Friday, April 29, 2016

Wedding Purse gift bag

 Welcome back and I am so excited to share with you the beautiful ribbons and supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the wedding gift box or favor for a wedding or wedding shower that I made today.

I love preparing gift items for weddings, baby showers and birthdays using my gorgeous ribbons, card stock papers, stamps and dies.  It didn't take me much time to made this wedding gift bow.

 I used one of my favorite Mid Ruffle Satin red ribbons (shown below) and 1 1/2" wide Silky Crush White ribbon.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a nice selection of colors of the Silky Crush ribbon and I love how this ribbon was easy to use to make this bow.  I used the 1" Scor-Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon to stick the bow onto the front and the ribbon on the handle.  I love using this Scor-Tape for all of my bows and ribbons since it is easy to take the bow off of the tape or arrange the ribbon of the bow and reapply it onto the Scor-Tape that was stuck to the paper.  

I glued a flat back rhinestone pearl button in the center of this bow.  The Wild Orchid roses and berries are sold at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I could not have made this beautiful bow without the Zutter Bow It All bow maker from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Since having the Zutter Bow it All, I have made every bow and now buy this for my friends for Christmas or their birthdays.  They are all using it for making their bows and very happy with this.

Mid Ruffle Satin red ribbon

The 7/8" Mid Ruffle satin ribbon is gorgeous and makes very nice bows.  It comes in six colors. 
Other supplies used:
Red foil card stock
White shimmer card stock
Sue Wilson Design Lace Edge Leaf die
Sue Wilson-Nobel Collection-Ornate Pierced Rectangle
Sue Wilson-Gemini Collection-Dorado
Martha Stewart Punch for the handle

Keep visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to continue to see the wonderful projects and cards our talented and creative Really Reasonable Ribbon Designers have for you and stay with us for the exciting Really Reasonable Ribbon challenges.   Can't wait to see what you have created! 

Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you enjoyed my project.  Really would appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Masculine Card

Welcome back to my blog for Really Reasonable Ribbon and I am excited to share with you this masculine card I made for my husband for his birthday but also could be used for Father's Day.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has the special masculine ribbon for your cards or projects.  

This is the gorgeous 3/8" Satin Diagonal Stripe Turftan/Tan ribbon and bow for this masculine card made with the Zutter Bow It All bow maker and attached to the card using the 3/8" Scor-Tape that was purchased at Really Reasonable Ribbon.   
3/8" Satin Diagonal Stripe Turftan/Tan
 The supplies that I used are the Graphic 45 Collections, Come Away With Me and Ladies Diary; Sue Wilson Designs-Scandinavian Collection-Corner and SW Double Pierced Square dies; Tattered Lace-Old Car; Cheery Lynn Design-Pierced Banner die and old buttons, keys, brads and clock from my  supplies.  

The challenge, Thing With Wings theme, is still going on and join the fun on the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.  We are always excited to see what you have made and information you have posted.  We learn so much and inspired by everyone.  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and would love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment and any additional questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me at  

I am entering this card in this challenge:
Lets Craft and Create #112 - Card for a Man

Five Side Card Happy Birthday

Welcome back Scrapy Land bloggers and what an exciting challenge "Oh Happy Spring".  The designers have exciting projects and cards to share with you and we hope you have some to share with us on the Scrapy Land Blog

I made a five sides card to share with you today.  The entire card was made with the Sue Wilson dies ordered from Scrapy  I love Scrapy Land's fast delivery and fantastic customer service.  I ordered the Sue Wilson Magical Butterfly set and SW Camellia Flower dies on Friday and received them on Monday. 

The roses and blue flowers are from the Sue Wilson Camellia Flower set.   It comes with 31 dies in this set.  I cut these flowers on white water color  paper and used a sponge to apply the blue and rose colored ink on the flowers and glued 4mm flat back pearls on the blue flowers.   I glued the small blue flowers on the Frantic Stamper Bird on Pussywillow Branch after applying green ink on the branches with a sponge. 

I use the Sue Wilson Lace Edge Leaves die set on all of my vintage cards with flowers.  The
Sue Wilson-Gemini Die-Orion is on both ends of this card.  The Sue Wilson Magical Butterfly comes with several butterflies and I cut out two of the same butterflies and glued one behind the other to look like they are flying.  The butterflies are embossed with pearl white embossing powder and sponged with light blue pearlescent ink. 

