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  ~


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

RRR ‘My New Toys & Ribbon’ Challenge

Hi everyone. It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and this time the theme is ‘Anything Goes & Ribbon’. 

We wanna see what new crafty goodies you either got for the holidays or purchased for yourself!

I really didn’t get any crafty gifts for the holidays, but that’s mainly because I just get whatever I feel I ‘need’ when I need it.  lol
By far my favorite new toy in the last year has been by Silhouette Cameo.  Many of you are probably sick of hearing about it by now, but it is just soooo much fun.  I made my delicate stacked flower with my cameo.  I also used my favorite new ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon – Satin with Gold Metallic Edges in Tan.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon #63 – My New Toys & Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Bonnie ~

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon – Satin with Gold Metallic Edges Tan
Stamp:  ‘Just Because’ from Quietfire Designs
Paper:  Design paper from Recollections and Cardstock from DCWV and Recollections
Adhesive:  Scor-Tape
Other:  Scallop Punch from Martha Stewart, a bronze colored snap from Making Memories, and my Silhouette Cameo and 3D flower design
Friday, December 28, 2012

Thank You


I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas.  So, now that the presents are opened, it’s Thank You card time.


I went with a simple design because I made a set of Thank You cards from my son to use for the gifts he got from some of his students.  I used up some leftover Christmas design paper (The Paper Studio) along with the Thank You sentiment printed with my computer (font is Britannic Bold – size 28).  I used Spellbinders Nestabilites A2 Matting Basics B for the Thank You rectangle and Back to Basics Tags for the dark green back piece. I covered the seam between the two design papers with 3/8″ Hunter Green Grosgrain and I finished off the tag with a little piece of Natural Jute String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I was able to get some ribbon and trim on my cards and it still has a masculine feel.  This card would also be great for mailing because with this type of ribbon addition, the card remains very flat.
Another fabby CAS card from this very non-CAS girl! 
Here is the complete set.
Best part is that they went together really quickly once I had my design planned out.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy New Year everyone!
~ Bonnie ~