Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
seam binding ribbon in blue for a few scrunchey flowers and for my bow.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Hi there Really Reasonable Ribbon fans! It's Aphra here today with my last RRR post. I've had such a terrific six months on the RRR DT. I've met some fabulous crafters, learned some great techniques, and acquired an amazing collection of ribbon. And even though this is my last post, I am not saying goodbye because I'll still be checking out all the inspiration and hopefully playing along in some challenges. Alright then, on to my project.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hello! Connie here, and I have a fun video tutorial for you today for a Folded Ribbon Rose! You can see a picture of the final results in the picture above. These roses were created using some pink stain with grosgrain edge ribbon from May Arts. I then added them to some 30mm snap clips which are also from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store!
Okay, now before you watch the video...I just have to say, this is such an easy way to create a ribbon rose. My 7 year old daughter watched this video once, and the next thing I know she had gone in her room, grabbed a piece of ribbon and created a rose all by herself. So trust me when I say this is really a simple technique with an amazing outcome each time!
Here is the video for the Folded Rose:
As you saw in the video, I also created many other roses with different ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store:
- Diamond Satin Lavender Ribbon
- Sheer Organza with Satin Center Fuchsia Ribbon
- Satin Grosgrain Double Edged Ribbon
- Swiss Dots Lemon Ribbon
- Shimmer Red Satin Ribbon
- Orange Grosgrain Ribbon
- 1/5" Fuchsia Wrinkled Ribbon
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today! Have a wonderful day!
**a quick edit, I got a few comments saying that when they pulled the tab at the end, it kept going and never stopped. I tried a few things and think it has to do with your first fold. When making the first 90 degree fold make sure you have it folded so that the top of the ribbon folds over the bottom and is now facing horizontally to the RIGHT. If it is facing horizontally to the left, it will not stop and you will pull you flower right out. No clue why...it just does! LOL!! :)**
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Hello Everyone, Erika Taylor here today with my final blog post as a Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member. Today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite projects that I've created using Really Reasonable Ribbon.
These little roses were created using Hand Dyed Silk in Rudbeckia and California Poppy. It is a container that I altered to carry a bunch of my mixed media trinkets.
Next some of the prettiest chocolate brown ribbon Ive ever seen. Creating bows with this ribbon is a dream indeed. The 5/8 Satin/Grosgrain Double Band ribbon is so versatile.
How about a little glitter? I adored this Glitter Green Ric-Rac as soon as it came out of the bag. The perfect bit of pop for any card. (And this stuff is on sale right now too.)
Lastly a card to express how much being on this team has meant to me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I hope that the new Design Team gains as much as I have from being a part of Really Reasonable Ribbon. Thank you so much for everything Bonnie. It has been a great ride.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Sunday and a blessed Easter for each of you!! I hope that you are having a marvelous holiday weekend!
For my last posting as a member of the DT at Really Reasonable Ribbon, I wanted to show you this little criss-cross card which uses some of my very favorite ribbons/trims. The double bow at the bottom is Coral Grosgrain topped with light Peach organza. For the top of the pull-out card I also used some Moss Green Leaves trim. These ribbons and trims are available at RRR in so many colors and widths---have a peek and you will be so surprised!! The little Belles 'n Whistles image at the wishing well is very appropriate for my fond farewell to the RRR Ramblers' blog.
First I would like to thank so many of my FOLLOWERS who have also become followers at RRR Ramblers' blog--it was always such a joy to see you arrive here and to see you participate! Next I would like to thank Bonnie for the wonderful opportunity she afforded me over these past months to use such exquisite products and to always be so generous and helpful. I also extend my very best wishes to the DT members who are remaining on the team--it was a genuine pleasure to serve in the DT role with each of you! And to the new DT members, best wishes to you also because I know you are going to really enjoy the fun here and the opportunity to work with Bonnie will be such a joy and pleasure to you!
With those wishes I hope to see you all in Blogland!! Hugs from Jacque!!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I chose the Baker's Twine because there is such a fabulous selection of colors. I absolutely could not pass up having them all.
This is a perfect month to show you some table decorations that can easily be made with a few recycled discards from your kitchen and some paint from your craft room.
These are created with jars that you probably toss every day. I painted the inside of the jars with regular light blue acrylic paint that has been diluted ( just a little with water). You will actually see that in some of the jars I watered down the paint a little too much and it separated on the inner wall of the jar when it dried. I then had to add an additional coat of paint to the interior of the jar, so that it would be completely covered. This time I used a light green paint over the blue paint.
To finish off the jars I tied a tag to the jars with Baker's Twine and Seam Binding. The Seam binding is held in to position on the jars with Helmar 450 Adhesive.
When I told my mom about the project that I was working on she gave me some of her old bottles for my project. I decided not to paint them and just allow the milky glazed glass to show. I printed vintage cards off of the internet for some of the bottles. This project could easily be adapted to fit the theme of your holiday of party.
April is a really busy month around my house with birthdays and anniversaries. There are three children with birthdays in April; my daughter and my 2 nieces. My parents also have birthdays and they will be 79 and 80 years old this month.
I thought I would be creative and come up with some fun birthday cards using items I had at home and my stash of Really Reasonable Ribbon. I have been looking at all of the cards and it is a little intimidating. I am not usually a card maker but thought it would be fun to give it a try.
I have been mailing them daily to my daughter for her Birthday Week as she calls it.
The birthday cards are ready for the Queen Bee's of the Month and I have used an assortment of Really Reasonable Ribbon to embellish them. For card, scrapbook pages or projects Gingham's are definitely a go to for my projects. But I like to mix it up and had an assortment of ribbon to use. This is the collection of ribbons I used for these cards are Stitches, Gingham's, Organza, and Baker's Twine.
The Baker's Twines are one of my favorite embellishments for pages and packages and Really Reasonable Ribbon has a wide assortment of colors in their assortment. The collection of 12 colors has 60 yards for only $9.49 that is a great deal.
Another way to use the baker's twines are on your scrapbook pages. This page featured the Orange Bakers Twine included in the assortment package.
I can already see that I will need to order more of these beautiful Baker's Twines. I have only touched the surface of what I would like to use them for.
Thanks for visiting the RRR blog today. Please be sure and visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon web site for all of your ribbon needs.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
My carrot was constructed using a tutorial that I found HERE at Jana Eubank's blog. The paper, border sticker, and mini alpha stickers are all from Jillibean Soup. The ribbon is Moss Green 1/4" Grosgrain. I love how it matches the green decorative tape so well. So fun! And then I used Orange Baker's Twine to attach my little tag. Just the perfect little touch!
Have a Happy Easter! Aphra
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Hello! As you can see by the title of today's post, I have a question...can crochet lace be masculine? Well, you can decide based on my card today! I have used some 1.5" Brown Crochet Lace from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store! I have also added a bit of natural jute string to the Tim Holtz snaps on the bottom of the card.
This fabulous moose image is from the Father's Day set from Our Daily Bread Designs. The DP is from Prima, and the sketch I used on this card is from this month's I Heart Sketches.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great day!