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This month we’re working on using the RAG technique to add texture to our coloring. For a full tutorial head to the forums to check it out.

For my first card I used the rag technique on my moon

Stamps: CC Designs
Copics: E07, E17, E18, E21, E50, E97, E99, YG23, YG25, Y21, Y35, Y38, R20, C5, C7, C9

These next cards are using Little paper shop stamps. We will be carrying these soon so stay tuned. They are super cute.

Stamps: Little Paper Shop
Copics: E13, E17, E50, R20, Y11, Y13, G20, G40, G82

Stamps: Little Paper Shop
Copics: E13, E17, E18, E25, E31, E53, R17, R20, B21, Y11, Y13, YR12, YR16, YR18

I also used the rag technique on this card (on her dress and hat)

Stamps: Little Paper Shop
Copics: E00, E33, E37, R20, R24, R27, YG23, YG25, Y38, B93, C1, C3, C5, C7

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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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I had fun with this kit! Super versatile! I did get a little obsessed with pinwheels this month, though.  Click on image above to purchase.

Loved playing with Echo Park Summer papers here!

Monochromatic cream layout with vintage doily.

My current planner, made with my bind-it-all!

Oct Afternoon thrift shop papers and more pinwheels!

And this one is various paper scraps from my desk. 🙂

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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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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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