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Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine for the RRR Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the January Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine to share with you.

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The January Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with all sorts of delicious pink ribbons.  I chose to add this soft and dreamy 5/8″ Light Pink Sheer Organza with Satin Center ribbon from the club assortment.

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First, I tied a triple loop bow using my Bow-it-All Tool.  Then I topped that bow with a loopy Pink Burlap String bow.

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A smaller bow cluster in the upper left hand corner helps to frame the sentiment panel.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine: A Peek Inside

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I kept the inside of this Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine pretty simple.  Just a sentiment panel on the top, and a simple pocket with insert on the bottom.

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Create the insert with one of the 4″ x 6 Spring Farmhouse Journal Cards and some extra pieces of brown cardstock.

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Tuck a tea bag, a honey stick and an individually wrapped chocolate inside for a sweet Valentine greeting.  There’s plenty of room to write a personal greeting inside this little gift wallet, too.

On With the Hop

From here, you will hop over and see what lovely inspiration my teamie Linsey has in store for you.  You can find a complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog.  Visit all the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment behind then finish up on the RRR blog to be entered into the drawing for your very own January Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t subscribed to the RRR Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  Build your ribbon stash each month with a beautifully color coordinated assortment.  You can find out how HERE.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Nostalgia Meowy Christmas Card Folio

Authentique Nostalgia Meowy Christmas Card Folio with Tutorial Links

Hello, Friends!  Happy Christmas Eve Day!  A few weeks ago, I shared a tutorial for THIS adorable “Santa Paws” card folio tutorial.  Today, kitties take the spotlight with this Authentique Nostalgia Meowy Christmas Card Folio.

Authentique Nostalgia Meowy Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

One of the things I love the most about this festive collection is that it works for people or for pets.  And who wouldn’t love to find this little basket of Christmas kitties under the tree?  I’ve adorned this card with one of my favorite holiday ribbons: Vintage Christmas Plaid.  To add just a touch of holiday sparkle, I topped my double loop bow with some Gold Metallic String and some miniature holiday ornaments.   To create this feline version of the Santa Paws  folio, you can follow the same YouTube video.  Just switch out the dog images and sentiments for cat images and sentiments.

Nostalgia Meowy Christmas Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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This 5″ x 7″ x 1/2″ card folio is filled with feline fun!  Pockets, folio inserts, hidden pull out tags and flaps make opening this card as much fun as opening a Christmas present.

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The flap mechanism on the top of the card opens to reveal this shaped pocket filled with little treats.

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This would be a great spot to add a personal message, a photo or even a gift card. And do you spy the adorable snowman chocolate peeping around the corner?

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The large pocket on the bottom is decorated with a fussy cut Santa image and some cute hinge stickers.  A mini candy cane fits perfectly into the pocket.

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This 6″ x 4 1/4″ accordion style folio has a sweet magnetic flap closure.  You can learn how to build it HERE.   Just switch out dog images for cat images and you’re all set!

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I’ve added some little tuck spots inside this festive folio.

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If you did not want to use magnets here, you could always tie the folio with more of that pretty Vintage Plaid Ribbon!

Now, I have some last minute Christmas preparations to attend to, so I’d best be off.  But before I go, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.  May peace, joy, love, family and friendship fill your heart with good cheer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Blues Christmas Folio

Winter Blues Christmas Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the RRR December Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   Today’s project is a Winter Blues Christmas Folio made with Kaisercraft “Frosted” and the Winter Blues Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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Is there any color combo that’s more wintry than blue and white?  Once again, I pulled out my few remaining bits and bobs of Kaisercraft Frosted to play alongside this scrumptious 5/8″ Porcelain Diamond Satin Ribbon.  Combined with a little Silver Metallic String it really makes the design on the front of this 7″ x 5″ folio pop!

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The folio is wrapped with another length of Porcelain Diamond Satin.  Leave the tails long to serve as the closure for the folio.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio: The Bow Cluster

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I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie this 3 1/2″ double loop bow and the 4 loop metallic string bow.  If you struggle with tying bows, I really recommend this tool.  I use it every time I craft because using it is like having an extra pair of hands in the studio.

To complete the bow cluster, string two silver glitter jingle bells on more metallic string.  Tie a knot to keep them from slipping off.  Then add a small dab of hot glue to the top of your bow cluster and place the knotted string in the glue.  Immediately add the Little Birdie Margery Ivory Flower on top to hold the jingle bells in place.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio: A Peek Inside

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This is a very simple folio design and is almost identical to the folio I made a while back with Garden Goddess.   The left hand side hosts an 8 page waterfall.  On the right, there’s a little pocket with goodies tucked inside.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio: The Waterfall

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Each of the eight pages in the waterfall measures 4″ x 4 3/4″.  To hold everything closed, I devised a little magnetic belly band.  (These cute die cut silhouettes are from Spellbinders..and they are on sale right now! )

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You can fit 16 photos inside the waterfall feature.

