Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!!

How exciting that I randomly got assigned the blog post for today - New Year's Eve!  I wish I had a "New Years" type project to share with you all today, but I don't!  LOL  Instead, I have a lovely hair bow that I created (with the help of a friend) using several lovely ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The most focal ribbon used in this bow is the GORGEOUS (and my all-time FAVORITE so far), the Natural Burlap Wide Ribbon With Wired Edge Red & White.  There are also several of the Christmas Ribbon Club ribbons worked into this bow including Plaid Christmas Ribbon Red/Green, the Karen White Crochet Lace (COME ON, people!  You've GOT to love the name of that ribbon....LOL).  I also incorporated Emerald Green Wide Grosgrain and Big Random Dots Grosgrain White with Red.  There are SO many cute ribbons in the shop - you could literally spend days just browsing and shopping.  I honestly don't think there's any ribbon in the store you wouldn't absolutely LOVE.  I've been DELIGHTED with every ribbon I've selected, an it's a lot of fun looking too.  Treat yourself to a New Year's gift of ribbons.  What a great way to ring in the new year......with Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Thanks for stopping by today.  I welcome you to visit my blog to say hello.  You can find me here at My Cup Runneth Over.
Happy New Year, Everyone!
Karen Letchworth and the ENTIRE Really Reasonable Ribbon Team

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Shabby Chic CAS Valentine's Day Card

Hello Ribbon Friends!!  Heather here and today I would like to share with you a card that I made using some fabby ribbons and trims from our favorite ribbon supplier Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

I finished this card in under 5 minutes.  I was pretty impressed and actually okay with the fact that it didn't have a ton of yummy stuff on it.  I used Scor-Tape to hold down my text boxes and Sheer Ivory/Cream two tone ribbon.  Here is a close up of the Sweet Little Cherub image and bow which I created using my Bow it All Tool!!

You can find the Sweet Cherub Image in my Etsy here.  Here is a look at my vintage button tied with Peppermint Baker's Twine.

So I thought I was okay with this card...and I really was..but it was missing just a bit of I decided to add some  I kept it simple too, in that I only used ONE color.
I normally use a few or more, so here is another it I am up to maybe 6 min on this card.

Thank you for visiting us at 
Really Reasonable Ribbon today!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Thank You by Jenn Cochran

Hello! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and are ready for the New Year.  It's Jenn here with you today from Jax Bean Stalks.  I am featuring a Christmas thank you card using wrinkled ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I have topped my multi-looped bow with a bright green button.  Adding buttons to the center of your bows gives your card character and a who different feel.  My bow is made from 1/2" Emerald Wrinkled Ribbon... don't forget to check out the many other colors of this ribbon.  It is sooooo easy to tie!

I have used a fun image from Crafter's Companion for the front of my card.  If you are a huge fan of Christmas like I am, then making thank you notes using Christmas or winter themed images just stretches and gives your supplies a little bit more longevity.  

Hope you will try a bow with a button!  Thanks for joining me today!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy New Year to all of you...

It's hard to believe that this year is winding down to a close but it's always a good time to look ahead for brighter days and all the new things we have to look forward to as crafters.  Today I am sharing a wine tag that I did so that you can make up a few to give out to those special people in your life that you care about and want to celebrate the coming year with.

It's super easy to create with a 12 x 12 piece of paper and some pretty ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  The beautiful bow is made from Red Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  I used bright colorful papers and just a touch of gold to give it a really festive look.  The stamp I used is from Avery Elle and there are lots of neat things on it to make up for cards and all that for your New years party this year.  I created the squares by cutting 4 of the square Nestabilites by Spellbinders all at once and then glued them in a random pattern.

Happy New Year to all of you !!


Saturday, December 27, 2014

"Cozy" Winter Banner

Hello, Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas and holiday week! These special times with friends and family go by so quickly....but thankfully, the memories last forever! Some of you may have already started taking your holiday decorations down, packing them away until next year. I'm always a little blue when all those pretty baubles are gone. The house looks naked somehow without them. Well, never fear! I have a winter banner that will have you feeling warm and cozy in no time!

