Saturday, October 21, 2017


Hello, it's Karen L posting today!  Welcome by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog as I share a spooky little card I created with lots of great products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I started with a black cardstock base that I wrapped in stretchy gauze cotton.  I topped that with an orange-striped Halloween patterned paper that I inked and added a rub-on sentiment to along one of the orange stripes in the pattern paper.  At the bottom of my card, I added a length of Black Licorice Baker's Twine and a spider.
Towards the top, there's a die-cut spider web with a ribbon treatment that includes Solid Green Baker's TwineWonky Squares on White Satin RibbonSpider Webs on Black Satin RibbonDouble-Faced Satin TangerineBlack & White Plaid Houndstooth Ribbon, and 1.5" Gray Netting.  They all look so cute together.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget about the FUN CHALLENGE taking place now.  We love having you play along with us.  And....there's always lots of great inspiration here on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Have a great week!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #174 - Anything Goes with Ribbon 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 #174 is Anything Goes with Ribbon.
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 #174 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Anything Goes with Ribbon creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on November 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 RRR174) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until November 1st at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
 PLEASE consider turning off your word verification.
It would be a great help to us if you would consider turning off your word verification if it's active on your blog. To do this is really easy and all you need to do is go to Customize > Settings > Comments > then scroll down to where it says comment moderation and select always (this won't stop anybody leaving you a comment but they won't show on your blog until you approve them). Then scroll down to show word verification for comments? and select No.
We love to visit your blogs and leave comments on all the terrific entries, but the word verification really slows us down. :o)

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #173 Winners!

Challenge #173 was lots of fun with our Anything Goes with Ribbon theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #173 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 #174 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Treasure Bags

Do you love giving that special gift in a beautiful decorated bag?  It is so easy to decorate canvas bags using beautiful lace, burlap string and flowers. 
I added the burlap leaf to the bag.  Then added a bow using the Ivory Burlap String and topped the bow with the Cosmos Daisy Flowers.
I decorated the kraft tag with petite Debra Natural Crochet Lace.   These bags can be filled with small treasures to be given to someone you love.
Hope you enjoyed this fun and easy project.  


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop Winner!

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

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon 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 October 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  9

Congratulations Auntie Em!

9. Auntie Em10/14/17, 2:39 PM
Oh my! I have enjoyed every stop along the way of this amazing hop. I love the cards and decorating ideas and lovely ways of adding some of the pretty ribbon to everything.
Thank you so much for sharing. :)
As for fav Christmas treats, I dream all year for a taste of my home made gluten free Fruitcake. I know its not always the most popular treat but I add lots of spices and toasted pecans and glace cherries. Nothing says Christmas more to me than a hot cup of tea and a slice of the cake while curled up in the arm chair listening to the carols by the lights of the tree. Snowflakes floating by the windows just makes everything perfect. <3 p="">

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!

Merry Christmas to You

Hi ribbon lovers!  Bonnie here today with another Christmas card featuring ribbon from the wonderful Christmas themed October Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Not a member yet?
The October Assortment is a Christmas themed assortment with 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and lace.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build you ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

My card was created using some great Christmas dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  Isn't this little penguin adorable?!
My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbon styles from the October Ribbon Club Assortment.  I added a pretty Silver Glitter Stardust Rhinestone to the center of the bow.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on the other products used on my card, please visit my Make Time to Craft blog.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Grateful, Happy and Blessed Autumn Themed Cards

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I don't know what it is about fall, but it always stirs up thankful thoughts and feelings.  Both of these cards are made with Simple Stories "Vintage Blessings" collection.  I found the perfect ribbon to go along with the rustic vibe of both cards.  Take a look.

See what I mean?  I just love these country prints .  I created some felt embellies over the weekend, which was loads of fun.  But I  needed a ribbon that would tie all these different colors together.   This Rust/Ivory Plaid Ribbon hit all the right notes.  

On this cute card, I used just a snippet of the ribbon as a finishing touch for the safety pin embellishment in the top left hand corner. This was actually a scrap of ribbon left over from tying a larger bow.  I simply  trimmed the ends, slipped it through the circle end of the safety pin and tied it in place with a Natural Burlap String bow.

I was amazed at how this tiny bit of ribbon and burlap string made my embellishment pop.  It was such a simple addition, but it made a big difference in the design.  I love that about ribbon!  Here's a closer look at some of the other details on this sweet card.

Inside, I added a cute little  recipe card, tea bag wallet and honey stick to the pocket.

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed Easel Card

I used this  lovely Ivory/Rust ribbon again to tie the triple loop bow on this 5" x 7" vertical easel card.  

Here's what the card looks like closed.  

I love the way the bow cluster draws the eye to the sentiment on my little house.  

I managed to fit a small chocolate pocket on the inside of this happy card.

