More than All the Fish in the Sea Folio with RRR and G45 Voyage Beneath the Sea
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to summer! I love all the seasons of the year as each one has its own special beauty. Summertime is full of color and life…and trips to the beach, my favorite place on the planet! Today’s project is inspired by the Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment. I found that the Tropic Double Faced Satin Ribbon is a great companion to Graphic 45’s Voyage Beneath the Sea collection. So I paired them up to make this More Than All the Fish in the Sea Folio.
This color palette is so perfect for summertime projects. The blues and greens just pop against the citrusy oranges and yellows.
More Than All the Fish in the Sea Folio: Put a Bow on It!
I created this pretty bow cluster like this:
- First, I tied a double loop bow with Tropic Double Face Satin using my Bow it All Tool. The thing I like the most about double faced satin is the fact that you don’t have a “wrong” side to worry about when tying bows.
- Then, I tied a loopy string bow with Gold Metallic String.
- Next, I cut fishtails on a scrap of pretty Fancy Shell Print on Tropic Satin ribbon. The tails were hot glued on top of the gold metallic string.
- Finally, I topped the bow cluster with a pretty teal flower.
More Than All the Fish in the Sea Folio: A Little Bit Steampunk
To give this card a little touch of Steampunk Style, I added a cluster of steampunk gears and cogs. Really Reasonable Ribbon has a fantastic assortment of gears available in the shop at very good prices.
These gears are painted with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint, which is very close in color to the Tropic ribbons.
Adding a snippet of ribbon and gold metallic string to this chipboard charm really gave it a presence on the page. And do you spy the darling steampunk heart gear in the center of the “O” in you? These sorts of little details just make my heart happy!
More Than All the Fish in the Sea Folio: A Peek Inside
It’s easy to turn a 5″ x 7″ top fold card into a folio. When you are making your card base, simple score a second line 1/4″ from the first fold line. Instant folio!
I created a little accordion fold folio on the top of the card interior. The gatefold opening is tied shut with more pretty tropic ribbon in that fancy shell print.
This is just a sample of the pages inside the folio. The Voyage Beneath the Sea ephemera card is hinged to the gatefold, creating a secret journal spot. This also gives you a nice 4″ x 4″ spot for a photo!
The bottom pocket contains a lovely art tag and a large ephemera card.
I created a border on the tag by layering the fancy shell print ribbon over the Tropic Satin Ribbon. I love the bit of texture, pattern and shine this adds to the tag design. Another snippet of Tropic Satin tops the tag. And, gold metallic string holds that cute chipboard charm in place.
What do you do with the tag? Well, it can be used as a bookmark, of course. Or, it can really brighten up an office cubicle. Some folks have told me that they use them as home decor. They simply display them on small easels and incorporate them into their mantel decor.
You can write your personal greeting on the back of the ephemera card. Then tuck a gift card, or other small gift into the pocket and there’s no need to go to the shops!
Ribbon Makes it Shine!
I just love the playful, whimsical feel of this More than All the Fish in the Sea Folio. The ribbon really takes it to the next level, don’t you think? It’s not too late to get your own set of these gorgeous Ocean Breeze Ribbons. Simply sign up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club and Bonnie will send them right out to you. It will be like having a birthday every month of the year!
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
This is absolutely wonderful!!
Kathy, Your eye for color and composition just shines on everything you make, and this is no exception! I love the details on the bow/flower arrangement and those shabby gears! I’m like you, the gear on the “O” is one of those details that speaks volumes to me! But then you open this gift and there in lies the surprises! Love all those folds and tucked in details! Yup, I could gush for hours over your amazing work! Sending hugs!
Kathy, the color combinations of the Graphic 45 papers and the RRR selections are stunning. Just love the little details, like the steampunk gears (the little heart in the O is precious). Thanks for sharing a card that inspires me to make a perfect birthday gift for a fishing-loving friend of mine.
Hi Kathy, this is certainly a wow card. Love all the colours of the sea rich and dreamy, so much to look at inside. I like how you’ve added the tails to the ribbon afterwards, really clever tip, thank you. Hugs xxx
What an eye for composition you have, Kathy! Your card definitely reflected summertime – full of life and color but instead of being a “mess”, it’s vibrant and harmonious. The detail that made my heart happy is the little ‘Sea of Wonders’ chipboard you tied with ribbon and string. The chevrons on the ribbon were echoed in the paper at the bottom edge of the card . I love that combination of ribbon and metallic string-much more fun than either alone. I live by the ocean so these colors are near & dear to my heart. You gave me a visual treat for today, Thanks!
You are right Kathy this does have a whimsical feel and the colours really are perfect to represent Summer, stunning colours, card and ribbon treatment. Tracy x
once again……you are a wonder. inky hugs
Another awesome project, Kathy!