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!
Karen 

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.
Sierra


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 ~ 

Hello!

{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!

Cheerio,
kathy



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


Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy Birthday


For our July Blog Hop, please click HERE or scroll down.

Hello crafty friends and Happy Friday to you all! Today's card is a super fun birthday card created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful satin ribbon that came in last month's Ocean Breeze Assortment. I love the colors in this club assortment and customers with addresses in the USA can still grab it through the end of July!
 I made my big bow using the satin, and love how it turned out. Easy when you use the beautiful and nice ribbons that Bonnie carries over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. I also used the foam tabs that can be found here.

The flowers were made using dies and coordinating design paper. I did use the Glass flower technique that I do on a lot of my flowers. I love how these look in person. Not like paper :) heheheh For the centers I chose to use some of my beads from my collection. I have hundreds of these that I ended up with from my moms best friend.

The stamp is from The Project Bin, and it is super cute. I did the stamping with the Mini Misti tool. Love that tool for stamping. I have to say you never get a bad stamped image using this - what a life saver .

The design paper is from American Crafts, and I added sewing to complete my card for today.
I hope you enjoyed my post for today! Thank you for stopping by!
hugs to all!

Cheryl

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon July 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 July 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 of ribbon.  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.  

>> SPECIAL DEAL <<
If you missed out on the June assortment - no worries!
US residents can join today and get the June and July assortments for a special introductory price!

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.

Kathy
Cherry
Linsey
Sheila
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 July Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.




Our question of the month is:

What is your all time favorite color to work with?

Mine is probably a tie between purple and pink.  Yup, I'm such a girl with my color picks.  How about you?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday, July 18th. Be sure to check back on Tuesday 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, July 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a birthday card to share that I made using some of the gorgeous ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Not a member yet?
The July 'Perfectly Purple' Ribbon Club Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed mix of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow, 7/13 for our monthly Blog Hop featuring projects made with the pretty Ribbon Club Assortment!

Today I grabbed a Spellbinders die that has been sitting idle on my shelf for years.  Do you have some of these crafty things too??  You just had to have it and then never use it.  It's a shame.  So, dust off those crafty goodies and USE them.  :)
This card came together pretty quickly as I let the background die do most of the work.  I added some pearls to the butterfly to create a body.  Then I stamped my sentiment and mounted it on a tag die.  I layered two of the ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment to use for the sentiment tag.  I adhered the ribbon to the back of the main panel and then backed that with white mulberry paper.
I created a pretty bi-color bow using my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the 5/8" ribbon styles from the assortment.  I topped off the bow with a Heart Shaped Flat Back Pearl Bead.  Once completed, I added it to my card below my sentiment.

For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~  Bonnie  ~

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Merry Christmas Bingo Greeting Card

Hey there Peeps !!! Well I'm still on track with my Christmas in July card making. I love to work ahead and get prepared now before the holiday really starts so I can bake elebenty hundred cookies, and shop, and cook, and clean. You know how the season is.

I love this card so much with the bingo and the plaid and the little skater. I'm using the Snowflakes on Red Satin for this sweet little bow topped off with coordinating flowers.
A few buttons, a die cut doily, and some shiny tinsel and this card is just perfect for giving a special holiday sentiment or even maybe a gift card.

Okay that's all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cheers

Welcome by, everyone!  It's Karen Letchworth today posting this sweet card that I created by combining two patterned papers that I inked with Distress Ink and glued together with lots of Scor-Tape.  I ran a torn piece of pink/cream striped washi tape along the sides of the smaller piece of patterned paper.  Then, I added a sentiment card (cheers) that I inked with Distress Ink.  
Once I had all that in place, I chose to adorn my card (quite) a bit.  At the bottom left, I made a BIG bow layered with Mulberry Flowers; and they were added (from the bottom up) in this order:  I tied a double bow using the 5/8" Delphium Delicate Stitched Satin RibbonLilac Seam BindingBaby Pink Seam BindingIvory Burlap StringNatural Burlap StringBurlap Center Stitch Brown, and then a 35mm WOC Green/White (pink) Paper Leaf, and several Sweetheart Blossoms including purple, ivory and white.
You'll also see that just below the sentiment, I added some Embellishments including a felt bird who is sitting on three White Flat Back Pearls and nest made of  Violet Burlap String and Ivory Burlap String.  I really wanted you to see a close-up of the sweet 35mm WOC Green/White (pink) Paper Leaf, and lovely Sweetheart Blossoms I used.
I absolutely love using Burlap String because it adds so much fabulous texture to your cards; and because it is a TREMENDOUS VALUE at just $1.00 for TEN YARDS.  AND.....it comes in 15 fabulous colors.  This is a trim you will use for so many different things, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has it priced so low that you can afford to pick up ten yards of every color.  There are so many fabulous products in the shop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I encourage you to check it out and treat yourself today!
There's also a FUN CHALLENGE taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and I hope you will play along with us.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week.

