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Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop:  Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be arriving here filled with inspiration after visiting Ginny’s beautiful blog. We are welcoming Spring this month with the luscious Purple and Green Ribbon Club Assortment.

Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The ribbon club is so lovely this month, that I had a hard time choosing which ribbons to work with.  A quick tour through my springtime papers revealed this gorgeous Flower Alphabet collection from Stamperia.  The daisy images were the perfect match for the ribbons in the club.

The folio measures 7″ x 7″ to accommodate the large images in the paper collection.

Dressing the front of the folio up with lace panels, creamy ivory florals, Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and those gorgeous Daisies on Green Satin Ribbon made for a pretty scene.  A Grape Taffeta Ribbon closure adds a pop of color and helps bring out the colors in the chipboard.

I just love the way all these elements work together.  It makes me feel like I’m looking out the window, watching spring unfold its beauty.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio has a slash pocket filled with pretty treasures, and a side pocket filled with tasty treats.

More Details

This little flap page has a side opening and a bottom opening.

There’s a secret message inside the flap.

And room for photos when you lift the front cover up.

The pretty center panel is a waterfall mechanism with a spring arbor hidden beneath.

TIP: Add strength and beauty to the album spine by wrapping it with 3/8″ Green and Purple Plaid Satin ribbon from the Club.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  If you answer Bonnie’s question of the month, you’ll be entered to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not subscribed to the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  Each month of the year, you’ll receive a lovely themed ribbon collection filled with unique and beautiful goodies to add to your handmade items.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year!   You can find out how to join HERE.

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

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Life Is What You Bake It Recipe Folio

Country Craft Creations What's Cooking Recipe Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Life is What You Bake It Waterfall Recipe Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Some days I feel just like the harried cook on the cover of this Life is What You Bake it Recipe Folio.  How about you?  It usually happens when I’ve decided to get “just one more thing” done in the studio…and then suddenly, it’s time to eat–but dinner is not ready!  Uh-oh!  Thankfully after almost 46 years of fixing supper, I have a trusty repertoire of fast and good meals tucked away in my noggin.  It never hurt, however, to have them written down for easy reference.  So I designed this clever little folio to house those tried and true, life-saving recipes.

Country Craft Creations What's Cooking Recipe Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon Poppy Red Taffeta Ribbon is the perfect playmate for these Country Craft Creations What’s Cooking papers.  The red and aqua color palette is perfectly retro.  I  had so much fun decorating the cover of this 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″ folio.

I dug through my stash of ribbons and found this Sheer Cherry Red Organza, which works perfectly with the Poppy Red Taffeta and the paper collection.  Then I found all sorts of wonderful little doo-dads to dress up the cover.

I even found a set of miniature flatware and a big ole’ vintage button to add to the party!

A Peek Inside

The recipes are housed inside a double waterfall feature.  Top each waterfall with a string tie envelope for even more storage.

The recipe cards that go with this paper collection are absolute perfection!

Each side of the folio has 3 pocket pages with 2 recipe cards tucked inside.  There’s plenty of room for more cards in each pocket, too.

Create a pocket behind each waterfall to hold a 4 3/4″ x 5″ folio.  This is a great place to add another recipe, or photos of the family members who provided them.

I think this type of folio would be a great gift at a bridal shower.  Each person in attendance could write down her favorite “tried and true” recipe for the bride to be.

I know we all use online sources for recipes these days.  But you know what?  Sometimes a website is down, or a blog stops publishing.  Then you wish you had taken the time to put that precious recipe down on paper!  Am I right?

I believe it’s time for me to make myself a recipe album.  Some of my cookbooks are literally falling apart.  Over the holidays, I realized what a jumble my recipes are.  So one of my goals for 2022 is to get them all in order.  I’ll keep you posted on how that project goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

How To Fix a Project That Has Gone Off the Rails

Prima Tales of You & Me Folio Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

How to Fix a Project That Has Gone Off the Rails with Prima Tales of You & Me

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Throwback Thursday will focus in on how to fix a project that has gone off the rails.  You know how that goes.  You begin a project with great optimism and enthusiasm.  Things start off well enough.  But then you make a design error.  Then that error leads to another…and another.  Finally you are so frustrated and exasperated that the project goes into “time out.”  Has that ever happened to you?  Please tell me I am not alone!

