Friday, September 22, 2017

Fright This Way Halloween Greeting Card

Good morning all of you fabulous Peeps! I'm dropping in to share another fun Halloween greeting card.

Fright this way. Get it? Okay I admit it's just a little bit cheesy....but why not have a laugh...after all this is meant to be a fun holiday right?
 I've been keeping myself busy in the evening tv watching time by creating flowers to coordinate with my Halloween projects and these plaid and spiderwebby flowers are the icing on the cake for this little beauty.  Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon Tangerine with Black Dots is so perfect to round out the arrangement.
I've finished off this card with some die cut leaves and spiderweb, a painted chippie, and holiday die cuts. Last but not least some glittery stars and sequins...because more is always better right?

Okay that's all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fun Halloween Pumpkin Decor

Hi, it's Karen Letchworth, and I'm so glad you're here today as I share a fun project I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Our fabulous Ribbon Club Assortment (which is a great way to always have the most fabulous trims delivered straight to your door each month) has a Halloween-inspired theme this month.  So....I decided to create a fun project using some of the ribbons included in this month's collection along with a few of my other favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon products.
I started with a paper mache pumpkin box that I've had in my stash for several years, and I painted it burnt orange.  I sprinkled the front with ultra-fine glitter while the paint was still a little bit wet.  Next, I ran a length of Dusty Olive Seam Binding around the pumpkin, and tied a bow with it at the top.
At the top, I also added a nice long length of Natural Burlap String that I bundled up, and I hot glued some wooden leaves, orange "berries", and a peachy colored Sweetheart Blossom from the Mixed Reds Sweetheart Blossoms Assortment.
I also added a grungy tag with some Haloween rub-ons, a mini rusty paperclip, a wooden acorn, an orange berry, an Ivory Sweetheart Blossom, a bow tied with Dusty Olive Seam Binding, a piece of 5/8" Black and White Bold Check Gingham, and a bundle of Antique Gold Burlap String.  There's no end to the possibilities of what you can create with all of Really Reasonable Ribbon's fabulous products.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out all the FABULOUS products in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop, and to stop by and link up in our Current Anything Goes Challenge.  Have a great week!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Trick or Treat Card

Hello ribbon lovers! Are you ready for a little Halloween Inspiration?
I couldn't resist using this cute spooky spider ribbon, which is one of the ribbons included in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment.
Next I added the Clear Flatback Rhinestone to the bow.  Then I added some glitter glue to the vintage image and pattern papers.
I hope you enjoyed this sweet trick or treat Halloween card.
 Wishing you a creative day.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the September Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The winner will have 48 hours to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog and sending me your full name and US shipping address.

True Random Number Generator  

Congratulations Laraine R!

Pumpkin bars! Fabulous hop!

Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!

~ Bonnie Garby ~ 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Everyday is a Blessing Birthday Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Kathy here with a shabbylicious birthday card all done up in pink, gold and brown.

Pink and brown is one of my all time favorite color combinations, and I super love it when combined with Peony Satin Ribbons!  This bodacious bow cluster has a triple loop  Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon base topped with a double loop Crosshatch on Peony Satin bow and a pretty posie.  

Just like the words to the song, "I get by with a little help from my friends," I get by with a little help from my fabulous Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool.  If you struggle to tie big poufy bows like this, then you really need to add it to your crafty wish list.  Once you get the tool, take a little time to watch the "Queen of Bows" (aka Bonnie Garby) tie perfect bows on her YouTube Channel.  That is how I learned, and trust me, if I can do it, anyone can!

Here's the YouTube link to get you started on your very own bow making adventure:

Finally, here's a peek at the inside of this pretty in pink card made with Simple Stories Vintage Blessings paper collection.

Wishing you beautiful bows...


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mini Pizza Box Treats with September Ribbon Assortment

Hi friends! I hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend! Today I'm sharing a couple of festive mini pizza box treat holders decorated for Halloween with the new September Ribbon Club Assortment! I'm loving this assortment SO MUCH....and I don't even celebrate Halloween, lol. These ribbons can take you from cutesy to sophisticated in no time, which I really like. There are so many possibilities! I hope you have your September Ribbon Assortment in your hot little hands, too! I'm pretty sure that you will love it!
Here's my fun and festive treat boxes! 
They were so easy and really make the packaging! I love the grosgrain ribbons with cute little spiders and pumpkins! So much fun!
My pumpkin shaped rice krispy treats are a perfect fit for these mini pizza boxes! Yay! I hope you like them! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting! 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Autumn Splendor

Happy Saturday folks, Cherry here!  My day at the RRR blog.  I have been creating Fall and Thanksgiving creations. 

 I used both Gold Taffeta  and Burnt Rust seam binding. Lots of chipboard pieces from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts , flowers, etc create my dimension.

 I am loving the warm oranges and browns this year.

 Hope you enjoyed my cards!

Thanks for visiting the RRR blog, Cherry

Friday, September 15, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #172 - Anything Goes with 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 #172 is Anything Goes with Ribbon.
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 #172 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Anything Goes creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on October 6th 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 provided it fits the weekly theme.
* 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 RRR172) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until October 4th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 PLEASE consider turning off your word verification.
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 until 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)

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #171 Winners!

Challenge #171 was lots of fun with our Anything Goes with Ribbon theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #171 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 Anything Goes themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #172 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, September 14, 2017

We Make a Great Pear

Hello crafty friends, and Happy Thursday to you all! Today I have a fun and simple card I designed using the  Really Reasonable Ribbon August Autumn Harvest Ribbon Assortment, along with a few embellishments.

