Monday, May 13, 2013

RRR May Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR May 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.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is so summery. I just love all the red, white and blue. Makes me think of picnics, parades and summer fun!!!

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I started out with a card layering printed grosgrain styles on top of the pretty blue and red shimmer satins, but I was really thinking woven headbands this month, so I went ahead and experimented with them too.  In case you missed my tutorial on how to make fun woven ribbon headbands, you can find it HERE.

While I do love the look of solid colors in woven ribbon headbands, don’t discount printed ribbons.  You can get some really fun and unexpected designs when you use prints.  

I thought the diagonal stripe ribbon (on the headband above) from the assortment would be a total failure, but look how cool this design came out….
(Note – if you want to do a headband using only one ribbon print, you will need a little more than the 2-yard included in the assortment.  If you use two prints, there is plenty for a headband.)

I made some cute little bows as add-ons for the headbands.  
I attached the bows to ribbon lined alligator clips to you can move them, change them or even wear them separately if you want too.  You can see the clip in the photo below.  The alligator clip just slides in between the woven ribbons on the headband wherever you want to place it.
Since I don’t have any little girls at home, I’m offering the three headbands below to a random commenter on this blog post.  
If you have a daughter, granddaughter, niece, or if you want to wear ’em yourself, let me know below.
Please note in your comment if you are interested in being in the drawing for the headbands.  
The drawing is open to US residents only.  Thank you.

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 ~

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

RRR April Blog Hop!

Welcome to the RRR April 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 is looking a lot like summer. I just love all the pretty apple green and turquoise ribbons. Isn’t it sizzling….??!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
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Here is a close-up of the flower I created with the 5/8″ Turquoise Diamond Satin. 
For the heart I added a little embellishment made from the Island Splash Striped Grosgrain included in this month’s Ribbon club assortment.  This idea came from an unfortunate (or perhaps fortunate?) vaccuuming incident.  A ribbon end from one of the spools was sticking out and got caught in the vaccuum and naturally fayed off a huge length in a nano-second, but hey, thats how good ideas are born, right?  I thought the frayed threads might make an interesting embellishment.  I just cut about a 1-1/2″ piece of ribbon, wrapped some strong thread around the center and pulled out the weft thread leaving the slightly wavy long warp threads.  Cool look, right? 
Great idea for your really short ribbon scraps!!
I then set out to make a cute flower to add to a hair clip or Pony-O Ring using some ribbons from the assortment and the directions I posted HERE.  I felt it turned out too big though, so it turned in to a gift topper.  I think it’s really pretty this way.  I used four of the ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment along with Buttons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
It coordinated nicely with the card for a fun gift set.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Your next stop is Tosha’s wonderful blog.

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

 ~ Bonnie ~

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps – This is a stamp from a very old SU set
Paper – DP from The Paper Studio
Other – Buttons from RRR, ScorTape, Bow Easy Tool and Spellbinders Dies
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Monday, April 1, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon Buttons & Bows Challenge

Howdy everyone.  It’s the first of the month so there is a brand new challenge posted on the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.  The theme this time is ‘Buttons & Bows’.
 
I have a birthday card today with a pretty triple loop bow made from Summer Rose Seam Binding and three pretty buttons from the Rose Garden Button Tote tied with Black Licorice Baker’s Twine.

I hope you’ll stop by and join in our challenge which is open through midnight on April 12th.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!
 
~ Bonnie ~
 
Card Details:
Ribbon and Trims:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Sentiment:  Bird’s Cards
Paper:  Design Paper and Cardstock from Recollections
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