Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon November Blog Hop

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 November 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 17 yards or ribbon and crochet lace.  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.

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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 November Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:
Hmmm, with Thanksgiving right around the corner (at least here in the US), my question this month is:  
'What is your favorite kind of pie?'

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday, November 20th. Be sure to check back on Tuesday 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~

Monday, November 12, 2018

Warm Wishes

Welcome by the RRR blog today as I share a sweet little homespun Christmas card I created with some fabulous products found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I had started this card quite some time ago, but never finished it.  So, with my wounded wing (right hand/arm) limitations, this was helpful. I picked up this unfinished card and added some Really Reasonable Ribbon goodness for the finishing touches it needed.  I originally had the card base, patterned paper and doily set in place but had laid the other items next to the card waiting to complete it.
At the top center, I added a few trims from this month's gorgeous Ribbon Club Assortment including a length of White Crochet Lace, 3/8" Light Pink Organza With Satin Center, and 3/8" Garden Rose Satin With Silver Metallic Edge, as well as some Ivory Burlap String to tie on my rusty jingle bells.
OK.....can we please talk about (my favorite accent) Double Head Stamens?  I know I say it often, but they're SO sweet!   They were recently restocked, and some colors have already sold out (because they're awesome).  This is one item I really think everyone should order.  They're so affordable, and they add such a fabulous touch to your projects.   I highly suggest stocking up now before they're all sold out again.  I tucked in several White Double Head Mini StamensLavender Double Head Mini Stamens and Light Blue Double Head Stamens.  They're the best!
I added a few touches of acrylic paint splatter here and there as well as a touch of glitter, a Prima chipboard coffee mug piece, and a small tag that I stamped with a tiny sentiment (warm wishes), inked, and attached with a rusty pear-shaped safety pin to a cinnamon stick that I embellished with more Stamens and a glittered Pink Open Rose.  There's also a 30mm Pink & White Mulberry Leave and more Ivory Burlap String tucked under the rose. It's a fairly simple card, but the ribbons and stamens from Really Reasonable Ribbon are what make this card so sweet.
By the way, don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop where one lucky person will win this month's fabulous Ribbon Club Assortment


Friday, November 9, 2018

Fluttering with the November Ribbon Club

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  If purple is your color, then today's post is just for you!  I fell hard for the Grape Shimmer Satin Ribbon in the November Ribbon Club Assortment.  It's such a soft, vintage shade with a subtle, elegant touch of shine.  Then I got really excited when I realized how beautifully this ribbon pairs with Graphic 45's new "Flutter" collection.  Take a look.

I tucked this double loop bow in the corner of my flower cascade to "tie" everything together.  Then I added just a touch more sparkle with a simple double loop bow of Metallic Silver String.  I think it's purplicious! 

I'm pretty much smitten with all the ribbons in this month's club.  It's like having a flower garden at your fingertips.  I hope you get a chance to play with these gorgeous ribbons soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Blessed Altered Frame

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a lovely little home décor piece I created for the Thanksgiving season and I hope you enjoy it! I started with an empty frame and filled it with lots of seasonal pretties and of course, some gorgeous ribbons from RRR!
For the inside, I added papers and die cuts along with stickers, buttons, WOC Sweetheart Blossoms White, WOC Sweetheart Blossoms Mixed Pink. I also added a White Bead Berry Spray Cluster to the mix. For my puffy bow, I used Delicate Stitched Satin in Blue Topaz, Vanessa White Crochet Lace and Ivory Burlap String (on the button).
A little Autumn tag in the upper right corner has a bit of 3/8" Plaid Ribbon Raspberry Swirl tied to it. I love how this all coordinates perfectly with the festive scene. 
I think this will be a really nice addition to my holiday décor this year. And I hope you've been inspired to create something pretty for your home too! Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my project today! Until next time, happy crafting! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Autumn Birthday Greetings

Hi there fellow ribbon lovers.  I'm sneaking in with one more Autumn themed card before things  switch over to all Winter/Christmas.  I don't know about your neck of the woods, but Autumn hardly happened here in the New York.  We literally went from a/c one week to heat the next.  Don't even get me started on how we missed out on the autumn colors .  But, there's always next year.....
So this birthday card is sporting some fun autumn colors and it features some pretty ribbons and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  My Mom's birthday is in mid-October, so this color combo was perfect for her card.
Of course I waited until the last minute to make it (what else is new...) so this was a pretty simple card.  It has some layers of course, but they take no time to cut.  Instead of making flowers, this time I hit my stash of mulberry flowers and selected some Red Cottage Roses to add below the sentiment.  These pre-made mulberry flowers are a great time saver and great to have on hand.  They are also very inexpensive.  Be sure to take a look at all the options in the Mulberry Flower section at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I finished my card off with my signature bi-color double loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 with two colors of Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  This ribbon is my absolute favorite ribbon for bow making.  It's a dream to work with.  I also ran a piece of 5/8" Kiwi Diamond Satin Ribbon across the middle of the card under the sentiment and topped that with 3/8" Maize Honeycomb Print Satin Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products I used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Happy crafting!!

