Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New Faux Bow Tutorial with the Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0

Hi friends.  Today I have a new faux bow tutorial to share.  This bow is easy and it's perfect for your autumn projects because it has a bit of a rustic-type feel with the burlap string used to tie the center.  Be sure to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon and take a look at all the wonderful Fun 4 Fall ribbon styles.

The brown ribbon I used to create this bow is 5/8" Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon 
and it's one of the styles included in the August Ribbon Club Assortment.  
This Autumn themed assortment contains 9 ribbon styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed mix of ribbons.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles! 

My harvest themed card was made with dies from Cheery Lynn designs.  I also love adding mulberry paper to my cards for a soft and wispy layer and the natural mulberry paper on this card works wonderfully.

The bow was created with 5/8" Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and tied in the Middle with Natural Burlap String.

Bow-it-All V3.0 Faux Bow Video Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you like my video, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the video above and head to YouTube and give me a thumbs up. I'd love for you to subscribe to my channel and leave a comment as well.

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

~ Bonnie ~

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thanks a Bunch

Karen Letchworth here today with a thought......If you're anything like me, you've probably learned over the years that you can never have enough thank you cards on hand.  There are so many times when someone does something nice where you just want to give them a card to express your gratefulness.  However, if you keep thinking about it; your apt to forget to actually send that thank you card.  So for that very reason, I like to have plenty of them on hand.  And with all the fabulous ribbons, trims and decorative flowers available at Really Reasonable Ribbon; you can always be stocked up on the perfect accessories to get them ready to go.
This card was created using some patterned paper, machine stitching, a white doily, a chipboard bird and journalling sticker, and a rub-on sentiment.  I tied a length of Peach Baker's Twine around the card twice and tied a bow with it.  This pretty peach color is so soft and subtle....GORGEOUS!  The finishing touches were all the lovely Mulberry Flowers I used to frame the image.  I used several of each of these Sweetheart Blossoms:  Wild Orchid Craft Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms in IvoryTwo-Toned PeachFull-Sized Ivory, and the lightest shade of pink from the Pink & White Mixed Assortment.  I also tucked in a couple of the Wild Orchid Craft 30 mm Mulberry Paper Leaves, and of course I used lots of Scor-Tape to adhere everything.
If you need to make some thank you cards; or, well really ANY cards (birthday, anniversary, sympathy, etc.) you will definitely want to stock up on some ribbons, trims, flowers and all the great products available in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  We'd also love to have you stop by to play along in the CURRENT CHALLENGE taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We love seeing your ribbony creations.

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Thank You card for Bonnie and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

Welcome back Really Reasonable Ribbon bloggers and this will be my last card for Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and challenges at this time. I have a grandson  born in May and I will be babysitting him from now on while my daughter returns back to work.  Therefore, I will be spending most of my time with him and very little time for awhile in my craft room until he gets about 6 months older and beginning to take good naps since now he only takes baby power naps during the day, anywhere from 10 minutes up to 40 minutes.

I want to thank Bonnie and the wonderful designers on this team for their fantastic support and I learned so much from all of you and thoroughly enjoyed our discussions. I regret leaving since I loved everything about what we did along with the super great customer service, support and care from Bonnie and the team.  It was also great working with gorgeous ribbon and flowers from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  I recommend RRR to anyone who loves working with ribbon and looking to be on a design team, this is a number one place to be.

Also, the bloggers who put their cards on the blogs or made a comment on my cards, I want to especially thank you for all that you do.

But back to my card.  The May Art ribbons such as the May Arts Silky Rust Red ribbon are always gorgeous on cards and projects.  I used the Zutter Bow It All bow maker to make this double layered bow and attached it with the 1" Scor-Tape.  I used the wonderful instructions by Bonnie Garby's You-Tube HERE that explains how to make a double layered double bow but just go around the pegs once instead of twice.  I added a pearl brad to the center of the bow and attached it to my card  

Other supplies used:
Sue Wilson Designs-Grace
Sue Wilson Designs-Noble Pierce Rectangle
3mm flat back string pearls
Sue Wilson Designs - Rambling Rose embossing folder
Bazzill card stock
Whimsy Stamp - Rowan

Also, on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, a exciting challenge is going on right now with ribbon or trim besides see daily designers' cards and projects using Really Reasonable Ribbon variety of gorgeous ribbons for all of your projects and cards.    Come join the fun and post your card on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge and you might become one of the next winners.   Also, come visit us on Really Reasonable Ribbon Facebook but definitely check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to get those fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects and cards done ahead of time.

Thank you again!
Nancy Hill
Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Christmas Joy

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Hope you all are doing well. 
Today it's my turn to bring you some inspiration here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I decided to share a Christmas card I created with some of my favorite ribbons. I know we still have a few more months for Christmas but I thought this would be a great time to start on my Christmas cards. So to get started I used the DCWV Merry Memories Stack.

For this card I used that beautiful red pleated organza sheer ribbon. 
I know you probably recognize this ribbon from past projects, 
but I just couldn't help using it again. I think I need to order some more. lol 
I only have a little strand left. I also used the White Sheer with Stitched Center Ribbon
which a beautiful ribbon and perfect for Christmas.  

