Wednesday, July 28, 2021

What's the Buzz?


 Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  What's the buzz?  My gardens are buzzing with the fattest, happiest bumblebees I've ever seen. And that's what inspired me to make this bee themed card with ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment.


I love to use ribbon to create borders on my cards.  Ribbon adds texture, color and design to a project, and it's such a quick way to amp up the elegance of any creation.  For this border treatment, I layered Bold Yellow Check Ribbon over Daffodil Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon. Here's how:

  • First, figure out where you want your ribbon border to be.  I wanted mine near the bottom so that it would look like the bee hive is sitting on it.
  • Next, wrap your card panel with 1/2" Scor-Tape.  Let the ends hang over a little bit so that you can wrap the ribbon around to the back of the card.  This makes for nice, neat edges.
  • Now lay your Daffodil Delicate Stitched Satin over the Scor-Tape and burnish to make sure it's really stuck down well.
  • Repeat this process with 1/4" Scor-Tape, adding it right in the center of the Daffodil Delicate Stitched Satin.  
  • Then attach the Yellow Bold Check Ribbon over the Scor-Tape.  
  • Wrap the loose ribbon ends around to the back side of your card panel to keep everything looking neat and tidy.
See? Easy peasy!  Add a few buttons to the ribbon border to really make it pop.




Tie a matching bow with the Daffodil Ribbon and tuck it into the flower cluster.  Then tie a bow with natural burlap string and glue it into the mix. Fold a scrap of Yellow Daffodil Ribbon in half, cut fish tail banners and add it on top of the knot.   Top the whole bow cluster off with another button and you're done!


Here's a peek at the inside.  I added the last bit of the Bold Yellow Check ribbon to the front of my tea wallet.  And I tucked a honey stick into the pocket on the bottom of the card.

I hope you have a sweet as honey kind of day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy

Monday, July 26, 2021

Hey Honey Card by Cheryl

Hello crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Today I have this super sweet card I designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using their gorgeous ribbon, flower embellishment, and adhesives.  I really had a lot of fun designing this card and hope you love it!
On my card today I added many layers, all put together using Scotch Advanced Tape refill.  There are four design paper layers (popped each using foam squares) and then die cuts on top of that. I do love working with lots of layers, it's always so much fun for me. 

Next I chose my die cuts, and there are a mix of those. I chose to use this darling "You're My Jam" die and stamp set that has the shaker jam, flowers, bee, and sentiments, all from My Makers Movement. Next I chose some old design paper that was one of my favorites back in the day....hehehehe.  It still is my favorite, well one of them anyway. I used these swirl leaf dies to layer on my card along with a frame that I cut in half. I airbrushed the flowers and then added the Really Reasonable Ribbon pearl flower embellishments to the centers of each flower. My little bee was stamped and then cut out using the coordinating die, and then added some Stickles to his wings. I really love how this card turned out and it makes me want to make more with this darling set. Lastly I added a bow using the gorgeous Pearl Pink satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Other supplies are : My Makers Movement You're my Jam, swirl dies, fancy frame die, stickles, Copics, SU! punch, Air compressor , black ink pen, hot glue, sewing machine

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

Hugs to all, Cheryl

Friday, July 23, 2021

Today Is Special - Just Like You

Hello, everyone, and welcome by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  It's your friend Karen sharing here today, and it's my actual birthday.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to share a sweet card I created using some FAB products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Whenever I make a card, I love to add some ribbon or twine to give my cards extra dimension and pizazz.  I can always find the perfect ribbons and trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon because they carry literally every color and style you can imagine.
I used some gold foil cardstock from my stash as the base.  I added a piece of patterned paper with some gold accents in it.  The top layer is a piece of basic white cardstock that I decorated by using a stencil and some gold Deco Foil Metallix.  It gave the background a nice shiny gold pattern along with some great texture.  I used another scrap of white cardstock and the same stencil to create the background pattern (in Spun Sugar Oxide Ink) on the sentiment spot.  I embossed the sentiment in gold.
OK....let's get to the FUN stuff.  Once all that ☝was done, I ran a width of the pretty Raw Silk Satin With Metallic Edge across my card and tied a bow with it.  I layered in some bundled and knotted Gold Metallic String.  I tucked in a White Mulberry Leaf and added several Miniature Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms.  I just LOVE the fact that Really Reasonable Ribbon always has the perfect trim or accent for every project, and their prices are SO reasonable.  When you see a ribbon or trim on one of projects that you like, in most cases; that trim almost always comes in different colors and widths.  The assortment is truly amazing, and you're always going to find what you need.  For instance, the Raw Silk Satin With Metallic Edge I used on this card comes in over 40 different colors.  Just sayin'.
Thanks so much for visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today.  There's always lots of great inspiration here as well as information about special sales and promotions.  We hope you'll stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon and treat yourself to some of their wonderful products.  You'll LOVE what you find there.  Happy crafting.

Blessings,
Karen

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sweet and Simple Cards for 12 Days of Christmas in July

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with some sweet and simple greeting cards.  Try as I might I just am no good at clean and simple so my version is sweet and simple....meaning not as much as I usually do  lol. 

