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Rustic Christmas Snowbird Shaker Card

Rustic Christmas Snowbird Shaker Card Really Reasonable Ribbon October Ribbon Club by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Rustic Christmas Snowbird Shaker Card for the RRR October 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Rustic Christmas Snowbird Shaker Card is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s beautiful blog.  This month we’re getting ready for Christmas with the festive red, green and white ribbons from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

My eye went straight to the darling Holiday Birds and Berries Printed Grosgrain Ribbon.  Layered over Forest Green Taffeta Ribbon, it’s the perfect pairing for this wintry card.

 

When I layer ribbon on a card like this, I use Scor-Tape to hold it firmly in place.  It also allows me to wrap the ribbon ends behind the card layer so that everything looks neat and tidy.

Taffeta ribbon ties the perkiest bows, so I used it again to anchor the corner of my shaker frame.

A Peek Inside

Of course, I added a pocket inside the card, then tucked a little gift card wallet inside.

This simple trick makes the card double as a gift, which is always handy during the holidays!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what the lovely and talented Cheryl has prepared for you.  Be sure to finish up the hop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. Answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win your own October Ribbon Club Assortment!

But you don’t have to take your chances…you can join the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club today.  Then you’ll be sure to receive your very own Ribbon Club Assortment each and every month of the year.  Sign up for the club HERE.

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio

Reneabouquets Pumpkin Blue Fern Studio Bird Waltz by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  I’m one of those folks that loves pumpkin everything, but I’m especially fond of this Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio.  Copper and autumn and pumpkins and acorns and butterflies and fall flowers just belong together.

You know how a really good autumn stew combines a bunch of different ingredients to create the perfect bite?  Well, I sort of used that same approach when putting this project together. The cover of this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ folio features Copper and Cream plaid ribbon.  It’s one of my favorites for fall because of the warmth it brings to a composition.  It  picks up all the lovely tawny hues the Blue Fern Bird Waltz paper that I used on this card.  

The delicate swirled layer behind my floral pumpkin patch is created with Spellbinders Merry Filigree Card Making die.  Cut from copper foiled cardstock, it lends elegance and subtle shine to the background.

The Pumpkin Patch

Reneabouquets swept me off my feet with this Autumn Beauty Pumpkin.  Fall flowers around the base serve as an anchor.  Pumpkin Spice Butterflies flit lazily in this end of season flower garden.

TIP: Brush acorns with copper metallic paint, then cozy them up to the copper and cream ribbon and burlap string bow cluster.

A Surprise Inside

One of the things I love the most about this time of year is fall baking.  After a long, steamy summer, it’s really fun to take the chill off the house by baking some pumpkin goodies.

So I created a hidden recipe card pocket on the top of this card.  Copper and cream plaid ribbon makes a pretty closure.  Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite fall treats, so I tucked a recipe for it in the pocket, along with 2 blank recipe cards.  This way the recipient can add their favorite fall recipes, too.  And if you’re going to bake pumpkin bread, you really should have a cuppa!  So a little packet of honey, a demitasse spoon, and a tea and chocolate wallet fill the box pocket on the bottom.  Have you discovered yet how delicious chocolate is with pumpkin?  You really should give it a try!

What’s your favorite fall baked good?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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Say BOO! Midnight Tales Halloween Card

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Halloween Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Say BOO!  Midnight Tales Halloween Card!

Hello, Friends!  Say BOO!  Because Halloween is creeping up around the corner, I thought I’d share this Midnight Tales Halloween Card today.  Made from bits and bobs of the G45 collection, paired up with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Reneabouquets, it’s a Spooktacularly fun creation! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Tips and Tricks!

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from black cardstock, of course!
  • Next, cut (4) 6″ x 1″ strips of designer paper.  Miter the corners and adhere them to the card base.   This is a great way to save designer paper when you are running a bit short!
  • Now, Trim the 6×6 G45 image around the orange frame and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then die cut a doily from scraps of orange patterned paper.  As long as the hue matches the paper collection, it doesn’t really matter what collection the paper comes from! Adjere the doily in the center of the card front. Then layer it with a smaller black doily.

