Friday, February 26, 2010

February’s Monthly Ribbon Club

Hello everyone~

I just wanted to show my card using 3 various types of ribbon from February’s Monthly Ribbon Club. The package included the lime green ric-rac ribbon, the bright pink satin ribbon and the multi-colored plaid ribbon. These ribbons are absolutely a perfect combination to use on any Easter card. Join the Monthly Ribbon Club today and you too will start receiving your package of fabulous ribbons that will embellish any card beautifully.

Here is my card:

Jovi Painting Halen

Digital Image: Jovi Painting Halen from Sew Many Cards (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Card Stock: Pink/purple (TAC) and Easter print (The Easter Surprise Collection – Happy Easter Stripe)

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Templates: Egg template.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (Jovi’s patches and heart nose and Halen’s patches and egg).

Embellishments: Cotton Ball White Fun Flock (Halen’s and Jovi’s tails), lilac half pearls, pink half flower petal pearls, lime ric-rac, bright pink satin ribbon and multi-colored plaid ribbon (all 3 of these ribbons are from the Monthly Ribbon Club for February) from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Kym

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Awesome Ruffles

Today we have some great examples of what can be done with our awesome ruffles ribbon. Our stretchy ruffles have a delicate gingham edge with a striped center.
Debbie Littlejohn was kind enough to share the cards below with us. I LOVE what she's done. We just restocked our ruffles and added some new colors, so it's a perfect time to try some in your own artwork.

Rubber Stamp - Thanks - Hearts in Touch

Ruffles Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Stamps: Script on scalloped circle - Tin Can Mail; My Dear Heart - Annette Allen Watkins

Paper - Heidi Grace

Punches: Long strip punch is from Martha Stewart, Scallop Punch is from Paper Shapers

Ruffles Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks so much for looking.


Blog Candy Winner AGAIN!!!!

Hi Everyone.

I can't believe I'm doing this again!!! I'm starting to think nobody wants this ribbon!! LOL
For whatever reason, I have not heard anything from our first two winners, so here we go again. Hopefully this will be the third and final random number:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 7
Timestamp: 2010-02-23 15:57:42 UTC

This one has to work. We got the lucky number 7!!

Dana said...
Use ribbons for cards and layouts! Would be great to update with some new RIBBBONS! Put a post on my blog to help!
2/8/10 11:21 PM

Okay Dana, you have 72 hours to contact me with your shipping information by clicking the contact button at the top of the blog. I really hope to hear from you soon!!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Flowers in Line and Funky Vert Ribbons

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to introduce Flowers in Line ribbon. This ribbon is 3/4” wide and comes in a variety of colors. I used the Bright Pink and added yellow rhinestones into the center of each flower. It makes such a pretty embellishment. Next, I made a bow with the new Funky Vert Stripe grosgrain ribbon. This ribbon comes in 3/8” wide and also comes in a variety of color combinations. I used the Yellow/Pink/Green combination. Be sure to check out Really Reasonable Ribbon store for either of these ribbons and many new additions. You’ll surely fall in love with them.

Just For You

I created my first Spring card. Unfortunately, I had to scan the card. Tried taking a picture so you could see how the card springs up, but the camera did not want to corporate and couldn’t get a really good picture.

Rubber Stamp: Just for You from Wags N’ Whiskers Store (Colored with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Card Stock: Yellow, blue, green and prints from Martha Stewart – In Pastels.

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Punches: Martha Stewart Branch punch and EK Success Leaves punch.

Inks: Sakura Stardust (flowers).

Embellishments: Yellow Liquid Applique’ (center of flowers), yellow rhinestones, 3/4” Flowers in Line Bright Pink ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and 3/8” Funky Vert Stripe Yellow/Pink/Green grosgrain ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Kym

Friday, February 19, 2010

Blog Candy Winner (again!)

