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Add Another Candle Birthday Folio

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Add Another Candle Birthday Folio with Ribbon Closure

Hello, Friends!  If you’re a fan of vibrant color, you’re going to like this Add Another Candle Birthday Folio.  It’s like a surprise party on paper!  First, I created a simple folio base.  (You can find a tutorial for the base HERE.) Then I covered it with Photoplay’s festive Add Another Candle Paper Collection.  The finishing touch is a shimmering Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon Closure to tie everything together.

A Party on Paper

This project was a special order in my Etsy shop.  My client requested a bright, fun birthday folio with lots of charms and embellishments.  We can do that!  I really had fun putting the collage style cover on this festive folio.

TIP: Tuck tiny burlap string bows under your itty bitty floral arrangements.  The burlap string loops take the place of leaves.  And the bow draws the eye to the pretty flowers.

Top the spine of your folio with a Fuchsia, Orange and Lavender Check Bow.  Then dangle your charms below it.  This particular ribbon is a match made in heaven for this paper collection.

A Peek Inside

Every single page of this 4-fold folio is filled with fun.

From slash pockets to flip pages to hidden pages, there’s something exciting on every single page.

My client was very happy with her special order folio.  I felt energized and happy the entire time I was working on it, too.  These bold colors added extra zest to the creative process!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Santa Lane Envelope Album Tutorial

Spellbinders Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial with Really reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo

Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial for Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  This month’s Ribbon Club Assortment is Halloween themed.  But It’s good for Christmas, too! Read on to find how I changed up the seasons with this Spooktacular Ribbon Club Assortment.

Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album with Halloween Ribbons!

Spellbinders Santa Lane Kit Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2022 Ribbon Club Envelope Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

The Black Sheer Satin Gold Edged Ribbon is the perfect accent for this country inspired Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album.   I’ve added a tutorial below so you can see how I made this quick and easy 5×7 album.

The bow cluster features this same pretty ribbon tucked beneath some Christmas flowers.  Sometimes it’s fun to think “outside the box” and use a Ribbon Club Assortment in an unexpected way.

Spellbinders Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to make this festive holiday mini album, please enjoy this tutorial on YouTube.  The video shows you how to assemble the mini album base, line the pages, create the ribbon closure and add  interactive features to the pages. We will also open the Santa Lane Kit and see all the goodies that are tucked inside.  Such fun!

These quick and easy to make mini albums are a great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift.  I hope you have loads of fun making your version.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared for you.  And be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG. While you are there, answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month for a chance to win your own Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

You don’t have to depend on luck, though!  If you love ribbon, why not join the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club?  Each month Ribbon Club members receive a special themed assortment of beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s like getting a Christmas present every single month of the year!

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

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the hop!






Really Reasonable Ribbon to the Rescue!

Really Reasonable Ribbon to the Rescue!

Hello, Friends!  Here comes Really Reasonable Ribbon to the Rescue!  How?  Well, consider this all-too-familiar scenario.  You’ve created a lovely dimensional card for a friend or family member.  But when you try to stuff that chunky monkey into an envelope, you realize that it’s just not going to fit!  Been there?  Me, too!

This is probably one of the questions I get asked the most often from lovely folks who follow my blog and YouTube channel. How do you present (or mail) a card like this?  Today I’m going to offer you some simple solutions that really work.

When the Card Doesn’t Fit the Envelope

As a cardmaker that loves lots of layers, lots of embellishments and lots of dimension, I run into this problem on almost a daily basis.  That is why I keep a stash of cute 6×9 kraft gift (jewelry) bags in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight.   You can pick these up in craft stores, stationery stores and even online.  (Search for jewelry gift bags on eBay...lots to choose from!) I buy these whenever and wherever I can find them because I know that eventually, I will be glad I’ve got them!

This is how I packaged that cute Pizza Party Card that I made for our son’s birthday.  While the card had no ribbons or flowers on it, the foam dimensionals that I placed between the pizza slice layers made it too thick to fit in a conventional envelope.

Spellbinders Sweet and Savory Warm Wishes Camper Paper Rose Retro Days Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

When you  put a lot of time and effort into a handmade card, you want to present it in nice packaging.  So here is how I make that happen.

