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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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Graphic 45 Time to Flourish January Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish January Folio by Kathy Clement

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish January Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Well, it’s time for the very first Throwback Thursday of 2022, so I thought we’d kick things of with this Graphic 45 Time to Flourish January Folio Tutorial.  The collection has always been one of my favorites.  So when it was recently released as a Deluxe Collector’s Edition< i broke my “no new paper collections in January” rule and bought it.  I am not sad I did.  And I hope you will not be sad, either, because we are going to make another little monthly folio series using this collection throughout 2022.

Even though this is a new-ish paper collection, I feel like it still qualifies for Throwback Thursday status.  That’s because in 2020, I shared a similar series using Authentique’s Calendar Collection. You can find that HERE. I also suspect that many of you have the original Time to Flourish collection in your Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  I’ve made a few minor design changes to the folio, so it’s new and (I think) improved.

Snowy Branches, Snowflakes and Snow Birds

Growing up in New England, January was the wintery-est  month of the year. Everything feels icy and cold and the world is robed in white.  The flash of a cardinal’s wings makes the heart lift in the middle of a bleak winter day.  And toward dusk, the snow takes on a particular shade of blue that still makes me hold my breath in wonder.  I tried to capture all that icy beauty in this shaker frame.

Of course, as a kid, winter is all about fun: snowball fights, playing fox and geese in the snow, sledding and building snow forts seem to make you immune to the biting cold. Just look how happy this rosy cheeked lad is with his arms full of snowballs!

The easel design of this folio allows it to close up for storage, but open and stand upright for display.  I never ever get tired of making easel cards!

The Pull out Folio

Create a sneaky hidden pocket on the underside of the easel card to house this 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ tri-fold folio.

Add pockets and mini folios made from scraps inside.  These are great spots to add journaling or small photos.

Disguise short panels by adding pockets or borders to the top or bottom of a panel.  No one will ever know!

The stopper or brake on this easel card is actually a pocket.  So I added a matted journal card and a 4×4 folio inside.

These make great birthday cards!  But they are also a lovely way to brighten up your desk at the office, or to use as home decor.  I think you’ll enjoy making them.  If you’d like to learn how, please watch the video tutorial below.

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish January Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I hope your 2022 is off to a good start.  I’m recovering from a head cold, so I sound like I have a bad smoking habit in the video.  I assure you, I do not!  Just too much sugar, too much work and not enough sleep trying to make the most of the holidays.  I feel great…even though I don’t sound like it!  There’s no way a little stuffy nose was going to keep me from getting the first Throwback Thursday of 2022 out to you!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Say BOO! Midnight Tales Halloween Card

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Halloween Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Say BOO!  Midnight Tales Halloween Card!

Hello, Friends!  Say BOO!  Because Halloween is creeping up around the corner, I thought I’d share this Midnight Tales Halloween Card today.  Made from bits and bobs of the G45 collection, paired up with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Reneabouquets, it’s a Spooktacularly fun creation! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Tips and Tricks!

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from black cardstock, of course!
  • Next, cut (4) 6″ x 1″ strips of designer paper.  Miter the corners and adhere them to the card base.   This is a great way to save designer paper when you are running a bit short!
  • Now, Trim the 6×6 G45 image around the orange frame and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then die cut a doily from scraps of orange patterned paper.  As long as the hue matches the paper collection, it doesn’t really matter what collection the paper comes from! Adjere the doily in the center of the card front. Then layer it with a smaller black doily.

  • Now add the Midnight Tales Sticker and the Reneabouquets Winnie the Witch Printed Beautiful Board.  Pop the Beautiful Board up on foam tape to make it pop!
  • Next, die cut a banner (linked below) from scraps of cardstock.  Pop up on foam tape and adhere in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Finally, create a beautiful ribbon border.  Layer Halloween Cats Grosgrain Ribbon over Black Delicate Stitched Satin.   Some spooky grey flowers and Silver Metallic String provide the perfect finishing touch!
A Peek Inside

The inside is a hodgepodge of assorted Halloween papers paired up with the few G45 images I had left in my stash.  But it works!

Tuck a little chocolate treat inside a mini folio and you’re ready to call it a day!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Midnight Tales Fold out Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Today we’re focusing on the spooktacular RRR Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

The Grape Diamond Satin Ribbon was the perfect accent for this 5 1/2″ square folio.

It really pops off the page, especially when layered over Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Add some ribbon to the spine, too.  It’s always a great accent!

