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.
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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 ~

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Birthday Boy Card

Hi!  I am Nancy and welcome back.  I am so excited to share my card with this gorgeous satin  ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon called Stitched Sheer/Satin Ombre Light Blue
Stitched Sheer/Satin Ombre Light Blue
You'll just love the wonderful selection of other beautiful ribbon, products, awesome prices, fast shipping and great customer service!  This beautiful ribbon comes in three other colors and only 30 cents a yard. I love the gorgeous shine and the delicate white stitch in this ribbon.  I made the bow using the easy-to-use Bow-it-All v2.0 which was purchased at Really Reasonable Ribbon.   Behind the beautiful blue ribbon is the 1.5" white netting ribbon which comes in a variety of colors.  I added some blue Stickles glitter glue on parts of the white netting to accent the area.

Also, Really Reasonable Ribbon has the Wild Orchid Craft flowers.  I used the Wild Orchid Craft Open White Rose size 15mm. throughout this card.   I made my own angel pin attached to the blue ribbon. 
If you want to know more about how I created this card, please visit my blog at http://hillfarmcards.blogspot.com/

Thank you a bunch for stopping by!  I would appreciate a comment in the comment section below.
Now it is your turn and come join us at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog this Friday for another new and exciting challenge.  Can't wait to see your new creation!