On my card I chose to make my a bow using three of the ribbons in Augusts Ribbon Club Assortment. I also used the same ribbons for the banners in the left hand corner. The design papers and stamps I ended up using are all from Club Scraps September Orchard Kit. The flowers I used were already cut, and colored, I just had to put them together for my card.  The centers have a 10mm pearl embellishments. The leaves were already done, so I just had to add them. This made for a fast card, as I didn't end up doing any sewing on this one, kinda shocking....hehehehe.

The sentiment was stamped using black ink, and then I distressed around the oval using an orange and light brown. The pear was stamped 2 times and cut out once.  I colored it using Copic markers.

The yellow layer was just distressed using scissors and ink,

The big bow was made using the Tangerine Taffeta , autumn leaves grosgrain, and green satin, along with a sweet crystal embellishment.

All layers were put together using Scor-Tape and foam squares from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
White flat back pearls 10mm
Mixed colored rhinestone flower
3-D thin foam tabs
Ribbons-Assortment , or Green checkerboard Satin, Random Autumn Leaves Grosgrain , Tangerine Taffeta Ribbon

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!

Hugs to all,

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing Blog Hop here at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog!

Today you will see some great projects using our September Ribbon Club Assortment from our very talented design team. They always come up with some super ideas. 

Isn't this assortment great??  It contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards.  If you aren't already a ribbon club member, why not join us today!  You will get a fun new ribbon assortment shipped automatically each month.

Now let's get hopping and see what our fabulous design team has created this month!

Here is our blog hop list.  If you get lost along the way, hop on back here and we'll get you back on track as the links below will take you directly to the blog hop post for each person.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

Now, be sure to leave some love at all the stops along the way. Your comments are most appreciated!

At the end of the hop, comment on this post answering the question below for a chance to win our September Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:

This is the season of pumpkin everything!!  What is your favorite pumpkin infused goodie? 

I personally love a good pumpkin bread that is chock-full of chocolate chips.  Gotta make me some of that real soon!

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Tuesday, 9/19. Be sure to check back on Tuesday evening to see if you are our lucky winner.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today. We hope you'll stop by and so some shopping at Really Reasonable Ribbon soon.

~Bonnie Garby~

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It's Cupcake Day Birthday Card

Hi ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here today with a pretty birthday card I created for my niece using some pretty ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

My sentiment and cupcake image is from the Sprinkled with Love set from Graciellie Design.

My background is a left over piece of Distress Ink paper I made a while ago topped with the Alpine Flourish Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs die cut in white.  This was layered on purple and turquoise cardstock and then wrapped a piece of 5/8" Turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon topped with 3/8" Geranium and Hyacinth Diamond Print Grograin Ribbon.  I then added a torn layer of white mulberry paper at the bottom.  This was then adhered to my A2 card base.
I printed my sentiment and image on white cardstock and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I layered this panel on purple cardstock and then adhered it to the center of my card.
My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8" Hot Pink and Delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  I added a pretty Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment to the center of the bow.

For a video tutorial on how I created this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products I used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft blog.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Halloween Butterfly Greeting Card

Hey there Paper Peeps! Well I'm all up in the Halloween projects these days and my card for today has some great holiday papers and embellies, and some really awesome trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I paired the Satin Swiss Dots on Tangerine with the polka dot patterned papers and it's a match made in heaven.
Handcrafted flowers with brad centers and coordinating orange buttons fill in the arrangement very nicely.
Sequins, shimmer spiderweb, and large Damask clip are frighteningly fun finishing touches for the fun little card.

Okay that's all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) g

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sweet Cards With Great Trims

Welcome by today, everyone.  It's Karen Letchworth posting today; and like all of you, I love making cards.  And like most of you, I have more patterned paper than one girl could ever use in a liftime; and yet.....I continue to buy more.  However, no matter how lovely those patterned papers might be, my cards are always sweeter when I add some ribbons, laces, trims, flowers and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  And because Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many FABULOUS products, it's always easy to find the perfect accents for every card or project.
Today I'm sharing two cards.  They were both created with patterned papers, stickers, and goodies from an Echo Park line called For The Record 2 by Lori Whitlock.  But as I stated above, that's never enough....and Really Reasonable Ribbon once again helped me pull it all together.  On my first card, I added a bow to my tag that includes Cream Seam Binding and Natural Burlap String; and is topped with a 14mm White Flower Shaped Flatback Round Pearl.
I also added a couple of buttons to my card near the sentiment sticker; and they are tied with pieces of Ivory Burlap String (in the yellow button) and (in the white button) Parrot Green Burlap String.   Burlap String is a fabulous (and very on trend) trim that comes in 28 gorgeous colors and costs just ten cents per yard.  And I absolutely LOVE it!  I also used a fabulous Adhesive on my card called Scor-Tape, and it is an amazing way to secure your cards to stand the test of time.
My second card is also held together with Scor-Tape, and has a lovely double bow tied with Grass Green Seam Binding and a piece of Lemon Baker's Twine.  I topped this bow with a White Flatback Pearl, and placed two more White Flatback Pearls in the corners of my card.  So, as you can see....Really Reasonable Ribbon carries SO much more than just ribbons.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop back soon for more great inspiration, and don't forget about the FUN CHALLENGE taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We absolutely LOVE seeing what you've been creating.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Autumn Art Journal Page

Art journals are a fun and easy way to create smaller pieces of artwork.  Journals are packed with  creativity, but small in space.  It is easy to add dimension and softness with ribbons and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 I added one of my favorite ribbons, the Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon to the top of the page.  
Next I added the White Magnolia  and tucked bows made with the Ivory Burlap String underneath.
Sticking with the cream tones, I added Ivory Ric Rac and the gorgeous Juliet Natural Crochet Lace to accent the top of the second page. 
(Journal pages created from old book, Gesso, Prima Marketing Watercolors and 7 Gypsies products)
I hope you enjoyed a little creative inspiration, dear friends.