Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Non-traditional Winter Birthday Card by Cherry Nelson

 Hello my fellow ribbon lovers.  Cherry here today! I hope that your holidays were healthy, merry, and spent with those you love.  Today I am sharing a card created with that special someone you might know that has the dreaded winter birthday.  It takes one to know one...mine falls right before Christmas.  I always got some of my birthday presents wrapped in Christmas paper; so  I think it is always a little extra special to remember someone that has a birthday around this time of year.  Make them a winter themed birthday card, I promise they will appreciate it. 

I used a combination of ribbons and twines from Bonnie's store (make sure to scroll down for full supply list) The image is an old vintage one from a 1960's Christmas card.  I loved the non traditional colors, especially the yellow.  To me it helped to keep this card still in season, but not screaming Christmas.

I created a shaker with my circle dies and filled it with some fun sequins.  From there, a couple of vintage buttons were added with the thread still in them.   I then embossed a birthday sentiment, added some pretty florals and leaves and called it a day!  

I love how it turned out ...and I LOVE that I got to use this pretty non traditional plaid.  I could use ginghams and plaids all day long...and some polka dots too and never tire of them.

 Hope that you have enjoyed this and please stay healthy and creative (of course!!!)



Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies-

Natural Jute string

Delicate Stitched Satin Old Gold

Blue bonnet and cherry bakers twine

Monday, December 28, 2020

Winter Birthday Wishes Card

Prima Christmas in the Country Winter Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I hope you all had a blessed and beautiful Christmas holiday.  It comes and goes so quickly, doesn't it?  The good news is, the ribbons in the December Ribbon Club Assortment work beautifully for winter birthday cards, too! 

This bold check paper needed an alternate pattern to settle it down.  So I created borders with the 3/8" Bird Print Satin ribbon from the club.  It also helped to draw the eye to the framed image on the card front.

Do you see the gorgeous snowflake button at the top of the frame?  I tucked just a snippet of Silver Metallic Grosgrain Ribbon behind it to make it stand out. 

Finally, a triple loop Black Houndstooth Bow anchored my flower cluster perfectly.  This is one of my "must have" ribbons.  It is always in my stash because it ties such gorgeous bows and it tends to go with any color palette or theme..

Here's a peek at the inside.  I created a little tea wallet from a 3x4 card.  Then I tucked a gift card wallet and a sentiment card in the pocket on the bottom.  

I hope I've shared some ideas for using your December Ribbon Club Assortment on more than just Christmas cards.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 25, 2020

Really Reasonable Ribbon Christmas SALE!

This post will remain at the top until Thursday 12/31/20.  Please scroll down for the new posts.

We're rolling in with a HUGE after Christmas SALE this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now through midnight eastern time on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 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 Thursday 12/31/2020.
(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 SANTA10.

Order subtotals $40.00 and up SAVE 15% using code SANTA15.

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.
(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 December 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!

