Saturday, January 31, 2015

Silly Girl Tied Up With A Bow

Hey everyone.  It's Dana from Got Joy Creations here with you today.  So how's everyone doing?  I hope your ready for a new month because January is out of here!  I'm working on some birthday cards for a few friends and I thought I would share one with you today.

I am in a totally silly mood so making this card for my sweet friend was fun to color.  I used my Copic markers to color this image up.  I love the color combo of red and aqua.  It's one of my favorites.  You can definitely tell so by looking at my blog design. :-)  As soon as I had my image colored I knew exactly what ribbon I needed for my card.

Just look at this gorgeous aqua satin double ruffle ribbon.  And this is just the beginning of the beautiful satin double ruffle ribbon Really Reasonable Ribbon has to offer.  This color is so popular it keeps running out of the shop.  Bonnie is having to order more as we speak.  Next I used this fabulous chevron striped twill ribbon in red to match my color scheme.  Oh this ribbon tied my card together nicely.

Well I'm off to make more cards.  Make sure to swing by the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop to get your hands on the ribbon I used on my card or fill you cart up with all the yummy colors you like.  I mean, who doesn't just love ribbon?!?!


Friday, January 30, 2015

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Hello, crafty friends!  I'm sure you've all seen the many clever and creative ways that brides-to-be are using to ask their friends to be in their wedding party.  Today, Karen will share an idea for the bride-to-be to ask her friends to be a bridesmaid using several of the FABULOUS ribbons, trims and goodies found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Front of Card
Karen used a kraft card, and layered patterned paper to that.  She created her sentiment by running a piece of vellum paper through her printer to include the desired wording.  The bottom edge of the vellum has a decorative border, as does another layer of cardstock.  She ran a piece of Parrot Green Burlap String across the decorative edged border.  At the top of the card, Karen ran a length of Celery Green Plaid Ribbon and created a bow with it as well.  She layered on small bows of the Parrot Green Burlap String and Ivory Burlap String and then added Ivory Open Roses and Parrot Green Open Roses.

Inside of Card
The inside of the card has the same patterned paper, and again the vellum was run through the printer to ask the big question, "Will you be my bridesmaid?"  Again, Karen ran a length of the sweet Parrot Green Burlap String across the top to tie it together with the front of her card.  By purchasing a few simple products at Really Reasonable Ribbon and creating your own cards, you save money AND create something uniquely your own.  We hope you will check out ALL the great ribbons, trims and embellishments at Really Reasonable Ribbon and give it a try for yourself.  Then, come play along in our challenge to show us what you've created.  We always enjoy seeing your sweet creations.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Double Tag/Pocket Valentine's Day Tutorial

Hello Ribbon Friends!!
Heather here and today I am going to show you how to create a simple double pocket and tags card.

