Friday, September 30, 2022

Halloween Sweets and Smiles

Hello, everyone! It is Gloria with you again! Back in June, I shared THIS card, where I showed you how to use up your ribbon bits. I decided to do it again with the September Ribbon Club Halloween Assortment!

I do not wish to save short lengths of ribbon because I already have so much and it can get to be a storage nightmare, so I am always looking for ways to use up the "tail end" of a ribbon style. This type of card is perfect for that!
I created a 5" x 6" card from black cardstock. Then, I cut a piece of gray cardstock to slightly smaller than 5" x 6". I used black ink to stamp a Halloween sentiment onto the bottom right of the gray panel. I then added some Scor-tape to the back so that I could wrap short lengths of ribbon around the cardstock panel and secure them. 

Note: The Halloween Candy ribbon is NOT in the current Ribbon Club Halloween Assortment, but it is available in the store! See the link above.

Once all the ribbon was attached, I added more Scor-tape and attached the whole panel to the card front. 
I created a bow from the 3/8" Tangerine Satin with Grosgrain Edge ribbon and attached it to the area overlapping the Tangerine Checkerboard Satin ribbon. I did not have enough of the Checkerboard Satin to make a bow! Then, I added lots of flowers (see list of flowers below). I use hot glue to attach all my bows and flowers to my cards. 

Tip: You can always use sprays, inks, paints, or markers to "colorize" your flowers! I keep a stash of white and ivory blooms for just this purpose! 
I finished the card by adding a few matte enamel dots in Halloween colors. This will be a great card to send to someone accompanying a few Halloween treats! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Birthday Celebration Flip Folio with Ribbon Closure

Photoplay Add Another Candle Flip Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment Kathy Clement PHoto 01
Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Let's celebrate and have some cake today!  This cutie pie Birthday Flip Folio is filled with happy colors, images and patterns.  The Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from the September Ribbon Club Assortment was a perfect color match for the orange hues in this vibrant paper collection.  So I used it to create a ribbon closure to keep everything neat and tidy!  Orange  and Yellow Burlap String provided great accents behind my flower clusters, too. 

I dressed up the spine with a Fuchsia, Orange and Lavender Checked Bow.  It's like this ribbon was made with this paper collection in mind! The ribbon closure is secured with 1/2" Scor-Tape

Here's a peek at the inside of this happy little flip folio.

Each section is filled with surprise interactive elements that make it super fun to open.  Don't forget to add a little extra dimension with Foam Tabs. 

 The whole folio feels like a party is going on...and we did party a LOT in August, because it is our family's big birthday month.  Thankfully, I have a great supply of ribbon on hand to dress up all my cards, folios and gifts.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 26, 2022

Autumn Unicorn card


Hello crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Today I'm sharing this sweet Autumn card designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using all the gorgeous flowers and ribbons.

For my card today I chose to use some darling design papers that are fall and from Echo park, and then my sweet autumn unicorn svg file I bought. I distressed all her pieces and glued her together, and then added her eyelashes, and dots and so on. I absolutely love fall as well as summer , but I'm so ready for fall colors now. I chose lots of flowers that RRR carries in the shop, and will list them all below for easy finding.  I do plan on giving this card to a dear friend, I hope she loves it.

Really Reasonable Ribbon:

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Hugs to all, Cheryl

Friday, September 23, 2022

Give Thanks (for Ribbons....LOL)

Hello!  Karen here today.  I guess it's no secret that I absolutely LOVE ribbons.  Those who stop by my blog and here at the RRR Blog frequently are aware that I (well, all of us here) enjoy working with lots and lots of RIBBONS.  I feel so very blessed to be on the Really Reasonable Ribbon DT, and I do hope that some of my cards and projects inspire you.   I just love the extra texture that ribbons and trims add to any and every project they touch.  And when it comes to ribbons and trims, Really Reasonable Ribbon has it ALL and then some.
I used black cardstock and some cute Carta Bella Hello Autumn 6x6 Patterned Papers and journalling card to create my card base. Well..... all that AND lots of lovely RIBBONS. I added a length of Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Plaid Orange Ribbon With Black Stitched Edges, and one of my all-time favorites - Bay Leaf Seam Binding. I used all the same trims as listed and linked above to make my little tag at the bottom left. I stamped the word thanks on a small kraft tag and tied it all together with a nice long piece of Ivory Burlap String. It just helped me tie in, and repeat, all the different ribbons I laid on my card underneath the sentiment square. Thanks for stopping by the RRR Blog today, and please don't forget to visit Really Reasonable Ribbon Store for ALL your ribbon needs (as well as Adhesives, Flowers, Embellishments and SO much more).

