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Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card for the RRR Blog Hop

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. Today I have a cheery and festive Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card.  It’s been decked out with several of the beautiful ribbons from the October Ribbon Club Assortment.

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Easel cards are probably one of my favorite fancy folds to make because they can  double as home decor. This 6″ x 6″ Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card has some fun features inside, too.

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

This collection and Red Taffeta Ribbon just go together like Santa and his Elves.  You can see another card created with this collection and this ribbon HERE.  In addition to the Red Taffeta Ribbon,  I’ve used  white crochet lace, Christmas Dots and Red Ovals Satin, and Christmas Green Zig Zag on White Satin Ribbons.

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

When the holidays are done, you can fold this Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card up and put it away until next year.  Gotta love that!

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

I had fun creating the stopper for this card.  These Christmas Novelty Buttons added just the right touch of fun to the card design.

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

This little treat pocket is also sized to hold a gift card.  I always like it when a card can double as a gift!

On With the Hop

From here, you should hop on over and see what amazing creation my sweet friend Linsey has prepared for you this month.  Be sure to finish the hop over on the RRR Blog so that your name will be entered into the drawing for your very own October Ribbon Club.  Look how gorgeous these ribbons are!

If you haven’t signed up for the Ribbon Club yet, this would be a great time to do so.  It’s like giving yourself a Christmas present every month of the year!  You can find all the information you need to sign up HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some fun ideas for using ribbon with you today.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner, chosen from Vicki Dutcher’s blog, is SandiB.  
Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio for the HC Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2018 Alumni Hop!  The shorter days of autumn are upon us and soon the leaves will begin to fall. This Heartfelt Creations  Rustic Sunflower Card Folio is rich with autumn hues, texture and rustic charm.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Acorns, turning leaves and brilliant sunflowers are  all things that I love.  Creating this 5″ x 7″ x 1/2″ card folio was pure joy!  Here are the Heartfelt Creations supplies that you will need to make this project:

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio: Card Basics

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 02

First create your card base with kraft cardstock.

  • Begin by cutting two 5″ x 11″ panels from kraft card.
  • Then add 1/2″ Scor-Tape or the adhesive of your choice to one of the 5″ ends.
  • Next, peel off the liner tape and carefully overlap the other 5″ end over the tape to create one long 5″ x 21 1/2″ panel.  Burnish well with a bone folder.
  • Now, place the long side of the panel on a scoring tool.  Score at 7″.
  • Then score at 7 1/2″. Fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Next, place the 7 1/2″ score line into the left hand corner of your scoring tool and score at 7″.  Measure off 3″ from that score line and cut away the excess.
  • Now you have a 5″ x 7″ card base with a 1/2″ spine and a built in pocket.  Pretty sweet, right?

Add your patterned papers as seen in the photo.  I stitched the focal image onto a piece of burlap.  Be sure to add foam tape or waste chipboard between your card layers to add lots of dimension.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio: Rustic Sunflowers

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 03

To make these rustic sunflowers, follow these easy steps:

  • First, use ColorBox Dark Brown Chalk Ink to stamp 2 sets of the Classic Sunflowers on the yellow print paper from the Beary Retreat Center.  Heat Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Next, Die cut the flower layers using the Classic Sunflowers Die.
  • Then, Place the flower layers in the 3-D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.  You can do up to 3 layers at a time, but be sure to mist each layer before adding the next.  Run through your die cutting machine to shape.
  • Now, randomly dry brush the petals with Rusty Hinge Distress Paint.
  • When the paint is dry, spray the flower layers with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls and Tattered Angels Bronze Glimmer Mist.  Pinch the ends of the petals to give them a rustic, wrinkled tip. Dry with a heat tool
  • Now use a ball stylus to shape the center of each sunflower to form a cup.
  • Next, layer the flowers together with the adhesive of your choice.  I use hot glue.
  • Finally, fill the centers with hot glue and Czech beads.
  • Stamp, Die Cut, shape and color the leafy accents.  Add everything to your card.
Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio: The Bow

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 04

I added more leafy accents on top of my beautiful blue, cream and gold plaid bow.  Then I hot glued on some acorns that I had in my stash, along with some little acorn and leaf charms.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 05

I love to make cards that double as gifts.  Now you know why I had to add a 1/2″ spine to this card folio!

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 06

Turn the flap and you find a little gift card pocket, a place to write a little note, and room to add a photo.  I cut the opening in the pocket with a circle die.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 07

After covering out pocket with designer paper from the collection, I simply glued the sides to the card base.  This is such an easy way to make a pocket!  Then you get to do the fun part: fill the pocket with treats.  This is a vintage silver spoon, a little tea bag wallet, and a honey stick to complete the ensemble.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 08

Tuck a pumpkin spice tea bag into the pocket, and your gift is ready to give!  I like to wrap these cards up in tissue paper and tie them with ribbon for presentation.

On With the Hop

This blog hop closes on Monday, October 1st at 11:59PM EDT.  One lucky comment  will be randomly selected from one of the blogs in the hop to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  We will announce the winner here, on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page, and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday, October 3rd.  The winner will then have 72 hours to e-mail Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Add the words “Winner of the September Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Now on with the hop!

