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Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio

 

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Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio for the RRR June Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop.  My project inspiration this month is this Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio.  It’s a great match up for the June Ribbon Club Assortment.

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You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  You can find the complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog.  Now let’s take a closer look at the lovely ribbons used to adorn this summer folio.

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio:  Give Me the Skinny

I decided to go taller and skinner with this folio.  (If only it was so easy in real life!)  The base measures 4 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ with a 1/2″ spine.

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Turquoise Plaid Ribbon looks fabulous with all the pinks and greens in this collection, so I chose to use it for the ribbon closure on the folio.  That looked so good that I decided to add a little border strip of it topped with crochet lace.  Then I created a bow cluster using Hot Pink Satin with a Silver Metallic Edge and placed it atop that border strip.  A loopy silver metallic string bow goes perfectly with the metallic edge on the satin ribbon.

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Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio: A Peek Inside

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Flip pages add so much fun to a folio design.  I decorated this one with butterfly stamps and little sentiment strips from the paper collection.

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Here’s a look at the fully opened folio.  As you can see, I’ve used ribbon from the Club Assortment inside, too.

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The center box style pocket holds a trio of treats all dressed up with pretty ribbon.  The Tea Wallet is sporting a Turquoise Plaid Ribbon Belly Band.  The vintage silver plate spoon is held in place with a snippet of Hot Pink Satin Ribbon.  I love the color and texture these ribbons add to the interior of the folio.

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Even tiny scraps of ribbon can be put to good use!  A folded scrap of Turquoise Plaid Ribbon looks so pretty tucked under the button of this stitched magnet.

On With the Blog Hop

From here, you will hop on over to  the RRR Blog, where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Maybe you will win your very own June Ribbon Club Assortment!  Yay!

Subscribing to the Ribbon Club is easy and affordable!  It’s like getting a birthday present in the mail every single month!  You can find out all about it HERE.

I hope I 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

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card for the May 2019 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  This month I’m sharing a darling Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel card done up in vibrant summer colors.

And it’s not just a shaker card!  It’s an easel card, too.  These colors make me think of tropical fruit punch, and I think they are just perfect for a summer birthday card.   Our darling granddaughter will be turning 10 next month.  Every since she was born, that girl has loved to swing.  So this cutie patootie squirrel in a tire swing is the perfect image to use on her birthday card.

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Creating the Shaker Element

The shaker element for this card is easy to make when you use Heartfelt Creations’ Eyelet Rectangle and Basics Die.  Here’s how:

  • First select the #4 and #5 die from the Eyelet Rectangle packet. (The largest die is the #1 die.)
  • Line the dies up on a piece of white cardstock so that the space between the two dies is even all the way around.
  • Place a small piece of washi tape over the dies to keep them from shifting.
  • Run the dies through your die cutting machine.  This piece will be the frame for the shaker element.
  • Now, run just the #4 die through your machine.  The center piece will be intact.  This becomes the base for your shaker element.
  • Now, trim the “Spread your Wings” image from the Oakberry Lane Paper Collection to fit the base.  ( 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″)  Adhere this to the base.
  • Now, cut a 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of clear cardstock and adhere it to the back of the frame.  Clean up any glue from the edges with a baby wipe.
  • Place 3 layers of Darice Foam Strips on the back of the frame, being sure to position them so they will not show through the shaker window.
  • Now fill the shaker with Jellyfish Sparkletz.
  • Die cut the tire swing squirrel from the paper collection using the Furry Tailed Frolic Die Set. Back with dimensionals and position on the base.
  • Finally, remove the top layer of liner tape and press the image face down onto the adhesive.
Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Oakberry Lane Flowers

These Oakberry Lane Flowers are so pretty!  Here’s how I made them:

  • First, stamp 2 sets of flowers and leaves onto HC Flower Making Paper using Archival Magenta Hue Ink.
  • Heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Sponge with a combination of Saffron, Magenta and Hibiscus Inks.  (I have older Archival inks…the names have changed, but you get the idea.)
  • Spritz with water to blend the ink a little.
  • Die cut with the Oakberry Lane Flower Dies.
  • Place Face Down in the 3-D Blossoms Shaping Mold.  I like to use 2 layers at a time.  Follow the instructions for your machine, and run through .
  • Spray with Poodle Pink Glimmer Mist and Heat Dry.
  • Pierce the centers and insert pearl stamens.

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Pocket Stopper

Every easel card needs a stopper to make it stand upright.  For this card, I die cut a pocket using the Patchwork Pocket & Patterns Die.  Then I matted the pocket on the same cardstock that my designer paper layers are matted on.  (These are older colors from my stash, and I no longer no the name.)

Next, I folded some 1″ strips of paper in half and adhered them, folded side out to the sides of the pocket.  Leave the top open .

