Friday, October 30, 2020

Woodland Creature Cards by Cherry Nelson

 Hellllllllllo RRR peeps!  Cherry here on the blog today to share a woodland theme holiday greeting with you.  If there are cute animals involved, I am always down for creating with them.  We all could use some cuteness in the world right about now.  I gathered up my supplies and created a more traditional Nordic color scheme with my hedgehog shaker, and the other card is in more masculine forest greens and browns.  I love this sweet owl and the sentiment "tis the season to be J'owly" ...also love me a good pun. 

I used lots of fun flowers..some from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some I created using Foamirian and stamens from the store.  I used diecuts in varying size frames to create a shadow effect on both cards.  I love the dimension it adds to my cards.   Well that is it for me.  Please scroll down for a full supply list.

As always thanks for stopping by!  Stay healthy and creative friends. 

XOXO, Cherry

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies-


Burlap string in green

Cherry twine

Forest green taffeta ribbon

red taffeta ribbon

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Gingerbread Latte Easel Card


Hello everyone, and Happy Thursday to you all! Today I have a super fun easel card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's been a while since I've done one of these types of cards, and I thought it would be  so cute using the gingerbread boy, latte cup, flowers, ribbon, and design paper to match.

My card measures 6" x  6" closed. I used the super cute stamps and dies from Makers Movement, and I love this little gingerbread guy, he is on a scenery I did for the Latte cup. I used flower soft for the snow, and added the trees. The cup was cut using the snowflake design paper. For my bows I used the satin with grosgrain edge ribbon, and then added my 25mm cottage roses, and then the rose buds in white and blue.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

other supplies
My Makers Movement dies and stamps, warm wishes stamp and die, A latte Love, 
peppermint twists sprinkles 
pebbles design paper
flower soft
Stickles , white gel pen, sewing machine, hot glue gun
I hope you enjoyed my fun card today, as I enjoyed making it to share. Hugs to all!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Autumn Hued Ribbon and Flowers


Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  The colors of fall are rich, warm and luxurious.  So is this gorgeous Cappuccino Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's the perfect ribbon choice for autumn hued projects like this November Desk Calendar.

If you struggle with making beautiful bows, I highly recommend giving Satin with a Grosgrain Edge Ribbon a try!  It is soft and supple, so it ties very easily.  And it comes in just about every shade you could ever want or need.  It's one of my favorites.  Especially when it is paired up with Natural Burlap String and Mixed Earth Tone Cottage Roses!  

TIP:  You can add depth and detail to your Mixed Earth Tone Cottage Roses by brushing the edges lightly with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  It softens the colors and helps them blend better with these autumn hued papers.

This 6x6 easel card has a hidden pocket panel.

It's the perfect spot to tuck in a little photo folio where you can capture fall memories and snapshots.

And if one pocket is good, then two pockets is even better!  The stopper on this easel card is actually a pocket.  I've filled it up with tri-fold folios that are sized perfectly for wallet sized photos.  And I've added in some journal cards, too.

It's hard to believe that it's almost November!  Time to break out the Thanksgiving decorations and create a warm and cozy atmosphere inside our homes.  

Wishing you a joyful and creative day!


Friday, October 23, 2020

I Hope This Perks You Up

Hello!  I welcome you by today as I share a fun card I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There are SO many fabulous products at Really Reasonable Ribbon; and I'm not just talking about their hundreds of fabulous ribbons.  They also carry Adhesives, Mulberry Flowers, Embellishments, Hair Accessories, the fabulous Ribbon Club Assortment and SO much more.  You can visit their fabulous store here at Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.
This card started with a piece of white cardstock.  Next, I used oxide inks and a polka dot stencil to create my golden background.  Once my base and background were all in place, I started adding several other FUN things to my card.  I cut the owl, sentiment, coffee drink and sentiment; and laid everything out at the bottom of my card.  Everything is secured with strips of Scor-Tape.
At the top of my card, I ran a width of Mare Brown Seam Binding and I used that to tie my bow as well. I tucked in some Yellow, Red, and Gold Double Head Stamens as well as some Mulberry Leaves.  I topped the bow with some Deep Ivory and Orange Open Roses.  All these gorgeous products work together to help make your projects extra special.  You're sure to find something you'll LOVE when you stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon.
We hope that you'll stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog often for loads of inspiration, special sales and promotions; and of course lots of great shopping in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.  I'm so grateful for your visit today.  If you'd like my complete supply list, you're welcome to stop by my blog, My Cup Runneth Over, for additional details.  Happy crafting, everyone.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Farm Fresh Pumpkins Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a farm house style Fall inspired greeting card.

I love the warm rich colors of this card. Perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving.

I've combined a pretty plaid with a stylized floral and layered on some polka dots.

There's a double layer of matting here. The orange coordinates with the patterned papers but was a bit too light so I added the chocolate brown to anchor the layers.

Here's a garden full of WOC Mulberry flowers arranged with die cut foliage, netting, loopy twine bows, and glitter cardstock.

One last sweet little twine bow and vintage button to top off the strings tying on the metal charms. 

Please enjoy this tutorial...

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )  G

Monday, October 19, 2020

Really Reasonable Ribbon October 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 October 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!

