Friday, June 30, 2017

I Heart You

Hello, all our ribbon-loving friends!  Welcome by today as I (Karen Letchworth) share a card I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used some patterned papers, stickers, and border stickers from my stash.  Once I had my patterned papers laid in place, I added half of a tea-stained doily and ran a width of Cream Seam Binding across my card.  I used the same Cream Seam Binding along with some Burnt Rust Seam Binding to tie a sweet bow that I topped with a 14 mm Round Acrylic Rhinestone Flack Back Embellishment.
The sentiment (I heart you) are rub-ons.  I also ran a border strip (my first counting book) from a piece of patterned paper.  I used some Scor-Tape to hold my layers together, and there's some 3-D foam tape going on with the journalling stickers; but that's about it!
If you haven't checked out all the fabulous Embellishments available at Really Reasonable Ribbon, you really need to check it out.  Not only do they carry every imaginable trim perfect for every project you can dream of creating; but they have the sweet touches and Embellishments to adorn them as well.  You can see that sweet Cream Seam Binding under my borders, and see how it shimmers and adds so much fabulous texture and personality to my card without being too terribly thick or bulky.  SO sweet, don't you think? 

I'm so grateful that you've stopped by today.  There's always lots of great inspiration on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, as well as a FUN CHALLENGE where you can play along.  We look forward to your next visit.

Have a blessed week,

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Good Friends Card

Hello ribbon lovers!  Today, I am sharing a sweet card using beautiful ribbon, lace and flowers by Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I used one of the gorgeous blue ribbons from the Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment.
I love the dainty Debra Natural Crochet Lace.  It creates a sweet accent to the vintage image.  Next I tucked the Mixed White and Pink Sweetheart Blossoms.
I hope you enjoyed this sweet and easy card.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Just For You

{judy} It's so much fun to make backgrounds with shaving cream! It's making a comeback! You can find all sorts of tutorials using this technique on YouTube. I didn't want to cover up too much of the pretty background, so I used vellum to hold my embossed sentiment and embellishments. 
 I used Cindy White Crocheted Lace and a few 8mm White Flat Backed Pearls to hold down the vellum. The pink Tea Rose finishes it off and pulls out the pinks (my favorite color) in the background. Everything is adhered with Scor-Tape.

If you haven't tried this background, I hope you will. It's a ton of fun, and always a surprise!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Steampunk Style Summer Beach Folio with Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  How happy are we that summer is finally here?  It's time to put on our suntan lotion, don a floppy hat and head to the beach for some summertime fun.

This is birthday season in our household with about 11 birthdays in 3 months' time.  I try to work ahead and get special projects and cards made so that I don't come up short when birthdays roll around.  The Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment inspired me to pull out my Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea papers and work up this fun Steampunk Style Summer Beach Folio.

 Tropic Double Faced Satin Ribbon is such a perfect companion for these whimsical papers.  And these colors just scream summertime!

Here's how I created this pretty bow cluster:

I also added ribbon and metallic string to that sweet little chipboard charm, making it stand out in the card design.

Did you know that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries Steampunk Gears and Cogs?  I painted these with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint, which is very close in color to the Tropic ribbons.  It adds a fun steampunk vibe to the card design.  I especially love the heart shaped gear that I used in the center of the "O" in YOU. 

I turned this 5" x 7" top fold card into a folio by adding a 1/4" spine to the design.

The top section of the folio contains this fun accordion style album. I've used more of the Fancy Shell Print on Tropic Satin Ribbon as a closure mechanism for the gatefold cover. The album is  double sided so it will hold a lot of 3" x 5" photos.

The pocket on the bottom holds a pretty art tag and an ephemera card from the collection.  I layered my Tropic ribbons on the top of the tag to add extra pattern, color and shine to the tag design. I also tied a short piece of Tropic Double Faced Satin to the top of the tag, then added another chipboard charm with Gold Metallic String.

If you've fallen in love with the ribbons in this Ocean Breeze Ribbon Assortment like I have, then you'll want to sign up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club HERE.  It's like having a birthday present arrive in the mail every single month of the year.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 26, 2017


Hi friends! I hope you're enjoying the weekend! I have a pretty mixed media piece I made using the reverse side of a 6x6 stretched canvas. I've done this style project in the past and I really like the results. Take a look!
I used 5/8" Plaid Ribbon Black to make a double bow for the top of the canvas. I also used some Metallic String Gold to make a bow for the center of the plaid bow and to tie the button and tassel charm into the corner cluster. A few 10mm WOC Two-Tone Light Turquoise Open Roses along with some other flowers from my stash were mixed into the cluster too. The paper is from Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection. I hope you like my mixed media mini art canvas! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Watercolor Rainbows

