Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Celebrate The Red, White and Blue

Really Reasonable Ribbon makes it SO MUCH FUN to celebrate any holiday or special occasion with their amazing selection of ribbons and trims.  To help celebrate the 4th of July this year, Really Reasonable Ribbon (and my friend, Rachel) helped me to create some lovely hair bows.  Yes, Really Reasonable Ribbon carries much more than just the ribbons and trims - they also carry all the supplies for creating beautiful hair bows and head bands.  You can see them all here in their Headbands and Clips Category.  They have different sizes for every hair length and thickness so that it's perfect for all hair types from infants to old ladies (like me....LOL).
This larger bow includes the Molly White Crochet Lace, Tiny Electric Blue Stars on White Grosgrain, Red With Satin Grosgrain Edge, Electric Blue Satin, and several other scraps of this and that.  Really Reasonable Ribbon not only has a wonderful Patriotic Selection, but they carry selections for pretty much any special occasion you can image.  You will never have to look anywhere else for your ribbon needs!

Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check back here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog each day for more inspiration, and also for the fun challenges we offer each month.  We love it when you visit us!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Add Texture With Canvas Color Band by Jenn Cochran

Hi friends and followers of Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Thanks so much for starting your week off with visiting me here on the RRR blog!  Today I have a fun card featuring one of the new Canvas Color Band Ribbon.  It adds texture and character to any project.  It is a great stand alone ribbon or can be combined with any one of the fun ribbons found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This card I made for my little boy.  He is actually getting really big but still loves my handmade cards.  I have used the Canvas Color Band Ribbon in Parrot Green.  I just love the stitched detail along the edges.  The bow was easy to tie with the Bow It All 2.0.  This bow tool is also found at RRR.

Thanks so much for joining me.  I hope your week is fabulous and that you get a chance to tie a bow!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sweet Little Baby of Mine

Hi everyone.  Today I have a pretty baby card to share.  I'll have a new baby niece in July so I thought I'd get the card together ahead of time.  I embellished it with beautiful ribbons and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I added a pretty double-layer double-loop bow made with Pearl Pink Delicate Stitched Satin using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how I made this bow HERE.
I also added some beautiful Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers.  Really Reasonable Ribbon offers a wide variety of mulberry flowers for all your crafting needs.  I used 20mm Open Roses, and 25mm Cottage Roses.  I like to wrap the stem around a needle tool for a fun look.
If you'd like to see what else I created for the new baby, please stop over at my Make Time to Craft Blog and say hi.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

~ Bonnie ~

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Princess Journal with Really Reasonable Ribbons

Hi Everyone and thanks so much for stopping over on the blog today to see what is new.  I hope that you had a lot of fun on the hop this month and got lots of ideas with the new Ribbon Club Ribbons.

Today I have a special Princess Journal to share with all of you that I did for me.  I work at Disneyland and get to meet lots of adorable princesses around the world and I needed a special place to put down all the stories that I have of them so I created this journal with lots of pretty ribbons, flower and papers with a fun Disney Princess theme.

 I just used a regular journal book for the base and created the front with a chipboard castle, Spellbinders dies for the oval and the leaves and fun sticker that I had in my stash.  The pretty flowers are the WOC Sweetheart Blossoms in pink and WOC Gardenia's in shades of pink to match the paper.

 I love putting lots of ribbons hanging on the sides of my journals for bookmarks and I chose the lightest pink Seam binding ribbons for this one and some Metallic Silver String to tie on my charms.

And here is another quick closeup of the castle and the flowers that I used.  I hope you like it and maybe this might be a fun journal to make with all the little princesses in your life for summer.  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping over to see what is new with all of us :)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Seaside Mini Album

Hello Ribbon Lovers!

