Friday, July 19, 2019

Woven Ribbon Headbands and Kanzashi

Hey there ribbon lovers.  Do you ever try different types of ribbon crafts?  If not, you really should!  Woven ribbon headbands are great for that favorite little girl in your life (or even you depending on the ribbon selection) and Kanzashi is great for making hair clips for yourself or even a pin for a jacket or bag.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has all the ribbon and accessories you need to dive right in.

I'm using the gorgeous and summery color palette from the July Ribbon Club Assortment.  I used the citrus multi-dot grosgrain ribbon in my woven ribbon headband along with two solid colors of 3/8" grosgrain ribbon.

Not a member yet?
The July Ribbon Club Assortment is a sizzling summer themed collection of ribbon.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

For my headband I used a 1/2" plastic headband and 3/8" grosgrain ribbon.  The Citrus Multi Dot Ribbon is from the July Ribbon Club Assortment and I coordinated Tangerine and Acid Green Solid Grosgrain Ribbon for the twists.

New to woven ribbon headbands?  
I did a video tutorial a while back for this weave and I'll share it again today.  You should give it a try.
Beginners should start with the basic woven ribbon headband and build from there.  You can find all my video tutorials HERE.

Woven Ribbon Headband with a Twist Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
Since I'm in the process of packing up my craft room to move and don't anticipate unpacking any time soon, I'm going to be doing more work with Kanzashi as I can do that with limited supplied and with a limited work area.  Stay tuned for more in the future.  This flower combines some of the petals that I have done videos on already which I will share below.    
For this flower I used both 1-1/2" and 2" Grosgrain Ribbon and a 12mm Silver Glitter Stardust Rhinestone Embellishment for the center.

Kanzashi Ribbon Flower Petal #1
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

Kanzashi Ribbon LAYERED Flower Petal #1
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

These two crafts also work very well together.  I put my Kanzashi flower on a Single Prong Alligator Clip and that way you can wear the headband with or without the flower.  When you want the flower, just slip the bottom of the alligator clip in to the weave of the headband.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you'll give Kanzashi Flowers or Woven Ribbon Headbands a try.  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

RRR July 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 July 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!

17. Sherri P7/15/19, 7:43 PM
Yes I craft in summer just like any other time, as I have time. Working on a gift album for my nephew right now. Very pretty bright and colorful ribbon!

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, July 15, 2019

Umbrella Drinks Tropical Tri Fold Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Why don't you come sit by the pool for a bit and sip on a refreshing beverage while I tell you all about this fun little folio?

This 5 1/2" square folio feels like a summer pool party .  I've surrounded the center shaker box with pretty white flowers, chipboard elements, loopy Ivory Burlap String bow,  and a vibrant Apple Green Sheer Ribbon with Satin Center Bow.  The ribbon is part of the Sizzlin' Summer Ribbon Mix from the July Ribbon Club.  People, these are the colors of summer!  

The Acid Green Random Dot Grosgrain Ribbon from the Ribbon Club adds a punch of summer color to the little tags that I've scattered throughout the folio.  I've also used it to make borders on my pockets.  

When fully opened, this little folio looks and feels like a party is going on!  From left to right we have a waterfall page, a pocket with photo mount inserts, a dimensional treat/tag pocket and a magnetic flip page.

After topping each little tag with ribbon, I've adhered the bottom edge to the page so that a photo can be tucked in behind. 

The pocket page is decorated with a cute little fussy cut banner.  I've tucked 4" x 4" photo mounts into the pocket.

The flap page is decorated with  tropical chippies and has a magnetic closure.

Look how cute the Acid Green Random Dots ribbon looks as a border on the pocket page inside the flap!  I just love adding ribbon to the inside of a project like this.  

The center treat pocket hosts a trio of tags: two large pocket tags and one petite tag.  Adding a bit of ribbon to the top of the tags really makes them look finished.

I hope your summer has been filled with fun and a little poolside relaxation!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 13, 2019

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.

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

Our question of the month is:
Do you get any crafty time in the summer months or is it strictly dreaming and planning for when autumn rolls around?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Wednesday, July 17th. Be sure to check back on Wednesday 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, July 11, 2019

Something Extra Sweet

Hello, sweet friends!  Welcome by my blog today, and thanks for visiting me as I share a fun project that I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using several of their amazing products.  I used an old kraft Coffee Bag that I'd forgotten all about. So, I pulled it out and decided to fill it with some yummy bubble gum flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans as a cute gift.  No cuter way to decorate than with all the amazing products found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I ran a width of Ivory Natural Crochet Lace across the top of the bag, and stamped a miniature tag with the word LOVE.  I attached that tag with a dab of hot glue along with a length of Gold Metallic String, a White Mulberry Leave, and some Mixed Pink Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms.  There are so many beautiful Mulberry FlowersEmbellishmentsTwines, Trims and.....well, you'll just have to see for yourself - there's SO much to see at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Down at the middle left of the bag (right by the window showing those yummy jelly beans) I added some more "fluff" to my project by adding a gold puffy heart and pink leather tassel (both are Crate Paper products), and then layering some bundled Ivory Burlap StringGold Metallic String, and Cotton Candy Baker's Twine.  Then, I also tucked in some Milk White Miniature Stamens, and some Pink Miniature Double Head Stamens.  SO sweet!
Thanks again for stopping by, and please visit us again soon.  By the just TWO short days (Saturday, the 13th), our July Blog Hop will start.  Be sure to join us for that; as one lucky person will win this month's AWESOME Ribbon Club Assortment.  I'll look forward to seeing you there!

Until then,

Monday, July 8, 2019

Mini Album Flip Page One

Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July. Today I have a mini album page I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful ribbons and embellishments that Bonnie carries in the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. 

