Thursday, July 31, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Wishes...

Hello everyone!!
Today I have a fun summery birthday card to share.

I love the delicate lacy butterfly background.  This is such a pretty die.

I always like to let my project tell me what size bow to use.  This card wanted a dainty small bow.  I really like how it looks.

Aren't these colors great together?

~ Bonnie ~

- Digital Stamp:  Birds Cards
- Dies:  Spellbinders Butterfly Magic Expandable, A2 Matting Basics A & B, Grand Labels Large
- Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
- Other:  Bow-it-All Tool, Scor-Tape, Sweetheart Blossom, Plastic Mesh screening

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Inspiration Day with Carolyn...

Hi ya peeps. Today is my inspiration day here at Really Reasonable Ribbon and my project is "Wrapped Up".

I printed my image on the computer and I thought this gingham ribbon would wrap it up nicely. I LOVE big bows and there are plenty of wide ribbon selections in the store. Bows make a great addition to projects and I think they give a lovely finishing touch.

The recipe...

Thanks for stopping by to see my creation! Don’t forget that RRR is active on Facebook and Pinterest. Stop on by for lots of inspiration.

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 and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

S'more Get Well Wishes

Hello RRR friends! Linsey here and I'm sorry for the delay in posting today! I am running around a lot this summer and almost forgot to share this fun little get well card I made with a s'mores theme. I so dislike getting sick in the summertime--it just feels "wrong" and so I thought this Peachy Keen stamp set was perfect for cheering up folks who are under the weather on the warm summer days. S'mores sure make me feel better no matter if I'm sick or not! :) And I think the Leather Tan Seam Binding I chose to embellish my card with is just perfect. The selection of Seam Binding at the Really Reasonable Ribbon online store is really awesome! I just love how seam binding ties and always looks just right with no effort.

Thanks so much for letting me share my get well card with you!  I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Merry Christmas In July by Jenn Cochran

Hello to all the RRR friends and fans!  Jenn here with a little Christmas in July!  I have created a fun card using the embossing folder stamping technique and some fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I absolutely LOVE the Chevron Twill Striped Red ribbon for Christmas Cards.  This ribbon comes in a variety of colors that are perfect for every occasion. 

You can check out the embossing folder stamping technique at my YouTube channel here.

Thanks so much for joining me!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sweet Recipes Book

Hi.  It's Teresa today sharing a recipe book that I created after finding lots of goodies cleaning up my craft room this week.  Nope, there was no pre-planned project in mind but I had this idea to make up a recipe book for all the goodies that I find on Pinterest and since I found so many fun things to use this is what I came up with and it went together really quick too.....

To start, I found this simple chipboard book and this piece of polka dotted paper and I had lots and lots of pretty pink ribbons from RRR shop to tie up the sides so it all kind of came together from there.  Here are all the ribbons that I used: Gingham check ribbon, Seam Binding, metallic edged satin ribbonwhite crochet lace, satin w/grossgrain ribbon, swirls organza ribbon, and some tulle in pink.  I love doing these books because you can use so many ribbons for the insides and to tie up the outside to make it beautiful.

The birdcage, flower and corner piece are from Spellbinders dies that I cut to match the ribbons.  The envelope I had in my stash and the wooden pieces are from Prima.  Inside I bought some recipe cards and matted them in black and glued them on each page.  I think this will end up being a gift ... but I better get busy... there are so many recipes to decide from to put in it.

Thanks for stopping over and hope you all have a great day :) 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sweet Baby Boy

Hello everyone, today's baby boy card was designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful ribbons, lace, sweetheart blossoms and white spiral stamens.

For the border across my card I used the Swiss Grosgrain Dots "Tan w/Turftan Brown Dots" Ribbon.  Next I used Danielle White Crocheted Lace to create a border across my card. The big gingham bow is made using the 7/8" Light Blue Gingham Ribbon. The ribbon is attached to my card using the Scor-Tape.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these NEW Spiral Stamen Stems. Bonnie carries them in 5 different colors. I used the white on my card. The little Sweetheart Blossoms are in a light blue and come with different shades of blue in a pack. Its the Mixed Blue & White pack!

The little baby clothes, oval, corner piece and writing are all CottageCutz dies. They are colored with Copics, and the frame is distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink. The Design Paper is American Crafts Baby collection. Lastly I added some buttons, and sewing to complete my card.

Thank you for looking and have a super awesome weekend!
Hugs to all,

Friday, July 25, 2014

Deconstructed Tag Book In A Box Tutorial

Hey there Peeps! I'm dropping in this morning to share a fun way to create a mini album on tags with a coordinating box to display them in. I call it a deconstructed tag book in a box.  Add your favorite family pictures to one side of the tag and journal the memories on the other side.
Here is a peek of the finished project:

The box is actually very easy to create....especially if you have a score board to make a nice crease to fold on.  I am showing the basic diagram and I used 8 1/2 x 11 inch  110 pound cardstock to create the box out of...very sturdy that way.

Starting with the short side up on your score board....measure in 3 inches from the left and score. Then add 2 1/2 inches and score again.   Flip sheet so the long side is up and measure over 3 inches and score. Add 5 more inches and score again.  On the 4 outside flaps trim 1/2 inch off. Leave the center flap at 3 inches. Fold the flaps in and secure.

Now cut a 3" x 6 " section to be the inside dividers. Using the score board again, measure over 1/2 inch on long side. Score and fold. Flip over and score again 1/2" and fold.  Cut as many of these as you want to create dividers for your tags.

 You'll want to take your time and secure with proper adhesive.....Scor-Tape would be ideal. My basement is full of sleepover teenagers playing video games so I had to work quick and get outta there lol.  You can see how the  flaps will create just the right spacing between dividers. Cover with beautiful patterned papers to coordinate with the tags. I used Graphic 45 Secret Garden : ) I also added a few pretty die cuts and dimensional flowers. The ribbon matches perfectly. I used Green Center Stitch Burlap for the outside and Polka Dot Organza for the bows.

I used my Cricut to cut the scallop topped tags and added some hexagon embossed paper with a nice green border, then topped it off with fussy cut journal tags.

I left the back side of the tags to add pictures. You can see that I inked the tags well to highlight the embossing.  Add bows to every other tag so as not to add too much bulk.

We had lots of fun creating this in class and we all agreed that we will be making these for every holiday. Maybe even one for Christmas to display cookie recipes????  And Halloween!!!! What a great way to present gift cards to different members of the same family!

Okay that's all for me I hope you give this box a will love it as much as I did. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G