Thursday, November 1, 2018

Celebrate Christmas Mini Album

Hi there ribbon lovers.  It’s a new month and time for a new Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

I’m still loving my October assortment which I used on my mini album that I’m sharing today and if you didn’t get a chance to head over and grab one, it’s not too late!!

This month we have a great deal for US residents. 
You can get the October and November assortments together for a special low introductory price of just $17.00!
Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?
The October Ribbon Club Assortment is a collection of Christmas solids and prints.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  The November Ribbon Club Assortment is a glitzy holiday themed assortment with 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  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.
Mini albums are a great place to use up those short ribbon pieces that are too nice to part with!
I’m really interested in the construction aspect of mini albums and I love making them, but I don’t have a lot of experience.  I did some book binding many years ago, so the cover construction is familiar, but there is so much to learn as far as making fun and interactive pages.  I find the best learning method is to go to YouTube and watch what others are doing, try to replicate it and then use what you learn to create your own style.  There are a LOT of great album makers out there, and so much to learn.
Since it’s hard to photograph a mini album so you can see the details, I created a ‘flip through’ video.
‘Celebrate Christmas’ Mini Album Flip Through Video
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
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I embellished the front of my mini album a little with some round and heart shaped embellishments.  RRR had a large selection of embellishments for every occasion.  Check out the high quality, low cost embellishment offerings HERE.
I finished off the front cover of my mini album with my signature bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool.
For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Summer Vacation Themed Mini Album

Hello there ribbon lovers!  Today I’m sharing a pretty beach theme mini album I made.  This has been in the works for a while and I finally finished up so I could share.  Mini albums and Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are a perfect combination since the ribbons are all coordinated to work perfectly together!

This mini album was made using the ribbons and lace from the April Ribbon Club assortment.  Since I didn’t finish the album in a timely manner and the assortment is no longer available in the Ribbon Club category, I will offer it in the assortment category for the rest of June.  You can find it HERE.
Since Ribbon Club Assortments work so well for mini’s (and lots of other projects!), why not subscribe today!!  I can envision lots of fun projects with these assortments.
Subscribe Today and begin with these two assortments for the
 low price of $17 if you are located in the USA.
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!

I love some nice coordinating ribbons to top the pull out tags in my mini albums along with embellishing the front and sometimes the spine.  I’m a little rusty and I forgot to plan ahead to add the ribbon to the spine on this one, but I won’t make that mistake again.  The spine looks a little plain without ribbon embellishments other than the strip around the bottom.

Below are some photos of the inner pages and flip outs.
I have decided to follow some YouTube tutorials to create pages for a while until I’m back in the swing of how things go and what the possibilities are.  I’m finding the videos from Scrapbook Maven to be very good and in the style I like if you want to check out that channel.
I also added some small ribbon tabs as pulls for the flip up pages.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a crafty Tuesday!
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Design Paper: Love Nicole Seaside Paper Pads and other scraps
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs B394 Ship’s AnchorB569 Curved Border Dies, LPC16 Rectangle Pierce & Cut Tool ; Spellbinders Labels 21
Adhesives:  Scor-Tape,  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000, 3D Thin Foam Tabs 
Natural Mulberry Paper
Chip Board
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.
Not  a member yet??
Our special this month for customers with US addresses is to start with this combo pack for a special low price.

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