Monday, March 20, 2023

Celebrate Spring

Hello, everyone! It is Gloria back after a little break! I am hoping to celebrate spring on this first day of spring! It has been strangely rainy and cold where I live. I love the rain, as it is so infrequent here, but honestly, we have had more than our fair share! We are close to our yearly rainfall and it is only March 20th! 

In celebration of spring, I chose some soft colors of ribbon and some matching flowers! I used off white cardstock to make a 4.5" x 6" card - which is an odd size, but I like it a bit better than the normal A2 size, and it fits into a 5" x 7" envelope with some padding. Win-win!
The paper is from Graphic 45 Cottage Life Collection, which is a new to me collection. I purchased a pack of 12x12 paper in September after taking a class which used the 8x8 version. It is very pretty!  
I used some lovely ribbons and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The pink ribbon is 5/8" Light Coral Delicate Stitched Satin. The lavender dots ribbon is 3/8" Lavender Swiss Dots Grosgrain, which is half off right now! 
The flowers match the ribbon perfectly. I used 15mm Lavender Open Roses with some Mixed Purple Rosebuds, plus Pink Miniature Gardenias
The doily is a die cut using the same off white cardstock as the card base. I also cut out the word "celebrate" from the same cardstock using G45 sentiment dies. 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used: cardstock, printed paper, dies

Friday, March 17, 2023

RRR March 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 a $10 Gift Certificate from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a Digital Stamp Set from Bonnie Garby Designs.

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 Donna Walls!

6. Donna Walls3/14/23, 2:50 PM

Gorgeous Team inspiration using the lovely ribbon this month. Besides loving Peeps...I also love Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding).

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.


Monday, March 13, 2023

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing Blog Hop here at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog!

Today our very talented design team will be showcasing Easter projects. They always come up with some super ideas. 

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 a $10 gift certificate for Really Reasonable Ribbon plus one digital stamp set from Bonnie Garby Designs.
Ribbon gift certificate prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Check out our large selection of ribbon assortments and mulberry flowers!

PLUS one digital stamp bundle from Bonnie Garby Designs
(one of these or a bundle of your choice)

Our question of the month is:
What is your favorite Easter or Passover treat?  

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Friday, March 17th. Be sure to check back on Friday 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~


Friday, March 10, 2023

Bunnies and Blossoms and Bees Slimline Tea Party in a Box

Really Reasonable Ribbon, Photoplay, Bunnies and Blooms, Easter, Springtime, Tea Party in a Box, Kathy Clement

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  The promise of springtime makes me want to throw a party!  After a long, dark winter, it's wonderful to welcome the appearance of sweet bunnies, pretty blossoms and buzzing bees!  I decided to work that theme up into a lovely slimline Tea Party in a Box card, and topped everything off with ribbons, trims and pretty peach posies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Slimline Tea Party in a Box for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

I wrapped the front panel of this 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" slimline card with gorgeous Ivory Organza with a Satin Center Ribbon.  Between the ribbon, the metallic string bows and the beautiful Cosmos Daisies and Cherry blossoms, this card fairly shouts spring is coming!

TIP: Create your card front separate from the card base.  This allows you to attach the ribbon with Scor-Tape and wrap the cut ends around to the back, creating a neat, finished edge. 

Springtime Tea Party in a Box, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Kathy Clement

I love to make cards that double as gifts.  It's even more fun to make when you have an 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" surface to work with!  More room for all the things!  Here's how to create the base with the box pocket:
  •  First, Score an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of heavy cream cardstock on the long side at 4 1/4", 4 3/4", 9" and 9 1/2".
  • Fold on the scored lines to form an 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base with 1/2" spines at the top and the bottom.
  • Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 2 3/8" strips of cream cardstock and score at 1/2" and 1".  Fold  and adhere the 1/2" flaps to form sides for the 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" pocket. 

Photoplay Bunnies and Blooms, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Slimline Tea Party in a Box, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design

 Wrap up some treats with scraps of your designer paper and tuck into the box pocket to make a tea party for one.  When the treats have been consumed, you can use the box pocket to store photos.  Because the card stands up on its own, you can set it out as part of your spring home d├ęcor.  How fun is that?

Organza ribbon is a lovely choice for springtime crafting.  Lucky for us, Really Reasonable Ribbon has a great supply of this lovely trim. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by,



Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Sweet Happiness Always Giraffe Card & Video


Hello everyone and happy Wednesday to you all! Today's card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon and The Robins Nest Creative. I haven't made one of these in years, so I wanted to make another one, and on this one I used the darling Cutie KaToodles Giraffe from KaDoodle Bug Designs. Super cute! I also used tons of Really Reasonable Ribbons Flowers on this beauty!

