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Squeeze the Day Card Folio

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Squeeze the Day Card Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2024 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Squeeze the Day Card Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2024 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  You can find a list of all the blogs in the hop at the bottom of this post.

Our theme this month is “Bright Summer Colors”.  I reached into my stash and found these bright yellow and aqua mulberry flowers (link below the post) Aqua Baker’s Twine, and Houndstooth Ribbon to play with.  They go perfectly with the colors in this Simple Stories Vintage Twist Paper Collection and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.

Posies and Bows

This bright, beautiful Aqua Chrysanthemum and lemon yellow Cherry Blossoms are the perfect color match for my Squeeze the Day card.  (I like to use my fingers to open the inside petals of the Cherry Blossom blooms.  This makes them the perfect “mid-sized” flower. )

A loopy bow tied with 3/8″ black houndstooth ribbon and a loopy Aqua Baker’s Twine bow tuck neatly under the flowers.  Try tucking some itty bitty Sweetheart blossoms into the mix.

A Peek Inside

Carry the lemon yellow/aqua/black theme inside the card with more pretty papers.

TIP: Adhere just the bottom edge of some ephemera to create pretty little tuck spots behind the flap element.  Then add a little tea bag and note card to the tuck spots.  The bottom pocket is the perfect place to tuck in a bonus tea wallet.

This time I went for an aqua tea bag!  There’s a honey crystal packet tucked into the tea wallet, too.

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs below for even more Bright Summer Color inspiration.  Finish up over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered into a drawing for a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and the free Digital Stamp Set of your Choice.  Here’s the list:

Ginny, Gloria, Kathy (you are here), Cheryl, Bonnie, Misty, Karen, RRR Blog

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Sunflower Summer Greeting Card

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Carta Bella Sunflower Summer Greeting Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Here’s a cheery Carta Bella Sunflower Summer Greeting Card to brighten your day!  It’s all dressed up with pretty posies and trims from the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop.  Pink and yellow is a favorite color combo, and I do love me some pretty pink plaid paper!  I’ll share the “recipe” for this quick and easy card below.

Sunflower Summer Card Recipe

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  • First, cut a 5 1/2″ x 11″ panel of white cardstock and score in half at 5 1/2″ to form a top fold card base.
  • Next, cut a 5 1/4″ square of the pink plaid patterned paper and mat on a slightly larger panel of pink cardstock.
  • Now trim out the 4×4 image from Sunflower Summer and mat on a slightly larger panel of dark coral pink cardstock.  Adhere these layers to the card front.
  • Place foam tabs behind the “sunshine” banner and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Locate the ephemera sentiment, back with foam tape and adhere so that the top edge is under the banner.
  • Now add a Peach Chrysanthemum and 2 Cherry Blossoms to the corner of the card.
  • Tie a double loop bow with 3/8″ Maize Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  Top with a loopy Pink Burlap String Bow. Tuck beneath the chrysanthemum and glue in place.
  • Add small pink burlap string bows and buttons to the “Sunshine” banner.
  • Scatter some gems around the card to add a bit of sparkle and shine.

TIP: I like to use my fingers to “open” the inner petals of my Cherry Blossom flowers, but they are pretty any way you use them.

A Peek Inside

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More pretty papers and a sweet little pocket/notecard combo dress up the card interior.

I’m a pushover for a cute chick patterned paper, friends.  I love these sweet little hens!  Make the note card by trimming down a 4×6 journal card and adhering to folded white cardstock.  So easy, but so cute!

And that’s all for me today, my friends!  I’ll be back on Wednesday with our Fairy Banner of the Month.  I hope y’all get to enjoy some summer sunshine and creative play until then.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Beach Themed Slimline Folio Tutorial

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Beach Themed Slimline Folio Tutorial with Spellbinders and Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wildcard Wonderful Wednesday and I have a quick and easy Beach Themed Slimline Folio Tutorial to share with you.  It’s officially beach season here in North Carolina,.  Hooray!  Spellbinders Paper Arts sent me some samples of their gorgeous new Bayfair Collection to get me in a great beachy mood.  And, I invited some Really Reasonable Ribbon products to the beach party, too.

This slimline folio measures 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ with a 1″ spine.  Because it is super quick and easy to make, it’s perfect for gift giving.  It’s also loaded with room for photos, journaling and memory keeping, so it’s a great way to capture memories of your family beach trip this year.

Spellbinders Bayfair Collection

I gave you a sneak peek of this fun, fresh collection in yesterday’s post.  There’s something about these papers that keeps me coming back for more. I can’t wait to share all the details with you in my video tutorial below.

