Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a great week!  Today I have a sweet birthday card to show you.
I cut the cupcake from the Rock Princess cartridge and the scalloped mat from Elegant edges. I added some bling for sprinkles and some sparkle to the cherry with course glitter.  The aqua diamond satin is the perfect finishing touch. I love the aqua against the pretty K and Company paper.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Love Birds

Hello everyone! It's Emily here again with a fun little project to share with you today!

Have you seen those cute little bird houses at the craft stores lately for $1 and wanted to decorate them? I know I have picked up several and finally I got around to doing something fun with one of them using some Really Reasonable Ribbon!

How cute is that, right? I loved the little heart and the fence on this one.

I had an idea to alternate ruffle ribbon and paper on the roof to make it look like shingles, I think it worked out pretty nicely!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this little project!

♥ Emily

RRR Products Used: 3/8" Ivory Sheer Lace, Pink Satin Double Ruffle Ribbon, Pearls

Monday, February 27, 2012

Z-Fold Chick Card & Video's on Bows

Hello everyone and Happy Monday to all!!! Cheryl here with a Z-Fold Card and 2 Bow Video's using Beautiful Satin Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

So, for my card today it was to be a Z-Fold card.  I ended up gluing the outside edge a bit so it doesnt open like a z, bet that's ok.  It still works and stands on its own :) 

On my card I used Really Reasonable Ribbons, Silky Crush for the closer bow tie. Then for the little bow by the sentiment I used Seam Binding in Pink. Next for my ribbon on the tag I used Satin!

Sweet Duck is a Pixie Cottage Stamp. I also used Spellbinders frame, and then CottageCutz Spring Doily and Love Tags Dies from The Scrapping Cottage! The flowers I used are a mix of Wild Orchid, and some other flowers I had.  I used the sweet sentiment from Pixie cottage stamps too. The branches are from Martha Stewart!
Here is the back of my card.  There is  room for more writing there too!!

Here is Bow Video #1

And Bow Video #2

Thank you for looking and hope you enjoy my bow videos today!!!
Hugs to all,

Sunday, February 26, 2012

All Dressed Up!

Hello Really Reasonable Ribbon fans!  Jan here to share a porcelain doll that's made using cardstock, fabric and lace.  The delicate lace at the bottom of the skirt and on the straps at the top is Penelope Natural Crochet Lace.  
While shopping at thrift stores, I spotted two wedding dresses and they were $1.00 each!  WOW!  The lace that is layered on the skirt is from one of the dresses.  The tiny buttons are part of my vintage button collection.The doll was also a thrift store find and she was $6.00.  She was dressed in shades of lavender.  I removed her clothing and carefully took the dress apart. 
Here she is with a new wardrobe.
Close up of the back of dress.
Here's how I started.
Remove clothing.
Using a seam ripper, take the seams out.
Lay pattern pieces on satin fabric, pin and cut out.
I used Graphic 45, Once Upon A Springtime cardstock.  I taped two pieces of cardstock together and prepared it by brushing a generous layer of Liquitex, Matte Medium.  This will make the cardstock, fabric-like. I used the skirt pattern and cut the skirt on the prepared cardstock. 
Sew lace to the bottom of the skirt.
 Mist the back with water and do a fan fold to crease the skirt.
Sew peach tulle on the skirt, then the large piece of lace on the skirt.  Assemble the dress and add buttons.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Storage Idea

I am so thrilled to be able to share my latest storage idea using Really Reasonable Ribbon products.
This is a very plain plastic type wood box I got from a friend that was tossing it out. Well you know I couldn't let that happen.
 The front view decorated-I still think I will spray paint the basket insert white.This trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon Noelle White Crochet Lace is one of my favorite and worked so well for my box.

Some of the embellishments I used on the ends.
 This is the top side-I used some of my favorite paper from LAST MONTHS PROJECT Lost & Found
Here is one side view
This is the other side view
So now my biggest decision is what I will put inside-I am thinking ribbon rolls!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Simple Book Mark

Do you read?
Better yet, do you have TIME to read?
I used to .
I used to read a LOT.
However, 5 kids keep me so busy that books are the furthest thing from my mind.
That is not the case with my kids, though.
They all read. They love to read and they actually ask for books for birthday and Christmas gifts.
Their favorite place to go is to the library. 
AS you can imagine,with 5 kids reading books, there comes a need for book marks.
LOTS and LOTS of book marks.  

I remember when I was in school, I would use just a piece of plain
 notebook paper to mark my spot in my book.
These days, the kids want personalization.

