Monday, November 10, 2014

Using Your Scraps With RRR

Hello friends! I wanted to share an idea with you all today for using scraps when you make cards.  I've created three cards and two tags for this post using some of the FABULOUS ribbons available in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop.
My first card (above) has a length of 1 1/2" Red Gingham Ribbon peeking out from the side, and I tied my button with a length of the sweet Green Solid Baker's Twine just to make it pop.  There are several great colors of solid Baker's Twine available to give your cards that WOW you're looking for.
My second card (above) has the same Solid Green Baker's Twine in the middle of my button, as well as a small piece of the nice wide Red/White Natural Burlap With Wired Edge.  It peeks out from the left just enough to catch your eye and add a little something special to the card.  I used some wonderful Scor-Tape to adhere my ribbons and embellishments.
Finally, in the picture above, you can see how I took all the little scraps (you know the ones you have left over when you create cards) and I used them to piece together a couple of cute little tags that I can tuck inside each of the cards.  It's a great idea for using up those left-overs so that nothing gets wasted.  I adorned the tags with 5/8" Burlap Center Stitch With Red and the 5/8" Burlap Center Stitch With Green ribbons at the top of each.  These Center-Stitch Ribbons come in several great colors, and are SO cute on tags and cards.  Finally, my last card uses more of the FABULOUS May Arts Natural Burlap String/Jute.  It's a "must-have" crafting item for sure, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has it all.
I hope that you will grab yourself some new ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and give it a try!  We'd love to have you play along in this month's awesome challenges too.

I'm sharing the above "thanks" card in the "Kindness & Gratefulness Challenge here:
Words 2 Scrap By - Challenge #11 - "Kindness & Gratefulness"
Happy Crafting!

P.S.  Before I sign off, I want to remind you all to join our Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG HOP this Thursday, November 13.


  1. All are so gorgeous, Karen! Love your layering!

  2. Hi Karen:
    Love your card 's and tags they are so lovely love the stacking of papers and embellishments

    Blessing my Friend

  3. What a bunch of really wonderful cards!!

  4. j'aime beaucoup, quelle élégance et quel style si charmant, biz

  5. Karen, this is such a great way to use scraps! I love tags, and these are just delightful. Love your style!

  6. Karen, Thank you for the kind comments on my card and I am your newest follower! I adore your cards and love how you put all the bits and pieces together. I have such a problem with this and unless I sit and copy someone else I struggle making my cars look like I had a plan! LOL! I am away from home for about a month so I will not have computer access. But, I will do a catch up when I get home. Have a happy Thanksgiving and may your holiday be filled with blessings.

  7. Karen these are fabulous cards and tags - love all the fabulous colours you have used.

  8. I'm just mesmerized by all the beautiful cards and tags you made with scraps and a few embellishments. Blessings, my friend!

  9. There's so many interesting details on your card. I really like the added typewriter to complement your thanks! Fantastic composition! Thanks for playing along with us at Words 2 Scrap By! Annie

  10. Hi, Karen.

    It is so nice that you've linked up a second card for our November Words 2 Scrap By challenge. I just have to say you really know how to rock multi-media cards. All of your creations have such rich texture and dimension. And, you've shared so many wonderful ribbon scrap ideas. :)

    Thanks so much for joining our Kindness and Gratitude challenge at Words 2 Scrap By! :)

  11. I always love to use my scraps. Your cards are beautiful as well as the Tags!! GORGEOUS!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*