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Masculine Pocket Card with Graphic 45 Good Old Sport

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Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Masculine Pocket Card with Graphic 45 Good Old Sport

Hello, Friends!  How can it already be June?  But here we are, the first Friday in June and that means it’s time for a fabby new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Bonnie has dared us to create a masculine card with ribbon or trim.  So I dug into my Graphic 45 Good Old Sport and Typography papers to put together this masculine pocket card.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 01These clean simple lines and bold colors are perfect for this challenge.  I created a belly band on my striped background paper by layering antique gold netting with some of the border stickers from the collection.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 02Next, I fussy cut images from the 12 x 12 Good Old Sport papers and used foam dimensionals to place them on top of  a journal card from the Typography collection.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 03 This chipboard piece fit right in between my golfer and rugby player, which is a great way to lead the eye from one image to the next.  I topped the tag  with a bit of Red Canvas Color Band Ribbon and some Natural Burlap String for a pop of color and added texture. I also used the burlap string to attach my sentiment charm to that sparkly red clothespin.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 04The party really gets started once you open this masculine pocket card because it has not ONE but TWO great pockets on the inside!  (Go big or go home, right?)  The pocket on the left contains a tag that I made with the 8×8 papers, a sticker and some little banner pieces.  The pocket on the right contains postcards from the 12×12 collection. I love the little baseball/ribbon embellie that I hung from a red paper clip. ( I scrap lifted this idea from my BOLB Ginny Nemchak.  She’s a clever girl, that one!)

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 05I left this masculine pocket card sort of sentiment neutral.  It could be used for Father’s Day, graduation, birthdays, a congrats card or even a card to cheer on a fella who is going through a rough patch.  There’s plenty of room to write a personal sentiment or mount photos on the postcards.  The tag can be used as a bookmark or decoration in a work cubicle or desk space.  And, there’s plenty of room to tuck a gift card or small treat into either pocket of this masculine pocket card.

Now it’s your turn!  Start out by visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG so you can get all inspired by the other designer projects there.  Then work up your own masculine project using ribbon or trim and link it up.  You’ll find all the details on the RRR Blog.  I’ll be popping by to take a peek at your fabby projects soon.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

You Shine! Lighthouse Birthday Card

Lighthouse Birthday Card with Double Pocket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m feeling nautical again today, so I’m sharing this lighthouse birthday card that’s loaded with layers, texture and beautiful ribbon!

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I can almost feel the salt spray on my face and hear the crashing waves on the shore.  I used Webster’s Pages Yacht Club papers to make this card.  It’s an oldie but a goodie from my stash.  I fussy cut the lighthouse, flowers and ship’s wheel from the paper collection, inked all the edges and then layered them with foam dots to create lots of dimension.

 

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There was so much grey in the color palette that I wanted to punch things up with my ribbon choice.  I turned to the May Ribbon Club Assortment and found that the Poppy Red Double Faced Satin was just the right ribbon for the job!  The silky texture and bold color really pumped up the volume of this nautical card. I topped it with a hemp string bow and a sparkly blue button.  These elements really brought the card to life.

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There’s a little gift card pocket on the front of the card, and I cut down part of the designer paper to make this cute tag to tuck inside.  And a gift card would fit in there, too.  The tag is topped with twisted hemp cord for even more of a nautical feel.

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Here’s a look at the decorated interior of the card.

 

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I stamped the birthday sentiment onto grey cardstock.

 

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And because I love pockets, I had to make another one.  This one holds a little notecard that I created using designer paper from the collection.  I left this blank so that the sender can add their own personal note here.

This month’s ribbon collection is so versatile.  I’ve used it on a farm themed card, a true blue patriotic portfolio, and now on this nautical birthday card.  If you haven’t signed up for the monthly ribbon club yet, I highly recommend it.  It’s always a treat to work with high quality ribbon!  You can find all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Cheerio,

kathy

Bee Happy for RRR Things with Wings Challenge

Bee Happy Pocket Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge

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Hey, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabby challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  This time around, our theme is Things with Wings.  Oh, the possibilities!  I  created this Bee happy pocket card using the fabulous “It’s the Bees Knees” Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Studio.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 01I got a little inky making this card. I started with a 5″ x 6.5″ white card base that I stamped with a script background and then heat embossed.  Next, I ran the base through a honeycomb embossing folder.  I sponged on warm honey tones of Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Tea Dye and Spiced Marmalade.  Then the entire surface was sponged lightly with Tea Dye DI and spritzed and flicked with water to create a gorgeous background layer.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 03I layered up elements from the creativity kit with cardstock, burlap and lots of machine stitching to add even more texture to the card.  I pulled out my favorite Black and White Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon to create my bow and topped it with a chipboard button and antique gold burlap string.  A loopy bow made with 3/8″ Old Gold organza was positioned behind the main bow to add a little shimmer and shine.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 02Some gold sequins were tossed in just for fun, along with star stick pins and gorgeous sugared blossoms from Petaloo.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 04The inside of the card has a sentiment panel that I created by stamping a bee with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with clear powder.  Then I just sponged in those same ink colors to create a resist effect.  The sentiment was computer journaled. The pocket on the right contains a vintage button card and a bookmark that is topped with two pretty charms, burlap string and more houndstooth ribbon.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 05I love the way the ribbon makes everything else on this card just POP!