Monday, November 5, 2018

RRR Decorated Thanksgiving Pumpkin Soap Dispenser

 Hello everyone and Happy Monday to you all! Today I have a fun and easy project to make for the holidays using Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers, Seam Binding, Grosgrain Ribbon, and Satin Ribbons. This Pumpkin is a soap dispenser.  I bought two of them, so I figured I would decorate them up for this month for Thanksgiving.

To decorate, I started with the Tobacco Brown Seam Binding, and tied it around the lid part, and then made a big bow and tied it on. Next I tied the Orange Satin into a bow and hot glued it on. Next I made a smaller bow out of the Sunflowers Grosgrain Ribbon, and then used hot glue to glue that one on next. Lastly I added some Yellow Rose Buds, and then some Orange Rose Buds using hot glue, it's that easy! Love when projects come together easy like this, and they turn out super cute too. I will have two of these for both guest bathroom in my home .

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies:
Sunflowers on Kiwi Grosgrain Ribbon
Seam Binding Tobacco Brown
Satin Swirls Orange
Yellow Rose buds
Orange Rose Buds
Above is a close up so you can see that I pulled a string in the seam binding to ruche the ties on the bow so they would have the gathered look.  Now you could do that with the entire bow, and each loop, however for this project I chose not to.
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my post for today!
Hugs to all

Friday, November 2, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside Christmas Greeting Card

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share my first project with the new Ribbon Club Holiday Shimmer Assortment ...
Isn't it just dreamy??????? I think this might turn out to be my favorite assortment for the holidays!

I pulled out the silver for my first project and was having so much fun it turned into two. Isn't the the way it always goes???
 I think I will always love blue and silver for Christmas.
 I've added some pretty coordinating flowers.
 Layered die cuts create a nice texture and provide lots of detail.
 I couldn't resist adding a silver ice skate charm.
 Speaking of silver I've tucked in a silvery star to the floral arrangement for a little extra sparkle.
 This card is similar but has a different focal image. Notice the faux snow detail on the top and the circle die cut?
 There's a few berry stems and metal flourishes to fill in the flowers. And that silver ribbon matches perfectly!
 The focal image is actually a layered holiday sticker in matching plaid.
 This card also has a charm...this time a reindeer. A bit of loopy twine bow softens the arrangement.
While I was working with the wintry color scheme I decided now is the right time for silver cardstock between the paper layers. So festive!

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Holiday Shimmer Assortment, Light Blue Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Celebrate Christmas Mini Album

Hi there ribbon lovers.  It's a new month and time for a new Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
I'm still loving my October assortment which I used on my mini album that I'm sharing today and if you didn't get a chance to head over and grab one, it's not too late!!

This month we have a great deal for US residents. 
You can get the October and November assortments together for a special low introductory price of just $17.00!

Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?
The October Ribbon Club Assortment is a collection of Christmas solids and prints.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  The November Ribbon Club Assortment is a glitzy holiday themed assortment with 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Mini albums are a great place to use up those short ribbon pieces that are too nice to part with!

I'm really interested in the construction aspect of mini albums and I love making them, but I don't have a lot of experience.  I did some book binding many years ago, so the cover construction is familiar, but there is so much to learn as far as making fun and interactive pages.  I find the best learning method is to go to YouTube and watch what others are doing, try to replicate it and then use what you learn to create your own style.  There are a LOT of great album makers out there, and so much to learn.

Since it's hard to photograph a mini album so you can see the details, I created a 'flip through' video.

'Celebrate Christmas' Mini Album Flip Through Video
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
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I embellished the front of my mini album a little with some round and heart shaped embellishments.  RRR had a large selection of embellishments for every occasion.  Check out the high quality, low cost embellishment offerings HERE.