Ah, Summertime!  Time to kick back and relax, take a little vacation and maybe stick your toes in the sand!  But what do you do with all those great vacation pictures once the holiday is over?  You put them into a Seaside Mini Album that is loaded with gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon, Petaloo Flowers, and Seaside Papers from Authentique!  Of course!
This tiny, but mighty, mini album measures just 4.5" x 6.5" but it is filled with hidden journaling spots, pockets, tags, fold outs, flip downs, and gorgeous ribbons.
It will hold at least 24 photos, many of them 4" x 6".  Here's what you'll need to make this fabby album:
There are so many pages and details in this album that I actually made you a video so you can see the whole thing.
I hope you get to stick your toes in the sand soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Enjoy Friend...

Hello RRR Peeps!  Craving a little vintage loving today.  First off, an old fashion card....I blended cheerful yellows, teals, and a bit of black.  Loving this color combination.   Papers are oldies but goodies, as are the diecuts.   The pocket can be used to tuck a gift card into..or even a little note.  I added Bay Leaf Seam Binding along with a gorgeous vintage rhinestone button.   At the bottom a bit of washi tape and vintage lace.
My other projects are the prettiest vintage clip earrings that I just had to do something with!  I created a couple of fun birthday tags,  keeping with the soft yellows and creams.  I added vintage crochet doilies, vintage seam bindings, just in love with these!  Hope you enjoy!  Hugs, cherry

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pretty Flowers Thank You

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a fabulous Thank You card I made using the new Many Thanks stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and some beautiful ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I started by cutting an A2 sized piece of white cardstock and matting two pieces of patterned paper on a diagonal to it.  I left a 2 inch gap in the middle and stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink.  I then heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

 I took 3.8" Aqua Double Faced Satin Ribbon and wrapped it around the top and bottom of the white gap on the card to create two borders.  I find ribbon so versatile.  You don't have to just make bows with it.  It can be used for string to attach tags, borders on cards, bindings for mini albums, flags, banners, and lots more!

I stamped several of the flowers in Altenew Frosty Pink ink and Sno Cone Die ink from My Favorite Things.  I then stamped the leaves in Fossil ink from Simon Says Stamp.  I fussy cut them all out and layered them to form a bouquet on the card.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and Clear Shimmer Pico Embellisher to the centers.  Finally I finished the card with sequins in aqua, pink and clear.  I hope you enjoy this simple yet pretty and feminine Thank You card.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Fun Birthday Card

Hi everyone, Bonnie again with another card featuring my new favorite two-toned bow style with gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I'm in love with two color bows right now.  Aren't they just a show-stopper?  They are actually rather easy to create with your Bow-it-All V2.0.  I have a tutorial out now for a bi-color double-loop double-layer bow and I will be adding one for this basic bi-color double loop bow using single-faced or printed ribbon in the next week or so.  To view all my video tutorials, please visit my YouTube channel HERE.

This bow is made using daffodil and tangerine Diamond Satin Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  Diamond Satin is a gorgeous ribbon with a subtle embossed diamond design and it has a very nice sheen.  It's a nice solid color ribbon with a little 'something' extra.
Don't forget we have a Sizzlin' Summer Colors Challenge going on right now.  Head on over and share your project with us.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on my card or to hear about my adventures experimenting with my new Color Burst powders from Ken Oliver Crafts, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Thing About Courage...

Hi friends.  I'm still playing with my June Summer Fun Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I just adore fun, bright colors.  They really make your project pop!

This fun assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.
Non a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with this fabulous assortment.

My fun bi-color bow was made with two ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment and created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  If you are not familiar with this tool, visit my youtube channel and see how easy it is to create fantastic bows in minutes.

We have a Sizzlin' Summer Colors Challenge going on now on the RRR Blog.  Head on over and link up your Sizzlin' Summer Colors projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For information on the other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Glassine Bag & Card with RIBBONS!

