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Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card with RRR Center Stitched Burlap Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Sympathy cards fall into the category of cards you hope you never have to make.  Receiving cards and notes after the loss of a loved one is so meaningful and comforting that I try to make them extra special.  This Memories shabby chic sympathy card uses one of my all time favorite sympathy sentiment stamps and lovely Pink Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon.

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

I like to keep everything on a sympathy card soft: the colors, the textures, and even the images.  Using  a natural fiber ribbon like the burlap center stitch helps me achieve these goals.

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2The base of this 5″ x 6″  is created from one strip of 12″ x 5″ cardstock.  First I scored the paper on the long side at 4″ and  8.75″.  Then I  folded along the score lines.  This allowed me to create a cutaway card front and an inner pocket.

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card: An Easy Way to Add a Pocket

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Use a punch to add a decorative edge to the pocket, then line with designer papers.  Glue just the top and bottom edges to form the pocket.

Memories Shabby Chic Sympathy Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

Top the tag with a simple square knot bow.  I also added a teabag and honey stick to the pocket.  For me, nothing is more comforting than a hot cup of tea.

Natural fiber ribbon can sometimes be more challenging to tie, but if you use your Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, you’ll find it’s much easier.

I hope this Memories shabby chic sympathy card brings comfort to the friend who received it.  and I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you’ll be able to use in your own crafty adventures.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop with Gracielle Design

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the November Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This month we’re teaming up with Gracielle Design.  I’ve used her digital stamps and papers to create this elegant Winter Wishes Christmas Card.  If you’ve come here from Karen’s lovely blog, then you are right on track.  Now let’s get to hopping!

This month, we’re focusing on the ribbons in the gorgeous November Ribbon Club Country Christmas Assortment.  I had such fun pairing these lovely ribbons up with Gracielle Design Winter Blessings Digital Stamps and Holiday Traditions Digital Paper Collection.  Here’s a look at these lovely ribbons.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Winter Wishes Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  After printing out my digital papers, I cut them to size.  Then I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Next, I double matted the layers on silver metallic and burgundy cardstock.  Then I created extra dimension in this Winter Wishes Christmas card by adding waste chipboard (instead of foam spacers) between the layers.

Next, I printed the sentiment on white cardstock, and matted it on a die cut label.  At this point, the card is pretty…but it needs some jazzing up.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: Ribbon to the Rescue!

In my world, ribbon is always the perfect finishing accent.  I pulled out my trusty Bow-it-All Tool to create this elegant bow cluster.  The base layer is a double loop bow tied with Moss Bold Diamond Print Satin Ribbon.  The next layer shimmers thanks to 3/8″ Soft Pine Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  The icing on this Winter Wishes Christmas Card Bow Cluster is a delicate string bow tied with Gold Metallic String.  Last, but not least, I’ve added a silver button from my stash.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: A Peek Inside

Now it’s time to finish the inside of this pretty card.  I layered up scraps of my digital papers with another lovely sentiment from the Winter Blessings Digital Stamp set.  Dress this up with a little ribbon border and a few sparkling silver gumdrops.

Then, add a little gift card pocket filled with a tea bag and a honey stick to finish with a flourish!

On with the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a little love behind.  Then finish up on the RRR Blog where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  This will enter you into the drawing for your very own Country Holiday Ribbon Collection!

If you’re not already a subscriber to the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to let Santa know that it would make a great Christmas gift!  And now is the perfect time to sign up, as Bonnie is offering new subscribers a special deal on the November/December Club Assortments.

I hope I’ve inspired you with some ideas that you can use in making your own Christmas cards!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Blessings Vintage Style Christmas Card

Winter Blessings Vintage Style Christmas Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Christmas will be here before we know it!  This Winter Blessings Vintage Style Christmas Card will inspire you to get to work on your Christmas Card list sooner rather than later. (Sadly, I always seem to fall into the “later” camp Lord, help me!)  It’s adorned with Really Reasonable Ribbon. I’ve paired these up with Winter Blessings Digital Stamps and Holiday Traditions Digital Papers from Gracielle Design.

Winter Blessings Vintage Style Christmas Card Winter Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Gracielle Design Photo 1

This festive card measures 6.25″ square.  Dressed up with snowy poinsettia, frosty berries, velvet holly leaves and a sparkling metal snowflake, it really feels festive. The sentiment is from the Winter Blessings Digital Stamp collection.

I’m loving the versatility of the Country Holiday Ribbon Club Assortment.  This Cream Satin Swirl/Turftan Brown Ribbon is so elegant!  It’s topped with a Metallic Gold String Bow, berries and a festive poinsettia.

The card interior is decorated with more digital paper layers and a lovely sentiment from Gracielle.

To dress up the sentiment, wrap a short piece of 3/8″ Vanilla Satin with Gold Metallic Edges around it and tie a square knot.  Easy peasy!

Wishing you loads of Christmas card making mojo!

Cheerio,

kathy

Party Time! Little Black Dress Folio

RRR Anything Goes with Ribbon Challenge: Little Black Dress Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another great “Anything Goes with Ribbon” challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog.  I’ve created  this Little Black Dress Folio with pretty ribbons from the Country Holiday November Ribbon Club Assortment. They work so well with these Photoplay Vintage Girl papers.

