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Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2023 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2023 Blog Hop:  Thanksgiving Easel Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2023 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s lovely blog.  The theme for this month’s hop is Thanksgiving or Autumn colors.  That’s one of my favorite themes, and I had a wonderful time  adding all sorts of RRR trims and posies to this 6×6 easel card.

Copper Satin Ribbon with a Gold Metallic Edge is the perfect partner for this autumn  extravaganza.  Topped with Gold Metallic String and a sweet little acorn button, it sets the tone for a rich time spent with friends and family.

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Thanksgiving Easel Card-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-

Fall flowers are some of the prettiest blooms of the year, so I loaded up this card with bunches of Mixed Earth Tone Magnolias, Chrysanthemums and 25mm Cottage Roses from the RRR shop.  Chipboard accents (listed below) from Reneabouquets lovely shop turn this card into a fall home decor piece.

A Peek Inside

The stopper on this easel card is actually a pocket.  Create a border at the top of the pocket with the same Copper Satin Ribbon to add extra texture and shine to the card design.

A little Pumpkin Spice Tea Wallet and honey stick  in the pocket turns this card into a gift.  It’s the perfect way to send a little love to far away family members or to thank a thoughtful hostess.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my teammate Cheryl has prepared for you.  Then finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog so you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and enter the drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate and the Digital Stamp Set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2023 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2023 Blog Hop: Patriotic Ribbons

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2023 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  Our theme this month is “Patriotic Ribbon.”  So I pulled out my red, white and blue ribbons, a gorgeous new paper collection from Photoplay Paper and created a star-spangled creation to inspire you today.

All good blog hops have prizes, so there are some treats up for grabs, too!  Comment over on the RRR BLOG to be entered into the drawing for a $10 gift certificate and one free digital stamp set of your choice.  Now, Let’s get on with the hop!

Land That I Love

Photoplay Paper-Land That I Love-Really reasonable Ribbon-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

I don’t know about you, but I am deeply grateful for all the American men and women who have served our country in the military.  This card celebrates that with the bold and beautiful colors of our country’s flag.

Photoplay Paper’s Land That I Love collection set the stage. Then beautiful mulberry flowers from RRR stepped into the spotlight.  Deep Red Cherry Blossoms, Blue Cottage Roses and White Lotus Blossoms blend beautifully with  Red Poppy Print Ribbon. 

Top off that beautiful bow cluster with a gold metallic string bow, vintage safety pin and enamel patriotic charm for a perfect finish.

A Peek Inside

The celebration continues inside the card!  Of course, I added a pocket!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my friend Cheryl has prepared for you.  Remember to finish up over on the RRR blog where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month and enter the drawing for that gift certificate and digital stamp set!

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

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders July Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders July Club Kits Blog Hop: Blossom Like a Rose Slimline Card with Tiara Trifold

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders July Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ilina’s lovely blog.

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders  blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 17th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced on the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Wednesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

Tiara Trifold Slimline Card with Graphic 45 Cottage Life

Spellbinders Tiara Trifold Graphic 45 Cottage Life Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My project for the hop is this Tiara Trifold Slimline Card.  This month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is just lovely and truly versatile!  Here’s how to use it on a slimline card.

  • First, lay out all the die pieces on a piece of white cardstock.
  • Next, run the die through your die cutting  machine using the sandwich recommended.
  • Now, repeat the process.
  • Trim about 2″ off the bottom edge of each die cut.
  • Adhere the die cuts on either end of an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ slimline card base.
  • Place the focal image in the center of the card and add embellishments.

Here’s a peek at the inside:

Add a small pocket inside the card, then tuck in a gift card wallet.  Easy and elegant!

More Projects with Tiara Trifold

I’ve had loads of fun with this wonderful die! Here are a few other projects I’ve made with it.

Amazing Paper Grace DOM July 2022 Shabby Chic Gift Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

It makes a gorgeous gift box!  You can find more details on this project HERE.

On this card, I cut the die in half to make it longer. The I placed it behind my focal image.  Then I built my flower arrangement around it.

Fun Ways to Use the Tiara Trifold Tag

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio Spellbinders Tiara Trifold APG Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Use the Tiara Trifold Die to make a pretty tag tuck in for a folio pocket.

TIP: Create a little tip in feature on your tag for extra fun.  Instead of cutting along the perforated line, cut about 2″ over from it to form a little flap.  Then trim the top of the flap so that it lines up with the bottom of the filigree.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the tag.

Tea Party in a Box Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio by Kathy Clement Spellbinders Tiara Trifold APG DOM Photo 01

Dress the Tiara Trifold tag up with ribbon, charm and ephemera and you’ve got a bookmark.

No wonder this die is one of my favorite APG Club Kits this year!

On With the Hop!

The next stop on your hop is Linh’s blog.

Now visit these other blogs for even more July Club Kit Inspiration!

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Kristie Marcotte

Bibi Cameron

Sandi MacIver

Jennifer Kotas

Yasmin Diaz

Jean Manis

Kelly Taylor

Rebecca Keppel

Tanya Boser

Jill Hilliard

Carrie Rhoades

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Clement (You are HERE)

Linh Van

Deborah Jenkins

Alanna Moses

Learn more about Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.

Sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations October 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Rustic Sunflowers for the Heartfelt Creations October 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations October 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues through 12:55PM EDT on Monday, November 1st.  This month we are giving away TWO $25 gift cards to Heartfelt Creations!  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win the first gift card.  The second gift card will be randomly chosen from a comment left on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  You can find the complete blog hop list at the bottom of this post.

