Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Woven Ribbon Headband with a Twist Video Tutorial

Hi everyone.  Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon here today with a new headband variation.  Yup, I'm headband obsessed!!  

Today I'm making Woven Ribbon Headbands with a Twist!!

Don'tcha just LOVE it??!!

Here is my tutorial:

My samples are made using 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in a variety of colors.  On a few of them I even used a print for an interesting effect.  You can use 1, 2 or 3 ribbon colors/patterns for your headband, but if you use more than 3 you tend to lose the look of the twist.  I used 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, but 3/8" Satin Ribbon or even 3/8" Gingham Ribbon would work as well.

The first four samples below are made using 3/4" White Plastic Headbands and the bottom three are made with a 1/2" White Plastic Headband.  A one inch headband would also work fine, I just prefer the narrow widths.

I hope you like these fun woven ribbon headband with a twist.  
Give it a try and be sure to share your creation with us on our RRR FaceBook Page!

~ Bonnie ~

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cherry Cupcake for you!

This is the second post of the day.  Be sure to scroll down so you don't miss out announcement post below.
Howdy!  Yikes!  I guess it's time to get back into the swing of things?  I almost forgot to do my last post of the month for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings blog!  I made a few projects especially for the Craft and Connect with the Whimsy Print by Elizabeth Bell and the fabby ribbon from Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

I've shared my experience at the Create and Connect this summer on my blog including the photo with Tim Holtz on my blog yesterday.  So if you'd like to see Vegas and the conference at it's best, stop by to visit!  Most of the projects I shared at the booth were coated in Really Reasonable Ribbons including today's project!



Whimsy "Make A Wish" E. Bell Prints 
Sentiment is Raindrop Echo Design
The Paper Studio DP


Bazzill basic paper half the edge card stock strips
Spare parts the Paper Studios flower ribbon brads
Crystal stickers glitter dome by Mark Richards
Sheer Cherry Pink Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon 
Swiss Dots Grosgrain from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks for joining me today!  There is more info on my blog if you'd like to visit me here

Introducing Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello there crafty friends. 
I am thrilled too announce the Really Reasonable Ribbon is now offering a HUGE variety of beautiful mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts!!

Have you been thinking of trying these gorgeous flowers but you didn't want to pay the international shipping fees?  Well, now you can get them right along with your favorite ribbons and trims!! 

We got a large order in last week and it's going fast.  We have more on the way and I would love to hear what your favorites are.  I want to stock what my customers are looking for. 

So, take a look at the WOC category on the RRR website and if you don't see your favorite color or flower on there, leave a comment and tell me what you want.  I will do my very best to get it for you.

And don't forget..... if you were thinking of joining the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club and starting with our Sizzlin' Summer Citrus July assortment, there is only one day left.  Hop over and order today!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

"Celebrate" layout by Tracey

Good morning, it's Tracey here to share a scrapbook layout with you featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Weddings are a time for celebration, and I just adore this photo of the wedding party celebrating Elizabeth and Andrew's special day. This page features several of Bonnie's gorgeous ribbons, lace, and cording and is created with the ScrapThat! August Kit.


Really Reasonable Ribbon Products:

Tips and Techniques:
Four Loop Ribbon Bow ~ I used a variation on Ginny's double loop bow to create this bow with gorgeous white Seam Binding. Instead of using my fingers, I got creative and used the handles of my pliers. You can find Ginny's Double Loop Bow Tutorial here

Ribbon Leaves ~ I wanted the ribbon leaves to be tucked into my cluster, so I cut off lengths of May Arts White Ribbon Leaves with just one or two leaves and placed them around my flowers. 

Tucked Lace ~ Bonnie has so many fabulous laces to chose from, and I used one of my fave's to tuck into the edges of my page, the Juliet Natural Crochet Lace

Chipboard ~ I "painted" on some Smooch Accents in moonlight to add the creamy pearlized accents to my Dusty Attic chipboard. 

Gem Banner ~ I used the pearl gems from the ScrapThat kit along with some decorative jewelry links from my stash to create this corner feature. I used Bonnie's Tombow 3-D Foam Tabs to adhere the pearl gems. 

Corrugated Butterfly and Heart ~ These are hand crafted from corrugated board with tiny ridges, the kind in postal shipping boxes. The heart was wrapped with RRR Iridescent White Metallic String by May Arts. This is one of Bonnie's must have's from her store. I love the sparkly bling this sweet thread adds to my projects!! My Corrugated Butterfly Tutorial can be found here

A close-up of my glittered butterfly. 

