Ciao Bella Micro Cosmos Joy Fold Shaker Card

Ciao Bella Micro Cosmos Joy Fold Shaker Card Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2020 Ribbon Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ciao Bella Micro Cosmos Joy Fold Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2020 Club

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Joy Fold Shaker Card was inspired by a line of poetry from William Blake. He wrote, “to see the World in a Grain of Sand and Heaven in a Wild Flower,”.  Those were the lines that kept running through my mind as I created with the RRR August Ribbon Club and Ciao Bella’s Micro Cosmos paper collection.  The earthy greens from the Sunflower Assortment seemed to be the perfect playmate for these beautiful botanical papers.    If you haven’t had a chance to play with these lovely ribbons, I hope this post will inspire you to do so!

The ribbons I used from the collection are 5/8″ Forest Green Plaid, Forest Green Diamond Satin Ribbon, and 3/8″ Yellow and Green Argyle Satin Ribbon.

Joy Fold Shaker Card: Creating the Shaker Box

If you’ve never made a Joy Fold Card before, you can find a tutorial HERE.   Once you’ve made the card base, you can create the shaker box.

  • First, heat emboss a chipboard frame with Versamark Ink and WOW! Vintage Champagne Embossing powder.
  • Next, die cut clear cardstock (acetate sheets) with an oval die.  The oval should be slightly larger than the opening in the frame.
  • Now, adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.

TIP:  Use a thin bead of adhesive on the inner edge of the oval frame.  Then smooth it out with your finger or a paintbrush.  This will prevent the adhesive from “oozing” out all over the clear cardstock window.

  • Next, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the frame.
  • Now place your sequin mixture in the center of your focal image and adhere the shaker box so that it is centered .
  • Press lightly to completely seal the edges.

  • Then reate a ribbon closure with the Forest Green Plaid Ribbon.
  • Now tuck a loopy Forest Green Diamond Satin Ribbon into the flower cluster on the left.
  • Adhere a Reneabouquets dragonfly in the flower cluster on the right. (Product links below.)
A Peek Inside

Add lots of lovely little pockets, tags and goodies inside the folio to turn it into a gift.

Top ta bookmark with the Diamond Satin Ribbon and the Random Lines Satin Ribbon.  This pattern makes me think of bamboo, which is perfect for this project.

Create a little tag and gift card wallet to tuck inside another pocket.  It’s so much fun to pull all these pieces out!

Decorate both sides of the tag and line the interior of the gift card wallet with scraps of designer paper.

Here’s a peek at the card fully opened.  Create a hidden pocket by adhering just the sides and bottom of the smaller card to the larger card base.

Score a large ivory tag and fold to create a little photo folio with a pretty shaped edge.  I covered both sides of the tag with designer papers.  Then tuck it into the hidden pocket.  Add a blank sentiment panel to the front of the hidden pocket so you can write a personal note here.

So that’s my first play with the August Ribbon Club!  I hope I’ve inspired you to break your Sunflower Assortment out of the package and make something beautiful with all those pretty ribbons!   If you’re not currently a member of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club, you can find out how to subscribe HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!






8 thoughts on “Ciao Bella Micro Cosmos Joy Fold Shaker Card

  1. Isabel Gonzalez

    Hi Kathy! I’m “kinda” back. My daugther had to postpone her wedding do to health issues. (Not covid) So, I’ll be popping in here and there until everything gets settled. I do ask that you keep her in your prayers. I love, love your shaker card, my friend!!! It has a beautiful airy feeling and the cute little snail is a show stopper. The ribbons are showcased beautifully and of course that shaker looks like sooo much fun! Stay safe! Hugsx

  2. Sara Barker

    Kathy, I’m excited to see the Microcosmos paper collection in action and wow, you have such a wonderful eye for color! The ribbon collection works seamlessly with the colors and patterns in the papers. I love the shaker cover and the ‘Kathy’ details like the feathers and the dragonfly! Of course, I’m always drawn in by your pockets, tucks and tags! A wonderful treasure!

  3. Claire Gagne

    Another simply gorgeous folio Kathy. Think I even like the green color on this one. Beautifully executed my dear. Be safe & TYFS

  4. Martie Rollin

    The snail image, alone, makes this delightful paper collection stand out as being very special! This project really showcases the various designer sheets. Beautiful ribbon collection!!! August always brings on images of sunflowers, bees, and sizzling hot pavement…memories of steaming hot summers in Illinois. I think I’ll take a closer look at that ribbon collection…the yellow check and the 2 gingham ribbons are drawing my attention. Thanks for all the photos of this beautiful project!

  5. Susan Steele

    This a gorgeous folio Kathy! Luv this months RR ribbon colors and they work beautifully with your folio! And the shaker on the outside …sweet! And all your tags and wallets …luv all your little details on the inside …perfect! Especially luv how you decorated this one! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a stunning folio! The Blake quote is so beautiful and I can really the see the inspiration in this card. This paper collection is so full of beautiful images and “lushness”. Every embellishment you used on the front is so perfect. Love the shaker elements as well! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

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