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RRR Hop: Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop:  Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon  February Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today, I’ve created a “Magical” Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio using the gorgeous Purple & Green Ribbons from the February Ribbon Club.  They are a perfect match for the Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Collection!

 

Magical Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

I created a 5.25″ x 7.25″ hardcover folio with a .75″ spine.  The front of the album cover is a Prima Resin frame turned into a shaker element.  I don’t know what it is about this collection, but it just calls out for a shaker element!

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2You can see how perfectly the February Ribbon Club Assortment matches these pretty papers!  I created a double double loop bow cluster with Hyacinth Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge and Bud Green Crosshatch Satin Ribbon.  This is topped with some pretty purple and white flowers.

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 11

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

The ribbon closure is 1.5″ Emerald Green Gingham. I secured it to the cover using strips of 1/2″ Scor-Tape.

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Magical Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6This is a very simple folio.  The waterfall feature is on the right and a pocket is on the left.  But don’t be fooled!  There’s lots of room to store photos!

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

I’ve incorporated belly bands to hold ephemera cards from the collection.

You can score and fold a large horizontal ephemera card to form a flap feature.

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8

This large pocket will easily hold 4″ x 6″ photos.

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio Fairie Dust by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

Add ephemera cards for journaling.

This would be such a fun way to record a child’s birthday party or tea party, don’t you think?

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Waterfall Folio on Youtube

I thought you might want to see the details of how all these mechanisms work, so I’ve prepared a very short Youtube video tour to share with you today.  Enjoy!

On with the Hop!

From here,  you will hop on over to visit Cherry’s sweet blog.  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and then hop right over to the RRR BLOG.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into a drawing for your very own free Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not already signed up for the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  Each month, you will receive a lovely collection of perfectly coordinated ribbons that you can use to take your projects to the next level.  It’s a little bit like getting a birthday present every month of the year!  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Nature Themed Masculine Cards with Ribbon

Nature Themed Masculine Cards with Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Do you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards?  How about when you try to use ribbons on masculine cards?  Well, you are not alone. Today I have a couple of quick to make nature themed masculine cards with ribbon to share with you.  I hope that by the time we get to the end of this post you’ll be saying, “Why yes!  I can use ribbon on a masculine card!”

Nature Themed Masculine Card #1: Explore Nature’s Majesty

Explore Nature's Majesty Nature Themed Masculine Card with Ribbon by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

See?  What did I tell you?  This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card made with the Paper House Field Study Collection.  It’s probably retired, as I found it during a shopping trip at Tuesday Morning.  Unlike my usual heavily layered cards, this one’s pretty simple.  The Moss/Cream Gingham Bow is topped with Natural Burlap String and a button from my stash.

Explore Nature's Majesty Nature Themed Masculine Card with Ribbon by Kathy Clement  for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

The inside is equally simple, with some nice nature quotes and room to write a personal note.

Nature Themed Masculine Cards with Ribbon #2: Always  Be on the Lookout for Wonder

Nature Themed Masculine Card with Ribbon by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

The RRR February Ribbon Club Assortment has some fabulous green ribbons in it.  That’s what inspired me to purchase this paper.  (Any excuse, right?) This Bud Green Taffeta Ribbon adds a great pop of color and texture to this green and gold botanical beauty. And of course, I tied the bows with my Zutter Bow It All Tool.

Nature Themed Masculine Card with Ribbon by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

I love the contrast in texture that you get when you combine Gold Metallic String with Natural Burlap String.  This vintage button is from my stash, and I love the fact that it looks like stone.

Nature Themed Masculine Card with Ribbon by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

This pocket is a handy spot to tuck in a note, a gift card or any other kind of treat.

So, now how do you feel about using ribbon on a masculine card?  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Botanical Tea Pop Up Birthday Card

Botanical Tea Pop Up Birthday Card with Natural Burlap String Bow

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Natural Burlap String is one of my crafting staples!  I love it and use it so much that I purchase it by the spool.  It’s a great way to add texture to a card design.  It looks fabulous when threaded through a button.  Wrap it around a card to create a border.  Tie a little loopy string bow and add it to a bow cluster.  The possibilities are endless!  I used Natural Burlap String to make the fluffy string bow on this Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Pop Up Birthday Card, and I just love the way it turned out.

Botanical Tea Pop Up Birthday Card Botanical Tea by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Burlap string comes in a rainbow of colors, but I love the rustic feel of this big, loopy Natural Burlap String Bow. It really sets off the soft pinks and blues in the paper collection.

Botanical Tea Pop Up Birthday Card Botanical Tea by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

A Zutter Bow-it-All Tool makes quick work of tying this bow style.

Botanical Tea Pop Up Birthday Card Botanical Tea by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

The inside of the card has a lovely pop up gift card holder!

Botanical Tea Pop Up Birthday Card Botanical Tea by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4If you’ve never made a pop up card before, this is quite possibly the easiest style to start with.  I have a video tutorial HERE where you can watch and learn how to make it.  The papers I use are different, but the steps are the same.

The best thing about Natural Burlap String, apart from it’s amazing versatility, is that it is also incredibly affordable.  You can’t beat that!

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

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the first RRR Blog Hop of 2018.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  I’ve created a pretty in pink Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card for you today, but before I reveal it, let’s take a look at the fabulous January Ribbon Club Assortment.

These are super fun ribbons to use on all your Valentine projects, but I found they work really well on regular cards, too.

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 1

This Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card pairs perfectly with the Pearl Pink Delicate Stitched Satin and Mixed Pink Diamond Grosgrain ribbons from the Valentine Mix Assortment.

