Thursday, September 30, 2010

So Thankful

Hi, It's Gini! Today I would like to share with you a layout I recently made. I tend to be more of a cardmaker, but I love how this layout turned out! My sister and I took my four year old nephew out to take pictures at a historic little church near where we live. We got some of the sweetest pictures ever! In this photo, Cole is throwing leaves up in the air - with a child's pure joy!

I love, love, love the pleated satin ribbon that we are now carrying. This is the Sage. I think it is perfect for a vintage look. I used my Scor-tape to add it over the layers of my page. The stunning sunflower is made with a Heartfelt Creations stamp that coordinates with Spellbinders - yummy! I love how everything worked together on this layout.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Korker Bow Tutorial

Hello!  I thought it would be fun to show you how to make a korker bow today:)  You can use this for your projects, or add a clip for a little girl's hair!  To make your korker bow you will need 3/8" grosgrain ribbon, some 1/4" dowels, some clothespins, and an oven.  I used some ribbon from this month's Ribbon Club Assortment~ Swiss Dots Grosgrain Orange With Black Dots and Swirl Grosgrain Black on White, as well as some 3/8" Black Grosgrain.  To start, attach one end of the ribbon to a dowel using a clothespin:

Begin twisting the ribbon around the dowel:

Once you get to the end of the dowel, cut the ribbon and attach with another clothespin:

Now it's time to bake your ribbon.  Preheat your oven to 275 and bake your ribbon for 25 minutes.  Remove the ribbon and let it cool which only takes a few minutes.  Then you can take off the clothespins and slide your ribbon off your dowels.  I chose to make a small korker bow, so I cut the ribbon into 2" pieces.  If you want a larger bow you can cut your pieces to 3" or 4". 

After you've cut all your ribbon (I used 20 pieces for this smaller bow), lay the pieces out into the pattern you would like for your korker:

Now it's time to start stringing the ribbon.  Take a needle and thread.  Make sure you have a knot at the end of the thread to catch the pieces as you string them:

As you are stringing the ribbon, make sure the pieces are going in different directions, and not all bunched up in the same direction.  Once you have finished stringing your pieces, it's time to run the needle back through the entire stack to the other side.

Push the needle through

Pull it up through the other side with the knot.  Now it's time to tie it off:)

Here is your finished product once again:

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day:)


Monday, September 27, 2010

A little bit of luxury

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Are you ready for some bling? Here's the card that I prepared for you today:


It features some scrumptious Satin ribbon in Light Blue, paired with Jade Grosgrain.
I love layering ribbon... it gives you limitless possibilities and can create some really stunning effects! Try it yourself! :)

For the supplies used, please visit my blog. Thank you for checking us out today!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh so many ribbons and trims and other ramblings!!

Happy Sunday, everyone, and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog. I'm Jacque and would love to show you a couple of my latest cards and point out products from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store that I have used on them. These are new ribbons/trims for me and I am so impressed with all of them.

Since several of you have asked, I would also like to share with you that I know absolutely NOTHING about how to make a bow. I could not function without the wonderful Bow-Easy Tool from RRR. I am truly a ribbon lover and use bows on almost everything. Complete instructions are included with the Bow-Easy and after you make your first bow, you will never even try a bow without it. Personally I have found that you will give alot more body and stability to your bow if you wrap it around the tool twice. Try will LOVE it!!

On this first card, I used two types of ribbon/trim--1.5" Jute Ribbon Natural and Totally Twill Old Gold. Both of these added so much texture and casual to my card...Love them both...This twill ties so wonderfully...and check out how many lovely colors Bonnie stocks in both of these products!! AMAZING!!

In order to give a little bit of a different look for this card I used Jute String Red, wrapping it around the card 4 times to define the horizontal...I NEED this product in ALL colors!!!!!

Hope you have enjoyed my little wander over and check out Bonnie's will be AMAZED too!!!! Her customer service is TOPS also!! Hugs til next time!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Ribbon, Lace, and Roses" Thank You Card

Hello and Happy Saturday!
True :D here.
I decided to do a card without coloring for a change.
No...hell did not freeze over! LOL! ;)
Although I LOVE stamping and coloring, I do make cards without once in blue moon!
This time, it was to use this beautiful 1 1/2" Ivory Crotchet Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon as a focal point of the card. I also used some pink minidots satin ribbon. 
Funny thing is, these are both so popular that they are temporarily out of stock. I didn't know that when I made the card for today's post. Bonnie says they will be in stock again very soon though.
In the mean time, you can check out the same ribbons in other colors. 

Here is a close-up shot of the beautiful lace and ribbon.

