Monday, August 31, 2015

Roll With It

Happy Monday to all the Really Reasonable Ribbon friends and fans!  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Well it is definitely still summer here in Western Colorado.  I have seen so many people out riding bikes.  It reminded me of this stamp that I just LOVE.  I paired it with the perfect ribbon...Canvas Color Band Ribbon.  
I LOVE how this ribbon kind of looked like a road for my little bicycle.  I used Baker's Twine Diva Wheat to add an accent bow behind the red Canvas Color Band Bow.
The Canvas Color Band ribbon comes in 20 different colors.  They can all be found here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop site.
Don't forget that we have a new challenge starting this Friday.  We would love to have you joins us. 
Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a great week.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Vintage Finds and Ribbons Too

One thing I LOVE to do is to shop at antique stores.  On one trip to Stillwater, Minnesota (a sweet little town located on the St. Croix River that's basically antique heaven), I found these antique milk caps for ten cents each.  Needless to say, I bought oodles of them.  I thought they would be fun to use one on a card.  And......well, anything embellished with Really Reasonable Ribbons is ADORABLE!
Decorating cards with all of Really Reasonable Ribbon's AMAZING trims is always a treat!  Once I had my patterned paper stitched and inked, I simply added a sticker with a rub-on sentiment, added the antique milk cap that I decorated with some of Really Reasonable Ribbons SWEET Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses; including their Open Roses in Ivory and Open Roses in Red.  Then, I was ready for the best part of every card - THE BOW!  I used Melissa Natural Crochet LaceSeam Binding in Lipstick RedBurlap Center Stitched Red Trim, and Baker's Twine in Solid Red.
It's SO exciting to see how Really Reasonable Ribbons, trims, laces and flowers all work together to make cards come together so nicely.  I honestly believe that if you treat yourself to some of their products, you will quickly learn how LOVELY their products are, and how they really do help to make your cards look amazing.  They're reasonably priced, they have an amazing selection, shipping fees are low, and the quality is AWESOME!  Not to mention the selection - there's literally a PERFECT ribbon for every project you can imagine.  Why not treat yourself today?  You deserve it!

We would absolutely LOVE to have you play along in our current challenge, too.  We love seeing your sweet creations.  And don't miss out on our monthly Blog Hop for lots of great inspiration and a chance to win some of Really Reasonable Ribbons great products.  Our blog is filled with great new projects each day.  We appreciate you stopping by to visit us, and we're sure you will be delighted with what you see.

Thanks for visiting us today, and have a blessed week!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Call

Really Reasonable Ribbon is doing a full design team call and we are looking for 2 or 3 new members to join our highly creative team. We are looking for talented crafters and artists who love using ribbon, work well with deadlines and have great personalities. If you are a card maker, scrapbooker, hair bow maker, paper crafter, ribbon artist, altered artist or if you do anything fun and unique with ribbon please apply. Our readers are looking for variety, so don't be afraid to show your creative side.  Unusual and creative projects are encouraged.


- You must be a versatile crafter who loves to work with ribbon.

- You must be a self-starter and able to manage your time to meet project deadlines that are given out well in advance.

- You must have an active blog and the ability to take quality pictures and post interesting entries directly to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. We require 5-6 projects per month as follows:

* We require 3 projects per month posted directly to our blog. You must also post projects using 'Really Reasonable' ribbon on your own blog and promote Really Reasonable Ribbon whenever possible.

 * You will be required to link the RRR blog and business on your blog, and participate in and promote special events (usually blog hops) 1-2 times per month. Typically we have one blog hop per month but we may occasionally participate in a second activity in any given month.

 * You will be required to create a sample project for one of our two monthly challenges.

- You will also be required to assist us in commenting on RRR challenge entries.

- We ask that you commit to a 6 month term from November 2015 through April 2016.


- You will receive $25 in free product of your choice per month plus a free Monthly Ribbon Club assortment ($9.00 value) for use in your projects. You will also enjoy a 20% discount on any other purchases made with free shipping if additional purchases coincide with your regular monthly shipment.

- We will link your blog on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.

- You will receive a badge to display on your blog stating that you are a Really Reasonable Ribbon design team member.

- You will have access to our RRR FaceBook group where the design team can network and support each other on RRR projects and other design team work.

If you want to work with some fabulous ribbons and think you have what we need please send us the following information to .

- A paragraph about who you are and why you want to be a part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon team

- Three of your favorite projects that you've used ribbon or trim on that will show us the type of work you will create for the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  **Please only show us the type of projects we can expect you to create for the team.  If you show us three highly complex projects, we will expect to see that type of project on your RRR blog posts.

