Sweet Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio

Carta Bella God Bless America Lemonade Recipe Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Sweet Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Sweet Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio as my inspiration project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  Summer is peeking around the corner with all kinds of reasons to celebrate the Red, White and Blue!  And this month’s Patriotic Ribbon Club Assortment is here to help you get your craft on!  Take a peek:

Red, White and Blue always looks fabulous together.  You think maybe our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they selected these colors for our beautiful American flag?

Carta Bella God Bless America Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio

I would probably never have thought to use lemonade as a key “ingredient” for a patriotic paper collection, but I’m so glad that Carta Bella did!  When they added that pop of yellow to their God Bless America collection, it really juiced things up!  Look at all the ways I paired up the Ribbon Club Assortment with this festive paper collection:

You can dress up the cut out banner with ivory burlap string and bitty bows just for fun, too!

A Peek Inside

The lemon images made me decide to add a few of my favorite summertime lemon recipes to the folio.  First, I created a side pocket with a pull out folio situated on top.  I held this together with another piece of the Red, White and Blue Stripe Satin from the Club Assortment.

Our oldest granddaughter has developed a real passion for cooking and baking, so I thought she would have fun with these  tried and true recipes.  The little house folio holds my famous Strawberry Lemonade recipe.  And no summer is complete without a pan of Lemon Love Note bar cookies!  Yum!

This accordion style folio has room for summertime pictures, too!

We always have a big family 4th of July party, and now she’ll have a place to keep the photos!

The back side of the accordion mechanism has two more of my favorite summertime lemon recipes.

Sophie spotted the folio as soon as she stepped into my studio last week.  She was tickled pink when I told her that it was meant for her.  But I thought  you would enjoy seeing it, too.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared for you.  Be sure to visit the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month so you can be entered into the drawing for a FREE Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club, I highly recommend it!  It’s like getting a birthday present every single month of the year.  The assortments give you a chance to try out and use a lot of different types and styles of ribbon.  I’ve discovered so many of my personal favorites from the Ribbon Club Assortments.  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

Okay, friends, enjoy the rest of the hop!  I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




15 thoughts on “Sweet Summertime Celebration Recipe Folio

  1. Susan Steele

    Awesome Summertime Celebration folio Kathy! This is so Patriotic …thru and thru!!! Just luv those RRR ribbons that you used thru out this gorgeous folio that just screams Summertime! And all your flips and flaps and special details are just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your card creation! Have a great weekend! Big hugs, Suzy Q

    1. Susan Steele

      P.S. can’t wait to try your now to be famous lemon recipes …they both sound scrumptious!!! Thanks again Kathy!

  2. Martie Rollin

    Another beautiful patriotic colored project…LOVE IT! RRR has a winner with this collection…better get mine before they run out! Terrific idea to include summer recipes for your granddaughter. She’ll enjoy bringing these yummy items to family gatherings.

  3. soozyb2013

    I love lemon anything except lemonade. I love the little banners and of course all the yummy recipes inside! Have a great weekend Kathy.

  4. Gena Krannig

    Well, Kathy, I hardly know what to say. I’ve never seen a more beautiful patriotic folio! Nothing says summertime like lemonade stands and 4th of July celebrations. My mouth is watering for those recipes. Yum! These papers are absolutely beautiful. I just love all of the images as well as those cute pinwheels and banners. RRR outdid themselves on those ribbons and you created a masterpiece! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  5. MaryH

    Fabulous layout and recipes – oh my what a treat! The enclosed recipes started me off on a tangent to find “Love Note” recipes. I had a fabulously enjoyable morning doing this and looking for lemon recipes (my favorite food group – citrus!) Of course your outstanding 4th make is so inspiring with your keen eye for layering and colors made for my indulgent reminiscing about DC 4th of July festivities. Nothing like those fireworks. Thanks for the memorable journey and recipe hunt!!!

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy, this is fabulous!!! You didn’t leave any stone unturned on this one – I love all the decorations on the front, yet room for recipes – perfect my friend!!

  7. Gail Jean

    WOW Kathy — so stunning as usually – love love your work — very patriotic and beautiful – I just received a Patriotic Echo Park pack and looking forward to using that – you always have the greatest papers and supplies — TFS and enjoy your Summer!

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