Thursday, August 31, 2017

Autumn Kanzashi Hair Clip

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today with a quick post to share a pretty Kanzashi hair clip that would be perfect for autumn.  You can easily create a similar hair clip using supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
This type of Kanzashi hair clip is perfect for adults, so why not make one for yourself.
No needs for lots of supplies to make this pretty hair accessory.  This clip was created with 1-1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon in raw silk, golden brown and brown, one 80 mm French Clip, a 14 mm Flower Shaped Acrylic Rhinestone and a couple of half pearls.  I also used scissors, a hot glue gun, tweezers, and a lighter which you likely already have on hand.   I have included a video tutorial below.

DIY Kanzashi LAYERED Petal #1 Video Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
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The video does not show the exact hair clip below, but it will show you how to create the layered petal.  I created the 8 petal flower and then glued that the the middle of the french clip.  Then I added the clustered petals to each side along with the pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll try to make some of your own Kanzashi creations.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Day In The Life

Hello, and welcome by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today.  It's Karen Letchworth posting today with a sweet card I made with some pretty patterned papers and some of my favorite products from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I want to share it with you.
I layered my patterned papers together with a fabulous Adhesive called Scor-Tape.  It holds everything together so well, and really helps your papers, embellishments and ribbons stay in place.  I ran a width of Green Burlap Center-Stitch Ribbon across my card (again using Scor-Tape).
At the top of my card, I added a decorative sticker and then a sentiment sticker.  I placed a length of bundled Antique Gold Burlap String under the sentiment, and topped it with some lovely Two-Toned Yellow Sweetheart Blossoms, an Ivory Sweetheart Blossom, and a Green Mulberry Paper Leaf.
We hope that you will check out all the fabulous products in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop, and that you will also check out the FUN CHALLENGE taking place on the blog.  There's so much great inspiration here every day, and we hope you will stop by often.  Have an amazing week!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

It's the Journey Layout

Hello friends.  
Do you enjoy adding ribbon and embellishments to your layouts to add softness and interest?
I created this It's the Journey... not the Destination layout by adding Flat Back Pearls and Blue Cosmo Flower to the die cuts for added interest.
Next I added a Pearl Heart Slider to the Bluebird Plaid ribbon.   To add more dimension I added the White Netting for added layers.
 I hope you enjoyed another fun and easy layout...  Why not grab your supplies and start documenting your story?

Monday, August 28, 2017

Baker's Twine - My Favorite!

{judy} Happy Monday! I hope you had a chance to unwind over the weekend! Or shall I say, "unwined"?
My images are from Shall We Unwined? -- a cute Itty Bitty set by Unity Stamp Co. I love mixing paper patterns, and this one is no exception! Several different coordinating Echo Park papers were used, as well as different banner dies. All of my layers are held together with Scor-Tape, my absolute favorite "go-to" adhesive. And it's all wrapped with Raspberry Baker's Twine. Baker's Twine has long been a favorite trim of mine, and Bonnie has such a variety of colors in the RRR Store.

And -- the RRR DT has been a favorite for a long time as well. Today is my last post as a Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team member. I want to say THANK YOU to Bonnie for being the most amazing to work for, and with, and to my talented teammates for being so incredibly kind and fun to work with!

Stamps: Shall We Unwined? (Unity Stamp Co.)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (SU!), Echo Park DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Baker's Twine and kraft bag (Really Reasonable Ribbon), pennant die cuts (MFT, SB, TE, TSOL)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sherlock Holmes Shaker Card with G45 Master Detective

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Kathy here with a Sherlock Holmes themed shaker card that's loaded with dimension and sweet surprises.

This card was so much fun to make!  I turned a chipboard filmstrip frame into a shaker element for the focal point of this tall and skinny 4.25" x 8.5" side fold card.  Each section of the filmstrip was filled with a different image and a selection of sequins and seed beads.

Black and White Houndstooth ribbon was the natural choice for this themed card. I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a two layer bow, then topped it with black burlap string and a button from my stash.

I've had this brass monocle in my stash for ages, and was so happy to finally find the perfect spot to use it.  I tied a snippet of black and white houndstooth ribbon through the loop on the end, securing it with black burlap string. 