 

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 2

I also used the Valentine Mix ribbons to make my belly band:

  • First, find the center of the card layer, and then add a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Run the tape past the edge of the card layer so you can wrap the ribbon around the back. This creates a neat, clean edge.
  • Next, place Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon over the Scor-Tape.  Press to secure firmly and wrap the edges around the back of the card layer.
  • Now, add a strip of 1/4″ Scor-Tape in the middle of the Hot Pink Satin Ribbon.  Then attach a piece of white crochet lace.
  • Then add a strip of 1/4″ Scor-Tape above and below the hot pink satin ribbon.  Add a row of the Pink Mixed Diamond Grosgrain ribbon here.
  • Now you just add your additional card layers, easy as pie!
Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card: Ribbon Embellishments

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 3This pouf-tastic double layer bow cluster is the main embellishment on this Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card.  But you can use ribbon as an embellishment in other ways, too.

  • Thread ribbon through a paper clip or shaped paper clip to create a cute banner. I topped this one with a button to keep with the sewing theme.  But  you could easily add a key or other shape to fit the theme of your project.

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 4

  • Wrap ribbon around a miniature wooden spool.

 

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 5

I picked up these teeny tiny spools of thread at a yard sale.  Since the thread was a perfect color match, I did not remove it to add ribbon this time.  In other projects, I have wrapped empty spools with ribbon to make a custom embellishment.  And, do you see the little snippet of crochet lace peeking out from the embellishment cluster?  It adds just the right amount of texture.

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card: A Peek Inside

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 6

The inside of this card is sweet and simple.  I simply added designer papers (this is Photo Play’s  Vintage Girl Collection, in case you want to know).

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 7Transform cardstock scraps into this sweet little tea bag wallet.  This adds a personal touch to the card design.

On with the Hop!

Now hop on over to Cherry’s lovely blog for even more Valentine inspiration.  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a sweet comment behind.  Then check in with Bonnie on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so you can be entered into the drawing for a free Valentine Mix Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t joined the RRR Monthly RIbbon Club, now is the perfect time to join.  You’ll receive a perfectly coordinated ribbon assortment each month in 2018.  It’s a fun, affordable way to add to your ribbon stash.  You can find all the details HERE.

I think it’s lovely that Valentine’s Day comes right after Christmas.  Playing with pretty pink Valentine ribbon is a wonderful way to beat the winter blues!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Can I squeeze in one more Christmas card before the big day arrives?  Sure I can!  This Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card adorned with Peacock Alley Seam Binding makes my heart sing.Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ upright easel card.  The color palette makes me swoon!

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 2Winter birds are my absolute favorite.  We have bluebirds in our back yard, and every time I see that flash of color at the feeder, it makes me happy.

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 3This bow cluster started with a triple loop seam binding bow.  I topped this with a loopy gold metallic string bow and vintage velvet dogwood blossoms.   Naturally, I tied them both with my trusty Zutter Bow it All Tool!

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 4Like all easel cards, this one folds flat for mailing or storage.

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 5I’ve tucked a wee tag into the gift card/treat pocket.  This way, the card becomes a gift.

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 6The journal card is the perfect place to add a personal greeting.

I’ve had such fun making Christmas cards in non-traditional colors.  Don’t get me wrong: I love red and green and gold!  But there’s something kind of dreamy about this pink and aqua Sweet Christmas Bluebirds easel card that appeals to my imagination.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Back to Basics

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Back to Basics Ribbon Club Assortment

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the December 2017 Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  This month we are showcasing the Back to Basics Ribbon Club Assortment.  These elegant ribbons  come in an array of neutral hues and classic prints making it a must have for your crafty stash.

The photograph really doesn’t do this lovely assortment justice.  But perhaps this soft blue sympathy card will give you a better idea of just how lovely these ribbons are.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 1

These pretty grey ribbons are the perfect companion for this sympathy card.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 2

The base layer for my bow cluster is a double loop bow tied with Shell Grey Taffeta Ribbon.  I topped this with a second double loop created from Metal Grey Mini Dots Satin. To add just a touch of shimmer, I tied a double loop bow with Silver Metallic String.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 3Of course, I used my trusty Bow-it-All Tool to create each layer of the bow.  And to add dimension to the card, I’ve separated the layers with foam adhesive. The gorgeous die cut layer is a Spellbinder’s Die.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 4The inside of the card is simply finished with designer papers and a stamped sentiment.

Blue Sympathy Card New England by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Product by Stamperia Photo 5I added a sweet ribbon border with Shell Grey Mini Dots Satin Ribbon.  It just elevates the whole design.

Be sure to visit each of the blogs on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop and leave some love behind.  Then hop on over to the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into a drawing for your very own Back to Basics Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, you can get all the information HERE.  Maybe you can tell Santa this is on the top of your Christmas Wish List!

Now, hop on over and see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m still working away on this year’s Christmas cards.  While red and green are traditional and beautiful Christmas colors, I’m having lots of fun playing with shabby chic colors this year.  This pink shabby chic Woodland Christmas easel card is adorned with Pearl  Pink Swiss Dots Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 1

I love the soft shimmer that satin ribbon adds to a card.  And how sweet are those little birdies in their winter nest?

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 2The triple loop bow is tied with a little help from my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.  I don’t know what I would do without it!  I use it literally every single time I create!

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 3

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 4Like all easel cards, this one folds shut for mailing or storage.

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 5I added a little treat/gift pocket on the inside along with a journal card for a personal greeting.

So how do you feel about this Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas easel card?  I’m loving the pink and blue hues because really, you could leave this card up all winter long.  I  kind of love that idea!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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