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From December 1-12th we will be posting a different special each day in the store. All sale prices end Dec 31st. Please note in the comments to “Hold Box” If you would like your box held. *NO PRICE ADJUSTMENTS for items currently not on sale**

Day 1 – 30-50% OFF  all STAMPS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 20-40% OFF all Copic Accessories
COPIC MARKERS
$4.75 Each
 

Day 2 – 20-45% OFF  all PAPER PADS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 56% OFF all ARTISAN TAPE

 

Day 3 – 10-45% OFF  all RIBBONS & TRIMS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 20-40% OFF all TONIC STUDIOS TOOLS (TIM HOLTZ)

 

Day 4 – 20-25% OFF  all SPELLBINDERS

Day 5 – 20-45% OFF  all SIZZIX
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 27% OFF all DISTRESS STICKLES

Day 6 – 10-45% OFF  all FLOWERS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 10-45% OFF all BUTTONS

 

Day 7 – 20-25% OFF  all MISTS

 

Day 8 – 20-45% OFF  all PAPER PACKAGES
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 25% OFF SCOR BUDDY

   

Day 9 – 10-45% OFF  all INKS & PAINTS 
 Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 25% OFF TIM HOLTZ TOOLS

 

Day 10 – 40-60% OFF  all RIBBON KITS 
 Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 30-45% OFF BRADS

  

We still have 2 More Days of sales to come – so be sure to check back!

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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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Lately I have been using “seed beads” to embellish my scrapbook pages and projects. I do not “string” the beads. I adhere them! I have been asked many questions about this so I decided to make it the topic of my August Tutorial for SNS.
What are seed beads? 
Here is a Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_bead that gives a great explanation and a photo. I buy my beads wherever I see some that strike my fancy. Usually, they are quite low cost.
Here is a photo of some beads I have on hand:

Endless variety is available in colour and type of seed beads!

  Here is a layout I created using seed beads: 

Photo credit: Pam Sandy”]

Photo A

Papers: Reminisce and BasicGrey’s Dasher Collection  

Seed beads: Clear glass and red glass  

Beads were used to enhance paper design, accent the flowers,  and pinpoint the snowflake centres   

Close-up view:  

Detailed view of clear & red glass seed beads”]

Photo B

How- to:  

1. First gather your supplies.   

– Glossy Accents by Ranger  

– Small container for your seed beads (Here, I’ve used a tiny fast-food BBQ sauce tub that I washed out and saved.)  

– Beads of your choice  

– Your project~  I have decided to embellish a journaling tag for this tutorial.  

NOTE: You will also want something such as waxed paper to cover/protect your work area.  

Supplies needed to add seed beads to an embellishment

I use Glossy Accents by Ranger as my bead adhesive.   

Why?

I prefer Glossy Accents because it  has a fine precision- tip applicator, adheres things where I need it to, and adds a clear, hard coating  that is shiny when it dries. 

Additionally, it is ACID FREE!  

Glossy Accents by Ranger

 2.  Apply a small dab of Glossy Accents where you wish to adhere a bead to your project.  

Applying a dab or "drop" of Glossy Accents

3. Then move your applicator tip over to your little tub of beads. Dab the tip of applicator onto the bead you want, “catching it” on the tiny amt of adhesive that it already on the tip.  

"Catching" a bead with tip of applicator

 4. Move applicator, with the caught bead, over to the dab of Glossy Accents on your project. Touch the bead to the adhesive on the project. The bead will go into place:  it seems to “release” from it’s position on applicator’s tip. This works best if the applicator tip has only a tiny amount of adhesive on it- and the dab on your project is larger- effectively pulling the bead off the applicator. (Try this- you will see what I mean! LOL)     

"Caught" seed bead is moved into place.

  5.  You can also use Glossy Accents in this way to adhere  a line of beads, as seen in photo B]. Work in a 1-inch long line.  

Just work a little more quickly, being sure the line of adhesive you have applied to the area does not start to dry out.  

If it does, reapply.  Glossy Accents works on curved lines in the same way!  

Sample shows Glossy Accents used to adhere seed beads on curved lines

6. Don’t worry: the Glossy Accents adhering the beads will look “wet,” but only for a few minutes! Allow to dry flat.    

Looks "wet" but will dry quite fast to a glossy, hard finish.

