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I decided that I just could NOT discard this little baking powder container when it was empty. It was TOO cute! I thought I’d use it for my SNS “How-to”  project this month! The best part about this project, aside from the fact that it is made using SNS ribbons… is that it is “GREEN!”  I reused and repurposed a container that otherwise may have ended up as plastic in a landfill.  I used scrap paper to decorate it, and buttons from my collection of  recycled buttons to embellish it. The tag I created  used a  recycled clothing store tag  as its’ base.  Again-I used some small paper scraps to decorate it.  You can even use up some of your ribbon scraps…. the lengths required are small!   

 Let’s see what we can create!

A~ Container to be altered: I was planning to use it on my desk to hold a roll of postage stamps!

Supply List:    

  

Piece of waxed paper to cover work area    

Scrap pce of old sandpaper- anything goes   

Garbage can to do the  sanding over   

Clean, damp rag to remove the sandpaper dust from container    

Paper trimmer &  sharp scissors     

10″ long (allows for a wee bit of overlap at ends) x 1.5″ wide piece of leftover patterned paper in a pattern you like     

Mod-Podge (matte)    

Paintbrush to apply mod-podge    

Mini or Pop-up glue dots (SNS Store carries these HERE)    

MM Ribbon Glue (SNS Store carries this HERE)    

A strong adhesive like Tombow’s Mono Multi Liquid Glue – for adhering pom pom trim directly to plastic top    

4 buttons to form floral centers    

About  5 flowers to group in a cluster.  I used:  1- 2″ flower, such as these shabby chic ones by  Prima, 3- 1.5 ” flowers and 1- 1 ” flower blooms in various coordinating shades (like these by Bazzill: SNS Store Link.)    

Gift Tag/Contents  list: recycle a small (1.5 ” x 1.0″) store tag or make your own. I covered one from a store and punched a hole in the top for the ribbon.   

Ink: for edges of gift tag; I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, from the SNS Store    

Mini lettering for your Tag: I used Cosmo Cricket from the  SNS store.    

 From the September Ribbon Kit:    

 Three, 10″ lengths of ribbon  from the kit- brown velvet, cream dotted grosgrain and the mini pom-pom trim    

 Small  length of cream dotted organza: about 4″ long  (for tag)     

 How to alter your container Step by step:     

 1- Wash & dry container well. No need to remove label.    

 2- With top off, use sandpaper to rough up the surface of the plastic. Doing this standing over the garbage can means all the dust will be collected!     

 3- Using clean damp rag/cloth, wipe off the excess sanding dust.    

 4- Leaving the container top off,  and setting it aside, Mod-podge the surface of the container using a paintbrush (Remember: NO mod-podge on the container top.)    

 5- Apply the strip of patterned paper you have chosen to cover your container with around the middle, Mod-podged portion of container.  Overlap the ends of the paper, using  a little more Mod-podge as adhesive to seal the  ends where they overlap.     

 6-  Apply a thin layer of mod-podge all over the paper using the paintbrush. Allow 10 min to dry and apply another layer of mod-podge.    

7- Allow the mod-podge to dry on main part of container.    

8-  Apply a thin bead of strong glue (I used Tombow mono-multi) around the upper edge of the top of the container. Glue the brown pom-pom trim in place as seen below.   

     

 

    

9- Gather your pieces of  velvet and grosgrain ribbon.  You will be applying the  2 ribbons to the main portion of the container, over the patterned paper.      

10- Use MM ribbon glue to adhere the 2 ribbons, one at the upper edge of the container, and one at the bottom of the container, over the patterned paper, as seen in the photo below:  

 

   

 11- Create a floral cluster on the top of the container,  at the edge. TIP: As you do this,  make sure it is still easy to open it once this top is placed “on” your container.  Try it out carefully! 

Apply the flowers to the edge of the container top using Glue Dots. Use the buttons as flower centres, again using Glue Dots to secure. 

One  close-up view, showing the floral centres (buttons) and flowers in the cluster: 

 

One view of the container top, showing the floral cluster that’s been applied at the edge: 

  

  

 12- Next, create your little tag: Cover a store-clothing tag with cardstock.  Ink edges, punch a hole for the ribbon, add ribbon using a slip knot.  Trim ribbon ends. Add your label with Cosmo Cricket tiny type lettering. (Mine will say “Stamps”.) 

  

 

 13- Screw top onto container. Glue tag in place. Admire your completed altered  baking powder container!  

Ideas for using your pretty, reusable container: 

* Fill w/ wrapped candy  as a TY treat for a teacher, coach  or group leader 

* Hold a roll of postage stamps on your desk 

* Add funny quotes and encouraging  sayings  and  give to  for a shut-in or a senior citizen 

* Surprise!  Ttry enclosing a  gift certificate to the movies  or  a local restaurant and leave on a friend’s doorstep 

* Enclose a money gift for a teenager at birthday time 

* Store push-pins for your bulletin board or paperclips on your desk 

  Thanks for popping in to see this fun, green project! Try one- I KNOW you’ll enjoy it!

  

 

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Well Rhea did it again!! She chose such useful, versatile ribbon for this kit, and she named it “Trees of Color.”  Beautiful!

Have a look at the kit, because it’s one you won’t want to miss out on! 

Link to the kit is right here:  “Trees of Color”

Beauty and versatility: this kit is NOT to be missed!

 

Project #1:  My first project is one that uses some really BUSY but cool paper from Black Market Paper Society. I just loved the combo  of yellow, rich brown and pink!~ The pink was perfect because I always think of Llamas as “girls” (they are such pretty creatures, I dunno, it’s just my way of thinking of them, I guess)  and this was the PERFECT choice of patterned paper! I was able to add a pink seedbead to every pink spot on this patterned paper too ! Looks pretty girl-y! !

These photos were taken at the famous and  animal-friendly Oaklawn Farm Zoo, just 7 minutes from our home. It’s located in Aylesford, NS and well worth the visit!  Come see me too, while you’re in the area!

Here is my “Llamas” LO:

Llama Paddock: Oaklawn Farm Zoo

 

A close-up shot  showing the pom pom trim & the sheer cream dotted organza ribbon: 

Organza Dotted cream ribbon and mini brown pom-pom trim can be seen here. Crocheted flowers also from Savvy n Sassy Store

Crocheted flowers ARE avail in the store… LINK  

And another shot,  showing the journaling, pom-pom trim and plain brown grosgrain ribbon:

 Again:  You can find the Savvy n Sassy September 2010 Ribbon kit HERE.

 Project #2: “Mama Miniature” Layout

These photos were also taken at Oaklawn Farm Zoo. What a wonderful place! The September  Ribbon Kit content were perfect for showcasing thse pictures!  Title lettering: Cosmo Cricket, also available at the store (HERE).

"Mama Mniature"- horses at Oaklawn Farm Zoo

A couple of closeups for you:

Cream grosgrain wrapped around corner of tile and put thru a pewter ribbon slide as an accent. Brown mini pom-pom trim also visible accenting left side of picture.

Cream dotted organza ribbon was tied in an off-centre bow to enhance "baby picture."

Journaling close-up (font: Tabitha) clearly shows use of dotted grosgrain near top edge of LO.

 

Project #3: Captivating Shetland Pony: Duncan

Memorial LO done for a friend of ours who lost this sweet family member a few months ago.

Duncan, A Shetland Pony. LO shows much use of the Sept SNS Ribbon kit

Floral pouf created with dotted brown organza. Leaves created with same and the brown velvet ribbon as well

Brown velvet ribbon used as leaves in floral cluster.

Hope you’ve enjoyed these projects! Link to the latest Sept 2010 Trees of Color Ribbon Kit is right here:  “Trees of Color”.

Come back soon and visit the Blog, Forum and SNS Store! Lots of goodies, SNS  famous Ribbon Kits, a friendly storekeeper and always-GREAT service!

Chat soon! Thanks for popping by!

(Pssst, I have another Sept ribbon kit project to share in a few days…. it’s a small, useful altered item and will be so much fun to show you in a Savvy n Sassy “How-to” Blog post!!! )

Be on the lookout!  

~ Ali

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The September kit is now available in the store! Full of versatile creams and browns in so many different styles of ribbon. Velvet, organza, grosgrain, polka dots, and pompoms!  Just click on the image above to purchase.

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Savvy n Sassy's August Ribbon Kit

The Savvy ‘n Sassy August 2010 ‘Summer Adventures” Ribbon Kit is bright, fun ,and plentiful!

 I was able to create so many pages with it.  Here is a sampling!

