Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Creating vintage Easter Decor with Cherry Nelson

Hello my friends! Cherry here at the RRR blog today! I always find it so confusing when Easter falls in March.  Do you?   Growing up it was always in April.  So happy it falls this year like it does.  It gives us more time to enjoy this special time of the year.  I love to welcome in the soft pastels of the Holiday and embrace the shabby that pairs so well with Spring time.  With that in mind I created this vintage Easter decoration using old tart tins and sewing spools.


I first painted my tart tin with Ballerina Pink spray paint and than gave it a good aging with my rusty technique.  I use bleach and white vinegar.  Generally I leave my item in the solution over night.  I love the patina it gives things.

 I love the subtle aging tea staining adds to my florals.


I die cut my Tim Holtz paper image and layered it with some heavy weight glitter paper and adhered it to my tin.  Here it is complete, I love how this turned out. Mixed media is so fun...great way to think outside the box with retro and vintage goodies. Enjoy!  Cherry

Monday, February 25, 2019


Welcome by Really Reasonable Ribbon today.  It's Karen today sharing a sweet and simple card. It started with a cardstock base, and then I added one piece of pink/white striped patterned paper.  I covered that with a die-cut background template, then added half a doily and a sentiment sticker.  Then came the really fun part.....adding all the wonderful touches from Really Reasonable Ribbon

First, I ran a length of Cream Seam Binding down the left-hand side of my card.  I used that same Cream Seam Binding along with some lovely Baby Pink Seam Binding to create my bow.  I tucked in some Miniature White Double-Head StamensMiniature Pink Double-Head Stamens and Miniature Green Double-Head Stamens.  On top of the Seam Binding bow, I added a 30mm Tow-Toned Pink/White Mulberry Leaf and some pink, green and white flowers from the Mixed Pastels Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms.  By the way...they're GORGEOUS!

The final touches include some circle-shaped stickers and some sequins.  I just LOVE how the ribbons, stamens and flowers give the card such a soft, sweet, and romantic feel.  Ribbons and trims also add texture and life to our cards and projects, and there are SO many choices at RRR.

There's lots of great inspiration every day on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and lots of great products in the RRR Shop.  We hope you'll stop by often, and let us know if you have any questions about anything.  We're here to help.

Enjoy your day,

Friday, February 22, 2019

Buttons and Bows Shaker Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  So tell me, how do you feel about white ribbon?  Today's Buttons and Bows Shaker Folio is a study in blue, which is my favorite color.  And nothing goes better with blue than crisp, white taffeta ribbon.  

I used my faithful Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a 3" double loop bow on the left hand side of the shaker box.  Silver Metallic String adds another layer of sparkle and shine and a vintage blue button finishes the bow cluster nicely. 

White Taffeta Ribbon does double duty in this 5 1/2" trifold shaker folio.   I used it as the closure mechanism and tied a bow on the side.  To do this, wrap the matted layers of your project with 1/2" Scor-Tape.  Then press the taffeta ribbon onto the sticky strip and you're good to go!

What do you do with your ribbon scraps?  I like to thread them through the tops of little tags, or tie them in a square knot to decorate a honey stick, as I've done here.

The more I use Taffeta Ribbon, the more I love it.  It ties crisp, poufy bows and comes in loads of wonderful colors!

Wishing you a beautiful, creative day! 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mother Gooose Canvas Board

Hi friends! Linsey here sharing my Mother Goose Mixed Media Canvas Board! This is one of my most favorite projects I've ever made to date and I hope you'll enjoy it too! Maybe even be inspired to create a mixed media project with ribbon and trim of your very own!
I used some White Crochet Lace Trims adhered with Mod Podge glue which works really well.
I hope you like it! I really enjoyed designing it! I find mixed media art to be very fun and carefree. Very little stress and lots of room for happy little accidents! 😊 Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy crafting! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sweet Gift Bag and Gable Box

Hello everyone, 
Today I wanted to share a couple of the bags and boxes I made for Valentine's Day last week. The two I'm sharing were made for my friend Jennette, and the gable box was made for my husband. I had also made another bag for my doctor and then another gable box for my Mom. I used lots of fun Really Reasonable Ribbon flowers, lace, leaves, stamens, and goodies on these boxes and bags.  I really just enjoyed making them to give away, it felt so good!

The bags, they were up in my cabinets.  You know, I had these for a long time, they were kinda flimsy, but after adding the good design paper around them they ended up being super sturdy and very very nice bags, strong enough to hold a heavy large chocolate candy kiss and several other items.

