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Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio

 

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Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio for the RRR June Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop.  My project inspiration this month is this Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio.  It’s a great match up for the June Ribbon Club Assortment.

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You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  You can find the complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog.  Now let’s take a closer look at the lovely ribbons used to adorn this summer folio.

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio:  Give Me the Skinny

I decided to go taller and skinner with this folio.  (If only it was so easy in real life!)  The base measures 4 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ with a 1/2″ spine.

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Turquoise Plaid Ribbon looks fabulous with all the pinks and greens in this collection, so I chose to use it for the ribbon closure on the folio.  That looked so good that I decided to add a little border strip of it topped with crochet lace.  Then I created a bow cluster using Hot Pink Satin with a Silver Metallic Edge and placed it atop that border strip.  A loopy silver metallic string bow goes perfectly with the metallic edge on the satin ribbon.

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Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio: A Peek Inside

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Flip pages add so much fun to a folio design.  I decorated this one with butterfly stamps and little sentiment strips from the paper collection.

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Here’s a look at the fully opened folio.  As you can see, I’ve used ribbon from the Club Assortment inside, too.

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The center box style pocket holds a trio of treats all dressed up with pretty ribbon.  The Tea Wallet is sporting a Turquoise Plaid Ribbon Belly Band.  The vintage silver plate spoon is held in place with a snippet of Hot Pink Satin Ribbon.  I love the color and texture these ribbons add to the interior of the folio.

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Even tiny scraps of ribbon can be put to good use!  A folded scrap of Turquoise Plaid Ribbon looks so pretty tucked under the button of this stitched magnet.

On With the Blog Hop

From here, you will hop on over to  the RRR Blog, where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Maybe you will win your very own June Ribbon Club Assortment!  Yay!

Subscribing to the Ribbon Club is easy and affordable!  It’s like getting a birthday present in the mail every single month!  You can find out all about it HERE.

I hope I 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio

Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio for The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio made with the red, white and blue ribbons in the May Ribbon Club Assortment and papers from Authentique’s Liberty Collection Kit.

 

I look forward to this lovely assortment every month, but the red, white and blue assortment is always a special treat.  Let’s take a look at the details of this festive card folio.

Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio: Stars and Stripes Forever

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

Every cowgirl needs a pair of star spangled boots, don’t you think?   I’ve dolled this card up with the Tiny Stars on Poppy Red Grosgrain Ribbon from the assortment.  Then top the double loop bows with Ivory Burlap String and a star shaped button to amp up the patriotic vibe.

Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio: A Party on the Inside

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The festivities really get started on the inside of this interactive card folio, and there’s more ribbon at work here, too.

Authentique Liberty Star Spangled Cowgirl Boots Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

This shaped magnet is all dolled up with a 3/8″ Patriotic Plaid Bow, a posy and more star  buttons. The Tiny Stars on Poppy Red Grosgrain ribbon serves as a handy closure for the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ accordion folio.

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I’ve dressed this up with patterned papers, ribbons, pockets, stickers and inserts.

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Top a tag with a snippet of the same Tiny Stars/Poppy Red Grosgrain Ribbon, some Ivory Burlap String and a cute Uncle Sam Hat charm, and you’ve got a party on your hands!

On With the Hop

From here, you will hop on over to see what treats Cherry has in store for you.  Be sure to visit the RRR Blog where you will find the complete hop list.  While you are there, answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  You’ll be entered into a drawing for your very own May Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the ribbon club yet, this is a great month to join.  You can find all the details and information HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner, Esther Asbury, was randomly selected from Candy’s Blog.  
Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the  April 2019 Alumni Hop!  This month I have a darling Heartfelt Creations Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card to share with you.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Building the Card Base

Just look at all those cheeky little birdies clustered around the delicate cherry blossoms on this 4″ x 7 1/2″ box style card!  They make my heart sing!  Here’s how I built the base for this sweet card.

