Friday, March 30, 2018

It Must Be Love

Hello blog friends, and thanks for stopping by today.  It's Karen Letchworth sharing a card that was inspired by my talented teammate, Ginny, who shared a similar card back in February on her sweet blog, Polly's Paper Studio.  Her card also used a similar chicken wire background (hers was wood), and some sweet little prills (along with lots of great products from Really Reasonable Ribbon, of course).  The card she created that inspired mine was all done up in deep purples, but I chose to do mine in pink because, so far, I only have pink prills.  This is another thing on my ever-growing list of crafty items to buy.   LOL  If you click on Ginny's Blog link, you can see her sweet purple card that inspired me.  Really Reasonable Ribbon helped me make mine uniquely beautiful as well!
I started this card with a piece of softly muted pink polka dot patterned paper from Crate Paper.  Next, I cut the chicken wire background from pink Bazzill using a die-cut, and placed that on top of the patterned paper.    Carefully using clear craft glue and a tooth pick, I delicately attached my pink prills here and there on the chicken wire until I achieved my desired look.  I found this cute vintage looking journalling card among my Crate Paper scraps, and chose to use it.  My next step was to use some ivory acrylic paint to cover the wooden clock and clock hands, and then I attached them  by again using some clear craft glue.  Once all that was in place.....the fun part began.....adding the Really Reasonable Ribbon touches.
I started with a bow that I tied using a length of Textured Tow-Tone Pink Ribbon, and then I added some Baby Pink Double Head Stamens, a White Double Head Stamen, some Black Double Head StamensCotton Candy Baker's Twine, and a piece of 3/8" Black & White Gingham Ribbon.  I tucked in a sweet Small Green & White Paper Mulberry Leaf, and I topped it all with two 10mm Black Open End Roses and one Two-Tone Pink & Ivory Open End Rose.  I also tucked in a pink leaf stick pin, and hung a rusty pear-shaped safety pin that holds a small die-cut heart tag stamped with "Love".  Everything is inked with Hickory Smoke and Spun Sugar Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
You know.....I realize that I say this all the time, but it's true!   You can literally take any piece of paper (or papers) and add a few sweet ribbons, trims, flowers, etc. from Really Reasonable Ribbon....and the next thing you have something wonderful.  You really will LOVE their wonderful products.  I just adore the way Really Reasonable Ribbon's products made this card look.  And I know you will love your new products, too.  So why not treat yourself today?   Some Double Head StamensBaker's TwineFlowers and Ribbons are just what you need.   Check out everything now at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  And have fun doing it!


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring Inspired Card

Are you ready for Spring?  I know that I am!  
I created this simple Spring inspired card using beautiful ribbons, lace and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I used the fresh green ribbon and white lace from the Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment - Spring Colors Mix.  
I layered the ribbon, Burlap Ivory String and White Flower Shape Pearl on top.
Why not create a little Spring inspired card today for that special loved one?
Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter Paper Bag Pocket with Tags and Treats

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It's almost Easter, but there's still time to create this super fun Easter Paper Bag Pocket with Tags and treats!

I love brown paper lunch sacks!  With just a few folds, you can turn one into a card with pockets, a mini album, or a triple decker Easter Treat Pocket like this one.  

 I also love a pink and yellow color palette for Easter!  This 3/4" Yellow Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon, Hot Pink Quatrefoil Print Satin Ribbon and Natural Burlap String just make this entire project pop!  Throw in some bodacious WOC Pink Chrysanthemums, Earth Tone Open Roses,  English Roses, and Sweetheart Blossoms, and you've got a garden that the Easter Bunny will want to hang out in!

Each pocket is filled with lovely little surprises like these decorated string tie envelopes and itty bitty tag.

I also made a tall tag  and tucked some M&M's into the 4" x 6" string tie envelope.

So if you have some brown paper lunch sacks lying around, get them out and dress them up for Easter! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 23, 2018

Heart Shaped Baby Album

Hi friends and happy Friday!  Linsey here today sharing my latest RRR project with you. I painted and decorated this heart-shaped chipboard album and gave it a baby theme. I hope you enjoy!
I painted the chipboard pieces all pink, then used baby-to-bride paper collection to decorate the front and back covers and inside pages. All the flowers are from RRR as well. For the front cover, I used May Arts Burlap String Natural on the buttons. A bit of Elastic Double Ruffles Ribbon White and a scrap piece of Vanessa White Crochet Lace were tied to the metal band that holds all the pages to together. They added a nice effect with the monogrammed tag and hot pink faux leather tassel. The flowers I used include WOC Mixed Pink/White Sweetheart Blossoms, White Cosmos Daisy Stems, and 2-Tone Light Turquoise Open Roses.
Thanks so very much for visiting today! Have a wonderful weekend and as always, happy crafting!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Happy Easter!