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Give Me Some Candy Please Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here dropping in with a fun and festive Halloween greeting card created with a very non-traditional palate. 

Black and white is expected but the additional of pink really gives it a more modern appeal.

Of course Really Reasonable Ribbon has the perfect pink plaid to coordinated with this Halloween card.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Pink, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Monday, September 19, 2022

RRR September 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 September 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: 12
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Congratulations Angie!

3. Angie9/13/22, 3:50 PM

We have a HUGE neighborhood Halloween Trick or Treating Day before Halloween. Everyone sits in their front yard with bowls of candy by the curb & 100's of kids come through! We dress up with hats, face paint & pumpkins galore!!

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, September 16, 2022

Trick or Treat?

Hello, again everyone! It is Gloria with you. I am back today using more of the beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club ribbons! 

If you love ribbon, the Ribbon Club is such a great way to try out lots of styles and colors of ribbon! I often buy older sets when Bonnie has them for sale, or I will buy extras of ribbon styles that I particularly love!

My second favorite card size to make is 5" x 6". I don't know why, but just putting the 6" x 6" cards on a little diet makes them seem so much more interesting to me! I love this size, but I do have to either use a 5" x 7" envelope or make my own custom envelopes. 

I shopped my stash for some paper, and I used Graphic 45 Rare Oddities, Pink Paislee  Hocus Pocus, and Echo Park Hocus Pocus (yes, two companies had paper with the same name). 

I also used some chipboard elements and a sticker from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells. I love to dig through my paper hoard and mix and match! 

The spider web is cut using a die from Papertrey Ink.

Now for the ribbons! I used 5/8" Grape Checkerboard Satin to make a big bow, which I glued to the card. I then added another bow made from 5/8" Black Double-Faced Satin. I added the chipboard square and sticker, along with a metal gear and a metal feather. 

I used some shimmer spray to make a pale lavender rose look a little manky! I also used a few purple rose buds
Mixing ribbons with embellishments and flowers is my joy! It makes me so happy! I added a few silver pearls to the card for a finishing touch!

Thank you so much for stopping by! And get your candy ready for Trick or Treat night!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used: cardstock, printed paper, charms, chipboard, pearls, glitter spray

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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

Our question of the month is:
Do you still dress up for Halloween?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Monday September 19th. 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, September 12, 2022

Wrap it With Ribbon!

 Hello, Friends!  As a maker of dimensional cards, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, "How do you present this card?". So I thought I would take a moment to share a quick, easy and stylish way to present or wrap a dimensional card.

I keep a stash of  decorative 6" x 8" kraft gift bags similar to the one shown in the above photo.  Some are decorated with musical notes, or vintage newsprint ads and other themes. You can find these at craft stores, on Etsy and Ebay.  Bonnie used to carry a really nice selection for decorative bags, too.  Maybe we could all talk her into doing that again! 

 This cute moustache bag was perfect for the masculine birthday card I made for our son. And the September Ribbon Club Assortment had the perfect ribbons to match the color palette of the card.

Although there are no flowers or big bows on this card, the pizza slices are quite dimensional because I placed Foam Adhesive Squares between all the layers.  I also backed the pepperoni slices with small foam squares.  The Foam Squares that come from Really Reasonable Ribbon have both large and small tabs in each package. 

After I placed the 5" x 7" card in the bag, I folded over the top and secured it with a bit of Scor-Tape under the flap. Then I ran Scor-Tape along the left hand side of the card and wrapped the Black Double Faced Satin Ribbon around the bag, tying a simple square knot where the ends met. 