I used this Bird Is the Word sketch and featured word, "Celebrate" as inspiration.

Be sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to check out Bonnie's amazing selection of ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have been inspired to add ribbon, lace and cording to your next scrapbooking project!! 

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Binky Buddies from MK Crochet

This is the second post of the day.  Be sure to scroll down so you don't miss the great tag that Jenn shared today.

Hi everyone, Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon here.  I'm just swinging by today to share a fun creation from one of our wonderful customers.

Binky Buddies from MK Crochet

photo by MK Crochet ~ all rights reserved

photo by MK Crochet ~ all rights reserved

Aren't they just adorable?!!  

Megan used our 3/4" Chevron Striped Twill to make her super cute Binky Buddies.  These are wonderful for a shower gift or to make for your own baby or grand-baby.   

Head on over to Megan's Blog to see how she made them.  Her tutorial shows how she uses the ribbon to secure the pacifier.  Even if you don't crochet, perhaps you can adapt the tutorial and use with a stuffed animal.

If you adore this fun project, leave her some love and tell her RRR sent you.

If you don't crochet, maybe it's time to learn with these super cute animals!!  :)

~  Bonnie  ~

Sunshiney Smiles by Jenn Cochran

Hello!  Happy Sunday.  So glad you could join me today.  I have a fun little tag for you.  Don't you just LOVE yellow!  It is so fun and cheery!  My tag is made from a paint chip sample added to a traditional tag.  The two different yellow ribbons I have used really add the finishing touch!   

My bow is tied with Sheer Two Tone Striped Yellow.

The flower is made from Yellow Velvet.  Here is a close up!  I added a yellow flower button.  The RRR velvet is so soft!!!

Sunshine Emma from SP and Company Stamps was the perfect stamp for this fun tag.  

Thanks so much for visiting today.  

For more RRR projects from me visit my blog



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lovely Vintage Thank You Cards

Hello Peeps!!
Heather here and I am back from Alaska!!  Alaska???  That is right, my family and my inlaws just got back from visiting my DH's brother in Alaska.  I had a fabulous time, enjoyed beautiful scenery for 10 days!  I will write a post up all about it on my blog once I get all my photos together.  By the way this was not a "Cruise" my BIL and SIL are VERY we hiked everywhere!  Meaning...sometimes I was closing my eyes and praying I was not eaten by a bear or falling off the side of a

Lovey Vintage Thank you Cards
Today I would like to share a set of Vintage Thank You cards that I created.  In a nutshell, I used GIMP to size my images, then cut them out, used my Perfect Layers ruler to create my paper layers, adhered them with scor tape, added some glue, glitter and my fabby RRR goodies.
The Fabby Ribbons and Trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, glitters from Art Glitter and images from Gecko Galz
Card One

Really Reasonable Ribbon Goodies:  Juliet LaceMoss leavesLatte buttonCandi fix it foam pads and Scor tape.

Close ups
Close up

Card Two

Really Reasonable Ribbon goodies:  Juliet LaceMoss leaves and Latte buttons and Scor tape.

Close ups
Close up

Card Three

Really Reasonable Ribbon goodies: Juliet LaceMoss leaves and Latte buttons, Pink Diagonal ribbonEdna crochet lace and Scor tape.
Close ups
Close up

 Other Ingredients
(all links are on my blog for other ingredients)
Gecko Galz: Digital papers and Images
Art Glitter: Glue and Glitters
Perfect Paper Crafting:  Perfect layers ruler

Thank you for visiting us at Really Reasonable Ribbon today!!  Hope you are inspired to pull out your ribbons and get crazy creating!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bella Fancy Orchid & Video

Hello everyone, 
Today I am sharing a super SIMPLE card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon. On my card I used 3 different ribbons.

For the background and my orchid I used CottageCutz dies from the new collection.
These are the ones I used:
Fancy Orchid & Fancy Floral Background

Super SIMPLE to put together. I cut the card base at 5 3/4".  Then the black is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".  Next the gray is 5 x 5 and then the white dp is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".  Add sewing and then glue the beautiful floral die cut to it. My orchid is cut with black and just glued on. This card was super fast and easy to make! Next I added my bows, buttons and ribbon tag.

My stamp is an OLD StampinUp stamp and I also used their punch for the tag. Video below.

VIDEO on ribbon tag

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs to all,