Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Vintage Style Mini Slimline Card

Hello, again everyone! It is Gloria with you today. I think that I would classify this card as one last summer fling! It is going to be over 100 degrees for the next week (or longer), so I figured let's pull out the hot, summer colors again! 

What could be more summery than hot pink and green?! I created a mini slimline card today. The card measures 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" and the card base is black cardstock. I am not sure what the "standard" measurements are for this style of card, but it does fit into an envelope made for photo-cards. 
I used some vintage style paper from Heartfelt Creations (Moments in Time) and let the design of the paper do most of the work! I lined the inside of the card wtih off-white cardstock.

I don't often make the top of a card the focal point, but the printed paper was so pretty, I did not want to cover it up, so I added my flower and ribbon cluster to the top!

I created a bow from 3/8" Moss Green Gingham ribbon. I cannot resist gingham and plaid ribbon, no matter what the season! I used a few leaves that I stamped, then die cut. I added Miniature Gardenias - Mixed Purple. The little sentiment and other decoration are cut from the paper collection.

A few tiny pearls finish off the card. Such a sweet mini size!  

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: black and off-white cardstock, printed paper, leaf dies, ink, mini pearls

Monday, August 29, 2022

Pumpkin Season Greetings


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  My favorite season of the year is right around the corner!  That's right!  It's almost Pumpkin Season!  I could not wait to celebrate, so I broke into my August Ribbon Club to make this cheery greeting card.

Layered ribbon makes pretty double borders on this cheery card.  First, put down a layer of Russet Orange Taffeta Ribbon.  I like to adhere my ribbon with Scor-tape.  If you leave the ends long, you can wrap the ribbon around the back side of the card panel, which makes a lovely, neat edge.  Then adhere a layer of  Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin Ribbon to bring just the right amount of sparkle.  I've also used this for my bows, along with some natural burlap string, which is perfect for fall cards.

You can turn a card into a gift by adding a pocket to the inside.  Then use scraps of your paper collection to create a little gift card wallet.

If you add a pocket to the gift card wallet, you can also tuck in a little  Pumpkin Spice Chai! It's always lovely to have something warm to sip on a chilly autumn day.

Wishing you all joy and creativity!


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Thankful & Grateful

Welcome back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and thanks for stopping by.  It's your crafty friend, Karen, here today sharing a simple seasonal card to welcome in Autumn.  This card shows off some colorful leaves - the thing I miss most about Fall in Minnesota.  I also incorporated a pretty Autumn trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon to adorn it.
I started this card with a piece of basic black cardstock which I layered with some Carta Bella patterned papers including a leaf print and a woodgrain pattern.  They were all attached using Scor-Tape for a long-lasting secure hold.  The sentiment square is also from the same Carta Bella paper pad.  The acorns and leaf were stamped and die-cut using products from Stamp Simply.  The prettiest part of this simple little card is the piece of 3/8" Brown & Cream Gingham Ribbon I ran across my card (underneath the sentiment) and tied into a bow.  I thought about adding some Mulberry Flowers, but I really wanted to keep this very simple.
I just LOVE the dimension and texture that ribbon gives to a card.  At Really Reasonable Ribbon, you will always be sure to find the perfectly matched trims for ALL your projects.  Be sure to stop by the RRR Blog for inspiration and information about sales and promotions as well as our monthly Blog Hop which always starts on the 13th.
We always enjoy your visits and hope to see YOU soon at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You're always going to find lots of beautiful ribbons, trims, twines, and SO much more at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Go on ahead and treat yourself today.  Why not?  You deserve it.


Friday, August 26, 2022

Sweet Rainbow decorated card w/Rainbow flowers


Hello crafty friends and happy Friday to you all! Today's card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the gorgeous Delicate Satin ribbon, and beautiful Rainbow flowers, I will list all that I used below. Also I used this sweet Alicorn stamp from TLC Designs, isnt she just darling!? 
You know me, I love doing the insides of my cards, and this one was done using TLC Designs Stencil to create a border on the inside.
For my card I chose to use this darling Rainbow to dreamland Recollections dp pack. I thought it would work perfectly with the alicorn and RRR Rainbow flowers and ribbon.

To start with I picked the papers I wanted, and then cut and layered them all. Next I chose my dies, and stamp. I stamped up Alicorn in black ink, and then colored her using copics. for her body I used Unicorn stickles and that's how she shimmers so pretty. I then fussy cut her out. Next I picked all my flowers, and on this one I chose the Pastel Rainbow Open roses in 20mm, 15mm, and 10mm, now that large flower is Chelsea Rose in rainbow colors. I also used the Mini Sweetheart blossoms in Rainbow for filler flowers, and lastly I used the Rose buds in Pink and blue. I will post links to all below for easy finding. for the sentiment I stamped it on a white card stock and then dusted or distressed in blue , yellow and pink ink to give a little rainbow feel. lastly I added some Daisy pearls to the corners.

Really Reasonable Ribbon supplies used:

I hope you enjoyed my post for today, please let me know what you think as I always love hearing from you. Thank you so much for stopping by and hugs to you all, Cheryl


Monday, August 22, 2022

Harvest Blessings Greeting Card

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

My current obsession  trim for Fall is the warm rich colors of taffeta ribbon. 

I'm paring the Cappuccino Taffeta with Antique Gold Burlap String and Gold Double Head Stamens to coordinate with the holiday patterned papers.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Cappuccino Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Gold Burlap String, Gold Double Head Stamens.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )

Friday, August 19, 2022

I Love Fall!

