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Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  How does your garden grow? Summer is in full bloom here in North Carolina.  My darling husband decided he wanted to do a little gardening this summer, so we’ve been anxiously waiting to pick our very own home grown heirloom tomatoes.  This gardening project inspired me to create a super cute Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio using Graphic 45’s Mother Goose and Home Sweet Home Collections.

Home Sweet Home Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

This is a 7″ x 5″ side fold folio.  Don’y you just love the way this Capri Blue Taffeta Ribbon pops against the primary colors of the Mother Goose Collection?   Taffeta ribbon ties the most beautiful bows!  And I love the touch of Natural Burlap String in the bow cluster, too.

Home Sweet Home Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 02

Red Sweetheart Blossoms look so darling mixed in with my handmade flowers.

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio: A Peek Inside

Home Sweet Home Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 03

On the inside of this folio, I’ve used papers from both Mother Goose and Home Sweet Home.  You wouldn’t think that they’d work so well together, but I think they look great.

Home Sweet Home Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 04

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio YouTube Video Tour

This Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top folio is just loaded up with flaps and inserts, waterfalls and tuck ins.  To help you get a feel for all the interactive mechanisms, I’ve prepared a little YouTube video tour.

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

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio Supply List

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Graphic 45

  • Mother Goose 12×12 Collection (retired)
    • Chipboard
    • Tags & Pockets
    • 8×8 paper pad
    • 6×6 Patterns and Solids
    • Cardstock Flowers
  • Home Sweet Home Collection (retired)
    • 12×12 paper pad
    • 8×8 paper pad
    • 6×6 paper pad
    • Ephemera Cards
    • Chipboard
  • Staples ATC Alphabet Banner Tags

Other

 

 

Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card

Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  What’s better than a shaker card?  That’s easy: a shaker card with gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon!  This Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card is filled with sparkly sequins, adorned with pretty pink flowers and shimmering Sherbet Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from RRR.

Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Everything about this card says “summer” to me.  The pretty Vintage Girl floral prints, the pink thread in the machine stitching, the textured Little Birdie Flowers and the beautiful ribbons are as soft and lovely as a summer day.

Ribbon is great for more than just tying a bow! This gorgeous 5/8″ Vintage Floral Print Satin Ribbon makes the perfect border on the side of my card.   Add some starlight to your bow cluster with  a layer of Silver Metallic String.

Cover a chipboard frame with designer paper, back it with clear acetate, and you’ve got a great base for a shaker element.  This one is filled with sequins, beads, glitter glass and itty bitty buttons.

Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card: Using Ribbon Inside Your Cards

Do you ever use ribbon on the inside of your cards?  I love the unexpected pop of color and texture that this Vertical Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon adds to the card interior.

This sweet little tag uses more of that fun stripey ribbon.  Top it with a poufy Sherbet Checkerboard Satin Bow and you’re really rocking the ribbon!  Try tying a little of that Vintage Print Satin ribbon onto a honey stick for extra fashion and flair.

Quatrefoil Print Shocking Pink Satin ribbon makes a perky closure for this gift card wallet, too. Would you like to see what’s inside?

I bet you already knew, but I thought I’d show you anyway.  And, there’s room to write a personal note inside as well.

So ribbon on the outside, ribbon borders, and ribbon on the inside, too!  There are so many wonderful ways to use ribbon!  I hope this Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card has given you some inspiration that you’ll be able to 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

 

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial: My Brand Ambassador Goodbye Post

Hello, G45’ers!  Today I have a really quick and easy to make Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial to share with you.  The base is made with just one sheet of designer paper, making it a “one sheet wonder.” Although it measures a neat and tidy 4″ x 6″  it’s got lots of flaps, pockets, tags and goodies inside.  Oh, and there’s a shaker cover thrown in just for fun.  I

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial Floral Shoppe by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

This post marks my final project as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador.  I’ve had so much fun these past two years, but the rules say I must go…and go I must!  Don’t worry…I’m staying on as a G45 Special Projects Designer for the remainder of this year.  And I will always love Graphic 45 and share loads of fun projects and tutorials here.  It’s just that I will no longer get to proudly wear the title “Brand Ambassador.”  There’s a whole new crew of talented artists who will have that privilege.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Some of you may not know that I auditioned three years in a row before I finally won the honor of becoming a Brand Ambassador.  I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw my name pop up on the list of those chosen to design for G45!  Being on this team has been a real time of growth for me, so I chose this “Bloom Where You Are Planted”  sentiment from the gorgeous Floral Shoppe Collection as the title for this project.