Adding Paper- after  gluing and using Scotch tape runner and 5/8" Scor-Tape (helps to keep paper on WELL)  to put my paper on, I added the beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon Gabrielle Off White Lace. I also used the beautiful Pearl Pink Delicate Satin Ribbon to create a beautiful big bow, then added the darling Strawberry Brownie Stitch grosgrain ribbon on top of that. I then made my glass flowers using Cheery Lynn's flower dies (my makersmovement) and placed an 8mm white flatbacked pearl in the center of it.

Cluster of flowers and dies-
So I cut out a heart filigree piece using shimmer card stock, then added my white swirls (Cheery Lynn) and placed my Really Reasonable Ribbon White Leaves, Chelsea Rose, Rose buds, Stamens, carnation, Sweetheart Blossoms and such by using hot glue. The CottageCutz Hedgehogs were colored using Copics and then placed using RRR foam tabs. I really had so much fun decorating up the bag here. I will link all supplies used below from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used on gift bag & Gable Box:
Gabrielle Off White Lace
Pearl Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
Strawberry Brownie Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon
8mm Pearl Flatback
Rose Buds
Mini Sweetheart Blossom
Heart Embellishment
Scotch Refill
Foam Tabs
Brown Satin
Rose open
White leaves
Resin Flower Embellishment
Swiss Dot Red Satin Ribbon
1" or 5/8" scor-Tape

Other supplies Used:
CottageCutz dies
Cheerylynn dies(Mymakermovement)
Thickers for the lettering
ink pads
gable box and gift bag
design papers
my favorite glue

For the Gable Box for my husband I used more of the Really Reasonable Ribbon supplies listed above but added all reds and browns to this one, and a tad of pink. I made him a cute little coupon book for a dinner out, movie out, free lawn mowing, and back rub :) also there are lots of chocolates in the box and a gift card. The rose was from the roses he had sent to me, I figured it would be nice in the photo.
I hope you enjoyed my post for today! Thank you for stopping by, and have a lovely rest of the week!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

RRR 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 Diane!

1. Diane2/13/19, 9:45 AM
Totally GORGEOUS projects on the hop, I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to!! The lowest temp here this winter (last week) has been -23 below, with a wind chill of 48 below, I think if we had one more day of that I would of lost my mind, it was horrendous!! Now this week we have had freezing rain, then rain on hat and now more snow today...I am counting the days til Spring!

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 18, 2019

Happy Easter Greeting Card

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here dropping in with a very vintagy Easter greeting card.
I've really been enjoying creating greeting cards in the 4 x 9 inch size. It make for a fun new challenge on how to fit on all the elements that I love to work with.

I'm using pretty coordinating trim as well as a fair few WOC flowers. I've layered these with some die cut foliage and loopy bows of burlap string.
More flowers here for the top and a sweet sentiment clipped on.  Coordinating sequins are the perfect finishing touch.
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Diamond Satin Blue Topaz, Ivory Burlap String, Chrysanthemums, Cherry Blossoms, Light Turquoise Open Roses.
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, February 15, 2019

Spring Paper Tags with Cherry Nelson

Hello there my friends, Cherry here today!  I have a fun  paper tags project to share for the RRR Blog
I just adore this whimsical paper I picked up.  I diecut the sweet animal faces into circles and layered them with several paper layers.

I added some fun pom poms in pastel colors. 
 I also embossed my sweet mini tags using Archival ink.

Perfect for Spring!


I love Mr. Fox!!!  Well that is it for me today!!!  Enjoy, Cherry

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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:
What was the lowest recorded temperature in your neck of the woods so far this winter?

Some of the temperature readings I've seen on the news are incredible.  I hope you are keeping warm and crafting on!!  In southern NY we have been in the double-digit negatives too many times already!!

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday, February 19th. 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 11, 2019

Love You Beyond Measure

Hello friends!  Thanks for visiting us again today.  This is a card I (Karen) created for Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I always have making cards that include their wonderful products.  I love the warmth and texture that ribbons, twines, trims and laces give our cards.  Not to mention all the other wonderful things found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  By simply laying a few ribbons/trims across my card, I was able to give it SO much personality.
I started with a red cardstock base and added a layer of vellum.  Next, I cut a cream backdrop using a decorative rectangular die.  Next, I ran a width of Red Center-Stitch Burlap Trim across my card as well as a width of Red & White Plaid Houndstooth and 3/8" Red & White Gingham.  I wound a long length of Black Licorice Baker's Twine around my card and tied on a grungy tag with it.
I also added three die-cut wool felt hearts and added a 11mm White Heart Shaped Flatback Pearl Accent to the red heart.  I also tucked some Miniature White Double-Head Stamens and Miniature Black Double-Head Stamens under the 3-D medallion.  Just look at all those GORGEOUS textures on my card.  That's what ribbons and trims can do for any project....just make them POP!
Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to stop by each day for more inspiration and to find out about special sales and promotions.  We also have our fabulous monthly Blog Hop coming up in just a few days, so be sure to visit again soon.  There's always something wonderful happening here at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Karen Letchworth
Complete Supply List on My Blog

