Friday, July 29, 2022

Just Celebrate!

Hello, again everyone! It is Gloria comin' at you! I have been trying some different (for me) techniques lately. I am really rusty at stamping and such after taking so much time off, but I have so many supplies that are sitting around unused! I decided to try at least one new technique (or to revive an old technique) each month! Here is one for this month!

To create the lattice background, I first used a blender brush and several shades of Ranger Distress Oxide Ink to cover white cardstock. I blended the ink until the surface was well saturated. Then I sat the panel aside to dry. 

Once the oxide ink was dry, I placed the cardstock into an embossing folder and ran the folder through my die cut machine. I added a thin shim in order to get a nice, deep impression. I used a blender brush and Ranger Distress Picket Fence ink to rub some of the white ink over the raised parts of the embossing! So pretty!

I trimmed the embossed panel to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and matted it with white cardstock cut to 5 7/8" x 5 7/8".  I then cut a large banner from dark blue cardstock and a smaller banner from a scrap of checked paper (Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Petits Fours). I attached the banners to the left side of the embossed panel. 

Then I wrapped the panel with 5/8" Pink and Blue Vintage Floral Print on White Satin ribbon. I attached the panel to a 6" x 6" dark blue card base.
I created a bow with the rest of the 5/8" Pink and Blue Vintage Floral Print on White Satin ribbon and glued it to the card as shown. I tucked a chipboard embellishment under the edge of the bow. 

The little sentiment is a pre-printed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. 

Super simple, but so pretty! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: White Cardstock, printed paper, pre-printed sentiment, ink, die cuts, embossing folder, decorative chipboard

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Summer Mason Jar Pink Lemonade

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  We are in the dog days of summer now, and it sure has been hot here in North Carolina! Is anything more refreshing on a hot summer day than a mason jar filled with ice and pink lemonade?  Especially if you get to sip it from the comfort of an old porch swing!  

I dressed up this frilly card with a bodacious Rose Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Bow.  It was one of the pretty new ribbons found in the July Ribbon Club Assortment.  Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon is one of my very favorite options from the RRR Shop.  It ties such soft, elegant bows.  And it comes in all kinds of pretty colors.  

Here's a peek at the inside of this flirty, feminine card.  I just love all the mason jar images.

Hanging by the pool is another great way to beat the summer heat.  But since that's not an option for me, I'll hang out in my air conditioned studio and keep making pretty things.  How are you passing the time during these sultry summer days?

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 25, 2022

Happy Birthday Card & Video

Hello Crafty friends, and Happy Monday to you all! Today's card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon and was gifted to one of my friends for her birthday. I used lots of fun flowers from the RRR shop and beautiful ribbons as well.
For my card for today I chose to decorated using lots of flowers and ribbons to match last weeks Picnic Basket, as these were both gifts that I gave to a dear friend. I also have a video below for viewing, hope you like! 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day! Also hope you enjoy my video, please let me know what you think, I always love hearing from you all!

Hugs, Cheryl


Friday, July 22, 2022


Hi, it's Karen.  Whether I'm making a quick thank you card, a birthday, sympathy, or any other card; I always know that I can count on Really Reasonable Ribbon to always have the PERFECT color, width, style, etc. trim(s) for my projects.  This card started with some basic cardstocks that I inked and stencilled to create the fun background.
I used a small thanks die-cut from Poppy Stamps to keep the sentiment small.  I didn't want to cover up the background, and I really wanted the pretty leaves, flowers and ribbons to be the star of this sweet card.  I ran a width of Danish Blue Seam Binding across my card and tied a pretty bow with it.  I also bundled up some Ivory Burlap String that I tucked underneath things.  Lots of Scor-Tape Adhesive holds everything securely in place.
I added some (blue, pink, purple) Miniature Pastel Sweetheart BlossomsDouble Head Stamens, some pretty Mulberry Leaves, and one die-cut (bluish) stem.  I also added a couple of stick pins because a) they're so pretty and b) they're covering a small hot glue mess.  I have a few extra Double Head Stamens doing the same trick in another spot.  My theory is that most of the time, small bloopers can be fixed or hidden.  Just get creative and don't give up easily.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has lots of great Embellishments to accent your projects in this special way.
Isn't that Seam Binding just so pretty?  I swear that RRR really does have the PERFECT color for EVERY project.  I had already created this card base long before I even looked at what trims I'd use.  As always, Really Reasonable Ribbon had the perfect match to my project by way of the Seam Binding.  There are over 40 gorgeous colors of Seam Binding and one is sure to match YOUR next project perfectly.  Be sure to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to check out all their great products.  Thanks again for visiting today, friends.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Christmas Decor Frame

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a fun and festive holiday home decor frame.

The base for this project starts with a tray from the Dollar Tree. I painted it in a flat white acrylic then layered  patterned papers from the Carta Bella Christmas Delivery collection. I finished off the frame with beautiful flowers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Won't you join me for a tutorial?

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Trellis Rose, Rose Buds, Chevron Striped Twill Red, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Monday, July 18, 2022

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.

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Congratulations Sue D!

