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Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Today I have a lemon fresh Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio to share with you.  You should be coming here fully inspired after visiting Karen’s lovely blog.  The ribbons on this pretty folio are from the gorgeous Blue and Brown Assortment of the RRR February Ribbon Club.

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club Assortment Blue & Brown

I chose to work with the luxurious Light Navy Checkerboard Satin and Light Navy Taffeta Ribbons for this project.

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio: Lemon Fresh

Is there any prettier color combination than these buttery yellow hues paired up with shades of blue?   The Light Navy ribbons are a picture perfect match for this Ciao Bella paper collection.  Because I’ve prepared a video tour of the folio for you, I’ll just share a few sneak peeks here. Then you can watch the video to learn tips and tricks for making the base.  For a linked supply list, look at the bottom of this post.

Ribbon is a wonderful addition to the interior of any project.

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio Video Tour

Learn lots of tips and tricks for creating this folio in this 10 minute project share video.

On With the Hop!

Now, let’s get on with the hop!  From here, you will hop over to see what fabulous ideas Linsey has in store for you.  When you’ve visited all the blogs in the hop, finish up on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you are not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club,I highly recommend it!  Each month you will receive by mail a fabulous assortment of color coordinated ribbons.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year.  To sign up, click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card

Ciao Bella Time for Home Winter Blues Shaker Card Reneabouquets snowflake frame by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Ciao Bella Time for Home  Shaker Card that is sure to chase away your winter blues!  The image inside the shaker frame reminds me so much of the home I grew up in.  Our house was situated in exactly the same spot as the one pictured here.    Living in Vermont, the streetlights came on around 3:30 in the afternoon during the winter months. The snow would glow with soft blue shades as the winter darkness closed in. And climbing that long icy hill in the dreary month of January was no picnic!  But there would be a hot cuppa, and a still-warm slice of Mom’s homemade bread waiting for me.  That promise of warmth and comfort kept me putting my feet one in front of the other as I trudged along past mammoth sized snowbanks, surrounded by the solitude that only winter provides.

Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card: The Details

I’ve adorned this 5 1/2″ square card with lovely triple loop bow tied from grey plaid Really Reasonable Ribbon.  White Iridescent Metallic String adds a subtle shimmer to the bow cluster as well.   Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves , flowers, pearls and a lovely snowflake frame add winter beauty to the card design.

TIP:  Adhere the shaker frame on the diagonal to create this pleasing diamond shape.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the card is very simply lined with more of the beautiful papers from this collection.  I created a small tea bag pocket and tucked in a fussy cut tag from the collection to complete the card design.

I have warm memories of my childhood home, but I must confess to you, I’m awfully glad to have married a Southern boy!  I find our North Carolina winters a LOT easier to endure than the ones from my childhood!

I hope I shared a 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.

Stay cozy!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Today I have another sweet Ciao Bella Sound of Winter project to share with you.  This Frisky Squirrel Card Folio is filled with rustic details that make my heart happy!

Loaded with texture, this 5″ x 7″ card has a  shaped, cut-away pocket filled with sweet little tags.  Vintage buttons, painted metal pine branches, die cut foliage and burlap string lend a rustic, woodland feel.

TIP: Add loads of texture to your tiny tags with scraps of canvas.  Cut fishtail banners on the ends of 1″ wide canvas, Paint wooden star buttons with ivory chalk paint.  Then top with vintage buttons and stitch onto the tags.  The end result is so pretty.

The card is still lovely, even after the tags have been removed from the pocket.

Frisky Squirrel Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside features a flap page with a magnetic closure and a pocket filled with little treasures.

TIP: When an image is too wide for a card base, simply score a fold line and turn it into a flap feature.  Add a fancy sentiment panel and a cut out from the collection to complete the scene.

The large pocket on the bottom holds a 4″ x 6″ image that I turned into a magnet.  And of course, there is a tea bag to warm up cold winter nights.

The collection has these pretty tall tags.  Trim these out and stitch onto canvas to make a sweet little bookmark.

This could serve as a Christmas card, New Year’s card, a winter birthday or get well card, too.  I love the cozy feeling these papers and images evoke, and had such fun working with them.

I hope I’ve 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.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below the signature of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Winter Fox Woodland Style Greeting Card

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Wiinter Fox Woodland Style Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Winter Fox Woodland Style Greeting Card with Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Creative Pack

Hello Friends!  This winter fox woodland style greeting card is a lovely way to welcome the season.  It’s made with Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Creative Pack, which was a gift from my sweet Montana friend, Becky.  She knows all about winter!

This handsome fox sits quietly under the full winter moon as snowflakes drift around him.

TIP: Create a full moon effect by placing circular element from the collection behind the fox.  Pop it up with dimensionals to add depth to the card design.

Moonlight Walks

The patterns and images in this collection take me right back to my childhood home in Vermont where winter days were dark and cold…but filled with their own special beauty. If I close my eyes and remember, I can still feel the sharp, icy sting of winter air against my cheeks and smell the freshness of the snowflake filled air.  My boots squeak under my feet as I trudge up our long hill under the watery light of the winter moon.  Home is at the top of the hill.  Light, warmth and a slice of mom’s homemade bread with a bowl of steaming soup wait for me there.  It’s a cozy memory, despite the cold.  I tried to capture the feeling of serenity and natural beauty that I remember from those days in this card.  Let’s take a closer look at the details, shall we?

Winter Fox Woodland Style Greeting Card: Wintry Details

TIP: Add winter charm to a card with white!  The flowers, snowflakes, paint spatters and die cut skeleton leaves help to amp up the wintry woodland vibe of this card.

TIP: Rustic charm comes from the kraft card base, burlap panel, burlap string, distressed edges and background paper.

The card base is 5″ x 7″ with a 1/2″ spine, because I knew I would want to tuck in some goodies.

TIP: Add some sparkle with Diamond Stickles and glitter.  Use an adhesive that dries clear (Art Institute is my favorite) and all you will see is the sparkle!  Use a light hand…a little glitter goes a long way!

Winter Fox Woodland Style Greeting Card: A Peek inside

Here’s a fun idea for pockets.  Fussy cut the bird on the fence and layer over the pocket flap.  This, combined with the window scene pocket almost make you feel like you could walk into the card.

To make the window scene card, simply fussy cut it from the paper.  Then adhere top, bottom and right hand side to the card base.  Die cut a sentiment panel and tuck behind the window along with a little tea bag.

The bottom pocket holds a sweet little bookmark, a chocolate treat, honey stick and a lovely vintage gold plated demitasse spoon.  Now we’ve turned this card into a gift!  I think it would make a lovely winter birthday card, get well card or even a Happy New Year card.

If you’d like to purchase this card folio, it’s available in my Etsy shop.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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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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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