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Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club Collection: Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Summer is winding down here in North Carolina.  While the afternoons are still quite hot, there’s a lovely coolness in the early morning and evening hours.  The days are getting shorter, too.  These subtle changes inspired me to create this Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card. My RRR Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment arrived in my mailbox just in time for me to make this pretty card/tag combo!

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

Usually, I put my pockets on the insides of my cards.  But change is good for the soul.  So, this time around I created a fun tag pocket on the front of a tall, skinny kraft card base.

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

This side fold card measures 4.25″ wide x 7″ tall.  I tore a piece of Kaisercraft Golden Grove designer paper to create this rustic looking pocket. Moss/Cream 5/8″ wide plaid ribbon looks amazing with this paper collection!

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3The tag fits right inside, which is fun change of pace.  I topped the tag with Moss/Cream Plaid ribbon and Ivory Crochet Lace.  The flower cluster features a WOC Mixed Earth Tones Chrysanthemum and Cosmos.  I sponged on some Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks to increase the golden tones in the flowers.

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card: A Peek Inside

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

I have as much fun decorating the insides of my cards as I do the outside.  Often, I will layer up scraps of designer paper to create a sort of collage effect as I did here.

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5This gift card pocket is tied shut with 3/8″ Moss/Cream Plaid Ribbon.

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6Use scraps of paper to create little pockets inside the 3″ square folio.  Each pocket holds a little tag or journal spot.  You could also add small treats or a gift card to each pocket.

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 7

Autumn Hues Tag Pocket Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 8

How much fun will it be for the recipient of this card to open each section and find a yummy chocolate treat inside?  I just love interactive elements in cards!

Are you ready for fall?  It’s my favorite season of the year.  While I get a little sad at the fact that the days are getting shorter, the promise of golden leaves, bright blue skies and cool, crisp air fills me with anticipation.

I hope I’ve 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

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Suck it Up Buttercup Library Pocket and Tag

Tammy Tutterow Five for Friday: Suck it Up Buttercup!

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  We should all get a big pat on the back for making it through another week!  Is anyone besides me dreaming of spring?  I had a yearning to play with flowers and buttons and burlap the other day, so I pulled out my Tammy Tutterow stamps and dies and went to work on creating this fun little Suck it Up Buttercup Library Pocket and Tag.  It’s bursting with happy spring flowers and a great shabby chic pink and grey color scheme.  Check it out!

The Library Card Pocket is one of Tammy’s awesome steel rule dies.  These are such fun to work with because they can cut through so many different materials.  I used pale pink burlap to create my library pocket.  Before die cutting, I backed the burlap with iron on interfacing to prevent fraying.  The steel rule die cut through it like buttah.  Handy score lines allowed me to put the pocket together in a flash.  (Note: this die requires the use of a Big Shot Plus or a Spellbinders Platinum Plus or any other machine that accepts thick, 8″ wide dies.)

Pick a Pocket Full of Posie Parts

These sweet springtime posies were such fun to make with Tammy’s Posie Parts Stamp and Die set.   The set contains 9 cling foam stamps and matching thin dies that cut out each Posie Part.  Not having to fussy cut each stamped image is such a time saver!

First, I stamped the sweet Posie Parts onto patterned paper from October Afternoon’s Travel Girl Collection. Then I ran them through my Spellbinder Platinum with the matching dies. Stamping on patterned paper is quick, because you don’t have to color the images.  Since I’m not the world’s greatest colorist, I really like having the ability to do this.

After shaping each flower layer (there are 3) with a stylus, I stacked them together and added a sweet little button to the center.  I used water color pencils to add a touch of pink to the edges of the flower pot, then just assembled the whole happy bunch onto the front of the Library Card Pocket.

The little metal charm reads “Never, Never, Give Up.”  i used a Distress Crayon to color in the words, then suspended it from a vintage safety pin and added it to the simple square knot bow in my burlap ribbon.

What’s in Your Pocket?

Here’s what you’ll find in the pocket!  This little tag features Tammy’s Suck it Up Buttercup stamp.  Honestly, this is such a great sentiment for anyone who needs a gentle nudge to persevere in the face of life’s many obstacles.