Karen

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Have Courage Layout

Hello ribbon lovers!
  I am so excited to share one of my recent layouts with you using gorgeous products by Really Really Ribbon.  
I added a few of the Mixed Aqua Blue Cosmos Daisies and added a sweet White Cottage Rose.
Next I tucked the Emily White Crochet Lace under the flower and added a vintage button.  
Next I completed the layout with photos, additional embellishments and of course I couldn't forget to a little sparkle with glitter glue!  

Wishing you a creative day.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Mini Junk Journal

{judy} Today I want to share several pages of my Junk Journal that I recently completed. This is a ring bound journal that is reinforced by double cardstock on each page, so it is quite sturdy.  Different from the pages you might find in a regular junk journal, which are usually copy paper weight before adding any embellishments and sewn in as "signatures." While I won't be showing all of the page spreads, I will be sharing some of my favorites - and some without ribbon or trim.

Most all of my pages are from a digital kit by Tsunami Rose Designs called Life Abloom. The cover is wrapped with Silky Crush Rose Ribbon, and two large Silky Crush Champagne bows are tied on the outer rings (this journal's "binding"). This is one of my favorite ribbons to work with. It's very slightly stiff, and holds up beautifully to "reworking" when you want to get it just right. There are so many beautiful colors in the RRR Store.
The Prima flower is very sparkly, as it is full of beautiful glitter.

You can see on the next two pages the inside cover, where I also wrapped the Silky Crush Rose Ribbon to match the cover. Keep in mind that these are two separate pages, both printed on copy paper, then attached to their own Kraft Cardstock, and then adhered to each other back to back. So double the weight of a card with embellishments. The rose color in the ribbon matched the color of the digital kit exactly. On the first page of the journal, I added some White Flat Back Pearls with glue dots.

I liked the designs on these pages so much that I didn't cover them up with a lot of "stuff," like I might in another junk journal. On the righthand side of this spread, I attached a length of Rosemary Natural Crochet Lace down the entire page. I thought it fit so well with the design of the doily.

I added the Rosemary Lace on my glassine bag that holds a postcard in this spread. All of the edges of my pages are sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

The little "woodgrain" envelope on the left of these pages isn't attached, and can move back and forth as an add-in to hold ticket stubs or a little note. The Rosemary Lace on the right is holding the two removable cards for notes or just for decoration.

On these two music themed pages, I changed up the trims, with Soapstone Seam Binding on the left and Chloe Crochet Lace on the right. The seam binding looks a little green in this photo, but Soapstone is kind of a magic color. Since it's close to the green leaves from the roses, it picks up some of those hues as well. My flower is made from an old hymnal I have for papercrafting purposes.



Here is a close up of the Chloe Lace down the side of this page.









These are two of my favorite pages. I had the wooden letters left over from a project from years ago, and finally was able to use them! The Soapstone Seam Binding and Chloe Lace were combined here to hold the mini Memories journaling cards. I added the Kraft die cut on the right side with a fine tip glue pen.


The "summer" letters are about the size of Scrabble tiles.










The add-in on the right is actually a legal sized envelope that just fit perfectly with the theme of the journal. I cut off one end and then punched out the half circle at the top for cards and keepsakes to go inside.
You can see the backside of the envelope peeking out in this picture on the left. I love pink, and this doily has a sparkle to it (not evident here) that added some spunk to the sweet rose journaling paper. 

The last two pages I want to show are more like a signature piece. The typewriter page is actually cardstock from a Prima paper pack. I collect old typewriters, and always have to get a typewriter in my journals somewhere! So while the color doesn't match exactly, I love having this page in there. It is embellished with the beautiful Rosemary Natural Crocheted Lace. You can see another glassine bag that holds the post card laying on top, and the inside back cover behind it. All of my pages and layers, lace and ribbons are adhered with Scor-Tape. I find it to be the best holding, and fastest to apply.

I hope you have enjoyed this walk through some of my journal pages in this Mini Junk Journal!