Ribbon Obsession

I am a self-confessed ribbon-aholic! I have more ribbon than any crafter has a right to own. I am sure I use ribbon on 95% of my projects and the more ribbon I use, the more I purchase. How can I resist? Ribbon is beautiful. Ribbon comes in many colors. Ribbon is versatile. Ribbon is easy to incorporate into many types of crafting. Look how I used ribbon two ways on the card below.

I created a double bow with two shades of gold ribbon, and I pleated some brown ribbon at the bottom of the card. Nothing jazzes up cards, tags, and scrapbook pages quite like ribbon.

Happy harvest Materials List:

  • Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee, X-Press It White Blending Card
  • Echo Park Paper Co. This & That Charming Collection 6″x6″ Paper Pad
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims: Diamond Satin in Turftan Brown, Old Gold, and Yellow Gold; Natural Hemp
  • Brown button
  • SpellbindersGrand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Nestabilities Dies: Standard Circles SM and LG, Classic Ovals LG, Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, Lacey Ovals
  • Stamps: Taylored Expressions Autumn Wreath
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
  • .Too Marker Corp.COPIC Markers
  • Adhesives: 3M Scotch Brand Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares, Scor-Pal Scor-Tape, Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac Glue

One of my favorite places to purchase ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon (www.reasonableribbon.com). They have a unique selection, reasonable prices, fast shipping, and great customer service.

Really Reasonable Ribbon has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubber stampers, scrapbookers, and the artistic community for over 10 years. We offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and “really reasonable” discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard.

Our large selection of ribbon styles includes a variety of colors and widths in grosgrain, organza, gingham, satin, ric rac, twill tape, velvet, bakers twine, jute, and much more.

Here is what the owner, Bonnie Garby, had to say:

I took over as owner of Really Reasonable Ribbon, located in New York, in January 2010, from my good friend Debbie who was ready to retire. I had worked with her for two years prior to becoming the new owner. When I took over the business, I was leaving a job where I was not exactly happy. Since taking over RRR, it has been a pleasure to work for myself. I have been crafting my whole life, starting with rubber stamping in 1995. The ribbon business seemed like a perfect match for me because I get to shop for terrific new ribbon for a living! It is so fun to be surrounded by crafty stuff and call it my job!

Bonnie has graciously donated TWO ribbon assortments from the RRR Ribbon Club to one lucky winner!

To enter your name for this fantastic prize, leave a comment on this post telling us why you love ribbon! We will draw one lucky winner and post the winner’s name on November 19th!

Here is a card I made using the October Ribbon Club selection. These lovely Christmas-themed ribbons and laces are simply stunning.


  • Cardstock: American Crafts Crimson, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White
  • Authentique Wonder Collection 6″x6″ Paper Pad
  • Really Resonable Ribbon Trims: October Ribbon Club Collection, Christmas Baker’s Twine
  • Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Pure Poppy Button
  • SpellbindersGrand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Dies: Nestabilities Standard Circles SM, Classic Scalloped Circles SM, Classic Rectangles LG, Classic Scalloped Rectangle LG; Shapeabilities Holly Motifs
  • Hampton ArtStamps: Hot Fudge Studio Reindeer, Art Warehosue Holiday Dreams and Wishes
  • Ink Pads: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Old Paper
  • Sakura of America Star Dust Gelly Roll Pen
  • Adhesives: 3M Scotch Brand Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares, Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac Glue

Please leave a comment here to enter to win this prize! And stop by to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog for more inspiration, blog hops, and challenges!

Many Blessings,

Gloria Stengel from Scraps of Life (www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com)

44 thoughts on “Ribbon Obsession

  1. Wow! I love that double bow. Will have to keep that in mind. The October Ribbon Club Collection is fabulous also.

    O.K. I must confess I’m also a ribbon junkie. And I really don’t have enough ribbon yet. I like the pop of color that ribbon can give. I like the texture that ribbon gives. There is so much that can be done with ribbon. It can be tied,woven,made into bows,etc.

    Thank you for the chance to win more ribbon. :-) Oh by the way did I mention that I <3 ribbon.

  2. Beautiful cards!

    I love to use ribbon, lace or twine on the majority of cards and packaging I create. Gloria’s blog is my favorite for ribbon techniques.

  3. I have so much ribbon but am always afraid to use it! I just love the softness it contributes to projects, and I really love wrapping gifts with it. I just bought a Bow-Easy, so hopefully I’ll learn to make some nice bows to put on my cards more often. Your cards by the way are fabulous!!!! I’ve always admired your work :)

  4. Thanks for steering me over here Gloria! I love ribbon and use it on most of my projects. Always a perfect touch. Love the cards! The fall card is just gorgeous and I’m in love with the reindeer on the second card!

  5. The only thing Ilike better than ribbon is paper! LOL I use ribbon on almost all my projects. It adds texture, dimension, sometimes shine…and great visual interest. It’s a very affordable embellishment, and a little bit can go a long way. Thanks for the chance to win some delicious ribbon!

  6. What’s not to love about ribbon. There are so many choices of style, texture, and color. You can use it in so many ways from making a bow to just add a little left-over piece peeking out from a central image to everything in-between. Ribbon is fantastic!!

  7. Love ribbon because you can do so much with it, like when you don’t have the perfect color just “die” some seam binding to make your project. And like Gloria, ribbon is on 90% of the cards I make. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Hi, I love your ribbon bows. They are something I am still trying to perfect. I love ribbon. Have lots because sometimes you just can’t resist. Especially those gorgeous satin colours and the sparkly seasonal delights. It’s just so versatile and always adds a special touch to the project. These selections look fantastic and I would love to win because quite honestly you can never have too much ribbon. Thanks for the chance

  9. Wow!! Beautiful box on the Thanksgiving card!! I never saw that technique before, but I LOVE it!! I love ribbon because it ALWAYS dresses up a card SO much!! It’s my “go to” item!! Thank you for the chance to win some of this gorgeous ribbon!!

  10. I too love RRR!! I am so stingy with my ribbon, have to get out of that!!. “If you love it, use it”, my new motto. LOL Thank you for the chance to win!!

  11. I love both cards! I love using ribbons in my cards, I thinks they add a touch of class to eery project. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Wow! I love how you used your ribbon! I have a very small collection of ribbon and I would sure love to add to it! thank you for the chance.

  13. I love ribbon and am looking foreward to checking out RRR. I love ribbon and make bows for my daughter and all of her friends. I have just started making cards and love what ribbon does for any card. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love ribbon and even though I have boxes and boxes of it, I can’t seem to get enough. You can use if for sooooo many purposes! It’s like frosting on a cake. A gift presented with a beautiful ribbon around it just shows the receipent how much they are loved and cherished and it makes the receiver excited to open it. Ribbon is just plain FUN!

  15. I love ribbon just as much as gloria and the team at RRR. Bonnie and team have such kind creative designers including Heather Hudson!!! So can you see that RRR sells top quality ribbon, check them out. Beauties gloria.
    ava g

  16. I am a fanatic over ribbon…so many colors, widths, patterns, textures….just a fav to embellish cards and/or projects.

  17. What a fabulous card!! Who doesn’t love ribbons? I wish I had some right now, my only ribbon are from Martha Stewart doily lace collection, it took forever to finish lol!! It will be great to add some new ribbons to my collection, I’m so heading to RRR to hunt now lol!! Thanks for the chance~ *Ace

  18. Who doesn’t love ribbon. It is a way I can express myself and not be just like everyone else because there are so many choices. I now have a daughter and am loving making bows and cute items for her to wear to school. She says she feels special when she has these to wear.

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