Friday, January 20, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #156 - Red and/or Pink Theme with Ribbon or Trim

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 #156 is Red and/or Pink with ribbon or trim.

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 #156 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Red and/or Pink creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on February 3rd 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 RRR156) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until February 1st at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #155 Winners!

Challenge #155 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.

Our top three picks for Challenge #155 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 Anything Goes themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #156 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shake a Little Love

Hello ribbon lovers!  Let's shake it up a bit this Valentine's Day.  Why not create this sweet shaker of love to give to yourself or someone special?
I created this sweet salt shaker photo holder using beautiful ribbons from the January Ribbon AssortmentBakers Twine Cherry and the Pearl Heart Ribbon Sliders.  
I filled the salt shaker with red glass glitter and then wrapped it with the ribbon and added the slider.  Next I used wire to create the photo/image holder. 
To complete it, I tied the tag on and added glitter glue to the ribbons and images for extra shimmer.
This is a simple project that is easily created in a few minutes.  
So create a few to keep and give away!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Twine Inlay Heart

{judy} Hello Ribbon Lovers! Today I am sharing a card made with the  
Twine Inlay technique. 
What is that? It's fun and simple and adds a special pizazz to your designs! 
Here are the steps to complete this card:
1. Make a watercolor wash background using watercolor paper.
2. Cut out a die cut shape or word. Stamp sentiment.
3. Lay the die cut layer on your card base, and trace the inside of your shape with a pencil, and add Scor-Tape around the edges.
4. Cut your twine in pieces slightly larger than the shape, and adhere closely together piece by piece (yes this part can be tedious if you have a large die cut, as I did, but I find it relaxing!).
5. Add foam tabs to pop up your card front, and adhere all layers!

I chose the beautiful SILVER METALLIC BAKER'S TWINE, but any twine or a combination of colors will look beautiful! Just be sure to lay the strips as closely together as you can. You can see on the right side of my heart a slight pink tinge. That's my pink cardstock showing through! Shading on my twine without even knowing it! Ha!

I hope you will give this a try! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

RRR January Blog Hop Winner!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Kathy has made for us today.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings 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 January 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.

Here is your random number:
Timestamp: 2017-01-17 12:59:22 UTC

Congratulations Sierra Winters!

To be honest, January is my second least-favorite month because, as a school teacher, it means Christmas break is over. Boo hoo! My favorite thing to do in January is dream of Summer break...LOL
This month's ribbon club is so pretty.

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 ~ 

Red Ribbons and Pink Flamingos and Valentines Day

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Some Valentines are deeply romantic.  Others are shabby chic.  There are masculine Valentines and Retro Valentines and Valentines for kids.  And then.....then there are Valentines that make you laugh and those are the ones I love the best! To meet that end, I've combined Red Ribbons with Pink Flamingos in this fun little Valentines Day mini folder.

Is this a hoot or what?  It reminds me of the pink plastic flamingos that flanked the bird bath in my great grandmother's flower bed.  I used to want to pull them up out of the ground and dance with them!  And they didn't even wear fancy black fedoras like this fine feathered friend!    

The January Ribbon Club Assortment is the source for all these fabby ribbons.  I created a tie closure by layering Red Chevron Striped Grosgrain over Red Swirls on White Satin Ribbon.  An itty bitty White Taffeta Bow is used to anchor my red flowers.  And a bold and beautiful 5/8"  Red Satin with Grosgrain Edge double loop bow is the perfect finishing touch.

Want to take a peek inside?

There are two cute little pockets filled to the brim with Valentines Day goodies.

I wrapped my paper spool with Random Heart and Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon and then secured it to the vintage button card with Black Burlap String and a couple of stick pins. 

Although this has a Valentine Vibe, I think it would be a great birthday card or Just Because card or Get Well Soon card.  Whatever it's used for....I think those pink flamingoes are sure to make the recipient smile.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Ribbon Striped Valentine's Card

Hello friends! Linsey here today sharing a fun and super easy card that was made featuring ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment-Sweetheart Mix! I happened to make it a Valentine's themed card, but just think of the endless ways you could use your ribbon to make different themed cards of all kinds this way! So simple and it's a great way to show off all those patterned ribbons that sometimes don't get the glory they deserve! Take a peek...
Isn't it fun? I think so! There's no particular "way" to do this--simply start to criss-cross various ribbons back and forth and wrap around card panel. Easy as 1-2-3! And keep in mind that I used the leftover ribbons from which I made my recent Valentine's Banner for the January blog hop, so there's a whole lotta ribbon in the Ribbon Club Assortment and they are truly a great deal!
That's all from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Crafting!