My ribbon closure for this little wonder is one of my favorites from RRR.  Navy/Ivory/Gold Plaid Ribbon looks fabulous with this paper collection.  I also tucked a little Pink and White Baker’s Twine into the mix, and I love the fresh pop of color underneath my vellum flower button.

A Peek Inside

Today’s Wild Card Wednesday tutorial is rich with tips, techniques and ideas to help  get your crafty little fingers itching to play with pretty papers and ribbons!  You’ll learn my quick and easy method for making slash pockets in the video tutorial.

And, I’ll show you how to transform a single sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper into a really fun pull out element with just a couple of quick score lines.

 

A short flap is easily transformed into a lovely little tag pocket.  You’ll love this trick, and will want to use it all the time once you know how.  And if you need a refresher course on making a kinetic waterfall mechanism, we’ll go over how to make them again in this jam-packed tutorial.

Tags are the perfect pocket accessory, don’t  you agree?  These are quick and easy to make thanks to a lovely Spellbinder die set and postage stamp ephemera from the Bayfair Collection.

Beach Themed Slimline Folio Tutorial on my YouTube Channel

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then please enjoy this Wildcard Wednesday tutorial over on my YouTube channel.  I’ve added the basic measurements in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.

I hope you enjoy making this lovely little folio with goodies from your own paper stash.  And, if you’d like to use the same supplies that I used, you will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  Happy Wonderful Wednesday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Because of the Brave Patriotic Card RRR Hop

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Because of the Brave Patriotic Card for The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Because of the Brave Patriotic Card is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2024 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

Our theme this month is Patriotic Ribbon.  I’m always more than happy to pull out my red, white and blue papers, trims and flowers.  It seems like anything I make in this color palette turns out well.  Let’s take a closer look at this card, shall we?

Red, White and Blue Ribbons, Trims and Flowers

I dressed this 5″ x 7″ top fold card up with lots of pretty ribbons, trims and flowers from the RRR shop.  Light Navy Checkerboard Satin Ribbon (links are below this post) adds elegance and shimmer to my mulberry flower cluster.  Airmail Baker’s twine is the perfect addition, adding texture and reinforcing the color palette.

TIP: Use mulberry flowers in different shapes, sizes and colors to create a lovely floral arrangement on your card.  And don’t forget the mulberry leaves!  You can find links to all these beautiful posies in the supply list below this post.

A Peek Inside

Carry the patriotic theme inside the card with more stars and stripes.  Break up the bold patterns with just a touch of the petite floral cluster patterned paper.

Change things up by adding a pocket on the TOP of the card.  Then mat a panel of off white cardstock on blue, trim out with paper scraps, add a sticker and tuck inside the pocket.  This creates plenty of room to add a personal note, a photo, and even a gift card.

On With the Hop!

Did I forget to mention that you can win a great prize just for hopping along and getting inspired?  Simply visit the blogs in the hop, then finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and you’re eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to RRR and the digital stamp set of your choice from Bonnie’s shop.

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.

Three cheers for the red, white and blue, y’all!  Enjoy the hop!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial

Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial to share with you!  it’s made with some of my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and flowers, Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling, and Reneabouquets Paper Pretties.

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This is a great big banner with 8 pennants in 3 different styles and sizes.  I’ve stitched them onto a Silky Crushed Satin Navy Ribbon with a Navy Stitched Burlap Ribbon Topper.  I think this is my favorite banner so far this year with its sandcastles, beach huts, paddle boards and starfish!

I always follow this sequence when making my banners:

  • First, die cut the individual pennants or tag liners.
  • Next, machine stitch around the edges of each pennant to make a sort of “frame” for the collage.
  • Then, evenly space the pennants along the length of your ribbon.  Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place.
  • Now, top the pennants with lace or a contrasting ribbon.
  • Finally, stitch the pennants to the ribbons.  Stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon to ensure that the banner lays flat when on display.
  • Now all  you have to do is decorate your banner.

Several of you have asked me if you have to stitch the pennants to the ribbon.  No, you don’t.  You can attach with Fabric-Tac or iron on interfacing.  Or, simply attach your pennants with cute clothespins.

Shaking it Up Down by the Seashore

The central pennant is a G45 Kraft Tag topped with a fun shaker frame.  Reneabouquets Butterflies, Laser Cut Starfish and Tiny Shells help to dress things up.

Beach Flowers

The corner pennants on each end feature Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid Ribbon Bows topped with Gold Metallic String Bows and lots of pretty mulberry flowers.

Sand Sun Surf Banner Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to create this pretty bit of home decor?  Then please grab a cuppa, a snack and enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Now I want to run away to the beach.  How about you?

If you’d rather not make your own banner, you can purchase this one from my Etsy Shop.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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