  • First cut a 7 1/2″ x 11″ panel of Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Then, place the long side of the paper on your scoring tool.  Then score at 4″, 4 3/4″, 8 3/4″ and again at 10″.  This will leave you with 2 short flaps on the right hand side.  Fold the outermost flap under and adhere.  The remaining flap will form a pocket inside the card.
  • Now crease along all the scored lines to create a little book with a 3/4″ spine on the left.
  • If you wish to use a ribbon closure, as I did on this card, then add it now using 1/2″ Scor-Tape to secure it.
  • Next, cover front and back covers with 3 7/8″ x 7 3/8″ panels of designer paper.
    • TIP: You may machine stitch around the front cover  to add extra texture if desired.
    • TIP: Assemble the card cover before you attach it to the card base.  This makes it easier to assemble the card interior, and protects the card cover from soil or damage.

Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Creating the Shaker Element

Here are the steps to follow to create the shaker frame.

  • First, use the Eyelet Oval and Basics Small Die to cut the oval center from the floral card front in the paper collection.  Save the frame for another use.  Keep the decorative center as we will use it for the focal image inside the shaker.
  • Next die cut the frame from Whip Cream Cardstock.  To do this, I layered the Eyelet Oval & Basic Small Die with the #3 die from that set.  A bit of washi tape placed across both dies will keep everything neat and centered.
  • Now use just the outer frame die to cut clear acrylic cardstock.
  • Then adhere the acrylic die cut to the back side of the Whip Cream frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • When the adhesive is set, place a triple layer of Darice Adhesive Foam Strips around the back side of the frame.
    • TIP: Make sure all the tape ends are closely butted up against one another to prevent the shaker elements from leaking out of the shaker box.
  • Now adhere the focal image to the card base.
  • Next,  fill the center of the image completely with Buttons Galore Rainbow Unicorn Shaker Mix.
  • Finally, remove the top layer of liner tape from the foam strips and center the shaker frame over the focal image.  Press in place.
Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: Creating the Cherry Blossoms

Did you know that Heartfelt Creations now includes 2 sheets of pre-colored images that are all ready to cut out with the matching dies?   This makes is quick and easy to create perfectly color matched flowers for your project.

  • First, cut out flowers, leaves and bird images from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper collection using the Tweet Cherry Blossoms Dies.
  • Next, place the items face down in the 3D Cherry Blossoms Shaping Mold.
    • TIP: You can shape up to 3 layers at a time using the mold.  Just spritz each individual layer lightly with water before adding the next layer. I personally find that doing just 2 layers at a time yields the best results.
  • Now, layer the flowers together using hot glue or Dries Clear adhesive.  I did not layer the tiniest flowers on this project.
  • Next, pierce a hole in the center of each layered flower using the Golf piercing tool.
  • Then thread stamens through the holes, securing the back side with a little hot glue.  I used wired stamens on the mid sized blossoms, and rock candy stamens on he large blossoms.
  • Now, use a bit of sponge to tap the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Drop each flower into a container and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder.
  • Next, fill the centers of the smallest blooms with Dries Clear and a sprinkling of TuTu Pink Prills.
  • Finally adhere the prepared flowers to the card.
Cherry Blossom Retreat Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

The interior of the card features 2 pockets.

To make the side pocket:

  • First, line the card base with designer paper.
  • Next, fold the flap we scored and secure it to the card base at the top and bottom edges.
  • Finally, cut a border strip to cover the pocket flap.

To make the box style pocket on the left:

  • First, cut a 5 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ panel of Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Now, place the long side on your scoring tool and score at 1/2″, 1″, 4 3/4″, and 5 1/4″.
  • Next, turn this panel so that the short side is against the rail.  Then score at 2 1/2″ and 3″.
  • Crease and burnish all the scored lines.
  • Next, cut away the outermost rectangle on each side of the box pocket. (Refer to photo.)
  • Then cut a slit from the bottom edge to the second crease on each side.  (Refer to photo.)
  • Now, place a dab of adhesive on the back side of the small square at the bottom, and adhere to the tab above it.
  • Now just fold scored lines on the bottom to form the base of the box.  Adhere the small tab to the bottom of the box for extra strength.  (You will see how this works when you are constructing the box.)
  • Finally, fold the sides in and adhere to the box base.
    • TIP: I like to cut a small triangular piece away from the top of the box sides once the pocket is built.  This way, they are less visible.
  • Now adhere the box pocket to the left  hand side of the card base.