Both right and left inside has the gorgeous Sue Wilson Striplet-Lattice Heart, SW Magical Butterflies and Sue Wilson Camellia Flower set. 

I have the Sue Wilson-Expression Collection-Scripted Happy Birthday and the Sue Wilson-New York Collection-Madison Square on the inside of the card.  The purple frame is also part of the Madison Square die set.  I tried using the outside frame of this set but it didn't work so the paper cut between the two dies looked good behind the frame.  The small rose and blue flowers were made using the SW Camellia die set.  Since it is the springtime theme, I used SW Magical butterflies on all sides of this card.   
The lavender paper is Bazzille and the printed paper came from a retired Stampin Up paper. 
Sue Wilson Magical Butterflies
Sue Wilson Lace Edge Leaves
Sue Wilson - Heart Lattice Striplet
Sue Wilson- Madison Square
Sue Wilson-Happy Birthday Scripted
Sue Wilson- Orion
Sue Wilson-Camellia Flowers
Frantic Stamper-Bird on Pussy Willow Branch


Scrapy Land sells these gorgeous dies plus over 40-name-brand dies at a discount.  Plus this company has fast service, great customer service and reasonable prices. 
Would appreciate any comments and if you have further questions, you can always e-mail me at  If you would like to see any future cards made by me, select follower on my blog at
Thank Again!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Things With Wings-On Your Special Day

 What an exciting Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge theme, "Thing With Wings".  This is the gorgeous 3/8" Checkerboard Turquoise Satin Ribbon which is offered separately or from the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2016 Ribbon Club.   If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club!  Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 9 different ribbon styles and consists of 16-18 yards of ribbon.  The total price of each monthly assortment is $9.50 and includes the shipping/handling fee too!
I used a rhinestone heart ribbon buckle slider in this bow.  I made this bow with the slider using the Zutter Bow It All bow maker.   I attached the ribbon and bow with 3/8" wide Scor-Tape.  I love using Scor-Tape than glue since I can rearrange by bow and ribbon on this tape and the bow will still stick on the tape. 

Other supplies used: 
Sue Wilson Design dies:  Camellia Flowers, Laced Edge Leaves, On Your Special Day, Heart Corner, Gemini-Phoenix
Next Level-Wave-We R Memory Keepers
Ranger Liquid Pearl White
Graphic 45-Botanical Garden
Cheery Lynn Design- Anastasia Border
Bazzille cardstock

Again, please join us for this exciting Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge and we would love to see what you have created.  I learn so much from the people who post their cards as well as getting motivation and inspiration from others. 

Also, visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon store and start ordering those supplies and ribbons for your spring and summer cards and projects. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me at or leave a comment on my blog. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April Blog Hop

I am Nancy and you should be coming to my blog from Bonnie.   Wasn't her card just beautiful.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has an exciting blog hop from our creative designer with this gorgeous April's Ribbon Club Assortment for you. 

I am using the one ribbon in this assortment, 3/8" Shell Print On Red Satin  for the ribbon that was weaved on a 4" square.

3/8" Shell Print on Red Satin Ribbon
3/8" Shell Print on Red Satin
The red satin ribbon with the shell print is also solid red on the other side.  I cut each ribbon at 4" and weaved one side printed and the other side the solid ribbon on a 4 " square paper with 1"  Scor-Tape in the center to hold the weave.  After all of the ribbon was woven, I used Scor-Tape on the edge of the square to attach the remaining ends of the ribbon.  I added 3mm flat back pearls to the ribbon in the heart. 

I used  5/8" Satin With Grosgrain Edge White for the bow with the rhinestone heart ribbon slider buckle.  This bow was made using the Zutter Bow It All bow maker and attached to the card with 1/2" wide Scor-Tape which all were purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbon


I cut a 5 x 5 square of white glimmer paper and cut a heart in the center and embossed this square.   I added the Cheery Lynn Design, Heart-to-Heart largest die in this set to the embossed paper and then glued the square with the ribbon behind the heart.  The next layer is red mirror paper behind the background and then another layer of white glimmer paper.   

1.5" Red Netting
The flower was made from a Sue Wilson Camellia flower set and I cut small circles of Really Reasonable Ribbon Red Netting and glued each circle in between each petal to give it a lacy appearance.   

Other supplies:
Sue Wilson Camellia Flower Die Set
Sue Wilson Lace Edge Leaves Die Set
Cheery Lynn Heart-to-Heart Doily Die Set
Sue Wilson Pierced Rectangle Squares Die Set
We R Memory Keepers Next Level Wave Embossing Folder
Red Mirror Card Stock
Snow White Glimmer Paper
Rhine Stone Heart Ribbon Slider Buckle

Always love to hear from you so please leave a comment.  Also if you want to see my next card and projects with ribbon and flowers, follow me on If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at

Also, on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog, a exciting challenge will be on Friday called "Thing with Wings".   Come join the fun and post your card on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge and you might become the next winner which is selected through a random drawing. 

Now, hop on over to Karen's site next.  She will have something wonderful to share with you.  Make sure to leave a comment at the end of each blog so that you are entered into the drawing and answer the question at the end of the blog hop.  Thanks again for coming by.  

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Your Special Day

Welcome back to my Really Reasonable Ribbon blog post today.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a variety of ribbons to give your card that WOW look.  I am using the 5/8" Double-face Satin Light Silver ribbon with a rhinestone and pearl ribbon buckle slider.  I couldn't have tied this bow without the Zutter Bow It All bow maker.  Bonnie Garby has several U-Tube videos on how to make a variety of bows with the Zutter Bow It All.  I attached this bow using the 1" Scor-Tape.  I love using the Scor-Tape now since I can arrange the bow several times on the tape and it will stay there.   The Wild Orchid Craft (WOC) flowers are also sold by Really Reasonable Ribbon.   I am using the
15mm Wild Orchid Baby Pink Open Rose with the WOC rose buds. 

Other supplies are:
Next Level Embossing Folder -Wave by We R Memory Keeper
Sue Wilson Design Dies:   Lace Edge Leave, Your Special Day, Milford Adornment
Paper:  Graphic 45 and Pearl Shimmer Paper
Rhinestone and Pearl ribbon buckle slider
Ranger Liquid Pearl - White

Now is the time to buy the ribbon and supplies for your spring and summer cards.  Check out the variety of supplies Really Reasonable Ribbon sells for all of your cards and projects.  We would love to see your cards and projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog challenges.  You might be the winner this time!

If you have more questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me at or visit me at

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #46 - Use Scallops


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Birthday Card with Purse - Hayden

Welcome back Scrapy Land bloggers and we have another exciting Scrapy Land Challenge - Anything Goes.  We would love to see what you have to share with us.  It is always exciting to see what you have created and we enjoy reading your information about your cards or projects on your blog. 

Also, don't miss out on the new arrival of 247  dies at Scrapy Land at discounted prices from list prices.  Scrapy Land has over 40 name-brand dies for you. 

I have an exciting card to share with you.  I have several grand daughters who will have birthdays these next coming months and two that will be 14 years old. 

The purse idea was inspired by Angie Evans who created this on her cards.  I took her idea and made a tutorial.  This was my first tutorial using Snapguide and one page did not get saved about mentioning her name as well as some other information before it got published.  Therefore, I definitely want to give credit to Angie Evans for inspiring me to use her purse idea.

I will be sharing with you the front, inside and back of this card.  The supplies used in front of this card are all from Scrapy Land:  Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs dies: Happy Birthday, Charming Heart Corner, String Flowers, Classic Fold Over Flowers, and Lace Edge Leaves.   The embossing folders are the Sue Wilson Design:  A4 Rambling Blossoms (background) and A4 Pin Point Beaded Fanfare (purse).   I used foam tape inside the purse and glue on the edge of the purse to give it a 3-D appearance and added the flat back pearls and a pearl brad to the purse.

Sue Wilson Design dies:
Classic Fold Over Flowers
Charming Heart Corner
String Flowers
Lace Edge Leaves

I am using the Sue Wilson Design Happy Birthday die often since it allows a space to add a name or number.  The number 14 is the Cottage Cutz Elites Die -Number Candles.

 Always my all time favorite border is the Cheery Lynn Designs-Anastasia Border (left side of card).  I use this often when I want the look of lace on my card.

Check out How">">How to Make a Purse for Your Card or Project
by Nancy Hill on Snapguide.
The die on the purse is the Marianne Design Anja's Vintage Decoration and the gorgeous ribbon on the purse is called the Antique Gold seam binding ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon

I used the Spellbinder/Heartfelt Creation Blossom Corner die for the inside of my cards to insert a check or money.

