Category Archives: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Carta Bella Christmas Market Card

Carta Bella Christmas Market Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   I’ve used the October Ribbon Club Assortment to make this fun and festive Carta Bella Christmas Market Card Folio.

 

I just love the fact that the Christmas Ornaments Ribbon matches the Christmas ornaments paper in this collection!  So I had to create a little double decker bow with White Diamond Satin.  Add a little sparkle with silver metallic string and mini jingle bells.   Brush festive die cut holiday greenery with a little Diamond Stickles to resemble snow.

Carta Bella Christmas Market Card: A Peek Inside

Ribbon on the inside of a card adds a special touch.  Dress up a mini candy cane and honey stick with a snippet of the Christmas Ornament Ribbon.

Tuck a sweet treat and a gift card/tea wallet into the pocket, and now the card becomes a gift!

This ribbon club assortment is a perfect match for these fun papers!

If you haven’t signed up for the Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  It’s like getting a Christmas present every single month of the year.  Learn how to sign up HERE.

Now hop on over and see what pretties the sweet and talented Linsey has in store for you this month.  Then finish up the hop on the RRR blog where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered into the drawing for a free ribbon club assortment.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Snarky Masculine Birthday Wishes

Authentique Party Snarky Masculine Birthday Wishes

Hello, Friends!  Can I tell you a secret?  I love to make masculine cards.  And this Snarky Masculine Birthday Wishes card makes me fairly giddy with glee.  It was perfect for our youngest son’s birthday celebration last month.  He has always been the practical, organized, level headed guy who always has a plan and I(almost) always has his act together. This is probably the sort of thing he would wish for on his birthday!

Tips for Using Ribbon on a Masculine Card

I also love to demonstrate how easy it is to use ribbon on a masculine card in a way that is not to frilly or frou-frou.  Want to know my secret?  Choose patterns and textures that make you think of mens’ ties and suits!  It’s a “win” every single time!

For this card, combine Shell Grey Shimmer Satin Ribbon with Black and Grey Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon for the win!  The crisp finish of the satin ribbon speaks to men’s formal wear while the pattern on the grosgrain ribbon would look right at home on a tie.  Top the bow with a little birthday cake charm and a masculine button.  Layer the patterned ribbon over the satin ribbon.  Then top with buttons for a look that resembles a French Cuff on a man’s dressy shirt.

Use Scor-Tape to adhere the ribbons, and wrap the ends around the back of your card panel for a neat and tidy finish.

Here’s a peek at the inside:

Clean and simple, but still fun.  That’s how to make a great masculine card!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use to help you make your next masculine card.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Snarky Masculine Birthday Wishes Supply List

You’ve Been Booed! Halloween Treat Tags

 

You’ve Been Booed:  Halloween Treat Tags with Halloween Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  You’ve been BOOED!  Which is a very good thing in our part of the world.  This fun trend involves leaving a Halloween treat on a neighbor’s doorstep, ringing the doorbell and running away.  A note inside says, “You’ve Been Booed!” and encourages the recipient to pay it forward to someone else in the neighborhood.  The treat can be anything from a card, to a bottle of wine, to a sweet treat.  But I thought these frightfully fabulous Halloween Treat Tags would be perfect for the occasion.

You’ve Been Booed: Creating the Tag Base

For each tag base you will need to do the following:

  • First, cut a 4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of heavy, 110# black cardstock.
  • Then cut (2) 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ panels of patterned paper.
  • Now, pull out some corner shaping dies and crop the top corners.
  • Next, place the long side of the tag on your scoring tool.  Score at 6″ and again at 6 1/2″.
  • Then, line the tag front and back with the patterned paper.  Score each side at 6″ and 6 1/2″ again after you add each layer.
  • Now. old the bottom of the tag up to form a pocket.
  • Next, cut (2) 1″ x 1 1/2″ scraps of black cardstock.  Score at 1/2″ and again at 3/4″.  Fold to form little tabs that will fit inside the pocket and form sides.  Adhere.
  • Finally, wrap the bottom edge of the pocket with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and wrap with Halloween Ribbon.
You’ve Been Booed: Adding the Details

Decorate your pocket with handmade rosettes, Halloween Charms and stickers.  I’ve used Authentique’s Twilight Collection to make my tags.  Then, fill the pockets with treats that any grown up ghoul or goblin would enjoy.

I’ve added some Biscoff cookies, candy corn, a tea wallet, honey stick, vintage spoon and chocolate to my tag pockets.

You’ve Been Booed: A Little Upcycled Card

This wee card is attached to a clothing tag that I salvaged from my husband’s cargo shorts.  The main tag measured about 3″ x 4″ and had a nice shape.  Two smaller tags were attached with jute cord.  Clearly, they were too nice to throw away.  So I painted them with black chalk paint and turned them into a vehicle for this wee card.

There’s room inside for a little ghoulish greeting.  The small tags are dressed up with paper scraps and stickers.

You’ve Been Booed:  The Ribbon Topper

The thing that really makes this tag spooktacular is the ribbon topper.  These all come from the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment.  Simply punch a hole at the top of each tag, thread the ribbons and the jute string on the upcycled tags through the hole.  Don’t fold the ribbons in half; just pull them through and tie them together with another bit of ribbon.  Tie a bow, add some fall leaves and a flower, and you’ve got a fabulous tag!

Here’s a look at the other tag I made.

