Friday, April 30, 2010

Blog Candy and Design Team Intro Party!!


This post will stay on top until May 1st, so please scroll down to see current posts.

May 1st is National Scrapbook Day, and more importantly, it's the day we are going to announce our NEW DESIGN TEAM!!!! So............we're having a party! We will be giving away a surprise pack of ribbon and embellishments to celebrate. I'm not good at keeping secrets, so I'm giving you a sneak peek at the prize below.

Here's what you need to do to enter the drawing:

#1 Subscribe to our blog via email at the top of the left column and also become a follower. We love having you come by and see us, and we don't want you to miss any of our great projects.

#2 Tell your friends, post about it on your blog, twitter about it, or facebook it. We have some super changes coming and we want to get the message out.

#3 Leave a comment on this post and tell our new design team members what you'd like to see on the blog in the upcoming months. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you!

The draw will take place on Saturday, May 1st and we will select the winner using Random Org. The winner will have 48 hours to contact us to claim their prize.

Please be sure to stop by on May 1st to welcome our new design team and see if you won!

Thanks from all of us here at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Yippee it's the weekend!

And there are birds EVERYWHERE at my place! Spring is finally here, flowers are blooming and the birds are playing. I made this card using the orange swirl and the white silk ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I also managed to find an awesome use for the Frosted Dream brads (love 'em!), and I used my new Sizzix die from the Tim Holtz recent release. The label punch in the middle is from McGill, the patterned cardstock is from K&Company and the solid orange is from Club Stamp. Enjoy and yippee (no company name on the yippee stamp, sorry), it's Friday! :)Debbie
PS: You can check my blog to see another card I made using the embellishments and new brown lace ribbon from RRR by clicking HERE.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Happy Thursday Everyone. Today is a Rainy Spring day here is Southern Saskatchewan. Great for the flowers and foliage. I've got a few tulips that are blooming and just love it. My little girl sooooo wants to pick the 2 blooms that are out haha.

Today I'm sharing with you one of my favorite cards I've made to date with Really Reasonable Ribbon. I paired the Sheer Looped white trim and the Swirls Red Organza and i just love the outcome. I also used another button from the Twilight Inspired Chipboard Button set to finish it off. I really wanted to focus on the ribbon for this card and I think it works so well
Here is a close up for you to see the weaving of the White Sheer Loop through the Spellbinders dies.
The cardstock is from Paper Temptress and the patterned paper is Bo Bunny. Lastly I inked up a piece of Technique Tuesday chipboard with Distress Inks and finished it up with a rub-on and some more of that beautiful Swirls Red Organza. Purdy Purdy isn't it.

Make sure you stop by on Saturday for the 1st Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop. Our entire team will be sharing some absolutely stunning pieces and I know you will all want to find out who will win the big Really Reasonable Ribbon Gift.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Various Types of Ribbon Used and New Button Embellishments

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

This past Saturday I hosted Digi-Day – Marching with the Troops at The Stamping Boutique which is very dear and close to my heart. I had the wonderful opportunity to use many styles of Really Reasonable Ribbon to showcase my cards. As many as you know, my son, Travis, who is a US Marine is currently deployed in Afghanistan. So, this event was in honor of him and all the other men and women who are deployed at this time. I hope you enjoy my cards and like the variation of ribbons I used from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here are my cards:

Travis, US Marine1 Audrey with Flag1

First Card

Digital Image: Patriotic AJ with Flag from The Stamping Boutique (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Card Stock: Cranberry Tart (Gina K), blue (TAC) and prints (K&Company-Marines).

Embellishments: Marine word stickers (Marines Embossed Stickers), Marine emblem and stars (K&Company-Marines Grand Adhesions) and ribbons – Red Satin with White Stars, Blue Satin with Stars and White Sheer with Satin Stripes from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Second Card

Digital Image: Patriotic Audrey with Flag from The Stamping Boutique (Colored Image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Sentiment: God Bless America sentiment from Digital Delights.

Card Stock: Cranberry Tart (Gina K), blue (TAC), and prints (Miss Elizabeth’s-Patriotic).