TIP: Add a frame to the top of a shaker element to conceal the adhesive beneath.  I die cut two layers of Sunlit Medley using a Tim Holtz Ornate Frame Die. The frames were adhered together for strength, then added over the top of shaker element for a polished look.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial: A Peek Inside

As soon as you untie the ribbon closure on the front of this album, the fun begins.  Here’s a little pocket page made from a Square Policy Envelope filled with little tags, photo mounts and ephemera cards.

The beauty of Graphic 45 papers drew me to become a part of the G45 family.  The beauty of what I love has become what I do!  And being on this team has created new friendships all around the world.  These friends are the flowers in my garden.

TIP: Need a tag in a hurry?  Most Graphic 45 Sticker Sheets have a gift tag sized sticker.  Simply mat  on the cardstock of your choice, trim around the edges, add a chipboard charm and you’ve got a lovely little tag in no time!

The front page of the photo wallet folds down to reveal two 6” x 4” photo mounts above and below the body of the wallet.  I worked mostly with the “B” sides of each paper to keep the design from becoming too busy.

TIP: Add a small magnet to the back of this “Bloom and Grow” ticket from the Floral Shoppe Tags and Pockets.  Add another magnet beneath the designer paper on the facing page and you’ve got a nifty magnetic closure for this gatefold mechanism.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorials; Flaps, Hinges & Policy Envelopes Join the Party

I love the versatility of G45 Staples Policy Envelopes.  Next to G45 tags, they are my favorite Staples!  Remember that nifty little pocket on the first page of the album?  I’ve used the other piece of it to create a flap page.

Fold it down, and you find this great string tie envelope where you can tuck in photos, ephemera cards and other “flat” type memorabilia.  I’ve created little “wings” on either side of the center panel to house these ATC Policy Envelopes and Pockets & Tags.

Tags and Pockets are the perfect size to fit the front of these ATC Policy Envelopes.  This is such a quick and easy way to decorate a page!

In today’s tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple hinge mechanism.  My friends, this will change your paper crafting world!  Hinges lead to flaps and flips and all kinds of fun interactive elements!

What’s inside those ATC Policy Envelopes?  A match set of itty bitty cards, that’s what!  These can hold tiny photos or notes.  And it’s a great way to use up the scraps on your work space!

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to know how to put this fun, interactive photo wallet together?  Well, it’s your lucky day!  I’ve created a video tutorial that will show you how!  You can use any collection you like.  I’m willing to bet that you will make more than one of these before it’s all said and done. Enjoy!

Just so that you know I’m human, I left some gaffes and goofs in this tutorial.  I’ve left some of them in here so that you can avoid the pitfalls that tripped me up.  Like I say to my friends, there are no mistakes in crafting…just learning opportunities!

A Fond Farewell

Working with this collection is pure joy…and working with Graphic 45 is absolute bliss. I’m very, very thankful that I’ll be continuing on as  Special Projects Designer alongside the amazing Annette Green and the charming Maria Cole this year.  

No worries!  I’ll continue to create with my gorgeous G45 papers and share those creations with you here.  Once a G45’er, always a G45’er!  Right?

Beautiful papers combined with beautiful people has made being a Brand Ambassador the best experience of my life.  And now you have a fresh new crew of amazing artists to carry the torch of creativity forward. Life is good!

Thanks from the tips of my crafty little fingers for making this journey so fun and memorable!  Group hug!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial Supply List

Graphic 45 Products

Floral Shoppe:

Other Products: Tim Holtz Ornate Frame Die, 5/8″ Moss Green Gingham Ribbon, Foam Tape, Clear Acetate Cardstock or clear packaging, Scoring Tool, Stylus, Scor-Tape, Sequins, Flowers, Cardstock

For Home and Country Memorial Day Greeting Card

Home and Country Memorial Day Greeting Card with Authentique Honor Collection

Hello, Friends!  Happy Memorial Day!  I’m proud to be participating in a special Memorial Day Group Post over on the Authentique Blog today.  One of the things I really love about working with Authentique is their love and support for America’s soldiers!  This For Home and Country Shaker Top card honors  all those who have served  in our Armed Forces.  And while I’m at it, I’d like to salute the wives and family members, too!

For Home and Country Memorial Day Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This vintage image speaks to my heart.  I’ve surrounded it with a cluster of die cut stars and a star-spangled shaker element, too.

For Home and Country Memorial Day Card by Kathy Clement Photo 02The card is a 5″ x 7″ top fold made with Authentique’s gorgeous “Honor” Collection Kit.