Use the Album Tags and Accents Dies to create a little bookmark to tuck into the right hand pocket.  Then, create a little treat wallet using the scraps on your work table and tuck it into the box pocket.

You’ll find a linked supply list for this project below the post. 

On With the Hop!

This hop runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, April 29th.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a lovely comment.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.

A winner will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, April 30th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

The hop starts HERE:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥  Gloria ♥  VickiJoann  ♥  SusanCandy

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  For more Heartfelt Creations tutorials, click HERE.

Enjoy the Hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope

Authentique Abundant Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope for the RRR April Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop. You should be coming here filled with inspiration after having visited Karen’s lovely blog.  With Easter fast approaching, I decided it would be fun to create a Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope using the April Ribbon Club Assortment and Authentique Paper’s Abundant Easter Collection.

The base is a 5″ x 7″ kraft envelope filled with tags and goodies from the Easter Bunny!  Yellow and Gray ribbons from this month’s ribbon club really work with this vintage style paper collection.

Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: The Front Side

The front of the envelope is also decorated.  I’ve stacked Daffodil Checkerboard Satin Ribbon with 3/8″ Metal Gray Plaid to form little bow clusters in the corners of the focal image.  Yellow bead/berry sprays really brighten things up tucked in with the ribbon and Little Birdie Flowers. A fussy cut banner from the paper collection is a great way to get the party started.

Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: The Details

  • Fussy cut the baby chicks image and pop it up with dimensionals.
  • Cover chipboard bunnies with designer paper and add micro rose garlands.

  • Create twin bow clusters for the envelope sides and top with roses.
  • Pop the ends of a Cardstock Elements banner up on foam dots and adhere to the envelope flap.
Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: What’s Inside?

This trio of treat tags, the vintage silver spoon and the honey stick have all been dressed up with ribbon.  I’ve wrapped a package of Chocolate Biscoff cookies with designer paper and a tag from the collection.  You get such a generous amount of the Daffodil Checkerboard Satin and the Metal Grey Plaid that there is plenty to go around!  And of course, I had to throw in a little Ivory Burlap String.

All the tags are decorated with an image on the front and a treat pocket on the back.

I’ve added a Spellbinder’s Triple Tear Circle and some cute Eileen Hull Banners and Pennants Dies  to each tag.

The third tag has a little notecard tucked into the pocket.  Make this by folding the 4″ x 6″ image in half on the long side.

I like to think of these loaded envelopes as Easter Baskets for grownups.  It’s fun to dress them up with pretty papers and ribbons.

On With the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to Cherry’s blog.  Finish up at the RRR Blog  where you will find the complete hop list.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into the drawing for a free April Ribbon Club Assortment.

I hope I’ve shared some tips 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 hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

 This blog hop is now closed.  The winner is ionabunny from Amarily’s blog. Thanks for hopping.  

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today I have a Burst of Spring Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  Pansies are one of my very favorite flowers.   I find their lovely perfume combined with the velvety leaves and sweet “faces” completely irresistible!

This is a 5 1/2″ square Twisted Easel Card made with the Burst of Spring Cheery Pansies, Lush Lilac and Leafy Accent Stamps and Dies.  I’ll provide a linked supply list at the end of the post.

Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Easel cards have to be one of my favorite fancy folds.  I love the fact that they can stand upright for display, but fold flat for storage.  The design looks complicated, but it’s really as easy as pie!

  • First,  cut a 5 1/2″ x 11″ panel of Lavender Fields Prestige Cardstock. Score it on the long side at 5 1/2″.  Fold to create a 5 1/2″ square card base.
  • Now, line the top left and the bottom right corners of the card front up on your scoring tool.  This will form a diagonal line.  It’s important that the corners be placed precisely.
  • Next, score a diagonal line from point to point.  Fold to form 2 triangular halves and burnish with a bone folder.
  • Complete the card card front (directions below).  Place adhesive on just the bottom triangle.  Then adhere the card front over the adhesive so that it is right side up when the easel is opened.