Card Recipe:
CDS STAMPS USED: "Heartfelt Sentiments"
CS/PAPERS: Paper Trey - Rustic Cream CS, ColorBok - Pearlescent stack
INK: CDS - Red Velvet Cake
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Wild Orchid Crafts roses and leaves, pearl stamens, Stampin' Up's Scalloped border punch, Really Reasonable Ribbon's - 1 1/2" ivory crochet lace and pink mini dots

Thanks for dropping by!
We would love to hear what you think about the lace.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Come Sail Away!

Sssh... I'm a little late this morning getting my post up.  I had it almost finished yesterday before I had to pick Hayden up from school.  Then I had to finish my layout this morning after dropping him off.  There is nothing creative today, but I love the added touch the jute string gives my layout.  I could have just left the banner as it was, but this adds so much more texture!  That is why I absolutely love adding ribbon or something like it to my lo's.  It can make such a difference.  

If you would like to know how to make a banner, be sure to click on "layout" or "Susan Dupre" on the side labels.  I gave a tutorial on a previous post on how to make one.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Card

Hi, It's Gini and I've got a card to share with you today with an image from the Stamping Bazaar. I think this is absolutely my favorite image that Marina has ever drawn! He is Marvin with Candy Apple. You can't really tell from the picture, but the "candy" on the apple is coated with Liquid Glass - which made it look good enough to bite into! I used some great Halloween ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon - Swiss Dots grosgrain orange with black and the Bats. I am loving this bat trim! I am sticking those little bats on everything! I added black Flower Soft to highlight some areas, which really added that extra little touch. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vintage Halloween Girl

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday to Everyone!  I created this vintage card using the 5/8” Orange Satin/Grosgrain Double Band ribbon.  I just love how the orange ribbon brings out the color on the pumpkin in the image.  The image I used is Vintage Halloween Girl Pyramid (decoupage) from CraftsUprint.  The flowers are actually paper roses I made with a EK Success Retro Flower punch.

Vintage Halloween Girl Pyramid

Image:  Vintage Halloween Girl Pyramid from CraftsUprint (decoupage).

Card Stock:  Black (TAC), orange and brown glitter (Basic Occasions), green print (My Mind’s Eye–Home), light orange print (K&Company – 2 paper roses) and dark orange print (Reflections-Autumn – paper rose).

Tutorial – Paper Roses by Natalie from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

Punches:  MS Branch punch, EK Success Rock Fern punch and EK Success Retro Flower punch.

Embellishments:  Black Rhinestones, Black Rhinestone Charm and 5/8” Orange Satin/Grosgrain Double Band ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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

Hugs, Kym

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pretty in Silk!

Hello!  Can I just tell you how much I LOOOVE this gorgeous Hand Dyed Silk?!  I think I need some in every color:)  Today I have a card that I made using this week's All That Scraps Challenge Sketch, and this adorable C.C. Designs image from the Sugarplums Take A Seat Kit.  I used some fun dp from the Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licous paper pack, and yes, some GORGEOUS Hydrangea Hand-Dyed Silk!  I also have a couple of hair bows:

This time I used some super cute Random Dots Aqua/Brown.  I just love this color combo, and my daughter will love these bows:)  Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I'll see you next week!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ribbon background

Hello, crafty peeps! I've got a project FULL of ribbon for you today! As I sat thinking about today's project, I knew that I wanted to use ribbon in a non-traditional way. I finally decided on replacing my beloved Designer Paper with ribbon strips, and make my own background. I think it's a wonderful and effective way to use these neglected ribbon scraps! Check it out:


I used two lengths of Satin with Grosgrain Edge Light Blue ribbon, two of Jade Grosgrain, one Wired Woven Check Red and One Double Ruffles Red, and finished with a bow made out of Baker's Twine Aqua.
I stamped the sentiment on ribbon too - you've got to be careful with satin though and not press the stamp too hard against it, for the ink may bleed.
I hope you like it! Have a happy Monday,

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween Card with Orange and Black Grosgrain

This is the second post of the day. Please scroll down to see the winners from RRR's challenge #7.

Happy Saturday!
True :D here.
Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
I need to order some more because I have already used it on several projects. ;)
This time I paired it up with my "Autumn Friends" digi that is available for instant download now @ Clear Dollar Stamps.
It was a fun image to draw but it's even more fun to color!

Thanks so much for dropping in again!
If you would like to see the card recipe, come visit my blog.

I would love for you to leave me some love! ;)

Challenge #7 Flowers Challenge Winners

Hello Everyone and welcome to winner day. We have changed our winner day to a few days after the new challenge to give everyone that extra little bit of time to create. This past challenge was sponsored by AI Factory and we had a huge amount of talent enter.

First off, our RRR Top 3.

#22 Irit with this amazing printer tray. Such a great piece filled with treasures.

