Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Splendor of Fall Card Recipe

Really Reasonable Ribbon Fall Card Recipe by Kathy Clement

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a recipe for a pair  of "twin" fall cards that use ribbon...but not bows!

Fall Cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

Ribbon doesn't always have to be tied into a bow.  For these cards, I created an elegant border with 5/8" Cappuccino Satin with a Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.  Attach the ribbon with 1/2" Scor-Tape.  Leave the ends slightly longer than the card panel.  Then wrap the ends around to the back side of the card for a neat and tidy finish.

No room for a bulky bow?  Fold a 4" piece of ribbon in half.  Cut fishtails on the ends.  Then tuck beneath a floral arrangement to add a touch of color and texture.  This Sunflower Satin Ribbon is a match made in heaven for these Splendor papers. Add a touch of rustic charm with  loopy Burlap String Bows.

Sunflowers and Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

The great thing about having card "recipe" is that you can use it as a template for cards made with any of your favorite paper collections and ribbons.  Here's the recipe for this card design.

All the papers for this card come from the Splendor 6x6 Paper Bundle.

  • First, create a 5 1/2" square top fold card base from one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" kraft cardstock.
  • Next cut a 5 1/8" square of the fall plaid pattern. Save the off cut of this panel.
  • Cut a 5 1/4" square of yellow cardstock and a 5 3/8" square of brown cardstock.
  • Then cut a 2 1/2" x 5 1/8" panel of the fall pumpkins.
  • Now layer the cut papers on the cardstock mats as follows:
    • First put down the fall plaid paper panel.
    • Next layer in the offcut from the fall plaid paper about 3/4" from the left hand edge.
    • Then add the fall pumpkin layer.
    • Now stitch the panels to the cardstock mats on your sewing machine.

TIP: Steer clear of a sticky situation by placing your adhesive in the center of each panel and away from the sides.  This way, your sewing machine needle will not get gummed up and your thread will not break.

  • Now you are ready to wrap the card panel with your Scor-Tape and Ribbon.
  • Die cut two Doily Rounds from cream cardstock and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then punch out the oval sentiment from the Cardstock Elements sheet.  Back with two layers of dimensionals and adhere in the center of the doily.
  • Add flowers, rhinestones, ribbons and vintage buttons to finish the card design.

TIP: You can use handmade flowers, or pre-made flowers.  Both are gorgeous. Find a tutorial for making these sunflowers HERE.

Fall Cards with Really Reasonable Ribbon Interior by Kathy Clement

Now we will finish the inside of the card.  It's easy, peasy!

  • First, cut (2) 5 3/8" panels of designer paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the card.
  • Next, create a pocket with the rectangular die cut sentiment from the Elements sheet. Just place your adhesive on the sides and bottom.
  • Create a belly band with a 1 3/4" x 5 3/8" strip of the pumpkin pattern.  Adhere just the top and bottom edges to the fall check.
  • Mat a 3x4 journal card on a 3 1/4" x 8 1/2" panel of cardstock.  Score in half and fold to make a little notecard to tuck inside the belly band.

Sunflower Card with Really Reaonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

This "Twin" card is made in exactly the same way as the first card.  Just change out your patterned This"Twin" card is made in exactly the same way as the first card.  Just change out your patterned papers and sentiment.  Here's a look at the details.

Now that you know how to put these cards together, it will be quick and easy to make more!  

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!





  1. Gorgeous as always Kathy, you have such an eye for detail that makes everyone of your creations stunning!!

  2. Card recipes - A great idea and keeper, especially for these lovely cards. OOOHHH those lovely "little" gifts so essential to a Kathy original. You are a master crafter, Kathy.


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