Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Have I told you lately that I love you shabby cards duo by Cherry Nelson

Hello paper peeps! Cherry here on the RRR blog.  I hope all is well and you are safe and sound at home...hopefully getting some craft on?  This little thing called "paper crafts" has saved me from losing it with our current crisis.  How about you?  Since I have had more time to craft I created two cards for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Both with that time worn shabby feel that I love so.  Both cards use Bay leaf seam binding which is my go to for a soft aqua green.  

I have been getting into making my own flowers using both water color paper and floral foam. It is so relaxing and a great way to get the colors you want and I kinda dig using different types of stamens.

This card also uses lace from the store.

Here is the second card using the same ribbon....but very different. This card also uses Spiral stamens in green I used gesso to soften the color.  Another product I have been using a lot. Gesso so fun!

Well my friends that is all for me today!  Keep yourself safe!  Craft on!  
XOXO, Cherry

Monday, April 27, 2020

Milestone Birthday Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  How do you feel about the color purple?  It's one of those colors that people are rarely neutral about.  You either really love it or you don't.  I've grown to really love the rich hues and saturated tones of this color.  And I used a ton of it on this vintage style milestone birthday card. 

The 3/8" Grape Plaid Ribbon from the April Ribbon Club adds the perfect finishing touch to this box style card.  One of the things I love about 3/8" ribbon is that it's great for tying bows with multiple loops.  The Zutter Bow it All Tool makes this task extra easy.  I honestly don't know what I would do without it in my studio! 

I love the way the ribbon picked up on the lighter shades of purple in this paper and brightened up the dark hues.

This box style pocket on the inside of the card has room for lots of treats.  

When you have this much goodness stuffed inside a card, the card becomes the gift.

Milestone birthdays should be captured on film, so I created a little accordion style folio to tuck inside the pocket.

You can tie more of that pretty Grape Plaid ribbon around the photo album to hold it closed, too.

I hope I've shared some ideas and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 24, 2020

Easter Basket Decorated with Ribbon and Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello everyone.  Hope you all are doing well and staying safe and healthy at this time. I wanted to share this darling basket I made for my Granddaughter for Easter using Really Reasonable Ribbon's Flowers and Beautiful Ribbons to decorate it. I love how you can use ribbons on just about anything, and RRR has the best ribbons!

The basket was made in the hoop on my sewing machine using the embroidery design from Shelly. Next,I thought,how cute it would be to use Really Reasonable Ribbons from the March assortment.  I love them all but picked the 2 yellows, delicate stitched satin & plaid yellow also the white checkerboard satin to create my bows for the sides. I then hot glued all the flowers to the bows, and added some ribbon and another flower to the candy cutie bunny.

Really Reasonable Ribbon:
Yellow Plaid Ribbon
Delicate Stitched Satin
White Checkerboard Satin
Mixed Pastels Magnolias 
2-tone Aster Daisies Lilac
Mixed Pink Rose Buds

Here is a close up showing all the beautiful flowers and ribbons I used on the basket sides. Love how this turned out, and she loved it!

Hope you enjoyed my post for today! thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

SO Much More Than Ribbons

Hey there, everyone!  Welcome by today as I, Karen, share some sweet projects I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I always enjoy my crafting time when I'm working with the gorgeous products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  One reason for that is because there's such a wide variety of products that help adorn ymy projects.  And it's not just limited to ribbons and trims (although their collection of all things spooled is AMAZING).  There's just SO much more.
For my first project, I used a small muslin sack to create a pretty little gift bag.  I added some die-cut foliage in gold; and then bundled some Iridescent White Metallic String and Gold Metallic String.  I also added a bow that's tied with a length of Twill with Silver Center-Stitch along with some gold pearls and a pretty White Magnolia Flower.
I always love using all the gorgeous trims found at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and of course those precious Stamens I love to tuck in my floral clusters.  Stamens are just the sweetest touch; and with oodles of gorgeous color choices all at the low prize of just $2.14 per 400 pieces, they're pretty hard to resist.  Aren't they just SO pretty tucked into my ribbons and flowers?  LOVE!!
For my card, I used brown cardstock for the base and some Echo Park patterned papers and stickers that I machine stitched together.  Next, I ran some Bluebird Plaid Ribbon across my card.  I used the Bluebird Plaid Ribbon along with a length of Tangerine Plaid Ribbon to tie my pretty bow.  I added some bundled Brown Burlap String topped with Double Head Stamens, Open Roses and a Mulberry Leaf.
By the way, don't forget the visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog often for information about special sales and promotions.  There's always something exciting happening here at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and you won't want to miss a thing.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Monday, April 20, 2020

