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Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop: Wandering Ivy Family Love Trifold Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop: Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Family Love Trifold Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. I decided to show off the gorgeous April Ribbon Club Assortment with this Family Love Trifold Folio.  It’s adorned with gorgeous ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment and loads of pretty spring flowers.

The blue and ivory ribbons from the Ribbon Club Assortment were the perfect accent for this 5″ x 7″ folio made with Kaisercraft’s “Wandering Ivy” paper collection.

This poufy ribbon cluster uses both the 5/8″ Ivory Checkerboard Satin and Royal Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbons.  These are both great ribbon selections if you are just learning how to tie a bow.  Both are soft, pliable and tie beautifully! I also used the Royal Blue Delicate Stitched Satin to create the ribbon closure for this folio.

Family Love Folio: Ribbons on the inside!

Ribbon plays a role inside this folio, too!  Here, I’ve used the crocheted lace from the Ribbon Club Assortment along with Ivory Burlap String to create sweet little tag toppers. This adds wonderful texture and vintage charm to the design.

These sweet little tags are part of the Wandering Ivy Collectables ephemera kit.

Flips, flaps pockets and interactive elements galore are tucked inside the cover.

This is a peek at the album fully opened.

I love this triple pocket page.  Crocheted lace is just the perfect accent for all these little tags and folios.

Add vintage buttons to the mix, and I’m in love!

Family Love Trifold Folio Video Tour

Because there is so much to see in this Family Love Trifold Folio, I’ve prepared a short project share video for you.  I hope you enjoy!

On With the Hop!

Now hop right on over to and pay my sweet friend Linsey a visit on her lovely blog to see what she has prepared to amaze and delight you.  And don’t forget to comment on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG so your name will be entered into the drawing for your very own Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’d like to sign up for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club, you can find all the information HERE.

I hope I shared some tips and tricks 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

Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio

Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Did you know that I love bees?  It’s true!  There’s something about those busy, buzzy little insects that makes my heart happy.  The fact that they make honey for my morning cuppa also figures into my admiration for the species.  So every time I see a bee themed crafting product it has a tendency to fall into my cart.  This Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio is just as sweet as honey.  See what you think!

Queen Bee Shabby Chic Card Folio Tell it to the Bees by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Craft Consortium Photo 01

Yellow and black ribbons make this 5″ x 7″ card come to life.  My bow cluster features a double loop bow tied with Maize Taffeta Ribbon.

I’ve topped this off with  3/8″ Black Quatrefoil Print Satin, also a double loop bow.

Then I piled on a bunch of black and yellow paper flowers from my stash. The digital image is from Polly’s Paper Studio ETSY shop.  The rest of the paper is Craft Consortium’s “Tell the Bees.”    This mixed media card incorporates distressed edges, machine stitching and a little dry brushed paint to soften the edges.

Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio: Sweetness on the Inside

There’s lots to love inside this mixed media card folio.

Take this ribbon topped tag, for example.  I’ve covered this Graphic 45 Ivory Square Tag with designer papers from the collection.  This is so easy to do now that G45 has released their new dies! This Square Tag and Clock Die cuts the perfect paper layer to cover the tag.  As a bonus, you get the gorgeous ornate clock die that I’ve used in this tag collage. To add extra texture, I’ve topped the tag with more of the Black Quatrefoil Satin, Natural Crochet Lace, and burlap string.

This little tea wallet is dressed up with this sweet Bee and Bloom Journal card from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy.  And here’s a great way to use your ribbon scraps!  I hot glued these two little snips of black quatrefoil ribbon under the button.  Waste not, want not!  Of course, you have to include a honey stick in a bee themed card.

And what goes better with a honey stick than a cup of tea?  I think I’ll go make one right now!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, trick 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

 

 

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I’ve transformed a lowly brown paper lunch bag into a showy shabby chic paper bag Pocket Easter Card.  I haven’t done anything like this in quite a while, but I kind of had a hankering to make a project with lots of pockets and tags…and this is where I wound up!

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 01

Oh, but I had so much fun making this triple decker pocket card from an old brown paper bag! To make the base, I simply folded a standard brown lunch bag, lined it with darling Eastertime papers from Authentique, then adorned it with Yellow Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon , Hot Pink Quatrefoil Satin, Burlap String, and WOC flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 02

Pink and yellow is such a fun, fresh color combo for Springtime!  Would you like to see what’s in the pockets?  I thought so!

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card: Pocket #1

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 03

The bottom pocket is filled with treats for the tummy and treats for the eyes!  Each 3″ x 4″ string tie envelope is dressed up in its Easter best. The sweet little tag is made with a sticker from the paper collection.  Snippets of ribbon, , flowers, and burlap string are Easter Bunny approved!

