Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Everyone!

I sure hope the weather is better for Trick-or-Treating in your neck of the woods then it is in the Northeast.  Brrrrr.  I'm glad I don't have small children any more!

Since it is Halloween, I figured a Halloween project was a must!  My card and little pumpkin are sporting two of my very favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

My fun spider web and pumpkin lantern were created on my Silhouette Cameo.  The fun sentiment is from Create with TLC.

The bow on my card is made with Black Netting which comes in a 1-1/2" width, but I trimmed it down to about 3/4" wide.  I tied a basic bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0 and added a Lime Button in the center.

My cute little pumpkin has a double-looped double-layer bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 with 5/8" Black Delicate Stitched Satin.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Halloween!     ~Bonnie

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Good-bye Really Reasonable Ribbon....

Happy Halloween! Get out those tooth brushes and dental floss, the flood of sugary snacks is soon to commence.

Well folks, this will be my last creation for Really Reasonable Ribbon and I have loved every second of it. Time to move on and get crafty somewhere new.

I have decided to revisit a favorite stamp and some of my all time favorite ribbons. I very rarely create holiday specific cards but I thought just one more wouldn't hurt. I love these two ribbons. The orange and green are a perfect wrap up of Fall colors. Paired with cute designer paper and a few layers, they make the whole card come together.
Ribbon Recipe:  Satin with Grosgrain Edge Moss and Satin with Grosgrain Edge Tangerine
I love the thicker texture of these ribbons, it makes it easier to create bows and it stays put.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Candy Time!

Hi friends, it's Linsey and today is my final post here on the RRR blog and I want to express how much I have enjoyed being a part of the design team over the past 6 months. Thank you to Bonnie, my fellow designers and all the wonderful RRR fans for enriching my creative journey--it's been my great pleasure and honor working with you and sharing with you and I will miss it very much. My final project is all about Halloween and my favorite part of Halloween--the candy! I whipped up this sweet little ensemble below with some super cute paper and embellishments from Doodlebug Designs "Ghouls & Goodies" collection and ribbon from the Haunted Halloween Assortment/September ribbon club assortment. Hope you enjoy it!

Are you in the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet? If not, you really are missing out. It's only $9 per month and each ribbon assortment is filled with a fabulous array of 7-9 different ribbons varying in theme and averaging 14-16 yards of ribbon total. This is a phenomenal value and a perfect gift idea for the upcoming holiday season!

Thank you so much for stopping by and making my last post as an RRR designer a wonderful and memorable one! I hope to see you all out in crafty blog land!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Big Day by Jenn Cochran

Hello RRR friends and followers.  Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks.  How you are all doing good.  Can you believe that the end of October is in just a few days?  Where has the time gone.  I better get to Christmas shopping!  LOL!!! 

On my project today, I used Really Reasonable Ribbon's 1.5" Black Netting and Chevron Striped Twill Black.  I tied the black netting into a multi-loop bow.  Then I cut the loops in order to make them stick out.  I added the Chevron Striped Twill in Black on top with a little dot of clear adhesive.  Scroll down to check out the Spectrum Noir Markers I used to color this cute image.

Thanks so much for visiting me here at RRR!

SN Markers:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fun with Chipboard Ornaments

Hi Everyone.. today I have another Christmas idea to get started before the holidays are upon us using the October Ribbon Club Assortment and a few other beautiful ribbons that I have from RRR.  This month the assortment is jam packed full of gorgeous ribbons to use and I had a hard time deciding what to use on it :)  So I did a few of the ornaments to share with all of you today.

This is another fun chipboard product that I found and it was soooo easy to cover with papers and the ribbons on the sides to finish them.  Each is something different and this would be a great project to use up some of the things you have saved in your stash and then you can hang them on the tree each year and enjoy them instead of being tucked away... 

This is my favorite and I used a premade Santa and then cut circles and a fancy lacy circle to back the chipboard ornament.  The ribbon on the front is from the RRR club assortment and on the sides.
The ribbon on the side is christmas dots and green ovals and the front ribbon is metallic edge satin ribbon in green.  This one comes in lots of shades and is one of my favorite.

