Thursday, June 13, 2013

June Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR June 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 just gorgeous!!  I just love all the bright summery colors!!!

I have a couple of projects for you today. 

First I made a fun card the size of a #10 legal size envelope.  It’s fun to do different card dimensions once in a while.

I used all my ribbons on this card with little loops along the side of my sentiment.  The colors coordinated well with my design paper and it makes a fun and colorful birthday card.


I also couldn’t resist making another headband this month. 
This time around I used the Yellow Star Grosgrain and the Blue Topaz Swiss Dots and made a chevron woven ribbon headband.  If you are looking for the tutorial, you can find it HERE.
I just love a blue and yellow combo.  I added a pretty little ribbon flower using the two solid blues from the June Ribbon Club assortment and I added some 7/8″ White Double-Faced Satin for the bottom flower layer.  The leaves are made with the Green Flash Double-Faced Satin from the June assortment.  The flower is mounted on a ribbon lined alligator clip, so you can move it to a different location on the headband or remove it completely.

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 ~


Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps – Birthday Sentiment Hero Arts
Paper – Design Paper from Recollections, cardstock from my stash
Other – Scor-Tape, Bow Easy Tool


Saturday, June 1, 2013

RRR Challenge #73 ‘Masculine with Ribbon or Trim’ Theme

Hi there.  Time for another fun challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.  This time around the theme is Masculine and you need to use ribbon or trim on your project.
This is always a hard theme for me (and for most people) ’cause we like to glam it up!!  You just have to control yourself when doing a card for a man.  lol
I used 1-1/2″ Black Jute Ribbon and Jute String Natural on my card.  I think that keeps it sufficiently ‘manly’ for an adult male.  What do you think?
I hope you head over and join in our challenge!! 
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Bonnie ~
Friday, May 31, 2013

Colorful Birthday…………..

Hi everyone.  I’m here today with a fun and colorful birthday card.  

I have a really hard time feeling creative when there are other things that I feel I should be doing – this would include but not be limited to:  housework, yardwork and RRR office work…….  I’m sure you know what I mean.  🙂

When I sat down at my work desk without a creative thought in my head I found this pretty paper flower I made a while back when I was playing with my Silhouette Cameo and I went from there…….

Another thing I like to do is feature some gorgeous, but sometimes overlooked ribbon styles.  With all the choices available at Really Reasonable Ribbon, sometimes there are gorgeous styles that just don’t get the notice that they deserve.

You can see the beautiful 5/8″ Fuchsia Satin w/Scalloped Edge Satin which I used as a base layer running horizontally across the card.  This pretty ribbon is available in 7 great colors.  I topped it with our new Fun Dots on White Grosgrain Ribbon.  I used White Iridescent String to secure my sentiment and I topped the birthday sentiment off with a small bow made with Summer Rose Seam Binding.  We now carry seam binding in 50 colors in either 5-yard pieces or 100-yard spools.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Bonnie ~

Supplies used:

Ribbon and Trims:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Stamp:  Happy Birthday Sentiment:  JustRite Stampers

Ink:  Versa Fine Deep Lagoon

Paper:  Chevron DP – The Paper Studio, cardstock from my stash

Other:  Silhouette Cameo, Spellbinder Shapeabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder