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Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. Today I have a cheery Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio adorned with gloriously green ribbons from the February Ribbon Club to share with you.

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ top fold card made with Carta Bella’s Spring Market Paper Collection.  Adorned with Kiwi Satin with a Grosgrain Edge and 3/8″ Kiwi Satin Swiss Dots Ribbons, it gives me hope that spring is coming!

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I’ve tucked this mini tag album inside the dimensional pocket on the front of this card.  It’s dressed up with ivory burlap string, a snippet of Kiwi Satin Swiss Dots ribbon and some darling bee charms.

Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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Ribbon takes center stage inside the card as well.  I love to use ribbon to create a border on a card, so wrapped 5/8″ Apple Diamond Satin Ribbon to my flap page and tied a simple square knot to hold it in place.

Behind the flap, I’ve tucked a little tag inside the diamond satin ribbon.  A shallow pocket holds a cute tea bag wallet.

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Even a ribbon scrap finds its way onto the honey stick, then topped it with a rose blossom button.

I tied an itty bitty bow with help from my Zutter Bow it All Tool, then added in the corner of this cute gift card wallet.

On With the Hop

You will want to visit every blog in the hop, then finish up on the RRR Blog so you will be entered into the drawing for your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

But you don’t have to win a Ribbon Club assortment…you can sign up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club and start receiving a gorgeous batch of ribbons delivered to your door every single month!  You can sign up HERE.

Now hop on over to see what the sweet, lovely and talented Linsey has in store for you this month!

I hope I’ve shared some tips 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 so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine for the RRR Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the January Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine to share with you.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The January Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with all sorts of delicious pink ribbons.  I chose to add this soft and dreamy 5/8″ Light Pink Sheer Organza with Satin Center ribbon from the club assortment.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

First, I tied a triple loop bow using my Bow-it-All Tool.  Then I topped that bow with a loopy Pink Burlap String bow.

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A smaller bow cluster in the upper left hand corner helps to frame the sentiment panel.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine: A Peek Inside

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I kept the inside of this Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine pretty simple.  Just a sentiment panel on the top, and a simple pocket with insert on the bottom.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

Create the insert with one of the 4″ x 6 Spring Farmhouse Journal Cards and some extra pieces of brown cardstock.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 06

Tuck a tea bag, a honey stick and an individually wrapped chocolate inside for a sweet Valentine greeting.  There’s plenty of room to write a personal greeting inside this little gift wallet, too.

On With the Hop

From here, you will hop over and see what lovely inspiration my teamie Linsey has in store for you.  You can find a complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog.  Visit all the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment behind then finish up on the RRR blog to be entered into the drawing for your very own January Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t subscribed to the RRR Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  Build your ribbon stash each month with a beautifully color coordinated assortment.  You can find out how HERE.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio for the Alumni Hop

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Betty Dean.  Thanks for hopping!

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2018 Hop.  For this final hop of 2018, I chose create a Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio.  I love that this Christmas collection works well for winter cards, too.

Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Shaker cards always feel festive.  This one measures 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ with a 1/4″ spine.  Here’s a list of the Heartfelt Creations products I used in this project.

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: Creating the Frame

To create the frame for this shaker card, you will need to first die cut the largest Intricate Swirl Frame from white cardstock.  Next, you will cut out a “window” inside the frame.  Place a ruler on a diagonal line from the top left corner of the frame to the bottom right corner. Now use your craft knife to cut carefully  just inside the stitch lines from one corner to the other.  Once you’ve made this first cut.  you can then use your scissors to carefully remove the solid area inside the stitch lines.  

Now you can adhere clear cardstock to the back side of the frame and create the shaker element as you would normally do.  You can find an easy to follow shaker card tutorial HERE

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: The Flowers

Instead of using poinsettia on this card, I chose to work with the Oakberry Lane Blossoms.  Here’s how I made the flowers:

  • First, locate the red patterned paper in the Festive Holly Paper pad.
  • Now, stamp two sets of flowers using Versamark Ink.
  • Cover the stamped images with Ultra Fine Silver Embossing Powder.  Heat Emboss.
  • Die Cut the Oakberry Lane Flowers with the matching dies.
  • Place the flower layers face down in the ED Blossom Shaping Mold.  You can add up to 3 layers of flower.  Just remember to spritz lightly with water between each layer.
  • Run the mold through your die cut machine following your manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Remove the flowers from the mold and place on the shaping mat.  Press into the center of each flower with the ball stylus to shape.
  • Stack the layers together, alternating the petals and secure with hot glue.
  • Once the flowers are arranged on the card, fill the centers with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and Mini Pearls Prills.  
  • Drizzle adhesive along the petal edges and add more prills.
  • Stamp Oakberry leaves onto a scrap of light blue paper from the collection.  Heat emboss with silver powder and add to the arrangement.

