Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fishbowl Candy Jar With Organza Bow

True :D here.

It's Saturday which means it is my turn to post a project. Woot woot! :)
I didn't do my normal card thing but instead made a quick little gift jar that would be great to give anyone.
Please watch the short video below to see the fish in action and to get all of the details.

To view in full screen mode, click the 4 arrows in the lower right hand corner. Hit the "Esc" to go back to normal view.

The fish is from I Brake For Digis and is guessed it......"Fish"!
The beautiful ribbon is Kiwi Organza Dots, and Aqua Organza from Really Reasonable Ribbon
The half pearls are also from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for dropping by!
Come back here tomorrow and join us in our August 1st challenge. It is going to be a fun one! ;)
If you have a few extra minutes for blogging, I would love it if you would hop on over to my blog and have a peak at what I have been up to lately. ;)

Please leave a comment before you go....they make my day!

True :D

Friday, July 30, 2010

Using Ribbons with Patterns.

Hi All! I know that sometimes a using patterned anything can be intimidating. If your paper isn't too loud you can pretty much use any patterned ribbon and really give your card that wow factor! I really love the way this card came out and I really think if it wasn't for this Dalmatian Ribbon, it would stand out as much as it does. You should have a look at the Patterned Ribbon and think of all the endless possibilities.

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I posted this card a couple of weeks ago on my blog, but thought that I would wait and share it with you today. Right now, I am enjoying a lovely vacation on the beach, so I thought this would be the perfect project to share with you!

My cute image is Surfin Pipin from Louby Lou's Digital Delights. I love the way the bright yellow and blue, really made this card warm and summery. I always have fun layering ribbon, and on this card I used the Jute Striped Turquoise/White, which is one of my favorites! Then I tied knots in my 7/8" Yellow Gingham ribbon to give it a more nautical feel.

I'll see you after I get back, but I am sure that my DT sisters will keep you inspired!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Using Ribbon On Your Stamped Images!

Happy Tuesday stamping buddies!. I really love this card. I wanted to do something different with my ribbon so I decided to put actual ribbon on the stamped image. I used my Really Reasonable Ribbon Polka Dot Ribbon. I think it turned out really cute and makes the cupcake pop! I just love the little bow on the cupcake.
Have a great week!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Care to take a ride?

Hello and welcome to my Monday post!
I'd like to feature a scrumptious Lime Jute Ribbon tonight. I love incorporating jute into my cards, it gives a whole new dimension to those vintage, shabby or homespun projects. Or, you can go for fun & bright, like I did below :)
Did you know that the RRR store now boasts an even wider range of jute ribbon? Go and check them out, they're magnificent!
On my card, I pleated my jute to resemble grass. It pleats like butter, I tell ya'!
I also used a fun scooter stamp from Imaginisce, that I covered with a dimensional medium, for a 'polished' effect.


Supplies: cardstock: DCWV; papers: DCWV; stamp: Imaginisce (scooter), Fiskars (swirl); watercolour pencils: Belgrave; dimensional medium: Glossy Accents by Ranger; rub-on: Fynmark; ink: ColorBox (Black), Versa Color (Lagoon Blue); jute ribbon; buttons; twine

I hope you like it! Until then,

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sugar Skulls and Cherries

Happy Sunday everyone. Today I'm doing some last minute prep work before I'm off to CHA for the week. This will be my first time and I'm so stinkin' excited. I've got a few projects that I've recently completed and wanted to share them with you.

This card uses one of the Sugar Skull stamps from Bombshell Stamps. The quote was perfect for the black leaves. I'm looking forward to using these in some upcoming Halloween projects. MUWHAHAHAHAHA.

This next one is full of Nikki Sivils papers and with that country charm, I just had to use the white double ruffle. It really is the perfect match.

Hope you enjoyed your stop here at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Be sure to enter your project in our latest challenge. Inspiration challenges are super easy. Just take something from the photos provided, and run with it. You could win a gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon! Find our newest challenge is HERE.

Until next time, have a fantastic week.

Erika Taylor

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Layout for You!

