Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Design Team Call for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Really Reasonable Ribbon is putting together their first ever Design Team and we need 2-3 people to join us. 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, paper crafter, ribbon artist or altered art artist please apply.


- We are looking for all types of crafters who love to work with ribbon.
- You must have an active blog and the ability to take quality pictures and post interesting entries directly to my blog once a week on a set day. We require 4-5 projects per month with one being a tutorial. Also, you must post projects using 'Really Reasonable' ribbon on your own blog and promote Really Reasonable Ribbon whenever possible.
- You must link my blog and business on your blog, and participate in and promote special events about once a month.
- We ask that you commit to a 6 month term from May through October.

- You will receive $25 in free product of your choice per month plus a free monthly ribbon club assortment for use in your projects. You will also enjoy a 20% discount on any other purchases made with free shipping if additional purchases coincide with your regular monthly shipment.
- We will link your blog from the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.

If you want to work with some fabulous ribbons and think you have what we need please send us the following information to
- A paragraph about who you are and why you want to be a part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon team

- 3 of your favorite projects that you've used ribbon or trim on
- Your resume
- A link to your blog and galleries
- A list of any design teams you are currently on
- Your contact information

The call will be open until April 20 2010. New design team members will be notified by April 22nd.

For more information about Really Reasonable Ribbon, please visit our store

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love

Hi there everyone,

The East Coast if floating away again! It's been raining here again and the water is rising. That's why I decided that this brightly colored card from Debbie Littlejohn was the perfect card for today. She used one of my favorite new stripes called
snowcone stripe. It is available in 7/8" and 1.5" widths. Although I was thinking about the bow makers when I ordered this, it works just great on cards too, doesn't it.

Patterned Paper: American Crafts

Edge Punch: Stampin'UP!

Stamp: Unknown

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

As I sit here watching it rain (and rain and rain!!) I can't help dreaming of the sunny days ahead. What kind of weather are you experiencing in your neck of the woods??


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sheer Looped White Trim with Funky Vert Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon

Good Morning, Everyone!

Hope everybody is having a wonderful weekend so far. The weather here in Wisconsin is finally turning to be fairly nice. Since it feels like Spring is in the air, I created this card for my Mom for Mother’s Day.

I used the absolutely gorgeous Sheer Looped White Trim and added a bow with the Yellow/Pink/Green Funky Vert Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon. I felt the colors went so perfect with this card.

The Sheer Looped Trim comes in 3 other colors (Ivory, Moss and Brown). The size of this trim is 5/8” wide.

The Funky Vert Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon comes in many various color combinations. The size of this ribbon is 3/8” wide.

Bella and Gemmas Spring Fun Stamp: Bella and Gemmas Spring Fun from Wags ‘n Whiskers (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Card Stock: Pink, green and yellow (TAC) and floral print (Paper Pizzaz).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Punches: MS Doily Lace Border punch, MS Branch punch and EK Success Leaf punch.

Embellishments: Purple half pearls, orange half pearls, yellow flowers, purple silk flowers, white silk daisies, Mother brad (Karen Foster Design), 5/8” Sheer Looped White Trim (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and 3/8” Yellow/Pink/Green Funky Vert Stripe Grosgrain ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

I’m so glad you stopped by! Hope you have a fabulous Sunday! Be sure to stop Really Reasonable Ribbon and check out the gorgeous ribbons and trims. Also, the beautiful embellishments.

Hugs, Kym

Friday, March 26, 2010

Purple Scalloped Trim

Happy Friday Everyone!

With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to show how beautiful the Purple Scalloped Trim by May Arts is on a card. This Scalloped Trim comes in 5 other colors and is 3/8” wide. The scalloped trim is perfect to use as ribbon or even to make a bow like I have done on my card.

Easter Basket Digital Image: Easter Basket from Sew Many Cards (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS and cut image out).

Card Stock: Purple, light green and medium green (TAC) and prints (Paper Pizzaz).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Circles/Scallop Circles.

