Monday, August 31, 2015

Roll With It

Happy Monday to all the Really Reasonable Ribbon friends and fans!  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Well it is definitely still summer here in Western Colorado.  I have seen so many people out riding bikes.  It reminded me of this stamp that I just LOVE.  I paired it with the perfect ribbon...Canvas Color Band Ribbon.  

I LOVE how this ribbon kind of looked like a road for my little bicycle.  I used Baker's Twine Diva Wheat to add an accent bow behind the red Canvas Color Band Bow.


The Canvas Color Band ribbon comes in 20 different colors.  They can all be found here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop site.


Don't forget that we have a new challenge starting this Friday.  We would love to have you joins us.  I am sure you would love to link up for a chance to win some Really Reasonable Ribbon.



Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a great week.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Vintage Finds and Ribbons Too

One thing I LOVE to do is to shop at antique stores.  On one trip to Stillwater, Minnesota (a sweet little town located on the St. Croix River that's basically antique heaven), I found these antique milk caps for ten cents each.  Needless to say, I bought oodles of them.  I thought they would be fun to use one on a card.  And......well, anything embellished with Really Reasonable Ribbons is ADORABLE!
Decorating cards with all of Really Reasonable Ribbon's AMAZING trims is always a treat!  Once I had my patterned paper stitched and inked, I simply added a sticker with a rub-on sentiment, added the antique milk cap that I decorated with some of Really Reasonable Ribbons SWEET Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses; including their Open Roses in Ivory and Open Roses in Red.  Then, I was ready for the best part of every card - THE BOW!  I used Melissa Natural Crochet LaceSeam Binding in Lipstick RedBurlap Center Stitched Red Trim, and Baker's Twine in Solid Red.
It's SO exciting to see how Really Reasonable Ribbons, trims, laces and flowers all work together to make cards come together so nicely.  I honestly believe that if you treat yourself to some of their products, you will quickly learn how LOVELY their products are, and how they really do help to make your cards look amazing.  They're reasonably priced, they have an amazing selection, shipping fees are low, and the quality is AWESOME!  Not to mention the selection - there's literally a PERFECT ribbon for every project you can imagine.  Why not treat yourself today?  You deserve it!

We would absolutely LOVE to have you play along in our current challenge, too.  We love seeing your sweet creations.  And don't miss out on our monthly Blog Hop for lots of great inspiration and a chance to win some of Really Reasonable Ribbons great products.  Our blog is filled with great new projects each day.  We appreciate you stopping by to visit us, and we're sure you will be delighted with what you see.

Thanks for visiting us today, and have a blessed week!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Call

Really Reasonable Ribbon is doing a full design team call and we are looking for 2 or 3 new members to join our highly creative team. We are looking for talented crafters and artists who love using ribbon, work well with deadlines and have great personalities. If you are a card maker, scrapbooker, hair bow maker, paper crafter, ribbon artist, altered artist or if you do anything fun and unique with ribbon please apply. Our readers are looking for variety, so don't be afraid to show your creative side.  Unusual and creative projects are encouraged.

Requirements

- You must be a versatile crafter who loves to work with ribbon.

- You must be a self-starter and able to manage your time to meet project deadlines that are given out well in advance.

- You must have an active blog and the ability to take quality pictures and post interesting entries directly to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. We require 5-6 projects per month as follows:

* We require 3 projects per month posted directly to our blog. You must also post projects using 'Really Reasonable' ribbon on your own blog and promote Really Reasonable Ribbon whenever possible.

 * You will be required to link the RRR blog and business on your blog, and participate in and promote special events (usually blog hops) 1-2 times per month. Typically we have one blog hop per month but we may occasionally participate in a second activity in any given month.

 * You will be required to create a sample project for one of our two monthly challenges.

- You will also be required to assist us in commenting on RRR challenge entries.

- We ask that you commit to a 6 month term from November 2015 through April 2016.

Rewards

- You will receive $25 in free product of your choice per month plus a free Monthly Ribbon Club assortment ($9.00 value) for use in your projects. You will also enjoy a 20% discount on any other purchases made with free shipping if additional purchases coincide with your regular monthly shipment.

- We will link your blog on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.

- You will receive a badge to display on your blog stating that you are a Really Reasonable Ribbon design team member.

- You will have access to our RRR FaceBook group where the design team can network and support each other on RRR projects and other design team work.

