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Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble with RRR June Citrus Ribbon Club Assortment

Hello, Friends!  It’s summer…maybe not on the calendar, but here in North Carolina, the grass is growing faster than we can cut it, flowers are blooming everywhere, afternoon heat is producing almost daily thunderstorms, and the bees are buzzing about like pollen covered dirigibles!  All this summery goodness inspired me to create a little Orange Blossom Honey gift ensemble using the inspiring ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon  Citrus Ribbon Assortment.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensembleby Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 01Oh, how I love these glorious ribbons!   They were the perfect playmate for this honey toned “It’s the Bee’s Knees” Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy. I began by creating a 7″ wide x 5″ tall top fold card base from kraft cardstock.  After embossing it with a honeycomb folder, I sponged it lightly with Black Soot Distress Ink and spritzed it liberally with Tattered Angels Marigold Glimmer Mist.  After this was heat dried, I splattered more mist all over the card base.  Then i was ready to build my card layers.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 06I stitched paper from the collection to a scrap of burlap fabric that I had in my stash.  This was topped with a piece of Honeycomb Maize Satin Ribbon tied in a simple square knot.  The other layers were stitched onto kraft cardstock, and then I added them to the card with foam dots.  I created a belly band by layering Tangerine Cross Hatch Ribbon over Maize Diamond Satin Ribbon.  This was such a pretty combo, that I went to work tying a spectacular double loop/triple loop bow with the same ribbons.  Then I topped them with a Burlap Wild Sunflower and a vintage button from my stash.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 05Here’s a close up of the details.  Instead of tossing my little ribbon scraps, I trimmed the ends, stapled them together and glued them under the honeybee image.  I will be sure to do this again, as it’s a great way to use those little pieces of ribbon, and it looks so cute!

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 03The inside of the card contains two pockets.  One holds a fun sentiment tag, while the other holds a tea bag (lemon yellow, of course!) and a Ghiradelli chocolate square.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 04Adding just a touch of honeycomb maize satin to this tag really made it cute! And I tied my honeybee charm onto the tag with just a scrap of natural burlap string.

With phase one of the Orange Blossom Honey gift ensemble completed, I could move on to phase II.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 07I was having so much fun, that I went on to create this pretty notepad holder to complete this Orange Blossom Honey gift ensemble.  I’ve made hundreds and hundreds of these over the years, and they make such a nice gift!

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 10After building the chipboard notebook base, I decorated it with paper from my stash, then layered on elements from the creativity kit, more Maize Diamond Satin Ribbon, some gears, and a lovely cabochon.  Just a touch of black burlap string beneath the Petaloo Burlap Sunflower made it pop off the page.

Orange Blossom Honey Gift Ensemble by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Bees Knees Creativity Kit  from Polly's Paper Studio Etsy 11The inside contains a slash pocket on the left hand side, stuffed with tags and a 4″ x 6″ post it pad on the right.  Now you’ll be happy to write down your to-do list!

I need to make up a bunch of these to have on hand for last minute gifts.  Summer is such a busy time, it’s always nice to have something on hand.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Bee Happy for RRR Things with Wings Challenge

Bee Happy Pocket Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge

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Hey, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabby challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  This time around, our theme is Things with Wings.  Oh, the possibilities!  I  created this Bee happy pocket card using the fabulous “It’s the Bees Knees” Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Studio.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 01I got a little inky making this card. I started with a 5″ x 6.5″ white card base that I stamped with a script background and then heat embossed.  Next, I ran the base through a honeycomb embossing folder.  I sponged on warm honey tones of Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Tea Dye and Spiced Marmalade.  Then the entire surface was sponged lightly with Tea Dye DI and spritzed and flicked with water to create a gorgeous background layer.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 03I layered up elements from the creativity kit with cardstock, burlap and lots of machine stitching to add even more texture to the card.  I pulled out my favorite Black and White Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon to create my bow and topped it with a chipboard button and antique gold burlap string.  A loopy bow made with 3/8″ Old Gold organza was positioned behind the main bow to add a little shimmer and shine.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 02Some gold sequins were tossed in just for fun, along with star stick pins and gorgeous sugared blossoms from Petaloo.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 04The inside of the card has a sentiment panel that I created by stamping a bee with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with clear powder.  Then I just sponged in those same ink colors to create a resist effect.  The sentiment was computer journaled. The pocket on the right contains a vintage button card and a bookmark that is topped with two pretty charms, burlap string and more houndstooth ribbon.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 05I love the way the ribbon makes everything else on this card just POP!

