Sunday, March 1, 2015

Middy Biddy Bag Pocket Card

Hello friends of Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It's your crafty friend, Karen Letchworth, here today sharing a sweet Pocket Card using a Kraft Middy Biddy Bag With Vertical Stripes and LOTS of other FABULOUS ribbons, trims, laces, flowers and more from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I would LOVE to have you pick up some of these wonderful Middy Biddy Bags and give it a try for yourself.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has everything you will need!

My project for today was created using LOTS of great products from Really Reasonable Ribbon including the base, which is a Kraft Middy Biddy Bag With Vertical Stripes.  And please...DON'T let the term "middy biddy" make you think that they're tiny.  They're NOT!  They are good sized at 5" wide x 7.5" tall.  I took the Kraft Middy Biddy Bag With Vertical Stripes and folded the bottom of the bag half-way back up, and then machine stitched it down; leaving an opening/pocket at the top so that you can tuck in photos, a gift card, a special note, or anything else you can think of.  This "pocket" will be in addition to the "pocket" or "hole" that automatically comes with the opening of the bag itself.  I hope that makes sense.  These little "Pocket Cards" make such a cute little gift because they're more than a card, and much fancier, but still just a simple little treat you can tuck in an envelope and send through the mail with ease.  And everyone LOVES them!

To create this "Pocket Card", once the Kraft Middy Biddy Bags With Vertical Stripes was machine stitched and secured, I decorated it by adding a half of a vintage cream doily, some little tickets/scrap pieces, a digital image, a miniature clothespin with glitter that holds a tiny tag, some vintage style scotch tape, a little button, and LOTS of great Really Reasonable ribbons and trims which include their sweet Arianna Naural Crochet Lace, three leaves from the Moss Green Leaf RibbonPink Aster Seam Binding, adorable Light Pink Gingham Ribbon, Natural Wide Burlap With Pink/White Wired Edge, some darling little Baby Pink Open Roses, rich gorgeous Deep Ivory Rosebuds, and a wonderful White Frosted Spiral Stamen.  They all mix together SO beautifully.

Thanks for stopping by to take a quick peek at my Really Reasonable Ribbon project for today.  You can find LOTS more great ribbon inspiration on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and you can even play along in our current challenge and share what you've created.  And of course, Really Reasonable Ribbon is a great place to shop for ribbons, laces, trims, decorative bags, flowers, and SO much more.

We really do look forward to seeing what you will create using ribbon, and hope that you will stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to take a look at ALL the fabulous things they carry.  It really makes crafting easy and fun, and you will LOVE their reasonable prices, affordable shipping, excellent customer service, and GORGEOUS products.  Why not treat yourself today?

Happy crafting, everyone!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sweetly Irish Tag and Vintage Spring Green Ladies and Daisies Card

Hello Friends!!
Heather here and today I would like to share with you a tag and card that I have made using some fabby ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Irish Tag

To create my tag I used my Purple Tag Bases

I used the Celery Plaid, Grape Satin, Purple Leaves, Lavender Seam Binding, and Moss Green Seam Binding all from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Paris and Jungle Art Glitters were used.

Vintage Green Ladies Card

Hidden tag removed.

Gecko Galz Vintage Tags
I have a tutorial of how to put my card together on my blog post here.
Thank you for visiting us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Brambles by Jenn Cochran

Good morning RRR friends and followers.  Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks.  Hope everyone is as excited as I am for the weekend.  I am ready to get crafty this Saturday.  What are all of your plans?  Going to dive into projects using Really Reasonable Ribbon?  I hope so!  Can't wait to see your projects in our challenges going on right here on the RRR blog.  If you look to the right you will see a link to our challenge area of the blog.  Just take a picture of your project and post it for all to up to our current challenge and show us what you've been working on.

Today, I have made a tag using three different RRR's.  My 1st bow layer consists of Faux Canvas in Salmon.  OMG, you haven't see anything till you see this ribbon.  Faux canvas is a sturdy yet flexible ribbon.  It is super easy to tie and holds a bow perfectly!  

My second layer is a fabulous lace.  It is called Chloe Natural Crochet Lace.  I just tied it into a simple bow a bit bigger than my last layer.  The final layer is Stitched Satin in Aqua.  I topped off my layered bow with a few buttons and it made the perfect topper for my tag.

My tag is made using a new die from Sheena Douglass and colored with the brand new Spectrum Aqua markers.  

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have a wonderful weekend

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Take note....

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping over today... i just have a quick and easy project to share today using some of my new favorite satin ribbons.  I have started collecting lots and lots of colors in this style and it is perfect to use for both cards and off the page projects, I really like it alot.

