Monday, April 23, 2012

Iris Folding with Ribbon

Hi everyone.  Today I have a Iris Folding Card for you using Really Reasonable Ribbon in place of decorative paper.  This is the perfect project for those little pieces of ribbon that you can’t seem to part with.

Simply follow your Iris Folding pattern using ribbon in place of decorative papers.  It’s actually quicker than using paper because there is no need for folding because the ribbon already has a finished edge.  I used 5/8″ wide ribbon which is perfect, but 3/8″ would work too if you are careful that each peice overlaps enough so there is no gap. 

RRR Ribbon used:
5/8″ Pearl Pink Checkerboard Satin
5/8″ Blue Topaz Diamond Satin
5/8″ Light Orchid Shimmer Satin
(all styles came from the April Ribbon Club Assortment which is still available)

That’s all for today.  I’ve been having a little difficulty ‘MakingTime2Craft’ these last couple of weeks.  I’ve been busy adding lots of fun NEW ribbons and trims to the Really Reasonable Ribbon website.  If you haven’t been by lately, stop over and take a look!

Enjoy your day!!

~ Bonnie ~

Friday, April 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the April Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop. This month Really Reasonable Ribbon is teaming up with our friends from The Rubber Cafe.  If you arrived here from Irit’s Blog, then you are on the right track. If you just happened along, be sure to hop back to The Rubber Cafe Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.
This month we are showcasing the RRR April Ribbon Club Assortment 

along with rubber stamps from The Rubber Cafe.  I selected the Floral Background stamp from The Rubber Cafe and I just LOVE it!! 
I just love background stamps because they are so versatile.  I have two different cards I made using my stamp.
On my first card I used the stamp for my background.  I cut my white background paper in strips and used a couple of different colors of ink to make it more fun.   I created a quick ribbon flower using a 1″ XL Glue Dot and the pretty blue diamond satin ribbon from the April Ribbon Club Assortment.  The flower center is the pink ribbon tied in a double knot and hot glued to the middle of the flower.  I finished it off with a bow using the yellow ribbons.  This was a super-quick card.
Challenges for this card:
Mojo Monday #236 – sketch challenge
One Stop Craft Challenge #177 – Pastel and Die Cuts
For my second card I used the Floral Background stamp as my focal point.  I created a bow with the light orchid shimmer satin using my Bow Easy Tool and I ran a piece of the lavender vertical stripe grosgrain across the middle of the card.

Challenges for this card:
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge – PWC201 Use 2 different design papers
Allsorts Challenge week 149 Colour Bingo – I have pearls, stripes and pink
One Stop Craft Challenge #177 – Pastel and Die Cuts

Your next stop is Rita’s fabulous blogThanks so much for stopping by.    ๐Ÿ™‚

~ Bonnie ~

Ribbons:  Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe – Floral Background
Paper:  Design Paper – Recollections, Cardstock from my stash, white mulberry paper
Ink:  Brilliance pigment inks
Other:  Bow Easy Tool, Martha Stewart Punch, Spellbinder Nestabilites, XL Glue Dots, Pearl Pearls
Sunday, April 1, 2012

I’m Feeling ‘Purple’ Today!

What??  Two posts in one day???  Unheard of!  Well, I’ve gotta craft when I can, so here you go.

I’ve been itching to try out my new Floral Background stamp from The Rubber Cafe.  I really love it.  Be sure to stop back on 4-13 for our Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Blog Hop to see another project with this stamp.  We will be teaming up with The Rubber Cafe in April and we’ll have lots of great projects to show you!

Hmmm, I’ve been doing quite a bit of monochromatic work lately.  I’ll have to try to change that up a bit soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

I started out with a great sketch for this card and it kind of kept growing.  I like the way it turned out though.

Challenges for this card:
Mojo Monday – sketch #234
Stampin’ for the Weekend – challenge 6 Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up – DSYU #65 – Sew It

Supplies used:
Ribbon and Lace:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe – Floral Background, SU – Happy Birthday stamp
Ink:  Brilliance Ink pad – Victorian Violet
Paper:  Design Paper – Recollections, cardstock is misc from my stash
Other:  Bow Easy Tool, sewing machine/thread, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist (on butterfly)

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Bonnie ~