Thursday, October 31, 2013

Creativity by Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, it's Tracey with my final post for Really Reasonable Ribbon. I'd like to thank Bonnie for the wonderful opportunity to work with her amazing ribbon and other products here on the RRR Design Team. 
Creativity has always been an important part of my life. Even as a little girl, I could be found sewing up clothes for my dolls or crocheting little book marks. Paper crafting has been a fabulous creative outlet for me. This layout is about how creativity is my happy place and features Really Reasonable Ribbon Seam Binding, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, and adhesives
Really Reasonable Ribbon Products:
Seam Binding ~ White 1/2"
White Crochet Lace ~ May Arts 3/8"
Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers ~ 20mm Open Roses - White
Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers ~ 25mm Cottage Rose - Mixed White/Cream
Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers ~ Cherry Blossoms - White/Cream
Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers ~ Chrysanthemums - Mixed Pink/White
Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers ~ Cosmos Daisy Stem Flowers - Pink/White
Tips and Techniques:
I created this bow using White Seam Binding and my Zutter Bow-it-All. My tutorial for coloring and wrinkling seam binding can be found here. Bonnie has a couple wonderful and easy to understand video tutorials showing how to created gorgeous bows using the Bow-it-All. She is also giving away a Bow-it-All!! Stop by this blog post for video links and to enter the drawing with Rafflecopter:
Bow-it-All Giveaway and Video Links
I used a mix of flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon and my stash. Here you can see the 20mm White Open Rose and Chrysanthemum. I dry brushed most of my flowers and metal flourish with gesso. 
You can see my mixed media background where I've stenciled, misted and brushed with gesso. The gorgeous Dusty Attic Ornate Gate was simply painted with white spray gesso. 
More Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers ~ Chrysanthemum, Cottage Rose, and Open Rose. I've been trying to use up items from my stash and here you can see these sweet epoxy stickers that I tucked around this cluster. I tucked in some White Crochet Lace below and above my photo. Scor-Tape works beautifully for adhering lace and ribbon!! 

I painted this butterfly chipboard piece with metallic paints and dry brushed with gesso. The metal piece is also brushed with gesso. This cluster features Chrysanthemums, Cherry Blossom, Cosmos, and a sweet Open Rose

I hope you've been inspired to grab your RRR ribbon and flowers and create a layout or card today!! 

Don't forget to check out this post for the details on how you can enter to win a Bow-it-All:

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Zutter Bow-it-All Tutorial * Embellished Bows with Unique Ribbons and Trims

Hello everyone! 
Bonnie here from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I'm still having lots of fun with my Bow-it-All Tool from Zutter and today I'm going to share some fun embellished bows that I made with unique ribbons and trims that might not be your 'go to' styles when creating a bow.  
BUT, they are really fun to work with!!

My card is made with a great digital image from a collage sheet from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  
The pretty bow is made with Pink and Natural Jute String and I threaded a 20mm Pink Open Rose through the center.  I really like how the rose softens up the shabby jute bow.  I used my Zutter Distrezz-it-All to distress the edges of my papers and the background is embossed with a swirly embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I lightly inked the swirl impressions with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Here's a close-up of my pretty bow.

I created another video so you can see exactly how I made my embellished bows.
If you already have a Bow-it-All Tool, you can work right along with me.

If you have one of these fabulous tools, I know you are loving it!  
The possibilities are endless!!  
I have so many ideas for new bows that I can't wait to sit and experiment some more!


This pretty tag below is also made with a digital tag image from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  I printed 2 copies of the tag and used one for the tag and the second one I used to make my 3-Butterfly with the Spellbinders Grand Shapeabilities Donna Salazar Wonderful Wings set.
The bow is made from our Cream Mesh Ribbon and the tassel is a mix of fibers from the mesh ribbon and 20lb Variegated Hemp Cording Earthy.  

I wanted the tassel to match the bow, so I took a short piece of the Cream Mesh Ribbon and started unraveling the thin monofilament that holds the fibers together.  This leaves just the wispy cream colored threads.  (You can see that same effect on the hairbow below).  I then took a couple of short pieces of the hemp cording and separated the 3-ply down to three individual strands to thin it out.  Then I mixed all the fibers together to make the tassel.

Below is a hairbow I made from a layered bow made with Light Blue Netting.  This bow would be nice for an older girl (or adult) for a more formal occasion.  It's attached to a French Clip.

I will be sharing details of the other projects shown in my video tutorial in the upcoming days on my Make Time 2 Craft Blog.  Head on over and follow me there so you don't miss any of the fun!

~ Bonnie ~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Flourished by Fall

Happy Tuesday ribbon lovers!  It's Tammy Louise today sharing a project that is keeping the season of fall close to my heart.  Both of my children are October babies and one of the funnest child oriented holidays is fast approaching!  

Not a lot of supplies needed: Just the Studio G card pack, clear emboss pad, embossing powder, sentiment set and some wonderful fall colored Jute String Orange and ribbon from the September club pack and lace from our lovely leader Bonnie and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store!
My card class had their monthly share last Wednesday, the theme was fall, and I decided to make my 5 cards from a tree stamp set and I've shown step by step process below.
Some of my new favorite card packs from Studio G are perfect for quick cards and offer really beautiful designs.  
I cut the Lace and grosgrain just long enough to spread horizontally across the card and glued them down in the lower section of the card.

