Saturday, May 1, 2010

Blog Hop Time!

Today is the day! It's not only National Scrapbook Day, it's time for the first Blog Hop for Really Reasonable Ribbon!! I am really excited about the Design Team Announcement today! As you all know by now, I'm a ribbon NUT and am so happy to let ya'll know that I have been asked to be on the https://www.reasonableribbon.com/DT! Yippeee!! What a perfect fit for me! You all MUST go check out their prices!! The site is loaded with beautiful ribbons and seriously, their name is perfect!! It really is so reasonably priced! I would go so far as to say that it's actually really fabulously priced!!

Ok... Back to the blog hop information! If you are starting out with my blog post your next stop should be back the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to get a true start on the hop and to check out the PRIZE!! Yes, after all what is a blog hop without prizes? You will also want to check out all the ideas that the new design team is sharing along the way.

So, click here to get started! Really Reasonable Ribbon

If you have made your way here from Cassie's Blog your next stop is Kym's Blog. Here is the link: Kym's Blog

Kym will have the next stop for you!

NOW... Prizes... Well, it is National Scrapbook Day and I did just make a ribbon design team... and because I feel like giving something away...
I'm having a RAK today!! All you have to do is leave me a comment and I'll enter you into a drawing for a Ribbon Rak! If you want to follow my blog, that will make me even more happy! :) I'll use a random generator and announce the winner on Sunday evening! Easy!

Finally, I wanted to share a little card that I made up.



I was reading some of the comments from people at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and noticed that there were a lot of requests for how-tos on ribbon flowers. There were also requests for things that were flatter for mailing and layouts. This is a super simple idea for a flower.

To make the flower, you will need 5/8 inch satin ribbon, tape, and a hole punch. (I used my Making Memories Eyelet tool to make my holes.)

First, use a circle of some kind to find you placement for your flower. Mark five places equally around the circle. Mark a place in the middle for your flower center.


Next, use your hole punch or eyelet punch to make a hole in each of the marked places. Your center hole should be bigger than the outside holes. It will look like this.


Now, cut a long piece of ribbon and thread it through the holes. Start from the back with one of the outside holes and go through the center to make each petal. Repeat the process with all 5 petals.


Secure the ribbon ends on the back with tape.


Your finished flower should look like this. For the card, I put a brad in the middle. You could use a button or anything else you would like for the center.


You can use all different sizes of ribbon for this. If you are using a thin ribbon, you will want to put your holes closer together. If you use a thicker ribbon, I would suggest a sheer or other really flexible ribbon. There are loads of choices at Really Reasonable Ribbon, so be sure to go check it out!

Have a great National Scrapbook Day and thanks for dropping by!

46 comments:

Amber said...

Wonderful tutorial Robbie! Your card is beautiful!
Hugs
Amber

La Vikinga said...

Nice idea with the pink ribbon "flower"!!!

I don't understand the word RAK but if it's something funny I'll sure want to participate!

La Vikinga / Charlotta

Katie said...

what a cute card. thanks for the tutorial!
and a big congrats on the DT!

angelique (anlou) said...

thanks for the idea to use a ribbon, i love it, now i'm hopping allong, hugs angelique

Margreet said...

great card and an amazing flower...thanks for the tutorial...I became your follower!
xxx Margreet

angelwhispers said...

Congrats Rpbbie on bein on the DT!! Your card is beautiful and I love the tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing Love Chanelle xx

Kelli B said...

terrific card and tutorial- thanks for sharing

Ujjwal said...

Robbie!! COngratulations for the DT post!!

And thanks for the pretty flower tutorial!!

kmassman said...

Love your flower and tutorial! Thanks for sharing and congrats!

paperscissors said...

i love your enthusiasm for ribbon, at last i have found people who understand this appreciation others say addiction! kudos on your dt! i want to congratulate you on the cover of scrapbooking!!!i am a follower forever! the ribbon flower will be on many of my cards now i have been shown this technique! tfs! congrats again!

Bonnie B said...

Love your tutorial, it seems so easy when you see someone else do it. Beautiful card. I'm hopping along but first...I am joining your followers.

Dara Lynn said...

Love love your tutorial on the ribbon flower! I am from OKC OK and visited the Dallas area this past week and I just had to visit some local scrapbook stores..... love the Texan ways there!!!! I have been following your blog for about 3 months now and just always amazed at your work and inspiration to others :) Thanks again from your Okie friend :)

MrsETaylor said...

Okay, You're HIRED. Hey wait.... we already did. And with this great project Robbie...

We are super excited to have you on the team and are so looking forward to all of your wonderful creations

Thanks for the great tutorial

iluvmybugs said...

What a pretty card..love the colors!! Thanks for the flower ribbon tutorial...can't wait to give it a try!! I've signed on as a follower..love your designs!

Terry

karen In Houston said...

First of all just love your card and that flower. Thanks for the tutorial, I love flowers and that one is super. Thanks again and wonderful job.....

True :) said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for the tutorial too! I will have to give it a try!
Hugs,
True :D

karen In Houston said...

Absolutely a beautiful exquisite card, thank you for the tutorial for ths flowers, I love flowers and am always looking for different ways to create them,
thanks again and send some of that creativity my way.....

Beautiful Greetings said...

How fun! I am going to try that. Thanks so much for the tutorial and congrats on the making the RRR team!

Cor* said...

I am sooooooooooooooo using that little flower with ribbon tutorial the next time I need to "make something" for a challenge. Or even just for fun! Congrats on making the DT! Great card!

Jen said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial...love it! That ribbon looks so yummy and it's great how it 'pops' on your card...fantastic card!

beadz said...

Love the bright colors on your card, and that ribbon flower is so clever!
hugs,
Gini

Misseke said...

Congratulations!!!

Love the ribbon flower - great idea - thanks for the inspiration ;)

Misseke

Monica said...

Congratulations!

Thanks a lot for the tip on how to make a flower with ribbons! I am surely going to try it out in the near future :)

Cassie said...

That is a great idea for a flower!
=)

BonnieRose said...

Congratulations... love your creations!

Cassie_lu said...

love that ribbon flower and thanks for teaching us how to recreate it.

Cupcake Stamper said...

Great project!!!! Love the tutorial, thanks for sharing will come back when I have more time and try this ribbon flower technique out! Love the colors~

Debbie said...

Your card is stunning. Love the color combination!

lkamphuis said...

That looks fabulous and I love the flower idea

Sarah said...

fab flower tutorial! happy nsd!

GuikemaM said...

I love the flower. Thanks for the instructions. I'm definately trying this on my next card.
Mary G.

Gloria said...

Love your ribbon flower! Congrat's on your DT assignment!

msfreida said...

Your blog is UNBELIEVABLE! SOOO GORGEOUS (as well as your DD!) Really enjoyed looking at your FABULOUS LOs! :) This card is sooo creative! Thanks for the tut for the flower! It's BEAUTIFUL! Will now follow you on FB too! Can't wait to see what you create next!

Divinity said...

wow!!! that is one creative way to use ribbon!!! thanks for the tutorial as well!!! :) happy NSD

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Oh! Yippeee!!! I'm so happy for you hon!! A ribbon DT!! that is just the perfect fit for you! Awesome tutorial too Robbie! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

~Gabi xxx

Marisa said...

Love the ribbon flower! Congrats on the DT position :D

Stampin Mindy said...

This is beautiful. I love the flower I have never seen this before, great tutorial!

So Happy to be designing with you at RRR!

Hugs, Mindy

grandmalee said...

OMG! What an awesome tutorial! I can't believe all of the stuff I'm learning today! TFS!

Lori said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I LOVE ribbon and using it in different ways.

Liz said...

Awesome tutorial Robbie! That ribbon looks so fun and congrats on the design team too. :)

Vik said...

Thanks for the ribbon flower tutorial!

Nikki said...

Thanks for the Tut on the ribbon Flower :)
hugs Nikki

Amanda Muirhead said...

A huge congratulations Robbie!! A ribbon DT is the perfect place for you to be.. I can't think of anyone who can work ribbon better than you!!! <3

~Jeri~ said...

Oh how cool! Thanks for the tutorial on how to do the ribbon flower. What a creative idea!!

Kerri said...

I love this, Robbie! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial~ your card is gorgeous!!!

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the tutorial on how to make these beautiful flowers! Thank you! Stunning job! Look forward to working with you on the design team!

~Hugs~Kym