Tuesday, August 30, 2011

classic white...

School has begun here and back to daily uniforms for my little men. Each day they choose from red, green, blue or white polo shirts and shorts. My favorite, if I had to choose...the classic white polo shirt. There is something about those shirts that make me want to buy out the store and keep a stock pile at home. Sure...they don't stay that way for long (although thank goodness for stain lifters!). To me, it is worth the five dollars that goes into each one. So as I send them off today, keeping my fingers crossed no finger painting takes place during this school day, I wanted to play with a few white trims and ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon on my project.The white satin ribbon stands out amongst the other colors so brilliantly. Added a little white lace and light blue pom pom trim.


PSA 'End of Summer' Blog Hop Winner

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the great project Cheryl made for us today.

Hi everyone and thanks so much for joining us for the PSA End of Summer Blog Hop.
The winner has been announced over at the PSA Blog, so be sure to head over.  It could be you!!

Sorry about the bland look of this blog post, but we were in the path of Hurricane Irene over the weekend and although we were lucky and didn't have any damage to our home or office, there are many trees down in the area and we will be without electricity for most of this week.  Thanks to the kindness of friends we have a generator running and now that the essentials in the office are rewired, we are up and running and there will be no delay in shipping orders so if you are in the mood to shop, go right ahead.  :)

We ask you to bear with us as there are a few things that we cannot do at present, but we are still processing and shipping orders daily with no delays.  There may be a slight delay in reponding to emails because we are concentrating on processing orders first.

Thanks so much everyone and enjoy your day!



Buttons & Bows

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday to all! Today I'm sharing a Candle Jar I decorated with Really Reasonable Ribbon (TONS of BEAUTIFUL Ribbon) 

So I had this candle jar that I used up the candle in and I save all my jars like this for buttons and such. Anyway, this one has been waiting on my sewing station area to be decorated for a while now :) I'm super happy with the way it turned out.
I've used all Really Reasonable Ribbon and they are all sooo beautiful.  I will list and link below
Really Reasonable Ribbons Newest Silky Crush 
For the top of the jar I used the Silky White Crush ribbon and OMgosh let me tell you this is BEAUTIFUL Ribbon, I LOVE it!!! So easy to work with and beautiful to the eye! On top of that I used the Pink Double Faced Satin in 5/8" .  I also used the Pink Leaves.  I added an Angel charm to the lid.
For around the Jar I used the Double Ruffled White ribbon (LOVE this too) and the Double Faced Satin again.  I made another double bow using the Silky Crush and Satin.  I added a love charm to it!

I wanted to get a lot of different pictures to share the beauty of all the ribbons I used :) I also used some Wild Orchid flowers, wedding stamens and some other wedding things for the bow on the front of the jar.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Yummy Satin Ribbon

Happy Monday Ribbon lovers. Angi here with a fun project made with yummy Satin Ivory ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. This is a fun tag that is great to attach to your gift bags and boxes.

Here's how to make one of your own:
1. Use a 3" x 3" piece of chipboard.
2. Cover it with your favorite paper.
3. Punch a hole in the top left corner.
4. Add a metal ring and your RRR ribbon.
5. Add a pretty flower and a sentiment.

Here's a close-up look at the yummy 1" Satin Ivory Ribbon.
You can find it here in the RRR Store.

Hope you enjoyed my fun project!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday......

If you are here for the PSA 'End of Summer' Blog Hop, please click HERE.

Hi everyone, Sarah here today with a card using  some gorgeous Sheer Line Edge Black/White ribbon from the RRR store.
The paper I used is by Teresa Collins.
Nesties labels, recollections flourish, Verve sentiment, MS border punch..
RRR sells loads of beautiful ribbon.  Please check out their store for all your ribbon needs.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day !

Friday, August 26, 2011

PSA Essential End of Summer Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog where we showcase all the beautiful ribbon styles that are available at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  We were lucky enough to be invited to join in this fun PSA Essentials 'End of Summer' themed blog hop with several other wonderful businesses. 