I finished off the front cover of my mini album with my signature bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used to create this album, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Happy crafting!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Art Journal

My newest art journal is capturing my growth as an artist.  For years I have enjoyed all kinds of creativity, starting with cross stitch and then scrapbooking.  For several years now I have ventured into creating art journals, sketching and watercoloring.
Through online classes, to artist retreats and in-person art classes, I have enjoyed learning new techniques and meeting other creatives.
I love adding a little softness to this page by using beautiful ribbons by Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
Two of my favorites is the Sheer Antique Gold  and Antique Gold Burlap String.  I layered them on top of a burlap leave and added buttons.  
I hope this inspires you to start documenting your artistic adventures!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Balm of Spider

Hey there, all our ribbon-loving friends!  It's Karen Letchworth posting today, and I'm sharing a spooky little Halloween card I created for my niece.  I used a piece of corrugated burnt orange cardboard for my base along with a piece of patterned paper and a die-cut spider web.  I placed a chipboard witch and chipboard spider on the card along with a little (Balm of Spider) sentiment card.
Then, the fun part.......RIBBONS!  I added some Black Double Head Mini Stamens and White Double Head Mini Stamens.  If you haven't noticed yet, I am completely OBSESSED with Stamens.  They're SO cute, inexpensive, colorful and just plain WONDERFUL!  I can't get enough; and Really Reasonable Ribbon now carries (yes, they're fully restocked) two different styles and 17 amazing colors.  For me they're a "must have".
I topped the Stamens with a bow that includes a length of Black Seam Binding and Burnt Rust Seam Binding as well as a piece of Black Burlap String and Orange Burlap String.  I topped my ribbon treatment with a lovely 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl from our awesome Embellishment section.  Oh, and then as I looked at my card closer, I decided that (even though it's spooky) it needed some Flowers.  So I added a few Miniature Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms.  No matter what season, occasion, or reason for your crafting; Really Reasonable Ribbon is sure to have all the perfect ribbons, trims, twines, Flowers and Embellishments to help you create something special.
There's always so much fabulous inspiration here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and you'll find out about special sales and promotions, new products, our monthly Blog Hop and so much more; so be sure to stop by often.  We always enjoy your visits and comments.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas and Christmas Traditions Plaid Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Have you started to work on your Christmas cards yet?  I know it's only October, but the Big Day will be here before we can blink twice.  So I thought I'd share a little Christmas Card inspiration with Graphic 45's Twelve Days of Christmas and gorgeous Christmas Traditions Plaid Ribbon.

Traditional Christmas colors make me happy!  So paired these pretty papers up with a double loop bow tied with Christmas Traditions Plaid Ribbon.  I love the soft shimmer that the gold threads give this gorgeous ribbon. 

I've used this lovely ribbon to dress up the inside of my card, too.  It's the perfect topper for these chipboard pieces!  

This ribbon reminds me of all the wonderful Christmas memories from my childhood.  I'm crazy for plaid in any form, so when you can combine plaid papers with plaid ribbons...well, I'm extra happy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Seasonal Sunflower Greeting Card

Hi there ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here today sharing a pretty autumn card featuring some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Be sure to take a peek at out Autumn category to see all the wonderful ribbon selections for the season.
Don't you just LOVE gorgeous autumn colors?  
I sure do!
I specifically created this card to be flat enough for mailing in a regular envelope.  
Yes, you can add ribbon and a bow and still have it be flat enough.

I used my ribbons as a center band under the focal panel and the Burlap String created a bow while still remaining pretty flat.  I'm happy to say that it made it to it's destination in great condition.
My bow was created on my Bow it All V3.0 using two colors of Burlap String.

For a video tutorial on making a basic bow please click HERE.
For more information on other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Happy crafting!!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Halloween Altered Cupcake Tin

Hi friends and happy Monday! Have you ever altered a cupcake tin? I've been wanting to for quite sometime now and I finally did it! Linsey here today sharing my cute little DIY decoration and it's just in time for Halloween too!
There's a few different choices when it comes to cupcake tins. Depending on what your project is, you can get a 6, 12 or even a 24 slot tin. The more slots, the smaller they are. For this project, I chose to alter a 6 slot tin. First, spray paint cupcake tin in black inside and out. Let dry, spray paint 2nd layer and let dry again. Now our tin is ready to begin decorating! Circle die cuts in the Bits & Pieces are a perfect fit to adhere to the wall of each slot. Spider Webs on Black Satin and Satin Swirls Ribbon Tangerine were used to adorn 2 opposite corners in double layer bows.
WOC Open Roses Orange and WOC Sweetheart Blossoms Mixed Peach/Orange/White were added to the insides of the cupcake slots. I created a main title and built the scene with adorable images from the 6x12 Chipboard and Combo Stickers. The smaller images from 4x6 Stickers are just right for the insides of the cupcake slots. Add dimension to some pieces with 3D Foam Squares.
I also embellished with Silver Bead Berry Spray Clusters and extra accents like buttons with Silver Metallic String, sequins, gears, bling trim, enamel dots, etc. The imagination is the limit! I couldn't help but fill in just about every nook and cranny of my cupcake tin! So. Much. Fun. I think this will be a super cute addition to this years Halloween décor!
And that's all for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my project with you today! I've enjoyed it so much and I hope you have been inspired to create something fabulous with ribbons too! Until next time, happy crafting!