Sunday, May 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop

Hi everyone and Happy Mother’s Day. 
Welcome to our May Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.

If you arrived from Judy’s awesome blog, then you are on the right track. If not, why don’t you head over to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the fabulous projects.

We have a really fun Hot Pink and Black May Ribbon Club Assortment to show you this month.  Isn’t it HOT, HOT, HOT??  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash so you’ll always have the color you need on hand.  Looking for a gift for a crafty friend?  There are gift subscriptions available for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months available.

Since today is Mother’s Day, I have two Mother’s Day cards to show you. 

For my first card I used the black sheer organza with satin center for the ruched strip down the middle and the hot pink with black satin swiss dots which I tied in a knot and v-cut the ends for a little different look.  So easy too!

Challenges for this card:
For my second card I went with a strip of ribbon down the middle and a bow made using my BowEasy tool.  I love the subtle sparkle of this hot pink shimmer satin.

Here is a different view to show the dimension.

Challenges for this card:
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #62 – Butterflies, Ribbons and Punches
The Pink Elephant TPE147 – All About Mom
Your next stop is Heidi’s beautiful blog
Thanks so much for stopping by.  🙂
~ Bonnie ~
Stamps:  Quitefire Designs, Annette Allen Watkins
Paper:  Misc Cardstock from my stash, DP from BoBunny
Other:  Bow Easy Tool, Black Pearls, Scor-Tape, Butterfly punch from McGill, Spellbinder Dies
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.    🙂

~ 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