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Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio

Authentique Voyage Nautical Beach Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Let’s set sail today with a Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio made for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2021 Blog Hop!  Welcome aboard!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s fabulous blog!  This Authentique Voyage folio was inspired by the May Nautical Americana Ribbon Club Assortment.  Red, White and Blue always works, doesn’t it? Take a look at this great ribbon club selection.

Now let’s dig into this project and see how fabulous this collection really is!

Layer it Up

Really Reasonable Ribbon Nautical Americana Ribbon Club Authentique Voyage Flip Folio by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

If you’re looking for a way to make an album or folio cover stand out from the crowd, may I suggest a layered ribbon panel?   It’s such a quick and easy way to add loads of texture, pattern and design to a project.  Here’s how to do it:

  • First, cut a panel of designer paper and mat it on a slightly larger panel of complementary cardstock.
  • Next, find the center of the panel.  My panel is 5″ tall, so I made a small pencil mark at the 2 1/2″ point.
  • Now, lay down a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape in the middle of the panel.
  • Then burnish the Scor-Tape, remove the liner and attach Royal Blue Taffeta Ribbon.  Cut the ends of the ribbon about 2″ longer than the width of the panel so you can wrap them around to the back side.  This makes a neat and tidy edge on your ribbon panel.
  • Next, attach a row of the Poppy Red Diamond Satin and Poppy Red Delicate Stitched Satin ribbons above and below the center row.
  • Then add a row of Royal Blue Checkerboard Satin above and below the red ribbons.
  • Now attach the 1/4″ printed ribbons from the assortment over the solid ribbons using 1/4″ Scor-Tape to hold them in place.

This is such a quick process, but it looks fabulous! I hope you’ll give it a try!

Shake it Up!

The next step in the process is to create a focal image for the folio.  This was such fun!  Create this “porthole” shaker element with the chipboard center of a 1/4″ wide Scor-Tape roll!

  • First paint the inside with white chalk paint.
  • Then wrap the outer edge with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and attach 1/4″ ribbon all the way around.
  • Now die cut a circle from clear cardstock (acetate) to fit the top of the spool.  Adhere with Dries Clear.
  • Next, while the adhesive is drying, lay out shells, beads and a starfish over the ribbon panel.
  • Then adhere the shaker cover (spool) over the ribbon.  Let the adhesive set up.
  • Finally decorate the front with a wooden anchor from the craft store, some bits of Spanish Moss and more shells.
Wrap it Up!

Wrap Royal Blue Checkerboard Satin around the belly of the folio to serve as a ribbon closure.  Then wrap the spine with the Patriotic Stripe Satin Ribbon.  Tie a knot at the top, then attach some bronze metal charms to finish up the job.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this album is filled with spaces for photos and journaling.

Create a flap page by cutting cardstock wider than the base of the folio.  Then score to fit.  Fold the flap and dress up with patterned papers.  Score a 1/4″ flap on the side of a 3×4 card and adhere behind the page to create a hidden journaling spot.

Ribbon makes a great border on this pull out page.

I’ve added another strip to the inside bottom, and I love how classy it looks.

Add a pull out mechanism and side car pocket to the flap for even more room for photos!

Nautical Beach Flip Folio Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see all these different elements in action, I’ve prepared a short (5 minute) tour on my YouTube Channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop over and see what paper pretties the amazing Cheryl has prepared to inspire you.  She’ll guide you to the next step in the hop.  Be sure to finish up over on the RRR BLOG where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered into the drawing to receive your very own Nautical American Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  You can find all the information and sign up HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

If you’d like to leave a comment, click on the “REPLIES” button found at the top of this post right beneath the title.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card

Authentique Best of Springtime Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Easter Bunny Kathy Clement Shaker Card Photo 01

Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Hippety Hoppity here comes a Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card to add a bit of sunshine to your day.  This color palette reminds me of the beautiful azalea bushes that bloom here in the South.   They come in all colors, and when they burst into bloom, it’s as though even  Earth has dressed up in her Easter finery to celebrate the Risen Lord!

And how cute is this wee Easter Bunny from Reneabouquets?  I’ve paired it up with the delicate Heart Deco Beautiful Board Frame.  It’s very easy to convert the frame into a shaker box element with these simple steps:

  • First, heat emboss the frame with Versamark Ink and WOW! Singing in the Rain Embossing Powder.
  • Next, die cut a clear cardstock insert with Spellbinders Large Standard Circle Die.  Adhere this to the back side of the frame with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • While you are die cutting, die cut a circle of the bunny patterned paper using the same circle die.
  • Now add a triple layer of 1/8″ foam strips over the cardstock insert.  I like to use a tripe layer of foam so that I can add buttons and pearls to my shaker mix.  But it you are using just sequins, a single layer will do.
  • Then fill the cavity of the shaker box with your shaker mix. Seal it with the die cut circle of bunny paper.
  • Adhere the Baby Easter Bunny to the frame with more foam dimensionals.  Don’t forget to add some to the back side of the bunny to fill in the gap between it and the card base.
Finishing Touches

Create a ribbon border using trims from the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club Collection.  I chose to work with the Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin and the Spring Leaf Satin Ribbon.

