Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Many Thanks to You!

Hello, RRR friends!  This is my last post on the design team at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I just want to shout out a huge thank you to Bonnie for being so on top of her game, to all the women on the team for being so positive, fun, and such an inspiration, and to all the RRR fans who stop by the blog to see our inspirations and play along on our challenges.  I have learned so much during my time here, and for that I am so grateful!

For my final project, I have a card to share.

Vintage in style with some fun, rustic textures thrown in using Cream Mesh and Metallic String Gold from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop!  Here's a close up of the wonderful fibers.

I cut the Cream mesh to half the width and frayed the individual fibers, and I burned the Metallic String Gold to get it to warp in funky twists and turns.
TFL, and see you in the ether!


Really Reasonable Ribbon - Cream Mesh and Metallic String Gold
SEI- Patterned Paper
Crate Paper - Patterned Paper
Sizzix - Framelit Dies
Hampton Art - sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink
Martha Stewart - Edger punch
Recollections - Self-adhesive Pearls
Prima Marketing - flowers

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mini Pom Poms Flower Tutorial


Hello my crafty friends!  Sadly, today is my last guest blogging post for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I have had so much fun working with their fantastic ribbons, laces and trims, and have been so inspired by the varieties!  Today I made a flower much like the last ones I shared, except the center is quite different.  I just took their Mini pom-poms, and rolled them up and woila!  
I love how they look in the center of a flower!!

The sentiment and frame are from the newly released Waltzingmouse Stamps set My Kind of Guy.  All the sentiments are individual making it easy to stamp with different colors and arrange how you want them!


For the gathered flower, I used White Netting and Wired Faux Burlap White.
I also added some Ric Rac Trim, and a wee bit of Claudia White Crochet Lace that's mostly covered by the image panel.


Here's how I made the flower center.
The Pom-Poms have a perfect edge for gluing, and depending on how you roll it, it can be flat, or have a lot of depth.

Here I added some Diamond Stickles to give it a bit of sparkle.  I think it even stands alone quite well.

Here's a card I made with the Pom-Pom Flower as the focus, using a quote from Our Daily Bread Designs' Stamp set Quote Collection three.  I also wrapped the card with some True Black Hemp from the Earthy Collection. The background is just a collage of Washi Tape.

That's it for me today, and this month.  
I'd like to thank Bonnie for inviting me to Guest Design for RRR this month.  Bonnie's a gem to work with and this has truly been a pleasure.  Thank you all, too, for your generous comments and support.  I felt very welcome over here!!  
Feel free to visit my blog Stamp Talk with Tosh for more paper crafting inspiration!

Happy Crafting ya'll!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Is Spring Really Here??

Hi everyone.  Bonnie from Really Reasonable Ribbon here today with a card for you.  I think Spring is finally trying to make an appearance here in the Northeast and it's about time!!  The weeds sure are growing and I look forward to seeing some beautiful daisies in my garden really soon! 
Until then..................

These pretty daisies are from I ran a strip of Off-White Checkerboard Satin across the middle of the card and wrapped some Solid Green Baker's Twine around on top of it to pull in some additional green.  I finished my card off with a big double bow using the same ribbon and added some Buttons on top.  This has been a work in progress on my desk since the beginning of the month.  I just don't know where the time goes!  The pretty daisy image is from Graphic 45 and I think it's called Spring Cut Apart paper, but naturally I put it away and now I can't find it. 
I find it impossible to work in clutter and although I have an awesome crafting area, I try to use it for too many things so it's always a challenge.  We all long for a larger work space though, right?
Have a wonderful and crafty day!
~ Bonnie ~

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vintage Rose Pin

Hello Peeps!! 
Happy Saturday!!
Heather here and today I would like to share with you a little sweet Vintage creation.
This little sweetie can be a pin, magnet, necklace charm or embellishment for a scrapbook page or card!  I have decided I will be adding a pin back, and creating a pin.
Here is what you will need.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Goodies
Other Goodies
  • scrap piece of thin cardboard (cereal box etc).
  • pin back, magnet or loop at top (to hang as charm)
  • Art Glitter Designer glue dries clear & fine tip applicator
  • Art Glitters # 295 ensalada, #142 coral reef, #267 cheeky pink and 193 Martha's yard.
  • glass sead beads, metal charms, pin heads and jump rings.
  • rose collage sheet

First you will want to cut yourself three 2" inch pieces of champagne netting.  I used the art glitter glue to glue the three layers together.  You will want to measure your scrap light card board piece to be about 1/4" smaller than your champagne netting.
Using a brush apply the designer glue to your piece of cardboard.  Then center it on your Champagne netting.  
I flipped my piece over and using the fine tip applicator applied the designer glue to the edge of my crochet lace, and glued it around the edges of my piece of champagne netting.  
Then I grabbed some of the baubles and buttons from the latte collection.
I used some eye pin heads and used them with the two round bead like buttons.
I strung a few beads and charms on some other eye pin heads.  I used the rounded end jewelry tool to close the other end.  I used jump rings and attached them by placing them through the holes in the lace (that is why I chose this lace).
I applied the moss leaves to the left and topped off with one of the latte buttons.  In the lower right I added another latte button, that I tied with the brown sugar bakers twine to create a cute little bow.
I cut out the collage pieces, and inked the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo.  
I used the fine tip applicator and outlined the inner part of the rose and applied the coral reef glitter, then applied glue to the outer petals and used cheeky pink, then outlined the leaves and applied ensalada glitter.  I outlined the text box with glue and added Martha's yard glitter, and then covered the piece with UTEE.
Then I glued the pieces in place on my champagne netting.
Here are a couple of close ups.
Top right.
Once you are all finished, then you can glue on your pin back, magnet or loop.
I hope that you enjoyed my post today!!
Thank you for visiting us here at 

Friday, April 26, 2013

sweet Angel Anya

Hello everyone.  Today I thought I would share a sweet Angel Anya card I made. I came across this Stamped image and thought she would be perfect for today's post. Of course "Sweet Angel Anya" needed some SWEET Really Reasonable Ribbon to go along with her :)

So for my card I used Hot Pink Really Reasonable Ribbon in 2 sizes, and then Pink Sheer Box pleated trim for my flowers. Buttons are also from Really Reasonable Ribbon and give my card some bling! 