When my 11 year old came home from school today and says,
"Mom, I need a book mark"...
she knew that I was going to tell her to pick her paper and ribbon and I will make one.
Aubrie chose her papers and 3 ribbons...
Diamond Satin yellow and purple
and Rainbow Peace.

She told me, NO flowers and NO Bling!
LOL...she is NOT a girly girl like her Mama! 
So...given the materials and the "Guidelines"
Here is what I put together for her:
This is the Front side and the photo below is the back side.
For this super simple book mark, You will use 2 sheets of heavy cardstock 
cut 6x2.
You will then cut your ribbons to your desired length and you will 
hot glue them in BETWEEN the 2 sheets of cardstock. 
Be careful not to layer too much, because it does increase the thickness of the book mark.

You will then superglue the 2 sheets together and viola! Super Simple Bookmark!
All you have to do is embellish it!

Aubrie loved this book mark, and made a few more for her friends by herself.
This is a super easy craft project to make with kids...especially since spring break is coming soon and they will be home and BORED!
Oh...and don't foret about the long summer ahead!

Believe me when I say that my kids will be making MANY book marks this summer.
We may even donate some to our library
for the youth Summer Reading Program. :)

Thank you for visiting today!
I hope you all get a chance to make some of these bookmarks with your little ones!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Colorful Baker's Twine Card Background

Today I have a quick card for you featuring Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This is such a fun trim to use and it's so versatile.  I was looking around my craft room at all the tools I have from 'back in the day', and there was my Fiskars crimper.  It's been years since I used this tool. 
So, what to do with it.....................

Eureka!!  I can crimp a sheet of paper and use the valleys to hold some baker's twine wrapped around the cardstock.  Now, I could have done this without crimping the paper, but it made it so easy to keep the baker's twine evenly spaced, plus, I used my crimper!  How great is that??!

(card inside)

Take a look around your craft room today and find one of those old tools you never use and figure out a new use for it!  We'd love to see what you create - don't forget to add some ribbon!!  Stop by the RRR Facebook page and show us your project and tell us what 'forgotten' tool you used.

~ Bonnie ~

Stamps: Birthday Wishes - digital stamp from Bird's Cards, Birthday sentiment on inside of card - Hero Arts
Paper: Misc scraps from my stash
Ink: Marvy Matchables #7 orange
Accessories and tools: Scor-Tape, Spellbinder Nestablilites, Fiskars paper crimper

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thinking of You

Aren’t these the cutest little pandas you have ever seen?! I adore their sweet eyes and the little hearts at the top. The sentiment (“Thinking of you is a nice thing to do!”) goes perfectly with their expressions of care and love.

I stamped my images (from Rubbernecker Stamps) on glossy white paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and added some fun Bo Bunny Enchanted designer paper for the background. The ribbon trims are some of my favorites: Licorice Baker's Twine and Red Satin Double Ruffle Ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Panda Pals (06 SO JB) and Friends - Nice Thing To Do (565-17) by Rubbernecker Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Glossy White (Stampin' Up!), Enchanted Designer Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: charm, Circle Large and Circle Large Scalloped die cuts (Spellbinders), Licorice Baker's Twine and Red Satin Double Ruffle Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), label punch (Stampin' Up!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Hi everyone!  I hope you guys all had a fabulous weekend.  I have pretty card to show you today that I made using two different ribbons.
I created the base of my flower by cutting a 1-1/2" circle on my Cricut.  I then made ribbon tabs from satin ribbon with scallop edges and hot glued them to the circle.  I added two layers of paper flowers from Michael's and a brown felt brad.  I created the stem by adhering a piece of moss green twill and then tying a second piece around the stem to create leaves.
This pretty paper is from My Mind's Eye.

I hope you like my flower card....thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sweet Baby Boy Mini Album

Happy Monday everyone! It's Emily here today with another fun little mini album.

I made this paper bag mini album for my neighbor who wanted an album to store photos of her baby boy.

You can't tell from the photos, but I added some of the Middy Bitty bags in between every white bag for more photo space and also more pockets to tuck little things in. I think pockets are PERFECT for baby albums, I know I saved a lot of little things when my daughter was born that would fit perfectly right inside those little pockets.

Thanks for stopping by today!
♥ Emily

Products Used:
Authentique Paper- Miracle: Baby Boy Collection
Sweet Stamp Shop- Sweet Alpha Doodles, Furry Friends Forever
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Brown Wrinkled Ribbon, Satin w/Scalloped Edge Parrot Green, Satin w/Scalloped Edge Ivory, 3/8" Tornado Blue Satin, Curly Sparkling Trim White, Bliss Pearls
Copic Markers- 0, B00, G24, E25, E33