Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You are Always Welcome in our Home

Today is my last post for the month and I wanted to finish with a simple card that I did with the August Ribbon Club Assortment for August and some Doodlebug papers and stickers that I had.  

For my card I used lots of rich browns and oranges and mixed in a little bit of ivory to balance it out and make the sticker pop.  The plaid ribbon is in the assortment pack and the neat tangled looking ribbon is called Netting Trim and comes in lots of fun colors. It was really quick and easy and is a great card to have on hand for friends that get a new house or just welcome to mine :)

In case you need to see this fabulous assortment for the month here it is again.

Have a great crafty week and thanks for stopping by.....Teresa

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shabby Chic Album & Video

Hello everyone.  Today I wanted to share the cover of my Shabby Chic Floral Delight Album, and I also have a video of the entire album to share as well. My album was created for Really Reasonable Ribbon , using tons of Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding and Mulberry Flowers throughout my entire album. 

I absolutely LOVE how this album turned out. My next album will be a little different though.  I'm thinking I need to create more spots for photos, as I didn't have enough room in this one for all photos from two trips.

On the cover I used Really Reasonable Ribbons Seam Binding (Moss Green, Rose Petal), Sweetheart Blossoms, & Trellis Roses. I also used Scor-Tape throughout this entire album.

I did add wedding stems, flourishes, Butterflies, Buttons, Vintage Trim, Rosette Trim, Photo wood frame, and CottageCutz die cuts.

I'm getting ready to start my next big album, and I can't wait to share that with you all!  Hope you like my video I've posted below as it shows all details of each page.

Video of Shabby Chic Album

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Hugs to all,

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tea and Cookie Gift Holder Tutorial

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I'm dropping in to share a fun little project you can make with 1 sheet of paper, a ruler, and bits and pieces from your scrap and salvage box. And of course some super scrumptious ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's a very easy tutorial....and you'll be making these for every occasion!
First a sneak peek of the finished project: for the tutorial:

You'll need one 8' x 8" square of patterned cardstock. Make sure you pick a sheet that you like both sides of as you can see them when you fold it up.   This looks like a bit of an difficult measuring process...but it's really too easy.  On the top left corner measure in 2-3/4 inches and make a small tic with a pencil. Turn the page 1/4 turn to the left and measure in 5-1/4 inch and make another tic. Connect the tic with a ruler and fold on that line. Now turn the page 1/4 turn again and measure in 2-3/4 inches and make a tic. Turn the page 1/4 turn again and mark at the 5-1/4 inch. Connect the dots with the ruler and fold on that line. Now you have the outside folds all ready.  Now measure in 1 inch from the right side. Turn the page 1/4  turn and measure in 1 inch. In the opposite corner do the same. With your ruler fold up on the lines creating a strip diagonally down the middle. Now you get to fold!
Fold down from the top.

Fold up from the bottom.

 Now fold in from the sides. The white strip in the back is only there to show the shape of it folded.

One more look at the front.
That lovely ribbon I used is Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon...heavily inked for an extra shabby antique look.

 I added some tea bags to the pockets of mine. But sadly there were no cookies to go with the tea : (
See, there's plenty of room for a little bag of cookies. If I had any...which I don't....I would hope they would be my favorite snickerdoodle or oatmeal cream.  Just sayin : )
I'll be making up a big pile of these with hot chocolate, little candy canes and cookies.....wouldn't that make the nicest little gifty?
Okay that's all for me..Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

Sunday, August 24, 2014

French Country Birthday Card

Hello Ribbon Loving Friends! Kathy Clement here to share an elegant French Country birthday card that has lots of layers, lots of gold embossing and oodles of scrumptious Really Reasonable Ribbon

French Country RRR 01

I have always loved this image from Graphic 45's French Country paper collection. When I received the gorgeous August Ribbon Club assortment, I knew this elegant Sherry Checkerboard Satin Ribbon would be the perfect complement to its Old World Charm. I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to help me tie the perfect triple loop bow. I frayed and inked a strip of the fabulously shabby chic Cotton Blend Vintage Travel Ribbon.  Because this ribbon is 2 1/2" wide, it makes a perfect belly band on a card. I saved some of the small threads and topped my satin bow with them and then added a button.

French Country RRR 02

You can really see the dimension and embossing from this angle. I combined three of the chipboard tags with a bit of my favorite Natural Jute String to balance out the bow on the left hand side of the card.

French Country RRR 05

Fraying the ends is easy...just use a craft pick to separate the strands.

French Country RRR 08

More layers, and stamped greetings from Fiskars "Make a Wish" stamp set complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by! I wish you a day filled with beauty and creativity!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Candy Corn Peat Pot Buckets Tutorial

My turn to share a tutorial here at RRR.   I started with some little peat pots and painted them up in pumpkin orange.  I used my crop-a-dile (remember those?) to make holes on either side and used some faux canvas ribbon in black for the handles.  I then added some homemade crepe papers to the bottom and top of each bucket.  My next step was to make some bows using plaid ribbon in black and added them to the side.  From here start having fun layering your diecuts and images and add dimension with some foam adhesive.   Other than that, I just had to add a bit more ribbon nestled inside the gingham.  I added orange seam binding and Halloween baker's twine along with a hand stamped Maya Road tag and jingle bell to finish them off.  Now they are ready for some candy corn or other sweet delight for this coming Halloween!
Enjoy, Cherry

Friday, August 22, 2014

Masked Background By Jenn Cochran

Hi everyone!  Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks.  I am really excited to show you all the Mask Background card that I featured during our RRR blog hop on the 13th.  As promised I did a Tell-All Video showing you how I created the white area on the card where my sentiment is stamped.

This card features ribbon from our Ribbon Club for the Month of August.  It is Satin Ribbon Swirl in Tangerine.  

Here is the Tell-All Video.  I hope you like it!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspiration Day with Carolyn

Hi ya peeps, sorry my card is a bit late. I had a little accident with some stairs, photos on the wall and my wrist on Wednesday and I've been out of it with pain meds. Better late than not at all. When I did this card I was looking forward to using black on black.

My inspiration is all about being stark and dark.

I LOVE rooster anything and I love a dark background. Add a little gingham ribbon against a darker background with a little pop of color in the image and you have a bolder statement. Have I mentioned that I LOVE  gingham? There are lots of fun gingham ribbons in the store. The recipe for this ribbon is:  Gingham Black 3/8 inch ribbon.

Don't forget to join in on the current challenge which is pets and ribbons and stop by our Facebook and Pinterest pages for further inspiration from our design team.

Happy crafting,