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 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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Old Fashioned Christmas Card

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a card I made using some beautiful ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I created a card by layering several images/papers from the Traditional Santa Creativity Kit by Polly's Paper on Etsy.  I wrapped a length of Plain Cotton Blend Ribbon around the middle of the card and then some Double-Faced Red Satin Ribbon around that.  I also created a double looped bow with the same satin ribbon and attached that to the top left corner.  I added some yellow Perfect Pearls to the center of the poinsettia printed image, and three glitter enamel dots to add a little sparkle to the bottom left corner.  I hope you enjoy this old fashioned Christmas card.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Altered Table Decoration for Thanksgiving

Happy Monday to all of you!

I have a fun Thanksgiving project to share with you today. It's part 2 of the gift set I began showing you last week on this post.

I mentioned that I am notorious for saving ribbon scraps. What I didn't say was that I save all kinds of things for my crafting.  My project for today shows you how fun it is to re-purpose everyday items found around your home! :)
The base to this decoration is actually an almond can.  The top 2 pieces are old ribbon spools that were spray painted white. Miscellaneous ribbons, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, vintage buttons, scrapbook paper, burlap and silk leaves, and foam fruit decorate the tower.  Touches of various Stickles add sparkle and shine.
I'll fill this with a yummy nut snack mix and then hubby will give it to some friends of ours this week.
I hope you are inspired to create something fun of your own with things you have around your house! Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many gorgeous trims and ribbons to add the perfect touch! :)

Ribbons and trims used:
tower - autumn diagonal striped grosgrain, delicate stitched satin old gold, wired woven check brown/white, seam binding dusty olive, burlap string orange
card - silky crush olive, shimmer satin tangerine with gold, autumn diagonal striped grosgrain

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers:
10 mm open roses, 15 mm open roses, cosmos, cherry blossoms

You can find more information on my blog, "Just Coffee Please..."

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Merry Christmas Sleigh

Hello Ribbon Lovers!

Can you believe Christmas is just 5 short weeks away?  Yikes!  Santa is probably getting his sleigh all tuned up and ready to roll.  While browsing the aisles at my favorite thrift store, I found one of his "trade in models" and scooped it up for a song, transforming it into a great piece of home decor for the holidays.
If you are looking for the perfect ribbon for your holiday crafting, may I suggest this luxurious and very versatile Black and White Houndstooth Plaid?  It is sooo silky and easy to work with!  And just look at those totes adorbs mini red pom poms that edge the sleigh!  Santa's rig never looked more chic!
The papers are Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas.
Another pouftacular holiday bow tied with my new ribbon crush and my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool!
Glittering snowflakes, festive trim and a gingerbread house?  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
I love adding a touch of White Iridescent Metallic String on top of my bows to add even more shine.
The sleigh is filled to the brim with cute recipe cards, all adorned with red gingham ribbon. I even tucked in a vintage silver spoon that I altered.  How fun is that?

This will look great in my kitchen, and it's such a fun way to store holiday recipes.  It's amazing what a little paint, glitter and fabulous ribbon can do to a beat up old sleigh, isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

It's All About Family

Hello to all our ribbon-loving friends!  It's Karen Letchworth posting today.  One of the (MANY) things I love about designing for Really Reasonable Ribbon (I mean.....besides their amazing ribbons, laces, trims, flowers, hair accessories, decorative bags, etc.) is that they understand and promote the importance of family.  We're all encouraged to put our families first, and our Design Team has even become a bit of an extended family with whom we share our struggles, our sorrows, and our achievements.  It's so nice to design for companies that care about our families.
I started with some Simple Stories patterned paper.  Then, I added LOTS of great ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I ran a length of 1.5" Champagne Netting across my card, and then made my big beautiful bow using some more of the 1.5" Champagne Netting, some Brown Plaid RibbonBurlap With Brown Center StitchJuliet Natural Crochet LaceBurnt Rust Seam Binding, and a length of Natural Burlap String.  Then, I added a brown button and tied it with some Wheat Stripe Baker's Twine and some Brown Sugar Baker's Twine.  Once again, you can see how all of Really Reasonable Ribbons trims work together so well.
Really Reasonable Ribbon has SO many great trims, and you're sure to find the perfect embellishments for your next card or project.  I hope you will stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to look around.  We also invite you to join us in our Current Challenge.  We love seeing your wonderful creations.

Have a blessed week!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #130 - Silver and Gold with Ribbon or Trim 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 #130 is Silver and Gold with Ribbon or Trim.
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 #130 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Silver & Gold creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on December 4th 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 RRR130) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until December 2nd 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)

RRR Challenge #129 Winners!

Challenge #129 was lots of fun with our Tag, You're It theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #129 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 Tag, You're It themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #130 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~