I printed out a sheet of my tiny hearts digital paper, then put the piece back into my printer so I could print another one of the papers onto the back.  Now I have a pattern on both sides of the paper.
 I like to keep things simple so my paper is a standard sheet that measures 8.5 inches by 11.5 inches.
Simply cut off a piece that is 2.5 inches off the right side.  This will leave you with a 6 inch piece on the left.
Next you are going to score the larger piece in half both vertically and horizontally.  Please refer to photo below.  I also cut my smaller sheet into two pieces.  One tag will be 6 inches long the other will be 5 inches long.
 I have a cut starting on the horizontal score line starting on the right side of my paper and ending at the Vertical center score line (please refer to photo below).  Then I have added a bead of glue to the lower right can see it in the photo below. I have folded the lower right corner in leaving about an inch of the paper left before you reach the center score line.  Glue that down.  
Next I have folded the upper left corner over to the vertical center score line.  I have also added more glue to hold down the corner, and also to hold our pockets in place.  I have folded my lower right section on the vertical score line to the left.
You will notice in the photo below that my pockets are not quite completely glued down.  So I added some more glue to the edge of the pockets and glued them down.  Remember to stay close to the edge with your bead of glue or your tags won't fit inside.  I have also started to cut off the corners on my tags.  I cut one side first, then flip the tag, so I can cut the other side of the other they look the same.  
Once everything is dry, you will find that you may have to trim across the top of your card and the right of your card (the opening), so it all lines up really nice.  You will see the the hearts on the front are upside when using your own paper...check to see what kind of patterns you have...because you wouldn't want upside down writing...  The hearts don't bother me...because I am going to cover up the front with other goodies anyways :0)  I have added Pink Crochet lace along my folded pocket's edges.  I put the tags in so you could see how they will look.
I went ahead and started adding some images from a few of my digital collage sheets.  I used the Tombow Foam Tabs  to elevate some of my images.  I added a bead of glue to the center of both pieces of pink crochet lace, and added a piece of Red Micro Gingham.  I used my Bow it All tool and Red Seam binding to create a double bow that I placed above my bingo card.  I also added a piece of the Gingham across the bottom of the front of card, under the Cherub, Valentine's Day Ticket and tiny  conversation hearts images.
I used 3 of the small  Deep Ivory Mulberry Roses.   I did simple tags, just layering some of my Valentine's Day Images on top of each other.  So Hearts and Cupid, more chocolate tickets, more conversation hearts images, and conversation hearts words, and medium heart images.
I kept my tag tops simple too in that I used the same red seam binding and tied a simple double knot.  Again I used my Bow it all tool to create a tiny red seam binding bow.
Here are the tags and close up of the front...with Glitter added of course.

I hope you have a wonderful day and have fun trying out one of these double pocket cards!
Thank you for visiting us at Really Reasonable Ribbon today!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You and Me by Jenn Cochran

Hi everyone!  Welcome! It is Jenn, from Jax Bean Stalks here today with another Valentine.  

I have made this simple Valentine using Baker's Twine in Solid Deep Pink from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I strung it around the card three times to create a base for my multi-loop bow.  My image is embossed and then watercolored over with the new Spectrum Aqua markers from Spectrum Noir (coming soon to the US).  I love the way bakers twine adds a little something to a CAS card!  

Hope you like it!  See you all next time.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine Coffee Anyone?

It's Teresa here on this amazing Tuesday morning to share with you something fun that I did with a customizable hot beverage mug.  I found this at a local store and thought how fun this would be to customize the inside for Valentines.  I did them at the store once with neat coffee and hot chocolate designs but today I used fun Valentine papers with lace and ribbons to decorate it.

 The papers I used are from a Valentine paper pad by K & Co and the ribbons are from the
Monthly Kit Club Assortment this month called Love is in the air.  And just a bit of pink gingham ribbon that I had in my RRR stash for this month.  I adore all these pinks and reds.... they are just gorgeous!

 To make this project you will need to get one of these hot beverage mugs that you can change the liners with.  Inside of the mug there is a pattern that you can use to cut your paper with.  Then all you have to do is decorate the piece and slide it back inside the mug.  I cut one piece with the red heart paper and then I cut another for the band in the center and glued it down.  Then I measured out 2 pieces of lace to fit and glued those on both ends.  To finish it, I tied cute bows with both the pink satin ribbon and the pink check ribbon and attached them onto the handle.  Inside I am going to put some pink tissue with candy and a gift card for Starbucks.  How is that for a fun gift for Valentines?

Here is a close up of the inside of the mug.  I love these because they are quick and easy to make.
Thanks so much for stopping over and if you have any questions be sure and leave one for me and I would be happy to answer back to help any way I can.  Have a really nice day.....

Monday, January 26, 2015

Masculine Valentine Tutorial and blog candy!

Hello, Friends!

