Sweet Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio

Carta Bella God Bless America Lemonade Recipe Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Sweet Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Sweet Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio as my inspiration project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  Summer is peeking around the corner with all kinds of reasons to celebrate the Red, White and Blue!  And this month’s Patriotic Ribbon Club Assortment is here to help you get your craft on!  Take a peek:

Red, White and Blue always looks fabulous together.  You think maybe our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they selected these colors for our beautiful American flag?

Carta Bella God Bless America Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio

I would probably never have thought to use lemonade as a key “ingredient” for a patriotic paper collection, but I’m so glad that Carta Bella did!  When they added that pop of yellow to their God Bless America collection, it really juiced things up!  Look at all the ways I paired up the Ribbon Club Assortment with this festive paper collection:

You can dress up the cut out banner with ivory burlap string and bitty bows just for fun, too!

A Peek Inside

The lemon images made me decide to add a few of my favorite summertime lemon recipes to the folio.  First, I created a side pocket with a pull out folio situated on top.  I held this together with another piece of the Red, White and Blue Stripe Satin from the Club Assortment.

Our oldest granddaughter has developed a real passion for cooking and baking, so I thought she would have fun with these  tried and true recipes.  The little house folio holds my famous Strawberry Lemonade recipe.  And no summer is complete without a pan of Lemon Love Note bar cookies!  Yum!

This accordion style folio has room for summertime pictures, too!

We always have a big family 4th of July party, and now she’ll have a place to keep the photos!

The back side of the accordion mechanism has two more of my favorite summertime lemon recipes.

Sophie spotted the folio as soon as she stepped into my studio last week.  She was tickled pink when I told her that it was meant for her.  But I thought  you would enjoy seeing it, too.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared for you.  Be sure to visit the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month so you can be entered into the drawing for a FREE Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club, I highly recommend it!  It’s like getting a birthday present every single month of the year.  The assortments give you a chance to try out and use a lot of different types and styles of ribbon.  I’ve discovered so many of my personal favorites from the Ribbon Club Assortments.  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

Okay, friends, enjoy the rest of the hop!  I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Land That I Love Shaker Card for RRR

Photoplay America the Beautiful Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Land That I Love Shaker Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  When the calendar flipped to May, I felt inspired to create this Land That I Love Shaker Card Folio.  After all, I had the glorious Patriotic Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon in house.  A quick check in at the Closet of Inspiration and Delight uncovered Photoplay’s America the Beautiful Collection waiting in the wings.  How could I possibly ask for a better duo? I even found a leftover rosette tucked in with the papers, so it was clear to me that a Patriotic creation should be on the menu!

Photoplay America the Beautiful Shaker Card Really Reasonable Ribbon Patriotic Ribbon Club Kathy Clement

This vibrant card is slightly larger than my normal 5″ x 7″ creation.  I wanted to make something large enough that it could double as a home décor piece, and function as a mini photo album. This 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine seemed about right to me.  If you are like me, you enjoy having lots of “real estate” because it gives you lots of room to add layers of paper and embellishments to a card.

The Shaker Window

I am unapologetically patriotic.  America is a glorious country.  Her people are kind, generous, brave and hard-working.  I may not always love the folks in D.C. or the way they try to run things, but the people of this nation inspire me.  And the physical beauty of my country thrills me.  Our oceans, mountains, rivers, forests, deserts, plains, waterfalls…all of that beautiful land fills my heart with joy.  So when I found a 4×6 card in the paper collection that read “land that I love” I  knew exactly what I was going to do!

  • First, adhere clear cardstock (acetate) on the back side of the frame in the ephemera pack.
  • Then, add 3 layers of 1/4″ foam tape to the back.
  • Next, cut a panel of the navy blue check paper so that is slightly larger than the frame.  Stitch this panel onto red and navy cardstock mats to make it stand out.
  • Now, fill the center of that panel with red and blue buttons, Patriotic Stars Sparkletz, and sequins (linked below).  Carefully line up the frame over the sequins and press in place.
  • Finally, fussy cut the floral US map from the 4×6 card, back with adhesive and adhere to the front of the frame.  Trim out the sentiment, back with 1/8″ foam tape and adhere to the top of the frame.
  • Now add the red circus dot grosgrain ribbon from the assortment to the corners along with a little ivory burlap string bow and button combo.
A Peek Inside

There’s a patriotic party going on inside this vibrant card!  The top half of the card houses a 3×4″ pull out folio.