Hope everyone has had a great week! I am pretty sure that I have. I am writing this ahead of time, because today I am flying back from CHA. That is where I have been all week long. I have been so busy lately trying to get those CHA projects done and on top of that, we've had three sets of guests this month. However, I was able to make a layout for today's post. There is nothing fancy about it, so there are no words of wisdom to share with you. It is just a plain and simple layout where I have used my wonderful ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons. Of course, you will see I used my standard bright colored gingham and dotted ribbon. I can't help it - they make me happy!

Happy Crafting!
Susan Dupre

Ribbon Heart Card for a Friend

True :D here.
The other day I was looking though all of my beautiful ribbons that I have received from Really Reasonable Ribbon and there were some that I had not had a chance to use yet. I pulled the bundles out and the first 3 that hit my work table were these. It just struck me how bright and fun they looked together.
I decided to make a card with no colored image and to use the ribbons as a focal point. I made this cute little ribbon heart, added some Paper Temptress papers and a sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps. I put them all on a 4" by 4" card base and now have a sweet card to give a friend!

Thanks again for stopping by to take a peek!
Comments welcome! ;)

Card Recipe:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps "Heartfelt Sentiments"
CS/PAPERS: The Paper Temptress: Heavenly White, Fairway mica metallic, Cotton Candy pop tones
INK: StazOn
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Really Reasonable Ribbon: Gingham Yellow 3/8", Lime Stripe Grosgrain 3/8", Rose Pink Grosgrain 3/8". Wizard heart and scalloped heart Nestabilities, The Paper Studio's Spare Parts Sparkle brads. sewing machine with green thread, glue, double-sided foam tape.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Hi, Susan again!  I wanted to share with you another layout I did using ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  I know I've said this before, but since I've joined the team I've really had to put my thinking cap on.  I try not to get stale, and I want to show you different ways to use ribbons on your layouts or projects.   Again, I sat at my scrap desk, and scratched my head for an idea.  Then an idea hit me.  I had this cute paper with flowers and while I was looking at it, I thought - wouldn't it be sort of different if I used ribbon as the stalks of the flowers? Well, that's what I did, and I kind of like that it adds a different element to the layout.  

If you like this idea, I think this striped ribbon is the perfect ribbon for the job.  You can find it HERE in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.
Happy Crafting!
Susan Dupre

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bodacious Bows!

Don't you just love great big bows? This bodacious bow was made using some fantastic 1 1/2 inch wide Rose Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I used the stamp, Clowning Around from Belles n Whistles - but I would have to say this bow is no laughing matter!

Be sure to check out the newest ribbons from Bonnie. She just keeps getting more and more gorgeous things in!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Relax and Fish with Morty!

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday. For my post this week I bring to you a card I created for Cards for Men. The challenge was a recipe card using 1 image, 2 designer papers and 3 embellishments.

After deciding to work with this image I realized that I did not have any die-cuts or anything to create waves. So, my friend said to me why not use ribbon to make a water effect. I went thru my wonderful stash of Really Reasonable Ribbon and found this fabulous Denim Blue/Black Swirls Organza Ribbon. I gathered a piece of the ribbon and then glued it to the inside of the oval opening. I really like the result of how the ribbon resembled waves.

I chose the Brown/Blue Square Print Sheer Organza by May Arts to accent the top of the card. I used a ribbon stitch punch to create loops and weaved the ribbon thru. I then used the Bow Easy template (that can be purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbon) to make my bow. How easy and perfect the bows are when you use the bow easy tool.

Here is my card using Morty Fishing from Sew Many Cards:

Morty FishingDigital Image: Morty Fishing from Sew Many Cards (colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS and cut image out).

Sentiment: Relax sentiment from Digital Delights by Louby Lou (Bookworm sentiment).

Tutorial: Dimensional Card by Nathalie from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

Card Stock: Blues and green (TAC), stripes (Colorbok-Patterned Pastels) and squares (Best Occasions).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Punches: McGill Ribbon Stitch Punch.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (patches on tire and Morty) and Blue Sharpie (used on acrylic discs to create dew drops).

