Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Springtime at the Farmhouse

 

Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Slimline Box Card by Kathy Clement with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Let's take a break from winter with this Springtime at the Farmhouse card.  I've dressed it up with 3/8" Pink Gingham and 5/8" Pink Diamond Satin Ribbons from the February Ribbon Club Assortment.  If the springtime sweetness of this color combination doesn't melt the snow, I don't know what will!

TIP: Create a quick and easy border with ribbon!  Layer the 3/8" Pink Gingham over the 5/8" Pink Diamond Satin ribbon for lots of texture and springtime softness. 

Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Slimline Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

TIP: Use ribbon to draw the eye to this somewhat small focal image. Cluster ribbons and flowers around the center image so it  doesn't end up getting lost.

TIP: Add a touch of sparkle to your ribbon clusters with White Iridescent Metallic String.  I love this stuff so much, I buy it by the spool! 



You can also use ribbon inside your card!  It really dresses up the little packet of honey I tucked inside this box pocket.  Now the whole card feels like a gift!

I really loved the pastel ribbon assortment from this month's Ribbon Club.  They really brightened up  the dark and dreary month of February, reminding me that Spring would soon be back in season. It's not too late to get this pretty packet of pastel ribbons!  You can sign up today at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Check out the details HERE

I hope this cheery card has warmed up this winter day!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

'It's a Good Day to Have a Good Day' Note Card

 
Hello ribbon lovers!  Bonnie here today to share an inspiring note card embellished with Mulberry Flowers and ribbon from the February Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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RRR February 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment

The February assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon that are perfect for all your crafting needs.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed mix.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Better yet, why not grab the January/February Ribbon Club Special Deal?!  
Just $17 for both if you are located in the USA.

I always love a good and inspiring sentiment for a card and this one is so true!  It's perfect for sending a quick note to a friend to let them know you are thinking of them.  The sentiment is the focal point and I've layered it with different purple colors, and beneath that is a larger background layered panel.  Both panels are backed with white mulberry paper.  I also ran a layered ribbon strip across the center of the card to cover the seam from the two different design papers.

For a video tutorial on how I use mulberry paper, please click HERE.

My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the February Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow is topped off with a pretty Pearl Star Shaped Bead.

For a video tutorial on how to create this fun 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.  Have a crafty weekend!

Monday, February 22, 2021

" A Little Something" Easter Card

 

Hello everyone and Happy Monday to you all! Today I have this super cute Easter card made for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful ribbon and flowers from the shop. Hope you enjoy my post for today!
On my card I picked some cute pattern paper from my stash.  There was so much to go through and try to match up that it took me a long time...hehehehe.  I think picking my design paper took me longer than actually doing the entire card. Next I had to use these darling bunnies, and I cut out a few die cut shapes. I did color them with Copics and then added some glitter. 

Flowers: I love all the flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon and for this card I chose the chrysanthemums, 20mm open roses, and then the yellow rose buds. I also used some leaves, and then the blue ribbon from this months Ribbon Club Assortment. The little tag was punched out and a StampinUp! stamp for the sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a lovely day! 

Hugs to all, Cheryl

Friday, February 19, 2021

Enjoy Your Life......Friends

Welcome by, everyone! Today's it's me, Karen Letchworth, sharing a sweet card   I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using several of their wonderful products.  Not only can you always find the perfect ribbons and trims for every project at Really Reasonable Ribbon; but you can also find fun things like  Mulberry FlowersAdhesivesEmbellishments and SO much more.  I used all of the above while creating this fun card.
This card started with some cardstocks that I attached using strips of Scor-Tape to securely attach them.  Next, I used more of the Scor-Tape to add the patterned paper layer.  I also cut a scalloped frame using a die and another patterned paper, and that's also attached using Scor-Tape.  I did a bit of machine stitching around my card in a deep green thread.  I added several accent stickers, washi tape, hanging tags, a stamped sentiment (miss you), miniature pink staples.  On the left-hand card border, you'll see two small snippets of pink and green stitched (retired) Maya Road canvas stipe ribbons, a Cotton Blend Maya Road green striped ribbon, and a Yellow Gingham Ribbon peeking out from behind the card.
The pretty ribbon accent includes a length of Yellow Gingham RibbonLight Pink Gingham RibbonSolid Lemon Yellow Baker's TwineDouble Head StamensRed Rosebuds, bundled Green Burlap String, and a  Pearl Heart Ribbon Slider.  I have a few of the Double Head Stamens positioned a bit lower than the others so that they cascade down my card a bit.  There are always so many lovely things at Really Reasonable Ribbon to help you create something lovely.  I encourage you to take some time to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to look around and pick up a few new things.  You really will enjoy their wonderful selection and fabulous products.
I used up some metal tags from my stash and tied a length of Solid Red Baker's Twine around them.  It's just $1 for a 10-yard length of this fabulous trim; and I use this one A LOT (just saying).  Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I'm always so grateful for your visits and I appreciate your comments and input.  I look forward to visiting your blog this week in return.  Stay creative and have fun in your craft room, friends.  You're always most welcome to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog for loads of great inspiration, information about special sales and promotions, and of course there's always lots of great shopping awaiting you at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Karen

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Really Reasonable Ribbon 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  
Result:
2

Congratulations Gail!

