Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dashing Through the Snow Large Christmas Tag

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share the project I created for day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas in July YouTube tutorial series.  How can it be day 10 already??? It's going by so fast!!!
I super love to make tags and this one is a whopper coming in at 6 x 7 1/2 inches! Why is it so big you ask? Well it's because I can not possibly decide what fun papers and trims and embellishments I want to use so I'm using them all!
I've gon a bit mixed media on this project adding some stars with texture paste through a stencil. There are also pretty metal charms for a bit of sparkle. 
This chevron ribbon is the perfect choice for this winter inspired tag. I've topped it with a second loopy bow of burlap string then finished it with jingle bells.

A garden of "frosty" blooms with die cut foliage tucked in is the final touch to this very vintagy tag.

Please enjoy this process video on how I created this tag....

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon 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.

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Congratulations Rebecca!

I love blue & yellow ... one of my very fave color
combos! These ribbons are gorgeous.
We love to go to Bonita Beach on the West coast of
Florida, near Naples. Lots of seashells!

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 16, 2018

Let God Use You Layout

One of the many things I like to add to our family albums is simple words of faith.  I have collected hymnals over the years and use them in a lot of my artwork.
For this layout I added some gorgeous ribbon and lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon to add dimension and softness to this layout.
I used Sheer Iridescent Antique Gold Ribbon and paired it with the Burlap Natural String.  Then I added the Chloe Natural Crochet Lace and vintage cream buttons.  
(photo credit to Traci Thorson)

  I then tucked a few of the Mulberry Leaves around the photo mat.

Wishing you a creative day.

Friday, July 13, 2018

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.

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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:
What is your all time favorite beach or vacation destination?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday, July 17th. 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~

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hello....How Are You?

Hello!  How are you?  We're sure glad you've stopped by today as I share a sweet little card I created using several FABULOUS Really Reasonable Ribbon products. I attached two patterned papers and a journalling card using strips of Scor-Tape, and then I ran a width of sweet Bay Leaf Seam Binding across my card and used it to tie a bow along with some Lipstick Red Seam Biding.  I topped that with some 10mm Red, Mixed Blue, and Black Open Roses, one 10mm Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Leaf and some adorable Red, White, Teal and Black Double Head Stamens.
I stamped my sentiments, added a stamped flower pot and flowers, a die-cut swirl border, vintage scotch tape, and some 10mm Rhinestone Resin Flowers.  I also attached a snippet of some awesome May Arts trims including a piece of Red Center-Stitched Burlap Trim; and I topped that with a (Black) Mixed Color Plaid Fabric Covered Button.  I did a bit of inking on the edges of my papers, and that's about it.
There are so many awesome products available at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and SO much more than just the hundreds of different ribbons and trims.  You can find Embellishments, Adhesives, Hair Accessories, and everything creative you can imagine to make something wonderful.  There are also sales and promotions, lots of inspiration, and our monthly Blog Hops here on the wonderful Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog; so be sure to stop by each day so you won't miss a thing.

Thanks again for visiting us, and have a great day!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sweeter than Honey Poppy Print Satin Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It's Kathy here with a sweet summery card to share with you.

Do you enjoy honey?  I love it...and bees!  This 5" x 7" top fold cards celebrates sweet honey and summer colors. 

The bow cluster on this card is pretty sweet, too.  I started by using my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool to tie a triple loop  bow from 5/8" Yellow Poppy Print Satin.  This ribbon is soft and luxurious and ties the prettiest bows!  I topped this off with a triple loop Natural Burlap String bow, some pearls, velvet leaves and flowers.

This pretty summery ribbon is one of the selections from the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment.  The mix is all summer blues and yellows, and I'm loving it!

That's it for me today.  I hope you are enjoying your summer, finding time to relax and time to create!


Friday, July 6, 2018

Ribbon Wrapped Mixed Media Block

Hi friends! Linsey here today and I'm excited to be sharing my latest ribbon inspired project with you! I love dabbling in mixed media and often find that ribbon plays a part in my mixed media creations. It's fun to try using ribbon in different ways and seeing how it turns out! Check out how I incorporated ribbon into my patina-style mixed media block!
 I started with a wooden block about 7"x4"x2" in size and began wrapping a variety of ribbons and trims around it horizontally. This instantly creates a texturally interesting background on which to build upon. It's a great way to begin a project of this nature and how you make it look is entirely up to you--your imagination is the limit! I wanted to try a patina-like color scheme so I needed to paint over the entire ribbon-wrapped block with a few layers of white gesso. This is a primer so that there is a white base to work on. This was done after the ribbon was secured to the wooden block with your choice of adhesive. adhesive options include dry or wet; ie-strong, permanent tape strip, mod podge, fabric or wood glue, etc. 
I used a several different ribbons and trims for my project. Keep in mind that this is also a great way to use up ribbon scraps of all kinds--love that! 
A couple close ups so you can see how nicely everything that has been painted over with gesso is able to take all that gorgeous paint! Super fun to see how all those colors meld together to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
And I hope you've been creatively inspired to add some ribbon and trims to your next masterpiece! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time, happy crafting!