Friday, December 2, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #154 - Winter Holiday with Ribbon or Trim Theme

Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Please scroll down to the next post for the winners of the last challenge.

The theme for Challenge #154 is Winter Holiday.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.

Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #154 to get you started.  
All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Winter Holiday creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on December 16th to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly theme.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR154) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until December 14th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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RRR Challenge #153 Winners!

Challenge #153 was lots of fun with our Silver & Gold theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #153 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!


Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Silver & Gold themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #154 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Shabby Chic Winter Tag with Window

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a very shabby inspired winter tag I created with the fabulous new December Ribbon Club Assortment Winter Blues.
I figure this assortment is pretty much perfect to round out your holiday ribbons....and even give you a head start on some New Year's projects! I created a tag with a wintery window scene inspired by the silver trims because they are soooo shabby and soft and gorgeous!

I used several fun mixed media products as well as chipboard pieces and die cuts. There's also some fabby little Snowflake Charms from the embellishments section. I love them so much!!!!  There's also a bit of Twisted Hemp Rope to hang.
Okay that's all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Warmth & Cheer

Hello, sweet blog friends!  It's Karen Letchworth here today, and I wanted to share a couple of sweet Christmas cards I created using some of my favorite trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, along with some of their new Embellishments.  There are SO many sweet touches available in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop to help adorn your cards and projects.  Check this out!
Both of my cards for today were created using patterned papers, stickers and ephemera from Carta Bella's new Christmas Delivery line.  This super sweet Christmas line is just filled with the sweetest designs, and Really Reasonable Ribbon helped me finish them off beautifully!
On my first card (above) I ran a length of the Christmas Traditions Plaid Ribbon, and I also tied a bow with it.  That's topped with a bow of Christmas Baker's Twine, and on top of that are three silver jingle bells tied with a length of Black Burlap String.  I just LOVE how these ribbons, twines and embellishments work together so nicely.  Behind the bow, I tucked a cluster of Wild Orchid Crafts' Bead Berry Spray in White and it gives my card the feeling of Christmas.  Isn't it sweet?
On my second card (above and below), I used two clusters of the Wild Orchid Crafts' Bead Berry Spray in Red.  I just LOVE them.  I cut some felt leaves, and added a bow made from Black Licorice Baker's Twine.  You may also notice that I placed a White Flatback Pearl Sticker on each card.  These sweet pearl accents come in a variety of sizes, and are such a sweet little touch as a random accent or in the center of a flower, etc. You will just LOVE all the great Embellishments carried at RRR (among all their other fabulous ribbons, trims, flowers and more).
Finally, you will notice that I tied a bow of Cherry Baker's Twine to an 11mm Heart-Shaped White Flatback Imitation Pearl and attached it to my card where I had a little ink smudge.  Yes, Embellishments are also a great way to cover our "little mistakes" in crafting.  Again, I used the lovely Christmas Traditions Plaid Ribbon on this card by tying it in a knot and adding it to my cluster at the top right.  I also tucked a small piece of the 1 1/2" Red Gingham Ribbon underneath the journalling tag.  The wider ribbons, like this one, are terrific for adding a sweet touch and to give your cards a lot of great texture and personality.  Really Reasonable Ribbon is a great place to get EVERYTHING you need to make your next card or project extra special!

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget about the fun challenge taking place now on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. We love seeing your creations and having you play along with us.

Blessings to you,

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Country Christmas Memory Folder

Hello sweet friends!  Today, I am sharing a homespun Country Christmas Memory Folder.
I enjoy using beautiful country and vintage inspired lace, ribbons and images to document our holiday memories. 

I used the Cotton Blend Holiday Snowflakes Ribbon, the Debra Natural Crochet Lace and the Baker's Twine Cherry throughout this memory folder.

The great thing about the twine is you can easily use it to floss your buttons.
Wishing you a wonderfully creative day.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pie......or Cake?

{judy}Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. friends! It's a few of days after, of course, but we enjoy our family time and meal times for longer than just one day. We like to slow the Christmas rush as much as possible!

On Thursday we enjoyed a bountiful meal, and were so thankful for it. And it seems that while other holidays might have cake taking the lead, this one seems to be a pie holiday! So... GET YOUR PIE ON!
Isn't that the cutest image? It's from Art Neko, and called, believe it or not, Get Your Pie On! I think it's so fun! I decided to jazz it up with my colored sequins, as if they were the sugar on top of the pie crust, and made a shaker card.
I stamped with a dark brown dye ink, and then colored in using Distress and Zig markers. I added some wheat die cuts from Reverse Confetti, and topped it off with a beautiful satin ribbon from the November Ribbon Club - Crosshatch on Copper Satin:
This ribbon has such a gorgeous sheen to it! I added some Ivory Burlap String over the top of the ribbon and die cuts and tied a simple bow. 
I hope you all have a wonderful week for the rest of November, celebrating your blessings no matter where you are!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

More Shabby Chic Fun with The Country Holiday Ribbon Collection

Hello, Friends! I'm having such fun creating with the pretty ribbons in this Country Holiday Collection. They work so well for shabby chic creations that I just had to make this A Little Birdie Told Me Birthday Card. It's filled with all kinds of sweet surprises on the inside.

A Little Birdie Told Me Birthday Card


How shabbylicious is this? I love the way the pink ribbons pull out the pink colors in the designer papers. My ribbon border uses Brown Diamond Satin Ribbon topped with Wild Rose RRR Select Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon. Because these are such soft, pastel colors, the brown border serves to anchor the design. 
The corner bow cluster made with Brown Diamond Satin Ribbon balances the bird house cluster in the opposite corner.
A scrap of Rosewood Satin Swirls ribbon and natural burlap string adorn the vintage key. The rustic bird house is topped with a snippet of Crosshatch on Copper Satin Ribbon.

The party is on the inside

I love to create these "party in a card" keepsakes. Fill up the pockets with lots of treats to turn the card into a gift. 
The upper pocket contains a key topped tag that would also make a great bookmark. You'll find a pretty pink teabag and magnet in the lower pocket. 
What could be sweeter than these darling vintage images combined with beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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