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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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The beautiful July Kit, called  “Sandbox Play” from Savvy n Sassy is a wonderful kit to play with.

 Here it is:

This ribbon kit goes with so many things, it is amazing. I used it with good effect to showcase some photographs of my daughter Kate and her horse, Grace.

The photos you see below were  taken by Danique Fisher, of Century Classic Photography; in Aylesford, Nova Scotia.

~PROJECT #1~

"Mine: Grace" created with the July SnS "Sandbox Play" Ribbon Kit

Supplies and info:

Ribbon used on this LO is from the “Sandbox Play” July 2010 Ribbon Kit

*white pom-pom trim
*brown lacy trim
*wide striped twill
*blue grosgrain ribbon

“MINE” Lettering- Li’l Davis Designs- Vanderbilt Ivory Flocked Chipboard Alphabet Item #2161
Lettering was inked with “Ink it up!” Turquoise ink (Darice)

Patterned Papers:
BasicGrey Urban Prairie/ harvest/ urp-1309
BasicGrey Urban Prairie/wild flowers/urp-1312

Flower petals: created from shrunken (felted) wool sweater- repurposed!
Large Brad as flower centre: Bazzill
Swirl (“stem”)- Bazzill Chips “Flourishes” #302712, inked with “Ink it up!” Turquoise dye ink (Darice)
Key: Bazzill Chips [Inked with Ink it up! Black dye ink (Darice)]
ZigZag Stitching: Gutermann thread color #926
CM Corner punch used on main photo mat

Photo Credit: Danique Fisher of Century Classic Photography 

~PROJECT #2~

"Amore: Our girls" Layout created with July SnS "Sandbox Play" Ribbon Kit

Supplies and info~

*Ribbon used on this LO is from the “Sandbox Play” July 2010 Ribbon Kit
*Brown lacy trim
“Our Girls” BasicGrey Lettering
“Amore” K&Co (TY to friend Maggi)
“2010” numbers: ‘Take a Number’ Cardstock number Stickers: Flair Designs
Background CS: Bazzill
Cream Floral pp: Websters Pages, Coco Collection: “Fresh Baked” item # US1574D
Striped floral pp: Kaiser Craft “Jade’s Garden” Collection, P211 Jay
Large Scallop created with Dollarama’s “Crafts” brand ruler template
Circular Doodles on Scallop: Merangue Sparkle hi-jell Gel Roller pen in dk orange
CM corner punch used on main photo mat
FLOWERS:
Bo-Bunny (Mama-razzi Flowers) item #PPM195
Prima small blooms:  item #505349
Prima Essentials No. 9 item #539733 “Flights of Fancy”
Making Memories: “Flower Shop” Jar Collection Lemonade #30730; Blooms Mix Hibiscus
Handmade flowers: EK Success scallop punch, podge, ink, EK Sccess eyelet tool (to create hole for brads)
Brown pointy leaf in lower left cluster: recycled from broken pce of jewelery
INKS:
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Moonlight
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Gold Lame
Versamagic Chalk Ink: Gingerbread
Versafine instant dry pigment ink: Toffee
BRADS:
Lg brass brad: recycled from office item
Smaller shiny brass brads:  unkn source
Mini antiqued brads: Bazzill
Crystal centered brad: Dollarama’s “Crafts” brand
ADHESIVES:
MM Ribbon Glue
Pritt Glue Stick
Glue Dots: Large 1/2″
Glue Dots: 1/8″ pop up; 1/2″ ovals
Scotch Scrapbooker’s Glue by 3M
Photo Splits- “Crafts” brand
Photo Credit: Danique Fisher of Century Classic Photography

Additional views of detail:

#1~Close-up of the lower left corner floral cluster and edge of horizontal brown trim, & view of some of the vertical taupe grosgrain ribbon against striped pp:  

 

#2- Close-up of the upper right floral cluster:

 

~ Project #3~

"Believe"~ Layout created with the July 2010 "Sandbox Play" SnS Ribbon Kit

Supplies and info~

 
*Ribbon used on this LO is from the “Sandbox Play” July 2010 Ribbon Kit
* sheer white organza ribbon
Photo Credit: Danique Fisher of Century Classic Photography
Background CS- Bazzill chatterbox dark taupe
Photo mat CS- Bazzill
Patterned paper: Moxxie “Filly” collection
Wide brown patterned fabric border strip under photos: Ruby Lemonade STFBS-7335 “Tapestry” by C.R. Gibson
“Believe” epoxy coated metal embellie w/ clear glitter on surface- unknown, from friend Shannon in New Mexico (TY)
Flowers: all Prima
1/2 lg flower: Heidi Swapp
Hole punch: Darice
Pink crystal-look brads: Dollarama
Raspberry brads: BasicGrey
Rose brads: BasicGrey
Mini brad: Bazzill
Ink- Versafine pigment ink: Toffee

