Monday, July 16, 2018

Let God Use You Layout

One of the many things I like to add to our family albums is simple words of faith.  I have collected hymnals over the years and use them in a lot of my artwork.
For this layout I added some gorgeous ribbon and lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon to add dimension and softness to this layout.
I used Sheer Iridescent Antique Gold Ribbon and paired it with the Burlap Natural String.  Then I added the Chloe Natural Crochet Lace and vintage cream buttons.  
(photo credit to Traci Thorson)

  I then tucked a few of the Mulberry Leaves around the photo mat.

Wishing you a creative day.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon July 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 July 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.

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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 July Ribbon Club Assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:
What is your all time favorite beach or vacation destination?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday, July 17th. 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~

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hello....How Are You?

Hello!  How are you?  We're sure glad you've stopped by today as I share a sweet little card I created using several FABULOUS Really Reasonable Ribbon products. I attached two patterned papers and a journalling card using strips of Scor-Tape, and then I ran a width of sweet Bay Leaf Seam Binding across my card and used it to tie a bow along with some Lipstick Red Seam Biding.  I topped that with some 10mm Red, Mixed Blue, and Black Open Roses, one 10mm Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Leaf and some adorable Red, White, Teal and Black Double Head Stamens.
I stamped my sentiments, added a stamped flower pot and flowers, a die-cut swirl border, vintage scotch tape, and some 10mm Rhinestone Resin Flowers.  I also attached a snippet of some awesome May Arts trims including a piece of Red Center-Stitched Burlap Trim; and I topped that with a (Black) Mixed Color Plaid Fabric Covered Button.  I did a bit of inking on the edges of my papers, and that's about it.
There are so many awesome products available at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and SO much more than just the hundreds of different ribbons and trims.  You can find Embellishments, Adhesives, Hair Accessories, and everything creative you can imagine to make something wonderful.  There are also sales and promotions, lots of inspiration, and our monthly Blog Hops here on the wonderful Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog; so be sure to stop by each day so you won't miss a thing.

Thanks again for visiting us, and have a great day!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sweeter than Honey Poppy Print Satin Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It's Kathy here with a sweet summery card to share with you.

Do you enjoy honey?  I love it...and bees!  This 5" x 7" top fold cards celebrates sweet honey and summer colors. 

The bow cluster on this card is pretty sweet, too.  I started by using my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool to tie a triple loop  bow from 5/8" Yellow Poppy Print Satin.  This ribbon is soft and luxurious and ties the prettiest bows!  I topped this off with a triple loop Natural Burlap String bow, some pearls, velvet leaves and flowers.

This pretty summery ribbon is one of the selections from the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment.  The mix is all summer blues and yellows, and I'm loving it!

That's it for me today.  I hope you are enjoying your summer, finding time to relax and time to create!


Friday, July 6, 2018

Ribbon Wrapped Mixed Media Block

Hi friends! Linsey here today and I'm excited to be sharing my latest ribbon inspired project with you! I love dabbling in mixed media and often find that ribbon plays a part in my mixed media creations. It's fun to try using ribbon in different ways and seeing how it turns out! Check out how I incorporated ribbon into my patina-style mixed media block!
 I started with a wooden block about 7"x4"x2" in size and began wrapping a variety of ribbons and trims around it horizontally. This instantly creates a texturally interesting background on which to build upon. It's a great way to begin a project of this nature and how you make it look is entirely up to you--your imagination is the limit! I wanted to try a patina-like color scheme so I needed to paint over the entire ribbon-wrapped block with a few layers of white gesso. This is a primer so that there is a white base to work on. This was done after the ribbon was secured to the wooden block with your choice of adhesive. adhesive options include dry or wet; ie-strong, permanent tape strip, mod podge, fabric or wood glue, etc. 
I used a several different ribbons and trims for my project. Keep in mind that this is also a great way to use up ribbon scraps of all kinds--love that! 
A couple close ups so you can see how nicely everything that has been painted over with gesso is able to take all that gorgeous paint! Super fun to see how all those colors meld together to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
And I hope you've been creatively inspired to add some ribbon and trims to your next masterpiece! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time, happy crafting! 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sweet Baby Girl Card

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday to you all.
Cheryl here today and I have a super sweet baby girl card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon using their beautiful flowers, ribbons, embellishment, and adhesives. LOVE the sweet ribbon and flowers I used on this one.

For the card base I chose a white card stock to create a 6" x 6" card, and then layered with design papers in pinks and white card stock.  These were found in my scrap stash. I did add some decorative sewing to the edges of each layer.  I also used some Cheery Lynn designs dies for the sweet rocking horse and the frame.  I embellished with the gorgeous ribbons and will list all RRR items below. I used some glitz on the rocking horse, to give a little sparkle, and then a little tiny bow with an embellishment to complete the horse. The big bow was made using the beautiful Canvas colored band with the stitched edge in pink.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies used:
Canvas colored band with stitched edge in pink ribbon
Crosshatch satin on peony ribbon for mini bow on horse
Dimco Ivory /Coral Rose flower
embellishment flowers 
foam squares 
scotch tape refill

I hope you enjoyed my post for today, and thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Cherish Greeting Card

Hello there and welcome to July! I always love the beginning of the month as I get to share the very first project I've created with the Ribbon Club Assortment.
I know I always say I love the assortments...which is true. But sometimes one comes along that just knocks my socks off. This is the one! It's everything I want in a summer collection. 

