Tag Archives: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card

RRR Put a Bow on it Challenge: Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Are you ready for the latest challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon?  This time around, Bonnie wants us to “Put a Bow On It.”   That’s always fun!  I pulled out some paper pretties, my April Ribbon Club Collection, a bone folder and some sequins to make this Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card.  (Say that 3 times real fast!)

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

Easel cards are one of my favorite styles.  But lately, I’ve also been having fun with shaker cards. So why not combine the two styles and then put a bow on it?  So I did!

 

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2This 6×6 card was inspired by the focal image.  It’s part of a digital set called “Grandma’s Attic” from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy.  While it is supposed to be a journal card, I decided to cut out the journal area in the center and convert it into a shaker card.  Fun idea, right?

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin Ribbon picks up on the gorgeous colors in this image.  Not only did I use it for the bow, but as a belly band, and as a border.  It’s amazing to me how the ribbon pulls all the elements in the design together.  To add the shabby chic feel of a Paris flea market, I added a little bird cage, a pen nib, a clock face and natural burlap string to the design.

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4I love the way the bird image on the designer paper peers out through the acetate cover on the shaker.  So cool!

 Paris Bird Easel Shaker Card:  A Peek Inside

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5For the inside of this Paris Bird Easel Shaker card, I created a vintage button card wrapped with custom dyed seam binding ribbon.  A fussy cut element from the paper collection serves as a pocket for a sweet little treat.  This paper has been in my stash for ages.  It’s a retired line from My Mind’s Eye called Lost and Found.  I don’t care how old it is….I still love it.

Be sure to visit the RRR BLOG for more inspiration from the rest of the team.  Then get out your paper pretties, Put a Bow On It, and link up over at RRR.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 

 

Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card

Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card with Graphic 45  Cafe Parisian

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  While playing with the scrumptious ribbons in the April Ribbon Club Collection, I made a great discovery.  These ribbons are a near perfect color match for Graphic 45’s Cafe Parisian collection.  I combined 3/8″ Honeycomb Light Coral Satin Ribbon with some paper pretties to make this Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1If this card doesn’t say “springtime” then I’ll eat my hat!  LOL  I love this very fresh and unusual color palette.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

Ephemera cards can do double duty when you cut them apart.  I used the back side of one to make this sweet little tab on the side of my card.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Then I rounded off the corners and hand wrote my sentiment on the remainder.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Keep Your Face Toward the Sunshine Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5

This vertical border makes a great pocket for a mini note card.  I’ll write my personal greeting here.

Have you played with your ribbon club collection yet?  It’s always a great assortment, but this month, it’s extra special!

Hope you get time to play with paper pretties soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Busy Bee Greeting Card with Pocket

RRR Blog Hop: Busy Bee Greeting Card with Pocket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Are you ready to hop?  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a “bee-utiful” card made with gorgeous ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Collection.  This Busy Bee Greeting Card has a fun pocket and sweet treats inside.  But before we take a look, here’s a peek at the fabulous ribbons in Aqua and Coral Ribbon Mix.

Buzzing with  Beautiful Blooms

Busy Bee Greeting Card with Pockets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

This card was inspired by our crabapple tree.  With it being our first spring in our little ranch home, I was anxiously waiting for that tree to bloom.  It did NOT disappoint!  I had this little honeybee image from The Graphics Fairy in my download file, so printed it off to make this card.  Tropic Crosshatch Satin Ribbon is a wonderful complement to the colors in this image.

Busy Bee Greeting Card with Pockets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

I added some lovely  flowers to my bow cluster, along with my favorite Natural Burlap String.

Busy Bee Greeting Card with Pockets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Vintage buttons and a vintage style key finish the card front off nicely!

Busy Bee Greeting Card with Pockets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

This bee image is leftover from a Creativity Kit I purchased at Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy.  It makes a perfect pocket for my teabag and honey stick.

Busy Bee Greeting Card with Pockets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5

I printed off an additional image, added stitching and a magnet to the back.  And just like that,  this card is a gift!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you this month.  Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a nice comment behind.  Then visit the RRR Blog to enter the giveaway for your very own April Ribbon Club Collection.  You’ll find the entire blog hop list there, too, in case you get lost along the way.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card

RRR Flower and Ribbon Challenge: Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! The theme this time is Flowers with Ribbon or Trim.  Making this Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card really brought the sunshine into my studio!

Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

Do you love this aqua and yellow color palette?  I sure do!  I combined fabulous  Aqua Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from the April Ribbon Club assortment with a gorgeous tag from Polly’s Paper Etsy “Bees, Please” digital images.  Hello, springtime!

Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

The Ribbon Club Assortment makes it easy to mix and match ribbons. You need just a snippet of Crosshatch on Tropic Satin Ribbon to add that extra bit of texture and pattern to the top of the tag.

Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Aqua and yellow color palettes are trending right now, and you can see why that is so when you look at this bow cluster.  Topping the luxurious ribbon with a cluster of pretty yellow flowers really pops!  To add a rustic touch to the card, I used Natural Burlap string to add fullness to the bow and to soften the edges of the card.

Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

A Peek Inside

Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5

I carried the design and color palette over to the inside of the card.

Dream Out Loud Honeybee Greeting Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6

A little inking, a little stamping, and this card is ready to roll!

What do you think of this color combination?  To me, it feels like spring, and that’s a good thing! I hope you’ll play along with us by linking your own flower and ribbon project up over on the RRR Challenge Blog.  I can’t wait to see what you  make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Springtime Bicycle Greeting Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Spring is finally here, and we’re all so happy to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.  This Springtime Bicycle Greeting card was inspired by childhood memories of that first glorious bike ride after the long winter.  We lived at the top of a big hill, and I can still remember the feeling of exhilaration as I sped downhill, hair flying, legs pumping and the wind whistling in my ears.  We would ride all day and never get tired.  Oh, to be young again!