Tie a triple loop bow with the Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin, then top it with a cluster of Pink Chrysanthemums and Sweetheart blossoms.  And every Easter Bunny needs a floral bow-tie, don’t you agree?

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek inside this sweet little vintage style card.  More pretty papers and a pocket full of treats finish it off perfectly!

Spring is really starting to pop here in North Carolina.  I am spying hyacinths, daffodils, and cherry blossoms in full bloom.  Bradford Pears and Flowering Plums are ready to burst any day.  It’s such a treat to see the earth awaken from it’s winter nap!  I hope you are starting to see a few signs of spring wherever you are!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon March 2021 Blog Hop

Authentique Springtime Easter Derby Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon March 2021 Blog Hop:  The Easter Derby Card Folio

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon March 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Today’s Easter Derby Card folio features the Spring Fling Assortment from the March Ribbon Club.

Bunny Derby Card Folio

Authentique Springtime Easter Derby Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

These pretty pastel ribbons matched my project perfectly.  Perky Pearl Pink Checkerboard Satin Bows add just the right amount of texture and shine to the folio cover.

Create a border with Lemon Diamond Satin and Mixed Pastel Vertical Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

Even though this folio is tiny, it is loaded with flips, flaps and surprises.  Pop up elements are always fun to discover!

And it just wouldn’t be Easter without the Easter Bunny and a bit of chocolate!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you!  Remember to stop by the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Maybe you will be the lucky winner of your own March Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join!  You can find out all about it HERE.

If you’d like to see another example of this fun fold card base design, please check THIS blog post.  I share a tutorial for a very similar base.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Happy Spring Mason Jar Shaker Card

Authentique Best of Springtime Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Happy Spring Mason Jar Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Spring is peeping around the corner here in North Carolina, so I thought I’d share this Happy Spring Mason Jar Shaker Card.   The Really Reasonable Ribbon Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Bows make me think of the azaleas that will soon burst into bloom.  I’ve paired it up with  other ribbons in the March 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Rows of Ribbon

Spellbinders APG DOM Vignette Floral Mason Jar by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This 5 1/2″ square card gets an extra dose of texture, pattern and color from the ribbon border.  Simply layer Lemon Diamond Satin Ribbon with the Butterfly Print Grosgrain Ribbon.  Use Scor-Tape to affix the ribbons to the card base, and to one another.

TIP: Cut the ribbon width a little longer than the card panel.  This way, you can wrap the loose ends around the back of the panel, leaving a neat and tidy edge.  It also prevents ribbon from fraying.

Delightful Details

  • Machine stitching adds a finished border to the card base.
  • Separate layers with yellow cardstock mats.
  • Learn how to make the shaker element HERE.
A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of your card with a little pocket.  Everyone needs a little treat, right?  So tuck in a teabag, chocolate and honey stick.  Now the card is a gift that anyone would love to receive.

If you’d like to see more samples of this cute Mason Jar embellishment, please click HERE.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner

Authjentique Clover March Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner

Hello, Friends!  I’m a bit late sharing this Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner with you all.  But maybe you’ll still find time to get one made before the day comes and goes!   This Throwback Thursday banner features Authentique Paper’s lovely Clover collection.  If you don’t have this discontinued collection, you could substitute the March Calendar Collection and be just fine. It comes together very quickly thanks to a handy dandy die and G45 Ivory Tags from my stash.

TIP:  Create an interesting banner by alternating the shape of the pennants.  This banner uses G45 Ivory Regular Tags and Eileen Hull’s Sizzix House/Banner Stitchlet Dies.

Let’s take a look at each individual pennant in this cheery banner.

The Wearin’ of the Green

Begin by die cutting patterned paper to fit the Graphic 45 tags.  Add machine stitching around the edges, if desired.

Next, die cut the the pointed pennant with the Sizzix die.  You will need to do this once using the frame only with plain cardstock (I used Authentique Spectrum). Then die cut it a second time with the perforated insert centered inside.  Use your patterned paper this time.  Now put the patterned paper in your cutter and trim away the edges.  Use the center of the perforated holes in the die as a guideline.

Tips and Tricks

  • Machine stitch a lace border to the top of the banner.  I actually stitch twice: once across the top edge, and a second time along the bottom.  This makes the banner lie nice and flat when it is hanging.
  • Add a lace doily layer to separate the background paper from the main image.
  • Adhere buttons and small bows between each pennant.

  • Stitch the center of shamrock buttons and adhere over the printed image for extra dimension.
  • Back an image with foam tape, bits of chipboard, or other dimensionals to help it stand out.

  • Fussy cut images from 3×4 cards to create lovely layers. Back each layer with dimensionals to help it stand out from the others.
  • Add bows and floral clusters to each end of the banner to finish.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas to help you create your own Saint Patrick’s Day banner.  If you are not big on St. Pat’s day, why not use a pretty spring paper collection instead?  Banners are such a cheery addition to our home décor.   And, if you are like me, they are a satisfying way to play with pretty papers!

Since all the flowers, papers and embellishments I’ve used in today’s post are retired items, there is no supply list.  Thanks for understanding.

To see other St. Patrick’s Day creations, Please click here

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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