 

Project #1~ “Dream Daisies”  [side 1]

"Dream Daisies" Layout: Side 1

“Dream Daisies”  [side 2]

"Dream Daisies" Layout: Side 2

Detailed Views: 

Detail: Yellow satin-edged organza

Detail- Yellow mini ric-rak

Detail- Organza and yellow grosgrain ribbons

Supplies and Information:

Created with the  SNS  “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit

Butterfly: Dollarama
Glass Seed Beads (clear & coloured)~ Dollarama
Bead Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Ranger
Buttons: Vintage; RAK from friend Helen (TY!); own collection
Lettering: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, TT 582
White textured CS: Tantra
PP: All from the” Ooh La La Collection for Him”- My Mind’s Eye
Borders: MME
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic- Gingerbread
Organza ribbon, grosgrain ribbon and ricrac: All August 2010 SNS Ribbon Kit
Ribbon adhesive: MM Ribbon Glue

Project #2~ “Astilbe: Front Garden”

Layout~ "Astilbe: Front Garden"

Detailed Views:

Detail: Satin-edged organza & stamped tags

Detail: Satin-edged organza, fussy-cut mini-flowers and beaded medallion

Supplies and Information:

Created with the “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit

Satin-edged organza ribbon : SNS August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Butterfly Punch: Regal Gifts
Lettering,  title- BasicGrey’s Perhaps collection
Subtitle: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type TT 578
Turquoise CS: Bazzill
Pp: SEI “Poppy” Collection
Glass Seed Beads: Dollarama
Glass beads: Fashion Glass
“Discover” stamp: 7 gypsies
“Explore” stamp: 7 gypsies
Circular medallion: MME

Project #3~ “Lillies; Visual Delight”

Layout: "Lillies~ Visual Delight"

Detail View:

Detailed view of title & turquoise large-dot & orange mini-dotted grosgrain ribbons

Detail of corner orange grosgrain ribbon accent

Supplies and Information:

 

 
Created with the “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Teal Beaded butterfly~ Dollarama
Buttons: Vintage; RAK from friend Helen (TY!); own collection
Flowers: MME, Prima, some made of pp w/ Sizzix Sidekick using Sizzlit die
Lettering: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, TT 582 (cream)
Visual Delight Lettering: Basic Grey’s Stella Ruby
Textured CS: Bazzill- Yam
Peach CS: Unknown
Smooch Ink: Gold Lame and Moonlight
Pp: Pink Paislee, and 3 Bugs in a Rug
Scissors; Cutterbee
Scallop Template: Dollarama
Ink: Versamagic- Gingerbread
Adhesive for Ribbon: MM Ribbon Glue

Project #4~ “Sophie and Sam”

Layout "Sophie and Sam" (My niece & nephew, 2009 school photos)

 Detail View:

Satin-edged organza strip on left; mini-ricrac on tag & lower right

Supplies and Information:

Created with the
“Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Title Lettering- Sizzlit alpha: “Nouveau” font by Sizzix
CS: “Gumbo”- Bazzill
Pp: unkn
lge orange flower on left: from scrap of Jillibean Soup pp
Decorative corners: Archiotectural Accent #4: Sizzlit by Sizzix
Flowers:
Silk- BoBunny
3-D yellow rose- “Paper Decorations” by Dollarama
Prima: Essentials No. 9- “Shabby Chic” #539986
Prima: Essentials 5- “Space Boy” #527860
Prima: Essentials 5-“Make me Happy” #527792
Prima: Floral Embellishment- “Artful Collage” #523800
Squirrel: Riff raff Chipboard
Glass Seed Beads: Dollarama
All beads adhered w/ Ranger Glossy Accents
Brad: Recycled office item
Ink: Versamagic Chalk ink in Gingerbread
Oval Tags: Sizzlit die; scrap pp
Leaves: Sizzlit die; scrap papers
Pp: Fancy Pants 

Fine Tipped pen- Black; CM
Vintage Buttons: from friend Helen H. (TY- RAK); own collection.
Clear background nature item stickers: PC- Bitty Stickers “Nature Works” #42-0784
MM Ribbon Glue

 Be sure to pick up this gorgeous August 2010 SNS Ribbon Kit before it’s sold out:  y0u’ll find ALL your summer scrapbook & craft projects oodles more fun to complete!

Remember: Summer Adventures are the BEST kind!  

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Check out this beautiful and fun summery kit!  Just click on the image above to purchase.  Also, keep an eye out for creations from the design team coming soon.

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Check out the new July ribbon kit, called Sandbox Play!  Keep an eye out for new projects showcasing this kit from the DT throughout the month.  Just click on the image above to purchase.

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This kit is now available to purchase in the SNS store!  Just click on the image above to purchase. Keep an eye out over the next few days for lots of inspiration from the ribbon design team as well!

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