Friday, July 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR July Blog Hop. This month we are honored to have our friends from the CardMaker Blog Design Team joining us.  What a talented group of ladies.  You’re in for a real treat today.  If you arrived here from Judy’s awesome blog you are on the right track.

If you just happened along, why don’t you head on over to the CardMaker Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.  If you get lost along the way, just make your way back to the CardMaker Blog or the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and we’ll get you back on track.

 For July, the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a Sizzlin’ Summer Bright Yellow and Apple Green assortment. What a great summer color combo.

This month I made a simple flower headband and a card to share with you using ribbon from the July Ribbon Club Assortment.

First up I have a headband tutorial.  We have been working with some awesome products from Scor-Pal in July and I’ve found another great use for my Scor-Tape.  If you are one of those super coordinated ladies who can operate a hot glue gun and get stuff stuck down before the glue dries without burning yourself, then that is another option, but I’ve found the Scor-Tape to be a much more forgiving (and less painful) adhesive option for this project.  I’ve also put this to the test over the last 3 weeks to make sure Scor-Tape would hold up for this type of use, and I’m very pleased with the results.

1.  To begin, I used a short piece of 1/4″ Scor-Tape wrapped around each end of the 1/4″ headband.  Add a short piece of ribbon over each end for a nice finished tip.

2. Run 1/4″ Scor-Tape along the entire inner and outer side of the 1/4″ headband.  Make sure it is adhered well.  Then peel off a couple of inches of the paper liner on both sides to expose the adhesive.  Begin on the inside of the headband and then start wrapping the ribbon around the headband overlapping a bit on each round.  Always heat-seal the end of the ribbon so it will not fray.  You will likely use about 1-1/2 yards of ribbon to wrap the headband depending on how much you overlap the ribbon on each wrap.  Just work off your entire length of ribbon and there will be no waste.

3.  Keep exposing more of the adhesive as you go and keep neatly wrapping the ribbon around the headband until you get to the other end.

4.  Once you get to the end, clip the ribbon so it will finish off on the inside of the headband.  Heat seal the end of the ribbon and press it firmly into the Scor-Tape.

5.  Now for the flower.  I cut a one inch circle from heavy duty card stock and added a piece of 1-1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Then take to rough edges of the Scor-Tape and just fold them into the circle.  Neatness does not count because you will never see this.  (If you don’t have wide Scor-Tape, just run several strips of whatever width you have across the circle.)

6.  Take an 18″ piece of 5/8″ ribbon.  Heat seal the ends and stitch a running stitch along the length of one edge.

7.  Gather the stitches and put some tacking stitches in the end to hold it in place.

8.  Adhere the gathered ribbon to the sticky circle beginning at the outer edge and working towards the center.  If need be, add another small square of adhesive in the center to make sure the middle is secure.

And here you have your finished flower.

Adhere the flower to your headband and you’re all done.  🙂  For this part I would take out the hot glue gun or another adhesive like E-6000.

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I also made a quick card using some ribbon from the July Ribbon Club Assortment, a simple sentiment from Quietfire Designs and a couple of Spellbinder dies.  I also used my Scor-Buddy and one of my favorite little tools from Scor-Pal called a Scor-Bug.  This fun little tool made those little dotted lined one the bottom of my card below. 

You can see the scored lines and dots best on the photo below.  I used my bone folder and Scor-Buddy to score lines framing out the top of the card and then I scored lines every half inch centered across the bottom and I used the Scor-Bug to score the dotted lines in between.  You use the little tool the same way you used the bone folder and run it along the lines in your Scor-Buddy or Scor-Pal tool.  What a fun effect with a minimum of effort.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Your next stop is Caroline’s wonderful Blog.   I would love for you to leave a comment below before you leave. 

~ Bonnie ~
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Children’s Birthday Themed Challenge at Really Reasoanble Ribbon

It’s time for another fun challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings and today the theme is Children’s Birthday with Ribbon or Trim.  I went for a quick and easy card that would be good for a boy or a girl.

This card was made using the Mojo Monday #247 sketch.  What fun!!

I hope you find some time to craft this summer.  We’d love to have you join in our Challenges at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.

~ Bonnie ~

Supplies used:
Ribbon – Red Checkerboard Satin and Blueberry Baker’s Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Paper- Disney paper from Sandy Lion and Dots paper from Recollections
Misc – Several dies from Spellbinders

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

RRR June Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR June Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Judy’s awesome blog, you are on the right track. 
If not, why don’t you head on over to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.

For June, the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a Red, White and Blue assortment.  I just love this color combo.  I decided to make a couple of ribbon headbands this month. 

I realized when I was taking the photographs that they would look so much better if I had a cute little model like Misty does.  Oh well.  Some day I hope to have a couple of granddaughters to fill that roll.  Until then, I either have to get going earlier than two days before the blog hop and borrow my niece, or get by with photos like the ones below.

For the first headband I used a 1/2″ plastic headband and the 3/8″ diamond satin ribbons to cover the headband and I made a pretty little flower with the 7/8″ red satin horizontal stripe, 5/8″ silver edge lt navy satin and the 3/8″ white with silver edge satin for the tiny folded ribbon rose in the center.

For the second headband I used a 3/4″ plastic headband and the red and lt navy diamond satin and the white with silver edge satin.  By using a different placement for the colors, I achieved a totally different look for this one.

I’ve been asked quite a bit for a video tutorial for the woven ribbon headbands and I will be working on that soon.  I lost my video editor when my son got a job in North Carolina and moved 600 miles away.  He will be home in early July, so if I can’t figure it out by then, I’ll have some help.  🙂

Your next stop is Heidi’s wonderful blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

~  Bonnie  ~

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