Friday, November 30, 2018

Watercolor Ornament

With Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to share an easy watercolor ornament that you can create.  Grab some beautiful lace and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, a flat wooden ornament, buttons, old hymnal page, gesso and your favorite watercolors.
 I trimmed the hymnal to fit wooden ornament and glued it.  Next I applied gesso, letting it dry.  Next I added my holiday scene using watercolor and black pens. 
Then I add the Arianna Natural Crochet Lace and added a hanger with the Sheer Iridescent Champagne Ribbon.
These are so quick and easy... created a few for you and some to share.
Happy crafting!


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Merry Christmas Car with Non-Traditional Colors

Hi friends.  Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is right around the corner.  Time to get working on those Christmas card and gifts!!  Today I'm sharing a pretty Christmas card I created using pinks and purples to match the color theme of the November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I just love this color combo for Christmas!

This month we have a great deal for US residents. 
You can get the October and November assortments together for a special low introductory price of just $17.00!

Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?

The October Ribbon Club Assortment is a collection of Christmas themed ribbon.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  The November Ribbon Club Assortment is a Pink and Purple Holiday Shimmer themed assortment with 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  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.

This is a somewhat clean and simple design.  Yes, it has multiple layers, but it's a clean design with a focus on the sentiment.  I added some pretty 15mm Open Roses in two different pinks under the sentiment.  I love the special touch the flowers give and Mulberry Flowers are a very economical way to add that special touch to your projects.  Head on over and browse the HUGE selection of Mulberry Flowers offered at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0.  I used two of the 3/8" Satin with Metallic Edges Ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment and I finished off the center of the bow with a White Pearl Star Shaped Embellishment.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty 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.  Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Nothing Quite Like Ribbons

Welcome by today, ribbon-loving friends!  Today I'm sharing this sweet little card and treat box I created using some of my favorite products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  We obviously all love making cards and crafts; but in doing so, we quickly learn that there is no sweeter touch we can add to our projects that is quite like RIBBONS!   And....Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect place to find all the perfect ribbons, trims, twines, laces, and SO much more to help you create something wonderful.
My card was put together using some of my October Afternoon stash.  I attached some of their sweet patterned papers, ephemera, stickers and flair using lots of Scor-Tape and some 3-D Foam Tabs.  Yes, in addition to all their fabulous trims, Mulberry Flowers and Embellishments, Really Reasonable Ribbon also carries several different Adhesives that will securely hold your projects together for the long run.  Once all my other elements were securely in place, I was able to really step up my card with even more of the great products found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I ran a width of Ivory Seam Binding across my card and then I tied a bow with that and a length of Red Wrinkle Ribbon.  I also cut some holly leaves from green wool felt, and topped that with some Red Miniature Stamens, some White Miniature Stamens and a Flair button.  I tucked in some bundled Ivory Burlap String which is yet another FABULOUS trim carried at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It comes in over 15 different colors, and costs just ten cents ($0.10) per yard, and yet it adds SO much to your projects.
You will also see that I put together an adorable little Truffle Box.  I love to make truffles at Christmas time to give to friends, and these sweet little boxes are the perfect size for one truffle.  I added a piece of Ivory Burlap StringLipstick Red Seam Binding (another one of my most favorite items - especially around Christmas time), and a length of Moss Green/Cream Plaid Ribbon to accent this little gift.  And finally, it's topped with an adorable White Sweetheart Blossom.  Pretty, pretty, pretty!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and please be sure to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon store to pick up some goodies for yourself.  I mean, after all, your name should appear on your Christmas shopping list, too.  Right?


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Easy Paper Ornaments

Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing a fun and easy holiday craft that is fun for the whole family! These paper baubles are so simple, even the kids can join in! All you need is some festive patterned paper (double sided is best), thin crafting wire or string, adhesive dots and of course some beautiful ribbon from RRR! 😊
I found this great tutorial on the internet. On the bigger ornament, I used 5/8″ Plaid Houndstooth Red and White and Delicate White Crochet Lace and made both into separate bows, then layered the lace bow on top of the houndstooth bow. So festive! 
The smaller ornament has 5/8″ Plaid Celery Green Ribbon and Delicate White Crochet Lace. I love them both. 
And I hope you enjoyed them too! Even, more, I hoped that you may be inspired to make some holiday paper baubles with pretty ribbon too! Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share my project. Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Garden Goddess Shaker Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  I trust you all had a restful and happy Thanksgiving weekend! Did you get a chance to play in your crafty space?  I did!  And I'm here with one more reason to fall in love with the November Ribbon Club Assortment

I discovered the perfect playmate for Graphic 45's new Garden Goddess Collection.  This bow cluster is made with 5/8" Sherbet Shimmer Satin Ribbon and 3/8" Moss/Cream Plaid Ribbon.

The inside of the card has a fun flap feature and a pocket filled with goodies.

Tea, like ribbon, makes everything better!

Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon 5-Day Thanksgiving SALE!!

This post will remain at the top until Monday 11/26/18.  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 26th, 2018 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 11/26/2018.
(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 BLACKFRIDAY15.

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 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.
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!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon November 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 November 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  7
Congratulations Nancy Wethington!

7. Nancy Wethington11/14/18, 6:16 AM
Pumpkin pie with streusel topping - delicious!

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, November 19, 2018

Christmas Heart Tin with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello everyone and Happy Monday to all! Today I'm sharing a fun little recycled heart tin that I used to hold pocket change.  I thought how fun it would be to decorate it with ribbon and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon, so it could be set out for Christmas this year and instead of change inside of it, maybe some wrapped candies.