The sentiment was stamped onto patterned paper using Magenta Archival Ink.  I then heat embossed it with clear powder and colored in the sentiment with water color pencils.

Next, I die cut the sentiment with a Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Nestabilities Die  For the tag base, I cut a rectangle 3.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle from primitive cream cardstock,  and rounded the corners  with a 1/4″ corner rounder.  Now it was time to assemble the tag.  Since the patterned paper I used for the sentiment was just a little bit thin, I cut a second scalloped circle from patterned paper.  Then I glued the tag base between the two die cut circles.  I think the shaped top is such a fun element on this Library Card Pocket/tag combo.

A Little Message of Encouragement

Tammy’s Mini Deco Edge Envelope was the perfect finishing touch for this cheery little pocket/tag duo.  I die cut it from patterned paper, then used the insert die to create a hand written note card with a little word of encouragement.  Stamping one of the Posie Parts and adding a button sealed the deal.

I can think of so many fun ways to use these stamps and dies.  I’m writing my ideas down in a little notebook so I won’t forget them.  Would you like to see  more of these cutie patootie stamps and dies in future posts?  How would you use them?  Let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

Lullaby Baby Pocket Card: G45 Precious Memories

Lullaby Baby Pocket Card with Organza Ribbon and G45 Precious Memories

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I was looking at photos of the grand girls the other day, which always makes me feel all gooey inside.  Suddenly I had the urge to break out my G45 Precious Memories papers and create a baby card .  It’s always a good idea to listen to your muse…and that’s how this darling Lullaby Baby Pocket card came into the world.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Because I wanted to keep everything about this card soft and sweet, I decided to go with a white organza bow topped with ivory burlap string. To me, it looks like fairy wings.

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The fairies are guarding this precious angel while she peacefully sleeps.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Debra Natural Crochet Lace adds lovely soft texture and a wonderful vintage vibe.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3It also did a great job of dressing up my little diaper pin embellishment.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6A stamped border and sentiment and a teeny tiny gift card are tucked inside.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-8The large pocket contains a Staples Regular Ivory tag.

lullaby-baby-pocket-card-precious-memories-once-upon-a-springtime-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-9Instead of pulling the ivory burlap string all the way through, I looped it around for a different look, then topped it with more Petaloo flowers.

Is there anything sweeter than a sleeping baby?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy  Elephant Card with Graphic 45 Safari Adventure

Hello, G45’ers!  Don’t you just love it when inspiration hits?  That’s exactly what happened the other day as I was cleaning up my work table.  I’d been playing with Graphic 45’s amazing Safari Adventure Collection and my eye suddenly fell on the darling image of the Mama Elephant and her baby.  Like a flash, I could see this sweet Baby Elephant Card come together in my mind. Time to switch gears from clean up  mode to creativity mode.  The result?  A super adorable Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card! Check it out!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2Go ahead…you can give a little “squeeeee” if you want to!  LOL A baby card is about the last item I expected to make with these papers, but I honestly think this might be my favorite baby boy card ever!  And to think that I made it almost entirely with the scraps that were on my work surface!   Sa-weeet!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card: Working With UTEE

  1. Use a Spellbinder Small Circle Die to cut out the sweet mama elephant and her baby.  When doing this, I always create a template by taping a scrap piece of paper to my die, and cutting a scrap piece of paper.  Remove the die cut circle, but leave the  “frame” attached to the die.  Now you can place the open circle over your image to get the placement just right.  Tape the die in place and cut out the image.
  2. Next cut the correlating large circle die to create a mat from the 12×12 Prints and patterns.
  3. To give the image this lovely, glassy appearance, you will heat emboss with UTEE. (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). The steps for this follow
  4. Ink up the image with Versamark or other clear embossing ink.  Be generous!
  5. Cover the image with UTEE and let the excess slide off into a tray or a piece of clean paper.  You can put the excess back into the jar and use it again.
  6. Hold the image with a pair of tweezers so you don’t burn your fingers.
  7. Heat emboss from the UNDERSIDE of the image.  This is really, really important!  If you try to heat emboss from the top, the large crystals of the UTEE will fly all over you, all over your work surface, and probably end up on the surface of the moon.  It’s a really big mess.
  8. Once the UTEE starts to melt, you can heat emboss from the topside to completely melt the crystals.
  9. If it’s not as glossy as you’d like, let it cool a bit, and repeat all the above steps. UTEE is HOT …so don’t touch!  Let it cool.  For reals.
  10. Mat the image, attach to the doily and voila!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4I took this angle shot so you can kind of see the UTEE shimmering on the surface of the image.  It’s hard to see on camera, but trust me, in person it is amazing!