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 04I’ve tucked some tasty almonds and the dearest miniature card into the string tie envelopes.

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card: Pocket #2 and #3

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 05

Tags and pockets go together like the Easter Bunny and Jelly Beans!  I created a tall tag for the middle pocket, then had dressing it up with ribbons, flowers stickers and charms.

The top pocket holds a decorated 4″ x 6″ string tie envelope.  Because it’s Easter, you have to have chocolate, so I’ve tucked a bag of M&M’s inside this pretty little packet.

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 06Here’s a peek at the paper bag pocket with everything removed.  I think this is a really fun alternative to an Easter Basket.  What do you think?

I hope I’ve 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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album for RRR March Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club Blog Hop: Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR March Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   Today’s Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album is a little bit of a departure from my normal crafting style.  But my sweet little Julia is turning 6, and she loooooves unicorns.  So like any good Nan, I broke out my best unicorn papers and embellishments to make this special interactive mini album for her.  Lucky for me, the gorgeous ribbons in the March Ribbon Club Assortment were a perfect match for this playful project.

If these ribbons don’t say “Magical Unicorn Princess” then I’ll eat my hat!  LOL

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album: The Shaker Cover

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 01

Every Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album needs a shaker element, so I added this one to the album front.

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 02

And, it has to be adorned with a priceless pink gem, too!

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 03

Don’t forget the ribbon!  Every Magical Princess Unicorn Mini Album must have ribbon!  The bow cluster is a combination of Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and 3/8″ Garden Rose Select Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbons. Both are part of the beautiful March Spring Mix Ribbon Club Collection.

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 04

I’ve used more of these lovely ribbons to create ribbon streamers on the mini album spine.

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album: A peek inside

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 05

I created 4 signatures for this album, with 3 pocket pages.  To decorate the pocket pages, I’ve cut snips of ribbon from the club assortment and topped them with a button.  Julia loves both ribbons and buttons.  It must be genetic!

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 06

The inside has a box style pocket with unicorn pencils (what else?) and a mini unicorn clip board.  I’ve written sayings and jokes about unicorns throughout the album.

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 07I designed this to be a mixed use type of album.  The pages have pockets, flaps and other fun interactive elements.  But I also left space for Julia to write stories, add photos, drawings and magazine clippings.  I’m hoping she will get hours of crafty fun with this album, and maybe even bring it to the house for us to work on together.

On with the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what crafty goodness Linsey has in store for you.  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop, then pop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  There, you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and be entered into the drawing for your very own Spring Colors Mix Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not already a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  Each month a lovely package of beautiful ribbons will be delivered to your door.  It’s like having a birthday every month of the year!  With Mother’s Day coming up, it makes a great gift, too.  You can find all the information (and a special deal!) right HERE.

I can’t wait to celebrate Julia’s birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card with Pockets and Treats

Hello, Friends!  I can’t believe we are already counting down the days ’til Easter!  I’m sort of glad, though, as that means I get to break out all my Easter paper pretties and ribbons!  Today I have a super sweet Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card to share with you.  Its made with Authentique Paper’s Springtime Collection (an oldie, but a goodie!) and gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

I love these sweet bunnies so much!  This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine.  I’ve enhanced the paper layers with a bodacious bow cluster tied with RRR’s  Turquoise Shimmer Satin Ribbon and topped with a Petaloo teal anemone.  The Ivory Burlap String adds just the right amount of texture to this vintage style card.

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

To lighten up the layers and add some extra dimension, I die cut Spellbinder’s Labels 47 Decorative Elements from white cardstock.  I decided I wanted just the lattice portion of the die cut, and not the scrolly bits at the top, so I trimmed those off with my guillotine trimmer.  Green stick pins and a little resin bunny complete the cover design.

TIP: To add a little extra swagger to the paper layers, crop your corners with a corner punch.

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card: A Peek Inside

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03

Of course, I had to finish the inside of the card!

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

The shallow pocket at the top of the card holds this darling mini envelope and tag.  There’s a miniature Ghiradelli chocolate tucked into the envelope.  Making these bitty envelopes is such a great way to use up scraps.

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 05The large pocket on the bottom holds a little tea bag wallet and honey stick.

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 06

The Green Flash Diamond Satin Bow really pops against these aqua papers, doesn’t it?

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club Assortment

If you’re on the search for some great Easter Ribbons to adorn your cards, projects, or Easter Bonnet, check out the Easter Candy Colored Ribbons in this month’s Ribbon Club Assortment!

You can find out all about the Ribbon Club HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas today that will help you get ready for the Easter Bunny.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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