Embellishments: Silver jump rings, silver fish charm, acrylic discs (dew drops), Denim Blue/Black Swirls Organza Ribbon (gathered ribbon and glued to oval opening to create a water effect) and Brown/Blue Square Print Sheer Organza Ribbon by May Arts (weaved ribbon across the top and made a bow with the Bow Easy). Both of these ribbons and Bow Easy can be purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope everyone has a fantastic week!

Hugs, Kym

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July Blog Hop PRIZE WINNER!!

This is our second post today. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project Mindy has made for us today.

Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! There were some fabulous projects this month. 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 this month Ribbon Club Assortment. 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 shipping address.

And the lucky winning number is.........................

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:8
Timestamp: 2010-07-20 14:42:47 UTC

Congratulations Holly!!!!

Holly said... 8
this is so beautiful, and thanks for a chance to win some ribbon!!!

Now, if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month. We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Be sure to check out our latest challenge here. We'd love to have you play along for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Really Reasonable Ribbon website.

Have a super day!


Plaid Ruffles anyone?

Hello, creative friends! How is your week going so far? I have a card I made with this oh so fun Yellow Plaid Ruffled Ribbon. I'm addicted to it. When placing it on my card I just put a piece of double sided tape on the top and bottom of my card and then let the ribbon fall and stick it to the bottom part. This way the ribbon is loose and you really get the ruffled effect.

Hugs, Mindy

Monday, July 19, 2010

My first time! ;)

A warm hello! I'm glad you stopped by, 'cause it's time for my monthly tutorial!! Today I present you with a scrapbook layout. Now, there wouldn't be anything extraordinary about this, IF I didn't mention that it's my FIRST ever attempt to make a scrapbook. Yeah... so, bear with me... *lol*
On a serious note, I really hope that you'll like it! I'm pretty satisfied with the result, and surprisingly, it took me very little time to finish. Woohoo!
So, let us start...

You will need 12x12'' cardstock in white, some kraft cardstock, Kaisercraft papers (from La Di Da collection), and Kaszazz crackled background paper (Australian readers can get it from a local Kaszazz consultant, and the rest of our dear friends can replace it with another brand, or make one themselves, using a texture stamp)


Combine patterned papers together as shown, and round the corners.


Sew around, using cream and brown thread.


Print out the photo of your choice. Cut a circle from cardstock, and then a smaller circle in the center of it, to form a "window" around the scene. Trim the photo to accomodate the shape, and stick the two pieces together.


Sew around the circle (I also did some doodling with a black marker), and ink the edges with Ranger Distress Ink in Pumice Stone (Or use whatever other dark coloured ink your heart desires). Ink the edges of the main panel too.


Cut various lengths of ribbon & trim, and combine them along the vertical line, where the papers meet. Adhere, using a strong adhesive.
Here's what I used on the project (product available in the RRR store). From left to right:


Cut eight small circles from patterned paper, and mat them with either white or kraft cardstock (combine light coloured DP with kraft, and the other way around). Ink all the edges and adhere.


Stick all circles to the base, along the horizontal line where the papers meet. Place the photo directly on top of the ribbon.


Add two pink Jenni Bowlin Embellished Butterflies.


...and a sentiment on vellum, backed with a piece of white cardstock (also inked up). I used "ready-to-go" vellum from Kaszazz, but you can create a sentiment like this easily yourselves, stamping on vellum with craft ink.
Embellish with some hand-painted buttons.


Voila! You're ready to go! Here's the result:


Thank so much for staying with me! Happy crafting! Iwona xxx

Sunday, July 18, 2010

You are My Sunshine

There are so many songs that take me back to my childhood. My mom sang to me all the time and now i find I'm doing the same thing with our daughter. One of her favorites is "You are my Sunshine" and this card really is a barrel for of sun isn't it.

I've used the 3/8" gingham yellow ribbon for this one and yet again some wonderfully happy Hello Sunshine papers from Lily Bee Design. If you love the collections from Lily Bee, you are going to find TONNES of ribbons at the store that match ever so perfectly. From dots to checks to organzas just to name a few. Could you just see how beautiful these papers would be with double ruffles? ACK!!!!! Yummo for sure.

So sunny and cheery. The sentiment was stamped in memento ink, then I used distress ink in Broken China, Fire Brick Red and Mustard. Perfect Perfect Perfect.