Well, our first blog candy winner is MIA (no contact within the 72 hour time frame), so we're pulling another number. Our new random number is:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 45
Timestamp: 2010-02-19 20:51:02 UTC

Cr8ive ME said...
Hi!WoW!!! What a generous drawing. I just posted about it on my Facebook & Twitter page. My updated tweets show up on my sidebar of my blog, too. I'm definitely a card maker and would use the ribbon for that. Check out my blog to see what I like to do with ribbon & be sure that I tweeted about it.{{hugs}}M.E.
2/11/10 8:45 AM

Congratulations Mary Ellen!!! You have 72 hours to respond to this post by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog page and emailing me your shipping information. I hope to hear from you soon!!



Hello Everyone!

I would like to introduce Chex ribbon. You’re probably thinking the cereal Chex, but it’s actually ribbon that is a gingham check. I absolutely love the combination of colors this ribbon comes in and various styles of gingham check. Please visit Really Reasonable Ribbon to see the fabulous gingham check ribbon.

Here is my card using 3/8” Pink, Yellow and Lime Chex Ribbon:

Tayla Baby in Tree

Digital Image: Tayla Baby in Tree from Sew Many Cards (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Card Stock: Light pink, medium pink, olive green and brown (TAC) and 3 prints (Martha Stewart – In Pastels).

Die-Cuts: Sizzlits Branch with Leaves Dies.

Punches: Martha Stewart Branch punch.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (dots on blanket and Tayla’s bow).

Embellishments: Pink flower buttons, pink rhinestones, pink satin flowers and 3/8” Pink, Yellow, Lime Chex grosgrain ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Kym

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A little Easter and a lotta Ribbon

Hi Everyone and Happy Thursday to you all. I hope that you had a great Valentine's weekend. With all the snow that many of us have experienced over the winter, I thought what a great opportunity to showcase some "SPRING FILLED" ribbon. The February ribbon club kit is filled with beautiful pieces and fresh colors. From pretty peachy mini dots to Funky Vertical Stripes, Pink satin to Lime Mini RicRac. Oh this kit is filled with ribbons that will make you smile.

Now after I opened this little package of Really Reasonable Ribbon up, I couldn't choose just one or two to highlight, so here it goes. Erika has really stepped outside of her comfort zone and she has created a ribbon background. Don't ya just LOVE IT!!!! Complete with Easter Egg Flowers. I did a "cute" card. So without further adieu, take a look at what the February Ribbon Club kit has to offer. For $9.00 a month, you will get between 10-15 yards of ribbon shipped right to your door from Really Reasonable Ribbon. If you are an International client, your cost is only $11.50! Now THAT is a great deal.

Try creating a ribbon background for your next project. The texture and color will be amazing.

We'll see you next Thursday

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Swiss Dots Ribbon

Hello Everyone!

So sorry for the late post. My son, Travis was home on leave last week from the US Marines. He came home to spend time with us before deploying to Afghanistan sometime this week. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye, tell him that we love him and to be safe.

On that note, onto my card for this week. I used the 3/8” Moss Olive Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon. There are so many colors and different styles of ribbon with dots. I absolutely love using them on my cards. Please be sure to check out Really Reasonable Ribbon store for all the various types of ribbon.

Purple FlowersStamps: A Year of Flowers from Gina K Designs (Embossed flowers and leaves, cut images out and popped up flowers with 3D foam dots).

Card Stock: Cream, olive green and violet (TAC), 5 prints (Deja Views – Global Views) and bronze metallic (Paper Pizzaz – Sarapapers).

Punches: MS Iron Gate Corner punch, MS, Iron Gate Border punch, MS Branch punch and EK Success Butterfly Pop-Up punch.

Inks: Versa Mark

Embossing: Vintage Plum Embossing Powder (Tsukinek) and Black Detail Embossing Powder (A la Mode).

Embellishments: 3 purple dew drops (used acrylic discs purchased from Michael’s Crafts and a purple Sharpie Marker), yellow and olive green rhinestones, tiny gold glass beads and 3/8” Moss Olive Swiss Dots grosgrain ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Monday, February 15, 2010

and the Blog Candy WINNER IS................

First, I want to thank everyone for stopping by and becoming a follower and telling us how you use your ribbon. I'm so pleased with the great response we've gotten. I think we'll have to do this again soon!!

