Category Archives: Folios

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio

 

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

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

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

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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Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 07

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.

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 09

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

Vintage Treasures Dies: Amazing Paper Grace Guest Design Spot

 Vintage Treasures Dies Becca Feeken/Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Spot:                                     Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Card Folio

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Hello, Friends!   This gorgeous wedding card folio is adorned with Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies and Stamperia Ceremony papers.  And, I have a surprise I’ve been dying to share with you!  For many years, I have followed the beautiful work of Becca Feeken/Amazing Paper Grace.   Becca’s beautiful bows inspired my love for ribbon.  So you can imagine my surprise and delight when she invited me to be her Guest Designer for the month of June!  Knock me over with a feather!  All this month I will be featuring designs made with Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasure Dies by Spellbinders.  What an honor!

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Stamperia Ceremony Folio with Vintage Treasures Dies: Bella Luce Oval

This shabby chic wedding card folio features Spellbinders Bella Luce Oval Etched Dies and Infinity Link Border by Amazing Paper Grace.   The minute I took these dies out of the package, I knew I had to create a wedding themed card folio with them.  They are so incredibly elegant!

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

This 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ card folio features a 1″ spine, giving me lots of room for interactive features inside.  Here’s how I layered the front of this elegant folio.

  • First, cover your folio base with a 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ panel of ivory pearl cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of designer paper from Stamperia’s Ceremony paper pad.  Center and adhere over the ivory panel.
  • Now, die cut a Bella Luce Oval from Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Leave the die cut layers inside the die, Then run the die layers through a Spellbinder’s Platinum machine using the Embossing Plate and Embossing pad. Follow the directions in the manufacturer packaging for this step.  This will raise all the wonderful details in the die.
  • Lightly ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to make those details pop!
  • Next, use the inner oval die to cut patterned paper to line the cardstock oval.
  • Stamp with a wedding sentiment stamp and heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Adhere in place, then cover with the filigree oval insert.
  • Adhere the outer filigree frame to your folio base.
  • Then back the inner oval with dimensionals and adhere.
Stamperia Ceremony Folio with Vintage Treasures Dies:  Finishing Touches

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

Place dimensionals on the back of the diamond medallion and adhere to the right of the frame.  Top with a metal heart, as I did here, or add a pearl button to the center.

To add shabby chic details to these Little Birdie Flowers, dry brush them with ivory chalk paint. Distress metal corners with ivory chalk paint and gold glimmer mist.  Adhere in the corner. Tuck in a Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon Bow and vintage button, and the cover is complete.

Stamperia Ceremony Folio with Vintage Treasures Dies:  A Peek Inside

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

A sweet little flip page and pocket detail wait for you inside this shabby chic folio.  Once again, I’ve used the diamond medallion from the Bella Luce Oval to create a shaped edge down the side of the flip page.  Each medallion is topped with a vintage button from my stash.  This makes me think of the buttons down the back of a gorgeous wedding gown.

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

And what’s in the pocket?  I’m so glad you asked!

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

A mini envelope filled with sweet wedding treasures and some journal cards fit perfectly inside the pocket.

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

Flip the page to reveal an elegant lace pocket made with the Infinity Linked Border.  I’ve tucked a little gift card holder inside.

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 09

The flap page on the right is the perfect spot to tuck hidden journaling or small photos.  The flaps have magnetic closures to hold everything in place.

Stamperia Ceremony Folio with Vintage Treasures Dies: Bella Luce Framed Photo Album

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

The Bella Luce Oval die is a delicate beauty, but a hard worker, too.  I’ve used it to frame the cover of the photo album attached to the top of the card.

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies Bella Luce Oval Stamperia Ceremony Wedding Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 11

But it also works as a frame for wedding, reception or bridal shower photos.  Just place a little adhesive on the outer edge of one side of the Bella Luce Oval Frame, and you can slip photos behind.  The inner oval makes a great journaling spot, or a place for small photos.  Once again, adhere just a little bit of one edge, and you can slip a photo behind the oval.

Stamperia Ceremony Folio with Vintage Treasures Dies: Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

To help you gain a better idea of the function and flow for this album, I’ve prepared a short video tour with tips and tricks.

