Thursday, March 22, 2018

Happy Easter!

Hello, crafty friends! It's Gloria with you today! I rarely get to post to the blog, so this is a treat for me! I missed out on the Really Reasonable Ribbon hop this month, so I asked if I could do a post later in the month, so here we are...later! 
I am using the March Ribbon Club, which is filled with spring! It is like a packet of Easter eggs! I love seeing the new ribbon assortments each month. Each one is prettier than the last! 
I wanted to color something to match the ribbons, so I chose this digital stamp by Power Poppy called Wreath: Succulents and Baubles. I colored the image with Copic markers, then added some sparkle with a glitter pen.

I had printed the image with the accompanying Christmas message in the center of the wreath, so I cut out the center of the wreath to remove the sentiment. I then stamped an Easter message instead! The Easter stamp is from a set by Taylored Expressions called He is Risen. I love how you can alter the stamps to get more use out of them! 
I matched up three of the ribbons from the March ribbon club: Garden Rose Swiss Dots GrosgrainSherbet Delicate Stitched Satin, and Turquoise Shimmer Satin. I created a giant, puffy bow for the card. This card will need a box or padded envelope in order to mail it! The card is 6 1/2" tall by 5" wide, which is an odd size, but I can make my own envelope and it will still fit in a standard-sized padded mailer. Win-win! 
The paper I used is from the Authentique Dame Collection. I used both 12x12 and 6x6 prints. It was fun to match up prints with the Copic colors I used for the image and the ribbons from the Ribbon Club Assortment. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies:
Garden Rose Swiss Dots Grosgrain
Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin
Turquoise Shimmer Satin

Other supplies:
Paper: Authentique Dame
Cardstock: CutCardStock Flavours Gourmet Smoked Sea Salt, Hammermill Bright White
Stamps: Power Poppy Wreath: Succulents and Baubles digital image, Taylored Expression He is Risen
Markers: various Copics
Gel pen: Sakura White
Glitter pen: Sakura clear
Ink: Memento London Fog, Ranger Distress Spun Sugar
Button and twine: unknown

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hello Friend

Hi there!  My day at the RRR Blog with a card featuring some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I have a fun card to share today.  I used the Swiss Dots Primary Assortment in Satin.  A fun selection of polka dots.  I think this card heralds in Spring quite well!

     Thanks for visiting, Cherry

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon March 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 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  

Congratulations Martie Rollin!

3. Martie Rollin3/13/18, 1:01 PM
Just found Reese's eggs...YUMMY! I have enjoyed seeing all the projects using this ribbon collection...well done, Design Team!

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.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Easter Blessings

 Hello Crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Today's Easter Blessings card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful Grosgrain Roses with Scalloped Edge Ribbon and Cindy Lace, I also used some Rose flowers and Pink stamens on my card for today.
On my card for today I chose to use this sweet little bunny die, and added some beautiful RRR Cindy Lace and a little pink rose to him. His tail has flower soft added to it, and the eye is done with viva pearl pen.  I Love this Cindy Lace, its so easy to work with and absolutely gorgeous! The ribbon is so sweet, and worked perfectly for my card today. The stamens and Roses were an added embellishing for my card.

The Flower die was colored using Copic markers, and the tag with sentiment was distressed using pink ink. I did add two roses to it as well.

I really enjoyed creating this sweet Easter card for today's post. Listed below are all supplies used to create my card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies used:
Rose with Scalloped Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
Cindy Lace
Pink Stamens 
Roses 10mm open rose mixed
Scotch refill tape
foam Tabs and squares

Other Supplies:
Cheery Lynn Dies
SU! sentiment\
Sewing machine for sewing
pebbles design papers
Bazzill card stock
Copics for coloring
Flower soft for bunny
Viva Pearl Pen for eye
Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bless This Nest Greeting Card

Spring is in the air friends. Not here..but somewhere I'm sure it's warm and the birds are singing.  We're still at freezing temps and snow on the ground so I'm making my own spring by creating with this lovely nature inspired paper collection.
 Of course this has inspired me to load up the card with gorgeous flowers.
Lucky for me RRR has just the right ribbons and twine for every project I make and this is no exception.
The Celery Green Chevron Twill is one of my favorites for coordinating with florals.
I've added this little arrangement over altered chipboard to bulk it up and I think the flourish is a perfect addition.
More chipboard for the top of the focal image...this time finished in white to enhance the doily. It adds so much texture!!!
A few fussy cut stamps and a wooden clip finish off this card.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
Chevron Striped Twill in Celery, Burlap String Natural, Cherry Blossom Yellow, Chrysanthemums.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Hello friends, and welcome by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today as I (Karen Letchworth) share a quick little card with you all that I created using some more of my favorites from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.  I started with some green cardstock and added some coordinating patterned papers attaching them with strips of Scor-Tape.  Next, I added a couple of glittery feathers.  Well, we all know that I couldn't stop there.....and, as always, I knew I had the perfect Really Reasonable Ribbon products for this card.
I added two different sizes of the lovely Wild Orchid Crafts Green/White Mulberry Leaves, and then added some Gold Double-Head Stamens, White Double-Head Stamens, Baby Pink Double-Head Stamens, and Aqua Green Double-Head Stamens.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE these sweet little accents?  Double Head Flower Stamens are a must-have item at just $1.99 per bundle of 160 pieces.
I also added a pretty bow tied with Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Baby Pink Seam Binding and Gold Metallic String.  Finally, I placed some sweet Pink Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms and some Miniature Mint Sweetheart Blossoms here and there.  These are such adorable little Mulberry Flowers for tucking in here and there.....and everywhere.  You're sure to find something AMAZING in the RRR shop, and I encourage you to treat yourself to something new.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon March 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 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 17 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:
What is your favorite Easter treat or candy?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday,March 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, March 12, 2018

Dream Come True Card

Hello dear friends.  Do you have a special someone that just reached her lifelong goal, graduated college, had her first baby or buying her first home? 
 Why not create a special card to let her know just how proud you are of her.  