I hope I've shared some ribbony inspiration today that you'll be able to use  in your own crafty adventures.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Inspirational Wall Hanging

Hi friends and happy Monday to you! Linsey here today sharing my latest mixed media creation, which is an altered CD turned inspirational wall hanging! I really had a ball making this one and I sure hope you enjoy seeing it! 
I first altered the CD base using a stencil and embossing paste, then I colored it with sprays and inks. The center was decorated with a metal clock frame and a resin piece with chipboard wings. Then I added the inspirational bible quote to the front.
Now, for the fun part--all that gorgeous ribbon and trim!
 I used my Cropadile to punch holes through the cd and then tied different trims through each hole. The following were used: Light Blue Mini Ric Rac, Rosemary Natural Crochet Lace, Sharon White Crochet Lace, Jute String Royal Blue and Burlap String Ivory. I added some beads and charms to some of the trims at the bottom. I like the overall effect. 
I hope you feel a bit of inspiration from my project today and thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting! 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Merry & Bright Holiday Card

Happy Sunday! Cherry  here at the RRR blog.
I have had Christmas on the mind.  I have many Christmas projects I want to get done this year, so I better get busy.  I have a card to share today featuring pretty ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 I used my all time fave Lipstick Red Seam Binding.
 I love this brilliant red....never grow tired of it.  I also added some fun Plaid Cabochons

Thanks for visiting, Cherry

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sweet Christmas Tag

Hello crafty friends, Cheryl here with a sweet Christmas tag I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon using some of their gorgeous ribbons from the October Ribbon Club Assortment, and then some embellishments as well. I picked two ribbons and then the lace from this month's kit. Love them all!!!

On my tag I chose to use Graphic45 design paper to cover this large tag, then cut one of the design papers that had little tags and added this one using the foam tabs, and that is where the Santa and sentiment came from. I had some red poinsettia's that I had cut extra for my card yesterday and thought they would be cute on this tag, so I added what I had left. I also added some 8mm pearls, metal leaves, and green leaves to the cluster of poinsettias. I added lace across the bottom, and then used the large diamond satin to tie through the hole, and then used the other satin to create my bow.

I had a lot of fun creating this sweet little Christmas tag, as it took very little time, and was super easy to make. Love when you can make tags fast, and they turn out cute! :)

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
Hugs to all,

Friday, October 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing Blog Hop here at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog!

Today you will see some great projects using our October Ribbon Club Assortment from our very talented design team. They always come up with some super ideas.

Isn't this assortment great??  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  If you aren't already a Ribbon Club member, why not join us today!  You will get a fun new ribbon assortment shipped automatically each month.

Now let's get hopping and see what our fabulous design team has created this month!

Here is our blog hop list.  If you get lost along the way, hop on back here and we'll get you back on track.

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Now, be sure to leave some love at all the stops along the way. Your comments are most appreciated!

At the end of the hop, comment on this post answering the question below for a chance to win our October Ribbon Club assortment shown below.
Prize is offered to customers with US shipping addresses only.

Our question of the month is:
What is your favorite Christmas/holiday cookie or baked treat?

Our winner will be selected from the numbered comments on this post on Wednesday, 10/18. Be sure to check back on Wednesday evening to see if you are our lucky winner.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today. We hope you'll stop by and so some shopping at Really Reasonable Ribbon soon.

~Bonnie Garby~

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kanzashi Flower Inspiration with Video Tutorials

Hello ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here today with some more Kanzashi flowers to inspire you.  All the ribbon, embellishments and hair clips or pin backs can be found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
All the flowers were created with 1-1/2" wide Grosgrain Ribbon.  I used a couple different Embellishments and RRR carries a large variety of embellishments that are the perfect size for flower centers, whether they are kanzashi flowers or paper flowers.
The first flower is in colors that would be perfect for autumn or winter and would be equally great as a brooch for a coat using a Pin Back or for a hair clip when you add the Hair Clip hardware of your choice.  The center of this flower uses a 14mm White Flower Shape Pearl Embellishment.
Both of the flowers are a mix of petal made following the video tutorials below.

DIY Kanzashi Video Tutorial
Creating Different Petal Sizes Using 1-1/2" Ribbon Squares
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

DIY Kanzashi LAYERED Petal #1
* New Folding Technique *
Video Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
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Well, I love purple so of course one of the flowers I made is a pretty purple mix.  You just can't go wrong with a purple and green color combination.  On the center layer of this one I made layered petals following the new folding technique above but I just used the one color.  It's another interesting look.
The center embellishment on this one is one of my personal favorites.  It's a 12mm Glass Bi-Color Wave Cabachon and it some in a pretty mix of colors.  Love Love Love!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more crafty inspiration, please visit me at my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Happy crafting!!