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio:  A Peek Inside

The interior of this card has a fun flap/pocket combo as well as a large pocket with a folio insert.

Open the flap to reveal sweet treats tucked inside a pair of pockets.  I made the lacy tea bag pocket with the corner die from Album Tags and Accents Die Set. I also die cut a tag from the collection using the Album Tags and Accents Die, then attached a chocolate treat with removable Glue Dots.

The large pocket on the bottom holds a little folio and tag combo.

This folio measures 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ so it will hold 4″ x 6″ photos.  The belly band is decorated with the Ornamental Tags Die Cut.  

Use the large tag die from Tickets and Tags to cut out a tag from patterned paper and cardstock.  Glue these together, punch a hole, add a silver charm and silver string to create a pretty bookmark.  I also tucked in a crocheted snowflake as a sweet gift.  

You can create this little Festive Holly Shaker Card folio easily by cutting a 12″ x 6 1/4″ panel of designer paper.  Score at 4 1/4″ and again at 8 1/4″.  Line two panels with 4″ x 6″ cardstock to serve as photo mounts.  The shorter panel is a great place to write a personal greeting.

On With the Hop

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a lovely comment behind.  One randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.  I will also add the winner’s name at the top of this blog.

The hop will remain open until 11:55PM EST on Monday, December 31st, 2018.

Here’s the the hop list:

Kathy (YOU are HERE)  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Amarilys ♥  Susan   Sandy  ♥ Pam

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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

Winter Blues Christmas Folio

Winter Blues Christmas Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the RRR December Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   Today’s project is a Winter Blues Christmas Folio made with Kaisercraft “Frosted” and the Winter Blues Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio Kaisercraft Frosted by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Is there any color combo that’s more wintry than blue and white?  Once again, I pulled out my few remaining bits and bobs of Kaisercraft Frosted to play alongside this scrumptious 5/8″ Porcelain Diamond Satin Ribbon.  Combined with a little Silver Metallic String it really makes the design on the front of this 7″ x 5″ folio pop!

Winter Blues Christmas Folio Kaisercraft Frosted by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

The folio is wrapped with another length of Porcelain Diamond Satin.  Leave the tails long to serve as the closure for the folio.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio: The Bow Cluster

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I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie this 3 1/2″ double loop bow and the 4 loop metallic string bow.  If you struggle with tying bows, I really recommend this tool.  I use it every time I craft because using it is like having an extra pair of hands in the studio.

To complete the bow cluster, string two silver glitter jingle bells on more metallic string.  Tie a knot to keep them from slipping off.  Then add a small dab of hot glue to the top of your bow cluster and place the knotted string in the glue.  Immediately add the Little Birdie Margery Ivory Flower on top to hold the jingle bells in place.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio: A Peek Inside

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This is a very simple folio design and is almost identical to the folio I made a while back with Garden Goddess.   The left hand side hosts an 8 page waterfall.  On the right, there’s a little pocket with goodies tucked inside.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio: The Waterfall

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Each of the eight pages in the waterfall measures 4″ x 4 3/4″.  To hold everything closed, I devised a little magnetic belly band.  (These cute die cut silhouettes are from Spellbinders..and they are on sale right now! )

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You can fit 16 photos inside the waterfall feature.

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I’ve decorated the pages with tuck spots and  flaps for journaling and extra fun.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio: The Pocket

 

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The side pocket is filled with this sweet little tea bag/gift card wallet, a hand crocheted ivory snowflake and a honey stick.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio Kaisercraft Frosted by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10I’ve topped the snowflake with the last little bit of the Porcelain Diamond Satin Ribbon so it’s ready to hang on the tree.

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Here’s a look at the empty pocket, with the same sweet couple from the cover of the folio.  There’s room for photos, recipes or other goodies here.

