Thursday, November 30, 2017

Give Thanks

Hello to all our ribbon-loving friends!  It's Karen Letchworth sharing today with a card that I sent to my parents for Thanksgiving this year.  All of us here at Really Reasonable Ribbon hope that you all had a wonderful time with family and friends this year, and that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  We are so very grateful for all of YOU, and we want you to know how much we appreciate you.
I started with dark brown Bazzil cardstock, and layered it with some gorgeous patterned papers from Prima's new Autumn Moon collection.  I machine stitched the patterned papers to the card stock, and I inked the edges with Corduroy Distress Ink.  The striped flower and the circular chipboard sentiment are also from the Autumn Moon collection.  Everything else I used to embellish this sweet card is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I bundled up some Natural Burlap String and Antique Gold Burlap String, and then attached a bow tied with 5/8" Brown Gingham Ribbon.  I also added a sweet Two-Toned Green/White Paper Leaf and two Deep Ivory Open Roses are tucked in by the bow as well as a little bundle of gorgeous Gold Double-Head Stamens. There's another piece of the 5/8" Brown Plaid Ribbon underneath the chipboard sentiment piece that I secured with a piece of Scor-Tape.  I also used the Scor-Tape to secure all the papers in place.  It's a super sturdy and long-lasting Adhesive, and I use it all the time.  It's fabulous!  Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many FABULOUS products.  Stop by again often, and treat yourself to something wonderful and new.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Cards

Christmas is right around the corner.  It is easy to create beautiful holiday cards using the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Assortment - Country Holiday Collection.
I added the gorgeous light blue ribbon from the assortment and then added a bow with Peppermint Baker's Twine to this fun, whimsical card.
The next card, I used another gorgeous ribbon from the assortment.  I love the green ribbon as one side is solid and the other has the checked.
Next I added the Melissa Lace to the bottom of the image.
I hope you enjoyed some more fun and easy holiday cards.
Wishing you a wonderful, creative day, dear friends.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Season's Greetings

Hi ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here today with another holiday card.  If you still have not started your holiday cards, it's time!!  My card today features pretty ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I went slightly non-traditional today with the color palette, but can you really go wrong with a purple and green color combo?  I think not!
My sentiment is from the Jingle Bells digital stamp set from Graciellie Designs and my dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.
My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the 5/8" ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.  The bow was finished off with a pretty Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  More more information on the other items used on my card along with a video tutorial for the poinsettia flowers, please visit my Make Time to Craft blog.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Thanksgiving 5-Day SALE!

This post will remain at the top until Monday 11/27/17.  Please scroll down for the new daily posts.

We're rolling in with a BIG 5-Day Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday SALE this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now through midnight eastern time on Monday, November 27th, 2017 we have a terrific SALE going on.

Everyone Saves!
Please use the codes below in the promotional code area on the first page of checkout.

The code is good now through midnight eastern time on Monday 11/27/2017.
(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions or special order items.)

Order subtotals over $10.00 will SAVE 15% using code TURKEY15.

The sale code is good on everything including SALE items!
Did you know we stock a full selection of Scor-Tape?  Stock up today!

Along with gorgeous ribbon, we also have a new large offering of unique Embellishments.
(some examples below)
Don't forget to take a look at our vast offering of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
(some examples below)

Are you a member of our Monthly Ribbon Club yet?
If not, JOIN TODAY and we'll give you the discount on your first assortment.
(All future shipments will be billed at full price.)
The November assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.
Each monthly ribbon assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.
What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Happy shopping!

Friendship is Stitched With Love Thank You Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I know everyone is right smack dab in the middle of making Christmas cards, but I had the urge to play with some pretty vintage papers I ran across while tidying up the Closet of Shame.   When inspiration calls, who am I to argue?

Can you blame me?  I mean this is polka dots and vintage sewing goodies and chippy buttons...who could resist?  Color matching the ribbon proved to be a bit of a challenge.  But then I remembered that you can custom dye White Seam Binding Ribbon to make the perfect match!