A couple of years ago, my sweet husband bought me a box of crafty goodies for Valentine’s Day.  This pad of Prima’s Tales of You & Me was part of the gift.  I knew immediately that I wanted to make a romantic little folio with it.  Maybe I was tired.  Perhaps I’d made one too many folios.  Or maybe I’d lost my mojo.  Who  knows?  But for whatever reason, I just kept making one mistake after another.  Everything I had pictured in my mind fell off the rails and I had a papercrafting train wreck on my hands.

The best thing to do when this happens seems counter-intuitive.  Just walk away.  Clean up your desk.  Put the problem child in time out, and work on something else.  Or go take a nap!  It took me two years to finish this particular project.  But I now love it again.  Phew!

Victorian Style

Since the collection has a real Victorian vibe, I created a shaker frame with some Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.  See that sweet angel?  It’s also Reneabouquets.

Fussy cut some images to tuck in with your paper layers.  Then add some hot pink roses and a flirty butterfly carry out the Victorian theme.

Add a dangle charm and a book plate to the spine to dress it up.

A Peek Inside

The album measures 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  This is a nice size for photos.  It also gives you lots of room to add interactive elements.  You’ll see how these work in the video tutorial below.

TIP: Create a tuck spot for a tag behind the pull out accordion folio.  Just add gussets to the sides and bottom of the folio and you can slide the tag right into the space.  Neat, huh?

TIP: Remember to use your tools!  I pulled out my Envelope Maker to create this pretty envelope folio.

The center of the album is a great spot for a double waterfall folio.

TIP: Fill that awkward space behind the waterfall pages with a stylish pocket and journal card.

Don’t forget to add a flap page and a hidden pocket.  Some of these elements were added to cover up design mistakes.  You can learn all about that in the video below.

How to Fix a Project That Has Gone Off the Rails YouTube Video

Are you ready to see the before and after version of this project?  Just click play and see how I rescued this pretty folio from the time out basket.

I hope you enjoyed this papercrafting rescue project.  It feels great to have this folio finished at long last.  I really like the way it turned out!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Marquis Die

Carta Bella Flora 4 Friendship PARTY in a Box Folio Spellbinders Filigree Marquis Die by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Marquis Die with Carta Bella Flora Friendship Folio

Hello, Friends!  I think you’re going to fall in love with this Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Marquis Die.  It’s one of the new dies in Spellbinder’s “Classically Becca” release.  Elegant, versatile, and inspiring are words that come to mind.  I spent a delightful afternoon creating a Friendship Party in a Box Folio with Carta Bella’s Flora 4 collection.  And this die set the tone for the design.

Although the die is sized to fit the front of an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base, it makes the perfect focal frame on this 6×6 folio.  The die also has a gorgeous filigree oval in the center.  Here’s where the versatility comes in.  Cut the die in half and layer it beneath the focal to add another layer of elegance to your creation.

Cinch and Go Flowers

This release also features a brand new Cinch and Go Flower set.  Becca is famous for dies that create gorgeous flowers with minimal effort.  Here’s how I made the flowers for this folio.

  • First, die cut flower layers from a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ whip cream cardstock.
  • TIP: Always die cut more flower layers than you need for the project you are working on.  This way, you have a stash of prepared flower layers that are ready to go!
  • Next, cup the flowers by running a ball stylus from the outer edge of the petal to the center.  Apply gentle pressure, and the petals will magically turn up and shape themselves!
  • Now apply the ball stylus around the center of each petal layer to finish the shaping process.
  • Then layer the petals together, staggering the petals.  Use hot glue or liquid adhesive to hold the petals in place.
  • Next, shape the stamen die cuts in the same way and adhere in the center of each flower.  You can fill the centers with beaded stamens, micro beads, Czech beads, or Prills, as I did.
  • Finally, lightly brush the edges with ink to bring out the details.  I used Gathered Twigs because it worked well with my paper selections.

I’ll show you all the flower layers in the short video tour below.  But look how adorable this itty bitty posy is!

