Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Classic Black and White Birthday Greeting Card

Hey Peeps! Ginny here to share a very classically styled Birthday greeting card.
 The sentiment is simple with a bold graphic font.

Pairing stripes and florals is a striking statement in black and white.
Pretty coordinating flowers layered over the ribbon to create a nice full arrangement.

 A doily die cut from flat black cardstock really anchors the sentiment and looks pretty tucked under the matching bling.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Diamond Satin in Black.

Wishing you a happy and productive day : ) G

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thinking of You Card

Do you enjoy creating cards to give to that special someone?  It's easy to create cards using the Really Reasonable Ribbon January Valentine Assortment, vintage inspired image and pattern paper.
I tucked some of the Sweetheart Blossoms under the bow.
Then I added a Flat Back Pearls on top of the lace that is in this month's monthly assortment.
Homemade cards are a great way to tell that special someone just how much they mean to you.  
Wishing you a wonderful day, dear friends.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sweet Button Card

Hello, and welcome!  It's so nice to have you visit us today.  It's Karen Letchworth today sharing a sweet card I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using some older patterned papers from my stash.  They are from October Afternoon's 5 & Dime collection.  Well, actually it's just one piece of patterned paper from this collection, but I used both sides of it.  Once I had the patterned paper in place, I added half of a vintage cream doily on the bottom of my card, and then I ran a width of Forsythia Seam Binding across my card to create a border.  Did you know that Seam Binding comes in 24 gorgeous colors, and costs just $0.30/yard?  Yup!  It's just $1.50 for five yards of this amazing trim.
Next, I die-cut a button card and stamped it with a button-themed stamp set.  I attached the button card using two small strips of Scor-Tape (a fabulous long-lasting Adhesive).  I attached four buttons to the button card, and ran some Lemonwood Striped Baker's Twine through the center of the white button, and a bit of Olive Burlap String through the holes in the red button.  On the left of the button card, I attached a sweet bow cluster that includes a few White Double-Head StamensBaby Pink Double-Head Stamens, and Red Double-Head Stamens, a piece of the Forsythia Seam Binding, a length of Dusty Olive Seam Binding and some knotted Cherry Baker's Twine, and is topped with a White Flatback Pearl.
Did you know that almost every single day, you can find a lovely new project right here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to inspire you?  It's true...LOTS of great inspiration and all kinds of fabulous ideas for using all of the wonderful products found at Really Reasonable Ribbon, joining our monthly Blog Hops, and to to learn about special sales and promotions taking place in the RRR Shop.  We hope you'll visit often.  Thanks again for visiting us today.

Have a great week!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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

Our question of the month is:
What is the temperature and snow total outside your house?

Also please know that if you are sitting pretty in a warm climate - I hate you!  (NO not really, but you should appreciate your climate!)  It's been below freezing for a long time in NY and in the negative numbers as well and we are all very cranky.  :)  Perfect time for getting crafty though!!

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Thursday, January 18th. Be sure to check back on Thursday 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~

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Every Act of Kindness...

Hi there ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here today with a new card featuring some of the gorgeous ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
This card is a little 'cleaner' than my usual card because I was playing with some new Echo Park Stencils I just got from Paper-Garden.  I kind of like this look, how about you?
For a little added pizzazz I ran a piece of Hot Pink Checkerboard Satin from the January Ribbon Club Assortment across the center of the card under the sentiment.  The left side is secured behind the sentiment panel and the right side was run through a Pearl Square Ribbon Buckle and then the end was dove-tailed.  This is a great ribbon treatment when you want to keep the card flat for mailing.
My card was topped off with my favorite bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using ribbons from the January Ribbon club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow was adorned with a White Acrylic Daisy 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 the other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Clean and Simple Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  Happy New Year!  Do you have a card style that you really struggle with?  For me, it's the Clean and Simple (CAS) card that gives me the most trouble.  I recently needed to make a birthday card for our dear daughter who loves clean lines, modern design and no frills, thank you very much.  But can you use ribbon on a CAS card?  Yes.  Yes you can.

Our daughter loves to explore new places, so this retired Travel Girl paper from October Afternoon was "just the ticket" for her birthday gift card.  I did my level best to keep my layers and embellishments to a minimum.  I chose papers with fresh, modern colors and graphics.  Over all, I think the card looks pretty clean and simple. 

But it just didn't look finished to me without ribbon.  To keep the bow cluster in line with my CAS design, I chose to work with Topaz Delicate Stitched Satin and Metal Gray Mini Swiss Dot Satin Ribbons.  See how perfectly they match the polka dot paper layer? That made my heart happy!  Of course I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to create the bow cluster.  How could I craft without it?

Inside the card I added a little note along with some gift cards for her to use on her travels.  This was a quick and easy card to make, and I might just try my hand at a few more of these simpler card designs.

Wishing you lots of time to create in 2018!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Congratulations on Your Engagement!

