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My Cup of Tea Friendship Valentine

y Cup of Tea Friendship Valentine Photoplay Our Friendship RRR January Ribbon Club by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My Cup of Tea Friendship Valentine with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Photoplay Paper

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Friendship Valentine is precisely My Cup of Tea! Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate the friends who are like family.  And any time is a great time to make a card with cute teacups, classy ribbon and pretty papers!

See what I mean?  This 5″ x 7″ top fold card features ribbons from the January Sweetheart Ribbon Assortment.  I was delighted to see how well they pair with Photoplay’s Our Friendship Through the Years collection. Would you like to find out how this card came together?  Then read on, my friend!

Layers and Layers of Love

  • First, create a 51/4″ x 7 1/4″ card base with a 1/4″ spine.
  • Next cut layers of burlap paper to serve as mats  for the designer paper.  You might have some of this lurking in your Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  I cut the  mats 1/4″ wider than the patterned paper layers.
  • Now, cut and mat  a 5″ x 7″ layer of the plaid pattern to serve as the backdrop.  This is a large plaid print, but when you use it as a backdrop, it does not overwhelm the card design.
  • Then cut and mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of the red floral pattern.  Center and adhere over the plaid.
  • Next, trim the 4″ x 6″ geometric journal card to 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.  Mat and adhere.
  • Now fussy cut the teacups from the 3×4 card, back with foam tape and adhere over the circular element from the ephemera pack.
Adding Ribbon

Now it’s time to dress up your Valentine with pretty ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment.

  • First, create a belly band by layering Poppy Red Taffeta and Geometric Print Satin Ribbons.
  • Next, Tie a poufy corner bow with Checkerboard White Satin Ribbon.
  • Then tie a triple-loop bow with the geometric satin ribbon and adhere in the lower corner of the card.  I was delighted to see how well this ribbon matched the geometric design in the paper collection!

  • Now top that bow off with some burlap string and a little teacup charm.
  • Add the finishing touch with an array of deep red posies.
A Peek Inside

Fill an inside pocket with all sorts of Valentine treats.

It’s a quick and easy task to create a tag for the pocket.  Simply mat the tag from the ephemera pack on a scrap of burlap paper.  Then top it with more of the geometric ribbon.  Now you have a lovely bookmark to add to the tea, chocolate and honey stick.

Let’s Start a Trend

I think 2022 would be a great year to make Friendship Valentines a trend.  Remember the excitement we all felt when we wrote out Valentines for all our school mates?  I don’t know if kids take the time to do that any more, but I would love to see that come back.  A simple act of kindness and an expression of gratitude go a long way in this crazy world we live in.  Let’s be trendsetters this year, and send out surprise Valentines to let people know they are loved and appreciated!  Who’s with me?

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card

Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card is the perfect tribute to fall!  Everything I love about Autumn can be found in this card.  Tea?  Yes, please!  Fall flowers?  Oh, my yes!  Beautiful ribbons and trims?  Yes, again…thanks to Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Autumn hued designer papers?  Yes!   Photoplay Paper’s lovely Autumn Greetings Paper Collection works perfectly with all of the above!

Tips and Tricks

Photoplay Autumn Greetings Tea Themed Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s a sneaky little paper crafting trick that I love to use.

  • First, select the tea pot image from the 3×4 cut apart page.
  • Then use a circle die to cut out the teapot image from the center of the card.
  • Now back the image with foam tape.
  • Next, tuck the top and bottom of the card behind the plaid patterned paper.  The image has that cute yellow/gold lattice pattern, and the border is already there so you don’t even have to mat it!
  • Finally stitch all the paper layers together on your sewing machine.
  • Die cut a doily from patterned papers, or use a store bought doily instead.
  • Adhere the teapot image to the center of the doily.  It’s a perfect fit!
Finishing Touches

I never quite feel that a card is complete until I have added some ribbon, or trims and flowers.  Before I adhered the stitched layers onto my card front, I wrapped the left hand side with Antique Gold and Brown Burlap String.  Leave the ends long so that you can string on some sweet little tea themed charms and tie a bow.

Add a pop of whimsy to the card with a Hedgehogs and Pumpkins Satin Ribbon border.  Again, adhere this to the card with Scor-Tape before you attach the card front to the card base.

Tie a pretty burlap string bow and top it with Mixed Earth Tone Magnolias and Roses.  Ink some leaves with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and add them to the bundle.

Here’s a peek at the inside of this warm, rustic card.  I made a little pocket, because if you have a tea themed card, one must add a little tea wallet somewhere!

Top a wee tag with more burlap string and add it to the pocket to keep the tea wallet company!

Have you started making fall cards yet?  I love working with the warm, nostalgic colors and images of autumn papers.  I’m still waiting for some new goodies to arrive, so hopefully I’ll have more to share with you soon.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card

Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Shabby Chic Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Winter songbirds like the one featured on the cover of this Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card cheer my heart.  The non-traditional color palette of this paper collection unleashed my shabby chic side.  So I layered on loads of beautiful flowers, snowy Christmas greenery, rusty jingle bells and trims to make this card sing.  After auditioning several different types of ribbon, I decided a metallic string bow topped with an antique rhinestone button was the best option for the bow cluster.  It added sparkle and shine, but seemed to fit best with the delicate snowflake frame.  What do you think?

The Snowflake Shaker Frame

 

One of the things I love about this card design is the fact that it can be left out all winter long.  It is not specifically a Christmas card.  Here’s how I put this one together:

  • First, create a 6×6 cardstock card base.  Score in a 3/4″ spine on the top to make room for a box pocket.
  • Next,  choose a large card front from the paper collection and mat it on blush cardstock.  Fussy cut the roses, bird and sentiment images from a 2nd pad of this paper.
  • Now heat emboss a Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame with WOW! Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.  Let it cool.
  • Then die cut clear cardstock with the largest Small Standard Circle Nestabilities Die.  Adhere this to the back of the Snowflake frame.
  • Next, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the back side of the frame.
  • Then add sequins to the matted image in the area where you plan to adhere your frame.
  • Once you have adhered the frame to the matted card front, place dimensionals on the back of the fussy cut images and adhere.
  • Now you can layer in your flowers, greenery and embellishments.
The Bow Cluster

To create this simple, elegant bow cluster follow these steps:

  • First, cut two long pieces of metallic string: one from iridescent Metallic String and one from Gold Metallic string.  Make sure they are the same length. Mine were about 24″ long.
  • Next, set the posts on your Bow -it- All Tool to 3″ wide.
  • While  holding both strands of metallic string together, wrap them around the posts and tie a loopy bow.
  • Then adhere the bow to the side of the snowflake frame and top with a button.  This vintage rhinestone button is from my Grammy’s button box.
  • To balance the bow, die cut a dimensional star (link below) from silver metallic paper and tuck into the floral cascade on the right hand side of the card.
A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket and a little photo folio inside the card. Line the box pocket with ribbon from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

Now this card doubles as a gift as well as a photo folio.  When the treats have been consumed, you still have a sweet little tag to enjoy.  And you can store photos in the box pocket, too.

How do you feel about these pastel, non-traditional colors for Christmas?  I enjoy them as a change of pace from the more traditional reds, greens, whites and blacks.

To see more cards made from Stamperia Pink Christmas and Sweet Christmas, please click HERE.  and HERE.

Have you started making your Christmas projects yet?  What are you working on?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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