 Here is a close up photo of the ribbon. 
I think the reason I really like this ribbon is the 
beautiful color of red and being that its made of organza
it just has a lovely shimmer affect when the light hits it just right. 
If you like this ribbon head over or
 click on the highlighted link Really Reasonable Ribbon Organza sheer ribbon in red.

I hope you head over to Really Reasonable store to look at some of these beautiful ribbons. They are just a must have for your Christmas projects. And don't forget a new challenge will be starting soon and of course we have our Blog Hop coming up for September. 

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day. 
Deborah xxx

Saturday, August 27, 2016


{judy} It's certainly an Autumn feel to the air where I live. Some of the trees were a combination of red, green and gold yesterday. I was surprised, because it has seemed to come on so quickly. From 100 last week to 73 yesterday! But I welcome it, as does this little fox!
Isn't he cute? To begin my card, I dry embossed the back panel with a forest embossing folder from Stampin' Up! On the main panel, I used a technique called Reverse Masking, and sponged in a circle of blues, followed by clouds with darker edges, using a handcut cloud stencil I have had forever.  I stamped the foliage along the bottom to "ground" my circle.

The little fox is made with a punch (Fox Builder Punch) and one little face stamp from Foxy Friends. I sat him on a stamped and fussy cut stump, and tilted his head to show his fun personality. All images are by Stampin' Up!
Everything is held together with my go-to adhesive -- 1/4" Scor-Tape.

I love the shimmer and look of organza on just about everything. It adds an ethereal look to my forest card here, while being transparent enough to still see what it behind the ribbon. You can see an amazing variety of beautiful colors in the RRR Store HERE. I tied on a little "Blessings" charm I had, using Natural Burlap String and added two brown Mulberry Leaves (Wild Orchid) to pull the forest theme back in.

So I am wishing you Autumn Blessings today and hope that your weekend is as wonderful as this little fox is cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tying Shabby Chic Bows with Seam Binding

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I made this sympathy card for a friend of the family whose mother recently passed.  I wanted the card to be soft, elegant and very shabby chic. I find that seam binding ribbon makes the most gorgeous shabby chic bows, and is very easy to work with. I thought I'd share some shabby chic bow tying tips with you here today.

This 6x6 card used a mixed media paper from Canvas Corp brands.  The papers are all done in shades of black, grey and white which means you can custom color them.  After inking up the background, I water colored this heart image with Distress Markers.  I wanted everything to be very soft and soothing.  I laced up the center of the heart with Gold Metallic Bakers Twine. Noble Peacock Seam Binding was tied into a loose shabby chic bow, then tucked under a pair of white flowers. 

Tying a shabby chic bow is super easy.  I set the pegs on my Zutter Bow it All tool to be 3.5" apart.  Then I wrapped my ribbon around the pegs three times.  Before tying the knot in the center of the bow, I folded the loose ribbon end into thirds.  This helps gather the ribbon at the center.  To add the ribbon to the card, I placed a small puddle of hot glue beneath my flowers, then pushed the ribbon into place with the tips of my scissors.   Because seam binding ribbon is so soft, it folds in on itself and creates this beautiful loopy bow.  

The inside of the card is very simple.  I lightly inked the edges of my designer paper, then added a small journaling card.  This is where I will write my personal note to my friend.

Seam binding ribbon comes in a rainbow of colors, and is a dream to work with.  In addition to the colored seam binding I keep in my ribbon stash, I also have a full spool of both Cream and White Seam Binding so that I can custom color my ribbon to match any project I am making.  I'd be happy to share a tutorial for this custom dyed ribbon.  If you're interested, please let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Halloween Banner

Hello day here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  I had so much fun making this banner.  Lots of die cut layers with foam adhesive for dimension.

 Seeing the layers and mix of patterns makes me happy! Not to mention the bright happy Halloween colors.
I can never get enough gingham either.  I used both gingham ribbon in black  and in orange.   I used the 1-1/2" width size and it makes the best big chunky bows.
I added some black sequins, clothespins, and little metal rimmed tags spelling boo.

Well folks, that is it for me!  As always hope you enjoyed!  Cherry

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blessings for Christmas & Video Tutorial

 Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to you all! So for today's Really Reasonable Ribbon card I do have a video on both my Ribbon Bow using RRR Shimmer Satin (LOVE THIS STUFF) , and my Glass Flowers using a spray technique to get the color you see.
 So for my card base, I used black card stock, cut at 5" x 10" and then scored at 5"
Next I did my 1st layer with black card stock cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", then the Bo Bunny design paper is cut at 41/2" x 4 1/2".
Next Layer 2- is cut at 4" x 4" and that is the black card stock. Now Bo Bunny dp is cut at 3/34" x 3 3/4", then added sewing in a green thread. I also added some white gel dots for a different look.

The I Brake for stamps sentiment is cut out using different spellbinders dies.