Second we have #74 Lori Ng with this wonderful ribbon treatment bordering her image on this great card.

And third #85 Silvia, with a stunning tag, full of dimension and beautiful colors.

Congratulations to our Top 3. Grab the Top three badge and wear it proudly on your blog.

Now for this weeks Winner, who will receive a $10 gift certificate from AI Factory to select your favorite stamps.

This card blew us all away. Congratulations to #12- Betty Wright with the fantastic card.

Betty, Congratulations on your win. Send us an email using the contact button above and we will get everything organized for ya. Also, be sure to grab your 'winner' badge from the left column to proudly display on your blog.

Now we have one more prize today and that is our $10 Gift certificate for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store. This one is random so anyone has a shot.

Into the winners barrel..... drum roll please......

Our winner is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-09-16 03:37:37 UTC

Congratulations Sandy O!!!Send us an email using the contact button above and we will get your gift certificate to you.

Thanks again everyone for playing along with AI Factory and Really Reasonable Ribbon this time around.

Remember to enter our most recent challenge. Challenge #8 is all about the Jungle.


Friday, September 17, 2010

All Tied Up!

Hey all!! Howdy from Texas and happy Friday to everyone!  I thought I would share another layout with you!  Ok, it is not as creative as the one I did for the blog hop, but this layout called for something simpler.  One thing I love doing with my ribbon, twine, just string.... is tying it around my photos, pattern paper or the layout itself.  That is exactly what I did in this layout.  This is more of an elegant simple layout.  I didn't feel it called for ribbon, so I used jute sting instead for a simple effect.  If you like what I have done, you can find this fabulous jute string in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store HERE.  It comes in a variety of colors, just like the baker's twine.

If you would like more inspiration for using ribbon.... on your layouts just click on my name or layout in the label section to the right.

Happy Crafting!
Susan Dupre

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Blog Hop PRIZE WINNER!

This is the second post of the day. Please scroll down to see the fun Autumn themed card Gini has for us today!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month. 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 this month's 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.........................
True Random Number Generator
Min: 1 Max: 37
Result: 24

Congratulations 'Your Croppin' Hosts'!!!!

Your Croppin' Hosts said... 24
What a fabulous blog hop - lots of great inspiration! My fave Halloween candy is those Halloween toffees wrapped in orange and black waxy paper.

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 or a prize pack of 4 images from One Stitch at a Time who is sponsoring our current challenge.

Have a super day!

~Bonnie Garby~

Fall Leaves

Hi, It's Gini and I have a very fall inspired card to share with you today. I love the leaf trim that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries (In wonderful fall colors!). I used this in burgandy to form my tree branch. I punched leaves using a Martha Stewart punch, and added Flower Soft to some of them for added dimension. The stamp is Smile, from Belles n Whistles. I also used some of my favorite Brown Crocheted lace as a border. Hope you are having a great start to your fall!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Challenge #8 Inspiration Challenge Sponsored by One Stitch at a Time

Hello Everyone and welcome to a brand new Challenge. We will be announcing the winners of our last challenge (flowers) on the 17th, so make sure you stop by to see if you won!!!

Challenge #8 is an inspiration challenge and we are thrilled to have OSAAT as our sponsor.

One Stitch at a Time has a wonderful store filled with lots of variety. Papers, digi stamps, scrap kits, and cross stitch kits too, they even do a children's corner! They are giving one random winner a prize pack consisting of 4 images of winners choice from the Sticthy Bear and I Did It Creations Store.

This time around, your challenge is to create a project inspired by the following picture.

Take the colors and fly with it, do a jungle theme, focus on an animal print. The choice is yours. Just make sure to use ribbon in your creations.

Here is a little inspiration from our Design Team to get those mojo juices flowing.

Cheryl has created this super sweet card using White Satin 5/8" and Flowers with Scalloped Edge as well as the OSAAT digi stamp baby giraffe in frame.

Gini has created this amazingly textured card using an Animal Grosgrain ribbon and the OSAAT Digi Stamp Baby Giraffe in Frame.

Kym has made a cute card using brown satin edge ribbon and the OSAAT image Sylvie's Stamps Leaf Corner 2 to add some dimension.

and Erika does a little friendship card using Ocelot Grosgrain in 1.5" and Zebra Grosgrain in 5/8". She used the Funky Flowers digi stamp

Now, let's see your Inspiration creations! The winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon . We will also be drawing a random winner to win a wonderful prize pack of 4 images of your choice at One Stitch at a Time. How cool is that!!! We will be announcing the winners on October 2nd.

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A card, layout, ATC, home decor item, hairbow, anything goes!
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon/lace/trim.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR8) and link it here with the inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until September 30th at 5:00 PM Eastern time to enter your projects.

Thanks so much for playing and good luck!