Monday, June 30, 2014

Inspiration Day with Carolyn

Hi ya peeps, today I am going to share with you a CAS card that I've made for your inspiration. I wanted to showcase the ribbon, so I made it the center attraction.

I've used a limited color selection so the ribbon would POP. I then added 2 embellishments so the ribbon would be anchored to the card.

Ribbon: Black Gingham

Hope you like my little CAS card. Don't forget, we are active on Facebook and Pinterest, and We would love for you to join in on the current challenge.

Here's what you need to do:

* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything your can think of.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.           
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.

* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR94) and link it  with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Gift Card

Hi RRR friends! Linsey here today and I'm happy to share this birthday card which can easily hold a gift card as well. I wrapped a pretty Anna Griffin fancy die around the sides of the card then made a tag that can hold a gift card and tucked it in with a little Checkerboard Satin bow in Shocking Pink. Did you know that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries not only all the ribbon, trims and twine your heart could desire, but also fabulous paper flowers too? They sure do! I love flowers--they always seem  to add a perfect touch to any project and here I added a few Wild Orchid Cosmos Daisy Stem Flowers in Pink & White and a Wild Orchid Chrysanthemum in 2-Tone Pink. I think they go lovely with this floral pattern from G45 called Botanical Tea.

Thank you so much for letting me share my little project! I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!  

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rainbow Birthday by Jenn Cochran

Hello friends and fans of RRR!  I am really excited to bring you weekend inspiration in a colorful card!

Today I have a fun card featuring the Chevron Striped Twill in Black.  My background features the Embossing Folder Stamping Technique.  You can see a tutorial on this technique by clicking here.  Hope you all enjoy your crafty weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer project for teens....

Summer is a fun time to have the kids home and relax from driving and when my kids were little we always had fun projects to do to keep us busy.  

I saw this idea somewhere and I had the perfect twine that I found from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store and some beads from my stash. Once I got started doing the macrame, I had to make a bunch of them.  I used the Bakers Twine Assortment #2 set for my bracelets but there are lots of twine colors available that you can get by the yard.  This would be such a fun thing to teach your kids to keep busy and they could give them to their friends for a gift :)

I used just a basic knot for them but added the beads in different ways to make them look different.  I hope you like them and have a really wonderful and crafty day today!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Simple Shabby Chic Engagement Card

Hello everyone, Cheryl here with a Shabby Chic Engagement Card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon today. 

This card is a Clean & Simple card for me, as I always have tons of layers on all my cards. This one is just a White Wedding Invite with embossed pink roses on it. It was 8 1/2 tall, and I decided to fold it in half to create a card base. I bought these at the American Crafts Warehouse sale for 1.00 a box. 

Next I added Really Reasonable Ribbon Lace along the bottom.  This lace came out of one of the Ribbon of the Month Kits, it's called Carolina White Lace. I love the look it gives to my card. Next I used the Baby Pink Seam Binding, and ruched it up to create a trim look above the lace.

For my Rose Bouquet I used CottageCutz Wedding Bouquet, and Boutonniere dies from The Scrapping Cottage. For the Rose Bouquet I colored it with green and pink Copic markers, and then added some glitter to parts of it. Next I added pearls, and then the Boutonniere that was also colored with Copic markers. Engagement was cut out using the CottageCutz Expressions die, and I ended up using black embossing powder to give it the look it has.

My bow was made using the Baby Pink Seam Binding again, and then a little 10mm Baby Pink Open Rose both from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Super EASY and FAST card to make! 

I hope you enjoyed today's post, as I have enjoyed making this to share!
Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Seroius Ribbon Crush and Shabby Chic Box Tutorial

Okay....I admit....I have a super serious ribbon crush on the new Cotton Blend Vintage Pink Floral Ribbon.  When I saw that ribbon...I had to have it....stat!!!! It is so gorgeous and shabby. When it came in the mail...I loved it even more. It's got a beautiful rose pattern and the burlap is sturdy...but soft enough to make a lovely poofy bow.  I didn't add a bow to this project....but I will next time for sure : )

I up-cycled a box into pretty and functional storage for my crafty space. It turned out so well....that I've been eyeballing things around the house to see what else I can cover....I may be addicted!

The only thing this box had going for it was that it's a great size for containing pens or scissors but really I can store my crop-o-dile without tipping the box over.

After adding one width of my new favorite ribbon. I used Scor-Tape and hot glue.

Two widths on now. It's pretty already!!!!!

Must have Melissa Natural Crocheted Lace on the top.

 Don't forget to add some to the bottom.

 My other new favorite Ivory Burlap String criss-crossed around. Swooning...

I rescued a pretty handmade flower I created for a project that needed a little repurposing.