Embellishments: White with Red Stitched Edge Grosgrain from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Bald Eagle1 Flag1

Third Card

Digital Image: Patriotic Eagle from The Stamping Boutique (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Sentiment: Let Dreams Soar sentiment from Creative Vision.

Card Stock: Cranberry Tart (Gina K), blue (TAC) and prints (K&Company-Marines).

Embellishments: White Satin with Stitch Center and Blue with Red Stitched Edge Grosgrain from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Fourth Card

Digital Image: Patriotic Flag from The Stamping Boutique (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Sentiment: Stars and Stripes Forever sentiment from Digital Delights.

Card Stock: Cranberry Tart (Gina K), blue (TAC) and prints (Miss Elizabeth’s-Patriotic).

Embellishments: Red, white and blue gem buttons and 7/8” Flag Grosgrain from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here’s my card using the Pink and Brown Ric Rac and Buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon:

Daisy Rat

Digital Image: Daisy Rat from KLM Designs (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Sentiment: For You from Raindrop Echo Designs.

Card Stock: Tan and pink (TAC), prints (K&Co-Best of K&Company, Classic K Bailey and Classic K McKenna).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Punches: EK Success Flower Punch.

Embellishments: Stickles (Yellow and Pink – flowers on sentiment), tan buttons (Such Sweet Tierney) Pink and Brown Hand painted Buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon) and Brown and Pink Ric Rac (May’s Monthly Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous week!

Hugs, Kym

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lovely Lace....

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to add a vintage or elegant touch to your creations, Really Reasonable Ribbon now carries a gorgeous Crochet Lace style in white, ivory, coral, pink and brown (it's in the Trims/Lace category). I used the coral (awesome color that may look bright pink on your does on mine, but it's a soft, peachy color!). It added just that little extra bit of texture and elegance on this card I recently sent to my sister for her birthday. I'm afraid I can't give you the credits because I had challenged myself to use up some bits and pieces I had left from other projects. I should have saved the original brand names; sorry! Enjoy.....:)Debbie

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April Ribbon Club card

Hello Everyone and happy Thursday. While I was outside yesterday I noticed that the tulips are starting to bloom and found a Robin's Nest. How sweet is that.
When I received my ribbon club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon this month, I knew that I had to create an inspiration piece. Something that really shows the Patriotic colors in this kit. The Blue Bandana grosgrain ribbon just begged to be used, so my mojo was running. Then I received some of these AMAZING chipboard buttons we now carry in the store. I used the glitter red button from the Twilight package. Yes I'll admit it, I'm a Twilight Junkie.

Here is the card I created.
If you haven't taken a look at all the new embellishments in the store, hop on by and check them out. They are truly BEAUTIFUL!

Papertrey white cardstock
Paper Temptress navy cardstock
Papertrey red cardstock
Jenni Bowlin Patterned Paper
Stampin Up Dotted Patterned Paper
Scarlet Lime patterned Paper
Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment
Glitter Chipboard Button-Twilight- Really Reasonable Ribbon
Red Stickles
Red Metallic Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some news... Here we go folks!!!

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday to you all. We are starting to send out emails to our new design team members and there is a little extra something too. With such an amazing response to the Design Team call, we've bumped our choices to 4 full time members and 6 guest designers. So watch your email inbox. You just might be a part of our team.

We just want to take a quick moment to thank all of you for your applications. The decision making was UBER difficult and we are so grateful to have you all as fans. Keep watching the blog for news.

Also, once the team is in place, we'll be doing some great things here at Really Reasonable Ribbon that you can be a part of.

Design Team Coordinator

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy Birthday with Bling!

I really like the new "bling" that's available in the embellishments category at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and Bonnie gave me some to play with this weekend. I used the Spring Medley Blue embellishments, along with the Swirls Turquoise ribbon to make this card. The birthday stamp is from Inkadinkadoo, the flourishes stamps I used to make the background print on the smaller rectangle are from Prima and the printed background paper is from Basic Grey. Note: I did add some rhinestones and pearls to the centers of the flowers (from my "stash, not sure of the brands!). Enjoy, and if it's your birthday, hope it's a good one. :) Debbie

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wine Jute Ribbon and Moss Green w/White Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon

Hello Everyone!

