Friday, February 23, 2018

Vintage Purple Roses Tri-Fold Folio with Tips and Tricks

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I've had so much fun playing with the Purple and Green Mix Ribbon Club Assortment this month!  The colors, patterns and textures have really brightened up my winter landscape.  I was thrilled to discover that the purple ribbons are a great playmate for my Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley papers.  So I worked them up into this shabby chic Vintage Purple Roses Tri-Fold Folio.

The folio measures 5" x 7" with half inch spines.  I used gorgeous  5/8" Hyacinth Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge to create a ribbon closure for the album.   My bow cluster is made with the 5/8" Hyacinth Satin Swirl Ribbon topped off with some Gold Metallic String and a button from my stash.  And of course I used my Bow it All  to tie those beautiful bows! 


The purple roses and the butterfly are both stamped onto patterned paper and cut with the matching dies.  Did you know that Ultra Violet is one of Pantone's Colors for 2018?  So this Ribbon Club Mix is right on trend!


The folio base is three strips of 11" x 7" heavy lavender cardstock joined together with 1/2" Scor-Tape.  After joining the cardstock strips together, I scored at 5" and again at 5.5", repeating this pattern all the way down the long side.



The folio is filled with flaps, folds, flips, pockets and tags.










Although the folio is not very big, it has room for loads of photos, thanks to this little waterfall feature.

I thought you might enjoy seeing how all the mechanisms work, so I created this YouTube video tour with lots of tips and tricks that you can use to make your own version of this fun little folio.  I hope you enjoy!




Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheerio,
kathy



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Treat Ensemble

Hello and top of the morning to you! Linsey here today sharing a fun idea for upcoming St. Patrick's Day! I don't drink beer (so no green beer here) but I do love making cute little goodies for all occasions and this holiday is no exception. These treats were put together rather easily and can be handed out to classmates, co-workers, neighbors and friends! If you happen to be one of those fantastic folks who actually throws a St. Patty's Day party, then these treats will be a hit for sure! Make a whole bunch and everyone can take one home as a party favor!
I used this super easy Test Tube Holder Tutorial to form the treat holders, with the tube themselves holding green MnM's (a perfect fit). Then I had a whole lot of fun decorating them to the max! I made long, flowy bows with 5/8" Bud Green Taffeta Ribbon and 5/8" Satin with Grosgrain Edge Green Apple.`The bows were attached to the front of each test tube along with an ivory button center with Burlap String Parrot Green. A White WOC Spiral Stamen was tucked into each bow as well. For a finishing touch and to balance out the stickers, I added a couple of the different shades of green roses from the WOC 30mm Tuscany Roses Mixed Christmas/Seasonal.
I hope you like my project today and feel inspired to create some fun ribbony treat holders too! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop Winner

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 February 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  
Result:
17

Congratulations Tristan Robin Blakeman!

17.  Tristan Robin Blakeman2/14/18, 8:54 AM
No question, Lilies of the Valley and Bleeding Hearts are my favorite Spring flowers ... both are early arrivals and both have fantasy-like blooms that enchant and delight. And Lilies of the Valley smell sooooo good!
Lovely assortment of ribbons - I can tell that I need them to use on the Graphic 45 "Faery Dust" paper collection projects I'm working on! LOL


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.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Homemade Blooms and Stamens

Happy Monday my friends!  Cherry here and today I have a sweet shabby card to share featuring some ribbons and flower stamens from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 I created my own flower with wool felt, vintage laces, and vintage fabrics.  I used stamens for the middle of my bloom.
 I also used Bay leaf seam binding for my ribbon.




Thanks for visiting, Cherry

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Presidents' Day SALE at Really Reasonable Ribbon



We're rolling in with a BIG 3-Day Presidents' Day SALE this weekend at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now through midnight eastern time on Monday, February 19th, 2018 we have a terrific SALE going on.

The more you buy, the more you save!
Please use the codes below in the promotional code area on the first page of checkout.

The codes are good now through midnight eastern time on Monday 2/19/2018.
(Sale code is not valid on prior orders, ribbon club subscriptions, ribbon club gift subscriptions or special order items.)

Order subtotals from $10.00 to $39.99 SAVE 10% using code PRESIDENTSDAY10.

Order subtotals $40.00 and up SAVE 15% using code PRESIDENTSDAY15.

The sale code is good on everything including SALE items!
Did you know we stock a full selection of Scor-Tape?  Stock up today!

Along with gorgeous ribbon, we also have a new large offering of unique Embellishments.
(some examples below)
Don't forget to take a look at our vast offering of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
(some examples below)

Are you a member of our Monthly Ribbon Club yet?
If not, JOIN TODAY and we'll give you the discount on your first assortment.
(All future shipments will be billed at full price.)

The February assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.
Each monthly ribbon assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.
What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Happy shopping!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thanks a Bunch 3-D Card

Hello Crafty Friends, and Happy Friday to you all! I'm sure you all are ready for your weekend, I know I am. So today I have a super fun and sweet Thanks A Bunch card. This is a Pop Up card I designed for Really Reasonable Ribbon using their beautiful ribbons, flowers, leaves and embellishments.  I love that Really Reasonable Ribbon carries all these beauties!

My card was designed with a 3-D pop up die from Cheery Lynn Designs to create my card base. Next I picked out this super cute design paper that I've had for awhile now, as I'm trying to use up some of my design papers that I forget about. I made 4 layers all different sizes, as I LOVE layering! Each layer is put together using Really Reasonable Ribbon Scotch Refill tape 1/4" wide. Love this tape! Its so easy to use and doesn't get caught up on the wheel of the ATG gun. I also popped the layers by using the Tombow 3-D foam tabs. I use them on just about every card , as I love the 3-D look they give. :)

Ribbon Treatment: I used Really Reasonable Ribbon Concentric Circles on Ocean Blue Satin ribbon for the bottom bow, it was in my scrap jar.  Then for the top I used the super pretty Pink Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge, as its new to my stash, and wanted to use it. I absolutely LOVE this ribbon and will have to get more of the colors, as this is my first time using it.

Flowers: I used these gorgeous flowers (1st time) from Really Reasonable Ribbon and they are called Pretty Flori Pastel Anemone.  They are beautiful in person, and the perfect size for cards and albums! They are backed with the Green Leaves. I know they will be perfect for many other projects as well.

Tag:  It was in my stash and I thought how cute it would be to add a sentiment to it. So I used these darling Thicker flower-like alphabet to spell A Bunch , the A is in the left corner right above the Bunch. Lastly I added a little resin embellishment flower to the T.


Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used:
3-Foam Tabs Tombow
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider Refills 1/4"
Green Leaves
Pretty Flori Pastel Anemone
Pink Canvas Colored Band with Stitched Edge
Concentric Circles on Ocean Blue Satin
Resin Flower with Rhinestone Flatback Cabochons embellishment

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs to all,
Cheryl

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Moment in Time Birthday Greeting Card with Video


For our RRR February Blog, please scroll down or click HERE.

Hey there and happy Wednesday! Ginny here to share a Birthday card with gorgeous ribbon from  Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Mixing plaids and gingham? Don't mind if I do.
Adding spiral stamens really bulks up a flower arrangement and a loopy string bow fills it in.
More flowers is always the right answer.
I've added a die cut banner with metal clip for the front of this card and finished the inside with coordinating paper patterns.

Please enjoy this video tutorial on how I created this card.....
 Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Black Plaid Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String, Gold Spiral Stamens, White Cherry Blossom.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G