Archive for May, 2009


Supplies: Grosgrain and Organza from the kit (click on kit photo above to purchase) Basic Grey, Lily Bee, and DCWV papers, AC thickers, Basic Grey key

One Year

Supplies: Grosgrain and mini ricrac from kit, Cosmo Cricket chipboard, SEI 7gypsies and Lily Bee papers, AC thickers, Primas

Splish Splash

Supplies: organza and mini ricrac from the kit, Fancy Pants and American Crafts papers, AC Thickers, Primas

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Here are my project I created using ZZ May Basket!

Name Wall Hanging

I used dollar store letters and blue glitter glue, May Basket ribbon for the flower ribbon, Chloe’s Closet Accessories and Making Memories paint.

Nature Layout

Fancy Pants “On a Whimsy” Paper and rubons, Chloe’s Closet cork flower and buttons and May Basket ribbon kit.

Flowers and Bows Layout

Me and My Big Ideas chipboard, Bazzill, May Basket Ribbon kit, Chloe’s Closet buttons and Prima flowers.

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Click on image above to purchase!

I Love You Card

Ribbon and lace from Ray of Sunshine kit, Paper kit from SH, Zig Writer in black

Thinking of You Card

Ray of Sunshine Kit, Scraps, Thicker Frame, Zig Writer in black

Happy Birthday Card

Ray of Sunshine Kit, Basic Grey scraps, American Crafts rub-on

Watch the Flowers Son 

Ray of Sunshine Kit, SH Paper Pack, Zig Writer in Black, Foam Thickers

Make A Wish Card

Ray of Sunshine Kit, Red Handmade Paper, American Crafts Rub-on, Zig Writer in Black

Altered Trinket Box

Ray of Sunshine Kit, Hobby Lobby Box, Imaginisce Papers

Three Generations

Ray of Sunshine Kit, Imaginisce Papers, Heidi Swapp flower, assorted buttons, Bo Bunny chipboard, Thickers, Love Elsie paper

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This kit is very down to Earth just like Ann!  I tried using it as main element and as just little add ons and it is one wonderful kit for both of those uses.


On this first sample, the ribbon is playing major roll on the page.  It is all about twisting and intertwining them, just like love!


This page needed a frame, something that in a subtle way will bring your eye to the photos and ground all the elements together and what better use than RIBBON!

thankyou_ppearlsThis card is all about the image, but it needed a little something to transition to the sentiment.  And some ribbon enhanced w/ some cute little sequin flowers was just what it needed.

daisyRibbon can make your card, literally.  On this case there is no card without this flower and no flower without the ribbon.  Think of out of the box ideas to use your scraps of ribbon.

loveowlWhat makes an owl be a “girl” owl?  A bow of course!  Use your ribbons to enhanced the main idea of your card or page.

hb_stitch_cu1Sometimes it is about what you have.  I wanted to make a folded ribbon background for this metal sentiment, but my ribbon was not wide enough.  I doubled the pieces of ribbon to make it look like one piece.

hb_stitchAlso remember you could stitch something like this w/ a narrow ribbon.

somanystampsAre your flowers feeling lonely in your card or page?   Add some ribbon to ground them to the project and add an additional color.

imokHere is another sample where my flowers were feeling a tad lonely.  Check out how just three little scraps made into some loops, add tons of interest to this cluster.


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What a fun colorful kit to work with!  You really have to check this one out–yummy organzas and grosgrains, lemony velvet, mini ricrac, and awesome pom-pom trim.  This is a great kit if you want versatility and lots of ribbon for the price.  I feel like I’ve hardly started using this kit yet, I have so much ribbon left over.  Just click the above photo to order. 

Home is Where The Heart Is Mini Canvas

Olive mini ric-rac from the kit is used for these little button flower stems.

Other Supplies: vintage French text, various buttons, raffle ticket, Maya Road stamp, DistressInk, felt, extra fine Sharpie

Hanging Out

I used just a length of the polka dot grosgrain from the kit to add a bit of texture here.

Other supplies: Fancy Pants and Basic Grey papers, various buttons, AC Thickers, extra-fine Sharpie


Used all the different grosgrains from the kit, as well as a bit of red polka dot ribbon from the store.  Papers are mostly Cosmo Cricket with a bit of Basic Grey mixed in.  Die cuts and stickers also Cosmo Cricket.

Happy Birthday Card

Here you can see how well this kit goes with BG’s Lime Rickey papers!  Also added a raffle ticket and AC rubon.

Home Sweet Home

This yummy pompom trim added just the right bit of interest to this simple layout using Cosmo Cricket and 7Gypsies papers.

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Savvy N Sassy will be looking for FIVE energetic and creative designers who love ribbon to join our design team!

