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Just click on this image to take you to the store so you can get your kit before they are all gone.

This kit with the beautiful browns and cream colours came at the perfect time for me.
All of the pages that I will be showing you are 8×8 layouts for my Mother’s album for her 80th birthday.


A photo from my parents 50th anniversary. The sheer ribbon added that touch of elegance.


On this page I  machine stitched the ribbon to the layout to hang my banner from.


The Websters paper was perfect to create a page about my Mom being a baker. I used the cute pompom trim here.


I used some old Making Memories paper that went perfectly with the brown trim and ribbon.


On this page with a photo of my Mom as a baby adding the sheer cream ribbons gave it that delicate feel.


I love this picture of my mother from last Mother’s Day! The heart on this page is created from the kit ribbons.


My last project is an altered pillowbox that showcases the lush velvet ribbon.

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Hi it’s Janet here with a little tutorial for you.

If you are like me I love all the flourishes and swirls that are made of crystals and bling but sometimes I find them a little pricey.
So I am going to show you a way to make a version of them that isn’t expensive at all and I think they look very pretty.

Here are the supplies that you will need.

Office type transparency
Scissors
Stickles or liquid pearls
Flourish template

In my first example I used a Bazzill template that has evenly spaced holes in it. Lay it on top of your transparency.

Place stickles or liquid pearls into each hole of the template.

Carefully remove the template. Here is what you will have.

In my next example I used a Crafters Workshop template that does not have holes so I placed the template on the transparency and traced the swirl with a pencil.

Remove the template and evenly space your stickles along the pencil line. You can always erase the pencil lines between the dots of stickles.

Now let your stickles dry. It will take quite a bit of time,maybe even over night is a good idea. Once they are dry cut them out and use them on your projects.

I think they look pretty good! I hope you give it a try.
Here is my layout using my handmade flourishes.

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This fun kit really inspired me to do some fun beach pages.  I love these beautiful cool colors!  Just click on the image above to purchase this kit.

Sweet Sweet Summertime

Supplies: Pink Paislee papers and border sticker and glitter brads, MM alpha stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, SNS ribbon and trim from the July kit, Prima flower, paints, unknown menu card and cardstock.

Techniques: the bright yellow cardstock is washed with ivory and white paint to give a softer color and texture, paper edges are distressed with scissors blades, cut out popsicles from paper and popped on 3D foam for an embellishment.

Place of Peace

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket and various paper scraps, MM and Pink Paislee and 7Gyspies stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, AC rubons, Kaiser Craft flowers, various buttons, ribbons and trim from July kit, handmade organza ruffle

Techniques: I cut and then gathered and hand sewed a ruffle from a strip of pale blue organza.  I love how it echoes the ocean waves/foam.

Pillow Fight

Supplies: October Afternoon papers, MS border punch, MS label, AC thickers, Ribbon from July Kit and SNS store, Prima flowers, unknown button, mixed AC Thickers

Techniques: I chose to keep this layout very clean and simple since the photos are so manic.  🙂

The Mantsch Clan

Supplies: Crate and Pink Paislee papers, Prima and various other flowers, Various buttons, Pink Paislee papers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, American Crafts Thickers, Prima leaves, ribbons from July kit

Techniques: I created grosgrain ribbon springs by wrapping the ribbons around a chopstick and then baking until they held their shape.

Tide Pool Fun

Supplies: Bo Bunny and October Afternoon and Basic Grey papers, American Crafts thickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, Brides flowers, trim from July kit

Techniques: For the little flower centers I used AC vinyl thickers pieces that never get used off of my sheets – the periods.

Travel Journal

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket papers, Paper Studio and Cosmo Cricket alphas, SIS gaffer tape, unknown button, ribbon from July kit

Happy Card

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket papers, American Crafts thickers, ribbon from July Kit

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I’m so excited to be here tell you how amazing this month’s SnS Ribbon Kit is! It’s generous,  can be used for a multitude of  projects, fits into any “style” and is inspiring to use!  Just look at these colours… To order this beautiful ribbon kit, just click HERE.   You’ll be so happy with it!

June 2010 “One Fine Day”  SnS Ribbon Kit 

 

An old barn in Port Williams, NS: Rough Beauty 

 

We stopped and took these photos on our 15th “Anniversary Jaunt” through the Annapolis Valley, August 2007. 

Supplies: 

June SnS “One Fine Day” Ribbon Kit

Bazzill Cardstock 

Patt Papers: Cloud 9 Designs~ Finley’s Estate Collection 

Title Lettering: BasicGrey~ Stella Ruby

Computer font: Bernhardt

Dye Ink~ “Ink it Up!” in Turquoise, by Darice 

Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink : Moonlight 

Large brads: Bazzill 

Flowers: Prima 

Handmade flowers created with EK Success Scallop Circle Punch

Tiny leaves: Jolee’s

Glass seed beads~ Fashion Glass Emerald City E Bead Mix

Thread: Koban

Glossy Accents~ Ranger

MM Ribbon Glue

Glue Dots

  

Photos sent to me by my cousin= “Happy Mail”  

Supplies:

June “One Fine Day” SnS Ribbon Kit

Dark pink cardstock:  Bazzill “Piglet”

Light pink  background cardstock: BasicGrey Acidwashed Sophie

Flowers, stems and leaves created using black pearlized-edged ric-rac, blk pom-pom trim & black organza ribbon

Squished medallion flower: TY to Andrea Wiebe for the free tutorial

Wide dusty-rose twill: scrap from May 2010 “May Showers” SnS Ribbon Kit

Uniball Signo gel pen~ White

Buttons: Vintage ( TY Helen in ON)

Butterfly (TY Lois in BC)  

Fussy-cutting: Cutterbee scissors

Dk blue striped paper: Upsy daisy Designs: “A New Day” Collection ~ Inspire

Mini-dotted paper: Pink Paislee “Fascinating” Collection~ Spectacular

Title lettering:  “Etched Blue”~ Carollee’s Creations

 Thread: Koban

 Large Gluedots

MM Ribbon Glue

      

“Love Consists of…”  (Kate and Grace 2010)

       Photo by Danique Fisher of Century Classic Photography, March 2010, Rohan Wood Stable     

 LO features a photograph of my daughter Kate and her big Hanovarian-Thoroughbred horse Grace. 