- Your crafting resume

- A link to your blog and galleries

- A list of any design teams you are currently on

- Your contact information including your complete name and shipping address

The call will be open until September 30th, 2015. New design team members will be notified by October 9th, 2015.

For more information about Really Reasonable Ribbon, please visit our
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and our Really Reasonable Ribbon website.

For this call, we are accepting applications only from crafters with shipping addresses in the USA.

Thank you.

Bonnie Garby

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Little Birthday Wish for a Great Friend

Hi friends.  Can you ever have too many birthday cards in your stash?  I think not!  I can never even catch up much less get ahead of the game.  Today I have a card for a good friend that I finished off with a gorgeous bow using my favorite ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The beautiful bow was made with Rose Bloom Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to create this bow HERE.  Isn't it the perfect final touch to a clean and simple card?
This card features some scraps from the paper I made with the fun Color Burst pigments from Ken Oliver.  I can't bear to throw any of this gorgeous paper away.
I added three pink 20mm Open Roses below the sentiment.  This was a quick and easy card and the bow and flowers add a fun little punch of color.  
Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fall Gift Bag and Card Set

Hi Crafty RRR fans, it's Teresa here today to share an idea for a quick gift bag and card to give filled with maybe some yummy homemade jam and cookies for this fall.  I was thinking if you wanted to share some of those homemade goodies with the neighbors, this would be a fun bag to send them over in and of course it has gorgeous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon to make it that much more extra special too.
For my project I used papers from Basic Grey's Vivienne, Herbs and Honey papers and Picadilly stickers. I loved the rich fall country colors of these and they all worked really well together.  And for my ribbons I used some "Sheer Ombre Ribbon" and a little bit of "Crochet Lace" for the top.  On the mini card I used "cream seam binding ribbon".
Here is a quick closeup of the sheer ombre ribbon.  It's really gorgeous and comes in so many colors and would be really pretty on so many projects.  I hope you like it too.  Thanks so much for stopping over today and have a really great Thursday making something fun :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

All You Need is Love, a Cat and Red Satin Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Kathy here, popping in with a little card making inspiration this morning.
I seem to be grooving on this red and aqua color combo of late, and used it once again in this card made with Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs paper collection.    The Pouftastic double loop,  double layer bow was tied with glorious Red Sheer Organza with Red Satin Center Ribbon.  It was tied, of course, with my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.  If you aren't familiar with this tool, or have the tool but don't know how to tie this bow, here's a great video from Really Reasonable Ribbon's YouTube Channel that will show you how easy it is to do.
I love that Bonnie also shares her favorite ribbon selections in this handy video.
To top off this bodacious bow, I simply added an aqua flower from my stash, and then hand cut some leaves from paper scraps. I cut one of Tim Holtz' Pediment dies cut from chipboard and covered it in matching paper from the collection.  This was glued down behind the card focal.
The inside of the card uses more of the layered papers and has plenty of room for a little note.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Which Witch is Which?

It is Tuesday and it is hot and very smoky here.  Fires every which way.  Hard to go outside which I guess makes it easier to sit and craft.   I created a couple of witchy little confections for RRR.   They reminded me of the Scooby Doo episode "which witch is which".   I love spooky ol' witches....and what's better than an actual hat done up prim style and a sweet Victorian witch ornament.  I had this chipboard witch hat from last year...painted and distressed it.  I added 2 1/2 cotton blend ribbon which I wrapped around and tied a big chunky bow too.  From here I wrapped metal wire stars around it, along with a hand stamped tag tied on with burlap string in natural, burlap leaves,  a felt rose, and glitter ball.   My ornament is made from chipboard and is covered in Graphic 45 papers.  I added vintage black lace, 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon in plain, and burnt rust seam binding.   I have my ornament hanging from black licorice twine.   That is it!  A little spooky and a little elegant with the black and white color schemes.   Hope you enjoy!  Cherry

Monday, August 24, 2015

Layered Pansies

Hello there craft enthusiasts!  I am back today on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to share a pretty feminine card I created with lace and twine from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.

The layered Pansy Image came from a die cut sheet made by a German company called Reddy Creative Cards.  I found them at a local stamping store.  I layered it on top of a fancy oval frame that I cut with my Silhouette machine.  I added some Stickles in Crystal randomly to the flowers as an accent.  I then added a wood veneer butterfly inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac and Scattered Straw.  I adhered two flat backed pearls to the center to give it a more feminine touch.  I created a band and bow with 5/8" Ivory Crochet Lace and Lemon Bakers Twine.  I added a purple button then to the center of the bow.  