If you want to work with some fabulous ribbons and think you have what we need please send us the following information to
reallyreasonableribbon@gmail.com .

- A paragraph about who you are and why you want to be a part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon team

- Three of your favorite projects that you've used ribbon or trim on that will show us the type of work you will create for the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  **Please only show us the type of projects we can expect you to create for the team.  If you show us three highly complex projects, we will expect to see that type of project on your RRR blog posts.

- Your crafting resume

- A link to your blog and galleries

- A list of any design teams you are currently on

- Your contact information including your complete name and shipping address

The call will be open until September 30th, 2015. New design team members will be notified by October 9th, 2015.

For more information about Really Reasonable Ribbon, please visit our
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and our Really Reasonable Ribbon website.

For this call, we are accepting applications only from crafters with shipping addresses in the USA.

Thank you.

Bonnie Garby

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Little Birthday Wish for a Great Friend


Hi friends.  Can you ever have too many birthday cards in your stash?  I think not!  I can never even catch up much less get ahead of the game.  Today I have a card for a good friend that I finished off with a gorgeous bow using my favorite ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The beautiful bow was made with Rose Bloom Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to create this bow HERE.  Isn't it the perfect final touch to a clean and simple card?
This card features some scraps from the paper I made with the fun Color Burst pigments from Ken Oliver.  I can't bear to throw any of this gorgeous paper away.
I added three pink 20mm Open Roses below the sentiment.  This was a quick and easy card and the bow and flowers add a fun little punch of color.  
Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fall Gift Bag and Card Set

Hi Crafty RRR fans, it's Teresa here today to share an idea for a quick gift bag and card to give filled with maybe some yummy homemade jam and cookies for this fall.  I was thinking if you wanted to share some of those homemade goodies with the neighbors, this would be a fun bag to send them over in and of course it has gorgeous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon to make it that much more extra special too.
For my project I used papers from Basic Grey's Vivienne, Herbs and Honey papers and Picadilly stickers. I loved the rich fall country colors of these and they all worked really well together.  And for my ribbons I used some "Sheer Ombre Ribbon" and a little bit of "Crochet Lace" for the top.  On the mini card I used "cream seam binding ribbon".
Here is a quick closeup of the sheer ombre ribbon.  It's really gorgeous and comes in so many colors and would be really pretty on so many projects.  I hope you like it too.  Thanks so much for stopping over today and have a really great Thursday making something fun :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

All You Need is Love, a Cat and Red Satin Ribbon


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Kathy here, popping in with a little card making inspiration this morning.
I seem to be grooving on this red and aqua color combo of late, and used it once again in this card made with Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs paper collection.    The Pouftastic double loop,  double layer bow was tied with glorious Red Sheer Organza with Red Satin Center Ribbon.  It was tied, of course, with my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.  If you aren't familiar with this tool, or have the tool but don't know how to tie this bow, here's a great video from Really Reasonable Ribbon's YouTube Channel that will show you how easy it is to do.
I love that Bonnie also shares her favorite ribbon selections in this handy video.
To top off this bodacious bow, I simply added an aqua flower from my stash, and then hand cut some leaves from paper scraps. I cut one of Tim Holtz' Pediment dies cut from chipboard and covered it in matching paper from the collection.  This was glued down behind the card focal.
The inside of the card uses more of the layered papers and has plenty of room for a little note.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Which Witch is Which?










It is Tuesday and it is hot and very smoky here.  Fires every which way.  Hard to go outside which I guess makes it easier to sit and craft.   I created a couple of witchy little confections for RRR.   They reminded me of the Scooby Doo episode "which witch is which".   I love spooky ol' witches....and what's better than an actual hat done up prim style and a sweet Victorian witch ornament.  I had this chipboard witch hat from last year...painted and distressed it.  I added 2 1/2 cotton blend ribbon which I wrapped around and tied a big chunky bow too.  From here I wrapped metal wire stars around it, along with a hand stamped tag tied on with burlap string in natural, burlap leaves,  a felt rose, and glitter ball.   My ornament is made from chipboard and is covered in Graphic 45 papers.  I added vintage black lace, 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon in plain, and burnt rust seam binding.   I have my ornament hanging from black licorice twine.   That is it!  A little spooky and a little elegant with the black and white color schemes.   Hope you enjoy!  Cherry