Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dream Hot Air Balloon All Occasion Greeting Card


Well hello there Peeps! I had myself a good ol' time working on this card going totally overboard with the chippies and embellies. Sometimes that little voice inside my head says "more more more".  I have tried to reign that voice in...but not today!



 
I'm using the gorgeous Tropic Colored Taffeta, Bambo Cord,  and Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

So Proud Of You

Welcome by again today, everyone.  It's Karen Letchworth here today sharing a sweet little card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon using just a few of my favorite RRR trims.  Ribbons, baker's twine and lace always give cards so much rich texture and personality, and you can ALWAYS trust that Really Reasonable Ribbon will have the exact colors and styles you need for any project.  From super pretty and elegant to super shabby and rustic, Really Reasonable Ribbon always has the perfect trims and finishing touches.
I made this card using two pieces of patterned papers that I inked on the edges with distress inks.  Next, I ran a border sticker along on the right-hand side of my card aside a length of Debra Natural Crochet LaceBurlap Center-Stitched Navy (which is closer to a teal color actually), and Teal Baker's Twine.  I also ran a small length of the Teal Baker's Twine over the chipboard banner pieces to create a string of pendants.
The sentiments were stamped directly onto some little journalling stickers using Black Soot Distress Ink.  I left one spot at the bottom blank so that the date of that first solo bike ride could be documented there.  I plan to send this card to my Great Nephew, Gideon.  He has mastered the art of bike riding; which as we know, is life-changing for a young boy.  Not to mention, super exciting!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget about the fun challenge taking place on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We'd love to have you play along with us, and we hope that next time you need some ribbon or trim, you will think of Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Have an awesome day!
Karen Letchworth

Monday, March 20, 2017

Learn to Dance Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Are you ready for Spring?  I know I am!  
I love that we can create spring inspired cards even when it's cold outside!  The new Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment helps us with beautiful spring colors.
I used the beautiful blue ribbons from the assortment and the delicate Victoria Lace.
Then I add the Pearl Heart Ribbon Slider to complete this fun and easy card.
Wishing you a wonderful day, sweet friends.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Just For You

{judy} One of my favorite "old" techniques is Direct to Paper, where your ink pad goes right on the paper for a fun, different kind of look.
I used two distress inks and stamped the cubes directly on to my watercolor paper in a geometric design, then spritzed the paper with water. After that was dry, I stamped my sentiment with VersaMark ink and embossed with Pearlized Amethyst EP. 
I added Gold Metallic Baker's Twine as fringe on both sides for embellishment to this comtemporary, mixed media card. In retrospect, it would have looked fun all the way down one side too. All my layers, and the fringe, are held together with Scor-Tape. There are many ways to use the Direct to Paper technique, with many different looks. If you have never tried it before, take a look at this tutorial. Have a great Sunday! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Fabulous" Retro Style Birthday Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! How is it even possible that this is the last week of March?  It's been a busy month for me, as we had 3 family birthdays to celebrate.  My sweet sis-in-law Becky means the world to me and I wanted to create a really special card for her birthday. I found the perfect ribbon in the Spring Rainbow of Color Ribbon Club Assortment to go with the "Fabulous" collection from Authentique.  Honestly, this Tropic Taffeta bow stole the show!



I super love the way this triple loop bow pops against this retro color palette.  As I've mentioned before, I've developed a serious "ribbon crush" for taffeta.  It simply ties the most gorgeous bows, especially when you use your Zutter Bow-it-All tool!  I love to add these loopy string bows to my ribbon clusters for extra fullness.  This one is made with Ivory Burlap String.


I had a blast finishing the inside of this fun retro style birthday card.  The small side pocket contains a personal birthday message from me to Becky.


The larger pocket holds a hand stamped birthday greeting, a fun retro magnet that Becky can put on her fridge, and a little sweet treat.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy

Soft & Shabby Woodland Style Easter Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have been having the best time creating spring cards with the March Ribbon Club Assortment.  It's added a whole new level of happy to my time in the studio.  Today I have a soft & shabby Woodland style Easter card to share with you.  It has pretty purple polka dot ribbon, a shimmering butterfly and gorgeous papers from Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments collection.


This Grape Satin Swiss Dot ribbon makes a beautiful belly band for my card. The color blends perfectly with the pretty floral papers.  After tying my triple loop bow on my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, I topped it with an Ivory Burlap string bow


The stamped and die cut butterfly is sponged with Distress Inks, then lightly coated with Stardust Stickles. 


I created pockets on the inside of the card and then filled them with sweet little Easter treats.


I tied a snippet of that pretty Grape Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon around my handmade button card and used it to finish off my little art tag, too.

I hope you are having fun creating with pretty spring ribbons and beautiful papers, too!

Thanks for joining me!
Cheerio,
kathy

Friday, March 17, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Spring Fever SALE!!


This post will remain at the top until Friday 3/17.  Please scroll down for the new daily posts.


We're rolling in with a BIG SALE this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Now through midnight eastern time on Friday, March 17th, 2017 we have a terrific SALE going on.

