Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Thinking of You Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a greeting card I created with beautiful trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I just love the bright cheerful palate of this greeting card. I created it with a spring inspired collection with stylized flowers for a more updated vibe. 

To keep the layers from looking busy I used a apple green cardstock as solid borders. There's also several dimensional layers for depth.


I've combined flowers from RRR and Little Birdie Crafts for a nice full arrangement. It's finished off with pretty pink plaid ribbon.


Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

RRR May Blog Hop Winner Post!

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 May 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:
7
Min: 1, Max: 9
2022-05-17 15:11:58 UTC

Congratulations Denise Bryant!

7. Denise Bryant5/15/22, 12:54 AM

Awesome projects on the hop! Love this pretty ribbon assortment!
No big plans for the summer. Probably a day or two over at Lake Tahoe, which is always a beautiful spot to visit!



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, May 13, 2022

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

Our question of the month is:
Do you have any fun vacation plans this year?  Summer is almost here!!

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday May 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, May 11, 2022

America the Beautiful Shaker Card

 

Photoplay America the Beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Every year I look forward to the Red, White and Blue Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon. It has never disappointed me, but this year it is extra fabulous!  You'll find stars, stripes, dots and solids in vibrant shades of red, white and blue in this Patriotic Ribbon Club!  It inspired me to create this great big shaker card folio. 

Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2022 Ribbon Club Photoplay America the Beautiful Kathy Clement



This 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" top fold card doubles as home decor, and it serves as a mini album to hold all your fabulous photos.  Here's how I put that Patriotic Ribbon Club Assortment to work.

  1. Create a border with Red Satin and Electric Blue Swiss Dot Ribbon. Use Scor-Tape to attach the ribbon to the card front before you adhere it to the card base. 
  2. Add Red Swiss Dot Ribbon Bows to the corners of the shaker element.  Then top them with a little Ivory Burlap String Bow
Now you're ready to dress up the inside of this card folio!

Score and fold a row of 3x4 images to create a little pull out folio on the top of the card.  



This gives you room for small photos and journaling, too. There's ample room to add a large photo behind this feature.


Create a 5 1/2" x 6" mini folio to tuck into the bottom pocket. This gives you room for even more photos! 


The hidden side pocket inside is a great place to tuck a couple of Polaroid style photo mats.  Remember to leave the top and one side unglued so that it's easy to tuck your photo behind the frame.



Flap features add even more fun to this mini folio.  As a bonus, you can leave the card out as part of your patriotic display this summer!

I hope I've shared some ideas to help you make use of this month's beautiful Ribbon Club.  Have fun with it!

kathy

Monday, May 9, 2022

Believe in Miracles

Hello crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Today's project was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful ribbons, embellishments and flowers all found at the RRR Store.
I started with my base for my Memorydex card set, then cut the top with a decorative edge die, then layered this darling design paper on top. I did add a sticker border in between the two designs. Next I cut out the flower shaker using the My Makers Movement dies, and added some shaker sprinkles to the inside. I decided to add a big bow treatment, and started with some tulle, then diagonal brown striped ribbon, and then the satin pearl pink ribbon, I also added some bead berry spray in white, and then the darling mini sweetheart blossoms, 2-tone chelsea rose. lastly I added some dots, Heart Gem and a sentiment chipboard piece


 Thank you so much for looking and have a lovely day! Hugs to all,

Cheryl

Friday, May 6, 2022

Live Life in Full Bloom

Welcome back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, everyone.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at this sweet Spring card I created using some beautiful accents from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Whether you're already a fan of Really Reasonable Ribbon or if you've never yet visited this AMAZING store, you're sure to find many wonderful things to help you expand your creativity.  Not only do they carry every trim imaginable, but they also have SO much more.
This card started with basic black cardstock and a patterned paper from Whimsy Stamps' Fabulous Florals 6x6 Paper Pad.  I machine stitched my papers together including the piece of white watercolor paper that I painted with Lilac, Raspberry and Concord Oxide Inks.  I also stenciled a pink floral background using Spun Sugar Oxide Ink.  One my base was put together, I added a stamped sentiment from Echo Park  But....I simply couldn't stop there.  Oh, NO!  I had to add some pretty touches, and that's where Really Reasonable Ribbon come in to play.  How sweet!
I wrapped some Mint Green Baker's Twine around my card.  Next, I attached a floral cluster that includes some Solid Black Baker's TwineMulberry Leaves, a few Double Head Stamens and a few Miniature Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms.  Yes, there are lots of beautiful accents waiting for you at RRR.  We all hope that you'll join us next Friday, May 13, for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You could be the lucky winner of this month's GORGEOUS Ribbon Club Assortment.  Thanks again for visiting today, and please stop by again soon.

