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

Friday, May 17, 2013

Patriotic Headbands Winner

Hi everyone and thanks to all who participated in the RRR May Blog Hop.  Be sure to head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog today too to see if you were out winner over there.

I have a winner for the three headbands picture above.
And my winner is……….Cheryl!!

Cheryl said:

Your card is beautiful! I love the crisp, clean lines and the layered ribbons. Oh, my daughter would LOVE those headbands. She likes to dress in red, white, and blue in the summer because her birthday is on July 5. I’m going to check out your tutorial on making them–they are so cute!

Cheryl, please contact me at     reallyreasonableribbon<at>gmail<dot>com    with your full name and shipping address and I’ll get your headbands right out to you for your daughter to enjoy!!
Thanks everyone!
~ Bonnie ~
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!!!

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 ~