Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Be Happy!

Hello, everyone.  Thanks for stopping by today as I (Karen Letchworth) share a sweet little card I created using some of my favorite products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used some of my old favorites, and some of my newer loves and obsessions.  I thought I'd tempt you with something sweet that leaves you SURE you need to order yourself some Flower Stamens.  Aren't they just the sweetest?
My card started with some older Crate Paper patterned papers (Emma's Shoppe) that I cut into strips, inked, and placed on the wood-grain patterned paper using strips of Scor-Tape.  This next picture will show you how I laid the Scor-Tape in strips and placed the ribbons and paper strips securely on top.   This wonderful Adhesive will hold them in worries!
Along with my patterned paper strips, I added a piece of Brenda Crochet White Lace and Textured Two-Tone Pink Ribbon, and I tied a bow with the same Textured Two-Tone Pink Ribbon.  I topped that with some Baby Pink Double Head StamensRed Double Head StamensAqua Green Double Head StamensGold Double Head Stamens, and White Double Head Stamens.  How FABULOUS are they?  Gotta have them all!  LOVE LOVEđź’—LOVE!!
I also added an inked doily die-cut, some cute journalling stickers from the Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection, a miniature rusty paper clip, some vintage scotch tape, a touch of machine stitching, and a lovely knotted bow tied with Teal Baker's Twine.  I also tucked in two 30 mm Two-Toned Green and White Mulberry Paper Leaves behind the bow cluster.  The word HAPPY is a Melissa Frances rub-on, and the word BE is a SSS die-cut.
I thank you for stopping by today, and hope that you will visit often.  The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog is the best place to learn about special sales and promotions taking place, to be inspired by the beautiful posts, and to participate in our monthly blog hops.  It's always a treat to have you stop by.


Monday, February 26, 2018

Flowers, Bows and Lace Journal Page

Hello ribbon lovers!  I am excited to share my newest journal page using beautiful ribbons and lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I glued the Burlap Ivory String to the journal page and the added White Taffeta Ribbon and vintage button for more dimension.
I next added the gorgeous Emily White Crochet Lace to the edge of my art journal page.
I love how the ribbon, lace and embellishments give a special touch to my art journal.
Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Vintage Purple Roses Tri-Fold Folio with Tips and Tricks

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I've had so much fun playing with the Purple and Green Mix Ribbon Club Assortment this month!  The colors, patterns and textures have really brightened up my winter landscape.  I was thrilled to discover that the purple ribbons are a great playmate for my Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley papers.  So I worked them up into this shabby chic Vintage Purple Roses Tri-Fold Folio.

The folio measures 5" x 7" with half inch spines.  I used gorgeous  5/8" Hyacinth Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge to create a ribbon closure for the album.   My bow cluster is made with the 5/8" Hyacinth Satin Swirl Ribbon topped off with some Gold Metallic String and a button from my stash.  And of course I used my Bow it All  to tie those beautiful bows! 

The purple roses and the butterfly are both stamped onto patterned paper and cut with the matching dies.  Did you know that Ultra Violet is one of Pantone's Colors for 2018?  So this Ribbon Club Mix is right on trend!

The folio base is three strips of 11" x 7" heavy lavender cardstock joined together with 1/2" Scor-Tape.  After joining the cardstock strips together, I scored at 5" and again at 5.5", repeating this pattern all the way down the long side.

The folio is filled with flaps, folds, flips, pockets and tags.

Although the folio is not very big, it has room for loads of photos, thanks to this little waterfall feature.

I thought you might enjoy seeing how all the mechanisms work, so I created this YouTube video tour with lots of tips and tricks that you can use to make your own version of this fun little folio.  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Treat Ensemble