Hello, crafty friends! It's Gloria with you today! I rarely get to post to the blog, so this is a treat for me! I missed out on the Really Reasonable Ribbon hop this month, so I asked if I could do a post later in the month, so here we are...later! 
I am using the March Ribbon Club, which is filled with spring! It is like a packet of Easter eggs! I love seeing the new ribbon assortments each month. Each one is prettier than the last! 
I wanted to color something to match the ribbons, so I chose this digital stamp by Power Poppy called Wreath: Succulents and Baubles. I colored the image with Copic markers, then added some sparkle with a glitter pen.

I had printed the image with the accompanying Christmas message in the center of the wreath, so I cut out the center of the wreath to remove the sentiment. I then stamped an Easter message instead! The Easter stamp is from a set by Taylored Expressions called He is Risen. I love how you can alter the stamps to get more use out of them! 
I matched up three of the ribbons from the March ribbon club: Garden Rose Swiss Dots GrosgrainSherbet Delicate Stitched Satin, and Turquoise Shimmer Satin. I created a giant, puffy bow for the card. This card will need a box or padded envelope in order to mail it! The card is 6 1/2" tall by 5" wide, which is an odd size, but I can make my own envelope and it will still fit in a standard-sized padded mailer. Win-win! 
The paper I used is from the Authentique Dame Collection. I used both 12x12 and 6x6 prints. It was fun to match up prints with the Copic colors I used for the image and the ribbons from the Ribbon Club Assortment. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies:
Garden Rose Swiss Dots Grosgrain
Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin
Turquoise Shimmer Satin

Other supplies:
Paper: Authentique Dame
Cardstock: CutCardStock Flavours Gourmet Smoked Sea Salt, Hammermill Bright White
Stamps: Power Poppy Wreath: Succulents and Baubles digital image, Taylored Expression He is Risen
Markers: various Copics
Gel pen: Sakura White
Glitter pen: Sakura clear
Ink: Memento London Fog, Ranger Distress Spun Sugar
Button and twine: unknown

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hello Friend

Hi there!  My day at the RRR Blog with a card featuring some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I have a fun card to share today.  I used the Swiss Dots Primary Assortment in Satin.  A fun selection of polka dots.  I think this card heralds in Spring quite well!

     Thanks for visiting, Cherry

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon March 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 March 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 Martie Rollin!

3. Martie Rollin3/13/18, 1:01 PM
Just found Reese's eggs...YUMMY! I have enjoyed seeing all the projects using this ribbon collection...well done, Design Team!

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, March 19, 2018

Easter Blessings

 Hello Crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Today's Easter Blessings card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful Grosgrain Roses with Scalloped Edge Ribbon and Cindy Lace, I also used some Rose flowers and Pink stamens on my card for today.
On my card for today I chose to use this sweet little bunny die, and added some beautiful RRR Cindy Lace and a little pink rose to him. His tail has flower soft added to it, and the eye is done with viva pearl pen.  I Love this Cindy Lace, its so easy to work with and absolutely gorgeous! The ribbon is so sweet, and worked perfectly for my card today. The stamens and Roses were an added embellishing for my card.

The Flower die was colored using Copic markers, and the tag with sentiment was distressed using pink ink. I did add two roses to it as well.

I really enjoyed creating this sweet Easter card for today's post. Listed below are all supplies used to create my card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies used:
Rose with Scalloped Edge Grosgrain Ribbon
Cindy Lace
Pink Stamens 
Roses 10mm open rose mixed
Scotch refill tape
foam Tabs and squares

Other Supplies:
Cheery Lynn Dies
SU! sentiment\
Sewing machine for sewing
pebbles design papers
Bazzill card stock
Copics for coloring
Flower soft for bunny
Viva Pearl Pen for eye
Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bless This Nest Greeting Card

