Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cute Critter Cards with Plaid Ribbons

Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing two cute greeting cards I made and they feature some of my favorite gingham/plaid ribbons from RRR!
I just love gingham and plaid ribbons of all kinds and sizes! They always seem to coordinate perfectly with any card or creation I make and they are so easy to tie into a pretty bow with having to fuss with the direction the ribbon is in, etc. For these 2 cards, I chose Plaid Black Ribbon and the new Plaid Sherry/Ivory Ribbon. I also challenged myself to use some embellishments from my stash that I tend forget about, which in this case were a couple big buttons tied with Burlap Natural String and different colored sequins. I had fun and I hope you have fun looking! 
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for buzzing by today! Happy crafting!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thanks Card

 Hello everyone and Happy Monday to all!
Today I have a super simple card I made for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful taffeta ribbon , netting and embellishments. On my card I made a big white bow using RRR Taffeta ribbon, and love the way it looks. I tried to keep my card simple which is always hard for me to do...hehehehe

My card consist of two layers from the Delft Collection. I did the bottom layer in leftover design paper, then added some of Really Reasonable Ribbons White Netting in 1.5" before adding the sentiment layer. For my sentiment layer I stamped the Delft Stamps and colored, then used Really Reasonable Ribbons 3-D Foam tabs to pop it up. Next I added the white bow and lastly I added some of the RRR Resin flower embellishments.

Super fast and easy card to make when you need a last minute thank you!
Hope you enjoyed my post for today!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely week.

hugs to all,

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon August 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 August 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 17 yards of ribbon and lace.  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 August Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:
What is your favorite season?
Mine is autumn.  I love the temperature, the colors, the food - just everything about it except that it's followed by winter.  I could do without that!

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Friday, August 19th. 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~

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friends Mini Album with the July Ribbon Club Assortment

Hi friends.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Mini Albums and Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are PERFECT together!!
There is nothing better than having a coordinating pack of ribbon sitting right on your desk ready to go for your project, and mini albums look great with a variety of coordinating ribbons as an embellishment.  

Not  a member yet??
Our special this month for customers with US addresses is to start with this combo pack for a special low price.
The July assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon and the August assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  Each monthly assortment is a color, seasonal or holiday themed collection of coordinating ribbons.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Each of my pages has a pull out landscape oriented photo mat topped with pretty ribbon with space for another photo or journaling on the back and also a pull out tag with a ribbon tie.

Each page also folds out for more photos and the second and fourth pages have an additional fold out which is secured by a magnet with the round embellishment over it.

Each page will hold a minimum of  8 to 10 photos and there are five pages, so that's a LOT of photos.  While I did use design paper do decorate my album along with some pretty paper I made with Distress Inks, I left it so that the photos are the main attraction once they have been added.  I feel like the photos should be the main focus, with the design papers and embellishments enhancing them, not overpowering them.
My mini album was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the 5/8" ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

I also added some Antique Gold Netting Ribbon over 1-1/2" wide Regal Purple Double-Faced Satin Ribbon which was then topped with 5/8" Gold Glitz Ribbon along the spine.  I added that layer of ribbon to the spine to accent the gold in the decorative paper that I selected for the album cover.

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

I hope you will let your next Ribbon Club Assortment inspire a creative mini album.  Happy crafting.

~  Bonnie  ~

Friday, August 11, 2017

Retro Cherry Pie Greeting Card

Hey there Peeps! Well it's no secret that I love all things retro and vintage. This card is created with fun and whimsical patterned papers and image paired with perfectly coordinating ribbons from RRR.
There is so much retro happening here!!!!! Aqua and red are a classic combination.
These ribbons are a match made in heaven for this iconic image.  A little tip when selecting sheer ribbon....this adorable ribbon with cherries was totally washed out when layered over the burlap so I just added it over a nice clean white so the cherries are crisp and really pop. 
 As with the ribbon...this focal image was a bit lost on the busy patterned papers so I just layered it over a doily die cut in white and now it's really the star of the card.
Since I was on a roll with the cherries...I added it to the inside of the card as well.

Loads of pretty flowers, buttons, clips, pins and silver metal charms work so well with the theme so I added them all!!!!

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Natural Burlap with Wired Edge Light Blue, Sheer Cherry Red, Burlap String Red.

