Thursday, April 30, 2015

Just Imagine

Hello, friends of Really Reasonable Ribbon!  Karen Letchworth here today, and I'm dreaming of my (someday) trip to Paris.  But for now, I will "just imagine" this trip and make it a beautiful dream in my mind.  I have a friend who is about to take that dream trip, and this card is for her.
It was created with patterned papers and embellishments from my stash, and was "made dreamy" with goodies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I added a vertical strip of Mimosa Yellow Seam Binding to my card, and also included the same Mimosa Yellow, as well as Charcoal Gray Seam Binding in my big bow.  I topped the bow with some Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts including two of the sweet 10 mm Black Open Roses and a Yellow Rose.  I added a vellum pocket with Black Burlap String, Oyster Baker's Twine and Double-Faced Light Silver Satin Ribbon wrapped around it.  Inside the envelope, there is a small journaling tag that's tied with Gray Plaid Ribbon and Mimosa Yellow Seam Binding.
The line I used for this card also included some cute vellum envelopes (and other little die-cuts) so I decided to create a matching envelope to go along with this card.  I'm giving it to a friend who is getting ready to take her dream trip to Paris.  I tucked some spending cash in the envelope, and also thought it would be a great place for her to save some photos of her trip, and maybe do a bit of journaling as well.  I LOVE using Decorative Bags and Envelopes for this purpose.  On the large envelope, you will see a bow made from Gray Plaid/Gingham Ribbon Light Blue Burlap String and Ivory Burlap String.  On the smaller envelope, I added a button that is also tied with the Ivory Burlap String.
If you can't head to Paris just yet, perhaps you CAN treat yourself to some of Really Reasonable Ribbon's GORGEOUS ribbons, trims, and flowers, and then create something DREAMY to share in our current challenge.  We just LOVE seeing all the fabulous creations you make with your Really Reasonable Ribbons.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I really hope that you will take time to "Just Imagine" all the beautiful things you can create with our wonderful ribbons and trims.
Keep dreaming,

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sweet Mother and Child Card

Hello Friends!!
Heather here and today I would like to share with you a simple Mother and Child card that I created using fabulous goodies from Really Reasonable Ribbon and images from Gecko Galz.
Here is my card below.
I used Edna Lace, Natural Faux Canvas and Pink Chevron Stripe across the base of the card at the top and Moss Green Micro Ribbon runs across the lower part of the focal image.  I used my Bow it All Tool to create the Champagne Organza Bow.  I topped off my Gecko Galz image with two Deep Ivory and One Baby Pink Mulberry Rose.  Below are a couple close-ups of my card.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thank you for visiting us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

You're My Favorite Work Of Art By Jenn Cochran

Hello to the Really Reasonable Ribbon friends and fans.  Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks. Today I have a fun Pop Open Purse Card.  I even have all the directions in a fun Tell All Video.  It is a super easy design and you can customize it to fit any theme.  

I have used Really Reasonable Ribbon's Sheer With Satin Center in Turquoise.   I tied my bow into a two level double looped masterpiece.  I just love this ribbon.  Satin sometimes slides when you tie it, but not this ribbon.  With the sheer sides, it locks right in place.

I did a mixed media effect on the front using products from Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir.

Here is a shot of how it opens.

Now onto my Tell All Video!  Hope you like it!

A view of  the inside of the purse card.  

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Your my cup of Tea Gift Box Set

Welcome everyone to the RRR Blog today.  It's Teresa here and i am sharing a little tea gift card set that i did with some of the Satin with Gross grain ribbon in coral and Burlap string. My base and inspiration for this was a new stamp from Penny Black called April in Paris with lots of roses and an eiffel tower so i thought of tea and a fun card set to give away.

To make this i started with a clear acetate box that i had in my stash and i created a belly band to wrap around it with Spellbinders Belly Bands Two.  Then i cut and embossed a red patterned piece of paper with Spellbinders Curved matting basics for both the back and then another in ivory to stamp on.  I stamped the image in black Tsukineko Versafine ink and embossed it so that it would pop more with clear embossing powder from Stampendous.  The Your my sweet cup of tea stamp is from Taylored Expressions and i stamped that in Tsukineko Versafine ink in Crimson red to match.

 To color my image i used Copic markers and tried to shade the roses so that they too would stand out.  The beautiful satin gross grain ribbon bow was the perfect touch for the side to finish it.

And inside of my card i made a cute pocket with another of my favorite SB dies.  It has a really pretty cut out design that makes a perfect pocket to tuck in a few tea packets and maybe a gift card to go to the local tea shop for treats one day.

Thanks so much for stopping by and i hope that you like it and get inspired to make one.  Mother's Day is right around the corner and this might be great to do for the special Moms or Mums in your life. Have a very, very nice day!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

More Victorian All Occasion Cards with Ribbon!

