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Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2022 Blog Hop

Graphic 45 Card Folio Really Reasonable Ribbon Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2022 Blog Hop: Graphic 45 Let it Bee Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2022 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  This month’s Jungle Fun Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with lots of lovely ribbon that works on all kinds of projects!

It’s also a great match for Graphic 45’s Let it Bee Paper collection. Check it out!

Let it Bee Card Folio

Love and Be Loved Card Folio Graphic 45 Let it Bee Really Reasonable Ribbon Reneabouquets Bees Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

First, create a ribbon border by layering Yellow Gold Plaid over Turftan Brown Taffeta Ribbon.  This pulls out all the wonderful earthy tones of the paper collection and Reneabouquets Beautiful Board embellishments.

Next, tie some loopy bows with the Moss Green Plaid Ribbon.  Top these bows with Ivory Burlap String and a white blossom for a perfect finish!

Now dress up a vintage pewter hinge clip with a jaunty plaid bow and tiny blossom.  Perfect harmony!

A Peek Inside

If you’d like to take a short tour of this project, I’ve created a little video to show you all the fun interactive elements tucked inside.  Enjoy this 6 minute video!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my teammate Cheryl has prepared for you.

Don’t forget to finish up the hop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month and you might win your very own June Ribbon Club Assortment.

Not a member of the Ribbon Club yet?  Well, now is a great time to join!  Bonnie will be rolling out some fabulous holiday ribbon club assortment soon!  Learn how to sign up HERE.

Have fun hopping!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, May 30th.  At that time, a randomly selected comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win one of TWO Heartfelt Creations $25 gift cards.  The second winner will be selected from the Heartfelt Creations blog post.  Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 1st.

If you are a happy winner, you will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing [email protected]. Please write “Winner of the May 2022 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line. You enter the giveaway by leaving a sweet comment on each blog in the hop.  The more blogs you visit, the better your chances for winning!  You can find a complete blog hop list below.  So now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get this hop started, shall we?

Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If summertime has not arrived in your part of the world yet, it will soon.  To get you ready for those warm and sunny days, I created this 6×6 shaker card using the Decorative Dragonfly Collection.  What a gorgeous collection this is, and I certainly had a great time playing with it!

All these deep shades of blue and purple needed a pop of white, so I created my shaker frame using the Leafy Borders Die.

  • First, die cut the 4 sides of the frame from white cardstock.
  • Next, apply Dries Clear Glitter Glue to the pieces and dust with Crystal Clear Glitter.
  • Now, mat the frame pieces on pearlized white cardstock and trim to a 6″ square.
  • Then use a ruler and a craft knife to cut out the opening for the shaker frame.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock and 3 rows of foam tape.
  • Now you can place your shaker mix in the center of the 6×6 card front and press the frame in place.
Decorative Dragonfly Tips &Details

TIP: Short on time?  Use the Dragonfly Florals and Daydream Florals dies to cut images directly from the paper pad.  This means no coloring is required, and saves time!

TIP: Add a bit of sparkle by tapping Dries Clear Adhesive over the die cut florals.  Then sprinkle with Crystal Clear.  To add extra texture and dimension, you can sprinkle some Prills over the flowers, too!

Add a simple sentiment to the card by stamping on a die cut circle charm from the paper collection.  Dress the charm up with a little metal dragonfly and a sweet seam binding bow!

TIP: Small buttons and glass beads are a fun addition to a shaker mix!  Look through your stash and look for buttons and beads that go with the paper collection.

A Peek Inside

You can turn this card into a gift by adding flap page and a box pocket to the design.

The flap page is a nice spot to add a couple of photos, poems or a personal note.

The box pocket gives you room to tuck in a sweet vintage demitasse spoon, chocolate treat, “gift wrapped” cookie, tea bag wallet and honey stick for the tea.  I’ve also tucked in a sweet little ribbon tied  photo folio.

This is so easy to do!  Simply cut out a row of the 4×6 card images from the paper collection.  Then score between the images and accordion fold.  Photos can be matted on the back side of the card fronts, and journaling can be added on the front.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Carole has prepared for you to enjoy.  She’ll have the link to the  next blog in the hop.  But I’ve provided a full list below just in case you get lost.

♥ KATHY (you are here)  ♥ CaroleVicki Amarilys AlissaGloria  ♥ Lisa  ♥ Oksana ♥ Candy ♥ Monica Heartfelt Creations  ♥  

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

To leave a comment on this post, click on the blue “REPLY” button that is located just beneath the title at the top of the blog.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Cottage Gardens Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here!  You’re going to find all kinds of wonderful ideas, instructions and inspiration as you hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team!

