Friday, July 25, 2014

Deconstructed Tag Book In A Box Tutorial

Hey there Peeps! I'm dropping in this morning to share a fun way to create a mini album on tags with a coordinating box to display them in. I call it a deconstructed tag book in a box.  Add your favorite family pictures to one side of the tag and journal the memories on the other side.
Here is a peek of the finished project:

The box is actually very easy to create....especially if you have a score board to make a nice crease to fold on.  I am showing the basic diagram and I used 8 1/2 x 11 inch  110 pound cardstock to create the box out of...very sturdy that way.

Starting with the short side up on your score board....measure in 3 inches from the left and score. Then add 2 1/2 inches and score again.   Flip sheet so the long side is up and measure over 3 inches and score. Add 5 more inches and score again.  On the 4 outside flaps trim 1/2 inch off. Leave the center flap at 3 inches. Fold the flaps in and secure.

Now cut a 3" x 6 " section to be the inside dividers. Using the score board again, measure over 1/2 inch on long side. Score and fold. Flip over and score again 1/2" and fold.  Cut as many of these as you want to create dividers for your tags.

 You'll want to take your time and secure with proper adhesive.....Scor-Tape would be ideal. My basement is full of sleepover teenagers playing video games so I had to work quick and get outta there lol.  You can see how the  flaps will create just the right spacing between dividers. Cover with beautiful patterned papers to coordinate with the tags. I used Graphic 45 Secret Garden : ) I also added a few pretty die cuts and dimensional flowers. The ribbon matches perfectly. I used Green Center Stitch Burlap for the outside and Polka Dot Organza for the bows.

I used my Cricut to cut the scallop topped tags and added some hexagon embossed paper with a nice green border, then topped it off with fussy cut journal tags.

I left the back side of the tags to add pictures. You can see that I inked the tags well to highlight the embossing.  Add bows to every other tag so as not to add too much bulk.

We had lots of fun creating this in class and we all agreed that we will be making these for every holiday. Maybe even one for Christmas to display cookie recipes????  And Halloween!!!! What a great way to present gift cards to different members of the same family!

Okay that's all for me I hope you give this box a will love it as much as I did. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ABC Primer with RRR Ribbon and Twine

Storybook mom ABC Primer 02 

Hello, Friends! It's my day to share some tips for using Really Reasonable Ribbon in your crafty projects. Recently, I was asked to custom design a series of thank you cards for some folks who had participated in a book drive for a local public school . This team collected over 25,000 books for children who might otherwise spend an entire summer without exposure to the printed page. The lovely lady who headed up this book drive wanted me to design some special thank you cards themed around books and reading. I combined ABC Primer with RRR ribbon and twine to add just the right finishing touch to each card. Here's a look at the fun book themed cards I created.

Storybook mom ABC Primer 01 

This card combines Poppy Red Satin ribbon with a grosgrain edge with 1 1/2" wide black circus dots ribbon. I also added a touch of natural burlap string beneath the flower.

Mother Goose ABC Primer 01 

This sweet little card needed just a touch of Natural Burlap String in the form of a button topped bow to finish it off.

Jolly Alphabets ABC Primer 01 

This colorful card combines black and yellow burlap string with black and white circus dots. This wide ribbon makes a perfect belly band on the card, and a cute banner, too!

ABC Primer Frog card 01 

I wrapped red and natural burlap string around the base of the red polka dot background on this fun card.

Tea Girl ABC Primer 01 

And I tied a triple loop bow with more of the Poppy Red Satin and my Zutter Bow-it-All. This shade of red matches the red in ABC Primer perfectly!

You know that old saying, "Clothes make the man,"? Well, I think ribbon and twine make the card! Combining ABC Primer papers with RRR Ribbon and Twine makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Scaredy-cat....errrrr DOG

Did you do a double take?  Halloween already?   I can't help myself! is always good to get a head start.   I have this cute little holiday greeting made for RRR.   As you can see I did a step by step. I accidentally erased one of my pics but I think you get the gist of it.  1) Gathered my goodies together , 2) Covered my cardstock with papers half and half and started the base of my bow by wrapping it around card and tying knot.  3) I added my button and scallop border made with my sizzix, 4) Added my cute image from Crafty Secrets and the glitter border at the bottom, 5) From here I just added a couple of dimensional goodies - bats and a glitter star using 3d foam adhesive.   I added my banner sentiment at the top and it was done!  Cute and ready to put a bit of a smile on someone this fall!  Enjoy!  Cherry

Ribbon used - Black Faux Canvas Ribbon

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon 3-Day SALE!!

We're rolling in with a BIG 3-Day SALE here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Now through midnight Eastern Time  on Thursday, 7/24/14 we have a terrific SALE going on. The more you buy, the more you save!! Please use the applicable code found below in the promotional code area on the first page at checkout.

The codes are good now through midnight Eastern time on Thursday 7/24/14.

(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions, or special order items).
Order subtotals from $10.00  to $39.99 SAVE 10% using code SIZZLE10.

Order subtotals $40 and up SAVE 15% using code SIZZLE15.

The sale code is good on everything including SALE items. Did you know we stock a wide variety of Scor-Tape? Take advantage of our sale and stock up on this great product.  Don't forget to take a look at our fun decorative bags.  We also offer a large variety of Ribbon Assortments.  Some samples shown below.

Bead Berry Spray Clusters available in 3 colors

Spiral Stamens available in 5 colors

It's never too soon to start your holiday ribbon buying.  Check out our Halloween, Autumn and Christmas sections.  Buy early for the best selection!

Are you a member of our Monthly Ribbon Club yet? 
If not, enroll today and we'll give you the discount on your first assortment. 
(All future shipments will be billed at full price.)

This July Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon. What a terrific way to build your ribbon stash so you always have the perfect ribbon for any project! 

Most of our orders ship same or next day!

Happy Shopping!!

~ Bonnie ~

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Bold Inspiration..

Hi ya peeps. I've got some inspiration for you today featuring the fab ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store! I call this card "Large and in Charge".

I LOVE this luscious and bold ribbon. I think it gives the image a great pop so I wrapped the card up like a present. Super cute and bold.

Ribbon Recipe
Red Checked Ribbon: Red Gingham 

Thanks for stopping by to see my creation! Don’t forget that RRR is active on Facebook and Pinterest. Stop on by for lots of inspiration.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Howdy Partner!

Hello RRR friends! Today I get to share a card I made, yee haw! This adorable image is from one of my favorite stamp companies, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I love coloring her images, even though I still have a long way to go with my coloring skills hehe! :) I don't think there is another ribbon more perfect for a country-feel card than this Red Plaid Ribbon! My next project with this same ribbon is going to be a 3-D grilling apron card and I think this red and white will be just right! I also used some of my favorite go-to ribbon whenever I can't quite find the right one, this White Dotted Organza Ribbon is the best! I tied a bit of it to the tops of the 2 tags that hold the sentiment along with bits of raffia for a hay-like feel. :) I even tied a teensy tiny bow to the horse's tail with Ivory Burlap String, another go-to favorite. I use it all the time!

Thanks so much for letting me share my country card with you! I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Snappy Little Background Tutorial by Jenn Cochran

Hello everyone! Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks. Today I have a fun background tutorial.  On my card I have used Diamond Satin in Metal Gray.  Check out my full tutorial below! 

Thanks so much for joining me today!