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Bluebirds of Happiness Christmas Card with Tag Pocket

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Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the December Blog Hop.  You should be coming here filled with Christmas cheer at Karen’s lovely blog.  Woodland themes seem to be very popular this Christmas, and that makes me happy, happy!  So happy that I created this Bluebirds of Happiness Christmas card  with gorgeous blue and silver ribbons from the Winter Blues December Ribbon Club Assortment.

winter-bluesDreamy, right?

chirstmas-bluebirds-of-happiness-card-with-tags-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-pollys-paper-studio-photo-4These happy little bluebirds come from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy.  Ginny knows how much I adore little birds, so she shared the Winter Birds Christmas Tag set with me.  I was thrilled to see how well they worked with the Winter Blues ribbon Club assortment! The Snoflakes on Electric Blue Grosgrain made the perfect belly band for my card.  And combining the Off white Shimmer Satin ribbon with Snowflakes on Silver Grosgrain Ribbon makes a very merry Christmas bow!

chirstmas-bluebirds-of-happiness-card-with-tags-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-pollys-paper-studio-photo-2Awwww…I super love these little bluebirds of happiness! The tag detaches from the card front to become a bookmark or ornament.  How fun is that?

chirstmas-bluebirds-of-happiness-card-with-tags-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-pollys-paper-studio-photo-1Because I wanted this card to serve as a gift, I created an inside pocket that holds two more ribbon topped tags.   And who doesn’t love a mini candy cane?

Now, hop on over to Cherry’s lovely blog to see what Christmas goodies she has cooked up for you!  Visit the RRR Blog for a complete list of all the blogs in this hop.  While you are there, you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and maybe you’ll be the lucky winner of your very own Winter Blues December Ribbon Club Assortment.  Wouldn’t that be nice?

You can learn how to sign up for the Ribbon Club HERE.  It’s a Christmas gift that you can give to yourself all year long!

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Merry Christmas My Little Chickadees!

Merry Christmas My Little Chickadees Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers?  Do you have all your Christmas cards made yet?  I’m working at it furiously, but there just never seems to be enough time.  I finally decided to just relax, enjoy my time in the studio and get as much done as I can without stressing over it.  It’s funny how when you do that, ideas seem to flow.  Keeping things simple and stress-free at this time of year is always a good idea, right?  This Merry Christmas My Little Chickadees Card is fun and festive.  It’s also very easy to make, so I thought I’d share it with you here in case you’re still cranking out your Christmas cards.

my-little-chickadee-christmas-card-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-pollys-paper-studio-photo-2-1This is a 6×6 easel card made with another “oldie but goodie” from my stash. My Mind’s Eye “Joyous” papers work beautifully with this darling digital tag from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy Shop.   When I said this card was quick and easy, I wasn’t kidding.  The 6×6 background paper is all one piece.  I simply added these darling chickadees, a few embellies, and Petaloo flowers to the mix.  Then I tied it all together with shimmering Sheer Iridescent Red Organza from RRR.

my-little-chickadee-christmas-card-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-pollys-paper-studio-photo-2-2A sticker from “Joyous” was mounted onto waste chipboard, creating a stopper for the easel portion of the card.  I’m a huge fan of easel cards because they can double as home decor.

my-little-chickadee-christmas-card-for-rrr-by-kathy-clement-photo-1There’s room inside to write a personal note on this vintage style post card.

I hope this card gave you some good ideas for your own Christmas creations!  I’m back to work now as there are cards to be made, people!

Merry Christmas, My Little Chickadees!

Cheerio,

kathy

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble with RRR June Citrus Ribbon Club Assortment

Hello, Friends!  It’s summer…maybe not on the calendar, but here in North Carolina, the grass is growing faster than we can cut it, flowers are blooming everywhere, afternoon heat is producing almost daily thunderstorms, and the bees are buzzing about like pollen covered dirigibles!  All this summery goodness inspired me to create a little Orange Blossom Honey gift ensemble using the inspiring ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon  Citrus Ribbon Assortment.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensembleby Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 01Oh, how I love these glorious ribbons!   They were the perfect playmate for this honey toned “It’s the Bee’s Knees” Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy. I began by creating a 7″ wide x 5″ tall top fold card base from kraft cardstock.  After embossing it with a honeycomb folder, I sponged it lightly with Black Soot Distress Ink and spritzed it liberally with Tattered Angels Marigold Glimmer Mist.  After this was heat dried, I splattered more mist all over the card base.  Then i was ready to build my card layers.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 06I stitched paper from the collection to a scrap of burlap fabric that I had in my stash.  This was topped with a piece of Honeycomb Maize Satin Ribbon tied in a simple square knot.  The other layers were stitched onto kraft cardstock, and then I added them to the card with foam dots.  I created a belly band by layering Tangerine Cross Hatch Ribbon over Maize Diamond Satin Ribbon.  This was such a pretty combo, that I went to work tying a spectacular double loop/triple loop bow with the same ribbons.  Then I topped them with a Burlap Wild Sunflower and a vintage button from my stash.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 05Here’s a close up of the details.  Instead of tossing my little ribbon scraps, I trimmed the ends, stapled them together and glued them under the honeybee image.  I will be sure to do this again, as it’s a great way to use those little pieces of ribbon, and it looks so cute!

