Friday, August 28, 2015

A Little Birthday Wish for a Great Friend


Hi friends.  Can you ever have too many birthday cards in your stash?  I think not!  I can never even catch up much less get ahead of the game.  Today I have a card for a good friend that I finished off with a gorgeous bow using my favorite ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The beautiful bow was made with Rose Bloom Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how to create this bow HERE.  Isn't it the perfect final touch to a clean and simple card?
This card features some scraps from the paper I made with the fun Color Burst pigments from Ken Oliver.  I can't bear to throw any of this gorgeous paper away.
I added three pink 20mm Open Roses below the sentiment.  This was a quick and easy card and the bow and flowers add a fun little punch of color.  
Thanks so much for stopping by.  For more information on other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fall Gift Bag and Card Set

Hi Crafty RRR fans, it's Teresa here today to share an idea for a quick gift bag and card to give filled with maybe some yummy homemade jam and cookies for this fall.  I was thinking if you wanted to share some of those homemade goodies with the neighbors, this would be a fun bag to send them over in and of course it has gorgeous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon to make it that much more extra special too.
For my project I used papers from Basic Grey's Vivienne, Herbs and Honey papers and Picadilly stickers. I loved the rich fall country colors of these and they all worked really well together.  And for my ribbons I used some "Sheer Ombre Ribbon" and a little bit of "Crochet Lace" for the top.  On the mini card I used "cream seam binding ribbon".
Here is a quick closeup of the sheer ombre ribbon.  It's really gorgeous and comes in so many colors and would be really pretty on so many projects.  I hope you like it too.  Thanks so much for stopping over today and have a really great Thursday making something fun :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

All You Need is Love, a Cat and Red Satin Ribbon


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

Kathy here, popping in with a little card making inspiration this morning.
I seem to be grooving on this red and aqua color combo of late, and used it once again in this card made with Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs paper collection.    The Pouftastic double loop,  double layer bow was tied with glorious Red Sheer Organza with Red Satin Center Ribbon.  It was tied, of course, with my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.  If you aren't familiar with this tool, or have the tool but don't know how to tie this bow, here's a great video from Really Reasonable Ribbon's YouTube Channel that will show you how easy it is to do.
I love that Bonnie also shares her favorite ribbon selections in this handy video.
To top off this bodacious bow, I simply added an aqua flower from my stash, and then hand cut some leaves from paper scraps. I cut one of Tim Holtz' Pediment dies cut from chipboard and covered it in matching paper from the collection.  This was glued down behind the card focal.
The inside of the card uses more of the layered papers and has plenty of room for a little note.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Which Witch is Which?










It is Tuesday and it is hot and very smoky here.  Fires every which way.  Hard to go outside which I guess makes it easier to sit and craft.   I created a couple of witchy little confections for RRR.   They reminded me of the Scooby Doo episode "which witch is which".   I love spooky ol' witches....and what's better than an actual hat done up prim style and a sweet Victorian witch ornament.  I had this chipboard witch hat from last year...painted and distressed it.  I added 2 1/2 cotton blend ribbon which I wrapped around and tied a big chunky bow too.  From here I wrapped metal wire stars around it, along with a hand stamped tag tied on with burlap string in natural, burlap leaves,  a felt rose, and glitter ball.   My ornament is made from chipboard and is covered in Graphic 45 papers.  I added vintage black lace, 2 1/2 inch cotton blend ribbon in plain, and burnt rust seam binding.   I have my ornament hanging from black licorice twine.   That is it!  A little spooky and a little elegant with the black and white color schemes.   Hope you enjoy!  Cherry

Monday, August 24, 2015

Layered Pansies

Hello there craft enthusiasts!  I am back today on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to share a pretty feminine card I created with lace and twine from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.


The layered Pansy Image came from a die cut sheet made by a German company called Reddy Creative Cards.  I found them at a local stamping store.  I layered it on top of a fancy oval frame that I cut with my Silhouette machine.  I added some Stickles in Crystal randomly to the flowers as an accent.  I then added a wood veneer butterfly inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac and Scattered Straw.  I adhered two flat backed pearls to the center to give it a more feminine touch.  I created a band and bow with 5/8" Ivory Crochet Lace and Lemon Bakers Twine.  I added a purple button then to the center of the bow.  

I hope you enjoyed my card today, and it inspires you to create something beautiful as well.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Please, Please (DON'T) Let it Snow!

Hi friends.  I hope your summer is going well.  I'm with you if you dislike seeing holiday stuff appearing on shelves and online already, but if you are a crafter, you need to start planning now if you want to kick back when December arrives and enjoy the holiday.....  So, how many of you have actually ever accomplished that??  Certainly not me but it sounds really nice, doesn't it?
Well, ready or not, Christmas will be here before you know it and Really Reasonable Ribbon is ready with a full selection of Autumn, Halloween AND Christmas styles in stock and ready to go.  Shop early for the best selection.
My bi-color double-loop bow is made using 5/8" Christmas Red/Green Plaid and 5/8" Emerald Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
I just love how a beautiful bow is the perfect finishing touch for a card, don't you?
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on my card, please stop by my Make Time to Craft Blog.
Happy crafting!

~ Bonnie ~

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Belated Birthday Card

Hey there Peeps! Today I am sharing a card I created for my BOLB Kathy for her birthday..which was very late : (  I think she forgives me though : ) This card has a gorgeous dragonfly and soft colors. The beautiful ribbons and trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the papers and images are from Crafty Secrets.
 Kathy inspired me to break out my under used embossing folders. I layered on a well inked die cut frame to add to the texture and dimension.
This bow is created with Turquoise Satin Ribbon and layered on some Ivory Burlap String.
I added a stamped sentiment with a metal clip.
Loads of gorgeous Petaloo flowers and coordinating bling.
Hope getting this very late card extended the Birthday celebration. Or maybe I'm  just really early for next year?
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. : ) G