Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing Blog Hop here at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog! 

Today you will see some great projects using our October Ribbon Club Assortment from our very talented design team. They always come up with some super ideas. 
Isn't this assortment great??  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards.  If you aren't already a ribbon club member, why not join us today!  You will get a fun new ribbon assortment shipped automatically each month.

Now let's get hopping and see what our fabulous design team has created this month!

Here is our blog hop list.  If you get lost along the way, hop on back here and we'll get you back on track.
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Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Now, be sure to leave some love at all the stops along the way. Your comments are most appreciated!

At the end of the hop, comment on this post answering the question below for a chance to win our October Ribbon Club assortment shown below.

Our question of the month is:
Do you hand make your Christmas or Hanukkah cards?  If so, how many do you make and when do you start?
I make mine and I used to make around 50 insanely intricate hand-cut (this was before die cutting and the silhouette was widely used) pop-up cards.  I'm now old, and lacking in energy and enthusiasm, so my list is down to about 20-25 and I no longer hand cut anything.  I like the idea of starting in early October which would work out fabulously, but in reality I usually start in mid December and then it isn't any fun at all!

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Friday, 10/16. Be sure to check back on Friday evening to see if you are our lucky winner.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today. We hope you'll stop by and so some shopping at Really Reasonable Ribbon soon.

~Bonnie Garby~

Monday, October 12, 2015

Trick or Treat

I'm still having fun playing with the fabulous ribbons from the September Ribbon Club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I'm totally in love with the Black Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon.  Isn't it fabby?
I made a fun Halloween themed card with lots of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and embellished with a couple of the styles from the assortment.  The poofy double bow was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 and it's just a basic double bow.  You can view a video tutorial for a basic bow made on the Bow-it-All Tool HERE.

If you missed the September Ribbon Club Assortment, you can JOIN TODAY and begin with the September and October Assortments for a special price.  HURRY because this offer ends on October 16th.
I just love the vivid contrast of orange and black paired together.  It really makes you sit up and take notice, right?
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Happy crafting!

~ Bonnie ~

Sunday, October 11, 2015

5-Day Pre-Columbus Day SALE at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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We're rolling in with a BIG 5-Day Pre-Columbus Day SALE here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

 Now through midnight Eastern Time  on Monday, 10/12/15 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 Monday 10/12/15.

(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club gift subscriptions, or special order items).
Order subtotals from $10.00 to $39.99 SAVE 10% using code COLUMBUS10.

Order subtotals $40 and up SAVE 15% using code COLUMBUS15.

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 - they are already 40% off.  Your discount would add additional savings!

It's time to get those supplies you need for your holiday projects!

We have a LARGE variety of Mulberry Flowers and Trims from Wild Orchid Crafts in stock.

We also have a large selection of Ribbon Assortments available.

Be sure to check out Autumn and Christmas categories for a full selection of styles available for the holidays.

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 Crazy for Christmas themed October 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 business day!

Happy Shopping!!

~ Bonnie ~

Halloween Stocking Ornaments

Hey there Peeps! Dropping in to share a festive set of Halloween Stocking Ornaments. I created these decorations with Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and Crafty Secrets printed papers and images.
 I added these to a display with other seasonal items to create some spooktacular holiday decor : )
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims~ Black and White Houndstooth, Black and White Plaid, Black Netting, Natural Burlap Wired Edge Black/White , Tangerine Shimmer, Swiss Dots on Black SatinPlaid Ribbon Oranage with Black Stitching , Yellow/Orange Plaid.
Crafty Secrets~ Creating With Vintage Halloween CD, Halloween Digital Scraps.
Okay that's all for me. Wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happy Birthday