The more you buy, the more you save!
Please use the codes below in the promotional code area on the first page of checkout.

The codes are good now through midnight eastern time on Friday 3/17/2017.
(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions or special order items.)

Order subtotals from $10.00 to $39.99 SAVE 10% using code SPRINGFEVER10.
Order subtotals $40.00 and up SAVE 15% using code SPRINGFEVER15.

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 March 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!

RRR March Blog Hop Winner!


This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the new bi-weekly challenge theme and the winners from the last challenge.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the March Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The winner will have 48 hours to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog and sending me your full name and US shipping address.

True Random Number Generator  
Result:
5

Congratulations jordanbev5@yahoo.com!


I love blogs and am disappointed that people don't have them to see how they made something!! Love inspiration from your very talented designers!!


Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!


~ Bonnie Garby ~ 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #160 - Spring/Easter with Ribbon or Trim Theme


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Please scroll down to the next post for the winners of the last challenge.



The theme for Challenge #160 is Spring and/or Easter.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.
  
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Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #160 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


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Now, let's see your Spring or Easter creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on April 7th to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly theme.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR160) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until April 5th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 
 PLEASE consider turning off your word verification.
It would be a great help to us if you would consider turning off your word verification if it's active on your blog. To do this is really easy and all you need to do is go to Customize > Settings > Comments > then scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (this won't stop anybody leaving you a comment but they won't show on your blog until you approve them). Then scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No.
We love to visit your blogs and leave comments on all the terrific entries, but the word verification really slows us down. :o)

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #159 Winners!



Challenge #159 was lots of fun with our Show Me the Green theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #159 in no particular order are:

Congratulations to our top 3 for a job well done. Grab your "I made the RRR Top 3" badge (located on the right column of the blog, near the bottom) and display it with pride. You ladies did a fantastic job!

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Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Show Me the Green themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #160 which is now up and running.


~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Winged Fairy Girl Decoration

Hi friends! Linsey here today with a cute mixed media decoration made with buttons, ribbon and paper scraps. I call her my swinging winged fairy girl and here she is...
I strung her from fishing line attached to a White Sheer Organza w/Satin Center double bow for swinging movement. I love this ribbon. It's very inexpensive and super versatile as well as easy to work with.  Some ribbons don't form into a bow as easily as others. This organza ribbon makes a perfect bow every time. So simple and I think it adds a lot to the little piece.  Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired. Happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Peter Cotton Tail

Hi guys Cherry here at RRR!  Today I have a fun Easter greeting for you.  
 I used Grass Green Seam Binding along with White Flat Back Pearls and Vintage Flower Charms to add some details.
 Isn't he cute?  Such a sweet bunny!  Thanks for visiting! 
Hugs, Cherry



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sweet Tulips Card

Hello crafty friends and Happy Tuesday to all!  My card for today was created using Really Reasonable Ribbon's beautiful Taffeta , pearls, and Cabachons. Love working with the Taffeta Ribbon, it's absolutely gorgeous and makes beautiful bows! This is what I call a Clean and Simple card. :)

On my card I chose to use the pretty Blue Topaz Taffeta Ribbon and then the Cabachons for the centers of my bows.  I love how they match perfectly with my card here.

Stamping was all done using Club Scrap Delft Collection, and Copic Markers.

The pearls in the corners are RRR 8mm White Flat Backed Pearls.
 It's been a long time since I created my own design paper using stamps, and really love how this one turned out. I wanted to use the same stamp to create my sentiment area as well. But before stamping any sentiment or flowers, I used the mask that came in my Delft Club kit and created a light background for my sentiment. You can see it in the close up above. I used a silver metallic ink pad to do this. Then I stamped my sentiment, and next my flowers. They were colored using 2 blues, and 2 green Copic markers. I had so much fun creating this one!!!

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,
Cheryl

Monday, March 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop


We have a Spring Fever SALE going on this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Stock up now and save!  Click HERE to pick up sale codes.

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing Blog Hop here at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog!


Today you will see some great projects using our March Ribbon Club Assortment from our very talented design team. They always come up with some super ideas. 
Isn't this assortment great??  It contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards.  If you aren't already a ribbon club member, why not join us today!  You will get a fun new ribbon assortment shipped automatically each month.

Now let's get hopping and see what our fabulous design team has created this month!

Here is our blog hop list.  If you get lost along the way, hop on back here and we'll get you back on track.

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Now, be sure to leave some love at all the stops along the way. Your comments are most appreciated!


At the end of the hop, comment on this post answering the question below for a chance to win our March Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:

Do you think blogging is losing it's appeal?  Do you still visit blogs on a regular basis or do you find yourself on FaceBook or Instagram more often to follow your favorite artists or companies?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Friday, 3/17. Be sure to check back on Friday evening to see if you are our lucky winner.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today. We hope you'll stop by and so some shopping at Really Reasonable Ribbon soon.

~Bonnie Garby~