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Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio

Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop with Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio

Hello, Friends!  I’m so glad you hopped on over from Karen’s lovely blog to see this Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio.  It’s my project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Hop and my Authentique Paper Design Team post.

Baking plays a big role in the Clement clan holiday festivities!  What better way to showcase all those treasured special cookie, appetizer and treat recipes than in this lovely 8″ x 8″ folio.  Authentique Paper’s Rejoice collection looks like it was made specifically to go with the gorgeous ribbons in this month’s RRR Club!

Ribbon does more than just tie pretty bows!  It’s also a great way to add a border to a card, mini album or layout.  For the cover, I’ve layered Old Gold Shimmer Satin Ribbon with Snowflakes on Old Gold Satin.  This lends a wonderful richness and elegance to the traditional plaid papers .

The bow cluster features more ribbons from this month’s club: Old Gold Diamond Satin Ribbon and Holiday Dots Satin.   To pick up on these ribbons, I painted the resin frame with white chalk paint, then spattered with gold mica mist.  Shabbylicious!

Gold Reindeer and a festive gingerbread man charm fit right it with all the gold and white ribbons.

Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio: A Peek Inside

The interior of the album is filled with interactive elements and lots of tuck spots for the printed recipe cards that come with the Rejoice collection.  I’ve used ribbon as an accent on many of the pages.

The heart of this Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio is the pocket waterfall.  Recipe cards can be tucked inside the pockets for safe keeping.  Add a label to the front of the pocket so you know which recipe is inside.   The back side of each page has room for a photo or journaling.  I’ve used more of the Old Gold Snowflake satin ribbon to hold everything neatly in place.

As you can see, there’s loads of room for photos, journaling and recipes here.

Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio Tour on YouTube

It’s easier to view a mini album in a video format, so I prepared a short tour with tips and tricks for you to enjoy.

On with the Hop

Now, hop on over and see what paper pretties Linsey has in store for you.  Then visit the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month to have your name entered in the drawing for your very own November Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you are not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, it’s really easy to join.  It’s like getting a Christmas gift in your mailbox every single month of the year!  Find out how to sign up HERE.

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Woodlands Gatefold Folio

Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn Gatefold Folio by Kathy Clement

Autumn Woodlands Gatefold Folio and a New Ribbon Crush from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Let’s take a stroll together through this Ciao Bella Autumn Woodlands Gatefold Folio.  It features my new favorite addition to the  RRR shop: Variegated Sheer Ribbon.  Oooh la la!  This ribbon is everything I love: soft, elegant, easy to tie, just a touch of shimmer, and it comes in so many colors.  I’ve used the Moss/Taupe variety as a closure on this lovely little fall folio.   It’s the perfect color match for all the autumnal shades in this Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn Folio.

This 5″ x 6 3/4″ folio has a gatefold cover and 1/2″ spines on each side.    I’ve piled up lots of little woodland elements on the textured wood panels.  The way I’ve stacked and placed the elements reminds me of the forest floor after all the leaves have fallen from the trees.  Serene, quiet beauty with lots of little treasures to please the senses.  That’s what I was going for here.

TIP:  Here’s how to create the card base. Cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of kraft cardstock down to 6 3/4″ ” x 11.  Then score on the long side at 2 1/2, 3″, 8″, and 8 1/2″ to form the dimensional card base.  So easy, but so effective!

Autumn Woodlands Gatefold Folio: Adding Texture

TIP: Texture papers with a 3-D embossing folder. For these panels, I inked up the flat side of a Spellbinder’s folder with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Then I spritzed the patterned paper lightly with water and ran it through my Spellbinder’s Platinum machine.  The embossing folder forms deep ridges in the patterned paper, and the dark ink seeps into these crevices.  Then end result is paper that looks like tree bark.  It’s a wonderful thing!

TIP: Fill a  giant wood button with wood shavings to add even more of a woodland feel.  Then top the wood shavings with an acorn novelty button, feathers, Prills and a small burlap flower.