Cozy Winter Banner 01

I combined Natural Mesh Ribbon and 1/4" Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon to make this banner feel fun and festive. The soft blues and browns in Authentique's "Cozy" paper collection match it like they were made for it, and are perfect for projects like this winter banner.

Cozy Winter Banner 03

I used white burlap panels and some frayed Ivory Burlap String to add fun texture to my winter bird on the first panel of my banner. If you dab a little glossy accents on your fingertips and then twist the ends of the burlap string, you can easily create this look.

Cozy Winter Banner 04

I just love the way the texture in these ribbons adds to the cozy feeling on this winter banner. And, see that teeny, tiny bow tied onto the hanger? I used the 1/2" bow maker setting on my Zutter Bow-it-All to tie it. I tell you, people, I love that tool!

Cozy Winter Banner 05

I used a mitten punch to create my cutie pie mittens, and then strung them together with embroidery thread. Remember mittens that were strung together like this, so you wouldn't lose one?

Cozy Winter Banner 07

Making this sweet winter banner had me feeling all "Cozy" inside...and I hope you feel that way , too! I think this would be so cute hanging in the kitchen...or in a baby boy's room...or anywhere that you want to add a bit of winter cheer!

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Wonderland

                                     Hellllllllllllo to all you RRR peeps...hope your Christmas was warm and magical!   We are just relaxing and trying to get healthy...been some sickness here of late.   I have a project to share made here for RRR.   A lovely little shabby altered project made to brighten a winter's day after the excitement of Christmas has waned.   I combined a vintage knitting spool with some chipboard, diecut scallops, an image, and some yummy buttons.  I used both silver seam binding and lace blue to adorn the top of my spool.  Enjoy and have a relaxing Winter holiday!  Cherry

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Doxie!

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am here today to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, and to share one last Christmas card with you.

This cute little stamp set if from Newton's Nook Designs and it is called Holiday Hounds.  My husband and I have friends that own a blonde Miniature Dachshund.  I knew right away that I had to create their Christmas card with this set.  I even made the Doxie blonde to match.  The paper is from KaiserKraft.  I used two ribbons on this card from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store; Snowflakes on Forest Green Grosgrain Ribbon and 5/8" Satin Swirls Red Ribbon.  I made both bows with my Bow-It-All Tool which Bonnie carries in the store.  I layered them together with hot glue.

I hope you enjoy this simple but sweet little card.  Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I Believe Christmas Card

Good Morning Paper Peeps! Can you believe that tomorrow is Christmas???? I'm so excited to have a very special Family Fun Day planned tomorrow. We are going to sleep in...go to the movies and have Chinese for dinner. Traditional? No...but maybe it will be a new tradition since my boys are almost grown. I'm sharing a non-traditional Christmas card today...not red and green....but it's certainly festive.
I've created a sweet bow with Pink Center Stitch Burlap and Ivory Burlap String. I also mixed in Pink Swirls Organza because it matched the paper too perfectly.  There's Pink Paislee and Graphic 45 papers and images from Crafty Secrets.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year! And lots and lots of time to be creative : ) G

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wine A Little with Dana Joy

Hey you lovely Really Reasonable Ribbon fans.  The time is near to kick back and enjoy the holiday.  All the gifts are wrapped, meals prepared just in the nick of time.  Now it's time to enjoy a little WINE. :-)  I made some tags for bottles of wine I took to holiday parties but I couldn't leave myself out.  HELLOOOOOO...I need a gift too. :-)

I made my first bow using the Brown Double-Face Satin Ribbon.  LOVE this ribbon.  But then I needed to add a little frill to my tag.  The Yellow Double Ruffles Ribbon was exactly what I was looking for to add some pizzazz to my tag.  Now that is something to celebrate!

Have a blessed holiday!!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Treat Yourself!... to Ribbon!

