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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Something Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card

Something Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

LemonCraft Something Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card

Hello, Friends! I made this LemonCraft Something Sweet Cupcake Birthday Card for our 7 year old granddaughter’s birthday.  Little girl birthday cards call for lots frills, flowers and sweetness. I had such a good time adding all those elements to this 6×6 easel style card.

Lydia loves kitties and umbrellas and desserts!  This Reneaqbouquets image actually looks a bit like her!  You can’t see it in the photo, but I added glitter to the lace trim, the cupcake frosting and the doily in the background.  Because little girls also love sparkly things!  Come to thiink of it, big girls do, too!

The Pale Pink Seam Binding Ribbon Bow makes me think of Cotton Candy, which is another of Lydia’s favorite treats.  First I tied a triple loop bow on my Bow-it-All Tool.  Then I tucked it into the flower cluster using the point of my scissors to secure it.

The cupcake border doubles as a pocket.  Gramps and I wrote Lydia a special note then tucked it inside the pocket.

If you’re wondering why the donuts ended up inside the card, I can explain.  This year, Lydia wanted a donut cake for  her party.  Not a cake shaped like a donut, mind you!  But an actual pyramid of chocolate donuts stacked up on the special birthday cake plate that we use for all the parties.  Yes….she’s got a sweet tooth to match her sweet personality!

Suddenly I have a craving for cupcakes!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies for the RRR Hop

Authentique Cottontail Reneabouquets Felicity Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  How about some lambs, butterflies and bunnies for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome!  You should be coming  here from Gloria’s beautiful blog. This month’s Ribbon Club assortment is all sunshine and blue skies!  Take a peek!

I selected the soft and luxurious Soft Floral Print on White Satin Ribbon for my project.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies!

Authentique Cottontail Reneabouquets Felicity Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

There’s something about the bow cluster on this card that takes me right back to the Easter Sunday dresses of my childhood.  Big poufy skirts, white gloves, white patent leather shoes, lacy socks and a flower adorned hat were the order of the day.

Authentique Cottontail Reneabouquets Felicity Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

If our sweet little Shepherdess is all dressed up for Easter, then our bow cluster should be, too! The double-looped bow is topped with pale blue Magnolias from the Pastel Assortment.  I created a tiny bouquet with Sweetheart Blossoms to dress up the frame.  The sparkly glitter glass butterfly is a perfect color match for the flowers and ribbon.

Add a little pop up sentiment, chocolate pocket and blank note card to the interior for a perfect finish.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  If you do, you’ll be entered into the drawing for a FREE April Ribbon Club!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  You can find out how by clicking HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Add Another Candle Birthday Card

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It was a rainy, dark and blustery spring day when I put this Add Another Candle Birthday Card together.  The vibrant colors and playful patterns brought the sunshine right into my studio!  I love when that happens, don’t you?

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable RibbonPhoto 02

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to dress a card up in its party best, I highly recommend ribbon!  The right ribbon gives a card its own personality.  Take this ruffled pink gingham ribbon, for example.  I stitched it to the base of the focal image.  Then, I wrapped it with a few layers of Baker’s Twine and tied a bow.  It’s such a simple thing to do, but it really elevated the design of this card.

TIP: Always cut ribbons and trims a little wider than the card.  Then wrap the cut ends behind the panel for a clean and professional finish.

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

TIP: Pull colors from the paper collection when you are choosing embellishments and ribbons.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a pretty selection of 1/4″ wide gingham ribbons that I really like!  For this card, cut 1 piece of pink, yellow and orange gingham ribbon.  Then tie them together using your Bow-it-All Tool.  Top it off with a pretty button and you’ve got really pretty bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside your easel card.  The pocket serves two purposes: first, it acts as a stopper or brake for the easel mechanism on your card.  Then, it provides you with a handy spot to tuck in a little gift card wallet.  Everyone loves a birthday surprise!

It seems like no matter how many I make, I never have enough birthday cards on hand.  So I think I’ll go ahead and make a stack of these cheery cards to have on hand when the next birthday rolls around.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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