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sweet Girl Cards

Hello to all of our ribbon-loving friends, and welcome by today!  It's Karen Letchworth sharing today, and I have two sweet cards that I created for two very special little girls in my life.  I'm sure you all have a special little girl who would love to get an unexpected card in the mail, so I'll share with you how I created these cards using some of my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon products.
Both of my cards were created using Echo Park patterned papers.  I glued everything into place using lots of fabulous Scor-Tape.  This is an amazing Adhesive that holds things together SO well, and can be used on pretty much everything.  It also comes in several useful widths, so you can find the perfect size Scor-Tape for every project.
The first trim I added was a width of Burlap Center-Stitch Green.  I can't tell you how much I love this trim.  It comes in several fabulous colors, and I use it all the time.  I attached that with a piece of 1/2" Score-Tape.  Yup, I really do it on EVERYTHING!  And you will love it, too.
You will also see that I made a little ribbon decor on this card (above) by cutting and folding a few trims together.  This little bundle includes a piece of the Burlap Center Stitch Green, as well as a snippet of Light Pink Gingham Ribbon, Brown Plaid Ribbon, and 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Parrot Green. Once I placed those on my card, I topped them with some Baker's Twine (a bow of Cotton Candy Baker's Twine and Solid Green Baker's Twine), two Two-Toned Green and White Mulberry Leaves,  two Pink Open End Roses, and one Two-Toned Chocolate Brown Open End Rose.  And....let's not forget to mention that adorable little Embellishment...the 11mm White Heart-Shaped Flatback Imitation Pearl Accent.  SO CUTE!
The second card is similar as it uses the same patterned paper collection, and is also held together with Scor-Tape (pretty much everywhere).  I added half a tea-stained doily, inked everything, and then I got busy decorating with my Really Reasonable Ribbon goodies.
This card was embellished using some gorgeous Seam Binding including the lovely Paradise Aqua Seam Binding and Baby Pink Seam Binding.  The bow also includes a piece of Burlap Center Stitch Brown,  and is topped with two 35mm Brown Mulberry Leaves, one Pink Cottage Rose, and two Chocolate Brown Open End Roses.  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries so many fabulous ribbons and trims, but they also have (literally) EVERY color flower to match ANY project you're working on.  They truly have it ALL!  We'd LOVE to have you play along in our CURRENT CHALLENGE, too.  We hope you will stop by soon and often!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sunflower Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers! 
 I am so excited about this month's Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment - Autumn Harvest.  This assortment is filled with rich autumn colors and a beautiful cream lace.
 Autumn is just around the corner, so I created this easy and beautiful sunflower card using the ribbon and lace from this collection.
Along with one of my staples, the Natural Burlap String.  
Hope you enjoyed a little autumn inspiration.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Leaves are Falling Thanksgiving Greeting Card

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in the the most falliest fall card I have ever made. 
I've got a very traditional turkey image layered over a cut apart tag and stacked on a pretty white doily and patterned papers.
I'm just going to call it right now....this taffeta ribbon is my favorite for fall 2017. It's like orange...but sooooo vintagy. And it makes a lovely poofy bow.

I'm still working in the Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club selection and pulled out the gorgeous crocheted lace. A little twine wrapped around is the perfect finishing touch.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Tangerine Taffeta, Antique Gold Burlap String, Scor-Tape,

Okay that's all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Looking Forward to Fall with Autumn Harvest Ribbons

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Kathy here, and I sensed a change in the weather on my morning walk today. There was a crispness in the air and a gorgeous bright blue sky overhead.  Clearly, it's time to pull out my RRR Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment!

This is a tall, skinny card measuring 4.25" wide x 7" tall.  I created the pocket on the front this time. I'm a huge fan of the Moss/Cream Plaid ribbons in this month's assortment.  They are just perfect for fall!

Here's a look at the card with the tag removed.  The torn paper edge is inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and I love the rustic look it adds to the card.

I've topped the tag with some crochet lace from the ribbon club assortment and more of that pretty plaid ribbon.  Then I inked up some WOC Earth Tone Chrysanthemum and Cosmos Daisies with Distress Oxide Inks to pump up the golden hues.  

A small folio/treat pocket is inside the card.  I created a closure with 3/8" moss/cream plaid ribbon, also from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

The folio is just the right size to use up little scraps of designer paper...and to hold an individually wrapped chocolate.  I think this will make a great fall birthday card, don't you?

Wishing you a sunny day filled with lots of time to create!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Good Vibes Summertime Card

Hi friends--Linsey here today! I hope you're enjoying your summer--I can hardly believe that it's already August! I plan to soak up every last bit of summer for as long as it hangs around and today I have a fun card that reflects my love of these hot summer days.
I chose a bright yellow cardstock to dry emboss the "walking on sunshine" folder, which goes nicely with the Mini Hearts on Apple Green Grosgrain Ribbon. I added strip of Aqua Baker's Twine across the top of the hearts and also tied a little bow of the same Aqua Baker's Twine to the chill sentiment.
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you like my card and I hope you have a super chill rest of summer! Happy crafting!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

All Hallows' Eve

Happpppppppy Saturday ya'll! Cherry here at the RRR blog. Got a shabby ...ever so slightly Halloweeny card for you.
I found these sweet grapevine style mini pumpkins and thought it would make a cute card.
 I used vintage crochet lace along with Juliet Natural Crochet Lace and 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon  that I ripped into smaller pieces and frayed.
I love the soft burnt oranges and browns in this.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting the RRR blog, Cherry

Friday, August 4, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #169 - Anything Goes 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 #169 is Anything Goes with Ribbon.
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.

Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #169 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Anything Goes creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on August 18th 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 RRR169) 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 August 16th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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