On the Z Tri - Fold card I do have a video showing how I put this together, but leaving out the pockets. I did use some old design paper that was left over from back in probably 2009. I believe this one was K & company. I've been going through some of my old design papers and bringing them out and ready to use on some cards and projects. 

I did all my layers and then added my frame, Giraffe, and then all the gorgeous flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon, along with some ribbons. I added some dew drops to the corners, and then some to the greenery floral arrangement. All details on doing this card can be seen in my video HERE
Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers used:
Open Roses 15mm, 20 mm

The Robins Nest Creative
Pink dew drops
green dew drops
brown dew drops

KaDoodle Bug Designs
Cutie KaToodles Giraffe
  Video tutorial on paper piecing 

Video on Z Tri - Fold card and decorating process can be found here 
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Monday, March 6, 2023

Easter Blessings

Happy Easter, everyone.  This year seems to be flying right by us, doesn't it?  It's hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner.  Well, if you're like me, sending out Easter cards is always something I love to do.  Really Reasonable Ribbon can help you create some lovely cards for Easter and all year long.
I used cream cardstock for my base and a JilliBean Soup orange plaid patterned paper.  Then, I cut another piece from cream cardstock using the Crimped Frames Die from The Greetery.  The carrots and shiplap planks are also dies from The Greetery.  I added some bundled Natural Burlap String to the tops of the carrots.  I just LOVE the texture that the Burlap String adds to cards, and this lovely trim comes in over 20 gorgeous colors and costs just ten cents ($0.10) per yard.
I used lots of Scor-Tape to adhere the layers of paper, the carrots and the shiplap wood planks.  I used lots of wonderful oxide inks on everything as well.  At the bottom of my card, I added some lovely Orange Baker's Twine and Solid Ivory Baker's Twine.  Baker's Twine is another wonderful trim that comes in over 20 gorgeous colors and also costs just ten cents ($0.10) per yard.
There's always lots of great inspiration for you on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and lots of great sales and bargains in the RRR Shop.  Also, you won't want to miss the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop that starts on the 13th of each month.  We sure hope that you'll join us for that, and we look forward to your visits whenever you can stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Have a blessed and creative week, friends.


Friday, March 3, 2023

You Make Me Happy Greeting Card

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

I just love the bright and cheerful palate on this card and that sweet sentiment is good for just about any occasion.

I've layered some altered magnolias with coordinating ribbon to create a generously sized arrangement.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Eat, Drink and be Irish Greeting Card

 Hello friends.  I'm veering off my usual style again, but sometimes it's nice to have a card you can easily mail in a regular envelope while still adding a little touch of ribbon.  This one fits the bill and it's embellished with some pretty ribbons and some gold metallic string from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I created a 4-3/4" x 6-1/2" top fold card with minimal layers. My digital sentiment from our sister company Bonnie Garby Designs is my main focal point.  I ran a piece of Forest Green Diamond Satin topped with Yellow and Green Argyle Print Satin Ribbon across the center of the card under the sentiment and wrapped some Gold Metallic Sting from top to bottom.  This is a great way to use up all those ribbon and trim 'bits and bobs'.

I finished of the inside of my card with the St. Patrick's Day Old Irish Blessings 'For the Inside' Digital Stamp Bundle.

Our sister company 'Bonnie Garby Designs' is offering a large variety of digital sentiment stamps and svg files.  Below are the two sets I used on my card today.  The St. Patrick's Day Bundle will also work well for foiling.


For a video tutorial on how I use mulberry paper, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget to stop by and visit me on my Make Time to Craft Blog too.  Have a crafty week!

Monday, February 27, 2023

Life is Beautiful


Carta Bella Homemade-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Cards-Kathy Clement

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today I'm sharing a flirty floral card that's adorned with Coral Rose Mini Check Ribbon.  This is my favorite ribbon at the moment, and I find myself reaching for it so often that I purchased an entire spool.  It seems to be the perfect shade of pink for so many of the papers that I work with.  Plus, it ties the prettiest bows!  The small check pattern is a little more subtle than a larger plaid, and I find I'm liking that, too!  

Coral Rose Small Check Ribbon-Really reasonable Ribbon-Kathy Clement-Carta Bella-Homemade

Here's a look at the entire 5" x 7"top fold card. I love the way the mini check ribbon mimics the coral gingham background, don't you?  I also made a sweet little banner with Ivory Burlap String.  That's another favorite of mine. 

The inside of the card has a sweet little envelope filled with treats.  I tucked this inside the pocket, and now my card is a gift.

