Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Call

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Really Reasonable Ribbon has a design team call open through 9/30/14.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ribbon Tutorial... Stamping on Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon

 A big hello to you!  I have a very simple little tutorial to share using the new 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon.  So prim and country!  Looks just like muslim ripped up.  I simply picked out a Halloween stamp and stamped randomly on the ribbon (sorry for the upside down image).  From here I let it dry for awhile (only about 15 minutes).  I used regular black dye ink.   I then layered it with some black tulle and wrapped it around my kraft box and tied a bow.  From here, simply add some fun goodies to the middle of the bow.  I used an oversize kraft tag with a cute image I stitched on, a witch's broom (of course), a mini gourd, a burlap leaf, berries, and some rust seam binding.   This box is nice and large and could be filled with Halloween cookies, candies, you name it!  Enjoy, cherry

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dimensional Autumn Apple Basket Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers! Kathy here. I have been impatiently waiting to share today's card with you. I've made a dimensional autumn apple basket featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon and Bo Bunny Apple Cider Cardstock. The thing that makes this card special is that I made the bushel basket of apples round! Yes, I did! Take a peek:

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It's not as hard to do as you might think. I began by creating a 5x7 side fold card. I scored the card front at 2 1/2" and then folded it in, toward the card center. Glue down the top and bottom edge on the inside of the card to form a pocket.

A layer of Apple Cider green swirl paper was glued down to the card front. I then fussy cut the basket, apples and leaves, added gold brads to the bushel basket staves and layered the apples and leaves on with dimensional foam. A double layer of foam dots was added to the center of the back of the fussy cut basket.  Then I wadded up some paper towels and stuck them to the foam tabs. I curved the basket by pushing the cut edges toward the center. The edges were glued, and I held them down while sort of pushing them toward the center of the basket until the glue set. Voila! Curved basket! How fun is that?

Then I just added my gorgeous Tangerine Satin Swirls Ribbon to the inside panel of the card, as well as above the bushel of apples. Here's the inside of the card.

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I decorated this pocket and tag with chipboard pieces from the collection.

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The tag was topped with apple green satin swiss dots ribbon and more of the tangerine swirl ribbon. I found this cute little acorn in my stash of fall embellies and secured it to the tag using gold thread.
Because the card is so dimensional, I had to put it in a box instead of an envelope. So, I made one from the matching paper in the collection.

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Here's the whole ensemble.

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I think this would make a nice hostess gift for all those holiday parties that are headed our way!
Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fun Party Favors with Carolyn for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi ya peeps, today is Sunday and I am going to hang out and relax. Today I am going to share with you a tiny project. It's cute, simple and fun.

It's a little "container" to hold little favors. I've used this to put candy in and even some dollar bills. It's a fast little project and anyone can create one.

Here is my diagram..

The entire width of the project is 5.75 by 5.75. I left some white space so you can see. The dashed lines are the scoring lines and the x's are what you should cut out, in this case the diamonds. Keep folding until you need to adhere together. Try out this project and use some pretty Really Reasonable Ribbon to tie off you ends!

The ribbon I used is.....Burlap Center Stitch Brown.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Fall

Hello RRR friends! With only a few days to go, I wanted to officially welcome in Fall! This card was super simple to pull together with this ready-made kraft card with fancy bottom edge along with some pretty trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I got a variety pack of these cards from Joann's last year and sometimes they work just right for the card I want to make. I stamped leaves from a Gina K stamp set in creamy caramel and close to cocoa SU inks then added some wonderful Natural Hemp Cord and Tabitha Natural Crochet Lace along the bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my card! Have a great day!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Summer Sunflower by Jenn Cochran for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello everyone!  Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks.  Today I have a cute little "Just Because" card.  This fun little bear is paired with a pretty little end of the summer sunflower.  I tied it all up using seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The Seam Binding is Grass Green.  It is super flexible and is one of my most favorite types of ribbon to tie bows with.  Once you tie it, it pretty much stays where you want it to.  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries 2 pages worth of colors.  So if you love seam binding, you are guaranteed to find the right color here!

The look of a multi-looped bow really makes a card pop.  Plus seam binding is not at all bulky, so you can easily send it through the mail with no problem...maybe just a little smashing!!

Thanks for visiting!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fun Ideas for Tricks or Treats

Hi everyone and happy Thursday to all of you.  Today I have lots of fun ideas to share with you to create fun goody bags to give to friends and family this year.

There are lots of these little white thin paper bags out now and these bags are the perfect size for little ATC cards to fit on the front.  I used stickers from my stash and a few Spellbinders dies that I had and then finished them off with beautiful ribbons from the September Ribbon Assortment and black jute ribbon to make them really special.  It's going to be fun to make up a lot of these since they are so fast and easy and you can use up some of those stickers you have been saving!!

For my little Spider pail, I used an old pail that I had been saving to re-purpose, and made up a pattern first to fit over it out of plain white paper.  Then I cut it out and carefully glued it to the pail and added some black ric rac from the September Ribbon Club Assortment to seal the bottom.  For the top I cut 2 pieces of the Spellbinders scalloped circle and glued them on.  And then I finished it by adding lots of pretty ribbons on both sides of the handle in a gorgeous shade of apple green.  And the cute sticker that says trick or treat is from Doodlebug.  Now it's ready to fill up and give away or maybe just use to decorate my house.  I am not quite sure yet :)  

Thanks for stopping over and have a wonderful day...