Saturday, January 19, 2013

Valentine Owl Favors


Hi everyone. Today I have some cute little Valentine Owl Favors to show you which I accessorized with ribbon and trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


I made these cuties with my Silhouette Cameo.  I think they are just adorable.  I don’t know if you remember, but I made some ‘Grinch Pills’ favors for my son’s class for Christmas.  So of course I purchased Christmas M & M packs and pulled out all the green ones for that project.  So, I had to come up with something to do with the leftover red ones!  I really can’t be eating all those M & M’s all by myself.  Not that I couldn’t do it, but yeah – well, ya know!


So, I made slightly different ones for the boys and the girls.  I added Jute String for a handle to all of them, red for the boys and pink for the girls.  I also added a cute little bow made from Pearl Pink Checkerboard Satin to the ones for the girls.


Here is a photo of all of them ready to go.  I’m very pleased with how they came out.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your weekend!


~ Bonnie ~


Sunday, January 13, 2013

RRR January Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR January 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 all about Love!  I just love all the hearts and pinks and reds. Isn’t it gorgeous??!
Today I have a fun Valentine’s Day card for you.  
 You can see the embossing a little better at this angle
I used four of the ribbon styles from this month’s assortment.  I added the border on the left and bottom and did a little weaving with them in the lower left corner.  I made my little folded ribbon rose with the Pearl Pink Checkerboard Ribbon and finished the top off with a double bow using the Poppy Red Checkerboard Satin.

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

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

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps – sentiment stamp is an oldie from PSX
Paper – cardstock from my stash
Other – Scor-Tape, Spellbinders Heart Circles, Heart embossing folder from Darice
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Chevron Woven Ribbon Headband Tutorial

Hi everyone. 

Today I have a fun Chevron Woven Ribbon Headband Tutorial for you made with ribbon and supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


After I posted my last woven ribbon headband tutorial, I was asked if I knew how to make one with a chevron pattern weave.  I didn’t, but I fooled around with the weaving pattern and here is what I got.


The headbands below were made with 1/2″ or 3/4″ White Plastic Headbands and 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You could easily substitute 3/8″ Satin Ribbon or any other opaque 3/8″ ribbon.



This is the headband color combination I will demonstrate in the video below.
This is done on a 3/4″ White Plastic Headband.

Fun pattern, right?


Below I have a video tutorial to show you how to make one. 



In case you missed the ribbon measurements, you will need two ribbons in contrasting colors.  For a 1/2″ headband, cut two 30″ pieces of each color.  For a 3/4″ headband, make the lengths about 38″ long.


I hope you’ll try this new weaving pattern.  You’ll find it’s very easy to do.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


~  Bonnie  ~