Have you entered your projects into our newest challenge? The July 15th challenge is an inspiration challenge and you've definitely gotta try your hand in this one. You could win a gift certificate to use at the Store. How awesome is that.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are all enjoying a little bit of Sunshine!!!

Erika Taylor

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"A Cup Full of Happiness" Kitty With a Big Beautiful Pink Bow!

Hello Friends!
True here.

Look at how beautifully my card matches the newly designed blog!!!!

I usually pick my papers the find a ribbon to match but this time, I did just the opposite. Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon sent me this gorgeous Mauve Satin ribbon and I just had to play with it.
I used my "Cup Full of Happiness" illustration, that I did for Clear Dollar Stamps, and did the kitty in black and white. The beautiful papers are from The Paper Temptress. They are: Heavenly White, Vintage Silver Lustre and Black Pearl Glossy.

Click on the photo below for a close up of this stunning ribbon!

If you would like to see the other ways I have colored my kitty stamp, CLICK HERE.
Thanks again for stopping by. Hope you have found a little inspiration!
True :D

Card Recipe:
CDS STAMPS USED: Cup Full of Happiness
CS/PAPERS: The Paper Temptress's: Heavenly White, Vintage Silver Lustre, and Black Pearl Glossy. K & Company's: Smitten
INK: Staz-On
MARKERS: Tombows: 723, 757, N15
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Wild Orchid's roses and leaves, Really reasonable Ribbon's Mauve satin ribbon, sewing machine and pink thread, UTEE, embossing heat gun, VersaMark refill and old paintbrush
COLORING: Black colored pencil
TECHNIQUES: stamping, wet embossing, watercoloring, sewing

Friday, July 16, 2010

Turquoise and Brown OH MY!!!

Hi Everyone and welcome to Friday here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. Today our amazing Design Team member Susan, is taking the day off and getting caught up with all her CHA projects. If you haven't stopped by Susan's Blog, you need to make it a regular place to hang out. Her work is fantastic.

I've got a great card that I recently created for the Helmar Blog and found the Organza ribbon to be the perfect match for these Lily Bee Papers. The collection is called Lovely, and I think it truly is.

I used the beautiful Sheer Ombre Organza Turquoise/Brown and I think it is my absolute favorite Organza ribbon in the store. That color combination is really wonderful.

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Make sure you check out our newest challenge and enter your projects for a chance to win a Really Reasonable Ribbon gift certificate.

Until next time
Erika Taylor

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #4

To see the winners from Challenge #3, please scroll down to the next post.

If you would like to play along with us in our current challenge, you just have to create a project (a card, layout, ATC, home dec item, hairbow, anything goes!) and upload it to your blog or a public forum. Make sure to leave a link to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog on your blog entry. Then come back and add your link for your project at the bottom of this post.

This time around for Challenge #4, we have an photo inspiration challenge for you. One of our fabulous design team members found these amazing photos and we want you to use them as inspiration for your creation.

Ribbon dresses, how fun is that!!!
Use the colors, the ladies, the ruffles, the ribbon or any other aspect of the photos that inspires you. Anything goes for this challenge so let's see your creations.

Here's some sample creations from our design team to get you going.

Gini created this outstanding ribbon dress using 3/8" Old Gold Satin.

Mindy used the Plaid Ruffle Spring Green and the Animal Grosgrain Zebra with a small bow in Black with White Stitch 1/4".

Cheryl's super sweet card is filled with Animal Grosgrain Zebra, Black with White Stitch 1/4" and 1.5" White Crochet Lace .

This sweet card from Iwona uses Swiss Dots Moss Grosgrain and a sweet little dress made from Plaid Ruffle Spring Green.

Finishing things off is Kerri with a bright and vibrant card using the 3/8" Yellow Stripe Grosgrain.

We would love to see your take on our photo challenge. All entries must also include ribbon, trim, or lace of some kind. Add your link below to be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon. If you are entering your project into an online gallery, please use the code RRR4 so we can find it easily.

You have until July 31st at 5:00 PM C.S.T to enter your projects.

Thanks for playing along and good luck.