Now it’s your turn!  Create your own “things with wings” project and link it up over on the RRR BLOG.  I’ll be popping by to pay you a visit, and you know I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Shabby Chic Easter Folder with Pockets

Sew Sweet Shabby Chic Easter Folder with Pockets, Tags and Goodies for RRR

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I was playing with some gorgeous Easter Button Cards from Polly’s Paper Studio the other day, and suddenly an idea popped into my head.  How fun would it be to create an Easter Folder with pockets and tags?  And why not use a vintage sewing theme to make it really special?  So that’s exactly what I did!

Easter Folder with Pockets 01The thing that makes this Easter folder with pockets so special is the gorgeous ribbon and flowers.  I used both white crocheted lace and Vintage Pink Floral Cotton Blend Ribbon as a belly band/closure for this chunky little folder.   Since my background paper featured polka dots, I decided to add a Pouf-tacular Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bow.  This ribbon is so silky and easy to work with.

Easter Folder with Pockets 02These romantic English Roses leave me weak in the knees, especially when combined with Cosmos Daisies, Sweetheart Blossoms, and pink Bead/Berry Sprays.   I love the little Victorian boot charm perched on those spool end papers, too!

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 03Here’s a peeky at the inside of the folder.  There’s a pocket on each side stuffed to the gills with sewing themed goodies.

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 04The pocket on the left contains this darling lamb button card topped with more of that beautiful Pearl Pink Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon.  The little paper spool is wrapped with Pearl Pink Seam Binding ribbon that is secured with two pearl stick pins.  And those are real vintage buttons on that ribbon wrapped pink button card.  What seamstress or crafter would not love to get this parcel from the Easter Bunny?  But wait…there’s more!

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 05The pocket on the right is decorated with a vintage style cameo, mounted on a gold tone filigree base.  And you can really see how pretty that shabby chic Vintage Roses cotton blend ribbon is in this shot, too.

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 06I created a pocket on this tag, then stuffed it with another button card and an individually wrapped dark chocolate.  That way, no one has to nibble off the Easter Bunny’s chocolate ears!  The tag is topped with more of the Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, natural burlap string and a miniature pair of vintage scissors.  I’ve also used Bright Pink Gingham Ribbon as an accent on tags and pockets.

Who says the kids get all the Easter baskets?  Why not shake things up a little bit this year, and make an Easter Folder with pockets for the big kids?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Banner

Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Banner: Show Me the Green Challenge at RRR

RRRChallengeBadgeOh, the Top ‘o the Mornin’ to ye, my friends!  ‘Tis truly a glorious day here on the blog, because it’s time for the Show Me the Green Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I’m sharing my Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Banner with you.  It’s sure to make your Irish eyes shine with gorgeous green ribbons and vintage St. Patrick’s Day art from Polly’s Paper Studio. Take a look:

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Banner 01Now if that doesn’t make you break into a chorus of “O Danny Boy” then we are without hope.

Lucky St. Patrick's Day BannerI printed the St. Patrick’s Day Bingo cards onto matte photo paper and then layered them onto pretty green paper I found in my stash.  Each pennant is backed with green ticking canvas and sewn onto Cream Mesh Ribbon and Emerald Green Satin Ribbon with a silver metallic edge.  I love the little bit of shimmer the satin ribbon adds to the design.  It looks like this little leprechaun found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and used it to make this pretty little heart shaped locket.

Show me the Green Challenge for RRR March 2016 03I added beautiful Emerald Tartan bows on either end of this lucky St. Patrick’s Day banner, and tied little streamers between the pennants.  Clusters of Off White Chrysanthemums and green Sweetheart Blossoms make this banner feel like a party is about to happen.