Isn't that a fabulous little shabby chic box???? Thank you Bonnie for getting trim that I absolutely fell in love with!!!! I see a lot of burlap in my future!!!!
Okay........that's all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative.
: )Ginny

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bow-it-All V2.0 Video Tutorial * Mastering the Locking C-knot for Righties AND Lefties

Hello fellow ribbon lovers!  I'm back today with another Bow-it-All V2.0 video tutorial to review two things that give people the most trouble.  I will be reviewing the locking c-knot and I'm demonstrating for both lefties and righties.

As I state in the video below, it is NOT mandatory that you learn this knot.  If you just can't get it, but your bows are beautiful and they stay tied, keep doing what you are doing.  It's a great knot to use if you can though, since it is very difficult to untie once it's tied and tightened.

I also have a quick card to share.  This is an all-occasion card that I can use for whatever arises.  All I have to do is quickly add an appropriate sentiment to the inside of the card.

This is another card using a great digi sheet from one of my favorite etsy sellers - Cobra Graphics.  There are so many great options available, and by having these digi's on hand, I can quickly make up a card even with the very limited time I have.

My bow is a simple double-layer bow made from 5/8" White Delicate Stitched Satin using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  This is one of my favorite ribbons to work with on the Bow-it-All as it performs wonderfully for any type of bow.  I also added a piece of 3/8" White Double-faced Satin above the scallop punch around the middle of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Don't forget I have a giveaway posted on my MakeTime2Craft Blog through July 13, 2014.  
Head on over and enter to win!

~ Bonnie ~

Image:  Cobra Graphic
Design Paper:  DCWV Timeless Treasures Stack
Dies:  Spellbinder Classic Oval Small and Large
Punch:  Martha Stewart
3 white snaps

Monday, June 23, 2014

Rock-a-Bye Baby

Hi a sweet baby bag to share for RRR.  Starting with a plain burlap bag...I decked it out with images, chipboard, paper flower , buttons, a vintage wood block,  and flowers.   I used pink crochet lace, baby pink seam binding, and pink gingham.  Hope you enjoy!  cherry

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lovely Hummingbirds

Hi friends.  This is Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon and today and I have a card I made with a great hummingbird digital image.  I actually did a series of three cards with this very same image to see how many looks I could get with the same image.  I'm sharing one here today and the others will be up on my MakeTime2Craft Blog during the next week.

I just LOVE hummingbirds.  I have two feeders.  One is right outside the RRR office and they visit often.  They appear to like overcast or even rainy days better than hot sunny days.  Did you know they make a cute little chirpy noise?  They will often hover in front of my window looking in, as if they like to watch me as much as I like to watch them.

I think my favorite bow is the double-layered bow made on my Bow-it-All Tool.  Sure, a triple-layer bow is really great too, but the size of the double-layers seems to be perfect for my cards.  With the increased size options on the new V2 model, you can make the perfect size bow for any card.  This bow is made with 5/8" Maize Satin with Grosgrain Edge.

I tried to go for a little dimension on this card and I took an extra printout of the image and fussy-cut the hummingbird out.  I flipped it over and ran the ball of my large stylus over the back to give the body a rounded shape.  Then I attached it with some pop-dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

I have a Blog Candy giveaway going on right now over on my MakeTime2Craft Blog.  Head on over and enter to win and the stop back next week to see my other two cards using this very same digital image and let me know what you think.

~ Bonnie ~

Digital Image is from Cobra Graphics on Etsy.  I enlarged the image in PSE
Design Paper:  DCWV Timeless Textures Stack
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Small

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ribbon Pinwheel Card and Tutorial

Happy Saturday! 
Today is my inspiration day here at Really Reasonable Ribbon and it's a tutorial.  Here is my project.

It's a ribbon pinwheel card.

 Here's the recipe...


For my ribbon pinwheels, I used larger ribbons.  This makes the process a lot easier.

I cut a square out of my ribbon, making the square even by cutting the exact size length and width. Do this by measuring how wide your ribbon is then cut for a perfect sized square. 

Be careful when handling the ribbon as the edges will fray. If you have a way to seal up the edges you can do that. Some people melt the edges with a lighter and some use fray stop. 

Mark the center of your square with a dot.

Cut in from each corner about half way to the center.

Add a glue dot to center.

Take each edge and fold down toward the center and press into glue dot. 

You are done!

Stop by our Facebook and Pinterest pages for more fun inspiration.

