Sunday, October 4, 2015

Giving Thanks

Hi there crafty peeps! Amber here, and I am back today to share a Thanksgiving layered card I made with some of my supplies and ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store

I started by creating a center panel with cardstock and Fall patterned paper from Fun Stampers Journey.  I stamped the wreath from my Grateful Heart ATS stamp and colored the berries with Raspberry Berry and Tangerine True Color Fusion Ink and Fusion Blender from FSJ.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder.  I colored the "grateful" in the sentiment with the same Tangerine ink.  I fussy cut the wreath and sentiment out and popped them up with foam tape on the panel.

I wrapped the panel with the natural colored hemp cording from the Bright Hemp set.  I also created my single loop bow with this as well.  I then covered a 3.5x4in card base with more patterned paper.  I wrapped some Turftan Brown Satin with Grosgrain Edge ribbon.  I adhered the panel to the base and added Journey Glaze to the berries on the wreath.  As a final accent, I added some Doodlebug Gold Sprinkles to the upper and lower corners of the card.  I hope you enjoy the card, and it inspires you to make some cards to give to your loved ones at Thanksgiving.  Have a great day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Give Thanks

Hello ribbon lovers and Happy Saturday!  
Today my card uses some of the unsung heroes from Really Reasonable Ribbon for embellishing Autumn themed cards.
I've used Natural Mesh Ribbon across the center of the card under the sentiment.  The ivory color would work as well.  The ribbon is really strings of fibers which are held together with a thin monofilament.  I simply unraveled the monofilament until the strands were loose up to the edge of the sentiment panel.  This gives the look of adding several strands of string, evenly spaced beneath the sentiment panel without the hassle!
This rustic bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 in less than a minute.  Really!!  I just figure eight wrapped the Cocoa Jute String around the pegs until I had 4 loops on each side.  When tying my knot I wrapped the center string around two extra times to make a wider center for the bow.  That's it.  To see a video tutorial for a similar bow, please click HERE.
It's fun to experiment with unique ribbons and trims.  What are your favorite styles from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store?
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used in my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~ 

Friday, October 2, 2015

RRR Challenge #127 - Halloween 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 #127 is Halloween 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 #127 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Hallween themed creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on October 16th 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 RRR127) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until October 13th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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RRR Challenge #126 Winners!

Challenge #126 was lots of fun with our 'Orange' You Glad it's Autumn theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #126 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 'Orange' You Glad it's Autumn themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #127 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Retro Christmas Greeting Card Set

Hey there Paper Peeps! It's the first of the month and you know that means.... I get to share a little something I created with the Ribbon Club Assortment Crazy for Christmas.

I created a set of Retro Christmas Cards.
I used a fun die to cut the wood grain paper to  give the look of a country snowfall then  layered on fun and festive retro Christmas sentiment images. I coordinated the holiday ribbons to the image and added them to a layer of the lace from the assortment.
Once I had all the cards completed I bundled them together and tied them with some sweet Swiss Dots on Red Satin Ribbon and added a chipboard tag and glittery snowflake.
Okay that's all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Call

This post will remain at the top until 9/30/15.  Please scroll down for the new daily posts.

Really Reasonable Ribbon is doing a full design team call and we are looking for 2 or 3 new members to join our highly creative team. 
We are looking for talented crafters and artists who love using ribbon, work well with deadlines and have great personalities. If you are a card maker, scrapbooker, hair bow maker, paper crafter, ribbon artist, altered artist or if you do anything fun and unique with ribbon please apply. Our readers are looking for variety, so don't be afraid to show your creative side.  Unusual and creative projects are encouraged.

For the complete information, please click HERE.

Shabby Country Cards

Hello, all our ribbon-loving friends!  We're so glad that you've stopped by today for a little bit of ribbony inspiration.  Karen Letchworth is really hoping that her shabby cards will motivate all of YOU to pull out some old patterned papers and make a card that's dripping in ribbon and flowers.  With the help of Really Reasonable Ribbon, you're SURE to end up with something beautiful.  Here's what I did with some older papers and embellishments I had on hand.  Really Reasonable Ribbon's amazing ribbons, trims and flowers made these cards SHINE!
To be perfectly honest, the card itself is nothing special.  It's a piece of paper that's been inked, and has a stamped sentiment on a piece of kraft paper.  Honestly, that's IT!  The rest of that cuteness is ALL 100% Really Reasonable Ribbon.
First, I ran a length of the GORGEOUS shabby Natural Burlap Trim that I ripped into strips up the left side of my card.  Next, I added small lengths/bows of Burlap Center Stitch BrownWheat Stripe Baker's Twine, and Solid Wheat Twine.  On top of all those gorgeous trims, I added some sweet Really Reasonable Ribbon leaves and flowers including a Brown Mulberry Leave, a Two-Tone Yellow Open Rose, a Chocolate Brown Open Rose, and an Ivory/Pale Pink Open Rose.  They're so pretty together, and compliment each other so nicely.
My second card uses the same patterned papers, a chipboard frame, and some machine stitching.  Again, nothing special.....until you add the AMAZING products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They're truly what makes my cards so much fun.  I used the same trims and embellishments on this card, including the Wheat Stripe Baker's Twine, and Solid Wheat Twine.  I also added another Brown Leaf and some more flowers including a Brown Mulberry Leave, a Two-Tone Yellow Open Rose, a Chocolate Brown Open Rose, and two Ivory/Pale Pink Open Rose.  They're just SO sweet, and they really make your cards become something special.

I encourage you all to treat yourselves to some new ribbons, trims, laces, twines, leaves, flowers and more from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I just know that you will LOVE these sweet products as much as I do.  And you can take some ordinary papers, and make them into something special.  We'd also love to have you stop by and play along in our current Orange/Autumn Challenge.