Monday, March 25, 2019

Perfectly Poised Shabby Chic Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I've had such fun this month with the March Ribbon Club Assortment, how about you?  I had just enough Charcoal Checkerboard Satin Ribbon to make a fabulous bow cluster on this Perfectly Poised Shabby Chic Card.

This chic color combo is perfectly paired for the Poised Collection from Authentique Paper.

Yellow Organza Ribbon adds a jolt of color to the bow cluster that I tied with my Zutter Bow it All Tool

TIP: Brush Wild Orchid Crafts Cottage Roses with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to add definition and depth to the lovely petals. 

And here's a peek at the inside!

It's fun to add color, texture and dimension to a card with ribbons and flowers!  I hope I've shared some tips and tricks you can use in your own crafty adventures!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Shabby Chic Decorated Egg w/ Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to all! Today I have a super sweet Glitter Egg that I decorated with all Really Reasonable Ribbon, using the Gorgeous Ribbons, Lace, Seam Binding, and flowers that Bonnie at RRR carries. Love them all!!

On the egg I started with the lace, and used the wide Cindy lace, and Bonnie has others that are so pretty, you can find them Here. I then made a big bow out of the Delicate Stitched Ribbon, and then the Lace, and then used the Canvas Colored Band in Pink (LOVE this), of course I love all Ribbons...hehehehe 

So after doing all of my ribbon work for the bows, now its time to layer the flowers. I started with the Pink Carnation and green leaves 30mm, which now you cant see. After that I ruched up the checkered ribbon, if you pull a strand it ruches very nicely, or you can pull the plastic part at the top or the bottom, be careful when doing so, you can pull it out completely. Anyways once I did ruche it up I hot glued it under the sides of my carnation on both sides. I did add a Rose bud on both sides, however for some reason the one side fell out, and i forgot to hot glue it. I also added some Aster Daisy's as well.

**I save all my stems from all these flowers, I try to cut them up high close to the flower, and then I can use the wire to tie my bows. Its nice to recycle and use up all the wire for other things.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies:
Lace (cindy)

other supplies:
Plastic Easter Egg(walmart)
Hot Glue Gun
Wire(I save all the stems from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers)

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

RRR 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 Sherri P!

9. Sherri P3/15/19, 10:27 PM
Love these ribbon colors. Lots of great creations. My favorite flower are Irises.

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 18, 2019

Hello Greeting Card

Hello there friends and crafty Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a greeting card I created with a garden full of gorgeous WOC flowers and trims from RRR.

Oh how I love these gorgeous spring inspired flowers. The roses are just the perfect vintagy pink color.
Pink plaid and wood grain are such a sweet and chic all at the same time.
I'm using a doily die cut from crisp white and skeleton leaves to brighten things up.

MUST HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS!!!!!  I really love a full arrangement and tucking in some die cut leaves and loopy twine bows helps to fill in this collection and anchor it to the corner.
Last but not least a pretty softly colored bow with a brad top and metal charms.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Diamond Satin Ivory, Chrysanthemum, Chelsea Rose, Ivory Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, March 15, 2019

Welcome Spring by Cherry Nelson

 Hello crafty peeps!  Cherry here at the RRR blog today with a Springy card.  I've been in to stamping my backgrounds and adding a lot of embossing. It is so much fun.
 I used my signature seam binding in baby pink.  Perfect pastel pink for Spring.
 I don't know about you but I am so ready for Spring!!!!

