Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Holidays Shaker Card

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's Amber here, and I have a Christmas shaker card to share with you today.

I created the shaker part of this card with a nested ticket die set from Sizzix and a beautiful acetate sheet that was printed with a cardinal image.  The frame was made with some silver glitter cardstock. I filled it with sequins from my overly large collection ( I am in love with sequins).  I stamped the "Happy Holidays" sentiment on the acetate with Jet Black Staz-On ink.

I then added a spectacular bow using some wonderful ribbons and cording from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop.  I first wrapped a length of Wavy Vertical Stripe Red/White Satin Ribbon.  I then wrapped Metallic Silver String around the card four times.  I created a bow with my Bow-it-All tool out of both of the above and adhered them layered onto the card.  I then adhered a white button and red glitter enamel dot on top to finish it all off. 

I hope you enjoy my shaker card, and try one out for yourself.  It would make such a wonderful surprise for your loved ones.  Remember that the shop has a whole entire section of ribbons and fibers for all of your holiday card making/crafting needs.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fancy Fold Victorian Cards

Well hello there Paper Peeps! It's Ginny here and I'm dropping in to share some Victorian styled fancy fold cards. I started with vintage images and layered them over pretty patterned papers and topped them off with Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and festive embellishments.

The beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbons I used for these cards: Burlap Center Stitch Pink, Chevron Striped Twill Light Blue, Diamonds and Dots on Silver Satin, Plaid Ribbon Blue/Gray/Ivory, and Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses Baby Blue.
I used the patterned papers and images from my Victorian Christmas Creativity Kit along with cardstock and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.
Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Friday, November 21, 2014

RRR Challenge #107 - Gift Packaging and Ribbon theme

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 #107 is Gift Packaging and Ribbon or Trim.
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.

Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #107 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Gift Packaging creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on December 5th 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.
* 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 RRR107) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until December 2nd at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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RRR Challenge #106 Winners!

Challenge #106 was lots of fun with our Winter Holiday theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #106 in no particular order are:
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!

Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Winter Holiday themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #107 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Gift-Giving Ideas

Hello again, ribbon lovers!  It's Karen Letchworth here today to share a couple of sweet little Christmas projects with you all using some AWESOME Really Reasonable Ribbon products.  First, I made a card with some non-traditional Christmas colors.  It's fun to use pinks on Christmas projects; especially when you're making something for a girl friend or female relative, co-worker, etc.  My card has a nice big bow at the top right that was made using Rose Petal Seam Binding and Moss Green Seam Binding.  I also placed a pink button in the center of the bow, and added in some Green Solid Baker's Twine.

One of my favorite gift-giving "go-to" ideas is gift cards.  One size ALWAYS fits all, right?  I love using the sweet little Decorative Bags for this purpose, and the store is FULL of great decorative bags for tucking in a gift card.  For this project, I used an adorable Kraft Polka Dot Bitty Bag.

I decorated the Kraft Polka Dot Little Bitty Bag with some patterned paper and chipboard, and repeated the same ribbons (as above) for my bow.  I generally use Scor-Tape to adhere my bows.  These sweet little Decorative Bags come in several styles, sizes and designs.  As you can see above, there's plenty of room in them for a gift card, some candy, or a small gift; and they can be easily decorated to match your card.

There are all sorts of great products in the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop to help you create some really wonderful Christmas projects.  We hope you will treat yourself to something new, and then stop by to play along in our challenges this month.  We look forward to seeing what you will make to share with us!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vintage Christmas Ornaments & RRR Published Victorian Homes "Homes for the Holiday" Magazine 2014

Hello Friends!!
Heather here and I have some exciting news to share!!
I am published in this month's Victorian Homes Magazine!
It is one of my favorite magazines!
 Here is a photo of the two ornaments that I was asked to make for the magazine.
My Vintage Christmas Countdown Calendar Pillow Box and Christmas Mitten.
Of course you will recognize that I used some of my favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon!!
So if you can find the magazine, you will see that I have a tutorial for both ornaments, starting on page 24...woot woot!!
I was soooo happy that they made sure to put Bonnie's store as where I get all of my fabby Ribbons, Trims, flowers....and
Here is a video...just showing the ornaments...and the magazine.

I created these two ornaments using a couple of my collage sheets.
Pillow boxes, Pink Vintage Mitten, Shabby Christmas Focals

Here is my take on a CAS Vintage Snowman Card that I created earlier this week.  Super easy and made in under 5 min.  I really wanted to add a lot more ribbons, trims and I kept it simple.  I will be sharing one later with more RRR goodies on it.
I used the Arianna Natural Crochet Lace from this month's Really Reasonable Ribbon Assortment and Champagne Twill also from RRR.  I used my Vintage Snowman Collage sheet set for this card.

Thank you for visiting us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon today!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tag, You're It - Holiday Tag Time

Hey peeps.  It's Dana from Got Joy Creations back to share a bit of inspiration with you.  I'm plowing away at trying to get my holiday tags made.  I use them a lot during this time of year.  So here is one of them for you to take a peek at.

I used the October Ribbon Club kit for my tag today.  The ribbon in this kit is perfect for the upcoming holiday.  The delicate stitched satin forest green ribbon paired up just right with my designer paper.  And I love the metallic silver string that's in the store.  FABULOUS! 

Here's a close up of the metallic ribbon.  How awesome is that?  I made some serious loops with my Bow It All to get tons of sparkle at the top of my tag.  The BEST investment for making bows look fantastic!  Thanks for hanging out with me today.  Come back tomorrow to see another design team members project.