If you're anything like me, you simply can't resist putting ribbons, laces, bows and trims on all your projects.  The best place to find these ribbons and trims, at REALLY reasonable rates, is right here at the best little ribbon shop around......Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They carry SO many fabulous ribbons and trims, as well as flowers and embellishments to adorn your projects.  If you haven't visited  the store lately, you'll definitely want to check out all the great new ribbons, and all the recently restocked items.  They carry ALL the popular styles, widths, and textures.  Just look at how my Really Reasonable Ribbons supplies helped me to decorate this sweet little glassine bag and matching card.
I love using glassine bags for giving homemade goodies such as cookies, brownies, or even candies.  I added a digital image (cake), half a doily, and a BINGO card.  Then, I added some sequins, Helen White Crochet Lace, 3/8" Light Pink Gingham Ribbon, Rose Petal Seam Binding, Raspberry Baker's Twine, Violet Burlap String and also embellished with Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses in Pink and Open Roses in Dark Lilac.  Do you see what I mean about how these lovely products easily make projects look amazing?  It's easy when you have the right embellishments, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has it ALL!
This card (below) uses all the same ribbons and flowers as listed above.  This way, you can put some cookies or treats in the glassine bag, and still have a matching card for gift-giving.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has EVERYTHING you could possibly need to create a lovely set like this.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  We hope that you will join us for the current challenge on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We love seeing your fabulous projects, and appreciate having you play along with us.
Happy crafting,

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Shabby Birds and Flowers Card

Hey there Peeps! I hope you are all enjoying your week. We've been super busy with the kiddos activities....I'm just running in circles. I do have time though to share a very vintagy card I created with Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and Crafty Secrets printed papers and images.
Oh how I love a shabby card!!!!
Pink Chevron Striped Twill topped with Ivory Burlap String look super sweet on this color scheme. I've also got a few loopy bows of  Ivory Jute String tucked in. That fabulous  textural element comes from layering Ivory Netting and Chloe Crocheted Lace.
I heavily distressed and inked the edges of the printed paper then stitched it with coordinating thread.
I added a nice subtle detail by Stickling the printed flowers then adding pretty pink roses and White Sweetheart Blossoms.
Crafty Secret Supplies...Birds & Bloom~Brown Wood Flowers, Birds-Roses, Golden Blooms
CS2 Flower 012 Floral Art Clear Art Stamps

Okay that's all for me wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

Skyline by Jenn Cochran

Hi Really Reasonable Ribbon friend and fans.  It's Jenn and I am here with this fun airbrushed card featuring one of my favorite colors of blue.... Turquoise!  I am a big fan of the airbrushed "look" on cards.  It is a easy way to color a large area fast too!  Plus, you get a really nice shaded effect if you use multiple shades of the same color.

This bow really pops on the black background.  I have used the Sheer Organza with Satin Center in the color of Turquoise.  Tied my double looped stacked bow using the Bow It All 2.0 that you can also purchase at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You can find bow tying tutorials from Bonnie on the Really Reasonable Ribbon YouTube Channel.  Bonnie has easy to follow video's that make bow tying for all skill levels a cinch!

Thanks for stopping in a taking a peek at my card.  Have a great day!  Hope it is crafty!

Friday, June 19, 2015

RRR Challenge #120 Sizzlin' Summer Colors 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 #120 is Sizzlin' Summer Colors.
Create a card, 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 #120 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Sizzlin' Summer creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on July 3rd 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, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you 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 RRR120) 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 30th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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We love to visit your blogs and leave comments on all the terrific entries, but the word verification really slows us down. :o)

RRR Challenge #119 Winners!

Challenge #119 was lots of fun with our Masculine theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #119 in no particular order are:

Congratulations to our top 3 for a job well done. Grab your "I made the RRR Top 3" badge (located on the right column of the blog, near the bottom) and display it with pride. You ladies did a fantastic job!


Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Masculine themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #120 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Decide What to Be...

He everyone, Bonnie here today.  I have a fun new card today featuring a jaw-dropping double-layer, double-loop bow with Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Love, love. love me a great poofy bow, don't you?

My double-loop double-layer bow was made with Red Delicate Stitched Satin on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I've said this before, but it bears repeating.  This ribbon style performs wonderfully for these beautiful loopy bows.  If you want to see how I made this bow, please view my YouTube video HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on the other products used on this card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~