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More Victorian Calling Cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Polly's Paper

Hello, Friends! As promised, I'm back with another trio of all occasion cards featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon and Victorian Calling Cards from Polly's Paper Etsy shop. I used Polly's Victorian Trading Card All Occasion Cards Creativity Kit and loads of my favorite ribbons to make these soft, feminine cards.

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Sympathy cards are often the hardest cards we have to make. So I've used soft colors and delicate ribbon on this card. The cutaway card base is embossed, inked and then brushed with Picket Fence Distress Paint to give it a very soft, shabby feel. I lined the card at both the edge and at the fold with a strip of light, airy Lavender Dots Organza.

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A simple white satin bow was topped with a double layer bow made with the same ribbon. A delicate lavender cosmos daisy finishes off the bow treatment.

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I like to take a little extra time with my sympathy cards, so I finished the inside of this one with more papers from the kit, more embossing and whitewashing, a stamped sentiment and double rows of that lovely lavender ribbon.
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This birthday card makes me think of Paris. I don't know why...perhaps it's the touches of gold. I spritzed the papers, image and doily with my homemade gold mist. That glorious bow is made with Variegated Gold Ribbon...which is so luxurious and shimmery....and on SALE! Honestly, the luster and shine of this ribbon cannot be rivaled. I tied that big, loopy bow with the aid of my Bow-it-All Tool, of course.

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To add some extra texture, I made a rustic multi-loop bow using a double strand of natural burlap string. That bold pink button is from my stash.

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I layered papers, tags and ephemera from the kit on the inside of the card, along with a hand written sentiment. The tag is topped with natural jute string that I frayed with a craft pick after adding to the tag.

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This final card is so cheery and bright that you feel better just looking at it. After joining two of the papers from the kit together with stitching, I used some ribbon scraps to create little flag elements beneath the card focal. A sunny bow made with Yellow Gold Diamond Satin ribbon ties all the elements together perfectly.

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The rhinestones and stick pins are from my goodie drawer, and the loopy burlap string bow is made with light blue and navy burlap string. Adding a few dark elements like the button, navy twine and brown rhinestones really anchors the card.

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The inside is finished very simply with a strip of paper from the kit and stamped sentiment.

I hope you were introduced to some new ribbons today, and learned some of my tips for using ribbon to add the finishing touch to a card. To me, no card is finished until you add ribbon or trim!



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Red, White and Blue

All things red, white and blue!  Love them.  I have a fun RRR project with a Patriotic theme today.  I painted up a couple of old vintage Mason jars with chalk and milk paint.  I used several layers of paint to get a nice distressed look.  From there I decked them out with crepe papers, patriotic images, buttons, and several RRR ribbons.  I used Flag Grosgrain RibbonRed Gingham RibbonLipstick Red Seam Binding, and Glory Blue Seam Binding.  These will be great for Memorial Day and the 4th!  Hope you enjoy, Cherry

Friday, April 24, 2015

Botanical Celebration

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am dropping in to share a card I made with some beautiful paper from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection and gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I really have hoarded this paper collection for a while now so I figured it was time to use a bit of it to make a pretty springtime botanical card.  This could be used for a birthday, Mother's Day, Bridal Shower, or any other celebration that comes along.  I matted the image and patterned paper with green and pink cardstock.  I also added some clear oval gems for a pretty accent.  The ribbons I used are Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Moss Green Gingham 3/8" Ribbon.  I also added a cute green decorative button from my stash to the center of my pink bow, which was created using my Zutter Bow-It-All tool.  I hope you enjoy this pretty celebration card, and have a wonderful spring day!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wrapped Up In Satin

Hello RRR fans.  It's Dana here today.  I'm sad to say this will be my last card for my dt term here at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I have had so much fun here with Bonnie and the ladies.  Bonnie always makes us feel so special and it has been an honor to design with everyone.  Well, let me showcase my last card.
I wrapped my last dt card up in lots and lots of satin ribbon.  First I used the Diamond Satin ribbon in the beautiful color of daffodil.  This made a great background for my electric blue satin ribbon with silver metallic edging.  Oh my word...this ribbon is amazing.  Let me give you a close up.
My, my, my this is a pretty bow.  LOL  I just can't say enough about the gorgeous color of this ribbon.  It is definitely one of my favorites.  But then again...all the ribbon I have used from Really Reasonable Ribbon have been my favorites. ;-) I'm sure you all have favorites too and you can head on over to the shop and pick up some more favorites.   I want to thank you for all your lovely comments on my cards and I hope to see you all again soon.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Retro Vintage Apron Wall Hanging

Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here to share a really awesome and really retro wall hanging. I used my new favorite Sheer Cherry Red ribbon for Summer projects.

I created these great little layered aprons with images from Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps. The papers are from Creating with Vintage Patterns CD1.

I also used Turquoise Striped Twill ribbon for the funky retro vibe....and it's great layered up with the cherries : )

Red Plaid Ribbon is the perfect accent.