It's easy to create a beautiful card to share with that special someone.
Wishing you a wonderful day dear friends.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Hippety Hoppity Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Here in North Carolina, the grass is getting green, the trees are starting to bud, and the daffodils are poking up out of the ground.  Spring is definitely on the way, and you know that means the Easter Bunny will be here soon!  Time to break out our March Ribbon Club Assortment and make beautiful springtime projects!

This is my very first Easter card of 2018.  Don't you just love these sweet little Easter Bunnies?  I've dressed this card up with Turquoise Shimmer Satin Ribbon from the March Ribbon Club Assortment.  This assortment is perfect for springtime crafting!   I've topped it off with a loopy Ivory Burlap String Bow and a flower from my stash.

I've tucked a bunch of little Easter treats into pockets on the inside of the card.

The upper pocket has this sweet little tag and a mini envelope filled with a tiny wrapped chocolate.

The bottom pocket has this cutie patootie tea bag wallet and honey stick inside.  I've dressed up the honey stick with a double loop bow tied with Green Flash Diamond Satin Ribbon.

I hope I've shared some ribbon tips and tricks that you can use in your own Easter crafting. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Miniature Easter Baskets

Hello friends! Linsey here today sharing these fun and unique little baskets made completely from RRR Burlap String. These were easier than I expected and they turned out so cute! I hope you like them too!
I used a plastic bottle cap as the mold to make my baskets. I used Light Blue Burlap String and Ivory Burlap String with glue to make my 2 mini baskets. The fibers and consistency of the burlap works perfectly to create a very realistic basket feel. Let dry completely and then carefully remove from bottle cap and you have your basket shape. Then, just add a little handle and attach to each inner side with a tiny dot of glue. Embellish as desired. I added a tiny wooden flower to the fronts and a bit of green "grass" by cutting up Parrot Green Burlap String.  I love anything miniature, so these were really fun to make! I hope you like them too! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting

Monday, March 5, 2018

For the Cherry Nelson

Hello paper peeps!!!  Cherry here at the RRR Blog.  This post is literally for the birds or about the birds.  Either way they are the perfect harkener to spring.

First a sweet tag with a dimensional house that I assembled and trimmed down to fit my tag. 
I covered it in papers and gave it a white wash effect with a chalkboard pen and a bit of Gesso.
 I used Baby Pink Stamens and both my projects used Baby Pink Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 I have been enjoying the combination of pinks and yellows.  Such a sweet color combo in my opinion.
 My next project is an altered egg carton.  This would be so sweet to fill with chocolates as an Easter gift for a friend, child, or hostess.
 With March here...spring really should be in the air...but Oregon literally just seemed to get around to winter. 

Hope you enjoy!!!  Thanks for visiting the RRR blog today!  Cherry

Friday, March 2, 2018

Chicken Pin Cushions

Hello Crafty Friends, and Happy Friday to you all! Today I'm sharing a Chicken Pin Cushion that I made using ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to embellish with. It's always nice to find other ways to use ribbon and laces, and I think this was a fun way! I Love how these turned out, using ribbons, seam binding, lace, flowers, and leaves all from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
So for the tail feathers I chose to rouche up seam binding instead of using material.  I used this in place of it. This is the Rose Petal Seam Binding from RRR.  I also wanted to use some ribbons, and chose for my ribbon treatment on my chicken to use the Delicate Stitched Ribbon and Pink Canvas Colored Band with Stitched Edge Ribbon.  I used a Rose bud in Hot pink and 2 metal Antique Bronze leaf charms to finish off my ribbon treatment. For the the top feathers I used the beautiful Lace called Arianna Lace.

Really Reasonable Ribbon supplies used:
Rose Petal Seam Binding
Delicate Stitched Ribbon
Pink Canvas Colored Band with stitched edge
Antique Bronze Leaf Charms
Rose Buds
Arianna Lace

The material I used is one of my Favorites, it's called Welcome Home.  It's a cotton, and I love the shabby chic/Vintage look along with all of the beautiful supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I used a lot of my favorites on this one. I ended up making 5 of these pin cushions some with feathers, and others with the lace and seam binding, super fun project if you like to give it a try :)
 Here is a photo of two of the chickens I made. The smaller one was made from leftover quilting squares I had. I also used the same seam bindings, adding a white one, and then some white lace. Love how sweet these are. Such a fun project to make. To make these little Chicken pin Cushions you can view the YouTube video from Missouri Star Quilt company.
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Nature Sketchbook Mini Album

Hello there and happy Thursday to you. It's the first of the month so that means I get to share the first project I created using the Ribbon Club Assortment for March.
This is such a sweet springy mix.  As soon as I saw it I zeroed in on that gorgeous Diamond Satin because it just went so well with the Nature Sketchbook collection that was on my work desk.

I think you would agree that this is a match made in heaven right??? Also I may have gone a bit overboard on the flowers....nahhhhhh.
Those beautiful blooms from Wild Orchid Craft just coordinate so well!!!

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ March Ribbon Club Assortment, Cottage Roses, Trellis Roses, Chrysanthemums, Cherry Blossoms, Rose Buds, Spiral Stamens.

Please enjoy this flip through and process video on how I created this album...

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G