{judy} Hello Ribbon Friends! Today I have a watercolor background to share:
We had a beautiful full rainbow over our Capitol last week, and it just inspired me to create a rainbow background. I used my Kuretake paints on watercolor paper. When it was dry, I stamped my sentiment (The Stamps of Life) in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 
Since gold is associated with rainbows, I used Metallic Gold Baker's Twine, and wrapped it several times around my card, fanning it out. I then tied all the pieces together with a half bow and added some sequins (Pretty Posh) for sparkle! All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape and Foam Tabs.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 24, 2017


 Hello everyone and Happy Saturday to all! Today's card was created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using beautiful Polka Dot Satin, Sweetheart Blossoms, Embellishments, and Foam Squares. Love this Red Polka Dot Ribbon as it makes for super easy and fun bows!

I used an old design paper 6 x 6 pad, and then made a few layers using red card stock to mat each layer. Next I used Cheery Lynn dies for the doily. My sentiment is from The Project Bin stamps, and stamped in black ink. Next I chose to use Sweetheart Blossoms and some branches for my floral arrangement under the sentiment.

My bow was created using the Satin Polka dots, and then I used a Really Reasonable Ribbon Flower Embellishment for the center.

The layers were popped up using RRR Foam Squares.
 My card was super fun to make, and I really enjoyed sharing it today with you all!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend!

Hugs to all,

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mini Albums and Ribbon Club Assortments - Perfect Together!

So, I'm on a mini-album kick and the Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are the PERFECT embellishment for your minis.  You get a collection of ribbon in two widths that all work perfectly together, so there is no thinking needed!   Just grab a coordinating paper pad and get to work.

I have another beach themed mini that I will share with you real soon that I made using the June Ribbon Club Assortment.  Great for those beach vacation photos!

We have a special going on right now. 
JOIN TODAY and begin with the May and June assortments with special low introductory pricing.
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The May and June assortments each contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

We have a big family picnic on the 4th of July weekend each year, so I decided to make this mini album to hold some of the photos from this year.  I had a 6 x 6 patriotic paper collection that has been collecting dust for several years and it worked great for this mini.
I am just starting to play around with minis, so I'm still working on page construction.  Once I get things a little more organized in my head, I will share some tutorials for different types of pages and ribbon embellishment.
I made the pages on this album flip out, so it almost doubles the amount of space for photos.  If you use all the pages and tags, you can put 7 photos on each page and still have room to journal on the backs.  With 5 pages, that's 35 photos you can easily add.  Even more if you skip the writing and add photos to the backs of the pull out pieces as well.
I also strongly recommend Scor-Tape for mini album construction.  I use it for many things including attaching the pages to the binding and the binding to the cover and it's very strong and secure.  
I love the flag design paper on the back cover and all the perky ribbons peeking out the top and sides.  I even added a year medallion on the spine so we remember what year the photos are from.  I fussy cut the design paper and you can see I got '4th of July' showing on the bottom.
My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with two of the 5/8" ribbon styles from the May Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This bow is just my favorite bow for any project!

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you would like more information on the other products I used in my mini album, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happiness and Butterflies Greeting Card

Hey Peeps! Ginny here to share a card that I created with sooo many layers. All the fabulous supplies were just calling to me.
 I've gone just a bit mixed media and a whole lot vintage with this all occasion greeting card.

There's 2 colors of gorgeous Burlap Sting tucked into the flowers.
Stitching adds a nice texture and a subtle detail. 
So.Many.Layers. An altered chipboard element to dress up the focal image.
Believe it or not...all of these yummy pieces were just regular stash waiting to find a nice home.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Burlap String in Black and Antique GoldScor-Tape, Tombow 3D foam Squares.

Okay that's all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nostalgic Carnival Card - Remember

Hello, friends of Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by to visit us.  It's Karen posting today to share a sweet little card I made using some rather nostalgic patterned papers and ephemera, and lots of great ribbons as well.  I hope my card will inspire you to decorate and adorn your next card with LOTS of great RIBBONS.  I love this retro look, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has the perfect trims for this, ANY style of project.  I just love how I can always find the perfect trims for each project I create, and YOU can too!
At the top left of this card, you will see a piece of ephemera and a snippet of 3/4" Red Chevron Stripe Twill.  Then, down at the bottom left part of my card you will see pieces of Plaid Turquoise Ribbon, 3/8" Yellow Gingham Ribbon, and Red and White Plaid Houndstooth Ribbon.  I just love how all these different ribbons work together so nicely and compliment one another.  The ribbons really brought my card to life and gave it texture, depth and personality.  Oh, and I don't want to forget to tell you all that I use LOTS of Scor-Tape to hold my cards together.  It's a fabulous, long-lasting adhesive.
Be sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to check out the ribbons I used (all listed and linked above)....just click on the link for the ribbons you like, and you can easily add them to your cart.   AND -  there's also a fabulous challenge taking place right now, come play along in our Current Challenge   And finally, there's always lots of great inspiration right here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We're so glad you stopped by, and we hope that you will stop by to visit again tomorrow......and every day!
Have a blessed day,
Karen Letchworth
and the RRR Team

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Have You Heard the News?