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥  Amarilys  ♥ Vicki   ♥ Pam  ♥ Piyanki   ♥ Archana  ♥ Susan

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Happy hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio for the RRR Hop

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Really Reasonable Ribbon and Authentique Nightfall

Hello, Friends!   Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.

Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect ribbon and paper combination?  That’s what inspired this whimsical Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio that I have to share with you today.  I conjured it up using the Fab-BOO-luss Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment and the Spook-tacular Authentique Nightfall Collection.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

Look at this sassy little witch all dressed up in her Halloween Ballgown.  She’s ready to tear up the dance floor!  This is a 5 1/4″ x 8″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.  I’ve dressed this mixed media project up with scrumptious Apple Green Satin Swirl and Tangerine Satin Swirl double bow.  Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and Spiderweb Satin Ribbon add texture, color and pattern to the overall design.  Here’s a peek at all the beautiful ribbons in this month’s assortment.

Witches’ Halloween Ball Card Folio:  It’s All About the Dress!

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

The focal image on this folio is a combination of fussy cut images, an altered rosette and some really cute witch legs!  The original stockings were red and gray, so I had to paint the stripes with Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint.   Here’s how I made the rosette ball gown:

  • First, Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of patterned paper.
  • Next, punch a 1″ circle from scraps.
  • Then place the long side of the paper on your scoreboard and score every 1/4″.
  • Next, accordion fold all the scored lines, then glue the ends together.
  • Place a dime sized puddle of hot glue on a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface.
  • Now, with the top of the rosette gathered together, push down into the puddle of glue. Be careful not to touch the hot glue as it is, well…HOT!
  • The glued ends will split apart.  This is OK!
  • Now, quickly add a dab of glue to the top of the rosette and hold down the punched circle until the glue sets.
  • Carefully trim off the torn ends where the rosette split apart.  Now you just have to position the “skirt” of your ballgown on your card.  I added dimensionals to the back side of my fussy cut witch so that the heights of the rosette and the image would match up.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Creating the Sentiment

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03

Mat the Great Pumpkin 3″ x 4″ card on designer paper.  Then die cut it with a circle die.  Back with foam dimensionals or waste chipboard and adhere as seen.  The designer paper on the back side of the sentiment makes for a neat look on the card interior.  The witch’s “bouquet” is made with some old Petaloo flowers that I had in my stash and Natural Burlap String.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

I’ve loaded up the inside of this folio with pockets, inserts, a waterfall, and a hidden journaling spot.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 05

The side pocket holds two cute little tab topped inserts made from table scraps.  Each has a magnetic closure and is filled with images cut from the 6″ x 6″ collection.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 06Turn the pocket flap to reveal a nifty little waterfall feature with a magnetic belly band closure.  The image on the right is actually a little journaling spot with a magnetic closure.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 07Look up to find this fun flap/pocket feature.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 08

You will find a triple pocket and a 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ photo mount.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 09

These are the cute little tags that are tucked into the pockets.  Each one is topped with Halloween Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Project Share with Tips on YouTube

If you’d like to see how all these various mechanisms work as well as learn some tips and tricks that I used to create this folio, then watch this short YouTube video project share.

On With the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what wonderfully creative idea Linsey has prepared for you.  When you’ve finished hopping, be sure to pop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so your name will be entered into the drawing for a FREE Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’d like to subscribe to the Ribbon Club, you can find all the information HERE.

I hope I shared some ideas and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Betty Jane Caspick.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop

 

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the August Alumni Hop!  Today I have a Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card to share with you.  It’s made with the whimsical Under the Sea collection.  See if you can guess which Heartfelt Flower Stamp/Die combo I used?

Heartfelt Creations Coral Sea Birthday Shaker Card Under the Sea by Kathy Clement Photo 04

If you guessed Poinsettia and Holly Clusters, then you are right on target!  Stamp these little beauties with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.  Then sponge with Abandoned Coral DI. Die cut, run through the Poinsettia Flower mold and you’ve got yourself some coral reef blossoms just like that!

Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card:  A Look at the Details

Heartfelt Creations Coral Sea Birthday Shaker Card Under the Sea by Kathy Clement Photo 03

This 5″ x 7″ Top Fold card has a fun interactive pocket and shaker tag on the cover.  Here’s how I did it.

  • First cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the white/teal woodgrain patterned paper.  Ink the edges very lightly with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of the underwater dark teal paper.
  • Then, fussy cut the coral reef scene from the paper collection.
  • Stitch the left and bottom edges of the coral reef scene to the dark teal underwater panel.
  • Now adhere this panel to the woodgrain panel.
  • Die cut the fish/porthole from the paper collection using the Coral Reef Collage Die.  Adhere as seen in the photo.  This is how the pocket is made.
Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card: Adding Embellishments

Heartfelt Creations Coral Sea Birthday Shaker Card Under the Sea by Kathy Clement Photo 02

Look at all the great dimension on this card!  And really, it’s so simple to make.  Here’s how I embellished the card.