A Peek Inside Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5Pockets on the inside make this card super fun!  Leopard print paper?  Yes, please!

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6 jpgThese are some old Fiskars sentiment stamps that I found in my stash.   Graphic 45 Staples ATC cards are just the right size to use as a sentiment tag.  Make a pocket with an image from the 8×8 collection.  Just cut a thumb hole with a circle punch and glue down the bottom and sides.  Instant pocket, and the perfect size for a gift card, too.

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo7Here’s the bottom pocket.  The large ephemera card is a great place to add a personal note, or a photo of new mom and baby.

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo8Elephants are such beautiful creatures, and I love the many different ways they are depicted in this collection. Have you noticed  that elephants and other safari themes are trending in nursery decor?   This whimsical Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant card would make a great addition to a baby boy’s  room.

I’ll add a supply list with product links (where possible) below.  I’d love to hear what you think about using this image on a baby card.  Won’t you please share your thoughts with me in the comment section?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Supply List for Welcome to Our Jungle Baby Boy Elephant Card

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 12×12 Paper:

  • Safari Adventure
  • Amazing Africa
  • Jungle Expedition

Safari Adventure 8×8 Papers

  • Creatures Great and Small
  • Amazing Africa
  • Great Migration

Safari Adventure Chipboard 1 & 2

Safari Adventure Banners

Safari Adventure 12×12 Prints and Patterns

Staples Ivory ATC tag

Other Products

Ranger UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)

Heat Gun

Spellbinder circle die, or other circle die

Two sheets of 8.5×11 Soft Sky Cardstock

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Laser Cut Doilies

Petaloo Canvas Rosettes

Petaloo Textured Elements Ivory Mixed textured Mini Blossoms

Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, Parrot Green Leaves

Fiskars Precious Baby Quotes Clear Acrylic Stamps

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink

Brad, Stick Pins, Novelty Buttons

 

 

 

 

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You’re in My Thoughts Pocket Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon: You’re in My Thoughts Pocket Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Do you ever run across a color combination that takes you back to a specific place and time?  Today’s card did that for me.  The colors put me in mind of the soft velvety sunsets I enjoyed up on the hill where I grew up in Vermont.  Here’s a first look at my You’re in My Thoughts pocket card.

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 1I can almost hear the crickets chirping and feel the soft summer night on my cheek when I look at this card made with Prima’s “Something Blue” paper collection.  And I found the perfect ribbon playmates in luxurious Rust Silky Crush Ribbon and delicate Salmon Pink Seam Binding.

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 2Working with the Silky Crush Ribbon is a joy!  This ribbon ties up into the most gorgeous bows! The wrinkles and texture add an extra level of shabby chic to a card like this.  I think I’m going to have to get this in every lovely shade that’s available in the RRR Shop.

Happy Accident

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 3Here’s a close up of the bow cluster. I topped it with a gorgeous Petaloo Darjeeling Spice Anemone.  Would you like to know how I made these paper curls?  It’s was one of those “happy accidents” that we all love so much.  I was using my guillotine trimmer to shave off a small slice of my card base and as I was about to toss the shavings into the bin I had one of those, “What if….” moments.  So I gently curled the paper against the handle of a small paintbrush, just as you would with curling ribbon and before my very eyes, my “What if” turned into a “Voila!” moment. I simply used my glue gun to add them to the bow cluster.