Autumn Woodlands Gatefold Folio: A Peek Inside

Well hello, Mr. Fox!  How nice of you to invite us in!  Can you spot the sweet little squirrel charm tucked into the burlap flower?  I love him!

One of the things I  love about a gatefold style folio is all the little nooks and crannies where you can add visual treats.

See that adorable little hedgehog on the left?

It’s actually a little folio with a magnetic closure.  This is a great spot to tuck in a note, gift card or photo.

The box style center pocket holds another min folio, vintage silver plate spoon and some honey.

And where there is honey, one simply must have tea!

Here’s a peek at the back side of the album.  I wish it could be autumn for at least 6 months a year!

Did I share 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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Christmas Market Loaded Envelope

Carta Bella Christmas Market Loaded Envelope

Hello, Friends!  Well, we are at the end of October, so it’s time to get our Christmas on!  This Carta Bella Christmas Market Loaded Envelope is such a fun project, and perfect for all those “hard to gift” Christmas people!

Making this envelope took all my engineering skills!  It’s huge measuring 7 3/4″ wide by 12″ tall.  The box design has 3/4″ sides so that I can fill it to the brim with Christmas goodies.   I chose one of my favorite ribbons from RRR to adorn this project.  Ivory, Rust and Gold Plaid Ribbon is festive and has a touch of sparkle, which I love!

TIP: Die cut Christmas Greenery from patterned papers and tuck under your focal image for a festive touch.  Treat them with Diamond Stickles to add an extra bit of holiday sparkle and shine.

I need to refine the box envelope design a bit before I share it with all of you, but I’m working on it!  The box shape means that the envelope will stand up for display, so it doubles as home decor until you give it away, that is!  This larger sized envelope gives me lots of room to add embellishments.

Do you decorate both sides of your loaded envelopes?  I really like to do that.  If you get tired of looking at one side, you can flip it over for a change of scenery.  Besides, that envelope flap was the perfect spot to hang my Christmas banner on Silver Metallic String.

TIP:  Fold a long piece of metallic string in half.  Tie a looped knot on one end.  Then twist the string until it spirals and twists over onto itself.  Then tie a looped knot on the opposite end.  Use hot glue to adhere one end to your project, and twist the string into the shape you like, then glue the other end down.  Top with Chipboard Banners and Stockings from the Christmas Market Collection.

Christmas Market Loaded Envelope: Lollipop Shaker Element

This lollipop shaker element was a blast to make.  I’ve never done one before…but when inexperience ever stop me from plunging in head first to try something new?  I’m not sure if I did this right, but here’s how I did it:

  • First, die cut red foil cardstock with the largest Spellbinders Picot Circle Die.
  • Next, die cut clear cardstock with the 2nd largest Spellbinders Small Nesting Circles Die.
  • Then die cut patterned paper with the same circle die.
  • Now adhere the patterned paper to the foil cardstock.
  • Next, lay down three rows of Darice Foam Strips.
  • Fill the center of the circle with a sequin mix.  (I used Lilac Lane  Happy Harvest, but I pulled out the apple shaped sequins and the larger buttons.
  • Carefully adhere the clear cardstock circle over the foam strips and press to seal.
  • Adhere a chenille stem around the perimeter to cover the foam strips.
  • Wrap the sides of the shaker with tinsel trim.
  • Adhere a thin wood dowel on the back of the lollipop, then cover with a circle cut from designer paper.
  • Wrap the dowel with ribbons or fibers.

Super cute, and a fun addition to the goodies in this loaded envelope.

Christmas Market Loaded Envelope: The Pocket

Years ago, I found a whole bunch of cloth pockets on clearance.  While I was not sure what I would do with them, I thought they might come in handy, so I grabbed a big stack of them.  Turns out they are great for card making!  I decorated and adhered a pretty red one in the corner of this loaded envelope, then proceeded to fill it with treats.