Friday, June 20, 2014

In The Good Old Summertime

Hello RRR friends and happy Friday! I'm so excited that Summer has almost officially arrived! Here in the Seattle, WA area, sunshine is not always offered in abundance so we relish and appreciate it that much more. There are so many activities that are much more enjoyable when the sun is shining, am I right?  And rain or shine, Really Reasonable Ribbon is always the place to go for all of your ribbon crafting needs! Especially if you're like me and want more bang for your buck. One example, this fabulous and super reasonable May Arts Chevron Twill in black & white! I added a few snippets of May Arts Metallic String in Iridescent White and tucked them under the summertime sentiment.

I would love to hear what your favorite summer activities are! Do you have any special plans this Summer? A vacation perhaps? Please do share! Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share a little bit of summer inspiration with you! Have a great day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oh SNAP It's A Tutorial: Shaker Card by Jenn Cochran

Hello to all the RRR friends and fans.  Jenn here with a fun Snapguide tutorial on how to make a Shaker Card.

My card features the very pretty Sheer ribbon with a Satin center in Fuchsia.  My image is Crafters Companion and the papers are Echo Park.

Here is an up close photo of the pretty RRR!

This is what the finished window shaker box looks like before I put it on the card.

This is the Snapguide tutorial for this fun and super easy card!  Thank you so much for joining me today.  Would love it if you took the time to follow me on Snapguide and leave me a comment letting me know how you liked it.  

Check out How to Make a Shaker Card: Crafters Companion,RRR & Xyron by Jenn Cochran on Snapguide.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Snowflakes and Princesses

 I am sure that you have all seen the Disney movie Frozen by now
and were all captivated by the beautiful snowflakes, music
and wonderful story that the movie had. Well,  I loved it too and I saw some
 products out to have a Frozen themed birthday and got this fabulous idea 
to create a Queens Crown and royal snowflake wand out of some beautiful
 ribbons that i got from Really Reasonable Ribbon store and some silver
and blue papers that i had in my stash.

There are lots of ribbons that you can use to decorate your wand
and crown.  Mine have lots of silver, white and pale blues that match
the frozen theme of all the party ware they have out and and of
course her beautiful dress that she wore in the movie.
I used these ribbons from the shop: Metallic String in silver,

To create the crown and snowflake wand i used lots of dies from Spellbinders 
that i had.  They have a crown die and lots of snowflakes and even
an ice cicle die that i use for the inside of the crown. I cut them in
both silver and blue papers from Authentique to match my ribbons.

The bottom die had a place to run a ribbon through so i used a 
piece of the white iridescent ribbon for it. And it looks perfect!!

 i also used lots of rhinestones and pearls to decorate it.  

So if you have plans for a Frozen party this summer-- be sure and stock up
on all the ribbons and things to make party favors and all the other
fun things for the party from RRR.  It will be really fun for everyone!!

Have a great day... and rest of the week :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

RRR June Blog Hop Winner!!!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Cheryl has made for us today.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog Hop. 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.

Seems like we are a mixed bunch of early birds and night owls.  The general consensus is - Craft whenever you can!!  I totally agree with that sentiment.  :)

Now, on to our winner who will receive the June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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.

Random Integer Generator

Here is your random number: 12
Timestamp: 2014-06-17 13:39:07 UTC

Congratulations Diana Nguyen!

I was a morning person until my kids started getting up before I did - now I'm a night owl because I love to clean or craft all by my lonesome. :)

Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!

~ Bonnie Garby ~ 

Shabby Chic Floral Delight Page 2 with Video

Happy Monday to everyone! Today's Really Reasonable Ribbon project is another page for the chipboard mini I'm working on. On this page here, I used lots of Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding and Sweetheart Blossoms, all can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.

For the photo above, I used the Moss Green Seam Binding and ruched it up. I also used the baby pink, and (Rose Petal) on top I added a CottageCutz butterfly.

For the floral sprays and stems, I show how I created these using Really Reasonable Ribbons Seam Binding in Moss Green and Score Tape 5/8".  I also added some Sweetheart Blossoms throughout this page, and handmade flowers using seam binding.

The photo mat is done with Spellbinders Dies.  At the top behind the Photo Mat I used a CottageCutz Tea Time Doily, and for the bottom corner I used the CottageCutz Bella Spring Corner.


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

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day Card

Hey there Paper Peeps, Ginny here and I'm dropping in to share the card I created for my dear sweet amazing Hubby for Father's Day. He is such a great Dad he should get a card every day! I dug into my new stash of Come Away With Me papers from Graphic 45 and layered it up with chippies and clips and a fun felt doily. And don't forget the Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

I'm wishing you all a happy and productive day day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #97 - Anything But a Card (with Ribbon or Trim) Theme

Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Please scroll down to the next post for the winners of the last challenge.

The theme for Challenge #97 is Anything But a Card.
Create a layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project.

Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #97 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Anything But a Card creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on July 1st to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything your can think of.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR97) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until June 28th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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