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I’ve decorated the pages with tuck spots and  flaps for journaling and extra fun.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio: The Pocket

 

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The side pocket is filled with this sweet little tea bag/gift card wallet, a hand crocheted ivory snowflake and a honey stick.

Winter Blues Christmas Folio Kaisercraft Frosted by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10I’ve topped the snowflake with the last little bit of the Porcelain Diamond Satin Ribbon so it’s ready to hang on the tree.

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Here’s a look at the empty pocket, with the same sweet couple from the cover of the folio.  There’s room for photos, recipes or other goodies here.

I have a tutorial for this folio base made with another collection HERE.

On with the hop!

From here, hop on over and see what sweet creations the delightful Linsey has in store for you.  You can find the complete hop list on the RRR Blog.  And you will want to visit all the blogs so your name is entered in the drawing for your very own Winter Blues Ribbon Assortment.

Thanks so much for hopping! If you are interested in purchasing this folio, you can find it in my ETSY shop.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Do you ever travel back in time when you are crafting?  While creating this Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio, I found myself back in my childhood home.  The hill we lived on in Vermont was a long, steep dirt road.  And when winter rolled in, the hill would come alive with kids bundled up in snow gear waiting to take a thrilling sled ride to the bottom. We would zip down with the snow flying back in our faces, whooping with delight until we steered off into a snowbank to stop ourselves.  Then we’d trudge all the way back up that hill, pulling our sleds behind us, our breath freezing in the air like plumes of smoke.  And we never got cold.  Oh, those were fun times!

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kaisercraft Frosted for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

I tried to capture the joy of those times, and the shimmering snow in this 5″ x 7″ x 1/2″ card folio made with Kaisercraft Frosted. (retired..but you can still find some HERE.)  If you’d like to see other ways I’ve used this lovely collection, you can find past projects HERE. 

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: The Ribbons

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The Winter Blues Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR had the perfect playmates for this card.   I layered up some White Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon with 3/8″ Porcelain with Silver Edge in the bow cluster.  Isn’t it dreamy?

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If you are new to tying bows, I highly recommend Delicate Stitched Satin.  It is easy to work with, and ties the prettiest bows!

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White Crochet Lace from the assortment makes me think of a delicate snowflake.  I love seeing it peek out from behind the little sentiment.

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: The Details

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Creating this little woodland scene was so much fun!  I asked our clever son to cut me some small, thin wood slices in his workshop.  And he was happy to oblige!  here’s how I created this woodland scene.

I know it sounds like a lot of steps, but it actually comes together faster than it takes to write it out!

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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Do you spot the ribbon inside this card?  I’ve covered the 1/2″ spine area with 3/8″ Blue Topaz/Light Silver Diamond Grosgrain Ribbon.  This is also from the ribbon club assortment.

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I liked it so much, I used it again to decorate the belly band on this tea bag wallet.

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And I used it to decorate the honey stick that goes with this Earl Grey Tea Bag.

I loaded this nostalgic beauty into my Etsy shop, and if you hurry, it might still be there!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m absolutely loving the versatility of the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment!  It’s great for Christmas, of course, but also a fabulous play mate for this Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card.

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

I paired up 5/8″ Sherbet Shimmer Satin with 3/8″ moss/cream gingham ribbon  to create this fancy bow cluster.

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These colors just pop with the Graphic 45 Garden Goddess papers.  And a shaker card is always so much fun to give and receive.

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

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I just had the best time making this interactive card!  Here’s how I built this flap page.

  • First, cut an 8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of the sunflower paper from the 8×8 paper pad.
  • Next,  score the long side at 3 1/8″.  Fold to form a flap.
  • Now adhere the flap page mechanism to the card base.
  • Then open the flap and place a Basic Grey magnet about 2 1/2″ from the left hand edge, midway between the card top and bottom. Secure with a small piece of Scor-Tape.
  • Place the “matching” magnet on top of the first magnet.  Peel off the adhesive liner and close the flap page.  Now the magnets will hold the flap shut.
  • Build a pocket from the Garden Goddess pocket and tag page.  Adhere this to the flap, leaving the pointed end unfolded.  Tuck in a little spoon.
  • Then mat a sticker tag on cardstock and adhere on the side of the flap.

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Inside the flap page, adhere a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card over the magnet.  Cut a strip of designer paper and cover the magnet on the flap. I suspended the metal edge of the velvet bookmark from the magnet on the back of the flap, then wrapped it up over the top of the flap page so it would dangle prettily on the front of the flap.   Isn’t that fun?

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card: The pocket and insert

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I used my scraps to create a little tea wallet to tuck into the pocket on the bottom.

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This whole collection just makes me want to throw a garden party!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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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