Punches: MS Branch punch, EK Success Leaf punch, EK Success Butterfly Pop-up punch and EK Success Butterfly punch.

Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (Ribbon, tulips and eggs.

Embellishments: Hot pink and purple silk flowers, yellow rhinestones, pink rhinestones, black half pearls, silver jump rings and 3/8” Purple Scalloped Trim (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Kym

Thursday, March 25, 2010

With Love

There is just something so gorgeous about browns and blues together. They take me to an almost Victorian state of mind, where everything is old yet beautiful. I actually think it is one of my favorite color combinations and when I saw the new Sheer Square print in Brown/Blue, I knew I had to have some. So off I went to get some. Did you know there are some amazing embellishments you can buy now at Really Reasonable Ribbon??? Those vintage brads are calling my name.

Here is the card I created using the Sheer Square print. So soft yet so versatile.
The flower was made by using a daisy die cut from Sizzix. I used 2 sizes in 4 papers. Attached an eyelet in the center, then curled the edges around a pencil. Finally I painted the inside of the bloom with distress stickles. I think I'm calling it a Mum. Mums are such a beautiful flower. Do you have a favorite flower? Let us know.

Hope you all have a fantastic day.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Celebrate Spring with Dots Organza Ribbon!

Happy Spring Everyone!

We're having great weather in the Northeast (finally) and I thought this card from Debbie Littlejohn was a great Spring treat! The 3/8" kiwi dots organza is the perfect Spring ribbon. It's available by the yard or in our dots organza assortment pack.

Punches: various

Ledger Journal Square: Jenni Bowlin

Small Black Label: 7gypsies

Letters: Basic Grey

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Debbie has also made a great card for us using wide ivory crochet lace and 1.25" fuchsia silk ribbon. She has it posted on her blog, Decidedly Debbie, so please hop on over there and leave her a comment. I'm sure she'd love to hear from you!

I'm thrilled to announce that we are now carrying embellishments on our website. Here is a little sample of what we have:

Stop by and take a look at our new embellishments. There are lots of other items available and we'll be adding even more during the next month.

Have a super day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Jute Ribbon in Stripes and Solids

Hi everyone.

I have a great card today made by Debbie Littlejohn. She uses our new Pink/Green Jute Stripe ribbon and it adds such a nice touch to her card. The ribbon goes perfectly with the patterned paper. We have 2 wide jute stripe ribbons, and five new 5/8" solid jute ribbons. They add great texture to any project.

I'm also pleased to announce that we are now carrying embellishments on our website. We have some great offerings from Creative Charms and we will be adding more in the coming weeks. Come on over and take a look!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ivory Crochet Lace, Swiss Dots, Microcheck Gingham and Multi-Colored Plaid Ribbon

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Happy weekend! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I just wanted to show 3 cards I have made this week using some of Really Reasonable Ribbon fabulous ribbons. Some were from the assortments, the Monthly Ribbon Club and the new lace trims.

Emerging Dragonflies I wish the picture would have been better showing how beautiful the dragonflies are. I embossed them with black detail embossing powder on a blue/green vellum.

Rubber Stamps: Emerging Dragonfly – Dream with sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms (cut dragonflies out).

Card Stock: Blue/Green (TAC), print (K& and blue/green vellum.

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallops Ovals.

Inks: Versa Mark Dazzle.

Embossing Powder: Black Detail Embossing Powder.

Embellishments: 2 blue/green and 1 ivory Prima Flowers, blue half pearl, half pearls, 1.5” Ivory Crochet Lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and blue/green satin ribbon.

3/8” YELLOW SWISS DOTS GROSGRAIN RIBBON from Swiss Dots Brights Assortment and 1/4” YELLOW MICROCHECK GINGHAM RIBBON from Microcheck Gingham Assortment:

Tayla Spring RainDigital Image: Tayla Spring Rain from Sew Many Cards (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut out image and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Card Stock: Light/Medium Blue, Green and Yellow (TAC) and plaid print (MS-In Pastels).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.