Dear Friend All Occasion Greeting Card

Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with an all occasion greeting card created with gorgeous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I'm hoping to evoke some warm spring feelings with the pretty crisp green of this all occasion greeting card. Considering it was just snowing here in mid-Michigan only 2 days ago we can really use some.
I think the cacti theme is a bit different than my usual vintagy flowers but I love it anyway.

I like to create cards that can be used for any occasion. You just never know when you'll need to be ready for a Birthday, or a get well , or a thinking of you.  

This pretty Chevron Striped Twill in Celery coordinates perfectly with my color scheme and it makes the bestest poofy bows!

 I've added some matching flowers arranged with loopy twine bows for the perfect finishing touch.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chevron Striped Twill CeleryIvory Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, April 17, 2020

RRR April 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 April 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 Cindy P!

1. cindy p4/13/20, 8:39 AM
Hello, I'm in Fort Worth,Texas in my home by myself. I use the time alone to make paper crafts, as that is my passion. I especially enjoy making cards, which I did for Easter, and I make photo albums. I miss the interaction of all my friends, but I do get out and walk every day with one friend who lives nearby. The warmer weather here is helping my mental outlook. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration from your bloggers, and the colorful ribbon assortment they used in their projects.

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, April 15, 2020

Shabby Wish You Were Here Card and Hello Sunshine Card Cherry Nelson

Hello my fellow ribbon peeps. Cherry here today to share a couple of old fashion cards with you.

I hope you are all home safe and sound. 

This soft little number uses Rose Petal Seam Binding.

I love seam binding....I have pushed myself away from it to try other ribbons...but I will always love the soft unobtrusive look it adds to a project.

I added some gorgeous Maggie Holmes goodies from her Heritage collection.  So classy and soft.

I also added some pretty flowers, sequins randomly adhered, and some white Gesso to add a distressed and textural look.  

Next up?  This sweet shabby confection.  I told you I was crafting a lot.

It uses Noble Peacock Seam Binding and  Chelsea Roses along with a gorgeous Lotus Flower in pink

I hope you enjoyed my cards here today!  Stay calm and craft on!

XOXO, Cherry

Monday, April 13, 2020

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

Our question/s of the month are:
What are you doing to keep yourself busy while 'sheltering in place'.  How are things going in your neck of the woods?  Where are you located, and are you getting the supplies you need?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Friday, April 17th. Be sure to check back on Friday 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, April 10, 2020

Easter Lambs, Bunnies and Chicks Shaker Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Kathy here with a sweet little vintage style Easter shaker card that features the Coral Rose Small Check Plaid ribbon from the April Ribbon Club Collection.   White Iridescent Metallic String adds just the right amount of sparkle and shine to the bow cluster.

 This shaker card is also an easel, so it's perfect to add to your Easter Home Decor. 

I've added a little pocket, chocolate treat and mini note card to the pocket inside the card.

With all the social distancing going on, I think it's more important than every to surround ourselves with pretty things to help us celebrate this wonderful holiday.  I hope this post has added a little cheer and beauty to your day today.  Stay safe and well!


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Eggstra Special Easter Card

 Hello crafty friends, hope you all are doing well and staying safe. Ive been trying to get some fun sewing and crafting in lately as ive been home. This little Easter card is one Ive made while home, and it sure was fun to make. I used all Really Reasonable Ribbon supplies and My Makers Movement dies and stamps  on this.
 On my card I started with some cute Easter design paper layers, and then cut out the Nested tag using the Makers Movement Nested square tags die set, and layered them up. Next I added sewing and then the DARLING little chick from the Eggstra special day stamp and die set. That little Happy Easter banner is from the Mini File Folder set.  I added Really Reasonable Ribbon in brown Satin Shimmer, and then the Pearl Pink Diamond ribbon on top of the brown for a double bow.

flowers- I used Really Reasonable Ribbons Magnolias Mixed Pastels blue flower and then added 2 Open Roses 20mm in Pink from the Mixed Pastels as well. The rose buds came from white and cream rose buds set.