Christmas is approaching quickly, and if your husband is anything like mine, he doesn't have a clue what you REALLY want.  MANY years ago, I informed my hubby that vacuum cleaners, etc. don't qualify as Christmas gifts.  If you'd like to receive something that you really want this year, I highly suggest either treating yourself to some FABULOUS new ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and just telling him to "consider it a Christmas gift"; OR.....leave him a little "wish list" letting him know you'd like to get the Monthly Ribbon Club subscription.  Trust me, he will be happy to know you're getting something you really want, and you will be happy not to receive a new toaster or a pair of fluffy elephant slippers, but instead...a year of lovely ribbons.  LOL

For this little project, which I placed on my mantel for the Christmas season, I took a vintage wooden thread spool and wrapped it in a length of Wire-Edged Natural Burlap Trim w/Red-White Stitching.  Next, I painted and stamped a wooden snowflake and topped it with a die-cut and stamped angel that I outlined in gold Stickles.  To really make my project stand out, I added a lovely bow made from Lipstick Red and Moss Green Seam Binding.  I added a jingle bell tied with a length of White Jute String.  There's also a small piece of Moss Green Leaf Trim worked into my bow and cascading down.  I tied a miniature tag with a (Praying For You) sentiment on the length of White Jute String.

For my second project (above), I used a sweet Middy Bitty Bag (With Vertical Stripes) and folded it halfway up.  Then I machine stitched the Middy Bitty Bag With Vertical Stripes to create a pocket.  I tucked in a Starbucks gift card, and also added a length of the adorable 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Holiday Snowflake Ribbon.  I used the same 2 1/2" Cotton Blend Holiday Snowflake Ribbon, Red Burlap String, White Jute StringPlaid Christmas Ribbon and White Crochet Lace to create a (removable) hair bow to the gift bag as well.  I used a Medium French Hair Clip to create my hair bow.

All the FABULOUS ribbons, laces and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon work together beautifully to create the most lovely projects, and really compliment one another.  You're sure to find something WONDERFUL in the Really Reasonable Shop, and I encourage you to take some time browsing, filling your cart, and then.....leaving that subtle little "hint" for your hubby.  Most husbands are grateful to have some ideas and suggestions for what you truly want; and let's be honest here......who doesn't want new ribbon?  I know that I sure LOVE mine!  These ribbons, trims and laces are all such high-quality products, and they look amazing on your cards and projects.
Thanks for stopping by today, and I really hope you will visit us again soon.  We look forward to seeing what YOU will do with YOUR new ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Happy crafting and have a blessed week,

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas Tag

Hello Friends!!  Heather here and today I would like to share with you a simple Christmas tag.

I used the 5/8 Red Gingham and 1/4 Red Gingham and Peppermint Baker's twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Candi Fix it foam pads were used to elevate my Tree and Christmas gift.  Scor Tape was used to hold down the wide gingham ribbon and Merry Christmas text boxes.

Here are a couple close-ups.

I used my Zutter Bow it All tool to create my Red Gingham bow.

I wrapped the Peppermint Baker's twine around my package and my Christmas Tree and used it to tie a sweet little bow in my vintage button.

One last look at the finished tag.

Thank you for visiting us at 
I hope that you have a Happy Holiday!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snow Much Fun by Jenn Cochran

Good morning friends and followers of Really Reasonable Ribbon.  So glad you could join me on this last Saturday before Christmas.  I am Jenn Cochran from Jax Bean Stalks.  Today I have an adorable Christmas card to share with you.  It features several Really Reasonable Ribbon items.  Don't forget to scroll to the bottom to peek at my video on how I made this card!  Would LOVE a thumbs up if you like it!

I have a four layered bow on the front of this Gate Fold Window Card.  My 1st layer is a popular ribbon, It is 1.5" Circus Dots in Red.  Then I added Mini Pom Poms in red.  Next up is Swiss Dots in Apple Green.  Finally one of my favorite ribbons that Bonnie carries at RRR, 1/4" Chevron Striped Twill in Red.

I started off  by stapling my Circus dots into two loops, then I glued down the pom poms.  Next I made bows out of the Satin Swiss Dots and the Chevron Twill.  I layered them together with glue too.  Finally I added on the Maya Road Bingo piece.  

Thanks for joining me today.  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2014

RRR Challenges are on Break - Happy Holidays!