Ribbon bow is created using Really Reasonable Ribbons Beautiful Shimmer Satin in Sage Green color. LOVE LOVE LOVE this ribbon. I just bought 5 rolls of it, that is how much I love it. Also will be getting more rolls in different colors, as Bonnie does carry some really Gorgeous colors of this.

Glass Flowers are done using my Glass Flower Technique along with the spray and distress technique. Video can be seen here on my blog
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Watercolor Lifting

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing details about my card for our current 
 Challenge #147 - Buttons & Bows.
I used the Watercolor Lifting Technique at Splitcoaststampers for my card. Basically, you create a watercolor wash, emboss an image with VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder, and then remove as much color as you like with more water and a brush or rag. It's such a fun look! I made my "wash" pretty deep hued, as I knew I would be taking a lot of the color off. The embossed images hold the depth of original color.

I added some Doodlebug Sequins to my flower middles, and then created a fun pleated ribbon center using the August Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon, as well as Green Apple Baker's Twine in the center of my button.

Come play along at RRR!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card

Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a really festive and fun Christmas Greeting card I created with the fabulous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is the first Christmas card I have made in quite a while that does not have a vintage or retro image....but I was so inspired by the buffalo checked paper that I knew graphic pops of color would be a much better match.

This Hounds Tooth Ribbon coordinates so well and is topped of with Ivory Burlap String and a simple painted jingle bell.
Handcrafted poinsettia flower is layered with some Petaloo blooms and die cut leaves with the same red and black theme. These great little buttons and Spiral Stamens help to add detail to the corner.
A few more die cut flowers here with additional tiny White Open Roses. A die cut doily is a nice backdrop for the sentiment.
I love how dimensional this card turned out with all the layers.   Okay that's all for me, wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. G

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Terrific Twine

Hi there!  It's Karen Letchworth posting today.  As you may know, there are many terrific trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon, but for today; I want to just focus on one very simple trim that everyone needs in LOTS of great colors......TWINE!  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries 40 colors of Baker's Twine and an additional 15 colors of Burlap String.  These amazing trims cost no more than ten cents ($0.10) per yard.  So, not only are they colorful, versatile and super useful; but they're also SUPER affordable!
Today I'm sharing three cards that really showcase some of these wonderful twines.  My first card (above) uses Oyster Baker's Twine (currently out of stock) that I tied around the card several times and tied into a bow.  I also added a sweet little Ivory Sweetheart Blossom to the bottom of my card.

My second card (below) has a long length of Red Burlap String wrapped several times around it.  You can see how adding this one simple trim to your cards adds so much texture to your project; not to mention that perfect pop of color.  And again, with SO many great colors; you can always find the perfect shade for any project.
My third and final card today (my personal favorite) was created using some sweet patterned papers, a heart die-cut that's stitched with DMC floss, a button, sequins, a stamped sentiment, a tiny tag held with a rusty pear-shaped pin, and more fabulous twine.
This card uses both the Cotton Candy Baker's Twine and the Teal Baker's Twine.  Once again, you can see how Really Reasonable Ribbon has the PERFECT COLORS to match any project you're working on and make it truly special.  It's really the quint-essential trim that every crafter needs in a variety of colors, and Really Reasonable Ribbon can help you stock up at a great price.
I hope that you'll take time to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon store to see all the wonderful twines they carry, as well as all the great flowers in the Mulberry Flowers section.  You're sure to find something new for your crafting, and the prices are amazing (as well as super reasonable shipping).  We also have a fun challenge on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog where we'd love to have you play along and share your creations.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Karen Letchworth

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Christmas with Snowman Card

Around Christmas time, there is barely enough time to get Christmas cards made.  I love making my cards early since I love making a different card for each person.  Ribbons and laces always look gorgeous with Christmas cards and Really Reasonable Ribbon Store has those gorgeous selections of ribbons with a variety of sizes and color besides the gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft flowers, and Scor-Tape with the fantastic Zutter Bow It All to give your Christmas projects and cards that professional and stunning look.

I am just in love with the variety of May Arts Silky Crush Ribbons like this white ribbon that is so beautiful and elegant.  I used a flat back pearl with rhinestone for the center.  

Other supplies:  
Tutti Designs Snowman
Sue Wilson Designs - Snowflake Back ground frame and Snow Flake Tag
Blue glitter card stock
White glitter card stock
Sue Wilson Designs - Pierced Rectangle frame

Also, on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, a exciting challenge is going on right now with ribbon or trim besides see daily designers' cards and projects using Really Reasonable Ribbon variety of gorgeous ribbons for all of your projects and cards.    Come join the fun and post your card on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge and you might become one of our next top 3 picks.   Also, come visit us on Really Reasonable Ribbon Facebook but definitely check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to get those fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects and cards done ahead of time.

Nancy Hill
Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

Friday, August 19, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #147 - Buttons and Bows Challenge

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 #147 is Buttons & Bows.
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 #147 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Buttons & Bows creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on September 2nd 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 provided it fits the weekly theme.
* 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 RRR147) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until Wednesday August 31st 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 until 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 #146 Winners!

Challenge #146 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 #146 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 Anything But a Card themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #147 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~