The design papers are oldies that ive had in my stash and wanted to use today. Love them! Its funny out of ALL the design papers I have, I'm super low on Easter ones. Anyways I enjoyed creating this super darling card for today and hope you enjoy it as well!

Really Reasonable Ribbon
Mixed Pastels Magnolias
Mixed Pastels Open Roses 20mm
White and Cream Rose Buds
Diamond Pearl Pink Ribbon
Brown Satin Shimmer Ribbon
Foam squares
tape runner

Makers Movement
Mini File Folder set
Eggstra Special Day stamp and die set
Nested Square Tags Die Set
Hope you have a lovely day! Hugs to all!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Button Card/Gift Card Holder

Hello, everyone!  Thanks for visiting me today as I, Karen Letchworth, share a few projects with you.  Please excuse my lengthy post today....I made several cards that I want to share; including this sweet button card I created using some of the AWESOME products found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Anyway...I started with some fun Echo Park patterned papers, journaling cards, border stickers, ephemera, etc. to create my base.  Once I knew where I wanted to lay all my snippets of papers and stickers, I cut small strips of Scor-Tape to adhere everything securely to my cardstock base.  If you're not familiar, Scor-Tape is an amazing Adhesive, and it comes in several convenient widths for various projects.
As I mentioned, the button card itself is a journaling tag from this Echo Park line.  I made that the focal point of my card by adding things to some of the squares on the button card.  In the lower left-hand corner, I added a doily sticker topped with a Pastel Green Open Rose with its stem curled up all cute (that's because the stems are reinforced with a thin wire to help them do this fun trick).  On the upper right-hand square, I added a 16mm Pearl Heart Ribbon Slide with a piece of Ivory Crochet Lace pulled through it; and underneath that, you'll see several Flat Green Double Head Stamens and Flat Wine Red Double Head Stamens.
From the Ribbon Slide treatment, I used a Rusty Pear Shaped Safety Pin to hang a small die-cut tag that I stamped with the sentiment smile.  You'll also see, in the very upper left corner of my card, I attached a Plaid Cabachon to my card, again using a small piece of Scor-Tape.
I also decorated the inside of this card; and that's because I wanted to include a small glassine bag where I could tuck in a gift card (because this is going to someone who needs a little help right now in the way of some grocery I'll tuck in a gift card).  I added snippets of patterned paper using more  Scor-Tape.  LOVE that stuff!!

I also added a length of Light Pink Gingham Ribbon, and also wrapped a nice long lenth of Teal Baker's Twine.  I topped that with a darling Pink Miniature Sweetheart Blossom.  Can we talk about Baker's Twine?  At just TEN CENTS ($0.10) per yard, and in over 40 gorgeous colors including 13+ solids; Baker's Twine is such an awesome useful accent. last card.  I promise this is the last one (for today).  It's just that when I start working with all the pretty Ribbons and Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, I just can't stop myself.  I decided to make just one more card using this same Echo Park line.  I stamped the sentiment onto a die-cut doily and ran a long length of Cherry Baker's Twine around my card several times, and tied it into a bow.

I also ran a length of Black Gingham Ribbon across my card, and I used the Black Gingham Ribbon in my ribbon treatment along with lengths of Robin's Egg Wrinkle Ribbon, Red Wrinkle Ribbon, and Cream Seam Binding.  You'll also a Mulberry Leaf, several Red Double Head Stamens, Milk White Double Head Stamens, and Green Double Head Stamens topped with a Red Open Rose, Pastel Green Open Rose and an Ivory Open Rose.  Lots of pretty Iridescent Metallic String is bundled up underneath everything, and it sparkles when you see it in person.  SO pretty!

You're always sure to find loads of gorgeous products at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and lots of great inspiration on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We sure hope you'll stop by again soon.