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 1

Can you use Country Holiday ribbons on a Little Black Dress folio?  Yes, yes you can!   The pink ribbons worked perfectly on this very girly folio!

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 2

Lots of matted paper layers here, and a little machine stitching, too. The folio measures 5″ x 7″ with a 1/2″ spine that allows for lots of paper pretties on the card interior.

Little Black Dress Folio:  The Ribbon Cluster

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 3This posh triple layer bow came together thanks to my trusty Zutter Bow it All Tool.  Here’s the recipe:

  • First tie a double loop bow from Country Holiday 5/8″ Tulip Taffeta Ribbon.  Use hot glue to attach it to the corner of the Little Black Dress image.
  • Next, tie a second double loop bow using Raspberry Swirl 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon.
  • Now, put that Zutter Bow it All Tool to work one more time to tie a double loop string bow with Silver Metallic String.  Glue it over the Raspberry Swirl Ribbon.
  • Top it all off with a vintage jet black button.
Little Black Dress Folio:  The Embellishments

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 4You all know how much I enjoy embellishing a project!   This sweet little hanger is just the right accent for the focal image on this folio.  To make it party-ready, I ran scraps of Raspberry Swirl Gingham and Tulip Taffeta through it along with a paper scrap.  A dot of hot glue between the ribbon layers holds everything in place.  Then I topped it with a trio of WOC Mixed Pink Sweetheart Blossoms. I found this tiny jet button in my vintage button stash.

To make the Little Black Dress really shine,  add a fine layer of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and then sprinkle with ultra fine clear glitter.  When the glitter is dry, add one more sweetheart blossom.

As a finishing touch, I added a few sparkly sequins.

Little Black Dress Folio: The Party’s on the Inside!

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 5I really went to town on the inside of this folio.  The large pocket holds a little gift card wallet, pink photo mounts and a cute little refrigerator magnet.

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 6

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 7The side pocket contains a lovely little mini album complete with bookmark and a sweet treat.

Little Black Dress Folio Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 8The bookmark is topped with the same ribbon used on the front of the card.

Now It’s Your Turn!

You are cordially invited to play along in this fun “Anything Goes With Ribbon” Challenge.  Simply link up your project on the RRR Challenge Blog before midnight on Wednesday November 15th to play along.  You’ll find all the challenge guidelines HERE.

To get the creative wheels turning, pop on over to the RRR Blog to see what the rest of the design team has created.  Oh, and before I forget, here’s a peek at the pretty ribbons in this month’s Ribbon Club Assortment.  You can subscribe to the monthly ribbon club HERE.

RRR Country Holiday Ribbon Assortment November 2017

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Cheerio,

kathy

Home Family Blessing Altered Frame and Greeting Card

RRR Anything Goes Challenge: Home Family Blessing Altered Frame and Greeting Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another “anything goes with ribbon or trim” challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s always fun to update one’s home decor in the fall, so I’ve created a rustic Home Family Blessing Altered Frame and greeting card for you today.  Once again, I’ve used Simple Stories “Vintage Blessings” to complement my gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Home Family Blessing Altered Frame Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 1

This 8″ x 10″ frame was in a box at a local yard sale, waiting just for me!  It was chipped and worn, but had good bones.  For 50 cents, I decided it could come home with me and get a little makeover.

Home Family Blessing Altered Frame Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 2I’m so glad I snapped this beauty up, as it was loads of fun to alter with distress paints, Petaloo flowers, and Rust/Ivory Plaid Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Home Family Blessing Altered Frame Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 4I painted the dark brown chippy frame with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  When it was almost dry, I wiped it back with a slightly damp paper towel.  This process was repeated with Peeled Paint, and Antique Bronze Distress Paint.   Next, I added more paint, then spritzed it with water and let it run.  Finally, I thinned out the paints on my craft sheet and spattered paint all over.

TIP:  Cover the glass portion of the frame with sticky notes to keep it clean.  This saved me so much time and trouble!

Home Family Blessing Altered Frame Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 5The final step was adding these gorgeous Petaloo Magnolia blossoms and a triple loop bow.  Adding the bow was the perfect finishing touch!

Home Is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card

Home is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 1While I had my desk all messed up, I decided to go ahead and create a card.

Home is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 2This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has a 1/4″ spine.  I used more of my little hand made felt embellies and more of this gorgeous Rust/Ivory Plaid Ribbon to adorn the card.

Home is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 3

The inside of the card has a side pocket with a little tag  and honey stick tucked inside.

Home is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 4If you are like me, you’re always looking for a way to use up scraps.  These little tags do a great job!  And, you can add your ribbon scraps to the top.  For this topper, simply slip your ribbon through the hole punch.  Then tie a square knot with another ribbon scrap to hold it in place.

Home is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 5This larger pocket contains a darling little tea bag wallet to go with the honey stickHome is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 6Once again, I used scraps to create the belly band and the little ribbon on the tag.

Home is Where the Heart Is Greeting Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 7

Here’s a peeky inside.