Have you heard how easy it is to create beautiful cards by using scraps of pattern paper, a sweet image and beautiful ribbons, lace and flower embellishments Really Reasonable Ribbon?
I combined the gorgeous Rosemary Natural Crochet Lace and beautiful pink ribbons in the June Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment.  
I then added glitter glue to the White Cottage Rose to add dimension.  
Wishing you a creative day.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop Winner!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Judy has made for us today.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon 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.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the June 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 US shipping address.

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Congratulations abusybee - DoubleClick Connections!

8. abusybee - DoubleClick Connections6/13/17, 6:20 PM
No summer vacation when you have kids involved in high school sports! We try to sneak away for 3 day trips bit sadly no count down this year!! love these colors, great job by the DT!

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 ~ 

Crinkled Seam Binding

{judy} Hey friends! Today I want to share a simple watercolored card. You can't go wrong with a watercolor background and a beautiful sentiment. Add in some gorgeous seam binding and it's a done deal!

My background was made using Kuretake paints on water color paper. I added a couple of color layers inbetween dry times, and then stamped my sentiment (The Stamps of Life) with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 
To crinkle up my seam binding, I spritz it with water and then ball it up in my hand and place the ball into the corner of a plastic bag. Twist the plastic bag tightly around the ball. Leave the seam binding ball in the bag overnight. The next morning, remove the seam binding from the bag and fluff the ball out. Let it dry thoroughly. Pretty easy!

This is the beautiful Bay Leaf Seam Binding tied in a double bow at an angle across the card for interest. I added a Resin Flower on top of the knots. I also tucked in a half-doily (Stampin' Up!) under the bows. My layers are held together with 1/2" Scor-Tape on this card.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dad, You Rock! Masculine Greeting Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I hope you are all having a very happy Father's Day!  To honor the men in our lives, I've worked up a fun masculine card using Copen Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from the Ocean Breeze Ribbon Assortment.   I've also added some fun embellies from RRR.  Let's take a look!

 It can be hard to design a masculine card, but these papers from Authentique's "Durable" collection strike exactly the right note.  This top fold card measures 5" x 7", so there's lots of room to add great embellies.

Delicate Stitched Satin is one of my all time favorite ribbon choices.  This time around I used the new Copen Blue ribbon from the  Ocean Breeze June Ribbon Club Assortment.  It's the perfect shade of blue to liven up all the lovely grey tones in this card.

Metal Steampunk Gears make the perfect embellishment, adding a little shine, a lot of texture and a fun masculine vibe to the card design.  To even out the composition I also added a trio of flat backed cabochons in the upper left hand corner of the card.

The interior of the card contains two pockets filled with goodies for Dad.

The small upper pocket contains a cute tag that Dad can use as a bookmark.

You could mount a small photo of your children, or write a personal note here to make it really special.

The lower pocket contains a simple folio.

This was made by cutting a 5" x 12" strip of designer paper from the collection.  Then I scored on the long side at 4", 8", and 12" to form a little folio.

I added thumb holes with a circle punch, then minimally decorated the pages, leaving lots of room for 4" x 5" photos of Dad.  Tuck in a gift card, and you're ready for Father's Day or a masculine birthday.

I'm thankful to have been raised by a kind an loving father.  I'm even more blessed to have married a man who is devoted, loving and kind to our 5 children...and now our grandchildren.  I pray you all enjoy a peaceful, happy and restful Father's Day!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Always And Forever Side-Step Card

Hi friends and happy Saturday! How are you enjoying June so far? I'm sure loving it and I'm looking forward to warmer weather here in the Pacific NW over the next few months. Today I have a fun and unique style card called the "side-step" card. Take a look!
I haven't made one of these side-step cards in years and I was a bit rusty. But with the SplitcoastStamper's Side-Step Card Tutorial, it was easy and as pie! I added 2 strips of the Select Swiss Dots Grosgrain in Moonstone across the top main panel and a little bow over the mason jar. This ribbon is part of the June Ribbon Club Assortment and it can also be purchased alone.  Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!