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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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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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