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RRR January Ribbon Club Blog Hop

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RRR January Ribbon Club Blog Hop: Loads of Love Loaded Envelope

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR January Ribbon Club Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air!  And Really Reasonable Ribbon has the Sweetheart Ribbon Club Assortment to prove it!  Take a look:

Loads of Love Loaded Envelope with Cupid’s Sweetheart Café

The red ribbons in this assortment were the perfect pairings for this fun dimensional loaded envelope. Here’s how I put them to work:

A Peek Inside

Create a Ribbon Rosette Lollipop to tuck inside the envelope.  Top it with a Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Bow and a glittery gold Valentine heart.  I used a chopstick for the lollipop stem, wrapping it with Scor-Tape and more of the Red Plaid Satin Ribbon.

You just have to add a little love note to a Valentine, so I created this cute heart hot air balloon note card.

There’s room inside to say something sweet to someone you love.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.  Finish up over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month, learn all the ribbon news, and be entered into the drawing for a FREE Sweetheart Ribbon Club Assortment.

Here’s the whole blog list, in case you get lost along the way:

Ginny  ♥ Gloria  ♥ Kathy (You are HERE)   ♥ Cheryl Bonnie  ♥   KarenRRR Blog

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

Thanks for hopping by!




Loaded Sweetheart Envelope Tea Party in a Box Folio

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Loaded Sweetheart Envelope Tea Party in a Box Folio

Hello, Friends! Today I have a Loaded Sweetheart Envelope Tea Party in a Box to share with you.  This is yet another way to use the Amazing Paper Grace Sweetheart Envelope and Notecard dies.  (You can find my previous projects HERE.)I’m having so much fun with this beautiful and versatile die that I can’t seem to stop playing with it!  It keeps calling my name, and I keep answering!  I hope y’all are not tired of seeing it yet, because I am definitely not tired of playing with it!

Loaded Sweetheart Envelope

Spellbinders Loaded Sweetheart Envelope and Notecard Die-Echo Park Winter-Tea Party in a Box-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

How fun is this loaded envelope?  It is such a quick and easy way to add a surprise focal image to a card!  If you look closely, you’ll see that this loaded envelope has 2 compartments.  How did I do this?  It’s actually quite simple:

  • First, die cut the basic envelope from grey cardstock using the largest die in the set.
  • Next, die cut the filigree liner from the same grey cardstock.
  • Then die cut contrasting patterned paper using just the liner die without the filigree insert.  Adhere this to the “peak” of the envelope as seen in the photo.
  • Now, fold the envelope on the scored lines and secure the tabs inside the pocket.
  • Next, die cut just the curved front of the envelope from complementary patterned paper.  I just cut a small square of patterned paper, lined the die up and secured it with Post-It tape, and then ran it through the machine.  Adhere gussets to the sides and bottom of this piece and glue it down as a pocket on top of a pocket.
  • Now die cut the heart base from contrasting cardstock and mat the grey filigree heart on top as the decoration on your envelope.

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Mat designer paper from Echo Park Winter Mega Pad on soft blue cardstock, then machine stitch around the edges.  Adhere this over a 5 3/4″ square of the plaid pattern that has been stitched to another panel of the same cardstock.   Now add a sparkly snowflake and a handmade flower and layer this whole mess of goodness up on your card front.

What’s in the Loaded Pocket?

I was hoping you would ask that!  Create a little notecard with one of the 3×3 images from the paper collection and tuck that inside the front pocket.  Then make a little mini folio with the 3×3 images and tuck that in the larger pocket.

Good things really do come in small packages!  This little book has 4 pages and a center side pocket.  How fun would it be to add small photos of the kids or the pets playing in the snow here?

Create a cute tag with another image and scraps of cardstock, and add this to the larger pocket along with the mini book.  Score a row of the small images, accordion fold, insert in a memo pin and then stick that in the corner of the envelope.  Isn’t this fun?

A Peek Inside

The inside of this Tea Party in a Box folio is as fun as the outside.  In addition to the tea party, I created a little photo album on the top of the card.  This has a magnetic closure to keep everything neat and tidy.

