Friday, February 28, 2014

Decorated Mason Jar with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Decorated Mason Jar for RRR

Hello, all you fabulous ribbon lovers! I'm back with another fun way to use your ribbon stash. Today, I have decorated a mason jar with Really Reasonable Ribbon. This project took about 20 minutes to complete, is cute as a button and makes a great gift too.
My clever and thoughtful sister knows that winter wreaks havoc with my hands. The combination of cold weather and working with paper causes them to become very dry and uncomfortable. So for Christmas this year, she gave me a wonderful homemade hand scrub in one of those pretty blue mason jars. I've been using it twice a day and I have to say, my hands are in much better condition than usual. As I was using it this morning, I had this great idea to "dress it up" a little with my RRR supplies. Here's a "before" picture.

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I love the green/blue hues of the jar and the scrub. Now, here's how it looks all dressed up with RRR ribbon:

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Isn't it cute? I simply used a couple of Spellbinder Label dies to cut green polka dot and white labels. I stamped a sentiment from Heartfelt Creations onto the white label, glued it onto the polka dot paper and added pretty blue hemp cording tied into a bow. A soft blue button was glued over this. It took no time at all to do!

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I think most of us are a little desperate for Spring right about now, so I wanted to bring Spring into my kitchen with my ribbon choices. I tied this pretty Lime Juice Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon around the neck of the jar. So cute!

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Next, I wanted to jazz up the metal top of the mason jar. I used my glue gun and Natural Jute String for this assignment. It added lots of texture and a fun earthy touch.

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I traced around the jar lid onto dark green cardstock and then added these pretty felt flowers to finish off the project.

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Now, not only are my hands soft, but my kitchen feels like Spring!

One last thing, and this is kind of exciting...remember this Typography Mini Album I did for the RRR "Anything but a Card" Challenge?

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Well, it was a favorite last week on the G45 Ning site, and today they are featuring it on the Graphic 45 Blog. ( I just know it was the fabulous black gingham ribbon that made it so popular!)  I'd love it if you popped over there and left me a little love! Thanks!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your creative juices were lit up with some ideas from this project. If so, that will make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Simple Masculine Birthday Card

 Happy Thursday!! I was playing with this Turftan Brown Diamond Satin Ribbon the other day and this idea struck me. Have you ever had a moment when everything just came together in a blink of an eye? I wanted to use up my silver buttons and create a simple Masculine birthday card, so I went into work!

I love all of the diamond satin ribbons that Bonnie carries at RRR, they are smooth and wonderful to tie bows easily. Here I simply tied the knot vertically on the card and added a silver button right on top using the glue dot. Stamped the sentiment in blank ink and added a few star sequins on the card. This card took only few minutes, and I thought it would inspire you to feel more comfortable in creating any masculine card.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

You Are My Sunshine by Jenn Cochran

Hi everyone!  Happy Hump Day!  Hope you are all having a fantastic week.  Jenn here with you today.  I am really enjoying the fun folds again in card making.  Some of them are a little over the top for me.  But there are a few classic folds that make for a great card.  In my video tutorial I will give you the complete steps for making a Joy Fold Card.  I am featuring Sheer Iridescent blue/green Organza Ribbon.

Thanks so much for visiting the RRR blog today.  I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Angelica and Adam: Crafter's Companion
Sentimentals-Friends and Family-Crafter's Companion
Ribbon: Sheer Iridescent Organize-Blue/Green-Really Reasonable Ribbon
Perfect Paper Crafting Tools-Perfect Layers
Spectrum Noir Markers-
Skin: FS1,4 TN2,3,4 CR2
Shirt: BT4,5,7,9 DR7, CR8
Shorts: GB8,10
Hair: GB2,8,10 EB3, TN1, 8
Ball: IG1,2,3,5,8
Grass: CG2,4 DG4, EB6

Sky: IB1, HB1

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Tag

Hello Friends!!  Heather here today and I have a sweet vintage inspired St. Patrick's Day Tag that I have created using some lovely Really Reasonable Ribbons and Trims.
I topped off my tag and created a luscious bow (using my Bow it all tool) with some Moss Green Seam Binding.   I also used a couple of the 10mm Baby Pink and 15mm Deep Ivory Roses.  I used the Pink Salmon Seam Binding for my bow in the upper left (below).  
I used a few of the Kiwi Buttons tied with Green Apple Baker's Twine, and a bit of ivory organza tied on to a darling little clothes pin with vintage button (above).
The sweet little pull out tag is tied with some Green Dots Organza.
It tucks in behind the celery crochet lace.  I tucked some Juliet lace under my Vintage Clover image.  I used one of my Vintage Music Tags for my base,  layered in a doily and then one of my Irish/Lucky Bingo Cards, I also used a sheet with the Green bows and shamrocks.
The Irish Boy image is from one of my Irish Stamp Collections.
The removable ticket is from my St. Patrick's Day Tickets.
I had so much fun making my tag and using all the lovely Ribbons, Trims and buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon!
I hope you have some time to pull out your ribbons and trims and have some time to play!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Butterfly Thank you

Hello everyone, and Happy Monday to you all!

Today I'm sharing a card I designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using the beautiful satin ribbon that Bonnie carries at the RRR Store. I LOVE working with this ribbon as it's super easy to create beautiful fast bows. To find the ribbon I used today and other beautiful colors, please visit this section of the RRR Store :) I used the Double-Faced Satin in brown, and that can be found here.

Next I sewed 3 panels for my card using American Crafts design paper and card stock. I absolutely LOVE sewing on my cards.  I feel it gives it that little added touch, kinda like an embellishment. 
For the butterfly and greenery I used The Scrapping Cottage /CottageCutz Dies. On my butterfly I dusted the edges in brown, and then colored the center with Copics.  Lastly I added some glitter to the edges of the wings. My stamped ticket is SU! and the sentiment is as well. 

I hope you enjoyed my post today, and have a super awesome week!!
Hugs to all,

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shabby Chic Easter Mini

Well hello there Paper Peeps! I'm dropping in today to share a sweet little shabby chic Easter mini album with loads of pockets and tags and oodles of fabulous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Front cover. I layered pretty vintage images over patterned paper, paper flowers, and pearly accents. To tie up the book I ran a very generous length of Satin with Silver Metallic Edge around under the the paper layers.
I used patterned papers throughout the book....but stayed in the blueish color scheme for a consistent look. Each set of pages has more pretty vintage images, and tags. There are also very dimensional paper rosettes with pearly accents. For this tag I chose Light Blue Chevron Stripe for my bow.
When you love to's hard to leave some pages without all the goodies...but it's important to leave room for bigger pictures!
This Light Blue Micro Gingham ribbon was a little I just added an extra loop to the bow to make it fuller.
The last set of pages is my favorite...I just love that bunny image!
We created this mini in class this week. I'm so proud of the girls....they even constructed the book base from start to finish....and we even got done on time! Woot woot!
I can't wait to fill up this mini with festive holiday pictures and add lots of journaling on the tags.
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative! Ginny

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Distressed Sympathy Card

Hello friends of RRR!  Today I have a quick card to share with you that I made for a friend of the family using one of the beautiful ribbons in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment.  I hate having to make cards like this, which is probably the reason I don't have any in my stash.
 And here's a close-up of that distressed ribbon treatment:
To make my big, fluffy bow I used my Bow it All Tool from Zutter .  I made my bow with 4 loops in the back at 3" and with 3 loops in the front at 2". 
To make my card cohesive and a little more distressed, I used some gold Adirondack Paint.  I just globbed a little on my finger and went over a few of the edges of everything, adding an extra "glob" here and there just to give it a little more texture.  
I generally would use white or cream paint to do this, but since I was going for a bit of a more masculine feel, I decided to try the gold paint.  I do like the way that it turned out.  Quite the old vintage feel on this one. 
RRR Products Used:

Checkerboard Satin Turftan Brown
 1.5" Champagne Netting
WOC Open Roses
Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for some more Ribbon-filled inspiration! 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Easter Wishes


Hello. Cherry here to share a  wee bit early Easter project today, made for RRR.  I started with a chipboard circular base that I painted a soft robin's egg blue.  I added pink crochet lace to the outer edge and layered it with handmade crepe paper and vintage tinsel.  For the inside I added a diecut chipboard bingo card with a sweet baby chick image.  I also added a white mason jar lid to frame the image out.  I nestled some diecut leaves cut from old fabric and a cute blossom to the outer edge.  The top is loaded with yummy baby pink seam binding along with a mini tag, little millinary flowers, and a pink vintage style rhinestone button.   I just love how this turned out!  Soft, pastel, and oh so full of Easter cheer!  Enjoy!  hugs, cherry

Thursday, February 20, 2014

RRR Fashionista Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon Fashionista Card

Hello all you fabulous ribbon lovers! It is once again my turn to share some ribbony goodness with you. Today I have a Really Reasonable Ribbon Fashionista Card that goes together quick and easy!

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I layered papers from the Graphic 45 Fashionista collection and then added this adorable little tag. The card was cute, but a little bit of a "Plain Jane" if you know what I mean. Ribbon to the rescue!

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I went into my RRR stash and found this gorgeous green satin from the Dark Satin Assortment as the perfect compliment to the green, red and yellow color palette in my card.

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I used my Bow it All Tool to tie this gorgeous two layer bow. I've shared with you before how I was "ribbon challenged" most of my life and how this wonderful tool makes it easy to tie the perfect bow every time. It is truly one of the best investments I've ever made. I watched Bonnie's wonderful video tutorials on You Tube and my "bow woes" are a thing of the past!

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The bow was a definite improvement, but I felt the card still needed a little something more. When I pulled this wonderful cream shabby flower, I knew we were done.
Here's a peek at the inside:

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Never underestimate the power of ribbon! It can turn a Plain Jane into a Fashionista!
Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rainbow Baker's Twine Card

Good morning, ribbonistas! I am going all out with my twine collection on today's card. I know, I love them too much. But, how can I resist these cute, adorable, lovely colors of baker's twines, especially when Bonnie carries so many of them in great prices? I got 10 yards of these each colors and couldn't wait to play with them, so for today's card, you are going to get a full load of them! I wanted to create a rainbow look with the card so I chose 7 colors, wrapped each of them twice on the card layer, and tied the bows on the left. 

Colors used in this card are: Cherry, Orange, Lemon, Green Apple, Aqua, Blueberry, and Plum. These would be great ones to have on your stash, since they are primary colors and will fit on most of your projects. I love Baker's twine because they are practically universal, doesn't need to have a specific styled creation to use them, and they can complement any project types; cards, layouts, and mixed media. They can not only be a great finishing touch, but like you see here they can be awesome main elements. 
Thank you for dropping by today. I hope you enjoyed my card and don't forget to check back tomorrow for another great inspiration! Have a great day!