Wednesday, May 6, 2015

School Days

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

"School days, School days, dear old Golden Rule days..."  Do you remember that song, or am I showing my age?  Ahem!  It's Kathy here today with a little end of the school year inspiration.  This would be a great card for teacher appreciation day.
 I used the refreshed version of ABC Primer from Graphic 45 to create this 5" x 7" vintage card.  Lots of yummy layers, distressed edges, ephemera and little school themed goodies tucked in. I found the perfect ribbon match in this beautiful Rust/Ivory Plaid.  It lends wonderful vintage charm to this vignette.
Here's a look at just the card without all the extra staging so you can really study the composition.  I don't know about you, but I cannot believe it is already May and almost the end of the school year. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Nesting Instincts

                  Happy Tuesday to you all!   I have a sweet little rustic pincushion for you made for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I have loved anything to do with birds and nests for many years.  Maybe because I feel I have that nesting instinct in common with the birdies.   This time of year I like to freshen things up inside the house....clean and spruce things up.   So with nesting in mind, this little pincushion's base is a bird's nest.  I adhered some old muslin cloth filled with cotton batting to it and layered it with a vintage doily.  From there I wrapped 2 1/2 inch Cotton blend ribbon around it and tied a big chunky bow to the top.  I added some embellies....such as wood spools wrapped with more cotton blend plain ribbon and than added twill tape and some white seam binding.  I inked here and there for some aging.  I added a couple of little eggs to the top and was done!  I love the soft neutrals and rustic chic quality to this!  Hope you enjoy, Cherry

Monday, May 4, 2015

Summer Bouquet

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am back today to share a card I made using the Azalea stamp set from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley and ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store

I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock.  I then colored it with my Tombow Dual Brush Tip Markers.  The paper I chose was paper that I have had in my collection for quite a while by My Minds Eye.  The ribbons I used were Vanessa White Crochet LaceMoss Green Gingham Ribbon, and Cotton Candy Baker's Twine tied into a white button from MFT.  I added a little sparkle with three pink adhesive gems from BoBunny.  I hope you enjoy and have a lovely day!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bold Colorful Birthday Wishes

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today with a fun red, white and blue birthday card using fabby ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The May Ribbon Club Assortment is a beautiful Red, White and Blue Mix, and while it's a Patriotic theme, the ribbons can be used for so much more!  I love the bold look of red and blue together and that combo is great for many different occasions.

The May assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  Not a member yet?  Sign up today and begin with this fun assortment.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash!

I used two of the blue ribbons from the assortment on my card.  My beautiful double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  This is a must-have tool for bow makers.  You will make perfect bows every time and it's super fast.  To take a look at all my Bow-it-All Video Tutorials, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on products used on my card, please visit my Make Time To Craft Blog.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Patriotic Wall Hanging with the May RRR Ribbon Club Assortment

Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a very fun and festive Patriotic Wall Hanging I created with the May Ribbon Club Red White and Blue Assortment.

I started with a very sturdy base of canvas covered chipboard, then layered on paper and images from my Patriotic Creativity Kit. I topped it off with scrumptious poofy bows created with the Club Assortment. Last but not least I added glass glitter stars and Petaloo flowers.

Okay that's all for me.Wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Friday, May 1, 2015

RRR Challenge #117 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

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 #117 is a Photo Inspiration.

Isn't this photo gorgeous?  Visit the Aiken House & Gardens Blog to see all of her beautiful photographs!

Use whatever inspires you from the photo - the color, the flowers, the birdhouse..... and incorporate that in to your project.
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 #117 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Photo Inspiration creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on May 15th 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.
* 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 RRR117) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until May 12th 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 till 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 #116 Winners!

Challenge #116 was lots of fun with our Aqua/Coral Color theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #116 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 Aqua/Coral Color themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #117 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~