Thursday, April 24, 2014

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Good morning ribbon fans!  Today I have another card to share with you, using lots of pretty ribbon and trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  
I just love to use ribbon and lace to embellish my cards, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has the best!  

One thing I love to do is layer ribbons and since it is one of my biggest craft room staples, I always have plenty to play with!  For this card, I layered Chloe Natural Crochet Lace1.5" Champagne NettingDiamond Satin Mineral IceIvory Wrinkled Ribbon and Spring Flowers Grosgrain Ribbon.

To make the pretty layered bow, I used my Bow it All Tool from Zutter to make a triple loop bow from Diamond Satin Mineral Ice then layered a slightly smaller bow made with
Dots Organza Light Pink.
I finished off my card using a variety of Wild Orchid flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hand stitched just for you!


Hope you had a lovely Easter...we did!   I have a new creation for you made for Really Reasonable Ribbon.   Mother's Day isn't far off ...and everything you do for Mom should be special.  Including the package!  I found these larger pillow boxes and decided to deck them out with some fab goodies and trims.  I have a step by step here of my process.  
1) I started with my box and covered it in my chosen papers and wrapped my box in natural burlap with wire in red as my base ribbon. 
2) I then prepared my sewing tag and wound it with cherry baker's twine and tied it around the 1.5 light blue crochet lace to keep it secure. 
3) I hot glued that right to the base of my first bow and added my 5/8 light blue crochet lace to the bottom edge of my papers. 
4)  From here, grab more of your cherry twine and wrap it around your spool a bunch and hot glue the spool to the middle of your crochet bow...add your mini "just for you" tag and your sweet wild orchid sweetheart blossoms nestled in the middle. 
5)  Almost done...add your diecut gingham square and red banner piece layering on each other on your tag and top with a fun vintage style button. 
 Done, done, and done!  The paper I used is from an Etsy store and the sweet sewing hand stitched tag is a Crafty Secrets  digital image. 
 Perfect to add some of Mom's fave candy or a fun jewelry piece for her. I think any Mom would feel a little extra special with a gift like this!   
Hope you enjoy!  
Hugs, cherry

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR

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Hello, all you fabulous ribbon loving people! Today's cards are all sunshine, ribbon and flowers thanks to the totally inspiring Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment. Take a peeky at these sumptuous ribbons:

Monthly Ribbon Club, Domestic

This is the perfect Spring ribbon collection. It makes me think of bright sunshiny days and April showers and blooming flowers. And that served as the inspiration for this card made with Graphic 45 A Place in time and French Country.

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I think most of us are more than ready to get out and dig in the dirt, as opposed to digging in the snow!

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I used Distress Embossing powder to add "dirt" to Modern Priscilla's tools.

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This combo of Yellow and Gray Confetti Dots Ribbon layered with 5/8" Plaid Yellow Ribbon on top of 1.5" Natural Jute Ribbon just sings of Spring!

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Here's a peeky at the inside.

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and the matching envelope.
This second card uses more of the April Ribbon Club Assortment combined with Graphic 45 French Country.

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Look at this fabulous 5/8" Satin Crosshatch Ribbon in Light Silver. This ribbon is so silky and easy to use. Especially when you tie it with my favorite ribbon tool: the Bow it All. I've topped it with a sunny button and a couple of stick pins.

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I created a tag pocket and dressed it up with Metal Gray Swiss Dots Grosgrain and a teensy bit of green hemp.

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And here's the inside of this fun card with more of that fabby Metal Gray Swiss Dot ribbon.
Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you were inspired to get your craft on with these gorgeous ribbons! Creating with the April Ribbon Club Assortment makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



Monday, April 21, 2014

Introducing the NEW RRR Design Team!

It's hard to believe that it's time to announce our new Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Design Team. Where did the last 6 months go??
First I want to thank our retiring design team members. We will miss them. Kathy, Nicole and Heather will be leaving us at the end of October although you will see Heather pop in once in a while. They did a fantastic job and gave us tons of great ideas and inspiration. I encourage you all to visit their blogs and become a follower so you can continue to be inspired by their fantastic work.
I also want to thank everyone who applied for our new design team positions. There were so many awesome entries that it was very hard to select just a couple new people. You'll find some familiar faces below and several brand new ones too.
So without further delay, please meet our new Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team.
Teresa Horner  **NEW MEMBER**
Linsey Rickett  **NEW MEMBER**
Jessica Lessner
Ginny Nemchak
Cheryl Walker
Cherry Nelson

Jenn Cochran 

Bonnie Garby

Isn't our new design team fabulous?? They will begin posting on May 2nd. I hope you'll stop in each day to see what they create for us. You're in for a real treat!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mom is Everything To Me

Happy Easter, everyone! Nicole P. here and I hope you are having a great time with your family or your loved ones. Since I like to plan things ahead, I thought sharing a Mother's Day card today would be perfect so you can get inspired for the next holiday that's coming up soon. Today's card feature the soft, pretty, amazing Pink Wrinkled Ribbon

Before I talk about the ribbon, I will share a technique I used on this card. You see those roses that are colored with pinks and greens? I used Copic markers to color the images, but, to create a much softer and part "water-color" look, I only filled in random parts of the images. I call this a "Selective Copic Coloring" which I came up with couple months ago. I was experimenting with it and fell in LOVE with the results. 
You can watch my other project's video tutorial where I walk you through this technique in action. 