The inside of the card is decorated with  more elements from Graphic 45's Master Detective Collectionj.

This 4" x 6" image from the cut apart page has been scored and folded to fit inside the card.

Then I made a little gift card holder just for fun.  See that houndstooth print?  That's what inspired the use of the houndstooth ribbon for this card.  Now you know!

I've always loved Sherlock Holmes, whether portrayed by Basil Rathbone, Jonny Lee Miller or Benedict Cumberbatch.  But enough chatting....there's work to be done...and the game is afoot!

Until next time!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hello Fall Planner with Autumn Harvest Ribbon Collection

Hello friends! Are you a part of the planner girl (or boy) craze these days? I sure am! Linsey here today sharing my latest planner page with you! With Fall just around the corner, I was inspired to start working on my Fall planner and design a new layout with the fabulous August Ribbon Club Assortment-Autumn Harvest! If you're a part of the RRR Ribbon Club, you already have these gorgeous ribbons in your hot little hands! If not, I encourage you to consider joining! It's an awesome value and a great way to grow your ribbon collection--plus, it just makes you happy! So without further ado, here's my Fall planner spread!
This is my Clover A5 Planner, which I love for the Fall months and it will even transition over to the Christmas season beautifully. It's such a pretty shade of green and it coordinates so well with the Happy Harvest Simple Set paper and stickers I used as well as the awesome Autumn Harvest Ribbon Collection. I had fun getting creative with my ribbon and trims. Don't be afraid to add a bit to your planner pages too. It creates just the right amount of special detail and texture without a lot of bulk. Notice my strip of delicate Victoria White Crochet Lace along the bottom of the title frame. So pretty.
Every planner season needs its own planner tassel and I love how this one turned out! I used Random Autumn Leaves on Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8" Autumn Bold Vertical Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Hearts on Apple Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Delicate Stitched Satin Sherry, Ivory 3/8" Ric Rac, Double-faced Satin Tangerine, Light Blue Mini Ric Rac, 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon Brown, a bit more Victoria White Crochet Lace and Rosemary Natural Crochet Lace. It was really simple to make--the only hard part is choosing which ribbons and trims you want! And if you haven't done this before, I would love it if you are inspired to do so now! I want to see your planner tassels too! 
I also made some cute burlap tags tied with more Autumn Bold Vertical Striped Grosgrain Ribbon...
 and a jumbo ribbon planner clip with more of the same ribbons and trims as my tassel...
And here's a neat idea for clear pockets, or in this case, my clear plastic storage pouch--add a whole bunch of sparkly sequins!! They make for a great element to any page or layout. And I'm super excited to be able to use one of my favorite pens with this spread--it's just right, don't you think? 
I enjoyed making this so much! I'm still savoring every bit left of summer here in the Pacific NW, but this project really got me into the early Autumn mood! 
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today! I hope you had fun and felt inspired! Happy crafting! 

Friday, August 25, 2017

I'm Batty for You!

Happy Friday!  Cherry here!
I have a fun card for you today using pretty ribbon and mulberry flowers from
Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 Lots of oldies but goodies used on this card.

Thanks for visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog today, Cherry

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Under the Sea Birthday Wishes Card

Hello crafty friends and Happy Thursday to you all! Hope you are having a super awesome week so far, as this week is almost over, well close to the weekend! :)

Today I wanted to share this sweet birthday card I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful white Taffeta Ribbon.  I love airbrushing and this kit here inspired me to do under the sea airbrushing and stamping.

My card was designed using a Lagoon paper collection, and then Lagoon stamps. I airbrushed everything using Copic markers and the air compressor unit. I love how it turned out.

Each stamped image was airbrushed, then fussy cut, and then I added some Stickles to one, Glossy Accents to another, and left the little starfish the way he was just airbrushed. I did add white Gel Dots to each of the 3 pieces.

The bubbles have Glossy Accents

The bow was created using Really Reasonable Ribbon beautiful White Taffeta Ribbon.

All layers were popped using Really Reasonable Ribbons Foam Tabs. I used the thin white and then the Tombow 3-D ones that they carry in the store.
 I really had a lot of fun creating this card and it was a good distraction as my laptop is down and I ended up buying a new all in one desktop the other day. So glad to have a new one, as my laptop was being a pain in the you know what for awhile now.
I hope you enjoyed my post for today, and thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you have a lovely day!