I have a tutorial for this folio base made with another collection HERE.

On with the hop!

From here, hop on over and see what sweet creations the delightful Linsey has in store for you.  You can find the complete hop list on the RRR Blog.  And you will want to visit all the blogs so your name is entered in the drawing for your very own Winter Blues Ribbon Assortment.

Thanks so much for hopping! If you are interested in purchasing this folio, you can find it in my ETSY shop.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Pat Bowman selected from Sandy Hulsart’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial for the November Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Hop!  With Christmas right around the corner, I’ve created a Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial to share with you today.

Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This  5 1/8″ x 7 1/8 x 1/2″ card folio is adorned with handmade poinsettias and holly leaves.  Here’s what you’ll need to create this card:

Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: Creating the Card Base

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Begin by cutting one sheet of red cardstock into (2) 5 1/8″ x 8 1/2″ panels.  Place 1/2″ Scor-Tape on the 5 1/8″ end of one panel.  Remove the liner tape and overlap the second panel to create one long 16 1/2″ panel.  Score on the long side at 7 1/8″, 7 5/8″ and 14 1/4″.  Fold and burnish to create a top fold card with a 1/2″ spine at the top.

Now cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the blue snowflake paper from the collection.  Use the small standard circle die to cut the cardinal image from one of the 4″ x 6″ card fronts.  Cut a second circle using the companion large circle die and mat.

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Trim a second 4″ x 6″ card front so that just the white border shows.  Mat on red cardstock.

Die cut the 5″ and 7″ leafy borders from white cardstock.  Adhere to the 5″ x 7″ panel of designer paper.  Now place foam adhesive or waste chipboard on the back of the rectangular card front and adhere as seen.  Next, adhere the cardinal circle as seen in the photo.  You will need to add some foam tape to the top of the circle to make it sit evenly.  I tapped the snowy areas with Diamond Stickles to mimic the look of sparkling snow.

Die cut the lace border and adhere as seen in the photo.

Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: Creating the Poinsettia and Holly Clusters

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Locate a piece of the red patterned paper from the collection.  Then use Embossing Ink to stamp two sets of both Poinsettia Cluster Stamps.  Heat emboss with fine gold embossing powder, then die cut with the matching die.  Repeat this process with the holly leaves, only stamp onto green patterned paper.

TIP: Using patterned paper is a a real time saver!  The paper is already colored, so all you have to do is stamp, emboss, die cut and shape.  Plus, the paper will always be a perfect match for your card, as it comes from the collection.

To shape the flowers and leaves, place each die cut face down in the 3-D mold.  Spritz lightly with a water, then run through your machine.  The flowers and leaves will be ready to use, which is another huge time-saver.

Place the leaves on the foam mat from the Tool Kit and press into the center using the 3mm stylus tip.  Then use the piercing tool to create a small hole in the center of each flower layer.  Thread the flower layers onto a gold stamen, placing a small dab of hot glue between the layers.

When the flowers are all assembled, snip off the extra stamen.  Wrap these pieces around the end of a paint brush to coil, then insert them into your floral arrangement.   Then arrange the flowers in clusters around the cardinal image.

Use your finger to tap on a bit of grit paste to look like snow.

Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 05

I’ve added a gift card holder and tag/pocket combo to the inside of this card.

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The gift card holder measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and is made from a 9″ x 3 1/4″ scrap of red cardstock.  Simply score at 4 1/4″ and again at 8 1/2″.  Then line the inside panels, secure the 1/2″ flap with a little adhesive on the top and bottom and you are all set!

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Die cut the tag base from white cardstock, then line it with patterned paper.  This is super easy to do, as Heartfelt Creations designed the dies to do this perfectly.  I stitched around the edges of my tag.  Then I matted a panel from the cut apart page on red cardstock and created a treat pocket on the tag front.

On With the Hop!

This hop begins on Friday, November 30th at 8AM EST and ends at 11:55PM on Monday, December 3rd.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, December 5th.  I’ll also post the winner at the top of this blog post at that time.

We have a wonderful line up of inspirational projects for you in this month’s hop.  Be sure to visit each blog and leave a lovely comment behind.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations!

Here’s the hop list for this month:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki Amarilys ♥ Martine ♥  Pam  ♥  Joann  ♥  Sandy  ♥  Susan  ♥

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 



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