Thursday, November 15, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon ‘Anything But a Card’ Challenge

It’s time for a fun new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.

The theme for Challenge #60 is ‘Anything But a Card’ with Ribbon or Trim.
I have gone way back to my craft fair roots and made a Ribbon Pinecone Ornament.  I used to make these by the dozens and they were great sellers. 
For this pinecone I used 7/8″ Double-Faced Satin in brown and old gold for the pinecone and 7/8″ brown for the top spikes and 5/8″ brown for the loopy bow.  The hanger is made from Gold Metallic String, all from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Now, I love the way this pinecone turned out, but don’t limit yourself to traditional pinecone-like color combos.  I have successfully made red and green, red plaid and purple, red plaid and royal blue, and many other fun Christmas combos.  No matter what colors you choose, your pinecone will be beautiful and festive on your tree!
I was going to do a tutorial for you, but after googling around a bit I realized there are TONS of tutorials out there already for this fun project.  If you want to give it a try, just google Ribbon Pinecone tutorial and pick one. 
We hope you’ll head over and join our new RRR Challenge or just take a look at the other samples from the DT and the entries.  There will be lots of great inspiration!!
Happy Crafting!!
~ Bonnie ~
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

RRR November Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR November Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Jeanne’s awesome 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 consists of black, charcoal grey and a deep scarlet red. I just love all the rich dark colors. Isn’t it great for the holidays??!  You can use the assortment alone or pair it with some of the brighter colors from past assortments to really make a statement.


Did you know that Really Reasonable Ribbon has gift subscriptions for our Monthly Ribbon Club?  You can order a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription for your favorite ‘crafty’ friend.  The perfect gift that keeps on coming throughout the year!  And seriously, can anyone ever have too much ribbon??!!


I started with a CAS card (well, CAS for me!) this month.  I layered some scarlet 3/8″ diamond satin on top of a piece of black shimmer satin to run across the card and added a small double bow above my center panel.


For my second card I did some ribbon weaving with a variety of style from the assortment.  I was going for a flannel shirt look, but didn’t really get there.  lol    I like it anyway.  🙂


For my last card I used a new stamp and die set from JustRite Stamps.  I embellished with one of my leftover poinsettia samples from last month.  This poinsettia is made using the scarlet shimmer satin.  Love it!

I just love the subtle shimmer from this pretty ribbon.   If you missed the poinsettia tutorial last month you can find it HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Your next stop is Katie’s wonderful blog.
I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.
 ~ Bonnie ~

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps – Quietfire Designs and JustRite Stamps
Paper – Green background paper from The Paper Studio, cardstock from my stash
Other – Assorted dies from Spellbinders and JustRite Stamps

Monday, October 15, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Halloween Themed Challenge

It’s time for a fun new challenge over at the

The theme for Challenge #58 is Halloween with Ribbon or Trim.
I’ve been having some fun with my Silhouette Cameo.  I made some fun bat party favors for the kids in my son’s 5th grade class.  I hope they like them!
I used the Bat Candy Bar Wrapper and the Halloween Tag Toppers from the Silhouette design store.  I resized the bat to W-4.740 and H-5.250 and the tags to 1.1 for the inside circle and 1.42 for the outer scalloped circle.  This worked fine for Hershey snack size candy bars.  I finished it off by tying the tag on with some Black Licorice Baker’s Twine.  Baker’s Twine just works great for everything, doesn’t it?
~ Bonnie ~