Here’s a peek inside this frisky little card.

You can die cut some of the cute tags from the paper collection to tuck into the pocket.  I’ll write a note to Sophie on the larger tag.

On With the Hop!

This hop runs from 8AM EDT today, Friday May 31st until 11:59PM EDT on Monday, June 3rd.  At the conclusion of the hop, a comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  So be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop!

A winner for the hop will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 5th.  The winner then has 72 hours to claim the prize by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with “Winner of the May Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop line up for this month:

KATHY (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥ VickiGloria  ♥ Kristina Alissa Susan

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  Thanks so much for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio

Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio for The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio made with the red, white and blue ribbons in the May Ribbon Club Assortment and papers from Authentique’s Liberty Collection Kit.

 

I look forward to this lovely assortment every month, but the red, white and blue assortment is always a special treat.  Let’s take a look at the details of this festive card folio.

Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio: Stars and Stripes Forever

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

Every cowgirl needs a pair of star spangled boots, don’t you think?   I’ve dolled this card up with the Tiny Stars on Poppy Red Grosgrain Ribbon from the assortment.  Then top the double loop bows with Ivory Burlap String and a star shaped button to amp up the patriotic vibe.

Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio: A Party on the Inside

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The festivities really get started on the inside of this interactive card folio, and there’s more ribbon at work here, too.

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This shaped magnet is all dolled up with a 3/8″ Patriotic Plaid Bow, a posy and more star  buttons. The Tiny Stars on Poppy Red Grosgrain ribbon serves as a handy closure for the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ accordion folio.

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I’ve dressed this up with patterned papers, ribbons, pockets, stickers and inserts.

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Top a tag with a snippet of the same Tiny Stars/Poppy Red Grosgrain Ribbon, some Ivory Burlap String and a cute Uncle Sam Hat charm, and you’ve got a party on your hands!

On With the Hop

From here, you will hop on over to see what treats Cherry has in store for you.  Be sure to visit the RRR Blog where you will find the complete hop list.  While you are there, answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  You’ll be entered into a drawing for your very own May Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the ribbon club yet, this is a great month to join.  You can find all the details and information HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner, Esther Asbury, was randomly selected from Candy’s Blog.  
Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the  April 2019 Alumni Hop!  This month I have a darling Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card to share with you.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Building the Card Base

Just look at all those cheeky little birdies clustered around the delicate cherry blossoms on this 4″ x 7 1/2″ box style card!  They make my heart sing!  Here’s how I built the base for this sweet card.

  • First cut a 7 1/2″ x 11″ panel of Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Then, place the long side of the paper on your scoring tool.  Then score at 4″, 4 3/4″, 8 3/4″ and again at 10″.  This will leave you with 2 short flaps on the right hand side.  Fold the outermost flap under and adhere.  The remaining flap will form a pocket inside the card.
  • Now crease along all the scored lines to create a little book with a 3/4″ spine on the left.
  • If you wish to use a ribbon closure, as I did on this card, then add it now using 1/2″ Scor-Tape to secure it.
  • Next, cover front and back covers with 3 7/8″ x 7 3/8″ panels of designer paper.
    • TIP: You may machine stitch around the front cover  to add extra texture if desired.
    • TIP: Assemble the card cover before you attach it to the card base.  This makes it easier to assemble the card interior, and protects the card cover from soil or damage.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Creating the Shaker Element

Here are the steps to follow to create the shaker frame.

  • First, use the Eyelet Oval and Basics Small Die to cut the oval center from the floral card front in the paper collection.  Save the frame for another use.  Keep the decorative center as we will use it for the focal image inside the shaker.
  • Next die cut the frame from Whip Cream Cardstock.  To do this, I layered the Eyelet Oval & Basic Small Die with the #3 die from that set.  A bit of washi tape placed across both dies will keep everything neat and centered.
  • Now use just the outer frame die to cut clear acrylic cardstock.
  • Then adhere the acrylic die cut to the back side of the Whip Cream frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • When the adhesive is set, place a triple layer of Darice Adhesive Foam Strips around the back side of the frame.
    • TIP: Make sure all the tape ends are closely butted up against one another to prevent the shaker elements from leaking out of the shaker box.
  • Now adhere the focal image to the card base.
  • Next,  fill the center of the image completely with Buttons Galore Rainbow Unicorn Shaker Mix.
  • Finally, remove the top layer of liner tape from the foam strips and center the shaker frame over the focal image.  Press in place.
Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Creating the Cherry Blossoms

Did you know that Heartfelt Creations now includes 2 sheets of pre-colored images that are all ready to cut out with the matching dies?   This makes is quick and easy to create perfectly color matched flowers for your project.