RRR Supplies Used:
Buttons-Rose Garden
White Pearls

Dp is from Imaginisce/Loves Me , and I used white card stock and some baby blue card stock. Next I used pink thread for my sewing. All frames are spellbinders, and SU! Anya was colored with Copic markers, and lastly I used a heart shaped button for the large bow.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Busy as a Bee..........

Hi all!! It's Ginny here again. I've been a busy bee creating some sweet as honey cards this week. Too corny??? Yeah I thought so too lol. Anyhoo...here is one of my cards.....
I added the verbage to a sweet little vintage inspired image. All the patterned paper layers came from the scrap and salvage box......who's a frugal crafter???? This Girl!!!
There's an itty bitty silver bee charm hanging from the Ivory Wrinkled Ribbon bow. I topped it off with large dimensional flowers, crystal topped pins and burlap leaves.
To help the visual clutter of all the patterns....I gave them a simple well inked yellow border. Two tiny clips are last but not least.
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to bee creative. (sorry I couldn't help it lol )  Huggs G

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boot Vase

Good Morning to all you Really Reasonable Ribbon Lovers!
I am so glad you have decided to take a trip over to our blog today! 
I am super excited to share this little project with you today!

My Victorian Boot Vase!

Ladies, this is a REAL boot!  
You can maybe take time to look around thrift stores or yard sales to see what you can find...
I just got lucky and found these in my OWN attic!
I remember my Mom's wedding about 20 years ago, and she wore these boots. 
Back then I thought..,  "That crazy woman done gone and spent money on something that she will never ever use again!"  Well, I have been right thus far...
I decided to alter them and make a vase out of them! 
Here is what it was before I cleaned it and added the ribbons and bling and flowers...

The transformation was so simple! 
I used a Mr Clean Magic eraser to get the yellowed color to go away.
Then, I removed the shoe lace and replaced it with Rose Petal Seam Binding.
I added the Natural Juliet Crochet Lace to the top and sprinkled in some bling for an added touch...and viola!  Instant gorgeousness! 

My Mom will be so excited when she gets this for Mother's Day!  
I think she may have forgotten they were in my attic!  I sure did! LOL

Hey!  Go dig around in your own attic...see what you can find to add a bit of ribbon to to change it and refresh it!  I bet you come out happy in the end!  


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A mother is....



Well if you know me.....I love to create and recreate things that I love.  One being mothers day cards.  Been doing a lot of them lately and have enjoyed it so sooo much. You have full license to make things soft, shabby, and ultra feminine!  I created these two for RRR using several of my favorite ribbons.  I am nothing... if not predictable! 
 I love to try to be creative sometimes with my sentiments.  My first card does that my using a combination of things.  I used letters from my stash, a mini Authetique diecut, and a stamped mini tag to bring my wording together.  For my ribbons I started with the Carolina white crochet lace and than layered it with the Mauve velvet.
 Than on top of that a bit of Claudia white crochet lace.  To finish it off I topped my chipboard heart that stands in for my O with a bit of Baby pink seam binding.  The other card uses the Carolina lace again....love to ink it a bit and dirty it up.  I used a sweet older Maya road stamp set to create my border at the bottom.  I added a bit of grass from a PTI set as well in between my cottages.  To soften the card I wrapped Rose petal seam binding around the card.  My border consists of antique mother of pearl buttons and candi.  The center image are a few goodies from Michaels.  Well there you have it!  Hope your Tuesday goes well and you are inspired to create something!  hugs, cherry

Sunday, April 21, 2013

You are Special

It's my turn to share on the RRR Blog and today I want to show you a fast and easy fun card that will make you go loopy~!  With ribbon, that is!
First, I chose a previous month's Ribbon Club Assortment (January 2012) and used some of the printed ribbon scraps that I had left. I LOVE how all of the ribbons in the assortment go together so I don't have to spend time choosing what will work with what. I decided to use all grosgrain, although you can mix and match ribbon styles and widths for fun textures.

Start with your card layer and Scor-Tape. I use the 1/4" for the grosgrain. Add a piece of tape the width of your card, and just high enough for the length of loops you want to make. My bottom row of loops were approximately one inch long, so I adhered the tape about half an inch up from the bottom of my card panel.
Add a second row of tape for the second row of loops. The second row of loops were about 1 1/2" long. I didn't measure any of this, just eye-balled it!
Begin with your smaller cut loops and adhere them to themselves using Glue Dots, then to the bottom row of Scor-Tape, folding in half.
Continue adding loops across the entire bottom row of Scor-Tape.
Add the second row of longer loops.
I alternated the ribbon patterns as I went. Finish off with a length of ribbon of one of your patterns, using Scor-Tape to adhere.
Add your desired design to the rest of the card. My sentiment is from In and Out You by Flourishes. I added Kaiser Pearls to the corner for a little pop of bling. All done!
I hope you will try this very easy, fun, loopy design!
What do you think? I think this is one more reason to join the Monthly Ribbon Club! And I think my mom will love this for her birthday this month!