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.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the end of this post, too.

I’ll be back on Monday with my second Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies project.  It’s a totally different look, and I think you are going to love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Liberty Pie Shaker Card Folio

Authentique Liberty Pie Shaker Card Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Memorial Day is upon us, so I thought it would be fun to share this Authentique Liberty Pie Shaker Card Folio with you all.

Authentique Liberty PIe Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card folio features a really fun shaker frame focal.  Here’s how I made it:

Authentique Liberty Pie Shaker Card Folio: The Ribbon

Tie a bold and beautiful Electric Blue Diamond Satin Bow and adhere it in the lower right hand corner of the frame.  This gorgeous ribbon is part of the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment. Top this with a loopy Gold Metallic String Bow and a red posy.

Note: because so many of you ask, the die cut behind the focal image is a combination of the Heartfelt Creations Circle Basics Large and Eyelet Circle Dies.

Authentique Liberty Pie Shaker Card Folio: The Flower Cluster

To go with the pie theme of this fun card, I added some (retired) Petaloo Blueberry picks to my Little Birdie Roses, WOC Gold Bead/Berry Clusters, and Glitter Stars.

Authentique Liberty Pie Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Oh, look!  It’s a party!  Here’s a flip page and a pocket detail tucked inside the card.

To make the flip page, cut a 7 1/2″ x 6 7/8″ panel of Authentique Spectrum Tricycle Red Cardstock.  Score it just short of 5″ on the long side and fold to form a flap.  Then cut a couple of 4″ x 3″ images from the Liberty Collection and mat them on Old Glory Spectrum Cardstock.  Adhere these on the front side of the flip page, then decorate the back as you see fit.

Create a 4″ x 6″ envelope with an envelope punch board.  Adhere the envelop flap to the card base.  This is a really quick and easy way to make a flip element for a card.  Tuck the recipe inside the envelope.

To fill the bottom pocket, create a magnet!  Place 2 Large Basic Grey Magnets on the back of the mason jar image.  Stitch the image onto a panel of red canvas ticking that you’ve edged with burlap trim. Top with a double loop bow tied with 3/8″ Patriotic Plaid Ribbon.

I can’t believe the summer holidays are already upon us!  The year is really flying by!  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have served in our military, or offered up a loved one in service.  I salute you!

Did you find some tips, tricks and techniques you can use in today’s post?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below! To check out another fun patriotic card made with the Authentique Liberty Collection, Click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

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

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

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.

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

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

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 06

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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

 

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m back from the beach and ready to share this shabby chic Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial with you.  This tutorial is loaded with techniques, mechanisms, tips and tricks that will help you take your crafting to the next level.  If you’ve always wanted to create a folio, but didn’t know where to start, this is the blog post you’ve been waiting for!

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ tri-fold folio is made with two 8 1/2″ x 11″ heavy cardstock.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the end of this post.

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Alter this 3″ x 4″ Tim Holtz Vignette Frame with Distress Paints and Sprays.  While I don’t share this step in the tutorial, you can learn how to do this HERE.

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Authentique Paper always adds cute banner elements to their cardstock components sheets.  Mat this “Dream” banner on scraps of Spectrum Silver Dollar and Tickled Pink Cardstock to really make it pop.

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial: Some Details

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To create this ribbon closure, follow these easy steps:

  • After you have matted your folio base with Spectrum Cardstock, find the center point.
  • Next, wrap 1/2″ Scor-Tape all the way around the folio from the back cover, over the spine and to the front edge.
  • Then, cut a piece of ribbon that is at least 12″ longer than the combined width of the cover, spine and back cover.
  • Finally, remove the liner tape and press the ribbon onto the adhesive to secure.
  • Now you can build your cover over the top of the ribbon closure.

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Bangles add such a fun touch to a folio spine.  I created this cluster with a mini glass bottle, some beads, a lobster clasp and some metal charms.

TIP: Alter metal charms by tapping them with Distress Paint that matches your color scheme.

TIP: For extra fun, fill the glass bottle with glitter.  Then wrap it with a pretty washi tape.

