Monday, August 30, 2021

Grateful Hearts

Photoplay Autumn Greetings Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It's Kathy here with a sweet Autumn themed card made with the August Ribbon Club Assortment and lovely burlap string.  Fall is the perfect time to add a little rustic texture to your card creations, and burlap string is the perfect way to do it!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Hedgehogs and Pumpkins Satin Ribbon
Here are some quick and easy tips for making this 5x7 top fold card:

  • First, build your card front separate from the card base.  This way, you can wrap your ribbon and string around the front panel.  Once the card front is complete, you can adhere it to the card base.
  • Next, add a pop of pattern, color and design with a Hedgehog and Pumpkins Satin Ribbon Border.  Secure this near the base of the card front with 1/4" Scor-Tape.  Leave the cut ends long so you can wrap them around the sides for a nice, neat finish. 
  • Wrap the left hand side of the card with Antique Gold and Brown Burlap String. Leave the ends long enough that you can tie on some cute tea themed charms and tie a bow.
  • Create a bow cluster with Mixed Earth Tone Magnolias , Trellis Roses, and a burlap string bow. I just love the rustic texture this adds to the card.

Photoplay Autumn Greetings Tea Themed Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here's a peek at the inside of this card.  

Photoplay Autumn Greetings Tea Wallet and Tag by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

You have to tuck a tea bag into a tea themed card, right?  So I created a little tea wallet and tag for the pocket inside this card.  The Antique Gold and Brown Burlap String look great on that little tag, don't they?

As summer winds down, I love breaking out my fall papers, ribbons and embellishments.  The changing of the seasons is always a nice change of pace.  Have you been creating any fun fall projects?  I'd love to hear about them!

Wishing you joy and creativity today!



Friday, August 27, 2021

So Beary Sweet Card

 Hello everyone and happy Friday to you all! Today's card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the gorgeous Satin Pearl Pink Ribbon/Flowers/& Embellishments all from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store. I've been busy playing with my new Cricut Air2 machine, and I love it! 

On my card today I picked some design papers I bought recently at a warehouse sale, and thought they would go perfectly with this svg file. I did three layers using the strawberries and then the backside of the strawberries. I layered them using the Scotch Advanced Tape refill, then added sewing and popped each layer using the foam tabs.  Next I cut out the ovals to put my bear on, and then added some darling ribbon across the top of the jam jar and bow. Next I used some swirl leaves, and added my big pink bow, along with flowers. My bear was distressed using a duster.  She sure is cute! Lastly I added some of the white pearl flowers to the swirls.

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Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Hugs to all, Cheryl

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Chalkboard Fun

Hey there, sweet friends.  It's Karen sharing (a long post) today, and I'm so grateful that you've stopped by to visit us.  It's a FUN day to have stopped by because I'm posting another project using products from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and that always means it'll be something pretty.  That's because Really Reasonable Ribbon is filled with the most gorgeous ribbons, trims, flowers, adhesives and SO  much more.  Their wonderful products make everything I create EXTRA sweet.  They always have the perfect finishing touches for every project we create.  Just take a look at this, and you'll see what I mean.
I started this project with some black and some white cardstocks which I adhered together securely using cut strips of a FABULOUS Adhesive called Scor-Tape.  It assures that your papers and embellishments will stay securely in place - even long after you've mailed a card to someone.  Scor-Tape is a dependable Adhesive that allows you to not worry about whether or not your card/project will stay together while its recipient enjoys it.  On the second piece of black cardstock, I stamped several words and images in white ink to create a bit of a chalkboard background.  The stamps I used for this include Paper Sweeties Blessed and Merry (words) and Kitchen Sink Stamps (stamp image and script background).  Underneath that black chalkboard piece, I laid a piece of Black Seam Binding topped with a length of Red & White Bold Check Gingham Ribbon.  Then, on the left side, I added more Red & White Bold Check Gingham Ribbon with a piece of Black & White Bold Check Gingham Ribbon.  I love that RRR carries each amazing trim in a wide variety of width and color choices.
I added a small glassine bag which I'll eventually attach permanently (with a strip of Scor-Tape) to the front of the card.  There's a Starbucks gift card tucked inside of it.  The only reason I shared that photo (above) is so you could see the cute background I stamped.  It was an attempt at "chalkboard stamping", so I thought I'd show it to you.  Using another small piece of Scor-Tape, I decorated the glassine bag by attaching a length of the Red & White Bold Check Gingham Ribbon. I topped that with a luggage tag, a Prima ticket, some stickers, miniature paperclips, chipboard and ephemera.  At the top of the luggage tag I added some knotted Solid Red Baker's Twine and Black Licorice Baker's Twine.
I love that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries every color, every style, every width, every texture and type of ribbon and trim a crafter could ever want.  I'm sorry if I sound like a broken record; but I REALY believe in Really Reasonable Ribbon; their products and customer service.  They carry SO much more than ribbons;....from Adhesives, to Mulberry Flowers, and Embellishments to Hair Accessories and Bow Making Tools.  There's more than you would have ever guessed they'd have, and they are GREAT prices, low shipping costs, and AMAZING Customer Service.  .....and your cards will be SO cute.
I took lots of pictures so that you'd be able to see ALL the things I attached to this card.  LOL.  As I've said so many times before, I like to pile it on (more is more).  I can't resist when there are SO many cute things to use.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has loads of darling products to help your cards POP.  Try some Baker's Twine or some fun Double Head Stamens.  I have so much fun using their products.  One thing leads to another, and......there's another ribbon.
Next time you need some ribbons, trims, twines, laces, adhesives, flowers, stamens, embellishments, or just some straight-forward great crafty shopping; be sure to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There's also lots of great inspiration in the RRR Blog, and a FUN Blog Hop starting on the 13th of each month.  We want to be your crafting and ribbon source, and we hope you'll stop by often.  Thanks for putting up with my long post today.