Hello, again everyone! It is Gloria with you today. It is so hot where I live, over or near 100 degrees every day. I am so thankful for air conditioning and a swimming pool! But, I am so ready for cooler weather, but I know that we still get lots of days in the 90's even in October and November! I think I will go crank the A/C and drink something with pumpkin spice....

I have a fall themed card for you, using more of the beautiful August Ribbon Club ribbons! This is another 6" x 6" card, which is one of my favorite sizes to make. I don't care if they cost more to mail, I love making them! 

The pumpkin paper and the sticker are from the Echo Park The Story of Fall collection (from a few years ago), and the orange gingham paper is from The Girls' Paperie Toil and Trouble collection (which is who knows how old!).

The "wood" grain is actually a piece of chipboard that I had die cut to make a mini book, but the project failed. I salvaged some parts, and this piece of scored chipboard covered with distress ink...looks just like wood! Keeper!

Now, for the ribbons! I wrapped both a length of the 5/8" Russet Orange Taffeta and a length of the  3/8" Cappuccino Satin with Gold Metallic Edge around the top part of the card. I secured the ribbon inside the card, then covered with white cardstock to hide the ribbon tails. 

I created two bows, one from each ribbon style and glued them to the center of the card as shown. Super easy! Big impact!

I even put a little sneaky surprise on the inside of the card. {smile}

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: dark brown cardstock, white cardstock, chipboard scrap, printed paper, stickers, distress ink, hot glue

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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.

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Congratulations Mary H!

6. MaryH8/13/22, 7:10 PM

Cards, tags, & flowers are my favorites and I have started making boxes for gifts and to hold battery operated candles. It's just plain fun and a chance to learn so many skills. If it makes your heart happy; do it. Any celebration or just for fun is a time for crafting! All the ribbons are terrific as usual; but the brown ribbons are so spectacular.

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.


Saturday, August 13, 2022

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:
What is your favorite occasion to craft for?  Birthdays, holidays, or all occasion?  What crafts do you do?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Wednesday, August 17th. Be sure to check back on Wednesday 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 10, 2022

Botanical Masculine Card

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Have you had a chance to play with the August Ribbon Club Assortment yet?  Wow!  What a great, versatile mix of ribbons!  Sometimes using ribbon on a masculine card can be a real challenge.  But now when you have these ribbons on hand!

Look how easy it is to add pattern, texture and subtle shine to the border of this botanical style masculine card.  Simply adhere Kiwi Diamond Satin Ribbon to 1/2 Scor-Tape.  Then layer elegant Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin along side it.  

Cluster some moss, feather, Prills and acorn in a rusty bottle cap to add the perfect botanical embellishment to the card. Add some burlap string bows to amp up the masculine vibe of this outdoorsy card. 

Here's a peek at the inside of the card.  Create a little gift card pocket, add a blank sentiment panel, and you are good to go!

I have really had fun with the Ribbon Club this month.  Can't wait to show you more!

Wishing you a joyful and creative day!


Monday, August 8, 2022

Strawberry fields 3-D Sewing Machine w/Storage


Hello crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Today I have this super darling sewing machine storage box that I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon, and to keep on my work area. Love making these and will have many more to share on my blog here. Ive used lots of Really Reasonable Ribbon flowers and ribbon on this and will list items below.

In the picture above you see both drawers, there is also a storage box under the spool of thread. And another storage under the base. super fun. I used this darling strawberry design paper and card stock. Then used punches, dies , buttons, and such to decorated. I loved using all the RRR flowers and will list them below for you.

Really Reasonable Ribbon 
White flat backed pearl n a 10mm or 12mm for top of spool

Thank yo so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Friday, August 5, 2022

Many Thanks

Hi, it's Karen, and it's time for another FUN card using RIBBONS from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I just love the way ribbons add texture to my cards and projects.  There's just nothing quite like it.  Like many of you, I'm a bit of a ribbon-o-holic, and Really Reasonable Ribbon always has all the perfect trims for every project.
This card has a black cardstock base and then a layer of pumpkin cardstock. The center piece is a piece of white paper that I inked and stamped. I added a length of sveral different ribbons including some from this month's gorgeous Ribbon Club AssortmentThe trims I used include a length of the Autumn Owl Print on White Satin3/8" Turftan Brown Satin with Gold EdgesMay Arts Stitched Twill, and Moss Green & Cream Gingham Ribbon.
Those cute pumpkins and the sentiment were stamped and cut using a set from Papertrey Ink. Other than printed ribbons, most all of the different ribbons and trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon come in oodles of various colors to match whatever you're making. That's one of the things I love about RRR - I know I can always find the perfect color for every project.
Thanks again for stopping by today. I'm always grateful for your visits and comments. I hope you're having fun creating pretty things this week. Oh, and please be sure to join us on the 13th for our monthly Blog Hop. You won't want to miss that.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Harvest Pumpkin Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Seems I've been in a mood for some fall projects after finishing up with our Christmas in July series. This card features beautiful trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I stamped and colored a trio of pumpkins in an untraditional palate for the focal point and paired some perfectly coordinating patterned papers to layer them on. 

 Stitched satin ribbon topped with twine, a button, and holiday charms to finish off this card.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Delicate Stitched Satin Chipmunk, Natural Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Monday, August 1, 2022

*NEW* August Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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

Not a member yet?

The August 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 July and August 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!!