2. Gail2/13/21, 2:06 PM

Awe so happy you have an assistant to help you when crafting and doing a post - we do not have pets [unless one wants to call the occasional bug that slips in here but I pick him up and put him back into his environment ASAP!! I do have a super duper grand-dog named Harley. Thanks for the hop - the team did a fabulous job using the ribbon.



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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Thinking of You Note Card

 Hello ribbon lovers!  Bonnie here today sharing a pretty note card I created for a good friend using some of the ribbons from the February Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


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RRR February 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment

The February assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon that are perfect for all your crafting needs.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed mix.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

I had this super cool background die cut that my friend Debbie was sweet enough to send me a while back in several colors, and with all my craft room organization, it disappeared for a while.  I finally came across it again and had to use this one right away.  I love a great background die!  
TIP:  If you are using a sheer ribbon to run across the center of your card, cut a piece of white cardstock just a tad smaller than the width of the ribbon and use it as a backing to make it opaque.  I also used 3 cute little 2-Tone Blue Sweetheart Blossoms below the sentiment to soften the look of the card.

For a video tutorial on how I use mulberry paper, please click HERE.

My card is topped off with a pretty double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using the purple plaid ribbon from the February Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

For a video tutorial on how to create this fun 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.  Have a crafty weekend!


Monday, February 15, 2021

Hello Friend Cactus Card

 Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a fun summer inspired greeting card. Because it's winter and I do not like winter.  But I do like cacti!

The colors on this card are so bright and cheerful I might almost be able to forget that it's snowing. Almost.


I recently picked up a new stamp set for coloring and knew it went perfectly with the RRR Chrysanthemums.  All I had to do is choose markers that coordinate and voila!

I've got my Chrysanthemum here layered with a couple of Lotus Flowers also from RRR. It creates an nice full arrangement and is finished off with die cut foliage, gold netting, loopy twine bows, and gorgeous trim.


Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G


Saturday, February 13, 2021

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop and Presidents' Day SALE!!


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.

We're also having a SALE for Presidents' Day, so stop by and shop after you hop!!


Now through midnight eastern time on Monday, February 15th, 2021 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 Monday 2/15/2021.
(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 PRESIDENTSDAY10.

Order subtotals $40.00 and up SAVE 15% using code PRESIDENTSDAY15.

The sale code is good on everything including SALE items!  Shop this weekend and SAVE on your first Ribbon Club shipment.

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.
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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:
Do you have a pet that's your crafting buddy?  If so, tell us about him or her.
My buddy is an adorable little Chiweenie pupper named Huck.  He is my constant companion and does everything with me.  I love him to pieces!  I don't know what I'd do without him.  He's helping me write this blog post right now!!

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

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Mad About You Valentine Shaker Card

 


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  This Mad Hatter Shaker Valentine is a fun way to let someone know, "Hey, I'm Mad About You!" this Valentine's Day!    


Did you notice how the Mad Hatter's black checked trousers are echoed by the 3/8" Black Houndstooth Bow Cluster?  Any time you can repeat a pattern in a card design, you're going to have a win on your hands.  


Top that bow with a little Black Baker's Twine to add even more fulness and texture.  I also wrapped it around the stem of the pocket watch shaker element.  Little touches like this add such wonderful detail when you are making a card. 


Black Baker's Twine makes it easy to attach this cluster of metal embellishments, too.  Simply loop folded twine through the brad openings on the door plate, then wrap the loose ends back behind the card front.  Then you can also add a key and teacup at the top with a little bow and flower to really dress things up.

Using black ribbon is a great way to "ground" a mix of colors like the ones in this card.  It sort of ties them all together and makes them sing in harmony.  And that, my friends, is always a good thing!

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Cheerio,

kathy


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Pastel Birthday Wishes

 Hi there ribbon lovers!  Bonnie here today sharing a fun and 'FLAT for mailing' birthday card showcasing a few of the ribbons from the February Ribbon Club Assortment from Really  Reasonable Ribbon.


