Monday, November 20, 2017

Joy Card

Christmas cards don't always have to be in the traditional reds and greens.  Why not try adding a non-traditional color such as the purple?  It's easy with the new Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Assortment - Country Holiday Collection.
I used the gorgeous purple ribbon, layering two bows.  Then I tucked the Silky Ivory Crush Ribbon to the under the pine cone image to add additional layers and softness.
I hope you enjoyed a fun and easy holiday card.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pretty Mulberry Flower Ornament Tutorial

Hi there ribbon (and mulberry flower) fans.  Today I'm sharing a pretty mulberry flower holiday ornament tutorial.  The ornaments were made using ribbon and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  These make fabulous neighbor gifts, hostess gifts or even teacher gifts.

You will find a video tutorial for the mulberry flower ornaments below along with another video tutorial on how I created the pretty bow topper.

The ornaments were made to coordinate with the October and November Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

There is a special going on through the end of November for US residents to begin their subscription with the October/November combo pack for the special introductory price of just $17.00. 
 

Not a member yet?

The October assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim and the November assortment has 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.


The ornament below is the one I created in the video.  This one uses a little over 80 20mm Open Roses.  I think you could get away with four 20-packs with careful spacing.
This ornament was created with one 100-pack of Sweetheart Flowers.  On this one I used the white with red center sweetheart flowers to coordinate with the October Ribbon Club Assortment, but any of the colors would be beautiful.
This ornament below was also made with 20mm Open Roses and this one was made using the color palette from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

The ribbon ornament toppers below were made on the EK Tools Bow Making Template using ribbon from each of the Ribbon Club Assortments.  The centers were finished off with larger Mulberry Roses.  I have a video tutorial below on how to make these as well.


DIY Holiday Ornament with Mulberry Flowers Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.


DIY Bow Topper Using the EK Tools Bow Making Set Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope that you'll make some of these ornaments for your friends and family.  Happy crafting!


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Soft and Shabby Chic Sympathy Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  It's Kathy here today with a card that none of us ever wants to have to make.  I think sympathy or condolence cards call for extra soft colors and textures.  Sadly, I recently had to make one of these for a friend who lost a dear family member.  There's nothing like a hand made card to say, "I'm thinking about you, and I care."

I just love the way this Pink Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon adds soft texture to this sympathy card.  Tying a thicker ribbon like this is so much easier when using the Zutter Bow-it-All ToolIvory burlap string adds just the right finishing touch beneath the vintage button on the right.

I created this 5" x 6" cutaway card with one strip of 12" wide x 6" wide paper.  By scoring the paper at 4" and 8.75" I was able to create a cutaway front card with an inside pocket.


To make the pocket, simply add a punched edge on the outer edge.  Then glue only the top and bottom flaps to the card base.


This pretty tag is topped with more of the Pink Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon.  I've also tucked in a tea bag and a honey stick for good measure.

I hope I've shared some ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures!  I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,
kathy

Friday, November 17, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon November Blog Hop winner


This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the winners from Challenge #175.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 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 November 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:
10

Congratulations Helen Budz!

16.  First, to answer your question...we usually set up and decorate our tree 2 weekends before Christmas..and then leave it up about a month so we can just keep celebrating. Now, I just need to say that combining this month's ribbon selection with the digital paper and sentiments is wonderful. It's as if you've given me a head start on creating! Thanks so much.


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 ~ 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #175 Winners!



Challenge #175 was lots of fun with our Anything Goes theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. 

Many thanks to all who participated in our final challenge.

Our top three picks for Challenge #175 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!

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Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our final Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.  We appreciate your support over the years.

While our challenge is ending, Really Reasonable Ribbon is still in business.

We'd love to have you head on over and take a look at the wonderful ribbons, embellishments and mulberry flowers we offer.


~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, November 16, 2017

So Very Blessed Planner Spread with Ribbon Tassel

Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing my latest planner spread for November! This month is filled to the brim with so many good things and I'm feeling the blessings of them all! I have been enjoying putting together my monthly planner spreads and making a matching ribbon tassel to go along with each month. This month's spread features lots of things that evoke gratitude and love. I hope you like it!
I used my Clover planner, which I love for just about every single month and I used papers, die cuts and stickers from the Vintage Blessings collection. I made a cute baked pie planner clip and mini flower and lace planner clips. I also added some cute accents in the pockets off to the side, including a couple burlap tags, ticket tabs and more planner clips. Now, on to my favorite part of making my planner pages, my handmade ribbon tassel charm!
I love the November Ribbon Club Assortment-Country Holiday Collection so much and used several strips of ribbons from this collection for my tassel. Specifically, I used a strip each of: 3/8" Plaid Raspberry Swirl, Diamond Satin Amethyst, 3/8" Soft Pine Satin with Gold Metallic Edges, Mineral Ice Delicate Stitched Satin, 5/8" Tulip Taffeta Ribbon, 3/8" Vanilla Satin with Gold Metallic Edges, 3/8" White Ric Rac, Lyndsey White Crochet Lace and Debra Natural Crochet Lace. This ribbon assortment is so great for this month and will also take you right through December and the New Year with all the lovely colors! Love the value with the Ribbon Club Assortments
Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share my November planner spread with you! I hope you're inspired to add some ribbon to your planner, too! As always, happy crafting! 





Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Peace on Earth Christmas Decor

   Happy hump day!  Cherry here today.
I have a fun little project to share featuring pretty ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
A little snow globe all decked out for the holidays.
 I made a fun little tag and added some fun embellishments.
 I added some trees and mica flakes and was done!

Thanks for visiting the RRR blog today, Cherry