If you've never done this before, it's very easy and lots of fun, too.  Simply cut a length of White Seam Binding Ribbon...I usually use about 3 feet.  Then on a non-stick craft sheet, or other non-porous surface, add a smear of Distress Ink in your chosen color.  For this ribbon, I used Tea Dye and Victorian Velvet. 

Next, spritz the smeared ink with some water using a mister bottle.  When the ink beads up, it's ready to go to work.  Simply add the ribbon and move it around to soak up all that yummy ink.  I usually crumple the ribbon as I go to create a shabby, crinkled bow.  Gently heat dry the ribbon and then tie into a loopy bow with your Zutter Bow it All Tool.  I just love the finished product!

The inside of the card has a sweet little tuck spot and a lovely pocket.

The tuck spot is filled with tiny tags and an itty bitty gift card envelope.

The pocket contains a custom dyed ribbon topped tag, a tea bag and a honey stick.

Now I just have to figure out who to give this card to!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hi friends! It's that time of year again! Yep, Christmas is only a few weeks away! I'm starting my Christmas cards and have narrowed it down to this design and one other.
I like to make my holiday cards keeping in mind that I mail most of them, so they have to be fairly flat, but still have a nice wow factor. This is one occasion when theme-printed ribbon comes in super handy! It adds a bit of dimension and makes a handmade card that much more special. I used a strip of Snowflakes on Hot Red Grosgrain Ribbon to separate the 2 patterned papers and added a button and a few sequins for embellishments. I hope you like it and I hope you might be inspired to use some printed grosgrain ribbon on your next craft project. Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my holiday card design. Have a great day and happy crafting! 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Holiday Lady Silhouette Ornaments

Happy kick-off to the Merriest of Seasons my friends!  Cherry here on the RRR blog!  Don't forget about their  Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale... head on over and refill that ribbon stash.
              I created these sweet silhouette ornaments using some fun dies, vintage pearls, some sweet stamped tags, and yummy lipstick red seam binding
 I also used double headed stamens which I am addicted to right now.
Thanks for stopping by the RRR blog!  Cherry

Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas Joy Card

Hello crafty friends and Happy Friday to you all!
Today's Christmas Joy card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using beautiful Lace & Ribbon from the RRR store.

I hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving, spending it with your loved ones. :)

For my card I kept this super simple, no sewing, and just two layers, as this week was a crazy week for me, and I'm sure for many of you too.

I started with a 6 x12 card stock in brown, and scored it to create a 6 x6 card base. Next I cut one of the Graphic45 design papers to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"and attached it using the new Scotch Advanced tape roll from Really Reasonable Ribbon, love this stuff! I used it to attach each layer.
Next I used the foam tabs to give the layer 3-D look. I also used them on the little Christmas sentiment tag.

For embellishing, I used the sweet Antique Bronze Vintage Flower charms in the corners of the image and on the little sentiment tag. Next I made a big beautiful bow out of the satin swirl ribbon that came in the November Ribbon assortment.  I love this ribbon, it's absolutely beautiful! I went for a different look by adding the lace down each side of my card front. It's the beautiful Arianna Natural Crocheted Lace.  Lastly I added my flower charm to the center of the bow.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies:
Scotch advance tape roll
Foam tabs 
Antique Bronze Vintage Flower Charms 
November Ribbon Assortment(Satin Swirl)
Cream with Turftan Brown Satin with Swirl Ribbon
Arianna Natural Crocheted Lace
Flower Charm

I hope you enjoyed my post for today , and thank you for stopping by!

Hugs to all,

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hello Greeting Card

Hey there Really Reasonable Ribbon Fans! I'm sharing a card today created with trims and flowers.

I think the checkered pattern paired with the wood grain creates a very warm and welcoming homespun quality.
This taffeta ribbon is so dreamy and for sure is one of my new favorites. I love that it's vintagy orange instead of bright.  Here I have it layered under lace and vintage buttons.
The ribbon coordinates so perfectly with the WOC roses as well as the flowers on the sentiment cut apart.
Finishing the inside of the card with matching papers really makes them extra special. I've also incorporated a large patterned and epoxy topped clip because more is always better!

