Thursday, July 20, 2017

It's Party Time

It's time for a party, friends!!!  In just three short days, it's MY (Karen's) 52nd Birthday.  I love to celebrate with family and friends, and I'm also blessed to be able to share my special day with all of you.  On behalf of myself and the entire team here at Really Reasonable Ribbon, we want to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of you celebrating your birthday this month.  This card was so much fun to make, and Really Reasonable Ribbon helped me to make it extra special.
I started with some fun patterned papers, ephemera, stickers, chipboard and half of a paper doily.  I also ran some border stickers across my card.  At the very top, you will see a sticker/tag peeking out of the top.  I tied two lengths of Brown Sugar Baker's Twine to the little tag, and hung a tiny tag from it with a pear-shaped rusty safety pin.
I used lots of Scor-Tape on my card to hold everything together.  This fabulous Adhesive is a must-have item, and really holds things together securely over time.  I use it everywhere...on the papers, the Embellishments, and even the trims.  You really need a reliable and sturdy Adhesive, and Scor-Tape is a fabulous choice.  It comes in various widths for every project.
Another thing I wanted to point out is the fun 3-D paper medallion I added.  I tucked more bundled Natural Burlap String underneath it, and I topped it with a fun 14mm Flower-Shaped Flatback Round Pearl Accent.  There are so many awesome Embellishments in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.  And....don't forget about the FUN CHALLENGE taking place on the RRR Blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sending Sunshine Your Way Layout

Hello ribbon fans!  Adding texture and softness to your layouts is easy by adding beautiful ribbons and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 
I added White Netting  for extra texture.  I used the White Aster Daisy and Tea Rose Mixed White/Cream to add dimension and repeat the flowers in the embellishments.
I used the Natural Burlap String to make a bow.
I hope you enjoyed another creative ribbon inspiration.  Hope you add a little softness and texture to your next layout.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop Winner!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Judy has made for us today.

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.

True Random Number Generator  13

Congratulations Sierra Winters!

I'd say either purple or pink, but I also love aqua and color. There are so many pretty colors.

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.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!

~ Bonnie Garby ~ 


{judy} Hello Ribbon Friends!
While summer is just halfway over here, the heat has made me long for cooler temperatures and the fall crisp air. So today I am sharing a shaker card with an autumn theme. 
I thought I would lay it flat so you can see all of the pretty sequins and the different colors inside my punched out leaves (Stampin' Up!).

I used Autumn Leaves on Ivory Grosgrain because it matched perfectly! I added a wheat stalk die cut (Reverse Confetti) and then a half twist of ribbon, with a paper leaf and a matching rhinestone on top for embellishments. 
I think the ribbon pattern adds such a fun touch! Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Let Today Last Forever Distress Oxide Tag

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Have you ever enjoyed a summer day so much that you didn't want it to end? That's the thought behind this Let Today Last Forever Jumbo Tag made with Distress Inks and pretty purple ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Mix.

The base of this mixed media art tag is a jumbo manila tag measuring 4.25" x 8.5".  I'm really enjoying playing with my Distress Oxide Inks, so I decided to create the background with that instead of paper.  I smooshed Dusty Concord, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and then dragged the tag through the inky puddle.  The secret to success with Distress Oxide Inks is to dry each layer as you go.  This way, the inks don't get muddy.

To add some extra dimension, I ran the slightly damp tag through an embossing folder, then sponged over the top with more Dusty Concord ink.  I layered up a bunch of pretty elements, then added the bow cluster.

This Delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin helped to highlight the purple shades in the composition. A loopy bow tied with Natural Burlap String  fills out the cluster and adds even more texture.I added another section of it to the top of the tag, then tied a square knot with Mixed Purple Bold Diagonal Stripes Ribbon.

If you haven't joined the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, you can find all the information about it HERE. It's such an easy and affordable way to build up your ribbon stash with fabulous ribbon and trim.

Wishing you summer days that you wish would last forever!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Easy DIY DreamCatcher with Ribbons, Lace and Trims

Hi friends! Linsey here and I'm excited to share a fun and super easy project with you! I've been wanting to make a dreamcatcher for a really long time and I finally did it! All of my dreamy RRR ribbons were truly my inspiration for this sweet little handmade decoration and I love how it turned out! I hope you do to!
For my version, I didn't do a traditional web pattern on the inside of the circle. Instead, I found a piece of circle-style chipboard in my stash, spray painted it with Krylon 18KT Gold (same as the gold tipped feathers), then simply used one of my many miniature hand crocheted (not by me) doilies for the center and it worked great. Plus it was quick and easy--love. and love.
Now, on to all those wonderful ribbons, lace and trims, which I wanted to make the main focal point of my dreamcatcher....
I used a variety of different textures but kept most of them neutral in color. A few strips of Cream Seam Binding gave it the silky and shabby-chic feel I wanted. I also wanted a lot of beautiful lace trims in both white and ivory tones. I chose Sharon White Crochet Lace and Gabrielle Off-White Crochet Lace as well as Debra Natural Crochet Lace. For a bit of color and texture contrast, I add some  Light Blue Mini Ric Rac sprayed with a bit of emerald green shimmer mist and some Natural Jute String. I tattered up the Jute String a little and really liked the effect it gave--more interest and texture--yes! :)
Feathers are sometimes added to dreamcatchers, so it was a chance for me to add a few my gold tipped feathers--plus, I think feathers go good with all the yummy ribbons. I even included a pretty gold and pearl round buckle ribbon slider from the Bling Metal Rhinestone Buckle Ribbon Slider Assortment on one of the strands of Cream Seam Binding and a couple pearl flower buttons from my stash. These are just a few of the countless things you can add--just think of how you can de-stash by adding buttons, beads, sliders, charms--the imagination is the limit!
The dreamcatcher looked great to me without anything in the middle, but I decided that I also liked how this inspirational sentiment worked, so I added it to center of the doily. I put 2 clear flower stickers with gold enamel dots in the centers to the front of the gold chipboard, which tied in the blue ric rac and overall, I think it came together beautifully! Most importantly, I had a lot of fun getting creative and trying something new to me! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my dreamcatcher! Happy crafting!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Thank You for Giving Me a Hand!

Hi guys Cherry here today at the RRR blog.
I have a fun thank you card full of Victorian steam punk charm!
 I embossed my sentiment using black embossing powder.   
I also added Gingham Covered buttons and gorgeous Flowers.

Well that is it for me today!  Thanks for visiting the RRR blog, Cherry