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A Proper Gentleman Retirement Card

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Retirement Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  I love Graphic 45’s masculine collections, don’t you?  Today’s A Proper Gentleman Retirement Card features ribbons from the RRR March Ribbon Club Assortment.  There are so many ribbons in this club assortment that are perfect for masculine cards!

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Retirement Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

My husband has used the same CPA for our family business for over 30 years.  When Tom decided to retire this year, I wanted to make him a card to thank him for all the wise counsel and financial advice he’s given us over the years.  So I made this 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ gatefold card folio with Tom’s retirement in mind.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Retirement Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo

The ribbon closure is Charcoal Checkerboard Satin.  Soft, supple and easy to tie, I’m a big fan of this style of satin ribbon!

TIP:  To create a ribbon closure, place 1/2″ Scor-tape on the back of your card.  Measure your ribbon length by wrapping it around the card BEFORE you attach it to the Scor-Tape.  This way you can place the bow exactly where you want it to be.  When you’re happy with the placement, then peel off the tape liner and secure the ribbon to the back side of the card.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Gatefold Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

TIP: Mat your focal image on a double layer of foam adhesive or waste chipboard to really make it stand out.   Add a die cut word to the ribbon panel for a fun surprise when the ribbon is untied.

A Proper Gentleman Retirement Card: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Gatefold Card by Kathy Clement Photo 02

To make the base for this gatefold card, score an 11″ x 6 1/4″ panel of grey cardstock at 4 1/2″ and 8 1/2″.  The panel for the focal image on the front is 4″ x 4″  I fussy cut a bunch of clocks and layered them on the first 4 1/4″ panel along with a strip of Red Satin Mini Swiss Dots Ribbon from the Club Assortment.  This adds a lovely pop of color, and complements the red hues in the paper.

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I always add designer paper to one half of the focal panel of a gatefold card.  That way, when the card is opened, everything looks beautifully finished.

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Since Tom is a CPA, I thought the New York Stock Exchange paper would give him a chuckle. The center panel has a little note card tucked into a pocket.  This is where we will add a personal note to thank Tom for his many years of outstanding service to our family.

I’m thinking I’ll have lots of fun making masculine cards with this month’s Ribbon Club…and feminine cards, too!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Maria Pane from Candy Slabaugh’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio for the Alumni Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop!  This Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio is made with the amazing Buttons and Blooms Collection and an assortment of dies from Heartfelt Creations.  Crisp, white taffeta ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect dance partner for this study in blue.

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

You can find a tutorial for the base of this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio HERE.  (I’ve used different papers, but the design is the same. ) These little folios are made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11 cardstock.  Quick and easy to put together, they make great gifts!

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: Creating the Shaker Window

White Taffeta Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon on a Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement

To make the shaker window, follow these simple steps:

  • First, select a 4 1/4″ x 51/2″ card front with an oval focal from the Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection.
  • Next, die cut the focal from the card front using the Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die set.Flip the card front to the back side (patterned paper side). We will be using this side of the card front.
  •  Cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of clear cardstock.  Use Dries Clear Adhesive to secure this to the back side (which is actually the front side) of this panel.  Or, sew together using a sewing machine as I did here.
  • To make the white frame, layer the eyelet die and the same die that you used to cut out the focal on a sheet of white cardstock.  Make sure everything is centered, secure to the paper with a bit of tape and run through your die cut machine. Center and adhere this over opening.
  •  Now back the shaker front with 2 layers of 1/2″ foam tape.
  • Next, adhere the die cut focal image in the center of a 5 1/2″ square of the blue plaid paper from the collection.
  • Place Sparkletz Sailor’s Sky Shaker Mix in the center of the focal image.  Then remove the liner from the foam tape and carefully center over the focal image so that it lines up perfectly.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: Creating the Flowers

How to Make Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Flowers by kathy Clement

Here are the steps to follow to make the flowers:

  • Stamp one set of Buttons and Blooms onto the pastel chevron pattern using Cobalt Blue Archival Ink.  Emboss with clear powder. Use Sponge Daubers to add yellow and blue inks from your stash to the petal layers.
  • Now die cut the flowers with the matching Buttons and Blooms Die.
  • Next,  Place the petal layers face down in the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.  Spritz lightly with a little water and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Press the center of each flower layer with the 8mm Ball Stylus to lift the petals and create dimension.
  • Once you have layered your flowers together with hot glue, paint the petals with shimmer spray and add a threaded button to the center.
  • To make the leaves, stamp the 2 single leaf clusters from Leafy Accents onto the same patterned paper using a dark green ink.  Heat emboss with clear powder. Die cut with the matching Leafy Accents Die.
  • Use sponge daubers to color the leaves.  Shape in the Leafy Accents 3D Shaping Mold.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: A Peek Inside

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations February 2019 Alumni Hop

Add a little greeting in your own handwriting to really personalize this get well card.

Trifold Folio with Box Pocket by Kathy Clement

Once the folio is fully opened, you see a slit pocket, a box pocket and a flap made with a Tim Holtz Ancestors Photo.