~PROJECT #4~

Altered Scrapbook Supply Packaging: Decorated Envelope for Big Shot Directions

Supplies and info~

*Ribbon used on this LO is from the “Sandbox Play” July 2010 Ribbon Kit
* wide striped twill
* taupe grosgrain ribbon

Heavy Cardstock used for envelope : Recycled from K&Co scrapbook product packaging
Adhesives:
– Pritt Glue Stick
– Glossy Accents by Ranger
Tiny Bird was a freebie download (vintage bird stamp) from The Graphics Fairy; printed on smooth CS & cut out w/ Cutterbee scissors
Flowers: All Prima
Crystal flourishes- “Rhinestone Border Stickers”- Dollarama “Crafts” brand, item # 02-3009109
Turquoise crystal butterfly: Dollarama “Crafts” brand
Square turquoise crystal: as above
Blue oval gems: from DD, unkn source

Smooch Pearlized accent ink: Moonlight (flower petals)

Smooch Pearlized accent ink: Gold Lame (birds’ wings)
Centre of pink blossom in lower left- recycled small pearl from broken freshwater pearl necklace
Dk blue clear beads- Dollarama: adhered & sealed with with Glossy Accents by Ranger

 As you can see this kit is totally versatile: From the pragmatic to the romantic, it serves every style and purpose.

 Be sure to get your July 2010 Sandbox Play Ribbon kit today. Even the name of this kit says “FUN!”  

Hurry on over to the SnS store and throw one in **your** scrappy cart!!

Thanks for visitng the SNS Blog today. See you soon!

 

 

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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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I love to reuse and repurpose! I discovered another use for the fabric in old jeans. I make “scruffy posies” from the denim! With the distressed look one of the “in” things right now, the posies are sure to find a home on one of your layouts – or even a card! 

Want to try it? Read on!

Denim scraps from old jeans

First, gather some old denim, the scruffier, the better!

Denim circles, large darning needle, ribbon scraps

 Using scissors or pinking shears, cut some circles in graduated sizes. Make 3-4  circles  for each posy you’re creating.  

1 layer of posy after being "scruffed"

Place circle on a surface that is specifically for arts and crafts- not your table top, as it will become scratched! I used a craft mat.  

Using your darning needle or other sharp pointed instrument, scruff all around the edges of each circle, pulling threads  as you go. The threads will stick out “every which way;”  that’s just what we want!

Layered denim flower

 When you have finished scruffing the edges, layer the circles one atop the other.

CRAFTY TIP : Dark denim is usually lighter on the inside. Flip the second circle over when you layer it atop the first one.. This gives subtle colour contrast on the surface of your flower.

Note white stitch in center, holding assembled flower together.

Thread a needle with embroidery floss (I use it because it’s strong) and put a stitch throught the center of your posie to hold the layers in place. At this point you could use the floss to emboider a “center” in your flower. I don’t do this, I just finished the floss off with a knot in the back.

There- you have a scruffy posie! Ready to embellish?

Ideas for embellishing your posie with  “leaves” and flower “centers”:

Pretty ribbon can be used as leaves for your posies

1. Make some pretty ribbon “leaves” for your posies.  SNS Ribbon is perfect for this!  This is a great opportunity to use up small scraps of precious ribbon  treasure!

Patterned paper scraps make realistic leaves

2. Add a pretty button center. Adhere with a Glue Dot.

Floral button posie with Sizzlit leaves

3.  Use your Sizzix or other cutting system and some scraps of patterned paper  to create leaves. (BasicGrey’s “Perhaps” Collection patterned paper was used for the top flower.)  The Sizzlit die used for these leaves is  labelled  “Flower, center and leaf.” Only the leaves were used.

Leaves hand-cut from paper scraps

4. Try your hand at cutting some leaves from scraps. The leaves above were created with some scraps of Dream Street paper. The slightly distressed copper-look button is perfect for this scruffy posie!

 

5. Match buttons and ribbon for a “put-together” look.  For another look, you could  sew the buttons in place with matching floss or  thread rather than adhering with a glue dot.

6. The Dollar store is a great source of “faux” flowers. You can use leaves from them to embellish your posies.  Just remember to distress them so that they are suitably “scruffy!”

Sizzlit Architectural Accent #3: A source for swirls

Sizzlit Architectural Accent #4: A source for swirls

 7. Want some vines or swirls around your flower?  Keep your eyes peeled, because they’re everywhere! I found some in my “Architectural Accent” (#3 and  #4) Sizzlit dies,  as you can see above. Using scissors, I simply  trimmed out the swirly portions I needed. Presto: Vines!

Swirls and Scruffy Posies

7.  Here is my finished layout, using 3 scruffy posies embellished with buttons and swirls, and accented by Distress Stickles in Walnut Stain.

 St. Andrews Anglican Church, Lawrencetown, NS (2007)

 Thanks for  being here, hope you enjoyed this “making Scruffy Posies” tutorial. Can’t wait to see what YOU’LL create!

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