It seems that most of you are card makers and scrappers, so we'll continue to feature samples and tutorials on these subjects along with some new ways to use that ribbon stash.

Now on to our winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to this post by clicking the contact button at the top of the blog and emailing me your shipping information.

And the lucky winner is.........................................

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 19
Timestamp: 2010-02-15 20:03:11 UTC

Elsina said...
I use ribbon for scrapbooking and sinse a few weeks also for cards. Thanks for the chance! Lovely give away. I follow your blog and it is in my sitebar!
2/9/10 12:03 PM

Congratulations Elsina!!

Now if you didn't win, don't worry! I had so much fun with this giveaway, I am planning to host another real soon. Stay tuned........

Thanks everyone and have a super day!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Enter to WIN our Super Valentine's Blog Candy!!

Hello Everyone!

This post will stay at the top until February 15th, so please scroll down to see some new stuff.

Today is an awesome day here at Really Reasonable Ribbon and we want to share a little bit of that with you. We are giving away a great selection of Valentine's Day inspired ribbon (shown below) with a total length of 50 yards! Yep, that's right, 50 yards of free ribbon valued at $25. Would you like a chance to win??

Here's what you need to do.

#1 - Become a follower. We LOVE having you come by and our followers help us out in so many ways.
#2 - Post it on your blog, twitter about it, facebook it or tell a friend. Our blog is new and we want to get the message out!
#3 - Leave a comment on this post and tell us what you use ribbon for. Are you a card maker, scrapbooker, bow maker? Is there something else that you'd like to see on the website? We want to get to know YOU all a little better.

The draw will be taking place on February 15th at 3pm Eastern time, and we will choose the winner using Random Org. Please help us celebrate our new blog and have a chance to win some gorgeous ribbon.

Thanks from all of us here at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day SALE!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I hope you're all enjoying a great long weekend! If you are in the mood for shopping, we have a great sale going on here at Really Reasonable Ribbon! From now through Monday, 2/15/2010, take 10% off any order totaling $20.00 or more (before shipping). Just use the promotional code LOVE10 at checkout.

If you have not entered our blog candy giveaway yet, be sure to do that too. We're drawing the winner on Monday afternoon at 3pm Eastern time. Ya gotta be in it to win it!!

I made this great Valentine's Day card so I can show you our super new 1.5" dots organza ribbon. Wide ribbon makes quite a statement on a card. This organza is available in 10 super colors and it's a dream to work with. Why not try some on your next card?

Stamped image - Stampin' Up

Cardstock - red, black, white and white with embossed hearts

Ink - Marvy Matchables

Embellishments - red snaps, 1.5" red dots organza ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Personalizing your Ribbon

Hi Everyone,

Here are a few photos of what you can do with this awesome Zebra Grosgrain.
First here is a photo of the white and black zebra print

Now look what you can do using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I see a Tiger ribbon for sure

Then there is the super shimmery Shimmerz Ribbon

Did you know that you can use Alcohol Inks on ribbons? You sure can

Then there is any color of ink pad from distress inks to memento and everything in between.

And finally, the Clearsnap Smooch paints work great. With the fine tipped brush applicator, you can really design a ribbon how you'd like.

The next time you aren't sure if you have the right color of Animal Print ribbon for your project, take out your coloring mediums and give it a whirl. You will be glad you did


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some Grunge Love

Hi Everyone and Happy Thursday. Some of you may have seen this project over on my blog late yesterday, but I just had to share it with you all again. I absolutely love animal prints. You can always find animal print in my wardrobe, home decor and now in my crafting projects thanks to the awesome price point here at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This card was made using a stamp from Hearts in Touch Valentine plate and I absolutely love how the zebra print Grosgrain 5/8" ribbon finishes off the card. I love how this one comes in a 3/8" and 7/8" width as well. Could you imagine a ribbon pillow made outta this stuff??? I think I need to dust off the sewing machine.

One of the amazing things about this particular grosgrain (as well as the Dalmation, Zebra II, and Giraffe Black) is that you can change the colors to match every single project you do. I will be posting another post later today with some samples so you can see EXACTLY what I mean. When you see it, You are going to want to buy this stuff guaranteed!!!!