For this one I used some snowflake papers for the theme and then cut a big snowflake from a Spellbinder die to put on the front.  And of course lots of pretty red snowflake ribbon and the white organza dot ribbon with dots that look like snow.  This was super quick and easy to do.

And lastly I decorated this one with some pretty red snowflake papers and added poinsettias that I made and added gold to the edges so that they would match the metallic gold thread.  Guess I am going to be needing to go back to get more of these to make for gifts... It's really fun :)

Thanks for stopping over and don't forget to leave a comment...

Hugs and Smiles, Teresa

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saying Goodbye Really Reasonable Ribbon & A Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone!
Today is a sad day, as its my LAST post with Really Reasonable Ribbon! I will truly miss designing with Bonnie and the team, but have to say, I have been truly blessed to be part of this amazing design team for so long! Bonnie carries the most amazing ribbons, laces, trims, and seam binding out there, and I have been lucky enough to work with most of them! Love working with all the beautiful ribbons and goodies, and want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Bonnie for having me as part of her wonderful design team for so long. I have enjoyed every term, and all the friendships I have made along the way!!! Thank you again Bonnie!! I will MISS you all, but I will be visiting and keep in touch with you all too!! Can't wait to see all the new amazing projects that this term brings! Congratulations to the new Ladies, you will truly LOVE this Design Team, as it's amazing, and Bonnie is the BEST!!!!! She is an amazing lady, and team coordinator :) Hugs to you Bonnie!!!
Ok now on to my project for today!

Today's Post is a Gift Card holder!

So first I cut out the CottageCutz Gift Card Holder using some pretty design paper, and then distressed it. Next I added Really Reasonable Ribbon Chloe Crocheted Lace, and then a piece of a white doily that I distressed. Then I cut out the Birthday Wishes Doily in pink, and distressed it as well. I only used a part of it, as I wanted it as the background for the flap of my Gift Card Holder. The CottageCutz Fancy Present and Tag Topper are both distressed as well, and then I added some Viva Pearl dots to both of them.

Here is a photo of the inside, and some more of the Beautiful Chloe Crocheted Lace along the bottom of the gift card holder.  I did use Scor-tape to hold my gift card together. I used the 1/4" width.

The little bows and big bow are made with RRR Seam Binding. I used the Baby Pink Seam Binding, love the look of seam binding and it's very shabby chic! I added a button, and some pearls to the bows.

I hope you enjoyed my post for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Hugs to all,

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jolly Halloween Witch Card

Well hello there Paper Peeps! It's almost that time to get your spook on!!! Of course I am excited because it's one of my favorite holidays!!! And not just for the candy....okay I do like the candy lol. I created this card with a fun little digital image I whipped up and layered it over some great Graphic 45 papers and my absolute fave Swiss Dots on Black Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Isn't that the cutest little witch ever???? And that little cat is just too sassy!!! 

Loving this poofy bow!!!! I topped it off with a double layer of festive buttons : )

Okay Peeps that's all for me.....wishing you all a happy and productive day with lot's of time to be creative : ) Ginny from Polly's Paper

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Vintage Christmas Card

Hello, fabulous ribbon lovers! It's Kathy popping in today to share a vintage Christmas card that has loads of layers, embellishments and gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon, of course!


I paired My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas papers and embellies with Forest Green Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Snowflakes on Forest Green Grosgrain to create a festive holiday vibe on my 5" x7" side fold card. These ribbons are both part of the October Ribbon Club Assortment. (By the way....Bonnie is offering a special deal if you sign up for the Ribbon Club this month. TWO ribbon club assortments for only $17.00. You can find our more about it HERE.)


I tied my ribbons together using my Zutter Bow-it-All tool. That tool makes it so easy to tie together two different ribbons into one fabby bow! I don't think I could have done this without using it. I topped it with a little Christmas Baker's Twine and some rusty jingle bells. And yes, they really jingle!


This wooden button was begging for a little bit of ribbon in the center, so I answered it's plea with this cute little square knot bow. It made that button really stand out!


Lots of layers, lots of stitching, a couple of cute paper clips, and this vintage Christmas card is ready for Santa's sleigh.


The inside is finished simply with a stamped and embossed sentiment.

