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!


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,

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.


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.

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Congratulations Laura Clark!


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~

Monday, April 11, 2022

How Many Candles?

 Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Just like you always dress up for a birthday party, I like to dress my birthday cards up with lots of pretty ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I tried a few new tricks that I thought you might enjoy when you make your next Happy Birthday Card.

 First, use the color palette of your paper collection when you are choosing your ribbons.  The pink plaid paper and pink sentiment panel really pop when matched up with Ruffled Pink Gingham Elastic Ribbon.  This is easy to secure to a card.  Just adhere 1/4" Scor-Tape where you want to add the ribbon, then stretch the center of the elastic over it and press in place.  For extra fun, wrap Baker's Twine around it a few times and tie a bow.

Gingham Ribbons are the perfect playmate for this playful card.  It's super easy to create this triple loop bow made with the 3/16" gingham assortment.  Cut equal lengths of Pink, Yellow and Orange ribbon. Layer them around the posts of your Bow-it-All Tool so that they are stacked one above the other.  Then just tie a single loop bow!  You can adjust the loops after the bow is tied.  Top the bow with a pretty button for the perfect finishing touch!

I hope I shared some tips and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 8, 2022

For My Friend Card

 Hello Crafty friends and Happy Friday to you all! Today's card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using their beautiful flowers & Ribbon. Love using all the different flowers and clustering them all together. 

To start with I chose my card base to be 6" x 6" and then layered all my design paper layers on top. This one has a total of 3 design paper layers starting with the base one measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" then the design paper measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", next floral layer measures 4 3/4" x 4 3/4' , the little striped layer measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" card stock pink, then striped design paper measures 5 1/4" x 3",  I always do 1/4" differences on my layers. so base will be the biggest and then design paper 1/4" smaller. Next I added my zig zag sewing, kept it simple lately. 

for the sentiment layer, I chose 4 layers on that starting with the white doily, and then the cheerylynn shapes, and lastly added my sentiment from Close to my Heart stamps set Curly Sentiments C1056 stamped in black ink.  The butterfly is a K & Company embellishment.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

others: cheerylynn dies, k&company, close to my heart stamps, sewing machine, black ink, copic airbrushing, white paint pen, hot glue

thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Also I want to thank you all for your sweet comments, I really enjoy reading them.
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Celebrate Spring with Joy

Welcome by today, everyone, and thanks for visiting us.  It's always a treat to have you stop by the RRR blog.  Today it's Karen, and I'm sharing a sweet card that was inspired by my super talented friend, Esther of Shoregirls Creations.  When I saw her super sweet no-line card, I think my jaw hit the floor.  While I knew I could never recreate anything even close to what Esther had created, I did know that I wanted to at least take a whack at it.  And of course, I knew that Really Reasonable Ribbon would help me give it some special touches.
My card also includes a bit more of the (bundled) Natural Burlap String and a Moss Green Open Rose.  I added a small hang tag onto which I stamped the word JOY, and it's hung from a Pear- Shaped Rusty Paperclip from our Embellishment Section.the images and dirtied the edges using Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Burlap Tim Holtz Oxide Inks.  
The finishing touches to my card are all from Really Reasonable Ribbon and they include the Natural Burlap String that I wrapped under and around the bird/flowers, as well as the bow I tied at the bottom.  The bow was created using some Peach Seam Binding that I cut into narrow strips and tied into a bow. 
You can always find lots of great ribbons, laces, trims and twines at Really Reasonable Ribbon among many other wonderful things.  They carry AdhesivesHair AccessoriesEmbellishmentsMulberry Flowers and SO much more.  OH.....and don't forget to join us on the 13th for our AWESOME Blog Hop where you'll have a chance to win our beautiful Ribbon Club Assortment.  Have a blessed and creative week, everyone.


Monday, April 4, 2022

Sweet Bunnies Easter Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a fun and festive greeting card perfect for Easter.

I just love these sweet bunnies.  I really enjoy stamping and coloring so I can customize my focal images to coordinate with my projects. To make them really stand out I adhered them with 3D Foam Tabs for a little dimension...but not too much.

Speaking of coordinating....when you create your own flowers you can match them to your papers and make as many as you like.

This generous sized bow tied with Chevron Striped Twill is the perfect finishing touch when paired with Crocheted Lace and tinsel trim.

Friday, April 1, 2022

*NEW* Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment

It's April and we have an ALL NEW Blue and Yellow color themed Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

Not a member yet?

The April 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 March and April 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!!