NOTE: I double matted my card with Grape Jelly cardstock.  Cut the 5 3/8″ square mat from corner to corner before you adhere it to the card base.

Teacup Pansies

To make the teacup pansies focal image, follow these simple steps.

  • First, trim a 6″ x 6″ card front image from the Burst of Spring paper collection to measure 5 1/4″ square.
  • Next, stamp two Burst of Spring Teacups onto the soft patterned lilac paper from the Burst of Springtime Paper Collection.  I used Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Now, die cut the teacups using the matching Burst of Spring Die.
  • Shade in the teacup and the background with the coloring medium of your choice.
  • Then place dots of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive over the filler flowers on one teacup.
  • Next, sprinkle Citrus Crush Flower Soft over the glued areas.  Tap off excess and place back in the jar.
  • Once the adhesive has dried, use foam tabs to adhere the colored and Flower Soft image over the stamped image.
  • Now fill the teacup with pansies, lilacs and leaves.  Place foam adhesive on the back of the image and adhere in the center of the card front.
Creating the Flowers

I had some leftover lilac blooms from another project, so that part was easy.  You can find a tutorial for making those HERE.

The Burst of Spring Paper Collection has two pages of pre-colored pansies and leaves that are ready to use.  No stamping or coloring required!

  • Die cut the Cheery Pansies from the paper collection with the Cheery Pansy Dies.
  • Place the pansy layers face down in the 3D Pansy Shaping Mold.  You can add up to 3 layers of pansy petals and leaves in the mold at a time.  Just be sure to mist each layer very lightly with water.
  • Once the pansy layers are all in place, follow your die cutting machine’s directions and run them through.
  • Turn the pansies out onto your work surface.  Use the Flower Shaping Tool Kit to quickly round the pansies edges.  Then press into the center of each pansy layer to lift the petals.
  • Adhere the two-petal layer over the 3 petal layer and press into the center with a stylus.
  • Sponge the edges of each flower with ColorBox Plumeria Chalk Ink, if desired.
  • Place a small amount of Dries Clear Adhesive on your craft mat or in a small dish.  Dip a makeup sponge into the adhesive, then tap the adhesive randomly over the flower surface.
  • Open Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter and dip the (still wet) leaves in to cover with glitter.
  • Fill the center of each pansy with a circle of adhesive, then sprinkle with Citrus Burst Flower Soft.  Set aside to dry.
  • Repeat this process with the leaves.  Use Archival Leaf Green Ink to sponge the edges.
Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial: Finishing Touches

Finish off your card with this cute circle tag (cut with the matching Ornamental Tags Die), a Purple Gingham Bow and a trio of buttons.  This photo shows what the card looks like when the easel is closed.

Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I wanted you to see the inside of this card, so that you would know where to place the pansies.  Yes, they go on the INSIDE of the card base.  This way, they act as a stopper for the easel.

  • First, mat the inside of the card with  more of the  Grape Jelly cardstock, just as you did for the front of the card.
  • Next, trim the 6″ x 6″ “thinking of you” card front to measure 5 1/4″.  Adhere inside the card base.
  • Trim another 5 1/4″ panel of designer paper from the collection.  Cut from corner to corner and adhere to the top half of the page.
  • Die cut one of the fancy tags from the Burst of Spring paper collection with the matching Album Tags and Accents Dies.  From white cardstock, die cut the eyelet frame for the tag.  Adhere these together along the left hand side of the card, as seen in the photo.
  • Now create a die cut pocket using the Lacy Diamond Die and white cardstock.  Carefully place adhesive just along the outside edges of the bottom half of the triangle.  Adhere on the top of the card interior, as seen in the photo.  Insert a miniature Ghiradelli chocolate or other small treat.
  • Die cut the “Hugs” tab using the Ticket and Tags die.  Place adhesive just on the right hand side, and place as seen in the photo.

You have room to write a personal greeting at the top of the card.

On With the Hop!

This hop runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, April 1st.  Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a lovely comment.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. A winner will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, April 3rd.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

♥ KATHY (the hop starts HERE) ♥ AmarilysVicki ArchanaGloria 

SandyJoannSusanCandy

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and inspiration 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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