How would you like to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card?  Simply leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop before 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, May 2nd.  At that time, we will randomly select a sweet comment from one of the blog posts in the hop.  To double the fun, Heartfelt Creations will offer a second $25 gift card for a randomly selected comment on their blog post!  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, May 4th.  If you are the happy winner, you can claim your prize by emailing [email protected]. Please write “Winner of the April 2022 Alumni Hop in the subject line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize.

Now that we have all the business out of the way, let’s take a look at my Cottage Window Shaker Card.

Hydrangeas, Bluebirds and Open Windows with the Cottage Garden Collection

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Shaker Window Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

I love the Cottage Window Collection because it is filled with all my favorite shades of blue.  And there are bluebirds and hydrangeas, too!  What’s not to love?  I decided to celebrate the open windows and sweet breezes of springtime by making this sweet shaker window card.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from light blue cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4 3/4″ panel of Cottage Garden paper on a slightly larger cream cardstock mat.
  • Then die cut an Eyelet Lace Frame from cream cardstock and adhere over the patterned paper.
  • Now die cut the cottage window, blue birds on a branch, hydrangea stems and hydrangea garland from the paper pad.  I also cut a circle from dark blue patterned paper to sit behind the open window, but that is optional.
Creating the Shaker Window

  • Once you have die cut the window, adhere a piece of clear cardstock behind the open panes.  Use dries clear glue for this, as it holds well and will not leave marks.
  • Now place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the window opening.
  • Next, adhere the die cut circle over the area where you want the window to sit.
  • Then place your shaker mix in the center of the circle.
  • Finally, line up your prepared window over the sequins and press gently in place.  You can prop the shutters open with foam tabs.
  • Adhere the rest of the die cut elements as seen in the photo.
A Peek Inside

A few simple additions to the inside allow you to  turn a card into a gift!

Create a hidden pocket by gluing a card front behind a decorative panel on the top of the card.  Then tuck a tea bag into the pocket.

Add a pocket to the bottom of the card.  Then create a pretty little folio to tuck inside.  Use a border strip as a belly band, then tuck in a tag and chocolate treat!

The mini folio is made by cutting out two card fronts and folding in half.  It’s so easy, but really makes a lovely addition to a card. You can write notes here, or add photos.

I’ll add a linked supply list below this post to make it easy for you to find all the paper pretties I used to make this card.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what the lovely Vicki has prepared to inspire you.  Here’s the entire hop list in case you get lost along the way.

Kathy (You are Here)   Vicki  AmarilysCaroleLisa ♥  Alissa  ♥ Oksana ♥  Candy  Heartfelt Creations Blog

To leave a comment on this blog, click on the blue REPLY link located just below the post title.  Please be sure to add your first and last name so that when we pick a winner, we can identify you easily.  Thanks!

You can find a linked supply list below

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Time to Flourish February Desk Calendar

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Desk Calendar by Kathy Clement For Really Reasonable Ribbon PHoto 01

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish February Desk Calendar for the RRR January 2022 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Time to Flourish February Desk Calendar is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon January 2022 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here full of inspiration after visiting my dear and talented friend, Ginny on her blog.  This month we are getting ready for Valentine’s Day with the Sweetheart Ribbon Club Assortment.

I received the Time to Flourish Collection as a Christmas gift to myself.  The February papers are the perfect playmate for this romantic ribbon club assortment.

I chose the Red Houndstooth, White Diamond Satin and Random Hearts on Poppy Satin to adorn this easel style desk calendar.  Can you spot the 6 areas where I used it?

The Random Red Hearts Satin really draws the eye to this pretty chipboard heart and key embellishment.

A Peek Inside

There are lots of gun surprises inside this 6″ x 6″ card base.  The pocket is a handy spot to tuck in photos and journal cards.

Then there’s a hidden pocket with a lovely little pull out folio beneath it.

I had just enough paper from the 12×12 and 8×8 pads to complete the project.

Here’s a sweet spot inside the folio for even more photos.  This is such a fun way to dress up your desk!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has prepared for you.  Be sure to finish up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  If you answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win your very own Sweetheart Ribbon Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  Bonnie sends out a beautiful  themed ribbon assortment each month.  If you are trying to build up your stash of ribbons, or if you’re trying to get out of a ribbon rut, the Club always has something new and fresh to play with.  You can sign up for the Club HERE.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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