Punches: MS Leaf Punch.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (puddle under Tayla, Tayla’s nose and patches).

Embellishments: Inkssentials Glossy Accents (puddle), Spring sentiment (chip board), white silk daisies, yellow felt flowers, clear rhinestones, 3/8” Yellow Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon from the Swiss Dots Brights Assortment (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and 1/4” Yellow Microcheck Gingham Ribbon from the Microcheck Gingham Assortment (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

3/8” MULTI-COLORED PLAID RIBBON from February’s Monthly Ribbon Club:

Duncan the DucklingDigital Image: Duncan the Duckling from Sew Many Cards (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam dots).

Card Stock: Yellow, Green and Pink (TAC) and floral print (MS-In Pastels).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Circles/Scallop Circles.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (puddle under umbrella, Duncan’s hat and patches and umbrella’s stripe and dots).

Embellishments: Inkssentials Glossy Accents (puddle), April Showers Bring May Flowers sentiment (chip board), felt layered flowers, Hot Pink Grosgrain ribbon and 3/8” Multi-colored Plaid ribbon from the Monthly Ribbon Club (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Kym

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Moments

Hello Everyone and happy Thursday to you all. I hope that you have been enjoying the first signs of Spring. The snow is starting to melt here and the earth is starting to sing. My card today is very much inspired by that.

I used the 3/8" white ric rac for this card, although you'd never know it. First I spritzed it wit tiger lily Glimmer Mist, then added Patina green perfect pearls on top. I absolutely love how it turned out and how well it matches the rest of the card.
I love altering my ribbon and trim. You can really come up with some wonderful ideas when you open your mind to the possibilities.
The stamps used on the card are all from Bombshell Stamps and all of the paper is 7 Gypsies.
Enjoy the rest of your week. What flowers are you going to be planting this spring in your gardens?


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sheer Black with White Print Ribbon

Well, the sun has finally returned and boy am I glad to see it. I feel like I have more energy already. Good weather is predicted through the weekend. Yeah!!!!

Today we have a card from Debbie Littlejohn using our new wired edge sheer black with white print ribbon along with 3/8" satin in white and black. What a striking card. I love the contrast between the colors.

Dots paper: timefliesdesigns

Flowered paper: American Crafts

Paper Tag: Creative Cafe

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wide 1.5" Gingham

Happy Sunday everyone!

It's still raining here on the east coast, but this card sample from Debbie reminds me of the sun. I think I still remember what the sun looks like. They tell us we might even see it again sometime this week. I can't wait!!

Debbie's card features our 1.5" gingham in yellow along with our popular sheer looped trim in white. Don't they look great together?

Printed Paper: Basic Grey

Sun kissed sticker: Daisy D's

Black frame: Close to My Heart

Flowers: various

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks for looking. Think SUNNY!!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wide Dots Organza

Hi Everyone,

I have another super card to share today that was made by Debbie Littlejohn. This card features our new 1.5" Dots Organza from May Arts. This is a wonderful high quality ribbon. We are currently offering this style in nine colors. Why not try some on your next project!

Background paper: K&Co.

Stamps: Sentiment: Endless Creations, Inc., Frame: Prima

Butterfly: Jenni Bowlin

Ribbon: 1.5" Dots Organza turquoise/brown from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks for looking!


Weekend SALE!

Hi everyone and Happy Weekend!

It's a rainy weekend here on the east coast, so I know some of you are cooped up inside. Why not do a little ribbon shopping? This weekend only, take 10% off all merchandise. Just use the code RAINYDAY at checkout. This promotional code will be good through Sunday, 3/14. What a perfect time to try out some of our new items. Don't forget to take a look at the new trims/lace section.

Have a super weekend and Happy Shopping!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pink Felt Flowers Ribbon

Happy Friday, Ladies!