The doily adds a nice texture as well as breaks up the busy patterns.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Tangerine Taffeta, Open Roses Orange, Ivory Burlap String, Judy White Crocheted Lace.

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gotta Have Double-Head Stamens!

Hello to all our sweet ribbon-loving friends!  It's Karen sharing today, and I'm so blessed to have you visit as I share a lovely Christmas card and tag that I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using some non-traditional Christmas colors.  These patterned papers and coordinating goodies are from the Bundled Up line by Crate Paper, and I really enjoy the red, pinks, and greenish colors in this line. always, I was able to find all the trims that  match perfectly with this line.  Because Really Reasonable Ribbon carries such a wide variety of styles and colors, I can ALWAYS count on them to carry the perfect products to match ANY project I create.  You'll LOVE the vast selection!
I secured all my patterned papers, the tag, and the sewn pieces using Scor-Tape, and then I also machine stitched the edges a bit.  Towards the bottom of my card, I ran a width of a sweet May Arts trim called Red Center Stitched Burlap.  This is one of my all-time favorite trims; both at Christmas time and always...and it comes in several awesome colors.  There's also a tiny chipboard tag from this line that I added with a rub-on sentiment (Noel) and a White Flatback Pearl.
Towards the top of my card, there's a bow tied with Silver Seam BindingLipstick Red Seam BindingBay Leaf Seam BindingIvory Burlap String, and Red Burlap String, and a White Bead Berry Spray Cluster.  The snowman tag is topped with some Baby Pink Double-Head StamensRed Double-Head Stamens, and Aqua Green Double-Head Stamens.  They're about the sweetest things I've ever seen, and I've fallen in LOVE with them.  I think I now own them in every gorgeous color!  On top of those lovely stamen heads, there's another fun White Flatback Pearl.
I also made a matching Christmas Gift Tag to match this sweet card by using the same patterned papers and goodies.  I added bow using Lipstick Red Seam BindingBay Leaf Seam Binding3/8" Bright Pink Gingham RibbonIvory Burlap String and Black Burlap String.
Thanks so much for visiting today!  Hopefully, you will stop by again soon for more inspiration and lots of great ideas for crafting with Really Reasonable Ribbon and their FABULOUS products!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Joy Card

Christmas cards don't always have to be in the traditional reds and greens.  Why not try adding a non-traditional color such as the purple?  It's easy with the new Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Assortment - Country Holiday Collection.
I used the gorgeous purple ribbon, layering two bows.  Then I tucked the Silky Ivory Crush Ribbon to the under the pine cone image to add additional layers and softness.
I hope you enjoyed a fun and easy holiday card.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pretty Mulberry Flower Ornament Tutorial

Hi there ribbon (and mulberry flower) fans.  Today I'm sharing a pretty mulberry flower holiday ornament tutorial.  The ornaments were made using ribbon and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  These make fabulous neighbor gifts, hostess gifts or even teacher gifts.

You will find a video tutorial for the mulberry flower ornaments below along with another video tutorial on how I created the pretty bow topper.

The ornaments were made to coordinate with the October and November Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

There is a special going on through the end of November for US residents to begin their subscription with the October/November combo pack for the special introductory price of just $17.00. 

Not a member yet?

The October assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim and the November assortment has 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

The ornament below is the one I created in the video.  This one uses a little over 80 20mm Open Roses.  I think you could get away with four 20-packs with careful spacing.
This ornament was created with one 100-pack of Sweetheart Flowers.  On this one I used the white with red center sweetheart flowers to coordinate with the October Ribbon Club Assortment, but any of the colors would be beautiful.
This ornament below was also made with 20mm Open Roses and this one was made using the color palette from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

The ribbon ornament toppers below were made on the EK Tools Bow Making Template using ribbon from each of the Ribbon Club Assortments.  The centers were finished off with larger Mulberry Roses.  I have a video tutorial below on how to make these as well.

DIY Holiday Ornament with Mulberry Flowers Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

DIY Bow Topper Using the EK Tools Bow Making Set Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope that you'll make some of these ornaments for your friends and family.  Happy crafting!