4. Sue D7/13/22, 9:51 PM

Great blog hop with this pretty ribbon assortment. I have a vegetable garden and was very thankful for the rain today. I also have flowers in pots around the house.

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, July 15, 2022

Sweet Friend

Hello, again everyone! It is Gloria once more! I have been trying to use more of each ribbon club, plus make more than one card from a paper collection. My new craft room is really small compared to my old one, so when I drag out ALL THE THINGS I have been trying to make more than one item at a time! {smile}

For today, I have made a 5" x 7" card from off-white cardstock and layered it with paper from the Authentique Calendar collection. I will miss this paper once I use it all up! 

Note: The blue ribbon here is NOT this bright in real life. It is more of a muted color, but for some reason it kept coming up super bright on camera!
The ribbon is from the July 2022 Ribbon Club, Smoke Blue Taffeta and Smoke Blue Satin Swiss Dots

I wrapped the panel with the Smoke Blue Taffeta and the Smoke Blue Swiss Dots ribbons, I then glued on a double bow made from the Smoke Blue Swiss Dots. 
The little sentiment is a pre-printed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: Off-white Cardstock, printed paper, pre-printed sentiment

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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:
How does your garden grow??  Do you plant a vegetable garden or a flower garden?  Tell us about it.

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Monday July 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, July 11, 2022

Sweet as Can Bee Home Decor

Simple Stories Lemon Twist Aqua Striped Chevron Ribbon Peacock Alley Seam Binding

 Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I love using ribbon in home d├ęcor projects, don't you?  This Sweet as Can Bee hanging shaker is bursting with bodacious summer blooms, buzzing bees and beautiful ribbon! I've topped it off with a little Peacock Alley Seam Binding bow.

Turquoise Chevron Striped Ribbon blends in perfectly with the summery hues of this wall hanging. I actually wrapped the ribbon all the way around the front, creating a lovely belly band effect.  Iridescent Metallic String is  just the perfect finishing touch on this pretty  bow cluster. I love this stuff and use it so much that I purchase it by the spool! It always adds just the right touch of shimmer to a project.

I don't know what  your flower garden looks like right now, but ours is bursting with beautiful blossoms and some very happy honey bees.  Enjoy summer while it lasts, my friends!

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, July 8, 2022

Paris theme Shaker Memorydex

Hello crafty friends and happy Friday to you all! Today's Memorydex card set was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the Gorgeous satins that are in the shop. I also used the beautiful flowers as well. Love making these and sure hope you enjoy my post for today.

 I started out with cutting my card stock, I do use a heavy card stock from Papertemptress as it holds up strong. I then picked this darling design paper from Carte Bella, and layered it on the black. Next I punched out my borders and layered them. The dies are all from different companies, but I used the darling poodle, lamp post, shaker heart, swirl, rosette, and circles. I then layered them all, and added my black satin with dots ribbon, and the pretty pearl pink satin with silver metallic edge ribbon. The flowers are Open roses in pinks, and sweetheart blossoms, and rose buds. I will link below for easy finding. 

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others: white paint pen, makers movement shaker, cottagecutz, carte bella design paper, 

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Just Because I Love You

Have you seen the beautiful Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon this month?  It's gorgeous, and it's everything you could possibly want for Summer.  There are so many beautiful ribbons and trims, flowers and twines in every color of the rainbow.....and far beyond.  They really have it ALL when it comes to ribbons, trims and SO much more.  I always know I'll find just the right accents at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I made this card using a piece of black cardstock that I layered with a piece of patterned paper and then a piece of white paper that I oxide inked with Kitsch Oxide Ink.  I ran a length of Olive Winkle Ribbon across my card and used another piece of the Olive Wrinkle Ribbon to tie a pretty bow.  As always, Really Reasonable Ribbon helped me make it look extra pretty.
Underneath the bow, I bundled some Ivory Burlap String and topped the bow with a Miniature Pastel Sweetheart Blossom.  The doily die-cut was cut from the same patterned paper as the base.  The stamped sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios and I stamped it with Forest Green Ink.
Next to the sentiment, I attached a 11mm Flatback Immitation Pearl Heart Embellishment.  I also ran a length of pretty Natural Crochet Lace across my card.  There are still several pretty Crochet Laces available as well as lots of other wonderful Mulberry Flowers, Baker's Twines and more.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget that there's always lots of great inspiration on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog as well as information about our monthly Blog Hops, and special sales and promotions.  We're always super grateful for your visits and comments.


Monday, July 4, 2022

Merry & Bright Snowman Christmas Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I hope you are all enjoying a happy and healthy 4th of July. I'm currently sharing holiday projects for our Christmas in July series and this sweet snowman greeting card is on deck created with trims from RRR.

I really love to create for Christmas with non traditional holiday colors. The inspiration was the pretty pink background on the focal image.  I pulled lots of patterned papers from my stash to coordinate.

The pink plaid ribbon pairs so well and helps to fill in this arrangement of made by me flowers. 

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Pink, Ivory Burlap String, Double Headed Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, July 1, 2022

*NEW* July Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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

Not a member yet?

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 and July 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!!