Sunday, August 28, 2016

Christmas Joy

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Hope you all are doing well. 
Today its my turn to bring you some inspiration here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I decided to share a Christmas card I created with some of my favorite ribbons. I know we still have a few more months for Christmas but I thought this would be a great time to start on my Christmas cards. So to get started I used the DCWV Merry Memories Stack.

For this card I used that beautiful red pleated organza sheer ribbon. 
I know you probably recognize this ribbon from past projects, 
but I just couldn't help using it again. I think I need to order some more. lol 
I only have a little strand left. I also used the White Satin with Stitched Center
which a beautiful ribbon and comes in many different colors.  

 Here is a close up photo of the ribbon. 
I think the reason I really like this ribbon is the 
beautiful color of red and being that its made of organza
it just has a lovely shimmer affect when the light hits it just right. 
If you like this ribbon head over or
 click on the highlighted link Really Reasonable Ribbon Organza sheer ribbon in red.

I hope you head over to Really Reasonable store to look at some of these beautiful ribbons. They are just a must have for your Christmas projects. And don't forget a new challenge will be starting soon and of course we have our Blog Hop coming up for September. 

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day. 
Deborah xxx

Saturday, August 27, 2016


{judy} It's certainly an Autumn feel to the air where I live. Some of the trees were a combination of red, green and gold yesterday. I was surprised, because it has seemed to come on so quickly. From 100 last week to 73 yesterday! But I welcome it, as does this little fox!
Isn't he cute? To begin my card, I dry embossed the back panel with a forest embossing folder from Stampin' Up! On the main panel, I used a technique called Reverse Masking, and sponged in a circle of blues, followed by clouds with darker edges, using a handcut cloud stencil I have had forever.  I stamped the foliage along the bottom to "ground" my circle.

The little fox is made with a punch (Fox Builder Punch) and one little face stamp from Foxy Friends. I sat him on a stamped and fussy cut stump, and tilted his head to show his fun personality. All images are by Stampin' Up!
Everything is held together with my go-to adhesive -- 1/4" Scor-Tape.

I love the shimmer and look of organza on just about everything. It adds an ethereal look to my forest card here, while being transparent enough to still see what it behind the ribbon. You can see an amazing variety of beautiful colors in the RRR Store HERE. I tied on a little "Blessings" charm I had, using Natural Burlap String and added two brown Mulberry Leaves (Wild Orchid) to pull the forest theme back in.

So I am wishing you Autumn Blessings today and hope that your weekend is as wonderful as this little fox is cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tying Shabby Chic Bows with Seam Binding

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I made this sympathy card for a friend of the family whose mother recently passed.  I wanted the card to be soft, elegant and very shabby chic. I find that seam binding ribbon makes the most gorgeous shabby chic bows, and is very easy to work with. I thought I'd share some shabby chic bow tying tips with you here today.

This 6x6 card used a mixed media paper from Canvas Corp brands.  The papers are all done in shades of black, grey and white which means you can custom color them.  After inking up the background, I water colored this heart image with Distress Markers.  I wanted everything to be very soft and soothing.  I laced up the center of the heart with Gold Metallic Bakers Twine. Noble Peacock Seam Binding was tied into a loose shabby chic bow, then tucked under a pair of white flowers. 

Tying a shabby chic bow is super easy.  I set the pegs on my Zutter Bow it All tool to be 3.5" apart.  Then I wrapped my ribbon around the pegs three times.  Before tying the knot in the center of the bow, I folded the loose ribbon end into thirds.  This helps gather the ribbon at the center.  To add the ribbon to the card, I placed a small puddle of hot glue beneath my flowers, then pushed the ribbon into place with the tips of my scissors.   Because seam binding ribbon is so soft, it folds in on itself and creates this beautiful loopy bow.  

The inside of the card is very simple.  I lightly inked the edges of my designer paper, then added a small journaling card.  This is where I will write my personal note to my friend.

Seam binding ribbon comes in a rainbow of colors, and is a dream to work with.  In addition to the colored seam binding I keep in my ribbon stash, I also have a full spool of both Cream and White Seam Binding so that I can custom color my ribbon to match any project I am making.  I'd be happy to share a tutorial for this custom dyed ribbon.  If you're interested, please let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Halloween Banner

Hello day here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  I had so much fun making this banner.  Lots of die cut layers with foam adhesive for dimension.

 Seeing the layers and mix of patterns makes me happy! Not to mention the bright happy Halloween colors.
I can never get enough gingham either.  I used both gingham ribbon in black  and in orange.   I used the 1-1/2" width size and it makes the best big chunky bows.
I added some black sequins, clothespins, and little metal rimmed tags spelling boo.

Well folks, that is it for me!  As always hope you enjoyed!  Cherry

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blessings for Christmas & Video Tutorial

 Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday to you all! So for today's Really Reasonable Ribbon card I do have a video on both my Ribbon Bow using RRR Shimmer Satin (LOVE THIS STUFF) , and my Glass Flowers using a spray technique to get the color you see.
 So for my card base, I used black card stock, cut at 5" x 10" and then scored at 5"
Next I did my 1st layer with black card stock cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", then the Bo Bunny design paper is cut at 41/2" x 4 1/2".
Next Layer 2- is cut at 4" x 4" and that is the black card stock. Now Bo Bunny dp is cut at 3/34" x 3 3/4", then added sewing in a green thread. I also added some white gel dots for a different look.

The I Brake for stamps sentiment is cut out using different spellbinders dies.

Ribbon bow is created using Really Reasonable Ribbons Beautiful Shimmer Satin in Sage Green color. LOVE LOVE LOVE this ribbon. I just bought 5 rolls of it, that is how much I love it. Also will be getting more rolls in different colors, as Bonnie does carry some really Gorgeous colors of this.

Glass Flowers are done using my Glass Flower Technique along with the spray and distress technique. Video can be seen here on my blog
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Watercolor Lifting

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing details about my card for our current 
 Challenge #147 - Buttons & Bows.
I used the Watercolor Lifting Technique at Splitcoaststampers for my card. Basically, you create a watercolor wash, emboss an image with VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder, and then remove as much color as you like with more water and a brush or rag. It's such a fun look! I made my "wash" pretty deep hued, as I knew I would be taking a lot of the color off. The embossed images hold the depth of original color.

I added some Doodlebug Sequins to my flower middles, and then created a fun pleated ribbon center using the August Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon, as well as Green Apple Baker's Twine in the center of my button.

Come play along at RRR!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card

Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a really festive and fun Christmas Greeting card I created with the fabulous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is the first Christmas card I have made in quite a while that does not have a vintage or retro image....but I was so inspired by the buffalo checked paper that I knew graphic pops of color would be a much better match.

This Hounds Tooth Ribbon coordinates so well and is topped of with Ivory Burlap String and a simple painted jingle bell.
Handcrafted poinsettia flower is layered with some Petaloo blooms and die cut leaves with the same red and black theme. These great little buttons and Spiral Stamens help to add detail to the corner.
A few more die cut flowers here with additional tiny White Open Roses. A die cut doily is a nice backdrop for the sentiment.
I love how dimensional this card turned out with all the layers.   Okay that's all for me, wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. G