The next step was wrapping the bag with a length of 3/8" Tangerine Satin Ribbon in the same way I did the black satin.  This time I used 1/4" Scor-Tape.  Then I attached the pocket watch charm with Pumpkin Baker's Twine and tied a simple shoelace style bow.  This dressed up the card nicely, and made it feel like a gift.  

You can use this same simple trick to mail a card, too.  Just wrap the card with layers of tissue paper and tie ribbon around to dress it up.  (But don't use the Scor-Tape!) Then you can place the card in a bubble mailer and send it on its way!

I hope I've shared some new ideas for presenting a dimensional card as a gift.  It actually took longer to write this post than it did to dress up the gift bag with ribbon.  You gotta love it when something that quick and easy makes such a big impact.

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, September 9, 2022

Happy Birthday card

Hello crafty friends and Happy Friday to you all! Today's happy birthday card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon and for a friend who needed a birthday card so I made 2 for her to choose from. I'm loving these colors together and have used this design paper and flowers on other items as well. 
so for my card I chose to use 3 different design papers for the front, and then the chevron for the inside. I added 5 layers to the front, and then decorated using the gorgeous flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I love the large chrysanthemums that RRR has to offer, and there are so many colors and assortments to choose from. Next I chose to use the Red Open roses, and then the yellow
Really Reasonable Ribbon supplies used:
Open Roses Mixed Color 20mm for the greenish blue color
other items used, hot glue, sewing machine, dew drops, stamps from stampinup!, dies, ink, white paint pen

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Happy Birthday My Friend

Hi friends!  Karen here today.  As you know, I've been on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team for quite some time now; and I can honestly say that Really Reasonable Ribbon has NEVER disappointed me.  They always have the perfect color, design, width, and style of ribbons, twines, laces and trims for every project.  Not to mention all the other amazing products they carry.  I'm blessed to be on this DT, and I'm SO in love with ALL the products at Really Reasonable Ribbon, their prices, selection, and customer service.  It's all top-notch.
This card started with a black cardstock base, some Carta Bella patterned paper, and a piece of white watercolor paper that I rubbed with Tim Holtz Oxide Inks to create my background.  I also used a stencil from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The image and sentiments were stamped using stamps from Stamp Simply.  I also used a piece of the Carta Bella patterned paper to cut a pretty scalloped border.  I ran a piece of pretty White Crochet Lace topped with a piece of Moss Green & Cream Gingham Ribbon up the left-hand side of my card near the die-cut border.  I also tied a bow using the Moss Green & Cream Gingham Ribbon.  That bow is held in place with a metal safety pin; and you can find lots of great Embellishments at RRR as well.
The other product I used on this card, and one that I used on almost everything, is the wonderful Adhesive called Scor-Tape.  This stuff is AWESOME, and it always holds things securely in place to stand the test of time, mailing, and....grandchildren.  It's a really great Adhesive for sure.  Really Reasonable Ribbon really does carry many fabulous products - ribbons and so much more.  We hope you'll stop by RRR to look around.  And don't forget to join us on the 13th for our Blog Hop.

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Autumn Breeze and Crunchy Leaves Note Card

Hello friends.  I don't know about you, but Autumn is my favorite season AND color palette and now is the perfect time to grab some great ribbons and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon for all your Autumn crafting!

It's September, so we have an ALL NEW Halloween themed Ribbon Club Assortment just out.  If you haven't grabbed the August Autumn themed assortment, now is the perfect time to join!

Just $17.50 for both if you are located in the USA.

I created a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" top fold card created with my usual layered look. My digital sentiment is my main focal point with a layered strip of ribbon running under it.  I topped it off with a pretty double loop bow and I added a few pretty Open Rose flowers along the bottom of the sentiment panel.

My card is topped off with a pretty double loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using one of the ribbons from the August Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create this fun bow, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the background cutting file or the digital sentiment, please be sure to visit me on my Make Time to Craft Blog too.  Have a crafty week!


Monday, September 5, 2022

5-Day Labor Day SALE at Really Reasonable Ribbon

We're rolling in with a HUGE 5-Day Labor Day SALE this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now through midnight on Friday, September 9th, 2022 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 Friday 9/9/2022.
(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 LABORDAY10.

Order subtotals $40.00 and up SAVE 15% using code LABORDAY15.

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.)

This 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!