April Ribbon Club Assortment: Aqua and Coral Mix

The April Ribbon Club Aqua and Coral Mix are perfect for spring!  They also happen to go beautifully with these Prima “Something Blue” papers that I found languishing in the Closet of Shame. Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin ribbon makes a great header for this fun card, especially when it’s topped with white crochet lace.

This 5″ x 7″ side fold card has a slight cutaway edge.  Sometimes it is fun to let the inner design paper peep through!

This poufy bow is tied with Aqua Plaid Ribbon.  It’s not just another pretty face!  Use ribbon to pick up on other colors in your design.  Here, it pulls out the aqua tones in the striped paper and the bicycle wheels.  It’s topped with pretty flowers for the same reason.

Let’s Peek Inside this Springtime Bicycle Greeting Card

Layer up those paper scraps on your work desk and use them to decorate the inside of your card!  I was afraid my sentiment would not fit on this little journal tag.  Prevent this problem by stamping  onto tissue paper. Then, tear around the sentiment, and glue in place.   Turn a journal card into a pocket by leaving one open edge.  Then tuck in a teabag or other small treat.

Have you played with your  new ribbon club assortment yet?  I think the colors and patterns are scrumptious, and I can’t wait to use it again.  Hooray for spring!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Today’s post is all about Easter, spring flowers, bunny rabbits and beautiful purple polka dot ribbon!  The Grape Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon from the March Ribbon Club Assortment is the perfect playmate for Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiments collection.  I used them  to make this shabby chic Easter Greetings card with Pockets & Tags.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1My sewing machine has been gathering dust lately, so I decided to add some stitched card layers to this pretty pastel creation.  To pick up on the beautiful shades of purple, I used Grape Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon in my bow and belly band .  Polka dots are perfect for springtime, don’t you agree?

Lots and Lots of Lovely Layers

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2This 5″ x 7″ top fold card design has lots and lots of lovely layers, all matted with cream cardstock.  So it weighs about a pound!  LOL

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3I used waste chipboard to elevate the chipboard image which added lovely depth and dimension to the card design.  To continue with the layering theme, I buddied up a punched cardstock tag with a chipboard tag and brass bunny charm.  This combo is tied to the side of the chipboard frame.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4My Zutter-Bow-it All Tool helped me tie this scrumptious triple loop bow.  Then I topped it off with some Ivory Burlap String and this gorgeous butterfly make with Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.

Easter Pockets and Tags

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5To turn a greeting card into a gift, why not add some pockets and tags?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6You can easily turn a  journaling card from the collection into a clever pocket.  Simply glue it onto a piece of cardstock that is 1/2″ wider on each side and along the bottom.  Then score, fold, bevel the edges and glue the flaps onto the card surface.  Instant pocket!

Now what to put inside?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 7I created a little vintage style button card!  Isn’t it fun?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 8Follow the same procedure outlined above to create the larger pocket on the bottom, only this time use a circle punch to add a thumb hole.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 9

This pocket holds a little chocolate treat and a tag made from scraps.  I added the button card into the photo because I like it so much.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10This little tag is made from scraps of goodness that were lying on the table when I finished.  Why toss them in the scrap bin when you can turn them into a sweet little goodie like this?

Wouldn’t this make a great hostess gift for the spring holidays? I hope you’ve found some crafty inspiration from this shabby chic Easter Greetings card with pockets and tags!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Save

Authentique “Fabulous” Retro Style Birthday Card

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card for RRR

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  March is nearly over!  How did that happen so fast?  I have one last Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club project to share with you.  My sweet sister in law had a birthday this month, and I made this retro style birthday card especially for her.  Becky is one of my favorite people in the whole world.  She has the greatest laugh, tells the best stories, and throws the best parties ever!  So I went “all out” on this fun “If the Crown Fits, Wear It!” card.

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1Isn’t this a fun color palette?  It takes me back to the 50’s!  Tropic Taffeta Ribbon steals the show on this fun card made with Authentique’s Fabulous paper collection. Ivory Burlap string makes the greatest loopy bows and I just can’t seem to stop using it!

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2This is one of my famous “chunky” cards.  In fact, it was so chunky, I had to devise a magnetic closure to keep it shut!  To dress up the closure, I added some cute wood icons.  Becky and I share a private joke about coffee and doughnuts.

A Peek Inside this retro style birthday card

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3I really had a ball on the inside of this retro style birthday card.  You’ll find 2 pockets filled with birthday goodies.

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4Do you ever get lost in the details when you are creating?  Yeah, that happens to me all the time.  But I’m kind of glad I followed the muse this time, because I super love these little tags tied onto the tiny clothes hanger.  Are they cute or what?

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5For the large pocket, I stamped a series of birthday wishes onto primitive white cardstock.  Then I added a little doodle art to the edges and text.  Next I matted the wishes on pretty teal cardstock.

Remember poodle skirts?  This cute little 3×4 journal tag is matted and backed with magnetic paper so that Becky can display it on her fridge. And there has to be chocolate in the pocket of this retro style birthday card or it wouldn’t be from me!

This was such a fun card to make, and Becky loved receiving it in the mail.  There is just nothing as personal as receiving a hand made card in the mail on your birthday.  I even managed to get it there on time!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Save

Save

Save

Save

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...