Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Hello to you....hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day.  I have a couple of Memorial Day inspired goodies to share here at Really Reasonable Ribbon.   Two toppers both with ole Glory colors.  One has a base of cupcake liners that I fell in love with and the other I created a whirly gig base.  Diecut layers using foam adhesive for dimension, fussy cut images, flower layers, and lots of ribbons including  textured two-tone light blue ribbonlipstick red seam bindingplaid ribbon in red, and satin with silver metallic edge in red.   Fun to stick in a flower frog, basket, decorate a cake with....or use for those soon to be Summer 4th of July parties!   Thanks for visiting RRR!  Cherry

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Beautiful Fuchsias

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share with you a A6 top folding card I created with the new Fuchsia Bouquet stamp from Heartfelt Creations and beautiful ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.

First, I stamped the image on Canson 140lb cold press watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I also clear embossed the ink before coloring.  I then water-colored it with my Spectrum Aqua markers.  I cut it out with a rectangle spellbinders die and before I took it out I inked the edges with Old Paper Distress ink which created a clean border around the image.  I matted it with black and purple cardstock.  The patterned paper in the background is also from Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Collection.  The sentiment is from the new Anna Griffin Minc Foil starter set.  It is hard to see in the picture but I foiled it with purple metallic foil.  I then matted it onto black cardstock and fussy cut around the edges. 

I used ribbons and lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon to create a band around the card.  They are 1.5" Ivory Crochet Lace and 5/8" Plaid Purple Ribbon.  I also created a triple loop bow with the same plaid ribbon and my Bow-It-All tool.  I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful with flowers and ribbon.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bi-Color Double-Loop Double-Layer Bow Video Tutorial with the Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0

Hi friends.  I finally got my act together and have the video tutorial for you that I've been promising for months (like perhaps since January....) hahaha  You're going to need some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with your Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  If you haven't picked this great tool up yet, you really must.  I use it on ALL my projects.

I love this bow because it adds a beautiful touch to your project and it looks super complicated when it's really not.  So, get ready to 'wow' your friends and family!

So this is the little beauty I'm going to show you how to make.  Pretty soon you'll be making these gorgeous bows for all your projects too!

I used my all time favorite Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon in blue topaz and royal blue.  I've said this before, but it bears repeating.  This ribbon performs beautifully for fancy loopy bows.  Do yourself a favor and begin with an easy ribbon.  There is NO ribbon you can't use, but it's easier to start with one that will cooperate and then move on to more challenging styles.  (Best part is that Delicate Stitched Satin is a really inexpensive ribbon style!)

Bi-Color Double-Loop Double-Layer Bow-it-All V2.0 Tutorial
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Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on the other products I used in my card, please head over to my Make Time to Craft Blog.  I'd love to have you visit!

~ Bonnie ~

Friday, May 22, 2015

12 Tags

Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here to share that I have lost my mind and instead of making 1 project for today's post..I made 12. Tags that is. Just some little gifties to add to my special orders this week...because giving extra little somethings is really a nice way to say thank you. I dug way down deep in my Really Reasonable Ribbon  stash and added them to patterned papers and images from Crafty Secrets.
Creative Scraps is just about the funnest smaller images to add to you can pile on the details.
Canvas Color Band Stitched Edged Pink, Celery Green Plaid, Bluebird Plaid, Chevron Striped Twill Red. Creative Scraps..Travel,Sew Nice,Farm Fresh.
Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge Light Blue, Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid, Chevron Striped Twill Light Blue, Chevron Striped Twill Pink. Creative Scraps...Travel, Love Mail, Altered Fairies, Garden.
Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge Red, Black Plaid, Brown Plaid, Satin Swiss Dots Pink. Creative Scraps.....Sew Nice, Farm Fresh, Garden,
I also added some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box to create these little charmers! Some of the background paper came from the Pastel Paper Pad and some from the Digital CD's.
So that's 12 different tags with 12 different ribbons and 12 different themes! That all adds up to 1 big pile of fun!!!
Okay that's all for me...wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Grow......With Love!

Hello there, all of our ribbon-loving friends!  It's Karen Letchworth here today with a sweet card I created using LOTS of great ribbons and goodies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  My card also uses some patterned papers, machine stitching, and stickers with the sentiments.....Grow......With Love.  That's to remind us all of how important it is to let our children (and others in our lives) know how much we love and appreciate them.  That's how we Grow......With Love!
This card was created using LOTS of great ribbons and products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The patterned papers are inked and machine stitched, and then I got busy adding my trims.  I ran a strip of the gorgeous 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Plain Ribbon across my card, and also tied a smaller bow with the same.  The reason why I absolutely LOVE this particular trim is because it's so shabby chic, and can be used in so many different ways.  You can easily rip it into various widths, and use it on so many different projects.  Next, I tied some Blueberry Baker's Twine around that small bow to secure it.  In the upper right-hand corner of my card, I added two 35 mm Wild Orchid Crafts Leaves in Brown, and Mulberry Flowers/Open Roses in Deep Ivory and Royal Blue.  To that, I also added a small ripped piece of the same sweet 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Plain Ribbon so that you can see how, by ripping it, you can easily give your projects a sweet little accent of shabby chic love.  I absolutely LOVE how Really Reasonable Ribbon makes it so easy, and fun, to adorn my cards and projects.  I hope that you will stop by to check out all the great new items that have been recently added to the store.  You will absolutely FLIP for all the great products available at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There's also a fun challenge taking place where you can enter your projects.  We love seeing your handiwork, and we hope you'll play along.
Have a great day, everyone!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So Proud by Jenn Cochran

Hello to all the RRR friends and fans!  Jenn here and I am so excited to have you join me today.   Remember the fun Starburst card from our hop on the 13th?  Well, as promised I have a Tell All Video showing you the measurements on how I made the sometimes difficult card.    1st I want to show you a pretty bow I tied on a vase for a gift.  It features the Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon in Lemon.  

Ok now for my Tell All Video for this fun Sunburst Card.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Let me know what you think of the video.  If you have any questions, leave me a comment on YouTube and I will get it answered.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Can You Use Ribbon on a Masculine Card? YES You Can!

Hi friends.  Today I have a masculine card to share and yes, I included some ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon!  My cards just don't feel complete until I add some ribbon.

While I don't usually go for bows on a masculine card, I think you can always incorporate ribbon and this is the perfect type of card to use up some of your shorter ribbon scraps.

I created the sentiment on my computer and I ran a strip of Metal Gray Diamond Satin across the center of the card under the sentiment and added a piece of 1/4" Black Grosgrain on top of that.  I cut the ends of the grosgrain in points for a more 'manly' look.

My favorite adhesive for attaching ribbon to my project is Scor-Tape.  It works wonderfully on ribbon and it's available in many different widths at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on other products used on my card, please stop over at my Make Time To Craft Blog.