This is one of the many pages I will be creating for an album I'm currently working on. So for this page I used ReallyReasonable Ribbon's Delicate Stitched Satin, and Double-faced Satin Ribbons. I also used the darling bronze leaves and little white flowers for embellishments on my flip page
The papers are from Graphic45 and I used dies from Cheery Lynn to create my edges. I also ran Really Reasonable Ribbon through the one die cut edge, first time using this die and love the look with ribbon . I figured I would work on each page at a time and then will add them to the album when I’m done. Every page was put together using scor tape and scotch advanced refills from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

The little pocket on the front was cut using a CC die and the little tag was cut from the Graphic45 design paper page. I also added sewing to all my layers.

 Inside of page there is room for photos and places to journal.

Hope you enjoyed my post for today and thank you for stopping by!

Hugs to all 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Christmas in July Greeting Card

Hello there friends and crafty peeps!  It's that time of year again where we gather up all our Christmas crafting supplies and beat the sweltering heat by hiding out inside  creating holiday projects! At least I do anyway lol.
I started this card with a tag from my shop then layered up some of my favorite holiday papers to coordinate.
In my humble opinion you can never have enough doilies so there's a double layer here. One in crisp white and one in gold.

 I added several of the elements on spacers for lots of dimension.
These flowers are all made by me and have stamens from RRR. I love me some glittery flowers!
Last but not least is a sweet poofy bow topped with a loopy twine bow and a vintage button.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Plaid Ribbon Bold Red Check, Ivory Burlap String, Bead Berry Spray Clusters.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Monday, July 1, 2019

*NEW* July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello there ribbon lovers!  It's July 1st (ALREADY!!) and we have the NEW Sizzlin' Summer July Ribbon Club Assortment available for you today from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?
The July Ribbon Club Assortment is a sizzling summer themed collection of ribbon.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

This color palette just SCREAMS Summer, doesn't it?
Once again I've used some pretty Open Rose Mulberry Flowers under my sentiment panel.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a full line of Mulberry Flowers in lots of colors and styles.  Head on over and take a look today!
My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All Tool using two of the ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also used two other ribbons from the assortment across the center of the card under my sentiment.

For a video tutorial on how to create 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.  Have a crafty weekend!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Thinking of You Now and Always

Hi there ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here today with another feminine floral greeting card featuring pretty ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment along with some Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?
The June Ribbon Club Assortment is a pink and turquoise color themed collection of ribbon.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

I just love this pretty color combo, don't you? 

I love to add some pretty Mulberry Flowers under my sentiment.  Such a quick, easy and inexpensive way to add a real 'wow' to your cards and other crafty projects.  For this card I used pink 15 and 20mm Open Roses below the sentiment.  I simply curled the stems around a needle tool and glued them below the sentiment panel.  My background paper was created with Distress Inks on glossy cardstock.
My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All Tool using two of the ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create 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.  Have a crafty weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Summer Fun Shaker Card with Paper Clip Embellishments

Hello, Friends!  Kathy here with a really sweet summer card. This 6" x 6" shaker/easel card makes me think of fruit salad! Yum!  Bright  Pink Plaid Ribbon is the perfect playmate for these Prima Fruit Paradise papers.  I've topped my double loop bow with some gold metallic string to add just the right amount of shine, and it picks up on the gold in the floral cluster, too.

Do you ever look for ways to use up pretty little ribbon scraps?  Well, here's a fun idea for you.  See that little paper clip embellishment just to the left of the flower cluster?  That was the very last little bit of my Hot Pink Satin with Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon from June's Ribbon Club Assortment.  Here's how to turn that little 2" scrap into a beautiful embellishment on your next card:

  • First, find a paperclip.  This one is gold, but you can color match to whatever paper you are using.
  • Now cut fish tail banners on each end of the ribbon.  I do this by folding my ribbon in half lengthwise, then snip from the fold to the outer edge.
  • Next, thread the ribbon between the legs of the paper clip.  Hold in place with a tiny dot of hot glue.
  • Top the ribbon with a little posy or a button, as I did here. 
Easy peasy, affordable and oh, so cute!

Here's a peek at the inside.  There's just enough room to write a little greeting.  This would be such a cheery little birthday card or get well card, and it's pretty enough to put out on display.

I hope I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  Wishing you a joyful and creative day!


Monday, June 24, 2019

A Glorious Fourth

Happy Indepence Day to our BEAUTIFUL country (in just a few days).  What better way to celebrate than with RIBBONS and patriotic accents from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used a nostalgique/vintage piece of ephemera as my focal point for this card.  It's attached to a piece of patterned paper with strips of Scor-Tape; and I also used the Scor-Tape to attach the navy blue doily die-cut that I slipped underneath the focal image.
I bundled some Ivory Burlap String with some Red Miniature StamensNavy Miniature Stamens and Ivory Miniature Stamens and placed that on the doily area.  Next, I tied bow with lengths of 1/2" Navy Winkle Ribbon and 1/2" Red Wrinkle Ribbon and attached those side-by-side atop the bundled items.  The next items I added were some Red Open RosesRoyal Blue Open RosesIvory Open Roses, as well as one White Bead Berry Cluster.
Over on the right-hand side of my card, you'll see a cute Red Plaid Covered Button from our Embellishments Section.  Underneath that, I tucked snippets of White Crochet Lace and Navy Micro Gingham.  They're topped with some Mixed Blues Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms.
There are SO many cute accents at Really Reasonable Ribbon in addition to all their amazing ribbons and trims.  I hope you'll stop by to do some shopping to celebrate the 4th of July!

Thanks for visiting,