Buttons and Blooms Tag Insert by kathy clement

To create the slit pocket, cut along the top layer of the chevron pattern with a craft knife.  Top the tag with white taffeta ribbon and silver metallic string.  Die cut a ticket sentiment and add it to the tag.  Slide it into the prepared pocket.  When you adhere this panel to the folio base, be sure to only place adhesive on the edges, or the tag will get stuck!

Die cut a ticket and add it to the pocket image.  And you have plenty of room here to add your own personal get well message.

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2019

Use your scraps to create a little treat wallet, then add it a honey stick and a miniature spoon to complete the gift. If you’d like to see another Buttons and Blooms project, click HERE.

On with the Hop!

Here’s the complete blog hop list.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog to have your name entered into the drawing for a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  The hop will close at 11:55PM on Monday, February 25th.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, and on the HC Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, February 27th.  Claim your prize by sending an email to [email protected] within 72 hours.  Write “Winner of the February 2019 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki  ♥ Amarilys Emily Sandy

Joann  ♥  Pam Susan  Candy  ♥ Archana  ♥

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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 hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio Supply List

From Heartfelt Creations:

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Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. Today I have a cheery Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio adorned with gloriously green ribbons from the February Ribbon Club to share with you.

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ top fold card made with Carta Bella’s Spring Market Paper Collection.  Adorned with Kiwi Satin with a Grosgrain Edge and 3/8″ Kiwi Satin Swiss Dots Ribbons, it gives me hope that spring is coming!

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

I’ve tucked this mini tag album inside the dimensional pocket on the front of this card.  It’s dressed up with ivory burlap string, a snippet of Kiwi Satin Swiss Dots ribbon and some darling bee charms.

Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

Ribbon takes center stage inside the card as well.  I love to use ribbon to create a border on a card, so wrapped 5/8″ Apple Diamond Satin Ribbon to my flap page and tied a simple square knot to hold it in place.

Behind the flap, I’ve tucked a little tag inside the diamond satin ribbon.  A shallow pocket holds a cute tea bag wallet.

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

Even a ribbon scrap finds its way onto the honey stick, then topped it with a rose blossom button.

I tied an itty bitty bow with help from my Zutter Bow it All Tool, then added in the corner of this cute gift card wallet.

On With the Hop

You will want to visit every blog in the hop, then finish up on the RRR Blog so you will be entered into the drawing for your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

But you don’t have to win a Ribbon Club assortment…you can sign up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club and start receiving a gorgeous batch of ribbons delivered to your door every single month!  You can sign up HERE.

Now hop on over to see what the sweet, lovely and talented Linsey has in store for you this month!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Spring Farmhouse Beautiful Life Sympathy Card

Prima Spring Farmhouse Beautiful Life Sympathy Card

Hello, Friends!  Well, it’s Friday, so I thought I’d pop in and share this Prima Spring Farmhouse Beautiful Life Sympathy Card that I made for my dear friend earlier this month.  Dianne is one of my best friends on the planet.  We were young wives together, raised babies together, cried, laughed, dieted, partied, fussed and made up…and through it all, grew as close as two friends can be in this life. So when Dianne’s mom passed away, i wanted to send something beautiful to Di to  let her know that I was thinking of her and cared deeply about her loss.

I was privileged to know Grace for many years and she was one amazing woman. Born during the Great Depression, she came from very humble, country roots.  Her life was filled with obstacles, yet she always found a way to overcome them while staying positive and vibrantly beautiful.  She lived to be 96 years old!  Isn’t that amazing?  Always stylish, always classy, Grace lived a beautiful life.  And that is what inspired this 5″ x 7″ top fold card made with papers from Prima’s Spring Farmhouse.

I know this is not  your typical sympathy card…but it really makes me think of Grace.  The focal image is a die cut wreath topped with Prima Flowers.  The vintage cameo looks so soft and feminine in the center of the frilly flower.  One of my cherished vintage buttons rests on top of the bow cluster of 1/2″ Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon and Gold Metallic String.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Beautiful Life Sympathy Card: A Peek Inside

The inside has a stamped sentiment on blush cardstock.   I wrote my own personal message to Dianne on the 3×4 Journal card.

It’s never easy to say good-bye to one’s mother, so I hope this card brought Dianne great comfort.  I like sending a card so much better than flowers.  Flowers die…but cards stay beautiful for ages.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas and inspiration 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

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  A while back, I shared a sweet Stamperia Baby Boy Blue card folio with you.  I thought it only right to give equal time to baby girls.  This Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card is adorned with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, Little Birdie Flowers and a darling shaker element.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon is soft and sweet, and oh so easy to work with!  After creating a double loop bow with my Zutter Bow it All Tool, I topped it with some Ivory Burlap String and a sweet Posie from Little Birdie Flowers.   The  Blush Sequin Mix shaker pouch adds some sparkle and shine to the card design.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

These lovely shimmer roses are also from Little Birdie Flowers and available at your local AC Moore.  The little novelty buttons add a touch of fun to the card design.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

The ribbon does double duty inside the card, serving as a closure for the accordion folio.

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The large pocket on the bottom of the card contains a little gift card wallet.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10

I love the soft sweetness of this ribbon paired with this paper collection!

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

Oh, and this card is available for purchase in my ETSY shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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