If you arrived here from Urban Swank, you are on the right track.  If you just happened upon us, please head back to Discount Cardstock because that's where it all starts.

There is an awesome prize being offered and all you have to do to enter to win is visit each of the blogs in this blog hop and leave a comment at each stop.  How easy is that??    We will choose one person using random.org who has commented on all 11 blogs to win the awesome prize that is up for grabs.  You will find all the links for the blog hop below. The deadline for leaving comments to enter the drawing is midnight on Sunday, August 28th. The prize winners will be announced on Monday, 8/29 on the PSA Essentials blog.

Here's a look at the prize!

· PSA Essentials - 3 Peel & Stick stamp packs, 1 stamper
· Purple Onion Designs – 2 Stamp Sets
· Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker - School is Cool Collection Kit. The kit includes two sheets of each of the double-sided patterned paper (16 sheets total) plus one bonus sheet, plus one element sticker sheet, one alpha sticker sheet and one sheet of punch-outs.
· Really Reasonable Ribbon – August Ribbon Club Assortment 
· Want2Scrap - $25 in merchandise from their online store
· Discount CardStock - 2 metallic sheets of 8.5 x 11 cardstock
· The Twinery - BRAND NEW Colorful Bunch Sampler Pack as a prize
· Helmar USA - Scrapdots, Quick Dry Adhesive, Premium Craft Glue, and Gemstone Glue
· Scor-Pal - 1 Scor-pal
· Flower Soft - 4 pots 
· Urban Swank Embellishment Pack


Who wouldn't LOVE to win this prize?


Here is our Blog Hop List.
Be sure to visit and leave a comment at each stop.

Here are some great project ideas from a few of our design team members showcasing some fun ribbon styles from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Connie with a fun gardening themed booklet using our 7/8" red gingham and Cherry Baker's Twine.

Trudy with an awesome shape card featuring teal satin/grosgrain double band ribbon

Misty with a great 'Back to School' themed layout which includes 1-1/2" natural jute under the ruler and baker's twine as embellishment ties.

and Bonnie with an 18" doll sized braided ribbon headband.  We are now stocking child size and 18" doll size plastic headbands and 1/4" grosgrain.  For a fun gift, make a matching set for your favorite girl and her doll.  We will have a tutorial for making these headbands soon!


We have some terrific new items available at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Be sure to stop by and take a look at our Fun 4 Fall, Halloween and Christmas categories to see all our fun new ribbon styles.  We have a great Assortment category too if you prefer shorter lengths of ribbon.  We also carry a great selection of adhesives and a great new embellishment called Candi.  Stop over today and take a look.  

 Here is a sampling of our products:

 Why don't you join our Ribbon Club today and get a fun new assortment delivered to your door each month??

RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment

I hope you enjoyed your visit here at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings and that you'll stop back again soon.  We'd love to have you become a follower and visit us often.  Be sure to visit us on Facebook too.  We also host a new challenge on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Your next stop on the hop is the Helmar Blog.  We hope you enjoy the rest of the your trip around blogland.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Birthday Girl!

No, today is not my littlest one's birthday, but it is very soon! 
 Next Thursday as a matter of fact!  
She will be six years old...and of course...all six year old girls still think they are a "Princess" right?
(Well, I am not going to be the one to burst her fantasy bubble, so I nurture the childhood dreams of "Princess~hood"  LOL.)
In honor of her birthday,I made her a birthday pin to wear all day long to tell the world that it is HER DAY!

I used:

Notice ALL the ribbon I used is inch and a half width?
I did this to show you all how you can use your wider width ribbons.
When Bonnie asked what sizes everyone used, I could not believe that so few of you use the larger sizes! Those are my FAVORITES! lol
(Actually, I do not discriminate against ribbon...I love it all!) 

I also used thickers and a cute little cupcake chipboard piece from Little Yellow Bicycle...which just so happened to match her birthday outfit PERFECTLY!!!

Here is an up-close of the bow layers...

And here she is wearing her complete "Birthday Ensemble"!

After modeling this for me, she was all giddy and giggly saying...
"I can't WAIT for my birthday now!"