  • First, cut out flowers, leaves and bird images from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper collection using the Tweet Cherry Blossoms Dies.
  • Next, place the items face down in the 3D Cherry Blossoms Shaping Mold.
    • TIP: You can shape up to 3 layers at a time using the mold.  Just spritz each individual layer lightly with water before adding the next layer. I personally find that doing just 2 layers at a time yields the best results.
  • Now, layer the flowers together using hot glue or Dries Clear adhesive.  I did not layer the tiniest flowers on this project.
  • Next, pierce a hole in the center of each layered flower using the Golf piercing tool.
  • Then thread stamens through the holes, securing the back side with a little hot glue.  I used wired stamens on the mid sized blossoms, and rock candy stamens on he large blossoms.
  • Now, use a bit of sponge to tap the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Drop each flower into a container and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder.
  • Next, fill the centers of the smallest blooms with Dries Clear and a sprinkling of TuTu Pink Prills.
  • Finally adhere the prepared flowers to the card.
Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

The interior of the card features 2 pockets.

To make the side pocket:

  • First, line the card base with designer paper.
  • Next, fold the flap we scored and secure it to the card base at the top and bottom edges.
  • Finally, cut a border strip to cover the pocket flap.

To make the box style pocket on the left:

  • First, cut a 5 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ panel of Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Now, place the long side on your scoring tool and score at 1/2″, 1″, 4 3/4″, and 5 1/4″.
  • Next, turn this panel so that the short side is against the rail.  Then score at 2 1/2″ and 3″.
  • Crease and burnish all the scored lines.
  • Next, cut away the outermost rectangle on each side of the box pocket. (Refer to photo.)
  • Then cut a slit from the bottom edge to the second crease on each side.  (Refer to photo.)
  • Now, place a dab of adhesive on the back side of the small square at the bottom, and adhere to the tab above it.
  • Now just fold scored lines on the bottom to form the base of the box.  Adhere the small tab to the bottom of the box for extra strength.  (You will see how this works when you are constructing the box.)
  • Finally, fold the sides in and adhere to the box base.
    • TIP: I like to cut a small triangular piece away from the top of the box sides once the pocket is built.  This way, they are less visible.
  • Now adhere the box pocket to the left  hand side of the card base.

Use the Album Tags and Accents Dies to create a little bookmark to tuck into the right hand pocket.  Then, create a little treat wallet using the scraps on your work table and tuck it into the box pocket.

You’ll find a linked supply list for this project below the post. 

On With the Hop!

This hop runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, April 29th.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a lovely comment.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.

A winner will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, April 30th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

The hop starts HERE:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥  Gloria ♥  VickiJoann  ♥  SusanCandy

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks 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.  For more Heartfelt Creations tutorials, click HERE.

Enjoy the Hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope

Authentique Abundant Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope for the RRR April Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop. You should be coming here filled with inspiration after having visited Karen’s lovely blog.  With Easter fast approaching, I decided it would be fun to create a Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope using the April Ribbon Club Assortment and Authentique Paper’s Abundant Easter Collection.

The base is a 5″ x 7″ kraft envelope filled with tags and goodies from the Easter Bunny!  Yellow and Gray ribbons from this month’s ribbon club really work with this vintage style paper collection.

Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: The Front Side

The front of the envelope is also decorated.  I’ve stacked Daffodil Checkerboard Satin Ribbon with 3/8″ Metal Gray Plaid to form little bow clusters in the corners of the focal image.  Yellow bead/berry sprays really brighten things up tucked in with the ribbon and Little Birdie Flowers. A fussy cut banner from the paper collection is a great way to get the party started.

Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: The Details

  • Fussy cut the baby chicks image and pop it up with dimensionals.
  • Cover chipboard bunnies with designer paper and add micro rose garlands.

  • Create twin bow clusters for the envelope sides and top with roses.
  • Pop the ends of a Cardstock Elements banner up on foam dots and adhere to the envelope flap.
Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: What’s Inside?

This trio of treat tags, the vintage silver spoon and the honey stick have all been dressed up with ribbon.  I’ve wrapped a package of Chocolate Biscoff cookies with designer paper and a tag from the collection.  You get such a generous amount of the Daffodil Checkerboard Satin and the Metal Grey Plaid that there is plenty to go around!  And of course, I had to throw in a little Ivory Burlap String.

All the tags are decorated with an image on the front and a treat pocket on the back.

I’ve added a Spellbinder’s Triple Tear Circle and some cute Eileen Hull Banners and Pennants Dies  to each tag.

The third tag has a little notecard tucked into the pocket.  Make this by folding the 4″ x 6″ image in half on the long side.

I like to think of these loaded envelopes as Easter Baskets for grownups.  It’s fun to dress them up with pretty papers and ribbons.

On With the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to Cherry’s blog.  Finish up at the RRR Blog  where you will find the complete hop list.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into the drawing for a free April Ribbon Club Assortment.

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 for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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