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Banner 04I added ephemera that I found in my stash along with both green and white doilies.  This is such a cheery banner with all the bright colors and happy images, it makes me feel like dancing a jig! I hope this lucky St. Patrick’s Day banner has brightened your day.  I know I certainly enjoyed making it!

Be sure to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to find links to all the other designer’s “Show Me the Green” Challenge projects.  Then create your own green project using ribbon or trim and load it up on the RRR Blog. I’ll be popping by to take a peek, and I can’t wait to see what you make!

May the road rise up to meet you!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Gloriously Green Springtime Banner

RRR BLOG HOP: Gloriously Green Springtime Banner

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabulous Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You should be coming here from Karen’s beautiful blog.  If you are off track, please visit the RRR BLOG where you will find a complete list of all the blogs on this hop.

Today, I have a Gloriously Green Springtime Banner to share with you.  It’s made with the Gorgeously Green February Ribbon Club Assortment which is the perfect tonic for the winter blahs.  Take a peeky:

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I just love the springtime freshness of these fabby ribbons!  This month, the RRR team is being sponsored with digital images from our teamie, Ginny Nemchak.  Ginny owns Polly’s Paper Studio and she generously shared her beautiful artwork with us.  I thought her Large Floral Journal Cards would look smashing with this month’s Ribbon Club Assortment, so  I worked them up into this gloriously green springtime banner.

Spring Green Banner RRR Blog Hop Feb 2016 02The journal cards were stitched onto Ivory burlap and a base of green and ivory stripe French Linen cardstock. The individual pennants were then stitched onto white netting that I topped with shimmery Apple Green Swiss Mini Dot Satin ribbon.  I love the way this emphasized the green tones in Ginny’s digi art.  Here are some close ups of the individual pennants.

Gloriously Green Springtime BannerRRR Blog Hop Feb 2016 03I really wanted to catch the freshness of Spring with this banner.  I love the cloud washed skies and fresh green growing things that mark the season.  To achieve this look,  each pennant is trimmed along the top with Victoria Crochet Lace.  I created a ribbon cluster in the corners by topping a bow tied with 7/8″ white organza with a 3/8″ apple green checkerboard satin bow .  And what is springtime without a few flowers?  These gorgeous apple blossoms, magnolias. chrysanthemums, and sweetheart blossoms bring out the pinks in the paper and make this banner feel as refreshing as a springtime breeze. Next,  I found the little bird image in my stash, and framed him with this painted and glittered chipboard.

Gloriously Green Springtime Banner RRR Blog Hop Feb 2016 05I created ribbon streamers  by tying the white organza and 3/8″ apple green checkerboard satin on either side of my center panel, adding flower clusters and white Bead and Berry Sprays  to my floral groupings.

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This ornate chip frame was painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint and then splattered with Worn Lipstick and Shabby Shutters Distress Paint.  It makes me think of a field full of spring clovers.

 

Gloriously Green Springtime Banner RRR Blog Hop Feb 2016 06This feathery flourish chipboard was painted with Picket Fence Distress paint and doused with glitter. The painted and stamped fashionista chipboard was perched on top with foam tabs. Another cluster of gorgeous mulberry flowers and ribbons finishes the right hand side of the banner.

From here, you will hop on over to LESLIE’S luscious BLOG. Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop and soak up all the inspiration, then finish up at the RRR Blog where you’ll answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered into a prize drawing for your very own Gorgeously Green Ribbon Collection.

I can’t wait to spy my first dandelion!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Shabby Chic Valentine Wallet for RRR Anything Goes Challenge

Shabby Chic Valentine Wallet

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for a fabby new  ANYTHING GOES challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  The RRR team has been generously sponsored by Polly’s Paper Studio, and I can’t wait to share this adorable Shabby Chic Valentine Wallet with you all.  It will make your little heart go pitty pat!