Now it’s YOUR turn!

You can play along in this fun “anything goes with ribbon or trim” challenge, too!  Simply create the project of your choice, making sure to add ribbon or trim to the design.  Link it up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog before midnight on Wednesday, October 18th.  You can find all the details HERE.

If you need more ribbony inspiration, pop on over to the RRR Blog where you’ll find beautiful projects from the other members of the RRR design team.

Can’t wait to see what YOU make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Blessings Card Duo

Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Blessings Card Duo

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! I don’t know what it is about fall, but it always inspires feelings of gratitude in my heart.  Maybe it’s thankfulness for the cooler weather after a long hot summer.  Perhaps it’s the bright blue sky and gorgeous fall colors.  Or it could be the promise of Thanksgiving on the horizon.  Whatever it is, it sure does make my heart happy.  Today I’ve used Really Reasonable Ribbon to add the finishing touches to a Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Card Duo.  I hope these cards will stir up that same thankful feeling in your heart.

Vintage Blessings Easel Card

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 1

Felt flowers are my latest obsession, and I love the fall color they add to this 5″ x 7″ vertical easel card.  (I’ll share product links below the post.)

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 2

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 3I searched all through my ribbon cart for something that would pull all these vibrant colors together.   This rustic Plaid Ribbon in Rust and Ivory tones was equal to the task.

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 4I love the way this triple loop bow draws the eye to the sentiment on my cute little house.  Topping the ribbon with a Natural Burlap String Bow and an acorn adds to the card’s rustic feel.

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 5

Like all easel cards, this one folds down for mailing.

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 6

Inside, I’ve added a small treat pocket and a sentiment.

A Little Bit of Ribbon Goes a Long Way

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 1

 

I love to find creative ways to use my ribbon scraps.  This little piece of Ivory/Rust ribbon left over from tying the triple loop bow was too small to use.  Or was it?

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 2

As it turns out, it was just the right size to finish off the safety pin embellishment on this 5″ x 7″ card.  I simply snipped the ends, slipped it through the circle on the end of the safety pin, then tied it in place with Natural Burlap String.

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 3

It’s a small detail that makes a big impact, drawing the eye to an embellishment that might otherwise be overlooked.  I love that about ribbon!

Here’s a look at the other details on this happy little card.

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 4 Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 6

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 7Creating the inside of this card was really fun.  I tucked a recipe card, tea bag wallet and honey stick into the shallow pocket.

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 8

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 9Of course, there’s room to tuck a gift card inside, too.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Wishing you a heart of gratitude…

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Simple Stories Vintage Blessings

  • 6″ x 8″  Paper Pad
  • Chipboard Stickers
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Sticker Sheets

Tammy Tutterow Dies by Spellbinders

Tim Holtz Fall Foliage Thinlits Dies by Sizzix (fall leaves)

 

Vintage Santa Easel Card for RRR Hop

Vintage Santa Easel Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today I’m sharing a Vintage Santa Easel Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop.  You should be coming here filled with inspiration from Karen’s lovely blog.  This hop is all about the beautiful Christmas Ribbons in the October Ribbon Club assortment.  They are soooo festive!

I just love this mix of classic and retro styled ribbons!  They are the perfect accompaniment for Authentique’s Vintage Christmas papers to make this Vintage Santa Easel card.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 1

The green ribbons from the Christmas Ribbon assortment really compliment the papers in this 6″ square easel card.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 2

White crochet lace from the assortment adds that vintage feel to the plaid paper panel.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 3This bow cluster is my favorite element on the card.  The Forest Green ribbons are a new color in the shop, and I love them! Here’s how I made it.

  •  First, tie a double loop bow from 5/8″ Forest Green Satin Swirls Ribbon on your Bow-it-All Tool.
  • Next, tie a second double loop bow from the 3/8″ Forest Green Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  Both my bows are 3″ wide.
  • Now, glue the Forest Green Satin Swirls bow in place with hot glue.
  • Then, add the 3/8″ metallic trim bow on top.
  • Next, add some finishing touches to the Petaloo Pine Cone and Berry Branch.  Curl the stick end of the branch around a piercing tool.  Tap the pine cones with Distress Grit Paste.  Then sprinkle with extra fine glitter.
  • Finally, glue the pine cone cluster on top of the ribbons.
Vintage Santa Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 4

The “stopper” on an easel card becomes part of the interior design.  I created mine by matting a collection sticker onto kraft cardstock.  Then I cut banners from all the other ribbons in the collection and glued them to the back of the sentiment panel.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 5Doesn’t it look festive?

On with the Hop!

The next stop on this inspiring hop is Cherry’s blog.  She always uses the ribbons in such a fun way.

After you’ve visited each blog, hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Then your name will be entered into the random draw to win your very own Christmas Ribbon Assortment!

You can find more ribbony inspiration and all the details about the hop HERE.

And, if you haven’t signed up for the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is the perfect time!  It’s a great way to add gorgeous ribbon to your stash at very reasonable prices.   The ribbons come to you in the mail and it’s just like getting a Christmas present every month of the year. You can sign up HERE.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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