This Cheery Lynn Design- Polynesian Sails Oval is always a nice oval doily die to use for sentiments, pictures and photos.  I love this doily especially for vintage cards.  I don't glue the lace part of the doily but just the inside oval to bring out the lace.

 Inside the doily, I used the Sparkle N  sentiment:   Happy Birthday - Digital Stamp Set 578t and on the sentiment was a Sparkle N Sprinkle flower that was stamped with glue and then applied the gorgeous Sparkle N Sprinkle Starfire glitter which is difficult to see the beauty of this glitter in the photo. 

I stamp all of my cards on back with my name and have the Cheery Lynn Design - Kitty Kitty Meow Meow die cut added to it.  One year, I bought a cat for the farm and pretty soon, I had kittens galore  until I got the mom and a young cats spayed.  My friends and family thought it was hilarious about my cat and kitten stories.  Therefore, this cat/kitty die cut just reminds everyone of my stories about how productive one cat and a few younger cats can be in such a short time. 

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment.  Visit the rest of our very creative designers and have fun with this exciting challenge.  

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Dies R Us Challenge #46 - Use Scallops

Friday, April 1, 2016

Secret Album Jewelry Box

Welcome back and we have an fun challenge with a theme "Flowers" at Really Reasonable Ribbon blog on this April Fool's Day.  Springtime is in the air and our designers have exciting cards and projects to share with you.  Shop at Really Reasonable Ribbon for the beautiful  variety of  ribbons, lace, flowers and other supplies that will go with any of your springtime project or card.

I found this old box at a thrift store and thought this would be an exciting project to add a variety of gorgeous lace and flowers made with satin and grosgrain ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   This is the front of the box using a combination of Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" and "Botanical Garden". 
The ivory lace near the flat back 5mm pearls is the Arianna Natural Crochet ribbon. 

 The green and white ribbon for the bow is the gorgeous Sheer Two-Tone Strip Olive and Celery ribbon made with the Zutter Bow-It-All bow maker.  If you don't have this yet, it is worth every penny plus more.    Also, I used this ribbon for the right edge with  the olive part on the front and the celery on the other side.

I make my own lady bugs.  If you are interested, please view my Lady Bug tutorial. 

 Check out How">">How to Make Mini Lady Bugs for Cards and Projects
by Nancy Hill on Snapguide.

 I tried making these flowers using florist ribbon and other variety of ribbon but the petals didn't curl well and also the petals had burnt areas.  I discovered that using a very good satin ribbon like the double-faced satin ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon had the best results.  The technique to make the leaves and flowers were the same as you will see on my Ribbon Flower tutorial below. 

Check out How">">How to Make Ribbon Flowers
by Nancy Hill on Snapguide.

 The ivory flower was made using the 5/8" Satin Ivory.  The yellow flower was created using the 3/8" Lemon Yellow Grosgrain ribbon.  The two pink flowers on each corner were made using the 5/8" Double-Face Satin Coral Rose and the leaves were made using the  5/8" Double-Face Satin Flash Green

The daisies were made using a Cheery Lynn Design Shasta Daisy Strip die.  I cut out two butterflies and used foam tape to glue them together.  This gives the one butterfly (above photo) a 3-D look.  I did the same for the hummingbird to make them stand out. 

Since the book cover was leather, I used 1" wide Scor-Tape from Really Reasonable Ribbon to stick the Graphic 45 paper on the leather rather than glue since glue didn't stick to leather well.  Scor-Tapes of different sizes were also used to stick all of the laces and bow on this box  On the left and photo below is the gorgeous Arianna Natural Crochet lace and on the right is the Louise White Crochet lace that covered up the edges of  paper besides making it look better.  The black strips are Velcro to close this box.
The gorgeous and delicate lace ribbon (above) is the Louise White Crochet lace ribbon on the back of the box. 
The edges of the box are Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" card stock papers with the Sue Wilson Design-Scandinavian Border.  I attached the border with 1/2" wide Scor-Tape around the edges of the box  then added 1/2" strip of card stock from Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" using another 1/2" wide Scor-Tape.

 Always love to hear from you so please leave a comment.  Also if you want to see my next card and projects with ribbon and flowers, follow me on If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at

We will be excited at Really Reasonable Ribbon to see what you have to share on our current challenge.  It is always fun to read your blog and learn from you.  Please visit Really Reasonable Ribbon on Facebook and on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to see what exciting projects and cards the designers have waiting for you. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #226 - Back to Nature
Dies R Us Challenge #46 - Use Scallops