Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happiness and Butterflies Greeting Card

Hey Peeps! Ginny here to share a card that I created with sooo many layers. All the fabulous supplies were just calling to me.
 I've gone just a bit mixed media and a whole lot vintage with this all occasion greeting card.

There's 2 colors of gorgeous Burlap Sting tucked into the flowers.
Stitching adds a nice texture and a subtle detail. 
So.Many.Layers. An altered chipboard element to dress up the focal image.
Believe it or not...all of these yummy pieces were just regular stash waiting to find a nice home.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Burlap String in Black and Antique GoldScor-Tape, Tombow 3D foam Squares.

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nostalgic Carnival Card - Remember

Hello, friends of Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by to visit us.  It's Karen posting today to share a sweet little card I made using some rather nostalgic patterned papers and ephemera, and lots of great ribbons as well.  I hope my card will inspire you to decorate and adorn your next card with LOTS of great RIBBONS.  I love this retro look, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has the perfect trims for this, ANY style of project.  I just love how I can always find the perfect trims for each project I create, and YOU can too!
At the top left of this card, you will see a piece of ephemera and a snippet of 3/4" Red Chevron Stripe Twill.  Then, down at the bottom left part of my card you will see pieces of Plaid Turquoise Ribbon, 3/8" Yellow Gingham Ribbon, and Red and White Plaid Houndstooth Ribbon.  I just love how all these different ribbons work together so nicely and compliment one another.  The ribbons really brought my card to life and gave it texture, depth and personality.  Oh, and I don't want to forget to tell you all that I use LOTS of Scor-Tape to hold my cards together.  It's a fabulous, long-lasting adhesive.
Be sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to check out the ribbons I used (all listed and linked above)....just click on the link for the ribbons you like, and you can easily add them to your cart.   AND -  there's also a fabulous challenge taking place right now here....so, come play along in our Current Challenge   And finally, there's always lots of great inspiration right here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We're so glad you stopped by, and we hope that you will stop by to visit again tomorrow......and every day!
Have a blessed day,
Karen Letchworth
and the RRR Team

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Have You Heard the News?

Have you heard how easy it is to create beautiful cards by using scraps of pattern paper, a sweet image and beautiful ribbons, lace and flower embellishments Really Reasonable Ribbon?
I combined the gorgeous Rosemary Natural Crochet Lace and beautiful pink ribbons in the June Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment.  
I then added glitter glue to the White Cottage Rose to add dimension.  
Wishing you a creative day.

Sheila

Monday, June 19, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 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 June 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  

Result:
8

Congratulations abusybee - DoubleClick Connections!

8. abusybee - DoubleClick Connections6/13/17, 6:20 PM
No summer vacation when you have kids involved in high school sports! We try to sneak away for 3 day trips bit sadly no count down this year!! love these colors, great job by the DT!


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 ~ 

Crinkled Seam Binding

{judy} Hey friends! Today I want to share a simple watercolored card. You can't go wrong with a watercolor background and a beautiful sentiment. Add in some gorgeous seam binding and it's a done deal!

My background was made using Kuretake paints on water color paper. I added a couple of color layers inbetween dry times, and then stamped my sentiment (The Stamps of Life) with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 
To crinkle up my seam binding, I spritz it with water and then ball it up in my hand and place the ball into the corner of a plastic bag. Twist the plastic bag tightly around the ball. Leave the seam binding ball in the bag overnight. The next morning, remove the seam binding from the bag and fluff the ball out. Let it dry thoroughly. Pretty easy!

This is the beautiful Bay Leaf Seam Binding tied in a double bow at an angle across the card for interest. I added a Resin Flower on top of the knots. I also tucked in a half-doily (Stampin' Up!) under the bows. My layers are held together with 1/2" Scor-Tape on this card.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dad, You Rock! Masculine Greeting Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I hope you are all having a very happy Father's Day!  To honor the men in our lives, I've worked up a fun masculine card using Copen Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from the Ocean Breeze Ribbon Assortment.   I've also added some fun embellies from RRR.  Let's take a look!

 It can be hard to design a masculine card, but these papers from Authentique's "Durable" collection strike exactly the right note.  This top fold card measures 5" x 7", so there's lots of room to add great embellies.


Delicate Stitched Satin is one of my all time favorite ribbon choices.  This time around I used the new Copen Blue ribbon from the  Ocean Breeze June Ribbon Club Assortment.  It's the perfect shade of blue to liven up all the lovely grey tones in this card.

Metal Steampunk Gears make the perfect embellishment, adding a little shine, a lot of texture and a fun masculine vibe to the card design.  To even out the composition I also added a trio of flat backed cabochons in the upper left hand corner of the card.


The interior of the card contains two pockets filled with goodies for Dad.


The small upper pocket contains a cute tag that Dad can use as a bookmark.


You could mount a small photo of your children, or write a personal note here to make it really special.

The lower pocket contains a simple folio.


This was made by cutting a 5" x 12" strip of designer paper from the collection.  Then I scored on the long side at 4", 8", and 12" to form a little folio.



I added thumb holes with a circle punch, then minimally decorated the pages, leaving lots of room for 4" x 5" photos of Dad.  Tuck in a gift card, and you're ready for Father's Day or a masculine birthday.