I cut the Jute string long enough to string though the top holes and tied a knot in the front.
Then starts the fun stuff, I used an old tooth brush to scratch the fibers of the Jute string apart and make them soft and fluffy!  I tried separating this jute before with my fingers but it just doesn't turn out separated and soft looking!
I embossed the tree stamp from the set onto the front of the card and a very small sentiment at the bottom.  
Then I embossed the lovely sentiment that came with the stamp set into the inside of the card
I glued on some WOC flowers and a great button with coordinating fluffy Jute String Orange tied to it into the center of the lace and grosgrain ribbon.  
Voila! It's the perfect little fall card x 5!  Big hit in class!

Such a pleasure to be here and share my creation with you all today! 
 If you're looking for any more information on the project, don't hesitate to stop by my blog here
Tammy Louise 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Glitz Snowman By Jenn Cochran

Hi Really Reasonable Ribbon Fans.  With Halloween this week I have decided to switch gears and start Christmas Cards.  Christmas is one of my favorite holidays.  I decided to work with an assortment of RRR ribbon today.  The Glitz Christmas Assortment and The Hemp Cord Set-Earthy.  I have used the lightest hemp cord in the set for my card. 

My image is from SP and Company.

I LOVE how these Glitz ribbons sparkle.  They really add that extra touch to your cards.  

My Hemp Cord bow was made using the Bow It All.  Have you seen Bonnie's fabulous tutorials on how to use this amazing and easy bow maker?  Click here to see all the details on how to use the Bow It All.

Thanks for looking!  Here are all my other RRR projects.


Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon: Glitz Christmas Assortment and The Hemp Cord Set-Earthy (I used the lightest one)
Image: SP and Company: Snow Much Fun
Paper: EP-Tis The Season

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vintage Halloween Tags Using Freebie Collage Sheet

Hello Friends!!
Happy Sunday!!
I thought I would sneak in today and show you a couple tags I made using the Freebie 
Halloween Collage Sheet that I offered on my
Really Reasonable Ribbon post Thursday!
I cut out a couple of the images and inked all the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
I then used my tag background from my 
Vintage Halloween Clown Digtial Tag Set.
I then used my Perfect Layers Ruler to create the Orange Mat for my tag.
I used the Tombow Foam Tabs to elevate my Witch, and parts of the pumpkin and text boxes.  I used scor tape to adhere my tag to the orange mat.  Orange baker's twine was tied around my focal image, orange seam binding was used around the tag base to create a bow just above my pumpkin.
At the top of my tag you can see the Juliet Lace peeking out, as well as the sweet little vintage bonanza button tied with Orange baker's twine.  I also used an orange mulberry rose and orange leaves.  More orange seam binding tops off the tag.
I also used Pumpkin Art Glitter.

Here is my second tag done using the free collage sheet.
This time I used some black netting, more orange leaves, some deep ivory mulberry roses and more orange mulberry roses!
I also tucked in a little Orange Sheer ribbon and wrapped the bottom portion of my focal image with more Orange baker's twine.
Topped it with another orange seam binding bow.
Black Vinyl and Pumpkin Art Glitters were used to add some Vintage Sparkle.
I thought I would go ahead and show you the awesome tag my 
using the free sheet!
I just LOVE how her tag turned out and she said I could share it with you here!  She used some of the Moss green leaves, and Halloween Baker's Twine on her tag!  

I hope that one of these projects inspires you to go to Thursday's Really Reasonable Ribbon Post, download the collage sheet, get out your inks, ribbons and trims..and create some fabulous Halloween Goodies of you own!
Thank you for visiting today!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Delightfully Dotted Purse Insert

Hello everyone, Cheryl here with a Really Reasonable Ribbon Decorated Purse Insert using Satin Ribbons, and Double Ruffled Edge ribbon from RRR.

I did do a video showing how I used the different ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon to make my purse insert for the Z Becky Brown Purse. I LOVE how this turned out!! These are so much fun to create and you can even match them to your outfits.  How awesome!!!

For the layering and bow I used 
For the border I used:
For the rosettes I used:
Double Faced Satin Black(meaning its satin on both front and back)

Video on using Really Reasonable Ribbon to decorate a purse insert.

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

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Flower Makeover Tutorial

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Hi there all, it's Ginny here to share a great tutorial on how you can transform basic flowers from the craft store ( or your own stash lol. I know we all have faux flowers in our supplies.) I needed some flowers to embellish a fall inspired mini album we were creating for our class this week...and try as I might I could not find any that fit the size or style I needed without them looking too "Thanksgivingy" So I transformed these rather plain flowers into a warmer and seasonally fitting embellishment.
Basic flower off a stem with lot's of the same blooms. It's not really so bad...but it can be better!

Pull the layers apart.

Cut the shank off the center. It's it's pretty easy to get through.

Ink all the layers. I used my current favorite Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

Cut rough circles from Faux Burlap Antique Gold trim and roll to tatter edge.

Reassemble using hot glue between the layers.

Using Bisque Liquid Pearls smash and spread it into the center to lighten it up and along the petals to add a shimmery accent. I think you could have fun experimenting with different colored flowers and inks and pearls. Maybe a Christmasy poinsettia?

I trimmed these leaf shapes from another stem...the leaves were actually too big to use in their  original I just nipped them in a bit. To the edges I added a nice line of Cinnamon Stickles for detail.
Once I had two of the  flowers transformed...I got out the glue gun again and attached them close to the base.. then layered them over the jazzed up leaves.

I think they look fabulous on this Count your Blessings Fall Mini's seasonal without being Thanksgivingy. Hope this inspires you to give your flowers a makeover so they will coordinated perfectly with your projects!
Wishing you all a happy and productive day and time to be creative : ) Huggs Ginny