Monday, August 23, 2021

Be Happy Greeting Card

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

I am loving this color palate!  The pinks and yellows are bright and cheerful and the green helps to anchor them so they don't look too light.

I'm finding the slimline card profile has quickly become a favorite for me.  It really helps to get me out of my card rut.  

I've created a pretty arrangement of flowers from RRR to finish off this card and a poofy bow of wrinkle ribbon helps to fill in this bottom corner. 

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Olive Wrinkle Ribbon, Chrysanthemums, Cherry Blossoms, Rose Buds and  Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, August 20, 2021

Really Reasonable Ribbon 3-Day SALE!!

We're rolling in with a BIG 3-Day Late Summer SALE this weekend at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now through midnight eastern time on Sunday, August 22nd, 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 Sunday 8/22/2021.
(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 LATESUMMER10.

Order subtotals $40.00 and up SAVE 15% using code LATESUMMER15.

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 August 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!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Happy Happy Birthday Card

Hello everyone and Happy Monday to you all. Todays card was designed for my youngest Granddaughter for her 2nd Birthday & Really Reasonable Ribbon using the Gorgeous Ribbons they carry. She Loved it, and so did her mommy.
For my card today I chose to do some cute layers using design papers I just bought, and this sweet SVG file from Marjorie Ann, cut it out on my New Cricut Air Machine and loved making her. The bear pieces were all airbrushed using the copic airbrushing system and my air compressor. Next I cut out the number two using a die , and added it to the little bear. Super fun, however I need practice on these eyes, they kind of were a mess as the pen went through the glue. Next the Happy Happy Birthday stamp is from SU! and I used a punch for the scalloped circles. The bows were made using Really Reasonable Ribbons Gorgeous Satins, and I will list them below for easy finding.

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 Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day! Hugs to all, Cheryl

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

RRR August 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 August 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  
Min: 1, Max: 16
2021-08-16 18:51:57 UTC

Congratulations Natalie!

9. Natalie8/13/21, 10:44 PM

I have a veggie garden in a raised garden bed. My tomatoes did awesome but my squash and bell peppers did not.

I was so sorry to hear all of the gardening woes.  Seems like this was a bad year just about everywhere for backyard gardens.  I hope we all have better luck next year!!

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, August 13, 2021

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

Our question of the month is:
How does your garden grow?  
Do you have a garden?  Veggies or flowers (or both)??  My vegetables are struggling this year.  We have two weeks of rain with very little sun and I'm seeing a lot of rot.  I have very high hopes that my tomatoes will be ready before the first frost.  It's a struggle in central NY with a really short growing season...

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday August 17th. Be sure to check back on Tuesday 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, August 11, 2021

Hello, Fall!

Photo Play Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

 Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have a delightful feeling that my favorite season is just around the corner!  Oh, how I  love fall!  So the August Ribbon Club Assortment is making me happy, happy!  Don't you just love the adorable Hedgehogs and Pumpkins Printed Satin Ribbon?  I may or may not have said "Squeeeee!" when I opened my shipment and found it waiting for me there!