Hugs to all,

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Hi crafty friends.  Bonnie here today with a colorful card featuring a pretty bow made using Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon along with some lovely Embellishments all from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
We closing in on the end of summer (already!!) and I wanted to make one more card with some bright summer colors.  The digital papers and sentiment on this card are from the new Magnolia Dreams collection from Graciellie Design and the dies are some of my favorites from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I have a strip of 5/8" Shocking Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon topped with 3/8" Turquoise Quatrefoil Print Satin Ribbon running across the upper third of the card and that is topped with the sentiment panel.  Rather than attach the ribbon on the back of the panel, I simply dove-tailed the ends.

My flowers were created with the Floral Bouqet kit from Cheery Lynn Designs and the centers are adorned with 10mm Hot Pink Flat Back Resin Beads and Silver Gear Charms topped with a Heart Shaped Dotted Wave Rhinestone.
My bow was made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Turquoise and Shocking Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  The center was finished off with a Heart Shaped Flat Back Pearl Bead.

For a video tutorial on how to make this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Find Joy Greeting Card

Hey there Peeps! Just dropping in with a greeting card so full of homespun country charm. 

 Yellow is not always my go to color.....but I'm quite please with it this time paired with warm woodsy brown.
Since it's a countrified card, I'm adding burlap flowers and twine for a natural texture. Of course I added other more stylized flowers too to complete the arrangement.

This chevron ribbon makes the most perfect bow and topped off with the fancy brad, it's just that much more awesome.

I always like the inside of my cards to be finished to coordinate with the outside.

If one die cut doily is good......then two must be better right? Last but not least a little clip and this card is ready to make someones day!

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Champagne Chevron Stripe on Twill, Ivory Burlap String.

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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Friendship Begins.......

Welcome by today, everyone!  It's Karen Letchworth posting today with a fun card I created using some Really Reasonable Ribbon favorites of mine.  One reason why I love Really Reasonable Ribbon SO much is because I know that I can always find the perfect color ribbons, trims, flowers, and more to adorn ANYTHING I'm working on.  This card was no exception.   Just look at all these fun goodies!
I used a hot pink card stock on my card base and covered it with one patterned paper using Scor-Tape.  I added a journalling card, and I stamped my sentiment on that.  Next, I ran a width of Cream Seam Binding across my card, and then tied a bow with the Cream Seam Binding and some Summer Rose Seam Binding
The next thing I did was to add some lovely Mulberry Flowers including a Pink Cottage Rose and two Teal Blue Cosmo Daisies from the Mixed Aqua/Blues Cosmos Daisies Collection.  The  White Cosmo Daisy on my bow is also from this same collection.  Finally, I added two White Flatback Pearls to accent my card.
We would absolutely love to have you play along in our CURRENT CHALLENGE; and don't forget to stop back here often for lots of great inspiration.  The Really Reasonable Ribbon store is filled with the most AMAZING products, so why not do some window shopping and treat yourself to something new?  There are so many fabulous products that I know you will love.

Have a great week,

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Recipe for Happiness Layout

Hello ribbon lovers!  So excited to be sharing a shabby chic layout using Really Reasonable Ribbon products. 
I added a little shimmer and applied glitter glue to the Silky Crush Rose Ribbon and Theresa White Crochet Lace, along with a White Cottage Rose.
Next I added just a small amount of Silver Metallic Bakers Twine to the die cut.
Next I added a few recipes, buttons and extra watercolor die cuts o the layout.
I hope you enjoyed an easy an fun layout. Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.


Saturday, August 19, 2017


{judy} Good morning! I was recently asked about pattern mixing with designer papers, so today I am sharing this sweet little, mailable card, showing four different patterns. Paper companies make it so easy to mix and match, using papers from the same paper pack. These are from The {Stamps} of Life, as is my sentiment stamp. There are elements of each of the same shades of colors, which makes for a fun, eye-catching card.

I "tied" it all together with some of my favorite Cotton Candy Baker's Twine, but still kept it flat for easy mailing! As always, I use Scor-Tape to hold my layers together. That's it for me today! Be sure to come play along in our "Anything Goes" Challenge! Thanks for stopping by!