Friday, February 8, 2019

Spring Ribbons for a Spring Market Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  How would you like to go to the flower market with me?  Today's project is a Carta Bella Spring Market Trifold Card folio adorned with airy, shimmering 7/8" White Organza ribbon and Gold Metallic String

This delicate ribbon and string combination is the perfect accent for this 5 1/2" square card folio.  If you've never worked with organza ribbon before, you really should give it a try.  It is soft and easy to tie, comes in a rainbow of colors, adds soft shimmer to any project and best of all, is very affordable. 

I love to make little folios like this one.  They are so  much more "doable" than a mini album, but have more going on than just a card.  And I've tucked some little surprises inside that help it to double as a gift.

Seam binding ribbon is another "go to" for me as it ties the prettiest bows.  This little art tag is topped with Pink Salmon Seam Binding, and it adds a lovely pop of color.  Like the organza ribbon, seam binding ribbon comes in every color you could possibly ever need or want! 

So if you're looking for some great spring ribbon options to go with your spring paper stash, you can't go wrong with Organza and Seam binding!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Vintage Tag with Bleached Ribbon and Trim

Hi friends, Linsey here today sharing a cool technique that will change your ribbon and trim in a most unique way! Have you ever tried bleaching your ribbon? It's really easy and fun to see how the bleach will react with your ribbon, creating a one-of-a-kind look! Here's a vintage-style tag I made with bleached ribbon and lace trim that turned out great!
My heritage tag features patterned paper, layered with a piece of Cotton Blend Printed Ribbon, then a photo of my Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day. A piece of Tobacco Seam Binding was sprayed with bleach to create darker and lighter tones. Some of the bleach puddled a bit to make blotches and a very weathered look. It's just right for vintage, antique and heritage projects alike! A small piece of Ivory Crochet Lace was bleached out, then turquoise ink was sprayed on it. This also created a vintage look and feel that is perfect for my tag. 
I hope you'll give it a try sometime! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share my tag and ribbon inspiration with you! Until next time, happy crafting! 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Valentine's Day Decorated Gable Box

Hello everyone and happy Monday to you all! Today I have a Darling Valentine Gable Box I decorated using beautiful taffeta, grosgrain, roses, and other beautiful supplies from  Really Reasonable Ribbon which I have listed below for you. I absolutely LOVED making this darling gift box, it was so much fun to decorate, and will be doing another one too!

On my box I started with a Christmas Gable box my mom had given me.  They came in a package of 4, so I covered up the sides that had snowflakes on them, and the front was an oval, and decided to cover it and cut a heart shape out of the design paper and place a filigree heart over it. Next I used all Really Reasonable Ribbon's beautiful mulberry roses, carnations, sweetheart blossoms, stamens, and leaves to decorate the front, and LOVE how it turned out. The beautiful strawberry brownie ribbon is absolutely DARLING and is one of my favorite Valentine ribbons, it's so sweet in person, pictures really don't do it justice at all. I made a bow with it to place on top of the taffeta pink bow, and love how sweet they look together.

It's so nice to be back in my craft room crafting and making some fun springtime projects, and getting ready to make some albums next, can't wait to work on those! 

Here is a close up of the front of my box.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
Ribbon Pearl Pink Taffeta 
Strawberry Brownie Grosgrain Ribbon
Mini Sweetheart Blossoms Mixed Pink
Rose Buds Mixed Red
Rose Buds Mixed Pink
Rose Buds Pink 2 tone
carnations Pink mixed
Chelsea roses pale pink
Pink Stamems 
Red Stamems
white leaves 30mm
foam tabs
scotch tape glider refill

Other supplies Used:
Gable Box
Design papers
CottageCutz dies and stamps
CheeryLynn Dies
Club Scrap ink
Copic Markers
Best Glue Ever
I hope you enjoyed my post for today, as I enjoyed making this super sweet box to share with you all!
Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!
Hugs to all

Friday, February 1, 2019

Exquisite Greeting Card

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a greeting card I created with gorgeous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I'm pairing  the Champagne Chevron Striped Twill with the Poised collection from Authentique Papers.
This twill makes a lovely bow! I added a sweet little vintagy inspired sewing machine charm but it seems to be hiding under the bow.
I need to add loads of flowers to all my projects to help me think about warmer weather as it's a deep freeze here in Michigan.
Details like layered die cuts, and vintage buttons finish this card off beautifully!

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Champagne  Stripped Twill, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G