Sunday, December 10, 2017

You Warm My Heart

Thanks for stopping by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today!  Today it's Karen Letchworth sharing another coffee-themed card with you.  This card (much like most all of the cards I create) was creating using some fabulous trims and goodies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I started with some sweet patterned papers from Echo Park that I machine stitched together and inked on the edges, and I added half of a white doily.  Next, I ran a piece of Lipstick Red Seam Binding across my card and tied a bow with it and some Bay Leaf Seam Binding.  That's topped with two smaller bows tied with Cherry Baker's Twine and Teal Baker's Twine.  The bow is finally accented with a sweet 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl from our Embellishments section.
I added a journalling sticker and stamped my sentiment on it.  I also added a small sticker at the bottom (to: with candy canes) and a cute little chipboard cocoa cup with marshmallows.  You can find lots of cute trims and little accents at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's a great time to work on that Christmas wish list!
There's lots of great inspiration here on the RRR Blog almost every day, so be sure to stop by often.
We always appreciate your visits,

Friday, December 8, 2017

Happy Holiday Card

It's easy to add that extra wow to your holiday cards using Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
I picked up the beautiful colors of the papers that I using the Danish Blue Seam Binding and Peppermint Bakers Twine.  Nothing says Christmas than the Peppermint Bakers Twine.
Next, I added the Juliet Natural Crochet Lace to the bottom.  It adds such softness to the card.  Then I added a little shimmer with some glitter glue.

 Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

I'll Have a Shabby Chic Pink Christmas

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Are you still working on your Christmas cards?  I have been having fun playing with non-traditional ribbons and color palettes this year.  This shabby chic pink Woodland Christmas card adorned with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon is so pretty, you could leave it up all winter long. 

I love the soft sheen that satin ribbon adds to a card design!

Easel cards are one of my favorite fancy folds to make, because they can double as home decor.

This triple loop bow tied beautifully, thanks to my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.  I use it literally every single time I create!

A little gift card/treat pocket, a little spot to write a personal greeting, and this one's ready for the mail! Now on to the next card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

JOLLY Christmas

Hello folks, Cherry here today!
I have a cute card to share today using pretty ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I used lipstick red seam binding down the middle of the card and tied a big bushy bow at the top.
 I also added some bits and bobs and was done.
 Thanks for visiting, cherry

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Isn't Just a Day...

Hello Crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all!
Today's card was created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful satins, foam squares and embellishments.

Two of the ribbons used are from the Octobers Ribbon Club Assortment, and those ribbons are called Delicate Stitched Forest Green Ribbon , Gauze Print Poppy Red Satin , as I thought they went perfect with all the layers on my card. I also added a sweet rhinestone embellishment .

Each layer was put together using the  Scotch advanced tape runner refill. , and then popped up using Really Reasonable Ribbons Foam squares . I did add sewing to the 3 layers.

Sentiment Frame- was done using a die cut from JustRite, and the stamp is from The Project Bin, and I also added distressing using Club Scrap ink.

Top panel under the sentiment frame- I used a fancy Quadrafoil Square Doily die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I had a lot of fun creating this card, hope you enjoy my post for today! thank you!
Have a nice day!

hugs to all,

Friday, December 1, 2017

Deck the Halls Christmas Greeting Card

Happy December Peeps! I'm sharing a card I created with the new Back to Basics December Ribbon Club Assortment.
I was so happy to see this collection as I have some really fabby plaids that I've been wanting to use and the black ribbon coordinates perfectly!
I think the black ribbon was the perfect choice to anchor the red plaid.
Did I mention I like plaid? I am all about the plaid!
These gorgeous flowers are from RRR too. I've created a nice arrangement full of blooms and die cut leaves and glittery accents.
The sentiment is layered over a festive holiday die cut that reminds me a bit of chalkboard : )
I balanced the larger arrangement with a smaller second combination that accents the layered poofy bow topped with jingle bells.
Even though I was working on a busy background I wanted a little something extra so I included die cut borders in flat black. A few pearl are the perfect finishing touch.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Back to Basics December Ribbon Club Assortment, Red Tea Roses, White Open Roses, Red Asters, Ivory Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Give Thanks

Hello to all our ribbon-loving friends!  It's Karen Letchworth sharing today with a card that I sent to my parents for Thanksgiving this year.  All of us here at Really Reasonable Ribbon hope that you all had a wonderful time with family and friends this year, and that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  We are so very grateful for all of YOU, and we want you to know how much we appreciate you.
I started with dark brown Bazzil cardstock, and layered it with some gorgeous patterned papers from Prima's new Autumn Moon collection.  I machine stitched the patterned papers to the card stock, and I inked the edges with Corduroy Distress Ink.  The striped flower and the circular chipboard sentiment are also from the Autumn Moon collection.  Everything else I used to embellish this sweet card is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I bundled up some Natural Burlap String and Antique Gold Burlap String, and then attached a bow tied with 5/8" Brown Gingham Ribbon.  I also added a sweet Two-Toned Green/White Paper Leaf and two Deep Ivory Open Roses are tucked in by the bow as well as a little bundle of gorgeous Gold Double-Head Stamens. There's another piece of the 5/8" Brown Plaid Ribbon underneath the chipboard sentiment piece that I secured with a piece of Scor-Tape.  I also used the Scor-Tape to secure all the papers in place.  It's a super sturdy and long-lasting Adhesive, and I use it all the time.  It's fabulous!  Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many FABULOUS products.  Stop by again often, and treat yourself to something wonderful and new.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Cards