There’s lots of room here to add photos and journaling, and you can also add a large photo beneath the pull out element.

Use the quad sheet to create a 5 1/2 x 6″ mini folio for all those great family photos.

You can even tuck in some flap pages!

A hidden side pocket makes a great place to tuck in some Polaroid style photo mats.  Leave one side and the top edge open so that you can slide your photo in easily.

Surprise!  A little tip in page provides room for even more photos!

I hope I’ve shared some ideas and inspiration that will help you create some spectacular Red, White and Blue cards just in time for summer!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Kit Release

Button Farm Club Simple Stories Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Kit Kathy Clement

Introducing the Button Farm Club Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Kit Release

Hello, Friends!  Get ready to party, because today I’m introducing my Button Farm Club Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Kit Release!  Oh, yes, my friends!  Cue the confetti, frost the cupcakes and put on your crafting shoes, because this kit is one of the most exciting projects I’ve taken on to date!

It seems no matter how many cards I make, I always need more birthday cards!  Is the same true for you?  So I decided it would be a blast to create a kinetic card kit (think moving parts).  And how about a card kit with cards that would work for everybody on your birthday card list?  So I put together this fabulous kit with cards for guys, cards for the ladies, cards for teens and even cards for kids.

Cards for Guys

Let’s face it: guys are hard to make cards for most of the time.  But these clean and simple cards even got two thumbs up from my sweet hubby!  See, he loves cards that have moving parts. These bold cards are not as basic as they seem at first glance.  Take a look…

Oh, yeah!  a little pop up action will have the recipient opening and closing over and over again!  These cards would also be great for teen boys.

Make Mine a Triple Layer Cake, Please!

Remember the old TV bits where a girl would pop out of a cake?  Well, these Triple Layer Cake Cards have a cake that pops out of the card!  How’s that for fun?

In fact, these cards are so much fun to make, I had to put two of them into the kit!

I think these cards are fun for kids of all ages, but I can see young girls liking them a lot!

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On!

Y’all know how much I enjoy a good shaker card!  There’s just something about all those sparkly bits dancing around inside a frame…and the sound of them moving that makes me feel happy all over.  So I have included SIX..count ’em…SIX shaker cards in this kit!  That’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!

This double frame photo card is perfect for a graduate, teacher or coach.

And what feels more like a party than balloons, cake and rosettes?

Cake and cupcakes anyone?

Oh, yes…please do let there be cake!

Well, it sure looks like a party, doesn’t it?  Each of these cards has a gift card pocket inside, too.

Pop-Up Birthday Cake Wiper Card

Wait until you see this one in action in the video below.  I could NOT stop playing with this card.  It doubles nicely as a toy for the easily entertained!

Birthday Party Photo Folio

Birthday parties create lots and lots of memories.  And this One Sheet Wonder has room for lots and lots of photos so those memories don’t get lost!

With journaling cards and tags, interactive pages and hidden pockets, this little gem is worth its weight in birthday cake! You’ll get to see all the fun details in the video below.

Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Reveal on YouTube

Fun, right?

What Comes in Your Kit?

Here’s what comes in this amazing kit:

  • Simple Stories Celebrate 6×8 paper pad with 24 double-sided sheets of designer paper
  • 4 additional 12×12 cut apart sheets from the Celebrate Collection
  • Bits & Pieces Ephemera Pack (47 pieces!)
  • Celebrate Decorative Brads (27 pieces)
  • Chipboard Frames (6)
  • 7 sheets of color-matched 12×12 cardstock
  • 10 sheets of 6” x 12” natural 110# cardstock
  • 3 packages of color-matched floss (navy, pink and red)
  • Custom Birthday Party Sequin Mix
  • 3 silvertone Cupcake Charms
  • Private video tutorial links
  • Full-color Printed Basic Guide

The price is $52.99, which is an incredible bargain!  You will learn how to create 5 fun fold cards, 6 shaker cards, and a photo folio!