Can you believe that we are already at the end of January?  Before we turn around twice, Valentine's Day will be here.  I've been seeing (and making!) loads and loads of pretty pink Valentines dolled up with all sorts of frilly, feminine details, and while I love them....they don't work so well for the men in our lives!  So I thought I would work up a masculine valentine tutorial to share with you here today.  I don't know about your man, but my honey loves chocolate.  I mean, he LOOOOOOOOOVES chocolate!!!!  So I wanted to design a card that would allow me to tuck in a little dark chocolate sweetness for my sweetie pie.

But before we begin, be sure to read all the way to the end of this post, because there's a little blog candy announcement there. 

I used papers from Authentique's "Durable" collection, which are perfect for any masculine project.  Here's how I made the card:

Here's what you will need to make this card
  • Navy blue cardstock: 5" x 7"'
  • Brick paper: 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
  • Journal Tag (M is for my guy)
  • Car ad collage paper: 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"....leave the border strip on (for the pocket)
  • 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" plaid paper to wrap the chocolate bar
  • Sticker from the collection, matted onto navy cardstock and trimmed
  • Prima Ignition keys embellies
  • 4 1/2" x 2" chocolate bar
  • Natural Jute String
  • Cappuccino Diamond Satin Ribbon
  • 5x7 Kraft Card base
  • Scor-tape
  • Scoring tool
Here are the steps for making the pocket:

Place the short side of advertising paper (5 1/2 x 3 3/4) on your scoring tool and score along the border strip, as shown here.

Turn the paper to the long side, and score 1/4" in from each side, as shown.

Trim the corners along the border strip as seen here. Burnish the scored lines with a bone folder.

Turn the pocket over, and add Scor-tape to the top and both sides, as seen here. Burnish it to secure it to the paper.

Remove the paper liner from the tape, and insert the brick paper panel so that the brick pattern is face down, as seen here.

Fold the pocket edges over, as seen here.  Now when you turn this over, you have a pocket attached to your card front.

Trim the "M is for My Guy" journal card so that it measures 2" x 3".  Cut a fish tail in one end and mat with navy blue paper.  From here, I began to play around with my elements, moving them around until I liked the arrangement.  I started out thinking this was what I wanted, but ended up doing this instead:

I wanted to add a little more color to the front of the card, so I cut a panel of the newsprint paper to 4 5/8" x 2".

I scored it 5/8" from the top, and folded it down to reveal the pattern on the reverse side.

I matted this with  more of the navy cardstock and secured it to my card base with Scor-tape.

Next, I wrapped the top of the panel with a strip of Cappuccino Diamond Satin Ribbon and a triple row of Natural Jute String which I simply tied in a square knot.

Next, I wrapped my chocolate bar with the pre-cut piece of plaid paper.  I cut one of the cars from the advertising sheet, matted it with navy cardstock and glued it to the top of my chocolate bar. I wrapped the chocolate bar with more of the Cappuccino Diamond Satin, tying the ends in a simple square knot.  I added one of the ignition keys to the jute string and topped it with a bow.   I attached my banner to the top left hand side of the card with my staple gun, added a few little embellies, and the front of the card was complete.  From here, I glued the card front to the prepared navy panel and then the whole assembly to the kraft card base.

I decided to use the sticker on the inside of the card, as you can see here.

Oh, and I wanted to let you know that I am celebrating my 2 year Blogiversary over on Kathy by Design.  I'm giving away a Zutter Bow it All, some ribbons and for my international peeps, a gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The celebration runs through the end of this month, and I'll choose 2 random winners on February 1st.  So you might want to pop on over to the blog post and throw your hat in the ring.  

I hope you enjoyed this masculine Valentine tutorial!  I know it's always a challenge to come up with a Valentine for the guys in our lives...but this one should work well.  It's a "manly man" Valentine with brick walls, vintage cars, and chocolate!

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Old School Cute...

