Thursday, August 25, 2016

Halloween Banner

Hello folks...my day here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  I had so much fun making this banner.  Lots of die cut layers with foam adhesive for dimension.


 Seeing the layers and mix of patterns makes me happy! Not to mention the bright happy Halloween colors.
I can never get enough gingham either.  I used both gingham ribbon in black  and in orange.   I used the 1-1/2" width size and it makes the best big chunky bows.
I added some black sequins, clothespins, and little metal rimmed tags spelling boo.



Well folks, that is it for me!  As always hope you enjoyed!  Cherry

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blessings for Christmas & Video Tutorial

 Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to you all! So for today's Really Reasonable Ribbon card I do have a video on both my Ribbon Bow using RRR Shimmer Satin (LOVE THIS STUFF) , and my Glass Flowers using a spray technique to get the color you see.
 So for my card base, I used black card stock, cut at 5" x 10" and then scored at 5"
Next I did my 1st layer with black card stock cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", then the Bo Bunny design paper is cut at 41/2" x 4 1/2".
Next Layer 2- is cut at 4" x 4" and that is the black card stock. Now Bo Bunny dp is cut at 3/34" x 3 3/4", then added sewing in a green thread. I also added some white gel dots for a different look.

The I Brake for stamps sentiment is cut out using different spellbinders dies.

Ribbon bow is created using Really Reasonable Ribbons Beautiful Shimmer Satin in Sage Green color. LOVE LOVE LOVE this ribbon. I just bought 5 rolls of it, that is how much I love it. Also will be getting more rolls in different colors, as Bonnie does carry some really Gorgeous colors of this.

Glass Flowers are done using my Glass Flower Technique along with the spray and distress technique. Video can be seen here on my blog
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,
Cheryl

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Watercolor Lifting

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing details about my card for our current 
 Challenge #147 - Buttons & Bows.
I used the Watercolor Lifting Technique at Splitcoaststampers for my card. Basically, you create a watercolor wash, emboss an image with VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder, and then remove as much color as you like with more water and a brush or rag. It's such a fun look! I made my "wash" pretty deep hued, as I knew I would be taking a lot of the color off. The embossed images hold the depth of original color.

I added some Doodlebug Sequins to my flower middles, and then created a fun pleated ribbon center using the August Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon, as well as Green Apple Baker's Twine in the center of my button.

Come play along at RRR!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card

Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a really festive and fun Christmas Greeting card I created with the fabulous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is the first Christmas card I have made in quite a while that does not have a vintage or retro image....but I was so inspired by the buffalo checked paper that I knew graphic pops of color would be a much better match.

This Hounds Tooth Ribbon coordinates so well and is topped of with Ivory Burlap String and a simple painted jingle bell.
Handcrafted poinsettia flower is layered with some Petaloo blooms and die cut leaves with the same red and black theme. These great little buttons and Spiral Stamens help to add detail to the corner.
A few more die cut flowers here with additional tiny White Open Roses. A die cut doily is a nice backdrop for the sentiment.
I love how dimensional this card turned out with all the layers.   Okay that's all for me, wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. G

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Terrific Twine

Hi there!  It's Karen Letchworth posting today.  As you may know, there are many terrific trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon, but for today; I want to just focus on one very simple trim that everyone needs in LOTS of great colors......TWINE!  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries 40 colors of Baker's Twine and an additional 15 colors of Burlap String.  These amazing trims cost no more than ten cents ($0.10) per yard.  So, not only are they colorful, versatile and super useful; but they're also SUPER affordable!
Today I'm sharing three cards that really showcase some of these wonderful twines.  My first card (above) uses Oyster Baker's Twine (currently out of stock) that I tied around the card several times and tied into a bow.  I also added a sweet little Ivory Sweetheart Blossom to the bottom of my card.

My second card (below) has a long length of Red Burlap String wrapped several times around it.  You can see how adding this one simple trim to your cards adds so much texture to your project; not to mention that perfect pop of color.  And again, with SO many great colors; you can always find the perfect shade for any project.
My third and final card today (my personal favorite) was created using some sweet patterned papers, a heart die-cut that's stitched with DMC floss, a button, sequins, a stamped sentiment, a tiny tag held with a rusty pear-shaped pin, and more fabulous twine.
This card uses both the Cotton Candy Baker's Twine and the Teal Baker's Twine.  Once again, you can see how Really Reasonable Ribbon has the PERFECT COLORS to match any project you're working on and make it truly special.  It's really the quint-essential trim that every crafter needs in a variety of colors, and Really Reasonable Ribbon can help you stock up at a great price.
I hope that you'll take time to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon store to see all the wonderful twines they carry, as well as all the great flowers in the Mulberry Flowers section.  You're sure to find something new for your crafting, and the prices are amazing (as well as super reasonable shipping).  We also have a fun challenge on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog where we'd love to have you play along and share your creations.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Karen Letchworth

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Christmas with Snowman Card

Around Christmas time, there is barely enough time to get Christmas cards made.  I love making my cards early since I love making a different card for each person.  Ribbons and laces always look gorgeous with Christmas cards and Really Reasonable Ribbon Store has those gorgeous selections of ribbons with a variety of sizes and color besides the gorgeous Wild Orchid Craft flowers, and Scor-Tape with the fantastic Zutter Bow It All to give your Christmas projects and cards that professional and stunning look.

I am just in love with the variety of May Arts Silky Crush Ribbons like this white ribbon that is so beautiful and elegant.  I used a flat back pearl with rhinestone for the center.  

Other supplies:  
Tutti Designs Snowman
Sue Wilson Designs - Snowflake Back ground frame and Snow Flake Tag
Blue glitter card stock
White glitter card stock
Sue Wilson Designs - Pierced Rectangle frame

Also, on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, a exciting challenge is going on right now with ribbon or trim besides see daily designers' cards and projects using Really Reasonable Ribbon variety of gorgeous ribbons for all of your projects and cards.    Come join the fun and post your card on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge and you might become one of our next top 3 picks.   Also, come visit us on Really Reasonable Ribbon Facebook but definitely check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to get those fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects and cards done ahead of time.

Nancy Hill
Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

Friday, August 19, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #147 - Buttons and Bows Challenge


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 #147 is Buttons & Bows.
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.
  
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Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #147 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.



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Now, let's see your Buttons & Bows creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on September 2nd 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 RRR147) 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 31st at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 
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