Thursday, August 15, 2013

RRR Challenge Time – Pink & Brown and Ribbon Theme

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.  This time we have a Pink & Brown Theme.
I was feeling a bit uninspired today, but somehow I sat down and this came together rather quickly which is really unheard of for me.  Honestly, I’m not sure where this came from!
I used the beautiful Delicate Stitched Satin in Pearl Pink Ribbon which is included in the terrific Pink, Ivory and Brown August Ribbon Club Assortment.  I just love this ribbon for fluffly, loopy bows because it’s very lightweight and easy to manipulate.  I wrapped a Pink 20mm Open Rose around the center of my bow and added three more roses beneath the sentiment.  The birthday greetings sentiment was a digi freebie from the Handmade by Paula Blog.  Head over and take a look – she’s got lots of fun stuff on her blog! 
I’ve always admired the girls who make the inside of their cards look almost as good as the front and I’m trying.  Clearly I need a little more practice, but I am trying…..
I used 5/8″ Turftan Brown Diamond Satin for the base ribbon layer and then added Random Dots Pearl Pink w/Hot Pink & White Dots Grosgrain to top if off.  Both of these ribbons can also be found in the RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment.
The sentiment on the interior of the card is from Bird’s Cards Blog and is also a great source for amazing free digi stamps. 
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Bonnie ~
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR August Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a delicious mix of pink, ivory and brown. Yummy!  Why not enroll today and start with this great assortment?!!

I have a couple projects to share this month.  

First up, a card.  
I didn’t have a lot of time so I printed up a great digital image from Ephemera Vintage Garden.   You can’t beat a digi image if you don’t have time to pull out all the stamping and coloring supplies!

I used Deconstructed Sketch #113 to create my card.

I used the Turftan Brown Diamond Satin and Multi Dots Pink and Brown on Ivory Grosgrain to wrap around the middle of the card and I made a double bow with the same Turftan Brown Diamond Satin Ribbon to top it off.  I also wrapped a Pale Pink Large Wild Rose around the center of my bow.  
Really Reasonable Ribbon now carries a large variety of mulberry paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I also made a couple of woven ribbon headbands with some of the printed grosgrain ribbon styles from the August assortment.

This headband is a Woven Ribbon Headband with a Twist.  If you missed the tutorial last month, you can find it HERE.  I used the Sweetheart Cherries Grosgrain Turftan Brown from the August Assortment and added two Solid Color Grosgrain Ribbon colors in Hot Pink and Pearl Pink.

Next is a Chevron Woven Ribbon Headband which uses the Multi Dots Pink and Brown on Ivory Grosgrain along with the Pink Stars on Turftan Brown Grosgrain.  
You can find the tutorial for this headband HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Your next stop is Judy’s fun blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

 ~ Bonnie ~
Friday, August 2, 2013

Woven Ribbon Headband with a Twist Video Tutorial

Hi everyone.  Today I have a new headband variation for ya.  Yup, I’m headband obsessed!!  

Today I’m making Woven Ribbon Headbands with a Twist!!

Don’tcha just LOVE it??!!

Here is my tutorial:

My samples are made using 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in a variety of colors.  On a few of them I even used a print for an interesting effect.  You can use 1, 2 or 3 ribbon colors/patterns for your headband, but if you use more than 3 you tend to lose the look of the twist.  I used 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, but 3/8″ Satin Ribbon or even 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon would work as well.

The first four samples below are made using 3/4″ White Plastic Headbands and the bottom three are made with a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband.  A one inch headband would also work fine, I just prefer the narrow widths.

I hope you like these fun woven ribbon headband with a twist.  
I have linked my projects at:
~ Bonnie ~