I hope you enjoyed my card today, and it inspires you to create something beautiful as well.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Please, Please (DON'T) Let it Snow!

Hi friends.  I hope your summer is going well.  I'm with you if you dislike seeing holiday stuff appearing on shelves and online already, but if you are a crafter, you need to start planning now if you want to kick back when December arrives and enjoy the holiday.....  So, how many of you have actually ever accomplished that??  Certainly not me but it sounds really nice, doesn't it?
Well, ready or not, Christmas will be here before you know it and Really Reasonable Ribbon is ready with a full selection of Autumn, Halloween AND Christmas styles in stock and ready to go.  Shop early for the best selection.
My bi-color double-loop bow is made using 5/8" Christmas Red/Green Plaid and 5/8" Emerald Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
I just love how a beautiful bow is the perfect finishing touch for a card, don't you?
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on my card, please stop by my Make Time to Craft Blog.
Happy crafting!

~ Bonnie ~

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Belated Birthday Card

Hey there Peeps! Today I am sharing a card I created for my BOLB Kathy for her birthday..which was very late : (  I think she forgives me though : ) This card has a gorgeous dragonfly and soft colors. The beautiful ribbons and trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the papers and images are from Crafty Secrets.
 Kathy inspired me to break out my under used embossing folders. I layered on a well inked die cut frame to add to the texture and dimension.
This bow is created with Turquoise Satin Ribbon and layered on some Ivory Burlap String.
I added a stamped sentiment with a metal clip.
Loads of gorgeous Petaloo flowers and coordinating bling.
Hope getting this very late card extended the Birthday celebration. Or maybe I'm  just really early for next year?
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. : ) G

Friday, August 21, 2015

RRR Challenge #124 - Autumn Color Theme with Ribbon or Trim

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 #124 is Autumn Colors with Ribbon or Trim.
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 #124 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Autumn creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on September 4th 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 RRR124) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until September 1st at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 PLEASE consider turning off your word verification.
It would be a great help to us if you would consider turning off your word verification if it's active on your blog. To do this is really easy and all you need to do is go to Customize > Settings > Comments > then scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (this won't stop anybody leaving you a comment but they won't show on your blog till you approve them). Then scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No.
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 #123 Winners!

Challenge #123 was lots of fun with our Anything but a Card theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #123 in no particular order are:

Jill Norwood
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 Anything but a Card themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #124 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Celebrating FRIENDS

It's Karen Letchworth here today with something sweet!  Most of you who know me already know how much I LOVE Really Reasonable Ribbon and all their AWESOME ribbons, laces, trims and more.  Today, I wanted to create a card for a special friend, and I knew that Really Reasonable Ribbon would make my card super special.  I started with a piece of floral patterned paper that I touched the edges of with paint, and then machine stitched.  Next, I added some cute die-cuts, and topped them with a FABULOUS bow created with several lovely ribbons guessed it - Really Reasonable Ribbon!
The pretty bow I added includes the super sweet Roses With Scalloped Edge Grosgrain in Aqua (the pretty floral print), 3/8" Shell Print on Coral Rose Satin RibbonSatin With Grosgrain Edge Light CoralDiamond Satin Light CoralSwiss Dot Grosgrain in Coral Rose (a Really Reasonable Ribbon exclusive), 3/8" Shell Print on Turquoise Satin Ribbon, and finally the beautiful Double-Faced Satin in Turquoise.  It's just small pieces of each, and then they secured (or cinched) in the middle to create a bow.  Then I placed a little pink gem in the center of the bow.
This second photo gives you a closer look at the bow and all the ribbons used in it.  They all have such great textures and lovely background prints, making them all unique, and yet they all work together SO well.  That's one of the really great things about Really Reasonable Ribbon; they make it SO easy to combine ribbons together beautifully.  You really can't go wrong.
Finally, I want to mention the jar in my photos.  I decorated it by taking a canning jar and spray painting it pink, and then I adorned the lid with more of Really Reasonable Ribbon's GREAT trims including their sweet Helen White Crochet LaceCream Seam BindingRose Petal Seam Binding and the luscious Bay Leaf Seam Binding (my personal favorite).  But again, they ALL work together SO beautifully, and make your projects look fabulous!  Why not treat yourself to some today?  You deserve it, and you will absolutely LOVE everything you purchase.   We really hope that you will play along in Really Reasonable Ribbon's FUN CHALLENGE going on now.

Blessings to you,