It inspired this card.........
That floral pattern just blew me away! 
I pulled papers from different collections as sort of a mix and match country inspired theme. Or should I say country chic?
And you know me....a garden of flowers is a must for all country chic cards so I gathered this arrangement from my WOC stash. I couldn't ask for a better coordination.
I completed the card with a perfectly sized chipboard frame that has a tiny extra flowers arrangement and a sweet little birdcage charm. I've also added a stamped and heat embossed on velum sentiment. A sprinkling of sequins and voila a card that says summer in the most delightful way.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thursday, June 28, 2018

That's Love Layout

Do you have some special memories that need to be documented?  It is so easy to create a layout to capture those moments.  
On this layout I not only created an abstract background, but I add softness with some gorgeous ribbons and jute by Really Reasonable Ribbons.  These pair beautifully with vintage embellishments and lace.   I used the Ivory Taffeta Ribbon and the Ivory Burlap String for the bow.
For the lace accent, that goes perfectly with the beautiful vintage piece from my Grandma, I used Danielle Lace.
I then added one of my favorite photos of our little guy... who now that he is grown I look up into his face.  But this is the face that I see even now that he is an adult.  Isn't it funny how time goes by so quickly, but one's child will still be their baby for a life time!
I hope this inspires you to capture those memories no matter how long ago they happened.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Family Memories Retro Mini Album

Hello, it's Karen Letchworth posting today!  I'm so glad you're here today as I share a sweet mini album I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used lots of my much-loved and cherished October Afternoon patterned papers, stickers, and goodies.  As most of you probably know, October Afternoon went out of business several years ago.  I always went to their annual warehouse sales to stock up on papers and such; and while I do have a lot of their  product, I know it won't last forever.  But for today, I'm sharing some of it with you in this little mini album all adorned with FABULOUS touches from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
All my patterned papers, stickers, doilies, journalling spots, etc. were attached using a fabulous Adhesive called Scor-Tape.  I love this Adhesive because it comes in several widths to accommodate all my projects, and it really holds together to stand the test of time.  Once all my papers were securely in place, I got busy with the embellishing.  For the cover, I made a bow cluster that includes Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Red Lipstick Seam Binding, and is topped with some Red, White, Pink, Teal and Black Double Head Stamens, and some darling Sweetheart Blossoms.   Here's a close-up of the bow on the cover.
The next page (like most of the pages in this mini album) is primarily designed as a photo mat.  I try not to put SO much stuff on and in my mini albums that it becomes impossible to actually place photos inside.  I also like the pockets with tags so that you can do some journalling, or tuck in extra photos and trinkets.  For this page, I simply added some more of the adorable Sweetheart Blossoms in pink, red and blue.  Yes, they come in every color of the rainbow...and then some!
Page three is another photo mat (a tea-stained doily), and I added a journalling card topped with some looped Ivory Burlap String and Light Blue Burlap String, two Mulberry Leaves, and some Open Roses in the upper left corner including a Red Open Rose, a Royal Blue Open Rose, and a Deep Ivory Open Rose.  I also hid some Pink, Light Blue, Red and White Double Head Stamens in the little bow/flower cluster.  Then, for the tag that's tucked into this page, I added a tab that includes a snippet of Blue Center-Stitched Burlap and 1/4" Red Chevron Striped Twill that are topped with a red Fabric Covered Button from our Embellishments section.
Flip to the next page, and again you will see the Blue Center-Stitched Burlap and 1/4" Red Chevron Striped Twill peeking through from the previous page, and it's topped with a black Fabric Covered Button from our Embellishments section.  There's also some fun washi tape, and a length of Natural Crochet Lace on this page leaving plenty of room for a couple more photos.
The fifth and final page has a fun antique gumball machine and sentiments (stickers) and a blue button tied with Cherry Baker's Twine and Ivory Burlap String.  And finally, I tied some Solid Ivory Baker's Twine to the tag.  I still think Baker's Twine is a must-have in every color!  Really Reasonable Ribbon's prices are so reasonable (hence, the awesome name...LOL) that you can pick up quite a bit of product without hurting your wallet (or hubby's).  Trims like Baker's Twine, Burlap String (borth just 10 cents/yard) and Seam Binding (30 cents/yard) are SO affordable, and SO wonderful!
That's it for my little mini album today.  I sure hope you'll stop back by soon for lots more inspiration and to keep up-to-date about special sales and promotions, and our monthly Blog Hop.  There's always something happening here, and we appreciate your visits.
Ribbons, trims, and embellishments add so much texture and personality to your cards and projects, and Really Reasonable Ribbon truly is the best place to get them.  Take a peek, and treat yourself.

