Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thanks a Bunch

Karen Letchworth here today with a thought......If you're anything like me, you've probably learned over the years that you can never have enough thank you cards on hand.  There are so many times when someone does something nice where you just want to give them a card to express your gratefulness.  However, if you keep thinking about it; your apt to forget to actually send that thank you card.  So for that very reason, I like to have plenty of them on hand.  And with all the fabulous ribbons, trims and decorative flowers available at Really Reasonable Ribbon; you can always be stocked up on the perfect accessories to get them ready to go.
This card was created using some patterned paper, machine stitching, a white doily, a chipboard bird and journalling sticker, and a rub-on sentiment.  I tied a length of Peach Baker's Twine around the card twice and tied a bow with it.  This pretty peach color is so soft and subtle....GORGEOUS!  The finishing touches were all the lovely Mulberry Flowers I used to frame the image.  I used several of each of these Sweetheart Blossoms:  Wild Orchid Craft Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms in IvoryTwo-Toned PeachFull-Sized Ivory, and the lightest shade of pink from the Pink & White Mixed Assortment.  I also tucked in a couple of the Wild Orchid Craft 30 mm Mulberry Paper Leaves, and of course I used lots of Scor-Tape to adhere everything.
If you need to make some thank you cards; or, well really ANY cards (birthday, anniversary, sympathy, etc.) you will definitely want to stock up on some ribbons, trims, flowers and all the great products available in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  We'd also love to have you stop by to play along in the CURRENT CHALLENGE taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  We love seeing your ribbony creations.

Have a wonderful week!
Karen

Monday, August 29, 2016

Thank You card for Bonnie and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

Welcome back Really Reasonable Ribbon bloggers and this will be my last card for Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and challenges at this time. I have a grandson  born in May and I will be babysitting him from now on while my daughter returns back to work.  Therefore, I will be spending most of my time with him and very little time for awhile in my craft room until he gets about 6 months older and beginning to take good naps since now he only takes baby power naps during the day, anywhere from 10 minutes up to 40 minutes.

I want to thank Bonnie and the wonderful designers on this team for their fantastic support and I learned so much from all of you and thoroughly enjoyed our discussions. I regret leaving since I loved everything about what we did along with the super great customer service, support and care from Bonnie and the team.  It was also great working with gorgeous ribbon and flowers from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  I recommend RRR to anyone who loves working with ribbon and looking to be on a design team, this is a number one place to be.

Also, the bloggers who put their cards on the blogs or made a comment on my cards, I want to especially thank you for all that you do.

But back to my card.  The May Art ribbons such as the May Arts Silky Rust Red ribbon are always gorgeous on cards and projects.  I used the Zutter Bow It All bow maker to make this double layered bow and attached it with the 1" Scor-Tape.  I used the wonderful instructions by Bonnie Garby's You-Tube HERE that explains how to make a double layered double bow but just go around the pegs once instead of twice.  I added a pearl brad to the center of the bow and attached it to my card  

Other supplies used:
Sue Wilson Designs-Grace
Sue Wilson Designs-Noble Pierce Rectangle
3mm flat back string pearls
Sue Wilson Designs - Rambling Rose embossing folder
Bazzill card stock
Whimsy Stamp - Rowan

Also, on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, a exciting challenge is going on right now with ribbon or trim besides see daily designers' cards and projects using Really Reasonable Ribbon variety of gorgeous ribbons for all of your projects and cards.    Come join the fun and post your card on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge and you might become one of the next winners.   Also, come visit us on Really Reasonable Ribbon Facebook but definitely check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store to get those fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects and cards done ahead of time.

Thank you again!
Nancy Hill
Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Christmas Joy

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Hope you all are doing well. 
Today it's my turn to bring you some inspiration here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I decided to share a Christmas card I created with some of my favorite ribbons. I know we still have a few more months for Christmas but I thought this would be a great time to start on my Christmas cards. So to get started I used the DCWV Merry Memories Stack.

For this card I used that beautiful red pleated organza sheer ribbon. 
I know you probably recognize this ribbon from past projects, 
but I just couldn't help using it again. I think I need to order some more. lol 
I only have a little strand left. I also used the White Sheer with Stitched Center Ribbon
which a beautiful ribbon and perfect for Christmas.  

 Here is a close up photo of the ribbon. 
I think the reason I really like this ribbon is the 
beautiful color of red and being that its made of organza
it just has a lovely shimmer affect when the light hits it just right. 
If you like this ribbon head over ReasonableRibbons.com or
 click on the highlighted link Really Reasonable Ribbon Organza sheer ribbon in red.


I hope you head over to Really Reasonable store to look at some of these beautiful ribbons. They are just a must have for your Christmas projects. And don't forget a new challenge will be starting soon and of course we have our Blog Hop coming up for September. 