6.  Martie Rollin10/13/20, 4:52 PM

HA! Just getting started on my Halloween cards. I'll start work on a Christmas countdown book for the grands on Nov. 1st. On the other hand, I've been purchasing Christmas supplies (paper collections, beads, stamps & dies) for several, I guess I have started...depends on how you look at it. Love all the traditional colors of this ribbon collection! Thanks for all these ideas from your Design Team...much appreciated!

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.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Combining the Colors of Fall blank Card by Cherry Nelson

Hello RRR peeps!  Cherry here today to share a pretty card...that kinda combines the colors of late Summer and early Fall.  

I used a combination of deep oranges, greens, and hints of blues. I really love the way it turned out.
 I struggled a bit with whether or not to add a sentiment.  I really think sometimes cards should just tell a story and the inside can be the place to add a personal sentiment.  Blank cards are always a great thing to have on hand so they can be used for a number of occasions.  

Many of the flowers were handmade by me.  I used a Copic marker on my ivy and did a bit of shading for depth.

Well my friends that is it for me!  Stay crafting and creative!  XOXO, Cherry

RRR Supplies used:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Splendor of Fall Card Recipe

Really Reasonable Ribbon Fall Card Recipe by Kathy Clement

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a recipe for a pair  of "twin" fall cards that use ribbon...but not bows!

Fall Cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

Ribbon doesn't always have to be tied into a bow.  For these cards, I created an elegant border with 5/8" Cappuccino Satin with a Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.  Attach the ribbon with 1/2" Scor-Tape.  Leave the ends slightly longer than the card panel.  Then wrap the ends around to the back side of the card for a neat and tidy finish.

No room for a bulky bow?  Fold a 4" piece of ribbon in half.  Cut fishtails on the ends.  Then tuck beneath a floral arrangement to add a touch of color and texture.  This Sunflower Satin Ribbon is a match made in heaven for these Splendor papers. Add a touch of rustic charm with  loopy Burlap String Bows.

Sunflowers and Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

The great thing about having card "recipe" is that you can use it as a template for cards made with any of your favorite paper collections and ribbons.  Here's the recipe for this card design.

All the papers for this card come from the Splendor 6x6 Paper Bundle.

  • First, create a 5 1/2" square top fold card base from one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" kraft cardstock.
  • Next cut a 5 1/8" square of the fall plaid pattern. Save the off cut of this panel.
  • Cut a 5 1/4" square of yellow cardstock and a 5 3/8" square of brown cardstock.
  • Then cut a 2 1/2" x 5 1/8" panel of the fall pumpkins.
  • Now layer the cut papers on the cardstock mats as follows:
    • First put down the fall plaid paper panel.
    • Next layer in the offcut from the fall plaid paper about 3/4" from the left hand edge.
    • Then add the fall pumpkin layer.
    • Now stitch the panels to the cardstock mats on your sewing machine.

TIP: Steer clear of a sticky situation by placing your adhesive in the center of each panel and away from the sides.  This way, your sewing machine needle will not get gummed up and your thread will not break.

  • Now you are ready to wrap the card panel with your Scor-Tape and Ribbon.
  • Die cut two Doily Rounds from cream cardstock and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then punch out the oval sentiment from the Cardstock Elements sheet.  Back with two layers of dimensionals and adhere in the center of the doily.
  • Add flowers, rhinestones, ribbons and vintage buttons to finish the card design.

TIP: You can use handmade flowers, or pre-made flowers.  Both are gorgeous. Find a tutorial for making these sunflowers HERE.

Fall Cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon Interior by Kathy Clement

Now we will finish the inside of the card.  It's easy, peasy!

  • First, cut (2) 5 3/8" panels of designer paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the card.
  • Next, create a pocket with the rectangular die cut sentiment from the Elements sheet. Just place your adhesive on the sides and bottom.
  • Create a belly band with a 1 3/4" x 5 3/8" strip of the pumpkin pattern.  Adhere just the top and bottom edges to the fall check.
  • Mat a 3x4 journal card on a 3 1/4" x 8 1/2" panel of cardstock.  Score in half and fold to make a little notecard to tuck inside the belly band.

Sunflower Card with Really Reaonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

This "Twin" card is made in exactly the same way as the first card.  Just change out your patterned This"Twin" card is made in exactly the same way as the first card.  Just change out your patterned papers and sentiment.  Here's a look at the details.

Now that you know how to put these cards together, it will be quick and easy to make more!  

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!




Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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

Our question of the month is:
How are you on your Christmas/Holiday preparations?
Total denial like me, or are you getting ahead of the game for a relaxing season?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Monday, October 19th. Be sure to check back on Monday 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, October 9, 2020

Really Reasonable Ribbon Columbus Day SALE!!

We're rolling in with a HUGE 5-Day Columbus Day SALE at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now through midnight eastern time on Tuesday, October 13th, 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 Tuesday 10/13/2020.
(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 COLUMBUS10.

Order subtotals $40.00 and up SAVE 15% using code COLUMBUS15.

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 October 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.

You can also grab our September/October Ribbon Club 'Special Deal' and start off with both gorgeous assortment for just $17.00 if you are a US customer.

Happy shopping!