Thanks again for stopping by,

Monday, June 25, 2018

Shaking Things Up with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lover's !  It's Kathy here today with some fun ways to use ribbon.

Of course, we all love to add texture, dimension and pattern to our cards.  Beautiful bows are the easiest way I know of to do this.   This Sherbet Checkerboard Satin Ribbon ties beautiful bows!  Top it with some Silver Metallic String and you've added another layer of texture and shine.

But ribbon also makes a beautiful border added to the top or side of a card.  This 5/8" Vintage Floral Print Satin Ribbon looks great layered down the side of the card.  Using 1/2" Scor-Tape makes this really quick and easy to do.

Ribbon looks great inside a card, too!  I love this sweet little border strip and bow made with 3/8" Pink and Purple Vertical Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon. It makes this card feel like a party is going on!

Add a ribbon border to this little gift tag, top it with a Sherbet Checkerboard Satin Bow, and you're really rocking the ribbon!  A scrap of that Vintage Flora Print ribbon looks great tied onto a honey stick, too!

Ribbon also makes a great closure for this gift card holder.  I attached 3/8" Shocking Pink Quatrefoil Print Satin to the back of the gift card holder with 1/4" Scor-Tape.  After the ribbon is attached, use more Scor-Tape to adhere it to the card base.  Tie a bow, and you've got a mighty cute gift card holder!

Here's a peek at the inside.

I hope I've shared some fresh ideas for ways to use ribbon in your card making adventures.  You can find all the ribbons used here in the RRR June Ribbon Club Assortment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Easy Art Canvas with Felt Flowers and Ribbon Stems

Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing my latest project using some great trims from RRR! I created an inspiring and uplifting art canvas with felt flowers and ribbon stems!
The felt was cut with flower and leaf dies with clear sticker sentiments placed in the larger flower centers. The smaller flowers have double-layered button centers tied together with Burlap String Black and Burlap String Yellow. The stems of the large flowers were made using long strips of 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon Parrot Green. I adore this ribbon. It's so versatile and coordinates with just about everything. I like how the white/green diagonal stripes create a nice visual interest along with the green felt petals.
The chicken wire fence was done with a honeycomb metal die and I like how it turned out too. The main background is just a 12x12 piece of designer patterned paper and a few additional details like the butterflies and enamel dots were added to complete the canvas.
This was a really fun project for me to share today nd I hope you enjoyed it too! Thanks so much for visiting and until next time, happy crafting! 😊

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Pretty Feminine Birthday Card

Hi there ribbon and mulberry flower lovers!  Bonnie here today with a pretty birthday card that would be perfect for your bestie.  It showcases some pretty Open Roses and ribbon from the June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Mulberry Flowers are such a wonderful way to add some real 'pizazz' to your projects quickly and easily.  The best part is that they are so economically priced!
Check out our full line of Mulberry Flowers HERE.
On my card today I simply selected some pink 15mm Open Roses to add under my sentiment panel.  I used a needle tool and coiled the stem around that and pulled gently to separate the coils a bit.  I then glued the flowers in a curve under my sentiment.  I tucked some 15mm Mulberry Rose Leaves on either end.
My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment.  I also layers two ribbons from the assortment and ran that across the center of the card under my sentiment.  The center of my bow is topped with a pretty 10mm Resin Flower Embellishment.

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 other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Manly Card using Really Reasonable Ribbon

 Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to you all! Cheryl here today with a card designed not only for my Dear Hubby but also for Really Reasonable Ribbon as I used some of the ribbon and Jute that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries. Right now the Jute is on SALE there are 2 different colors left of this one I used in the black, perfect time to pick some up.

So for my card today, I wanted it to match the Quilt I made dear hubby for Fathers Day, so this one I used fabric from the quilt on each layer, and added the sewing to hold it in place. Love how it turned out, and Hubby LOVED it too. All three layers are fabric and card stock in black. I thought the Jute Ribbon was perfect to use on this, as I  really didnt want to add a bow for his manly card....hehehehee even though part of me wanted too....hahahaha.  Anyway, I also was able to add in some of Really Reasonable Ribbon's pretty Red Satin Checkerboard ribbon, and then added a silver button.

On each layer of cardstock I did add some white dots, as I love using the white dots on black card stock. The OLD GUYS RULE is also a fabric piece I fussy cut out of the fabric. I will add a photo of hubby with his quilt on my blog for all to see, so if you would like to see the quilt, it will be posted here. Thank you.

The stamps are from ODBD, and I bought these a few years back I believe, and wanted to use this for my card.

 Hope you enjoyed my card for today, and Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs to all,

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon 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 June 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  
Congratulations Jo Ann!

4.  Jo Ann6/13/18, 9:15 AM
We are having a really "cool" day here at 73 degrees (it's 9:15 a.m.) and I am like some others... not planning to go outdoors any more than necessary! I'd much rather stay in and spend some time drooling over these wonderful projects I've been looking at on this blog hop today! Thank you for all the great inspiration!

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.