So, how about you? Have you started your Christmas cards yet, or do you wait until the last minute? We are definitely in the countdown stage here with less than 10 weeks to go until the big event! Better stock up on Christmas ribbon and get your craft on, friends! Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Junk Bow Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello is my turn over at RRR.   I have been obsessed lately with junk bows.  Have you seen them?  Do a search for them and they are all over!  Such a wonderful way to use up those little snippets of ribbons you have laying around.  We all know as ribbon lovers it is so hard to throw any snippets away!  Some people use every kinda texture imaginable when making these fun bows.....paper, fabric scrap, tinsel, and of course ribbon.   As you can see in the first photo....I stayed pretty simple.  I gathered up my ribbons - including 1.5 inch red gingham, natural burlap with wire edge, mini pom pom in red, betsy white crochet lace, and tulle.   I like to use at least one wired ribbon because it helps add stability to the bow.  After you pick your ribbons, snip the ends to give a decorative edge.  From there you simply gather them all up and using your finger and pinch the middle to flair the ends out.  Using your tulle wrap it around the middle and tie really tight.....that will help really poof up your bow.

As you can see I decided to use my first junk bow on a retro Christmas card...which I gave a few step x steps on as well. I added some red seam binding and greenery to my junk bow.  I was having so much fun I ended up making two bows....I used the other on the cute polka dot bag.  These types of bows really lend themselves well to shabby or kitschy looking creations I think.  I love them....and plan on making more.  That is it for me!  Hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Introducing the New RRR Design Team!!

It's hard to believe that it's time to announce our new Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Design Team. Where did the last 6 months go??
First I want to thank our retiring design team members. We will miss them. Cheryl, Linsey and Carolyn will be leaving us at the end of October.  They did a fantastic job and gave us tons of great ideas and inspiration. I encourage you all to visit their blogs and become a follower so you can continue to be inspired by their fantastic work.
I also want to thank everyone who applied for our new design team positions. There were so many awesome entries that it was very hard to select just a couple new people. You'll find some familiar faces below and several brand new ones too.
So without further delay, please meet our new 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team.
Karen Letchworth  *NEW MEMBER*
Dana Joy  *NEW MEMBER*
Amber Milone  * NEW MEMBER*

Heather Hudson 

Teresa Horner  

Ginny Nemchak

Kathy Clement

Cherry Nelson

Jenn Cochran 

Bonnie Garby (for occasional posts)

Isn't our new design team fabulous?? They will begin posting on November 2st. I hope you'll stop in each day to see what they create for us. You're in for a real treat!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspiration Day with Carolyn....

Hi ya peeps, today I am wishing Halloween was over and done with. How many times can you walk pass the stash of candy that is waiting for trick or treaters and not eat anything?
I took out some pink paper and got crafty with my dies and noticed that I have the PERFECT ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to match the paper! This doesn't happen often and I just went with it....

I have used this ribbon a lot when creating my cards, I LOVE it and it comes in a wide variety of colors. It has a little bit of shimmer, a little wrinkled texture and it is pretty easy to work with.  A perfect finish to a sweet bird card for a family friend.

Ribbon Recipe: Pink Wrinkled Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, have a crafty week!

Monday, October 20, 2014

RRR/Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop Winner

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

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon and Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! 

I hope you were inspired by all the fantastic projects the the design team girls made.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the a $15 Gift Certificate 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.

Our winner was selected from the comments left on design team member Ginny's blog post for the RRR/HC blog hop:

True Random Number Generator  4

Congratulations Mary Martiny!

I just love it too Mary Martiny
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Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

~ Bonnie Garby ~ 

Altered Mini Lantern

Hi RRR friends, I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today I'm sharing this little old lantern that I altered with paper flowers and Really Reasonable Ribbon of course! I love the look of this lovely Edna Natural Crochet Lace combined with some of my natural cheesecloth flowing down the sides of the rustic lantern. The top is adorned with a variety of Wild Orchid Roses and a bit of the fabulous 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Vintage Travel Print Ribbon--"Inspire" lightbulb and bling from Prima Junkyard Findings.
I love these super pretty and always popular Wild Orchid Red Berry Spray Clusters available at RRR.
And I hope you are inspired with a creatively bright idea of your own too! Thanks so much for stopping by and staying a while. Have a wonderful day!