" Jute Ribbon to set the horizontal and topped it with 3/8" Totally Twill Red. The Jute is available in 10 very earthy, comfy colors and the Twill is available in 22 wonderful colors!! If you look closely you can also see that I tied the heart buttons with Jute String White. On this card, the jute string reminded me of the kitchen twine...and Bonnie has it in 16 great colors!

Thank you so much for your visit and we would love for you to visit here everyday to see the magnificent projects/cards/tutorials which are updated each day!! Have a fun day and we hope to see you real soon!! Hugs from Jacque!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Triple Looped Bow

Hello!  I am so glad the weekend is here!  How about you?  I keep seeing big, beautiful, triple looped bows all over the blogging world, and thought I would give one a try.  I don't know if I did it correctly, but these are the steps I took:)

First I gathered my GORGEOUS Sheer Ruffle Edge White Ribbon by May Arts into loops by making a loop on one side, then the other for a total of 6 loops.  I held the center of the ribbon the whole time and when I was finished I used a needle and some thread to secure it:

After I pulled the needle through, I wrapped the thread around the center several times, then pulled the needle through again and knotted it off.

Then I tied some fabulous Cotton Candy Baker's Twine around the center:

I then glued on my button.  I decided to cut off the ends of the ribbon, and this was the final result:

Like I said, not sure if this is how the pros do it LOL, but it works!  I will leave the recipe for my card below.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Saturday!

Stamps:  Verve Kind Words
Paper:  SU Basic Gray, Echo Park Paper Co. Be Mine dp
Ink:  SU Basic Gray, PTI Hibiscus Burst
Accessories:  RRR Ribbon, Circle, Square, and Lacey Square Nestabilities, MS Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine, PTI Button

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bunny Blue

Hello everyone and Happy Friday to all!!!  Today I'm sharing my bunny card made with light  blue wrinkle Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Light Blue Wrinkled Ribbon in 1/2", and 1.5" found Here
Lace is from Ribbon Club Assortment HERE!
Pearls are HERE at RRR
 Wild Orchid Flowers
 Image is from Angels Landing
I love RRR's Wrinkled Ribbon.  It's super easy to make big bows with and works perfect for borders too. I added the lace on top of the 1.5" Light Blue Wrinkled Ribbon.  My bow had a total of 10 loops (5 on each side).  This ribbon sits perfect :)

My design paper is left over pieces.  I'm sooo trying to get rid of some of these pieces I have laying around.  I used the Martha Stewart punch for the branches, and then a stick pin. Lastly I've added some sewing :)
Thank you for looking and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Baker's Twine Buzz

Hi ladies. Hope you're having a great week. It's Aphra, and I'm back today with another Baker's Twine project. I LOVE all twelve colors of Baker's Twine that Bonnie has stocked in the store. I could use it on just about every project, including this little shaped card.

Honey Bee Card

I created this beehive shape with my Cricut Expression Sentimentals cartridge. I cut two shapes from kraft cardstock and then used an eyelet to attach them together. To decorate the eyelet, I added a little bit of Licorice and Lemon Baker's Twine.

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Masculine Twill!

Hello! It's Connie again! Well, my husband's birthday was last week (actually it was on Valentines day) and I needed to make him a card. When you think masculine you may not normally think of ribbon. However I do have a few "go to" ribbons for manly cards. One being twill! Two of my favorites for Masculine cards are cream and black. As you can see here, I decided to go with the black twill tape! I love using ties wonderfully into a a bow or just a simple knot, which is what I have done here, since I was going for that masculine look! Twill does come in many different colors, and the Really Reasonable Ribbon store has lots to choose from!!

Now on to the rest of my card. When I saw this image and sentiment from DRS designs I knew I had to get it for my husband! Here I have inked the sentiment and image with craft black and heat embossed it with clear EP on glossy card stock covered with Tim Holtz Alcohol inks. The DP is from Basic Grey's Indian Summer package, and the base was embossed with the distressed lines cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks so much for visiting! For more projects using Really Reasonable Ribbon, you can head over to my blog!


Card Details:
Images: Silhouette Hiker - DRS Designs
Inks: Craft Black, Alcohol Inks
Paper: Basic Black, Glossy White, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey Indian Summer DP
Accessories: Distressed Lines Cuttlebug Folder, Twill Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon Store, clear EP, Heat Gun

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bookmark fun

Hello everyone.  Is it Tuesday again ALREADY?  The weeks are just flying by.
A very dear friend of mine is a teacher of 6 and 7 year olds, and she asked me if I had any ideas for bookmarks for her reading class.  Apparently if they read a certain number of books then she rewards them with a treat, and thought it would be a good idea to let them choose a fun bookmark to keep in their favorite book.  These are some of the ones I've made so far (she needs 20).  I had such a fun time making them and now have all sorts of other ideas to work on too for the next 10 (both for boys and girls).  I find it best to run a thin line of glue/Fray Stop along any cut edges of ribbon to stop fraying, but just use ordinary fabric glue for the felt and other ribbon parts.