  • Brush the sandy bottom of the coral reef scene with Versamark Embossing Ink.
  • Next, sprinkle liberally with Seth Apter’s Dirty Sand Baked Texture.  Heat emboss to create realistic looking textured sand.
  • Cut the Happy Birthday ticket from the paper collection.  Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the coral reef border from the paper collection using the Coral Reef Collage Die.  Pop up on dimensionals and adhere to lower left corner.
  • Stamp, color and die cut two sets of Poinsettia and Holly Clusters onto white card using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.
  • Run through the Poinsettia Flower Mold.
  • Now layer together with glue.  Add Coral See and Seas the Day Prills to the centers.
  • Then adhere to the card as seen.
  • Finally, tie a double loop bow using Coral Satin Ribbon.
Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card: A quick and easy shaker element

Heartfelt Creations Coral Sea Birthday Shaker Card Under the Sea by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This little 3″ x 5 1/2″ shaker pouch is super easy to make.  Here’s how:

  • Cut a 2 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of the woodgrain paper.  Crop the corners with a Crop-a-Dile Stub punch.  Then ink the edges.
  • Fussy cut the seahorses and greenery from the paper collection.  Adhere to the woodgrain panel.
  • Mat this panel on a slightly larger rectangle of white cardstock.
  • Now cut a 3″ x 5 1/2″ panel of clear cardstock.
  • Next, secure the clear cardstock panel to the shaker pouch base with binder clips or safety pins.
  • Stitch the sides and bottom on your sewing machine.  Leave the top edge open.
  • Fill the pouch with Buttons Galore Ocean Waves Sparkletz.
  • Now stitch the top edge closed.
  • Next, cut the thread so it is long.  Use the top thread to tie on a couple of cute ocean charms.
  • Tie a bow with curling glittery ribbon and adhere .
  • Adhere a cluster of poinsettia in the corner.
  • Insert the tag in the pocket.
Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Coral Sea Birthday Shaker Card Under the Sea by Kathy Clement Photo 05

Inside the card, I created a couple of cute pockets.  Then I filled them with elements from the collection.  The seashell is die cut from the paper collection, shaped with the stylus, inked with Abandoned Coral DI and adhered to the card.  Tuck a journal card in the pocket and add your personal greeting to the card.

Heartfelt Creations Coral Sea Birthday Shaker Card Under the Sea by Kathy Clement Photo 06

Create a little gift card wallet using the cut aparts from the collection.

Heartfelt Creations Coral Sea Birthday Shaker Card Under the Sea by Kathy Clement Photo 07

Decorate with papers.  This is such a fun way to present a gift card.

 

On With the Hop

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment behind so that your name will be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

This hop ends on Monday, September 3rd at 11:59PM EDT.  The winner will be announced  here and on the Heartfelt Creations blog on Wednesday, September 5th.  Claim your prize by contacting socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us via e-mail.  Write “winner of the August Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here is the blog hop list:

Kathy (You are HERE)  ♥ Amarilys Pam   ♥ Vicki   ♥ Emily   ♥

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Heartfelt Creations Coral Seahorse Birthday Shaker Card Supply List

Heartfelt Creations Products

 

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop: Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR August Blog Hop.  You should be coming here  from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today we’re featuring the gorgeous Autumn Assortment from the RRR Ribbon Club.  I’ve created a vintage style Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio that celebrates the beauty of my favorite season.  Take a peek:

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 01

Crimson and gold are the colors of fall, so I decided to enhance this lovely apple picking birthday card folio with a Sherry Checkerboard Satin Bow.  I love its soft texture, pattern and sheen.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 02

Ribbon makes a great belly band on any card.  The belly band on this 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made by adhering rows of Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon, 3/8″ Autumn Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon, and 3/8″ Autumn Flowers Grosgrain Ribbon to the card base with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 03

Natural burlap string and gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers from their fall assortment add texture and vintage style to the card.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 04

Ribbon looks great inside a card, too!  I’ve added a tiny bit to the honey stick in the top pocket.  And the slash pocket is edged with 3/8″ Leaves on Turftan Brown Grosgrain Ribbon.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 06

The lower pocket holds a little 3.5″ x 5.5″ photo folio.  To create the closure, adhere 1/4″ Scor-Tape to the back side of the folio.  Then wrap more of the pretty Autumn Leaves Grosgrain Ribbon around the front and tie a bow.  Easy, peasy…but so pretty!

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 07

I used a scrap of yellow cardstock to create this little flap folio.  The first flap is a pocket that is just wide enough to hold a gift card.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 08

Here’s a peek at the folio fully opened.  I tucked one of the lovely cardstock components from Authentique’s Pleasant Collection Kit  here.  (All the papers in this project are from that collection.)

Oh, and just to tempt you, here’s a look at this month’s glorious Ribbon Club Assortment.

Although this is called the Autumn Assortment, I think it’s a very versatile collection! I used this ribbon on a lovely summer themed card HERE.

Let’s Hop!

Now hop on over and see what my sweet and talented teammate Linsey has in store for you.  She always has the BEST ideas for using the ribbon club assortment.

Then be sure to hop on over to the RRR BLOG to answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Your name will be entered into a random drawing to receive your very own Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’d like to join the Ribbon Club, you can find the sign up information HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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