Category Archives: 20 minute cards

G45 Cafe Parisian Quick and Easy Thank You Notes Video Tutorial

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Quick and Easy Thank You Notes Video Tutorial

Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Hello, G45’ers!  What a fun post I have for you today!  There’s a Cafe Parisian Quick and Easy Thank You Notes Video Tutorial and a fabulous blog hop, too!  The G45 team is hopping with  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  (Did I mention that there are prizes up for grabs on both the G45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blogs? Woo-hoo!)

quick-and-easy-thank-you-notes-tutorial-for-3l-scrapbook-adhesives-blog-hop-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Working with the Scrapbook Adhesives Mega Runner made short work of putting layers together.  The 3D Foam squares added lots of fun dimension to these simple cards.

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2You will love the fact that this notecard set can be made in under an hour.  The secret is using G45 Staples ATC Thank You Tags, Cafe Parisian chipboard flowers, and a very simple card design.

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3I actually used scraps from another Cafe Parisian project to make these cards, so they are affordable, too!

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Sometimes, you just need a pretty card in a hurry, and this layout is one that you can use with other collections.

quick-and-easy-thank-you-card-set-tutorial-cafe-parisian-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6Tie the bundle of cards together with a ribbon and use as a hostess gift, or just keep them on hand for those moments when you need to write a quick thank you note.

Quick and Easy Cafe Parisian Note Cards Video Tutorial

Here’s  a YouTube video tutorial so you can make your own set of quick and easy thank you notes.

Thanks so much for joining me here today!






Hot Chocolate Gift Box with Christmas Ribbon

Really Reasonable Ribbon Hot Chocolate Gift Box

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have such a fun project to share with you today!  It’s my first play with the  RRR October Ribbon Club Assortment, and let me tell you…this grouping of Traditional Christmas Ribbons is full of holiday cheer!  I decided to create a little holiday hot chocolate gift box with Carta Bella’s Warm and Cozy paper collection.

hot-chocolate-gift-box-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-photo-2Can you say ho, ho ho?  This Christmas Traditions 5/8″ Plaid Ribbon is very, very merry!  I love the little gold thread that runs through it!  I paired this up with some 3/8″ white crochet lace. it just pops against the neutral snowflake paper.  A little string bow made with Natural Burlap String ties everything together perfectly.

hot-chocolate-gift-box-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-photo-1Petaloo poinsettias and Canvas Rosettes add rustic charm to the box.  And do you see what I see?  Bonnie has added a slew of fabulous embellishments to the shop!  I created a glam stick pin with  a flat back rhinestone and a stickpin.  And you’ve gotta have jingle bells with hot chocolate, am I right?

hot-chocolate-gift-box-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-photo-3I tucked a little packet of hot chocolate inside the box using just a snip of the same Christmassy ribbon.  The belly band glams it up a bit, but only takes a second to make.

This would make a great little stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift!  Best of all, it’s super quick to make!

Wishing you extra whipped cream on top of your hot chocolate!




World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial with Graphic 45

World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial with Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes

Hello, G45’ers!  Happy Monday!  Summer is finally winding down. Are you ready for fall?  I sure am!  It has been a long, hot summer here in North Carolina!  I’m yearning for crisp, cool mornings and vibrant fall colors.  Since fall is not quite here yet, I created my own taste of autumn in the studio by putting together this World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial.  Let’s dig in!

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1Oh, how I love this collection!  It’s like a paper dose of happy,  You will be glad to know that these sweet treat bags come together in a snap, thanks to the G45 Policy Envelope bases.  Add a little fussy cutting and you’ve got a beautiful little gift ready for the giving.  These are great for teacher appreciation.  And can you imagine how happy you’d be to find this pretty package tucked into your lunch box?  With kids heading back to college, these would also be great to sneak into a suitcase with a loving note of encouragement. I think you’ll find LOTS of ways to use this clever design!

World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial for the Gents

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2I love the way the World’s Fair color palette POPS against the black background of the policy envelope!  Use a 12mm ball stylus and foam pad to round out the centers of the balloons.  Add a double layer of foam dimensionals (or waste chipboard) to the balloon centers.  Then, run a fine bead of “dries clear” adhesive just around the edges of the rounded balloon shapes.  Gently hold in place for a second or two, then glue the gondola in place.