Monday, December 21, 2020

BLESSED Gift Card Folder/Glassine Bag

Hello blog friends, Karen here.....and welcome by today as I share a fun project featuring some of the FABULOUS products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The card/folder I'm sharing today uses a couple of the amazing trims found in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment along with a few different favorites of mine.  I have SO many "favorites" in this month's collection, and at RRR in general; and that makes it very difficult to narrow it down to just a couple of them to put on my card.  I tend to just pile on LOTS of goodies when it comes to Really Reasonable Ribbon.  But in this case, I used only a couple of the trims from this month's Ribbon Club Assortment.  Let me just say, you WILL WANT this gorgeous assortment.
Someone asked me if I could make several different Christmas card/gift holders for various people on her Christmas list.  I knew right away this would be a really FUN order to fill.  I love using glassine bags and small treat bags for this very purpose.  Using bags is a great way to create natural "pockets" where you can tuck in photo mats, gift cards, and journalling pages, etc.  That's exactly what I have here from just one glassine bag folded over and decorated.  Lots of FABULOUS Scor-Tape happening here, friends.
I used a medium sized glassine bag that I folded in half and covered it with patterned papers, a plastic page, some washi tapes and snippets of paper to cover the pages.  I wanted to leave the pages blank (just paper covered) so that each page could be used as a photo mat or a spot for journalling a message, the date, etc. and there are pockets for tucking in photos, messages, memories/trinkets and more.  I thought personal photos would be super cute on the inside pages.  SO many cute projects can be made using paper bags, glassine bags, or any small treat bag.   Scor-Tape holds everything together securely, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has ALL the other perfect touches to help you complete a project like this one.
The front of this sweet bag is decorated with a piece of the 5/8" Sherry Diamond Satin, and a bow that includes the 3/8" Bird Print on Antique White Satin, Green, Red and Ivory Burlap String, and is topped with an Antique White Lotus Flower.  The title on the front of the book (gift card holder) was stamped with the word BLESSED from Paper Sweeties.  On each side of the sentiment spot, I placed a White Flatback Pearl accent.  They're such a pretty little touch on either side of my sweet sentiment.  Can you tell that I LOVE the 3/8" Bird Print on Antique White Satin, ??? I used it here again on the inside page.  It's just so cute.
There are so many great products at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You're sure to find something different and wonderful every time you stop by.  There is just SO much to see.  You'll stop by for ribbons, and you'll quickly find out there's SO much more.  So pretty, so sweet, and SO reasonably priced.  Why not treat yourself to a few Christmas goodies?  Go on, you deserve it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Plant Smiles Greeting Card

 Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a spring inspired greeting card. Yes you read that correctly. I know we're a week or so out from Christmas....but it's snowing here in Michigan and I hate winter so I've decided to turn myself into a craft hermit and think of warmer days to come.

I'm still going to choose plaid paper for this non-holiday project.  I love how it gives this card a country inspired down home feel.

I'm opting for a pretty border of warm rich woodgrain patterned paper with a solid cardstock in green to separate the layers. This sentiment makes me happy. Although I am not a gardener myself....we all need more smiles, laughter, and love.

It was easy to add on flowers for this card.  I'm picking my fav Lotus Flower....deconstructed of course. I've also tucked in the pretty rose buds layered over die cut foliage and netting. The bow created with Olive Wrinkle Ribbon helps to fill in the arrangement .

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Really Reasonable Ribbon December 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 December 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 Teresa!

11.   Teresa12/13/20, 7:39 PM

Love this ribbon collection. I usually get a Marie Calendar pie(I’m not a baker). But I’ve seen some chocolate desserts lately my daughter and thought we might try. It will probably just be the three of us and her new baby so....tigo

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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Even the Strongest Blizzards Start with a Single Snowflake Winter Card by Cherry Nelson

Hello my ribbon peeps!  Cherry   here on the RRR blog.  Changing up my holiday cards and I decided to try a little lavender for a sweet winter themed card. 

Got my hands dirty with a little white gesso and some antiquing ink to shabby the card up.

I created all the flowers you see using Foamirian, water color papers and artist pigments. I love to add my own stamens from the store and also love to create my own centers for something unique. 

Lots of layers, sequins, die cuts, and of course ribbons. Make sure to scroll down to see the supplies I used.

 Thanks for coming by and visiting!  Stay healthy and creative!

XOXO, Cherry


Sunday, December 13, 2020

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

Our question of the month is:
What is on your dessert menu this holiday season?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Thursday, December 17th. Be sure to check back on Thursday 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~

Friday, December 11, 2020

Evergreen Botanical Christmas Card Folio

Stamperia Winter Botanic by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Nothing says Christmas like freshly cut pine boughs.  Their fragrance and natural beauty are hallmarks of the holiday season.  So I was delighted to find some pine cone satin ribbon in my December Ribbon Club Assortment!  It inspired this lovely botanical Christmas card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment Stamperia Winter Botanic by Kathy Clement

I've used 3 of the gorgeous ribbons from the Club Assortment on this Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card.  First, my bow cluster is made with  Tan Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  The hue of this ribbon was a perfect match for the paper collection.  Then, to add pattern and texture to the card design, I layered 3/8" Pine Cone Satin Ribbon over 1/2" Brown/Cream Tartan Plaid Ribbon.  A pine cone satin bow cluster at the top helps to frame the card.

