Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friends Mini Album created with the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment

Hi friends.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Mini Albums and Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are PERFECT together!!

There is nothing better than having a coordinating pack of ribbon sitting right on your desk ready to go for your project, and mini albums look great with a variety of coordinating ribbons as an embellishment.
 
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The July assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon and the August assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  Each monthly assortment is a color, seasonal or holiday themed collection of coordinating ribbons.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Each of my pages has a pull out landscape oriented photo mat topped with pretty ribbon with space for another photo or journaling on the back and also a pull out tag with a ribbon tie.

Each page also folds out for more photos and the second and fourth pages have an additional fold out which is secured by a magnet with the round embellishment over it.

Each page will hold a minimum of  8 to 10 photos and there are five pages, so that’s a LOT of photos.  While I did use design paper do decorate my album along with some pretty paper I made with Distress Inks, I left it so that the photos are the main attraction once they have been added.  I feel like the photos should be the main focus, with the design papers and embellishments enhancing them, not overpowering them.

My mini album was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the 5/8″ ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I also added some Antique Gold Netting Ribbon over 1-1/2″ wide Regal Purple Double-Faced Satin Ribbon which was then topped with 5/8″ Gold Glitz Ribbon along the spine.  I added that layer of ribbon to the spine to accent the gold in the decorative paper that I selected for the album cover.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.

 I’m entering my mini album in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #200 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #294/295 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Design – Anything Goes for August
Crafty Creations #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #134 – Bingo 4  I have ribbon/free/pearls
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #171 – Anything Goes

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hello Summer Mini Album

Hi friends.  Today I have a fun beach themed mini album to share that features the ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

As I’ve said before, RRR Ribbon Club Assortments are a GREAT addition to your mini album.  Nine coordinated ribbons in a variety of patterns and widths.  No thinking involved!  You can see another mini album I made with the May Ribbon Club assortment HERE.  You will be seeing a purple album soon!!
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With our special offer, you can begin with the June and July assortments for a special introductory price.
Both the June and July assortments contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
 
Along with the ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment, I added a piece of Champagne Netting to run down the spine of the book.  I thought it looked ‘beachy’ and I added a seahorse medallion on top of it.
The design of each page is the same and I just varied the design paper for interest.  Each page can hold 5 photos with the pull out tag on the top and there is room for journaling on the back of all the pull outs.
The photo below shows the tag that pulls out of the top of each page.

I added a cute beach themed die cut using several different dies from Cheery Lynn Designs on each pull out.  I’ve only glued the bottom and right side, so the photo can tuck under the shell die cut.  My shell, seahorse and sand dollar die cuts were cut out of paper I made using Distress Inks.

Another view of the open album.  This time I remembered to add the ribbon and netting to the spine before I added the page mechanism.  This way it’s tucked under and looks much neater.
Here is a look at the pull-outs from each page.  There is another pull-out on the back of the page as well.
My pretty bi-color bow was made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the 5/8″ ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Supplies:
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs CABD-47 Sea, B279 Sand Dollar & Starfish, LPC-16 Rectangle Pierce & Cut, M7 Oval Classic Small Silver Stacker, XM7 OvalSpellbinders Shortie TagsLabels 8
Adhesives:  Sobo glue, Scotch ATG, foam tape, E6000
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio Beach House paper pad, Tan Artist Paper
Bow-it-All V3.0
Natural Mulberry Paper

 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Mini Albums and Ribbon Club Assortments – Perfect Together!

So, I’m on a mini-album kick and the Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are the PERFECT embellishment for your minis.  You get a collection of ribbon in two widths that all work perfectly together, so there is no thinking needed!   Just grab a coordinating paper pad and get to work.

I have another beach themed mini that I will share with you real soon that I made using the June Ribbon Club Assortment.  Great for those beach vacation photos!

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JOIN TODAY and begin with the May and June assortments with special low introductory pricing.
Hurry, the May assortment disappears at the end of June!

The May and June assortments each contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

We have a big family picnic on the 4th of July weekend each year, so I decided to make this mini album to hold some of the photos from this year.  I had a 6 x 6 patriotic paper collection that has been collecting dust for several years and it worked great for this mini.
I am just starting to play around with minis, so I’m still working on page construction.  Once I get things a little more organized in my head, I will share some tutorials for different types of pages and ribbon embellishment.
I made the pages on this album flip out, so it almost doubles the amount of space for photos.  If you use all the pages and tags, you can put 7 photos on each page and still have room to journal on the backs.  With 5 pages, that’s 35 photos you can easily add.  Even more if you skip the writing and add photos to the backs of the pull out pieces as well.

I also strongly recommend Scor-Tape for mini album construction.  I use it for many things including attaching the pages to the binding and the binding to the cover and it’s very strong and secure.

I love the flag design paper on the back cover and all the perky ribbons peeking out the top and sides.  I even added a year medallion on the spine so we remember what year the photos are from.  I fussy cut the design paper and you can see I got ‘4th of July’ showing on the bottom.

My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with two of the 5/8″ ribbon styles from the May Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This bow is just my favorite bow for any project!

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Sentiment:  Etsy Ashe Designs
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels 21, Shortie Tags; Cheery Lynn Designs Tea Rose MediumFloral Bouquet Kit
Design Paper:  Pebbles Americana 6 x 6 paper pad
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Adhesives:  Scor-TapeSobo GlueScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Martha Stewart Edge punch
White Mulberry paper
Ink:  Distress Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy; Momenta Nautical Blue
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