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!