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day. 
Hugs, 
Deborah xxx

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Blessings

{judy} It's certainly an Autumn feel to the air where I live. Some of the trees were a combination of red, green and gold yesterday. I was surprised, because it has seemed to come on so quickly. From 100 last week to 73 yesterday! But I welcome it, as does this little fox!
Isn't he cute? To begin my card, I dry embossed the back panel with a forest embossing folder from Stampin' Up! On the main panel, I used a technique called Reverse Masking, and sponged in a circle of blues, followed by clouds with darker edges, using a handcut cloud stencil I have had forever.  I stamped the foliage along the bottom to "ground" my circle.

The little fox is made with a punch (Fox Builder Punch) and one little face stamp from Foxy Friends. I sat him on a stamped and fussy cut stump, and tilted his head to show his fun personality. All images are by Stampin' Up!
Everything is held together with my go-to adhesive -- 1/4" Scor-Tape.


I love the shimmer and look of organza on just about everything. It adds an ethereal look to my forest card here, while being transparent enough to still see what it behind the ribbon. You can see an amazing variety of beautiful colors in the RRR Store HERE. I tied on a little "Blessings" charm I had, using Natural Burlap String and added two brown Mulberry Leaves (Wild Orchid) to pull the forest theme back in.

So I am wishing you Autumn Blessings today and hope that your weekend is as wonderful as this little fox is cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tying Shabby Chic Bows with Seam Binding

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I made this sympathy card for a friend of the family whose mother recently passed.  I wanted the card to be soft, elegant and very shabby chic. I find that seam binding ribbon makes the most gorgeous shabby chic bows, and is very easy to work with. I thought I'd share some shabby chic bow tying tips with you here today.


This 6x6 card used a mixed media paper from Canvas Corp brands.  The papers are all done in shades of black, grey and white which means you can custom color them.  After inking up the background, I water colored this heart image with Distress Markers.  I wanted everything to be very soft and soothing.  I laced up the center of the heart with Gold Metallic Bakers Twine. Noble Peacock Seam Binding was tied into a loose shabby chic bow, then tucked under a pair of white flowers. 


Tying a shabby chic bow is super easy.  I set the pegs on my Zutter Bow it All tool to be 3.5" apart.  Then I wrapped my ribbon around the pegs three times.  Before tying the knot in the center of the bow, I folded the loose ribbon end into thirds.  This helps gather the ribbon at the center.  To add the ribbon to the card, I placed a small puddle of hot glue beneath my flowers, then pushed the ribbon into place with the tips of my scissors.   Because seam binding ribbon is so soft, it folds in on itself and creates this beautiful loopy bow.  


The inside of the card is very simple.  I lightly inked the edges of my designer paper, then added a small journaling card.  This is where I will write my personal note to my friend.

Seam binding ribbon comes in a rainbow of colors, and is a dream to work with.  In addition to the colored seam binding I keep in my ribbon stash, I also have a full spool of both Cream and White Seam Binding so that I can custom color my ribbon to match any project I am making.  I'd be happy to share a tutorial for this custom dyed ribbon.  If you're interested, please let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Halloween Banner

Hello folks...my day here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  I had so much fun making this banner.  Lots of die cut layers with foam adhesive for dimension.


 Seeing the layers and mix of patterns makes me happy! Not to mention the bright happy Halloween colors.
I can never get enough gingham either.  I used both gingham ribbon in black  and in orange.   I used the 1-1/2" width size and it makes the best big chunky bows.
I added some black sequins, clothespins, and little metal rimmed tags spelling boo.



Well folks, that is it for me!  As always hope you enjoyed!  Cherry

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blessings for Christmas & Video Tutorial

 Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to you all! So for today's Really Reasonable Ribbon card I do have a video on both my Ribbon Bow using RRR Shimmer Satin (LOVE THIS STUFF) , and my Glass Flowers using a spray technique to get the color you see.
 So for my card base, I used black card stock, cut at 5" x 10" and then scored at 5"
Next I did my 1st layer with black card stock cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", then the Bo Bunny design paper is cut at 41/2" x 4 1/2".
Next Layer 2- is cut at 4" x 4" and that is the black card stock. Now Bo Bunny dp is cut at 3/34" x 3 3/4", then added sewing in a green thread. I also added some white gel dots for a different look.

The I Brake for stamps sentiment is cut out using different spellbinders dies.

Ribbon bow is created using Really Reasonable Ribbons Beautiful Shimmer Satin in Sage Green color. LOVE LOVE LOVE this ribbon. I just bought 5 rolls of it, that is how much I love it. Also will be getting more rolls in different colors, as Bonnie does carry some really Gorgeous colors of this.

Glass Flowers are done using my Glass Flower Technique along with the spray and distress technique. Video can be seen here on my blog
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,
Cheryl