I was finally able to create a card using some of the really fun new jute ribbon. I love how easy it is to use and the effect you get from this type of ribbon. The ribbon comes in 5 spectacular solid colors (Natural, Orange, Wine, Spring Green and Hunter) and 2 stripe colors (Green/Pink and Turquoise/White).

I also used Moss Green w/White Stitched Edge Grosgrain ribbon. This ribbon comes in many various colors and styles of Stitched Edges. The combining of both ribbons gave my card even more of a country feel than I was hoping to accomplished to go with the farm scene images.

Visit Really Reasonable Ribbon today and choose from many various styles of ribbon that are available. Add your very own combination of ribbons together to create a different look to any card/project.

Farm Kitchen

Digital Images: Kitchen Shelf and Pantry from The Stamping Boutique (Colored images with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Sentiment: Just Because from Sentiments by VL Designs at The Stamping Boutique.

Card Stock: Green (TAC), cranberry (Gina K Designs) and floral print (Michelle Anderson’s Pathways-Romance).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Circles/Scallop Circles.

Punches: Fiskars Lace Border Punch and EK Success Round Corner Punch.

Inks: Sakura Yellow Star Gelly Pen (center of flowers) and White Gel Pen (dots on dishes).

Embellishments: Wine Jute ribbon and Moss Green w/White Stitched Edge Grosgrain ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Kym

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamp Set

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday to you all. A few weeks ago I received a stamp set from a friend who is a part of the My Stamp Box design team. This stamp set is travelling from crafter to crafter and I just had to share with you the card that I made using the stamp set and some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The set is a birthday stamp set which is full of balloons. Whodda thunk you could make a flower out of balloons!

I used Old Gold and Aqua satin on the card, that I tied in a plain knot. I love these two ribbon colors together.

Try some unexpected color combinations when you layer your ribbon. It can really bring a project together.


PS, if you haven't tried out for our Design Team, you have a wee little bit of time left. Send in those applications and have your chance at working with some amazing ribbon and with an amazing company.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Three Day Sale Code and April Ribbon Club Peek

Hello everyone,

We are running a 10% OFF any size order sale at Really Reasonable Ribbon from today through Wednesday, Arpil 14th. Please use the sale code TULIP10 at checkout. The sale is good on all merchandise including sale items. It's a great time to try out some new ribbon. Be sure to take a look at our new embellishments and the trims/lace section while you are shopping. This is a great opportunity to try some of our ruffles ribbon! Don't you just love the little ruffle flower Debbie created using our single-edge ruffles?

Here is a sneak peek at our April Ribbon Club Patriotic Assortment. Isn't it great? It contains 17 yards (yes, I said 17 yards!) of super red, white and blue ribbon for all your summer patriotic projects.

Why not join our Monthly Ribbon Club today? You'll receive a new themed ribbon pack directly to your mailbox each month. Don't delay, sign up today!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

How about some posh Plaid Ruffle ribbon?

Isn't this elastic plaid ruffle ribbon fantastic? I made the flower by gathering a short length of the ribbon and tacking it to itself at the bottom. Since it's elastic it also easily stretched vertically around the card (I used the lavender and the bright pink and just taped it on the back). The sticker is from daisyd's (website not functioning at this time) and the background paper is from Papertrey Ink. One of these days I'll figure out how to get a GOOD picture with my camera; in the meantime, I hope you like this less-than-stellar photo of my card. :) Debbie

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Hi everyone! How happy was I when I found Bonnie is carrying this great Rainbow Peace Ribbon (in two widths)??? I had already purchased the Reminisce printed paper with the peace sign design and the Catslife Press stamp (used for the button in the center of the bow), but to find Bonnie had the ribbon in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store just put the icing on the cake! Have a peaceful weekend...
:) Debbie
Other credits: Striped paper, American Crafts
Imagine stamp, unknown
PS: If you would like to see another card using this ribbon, you can see it on my card blog HERE.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Double Ruffles, Multi Stripe Grosgrain and Silk Ribbon

Happy Friday!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. I wanted to show you all 2 cards that I have created using 3 different types of ribbon. The first card I used was Light Blue Double Ruffles. This ribbon is very stretchy and easy to work with. I love how well you are able to make a bow with it. There are many different colors to choose from: Bright Pink, Red, Lime, Green, Light Blue, Lavender, Purple, Dark Brown and Black. The ribbon is 5/8” wide.