Having fun with all kinds of kitschy today!  Love these old animal valentines like we use to get when we were little.   I made these up using RRR ribbon.  Lots of reds and aquas thrown in.  I love to fussy cut the images and use foam adhesive to bring each image to life,  layering as I go....using sweet sweetheart blossoms.   I used lipstick red and bay leaf seam bindings, and red gingham ribbon.

   Hope you enjoy, cherry

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Miss You A Latte

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share with you a card I created with a cute image from Whimsie Doodles and some fabulous ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

I colored "Latte Lizzie" with my Copic Markers.  I cut her out with my Pierced Rectangle STAX dies from MFT and matted it with Wild Cherry Cardstock.  I used Echo Park "Keepin Cozy" patterned paper for the card. 

 I wrapped Gray Plaid Ribbon around the card and also created a bow with this using my Bow It All Tool.  I also wrapped Red Burlap String around the card as well.  I hope you enjoy my card.  I had so much fun coloring up this image.  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hot Pink Valentine Smooches

Hey peeps.  It's Dana of Got Joy Creations.  Have you had a chance to play in the hearts and ribbon challenge?  We would love to see your creations.  You can click here to check it out.  I'm still working on my Valentine's Day cards.

This card was calling for some pretty ribbon.  It was just too blah so I pulled out the gorgeous brenda white crochet lace ribbon and hot pink satin grosgrain ribbon to fancy up my card.  I love the entire January Ribbon Club pack.  It has the most amazing and color coordinating pink ribbon.  You will definitely fall in LOVE with this pack.

Here is a closeup of that gorgeous lace ribbon.  Isn't it beautiful?!?  Oh I LOVE it.  Placing the hot pink behind it just peeking out at the bottom looks sooo fabulous!

Thanks for hanging out with me today.  Make sure to swing by tomorrow to see what we have in store for you.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vintage Valenine Tags

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Well Peeps I just can't stop myself from making vintagy Valentine projects...I am outta control!!! But how can you blame me when there are so many beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbons to add to our creations??? I made these tags with my girls in class. They originally were made to fit in a fun little red berry container....but the more I look at it I think I might string them together to make a banner.

 I started by cutting nice tag shapes out of 110 lb cardstock so they would be sturdy then covered them with vintage book pages. Then I layered on elebenty hundred images and fun embellishments!

I am smitten for heart shaped doilies!!! This little cutie Valentine clown has a bingo card, clock image and a little itty bitty love letter hung on a metal clip on a glittery heart brad. I chose Chevron Striped Twill on Red for this tag.

I "sourced" some pretty shimmery hearts on the wedding section of the craft store and wound a striped patterned paper through it. Another bingo card here and crepe fringe. This tag has Burlap Center Stitch in Red.

More Valentiny awesomeness for these layers and a sweet little bow created with Red Satin with Metallic Edge.

Last but not least...this cutie has Glitz Ribbon in Red.

Okay that's all for me..I'm off to string these together and add them to my seasonal decor : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. : ) Ginny

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

3-Day SALE at Really Reasonable Ribbon

This is the second post of the day. Please scroll down so you don't miss the fun project Karen shared with us today.
We're rolling in with a BIG 3-Day SALE here at 
Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Now through midnight Eastern Time on Friday, 1/23/15 we have a terrific SALE going on. The more you buy, the more you save!! Please use the applicable code found below in the promotional code area on the first page at checkout.

The codes are good now through midnight Eastern time on Friday  1/23/15.
(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions, or special order items).
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The sale code is good on everything including SALE items. Did you know we stock a wide variety of Scor-Tape? Take advantage of our sale and stock up on this great product.  Don't forget to take a look at our fun decorative bags. 

Check out our Assortment category for some new assortment options

Are you a member of our Monthly Ribbon Club yet? If not, enroll today and we'll give you the discount on your first assortment.
(All future shipments will be billed at full price.)

This January Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon. What a terrific way to build your ribbon stash so you always have the perfect ribbon for any project! We also have gift subscriptions available if you are looking for a fun gift for a crafty friend.

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~ Bonnie ~