I created these cards as part of our 12 Days of Christmas in July video tutorial series on my YouTube channel.
I've paired the A Gingerbread Christmas collection from Echo Park with some patterned kraft paper for extra gingerbreadyness.

I worked similar elements onto all the cards so they would all be different but still coordinate.

The A2 size is perfect to keep me from piling all the things on so it stays simple.

Won't you join me for a tutorial?


~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Red Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String, Flower Stamens.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G



Monday, July 19, 2021

RRR July 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 July 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:
12
Min: 1, Max: 15
2021-07-19 13:50:49 UTC

Congratulations Denise Bryant!

12. Denise Bryant7/14/21, 12:44 AM

Great projects on the hop!
It's been in the 90s and low 100s here in northern CA. We have had to run the A/C more than we like.... but occasionally we head over to the beautiful Lake Tahoe area to cool off for the day! It is only about an hour and a half away from home, but it is usually a good ten degrees cooler!



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, July 13, 2021

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


Our question of the month is:
It's been a hot one so far this summer, at least in my neck of the woods!  What are you doing to beat the heat??

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Monday, July 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~

Monday, July 12, 2021

Dragonfly Daze Shaker Card

 

Ciao Bella Microcosmos Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Sweet summertime is finally here with blue skies, warm breezes and delicate dragonflies hovering in the air around us.  I always  marvel at the beauty of a dragonfly's wings!  How about you?


The July Ribbon Club comes with this gorgeous Turquoise Taffeta.  Ooh, la la!  It is the perfect match up for the flirty dragonfly on this shaker card cover.  A little silver metallic string adds just the right amount of sparkle to the mix.  I love this stuff so much I buy it by the spool! 


Do you ever use ribbon inside your cards?  I love to find ways to add it in unexpected places.  It seems to "tie" the front design to the inside...pun intended!  


This time I've used it to top a bookmark and as a closure on a mini folio.  Adding little bits like these to a card turns it into a gift.

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely summer.  If it gets too hot, you can always come inside and play with ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy

Friday, July 9, 2021

A Friend Loves Card

Hello everyone and Happy Friday to you all! Today I have a super sweet card I designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the gorgeous ribbons and flowers and supplies from the shop. I do hope you enjoy my post for today! Thank you.

On my card for today I chose some K&Company design papers I have in my stash and did three layers, adding sewing to each one. The layers were put together using the Scotch Advanced tape refill, and then I popped each layer using the foam squares. Next I chose to use this darling bird house die that is an old one from Cheery Lynn cut out in coordinating design papers.  I then added the Cherry Blossom, Open Rose, and Rose Buds to it, along with some swirl leaves. Lastly I stamped an ODBD stamp sentiment on the middle layer. I love how simple this card was to make. Hope you love it!


Supplies Used:
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a lovely day! 
Hugs to all,
Cheryl


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

So Very Blessed

Welcome by, everyone.  It's Karen here, and I'm so grateful to have you visit us today as I share a sweet little card I made using just a few of the THOUSANDS of beautiful products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  When it comes to ribbons and trims, Really Reasonable Ribbon has it ALL.  But that's not all they carry.  Nope!  There's SO much more waiting for you at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I started this card by using a white cardstock base and a couple of random patterned papers I had lying around on my scrap table.  I love to utilize paper scraps (snippets) and try to create something from the sweet little leftovers we all seem to accumulate.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere together all my papers.  Next, I ran a width of Cream Seam Binding across my card where the two patterned papers meet (to cover the seam).  Then I wrapped lengths of Solid Light Pink Baker's TwineSolid Deep Pink Baker's TwineSolid Yellow Baker's Twine and Solid Bluebonnet Baker's Twine across my card and tied a pretty bow with a piece of each.
I topped the bow with a Blue Sweetheart Blossom and Mixed Pink Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms.  I also tucked in a small Mulberry Leaf.  My stamped sentiment is from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and was stamped on a journalling card from my stash.  The finishing touch was adding three Fabric Covered Buttons from the Embellishments section.  LOTS of great products and endless creativity await you at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
There's always lots of great inspiration on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and we'd LOVE to have you join us on the 13th of every month for the RRR Blog Hop.  Thanks again for visiting me today, and I hope you have a wonderfully creative week wrapped in RIBBONS and BOWS - from Really Reasonable Ribbon, of course.

Blessings to you,
Karen

Monday, July 5, 2021

Joy Card for Christmas in July

 Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Despite the high temp for today being 94 and the humidity through the roof I am happily in my shop celebrating Christmas in July.  Of course it's not snowing...but I have an iced tea and the air conditioner on  so I'm about as happy as an elf at the north pole.  Unintentional short joke on myself lol. 

This scene card is created with stamped and colored images.  Oh how I wish bunnies wore scarves and hats!

The winter scene has pretty snowy hills created with dies and glitter cardstock along with a snowflake border. 


This perfectly coordinating poinsettia flower is finished off with floral stamens and a loopy bow of wrinkle ribbon.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Slate Blue Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String, Flower Stamens


Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thursday, July 1, 2021

*NEW* July Ribbon Club Assortment!