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RRR February 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment

The February assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon that are perfect for all your crafting needs.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed mix.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Better yet, why not grab the January/February Ribbon Club Special Deal?!  
Just $17 for both if you are located in the USA.


I set out with the mindset that I wanted this card to be FLAT for mailing, which is not my typical goal.  I'm more of a thick and dimensional card maker.  But as you can see, you CAN create a flat card and still incorporate lots of pretty ribbons and trims.  


For a video tutorial on how I use mulberry paper, please click HERE.

I ran a strip of Blue Topaz Taffeta Ribbon down through the middle of the card under the sentiment and I added some Plum Baker's Twine over it to give it a little texture and depth.  I also folded two pieces of the Purple Plaid Ribbon from the February Ribbon Club Assortment and added them to the sentiment panel.

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.  Have a crafty weekend!


Monday, February 8, 2021

Happy Easter Bunny with a Carrot Car Card

 
Hello everyone and Happy Monday to you all! Today I have a super sweet Easter card made for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful flowers, ribbon, and embellishments. I LOVE making Easter Cards as they are so cute and fun to create.  I hope you enjoy my post for today.

On my card I had to go through all my design papers to find some that I thought would go perfect with this little bunny carrot car, heheeh.  I did three layers and then added the main panel using die cuts and then layered with the bunny carrot car die. I then added lots of Really Reasonable Ribbon flowers and the pink bead berry sprays. I also added some sewing and finished the inside of the card as well.

CottageCutz Bunny Carrot Car was colored using Copics, and the Happy Easter stamp is StampinUp!  I also used the punches for the circle and scallop. The swirl floral in green was done using a Cheery Lynn die, and I then added some flat backed pink pearls.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!
To see my cards that I have listed for sale you can visit my Esty shop Cher2008 
Hugs to all,
Cheryl

Friday, February 5, 2021

LOVE YOU


Welcome back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  It's your crafty friend, Karen Letchworth, posting here today with a super sweet Valentine's Day card I created; and it features several of my favorite products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I have LOTS of favorites because they care LOTS of great products.  If you're not familiar yet with this FABUOUS shop, I do hope you'll stop by to check out all the AMAZING ribbon and trims as well as loads of other great and useful crafting supplies such as as Adhesives. Embellishments, Mulberry Flowers and SO much more.
This card was fun to make.  I started with a white cardstock base, and layered that with a fun patterned paper.  The top layer is another piece of the white watercolor cardstock that I stencilled with a fun heart  patterned stencil and some pink and red inks.  Next, I used a Papertrey Ink die-cut and some red (and pink) wool felt and ivory polka dot tulle to cut some fun stitching hearts.  I stitched the hearts using Solid Ivory Baker's Twine and filled the hearts with sequins.  You can see the sequins through the tulle.  The Baker's Twine comes in many lovely colors, and works well with stitching dies.
The sentiment is from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and was stamped onto a little journalling square in black ink.  I topped that with some more of the Solid Ivory Baker's Twine, some Sweetheart Blossoms and Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms, small snippets of both Red and White Plaid Houndstooth Ribbon and Light Pink Ginagsome lovely Double Head Stamens.  They are SO pretty, and they add so much texture and personality to our cards and projects.  They're just $2.19 for a bundle of 400 - what a bargain!!!  They come in many colors and are just a wonderful accent.  Also, the Baker's Twine is a fantastic product.  It also comes in 50+ vibrant colors and costs just $1 for ten yards.  At that rate, you can buy several gorgeous colors of Baker's Twine.
The only other things I can think of are some machine stitching with pink thread, a stick pin, and the inked background.  There are LOTS of great products at Really Reasonable Ribbon to help you create something lovely.  I also used several strips of Scor-Tape to attach my papers together.  There are lots of great AdhesivesHair Accessory Supplies and more found at Really Reasonable Ribbon in addition to the OODLES of gorgeous ribbons and trims.  You can also visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog often for lots of great inspiration from our Design Team as well as information about special sales and promotions.  We enjoy having you stop by, and we really hope that you'll visit again soon.

Blessings,
Karen

P.S.  When you think of RIBBONS and PRETTY THINGS......think of Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Homespun Country Birthday Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a very country inspired Birthday greeting card.

I'm layering a  quaint check  with woodgrain patterns to create a base for my stamped focal point.

The Navy Wrinkle Ribbon coordinates perfectly with the solid cardstock borders.


The flower arrangement here is filled in with White Lotus Flowers.

Please join me for a tutorial on this card...


~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Navy Wrinkle Ribbon, White Lotus Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )