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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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Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party

Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party

Hello, Friends!  Winter is in full swing, so I thought I’d warm things up with a Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party. Oh, the weather outside is frightful…so a cup of hot chocolate is truly delightful!   Once again, I pulled out my trusty December Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Then I proceeded to put together this festive winter card.

Wonderful things happen when you clean out a storage bin.  That’s where I found this super cute wooden hoop that came from who knows where, who knows when!  But doesn’t it work perfectly as a shaker frame?

Next I created borders with some of the inky blue satin ribbons I had left from the Club Assortment.  This is one of my favorite ways to use printed ribbon.  First, it looks great!  Then, there’s the ease factor.  Just lay down a strip of Scor-Tape, attach ribbon, and you’re done!   Next, there’s the fact that the ribbon creates the perfect spot to dangle a cluster of winter charms.  Now that’s fun!

A Peek Inside

My friends, I grew up in Vermont where winter is real and winter is brutal.  Somehow, we still managed to spend endless hours outside sledding, building snow forts, having snow ball fights, playing fox and geese in the snow.  Our favorite time to sled was after supper.  We lived at the top of a very long hill.  There was one streetlight at the very top and one almost at the bottom.  The light from the moon mixed with the light from the street lamps created a hazy blue hue on the fallen snow.  Yes, it was freezing.  But it was magical.  And when we were too cold to move, we could go inside and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa.

Naturally, I had to wrap up a pouch of yummy cocoa to tuck into the pocket of this card.  Were you wondering when the party was going to start?  How about now?  Cocoa, cookies, a peppermint stick stirrer and a yummy bit of chocolate.  Aaaah!  Now we can curl up with a good book and mark our place with this cute bookmark.

Isn’t ribbon amazing?  It can inspire such fun projects and be used in so many ways.  I hope I’ve shared a few ideas you can us in this cheery winter post.

Now excuse me…I need to go find a cuppa cocoa!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon December 2021 Blog Hop

Carta Bella Welcome Winter Tea Party in a Box Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon December 2021 Blog Hop:  Welcome Winter Tea Party in a Box Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon December 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s beautiful blog.  The Winter Wonderland Ribbon Assortment is extra beautiful.  Of course, I’m biased, because blue is my favorite color!

Welcome Winter Tea Party in a Box Folio

Carta Bells Welcome Winter Tea Party in a Box Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

Remember the excitement of a snow day when you were a kid?  Bundle up with mittens, scarves, hats and heavy winter coats.  Tug on winter boots.  Then go outside and play until you are frozen to the bone!  I tried to capture all the fun and excitement of a day frolicking in the snow in this little flip folio.

Snowy white Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge captures the feeling of a snow day.  I’ve topped this with some Blue Roses and White Cosmos Daisies. (Links below the post.)

Create a ribbon closure with Winter Swirls in Ink Blue Satin Ribbon.  Heat emboss chipboard to decorate the spine.  Then adhere a sparkly cabochon jewel in the center.  Attach a series of charms to the top of the spine with Silver Metallic String for the perfect finishing touch.

A Peek Inside

I’ve used ribbon in several ways inside the folio.  First, use Snowflake Satin as a ribbon closure for a fun accordion style pull out folio.

Each page in the folio measures 4 3/4″ square, so you can easily fit in 4×4 photos.

Cut pages a little wider than the width of the folio base so you can add cute flap elements.

Remember to leave some journaling spots, too!

There are 10 fold out panels in the folio.  The back page is a little pocket with a journal card tuck in.

Time for Tea!

Create a box pocket in the center of the folio.  Then fill it with a selection of wintry treats.

Dress up your treats with scraps of designer paper.  Punch a hole in the top of the honey pouch packet, then tie a bow with the Cross Stitch Zig Zag Satin from the assortment.  Once the treats have been enjoyed, the pocket is a great place to store photos.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has is store for you.  Be sure to finish up over on the RRR BLOG.  Once you’re there, you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and enter the drawing for a FREE Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Club yet, now is a great time to join.  You can tell Santa that you’ve been a very good girl this year, and that’s what you want for Christmas!  Every month you’ll receive a beautiful selection of themed ribbons in your mailbox.  How fun!   Find out how to sign up HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride with December Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  I don’t know about you, but this Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride Tea Party in a Box transports me to Downton Abbey!  Oh, the places you can go when you play with beautiful papers!

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Of course, beautiful papers call for beautiful ribbons.  And I cannot think of a more perfect ribbon pairing than these beauties from the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment.

TIP: Layered ribbons add texture, pattern and elegance to a card.  Top Silver Edged Bluebird Satin Ribbon with Fair Isle Satin ribbon for a bold and beautiful border.  Then tie a big loopy bow with more Bluebird Satin, top it with a velvety white poinsettia, and you’re half way to Downton!

Elegant Details

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This vintage sleigh is adorned with a cluster of gardenias, roses and poinsettia.  Lady Mary lost one of the jewels on her winter coat as she sped through the pearly white snow.  The ever faithful Carson picked it up and tucked it into the floral bouquet.  What would we ever do without him?

No winter outing is complete without a few turns around the skating rink.  So be sure to take along your best skates so you can glide over the ice as the fairy lights twinkle around you.

TIP: Add texture and pattern to your designer paper by stamping and embossing snowflakes over the blank areas.  Then spatter the paper with diluted ivory paint to simulate a blizzard.

TIP: Paint silver tone metallic charms with a bit of chalk paint to add the perfect vintage vibe.  Tie the charms and a fairy globe to silver metallic string, then loop around the bow cluster to secure.

TIP:  Pearly flourishes add a sense of movement to the card.  I bet you have some of these in your stash!

Time to Warm Up!

All that outdoor activity leaves one needing a bit of refreshment, don’t you agree?

Add a pocket to the inside of your card.  Then create a textured border with more of the Fair Isle Satin Ribbon.  Tuck a tea bag, mini candy cane stirrer and bit of chocolate into the pocket for a lovely warm up treat!

I hope you enjoyed taking an old fashioned sleigh ride with me today!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Cosy Winter Christmas Window Shopping Card

Cosy Winter Window Shopping Card P13 by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Cosy Winter Christmas Window Shopping Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Let’s do a little Cosy Winter Window Shopping this morning, shall we?  When I was growing up in my small Vermont town, I loved to stroll the winter sidewalks with my mother.  All of Main Street (the whole block!) was decked out in Christmas lights. In spite of the icy air, every shop window beckoned us to linger just a few seconds longer to take in the tantalizing Christmas goodies on display.  Salvation Army bell ringers braved the cold as their cheery chimes rang out up and down the street. We rarely had any spare coins in our family, but somehow Mom always managed to save 10 dimes for me to drop into their black kettles.  Ah, such lovely memories of a simpler, gentler time!

P13 Cosy Winter Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I sought to capture the simple warmth and nostalgia of that memory in this sweet little card.  Evergreen boughs, jingle bells,  Merry Christmas ribbon and red posies adorn my shop window.

No bustling sidewalks here, but I do love the border created from Tan Delicate Stitched Satin and Joy Sherry Satin Ribbons from  the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

You can’t see it here, but this evergreen bough sparkles with glittering snowflakes.

A Peek Inside

Ribbon warms up the inside of the card as well.  I love the texture and pattern the Merry Christmas Ribbon adds to the treat pocket.

If you were lucky enough to grow up in a small town, perhaps you enjoyed the excitement of Christmas window shopping, too.  At any rate, I’d love to hear some of your Christmas memories in the comment section below.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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