The RRR Challenge is on break for the holidays.  I hope to see you back when we resume on January 2nd.  From all of us to all of you - Have a wonderful holiday season!

RRR Challenge #108 Winners!

Challenge #108 was lots of fun with our Tags Tags Tags theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #108 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 Tags Tags Tags  themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back when we start up again on January 2nd.  Happy Holidays!!

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cocoa and Cookies Recipe Book

Hi everyone, it's Teresa here to share with all of you a book that I designed to keep all the recipes that I am getting for my Christmas Eve party this year.  I found lots of recipes for fun things to do, a hot chocolate bar with lots of cookies and I needed something special to put them in right?

To make the book, I started with a pre-made one by Want2Scrap and then I decorated it with lots of stickers and other goodies by Basic Grey.  I love this adorable little snowman and his little hat. For the edges on the book, I chalked it up with a little white chalk ink to make it look like snow.  To give
it more dimension be sure and use lots of foam dots under the stickers.

And the best part was getting lots of ribbons from my Winter Wonderland set and tying them up on the rings on the outside to match.  I have lots of them on the inside too and it looks really, really cute.
There is lots more to do like getting all the recipes in that I want to use but that is half the fun of it.

Here is one of the inside pages that I did so that you can get the idea of how I did it.  

Thanks for stopping over and don't forget to leave a comment to let us know how you like the ribbons this month and share what you did with us on the challenge this month!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

RRR December Blog Hop Winner!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the beautiful project that Kathyhas 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.

Well, we all have our favorite Christmas movies and we all seem to be very loyal to them and watch them every year - at least once or 10 times.....  Can you believe I've never seen White Christmas?  I might have to do something about that!

Now, on to our winner who will receive the December 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 shipping address.

Our randomly selected number is 14!

Congratulations Carol S.!

My favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th and!!!

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 ~ 

It's a Banner Day!

Hello, Friends!  Kathy here to announce that it's a banner day here on the RRR blog!  I don't know what it is about banners, but they can make every day feel like a special day.  They are fun to make, pretty to hang, and loads of fun. I made some really cute little Christmas banners featuring luscious ribbons and fun embellies, and I thought you might enjoy seeing one of them here.

This banner was made using MME Vintage Christmas papers.  I stitched my individual pennant pieces onto a 3 foot length of Natural Mesh Ribbon and then used the totally festive red and white Wavy Vertical Stripe ribbon and Emily White Crochet Lace to make it feel extra Christmassy!

The open weave of the natural mesh ribbon is easy to sew through, which is important to think about when you are stitching through multiple layers of paper.  It's also really strong, and hangs well, too.  I was able to make this merry little banner in just a couple of hours, so if you're looking for last minute Christmas decor ideas, this might be one you'd like to consider.  Now, it can be Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by,



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa is Coming to Town....

Hello there RRR peeps!   I am winding down with my Christmas about you?  I am ready to start with my baking very soon!  Got things ordered for my son...and getting primed for gift wrapping.   It is my day here at RRR.   I have a couple of projects to share.  Both oversize ornaments...or table top decor.  Lots of my yummy layers that I love so much....I used circus dots in redred and black seam binding, and red gingham.   Love to mix those ribbons up.....don't be afraid to use more than one type of ribbon in your projects.   I think it adds eclectic charm.

Well that is it for me...  hope you are enjoying the season that is upon us!   Hugs, Cherry

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jolly Holly Days

Hi there crafty peeps!  It's Amber here, and I have another Holiday card to share with you today with beautiful lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I created this card with the Home For the Holidays stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I colored the images with my Copic markers and fussy cut them out.  I then created a background sky with distress inks and the Stitched Slopes and Hills die from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set called Deck the Halls.  I added finishing touches with some snow on the tree and then some sequins.

I wanted to add a pretty feminine touch to the card that would tie it all together.  I took some Karen Lace available in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store and created a bow with my Bow-It-All tool.  I hope you enjoy my simple but sweet holiday card.  Head on over to the store to scoop up some goodies to add a special touch to all of your Christmas cards this season.  Have a wonderful day!