Blessings,

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Fresh Squeezed Greeting Card

 Hey there friends as crafty peeps! Ginny here to add some fresh squeezed inspiration to your day. I just gotta ask.....do you have a favorite trim that you haven't used for a bit then rediscover it and you're like ohhh how I've missed you???? For me it's the Plaid Ribbon Black Bold Check. It's just so perfect for these more farmhouse inspired greeting cards.

This is a striking and bold color palate combined with the lemon image.

Solid black cardstock borders help to keep these layered patterns from looking too busy.

The best part? Flowers and trim of course!  


Wishing everyone  a happy and productive day : ) G


Monday, May 2, 2022

*NEW* May Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon


It's May and we have an ALL NEW Patriotic themed Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

Not a member yet?
JOIN TODAY!!

The May 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 April and May Ribbon Club Special Deal?!  
Just $17.50 for both if you are located in the USA.

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

Friday, April 29, 2022

Fun with Foil

Hello, Ribbon Friends! I had a fun time playing with foiling over the weekend, and I wanted to share one of the results with you! 
The type of foiling I used for my card is called "transfer foil" and is accomplished by first heat embossing the sentiment with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. Once the sentiment was embossed, I placed a sheet of foil over the top of the cardstock and passed the "sandwich" through a hot laminating machine. Presto! Chango! A foiled sentiment
Because the foil is so shiny, it is very hard to get a good photograph! If you are familiar with heat embossing with gold powder, you will be able to see that the foil is quite a bit smoother and shinier than embossing powder. 
To make sure I was keeping the shine going, I used Glitz Ribbon and Metallic String to finish off the card. The card is a standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" made from black cardstock. I lined the inside with white cardstock to give a place to stamp or write a message. 
I wrapped a piece of the purple Glitz Ribbon around the bottom of the card and added a loopy bow made from the gold Metallic String to the left edge. I created a flower cluster with some purple, blue, and yellow flowers.
I placed a few glitter enamel dots around here and there. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
Scor-tape (1/2")

Other Supplies Used: Graphic45 Midnight Masquerade paper, black and white cardstock, Stampin' Up Hello Life stamp set, Doodlebug Design and Echo Park enamel dots, Elizabeth Craft Design stitched square die, Royal Sovereign laminator, parchment paper, iCraft Deco Fiol (champagne), Versamark ink, WOW clear gloss super fine embossing powder, hot glue, ATG, foam tape  

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Beginner Bow Tying Tips



 Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  If I could only work with one kind of ribbon for the rest of my life, I think it would have to be Seam Binding Ribbon.  Not only does it come in a rainbow of colors, but it ties the softest, prettiest bows!  Just look at the Baby Pink cloud of seam binding ribbon peeking out from flower cluster on this sweet birthday card. 


Whenever I'm asked for advice on tying pretty bows, I recommend two things: seam binding ribbon  and the Bow-it-All Tool.  Seam binding ribbon is the perfect ribbon to use when you are learning how to tie pretty bows.  First of all, it is not slippery, which makes it easy to handle.  Secondly, it is not bulky, which makes it easy to tie a nice, snug knot.  The tighter the knot in a bow, the more "poufy" and full the bow will be.  

The Bow-it-All Tool is like having an extra pair of helping hands.  It takes about an hour to get comfortable with it, so don't give up if your first attempt is less than perfect.  Try watching the tutorials on the RRR YouTube Channel.  Bonnie does a great job of breaking down the steps and explaining how the tool works.  Then you just need to practice, practice, practice.  Before you know it, you'll be turning out fluffy, poufy beautiful bows like a pro.