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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This is what the folio looks like fully opened.  It has (2) 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panels, (1) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panel and one little flip page that measures 3″ x 8 1/2″.

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The tutorial will show you how to build all these mechanisms:

  • Double Hidden Pocket with Inserts
  • Shaped Flap page
  • Horizontal waterfall
  • Tag Pocket and vertical waterfall
  • Box Pocket
  • Tea Bag Pocket and Belly Band Tuck Spot
  • Flip page with double magnetic folios
Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial: Eileen Hull Notebook Insert

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Eileen Hull Sizzix Notebook Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

This sweet Eileen Hull Notebook is tucked into the box pocket.  We don’t get into creating that in this tutorial, but I’ll be sharing a tutorial for that very soon, so stand by!  The video was getting very long, so I had to make some tough choices!

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Eileen Hull Sizzix Notebook Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 09

Inside the notebook, you’ll find a little flap page that’s a perfect spot for a photo or some journaling.  Instead of creating standard book pages, I added an accordion pull out page on the right.  This is topped with a little flap feature.

TIP: Score an image that is too large to fit your page.  Now you have created an easy flap mechanism.  Isn’t that fun?

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Eileen Hull Sizzix Notebook Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Here’s a peek at the accordion fold mechanism inside the notebook.  As I said, we’ll be sharing that here soon!

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial: Tag Insert

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Eileen Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 11

I needed an element to hold the waterfall feature closed.  So I created a tag pocket and a little art tag.  When the tag is inserted in the pocket, it keeps the waterfall feature from flapping around.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, cover a Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag with a liner that you’ve cut with the Large Tag/ATC Tag/Flowers Die.
  • Next, cut a 3″ high panel of the pink feather paper the same width as the tag liner and adhere.
  • Stitch some ruffled ribbon onto the tag.  Then wrap with jute cord and attach a small butterfly charm.
  • Fold a small white doily in half and adhere above the pink feather paper.
  • Cut a wide banner flag from paper scraps and tuck beneath the feather paper.
  • Fussy cut the butterfly girl image from the 4″ x 6″ journal card.  (Dreamy 6)
  • Adhere the fussy cut image to the tag so that the head is aligned with the center of the doily.
  • Place small dimensional tabs underneath the butterfly wings to add more dimension.
  • Pop the “Love Life” Cardstock Component up on dimensionals and adhere.
  • Create top and bottom borders with 3/4″ high scraps of the grey print.
  • Thread ribbon through the top of the tag.  Add tassel, flowers and jute bow.
Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just click play and we’ll get this crafty party started.  This is a long tutorial , so you might want to grab a snack and a cuppa to sustain you!  I hope you enjoy!

This would make a most beautiful Mother’s Day gift, don’t you think?  I hope I shared some tips, tricks and techniques you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Note: I used the following papers from the Dreamy 12×12 Collection Kit, which includes the Cardstock Components Sheet.  To reproduce it exactly as I did, you will need 3 sheets of Dreamy One, and 2 Cardstock Components Sheets.  I’ve broken the supply list down for you to help you know exactly how much paper you will need to complete the folio.

Basic Cutting Guide:
  • Folio Base
    • 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock joined with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Follow scoring directions in the tutorial
    • Matting:
      • Tickled Pink Spectrum Cardstock:
        • (4) 5 1/8″ x 8 3/8″ for the 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panels
        • (2) 4 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ for the 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels
        • (2) 2 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ for the flip pages
        • (6) 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ strips for the spine
      • Silver Dollar Spectrum Cardstock
        • (4) 5″ x 8 1/4″
        • (2) 4 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
        • (2) 2 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
        • (6) 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
      • Inserts for the Hidden Pockets
        • Silver Dollar Spectrum Cardstock : (2) 3 3/4″ x 12″ Scored at 5 1/2″
      • Box Pocket
        • Silver Dollar Spectrum Cardstock: 7 1/2″x 4 1/2″
          • Score at 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 6″ 6 3/4″ on the long side
          • Score at 3/4″ and 1 1/2″ on the short side.
        • Vertical Waterfall
          • 4 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ scored at 1/2″ on left side
        • Horizontal Waterfall
          • 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ scored at 1/2″ along the top

 

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