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Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Back to Basics

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Back to Basics Ribbon Club Assortment

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the December 2017 Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  This month we are showcasing the Back to Basics Ribbon Club Assortment.  These elegant ribbons  come in an array of neutral hues and classic prints making it a must have for your crafty stash.

The photograph really doesn’t do this lovely assortment justice.  But perhaps this soft blue sympathy card will give you a better idea of just how lovely these ribbons are.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 1

These pretty grey ribbons are the perfect companion for this sympathy card.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 2

The base layer for my bow cluster is a double loop bow tied with Shell Grey Taffeta Ribbon.  I topped this with a second double loop created from Metal Grey Mini Dots Satin. To add just a touch of shimmer, I tied a double loop bow with Silver Metallic String.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 3Of course, I used my trusty Bow-it-All Tool to create each layer of the bow.  And to add dimension to the card, I’ve separated the layers with foam adhesive. The gorgeous die cut layer is a Spellbinder’s Die.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 4The inside of the card is simply finished with designer papers and a stamped sentiment.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 5I added a sweet ribbon border with Shell Grey Mini Dots Satin Ribbon.  It just elevates the whole design.

Be sure to visit each of the blogs on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop and leave some love behind.  Then hop on over to the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into a drawing for your very own Back to Basics Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, you can get all the information HERE.  Maybe you can tell Santa this is on the top of your Christmas Wish List!

Now, hop on over and see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m still working away on this year’s Christmas cards.  While red and green are traditional and beautiful Christmas colors, I’m having lots of fun playing with shabby chic colors this year.  This pink shabby chic Woodland Christmas easel card is adorned with Pearl  Pink Swiss Dots Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 1

I love the soft shimmer that satin ribbon adds to a card.  And how sweet are those little birdies in their winter nest?

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 2The triple loop bow is tied with a little help from my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.  I don’t know what I would do without it!  I use it literally every single time I create!

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 3

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 4Like all easel cards, this one folds shut for mailing or storage.

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 5I added a little treat/gift pocket on the inside along with a journal card for a personal greeting.

So how do you feel about this Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas easel card?  I’m loving the pink and blue hues because really, you could leave this card up all winter long.  I  kind of love that idea!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio

Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio with  RRR and Kaisercraft Mademoiselle

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today’s card is gloriously vintage and features one of my favorite themes: sewing!  This Stitched with Love Friendship card folio features custom dyed seam binding ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and paper pretties from Kaisercraft’s Mademoiselle collection.

Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Kaisercraft Photo 1

My mom was an incredible seamstress.  She could take a little bit of this and a little bit of that and turn it into new curtains, or a dress or a darling little pillow.  I spent hours and hours by her side watching her create with fabric.  Perhaps this is where my early love for pattern, color and design was born.

Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Kaisercraft Photo 2I know everyone is smack dab in the middle of creating for Christmas right now, but I woke up with the urge to play with these pretty papers.  And can you blame me?  Who can resist polka dots, chippy buttons,  and vintage sewing images?  I ran into a bit of a speed bump when it came to ribbon selection, however.  Nothing in my considerable ribbon stash was quite the perfect color match.

Custom Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon: The Ribbon Lover’s Secret Weapon

If this has ever happened to you, then you are going to love what I’m about to share with you.  Create your own custom dyed ribbon with seam binding and ink.  It’s easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. First, cut a 1 yard length of white seam binding ribbon.
  2. Next, “smoosh” Distress Ink that complements your papers onto a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface.  Spritz lightly with water until little beads of ink form.
  3. Now, dip the ribbon into this delicious puddle of inky goodness.  You can choose to fully immerse it, or just pick up bits and pieces of color.  You really can’t go wrong, so just have fun and play with ink and ribbon until you like the end result.  Then, gently heat dry and tie as usual. I always use my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.
Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio:  A Peek Inside

Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Kaisercraft Photo 3

The inside of this card is filled with vintage goodness. The die cut vintage sewing machine makes a perfect tuck spot for little tags and a tiny gift envelope.

Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Kaisercraft Photo 4

To create a tuck spot, glue just one edge of an image to paper.  It’s so easy, and so much fun!

Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Kaisercraft Photo 5The large side pocket holds a little art tag, tea bag and honey stick combo.  I’ve used extra bits of my custom dyed seam binding on all these little goodies inside the folio.

Now that you know how to make your own seam binding ribbon, I bet you’ll have lots of fun coming up with reasons to use it.  It’s such a great way to add a designer touch to your card creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card with RRR Center Stitched Burlap Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Sympathy cards fall into the category of cards you hope you never have to make.  Receiving cards and notes after the loss of a loved one is so meaningful and comforting that I try to make them extra special.  This Memories shabby chic sympathy card uses one of my all time favorite sympathy sentiment stamps and lovely Pink Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon.

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

I like to keep everything on a sympathy card soft: the colors, the textures, and even the images.  Using  a natural fiber ribbon like the burlap center stitch helps me achieve these goals.

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2The base of this 5″ x 6″  is created from one strip of 12″ x 5″ cardstock.  First I scored the paper on the long side at 4″ and  8.75″.  Then I  folded along the score lines.  This allowed me to create a cutaway card front and an inner pocket.

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card: An Easy Way to Add a Pocket

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Use a punch to add a decorative edge to the pocket, then line with designer papers.  Glue just the top and bottom edges to form the pocket.

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

Top the tag with a simple square knot bow.  I also added a teabag and honey stick to the pocket.  For me, nothing is more comforting than a hot cup of tea.

Natural fiber ribbon can sometimes be more challenging to tie, but if you use your Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, you’ll find it’s much easier.

I hope this Memories shabby chic sympathy card brings comfort to the friend who received it.  and I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you’ll be able to use in your own crafty adventures.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop with Gracielle Design

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the November Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This month we’re teaming up with Gracielle Design.  I’ve used her digital stamps and papers to create this elegant Winter Wishes Christmas Card.  If you’ve come here from Karen’s lovely blog, then you are right on track.  Now let’s get to hopping!

This month, we’re focusing on the ribbons in the gorgeous November Ribbon Club Country Christmas Assortment.  I had such fun pairing these lovely ribbons up with Gracielle Design Winter Blessings Digital Stamps and Holiday Traditions Digital Paper Collection.  Here’s a look at these lovely ribbons.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Winter Wishes Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  After printing out my digital papers, I cut them to size.  Then I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Next, I double matted the layers on silver metallic and burgundy cardstock.  Then I created extra dimension in this Winter Wishes Christmas card by adding waste chipboard (instead of foam spacers) between the layers.

Next, I printed the sentiment on white cardstock, and matted it on a die cut label.  At this point, the card is pretty…but it needs some jazzing up.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: Ribbon to the Rescue!

In my world, ribbon is always the perfect finishing accent.  I pulled out my trusty Bow-it-All Tool to create this elegant bow cluster.  The base layer is a double loop bow tied with Moss Bold Diamond Print Satin Ribbon.  The next layer shimmers thanks to 3/8″ Soft Pine Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  The icing on this Winter Wishes Christmas Card Bow Cluster is a delicate string bow tied with Gold Metallic String.  Last, but not least, I’ve added a silver button from my stash.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: A Peek Inside

Now it’s time to finish the inside of this pretty card.  I layered up scraps of my digital papers with another lovely sentiment from the Winter Blessings Digital Stamp set.  Dress this up with a little ribbon border and a few sparkling silver gumdrops.

Then, add a little gift card pocket filled with a tea bag and a honey stick to finish with a flourish!

On with the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a little love behind.  Then finish up on the RRR Blog where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  This will enter you into the drawing for your very own Country Holiday Ribbon Collection!

If you’re not already a subscriber to the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to let Santa know that it would make a great Christmas gift!  And now is the perfect time to sign up, as Bonnie is offering new subscribers a special deal on the November/December Club Assortments.

I hope I’ve inspired you with some ideas that you can use in making your own Christmas cards!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Blessings Vintage Style Christmas Card

Winter Blessings Vintage Style Christmas Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Christmas will be here before we know it!  This Winter Blessings Vintage Style Christmas Card will inspire you to get to work on your Christmas Card list sooner rather than later. (Sadly, I always seem to fall into the “later” camp Lord, help me!)  It’s adorned with Really Reasonable Ribbon. I’ve paired these up with Winter Blessings Digital Stamps and Holiday Traditions Digital Papers from Gracielle Design.