The accordion pull-out has (5) 5 1/2″ square panels, so lots of room for great photos.  Create the mechanism by joining (2)  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ panels of cardstock and scoring every 5 1/2″.  Tuck the small flap behind the base page at the top of the card folio.

The magnetic closure tucks behind the base page on the opposite side of the card.  Create even more space for photos by adding a flap page to one of the panels.

You can add little tip ins and even a side pocket for even more winter fun!

Tea Party in a Box

Winter is a tough time for a lot of folks, so it’s nice to create a cheery surprise gift like this one to brighten up the days.  Do you spy the cute notecard made with the same Sweetheart die?  I’m telling you friends, this is one dynamic die!

I wonder what I’ll make next with this sweet die?  Whatever it is, I’ll be sure to share it with you!

Enjoy your weekend, make time to play with paper, and stay cozy!

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




Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit

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Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit: Dear Santa Gift Envelope Card

Hello, Friends!  December is here and it’s time to share my Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit project.  This Dear Santa Envelope card is a cinch to make, thanks to the clever dies in this month’s kit.

Y’all know how much I love pockets, so when I saw this die, I got really excited!  How fun to be able to make a pretty loaded pocket that fits on the front of the card for a change!  A Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark Square and a mini candy cane complement the Dear Santa theme perfectly.

This set also comes with some sweet little flower and foliage dies that I used to dress up the chipboard sentiment on the envelope flap.

Rusty jingle bells and forest critters add vintage flair to these Simple Stories Rustic Christmas papers.

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

To learn more about Spellbinders Club Kits, please click HERE. If you’d like to sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club kit, you can do that HERE.

It’s a busy time in the studio, so I will get back to work.  The Christmas Countdown Clock is     tick-tocking loud and clear!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope

Authentique Abundant Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope for the RRR April Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop. You should be coming here filled with inspiration after having visited Karen’s lovely blog.  With Easter fast approaching, I decided it would be fun to create a Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope using the April Ribbon Club Assortment and Authentique Paper’s Abundant Easter Collection.

The base is a 5″ x 7″ kraft envelope filled with tags and goodies from the Easter Bunny!  Yellow and Gray ribbons from this month’s ribbon club really work with this vintage style paper collection.

Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: The Front Side

The front of the envelope is also decorated.  I’ve stacked Daffodil Checkerboard Satin Ribbon with 3/8″ Metal Gray Plaid to form little bow clusters in the corners of the focal image.  Yellow bead/berry sprays really brighten things up tucked in with the ribbon and Little Birdie Flowers. A fussy cut banner from the paper collection is a great way to get the party started.

Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: The Details

  • Fussy cut the baby chicks image and pop it up with dimensionals.
  • Cover chipboard bunnies with designer paper and add micro rose garlands.

  • Create twin bow clusters for the envelope sides and top with roses.
  • Pop the ends of a Cardstock Elements banner up on foam dots and adhere to the envelope flap.
Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: What’s Inside?

This trio of treat tags, the vintage silver spoon and the honey stick have all been dressed up with ribbon.  I’ve wrapped a package of Chocolate Biscoff cookies with designer paper and a tag from the collection.  You get such a generous amount of the Daffodil Checkerboard Satin and the Metal Grey Plaid that there is plenty to go around!  And of course, I had to throw in a little Ivory Burlap String.

All the tags are decorated with an image on the front and a treat pocket on the back.

I’ve added a Spellbinder’s Triple Tear Circle and some cute Eileen Hull Banners and Pennants Dies  to each tag.

The third tag has a little notecard tucked into the pocket.  Make this by folding the 4″ x 6″ image in half on the long side.

I like to think of these loaded envelopes as Easter Baskets for grownups.  It’s fun to dress them up with pretty papers and ribbons.

On With the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to Cherry’s blog.  Finish up at the RRR Blog  where you will find the complete hop list.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into the drawing for a free April Ribbon Club Assortment.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping by!