 7. All dry and ready to use on  your Layout!

Ready to use on a scrapbooking project

Other ideas for using seed beads: 

1. Stickles and cardstock flower-shapes can be covered in beads, then sealed with Glossy Accents to embellish the centre of a  handmade flower, as seen here:

Note Stickles, cardstock floral center & seed beads, sealed with Glossy Accents

2. Use a rounded “pile” of seed beads sealed with Glossy Accents to enhance a flower:

Floral centers using seed beads in different types of faux flowers. Ric Rac seen here is from the SNS August 2010 "Summer Adventures" Ribbon Kit

 Light yellow ric rac from August 2010 Ribbon Kit.  Link to this  beautiful “Summer Adventures” Kit is HERE.

3. Use a fine line of beads to accent a detail on patterned paper ( in this case a fern leaf): 

Beads can accent a fine line on your patterned paper

Yellow satin-edged organza and ric rac from August 2010 Ribbon Kit.  Link to this  beautiful “Summer Adventures” Kit is HERE.

 4. Use your beads to accent an embellishment, in this case a butterfly:

Butterfly wings sparkle with the addition of clear glass beads!

5. Embellish a cardstock medallion with concentric rings of beads to accent its’ pattern:

Cardstock medallion embellished with seed beads

6. Polka-dotted patterned paper becomes a 3-D  background when beads are adhered to it to accentuate its’ visual impact:

"Astilbe: Front Garden" created with SNS August 2010 Ribbon Kit- "Summer Adventures"

 Deep melon-red satin-edged organza ribbon from August 2010 Ribbon Kit.  Link to this  beautiful “Summer Adventures” Kit is HERE.

Have fun with those seed beads and “Thanks” for visiting us here at the SNS Blog today for this scrappy “How-to” all about seed beads! Come back soon!

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The SnS August kit is so well named…..” Summer Adventures”. The ribbons just cry out to be used with your summer photos but it doesn’t stop there because they are so versatile.

I’d like to share my layouts with you now.
First Dip

I used a technique of making Serendipity squares on this LO which is my challenge for you this month so please go check that out in the forum.
I tied ribbon around the squares and used strips of ribbon and attached them with some brads.

Cute

I used the cute little yellow ric rac ribbon as the string to make my banner on this page about my cute grandnephew Evan.

Catch A Wave

On this page I wanted to bring the focus to the right side of the page to balance the big wave on the left. To do this I used the aqua ric rac ribbon as a vertical line between the papers.
I used the yellow ric rac to underline my journaling.

Play All Day

For this page I wanted to bring the eye down from the title and photos
to the journaling and flower embellishments.
I ran a strip of ribbon horizontally across the page and “cinched” it in periodically with some brads.
Having fun in the pool tires little boys out!

Dude

I used some of the sheer yellow ribbon to make a bow and tie on my “Memories” charm.

2 In The Bed…

A favourite thing of mine to do with ribbon is ruffle it. It gives your page so much added dimension.
The polka dot ribbon went perfectly with my patterned paper!

Fun In The Sun

I love how the ribbon bow gave my octupus some added fun and whimsy!

Joy @ 55

Yes that’s me and I’m 55! Ack!!
I used the polka dot ribbon to make leaves for my handmade flowers. Just loop the ribbon and adhere underneath the flower.

I hope you enjoyed my projects this month. The ribbons are so amazing!
You can find all supplies used and closeups of my pages in the gallery.

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I can’t even tell you how much I love this kit! Such a fun fun kit for summer! And it’s only $3.50 – think how much you can add to your summer crafts with this inexpensive kit! (Click on the image above to purchase.)

Echo Park paper, stickers, and alphas. MS border punch and label. Ric rac and ribbon from August kit.

ricrac from August kit, American Crafts stickers, Twinery twine and label, Cosmo tiny type alphas, Basic Grey chipboard and paper, 7Gypsies sticker, cinder glimmer mist, acrylic paint

acrylic paint, WRMK rub ons, AC thickers, ribbon from August kit

7Gypsies stickers, Cosmo Cricket papers and chipboard, AC thickers, ribbon and ric rac from August kit

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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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