She is certain to be the "Princess" on her special day, 
and wearing this beautiful pin, she will FEEL like a princess!

I hope I have inspired you all to USE those larger size ribbons!
They are so fun and so versatile...and quite honestly,
you just can't go wrong!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting us...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

For A Friend.....

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Wednesday!! Crystal here and today I would like to share a creation with you that I made with some fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding... I just love the look it gives :) Hope you enjoy my creation today!!!

I just LOVE Seam Binding!!! For this creation I cut a long piece then I crumpled it in my hands until I got enough wrinkles in it and tied a bow twice to make this bow really pop!!!

Really Reasonable Ribbon sells many different colors and it comes in 1/2 inch thickness!! Come check out all the pretty colors here!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a GREAT Wednesday!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You Are Beautiful

Sometimes the card inspires the ribbon and other times the ribbon inspires the card.
In this case I saw this beautiful ribbon from the August Ribbon Club and knew exactly what color my card base was going to be...


Have a great day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sweet Little Cutie in the Mirror

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday to all!  Today I'm sharing a card I did using Red Swiss Dots Grosgrain in 5/8" and 7/8" from Really Reasonable Ribbon

I used the larger 7/8" Red Swiss Dots for down the side of my card, and for the bows and inside I used the 5/8" found HERE! I love the swiss dots and there are sooo many to choose from here!

For the inside I stamped the Alota Bugs Alphabet and added some Really Reasonable Ribbon to the inside as well.
Supplies Used
All Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon
For my images I used Alota Rubber Stamps
All Cardstock is Paper Temptress
Flowers were a gift
Copics to color
Cuddlebug embossing folder
Martha Stewart Punch

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cutesy Orange Gingham

It's Back to School time and I have been making loads of
 birthday cards for my students this year.

Really Reasonable Ribbon's orange gingham is the perfect
 addition  to my latest birthday card.

I think it adds a fun splash of color.

Be sure to order your gingham from the RRR Store!
It comes in loads of fun colors.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Hi Sarah here with a card for RRR.
Today's card features this yummy double satin ribbon with grosgrain edge from RRR store Here.
What a gorgeous color and so nice to work with.
I paired  it with some papers from Graphics45.
I also used VLVAug2011 sketch
Image  is from Recollections, which I found in  the sale section at M's.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day .
I am still on vacation till Monday and gonna enjoy the weekend , as the weather is gorgeous!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Guest Designing with Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

Hello everyone! This is Bev Gerard (a.k.a. TexasGrammy), and I am tickled pink to be here today as a Guest Designer for Really Reasonable Ribbon! If only you could see my smile! My heartfelt thanks go to True and Bonnie.

My first project started out as an idea to give to a friend. Surely you've seen the office cubicles that divide up many office areas with shoulder-height padded walls. Many times the residents of such cubicles are permitted to add personal touches to their space. Thus, I've created a "cubicle hanging" ... or as shown in the full photo, a wall hanging. Oh so easy-peasy! I used Spellbinders Labels Nineteen to cut a chipboard shape, and also the same shape from some Heidi Grace designer paper and coordinating Prism cardstock as well. This awesome ribbon is from the "Shimmer Satins" assortment. Ohhhhhh this stuff is divine!

These metal buttons have been hiding in my stash for a long time. I love the way heat embossing adds a special beauty to sentiments, so the scripture is silver embossed.
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The fabulous "Shimmer Satin" assortment is also the source for the gorgeous green ruffled ribbon on my next project. I've had this idea on my mind for a while, and even though it took a little twist while I was working on it .... I think I just might have found my next birthday "stash" card.

The scallops were cut with an MFT die-namics die. The cardstock scallops were also dry embossed with an SU embossing folder for a little texture. I hand stitched a line through the center of the luscious ribbon, pulled to gather it, tied a knot and it was so easy to lay a strip of adhesive in a line and place that ruffle right where I wanted it.

It has been my sincere pleasure to have been asked to share some ideas with you here today! I hope you enjoy the projects!

~Bev Gerard