It's an old See's Candy chocolate tin, and I just added some Really Reasonable Ribbon beautiful Gabrielle Lace around the sides and on the top of the heart tin. Love this beautiful lace!

For the top of the box I made the Gabrielle lace into a big bow and hot glued it to the top.  Next I took the green emerald gingham ribbon and made another bow and layered it on top of the lace, then the red checkerboard satin, and then the baker's twine,.  Next I added the flowers in white open rose, and then a red carnation, and ted and white rose buds. Lastly I added 2 of the beautiful vintage antique bronze flower charms to the top of the heart. I really enjoyed decorating this tin, as its always nice to find new things to create, and recycle.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies:
Gabrielle off white crochet Lace
Gingham Emerald 3/8" 
Checkerboard Satin red
bakers twine cherry
Red carnations
open roses white 
Rose buds
Antique bronze flower vintage flower charm
green leaves 35mm

I hope you enjoyed my post for today, and thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs to all,

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas Memories Greeting Card

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a Christmas greeting card I created with some gorgeous Sweetheart Blossoms. The perfect little flower for the holidays!

I love the woodland theme of this card.

The Green Burlap String fills in this arrangement perfectly.

I've added loads of faux snow for a frosty look.

More flowers here and a pretty deer charm.

There's layers of die cut foliage to anchor the flowers and Prills for texture.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Green Burlap String, Sweetheart Blossoms-White, Red.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Explore Layout

Do you enjoy exploring and documenting your adventures?  I created this layout from a past road trip along our many trips.
 I used the beautiful crochet lace to add a touch of softness.  Then I layers the burlap natural string, the Mulberry Leaves and the Wild Orchard Flowers in earth tones.
 Next I added the silk crush champagne ribbon.  
This was a such a fun and easy layout to create.  I hope this inspires you to explore and document your next trip.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon November 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 November 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 or ribbon and crochet lace.  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 November Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:
Hmmm, with Thanksgiving right around the corner (at least here in the US), my question this month is:  
'What is your favorite kind of pie?'

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

Warm Wishes

Welcome by the RRR blog today as I share a sweet little homespun Christmas card I created with some fabulous products found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I had started this card quite some time ago, but never finished it.  So, with my wounded wing (right hand/arm) limitations, this was helpful. I picked up this unfinished card and added some Really Reasonable Ribbon goodness for the finishing touches it needed.  I originally had the card base, patterned paper and doily set in place but had laid the other items next to the card waiting to complete it.
At the top center, I added a few trims from this month's gorgeous Ribbon Club Assortment including a length of White Crochet Lace, 3/8" Light Pink Organza With Satin Center, and 3/8" Garden Rose Satin With Silver Metallic Edge, as well as some Ivory Burlap String to tie on my rusty jingle bells.
OK.....can we please talk about (my favorite accent) Double Head Stamens?  I know I say it often, but they're SO sweet!   They were recently restocked, and some colors have already sold out (because they're awesome).  This is one item I really think everyone should order.  They're so affordable, and they add such a fabulous touch to your projects.   I highly suggest stocking up now before they're all sold out again.  I tucked in several White Double Head Mini StamensLavender Double Head Mini Stamens and Light Blue Double Head Stamens.  They're the best!
I added a few touches of acrylic paint splatter here and there as well as a touch of glitter, a Prima chipboard coffee mug piece, and a small tag that I stamped with a tiny sentiment (warm wishes), inked, and attached with a rusty pear-shaped safety pin to a cinnamon stick that I embellished with more Stamens and a glittered Pink Open Rose.  There's also a 30mm Pink & White Mulberry Leave and more Ivory Burlap String tucked under the rose. It's a fairly simple card, but the ribbons and stamens from Really Reasonable Ribbon are what make this card so sweet.
By the way, don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop where one lucky person will win this month's fabulous Ribbon Club Assortment


Friday, November 9, 2018

Fluttering with the November Ribbon Club

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  If purple is your color, then today's post is just for you!  I fell hard for the Grape Shimmer Satin Ribbon in the November Ribbon Club Assortment.  It's such a soft, vintage shade with a subtle, elegant touch of shine.  Then I got really excited when I realized how beautifully this ribbon pairs with Graphic 45's new "Flutter" collection.  Take a look.

I tucked this double loop bow in the corner of my flower cascade to "tie" everything together.  Then I added just a touch more sparkle with a simple double loop bow of Metallic Silver String.  I think it's purplicious! 

I'm pretty much smitten with all the ribbons in this month's club.  It's like having a flower garden at your fingertips.  I hope you get a chance to play with these gorgeous ribbons soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Blessed Altered Frame

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a lovely little home décor piece I created for the Thanksgiving season and I hope you enjoy it! I started with an empty frame and filled it with lots of seasonal pretties and of course, some gorgeous ribbons from RRR!
For the inside, I added papers and die cuts along with stickers, buttons, WOC Sweetheart Blossoms White, WOC Sweetheart Blossoms Mixed Pink. I also added a White Bead Berry Spray Cluster to the mix. For my puffy bow, I used Delicate Stitched Satin in Blue Topaz, Vanessa White Crochet Lace and Ivory Burlap String (on the button).
A little Autumn tag in the upper right corner has a bit of 3/8" Plaid Ribbon Raspberry Swirl tied to it. I love how this all coordinates perfectly with the festive scene. 
I think this will be a really nice addition to my holiday décor this year. And I hope you've been inspired to create something pretty for your home too! Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my project today! Until next time, happy crafting!