The idea for the elephant comes from somewhere online (sorry, not sure of which site), but the rest are all my own nutty ideas!
I also added a few dabs of glitter glue to the butterfly and dragonfly to give them some shimmer, as well as Micro Beedz on the cupcake.
I hope you like them.  One would make a great gift to go along with a book voucher or book you are giving for a special occasion.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Bargello Card with Diamond Satin Ribbon

Hi Everyone!
True :D here. ;)
Today's post is a quicky...I am a busy busy girl today!

I needed to create a card for our blog today so I took a peak at the Splitcoast Stamper's Try a New Technique TLC313 for a little inspiration. Today's challenge was to create a Bargello I did!  ;)

The technique uses something similar to strip quilting only with paper.
I used the beautiful new Lavender Diamond Satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon 
and K&Company's papers and embellishments.

It is a very simple card but sometimes that's OK! :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ribbons Galore!!!

Happy Sunday, everyone from all of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblers! I'm sure you have seen above that Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon has posted a Design Team Call which is open to all of you no matter where you are located. I can assure you that Bonnie is one of the most generous and kind people to play with and there is not another place which has such beautiful ribbons/trims/etc as RRR. So give the posting a look-see and if you are interested give it the old college try!!!

I wanted to show you a couple of cards using very different ribbons to create quite different atmospheres of the cards. Sometimes a particular ribbon or trim can help in setting the ambience that you are trying to establish.

On this first card I wanted to establish the outside, casual feel because of the carefree, cutie image so I went with a 7/8" Yellow Gingham to set the horizontal and to coordinate with the daisy embellies and flowers. You will be amazed at the number of different ginghams available in the RRR shop--from 1/4" to 1.5" and in so many colors that I didn't even bother to count them all!!! There are even ruffled ginghams galore!!! To meet the sketch requirement I also used the Lemon Baker's Twine for the vertical! This twine is so cute and casual on a card and Bonnie has it in 12 colors as well as 2 different assortment sets.

To go with the elegance and softness of this fairy image I selected the most gorgeous 1.25" Light Blue Silk which ties so beautifully, especially using the Bow Easy Tool. You can find this silk ribbon at RRR in 17 lovely colors and some of the colors are also available in the 1/4" size.

Thank you so much for dropping by today and if you want a really fun adventure, have a visit to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop to see all of the old AND new!! I know you won't be disappointed in the variety and quality, and certainly not by the marvelous customer service you will receive!!!

Have a wonderful week!! Hugs from Jacque

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Little Gingham and A Little Twine

Hello and happy Saturday!  I'm not sure what it is, but my friends keep asking for baby cards!  As long as whatever is in the water stays away from me, it's all good LOL!  Today I have a couple to share with you, and I'll start with my favorite one first:) 

Have you seen all of the new colors of Baker's Twine that Bonnie has in the shop?  FABULOUS!  This color is called Brown Sugar and I just love it!  The image comes from the SU set Cute & Cuddly and the dp is some retired SU Sweet Slumber Specialty. 

My next card is pretty simple.  I used this adorable image from Great Impressions called Pull Toys along with some sweet Gingham Medium Blue Ribbon.  The sentiment comes from the SU set Short & Sweet. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Sweeet PINK's

Hello everyone and Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I have 2 cards to share using BEAUTIFUL Ribbons in PINKS and Laces from RRR.

For my SWEEET baby Girl Monkey card here (LOVE THIS DARLING image) I used pink Satin Ribbon and the Lace is called Penelope.  I've added the lace to frame the image and some of the same Penelope lace is on one panel.
My Baby Girl Monkey Image is from Whimsie Doodle!
I've added some buttons (4)
and Pearls from Creative Charms.

My 2nd card using Ribbons & amp; Lace
from Really Reasonable Ribbon called:
I used the Sheer Organza for my bow and then used the lace for the panel.
My image is a beautiful bunny is from Bunny & Violets  from Angels Landing
and the gems are from Creative Charms.
The dp on this one is scraps.  I've been going through all my scraps again and decided I better use them all up :) For the bunny I used 2 images and put the oval spellbinder to cut out 1 image , and then cut out another flower image to put over the one.   I've colored them with copics.

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wrapped Up in Ribbon and Twine

Hello Ramblers! It's Aphra. Today, I have a mini album to share. Gosh, I LOVE a mini album. Their size is just perfect for several photos and few supplies. Plus, once I get started, they usually don't take very much time. For this How Do I Love Thee mini, I used several ribbons and some baker's twine for my finishing touches.

In addition to the lovely mint green ribbon from the February Ribbon Club, I used pink corsage ribbon, dark brown satin, and white organza. I also tied on some yellow rik rak.

And here's some sweet Cherry Baker's Twine. Isn't it sweet tied in a bow through the button? Oh, and how fun is to hold up my banner? LOVE the twine!

Thanks for stopping in today! See you soon.