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 03The inside of the card contains two pockets.  One holds a fun sentiment tag, while the other holds a tea bag (lemon yellow, of course!) and a Ghiradelli chocolate square.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 04Adding just a touch of honeycomb maize satin to this tag really made it cute! And I tied my honeybee charm onto the tag with just a scrap of natural burlap string.

With phase one of the Orange Blossom Honey gift ensemble completed, I could move on to phase II.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 07I was having so much fun, that I went on to create this pretty notepad holder to complete this Orange Blossom Honey gift ensemble.  I’ve made hundreds and hundreds of these over the years, and they make such a nice gift!

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 10After building the chipboard notebook base, I decorated it with paper from my stash, then layered on elements from the creativity kit, more Maize Diamond Satin Ribbon, some gears, and a lovely cabochon.  Just a touch of black burlap string beneath the Petaloo Burlap Sunflower made it pop off the page.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 11The inside contains a slash pocket on the left hand side, stuffed with tags and a 4″ x 6″ post it pad on the right.  Now you’ll be happy to write down your to-do list!

I need to make up a bunch of these to have on hand for last minute gifts.  Summer is such a busy time, it’s always nice to have something on hand.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Bee Happy for RRR Things with Wings Challenge

Bee Happy Pocket Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge

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Hey, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabby challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  This time around, our theme is Things with Wings.  Oh, the possibilities!  I  created this Bee happy pocket card using the fabulous “It’s the Bees Knees” Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Studio.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 01I got a little inky making this card. I started with a 5″ x 6.5″ white card base that I stamped with a script background and then heat embossed.  Next, I ran the base through a honeycomb embossing folder.  I sponged on warm honey tones of Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Tea Dye and Spiced Marmalade.  Then the entire surface was sponged lightly with Tea Dye DI and spritzed and flicked with water to create a gorgeous background layer.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 03I layered up elements from the creativity kit with cardstock, burlap and lots of machine stitching to add even more texture to the card.  I pulled out my favorite Black and White Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon to create my bow and topped it with a chipboard button and antique gold burlap string.  A loopy bow made with 3/8″ Old Gold organza was positioned behind the main bow to add a little shimmer and shine.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 02Some gold sequins were tossed in just for fun, along with star stick pins and gorgeous sugared blossoms from Petaloo.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 04The inside of the card has a sentiment panel that I created by stamping a bee with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with clear powder.  Then I just sponged in those same ink colors to create a resist effect.  The sentiment was computer journaled. The pocket on the right contains a vintage button card and a bookmark that is topped with two pretty charms, burlap string and more houndstooth ribbon.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 05I love the way the ribbon makes everything else on this card just POP!

Now it’s your turn!  Create your own “things with wings” project and link it up over on the RRR BLOG.  I’ll be popping by to pay you a visit, and you know I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Shabby Chic Easter Folder with Pockets

Sew Sweet Shabby Chic Easter Folder with Pockets, Tags and Goodies for RRR

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I was playing with some gorgeous Easter Button Cards from Polly’s Paper Studio the other day, and suddenly an idea popped into my head.  How fun would it be to create an Easter Folder with pockets and tags?  And why not use a vintage sewing theme to make it really special?  So that’s exactly what I did!

Easter Folder with Pockets 01The thing that makes this Easter folder with pockets so special is the gorgeous ribbon and flowers.  I used both white crocheted lace and Vintage Pink Floral Cotton Blend Ribbon as a belly band/closure for this chunky little folder.   Since my background paper featured polka dots, I decided to add a Pouf-tacular Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bow.  This ribbon is so silky and easy to work with.

Easter Folder with Pockets 02These romantic English Roses leave me weak in the knees, especially when combined with Cosmos Daisies, Sweetheart Blossoms, and pink Bead/Berry Sprays.   I love the little Victorian boot charm perched on those spool end papers, too!

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 03Here’s a peeky at the inside of the folder.  There’s a pocket on each side stuffed to the gills with sewing themed goodies.

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 04The pocket on the left contains this darling lamb button card topped with more of that beautiful Pearl Pink Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon.  The little paper spool is wrapped with Pearl Pink Seam Binding ribbon that is secured with two pearl stick pins.  And those are real vintage buttons on that ribbon wrapped pink button card.  What seamstress or crafter would not love to get this parcel from the Easter Bunny?  But wait…there’s more!

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 05The pocket on the right is decorated with a vintage style cameo, mounted on a gold tone filigree base.  And you can really see how pretty that shabby chic Vintage Roses cotton blend ribbon is in this shot, too.

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 06I created a pocket on this tag, then stuffed it with another button card and an individually wrapped dark chocolate.  That way, no one has to nibble off the Easter Bunny’s chocolate ears!  The tag is topped with more of the Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, natural burlap string and a miniature pair of vintage scissors.  I’ve also used Bright Pink Gingham Ribbon as an accent on tags and pockets.

Who says the kids get all the Easter baskets?  Why not shake things up a little bit this year, and make an Easter Folder with pockets for the big kids?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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