I added some gorgeous coordinating flowers from Petaloo and groovy little patterned buttons.
Okay that's all for me...wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Middy Biddy Kraft Pocket Card

Hello crafters and friends of Really Reasonable Ribbon, it's Karen!  I hope you're all having a wonderful week.  Today I'd like to share another fun pocket card I made using one of the sweet Kraft Middy Biddy Bags With Horizontal Stripes.  But, as I've mentioned before, don't let the term "Middy Biddy" make you think that these bags are small.  They are an impressive 5" x 7.5", so there's LOTS of room for tucking in photos, a letter/journaling, a gift card, or anything you wish to give someone for a special occasion.  They also make great party favors.  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries several different styles of  Decorative Bags that are also perfect for your various projects - get creative.  This particular size Kraft Middy Biddy Bag is also perfect for making a mini album when turned on its side, placed with a few more, and bound together.  Well, why not?  They come in a package of 10 for just $2.75, so that could make you several mini albums AND a pocket card or two.  What a cute, versatile and SUPER economic product.  For mine, I simply folded up the bag half-way, machine stitched it down creating a pocket, and then covered it with some GORGEOUS ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
First, I ran a strip of 1 1/2" Jute Ribbon Natural across the top of the bag (below the pocket opening) and attached it with hot glue.  Next, I took our gorgeous Silky Crush Teal Ribbon and cut it down the middle into two equally-sized narrower strips that I tied into bows.  This Silky Crush Ribbon is GORGEOUS!  It comes in 16 different beautiful and vibrant colors, and is 1.5" wide.  It's great for making wreaths and bigger projects.  It's got an absolutely LOVELY sheen to it, and it's "crinkled" as well.
The next layer is a triple bow made with White Jute String, and its topped with a pink clear button.  I also added a vintage image, a tea-stained tag, a snippet of lace, and a pearl sticker.  These lovely Decorative Bags are so easy to work with, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has everything you need.....from Decorative Bags to buttons, ribbons, laces and trims and SO much more.
Thanks for stopping by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today.  We hope you enjoy the inspiration we share with you here, and we sincerely hope that you will visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store, and play along in the current challenge on our Challenge Page.  I'd also love to have you visit my blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to say hello.
Karen Letchworth

Monday, April 20, 2015

Minion Fun..There's nothing you can do about it!!

Hello Peeps,
Heather here and lately I have been into adding funny sayings to Minion and other images that I find on the internet.  Today I am sharing a card that I made for a friend...and she will love
This card is not my usual Vintagey card...more along the lines of clean and simple.
I used Tropic Checkerboard Satin, Delicate Stitched Aqua Satin and Coral Rose Swiss Dots from this month's Really Reasonable Ribbon Assortment.  I also used Moss Green Gingham, Watermelon Baker's Twine, Score Tape (hold my ribbons in place).and Tombow Foam Tabs from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here is a close up.
The saying I came up with is just perfect for her...I am quite sure we will both burst out laughing when she reads
I hope you have a wonderful day!
That you can stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon store and get yourself some goodies!!
Thank you for visiting us today!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sweetest Flower by Jenn Cochran

Good morning friend and fan of Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks.  Hope your weekend has been wonderful.  I have been crafting all weekend.  Here is a fun 'just because' card made with one of many colors of Seam Binding that RRR carries.  Seam binding is a perfect ribbon to tie multi-loop bows.  It is easily manipulated and can create an awesome focus point in your projects.

This soft pink seam binding coordinated perfectly with my designer paper and rose die cut.  You can find this Pink Salmon Seam binding and a very large assortment of other colors HERE at the RRR website.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Hope the rest of your weekend is crafty!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Perfect Friend

Hi everyone and welcome to the RRR Blog today.  It's Teresa here and I am sharing a friend card today that I did with one of my favorite Spellbinder dies, paper and ribbons. 

I really had to think about this one because there was so much design in the paper, but I think it worked out pretty good and I am really happy with it.  I used Graphic 45 papers on it for the base and the beige patterned paper I cut out with the Spellbinder die.  Layering it over the print gave it a really interesting pattern and yet the pattern of the die still stands out.  Then I layered on a black Spellbinder Labels One decorative die and the matching smaller piece to stamp my sentiment in.  The stamp is from Penny Black's chalkboard set and to make it stand out even more, I embossed it with clear powder to darken up the black in the words.  Sometimes just that one little trick can really make your card pop.

And...Here is a quick close up of the card so you can see all the pretty patterns and the seam binding ribbon in log brown that I used for the bows.  Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

RRR April Blog Hop Winner!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see our new challenge theme and the winners from challenge 115.

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.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful feedback on the question of the month which was "Do you read blog posts or just look at the picture".  It was a bit of a mixed bag with most leaning toward reading short and direct posts and not wanting to read long, flowery 'off-topic' posts.  You're there for the crafts and that is what the post should be about.  

Now, on to our winner who will receive the April 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.

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Congratulations Peggy!

Keeping up with blogs is very time consuming. Many times I skim the pictures and if it is something that interest me, I read more. I hope this is what you were looking for. Thank you for sharing.
God bless,

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 ~