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!





4 thoughts on “Land That I Love Shaker Card for RRR

  1. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I always look forward to your patriotic cards! They are always so beautiful and festive. This card is no exception. You add such wonderful embellishments and your paper combinations are just awesome! I LOVE the little star buttons and the pretty shaker elements. I really like the way you have used so many different paper patterns on the inside. Just a really wonderful card! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  2. Martie Rollin

    Be still my patriotic heart!! I LOVE this collection! This is one of those collections that I hope to have in my inventory for years to come…I own LOTS! Extra designer sheets are ready to be made into lovely projects. That flower sheet provides inspiration for many cards (my favorite in this collection). Your card is larger than usual and you’ve used the space well. Love the machine stitching. RRR has lots of beautiful ribbons to use on patriotic projects…hard to choose a favorite. Rosettes are such a terrific element on patriotic cards, like a burst of fireworks! I have a friend whose hubby was career Army (retired)…I make a point of using red, white and blue to honor their service to our country. Have you seen the new patriotic shaker packs at Buttons Galore? I’ve not been fond of making shakers, but I love those new shaker fillings! Hooray for the USA…Memorial Day, Flag Day, $th of July, Veteran’s Day…hope I have enough of this collection!!

  3. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – I love this patriotic card!!! So bright and cheerful – 4th of July ready for fireworks and watermelon – get the party started!!! Great job, my friend!!!

  4. soozyb2013

    Good morning Kathy. I have never been one for making patriotic cards but this is amazing. Again all your attention to detail. Don’t get me wrong, I love where I live but just never made an “I love Canada” card. Have an awesome Thursday! Hugs from BC

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