Supplies:

June 2010 One Fine Day Ribbon Kit

Bazzill Daisy Bucket Designs patterned papers, “Playlist” Collection

Heidi Swapp gel blossoms: “Sky”

Heidi Swapp ghost clock

French-print flower~ Creatively-Green

 Glass beads~ “Fashion Glass” emerald city E bead mix

Glass Beads: (turquoise) Dollarama item #02-3003237

Mini Brads: BasicGrey

Mini flowers: Sizzlit diecut “Hawaiian flowers”

Pewter-look equine brad: Karen Foster

Oval tag: Sizzlit diecut

Decorative corners and swirls created with Sizzlit Architectural Accent #4

Provo Craft vellum Dragonfly

Vellum script quote (Wordsworth stamps)

CM Corner shaper

Uniball Signo Gel Pen- white

Glossy Accents- Ranger

Li’l Davis Designs chipboard

Black Fine tipped marker: CM

                                                                                                                “Copic Tips” Altered Notebook

 

I made this cheerful  altered notebook to provide me with a place to keep all the amazing tips we are receiving  for using our new Copic Markers.  Check out the Copic Club at SnS!! You can’t beat the marker price OR  the educational opportunities. I’m so glad I joined!  

Supplies:

 June 2010 One Fine Day Ribbon Kit

 Bazzill pomegranate cardstock

 Papers: Pink Paislee item #00182 “Alluring” paper from the Fascinating Collection

Mini-dotted paper: Pink Paislee item #00184 “Spectacular” paper from the Fascinating Collection

Title lettering: Fascinating chipboard stickers, item #00151

DMC Floss #742

Seed Beads: Dollarama; turquoise and red

2 sizes of Sizzlit “Traditional tags” in scraps of dk turquoise cardstock

Ink on edges of tags: Toffee Versafine

Black fine tip marker: CM

Adhesives: Glossy Accents by Ranger, MM Ribbon Glue, Large Glue Dots

Lg tags say: ‘Copic Colour Wheel’ and ‘Marker Colour Key’

Sml tags say: “Tricks,” “Pointers,” & “Ideas”

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This is such a fun ribbon kit!  Just click on the image above to purchase!

Christmas Flowers

  • June SNS Kit
  • Deja Views and Pink Paislee papers
  • American Crafts, MM and unknown alpha stickers
  • Pink Paislee crystals
  • Unknown transparency and sticker
  • Backing from MS “FaLaLa” stamp

I Know The Reason

  • Trim from June SNS Kit
  • October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, and unknown papers
  • Office ledger paper and carnival tickets
  • Office supply hang tag
  • Martha Stewart label and punch
  • tab punch
  • MM, American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket alpha stickers
  • 7Gypsies gaffer tape
  • StazOn ink
  • Unknown flowers
  • People cut from a friend’s Cricut

Girl’s Night In

  • Ribbon from June SNS kit
  • Pink Paislee papers
  • Cosmo Cricket stickers
  • AC alphas
  • Martha Stewart label

Altered Gift Bag from Scraps

  • ribbons from SNS June kit
  • 7Gypsies gaffer tape
  • Maya Road chipboard
  • unknown sticker
  • various paper scraps

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Altered Gift Bag

  • MM papers
  • Ribbons from May kit
  • Kaiser and unknown flowers
  • handmade flower

Apple of My Eye Layout

  • Cosmo, October Afternoon, and Sass Lass papers
  • AC and Cosmo letters
  • Ribbon and trim from May kit
  • unknown stickers

Mini Envie Make and Take Project

  • Mini envelopes
  • Ribbon from May kit
  • MM papers
  • MS punches

My Little Princess? Layout

  • MM papers
  • May ribbons and trim for SNS kit
  • Cosmo and AC letters
  • Heidi Swapp sticker
  • MS punch
  • MS micro beads

Altered Cricut Case Pencil Box

  • October Afternoon papers
  • Ribbon from May kit
  • SIS tape
  • AC letter
  • handmade flower

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Supplies:

  • white or light-colored cardstock
  • tea
  • pans or cooling racks
  • hole punch
  • ribbon, twine, or trim

1. Brew a pot of strong tea.  You can cool it or use it hot.  Hotter tends to dye the cardstock darker, but it also breaks the paper down a bit more.  If you are going for aged and distressed though, that’s not a bad thing.  🙂

2. Cut cardstock to the desired size of your tags.

3. Pour tea into a bowl and slip the tags into it, making sure they don’t stick together at first.

4. I add the teabags into the bowl as well if I’m going for a blotchy, uneven aged appearance on the tags.

5. When the tags have reached the color you want, carefully remove from the tea and place in a single layer on a pan or cooling rack. You can let them air dry or place in a barely warm oven just until dry.  I’ve found that the tags curl up a little more in the oven, but I like that. 🙂

6. Here’s a picture of the died tags with a couple that haven’t been died.

7. Stamp with desired images, punch holes, and string with twine or ribbon.

8.  Try different types of teas for different colors!  I’ve used different herbal teas to get aged pastels.

9. Use as a scrapbooking embellishment or gift tag.  Here I’ve used one on a gift bag using the beautiful May SNS kit and hand-crinkled seam binding!

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