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy



Monday, April 25, 2022

Scales & Cottontails Treat boxes

Hello Crafty friends and Happy Monday to all! Today I have some super cute Easter teat containers I had made for the grandkids for Easter, My last Easter post for the year, but how fun these were to make, and can be used as spring gift giving as well.
So these containers are recycled and I added some border punches, and design paper to each one. Next I cut out some shaped frames, and layered those with coordinating papers. The darling SVG files were cut using my cricut and distressed using inks, and then highlighted using white paint pens. Of course I had to add Really Reasonable Ribbons to each box, and love how the big bows look I used 3 different satins, one is the Delicate stitched in Delphinium , Next I used the Diamond Satin in Porcelain Blue, and then Hot pink Satin double faced. all links are provided below for easy finding. Next My tags were done using the StampinUp! stamp and coordinating punches. these were so much fun to make for my grandkids and they loved them! 
I still have several of these recycled boxes left to decorated for different holidays or birthdays would be cute too.
Really Reasonable Ribbon supplies used:
others: scales and cottontails SVG,  scrapping bug designs cotton tail express, design paper, hot glue, white paint pen, sewing, stampinup! stamps and punches

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,
cheryl


Friday, April 22, 2022

For My Friend

It doesn't matter what it is.....ribbons, trims, twines, laces, seam binding, or...... any trim.  If it coms on a spool, chances are very good that you'll find it at Really Reasonable Ribbon in just about every width, color, texture and style.  They really have it ALL and then some.  Whatever I'm creating, I always know that Really Reasonable Ribbon will have some wonderful things to adorn my cards and make them POP.
This card was FUN to create.  I started with black and then green cardstocks that I machine stitched together with black thread.  I used a piece of white watercolor paper and I stamped a fun background and did a bit of water coloring.  I added some vintage buttons and a water colored paper flower using a die set.  I added a piece of knotted 3/4" Pink Chevron Striped Twill, some Mint Baker's Twine and some Double Head Stamens.
Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you'll take time to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon and treat yourself to some new ribbons, trims, twines, Mulberry FlowersStamens, and.....well, let's just say that there are a lot of great choices.  Happy shopping and crafting.

Blessings,
Karen

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Many Thanks Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a card created with some of my favorite trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This card reminds me of spring with it's bright cheerful color palate.

I've added a sweet bow tied from polka dot ribbon  that coordinates perfectly.

This flower arrangement is a combination of ready made and some altered flowers. I've changed out the stamen to better match.


Wising everyone a happy and productive day : ) G


Monday, April 18, 2022

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  
Result:
4
Min: 1, Max: 16
2022-04-18 14:26:26 UTC

Congratulations Laura Clark!

4. 

My little terrier, Ollie, lays on his cushion under his blanket that is under my crafting table to keep me company.


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, April 15, 2022

Blessed Easter

 Good morning, Friends! Blessed Good Friday to you! I have a soft, spring-time card for you today!

I created a last minute Easter card by stamping a message inside. However, you could use this card for a sympathy card, birthday card, or friendship card by choosing a different sentiment. 

The card is 6" x 4 3/4" made from white cardstock. I trimmed a piece of plaid paper to slightly smaller than the card front and attached it with some double-sided tape. 
I printed the digital image onto white cardstock and colored the image with Copic markers. 
I trimmed the image panel to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and matted it with a piece of green cardstock.
Before attaching the image to the front of the card, I wrapped the corners with ribbon, making sure to securely attach it to the back of the panel. I then attached the image panel to the card with scor-tape.

I added a bow made from the same ribbon, plus a bow made from twine, a tiny flower, and some stamens. I love how spring-like this card turned out.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a truly blessed Easter!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
Wild Orchid Craft Sweetheart Blossoms - Mixed Pink
Double Head Stamens - Light Pink
Scor-tape (1/2")

Other Supplies Used: Digital image by Power Poppy, Copic markers, Various cardstock and paper

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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 of the month is:
Do you have any pet helpers when you are crafting?  If so, tell us about them.

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Monday, April 18th.  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~