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to enter the Valentine's Day blog candy too while you are here (if you haven't already). We will see you in a little while


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ribbon Storage

Hi everyone,

We've had a great response to our blog candy giveaway so far. Thanks so much! A few people have asked about ribbon storage options. I encourage everyone to take a peek at Simply Renee Inc. She's got tons of great storage options not only for ribbon, but for all your crafting supplies. Our own Erika Taylor just did a super post on organizing a small crafting area and ribbon storage is featured at the end of the post.
Take a look today and be sure to tell them that Really Reasonable Ribbon sent ya.


Sunday, February 7, 2010


Hi again,

If you're NOT a football fan (or even if you are), why not do a little ribbon shopping today?? Today, Sunday 2/7/2010 only, take 15% off any order of $20.00 or more (before shipping). It's a great day to try some new styles. Take a look at our new silk, 1.5" dots organza, new striped grosgrain styles, and all the cool animal prints.

Use the promotional code SUPER15OFF at checkout.

This sale is good for ONE DAY ONLY, so be sure to shop today!!!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Super Woven Headbands using Striped Ribbon

Hi Everyone,

We've had some super cards featured already this month, but there is so much more you can do with ribbon. I've been working on my bow making skills, but what I really LOVE to make are these super woven headbands. I've been playing with color combinations, but I found that our new striped grosgrain styles are awesome for this project! It looks like a complex weaving pattern when it's really done with just one ribbon style.

I just LOVE this one!! It's a 1/2" white plastic headband covered with 3/8" berrysickle stripe grosgrain. What a super look!

On this headband, I used a 1" padded plastic headband which gave it a really nice, professional feel. It doesn't really come across in the photo, but the padded headband makes the finished product look very professional! I used 1/2" Pink/Lav/Lt.Blue Multi-stripe grosgrain from May Arts for this one. There are lots of great color combinations available in stripes.

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog. Why not sign up as a follower today!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Red Satin Ribbon

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to show the 5/8'” red satin ribbon from the Monthly Ribbon Club that I used on my card. I love how beautiful the satin ribbon makes bows. You may also purchase the satin ribbons in 1/4”, 3/8” and 5/8” widths.Posh Bunny

Digital Image: Posh Bunny from Sunshine’s Stamps (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Card Stock: Red (TAC), red stripe print (K&Company – Ka-Zoo) and red print (MS-Classic Woodland).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Circles/Scallop Circles and Sizzlits Scribble Swirls Dies.

Punches: Martha Stewart Lace Heart border punch.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (bunny’s dress, earrings, crown and necklace and scribble swirls).

Embellishments: 3 red heart gems, 3 red rhinestones, clear rhinestones and 5/8” red satin ribbon from the Monthly Ribbon Club at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Kym

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Big ole Bow

Happy Thursday everyone. Today I'm sharing with you a card I made using a few different ribbons. Bows can be used as accents on a project or as focal points. For this card, I used Dark Brown Satin in 3/8" and White Satin in 5/8". When making the bow, layer the ribbons. Once the bow is tied, pull the loops apart to create a very full bow. I will be doing a "tie a bow" tutorial in the future so keep your eyes open.

Try layering a few ribbons together to create a unique bow. Post your creations in a comment, and we'll be sure to stop by and check them out.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Gingham Red Micro

Good morning Ladies! Mondays will be my post day showing you some fabulous ribbon Really Reasonable Ribbon has to offer. Today I would like to show an easy Valentine’s card for that special man in someone’s life I made using the 1/4” Gingham Red Micro ribbon. This ribbon can be purchased in 4 yards, 10 yards or 23-25 yards. And comes in an assortment of colors.

Here is my card:

Bikini Top

Bikini Bottom

Template: Bikini template (received from my good friend – she has had for many years).

Card Stock: Peach (TAC), white glitter (Basic Occasions) and heart print (K&Company – Ka-Zoo).

Punches: Marvy Daisy punches.

Embellishments: White lace, white half pearls and red half pearls and Gingham Red Micro ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.