Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Follow Your Heart

Don't you just LOVE ribbons🎀??  I know that for me, they are pretty much a necessity in crafting.  Very rarely do I create a card (or anything else for that matter) that doesn't include a ribbon or bow of some sort.  I just really enjoy the warmth and texture that ribbons, bows, twines and trims add to our works of art.  Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect place to find every color and style of ribbons and trims, and SO much more.
I created this card to share with you today.  It's a perfect example of how truly AMAZING all the products at Really Reasonable Ribbon are.  I started with a cardstock base and added a piece of patterned paper that I topped with another smaller strip of patterned paper.  I attached half of a tea-stained doily underneath the strip.  The sentiment is a chipboard piece that I picked up recently at Tuesday Morning in a package for just $1.99.  It's always exciting to find perfect little treasures at Tuesday Morning.  But hey.....I couldn't stop there!  The touches from Really Reasonable Ribbon are what makes this card truly special.
I attached a width of Silver Seam Binding across my card and attached a 16mm Pearl Heart Shaped Ribbon Buckle Slide to it.  Next, I tied a bow with the Silver Seam Binding, and a length of the lovely Blue Jay Seam Binding and Summer Rose Seam Binding.  I also tucked in a length of Navy Burlap String, some Double Head Stamens and I must say.....these AMAZING precious little accents are almost gone.  I don't know if they'll be restocked, but I know you will LOVE them as much as I do.  You really should grab what's left before they are gone.
I topped my bow with a beautiful Yellow Cherry Blossom and stuck in a couple of pins for accent.  There's also a sweet little 11mm White Heart Shaped Flatback Imitation Pearl next to the sentiment.  I also tucked in three different Mulberry Leaves including a 35mm Green, a  30mm Green & White, and a new 25mm Green/Yellow/White Leaf. There are so many cute Embellishments in the RRR Shop in addition to all the Seam BindingMulberry Flowers, and SO much more.  Cute, cute, cute!  That's what you'll find at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please visit again soon and often so that you won't miss out on any new products, loads of inspiration, special sales and promotions, our monthly blog hop, plenty of good shopping, and so much more.

Blessings,
Karen

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fabulous Fall Ribbons

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Fall has to be my favorite season of the year.  Crisp apples, crunchy acorns, colorful pumpkins and fluttering leaves make me happy, happy, happy!  To use up some of my stash of retired fall ribbons, I decided to create a fabulous fall stash buster of a mini album all tied together with fabulous fall ribbons from RRR.



This is a 5" x 7" chipboard cover, O-Ring bound mini album with a mixed media cover.  I've combined about 4 different paper collection from different manufacturers with dies, flowers, brads, buttons, and burlap.  To tie all these elements together, I used gorgeous fall ribbons.


In addition to the ribbons in the September Ribbon Club Assortment, you'll find Autumn Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon and Noble Peacock Seam Binding tied to the O ring binding.  I love the way these vibrant ribbons resemble fluttering fall leaves, don' t you?

The album is loaded with flips, flaps, inserts, tags, mini folios and other goodies.  To help you get a feel for all the album features, I've prepared a little Youtube video tour.  I share lots of tips that you can use in your own crafty adventures here.



I hope I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rainbows + Stars = A Magical Day!

Hello there! Linsey here today sharing one of my favorite recent cards made featuring fabulous ribbons from RRR! I love rainbow colors and I also love stars, so this card came together like magic!
I made this card using the ribbons from the Bright Colors Grosgrain with Silver Metallic Edges Assortment. Space ribbons and graduate each piece about a 1/2" further than the next. Add 3D foam stars with rainbow craft foils and glitter on top and adhere to ends of each ribbon. Add stamped sentiment, attach to card base and done! The silver metallic edges of the grosgrain ribbons coordinate perfectly with the silver glittery part of the stars and the rainbow colors go great with each other too! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with love and happiness! Until next time, happy crafting! 😊

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Halloween Candy Cuties with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to you all! Today I have these darling "Going Batty" Candy Cuties I made and decorated using ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I love how they turned out, and will be making more of these darling candy holders. Ok, so I have a funny story to tell about a BAT.  One night a couple of weeks ago, my hubby heard a noise outside, it was loud.  He heard it in our back garage, and he couldn't figure out what it was. We had a problem with a wasp nest that we were dealing with, but he knew at this time at night those were sleeping and whatever was hopping around in the eves of his garage, he had no idea what it was until he went in the garage and started spraying the wasp spray.  Then it came and sat on the wood up high tucked back up by the roof and he thought it was staring at him  Well we know they don't see, so he sprayed it,and left the garage,  LOL hahahahaha.  Omgosh, when he told me this story, I thought OMGOSH I'm so glad you did not wake me up....LOL.  I would have never went back to sleep over that one.....hahaha at first he thought it was a mouse, but it wasn't.  He clearly saw it, and it was a brown bat.  We haven't heard anything out there as of lately, and we did get rid of the wasp, so hopefully it left, and is gone now.

To start with I had to buy the file for these.  They are a embroidery in the hoop file, and then I went ahead and decorated them using Really Reasonable Ribbon's beautiful polka dot satin ribbon, along with the rose buds white, and then black stamens, and little green leaves. Now the rose buds I did distress and spritz a little bit so they would be a blackish color for the bats. I love how the orange satin ribbon pops and makes these darling bats look so much sweeter.  They are cute to begin with, but even cuter using RRR beautiful satin! Love them!

There are two different sizes and they are to hold candy inside them. I of course forgot to buy candy to put in them, so I went into my jar and grabbed some candy hubby brought home for me...hehehee they worked just fine.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon September 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 September 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  
Result:
18

Congratulations Michelle Chmelar!

18.  Michelle Chmelar9/15/18, 9:26 AM
We used to get tons, and now its slowed down considerably. We still get ready with lots of candy, but we haven't run out in years.


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, September 17, 2018

As the Crow Flies Greeting Card

Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Dropping in to share a very Halloweeny greeting card.
I am a fool for plaid and as soon as I saw this Halloween inspired pattern I knew I would use it for this card!

I've paired it with a fun NeverMore Halloween Collage holiday printable from my shop. That's a very serious looking crow!

 A  die cut spiderweb is tucked under a large doily for a very layered look. 
My favorite plaid ribbon from RRR is of course the Black Plaid. These's a second bow of loopy burlap string and a vintage button and how could I forget the spiderweb charm?

A metal clip holds a fun ticket, I've layered in some of the stamp images from the printable and a tag and sequins.

So how gorgeously spooky are these flowers? I used the White Magnolia finished in black paint,  some Chrysanthemums. Cherry Blossoms,  and Sweetheart Blossoms to create a nice full arrangement. A second loopy bow of twine and die cut leaves to finish off this card.


Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, September 14, 2018

Happy Halloween Card

Halloween is just around the corner!  It is easy to create Halloween cards to give this year by using fun Halloween images, papers, die cuts and the beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Club Assortment.
These fun colors in purples, blacks, greens, oranges and yellows are sure to go with all your Halloween creations.  
So why not surprise your ghost and goblins this year with a Halloween card made with love?

Sheila