It's easy to turn this pretty card into a gift.  Just add a pocket and flap page to the interior.

I could not bring myself to cut this beautiful scene to fit inside my 5" x 7" card base.  The solution?  Simply score a flap on the right hand side.  Now I have a hand spot to tuck in a little chocolate treat!

The pocket on the bottom half of the card provides a great place to add a little gift card wallet and note card.  Since so many of us are mailing our gifts this year, it makes sense to turn the card into the gift!

How are you coming along with your Christmas preparations?  I have the house all decorated, but I'm still working to get my cards all done.  It's always a challenge to fit everything in during this busy season.  But remember to take time and enjoy the beauty, and make time to create something beautiful today.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Meowy Catmas Ornament

 Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday  to you all. Todays project was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using Really Reasonable Ribbon, Seam Binding , and flowers.

I thought how fun would it be to decorate up this darling Rae Dunn ornament I bought, it came in a 3 pack and i bought it to use on my post today. These are super fun and easy to do. I figured i would decorate all of them up and give a few as gifts.

On my heart ornament I used the Beautiful Satin ribbon that came in the October ribbon collection. I then used the Seam Binding in two different shades, and added the mini sweetheart blossom 

Really Reasonable Ribbon items used

I hope you enjoyed my post today, thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a lovely week!

Monday, December 7, 2020

Christmas Tree Delivery

Hey, friends!  It's Karen Letchworth here today, and as most of you know, I almost always share a Hair Bow during the monthly RRR Blog Hops.  And by the way, be sure to join us on the 13th for that.  Anyway, I tend to forget that I can also share the Ribbon Club Assortment with you all in my other posts for Really Reasonable Ribbon throughout the month.  Don't ask me why, but I simply forget....shame on me.  You won't want to miss out on the December Ribbon Club Assortment.  Oh,  my heart!  These trims are SO sweet.  I'm most especially obsessed with the Cardinals on the Trim, the antique Trucks on the Trim, and the Moose on the Moose Trim.  And then of course, all the wider solid ribbons that compliment them.  Just about the SWEETEST Ribbon Club Assortment of all time.  My favorite thus far for sure.  And for this reason, I believe it will sell out quickly.  I mean, come one!  Just look at how GORGEOUS these ribbons are.

Being SO obsessed with this month's Ribbon Club Assortment, I knew that I wanted to make a card (or two) using some of these amazing ribbons.  I started with a cardstock base and added some patterned papers using Scor-Tape to securely and permanently layer them together.  Once I had that card base created, I added the truck (sticker), the sentiment tab (be merry), etc.  That Scor-Tape is one AWESOME Adhesive.
The ribbon treatment includes two of the GORGEOUS trims found in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment including the 3/8" Holiday Truck Print on Antique White Satin and the green, and the wide red found in this assortment.  I topped that with some Miniature Double Head Stamens, and some bundled Burlap String.
Whether it's the monthly Ribbon Club Assortment, or the hundreds of different ribbons and trims, or any of the other fabulous products you'll find at Really Reasonable Ribbon, you're always sure to find something perfect for your next project.  They have a wide variety of supplies to help you create the prettiest cards, crafts and more.  Be sure to stop by and look around at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This is the perfect time of year to spoil yourself a bit.
Like I mentioned above, don't forget to join us this coming Friday, the 13th,  for the start of our monthly Blog Hop where someone who comments along the way will win this gorgeous Ribbon Club Assortment (shown above) for their very own.  That's one LUCKY DUCK🦆, in my opinion.  These trims are GORGEOUS and so unique.  You're sure to find LOTS of fabulous things when you shop at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Thanks for stopping by, and please visit us again soon.  We're always so grateful to have you stop by to say hello.


Friday, December 4, 2020

Joy Christmas Mini Album Flipbook

 Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a festive mini album flip book I created with my favorite trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Please join me for a tutorial....

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Bold Check Black, Natural Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G