You’re in My Thoughts:  A Look Inside

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 4I had a good time decorating the inside of this card, too. I added a gift card pocket with a couple of sweet surprises for the recipient in the upper half of the card.

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 5And so as not to play favorites, I created a pocket on the bottom of this You’re in My Thoughts card.

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 6It’s filled with sweet surprises, too.  The small tag would make a great bookmark, and I think the larger tag would be so pretty on a fridge or a work cubicle.  Just personalize the tag, and you’re all set!

I’m always amazed at the power of paper to stir up memory.  Does this color combo remind you of anything?  If so, I’d love to hear in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Let’s Chat! Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up

Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up Challenge: Let’s Chat with Graphic 45 Communique

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous challenge at Frilly and Funkie!  This go round, the ever amazing Jenny is our hostess.  All Lined Up is the theme:

For this challenge you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don’t count!)

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1I went vintage for this All Lined Up Challenge and turned to one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 collections: Communique.  The telephone line on this chipboard is what got the ball rolling. This 7″ x 5″ side fold card is all lined up thusly:

  • glittered, geometric grid chipboard
  • Lined patterened paper
  • flim strip ribbon
  • film strip chipboard
  • lined up buttons
  • lined up icons in border
  • lined paper used as leaves on my Petaloo flower

All Lined up on the inside, too!

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2I used even more lines on the inside.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4The right hand side of my card has lined papers, lined up buttons on both paper and border and columns in the newspaper.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5The flap opens to reveal two photo mount areas with more of those in line photo icons.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6The left hand side has a little stripey header.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6 jpgHere’s a loot at the whole shebang.

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the All Lined Up theme and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie BLOG before midnight EST on Tuesday, July 26th.

The team will choose 4 winners from the entries. The favorite project will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

You’ll find all the details on this challenge along with wonderful inspiration from the Frilly side of the team HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Masculine Pocket Card with Graphic 45 Good Old Sport

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Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Masculine Pocket Card with Graphic 45 Good Old Sport

Hello, Friends!  How can it already be June?  But here we are, the first Friday in June and that means it’s time for a fabby new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Bonnie has dared us to create a masculine card with ribbon or trim.  So I dug into my Graphic 45 Good Old Sport and Typography papers to put together this masculine pocket card.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 01These clean simple lines and bold colors are perfect for this challenge.  I created a belly band on my striped background paper by layering antique gold netting with some of the border stickers from the collection.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 02Next, I fussy cut images from the 12 x 12 Good Old Sport papers and used foam dimensionals to place them on top of  a journal card from the Typography collection.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 03 This chipboard piece fit right in between my golfer and rugby player, which is a great way to lead the eye from one image to the next.  I topped the tag  with a bit of Red Canvas Color Band Ribbon and some Natural Burlap String for a pop of color and added texture. I also used the burlap string to attach my sentiment charm to that sparkly red clothespin.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 04The party really gets started once you open this masculine pocket card because it has not ONE but TWO great pockets on the inside!  (Go big or go home, right?)  The pocket on the left contains a tag that I made with the 8×8 papers, a sticker and some little banner pieces.  The pocket on the right contains postcards from the 12×12 collection. I love the little baseball/ribbon embellie that I hung from a red paper clip. ( I scrap lifted this idea from my BOLB Ginny Nemchak.  She’s a clever girl, that one!)

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 05I left this masculine pocket card sort of sentiment neutral.  It could be used for Father’s Day, graduation, birthdays, a congrats card or even a card to cheer on a fella who is going through a rough patch.  There’s plenty of room to write a personal sentiment or mount photos on the postcards.  The tag can be used as a bookmark or decoration in a work cubicle or desk space.  And, there’s plenty of room to tuck a gift card or small treat into either pocket of this masculine pocket card.

Now it’s your turn!  Start out by visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG so you can get all inspired by the other designer projects there.  Then work up your own masculine project using ribbon or trim and link it up.  You’ll find all the details on the RRR Blog.  I’ll be popping by to take a peek at your fabby projects soon.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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