Kathy Clement-Tea Party Card-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Carta Bella-Homemade

The 4" x 3" envelope is made with on my envelope punch board.  I've even  made a teeny tiny gift card to tuck in with the tag, teabag and honeystick.  The tag is stamped on botanical paper that you can plant!  It actually has wildflower seed embedded into the paper.  How fun is that?  Top the tag with 3/8" Coral Rose Mini Check Ribbon and more Ivory burlap string.  

What ribbon are you loving at the moment?  There are so many to choose from, but sometimes I get what I call a "ribbon crush" on a particular ribbon and I use it all the time.  Does that ever happen to you?

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 24, 2023

Easter Fun Fold Treat Box/Tag Card

Hello crafty friends and Happy Friday to you all! Todays fun fold gift box/tag card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using their gorgeous ribbons, ric rac and then heart embellishment. Love making this sweet little fun fold gift box/tag card, they are super addicting as you get 2 out of 1 12 x 12 card stock. 

So for the front of my box I used some Ric Rac along the pocket that holds the tag, or gift card, then used the Delicate Stitched Ribbon and created a bow for the pocket. The Satin Swiss Dots in yellow I used for the tag. I did punch out the scalloped circle and the circle, and then added some eggs that I cut with a die. The carrots I found at Walmart and thought they were so stinking cute and had to buy them for the grandkids. I was thinking I would use them somehow in some treat bag/box, and then thought of this. they work perfect! Now I wish I would have bought more bags, as I didn't see them there this past week. My little Bunny Bear is an svg file that I pieced together and did up the eyes and all. Now I want to make somemore of these, so I'm off again to craft.

Really Reasonable Ribbon

SVG Easter Bunny Bear Kadoodle bug designs

video tutorial on how to construct the Fun Fold Treat Box/Tag or Gift Card Holder

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day! I do hope you enjoyed my post today! Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Happy Mother's Day

Ribbons, anyone?  Yes please!  I'm always up for a good ribbon rich card and when I shop at Really Reasonable Ribbon, I'm always sure to find the perfect laces, ribbons, trims, twines and more.  There's a perfect color, width and style of ribbon for every project at RRR and it's SO much FUN making cards and projects using the wonderful goodies and products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
So, like many of the cards I make, this one started with basic black cardstock.  I used a Lattice Embossing Folder on this card to give it some great texture and design.  Next, I laid several different ribbons across my card and secured them on the back with Scor-Tape.  The ribbons I used on this card include May Arts Stitched Burlap Ribbon, two different widths of Black & White Bold GinghamBright Pink GinghamPlaid Light Pink GinghamPink Two-Toned Wrinkle RibbonBlack & White Plaid Houndstooth, and Canvas Pink Twill Ribbon.
The pretty bow I added uses the pretty Pink Two-Toned Wrinkle Ribbon, and I topped that with a Mulberry Leaf, some Double Head Stamens, and some pretty Mulberry Flowers including a Black Open Rose.  My sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub-on that I rubbed onto a canvas tag that I tied with lengths of knotted Black Licorice Baker's Twine.  Rub-ons are often forgotten so this card incorporates a few of them.  You can place/rub a rub-on right onto ribbon as I did (above) on the canvas ribbons.
As you can see, this card was pretty much made by laying various ribbons across my card.  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries so many great ribbons and trims to help you create interesting cards and projects.  Be sure to stop by the RRR Blog for loads of great inspiration, Bonnie Garby Designs for lots of great digital products, and Really Reasonable Ribbon for ALL your ribbon and crafting needs.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today.  I always appreciate it.


Monday, February 20, 2023

Vintage Easter Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a vintage inspired greeting card I created with flowers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a printable from my shop.

I just love the pastel palate of this card. It makes me feel like spring is right around the corner. I'm using beautiful Peach Taffeta Ribbon and a Magnolia to coordinate perfectly. Add a few Rosebuds and loopy twine bows and I've got a generously sized arrangement to anchor the bottom of the card.  

The card itself is created with the Dollar Download Easter Greeting Card Printable.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Peach Taffeta Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String, Mixed Peach/Orange Rosebuds, Double Head Stamens, Mixed Pastel Magnolia

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Friday, February 17, 2023

RRR February 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 a $10 Gift Certificate from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a Digital Stamp Set from Bonnie Garby Designs.

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 Martie Rollin!

6. Martie Rollin2/13/23, 5:24 PM

For my own personal use, "Thinking of you" is my most frequent to for all themes and everyone. My special order cards are tied with birthday and anniversary. Most of my cards feature layers and dimensional floral displays. This particular art form allows for endless possibilities for all of us! This has been an interesting month of inspiration...thank you, designers!!

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.