The Spine

Decorate the folio spine with a cluster of dangle charms.  I used an antique bronze clock, rhinestone gem, enamel bee and resin leaves.  Attach the charms to a lobster claps with jump rings.

A Peek Inside

Add a box pocket inside the folio.  Then fill it with everything you might need to create a tea party for one!

Use scraps of designer paper to gift wrap little treats.

This side pocket is the perfect spot to tuck in a note card and a trio of darling tags.

A hidden pocket in the center panel provides room for a pull out folio.  Place adhesive just along the bottom edge of an ephemera tag to create a tuck spot for a 3×4 card.

Meet the Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Marquis Die & Flower in a YouTube tour

To help you get a feel for the flow of this folio, and to introduce you to this wonderful die and flower, I’ve created a very short YouTube video tour.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  To see the entire “Classically Becca” release at Spellbinders, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a super cute Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio for our final Throwback Thursday post of 2021,  I think you’re going to love the sweet images and wintry hues of this lovely paper collection. Released in 2020, it’s a great choice for both Christmas and winter crafting.

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 02

Flip folios are so much fun to make.  They all begin in pretty much the same way: join two long sections of cardstock together, then score and fold to create the base folio and pages.  I’ve made dozens and dozens of these little folios over the years, each one a bit different than the last.  I never get tired of finding new ways to score and fold paper.  You can see several examples of one’s I’ve made in the past HERE.   This one measures 6″ x 6″ with 3/4″ spines.

Let it Snow

Don’t you love the way the snowy village in the foreground creates a resting place for this lovely tag from the collection?  You create a real sense of depth and dimension when you tuck the sweet snowman image from Reneabouquets behind it.  Then, use wintry flowers and Beautiful Board snowy branches to frame the cover.

What is it about kids in snowsuits, hats, scarves and mittens that makes for such great photos?  I love seeing pics of our grandgirls with their cheeks all rosy red from frolicking outside in the snow.  So I made sure to include lots of room for photos in the design of this folio.  A 6″ x 4″ waterfall feature inside the front cover works great for this!

TIP: Add a little extra fun to a waterfall feature with ephemera tabs.  Simply adhere the top part of an ephemera tab to the bottom of a waterfall page.  It looks great, and adds room for a little journaling, too.

Creating the Folio Base

To make the base for this folio, follow these easy steps:

  • First, cut (2) 12″ x 6″ panels of heavy white cardstock.  Overlap the 6″ sides about 1/4″ and secure with your favorite adhesive.  I like to use 1/4″ Scor-Tape, because it helps me keep everything in a straight line.
  • Next, place the length of the joined papers on your scoring tool.  Score at 6″ and again at 6 3/4″.  Fold on the 6 3/4″ scored line and repeat.
  • Now score the remainder of the panel at 5 3/4″. You’ll have one short panel on the far right hand side..  Accordion fold the  panels to fit inside the 6″ covers.

Now join 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ panels of pink cardstock to form the little accordion fold pull out page.  Score every 3 3/4″ all the way down the length.  The final “flap” piece is adhered behind the far right hand base page.

Decorate the pages with tags, stickers and chipboard from the collection.

This photo shows how the pink accordion folio slips behind the final panel.

Tea Party in a Box

The center panel is a box pocket with everything you need to warm up and refuel after a fun day in the snow.  There’s a tea bag, honey stick, chocolate, cookies and a little spoon to go with the tea tucked inside.

Once all the treats have been consumed, you can store photos inside the box pocket.

TIP: Make mini folios from 4″ x 6″ images and 8 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ panels f cardstock.  Simply score the panels in half, then line with scraps of designer paper.

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Folio Tour on YouTube

If you don’t have this sweet collection in your stash, I’ve linked to it on the supply list below this post.  Or, just use any winter collection that you have on hand.  The whole idea behind Throwback Thursday is to encourage you to use what you have on hand!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this year of Throwback Thursday posts.  Although they are a lot of extra work for me, I find myself enjoying the process of digging through supplies and collections that I already have on hand.  Do you?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Wishing you a blessed, happy, healthy and creative year in 2022!  Oh, the fun paper adventures we are going to have together!

Cheerio,

kathy

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