Hello and top of the morning to you! Linsey here today sharing a fun idea for upcoming St. Patrick's Day! I don't drink beer (so no green beer here) but I do love making cute little goodies for all occasions and this holiday is no exception. These treats were put together rather easily and can be handed out to classmates, co-workers, neighbors and friends! If you happen to be one of those fantastic folks who actually throws a St. Patty's Day party, then these treats will be a hit for sure! Make a whole bunch and everyone can take one home as a party favor!
I used this super easy Test Tube Holder Tutorial to form the treat holders, with the tube themselves holding green MnM's (a perfect fit). Then I had a whole lot of fun decorating them to the max! I made long, flowy bows with 5/8" Bud Green Taffeta Ribbon and 5/8" Satin with Grosgrain Edge Green Apple.`The bows were attached to the front of each test tube along with an ivory button center with Burlap String Parrot Green. A White WOC Spiral Stamen was tucked into each bow as well. For a finishing touch and to balance out the stickers, I added a couple of the different shades of green roses from the WOC 30mm Tuscany Roses Mixed Christmas/Seasonal.
I hope you like my project today and feel inspired to create some fun ribbony treat holders too! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop Winner

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 February 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.

True Random Number Generator  

Congratulations Tristan Robin Blakeman!

17.  Tristan Robin Blakeman2/14/18, 8:54 AM
No question, Lilies of the Valley and Bleeding Hearts are my favorite Spring flowers ... both are early arrivals and both have fantasy-like blooms that enchant and delight. And Lilies of the Valley smell sooooo good!
Lovely assortment of ribbons - I can tell that I need them to use on the Graphic 45 "Faery Dust" paper collection projects I'm working on! LOL

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.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Homemade Blooms and Stamens

Happy Monday my friends!  Cherry here and today I have a sweet shabby card to share featuring some ribbons and flower stamens from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 I created my own flower with wool felt, vintage laces, and vintage fabrics.  I used stamens for the middle of my bloom.
 I also used Bay leaf seam binding for my ribbon.

Thanks for visiting, Cherry

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Presidents' Day SALE at Really Reasonable Ribbon

We're rolling in with a BIG 3-Day Presidents' Day SALE this weekend at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now through midnight eastern time on Monday, February 19th, 2018 we have a terrific SALE going on.

The more you buy, the more you save!
Please use the codes below in the promotional code area on the first page of checkout.

The codes are good now through midnight eastern time on Monday 2/19/2018.
(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions or special order items.)

Order subtotals from $10.00 to $39.99 SAVE 10% using code PRESIDENTSDAY10.

Order subtotals $40.00 and up SAVE 15% using code PRESIDENTSDAY15.

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 February 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!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thanks a Bunch 3-D Card

Hello Crafty Friends, and Happy Friday to you all! I'm sure you all are ready for your weekend, I know I am. So today I have a super fun and sweet Thanks A Bunch card. This is a Pop Up card I designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using their beautiful ribbons, flowers, leaves and embellishments.  I love that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries all these beauties!

My card was designed with a 3-D pop up die from Cheery Lynn Designs to create my card base. Next I picked out this super cute design paper that I've had for awhile now, as I'm trying to use up some of my design papers that I forget about. I made 4 layers all different sizes, as I LOVE layering! Each layer is put together using Really Reasonable Ribbon Scotch Refill tape 1/4" wide. Love this tape! Its so easy to use and doesn't get caught up on the wheel of the ATG gun. I also popped the layers by using the Tombow 3-D foam tabs. I use them on just about every card , as I love the 3-D look they give. :)

Ribbon Treatment: I used Really Reasonable Ribbon Concentric Circles on Ocean Blue Satin ribbon for the bottom bow, it was in my scrap jar.  Then for the top I used the super pretty Pink Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge, as its new to my stash, and wanted to use it. I absolutely LOVE this ribbon and will have to get more of the colors, as this is my first time using it.

Flowers: I used these gorgeous flowers (1st time) from Really Reasonable Ribbon and they are called Pretty Flori Pastel Anemone.  They are beautiful in person, and the perfect size for cards and albums! They are backed with the Green Leaves. I know they will be perfect for many other projects as well.

Tag:  It was in my stash and I thought how cute it would be to add a sentiment to it. So I used these darling Thicker flower-like alphabet to spell A Bunch , the A is in the left corner right above the Bunch. Lastly I added a little resin embellishment flower to the T.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
3-Foam Tabs Tombow
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider Refills 1/4"
Green Leaves
Pretty Flori Pastel Anemone
Pink Canvas Colored Band with Stitched Edge
Concentric Circles on Ocean Blue Satin
Resin Flower with Rhinestone Flatback Cabochons embellishment

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Moment in Time Birthday Greeting Card with Video

For our RRR February Blog, please scroll down or click HERE.