I’ve been so excited to finally be able to use this gorgeous Pink Felt Flowers Ribbon by May Arts. It makes a wonderful border on any card/project. I just love the detail of the flowers and I thought how perfect but to embellish it with some lavender and pink half pearls. This ribbon comes in 1.5” width.

Next, I used the Tiny Sheer Organza Purple Floral Ribbon and created a Ribbon Flower. I found the tutorial at Lime Light Papercrafts. They are very easy to make and are a beautiful addition to any card/project.

Jovi in Basket

Digital Image: Jovi in Basket from Sew Many Cards (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS, cut image out and popped up with 3D foam squares).

Card Stock: Light/dark purple and pink (TAC), flower print (Bitty Scrap Pads-Fascination), pink print (Paper Pizzaz-Dots, Checks, Plaids & Stripes), white print (Basic Grey-Euphoria) and Easter egg print (Sonburn).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Punches: MS Butterfly Punch.

Tutorials: Ribbon Flower from Lime Light Papercrafts.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (Easter eggs and patches).

Embellishments: Cotton Ball White Fun Flock (Jovi’s belly), lavender/pink half pearls, pink button, 1/4” Tiny Sheer Organza Purple Floral Ribbon and 1.5” Pink Felt Flowers Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Kym

You're Amazing

Hi everyone and happy Thursday to all of you. The snow is starting to melt around these parts, and it is so nice to see signs of Spring here and there. Just about time to get those rubber boots out for the kids I think.
Today I'm sharing with you a card that was made using the 3/8" turquoise grosgrain ribbon from Reasonable Ribbon
I used two separate pieces and criss crossed them on the card. Then added the classic oval and sentiment over top of them. I love the simplicity of this card, even though it took a lot of work lol. All of the design is colored in using Glaze pens.
The colors really bring to mind those first few pink tulips that bloom and the warmth of the Spring sky. Hope you are all getting ready for Spring. Did you plant any bulbs in the fall? We planted a lot, and I'm so looking forward to seeing what they all look like when they bloom.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure you take a look at the sale section. There are some sweet deals you can grab. And don't forget to take a peek at the new ribbons and trim that Really Reasonable Ribbon has. I've already ordered a bunch of the 1.5" gingham ribbon and can't wait to play with them.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sheer Organza Flowers Ribbon

Hello Ladies~

I would love to introduce the Sheer Organza Flowers Ribbon. It is absolutely gorgeous! This ribbon comes in 5 colors – Lime, Pink, Light Blue, Peach and Lavender. The size is 7/8” wide. This new ribbon would be stunning on any Spring or Easter card/project.

I also used the 1/4” Hot Pink Micro Gingham Ribbon to make a bow. This is available in the Gingham Micro Assortment which includes the 5 colors – Hot Pink, Yellow, Orange, Green and Purple.

Audrey with Ladybugs

Digital Image: Audrey with Ladybugs from The Stamping Boutique (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Sentiment: Thank You for Making My Day by VL Designs from The Stamping Boutique.

Card Stock: Light pink, pink and green (TAC) and prints (DCWV-Nana’s Kids).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Circles/Scallop Circles.

Punches: MS Floral Lace Border Punch.

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (bow in Audrey’s hair, ladybugs, buttons on shoes, trim on outfit and stars/dots on background) and Black Gel Pen (Faux stitching around image).

Embellishments: Silver ladybug charm, white half pearls, light pink half pearls, 1/4” Hot Pink Micro Gingham (Gingham Micro Assortment) from Really Reasonable Ribbon and 7/8” Sheer Organza Lime Flowers ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Visit Really Reasonable Ribbon today to purchase this gorgeous ribbon.

Hugs, Kym

Monday, March 8, 2010

Bonnie’s Pick for the Month – Diamond Pink Ombre Chex Ribbon

Good Morning, Ladies!

