Thursday, October 23, 2014

Junk Bow Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello is my turn over at RRR.   I have been obsessed lately with junk bows.  Have you seen them?  Do a search for them and they are all over!  Such a wonderful way to use up those little snippets of ribbons you have laying around.  We all know as ribbon lovers it is so hard to throw any snippets away!  Some people use every kinda texture imaginable when making these fun bows.....paper, fabric scrap, tinsel, and of course ribbon.   As you can see in the first photo....I stayed pretty simple.  I gathered up my ribbons - including 1.5 inch red gingham, natural burlap with wire edge, mini pom pom in red, betsy white crochet lace, and tulle.   I like to use at least one wired ribbon because it helps add stability to the bow.  After you pick your ribbons, snip the ends to give a decorative edge.  From there you simply gather them all up and using your finger and pinch the middle to flair the ends out.  Using your tulle wrap it around the middle and tie really tight.....that will help really poof up your bow.

As you can see I decided to use my first junk bow on a retro Christmas card...which I gave a few step x steps on as well. I added some red seam binding and greenery to my junk bow.  I was having so much fun I ended up making two bows....I used the other on the cute polka dot bag.  These types of bows really lend themselves well to shabby or kitschy looking creations I think.  I love them....and plan on making more.  That is it for me!  Hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Wednesday, October 22, 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. Cheryl, Linsey and Carolyn will be leaving us at the end of October.  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.
Karen Letchworth  *NEW MEMBER*

Dana Joy  *NEW MEMBER*

Amber Milone  * NEW MEMBER*

Heather Hudson 

Teresa Horner  

Ginny Nemchak

Kathy Clement

Cherry Nelson

Jenn Cochran 

Bonnie Garby (for occasional posts)

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspiration Day with Carolyn....

Hi ya peeps, today I am wishing Halloween was over and done with. How many times can you walk pass the stash of candy that is waiting for trick or treaters and not eat anything?
I took out some pink paper and got crafty with my dies and noticed that I have the PERFECT ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to match the paper! This doesn't happen often and I just went with it....

I have used this ribbon a lot when creating my cards, I LOVE it and it comes in a wide variety of colors. It has a little bit of shimmer, a little wrinkled texture and it is pretty easy to work with.  A perfect finish to a sweet bird card for a family friend.

Ribbon Recipe: Pink Wrinkled Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, have a crafty week!

Monday, October 20, 2014

RRR/Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop Winner

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Linsey has made for us today.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon and Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! 

I hope you were inspired by all the fantastic projects the the design team girls made.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the a $15 Gift Certificate from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The winner will have 48 hours to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog and sending me your full name and shipping address.

Our winner was selected from the comments left on design team member Ginny's blog post for the RRR/HC blog hop:

True Random Number Generator  4

Congratulations Mary Martiny!

I just love it too Mary Martiny
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Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

~ Bonnie Garby ~ 

Altered Mini Lantern

Hi RRR friends, I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today I'm sharing this little old lantern that I altered with paper flowers and Really Reasonable Ribbon of course! I love the look of this lovely Edna Natural Crochet Lace combined with some of my natural cheesecloth flowing down the sides of the rustic lantern. The top is adorned with a variety of Wild Orchid Roses and a bit of the fabulous 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Vintage Travel Print Ribbon--"Inspire" lightbulb and bling from Prima Junkyard Findings.
I love these super pretty and always popular Wild Orchid Red Berry Spray Clusters available at RRR.
And I hope you are inspired with a creatively bright idea of your own too! Thanks so much for stopping by and staying a while. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Christmas Bells Are Ringing By Jenn Cochran

Hello to all the RRR friends and fans.  It's Jenn here from Jax Bean Stalks with another fun card and some fabbie Really Reasonable Ribbon!  With Christmas fast approaching (forget Halloween and Thanksgiving LOL!), I thought I would give you a couple of simple card ideas.

For this 1st card, I have used RRR's Plaid Ribbon Christmas/Red/Green/Gold.  This fun ribbon is really easy to tie.  And the picture doesn't do it justice.  The Gold is just beautiful running in tiny little threads throughout the ribbon.  This is definitely a go to for your Christmas projects.

Nothing like a White Christmas.  This fun card features RRR's Double Faced Satin in White.  It comes in a variety of sizes.

Hope these two cards get you motivated to start your Christmas Cards!!!  Thanks for stopping by on your Sunday to take a look!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cute Idea for Christmas this year

Everything has a bit of inspiration to it's beginnings and today my project is something that would be really fun to make for your kids or have them help you with.  I found a chipboard mailbox in my local hobby store and thought how fun to make up one for Santa to leave special messages in or treats for your kids for the holidays.  They could write a special letter to him or maybe even notes, and of course Santa would send something special via the elves to answer back :)  How special would that be for a Christmas memory this year?

So to make my box, I used the chipboard mailbox and cut pieces of paper to fit the sides and the front, back and the bottom.  I used quick dry liquid adhesive to glue all the pieces on, and then I inked the edges to make it a little more rustic and vintage.  The paper I used is from My Minds Eye Christmas collection.  I love the colors of it and the tags were nice to use on the side too.

Here is a closeup of the ribbons and gold cording I used to decorate the handle that lets them know that something special is inside when it is up.  I used wrinkled ribbon in green and burgundy seam binding too.  The flower is made with a Spellbinders die in papers to match with gold on the edges.

If you are doing lots of projects this year you are going to love to use some of the metallic gold and silver strings.  They are easy to use and you can slide things like bells and other little goodies on
easily to dress up your projects like I did.  

So thank you for dropping over and don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my idea today.... Have a wonderful day... Teresa