  • Now add the Midnight Tales Sticker and the Reneabouquets Winnie the Witch Printed Beautiful Board.  Pop the Beautiful Board up on foam tape to make it pop!
  • Next, die cut a banner (linked below) from scraps of cardstock.  Pop up on foam tape and adhere in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Finally, create a beautiful ribbon border.  Layer Halloween Cats Grosgrain Ribbon over Black Delicate Stitched Satin.   Some spooky grey flowers and Silver Metallic String provide the perfect finishing touch!
A Peek Inside

The inside is a hodgepodge of assorted Halloween papers paired up with the few G45 images I had left in my stash.  But it works!

Tuck a little chocolate treat inside a mini folio and you’re ready to call it a day!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Apple Season Banner

Apple Season Banner Authentique Autumn Collection by Kathy Clement for Really reasonable Ribbon

Apple Season Banner for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This vintage style Apple Season Banner makes me think of my mom.  Her birthday was in September, and every year we trekked off to a nearby apple orchard to celebrate her birthday.  We picnicked under the apple trees surrounded by the sweet perfume of ripe apples.  Lazy bumblebees provided the background music and a crystal blue sky was the canopy over our heads.  Nothing compares to that first intoxicating bite into an apple picked from a northern orchard.  First you hear the crunch as your teeth break through the skin.  Then the juice runs down your chin and up your forearm as the sweet/tart flesh fills your mouth.  Mmmm…let’s go apple picking!

Shades of Red, Ivory and Rust

Apple Season Banner by kathy Clement Photo 01

Each pennant on this banner is machine stitched onto Rust Silky Crush and Sherry and Ivory Plaid Ribbons.  Ivory Crochet Lace Trim adds just the right touch of vintage goodness.  And burlap string brings in the rustic feel of fallen leaves.  It’s such a pretty combination!

Alternate die cut pennants with Graphic 45 Kraft Regular tags to create a lot of visual interest.  Then die cut Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves from scraps of burgundy and green papers to mimic autumn leaves.

I really had to dig deep  into the Closet of Inspiration and Delight to find this combination of Authentique Autumn Collection and the September Calendar Collection. (Both are retired, but if you do a Google search, you can still find bits and pieces out there.  I will link below.)

Even the flowers are retired Petaloo blossoms.  But they were the perfect color match for the papers, so I had to use them!

What is your favorite fall memory? Tell me about it in the comment section below.  I love to hear your stories, too, you know!

Now I think I will go bake an apple pie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy 
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Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Midnight Tales Fold out Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Today we’re focusing on the spooktacular RRR Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

The Grape Diamond Satin Ribbon was the perfect accent for this 5 1/2″ square folio.

It really pops off the page, especially when layered over Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Add some ribbon to the spine, too.  It’s always a great accent!

A Peek Inside

Make this simple fold out style folio by joining two 11″ x 5 1/2″ panels of cardstock together.  Then score from the left at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  This forms the cover and spine of the album.

Then score the rest of the paper every 5 1/4″.  Accordion fold to create this pull out element.  It’s one of the easiest ways to create a quick folio with lots of room for photos and journaling.

Score ephemera cards to create a little flip action on the right hand side of the album.

Add pockets, flap pages and ephemera to dress op the folio pages.

Decorate the background of a page with 2 1/4″ squares of designer paper.  Then top it with a little fold out folio.  This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of designer paper.

Adhere ephemera cards to tip in pages so you will have room to write down those important memories.  Photos can be mounted on the base page.

A little folio like this one can easily be finished in a day.  I only had scraps of the paper collection to work with, but I was pleasantly surprised at  how far those scraps went!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.  Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. If you answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  RRR will send a monthly themed Ribbon Club Assortment delivered straight to your home mailbox.  It’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash.  You can sign up HERE.

I’ve provided a linked supply list for the products used in this project below the post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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