Now it’s your turn!  Create your own “things with wings” project and link it up over on the RRR BLOG.  I’ll be popping by to pay you a visit, and you know I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

April Showers Pocket

April Showers Pocket for Really Reasonable Ribbon Welcome Spring Challenge

RRRChallengeBadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabby challenge using ribbon or trim at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Our theme this time is Welcome Spring, and I’ve used ribbon from the March Ribbon Club Assortment with Graphic 45’s Children’s Hour goodies in my April Showers Pocket.  I think you are really going to love this project!

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring ChallengeI am going to let you in on a secret: this did not start out as a pocket.  It started out as a layout with a pocket, and something went terribly wrong and I was afraid I was going to have to scrap the whole project.  But just as I was about to give up, I decided to remove the pocket from the layout and see if I could salvage things.  Lo and behold, it worked, and I actually super love the way this one turned out.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 01The color palette for the April papers is all soft blues, greens and yellows with some peach thrown in.  I decided to ignore the peach tones and used my ribbon to emphasize the blues, greens and yellows.  I wrapped the lace doily with Yellow Plaid Ribbon followed by a layer of Apple Green Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon.  This color makes me think of new leaves and tiny plants pushing through the soil.  It’s perfect for spring projects!  My big poufy bow was created with Apple Green Diamond Satin Ribbon and 3/8″ Lemon Diamond Satin Ribbon.  To add some texture and visual interest, I cut a white spiral stamen into 3 sections and tucked it behind the flower.  These colors will brighten up even the darkest rainy day!  Burlap string is wrapped around the pocket base and topped with a perky bow and flower.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 03Here’s a look at the details.  After sanding and inking the chipboard medallion with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, I popped the center up onto foam adhesive and coated it with Glossy Accents.  This helps the somewhat small focal image get noticed.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 04Here, the pocket has been emptied of all its goodies.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 05I tucked in an herbal tea bag and honey spoon, because for me, springtime means allergies, and nothing helps me feel better than a hot cuppa with honey.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 06This tag contains a little envelope with a message tag inside.  I custom dyed cream seam binding ribbon to make these shabby chic bows on the tops of each tag.  I love the texture they add to the project. The custom dyed Petaloo Butterflies add great texture, too.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 06I adore these little envelopes and tags!  So fun!

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 07This is an ephemera card from the collection, topped with ribbon and a tag.  Loads of room to write a cheery note here, and who doesn’t like a good piece of chocolate?

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 08This tag is topped with a teeny tiny set of keys.  I find these tags make great bookmarks, but they are also fun for brightening up a work desk or cubicle.

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Now it’s YOUR turn!  Pop on over to the RRR Blog where you’ll find fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team.  Then link up your own “Welcome Spring” project so we can pay you a visit.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my April Showers Pocket!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Frilly & Funkie Layer it Up Challenge

Children’s Hour Pocket Card for Frilly & Funkie Layer it Up Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the latest Frilly & Funkie Challenge.  Our hostess this go round is the shabbylicious NANCY who invites us to Layer it Up by creating a shabby chic or vintage project that includes multiple layers.  We invite you to play along with us, and link your own Layer it Up project to the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  The winner will earn the honor to serve as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard! So without further ado, let’s Layer it Up!

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 01These cold, dreary winter months have me longing for spring, so I chose to work with the March papers from Graphic 45’s gorgeous Children’s Hour collection.  The glorious gold and green hues make my heart happy, and I can almost hear the dandelions pushing through the soil as I write.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 04You can see there are loads of layers, stitching, distressing and embellishing on the card front.  I limited my color palette to green and gold to unify the design.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 03One tip for working with layers is to mat them on complementary cardstock.  I also try to vary the size of my prints by using a mix of large, medium and small prints.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 05In keeping with the Layer it Up! theme, I made sure I had plenty of layers on the inside of my card, too.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 06I love the look of white embossing on kraft cardstock.  And this stamp from the collection makes me feel like a kid again!  Remember the joy of swinging up into the springtime sky?

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 08My layered pocket was made by tearing an ephemera card , stamping it with the sentiment and then stuffing it full of lovely tags and my favorite herbal tea.

Be sure to visit the F&F BLOG where you’ll be greatly inspired by the DT projects.  I hope you’ll join the fun with our Layer it Up Challenge!  I’ll be looking for you!

You can find links to all the products used on this card below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy


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