Saturday, August 19, 2017


{judy} Good morning! I was recently asked about pattern mixing with designer papers, so today I am sharing this sweet little, mailable card, showing four different patterns. Paper companies make it so easy to mix and match, using papers from the same paper pack. These are from The {Stamps} of Life, as is my sentiment stamp. There are elements of each of the same shades of colors, which makes for a fun, eye-catching card.

I "tied" it all together with some of my favorite Cotton Candy Baker's Twine, but still kept it flat for easy mailing! As always, I use Scor-Tape to hold my layers together. That's it for me today! Be sure to come play along in our "Anything Goes" Challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop Winner!

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down to see the new challenge that's up today along with the winners from our last challenge.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us this month on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!! We'll be hopping on the 13th of each month, so be sure to mark your calendars and join us again next month.

Now, on to our winner who will receive the August Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The winner will have 48 hours to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog and sending me your full name and US shipping address.

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Congratulations Rebecca Yahrling!

Well, living in So. Florida, I love the winter. It's the only relief from the hot sun we get and I love that. But I love the Fall the best because of the gorgeous colors (I just wish we had the changing of the leaves here!). Great hop, fun ideas and beautiful inspiration.

Now if you didn't win, don't worry!! We will be 'hopping' each month so you'll have another chance to win soon! We hope you stop by and visit our blog often.

Be sure to check out our current challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us. Have a super day!

~ Bonnie Garby ~ 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #170 - Anything Goes with Ribbon Theme

Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Please scroll down to the next post for the winners of the last challenge.

The theme for Challenge #170 is Anything Goes.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.

Here is a little inspiration from our design team for challenge #170 to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Now, let's see your Anything Goes creations! 
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on September 1st to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly theme.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim.
* A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR170) and link it here with the Inlinkz tool below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
* You have until Wednesday, August 30th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
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We love to visit your blogs and leave comments on all the terrific entries, but the word verification really slows us down. :o)

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #169 Winners!

Challenge #169 was lots of fun with our Anything Goes theme. 
We saw a wide variety of wonderful projects this time around. Many thanks to all who participated.

Our top three picks for Challenge #169 in no particular order are:

Congratulations to our top 3 for a job well done. Grab your "I made the RRR Top 3" badge (located on the right column of the blog, near the bottom) and display it with pride. You ladies did a fantastic job!


Thanks again to everyone who played along with us on our Anything Goes themed Challenge.  I hope to see you all back again for Challenge #170 which is now up and running.

~ Bonnie Garby ~

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I Love Fall All Occasion Greeting Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Kathy here with a super cute and colorful fall themed card.

i just love these warm, vibrant fall colors!  I found this random fall paper (I have no idea where it came from) while organizing my fall paper stash.  It was such a perfect match for the Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment that I immediately decided to use it.  I had just one sheet, but that was all I needed to make this 5" x 7" top fold card.

I love to use ribbon or trim to create borders on a card.  For this card, I created a belly band with Random Autumn Leaves on Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8" Tangerine Satin with a grosgrain edge, and 3/8" Autumn Bold Vertical Stripes Ribbon.  I used the stripey ribbon as a header on my card, and crochet lace as a footer.  These ribbons add texture, pattern and dimension to the card design.

The bow cluster is made with crisp, vibrant Tangerine Taffeta Ribbon, more of the Random Autumn Leaves and Natural Burlap String.  Honestly, I don't know how I would craft without Natural Burlap String!  I use it and its best buddy Ivory Burlap String all the time!

The flowers on this card are WOC Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemums.  They  make me think of the fall mums that line everyone's steps during the fall.  I love them!

I decorated the inside of the card with the rest of this cute paper, then added a few embellies and a pocket.

This pumpkin cookie recipe is a fall favorite at our house...and what could go better with cookies and a hot cup of tea!  YUM!

I hope I've shared some ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures!  Thanks so much for stopping by!



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cute Critter Cards with Plaid Ribbons

Hi friends! Linsey here today sharing two cute greeting cards I made and they feature some of my favorite gingham/plaid ribbons from RRR!
I just love gingham and plaid ribbons of all kinds and sizes! They always seem to coordinate perfectly with any card or creation I make and they are so easy to tie into a pretty bow with having to fuss with the direction the ribbon is in, etc. For these 2 cards, I chose Plaid Black Ribbon and the new Plaid Sherry/Ivory Ribbon. I also challenged myself to use some embellishments from my stash that I tend forget about, which in this case were a couple big buttons tied with Burlap Natural String and different colored sequins. I had fun and I hope you have fun looking! 
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for buzzing by today! Happy crafting!!