Enjoy!!!!  Happy almost Spring!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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 Blog

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 spring flower?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday, March 19th. 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 11, 2019

All Cards Need Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello to all of you paper-crafty, ribbon and flower loving friends!  Welcome by today as I share a series of cards I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using a sweet line called Spring Market by Carta Bella.  I made several cards using this line, and as always....the cards are much sweeter when I've added some of the lovely touches from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I won't repeat the patterned papers, stickers, ephemera, chipboard, etc. for each card because every single one in this post uses that same Carta Bella Spring Market line.  I'll just let y'all know which RRR products I used on each card.  And I'll tell you this...Really Reasonable Ribbon ALWAYS has the perfect ribbons, trims, Mulberry Flowers and Embellishments to match everything we make.  I really mean it when I say that "All Cards Need Really Reasonable Ribbon".
Like all of my cards, this first card (above) was put together using strips of Scor-Tape; a fabulous Adhesive to help hold together your cards and projects for many years to come.  This first card also includes a length of the lovely Moss Green Seam Binding.
My second card includes some Mulberry Flowers including the Miniature Ivory Sweetheart Blossoms as well as Mixed Pink Sweetheart Blossoms.  I also bundled up some Ivory Burlap String and placed it underneath each flower cluster.  Did you know that we carry nearly 20 colors of Burlap String?  It's another fabulous trim that costs just ten cents per yard, and is the perfect touch for SO many products. 
Card number three includes Cream Seam Binding, some Moss Green Seam BindingOpen RosesMiniature Ivory Sweetheart Blossoms and Miniature Pink Sweetheart Blossoms.  I also tucked in a few Double-Head Stamens.  I love them SO much!
My fourth card includes some White Seam BindingVivid Pink Seam Binding, and to perfectly match the colors in my sweet patterned papers, I used lots of GORGEOUS Sweetheart Blossoms including lots of flowers from the Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms in Mixed Purples/Lilacs and a WOC Green Mulberry Leaf, as well as Ivory Burlap String and (once again) lots of wonderful Double-Head Stamens.
The fifth card I'm sharing today incorporates my bow using a length of Cream Seam Binding, and just one lonely little Mixed Pink Sweetheart Blossom.  It doesn't matter if you use a little bit of embellishing or a whole lot.  Each card has some little touch of goodness from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
My sixth and final card for today uses just one extra touch.....and that would be the sweet little pieces of Solid Cream Baker's Twine tied from my three tags.  This AMAZING trim comes in over 30 gorgeous colors and costs just ten cents ($0.10) per yard.  There's a perfect color for every project and it's got so many fabulous uses.  You'd be surprised just how REASONABLE the products at Really Reasonable Ribbon really are.  Not only do they carry an awesome selection, but prices are low and shipping is very reasonable.  Today is a great day to treat yourself!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I sure hope you'll join us in two short days from now for the monthly Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  YOU could be the lucky winner of the gorgeous Ribbon Club Assortment this month (shown above).  I hope to see you there.  There's always something FUN happening at Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Friday, March 8, 2019

Enjoy Your Retirement Masculine Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I love to make masculine cards just as much as I enjoy making frilly feminine ones.  And the March Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with great ribbons for masculine cards! 

Charcoal Checkerboard Satin Ribbon is the perfect complement for this gatefold style card.  


Attach the ribbon to the back of the card with 1/2" Scor-Tape.

To add a pop of color to the inside panel of the card, I added 3/8" Red Mini Swiss Dots Satin to a strip of 1/4" Scor-Tape.  I love the way this brightens up the inside of the card.

This card measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and is made with one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11 cardstock.  I simply trimmed the height to 6 1/4" then scored at 4 1/4" and again at 8 1/2 to make the card base.

I think I'm going to have lots of fun making cards with this month's ribbon club.  How about you?