Sew Glad We Are Friends Digital Image: Cammi and Sew Glad We Are Friends! from March Bonus at Sew Many Cards (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Card Stock: Green (TAC), dark blue (Basic Occasions) and prints (DCWV-The Garden Party).

Embellishments: 2 blue and 1 brown buttons and Light Blue Double Ruffles Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

The next 2 ribbons I used on my card are Pink/Lavender/Light Blue Multi Stripe Grosgrain and Fuchsia Silk Ribbons. There is a wide variety of Multi Stripe Grosgrain Ribbons. This ribbon is 3/8” wide. The Silk Ribbons come in many different colors: White, Champagne, Yellow, Old Gold, Red, Pink, Lavender, Celery Green, Moss, Light Blue and Navy. Some of the colors can be purchased in 1/4” wide while all of them are available in 1 1/4” wide. The Silk Ribbons are by May Arts.

Beautiful Blooms Digital Image: Beautiful Blooms with Happy Birthday Sentiment from The Cutting Cafe (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Card Stock: Yellow and purple (TAC) and prints (DCWV-The Glitter Mat Stack).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Scallop Circles and Double Ended Tags.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (used on flowers).

Embellishments: White, black, purple and orange half pearls, 2 silver butterfly charms, 1 silver flower charm, Pink/Lavender/Light Blue Multi Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon and Fuchsia Silk Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed the 2 cards I’ve created showcasing these beautiful ribbons. Be sure to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon today and purchase some fabulous ribbon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Kym

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Layering your Ribbons

Happy Thursday Everyone.

Where do you get your inspiration to create from? Art? Emotion? Your jewelry box? Today I'm sharing with you a card that really reminds me of a piece of turquoise jewelry I have. I usually start creating a project from the base up, but this one started from the top. I was inspired by this great Heart Swirl from Magistical Memories and decided to emboss it using pewter and turquoise sparkle embossing powders. Finding the perfect ribbons to match was NO problem since Really Reasonable Ribbon has every shade, color and texture of ribbon under the sun.

For this card I used the Ivory 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon and sprayed it with Olive Glimmer Mist 4 times for deep saturation. Then I layered 1/4" Aqua Satin ribbon on top. I just love the look of these two colors together.

What a great way to add that little bit of extra color on a project. Stop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon store and take a look around. There are so many new products including some great embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember we are having a design team call right now. For more information check the Design Team Call post HERE. We'd love to see you apply.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ruffle Butterflies

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday to all of you. Spring is definitely popping up all over and with spring comes blooms. And we all know, when everything starts blooming, the butterflies are quick to follow. Today we have an absolutely sweet as honey card to share that comes from Debbie Littlejohn. This girl sure knows how to make spring come to life in a card.
What a great combination of spring colors and amazing ribbon. This ribbon is the Double Ruffle Ribbon (shown in white) and it is available in 12 colors. The edges have the sweetest gingham highlight and it can be used for so many things. The perfect addition to a perfect card. Try your hand at putting some of this Double Ruffle Ribbon on your next project. I can see some amazing handmade flowers created with this style.
Cardstock: American Crafts
Stamps: Hello, Purple Onion
Butterfly: Stampington
Double Ruffles White - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Card made by Debbie Littlejohn
Toodles for today

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Little Fishing Tackle Box All Wrapped Up

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday to you. Today I've got a cute little gift idea for that little fisherman in your life. I had a small tackle box that needed a new home, so I gift wrapped it up with a "Dream Big" sentiment. The ribbon is the wonderful new Gingham 1.5" in green, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. I also used a little 1/4" Jungle Green Satin to finish it off.

A sweet way to really make a gift personal. Try your hand at gift wrapping with ribbon. You'll love the end result.
Take care and until next time