I bring to you this Monday morning one of Bonnie’s favorite ribbon picks for the month – Diamond Pink Ombre Chex Ribbon from May Arts. I just love the colors in this ribbon. This ribbon comes in other beautiful colors. Stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to check out the Ombre Chex ribbons and many other types of ribbon that is available.

Baby Fairy

Digital Image: Baby Fairy from The Stamping Boutique (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Card Stock: Pink (TAC), green (MS Classic Botanical) and prints (DCWV-Nana’s Kids).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Circles/Scallop Circles and Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Punches: MS Floral Lace Border Punch.

Embossing: Cuttlebug It’s a Boy Embossing Folder (Little Bundle sentiment).

Inks: Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen (baby’s wings, stars and outfit) and Sakura Rose Star Gelly Pen (dots on background).

Embellishments: Ultra Fine Pink Glitter (little bundle words), Prima pink/green flowers, bright pink rhinestones, glitter swirl buttons, plush pink flower ribbon (on bottom of card) and Diamond Pink Ombre Chex Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon (this was Bonnie’s pick for the month).

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

Hugs, Kym

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Super Scalloped Trim

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!

My good friend Debbie has been on a roll and she's made another terrific card to share today. She's used our new white sheer looped trim and red scalloped trim to accent her card. Please stop by Debbie's blog to see more information on the challange that inspired this great card creation.

Thanks for stopping by. Check back next week for more super projects.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Scalloped Trim and Crochet Lace Card

Today I have a wonderful card from Debbie Littlejohn to share with you. She used our new 7/8” ivory crochet lace along with our new scalloped trim in red and green. This new scalloped trim is such a fun addition to any card and it looks great woven through the crochet lace. It is available in purple, pink, red, green, navy and antique gold. Why not try some on your next project?

  • Stamp: Stampin' Up
  • Decorative Paper: American Crafts
  • 7/8" Ivory Crochet Lace and Red and Green Scalloped Trim: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A little Ombre Slice of Heaven

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday. I am back on the mend after fighting a yucky flu bug that has made its way around the house. Our 2 year old daughter has it now. ACK.

Today I am sharing with you one of my absolute favorite things to stamp and that is Fairies. This fairy is from About Art Accents and I've colored her with Copics.
For such a whimsical stamp, I needed some ribbon that had equal the amount of whimsy and magic to it. The Sheer Ombre Turquoise/Brown was just the ticket. If you have never used this kind of ribbon before, you just HAVE to grab some. With its two tone palettes, this ribbon is absolutely STUNNING. And it makes bows like a dream *swoon*
Take a look at this ribbon up close
Isn't that just Scrumptious!!!!
Now here is the whole project for you. I really like the softness of the colors and patterns. It turned out pretty dreamy, which is what I was going for.

And finally a close up of the image itself
When you are looking for that really special ribbon that will bring a little "pixie dust" magic to your projects, try the Ombre ribbon, available in so many colors you'll be sure to find one that is perfect for your creation.

Until Next time

Tiny Sheer Organza Pink/Orange Floral Ribbon

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to share with everyone this absolutely gorgeous ribbon that I recently received from Really Reasonable Ribbon. It is called Tiny Sheer Organza Pink/Orange Floral Ribbon. There are tiny pink and orange flowers. What a fabulous addition this would be to any card or project for Spring, Easter or Mother’s Day. This ribbon comes in 1/4” wide.

Kitchen Centerpiece

Digital Image: Kitchen Centerpiece from Glitterbabe Etsy Store (Colored image with Prisma color pencils and OMS).

Card Stock: Pink, yellow and green (TAC) and prints (DCWV-The Garden Party Stack).

Die-Cuts: Nestabilities Ovals/Scallop Ovals.

Punches: Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border punch.

Inks: Sakura Stardust (flowers).

Embellishments: Pink silk flowers, half pearls, yellow and orange rhinestones, gold embossed Thoughts of You sentiment and 1/4” wide Tiny Sheer Organza Pink/Orange Floral ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Kym