Sunday, November 30, 2014

Something New with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Oh, happy day crafters!  I don't know about the rest of you, but I tend to get in the rut of making cards almost all of the time.  OK, maybe an occasional mini album here and there, but for the most part......LOTS of cards.  So, I thought I'd try something different, and I encourage you all to do the same.  It's almost Christmas, which is the perfect time to treat yourself to some new ribbons and trims from the AWESOME selection at Really Reasonable Ribbon to get you started.
My card was made with some lovely  Crate Paper, Oh Darling patterned papers which I machine stitched for that "home-spun" feel.  Then, I added a length across and a bow made from the gorgeous Sun Rose Seam Binding.  By the way, our Seam Binding comes in a rainbow of gorgeous colors.  At the top, I added some paper strips with a sentiment, and to the top right you can see a loop of the amazing Natural Wire-Edged Pink and Burlap Trim.  I can't even begin to tell you how beautiful this ribbon is; and.....again, it comes it several amazing colors.
For this little spool decoration (my adventurous "something new"), I used a vintage wooden spool (as you can see, I have A LOT of them) that I wrapped in patterned paper and I tied with some Deep Pink Solid Baker's Twine.  I stuck a paper straw in the hole, and topped it with a coordinating embellishment.  I added a nice big fluffy bow made from the lovely Sun Rose Seam Binding, and behind the embellishment, you will see another decorative length of the beautiful Natural Burlap Wire-Edged Pink Stitched Wide Ribbon.
 
You know, most husbands don't know what we really want for Christmas.  SO.....to avoid getting another fluffy pink bathrobe or a new vacuum cleaner, why not leave a subtle little note on his dresser that says something like this...."Christmas Ideas - Really Reasonable Ribbon Gift Certificate or RRR Ribbon Club".  Hey, a girl needs her ribbon, right?  Just a thought.

I'm sharing my projects here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

 
Happy crafting, everyone!
Karen

5 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! Love the old spools!!

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  2. très joli, j'aime ce style si couture...biz

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  3. Your card is very pretty, love the colours.
    I was in a card making year or two myself, teehee.
    I love your spool decor, so cute.

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  4. Very cute projects Karen - I love the service RRR gives, but the high postage makes me think more than once about ordering from them, unfortunately.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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