Let's talk about this adorable ribbon. Wrinkled ribbons can be a perfect accent for your projects, when you want to give a bit more texture or interest. Using a nice, flat ribbon can give you clean, finished look where wrinkled ribbon can give you more of the soft, vintage look. I actually just finished "collecting" the wrinkled ribbon collection that Bonnie carries - they are super affordable and you can get lots of them for your buck! 

Wrinkled Ribbons are light-weight but super easy to tie bows. Once you set it, it is good to go! Try using the wrinkled ribbon and see how you like it. Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you have a Happy Easter!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ribbon Flower Tutorial-A Video Tell All

Hi Everyone!  Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks.  Well, a few of you were asking "how do you make those ribbon flowers?".  You ask and you shall receive!  This is the show all video of how to make ribbon flowers as seen on my card from the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop, that just took place on the 13th.  Hope you like the tutorial and will try to make these with some of the beautiful RRR soon!

Hope you will enjoy the video.  If you do, I would love it if you followed my YouTube Channel.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mother's Day Card Tutorial

Hello Friends!!
Heather here and today I would like to share with you a Mother's Day card that I have made.
For this card you will need the following.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Tombow Fix it foam pads, Juliet LaceSalmon seam binding, Cotton Candy cane Baker's Twine, 10mm Deep Ivory Mulberry Roses and some buttons.  Of course I used my Bow it All tool to create both bows :0)
You will also need the following.
2.....5.0" by 6.5" ivory card bases
2......4.75" square pieces of pink card stock
My free digital collage sheet
3.5" doily
Ranger's Frayed Burlap distress ink
Foam Applicator (for the ink)
Glue Stick
Designer Dries Clear Glue & Fine tip applicator
Step 1
You will need to cut your card to a 5 inch square base.  You will need to use the second card base to cut a 5 inch square, which you will add to the other card base.  This will create your easel card.  So you will fold up the top flap of your card base.  Then you will glue the 5 inch square base (line it up with the top) so that it will line up with the bottom when closed.  Please refer to photo below.
Step 2
Cut 2.... 4.75 inch square pieces of pink cardstock and your collage sheet pieces.  I distressed the edges of my pieces and inked them with Rangers Frayed Burlap distress ink.  I glued the ledger sheet to the pink card stock.  The images on the collage sheet are already to size.
Step 3
I inked the doily with Frayed Burlap too.  I then glued down the focal image to the doily.  I added a row of Juliet lace and I also used a craft knife to cut the doily on both sides of the image.  I threaded my seam binding through these openings.
Step 4
I glued the seam binding down on the back of the doily.  I also cut the large foam tabs in half, and placed them around the edges of the back of one of my card stock pieces.  Leaving the top open so that I could slide a tag in.
Step 5
I also added some cotton candy baker's twine to the piece.  I glued the doily down to the card base.
Step 6
I used the Bow it All tool to create a bow which I added to my card.  I also added some foam tabs to my "Mother" text box.
Step 7
I added the other pink base inside of my card.
I took the piece that I cut off of my card stock base (when I cut it down to 5 inches).  I left it the same height, but cut the width down to 4.5 inches.  I inked another doily, and glued it to my piece and trimmed off most of it. 
Step 8
I trimmed off the excess cardstock so that my piece looks just like a doily.  I centered it horizontally and placed it as close to the bottom of the card as possible.
Step 9
I added some of the ivory mulberry roses to the upper left corner of my focal piece and a button tied with cotton candy baker's twine to the right of my seam binding bow.  You can see where I tucked in a tag in the back.
Step 10
I put a foam tab on the upper part of a button, and I am placing it on my tag so that the top of the card will fit under it.  
Step 11
I added some more seam binding to the top of the tag.  I also tucked in a piece of Juliet lace, and added another mulberry rose.
Step 12
On the inside I added another tiny seambinding bow, and mulberry rose.  I added my "Mother" text box too.
Step 13
I used my Art Glitter Glue and Fine Tip applicator to add glue to my doily and around the circle of my focal image.
Step 14
I added Gingerbread glitter to the doily and tag edges.  I have also added Just Peachy glitter to the focal image.
Here is a look at the finished card closed.
A look at it open
I also have a simpler card that I created using the same images from my collage sheet.
Today I am also sharing a video tutorial that I did for a Mother's Day Canvas that I have made using the same Digital Collage Sheet. I did the video back on March 25th and have been waiting to post it for what seems like  I believe that has got to be the longest I have been able to go..with out immediately posting a  Normally I am last minute with my projects.  Kind of like my card and tutorial that I did for today's post :0)

Here is the video tutorial below.

I hope I have left you with lots of inspiration today!!
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