The kit is available for order today, and will start shipping mid-May.  This is NOT one of my subscription cards kits, and it is a limited edition. So you will need to place your order before all the kits disappear.  You can order HERE.

Suddenly I feel the urge to bake a birthday cake!

I hope you are as excited about this kit as I am.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. You can find previously released kits HERE There are a few that are still available, and the tutorials for ALL of the sold out  kits are available through Button Farm Club.

Thanks for stopping by, my friends!




Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Reneabouquets Butterflies, Reneabouquets Lace Tuesday Tutorial Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial is our Make & Take Tuesday project for this week.  I had used this lovely collection to fill a special order for a mini album back in April.  Since I had quite a few scraps left over, I decided we’d make a card using only the offcuts from that project.  I did allow myself to use ribbon, flowers, and some paper pretties from Reneabouquets to finish out the card design.  But all the  papers had already been cut.  Fun challenge?  I thought so!

Tips for Working with Scraps

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Reneabouquets Butterflies Kathy by Design

As you’ll see in the video tutorial below, the first thing I do when I am going to create a card from scraps is to organize them.  First, create little piles so that all the off cuts from one pattern are together.  Then go in and arrange them by size.  This way, you can really see what you have to work with.  It’s also easier to select patterns and images that work well together when you do this step first.

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial  Make & Take Tuesday Reneabouquets Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

What do you do when you only have a small image to work with and it seems to disappear on the page?  Here are a few good ideas:

  • Try placing a doily or chipboard piece behind the image.  This will draw the eye to it and make it more visible.
  • Or, frame the image, as I did here.  A frame is always a good idea, but especially helpful when you have a small image to work with.
  • This Reneabouquets Flower Lady really draws the eye to the small floral cottage in the background.  She becomes part of the “story” .  Did she just come from the garden?  Is she going to join a friend for tea in the cottage?

Small details like this gorgeous butterfly help to frame the image, too.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is also quite lovely.  I’ve added a tea bag and honey stick to the pocket on the right.  Then I layered up more scraps and created a little blank sentiment panel on the left.

Cottage Life Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this card came together, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure! If you’d like to see previous Make & Take Tuesday Tutorials, please click HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Love & Cherish Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement

Photoplay Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s all about love this for Throwback Thursday Anniversary Folio Tutorial!  We’re going to create a lovely Photoplay Love & Cherish project to help our friends Neal and Ruth celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss!  I was going to make them a card, but decided that 50 years called for a more substantial offering.  So I whipped up this easy to make (I promise!) folio to share with you today.

Photoplay Love & Cherish Shaker Folio Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement

I really like the size of this folio.  Don’t let the 6 1/2″ size fool you; I’ve build loads of room for photos and journaling into design.  Ruth’s favorite colors are turquoise and pink, which blend beautifully with the somewhat neutral palette of the paper collection.

I added a pop of color with a Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Frame that I transformed into a shaker element.  Don’t the shaker bits look like confetti?  And how perfect is the sentiment within the frame?

Although I used this folio base to build an anniversary themed folio, you can take the same design and adapt it to  your own custom theme.

A Peek Inside

There’s loads of room inside for photos and journaling.  I  kept the embellishments to a minimum to make sure of that.

You’ll learn some fun tricks and tips in the video tutorial below.  Here’s a sneak peek of the tag pocket.  Tags are the perfect spot to write down memories, quotes or even a spot for small photos.

Perhaps my favorite element is this nifty (and easy to make!) photo folio that sits in the left hand pocket.  Once you learn how to make these, you’re going to want to do it again and again.

Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this folio base is built, how to add the mechanisms and decorate the cover, then I hope you’ll enjoy this video.  Go grab a cuppa and a snack, then press play and enjoy!

I’m excited to gift this folio to our friends at their party.  We met them when we were out on one of our morning walks, and although we  haven’t known them for long, we have a lot in common.  It’s always a happy occasion when people gather together to celebrate a lasting love, isn’t it?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!



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