The inspirational quotes found in the World’s Fair collection are perfect  for a project like this.  The border strips anchor and unify the design.Anchor and unify the design by adding border strips to the base of the envelopes.  Fish tail banners can be made with paper scraps. Fold the strips in half lengthwise then cut the ends at a 45 degree angle.  Layer several of these together in a corner for a fun, easy embellishment.

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3Too hot, or no time to bake?  A packaged treat from the health food section of my local Kroger was the solution to this dilemma.  But a homemade cookie or brownie would  work just as well and provide a welcome taste of home.  Write some heartfelt words of encouragement on the back of the ferris wheel ephemera card and tuck inside with the treat.  Nothing cheers the heart more than a handwritten note,

World’s Fair Sweet Treats Bag Tutorial for the Ladies

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4 jpg Fussy cut this floral spray from the 12×12 title page of the World’s Fair collection.  I left the white highlight edge on because in this case, I felt it helped define the flowers.   Add a ribbon tied with poppy red taffeta ribbon and a jet black Petaloo mixed textured blossom to pull all the elements together.  Besides, what girl doesn’t like to get a ribbony flower on her treat bag?

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5This is simple, fun project that can be put together in an hour or less.  Change the design a little, and you have a birthday treat bag, a Halloween treat bag, a get well treat bag, a wedding treat bag or a welcome baby treat bag.  How great is that?

Snapguide Tutorial for World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bags



Check out How to Teacher Appreciation Treats W/G45 Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I hope you’ll give this World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial a try.  I’ve already given one bag away, and it was received with great joy and gladness.  (The word on the street is that the packaged brownie was yummy!  Yay!)

Thanks for stopping by!



Supply List for World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial

  • Graphic 45 World’s Fair 12×12 papers
    • World’s Fair
    • Wonder Works
    • Balloon Bouquet
  • World’s Fair 8×8 papers
    • World’s Fair
    • Wonder Works
    • Balloon Bouquet
    • Scraps from 6×6 World’s Fair Prints and patterns
  • World’s Fair Ephemera Cards
  • World’s Fair Chipboard
  • G45 Staples Square Black Policy Envelopes

Other Products:

  • Red Taffeta Ribbon
  • Petaloo Black Textured Elements
  • Foam Dimensionals
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with fine point tip






Shabby Chic Bloom Card

Shabby Chic Bloom Card with Shabbylicious Seam Binding Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Every once in a while, a girl needs to get her shabby chic groove on.  So today I have a shabby chic Bloom card with a shabbylicious bow made with Really Reasonable Ribbon seam binding.

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I’ve been super busy cleaning out my Closet of Shame and the Closet of Shame 2.0 because we have finally sold our big family home and are preparing to downsize into a “just the right size” rancher.  In the process, I have unearthed some wonderful treasures, like these Basic Grey chippies and paper.  This is an ancient collection (Porcelain) but when I paired it up with Polly’s Paper Studio Large Floral Journal digi art, it felt all brand new and shiny!

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The wonderful thing about seam binding is that you can custom dye it to match any paper. Just smear some Distress Ink onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water until little beads form, and then crumple your ribbon up into that lovely, inky pool.  For this bow, I used a combination of Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar Distress Inks.  Then when you use your heat gun to dry the seam binding, keep crumpling it with your fingers (just as if you are scrunching your hair with mousse).  Then tie it into a bow using your Zutter Bow-it-All Tool. When you’re done, you have a fabby shabbylicious seam binding bow to add to your project!


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I love seam binding so much that I bought a whole spool of cream seam binding from RRR when I first joined the team many moons ago.  It is the perfect choice for making fabby shabbylicious bows!  Especially when you top it with a perfectly pink magnolia blossom.   Ooh la la!

Bloom Card for RRR 04The inside of the card is finished with more papers from the collection and a pretty pink and green sticker.

I hope you’ll try making your own shabby chic seam binding bows.  If you’re not comfortable with custom dying your seam binding, you can find it in a rainbow of colors in the RRR store.

Thanks for stopping by!