Here’s a peek at the sweet treats inside the pocket and the envelope.  Maybe I’ll send this one to myself!

Christmas Market Loaded Envelope: The Photo Folio

Instead of adding just a card to the loaded envelope, I thought it might be fun to create a little photo folio.

This 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ accordion folio has 10 panels: 8 for photos, and two cute pockets.  Create a belly band with more of the beautiful ribbon, topped with a little floral cluster.  Here’s how to make the folio.

  • First, cut 8 1/2″ x 11″ black cardstock into 6 1/2″ x 11 strips.
  • Next, place 1/2″ scor-tape on the edge of one of the 6 1/2″ panels.  Overlap the other 6 1/2″ x 11 strip and adhere.
  • Score this long panel every 4 1/2″ and accordion fold.  Trim away any excess.
  • Line the panels with designer paper.  Make pockets on the panels where the strips of paper were joined.

Here’s a look at both sides of the folio and both pockets.  You can add a flap to a photo page by scoring a 1/2″ flap on  3″ x 4″ image.  Adhere the flap behind the designer paper before you adhere the liner sheet to the page.

I think these loaded envelopes would make great Secret Santa or hostess gifts during the holidays.  You can change up the goodies you tuck inside to personalize the gift.

Did I share some tips and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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From my stash: Flowers, buttons, other fibers and embellishments

Carta Bella Christmas Market Card

Carta Bella Christmas Market Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   I’ve used the October Ribbon Club Assortment to make this fun and festive Carta Bella Christmas Market Card Folio.

 

I just love the fact that the Christmas Ornaments Ribbon matches the Christmas ornaments paper in this collection!  So I had to create a little double decker bow with White Diamond Satin.  Add a little sparkle with silver metallic string and mini jingle bells.   Brush festive die cut holiday greenery with a little Diamond Stickles to resemble snow.

Carta Bella Christmas Market Card: A Peek Inside

Ribbon on the inside of a card adds a special touch.  Dress up a mini candy cane and honey stick with a snippet of the Christmas Ornament Ribbon.

Tuck a sweet treat and a gift card/tea wallet into the pocket, and now the card becomes a gift!

This ribbon club assortment is a perfect match for these fun papers!

If you haven’t signed up for the Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  It’s like getting a Christmas present every single month of the year.  Learn how to sign up HERE.

Now hop on over and see what pretties the sweet and talented Linsey has in store for you this month.  Then finish up the hop on the RRR blog where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered into the drawing for a free ribbon club assortment.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Snarky Masculine Birthday Wishes

Authentique Party Snarky Masculine Birthday Wishes

Hello, Friends!  Can I tell you a secret?  I love to make masculine cards.  And this Snarky Masculine Birthday Wishes card makes me fairly giddy with glee.  It was perfect for our youngest son’s birthday celebration last month.  He has always been the practical, organized, level headed guy who always has a plan and I(almost) always has his act together. This is probably the sort of thing he would wish for on his birthday!

Tips for Using Ribbon on a Masculine Card

I also love to demonstrate how easy it is to use ribbon on a masculine card in a way that is not to frilly or frou-frou.  Want to know my secret?  Choose patterns and textures that make you think of mens’ ties and suits!  It’s a “win” every single time!

For this card, combine Shell Grey Shimmer Satin Ribbon with Black and Grey Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon for the win!  The crisp finish of the satin ribbon speaks to men’s formal wear while the pattern on the grosgrain ribbon would look right at home on a tie.  Top the bow with a little birthday cake charm and a masculine button.  Layer the patterned ribbon over the satin ribbon.  Then top with buttons for a look that resembles a French Cuff on a man’s dressy shirt.

Use Scor-Tape to adhere the ribbons, and wrap the ends around the back of your card panel for a neat and tidy finish.

Here’s a peek at the inside:

Clean and simple, but still fun.  That’s how to make a great masculine card!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use to help you make your next masculine card.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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