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK page on Wednesday, November 3rd.  Be sure to check and see if you are one of the lucky winners.  Then claim your prize within 72 hours by emailing socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Please write “Winner of the October 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Now that we have all the business details out of the way, let’s take a look at some beautiful Rustic Sunflowers!

Rustic Sunflowers and Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die

Heartfelt Creations Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die by Kathy Clement

I am so in love with the Rustic Sunflower Collection!  I  just  had to make another fall card to celebrate its beauty!  This time I made a simple and elegant 6×6 card from one of the card fronts in the paper collection.  Then I dressed it up with a gold foil die cut of the Simply Elegant Centerpiece die.  I love the mix of country charm and uptown glam in this card design.  And it’s very quick to make, too!

Rustic Sunflower Collection and Heartfelt Creations Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die Card by kathy Clement

  • First, stitch around the perimeter of a 6×6 card front.
  • Next, die cut the Simply Elegance Centerpiece Die from gold foil cardstock.  Back the die with foam tabs to add some extra dimension to the composition.
  • Now adhere the center die inside the centerpiece.
  • Adhere some amber colored rhinestones on the die cut.

You’re nearly done!  Next comes the fun part: making the sunflowers!

Rustic Sunflowers the E-Z Way!

  • First, die cut the sunflower layers from the Rustic Sunflower Pad using the Rustic Sunflower Dies.
  • Then use sponge daubers to ink the centers and edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
  • Next, lightly mist the layers and shape in the 3-D Shaping Mold.
  • Now layer the petals together so that they are staggered.  Use a ball stylus to press into the center of the flower to lift the petal edges.
  • Fill the flower centers will hot glue.  Sprinkle Czech beads over the hot glue and set aside to dry.
  • Finally, spritz the flowers lightly with gold glimmer mist or other mica spray.
  • Now tie some bows and add beneath the flower layers as seen in the photos.
A Peek Inside

Now line the interior of the card with more designer papers.  Create a pocket to hold a little tag made from scraps.

Add charms, die cut tags and bits of ribbon to dress up the tag.  Next,  mat a bit of white cardstock on a piece of brown cardstock and insert in the pocket as a sentiment tag.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on down this list to see what craft inspiration the rest of the Alumni Team has cooked up for you.  Remember to comment on each blog post for a chance to win that $25 gift card.  And be sure to finish up over on the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance at the second $25 gift card, too!

Kathy (You are HERE).

Vicki 

Carole

Alissa

Amarilys

Lisa

Candy  

Oksana

Monica

Heartfelt Creations

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

To leave a comment, please click the Reply button located at the top of this post, just below the title.  Thank you!

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2021 Blog Hop

PhotoPlay Tulla and Norbert Sweet as Honey Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Tulla & Norbert Sweet as Honey MIni Album for the Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming  here from Ginny’s fabulous blog. This month we are playing with the  Sizzlin’ Summer Ribbon Club Assortment.

The summer vibe is strong in this vibrant collection of ribbons.  Yellow Bold Checked Plaid and Jasmine Delicate Stitched Satin ribbons are the perfect playmates for this whimsical mini album.  The adorable papers are from Photoplay Paper’s Sweet as Honey collection. Let’s take a closer look at  how I used these ribbons in this project.

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I love to use ribbons as a closure on my mini albums.  It’s pretty, it’s quick and it’s easy!  Here’s how to do it:

  • First, find the center point on the front of your mini album.
  • Next, wrap 1/2″ Scor-Tape from the front edge, over the spine and all the way to the back edge of the album.  Be sure to leave about 1 6″ overhang on each end so you can tie a pretty bow.
  • Now, adhere the Jasmine Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon over the Scor-Tape.  Burnish in place to make sure it grips well.
  • Then, repeat this step with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  Place the Scor-Tape in the center of the Jasmine Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.
  • Now, adhere the 3/8″ Yellow Bold Check Ribbon over the Jasmine Ribbon.  This time you will only leave about 2 inches hanging over the sides.
  • Finish the closure by tying knots in the ends of the yellow ribbon.  Now you can tie a bow with the Jasmine ribbon.
The Bow Cluster

Use your Bow-it-All Tool to tie a triple loop bow with the Jasmine Ribbon.  Then adhere this next to the shaker frame using a hot glue gun.  Next, tie a double loop bow with the Yellow Bold Check ribbon.  Adhere this right on top of the knot in the Jasmine bow.  Top it off with a fancy button.

The Spine

Do you love dangles on a spine as much as I do?  These are also easy to create.  Wrap the spine with a long piece of the Yellow Bold Check Ribbon.  Tie a square knot at the top, then trim the tails.  Next, string a series of charms on mini vintage safety pins and secure the pin through the knot.  Then top it off with a small Jasmine bow and button.

A Quick Peek Inside

Because it’s so much easier to see how an album like this works in a video, I’ve prepared a short tour for you on YouTube.  I hope you enjoy!

 

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Once you have visited all the blogs in the hop, finish up over at Really Reasonable Ribbon so you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered in the drawing for a free Sizzlin’ Summer Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you haven’t joined the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet, this is a great time to join!  Pretty soon Bonnie will be rolling out her fabulous ribbons for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  You can get them delivered right to your door.  You can find out how to join HERE.

Have fun hopping!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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