Spring is in the air friends. Not here..but somewhere I'm sure it's warm and the birds are singing.  We're still at freezing temps and snow on the ground so I'm making my own spring by creating with this lovely nature inspired paper collection.
 Of course this has inspired me to load up the card with gorgeous flowers.
Lucky for me RRR has just the right ribbons and twine for every project I make and this is no exception.
The Celery Green Chevron Twill is one of my favorites for coordinating with florals.
I've added this little arrangement over altered chipboard to bulk it up and I think the flourish is a perfect addition.
More chipboard for the top of the focal image...this time finished in white to enhance the doily. It adds so much texture!!!
A few fussy cut stamps and a wooden clip finish off this card.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
Chevron Striped Twill in Celery, Burlap String Natural, Cherry Blossom Yellow, Chrysanthemums.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Hello friends, and welcome by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today as I (Karen Letchworth) share a quick little card with you all that I created using some more of my favorites from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.  I started with some green cardstock and added some coordinating patterned papers attaching them with strips of Scor-Tape.  Next, I added a couple of glittery feathers.  Well, we all know that I couldn't stop there.....and, as always, I knew I had the perfect Really Reasonable Ribbon products for this card.
I added two different sizes of the lovely Wild Orchid Crafts Green/White Mulberry Leaves, and then added some Gold Double-Head Stamens, White Double-Head Stamens, Baby Pink Double-Head Stamens, and Aqua Green Double-Head Stamens.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE these sweet little accents?  Double Head Flower Stamens are a must-have item at just $1.99 per bundle of 160 pieces.
I also added a pretty bow tied with Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Baby Pink Seam Binding and Gold Metallic String.  Finally, I placed some sweet Pink Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms and some Miniature Mint Sweetheart Blossoms here and there.  These are such adorable little Mulberry Flowers for tucking in here and there.....and everywhere.  You're sure to find something AMAZING in the RRR shop, and I encourage you to treat yourself to something new.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon March 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 March 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 17 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's Ramblings

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 March Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:
What is your favorite Easter treat or candy?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday,March 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, March 12, 2018

Dream Come True Card

Hello dear friends.  Do you have a special someone that just reached her lifelong goal, graduated college, had her first baby or buying her first home? 
 Why not create a special card to let her know just how proud you are of her.  

It's easy to create a beautiful card to share with that special someone.
Wishing you a wonderful day dear friends.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Hippety Hoppity Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Here in North Carolina, the grass is getting green, the trees are starting to bud, and the daffodils are poking up out of the ground.  Spring is definitely on the way, and you know that means the Easter Bunny will be here soon!  Time to break out our March Ribbon Club Assortment and make beautiful springtime projects!

This is my very first Easter card of 2018.  Don't you just love these sweet little Easter Bunnies?  I've dressed this card up with Turquoise Shimmer Satin Ribbon from the March Ribbon Club Assortment.  This assortment is perfect for springtime crafting!   I've topped it off with a loopy Ivory Burlap String Bow and a flower from my stash.

I've tucked a bunch of little Easter treats into pockets on the inside of the card.

The upper pocket has this sweet little tag and a mini envelope filled with a tiny wrapped chocolate.

The bottom pocket has this cutie patootie tea bag wallet and honey stick inside.  I've dressed up the honey stick with a double loop bow tied with Green Flash Diamond Satin Ribbon.

I hope I've shared some ribbon tips and tricks that you can use in your own Easter crafting. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Miniature Easter Baskets

Hello friends! Linsey here today sharing these fun and unique little baskets made completely from RRR Burlap String. These were easier than I expected and they turned out so cute! I hope you like them too!
I used a plastic bottle cap as the mold to make my baskets. I used Light Blue Burlap String and Ivory Burlap String with glue to make my 2 mini baskets. The fibers and consistency of the burlap works perfectly to create a very realistic basket feel. Let dry completely and then carefully remove from bottle cap and you have your basket shape. Then, just add a little handle and attach to each inner side with a tiny dot of glue. Embellish as desired. I added a tiny wooden flower to the fronts and a bit of green "grass" by cutting up Parrot Green Burlap String.  I love anything miniature, so these were really fun to make! I hope you like them too! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting

Monday, March 5, 2018

For the Cherry Nelson

Hello paper peeps!!!  Cherry here at the RRR Blog.  This post is literally for the birds or about the birds.  Either way they are the perfect harkener to spring.

First a sweet tag with a dimensional house that I assembled and trimmed down to fit my tag. 
I covered it in papers and gave it a white wash effect with a chalkboard pen and a bit of Gesso.
 I used Baby Pink Stamens and both my projects used Baby Pink Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 I have been enjoying the combination of pinks and yellows.  Such a sweet color combo in my opinion.
 My next project is an altered egg carton.  This would be so sweet to fill with chocolates as an Easter gift for a friend, child, or hostess.
 With March here...spring really should be in the air...but Oregon literally just seemed to get around to winter. 

Hope you enjoy!!!  Thanks for visiting the RRR blog today!  Cherry