If you are interested in receiving a new and exciting ribbon card in the mail each month filled with beautiful designs and colors then this call is for you!

As a design team member, we are seeking individuals who are interested in bonding with the team as a whole, have time to post and upload layouts to share and inspire with everyone on a regular basis. All applicants must be active in the forum/gallery in that they are familiar with our members and the overall environment of SnS.


-Each month you will receive our Ribbon Kit of the Month in the mail. In turn, DT members are expected to post 3 projects with their kits. One project is 1 layout OR 4 cards OR 1 altered item. DT members are encouraged to do more than one type. For example: 2 layouts and 4 cards. These items created are not sole property of Savvy n Sassy. You will be able to post them in other online galleries, blogs, submissions etc. The only stipulation we ask is that you just add in the “ribbon provided by Savvy n Sassy” phrase when sharing your layouts. These projects are due no later than the 25th of each month and must be loaded onto the Savvy’n’Sassy blog by that date as well.

–A minimum of 25 posts a week on the message board. We encourage you to post more than that.

–Start new topics on the message board (5 – 6 are required/week)

–Post comments in the gallery, look at the projects and praise them.

–Post monthly challenges

–As DT members, we encourage you to do a minimum of at least one of the challenges posted each month other than your own.

–DT members will also be responsible for 1 or 2 “How to” entries on the Savvy n Sassy Blog, and participation in our online crop (we have one crop per 6 month term).

–Help with online crops (challenges, games, etc.)

–Post your Savvy’n’Sassy projects, contests and news on your personal blog.


–A ribbon kit every month to design with.

–Design Team members will receive a discount on stock in store and free shipping on purchases with each months kit. (as long as they are lettermail, larger items will be charged extra)

Submission requirements

If you are interested and believe you would be a fit for our team then please submit the following:
— User name in SNS forums
— three projects or layouts showcasing your use of ribbon (created in the last 3 months)
— small bio about yourself including email and snail mail address
— list of any other design teams you are on
— please acknowledge how much time you are comfortable with to devote to Savvy n Sassy each month
— Link to your Blog
— Link to your online Gallery
–Why would you like to be a Desiger for Savvy n Sassy?


Term begins July 1st, 2009 and runs until December 31st 2009
Submit your application by June 20th to:


USA & International applicants are welcome, however, please note that due to mail delivery times you may have to work under tight time constraints. You are still responsible for having your projects completed by the 25th of each month.


New team will be announced on June 29th
Good Luck!!!


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May Basket

This month I had the delicious ZZ May Basket kit to work with.

As you can see I got a LOT done with it!!

A couple of MM Chloe’s Closet line cards:



A summery layout with some tied ribbon:


This one is for my May on the Horizontal challenge that you can check out right here:


A family layout:


And some closeups:


A card made using Ann’s sketch:


And a bookmark just for fun!


Hope you enjoyed all this month’s creations!


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this kit is so bright and spring and cheerful you will just want to run and scrap when it comes. i loooove bright colors and if you do too, this is your kit




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Look at that isn’t it yummy. I love this kit. It’s so bright and fun. I had lots of fun creating with this kit. Here are a few of my creations.

I used some Pink Paislee with this layout

And of course the paper that this kit matches, Basic Grey Lime Ricky

Some My Mind’s Eye paper

And some cards


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Today I have a very cute little card to share with you. The very talented Becky Fleck taught us this card a few weeks back at a Basic Grey class. I changed it up a bit to incorporate some ribbon. I just loved it and thought I’d share it with you all.

Here is what you will need:
a piece of cardstock cut to 7 1/2 x 6 inches
a piece of cardstock cut to 6 x 5 inches
2 pieces of patterned paper cut to 2 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches
2 piece of patterned paper cut to 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
1 piece of patterned paper cut to 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Take your biggest piece of cardstock and score it at 2 1/2 inches (along the 7 1/2 inch side). On the smaller piece of cardstock score at 3 inches on the 6 inch side

Now take your biggest cardstock piece and turn it so the fold is vertical and the shorter part is on your left. Adhere your biggest piece of patterned paper on the right side. And take one of your 2 1/4 x 5 3/4 patterned paper pieces and adhere it on the left of the fold. Make sure not to cover your fold. Here is what it should look like:

Next, take the smaller of your cardstock peices and adhere it to the base above about 3/4 inches from the edge when folded:

Adhere 1 of the remaining patterned paper pieces on the inside. Now to do the front. Attach the ribbon with tape to both fronts and then tuck it under the back of the base. Make sure you have enough to loop around the whole card.

Attach the front patterned paper panels.

Finally embellish and you are done

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I’d love to see your interpretation if you do one.


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