It's July and we have an ALL NEW 'Sizzlin' Summer' themed Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

Not a member yet?
JOIN TODAY!!

The July 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 June/July Ribbon Club Special Deal?!  
Just $17 for both if you are located in the USA.



Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!

Friday, June 25, 2021

The Will of God Card by Cheryl

 Hello Ribbon Lovers and Happy Friday to you all! Today I have a super sweet card I designed using Really Reasonable Ribbon's Seam Binding, Flowers, and Adhesives. I love working with RRR Seam Binding as it's so much fun. I love ruching it up and using it in different ways. Today I have ruched up the absolutely gorgeous Sweet Grape Seam Binding.  I hope you enjoy my post for today.

On my card for today I used several layers.  Of course by now you know me and my layers, never just one or two....hehehehe.  I have been pulling out some of my old sentiment stamps, trying to use them as they've been put away for far too long. Anyway, this one is one of my many favorites.  I stamped it in black ink, and then distressed around the edges with a purple ink. Next I picked some of the beautiful flowers that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries and hot glued them on, over my ruched up seam binding. I love how it turned out for today. I also chose to add one of the heart embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I added some die cut swirls for the flowers.  Lastly I added crystal dots to each of the corners of my card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies used:


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Cheryl


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Choose Happy Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card

 

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Today we're going to take a stroll through a pretty Farmhouse Garden where bees and butterflies are buzzing, flowers are growing, and life is calm and peaceful!  Sound good to you?  


The June 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment is a perfect playmate for these Farmhouse Garden Papers.  I've created borders and bows with Tropic Diamond Satin Ribbon and Tropic Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon. Scor-Tape makes it so easy to layer these ribbons onto a card! 


A bit of Black Baker's Twine helps to anchor this bow cluster and keeps all these shades of aqua in line.


These black buttons positively pop off the page thanks to the Tropic Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon border.


Because this is a tea party in a box, I've wrapped the 3/4" spine with more of the Diamond Satin Ribbon.  It adds so much texture and subtle pattern to the inside of the card!

I've even used bits of leftover ribbon to dress up my gift wrapped treats!  It's always amazing to see how ribbon adds elegance and style where ever it is put to use!

I hope I've shared some tips and tricks with ribbon that you will be able to use.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Good Times

Hello friends!  Karen here today.  If this card doesn't take you back to a sweet, innocent place in your childhood; I don't know what would.  Well, I guess that is if you grew up in the same era as I did.  Our school books contained the most darling illustrations and images.  That's why I've always been drawn to these vintage looking products.  I have lots of this particular company's papers, stickers, etc.; but they're out of business now so I cherish the few bins of it that I have left in my precious stash.
AND....when using my most cherished products from my coveted stash, there's no better way to adorn them than by using some of the FABULOUS products you'll find at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Just look at how these few little extra touches here and there jazzed up my little nostalgic card.  I attached the cardstock, woodgrain patterned paper and blue gingham patterned paper using Scor-Tape.  I also added a few small journalling/sentiment stickers.
I used a journalling card (with the bears and sentiment) as the focal point.  Yet, I knew this card needed and deserved a beautiful bow.  It started with a bow tied using Red Wrinkle RibbonSolid Bluebonnet Baker's TwineYellow Burlap String, Navy Burlap String and Green Burlap String.  I also tucked in several Double Head Stamens, a Mulberry Leave, and I topped it off with a pretty little Yellow Cosmo Daisy.  I also used lots of darling Green Mulberry Leaves and Multi-Color Mulberry Leaves that I spread about and topped with red prills to represent berries.
There are SO many great products at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It starts with RIBBONS and trims, but it really is SO much more than just the oodles and oodles of wonderful ribbons and trims.  You can see how I always seem to find the perfect touches for every project at RRR.  They have every color of every lovely bobbit you can imagine.  They're sure to have exactly what you need for your next project.  Why not treat yourself today?

Blessings,
Karen

Monday, June 21, 2021

Hi All Occasion Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with another all occasion greeting card created with some of my favorite flowers and trims from RRR.

So the story behind this card was a little clean out in my shop. I had what I like to call a "Paper Management Day"  I went through the embarrassingly high stacks of scraps both patterned papers and cardstock and organized them into clear sleeves so I can find slightly used prints and not run directly for a new sheet of paper.   Once I started piling up the blue patterns I was inspired to create a card with them!
 

To keep the over all effect of the card from looking too busy I added solid cardstock borders and a bit of wood grain print. 


Then of course I had to pile on all these glorious WOC flowers.  I've tucked in some stamped and colored flourishes and die cut foliage to create a generously sized arrangement. The icing on the cake? A perfectly coordinating bow of wrinkle ribbon : )


~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Slate Blue Wrinkle Ribbon, Chrysanthemums, Rose Buds, Chelsea Roses.


Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, June 18, 2021

RRR June 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 June 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:
17
Min: 1, Max: 19
2021-06-18 15:39:46 UTC

Congratulations C. Sage Deerborn!

17. C. Sage Deerborn6/15/21, 7:41 AM

I always find time to craft, even in the summer. Right now I am working on a baby journal.



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.