Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Winter Birds on Blue Greeting Card

Hey there Paper Peeps! It's the first of the month and you know what that means.....I get to share a project I created with the super beautiful Beautiful Blues Ribbon Club Assortment.
This could not have come at a better time as I am sooooo into the blue color scheme this Christmas season.
As you can image I really had lots of fun adding layers of inks and diecuts to this card. Once I started I just couldn't stop.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~Beautiful Blues Ribbon Club Assortment, Ivory Burlap String, White Sweetheart Blossoms, Blue Cottage Roses.
Crafter's Companion Supplies~Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame Die, 6x6 Festive Wonder Embossing Folder Festive Frame.
Additional Supplies~Glittery Snowflake, Petaloo Flowers, Pearly Accents, Glitter.

Okay that's all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Monday, November 30, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon for All Occasions

Yes, I love my ribbons.  There aren't many cards or projects I create that don't include some lace, ribbon, twine, or some type of spooled goodness.  That's another reason why I absolutely LOVE Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They have the PERFECT ribbons and trims for EVERY project, and all their products compliment one another so nicely.  Nobody enjoys having to create a sympathy card, but Really Reasonable Ribbon sure makes it easy.
I created this card using a super old piece of patterned paper.  I added a couple strips of vintage sheet music to that, and then added a paper doily onto which I stamped a sympathy sentiment in black ink.  Then.....the fun part - RIBBONS!
I used several of Really Reasonable Ribbon's FABULOUS trims on this card.  First, I added a length of Arianna Natural Crochet Lace across the top of my card, then I got busy embellishing the bottom portion of the card.  I used a small piece of both Cream Seam Binding and Rose Petal Seam Binding, and then topped those with bows made from Solid Wheat Baker's Twine and Deep Solid Pink Baker's Twine.  I also incorporated some of Really Reasonable Ribbon's SWEET flowers and leaves into this card.  I used their lovely Baby Pink Open RosesDeep Pink Open Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts 30 mm Green Paper Leaves.  Really Reasonable Ribbon's many flowers and leaves come in several useful colors and sizes to accommodate all your crafting needs.  You will be pleasantly surprised to see ALL that they carry!
I followed pretty much the same recipe and design on this second sympathy card as I did on the first.  The only difference is that this card has a bit more of a green feel to it.  I incorporated Really Reasonable Ribbon's lovely Bay Leaf Seam BindingTeal Baker's TwineDeep Ivory Open Roses, and 30mm Green Paper Leaves into this one.

There are so many great ribbons, trims, laces, seam binding colors, flowers and much more available at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Why not treat yourself today?  There's also a super fun challenge taking place on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, and we would sure LOVE to have you play along with us.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a creative week!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ol' Christmas Carol Card

Welcome back.  Hi, I am Nancy and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

 I am back making more Christmas cards and had this gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon called the Vintage Christmas Plaid ribbon.  I love making a variety of cards for Christmas and wanted the next five cards to have that ol' country vintage look to them.
 I made this bow like all my bows using the Zutter Bow It All V2.0 and couldn't have done as well without this bow maker.  If you don't know how to use this bow maker, view the wonderful YouTube videos on the Zutter Bow It All  that Bonnie Garby has made for you to get you started on the right track.  She has created other YouTube videos on different bows for your project and cards.  I added some beautiful spray berries and golden bells to this bow.  Again, this is the Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Christmas Plaid ribbon.
I wrapped the corner with this beautiful ribbon and added some golden jingle bells and red spray berries along with the Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Festive Holly Spray.  The tiny red berries on the holly branches are dots of Stickles red glitter glue.
The picture and green with holly background paper are from the Graphic 45 Christmas Carol collection and the gold and green die cut around this picture is the gorgeous new Creative Expression-Sue Wilson-Delicate Garden Frame.  Behind the frame is the Cherry Lynn Design-Boutique Rectangle Stacker Frame.  I had to cut some of the length of the Boutique Stacker frame to fit the Delicate Garden Frame.

Thank you for stopping by and I would appreciate a comment in the section below.   I plan to use the other vintage Christmas plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon for my next cards and hope you get a opportunity to see these cards.  Now it is your turn and come join us at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog exciting challenge this past week for Silver and Gold with Ribbon or Trim.   Can't wait to see your new creation!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Born to be Loved

For our Black Friday 3-Day SALE post, please scroll down or click HERE.

Hi everyone! Leslie here, sharing a Really Reasonable Ribbon DT inspiration project with you today, a pretty pink anniversary card. I used two gorgeous pinks from the Checkerboard Satin Assortment Pinks - the Pearl Pink and the Hot Pink ribbon. Love, love, love! ;)

I created my first-ever bi-color double loop bow with my Bow-it-All v2.0 and I didn't even need a re-do! I'm 'tickled pink' with how this turned out! Be sure to check out all Bonnie's awesome bow tutorials on YouTube!

For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap! 

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Be sure to check out all the fun ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon! You'll be amazed at the selection of products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,

Friday, November 27, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon Black Friday and Beyond 3-DAY SALE

We're rolling in with a BIG BLACK FRIDAY AND BEYOND 
3-Day SALE here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. 
 Now through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, 11/29/15 we have a terrific SALE going on.  Please use the code found below in the promotional code area on the first page at checkout.

The codes are good now through midnight Eastern time on Sunday 11/29/15.

(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions, or special order items).

All orders SAVE 15% using code BLACKFRIDAY15.

The sale code is good on everything including SALE items. Did you know we stock a wide variety of Scor-Tape? Don't forget to take a look at our fun decorative bags.  

Along with a HUGE variety of fabulous ribbons, RRR also carries:

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 November Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim. What a terrific way to build your ribbon stash so you always have the perfect ribbon for any project! 

Happy Shopping!!

~ Bonnie ~

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bringing Home the Christmas Tree

Hello, Ribbon Lovers, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!  I hope you are all enjoying a warm and happy day with your friends and family!

For lots of folks, today marks the day that the Christmas tree takes its place of honor in the home.  When our kids were small, we used to visit a local Christmas tree farm the day after Thanksgiving and spend a few chilly but happy hours picking out just  the right tree.  Then it was home for hot chocolate and leftover Thanksgiving Pie.  YUM!

This sweet vintage image from Crafty Secrets reminded me of those happy days, and I worked it up into a rustic Christmas card to share with you here.
Sometimes a card calls for fancy ribbon...and sometimes it calls for the rustic elegance of burlap string.   For this simple bow treatment, I combined red burlap string, green burlap string and natural burlap string with gold jingle bells.  I used one strand of each color and then  "looped the loop" 5 times on my Zutter-Bow-it-All to get a nice, full string bow.

How about you?  Have you put up your tree yet?  I'm so glad that we took the time to enjoy a simple activity like picking out a Christmas tree when our kids were small.  It fills my heart and mind with happy memories even now!

Wishing you a heart that overflows with gratitude for the simple gifts in life...


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Traditions

                  Hellllllllllllllllllo my fellow paper peeps!  It is the day before Thanksgiving...are those pies baking?   I am popping in very quickly to share a project made for RRR.  I have had this easel chipboard album for eons it seems.  Finally got around to filling it with papers, embellies, washi tape, and more!   My front is decked out with a bit of Victorian charm...I used a chipboard window to cover the front and added faux snow to it and the embellishments.  My ribbon used is just gorgeous....it is the 1.5 inch antique gold gingham  by May Arts.  I decorated each page with bits and bobs....Christmas goodies from years past.  I like to mix collections up to get an unique look.  Well that is it for me this evening..I have so much to do and sooooo little time!  Happy Thanksgiving!  hugs, cherry