Don’t take this the wrong way…but I hope YOU get BOOED this Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Prima Autumn Sunset Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Prima Autumn Sunset Mixed Media Wall Hanging for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends! Today, I have a mixed media wall hanging to share with you.  It has been a long, hot summer here in North Carolina.  I am so ready for the season to turn the corner into fall.  So while I’m waiting for these sultry days to wind down, I’ve been playing with my Prima Autumn Sunset paper pretties.  (You can see this entire collection in my unboxing video HERE.)

The inspiration for this 9″ x 11″ piece came from my granddaughters.  Sophie (10) and Julia (7) are fascinated by what I do.  They are always on the lookout for bits and pieces that I can add to my stash.  When a storm knocked over the Bradford Pear trees at their house, the trees had to be removed.  Sophie saved me that lovely piece of tree bark because she thought perhaps I could use it in my art.  And Julia, who  knows how much I love acorns, is always picking them up for me.  If you look in the floral cluster, you’ll see 2 cute acorns that are Julia’s contribution to this piece.

Autumn Sunset Mixed Media Wall Hanging: Preparing the Base

Here’s how this one came together, layer by layer:

  • Begin by distressing the edges of a 9″ x 11″ piece of heavy kraft cardstock.
  • Then cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ panel of the rusty check from the Autumn Sunset A4 pad.  Distress the edges and machine stitch onto the kraft panel.
  • Now, break out some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and a Flourish Stencil.  Add a few drops of Antique Linen Distress Re-Inker into the paste, and mix to soften the bright white color.  Apply a thick layer in the corners of the canvas.  Heat dry (gently) or leave to dry overnight.
  • Now, apply Prima Copper Crackle Texture Paste through a Tim Holtz Autumn Leaves Layering Stencil.  I like to apply this in a thickness that is similar to mayonnaise on a Southern Style tomato sandwich.   Heat set (gently) or let air dry.  If you heat set, keep the heat gun moving.  You may get some cool little heat blisters that pop up, and I actually like that look.
Autumn Sunset Mixed Media Wall Hanging: Layer by Layer

This next part is where the fun really begins.  Cut apart the images from the Autumn Sunset 12″ x 12″ collage sheet.  Back them with dimensionals.  Use one, two or three layers on the back so that when you glue them to the base, you have varying heights.  Fussy cut the fox and other elements and do the same.  Then just kind of fit everything together in a pleasing arrangement.  It’s a bit like putting a puzzle together.

TIP: Ink all the cut edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  This helps the individual pieces stand out in the whole.

Because the tree bark is curved on the back side, I had to create “shims” with layers of chipboard before adhering it to the base of the canvas.  Then I tucked fall leaves, little ceramic mushrooms, flowers and other goodies in around the base to integrate it into the piece.

These Autumn Sunset Flowers are just so beautiful!

The final step was attaching the canvas to this sweet little vintage hanger that I found in my stash.  I topped the hanger with Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Bows, and Brown/Cream Plaid Ribbon from the August Ribbon Club Assortment.   Then I added some sweet vintage buttons on top of the bows, and here and there in the canvas.  You know me and my buttons!

I find that the more I work with mixed media, the more I am enjoying the process.  There is still so much to learn, but that is half the fun, isn’t it?

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2019 Blog Hop!  You should be coming  here from Karen’s lovely blog.   Today I’m showcasing the Spook-tacular Halloween Ribbons from the September Ribbon Club Assortment.  They go frightfully well with this Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio.

I kept the cover pretty simple, just adding a fussy cut title, some flowers and a poufy bow tied with the 3/8″ Black Stripe Grosgrain from the Ribbon Club Assortment.   Black Satin Swiss Dot Ribbon works great for the closure.

TIP: When tying a thick bow, like the black and white striped grosgrain, wrap wire around the center instead of tying a knot.  This gives the center of the ribbon less bulk, and allows you to really fluff out the loops.

Tangerine Satin Ribbon really pops on the spine.  Glue chipboard charms to the ribbon ends for extra fun.  Silver Metallic String is used to loop another charm and a vintage style clock through the bow at the top.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio: A Peek Inside

Purple, green, orange and black is the perfect color combination for Halloween.  It also happens to work beautifully with The Magic of Oz, which is really handy.

Top a little tag with a combo of Apple Green Delicate Stitched Satin and Grape Diamond Stitched Satin.  Then tie off with a short piece of the black and white stripe grosgrain.

Tuck fussy cut ATC cards from the collection behind a belly band to create a fun, interactive element.

The center panel of this tri-fold folio is a waterfall element with a magnetic closure mechanism.

Secure a fold out folio with a Black Satin Swiss Dot belly band.  Add a little charm on silver metallic string to add visual interest.

Tuck a hidden page behind the fold out folio for extra fun.

This itty bitty book is secured with a snippet of ribbon , then tucked into a pocket.

Hidden pockets are loads of fun, especially when they are filled with a double pull out page.

Photo mounts and another little accordion folio fit in the spacious pocket.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio: YouTube Video Tour

To help you get a feel for the flow of the album, I created a short YouTube Video Tour.  I hope you enjoy!

On With the Hop!

Our fabulous teamie  Linsey Rickett is next in line, so hop on over and see what ribbon magic she has created for you to enjoy. Then hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Take a moment to answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing for your very own FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to do so.  The  holidays are fast approaching, and this could be the gift you give yourself all year long!  To find out how to subscribe, click HERE.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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