Monday, December 22, 2014

Treat Yourself! to Ribbon!

Christmas is approaching quickly, and if your husband is anything like mine, he doesn't have a clue what you REALLY want.  MANY years ago, I informed my hubby that vacuum cleaners, etc. don't qualify as Christmas gifts.  If you'd like to receive something that you really want this year, I highly suggest either treating yourself to some FABULOUS new ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and just telling him to "consider it a Christmas gift"; OR.....leave him a little "wish list" letting him know you'd like to get the Monthly Ribbon Club subscription.  Trust me, he will be happy to know you're getting something you really want, and you will be happy not to receive a new toaster or a pair of fluffy elephant slippers, but instead...a year of lovely ribbons.  LOL
For this little project, which I placed on my mantel for the Christmas season, I took a vintage wooden thread spool and wrapped it in a length of Wire-Edged Natural Burlap Trim w/Red-White Stitching.  Next, I painted and stamped a wooden snowflake and topped it with a die-cut and stamped angel that I outlined in gold Stickles.  To really make my project stand out, I added a lovely bow made from Lipstick Red and Moss Green Seam Binding.  I added a jingle bell tied with a length of White Jute String.  There's also a small piece of Moss Green Leaf Trim worked into my bow and cascading down.  I tied a miniature tag with a (Praying For You) sentiment on the length of White Jute String.
For my second project (above), I used a sweet Middy Bitty Bag (With Vertical Stripes) and folded it halfway up.  Then I machine stitched the Middy Bitty Bag With Vertical Stripes to create a pocket.  I tucked in a Starbucks gift card, and also added a length of the adorable 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Holiday Snowflake Ribbon.  I used the same 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Holiday Snowflake Ribbon, Red Burlap String, White Jute StringPlaid Christmas Ribbon and White Crochet Lace to create a (removable) hair bow to the gift bag as well.  I used a Medium French Hair Clip to create my hair bow.
All the FAULOUS ribbons, laces and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon work together beautifully to create the most lovely projects, and really compliment one another.  You're sure to find something WONDERFUL in the Really Reasonable Shop, and I encourage you to take some time browsing, filling your cart, and then.....leaving that subtle little "hint" for your hubby.  Most husbands are grateful to have some ideas and suggestions for what you truly want; and let's be honest here......who doesn't want new ribbon?  I know that I sure LOVE mine!  These ribbons, trims and laces are all such high-quality products, and they look amazing on your cards and projects.
 
Thanks for stopping by today, and I really hope you will visit us again soon.  We look forward to seeing what YOU will do with YOUR new ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 
Happy crafting and have a blessed week,
Karen

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas Tag


Hello Friends!!  Heather here and today I would like to share with you a simple Christmas tag.


I used the 5/8 Red Gingham and 1/4 Red Gingham and Peppermint Baker's twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Candi Fix it foam pads were used to elevate my Tree and Christmas gift.  Scor Tape was used to hold down the wide gingham ribbon and Merry Christmas text boxes.

Here are a couple close-ups.

I used my Zutter Bow it All tool to create my Red Gingham bow.



I wrapped the Peppermint Baker's twine around my package and my Christmas Tree and used it to tie a sweet little bow in my vintage button.

One last look at the finished tag.

Thank you for visiting us at 
I hope that you have a Happy Holiday!
Hugs
Heather

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snow Much Fun by Jenn Cochran


Good morning friends and followers of Really Reasonable Ribbon.  So glad you could join me on this last Saturday before Christmas.  I am Jenn Cochran from Jax Bean Stalks.  Today I have an adorable Christmas card to share with you.  It features several Really Reasonable Ribbon items.  Don't forget to scroll to the bottom to peek at my video on how I made this card!  Would LOVE a thumbs up if you like it!


I have a four layered bow on the front of this Gate Fold Window Card.  My 1st layer is a popular ribbon, It is 1.5" Circus Dots in Red.  Then I added Mini Pom Poms in red.  Next up is Swiss Dots in Apple Green.  Finally one of my favorite ribbons that Bonnie carries at RRR, 1/4" Chevron Striped Twill in Red.


I started off  by stapling my Circus dots into two loops, then I glued down the pom poms.  Next I made bows out of the Satin Swiss Dots and the Chevron Twill.  I layered them together with glue too.  Finally I added on the Maya Road Bingo piece.  


Thanks for joining me today.  Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 19, 2014

RRR Challenges are on Break - Happy Holidays!


The RRR Challenge is on break for the holidays.  I hope to see you back when we resume on January 2nd.  From all of us to all of you - Have a wonderful holiday season!


RRR Challenge #108 Winners!



Challenge #108 was lots of fun with our Tags Tags Tags theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #108 in no particular order are:

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Congratulations to our top 3 for a job well done. Grab your "I made the RRR Top 3" badge (located on the right column of the blog, near the bottom) and display it with pride. You ladies did a fantastic job!

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Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Tags Tags Tags  themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back when we start up again on January 2nd.  Happy Holidays!!


~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cocoa and Cookies Recipe Book


Hi everyone, it's Teresa here to share with all of you a book that I designed to keep all the recipes that I am getting for my Christmas Eve party this year.  I found lots of recipes for fun things to do, a hot chocolate bar with lots of cookies and I needed something special to put them in right?


To make the book, I started with a pre-made one by Want2Scrap and then I decorated it with lots of stickers and other goodies by Basic Grey.  I love this adorable little snowman and his little hat. For the edges on the book, I chalked it up with a little white chalk ink to make it look like snow.  To give
it more dimension be sure and use lots of foam dots under the stickers.


And the best part was getting lots of ribbons from my Winter Wonderland set and tying them up on the rings on the outside to match.  I have lots of them on the inside too and it looks really, really cute.
There is lots more to do like getting all the recipes in that I want to use but that is half the fun of it.


Here is one of the inside pages that I did so that you can get the idea of how I did it.  

Thanks for stopping over and don't forget to leave a comment to let us know how you like the ribbons this month and share what you did with us on the challenge this month!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

RRR December Blog Hop Winner!


This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Kathyhas made for us today.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Well, we all have our favorite Christmas movies and we all seem to be very loyal to them and watch them every year - at least once or 10 times.....  Can you believe I've never seen White Christmas?  I might have to do something about that!

Now, on to our winner who will receive the December Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


The winner will have 48 hours to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog and sending me your full name and shipping address.

Our randomly selected number is 14!

Congratulations Carol S.!

My favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street...new and old...love!!!


Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!


~ Bonnie Garby ~