For Home and Country Memorial Day Shaker Top Tutorial

For Home and Country Memorial Day Card by Kathy Clement Photo 03

To create the shaker element, I used a nesting star shaped die. Here’s how I did it:

  • Cut the largest star from Spectrum Antique Lace 2 Cardstock
  • Place the 2nd largest star die in the center of the largest star die.  Use a small piece of tape to keep the dies from shifting.  Die cut from Spectrum Old Glory 2.
  • Now remove the star center, and keep the frame.
  • Die cut clear acetate cardstock (or clear packaging) using the largest star die.
  • Then adhere the clear acetate to the back side of the star frame, wiping away any excess adhesive.
  • Cut small foam tabs in half and line the edges of the white star base so that you have no gaps between tabs.
  • Fill the center of the white star with sequins, beads, glitter….whatever you like.
  • Remove the liner tape and add the prepared frame.
  • Now shake it up, baby!
For Home and Country Memorial Day Card: A Peek Inside

For Home and Country Memorial Day Card by Kathy Clement Photo 04

I carried the star theme over to the inside of the card, adding a pocket and patriotic tag.

While I’m thinking about it…several of you asked me where you could find the rosette die that I used in my last patriotic project.  You can find the mini rosettes die HERE.

Memorial Day Memories

I have such happy memories of my childhood Memorial Day celebrations.  Mom and I would get up early, while the dew was still on the grass.  Then we’d walk into the wood and pick lilacs, which grew wild all around our house.  I can still smell the amazing fragrance of those showy blooms!

Once we had more lilacs than we could possibly carry, we trotted on home to arrange them in large, fan shaped silver urns.  These were then taken to the family cemetery plot to decorate the graves.  Flags were placed on the headstones of family members who had served in the military.

Then Dad took us downtown  to watch the Memorial Day Parade.  We were a small town, but managed to muster up a few floats and a couple of marching bands.  At the end of the parade, we all walked up to the park where a trumpeter played “Taps”.  Dad would remove his hat, place his hand over his heart and you could not hear a single sound anywhere except for the clear, bell tones of that trumpet.  It always gave me chills.

I’m glad I had the chance to grow up in small town where we celebrated in such a meaningful way.  And of course, there was always a picnic after all the solemnities were over.

Whatever you do today, where ever you are, I wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day.  And I offer my heartfelt thanks and full measure of gratitude to all our military families, past, present and future.

Some gave all…all gave some…and I am so grateful!

Happy Memorial Day!

Cheerio,

kathy 

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Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album for RRR March Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club Blog Hop: Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR March Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   Today’s Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album is a little bit of a departure from my normal crafting style.  But my sweet little Julia is turning 6, and she loooooves unicorns.  So like any good Nan, I broke out my best unicorn papers and embellishments to make this special interactive mini album for her.  Lucky for me, the gorgeous ribbons in the March Ribbon Club Assortment were a perfect match for this playful project.

If these ribbons don’t say “Magical Unicorn Princess” then I’ll eat my hat!  LOL

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album: The Shaker Cover

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 01

Every Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album needs a shaker element, so I added this one to the album front.

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 02

And, it has to be adorned with a priceless pink gem, too!

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 03

Don’t forget the ribbon!  Every Magical Princess Unicorn Mini Album must have ribbon!  The bow cluster is a combination of Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and 3/8″ Garden Rose Select Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbons. Both are part of the beautiful March Spring Mix Ribbon Club Collection.

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 04

I’ve used more of these lovely ribbons to create ribbon streamers on the mini album spine.

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album: A peek inside

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 05

I created 4 signatures for this album, with 3 pocket pages.  To decorate the pocket pages, I’ve cut snips of ribbon from the club assortment and topped them with a button.  Julia loves both ribbons and buttons.  It must be genetic!

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 06

The inside has a box style pocket with unicorn pencils (what else?) and a mini unicorn clip board.  I’ve written sayings and jokes about unicorns throughout the album.

Magical Unicorn Princess Mini Album Cake by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Photoplay Photo 07I designed this to be a mixed use type of album.  The pages have pockets, flaps and other fun interactive elements.  But I also left space for Julia to write stories, add photos, drawings and magazine clippings.  I’m hoping she will get hours of crafty fun with this album, and maybe even bring it to the house for us to work on together.

On with the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what crafty goodness Linsey has in store for you.  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop, then pop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  There, you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and be entered into the drawing for your very own Spring Colors Mix Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not already a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  Each month a lovely package of beautiful ribbons will be delivered to your door.  It’s like having a birthday every month of the year!  With Mother’s Day coming up, it makes a great gift, too.  You can find all the information (and a special deal!) right HERE.

I can’t wait to celebrate Julia’s birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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