Winter Blessings Vintage Style Christmas Card Winter Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Gracielle Design Photo 1

This festive card measures 6.25″ square.  Dressed up with snowy poinsettia, frosty berries, velvet holly leaves and a sparkling metal snowflake, it really feels festive. The sentiment is from the Winter Blessings Digital Stamp collection.

I’m loving the versatility of the Country Holiday Ribbon Club Assortment.  This Cream Satin Swirl/Turftan Brown Ribbon is so elegant!  It’s topped with a Metallic Gold String Bow, berries and a festive poinsettia.

The card interior is decorated with more digital paper layers and a lovely sentiment from Gracielle.

To dress up the sentiment, wrap a short piece of 3/8″ Vanilla Satin with Gold Metallic Edges around it and tie a square knot.  Easy peasy!

Wishing you loads of Christmas card making mojo!

Cheerio,

kathy

Party Time! Little Black Dress Folio

RRR Anything Goes with Ribbon Challenge: Little Black Dress Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another great “Anything Goes with Ribbon” challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog.  I’ve created  this Little Black Dress Folio with pretty ribbons from the Country Holiday November Ribbon Club Assortment. They work so well with these Photoplay Vintage Girl papers.

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 1

Can you use Country Holiday ribbons on a Little Black Dress folio?  Yes, yes you can!   The pink ribbons worked perfectly on this very girly folio!

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 2

Lots of matted paper layers here, and a little machine stitching, too. The folio measures 5″ x 7″ with a 1/2″ spine that allows for lots of paper pretties on the card interior.

Little Black Dress Folio:  The Ribbon Cluster

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 3This posh triple layer bow came together thanks to my trusty Zutter Bow it All Tool.  Here’s the recipe:

  • First tie a double loop bow from Country Holiday 5/8″ Tulip Taffeta Ribbon.  Use hot glue to attach it to the corner of the Little Black Dress image.
  • Next, tie a second double loop bow using Raspberry Swirl 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon.
  • Now, put that Zutter Bow it All Tool to work one more time to tie a double loop string bow with Silver Metallic String.  Glue it over the Raspberry Swirl Ribbon.
  • Top it all off with a vintage jet black button.
Little Black Dress Folio:  The Embellishments

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 4You all know how much I enjoy embellishing a project!   This sweet little hanger is just the right accent for the focal image on this folio.  To make it party-ready, I ran scraps of Raspberry Swirl Gingham and Tulip Taffeta through it along with a paper scrap.  A dot of hot glue between the ribbon layers holds everything in place.  Then I topped it with a trio of WOC Mixed Pink Sweetheart Blossoms. I found this tiny jet button in my vintage button stash.

To make the Little Black Dress really shine,  add a fine layer of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and then sprinkle with ultra fine clear glitter.  When the glitter is dry, add one more sweetheart blossom.

As a finishing touch, I added a few sparkly sequins.

Little Black Dress Folio: The Party’s on the Inside!

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 5I really went to town on the inside of this folio.  The large pocket holds a little gift card wallet, pink photo mounts and a cute little refrigerator magnet.

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 6

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 7The side pocket contains a lovely little mini album complete with bookmark and a sweet treat.

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 8The bookmark is topped with the same ribbon used on the front of the card.

Now It’s Your Turn!

You are cordially invited to play along in this fun “Anything Goes With Ribbon” Challenge.  Simply link up your project on the RRR Challenge Blog before midnight on Wednesday November 15th to play along.  You’ll find all the challenge guidelines HERE.

To get the creative wheels turning, pop on over to the RRR Blog to see what the rest of the design team has created.  Oh, and before I forget, here’s a peek at the pretty ribbons in this month’s Ribbon Club Assortment.  You can subscribe to the monthly ribbon club HERE.

RRR Country Holiday Ribbon Assortment November 2017

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Cheerio,

kathy

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