Hello ribbon lovers.  I hope you are all enjoying the January Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I love pink, so I'm in heaven this month.
My niece got engaged in December and I'm so excited for her.  I decided to honor the occasion with a pretty floral engagement card and this pretty new Tallulah Frill Layering frame die was perfect for an engagement card along with some pretty Mulberry Paper Roses and a gorgeous pink bow.
What better reason to pull out the Mulberry Paper Roses than an engagement card and I had the perfect sentiment in a stamp set from Inspired by Stamping.
I topped the card off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment.  This assortment is themed for Valentines Day, but all the ribbons work perfectly well for other occasions too.  When is pink not a great color option?!!  The center of the bow is adorned with a pretty Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

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

Monday, January 8, 2018

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Treat Bags

Hi RRR friends! Linsey here today sharing a cute idea that will help warm you up during this cold season--winter treat holders! These are just for fun and I think they turned out really cute! Think of making a normal cold winter day more festive by whipping up a few treat holders and filling them with a favorite treat or afterschool snack for the kids! These are also great for winter-themed birthday parties at home or at school! Also, these would make for a nice little gift to give to teachers just to let them know they're appreciated through the year, not only at the beginning and end of the year hehe! In short, winter treat bags make for a bright spot in what can be an otherwise dreary winter season! Take a peek!
They were super easy to put together. I just took some of my favorite 3x4 journaling cards from the Sub Zero Simple Stories collection and layered them atop an Anna Griffin fancy die cut, then popped them onto a black mini treat bag. The special part is the ribbon slider band I made to decorate each one. I used the 5/8" Glitz Ribbon Silver, 3/8" Satin with Silver Metallic Edges Apple Green and 3/8" Satin with Metallic Edges Blue Topaz. The 3/8" ribbons were layered atop the 5/8" silver ribbon and then tied into a big festive bow. The ribbon slider come right off the bags so you can keep them as a memento---everyone knows that you don't throw away perfectly gorgeous ribbons and trims--you keep them and stash them away for whatever you may want them for later! ;)
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my treat bags! Stay warm and cozy this winter--and happy crafting!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Good Morning Sunshine!!!

 TGIF!!! Cherry here at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Got a cute card made for someone uber special for Valentines day.  I started with vellum and used some heart rub-ons to add interest to my background.  Added some dimensional images and glitter borders...and added a few touches to the inside as well. 

 I used both textured two-tone rose ribbon along with baby pink stamens mixed into my bows.
So pink and red together!

Thanks for visiting the RRR, Cherry

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Floral Birthday Card for a Lovely Friend

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today with a pretty spring themed birthday card featuring pretty ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  One can dream of warmer days, right?
I don't know about you, but I'm having trouble getting back in the groove after the holidays.  It doesn't help that it's freezing outside.  It's been in the single digits for days with no end in sight.  Makes me want to crawl back in bed and pull the covers over my head!

So, flowers and pink are in order!  Flowers always make me happier.

Have you seen the beautiful new January Ribbon Club Assortment?  This pretty assortment is themed for Valentine's Day, but as you can see, it works for other occasions too.  If you love pink, you will LOVE this assortment.

Not a member yet?
This pretty January Ribbon Club Assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

My background die is the pretty Alpine Flourish Doily.  This is one of the dies in my very first order from Cheery Lynn Designs and I still love it as much as I did all those years ago and it's so versatile.

My roses were made with the Small and Medium Tea Rose Dies.  I alternated solid pink cardstock with some Distress Ink cardstock I created for a little more depth in the flowers.  The petals layers were shaped with a stylus and foam pad before assembling.
My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow which was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow was topped with a pretty Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on my card, please head over to my Make Time to Craft Blog.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Little Princess Card

Hello crafty friends and Happy New Year to you all! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas too! Today's card was created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful delicate stitched satin ribbon from this month's Ribbon Club Assortment called Valentine Mix.  I love all the ribbons in this months kit, they are beautiful!!

On my card for today I chose to use a princess theme paper and embellishments. The delicate stitched satin ribbon matches it perfectly! I also chose to use some of Really Reasonable Ribbon's Sweetheart Blossoms, leaves,and little flower embellishments. 

The little princess, tea set, and sentiment were all placed using RRR foam tabs. I also used the Scotch Glider Refills to attach each layer. 
Todays post is kinda a short one, as I haven't felt good for the last few days, and haven't crafted in awhile, but it sure did feel good to be back in the craft room, so hoping I can get back into the swing of things this week....hehehe
I hope you enjoyed my card for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely week!
Hugs to all,

Monday, January 1, 2018

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Greeting Card

Hey there Peeps and welcome to 2018!!!!! First day of the year and first day of the month which means I'm sharing my first project created with the new January Ribbon Club Valentine Mix.
This is the most yummy collection of Valentine inspired ribbons and trims  so perfect for your holiday and shabby chic projects.

I've created a vintagy inspired greeting card ....

Isn't this just the dreamiest??? The heart balloons in the image were the inspiration for this card.
 This combination of die cuts and patterned papers is so festive : )
Altered chipboard and tiny word stickers here to make a multi layer sentiment.
A simple and sweet bow created with the lovely pink ribbon is layered over lace and topped off with a glittery brad.
What's better than a pretty paper doily? A pretty paper doily layered over a die cut doily of course!
I've added sequins and Prills here to add a bit of sparkle and shine.

Okay that's it for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive and blessed New Year! G