I'm thankful to have been raised by a kind an loving father.  I'm even more blessed to have married a man who is devoted, loving and kind to our 5 children...and now our grandchildren.  I pray you all enjoy a peaceful, happy and restful Father's Day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Always And Forever Side-Step Card

Hi friends and happy Saturday! How are you enjoying June so far? I'm sure loving it and I'm looking forward to warmer weather here in the Pacific NW over the next few months. Today I have a fun and unique style card called the "side-step" card. Take a look!
I haven't made one of these side-step cards in years and I was a bit rusty. But with the SplitcoastStamper's Side-Step Card Tutorial, it was easy and as pie! I added 2 strips of the Select Swiss Dots Grosgrain in Moonstone across the top main panel and a little bow over the mason jar. This ribbon is part of the June Ribbon Club Assortment and it can also be purchased alone.  Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #166 - Summer with Ribbon Theme


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Please scroll down to the next post for the winners of the last challenge.



The theme for Challenge #166 is Summer.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.
  
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Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #166 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.



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Now, let's see your Summer creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on July 7th to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly theme.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR166) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until Wednesday July 5th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 
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It would be a great help to us if you would consider turning off your word verification if it's active on your blog. To do this is really easy and all you need to do is go to Customize > Settings > Comments > then scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (this won't stop anybody leaving you a comment but they won't show on your blog until you approve them). Then scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No.
We love to visit your blogs and leave comments on all the terrific entries, but the word verification really slows us down. :o)

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #165 Winners!



Challenge #165 was lots of fun with our Monochromatic theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #165 in no particular order are:

Congratulations to our top 3 for a job well done. Grab your "I made the RRR Top 3" badge (located on the right column of the blog, near the bottom) and display it with pride. You ladies did a fantastic job!

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Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Monochromatic themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #166 which is now up and running.


~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Patriotic Card

Hi folks my day here at the RRR blog.

I have a patriotic card to share today.  I used Red Seam Binding 
and Flag Grosgrain Ribbon.
I used some fun handmade sewn paper fringe.

Other than that I added a large chunky button.
Wcell that is it for me today! 
Thanks for visiting the RRR blog, Cherry

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Splendid Sweetheart Blossom Card

 Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to all! Today's card as created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the Beautiful Delicate Satin Stitched Ribbon and beautiful flowers. The ribbon I chose came in this month's beautiful Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR and I absolutely LOVE all the ribbons in this months collection.

I started with using some design papers from Authentique Splendid collection. It's an old one, and lately I've been pulling out old 6 x 6 paper pads and trying to use them :)  I LOVE the color combo I chose for this card, and the design paper too. RRR matches perfectly to this collection!

Flowers are the Sweetheart Blossoms, and Apple Blossom, and branches are from a Martha Stewart Punch.

I did use Scor-Tape to put all my layers together, and to pop up I used Foam Squares.
I enjoyed making this card for today, and love adding lots of layers. This one has 5+ Layers, and flowers & branches!
Thank you for looking and hope you have a super awesome day!
Hugs
Cheryl

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 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 June 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's Ramblings

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



Our question of the month is:
How many days until your summer vacation??

I know everyone is in countdown mode at this point.  I hope you get some crafty time for your vacation too!

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Monday, 6/19. 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, June 12, 2017

Summer Themed Mini Album

Hi friends.  Today I have a summer themed mini album to share that I made using some of each of the different ribbon styles in the June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with some Burlap String for the tops of my tags..

The June Ribbon Club Assortment is a pretty summer themed collection of colors.

Not a member yet?

The June Ribbon Club Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

So, this is my first attempt at a mini album with this type of binding and overall, I'm pretty pleased with the results.  For those of you with mini album experience, I would love if you would hop over to my post on my Make Time to Craft Blog and give me some feedback.  I will be posting some questions over there on places where I had some problems.

You can see on the photo above that I used a variety of ribbons on the book binding for a colorful touch.  I then added a little summer saying near the top of the binding.  As you can see in the photo below, I had added the pages before I decided to add the ribbon to the outer book binding.  Next time I will add the ribbon first and then it will be tucked under where the pages attach to the binding.
Of course I didn't have any design paper in the colors I want.  I have about 300 pounds of design paper, but I never have what I'm looking for - perhaps a slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean!  So, I pulled out my Distress Ink pads and made some paper in the colors I wanted.  I love the look, but I have to caution you that it was a LOT of work, so think hard before you set out on this path with making your own design paper...
Since it was my first album with this type of binding, I tried to go with the easy way on many of the steps.  I did not completely cover my chipboard covers - meaning wrapping the paper around to cover the edges.  I just cut paper the size of the front, back and binding and glued it on.  I inked the sides of the chipboard, but I'm not really liking that too much, so I will do it differently next time.
I was also pretty repetitive on the pages.  All the pages were folded the same way with slightly different edgings.  I also made all the pull-outs and tags the same shape and changed up the colors and the small beach themed embellishments for a little variety.
I used little snippets of all the 3/8" ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment on the pull-outs in the pages.  I did stagger where I added the holes on these pull-outs so I would not have too much ribbon bulk in one spot.

For the tops of the tags that will slide in from the top, I used ivory, pink and light blue Burlap String which matched the ribbons very nicely.
I also added some bands of ribbon on each page near the binding of the book to add some additional interest and color.  You can probably see that a little better a few photos above this one.
I topped off the front of my mini album with a pretty bi-color bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Peony and Copin Blue Delicate Stitched Satin from the June Ribbon club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also ran some layered ribbon across the center under the name plate.

For a video tutorial on how I created this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like my mini-album.

If you are a mini album maker, I would love to have you swing by my Make Time to Craft Blog.  
I will be posing some questions for you seasoned mini album makers and I would love any tips or tricks you would be willing to share.

~ Bonnie ~