No, it's not Really Reasonable Ribbon's Birthday.  Not that I'm aware of, anyway.  But it is my cousin's birthday next month; so I wanted to create a soft, sweet birthday card for her.  I used some of my favorite Crate Paper products along with some sweet coordinating ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon to embellish it.  Really Reasonable Ribbon, no kidding, always has the PERFECT ribbons and trims for EVERY project.  Their choice of colors, textures, prints and widths is absolutely endless.  The papers I used literally matched up perfectly with the ribbons I used on my card.
After I laid out my patterned papers and had my design layout completed, I inked and machine stitched the papers.  I used a couple of little strips (the banner and the sentiment), as well as another piece of ephemera from Crate Paper in the background, and placed a half of a white paper doily at the bottom of my card.  Well, as I've said before.....no card is complete without a bow.  This one just looked "naked"; and I knew that I had the PERFECT Really Reasonable Ribbons to give this little card just what it needed.
I ran a length of the gorgeous Seam Binding in Charcoal Gray across my card, and also included this same Charcoal Gray Seam BindingBay Leaf Seam Binding and Oyster Baker's Twine in my bow.  I placed a coordinating button in the center of my bow that has a small piece of Solid Gray Baker's Twine tied into it.  I thought about adding some of Really Reasonable Ribbon's gorgeous Mulberry Flowers, but decided to just keep it simpler this time.

I really want to mention that the Bay Leaf Seam Binding I used on this project is the perfect shade of light greenish teal (I'm not great at explaining it) that is SO popular right now.  It matches so many of the popular patterned papers that are on trend right now.  But that's one of the many things that I love SO MUCH about Really Reasonable Ribbon.....the way their vast array of choices will match perfectly to any project you might be creating.  Why not stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon and check out ALL the wonderful ribbons, trims, laces, twines, flowers, embellishments and more.  Christmas is coming, and you can create a "Wish List" to give your family.  That way, you're sure to get what you really want.  Gorgeous ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon are the perfect accent to ANY project.

Don't forget about the FUN CHALLENGES on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog where you can enter all your ribbon-topped projects.  We always LOVE having you play along in our challenges.  You're also welcome to visit my blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to say hello.  I always enjoy your visits.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week.
Karen Letchworth

Friday, October 9, 2015

Christmas Star by Jenn Cochran

Hi Really Reasonable Ribbon friends and fans!  It's Jenn and I am so not ready for Christmas.  Are you???  I know it is coming fast and I need to get my mind set and ready to go.  

I wanted to give this fun star wreath a try.  It was super easy and only took about 15 minutes.  I paired the wreath with a beautiful delicate stitched satin ribbon.  I will run down the instructions below.

I used a 1" size star die.  I cut out 8 of each patterned paper to be on the safe side but only used 7 of each.  I cut out a 2.5" circle and cut out the middle to make a ring.  I added CANDi Fix Foam Pads (found at RRR) to the backs of each star.  I arranged them and then took the foam pad backings off one at a time and adhered it to the ring.  Voila, a star wreath!  Hope you will try it!  

I used Delicate Stitched Satin in Kiwi and tied a simple knot.  It was the perfect color of green to go with the swiss dot green patterned paper.

Do you make your own Christmas Cards or do you opt for the ever popular photo cards?  I personally do the photo cards.  This year I will do the same, just making them myself. 

Thanks for taking a peek.  Hope you try one of these simple wreaths on your next Christmas Card.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall is Time to be Thankful...

With fall finally getting here it's always time to be Thankful for everything in our lives.  Today I am doing a quick share with a card and little goodie box I did with some gorgeous fall ribbons and Graphic 45 papers.
For my projects I chose some of the "Seam Binding Ribbon" in burnt rust and "Tuftan Brown Satin", "Brown Plaid" and my new favorite 3/8" inch lace called "Gabrielle" in ivory. The papers are a mixture of Graphic 45 papers I had in my stash but most of it starts with the cut outs for the Calendar pages.
I really love how this one came out.  The colors are so rich and pretty and the ribbon reminds me of the color of pumpkin pies so it was perfect to use.
For my box I used a Scor-pal and created a pizza box that the top post card tag would fit onto.  It's fun to make custom boxes and you can fill them with lots of fun surprises for the person you are giving it to.  For this I also used the seam binding ribbon and that pretty little lace I was telling you about.
Lastly I made up some quick tags to go on some kraft bags I have to fill with goodies to give.  The prints are so pretty and the ribbons go perfect with Graphic 45 papers.

Thanks so much for stopping over and have a really great day!!