I wanted to make something fun to write notes on so i came up with this quick idea to use a metal chalkboard sign that i got at my local craft store.  I added some white chipboard pieces i had in my stash to both the top and bottom with adhesive first. Then i wanted to glitz it up so i also added just a bit of bling with clear rhinestones to go with the pink satin ribbons. The ribbon i used is called Satin w/Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.  It's super elegant and has a tiny bit of stitching running down each of the sides.  And the best part is it comes in so many gorgeous colors to use.

For my project i used the Pearl Pink and then added a few WOC Flowers to finish it.
It's simple and a fun project you could do with a family member to make for her room
for important reminders.  So that's it for today and thanks again for stopping over!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Banner

The top o'the morning to ye, my friends! Today I have a super fun St. Patrick's Day banner to share with you made with Really Reasonable Ribbon and the St. Patrick's Day Creativity Kit from Polly's Paper Etsy. I had to take down my beautiful Valentine banner...and my mantle looked so barren, that I decided to dress it up with the wearin' o' the green!

St. Patricks Day Banner 01

Of course, my master plan was to have my mantle all beautifully decorated...but on the very day that I completed this banner, the drywall crew showed up to begin the repairs on our home from the water damage we incurred from broken pipe. So my living room is hermetically sealed right now, and I have no access to my mantle. So I had to improvise. Sigh..... This is a massive banner, measuring more than 4 feet in length. All the papers and images come from the kit, and I just added a few paper rosettes, buttons and fabulous ribbons and flowers. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

St. Patricks Day Banner 05

This is the first panel on the banner. I stitched the pre-cut papers onto this gorgeous 1.5" Cream Mesh Ribbon. This is the most gorgeous stuff! It has a slight sheen to it, and is soooo soft and pretty. It was the perfect match for the lively Celery Green Plaid Ribbon I used to tie bows on either end of the banner. I topped the bow with a pretty Off White Chrysanthemum and then added white cosmos and green sweetheart blossoms from the green and white variety pack. Aren't they perfect for St. Pat's Day?

St. Patricks Day Banner 06

Here are more of those sweet blossoms on the next panel where they adorn the LUCK greeting and the lucky horseshoe.

St. Patricks Day Banner 07

You can see how great these greens work with these blossoms and the cream mesh ribbon. It's a match made in heaven!

St. Patricks Day Banner 08

I tucked a whole cluster of them into the lid of this cute green teapot. You know how I love my tea!

St. Patricks Day Banner 09

And they add so much texture, color and dimension to this panel. I hope Bonnie has lots of these in stock, because they are so perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patricks Day Banner 10

Here you can see how I stitched along the cream mesh ribbon...and you can say hello to the Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick's Day parade and his lovely wife!

St. Patricks Day Banner 11

The banner is finished off with another bodacious bow tied with my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool and topped with another off white chrysanthemum. I wish you could see this banner in's so festive and fun. The perfect pick me up for the end of winter. It will look great on my mantle...once I can hang it there. So, what do you do for St. Patrick's Day? We generally go out for fish and chips...and of course we wear green, so we don't get pinched! And, I always make a loaf of Irish Soda Bread which is almost as yummy as this banner! Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Clouds of Blue....

                   Hello there and happy almost Spring to you.  I ask you, can you have too much happy?  Too much sweetness?  I think not.  These sweet little glimpses into another time and place always make me happy.  So does knowing Spring is almost here.  These projects were made with that in mind for Really Reasonable Ribbon.
                   My first little project is a couple of sweet mini glassine bags decked out with Pretty Little Studio images and bingo cards, and layered with diecut hearts, mini clothespins, and vintage buttons.  I used moss green seam binding for my bows. My other project is an oversize tag that I layered with pattern papers from Ocotober Afternoon and Making Memories.  I used a big chunky glitter rose, stick pin with the sweetest rhinestone bow, and topped the project with both silver and lace blue seam bindings and attached satin swiss dot ribbon in blue topaz to the top.    These projects remind me of green spring grass and clear blue skies.  Things sure to come soon!   Enjoy and thanks for stopping by the RRR blog!  Cherry

Monday, February 23, 2015

May the Leprechauns Be Near You......

Surprise everyone, it's Bonnie popping in today with a St. Patty's Day card that I was working on this past weekend.
I used several of the ribbons from the February Ribbon Club Assortment on my card.  I think a little purple works well on this card, right?

I used 3 of the ribbon styles from the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club Assortment on my card.  You can see the pretty grape satin with grosgrain edge on the fluffy double-loop bow and I used the pretty Sandra crochet lace layered over the gorgeous kiwi shimmer satin through the center of the card.

Love pretty bows?  Visit my YouTube Channel to view all my Bow-it-All tutorials.  This bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  It's easier than you think!!

It's not too late to join the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club and get the February Assortment as your first shipment.

This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash!

This card also fits right in with our current RRR Challenge with a Purple and Green theme.  Head on over and play along with us!

For more information on products used on this card, please visit my Make Time To Craft Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!