Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The great variety of textures in the fibers available at the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop makes me really happy! So while some folks crave the mall and fashions, I am perfectly content to stay home in my pajamas and load my online RRR cart! Check out how this stuff glistens in the morning light!
Time for me to order more organza!
My focal image is an abstract cluster of textures created with the aforementioned fibers, pearls, and a matte translucent button.
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Metallic String Gold, Sheer Iridescent Copper Organza
Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hello, my dear crafty friends! Today is my last post as a Guest Designer on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and this will be a small tutorial I want to share with you.
And as ribbons are the main issue of this blog/shop, how about your own portable Bow maker and this time I am pretty sure it's a new and never seen tutorial. Why I am sure about it? I used my dental supplies to make it and I am pretty sure about not having so may dentists crafting with ribbons around the web.
So here it is- my Portable Tin Bow Maker for you. Look like a cute altered box? So it is, but wait for the inside of it.
Don't worry- dental supplies are not obligatory, you can use any paper clay or polymer clay to make this tool.
Pick a tin with a lid- can be a recycled one too (I used Making Memories tin, but any mint tin about 3x2'' will do the job.)
Now pick some molding paste (can be bought in any craft shop, but if you have a dentist friend it's even better as our molds smell better and mine has this great grape taste and smell). Make four 3'' wooden pegs from your BBQ wooden sticks or use an old chopstick. We all have some at home and you will need them during the process and to use for your bow making after. Now mix the equal parts of both pastes (all molding pastes have 2 parts to be mixed for a minute or so) , make a rectangle about 3/4'' flat and fill the inside of your tin.
Now stick 2 of your wooden pieces about 1/2'' from each side (it will give you 2'' ribbon bow) and another 2 in the middle to make this 1'' bow. Let it dry with sticks inside. Now pull the sticks and your bow maker is done.
Here are some photos to show you how to make a 2'' bow. The box will use those wooden sticks storage and you don't need to buy any fancy one (anyway, my fancy bow maker was lost after all).
Please note that the pearl pins are just my add on to make the photos more clear, you don't need to use them during your bow making at all.
First tie the ribbon around the pegs as shown .
Now take the left ribbon end (the upper one) under the loop as shown.
Now move the same ribbon above the loop as shown
This was a moment to take my pins off (as I said you don't even need them) and to make a knot with both free ribbon ends.
Pull the pegs out of the mold and your bow is made. Trim the ends as wanted and use it as I did to embellish my bow maker box.
Now just take time to embellish your Bow Maker box.
First of all pick some ScoreTape and embellish the lid with Jute Natural 3/8'' ribbon, cut the edges to fit the tin lid. Add some thin tape around and glue Hemp Cord from Multi Weight set. For my tin lid I used 3 layers of 3/8''width. The bottom was just perfect for one layer of Natural Crochet Lace trim and I added the same hemp over it.
I glued a nice flower branch over the lid (Prima) and added my pink bow I made with Swiss Dots Light Coral ribbon.
And as I said- any mold will make the job and if not- try some Paper clay or some Polymer clay (can be baked with a tin, but don't use Microwave as the tin is metal)
Really Reasonable Ribbon:
Tin (Making Memories)
Other: molding paste, wooden pegs
That's it for this post and for my Guest Designing for Really Reasonable Ribbon shop.
Thanks for great products and this fantastic exposure!
Thanks for great products and this fantastic exposure!
See you again in my blog with more ribbon posts!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Moss leaves, Burgundy Leaves, newsprint candis, fix it foam pads, Juliet lace, peppermint baker's twine, pink crochet trim, and January Assortment ribbons and trims..finish up my card nicely!
Here you can see how I inked the polkadot ribbons.
Super Quick and Easy "Flower How Too"
Continue to put all 5 pieces of ribbon in place.
Add this to any card, with some of the leaves trims...and you are all set with a wonderful embellishment. You can refer back up to my card to see how it looks finished.
Here are a few other cards I have made this month using RRR ribbons and trim. I didn't want you to miss out on all my lovely RRR creations!!
I used the February Assortment of the month, yellow pom pom trim, crochet lace (inked with vintage photo), Juliet Lace, and Peppermint baker's twine.
Posted by Heather at 8:00 AM
Saturday, January 26, 2013
This is the second post of the day.
Be sure to scroll down so you don't miss the fun project Cheryl shared with us today.
Random Integer GeneratorHere are your random numbers:
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|153.||Jamie L (follower) (Scrappin' 2 baby girls)|
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Posted by Bonnie at 9:09 AM
Today I'm sharing an Accordion style Pocket that holds several tags for photos. This page was designed using the Beautiful Laces, Bags, and buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Bags/Really Reasonable Ribbon
Crocheted Lace/Really Reasonable Ribbon
Mini Pom Pom Trim /Really Reasonable Ribbon
Scor-Tape 1/2 inch/Really Reasonable Ribbon
Buttons/Really Reasonable Ribbon
And whatever embellishments you choose. I used CottageCutz Dies, Homemade Butterfly, Feathers and Pearls to complete my page.
I absolutely LOVE the Crocheted Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I'm in the process of collecting all the colors. On this page I used the Pink. I also used the Black Mini Pom Pom Trim, Scor-Tape, and buttons from the Strawberry pack, and Cookies & Cream pack.
I LOVE this accordion pocket and it's perfect for holding photos and writing on the back. You can add photos to the back of each tag or writing.
My VIDEO on The Accordion Pocket
Thank you for looking and hope you enjoyed my post today!!!
Hugs to all,
Posted by Cheryl Walker at 3:00 AM