Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio for the RRR June Blog Hop
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop. My project inspiration this month is this Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio. It’s a great match up for the June Ribbon Club Assortment.
You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. You can find the complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog. Now let’s take a closer look at the lovely ribbons used to adorn this summer folio.
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio: Give Me the Skinny
I decided to go taller and skinner with this folio. (If only it was so easy in real life!) The base measures 4 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ with a 1/2″ spine.
Turquoise Plaid Ribbon looks fabulous with all the pinks and greens in this collection, so I chose to use it for the ribbon closure on the folio. That looked so good that I decided to add a little border strip of it topped with crochet lace. Then I created a bow cluster using Hot Pink Satin with a Silver Metallic Edge and placed it atop that border strip. A loopy silver metallic string bow goes perfectly with the metallic edge on the satin ribbon.
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio: A Peek Inside
Flip pages add so much fun to a folio design. I decorated this one with butterfly stamps and little sentiment strips from the paper collection.
Here’s a look at the fully opened folio. As you can see, I’ve used ribbon from the Club Assortment inside, too.
The center box style pocket holds a trio of treats all dressed up with pretty ribbon. The Tea Wallet is sporting a Turquoise Plaid Ribbon Belly Band. The vintage silver plate spoon is held in place with a snippet of Hot Pink Satin Ribbon. I love the color and texture these ribbons add to the interior of the folio.
Even tiny scraps of ribbon can be put to good use! A folded scrap of Turquoise Plaid Ribbon looks so pretty tucked under the button of this stitched magnet.
On With the Blog Hop
From here, you will hop on over to the RRR Blog, where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month. Maybe you will win your very own June Ribbon Club Assortment! Yay!
Subscribing to the Ribbon Club is easy and affordable! It’s like getting a birthday present in the mail every single month! You can find out all about it HERE.
I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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 hopping!
Wow, Kathy! When I opened your blog, your photo literally took my breath away! There are so many gorgeous details in and on this folio, I don’t know where to start! Your ribbons, bows and lace are stunning, as are those gorgeous papers and butterflies flitting around on the inside. Of course, your details like the stitching and the special goodies inside are magnificent! A true beauty! Big hugs!
Love this wonderfully colorful folio. Great use with this month’s ribbon collection.
Love the lace and ribbon combined! Beautiful folio!
Kathy I sure love the bright summer feeling you have…and the checker ribbon is so beautiful…I don’t think you can make too many folios…as usual you make such splendid creations…I wish I could find those spoons…such a perfect touch….big hugs dear friend…have a great weekend
So many STUNNING LAYERS and bows! I love it! And the butterflies!!
In this lovely collection, the gingham ribbons are really drawing my eyes. Love the addition of real lace on top of the blue gingham…nice country look. This is definitely a girly girl folio!!Nice combination of paper and ribbons. This project can’t help but make all of us smile with creative summer fun!
Your folio is so very wonderful and filled with so many beautiful elements. I love the awesome colors used and of course, beautiful use of the ribbons.
I just stumbled on your blog last week and I’m blown away by your mini books. So much so I’ve just made a “dreamy folio”.ljust to see how it’s done.
I make 4 mini scrapbooks every year to document our annual trip with friends. One for each family.
Now I can step it up and use your “folio” for our pics.
But I really, really want to see a video on the little book you put in that dreamy folio.
I hope you’re working in it now …..lol.
Anyway I’ve spent a good amount of time watching your videos so I can make my mini scrapbooks better!!!! Your ideas and tips are wonderful.
You’re videos are fantastic and your work
Is second to none!!!!!
Thank you for the inspiration.
So pretty with the botanical theme and I like your choice of ribbons.
Blue, Pink and Green! How much more glorious can you get?
Girl you just keep blowing my mind with all these gorgeous creations!!!!
Once again, you’ve created a gorgeous folio card! The papers and colors are spectacular. I love the gingham ribbon…it is ageless!!
Oh my goodness! Your card/gift set is like a quiet riot of colour and pretty things and beauty! I love the way you have enclosed the little gifts and treats as well.Your ribbons and bows and lace all add to the daintiness. It will certainly make someone’s day when you send it. Thank you for sharing and inspiring! <3
Not sure about anyone else but this reminds me of one of those English Gardens and having afternoon tea sitting somewhere in that garden. Lovely vision. Thanks for this lovely way to start my day. 🙂
Beautiful card/folio Kathy! It’s so bright and cheery …inside and out! I have some pink ribbon with silver edges ….never would of thought to use it with this cheery card! Figured it was too fancy looking! Luv how well it all goes together! See you’ve taught me something else …again! Hugs, Suzy Q
Your folio is just beautiful! So many details!
Kathy, again I’m not sure mere words will express how gorgeous this is! It’s packed with eye candy, so much interesting detail. I’m so enjoying my subscription to the Ribbon Club. My neighbor joined too. xoxoxo
Another bright and cheerful card Kathy!!! Your work is always spot on and I really admire your talent!!
Wow! Gorgeous. Kathy…everything you do is so well thought out and beautifully done.
Kathy, what a confection for the eyes this folio is with all it’s varied and beautiful colors! We love our birds and butterflies, don’t we? These images are so lovely. And the ribbon is just gorgeous! I like the style of taller and skinnier card as well. Thank you for sharing this beauty today! Hugs!
This is such a lovely, summery folio, Kathy. The ribbons do combine so well with this paper set. I enjoyed seeing all the ways you’ve used this ribbon throughout the folio…even on the spoon! tfs