Hey there and happy Wednesday! Ginny here to share a Birthday card with gorgeous ribbon from  Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Mixing plaids and gingham? Don't mind if I do.
Adding spiral stamens really bulks up a flower arrangement and a loopy string bow fills it in.
More flowers is always the right answer.
I've added a die cut banner with metal clip for the front of this card and finished the inside with coordinating paper patterns.

Please enjoy this video tutorial on how I created this card.....
 Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Black Plaid Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String, Gold Spiral Stamens, White Cherry Blossom.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing Blog Hop here at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog!

Today you will see some great projects using our February Ribbon Club Assortment from our very talented design team. They always come up with some super ideas. 

Isn't this assortment great??  It contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards.  If you aren't already a ribbon club member, why not join us today!  You will get a fun new ribbon assortment shipped automatically each month.

Now let's get hopping and see what our fabulous design team has created this month!

Here is our blog hop list.  If you get lost along the way, hop on back here and we'll get you back on track.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

Now, be sure to leave some love at all the stops along the way. Your comments are most appreciated!

At the end of the hop, comment on this post answering the question below for a chance to win our February Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:
I'm going with wishful thinking here:  What is your favorite springtime flower or your favorite sign that spring is right around the corner?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday, February 20th. Be sure to check back on Tuesday evening to see if you are our lucky winner.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today. We hope you'll stop by and so some shopping at Really Reasonable Ribbon soon.

~Bonnie Garby~

Monday, February 12, 2018

Baby Congratulations

Welcome by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today, everyone!  It's Karen Letchworth posting again, and I'm sharing a sweet little Baby Congratulations card I created using some AMAZING products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I got a little bit creative with the use of one of my favorite wide ribbons.   More about that in a moment, but here's my card:
These patterned papers and sticker (hot air balloon) I used on this card are OLD!!!  They're from a Simple Stories line called Baby Steps, and they were pulled from my stash because I still have quite a bit of this line left.  I pieced them together with Scor-Tape to create my card base.  Then, I ran a width of  Moss Green Seam Binding across the top of my card to create a border there.  I used several White Flatback Pearls from our Embellishments Section to accent my hot air balloon.
I added half of a vintage cream doily at the bottom of my card, and stamped my sentiment (Congratulations) onto that.  I knew that I wanted to create another border where the two bottom patterned papers meet, but I wanted something different from the Moss Green Seam Binding at the top section.  This is where I got super creative!  I've always LOVED all the awesome wider Cotton Blend and Natural Burlap Ribbons carried at Really Reasonable Ribbon, but the one I wanted to use was just a bit too wide for this particular spot.  SO.......I cut a length of the Natural Burlap Green Wire Edge Ribbon and ran it through my die-cutting machine with a scalloped border to create what you see there.  Just above that, I wrapped a long length of knotted Brown Sugar Baker's Twine.
I took a close-up picture of that scallop edge die-cut Natural Burlap Green Wire Edge Ribbon so that you can see how cool it is.  I LOVE that you can die-cut just about anything....including RIBBON!  How cool is that?  I also can't even begin to tell you how much Scor-Tape I use on my cards.  There's some holding down my border trims, and under the balloon sticker.  It's an AWESOME long-lasting AdhesiveReally Reasonable Ribbon has so many wonderful products.  Go ahead, and treat yourself today! 

Blessings to you,

Friday, February 9, 2018

Playing with Purple Art Journal Page

Since purple seems to be the color for this year, I started playing around with it in my art journal. Adding pops of purple with watercolors and beautiful ribbon the February Monthly Ribbon Assortment. 
 To distress the tag, I used matte medium to adhere tea bags to it.  Once it was dry, I add the ribbon and vintage button.
Next I added a little shine with the Bling Metal Ribbon Slider to the delicate Cindy Lace.
I love how the little bit of ribbon and lace make the artwork pop.
Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.