  • First, slip the card inside the bag and fold down the flap.
  • Now, hold that flap in place with a teeny bit of Scor-Tape tucked in between the flap and the bag.
  • Next, wrap the bag with 1/2″ Scor-Tape followed by a nice long piece of ribbon.  Since I was wrapping up my son’s Pizza Party Card, I selected the Black Double Faced Satin Ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club Halloween Assortment.
  • Then tie the ribbon ends into a simple square knot (for a masculine card) or a bow.
  • Repeat this process with 3/8″ Tangerine Satin Ribbon and 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  Again, tie a square knot to finish.
  • Get your card party-ready by tying on a cute charm (like this pocket watch) with some Pumpkin Baker’s Twine or whatever string/twine matches your card’s color palette.
Ribbon on Gift Bags

You can also place your card in a smallish handle gift bag, fill with tissue paper and tie the handles together with pretty ribbon.  I often use this trick when I’m gifting a mini album or folio…or even a toy!  Ribbon adds that special touch of elegance like nothing else can do!

How to Mail a Dimensional Card

You can easily mail a dimensional card. Package  it in a similar type bag, then wrapit with a couple layers of tissue paper.  Tie string or ribbon around the tissue paper, and insert in a bubble mailer for safe passage.

Yes, it’s going to cost quite a few pennies to mail your card.  Think of your lovely handmade card as a gift.  It will take some of the sting out of the price tag.

I hope I’ve shared some helpful tips and ideas.  Maybe they will come to your rescue next time you have a card that just doesn’t fit!

Thanks for stopping by!




Simple Stories Cozy Days Greetings

Simple Stories Cozy Autumn Really Reasonable Ribbon Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Simple Stories Cozy Days Greetings with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Autumn is almost here, and I’m welcoming it with this Simple Stories Cozy Days Greetings card.  It has everything I love: plump pumpkins, fall flowers, plaid papers and poufy bows!  Now that’s how to have a cozy day!

Do you love layers as much as I do?  I’m always looking for ways to add layers to my card compositions.  Creating a layered ribbon border is one of my favorite tricks.  The RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment had the perfect ribbons for this festive fall card. Here are some quick and easy ribbon tips.

  • Frame your focal point with ribbon borders.  On this card, I added a ribbon border above and below the focal point of my card.  There’s a lot going on here, but that ribbon border directs traffic beautifully!
  • Layer ribbons for double the fun.  First, put down a border of Russet Orange Taffeta with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Then, add the perfect amount of sparkle with Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin Ribbon.  It’s such a simple technique, but it makes a huge visual impact.
  • Don’t forget the bows!  Silky soft Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin ties such pretty bows.
  • Add rustic charm with Natural Burlap String.  Use it in strands to top your tag, then tie bows to tuck beneath elements.  It’s one of my favorite tricks!

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket and gift card wallet inside the card to turn it into a gift.

It’s also very nice to add an Autumn tea bag and blank sentiment panel inside the gift card wallet. Now your card is a gift!

Fall crafting is my favorite.  I love the colors, the images and the patterns.  Look for more fall goodies coming your way!

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

Thanks for stopping by!






RRR August 2022 Blog Hop

RRR August 2022 Blog Hop Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

RRR August 2022 Blog Hop: Autumn Splendor Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon  August 2022 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog. We’re getting ready for the beautiful colors of fall this month with the Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment.  Take a look at this gorgeous group of ribbons.

Oh, how I love fall colors!

Autumn Splendor

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Need an elegant and quick border for your Autumn cards?  Try layering ribbons together with Scor-Tape in between.  This cheery fall border features Kiwi Double Faced  Satin paired up with Pumpkins and Sunflowers on white satin.  Add a big poufy bow tied with cute Autumn Owls to punch up the fun factor of this festive fall card.  A little burlap string accent adds the perfect rustic touch.

A Peek Inside

I’ve used my scraps from this lovely collection to create a little pocket and gift card wallet.

Tuck in an autumn tea bag for extra fall flavor.

If  you’d like to see this month’s ribbon club used on a masculine card, please click HERE

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 Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. If you answer Bonnie’s question of the month, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free August Ribbon Club Assortment!

Not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet?  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

Enjoy the hop!




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