Autumn is all about sipping hot cider and walking in crunchy leaves under crystal blue skies.  So I decided I needed to make a little loaded pocket card filled with all the goodies that make fall such a special time.  

Welcome Fall Loaded Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

I found so many fun ways to use the ribbons from the August Ribbon Club Assortment!

Create some little tea wallets and  chocolate wallets to tuck into the box.  Then add fall teas, cookies, honey sticks, spoons...whatever would be a welcome treat on a crisp fall day!

Do you love fall as much as I do?  I can hardly wait!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 9, 2021

Strawberry Sweet Card

Hello everyone and Happy Monday to you all! Today I have a super sweet card I designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the gorgeous ribbons and embellishments they carry in shop. This card has tons of layers.  As you all know I love layering, and I also love bears.
On my card I started with a white 6" x 6" base, then added four design paper layers, all have sewing and white gel dots. Next I added three more layers using die cuts for the doily, shaped die, and circle. I stamped a sentiment that is one of my favorites. Next the darling sweet bear is a SVG file, as I just got a new Cricut Air machine, and I'm loving it! I cut her out in brown card stock, red and tan, and distressed each piece. The eye lashes I drew on, and then added lots of white dots, and black gems. Next the strawberries were cut using a die cut from CC dies, and they were colored using Copics. Lastly I added my double bows and flower embellishments to the top, and then added the inside layer. I've been trying lately to get all the insides of my cards complete, as that way I don't have to do it later.

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I hope you enjoyed my post for today, and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

Hugs to all, Cheryl

Friday, August 6, 2021

Robins & Wrens.....and Ribbons

Hello blog friends, crafters, and ribbon lovers.  Welcome by today as I share a sweet card I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using just a few of their (many) fabulous products.  If you're like me (and I know you are), you enjoy creating cards and beautiful things.  I get so much inspiration from all of you talented artists, and when I see your beautiful projects using ribbons, trims and twines; I always know that I can find the perfect products for my cards at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They carry so many great products including ribbons, trims and twines of all sorts and varieties; but SO much more as well.
This card started with some cardstocks (brown and white) that I pressure embossed using the Organic Linen Embossing Folder from Altenew as well as a brick patterned paper.  I did a bit of machine stitching on my card to set up my card base.  I used strips of Scor-Tape to attach them all together securely and permanently.  The birds were stamped and cut using a sweet set called Wrens & Robins from The Greetery. There's definitely a learning curve to using these stamps, and this was my very first attempt.
Once I had everything in place, I used some FABULOUS products from Really Reasonable Ribbon to give it that warmth and charm that only ribbons and flowers can provide.  I bundled some Natural Burlap String and some Black Burlap String to create a "nest" or cluster of sorts.  Next, I added some Mulberry Leaves as well as some Wine Red StamensFossil Stamens, and Milk White Stamens.  I topped the cluster with a Black Open Rose and two Sweetheart Blossoms.  Do you see what I mean about Really Reasonable Ribbon having so many great products?  They always seem to have exactly what I need.  I encourage you to check out all the wonderful products at RRR.
Thanks for stopping by today.  You can always find lots of great inspiration here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and learn about special sales and promotions, the monthly Blog Hop (starting on the 13th of each month), and SO much more.  We enjoy your visits.


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Hey Sweetie! Happy Birthday Card

 Hello everyone, and Happy Thursday to you all. Today's card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon and My Makers Movement. I love this ribbon, it's absolutely gorgeous in person, and super easy to work with. I've been so busy working on cards lately. 

On my card here I chose to use three layers added to the base.  Next I added the doily die cut in white, and then my sweet little Cottan Candy Cart.  It's a die cut and came with the stamps I used here. I love the RRR Daisy Pearl Flower on the wheel, it's so cute. My big bows were made using the beautiful Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon (one of my Fav's) in Pearl Pink.  Love it! Lastly I added some dew drops to the corners, and sewing to my card.

Here's a little peek of the inside of my card. I added one layer, and sewing.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
Hope you enjoyed my post for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Hello Butterfly Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a greeting card created with gorgeous trims and flowers from RRR.

I'm having so much fun with the slimline profile. I feel like it gives me much more room for extra flowers!

I used a pretty scalloped edge die to add detail like a frame.

This butterfly was part of a larger journal card. I simply fussy cut the image from the background and voila I have an ephemera like focal point.
All of these flowers are WOC from Really Reason. I really piled them on creating 2 arrangements .

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Pink Wrinkle RibbonChrysanthemumChelsea Rose, Trellis Rose

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )