Friday, June 30, 2023

Nautical Shaker Pop Up Card with Glory Blue Seam Binding

Really Reasonable Ribbon-Nautical Shaker Card-Kathy Clement

 Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Come sail away with me and let the sea breeze blow all your worries away!  And if you can't actually run away to the beach, you can make a nautical themed shaker pop up card, and it's almost as good!  I've adorned this sweet card with Glory Blue Seam Binding Ribbon and Airmail Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

Nautical Pop Up Card-Photoplay Sweet Sunshine-Kathy Clement-Really Reasonable Ribbon

There's even more fun inside this card with a surprise pop up element, gift card pocket, blank sentiment card and themed tag. 

 If you close your eyes and imagine, you can feel the sunshine on your shoulders and hear the sea gulls cry as they float above the waves.  

See?  Sometimes a mini vacation is all you need!

Wishing you sunshine thoughts!



Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Land of the Free

I just LOVE all the fabulous sentiments and images from Bonnie Garby Designs.  How cute is this one that says "Land of the Free Because of the Brave" and it's a perfect sentiment to celebrate the Fourth of July, or to send to a veteran any time of year.  In fact, Bonnie Garby Designs has oodles of perfect sentiments for every occasion.  I coupled that with a few of the gorgeous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and came up with this sweet card.
This fantastic sentiment can be found in the Patriotic Digital Stamp Bundle along with several other awesome patriotic sentiments.  I cut this circular sentiment using the Double Stitched Circle Dies from Gina K Designs.  I used JilliBean Soup patterned papers that I attached with Scor-Tape and then machine stitched together.
I ran a length of Red Gingham Ribbon across my card and tied a pretty bow with that and a length of Solid Dark Blue Baker's Twine.  Next, I added a pretty Ivory Open Rose, two stick pins, and then off to the right I also added two Red Open Roses.  There are so many gorgeous Mulberry Flowers, ribbons, twines and laces at Really Reasonable Ribbon and you're always sure to find the perfect accents.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You're always sure to find lots of great inspiration on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and we enjoy your visits.  I hope you'll visit Bonnie Garby Designs and Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You'll love them both, I assure you.  Have a blessed and creative day, everyone.


Monday, June 26, 2023

Sweet Dress Mini Album Page


Hello crafty friends and Happy Monday to you all! Cheryl here today with a darling dress mini album page I designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the gorgeous flowers, lace, and embellishments from the RRR Store. I have been having so much fun working with this dress die, its absolutely darling and can't wait to share other projects Ive created with it.

I started by using the darling design paper from the Little Bo Peep collection from crate paper on the front of the dress and for the bow. Next I ended up using Really Reasonable Ribbon Ric Rac along the bottom of the dress, and then used the Gabriella Lace to create my bow, then added some greenery and then all my flowers. Some of the flowers are older ones, and some are open roses, sweetheart blossoms, rose buds, love all the flowers. Next I used the little Robins Nest dew drops for the sleeves, and bottom of the dress. I love  adding the darling heart embellishment to a lot of my projects as a lot of love went into creating it. Also they are so sweet looking. 

Tag- for the tag I just cut out the pink card stock using a die, and then used the bow pieces we're cut using the beau die from the dress collection. I then added a little feather and the really reasonable ribbon Pearl Daisy flower embellishment. Now all I need to do is punch the holes at the top for my rings, and create a few more pages. 

Just had to add a photo of it hanging on the stand my husband make years ago. Love it on here, so I can display all the pages. 

I do hope you enjoyed my post for today, please let me know what you think! Happy Crafting!

Hugs, DT Member Cheryl

Saturday, June 24, 2023

All the Pretty Bows

Hello, everyone! It is Gloria with you today. Thank you so much for joining me today! I want to talk about bows...because I use a lot of them! I not only use bows on my cards and mini albums, but occasionally on scrapbook layouts, and most definitely on off the page creations, but my new favorite way to use ribbons and bows is on counted cross stitch projects!

As I have gotten back into stitching (after over 20 years away), I have had to find low cost ways to finish the completed stitching. Well, I have a lot of scrapbook paper and A LOT of ribbon! Why not make a marriage out of those things and create some easel style stitching projects...with BOWS?!

As always, I start with my Bow-It-All tool, which is how I create prefect bows nearly every time! I had just received a few packages of ribbon from the RRR store, so I put those out to see if there were any colors I could use, and I ironed my finished stitching. (The orange border around the stitching is just some painters tape I used to keep the material from fraying.)
Step two is to mount my stitching onto chipboard. I cut a piece of chipboard to about 1" larger than my stitching, which gives me 1/2" on  all sides for a border. I added batting between the chipboard and the fabric, then wrapped the fabric round the board and secured with double-stick tape. 

Note: My stitching is 5 5/8" x 5 3/8", so I cut the chipboard to 6 5/8" x 6 3/8". 
Next I cut two more pieces of chipboard for the easel. Both pieces are 7 5/8" x 7 3/8". I also cut a piece of sturdy white cardstock to 7 5/8" x 2" and scored it at 1" on the two-inch side to make a hinge.

I cut two pieces of printed paper to 9 5/8" x 9 3/8" to wrap the chipboard. I then cut two more pieces to 7 5/8" x 7 3/8" to cover the backs of the wrapped pieces. Once assembled it is a paper covered, chipboard easel. 
I used hot glue to attach the mounted stitching to the easel. You could use magnets or hook and loop tape if you did not want to put glue onto the finished piece of stitching. This is just a fun thing to display, not an heirloom, so I did not care about the glue! 

I then chose some ribbons for my bow, trying to color match the thread I used for stitching.
I used 5/8" Mineral Ice Taffeta ribbon to create a wide bow with three loops. The bow is nearly six inches wide! Next I created a smaller bow from 3/16" Red Plaid ribbon, which also comes in the 3/16" Plaid Assortment. I like buying the assortments when there is something I want to try, but I am not sure I want to buy a lot of it yet. The 3/16" ribbons are a YES, and I plan to buy more colors and styles! 
The smaller bow has five loops and measures about three inches. I hot glued the plaid bow to the longer, blue bow. Then, I cut the prongs off a cloth covered brad, and glued it to the top of the bows. 
Isn't this adorable?! I love the blue plaid peeking out from the easel, and it is a lovely contrast to the red gingham on the front of the easel and on the plaid ribbon.
Here is what the back of the ease looks like. This is slightly smaller than 10" x 10" and will fit perfectly on my front room sideboard!
Using ribbon for home d├ęcor is a such a nice way to either create some seasonal color schemes, as I did here, or to color match your existing decorations. I really enjoy the different textiles and mediums together, as it looks inviting and touchable! 
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you are getting into the swing of summer wherever you are. And...that you are having fun with ribbons, too!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used: cardstock, printed paper, chipboard, brad, finished cross stitch project

Friday, June 23, 2023

Today is Your Day Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a bright and cheerful greeting card that's perfect for just about any occasion.

This card is layered up with pretty patterned papers and topped with 2 generous sized floral arrangements.  Sweet mini check ribbon coordinates perfectly and helps to fill in the arrangements and anchor the corners.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

For You On Your Wedding Day

 Hello friends, it's wedding season!  Today I'm sharing a wedding card that's embellished with some pretty ribbons and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon and showcasing digital stamp bundles from Bonnie Garby Designs.

I created a 4-3/4" x 6-1/2" card with loads of layers. My digital sentiment from our sister company Bonnie Garby Designs is my main focal point.  I ran a piece of light orchid Diamond Satin Ribbon wrapped with lavender Burlap String across the center of the card.  I topped it off with a pretty bi-color bow using two colors of Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and below the sentiment I have added some Cottage Roses and Open Roses that I lightly inked with purple ink to match the darker purple cardstock accents.

The sentiments I used on my card today came from the Wedding Digital Stamp Bundle and the Wedding Sentiments 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.  

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

My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color double loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two colors of Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

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, June 19, 2023

RRR June 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 MadeByMeghanK!

What a fabulous hop! Filled with awesome summer ribbons and creations! My favorite ice cream is TCBY White Chocolate Mousse Frozen Yogurt

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, June 16, 2023

Flip Flops and Pink Flamingos Shaker Pop Up Card with Summer Ribbon

Really Reasonable Ribbon-PHotoplay Paper-Kathy Clement-Shaker Card-Pop Up Card

 Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It's time to break out the flip flops and pink flamingo pool toys, because summer is almost here.  This playful shaker card is filled with all the shades of cool, sweet summer sherbet.  

I've added to that summer fun vibe with a 3/16" loopy orange gingham bow.  Then I topped it with pretty Pink Baker's Twine and a trio of Peach/Orange/White Chrysanthemums from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I can almost taste those sweet summer treats when I look at this whimsical card.

There's even more fun inside the card with a surprise double pop-up element, pocket and pink flamingo gift card holder.  Add a little more pink Baker's Twine and a bitty button to dress up the gift card wallet. 

Wishing you a sunny day, filled with sweet treats!



Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 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 summer and bright summer colors. 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.

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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.

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

Our question of the month is:
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?  
Mine is cookie dough - not very imaginative, I know!

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Monday, June 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~


Friday, June 9, 2023

Decorating with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello everyone and Happy Friday to you all! Today I'm sharing these darling little pieces my mom embroidered for me.  Aren't they super cute?? She gave me the houses and umbrellas, and then I added the sticks, and decorated them. They are little decorations you can add to a stick and put into flowers. I thought how fun they would be to add some ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the darling little flower embellishments. Super fun! 
These are so cute, and I think would be fun little gifts to give. I love how it looks in the flowers. I added the darling Plaid Ribbon 3/16" ribbon from RRR to create bows and then tied a bow around the stick part.  Super fun! Lastly I did add the darling little flower to the the birdhouse bow, and then one to the bow on the umbrella. 

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

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Birthday Greetings

Welcome by again, friends!  It's always a blessing to have you visit us today as I share a fun card I created using just a bit (ok....maybe more than just a bit) of my most favorite trim; Baker's Twine.  This FABULOUS trim costs just ten cents ($0.10) per yard and comes in SO many great colors - both solids and stripes.  They're ready and available to you now at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This one simple trim can be used is so many different ways.
For this card, I used white cardstock and a fun patterned paper from Photoplay to create my base.  I used strips of Scor-Tape to attach the layers of paper together securely.  I used a cute lollipop die-cut set and my oxide inks to create the adorable lollipops.  I alternated colors of lollipops, swirls and bows.  On the top sucker (pink), I used 3-D Foam Tabs to elevate it above the others.
My sentiment was stamped in Concord Oxide Ink on a Fishtail Banner.  I cut lengths of Green Apple Baker's TwineSolid Purple Baker's Twine and Solid Light Pink Baker's Twine and wrapped them around the sentiment banner and then tied them into a knot at their ends.  This is another fun way to use these fabulous trims.  I absolutely LOVE Baker's Twine for so many reasons including the colors, the price and ALL the great ways you can use it in crafting.
As you can see, I also created a bookmark/tag to tuck inside this fun birthday card.  I used more of the beautiful Baker's Twine on my bookmark including Solid Purple Baker's TwineGreen Apple Baker's TwineSolid Light Pink Baker's Twine, and Lemonwood Baker's Twine.  Making bookmarks to tuck inside your cards is a great idea, and Baker's Twine is a great value and the perfect way to top your bookmarks.
Be sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to check out all the great inspiration there.  You can also find out about special sales and promotions and our Blog Hop on the 13th of each month.  Thanks once again for stopping by today and have a great week.


Monday, June 5, 2023

Boho Fox Greeting Card

 Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a Boho inspired greeting card created with trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a printable from my very own shop.

I just love the warm earth tone color palate of this card. I paired trims with the patterned papers and the Boho Woodland Animals Tags Printable just perfect for a nature theme.

The flower arrangement is created with a combination of  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and some made by me. They're all finished off with coordinating double head stamens and loopy twine bows.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) g