Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hello Greeting Card

Hey there Really Reasonable Ribbon Fans! I'm sharing a card today created with trims and flowers.

I think the checkered pattern paired with the wood grain creates a very warm and welcoming homespun quality.
This taffeta ribbon is so dreamy and for sure is one of my new favorites. I love that it's vintagy orange instead of bright.  Here I have it layered under lace and vintage buttons.
The ribbon coordinates so perfectly with the WOC roses as well as the flowers on the sentiment cut apart.
Finishing the inside of the card with matching papers really makes them extra special. I've also incorporated a large patterned and epoxy topped clip because more is always better!

The doily adds a nice texture as well as breaks up the busy patterns.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Tangerine Taffeta, Open Roses Orange, Ivory Burlap String, Judy White Crocheted Lace.

Okay that's all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gotta Have Double-Head Stamens!

Hello to all our sweet ribbon-loving friends!  It's Karen sharing today, and I'm so blessed to have you visit as I share a lovely Christmas card and tag that I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using some non-traditional Christmas colors.  These patterned papers and coordinating goodies are from the Bundled Up line by Crate Paper, and I really enjoy the red, pinks, and greenish colors in this line.  And.....as always, I was able to find all the trims that  match perfectly with this line.  Because Really Reasonable Ribbon carries such a wide variety of styles and colors, I can ALWAYS count on them to carry the perfect products to match ANY project I create.  You'll LOVE the vast selection!
I secured all my patterned papers, the tag, and the sewn pieces using Scor-Tape, and then I also machine stitched the edges a bit.  Towards the bottom of my card, I ran a width of a sweet May Arts trim called Red Center Stitched Burlap.  This is one of my all-time favorite trims; both at Christmas time and always...and it comes in several awesome colors.  There's also a tiny chipboard tag from this line that I added with a rub-on sentiment (Noel) and a White Flatback Pearl.
Towards the top of my card, there's a bow tied with Silver Seam BindingLipstick Red Seam BindingBay Leaf Seam BindingIvory Burlap String, and Red Burlap String, and a White Bead Berry Spray Cluster.  The snowman tag is topped with some Baby Pink Double-Head StamensRed Double-Head Stamens, and Aqua Green Double-Head Stamens.  They're about the sweetest things I've ever seen, and I've fallen in LOVE with them.  I think I now own them in every gorgeous color!  On top of those lovely stamen heads, there's another fun White Flatback Pearl.
I also made a matching Christmas Gift Tag to match this sweet card by using the same patterned papers and goodies.  I added bow using Lipstick Red Seam BindingBay Leaf Seam Binding3/8" Bright Pink Gingham RibbonIvory Burlap String and Black Burlap String.
Thanks so much for visiting today!  Hopefully, you will stop by again soon for more inspiration and lots of great ideas for crafting with Really Reasonable Ribbon and their FABULOUS products!

Blessings,
Karen

Monday, November 20, 2017

Joy Card

Christmas cards don't always have to be in the traditional reds and greens.  Why not try adding a non-traditional color such as the purple?  It's easy with the new Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Assortment - Country Holiday Collection.
I used the gorgeous purple ribbon, layering two bows.  Then I tucked the Silky Ivory Crush Ribbon to the under the pine cone image to add additional layers and softness.
I hope you enjoyed a fun and easy holiday card.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pretty Mulberry Flower Ornament Tutorial

Hi there ribbon (and mulberry flower) fans.  Today I'm sharing a pretty mulberry flower holiday ornament tutorial.  The ornaments were made using ribbon and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  These make fabulous neighbor gifts, hostess gifts or even teacher gifts.

You will find a video tutorial for the mulberry flower ornaments below along with another video tutorial on how I created the pretty bow topper.

The ornaments were made to coordinate with the October and November Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

There is a special going on through the end of November for US residents to begin their subscription with the October/November combo pack for the special introductory price of just $17.00. 
 

Not a member yet?

The October assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim and the November assortment has 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.


The ornament below is the one I created in the video.  This one uses a little over 80 20mm Open Roses.  I think you could get away with four 20-packs with careful spacing.
This ornament was created with one 100-pack of Sweetheart Flowers.  On this one I used the white with red center sweetheart flowers to coordinate with the October Ribbon Club Assortment, but any of the colors would be beautiful.
This ornament below was also made with 20mm Open Roses and this one was made using the color palette from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

The ribbon ornament toppers below were made on the EK Tools Bow Making Template using ribbon from each of the Ribbon Club Assortments.  The centers were finished off with larger Mulberry Roses.  I have a video tutorial below on how to make these as well.


DIY Holiday Ornament with Mulberry Flowers Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.


DIY Bow Topper Using the EK Tools Bow Making Set Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope that you'll make some of these ornaments for your friends and family.  Happy crafting!


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Soft and Shabby Chic Sympathy Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  It's Kathy here today with a card that none of us ever wants to have to make.  I think sympathy or condolence cards call for extra soft colors and textures.  Sadly, I recently had to make one of these for a friend who lost a dear family member.  There's nothing like a hand made card to say, "I'm thinking about you, and I care."

I just love the way this Pink Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon adds soft texture to this sympathy card.  Tying a thicker ribbon like this is so much easier when using the Zutter Bow-it-All ToolIvory burlap string adds just the right finishing touch beneath the vintage button on the right.

I created this 5" x 6" cutaway card with one strip of 12" wide x 6" wide paper.  By scoring the paper at 4" and 8.75" I was able to create a cutaway front card with an inside pocket.


To make the pocket, simply add a punched edge on the outer edge.  Then glue only the top and bottom flaps to the card base.


This pretty tag is topped with more of the Pink Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon.  I've also tucked in a tea bag and a honey stick for good measure.

I hope I've shared some ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures!  I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,
kathy

Friday, November 17, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon November Blog Hop winner


This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the winners from Challenge #175.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the November Ribbon Club Assortment 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 US shipping address.

True Random Number Generator  

Result:
10

Congratulations Helen Budz!

16.  First, to answer your question...we usually set up and decorate our tree 2 weekends before Christmas..and then leave it up about a month so we can just keep celebrating. Now, I just need to say that combining this month's ribbon selection with the digital paper and sentiments is wonderful. It's as if you've given me a head start on creating! Thanks so much.


Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!


~ Bonnie Garby ~ 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #175 Winners!



Challenge #175 was lots of fun with our Anything Goes theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. 

Many thanks to all who participated in our final challenge.

Our top three picks for Challenge #175 in no particular order are:

Congratulations to our top 3 for a job well done. Grab your "I made the RRR Top 3" badge (located on the right column of the blog, near the bottom) and display it with pride. You ladies did a fantastic job!

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Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our final Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.  We appreciate your support over the years.

While our challenge is ending, Really Reasonable Ribbon is still in business.

We'd love to have you head on over and take a look at the wonderful ribbons, embellishments and mulberry flowers we offer.


~ Bonnie Garby ~