Christmas is right around the corner.  It is easy to create beautiful holiday cards using the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Assortment - Country Holiday Collection.
I added the gorgeous light blue ribbon from the assortment and then added a bow with Peppermint Baker's Twine to this fun, whimsical card.
The next card, I used another gorgeous ribbon from the assortment.  I love the green ribbon as one side is solid and the other has the checked.
Next I added the Melissa Lace to the bottom of the image.
I hope you enjoyed some more fun and easy holiday cards.
Wishing you a wonderful, creative day, dear friends.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Season's Greetings

Hi ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here today with another holiday card.  If you still have not started your holiday cards, it's time!!  My card today features pretty ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I went slightly non-traditional today with the color palette, but can you really go wrong with a purple and green color combo?  I think not!
My sentiment is from the Jingle Bells digital stamp set from Graciellie Designs and my dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.
My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the 5/8" ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.  The bow was finished off with a pretty Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  More more information on the other items used on my card along with a video tutorial for the poinsettia flowers, please visit my Make Time to Craft blog.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Thanksgiving 5-Day SALE!

This post will remain at the top until Monday 11/27/17.  Please scroll down for the new daily posts.

We're rolling in with a BIG 5-Day Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday SALE this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now through midnight eastern time on Monday, November 27th, 2017 we have a terrific SALE going on.

Everyone Saves!
Please use the codes below in the promotional code area on the first page of checkout.

The code is good now through midnight eastern time on Monday 11/27/2017.
(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions or special order items.)

Order subtotals over $10.00 will SAVE 15% using code TURKEY15.

The sale code is good on everything including SALE items!
Did you know we stock a full selection of Scor-Tape?  Stock up today!

Along with gorgeous ribbon, we also have a new large offering of unique Embellishments.
(some examples below)
Don't forget to take a look at our vast offering of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
(some examples below)

Are you a member of our Monthly Ribbon Club yet?
If not, JOIN TODAY and we'll give you the discount on your first assortment.
(All future shipments will be billed at full price.)
The November assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.
Each monthly ribbon assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.
What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Happy shopping!

Friendship is Stitched With Love Thank You Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I know everyone is right smack dab in the middle of making Christmas cards, but I had the urge to play with some pretty vintage papers I ran across while tidying up the Closet of Shame.   When inspiration calls, who am I to argue?

Can you blame me?  I mean this is polka dots and vintage sewing goodies and chippy buttons...who could resist?  Color matching the ribbon proved to be a bit of a challenge.  But then I remembered that you can custom dye White Seam Binding Ribbon to make the perfect match!

If you've never done this before, it's very easy and lots of fun, too.  Simply cut a length of White Seam Binding Ribbon...I usually use about 3 feet.  Then on a non-stick craft sheet, or other non-porous surface, add a smear of Distress Ink in your chosen color.  For this ribbon, I used Tea Dye and Victorian Velvet. 

Next, spritz the smeared ink with some water using a mister bottle.  When the ink beads up, it's ready to go to work.  Simply add the ribbon and move it around to soak up all that yummy ink.  I usually crumple the ribbon as I go to create a shabby, crinkled bow.  Gently heat dry the ribbon and then tie into a loopy bow with your Zutter Bow it All Tool.  I just love the finished product!

The inside of the card has a sweet little tuck spot and a lovely pocket.

The tuck spot is filled with tiny tags and an itty bitty gift card envelope.

The pocket contains a custom dyed ribbon topped tag, a tea bag and a honey stick.

Now I just have to figure out who to give this card to!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hi friends! It's that time of year again! Yep, Christmas is only a few weeks away! I'm starting my Christmas cards and have narrowed it down to this design and one other.
I like to make my holiday cards keeping in mind that I mail most of them, so they have to be fairly flat, but still have a nice wow factor. This is one occasion when theme-printed ribbon comes in super handy! It adds a bit of dimension and makes a handmade card that much more special. I used a strip of Snowflakes on Hot Red Grosgrain Ribbon to separate the 2 patterned papers and added a button and a few sequins for embellishments. I hope you like it and I hope you might be inspired to use some printed grosgrain ribbon on your next craft project. Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my holiday card design. Have a great day and happy crafting! 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Holiday Lady Silhouette Ornaments

Happy kick-off to the Merriest of Seasons my friends!  Cherry here on the RRR blog!  Don't forget about their  Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale... head on over and refill that ribbon stash.
              I created these sweet silhouette ornaments using some fun dies, vintage pearls, some sweet stamped tags, and yummy lipstick red seam binding
 I also used double headed stamens which I am addicted to right now.
Thanks for stopping by the RRR blog!  Cherry