Red Roses and Ribbon True Love Folio

True Love Card Folio Echo Park Amour Collection by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Red Roses and Ribbon True Love Folio for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  This Red Roses and Ribbon True Love Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  “Be My Valentine” is the  name of this month’s beautiful Ribbon Club Assortment.


You really can’t go wrong with so many beautiful ribbons to choose from!  But for this 6×6 folio, the 5/8″ Poppy Red Satin with a Grosgrain Edge fit the bill perfectly!  Because this ribbon is soft and silky, it ties beautiful bows!

It also works great as a border when layered with the 3/8″ White Satin with Red Dots ribbon from the collection.

TIP: Add interest to a floral cluster with Beaded Berry Stamens.  Simply tuck them in filler with your red roses.

True Love Shaker Frame

Here’s how I turned this Reneabouquets Beautiful Laser Cut Frame into a Shaker Element.

  • First, heat emboss the frame with Versamark Ink and Shabby White Embossing Enamel.
  • Next, die cut an oval from clear cardstock (acetate) and adhere to the back of the frame.
  • Then adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape around the inside edge of the frame.
  • Now place your shaker elements on the card base over the area where you intend to adhere the frame.
  • Position the frame over the shaker mix and press in place.
A Peek Inside

Creating the inside of this folio was such fun!  There is a lot of room to add interactive element like this kinetic waterfall feature.


Pull the tab on the bottom of the waterfall and the pages flip.


There’s even a secret message hidden at the bottom!

Tie some ribbon around the top of this little magnet insert to add style and texture.


Flip the magnet pocket page open to reveal another waterfall and a treat pocket.


This Echo Park Amour collection is older, but classic.  I love anything with Eiffel Tower images.

Tuck a tea wallet and a chocolate treat in the center pocket.  It’s such a lovely way to say “Be My Valentine!”

Video Walk Through

So many of you asked for a video walk through of this project that I put a quick one together for you on my YouTube channel.  Enjoy!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has created to inspire you.  Then be sure to visit the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  You might be the lucky winner of your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

Are you a member of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club?  It’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash!  You can find out all about it HERE.

Do you send Valentines to friends and family members?  I think it’s time we start spreading around as much love as we can, as often as we can, to as many people as we can!  How about you?

Thanks for stopping by!





19 thoughts on “Red Roses and Ribbon True Love Folio

  1. Beverly Jordan

    Love how you added the photo flip on the front inside cover! Great way to extend how you added all the flip pages into one folio!! Love your Valentine work!

  2. Sandra Smith

    I always love your amazing folios but the waterfall element adds to the fun of opening the card and finding the secrets within. The shaker element adds a touch of fun and whimsy and I love the striped buttons in the upper corner. I can’t believe how well the ribbon and roses match each other. I’d love to see a video of the folio with the waterfall or if you’ve already done one, I’d enjoy watching it.

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  3. MaryH

    The label “Sweet” on the inside is just what this folio is SWEET! And of course you had me at chocolate! (Tea would seal the deal!). Love this one – colors, embellishments are right up my alley. Moreover, I love the flow and color combos! You must get tired of hearing it; but you are a master and I love your creations.

  4. soozyb2013

    Love it Kathy! Love the use of the paper dolls too. One of my favourites. You are so talented my friend. Hugs from stormy Vancouver Island!

  5. beccab33324

    How very romantic!! All the details are perfect for a Valentine portfolio. I love the papers you used with that gorgeous red ribbon. And shakers are my fave type of card so I am loving that, too. And the polka dot ribbon; the B&W striped buttons; the metal charm; the fancy frame. I love it all!!

  6. Claire Gagne

    Another lovely card Kathy. I doubt there’s even one that I would not want to receive and have such a wonderful keepsake. I’ll have to search around your channel to find the tutorial on these. I know I must have one someplace. Guess that once you make one, they’ll be more to follow. I love them, lots & lots. I can’t just make it on my own. I need to follow someone and then I’d tweek it to me. But, all yours are me!! Be safe & TYFS

  7. Traci

    I love your folio it is so pretty with the gorgeous reds and the ways you have decorated the folio. I had an idea in mind when I saw it and was hoping for a tutorial for constructing the folio. Thanks for all your beautiful creations-I don’t often respond but I enjoy seeing what you have created.

  8. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a gorgeous, nostalgic looking folio. Love the sweet image on the front and those lovely roses and shaker elements! Your flip up waterfall is fantastic and adds such a “wow” factor. As always your mix and match of the paper collection and attention to little details is so beautifully spot on. Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  9. cottagerca

    That Folio is a lot of work. Whom ever receives this artistic presentation is lucky. Great presentation of RRR

  10. Gail Scott

    Your super duper fun [I see Chocolate] project is stunning Kathy – I love all those elements and the flips and turns and pockets – especially when Chocolate is slipped in – Bravo! Clever – stunning, inspiring! Have a blessed week!

  11. Susan Steele

    This Red Roses and Ribbon Love Folio is just adorable! Luv all your embellishments and the inside too …all the vintage photos really set this folio off! Just luv it all! I see one for hubby on this same order …in the near future! Lol! I’ll have lots of time …under quarantine again. Thanks again Kathy for all your inspiration! Big hugs, Suzy Q

    1. Martie Rollin

      I’m urging my creative mind to get in the right mood to start Valentine projects. This RRR collection is spot on for inspiration! Love your project…beautiful folio project I will hold onto for Happy Hearts Day inspiration. Thanks for posting all these great photos…much appreciated!

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