Archive for April, 2009

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ZZ Ray of Sunshine

Ann’s picks

ZZ May Basket

Just click on the title of each kit to purchase!

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Here are some more creations with Ellen’s Choice April Kit.

I really loved the bright summery colors of this kit! Here are a few creations I did this month.

I busted out my Glimmer Mists that I get at the SNS store for the twill on these two projects:

On this project, I layered the ric rac with some lace from my stash & then did  little knot accent in the upper right-hand corner with the green grossgrain.

Lastly, a card. I love to accent my cards with ribbon!

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Ellen's Picks

This is what I created with Ellen’s Picks:

12×12 “Slide” Layout

6×12 “Carousel” Layout

“Yummy Treats” Altered Canvases
Yummy Treats

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The Porcelain kit includes 8 Yards of co-ordinating (This kit coordinates with the New Basic Grey Porcelain collection) Ribbons (1 yard of each): Wheat Grosgrain, Sweetheart Pink Cotton Blend Lace, Celadon Grosgrain, Brown Mini Pom Pom Fringe, Rose Pink Lace, Brown Grosgrain, Brown – White Single Dot Grosgrain, Med Ivory Ric Rac.


For this LO I wanted to smooth out the corners of the photo and the green paper and I did that by using the rick rack on this kit.  It is such a nice size rick rack and the color is like a lemon mousse.

two-small1On this LO I wanted to ground the pink cardstock to the busy background and I did that by adding just one simple line of the bigger size pink trim that this kit offers.


I used the ribbons here just to add a little more interest to some pretty simple cards.  The moments card is a tad more complex that is why I left the ribbon even more simple, but I did add a touch of whimsy threading the sheer ribbon through the button’s holes.

truelovenever_cu2This tiny card w/ triangle foldings is just as cute as it gets but it needs something to hold it together and there is no better thing that ribbon.  I used the sheer ribbon because I wanted to be able to see through it the background paper.


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Having so much fun with this kit this month!  Click on the photo above to purchase!

Beautiful Day

I used some VERY imperfect photos of myself, and my little brother and sister on this layout.  The olive dot grosgrain added a perfect touch to pull the colors and patterns together.

Supplies: Scenic Route and October Afternoon papers, Fern printed place card, Autumn Leaves stamp, Elle’s Studio card, various buttons, AC thickers in foam and vinyl

Picture Perfect

I used saffire grosgrain, oatmeal lace, and olive grosgrain from the kit on this layout of the St. Augustine lighthouse.

Other Supplies: October Afternoon paper and journaling card, MM journaling page, AC thickers, raffle ticket, Target journaling spots

The Girls

Just a bit of the oatmeal lace here along with a scrap of blue grosgrain.

Other Supplies: Lily Bee papers and journaling block, corrugated cardboard, Primas, AC thickers, staz-on ink, Prima crystals

Assorted Cards

assorted cards using paper and ribbon scraps

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This month I got to work with the delicious ZZ April – Porcelain Kit. The variety of colours and textures is great for so many things! And of course it matches the Basic Grey Porcelain line perfectly!

Bringing Home Our Lucky


I used the cotton blend lace down the side of this page to tie it all together.

Smile a Little Smile for Me


I love tying ribbon across pictures and the brown and white dot organza is perfect for this as you can see through it.

Slide & Go


I just love the new Pebbles Inc. So Tweet line I used for this layout. The birdies are adorable!!

Bunny Love


More organza and cotton blend lace.



For these 2 cards I was using up some of my older stash with the delicate pink lace and brown grosgrain.


These 2 cards were made with the Sandylion Kelly Panacci His & Hers line and some ribbon tying with the wheat and celadon grosgrain.

Easter Card


Opened up:


I used a Making Memories shaped journalling page to make a butterfly shaped card.

Thanks for looking,


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I was so excited to get the chance to choose the ribbons and trims in this kit!   (With some help from Rhea, of course.)  My favorite paper line is October Afternoon’s Detour collection, and this kit coordinates perfectly.  Click on the photo above to purchase!

I recently saw a little album online with covers made from cardboard, so I decided to play around with the idea for my St. Augustine vacation photos.  I used cardboard not only for the cover, but for all the pages in this 6×6 book.  But I still didn’t have space for my photos, so I decided to get creative.

Each photo opens out into either an accordian “mini-book” or a little flip book with tabs made from the ribbons and trims in the kit.  Gaffer tape from 7Gypsies made great “hinges” on the photos, to allow them to be flipped and I added lots of journaling  blocks and labels to catch memories. 

The Train – Page 1

I used gaffer tape to make hinges for these pages and added journaling to the back of each photo.  You can see how I layered the black organza loop trim from the kit with the olive dot grosgrain.  A strip of TTT holds them together and they are stapled on as page tabs, and photo tabs.

Castillo – Page 2

I had so many pictures from this locale, that I needed to add an accordian book.  I folded and glued papers together until I ended up with enough space. 

The saffire organza tab, pulls out to reveal lots more photos and journaling.  Then turn it over, and there are more photos on the other side!

I made a pocket behind the last photo to hold tour information and a map.  The stapled grosgrain on the side of the page helps hold it in place.

Lighthouse and Mini-Golf – Pages 3 and 4

The lighthouse page opens up, to show zoomed in photos of DH at the top.  The mini golf page incorporated not only a ticket stub, but also used the score card and background on the page.

Picnic – Page 5

Another accordian book with gaffer tape used as a pull tab.

Fern journaling card is actually a wedding placecard cut in half.  And you can turn the accordian book over for more photos on the other side.

San Sebastian Winery – Page 6

This photos flip out with pull tabs to reveal journaling and a little ribbon pocket to hold ephemera from the winery.

O’Steen’s and The Alligator Farm – Pages 7 and 8

Another double-sided accordian book for the Alligator Farm with a ribbon strip holding tickets and info.

All in all a great vacation!

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Here is an accordian explosion album how to for you. It is great for a gift. I made mine in more masculine colours, but you can do anything!  


First gather your supplies:

-3 12×12″ sheets of cardstock

-3 or 4 matching sheets of paper

-1 yard of ribbon

-matching embellishments (stickers, rubons, gems etc.)


I used Basic Grey Granola paper, stickers and rubons and Savvy n Sassy flannel grey grosgrain and navy blue grosgrain ribbon.

First take one 12×12″ sheet of cardstock, fold in half and score, open it up, fold in half the other way and score, open it up, then fold it on one diagonal and score. Repeat the same thing for your other 2 sheets of cardstock.


Arrange your 3 sheets of cardstock with the diagonal fold running bottom left to top right for all of them.

Place adhesive on only 2 squares. The bottom right square of one sheet and the top right square of another sheet.


Adhere the 3rd sheet of cardstock onto the 2 sheets with adhesive.


To fold it all up, your top square diagonal fold should bend downwards, your middle square diagonal fold upwards and your bottom square diagonal fold should bend downwards. Taking your top square fold the 2 diagonals inwards and the square will fold on top of them. Do the same for your bottom square. Fold the middle squares diagonals down and it will all fold together in a square.

Now open it back up and you are ready to decorate. You will need two 5 3/4″ squares for the covers, four 5 3/4″ squares for the inside and 12 trianges that are half of 5 3/4″ squares for the inside. Don’t make your embellishments too thick on the inside for folding it up.


Once you are done embellishing your inside papers you can adhere them. Fold your album up and adhere the front cover.

Before adhering your back cover, run a strip of adhesive across the middle of  the back of the album. Centre your ribbon on the adhesive, so you can tie it on the front of the album.  


Adhere your back cover on top of the ribbon.


Flip it over and tie your ribbon in the front. Snip off the ends of your ribbon and you’re done!



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Click on the photo above to be directed to the Savvy n Sassy store.

Here are Holly’s Projects using the beautiful Marrakech ribbon kit!

I Got Glasses

Cosmo Cricket
assorted button and brads
Heidi Swapp alphas
Zoobaloo Cartridge
Zig writer
April ZZ Kit-Marrakech

You Are The Best Card

Fancy Pants
ZZ April Kit ~ Marrakech
Cricut Wild Card Cartridge
White Cardstock
Assorted Punches

Happy Birthday Card

MME ppr
The Paper Studio ppr
Little Yellow Bicycle ppr
American Crafts rub-ons
Assorted Buttons
ZZ April Kit-Marrakech

Just Because Card

Crate Paper ppr
Fancy Pants ppr
Fancy Pants die cuts
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
American Crafts rub-ons
ZZ April Kit-Marrakech

10 Looks Great On You

Fancy Pants ppr
WRMK ppr
Heidi Swapp Butterfly
MM Stick Pin
Assorted Primas
Assorted Buttons
Unknown Brads
K and Co Sticker
Tim Holtz-paper clip
American Crafts rub ons
Admit ticket-Office Depot
ZZ April Kit ~ Marrakech

Welcome Door Hanger

Creative Imaginations Bare Elements Door Hanger
Francy Pants
Prima Flowers
Assorted Buttons
Ranger Walnut Distress Ink
Crate Paper-Alpha stickers
ZZ April Kit ~ Marrakech

Happy Birthday Card

Prima Flowers
Assorted Buttons
MM safety Pin
WRMK ppr
Fancy Pants ppr
American Crafts Rub on
Cricut Wild Card Cartridge
ZZ April Kit-Marrakech

Things I’ve Found

Crate Paper
Crate Paper die cuts
Assorted Prima flowers
Assorted buttons
tag Unknown
April ZZ Kit-Marrakech
Zig writer

Good Times Card

Prima ppr
Fancy Pants ppr
DCWV Cardstock
Colorbok chipboard
American Crafts rub on
Threading Water Punch
Deco Scissors-Dollar Tree
ZZ April Kit-Marrakech

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Good evening.  Today I have some of the creations I made with the wonderful Marrakech kit.  It’s meant to match the new Basic Grey Marrakech but I found it matches almost all the Basic Grey lines and if you are a Basic Grey junkie (like I am) this kit is for you.

And here are some of my creations.  First up some cards made with Basic Grey Porcelain

And using some Basic Grey Boxer

And a layout

You can see more of what I did with this wonderful kit in the Savvy’n’Sassy gallery


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