Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Little Love

Hello to all our ribbon-loving friends, and welcome by!  It's Karen Letchworth posting today and sharing a sweet Valentine I made using some lovely products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They have everything you need to create something extra special for your sweet Valentine.
This card started with an ivory base and some sweet patterned papers.  I used one as a base, and the other two to die-cut and stitch layered hearts.  I also added some tulle netting over the smaller heart to hold in some white sequins.  I attached the hearts together using Scor-Tape which is an amazing long-lasting Adhesive available in several different widths.
I ran a width of GORGEOUS Bay Leaf Seam Binding across my card and also tied a bow with it.  I also added a bow tied with Cotton Candy Baker's Twine, and used that to attach a small hang tag with my sentiment (Love).  I tucked some White Double Head Stamens, Baby Pink Double Head Stamens, and Aqua Green Double Head Stamens behind the bow cluster, and bundled some Ivory Burlap String underneath everything.  Burlap String is AWESOME, comes in 15 lovely colors, and is SUPER affordable at just ten cents per yard.
Be sure to stop here at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog each day to find inspiration, to learn about special promotions, and to take part in our monthly Blog Hops.  There's always something exciting to be found here, and LOTS of great products for you to enjoy in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen Letchworth

Monday, January 29, 2018

Art Journal Page

Adding beautiful ribbons and lace, from Really Reasonable Ribbon, to my art journal pages give extra dimension and interest.  
I started by tearing out the page of an old book, then add clear gesso and create my artwork  so the vintage patina and words show through the artwork.
Once done, I glue the artwork into my art journal.  
I added the Tabitha Lace to the top of the page and then added bows with the Rose Crush Ribbon and Natural Burlap String.

Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Beauty of Burlap String

Hello, Friends!  Natural Burlap String is one of my crafting staples!  I rarely make a card that doesn't use it in one way or another.  It's great for threading buttons, adding a little string bow to a bow cluster, or wrapping around a card to create a border.  It adds so much lovely texture to a card that sometimes I like to use it all on its own as I did on this Botanical Tea Birthday Pop Up Card.

This is a 6" x 6" top fold card made with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Collection.  I love the soft colors and natural images in these papers, so it made sense to create a bow with a rustic, natural feel.  Burlap String comes in a rainbow of colors, but I chose to work with Natural Burlap String.  I love Natural and Ivory Burlap String so much that I buy them by the spool!

The Zutter Bow-it-all Tool makes it super quick an easy to tie these  fluffy, full string bows.   Bonnie has a wonderful YouTube Tutorial showing you how to use natural fibers in your bow making.  You can find it HERE

The inside of this card has a fun pop up gift card holder. 

I did a YouTube tutorial for this quick and easy pop up style card.  You can find that HERE.  It uses different papers, but the process is the same.

Hope I've shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures!  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happy New Year Planner Spread and Ribbon Tassel

Hi RRR friends! Linsey here today sharing my latest planner spread. Winter 2018 is amongst us and I'm loving my festive New Year's themed planner spread to help keep my spirits high while the temperatures are low! A fresh new year to start things off right and a new planner spread and ribbon tassel to go along with it!
I made this spread for my white and gold striped planner. As you can see, the inside is white with tiny gold dots and it goes perfect with my color combo and papers. My planner ribbon tassel is always my favorite part of my monthly planner spreads. This one includes colors of gold, gray, black and white.
It's so easy and fun to make ribbon tassels! I love the different textures and styles of ribbon and trim that make up my tassel. I used a strip of each of the following: Shimmer Satin Old Gold, Diamond Satin Black, White 3/8" Ric Rac, Delicate Stitched Satin Shell Gray, 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon Black, and Vanessa White Crochet Lace. I also added a small Silver Snowflake Charm to the top of the tassel. 
And that's all for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by Once again, I hope you've been inspired in some way by my planner spread and ribbon tassel charm! Have a great day and happy crafting! 

Monday, January 22, 2018


Hello Monday!  Cherry here at the RRR blog today featuring some pretty tags embellished with ribbon and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here are my tags.  Some fun layered die cut tags with my fave felt scotties.

Thanks for visiting, Cherry

Friday, January 19, 2018

Live, Laugh, Love

Hello crafty friends, and Happy Friday to you all! Today's card is a super simple one designed using beautiful Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, Crochet Lace, a Pearl and Adhesives from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I hope you enjoy my card as I enjoyed creating it.
On my card I used cream card stock for the base and all layers. Next I chose this pack of design paper that I have had for a long time and never used.  It's called Fabrique Page Kit and I think I bought it at a warehouse sale. The sentiment is a sticker, so super easy, as there is no stamping on this one.

For embellishing I chose to use the beautiful Delicate Stitch Satin Ribbon for my bow which is ribbon from the January Ribbon Club Assortment.  I love all the ribbons in this assortment, they are all beautiful!! The lace is also from RRR , and the pearl too. Lastly I added sewing to my card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies:
Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
White Flat Backed Pearls
Adhesives foam tabs, scotch tape refill used on my card
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon January 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 January 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 Kim Klinkovsky!

My snow total is zero, but it's cold in Alabama. Had a trace amount of snow last night and flurries today, but no accumulation. Sorry. Stunning hop. Thank for the inspiration. Love your ribbon and designs. Happy New Year.

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.

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