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Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Slimline Gift Box Card

Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Slimline Gift Box Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  The colors of this Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Slimline Gift Box Card transport me straight into a country springtime!  The month of February has been brutally cold and downright nasty over most of the US.  So I thought we might all need some cheery colors and images to warm up our crafty mojo!

You’ve probably noticed that I’m a huge fan of this 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline box style card design.  I shared a tutorial for the basic card design HEREAnd if you tune in to this week’s Throwback Thursday I’ll be sharing a really sweet recipe where I’ve altered the base just a little.  This one is dolled up with pretty pastel ribbons from the RRR February Ribbon Club Assortment. The ribbon makes a great border, too!  Just layer the 3/8″ pink gingham over the 5/8″  Pink Diamond Satin and attach to the card base with Scor-Tape.

I would love to have a set of these farmhouse style canisters in my kitchen, how about you?  Flanked by blooming roses, machine stitching and little keys, you can almost smell their delicate fragrance.  A bit of iridescent metallic string adds a touch of glam to the card design.

A Peek Inside

If you guessed that there would be a box pocket inside this Farmhouse Market Slimline Gift  Box Card, then you would be correct!    I also added a little pocket on the top.  My paper was not wide enough to span the width of the card.  Easy solution?  Adhere just 3 sides of the rose/woodgrain pattern on the left to form a pocket.  This solves the problem nicely, and looks like a deliberate design choice instead of a “fix.”

It’s a tea party for one, friends!  All dressed up in pretty paper scraps and tied with a bit of ribbon, this card is ready to party!

Is it still bitterly cold where you are?  We’ve had nothing but rain for days and days, but as I write this post on Saturday afternoon, the sun is blazing in a bright blue sky.  It’s pretty doggone chilly…but at least we have sunshine!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop

Stamperia Hortensia Framed Card Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Orchid Floral Fantasy Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s amazing blog.  Today’s Orchid Floral Fantasy Card is brought to you by the February 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment.

How much do we love this Pastel Stash Builder Assortment?  So many colors to choose from!  The Light Orchid Checkerboard Satin and 3/8″ Purple Plaid Ribbons   caught my eye right away. That’s because I’ve been itching to play with these new Stamperia Papers!

Orchid Floral Fantasy Card

Nothing makes me happier than having a perfect ribbon color match for a card!  Here are some tips and tricks I used while making this card.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from orchid cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of floral design paper from Stamperia Hortensia on purple and white cardstock.
  • Now fussy cut the image of the lady from the paper pack.  Back with a double layer of dimensionals to make the image pop off the page.
  • Then cut a post card from the paper collection.  Adhere the image to the postcard and add to the card base.
  • Frame the image with a Reneabouquet’s Lavendar Lilac Heart Frame.
  • Now tie a triple loop bow with Light Orchid Satin Ribbon.  Adhere in the corner of the heart frame.  Top with a loopy iridescent string bow.

Next you just need to scatter flowers and butterflies everywhere.

A little snipped of Purple Plaid ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

A Peek Inside

Use more Light Orchid Satin Ribbon inside the card as a closure for the flap element.

Tie a little journaling tag on with a bit of Purple Plaid Ribbon.

Now you’ve got room to add photos inside the card, which turns it into a sort of folio.

Fill a pocket with a note card and little treats and your work is done!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.   Then be sure to finish up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Your name will be entered in the drawing to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  You can find out all about it and sign up HERE.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card

Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card Memory Place Tea with Alice Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  What could be cuter for Valentine’s Day than this Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card?  It sort of lends a new meaning to the phrase “mad about you,” doesn’t it?

Black Houndstooth Ribbon and Black Baker’s Twine add the perfect balance to this bright, bold color palette.  It plays perfectly with the itty bitty playing cards in the shaker element and sort of “grounds” the mix of pastel and primary colors in the card design.

Before you adhere your card front to the card base, why not wrap it with Baker’s Twine? I actually ran the twine through the brad holes in this metal door plate, then adhered the ends behind the card front.  This allowed me to  cluster my little tea charms at the top as a dangle element.  Then I just added a small baker’s twine bow and flower to finish things off.

The Shaker Element

Look at the detail in our Mad Hatter!  Isn’t it amazing?  This is Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets Shop.  (link below)  See how the check pattern in his trousers echoes the checked ribbon?  It’s always a good design idea to repeat a pattern.

Add Baker’s Twine to the top of the pocket watch shaker, and to the bow cluster to create fulness and texture.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is simple, but still playful.

The flap element doubles as a tea caddy.

And the larger pocket holds a little note card and chocolate treat wallet with a Baker’s Twine closure.

As much as I love frilly pink Valentines, I also love the whimsy and playfulness of this Mad About You Shaker Valentine, how about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card

LemonCraft Delicious Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card: A Tea Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Polka dots, buttons and tea….that’s the theme of this Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card.   I’m thinking we could all use a little happy right about now.  And these cheery teacups and teapots make my heart smile.  I hope they make your heart smile, too!

This 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card is just so full of happy!  I’ve paired up LemonCraft “Delicious” papers with black micro gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Cheery red flowers and cherry red buttons tie it all together beautifully.

Sometimes, you just  need to throw yourself a tea party, right?  So this cute card has a tea party for one tucked inside the interior pocket.

It’s hard not to smile when you pull all these goodies out to enjoy!  What a perfect way to say Happy Valentine’s Day, or Happy Birthday, or Get Well, or Thanks!  If you’d like to learn how to create this box style card base, you can check out THIS TUTORIAL.

I hope you’re having a good week!  It’s busy here, and I’ve got to get back to it, but I just had to pop in and share this happy little card with you.  (It’s available in my ETSY shop.)

To see more cards made with this paper collection, please click HERE.

Keep Calm and Craft on!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Hooray Birthday Chorus Slimline Card

Authentique Hooray Birthday Chorus Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Hooray Birthday Chorus Slimline Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Can you hear the piping voices of the sweet children on this Authentique Hooray Birthday Chorus Slimline Card?  The retro red and aqua color palette of this card is certainly music to my ears.  How about you? Especially the pops of red from Really Reasonable Ribbon’s January Ribbon Club Assortment!

Authentique Hooray Slimline Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Because slimline cards measure 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ , I had plenty of room for the birthday chorus.  To fussy cut them from Hooray 1, leave a straight line along the bottom edge, but trim around the top and sides.  Then pop them up on foam tape or other dimensionals to really make them stand out.

One of my favorite ribbon tricks is to create a layered border from ribbon. This time, layer Random Hearts Red Grosgrain ribbon over Poppy Red Satin with a grosgrain edge behind the Birthday Chorus.  This draws the eye to the black and white focal image and helps it to pop off the page.  Tie everything together with Random Hearts Grosgrain Bows in the corners.

Carry out the red and aqua theme with Aqua Baker’s Twine bows, flowers and butterflies.  And what’s a birthday without a little cake?  This silver tone cake charm finishes everything off perfectly!

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of this festive card.  Lots of room to write happy birthday wishes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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