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Shaker Card & Grad Card with Ribbon

Hello friends and happy hump day! Linsey here with 2 fun card designs that use a simple strip of ribbon in the same way. One is a shaker card and the other is a graduation card with a similar design, only no shaker. I really like how they both turned out and can't wait to share them with you here today!
First, my shaker card that is sure to shake up anyone's day with its fun and uplifting message! Can you spot the ribbon? I added it below the shaker and layered a bunch of chipboard stickers on top of it, so it's bit hard to see. But it still adds another layer and more interest to the card and I love the 5/8" Daffodil Taffeta Ribbon so much! 
Next up is my graduation card! Again, a simple strip of ribbon adds more dazzle and sparkle to an already super-star card! I'm over the moon for this 5/8" Silver Glitz Ribbon
And I hope you like them too! Thanks so much for stopping by today and until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Floral Pocket with Tag

Hello everyone, and Happy Monday to you all!
Today I have a sweet little pocket and tag decorated with Really Reasonable Ribbon's beautiful ribbons, flowers, and bronze embellishments. I really enjoyed making this darling little pocket that will be added to one of my mini albums at a later date.

On my pocket I started with the Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon Black.  I made a big bow, then added the Canvas Colored Band with Stitched Edge Pink as another bow on top. Next I chose to make a ruched up floral piece to add on top of that using the checkered ribbon with the stitched edge in geen/ivory/pink. It's really easy to do, all you do is pull the plastic string part from inside the ribbon at the top and it makes it ruche up so pretty.  You can make flowers or whatever you like to add to your flower clusters. I even made one for the tag.

For the floral cluster I chose to use the pink carnation, and a few different rose buds in pinks and white. Then I used the mini sweetheart blossoms in pink, and also the aster daisy in a light pink. For the window doors I used the beautiful bronze embellishments.

I love the design papers I used for this.  They came from a paper stack called Heidi Swapp. I made the tag so it would fit inside the pocket.  It's nice to have these done and ready for mini albums, as you can add them at a later date.

Really Reasonable Ribbon 
Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon Black
1/2" checkered ribbon with stitched edge green/ivory/pink
Canvas Colored Band with Stitched Edge Pink
Pink Mixed Carnations
Rose Buds in pinks 
Sweetheart Blossoms Mini
Aster Daisys in light pink
Bronze embellishments

I hope you enjoyed my post for today, and thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs to all,

Friday, March 1, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Greeting Cards

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I'm so excited to be sharing the first 2 cards I've created with the gorgeous new plaid ribbon from RRR.
 The green and purple ribbon inspired the color scheme for this card. I knew I had some fabby papers for St Patrick's Day so the green was easy peasy and the flowers are a perfect accent to the purple in the plaid!

 I think those flowers are so bright and cheerful and they really pop on the patterned paper background.

There's green matting throughout to keep the patterns from looking busy.

Burlap string helps to fill in the arrangements as well as soften the corners for a more organic shape.
Glittery shamrocks are a fun holiday accent.
I am so in love with this ribbon. Not only does it look really pretty but it tied the most perfect poofy bow!
While I had the ribbon and the festive collection out I made another card. This time the size is 4 x 9 inches which is becoming a real fav for me.
This time I'm adding lighter colored flowers to brighten up the image and including sequins and Prills for added detail.
A few metal accents and this card is ready to bring some happy to a special person for the holiday.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Checkered Ribbon With Stitched Edge Purple/Lavender/Parrot .

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Creating vintage Easter Decor with Cherry Nelson

Hello my friends! Cherry here at the RRR blog today! I always find it so confusing when Easter falls in March.  Do you?   Growing up it was always in April.  So happy it falls this year like it does.  It gives us more time to enjoy this special time of the year.  I love to welcome in the soft pastels of the Holiday and embrace the shabby that pairs so well with Spring time.  With that in mind I created this vintage Easter decoration using old tart tins and sewing spools.


I first painted my tart tin with Ballerina Pink spray paint and than gave it a good aging with my rusty technique.  I use bleach and white vinegar.  Generally I leave my item in the solution over night.  I love the patina it gives things.

 I love the subtle aging tea staining adds to my florals.


I die cut my Tim Holtz paper image and layered it with some heavy weight glitter paper and adhered it to my tin.  Here it is complete, I love how this turned out. Mixed media is so fun...great way to think outside the box with retro and vintage goodies. Enjoy!  Cherry