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Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies for the RRR Hop

Authentique Cottontail Reneabouquets Felicity Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  How about some lambs, butterflies and bunnies for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome!  You should be coming  here from Gloria’s beautiful blog. This month’s Ribbon Club assortment is all sunshine and blue skies!  Take a peek!

I selected the soft and luxurious Soft Floral Print on White Satin Ribbon for my project.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies!

Authentique Cottontail Reneabouquets Felicity Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

There’s something about the bow cluster on this card that takes me right back to the Easter Sunday dresses of my childhood.  Big poufy skirts, white gloves, white patent leather shoes, lacy socks and a flower adorned hat were the order of the day.

Authentique Cottontail Reneabouquets Felicity Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

If our sweet little Shepherdess is all dressed up for Easter, then our bow cluster should be, too! The double-looped bow is topped with pale blue Magnolias from the Pastel Assortment.  I created a tiny bouquet with Sweetheart Blossoms to dress up the frame.  The sparkly glitter glass butterfly is a perfect color match for the flowers and ribbon.

Add a little pop up sentiment, chocolate pocket and blank note card to the interior for a perfect finish.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  If you do, you’ll be entered into the drawing for a FREE April Ribbon Club!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  You can find out how by clicking HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Authentique Cottontail Z-Fold Folio Tutorial

Authentique Cottontail Easter Z-Fold Folio Tutorial Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Authentique Cottontail Z-Fold Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Last week, I shared a fun Z-Fold Folio Tutorial using Photoplay Great Outdoors papers.  It was such a great project that I decided I needed to make another one.  But this time, I used beautiful papers from Authentique’s retired Cottontail line.  I changed up the design a little bit, too!  So I like this version of that fun folio base even better than the last one!

Authentique Cottontail Z-Fold Easter Folio Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 03

While the basic design and flow of the folio is the same, I did enlarge the individual panels just a little bit to make it easier to add photos.  And since this is an Easter themed folio, I was able to dress it up with all kinds of pretty flowers, ribbon, butterflies and Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.  You’ll find all these goodies linked in the supply list below this post.

Authentique Cottontail Z-Fold Easter Folio Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 02

Look at this darling bunny peeking at you from the shaker frame!  A quick shout out to my crafty follower, Lynn, who sent me a lovely package of die cut frames a while back.  This pretty pink frame worked perfectly for this project.  Thank you, Lynn!  You can learn how I  made the shaker element in the video tutorial.

So many cute bunnies!  How can one possibly pick a favorite?

More Room for Photos

Authentique Cottontail Z-Fold Easter Folio Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 06

This folio is really loaded with room for photos and journaling!  The pocket page holds a mini accordion folio.  Sweet images on the front make room for wallet sized photos on the back.  The next page features a little flap element with room for 2 nice sized photos behind it.

And did I forget to mention that the front flap pulls out to reveal hidden photo mats behind it?  How fun is that?

Then there’s this neat tip in page and lateral waterfall page.  The little bunny icons work so well as turn tabs!

Authentique Cottontail Z-Fold Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me on YouTube, I’ll share the measurements and details for making this sweet little folio.  You can see how quickly this folio comes together.

I hope you enjoyed the dressed up version of this sweet folio.  Look for a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Hop To It Easter Bunny Wobbler Card

Photoplay Hop To It Easter Bunny Wobbler Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Easter is right around the corner, but if you Hop To It you still have time to make this adorable Easter Bunny Wobbler Card.  What’s a wobbler card?  Well, I placed a small coil of thin wire behind my Easter bunny.  Now when you touch him, he wobbles like a bowl full of Jelly Beans!

How hilarious is that?

 Can you spy the Pastel Plaid Belly Band?  It makes me think of Jelly Beans, too!   Top it with  a Hot Pink Double Faced Satin Bow from the March Ribbon Club Assortment.  Then add some Iridescent Metallic String and Spring Chrysanthemums for the perfect finishing touch.

TIP: Add layers and dimension by backing fussy cut elements with foam tabs.  It’s a simple trick, but it really makes a card come alive.

Create a little pocket inside the card, then fill it up with tasty Easter Chocolate Treats.  (They’re Easter Bunny approved!)

Since Easter comes late this year, you still have time to put together some adorable Easter cards for friends and family.  But….you’d better Hop To It!

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

Now go make something beautiful!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Tutorial Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for me to share this Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial for this week’s episode of Throwback Thursday!  Can you believe this is the 4th tutorial in this Time to Flourish series?  Time sure does fly!

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Buttery yellows and soft blues make for a very pretty color palette this month!  Pops of pink and precious vintage style Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board, Easter Chicks and Butterflies dress this folio up in its Easter Best!

Lilacs and Butterflies

Reneabouquets Medium Blue Lilac Printed Beautiful Board Shaker Frame by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

The heart of this pretty project is this shaker frame made with Reneabouquets Blue Lilac Printed Beautiful Board Frame.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, trace around the frame onto acetate sheets (clear cardstock.
  • Now cut along the inside line of the tracing and adhere to the back side of the frame.
  • Next, trace around the frame onto a scrap of yellow cardstock.  Trim out and set aside.
  • Then cut out the image from the April image from the 8×8 pad.  Adhere this in the center of the heart.
  • Now add your shaker elements in the center of the image.  I used Buttons Galore Easter Chic shaker mix. (Linked below this post.)
  • Next, add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the heart frame.  Make sure you don’t leave gaps!
  • Finally, press the frame in place over the prepared image.
Hidden Pocket Folio

April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

You’ll learn how to build a sneaky hidden pocket to house this 5 1/4″ folio.

We can add a pocket and a flap page inside the folio to give us even more room for photos and journaling.

Don’t  you just love the images in this month’s pages?

A Peek Inside

The inside of the easel card base gives us room for a lovely pocket and a sweet little tuck spot.

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to make this sweet folio along with me, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I hope you have as much fun making this sweet springtime folio as I did!  You’ll find a linked
supply list below this post.
Now go make something beautiful!
Cheerio,
kathy
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Here Come the Easter Gnomes!

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies Easter Gnomes by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Here Come the Easter Gnomes!

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are ready for a fun post with some  adorable Easter Gnomes, vibrant flowers and the March Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Dress up the corners of your folio in its Easter best by adding twin bows tied from Pastel Vertical Stripe Ribbon.  Then top with some metallic string and spring flowers.

Green ribbon can be tricky to work with.  There are so many different shades.  But this Apple Taffeta is a perfect match for the springy greens in this paper collection.

Z-Folds, Flip Pages and Pockets

Just for fun, I created a Z-fold front for this 5 1/2″ square folio.  Score the card base the same as you would for an easel card.  But fold the right hand side of the front cover back toward the fold to make a Z-Fold. Now you have a sneaky little spot behind the front cover to add in a pocket and flap page.  How fun is that?

You can see the inside of the Z-Fold in this photo.  I  like the way the Z-Fold design allows the bow from the flap page to be seen on the cover. Can you spot the Gnome Easter Bunny?  Too funny!

Here’s the little folio fully opened.  I think it would be fun to write a message inside the calendar blocks…or even a secret code to be solved!

The center pocket provides a space for photos, tags, journal cards…even small treats!  Opening this fun folio is a little bit like going on your own personal Easter Egg hunt, isn’t it?

Have you started making your Easter cards and projects yet?  Easter comes late this year, so you still have plenty of time to dig into your paper stash and pair up with the pretty ribbons from this month’s club assortment.  But you’d better get hopping!

Now go make something beautiful!

Cheerio,

kathy

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