Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Father’s Day/Masculine Themed Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

It’s time for another fun challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings and today the theme is Father’s Day/Masculine with Ribbon or Trim.  This is always a hard theme for me, but I’m pleased with my card today.

My younger son is an assistant golf pro, so this will be a birthday card for him.  I’ve used a few pieces of the new Hemp cord in black from the Onxy Hemp Cord set.  You can’t use too much ribbon or trim on a masculine card, but I think this is just enough.  🙂

Here’s another angle that shows the cording a bit better.  I used it to attach the computer generated Happy Birthday sentiment and to wrap around the card near the bottom and attach the charm.

Other challenges for this card:
Allsorts challenge blog week #154 – card for man or boy
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Bonnie ~
Supplies used:
Trims: Black Hemp Cord from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp:  Inkadindado
Ink:  Memento
Paper:  DP – Recollections, cardstock from my stash
Other:  Martha Stewart edge punch, Spellbinders nestabilities, Karen Foster Design gold ball mini charm
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 ~