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 13The papers, images and most of the ephemera used in making the Valentine wallet are from Polly’s Paper Charming Cherubs Valentine Creativity Kit.  I added beautiful mulberry flowers and ribbons from RRR along with lots of goodies found in my Closet of Shame.  Let’s take a peeky at how this little darling was constructed.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 12The  Valentine wallet style album measures 7″ x 5″ when closed.  And you’ll laugh when I tell you what inspired the design!  As you know, we have sold our large family home and are downsizing into a cute little ranch about 15 minutes away.  So I have been purging like a maniac.  When I was cleaning out a scrap drawer, I ran across 2 old manila file folders that I had set aside to upcycle.  I was just about to toss them in the trash (oh, the pain of purging!) when an idea streaked through my brain and before long I had sketched out the idea for this cute l’il Valentine wallet.  Sometimes, being a pack rat has a happy ending!

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 10Both file folders were cut along the side fold to measure 7″ long by 5″ tall.  They were laid side by side on my work surface and joined together to create a tri fold wallet style album.  Then burlap was machine stitched directly onto the front side of the cover.  Before decorating the cover, I used 1/2″ Scor-Tape to secure a 30″ length of pink chevron striped twill ribbon as a closure for the album.  1.5″ Ivory Crocheted lace was added to the fold side of the album. I added flirty pink posies (cottage roses, chrysanthemums, cosmos daisies and deep ivory gypsophila) in clusters around my embellies and pretty pink satin bow.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 08The cover of the Valentine wallet opens to reveal a sweet decorated page.  I fussy cut around the angel wings and then taped it inside this embossed paper tag.  (Which I also found while purging.) The image is mounted on a glassine bag.  It’s the perfect spot to tuck in a little gift card, tickets to a show, an individually wrapped chocolate or tea bag, too.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 01The inside of the wallet has pockets filled with tags, photo mounts, love notes and more pretty papers and images from the kit.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 02I stuck with a pink, cream and brown color palette to unify the design.  The little tags are topped with bright pink gingham ribbon. I also added more mulberry flowers to my decorated pocket.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 03I love this stamp from 7 Gypsies.  I just stamped onto kraft cardstock with black ink, then trimmed the corners to make it look like a tag.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 04I thought it would be fun to add a slash pocket to the Valentine wallet where little love notes could be tucked in.  You could also journal on the back of these little tags.  I found the booklet in my stash.  It’s amazing what you find when you are getting ready to move!  The trio of cherubs is one of the images from the Valentine creativity kit.  I just fussy cut them and perched them on top of my heading.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 05A closer look at the love notes.  You could easily write these yourself, mount them on cardstock and tuck them inside.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 06The left hand side of this page is decorated with ephemera and images from the kit.  Aren’t they just swoon worthy?

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 07Then, the pocket is stuffed with another cute stamped tag (also from 7 Gypsies) and more photo mounts.

Polly's Paper Valentine Wallet 13This little Valentine wallet  came together fairly fast…a little more than an afternoon of paper play, which is not bad.  I love the way the burlap feels, and the contrast between the Victorian imagery and the rustic texture makes me swoon a little.

Now it’s YOUR turn!  First, go visit RRR BLOG where you will find loads of inspiration.   Then, create your own ANYTHING GOES project and link it up on the RRR Blog.  I’ll be popping by to see what you cooked up!

And, here’s a good reason to play along in this fabby challenge: Polly’s Paper Studio will be awarding one talented participant a prize of their choice of 5 digital items from their amazing shop!  So get out your glue sticks and get your craft on!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

An Elegant Vintage Christmas Card

An Elegant Vintage Christmas Card

Creating with Really Reasonable Ribbon Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Think fast: what do you love about the holidays?  Like you, I cherish the time spent with family and friends.  And I love holiday baking!  But one thing really makes Christmas stand out to me, and that is the abundance of beauty that fills our world at this time of year.  It seems like every where you look, there is something wondrous to catch your eye and capture your attention.  It’s just so….elegant!  And with that in mind, I created this elegant vintage Christmas card to share with you here today.

Elegant Vintage Christmas 02What could possibly be more elegant than Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon?  I love the soft shimmer  and subtle texture it adds to a project like this.  When ribbon is this elegant, you really don’t need much else, so I simply topped it with three itty bitty red jingle bells.  This elegant vintage Christmas card is created with Polly’s Paper Studio “Let it Snow” Creativity Kit.

Here’s wishing you a good old fashioned elegant Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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