Monday, July 6, 2015

Vintage Beach Journal with Beautiful Beachy Ribbons

Hello Ribbon Lovers!

You all know how much I love the beach.  I worked up a vintage beach journal with beautiful beachy ribbons to share with you here today.
This little wooden file folder album was painted and then layered with beautiful vintage images from Crafty Secrets.  I was thrilled to find ribbons that were the perfect match for the teal and tan color combo.  I tied Sage Canvas Color Band ribbon onto my ring binding system along with  this pretty Paisley Print on Aqua grosgrain ribbon.
Inside the album, I added bits and pieces of ribbon to tags, photos and pockets.  It's a great way to use up little scraps of ribbon.
Here's more of the pretty aqua paisley ribbon twinned up with my all time favorite Natural Burlap String.  On the facing page, I've used a scrap of gorgeous Turquoise Shell Print Satin Ribbon on my tag.
All the images in this little book are from the Crafty Secrets Summertime Journal and Images Booklet.
I love the texture and shine that just a little bit of ribbon adds to a layout!
 Burlap does the same thing...lots of texture and an instant background.
The little album comes with tabbed manila divider pages.  I inked up the divider pages with Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo.  A little spritzing or stenciling on each page made quick work of backgrounds.  For the journal pages, I just cut acid free ivory paper to 4" x 6" which is 1/4" smaller than the size of the book.
When flowers are not quite a perfect match for a project, ink them up with Distress Inks!  To add a little shine, I tucked turquoise shell buttons under the flowers.
I found a big box of these colored paper clips at Tuesday Morning and I use them all the time.  I used Natural Burlap String to suspend my silver sea turtle charm from the clip.
I've topped my tag with Aqua Paisley grosgrain ribbon and topped the bag with another strip of the sage Canvas Color Band ribbon.  Quick and easy, but it looks great!
I have a tutorial on my Kathy by Design Blog with more details on how I put the album together.  If you're interested, you can find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, July 5, 2015

Summer Fruits...

Hello there!  Did you have a fun 4th?  We headed off to Diamond Lake for a fireworks show over the lake.  It was beautiful! I hope yours was too.  It is my turn here at the RRR blog today.  I decided to  make a couple of fruity birthday cards.
I again have been having fun breaking into some old stamp sets.  I used sets from PTI and WPLUS9.  My papers are old papers from Jenni Bowlin and Crate Paper.  I used seam bindingsplaid ribbon in red and pink, and Karen white crochet lace.   I also used sweetheart blossoms and leaves in parrot green on my mason jar.  I added little details with some mini stamps and had fun with shading.  I love, love, love these and how they turned out.....hope you do too!
Hugs, Cherry

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Banner Card

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a card I created with a new Lawn Fawn stamp set and some lovely ribbon and twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I will be giving this card away to my brother for his upcoming birthday this month.  I tried to make it masculine, which is hard for me, but I think I actually pulled it off quite well.  I will let you be the judge!

I colored the cute little images with my Zig Clean Color real brush markers and fussy cut them out. The banner is a Lawn Fawn die.  I just love how vibrant the colors come out with these markers.  The patterned paper is also from Lawn Fawn. The grass is cut with a layered grass border die from My Favorite Things Stamps.  I added some shine with my Pico Shimmer Embellisher to the cake, present, and hats.

I tied the top of the banner with Tangerine Satin with Silver Metallic Edges Ribbon and Ivory Burlap String.  I hope you enjoy this fun little masculine birthday card.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

Friday, July 3, 2015

RRR Challenge #121 - Pretty Bows 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 #121 is Pretty Bows.
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 #121 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Pretty Bows creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on July 17th 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 RRR121) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until July 14th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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It would be a great help to us if you would consider turning off your word verification if it's active on your blog. To do this is really easy and all you need to do is go to Customize > Settings > Comments > then scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (this won't stop anybody leaving you a comment but they won't show on your blog till you approve them). Then scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No.
We love to visit your blogs and leave comments on all the terrific entries, but the word verification really slows us down. :o)

RRR Challenge #120 Winners!

Challenge #120 was lots of fun with our Sizzlin' Summer Colors theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge 120 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 Sizzlin' Summer themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #121 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Bi-Color Double-Loop Bow with Single-Faced or Printed Ribbon Tutorial

Hi friends.  I finally got the bi-color double-loop bow with single-faced or printed ribbon tutorial completed.  Now you can tie beautiful bows with all your favorite single-faced ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Bi-Color Double-Loop Bow Tutorial for the Bow-it-All V2.0 using Single-faced or Printed Ribbon
Watch video below | Watch at YouTube

I love the look of this bow combining two different colors and/or styles of ribbon.  The bow looks fantastic when you use two different styles of ribbon of the same color too.  Experiment to see what you like best.
I created this bow with Hot Pink Diamond Satin Ribbon and Pearl Pink with Hot Pink Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon.  One has a beautiful printed dot pattern and the other has a subtle shiny embossed diamond pattern.  Mix them together and you get a GORGEOUS bow.  If you still don't have this fabulous tool, you can order a Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool today at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You won't be sorry!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on this card, please visit me at my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

French Chalkboard Labels Pocket with Tags

Hey there Paper Peeps! We're knee deep in the summer activities schedule here and loving every minute of the warm weather!!! But a busy schedule will not keep me from my studio and this week I've created a lovely little pocket filled with tags. It's a thoughtful way to present a gift card or fill with pictures and journaling for a not so traditional scrapbooking project. I used the beautiful trims from the July Ribbon Club Assortment "Black and White" 
All the patterned papers I used were from my scrap and salvage box and the vintagy images are from my French Floral Chalkboard Labels Digital Collage Sheet.
 To top the tags I created bows from Black Checkerboard Satin, Black Sheer with 4 Thin Satin Stripes,  and Black Satin Swiss Dots.
A pocket with the tags removed should look just as pretty, so I finished the inside with coordinating polka dots.
I used more of the Black Satin Swiss Dots and layered on some Barbara Crocheted Lace. The gorgeous flowers are from Petaloo..I just love them! I added an additional bow created with Chevron Striped Twill in Black.
The bows on the tags are finished with Wild Orchid Crafts Black Roses, and some sweet little charms and keys.
I really love my old school label maker and for this project the black tape was a perfect match. I layered the label with a glittery flowers and tag then anchored them with a metal clip.
The tags have more of the French Floral Chalkboard Labels on coordinating papers with bold graphic patterns.
As you can see...a little accent with Stickles really helps the flowers pop and gives them a little sparkle.
I just love all the layers and textures on this pocket. It's already gone to a good home and I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Okay that's all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G