A Peek Inside

Make this simple fold out style folio by joining two 11″ x 5 1/2″ panels of cardstock together.  Then score from the left at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  This forms the cover and spine of the album.

Then score the rest of the paper every 5 1/4″.  Accordion fold to create this pull out element.  It’s one of the easiest ways to create a quick folio with lots of room for photos and journaling.

Score ephemera cards to create a little flip action on the right hand side of the album.

Add pockets, flap pages and ephemera to dress op the folio pages.

Decorate the background of a page with 2 1/4″ squares of designer paper.  Then top it with a little fold out folio.  This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of designer paper.

Adhere ephemera cards to tip in pages so you will have room to write down those important memories.  Photos can be mounted on the base page.

A little folio like this one can easily be finished in a day.  I only had scraps of the paper collection to work with, but I was pleasantly surprised at  how far those scraps went!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely 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 will be entered into a drawing for a FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  RRR will send a monthly themed Ribbon Club Assortment delivered straight to your home mailbox.  It’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash.  You can sign up HERE.

I’ve provided a linked supply list for the products used in this project below the post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Tiaras and Teacups for Throwback Thursday

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Eileen Hull Sizzix Teacup Die Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Corner Cotillion by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Tiaras and Teacups for Throwback Thursday: Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Collection

Hello Friends!  It’s all about tiaras and teacups in this edition of Throwback Thursday.  I’ve reached all the way back to 2015, the year G45 released the glorious “Gilded Lily” collection.  I only have bits and bobs of this favorite collection left, but I still managed to create a teacup…

…and a shaker card!  No tutorial this week, as I have been slammed in the studio, but I’ll share lots of tips and tricks that will help you create your own Throwback Thursday masterpiece. Since my day always starts with tea, we’ll look at the teacup first.

Eileen Hull Gilded Lily Teacup

This is one of my all time favorite teacup creations.  After die cutting all the pieces from both chipboard and designer paper, I put the cup together with my Dries Clear Adhesive.  Graphic 45 Precious Pink roses adorn the base of the cup.  Then I threw in a little mixed media mayhem with Pearls, Prills and an itty bitty porcelain teacup.

TIP: Die pearls to match  your project with Alcohol Inks.  The neat and tidy way to do this is to place the pearls in a small zippered plastic bag.  Then add a few drops of alcohol ink and smoosh them around.  Remove with tweezers, and there are no messy hands involved!

TIP: Fill the tiny teacup almost to the brim with hot glue.  Then sprinkle a few Prills on top  to look like the foamy bubbles in a chai latte.  Randomly apply glue to the saucer, sprinkle with Prills and set the pearls and cup into the hot mix (carefully!).

Gift wrap  a tea bag, Lindt miniature chocolate, and Biscoff cookies to tuck inside the cup.  Tie a chipboard tag around a demitasse spoon.  This is a great way to use up your scraps and create a beautiful presentation.

Score a small ephemera card in half to create a mini note card.  Alter a resin crown with Metallic Wax.  This decorative feature looks great in the tea cup and keeps the bitty card from falling down into the recesses of the cup.

The Card: Keep Calm and Straighten Your Tiara

I pulled a lot of tricks out of my bag to make these scraps cover my card base.   First, don’t try to cover the center part of the card.  You are going to create a shaker window that will obscure any precious designer paper anyway.  Instead, simply add a border to the top and bottom of the card.  Then I cut a 3″ wide scrap in half from top to bottom.  Adhere the halves on each side of the card to cover the blank card base.  Once you add your shaker box, no one will ever know!

To create the shaker box, layer a gold foil die cut frame with a cream cardstock die cut frame.  Offset the two layers slightly when you adhere them together to create a drop shadow.  Then back the frame with clear cardstock and back with foam tape.  Fill with a shaker mix and cover with a large ephemera card.

A Peek Inside

I used most of my designer paper on the inside of the card.  But oh, what pretties I managed to tuck in here.

Here’s a book mark fit for royalty. I even attached a sparkling tiara on the top!

How about stamps?  Yup!  Gilded Lily Stamps adorn the focal on this magnet that I created from an ephemera card  (I need to stamp more…I’m so out of practice!)

Anyway..that’s Throwback Thursday for this week.  I hope by now your fingers are itching to dig through YOUR Closet of Shame and create something wonderful.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Note: Throwback Thursday posts feature older, often retired, products.  When I can find a product link, I will provide it.  But if there is no link, I bet you can find a good substitute from your stash.  Thanks for understanding!

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