Archive for October, 2009


This week’s spotlight special is buttons!!  There are sooo many things to do with buttons.  Here’s a quick card I made up using buttons and a little twine!! Soooo simple!!    Check out the store for fabulous specials….get them while they last!!   Also check out the ribbon on my card.   This is one of the ribbons featured in the November ribbon kit, which should be in the store in the next day or two.   When you’re grabbing your buttons, put one of these in your cart too as I’m sure they won’t be around long!! DSC03241


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There’s a great sale going on at SavvynSassy this weekend!  Friday through Sunday check out special prices on lots of products. Check it out HERE!

CI harvest moon papers pm-300289 Smooch Inks-Green Apple


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This weeks Spotlight Special is Rubons. All rubons are on sale this week. T Here are so many things you can do with them. Here are a coupld examples:

The flower is a rubon that I cut out and used pop dots on:

BoBunnycard1 (Large)

For this one I used the rubon on the sheer tag:
Simplyyou (Large)

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I love shaped cards, but I don’t have a cricut to cut one out for me.  Tracing around chipboard shapes you can make your own.


Coordinating cardstock and patterned papers

Larger type chipboard shape (I used a car from a Maya Road chipboard book)



Pop-dots/3D foam


sand paper


alpha stickers (I used the Pink Paislee Fashion Script alphas)

stapler with staples

ribbon (I used the celadon grosgrain )

Glimmer Mist (optional)

circle punch

craft knife/xacto knife


Step One: Creating your card base

Choose your chipboard shape.  I picked out a car shape that is about the size of my hand.  When choosing a shape to use, take into account where it will be folded in the creation of your card to decide if your shape will leave enough space for stability.

I am using a double sided thicker type of patterned paper.  On the plain side of the paper, trace around your chipboard shape.  Then flip your chipboard shape, line it up,  and trace it again slightly overlapping over the top.

Cut it out and fold in half.

You may notice you didn’t cut or line up the two shapes exactly perfectly.  I know I didn’t!  Pick which side ends up not showing overlaps of the paper from below and make that be the your front side of the card.  You can use inking and sanding to hide these little flaws and add a cool technique to your card at the same time.

Step Two: Adding a layer to your card front

With a coordinating patterned paper, flip it over and trace your car chipboard shape once again.  This layer needs to be slightly smaller than your car shape card base.  If you don’t have a smaller chipboard shape of the exact same shape, as I didn’t, shift around your chipboard shape inside the bigger outline.  You may have to freehand some connecting lines or curves.  When done, cut this out.

The inner shape probably isn’t as exact as it could be, but again, we will hide our flaws with inking and sanding.  It’s fun to add a bit of texture to your card too by crumpling and un-crumpling your inner car shaped layer.

Now you have two pieces.  Place your inner car layer on top of the other layer.  The inner car layer is rounded where in the same spot on the card base it is flat to be the folded part.  So trace where this fold is at on the inner car base and snip it off.

Align inner smaller layer and adhere to card base.

Step Three:  Adding a sentiment

My card isn’t very large, so I chose a small sentiment, just the word “hi.”  You could use a smaller type stamp if you would prefer.

Punch (or trace and hand cut) a one inch circle from coordinating patterned paper.  Ink edges.  Apply alpha stickers off-centered on to the circle.

Overlap and bunch up your ribbon and staple so it stays in place.  Snip ribbon.  I like to do it at an angle just for a fun touch.

Apply adhesive to the bottom half of the circle and slip into the ribbon folds enough to where the alpha letters aren’t covered.  Apply two pop-dots/3D foam bits to the upper back half of the circle and adhere to your card top.

Pictured above is what we got done so far.  🙂

Step Four: Embellishing the card

I don’t like the staple lines showing through on the ribbon.  I will hide the staples and add some decoration to the card at the same time by applying brads.  Adding the brads will also help keep your ribbon in place and hold it to the card.  Using a craft knife will help you get your brad through the multiple layers.

This part is optional.  Add some sheen and shimmer to your card using glimmer mist.  I used the marshmallow white color, so I could really go crazy spraying away since it is so sheer!  If you are using a colored glimmer mist, be careful though, you don’t want to ruin your card.  You may want to test on a separate scrap of the papers you used in making your card to see how much you should spray to get the look you want to achieve.  Also be sure to spray your glimmer mist in a covered area as not to accidentally ruin your desk area or random papers you may have laying near your work area.  I used the top of an old box.

Give it plenty of time to dry.  If you sprayed too much and got shimmer globs, you can gently press down a paper towel to remove excess.  Be careful as not to smear or remove too much though.

All done!  A cute shaped card ready to send out to a friend!

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This weeks Spotlight Special is Bo Bunny Products. I just love these products. They are so bright and fun. And they make the best mini albums. They never disappoint. Here is a mini album I did with Bo Bunny items. There are still a couple of these left.

BoBunnyalbum1 (Large)

BoBunnyalbum2 (Large)

BoBunnyalbum3 (Large)

BoBunnyalbum4 (Large)

BoBunnyalbum5 (Large)

BoBunnyalbum6 (Large)

Oh and of course a layout:

SnSSept2 (Large)

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spooky shivers

Click on image above to purchase!


Happy Birthday Box-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
Assorted scraps
Prima flowers


Relax in the Cave-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
Assorted scraps
Prima flowers
scrap fabric


Beautiful light in the Cave-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
BG papers
Assorted scraps
cardboard box


Play is… hard work-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
Assorted scraps
Dollar tree center


Study Time-SNS October Kit
October Spooky Shivers Kit
Assorted papers
Misc. trinkets
Prima paintable
Round handmade flowers

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More October Creations


I wanted to show two different approaches to using black ribbon, one w/ a pastel palette and one w/ a bright palette of colors.  On this first sample, you can see all colors here are pale and subtle and the ribbons makes you see the straps and her window seat on the plane.


On this second LO, the colors and bright and happy and the black ribbon makes you look at the cute chair Bianca is seating on, which frames her so nicely!

Two different approaches to using black ribbon.



And now some digital hybrid goodness w/ some nice ribbon details using the Oct kit.


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Boo!  Scared you?  This ribbon kit is right up my alley.  Tons of fun textures and frills all in black, perfect for scrapping Halloween pictures!

I altered this wooden bird decoration to create a faux glass tile look using Ranger Glossy Accents.  So cool!  You must try it out if you already haven’t!

A few cards:

I did this 2 page layout of my older son meeting my younger son for the first time.  I was trying to keep it soft, while it still being boy-ish.  I really feel this ribbon kit helped me in this with its’ sheers and velvets.

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This weeks Spotlight Special is Loose paper. That’s right all loose paper is on sale this week. So stock up!

Here is some of the yummy stuff on sale:

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spooky shivers

LOVE this Spooky Shivers kit!  Click on the image above to purchase.



I used several trims from the kit as well as lots of Pink Paislee and 7gypsies papers to make the invitations for book group dinner party I hosted this month.

Boo Banner




Definitely my favorite project this month.  I used older Pink Paislee papers on this along with vintage French book pages.  Round coasters are surrounded with tulle to form rosettes.  The owl is paper-pieced together using 3D foam.  Lace is vintage, but all ribbon is included in the October kit.

Tri-fold Christmas Card


Paper Studio papers, 7Gypsies tape, SNS oct trim

Christmas Tree Card


Paper Studio papers, Buttons Galore buttons,7Gypsies tape, SNS Oct trim.  For this I used the little pompoms on the card and then also pulled threads out of the black loopy trim to thread through the buttons for an accent.

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