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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fuzzy Jute

Happy Tuesday ribbon lovers!  Today I'm sharing a project that is keeping the season of fall close to my heart.  Both of my children are October babies and one of the funnest child oriented holidays is fast approaching!  

Not a lot of supplies needed: Just the Studio G card pack, clear emboss pad, embossing powder, sentiment set and some wonderful fall colored Jute String Orange and ribbon from the September club pack and Ivory Edna lace from our lovely leader Bonnie and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store!
My card class had their monthly share last Wednesday, the theme was fall, and I decided to make my 5 cards from a tree stamp set and I've shown step by step process below.
Some of my new favorite card packs from Studio G are perfect for quick cards and offer really beautiful designs.  

Voila! It's the perfect little fall card x 5!  Big hit in class!

 If you're looking for the entire tutorial, stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog today

Flourish Tree & Quote by Raindrop Echo Design
Studio G card and envelope pack
For the Women in our lives sentiment set by Raindrop Echo Design

EK Success Copper coloriser embossing powder
x-static powder
Copic YR18 for crystal inside

The Paper Studios Crystals
RRR lace and ribbons above
Craftpon Etsy store button

Working with the Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings blog and team for the generous and simply wonderful Bonnie has been such a pleasure!  Thank you again for all of the wonderful opportunities and I'll be buying this ribbon for the remaining time it is available.  Never have I found such great quality, reasonable prices and terrific customer service!  Not to mention the huge variety!  The perfect product for every project! Hugs to all the ladies, see you around blogland!  I recommend next time Bonnie has a call, you all try to get on this wonderful team of ladies!
Thank you for visiting,

Friday, August 9, 2013

Flower Pin Tutorial

Full tutorial found in issue 12 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine

find the link on my home page on the right side bar

cut at least three sizes of the pointsettia Shape EZ flowers and fold each petal in half

Distress the edges

Spellbinder dies will cut the tulle perfectly

glue some grunge and a pin on the back (I added feathers)

Build your flower with a brad starting from the smallest flower to the largest with the tulle in between as many layers as you like

close the back with the brad and glue to the pin

Poinsettia Shape EZ template 
Pizazz design paper
Tim Holtz grunge paper

Ranger Distress Ink

feathers and mesh from stash
Wild Orchid Crafts pearl brad

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Criss Cross Ribbons

Hello Ribbon Loving Crafters!  It's Tammy Louise here today . . .  Your grateful February Guest Designer!  Here to share some more of my ribbon ideas with all of you!  I've loved the hop and challenge projects so far, but today's project is one of my favorites!  I want to share the tutorial and some sneak peaks of the project with you all today, but for the whole project and tons of more photo's, stop by my blog and take a gander!  
I have a 5 year old niece that collects tea party doilies and hankies and I wanted to make something special for her to keep these delicates safely in.  The image is by Mitzi and can be found here.  The box is paper mache and the Dp is French Kiss by Glitz design.  I added some pearls from Prima, Shapeology Whimsy dies and BG Serenade design paper too.  A full list of products on my blog. 
Here is the best part!   I wanted to make sure to share with all of you:  
The method to my criss cross madness!
So . . . yes this is time consuming, however, simply wonderful in the end!  I scored the lid paper to match the paper mache box.  Then 1/2 inch apart, I place an eyelet on the top of the lid then a matched position eyelet in the side/lid section.  Yep, all the way around!

Then I placed score tape on the inside of the design paper and assembled the flap of the lid inward.

 Start at any eyelet hole, go upwards from the bottom through one of the top eyelets.

Then pull the ribbon through and your next move is into an eyelet one back and lower from the outside of your project inwards.

 Then from the inside, you put your ribbon up through the eyelet that is directly above the hole you just went through in the step above.

Lastly you pull your ribbon through and then move one hole forward and down from the outside inwards.  You've completed your X!  Congrats!  Then I used one stitch more, adjoining one X to the other, but this is not a necessity!  The ribbon I used was 1/4 inch multi colored Tiny Sheer Pink/Orange floral organza!  It was a delightful match to the DP and just the right size for the eyelets.

The entire DP on the lid was Criss Cross sewn then glued down to the paper mache box lid.

 I added the Parrot Green leaf ribbon by May Arts all the way around the edge of the box to coordinate that stunning color in with the design paper and image.  This also adds loads of texture to the project sides.  Since the top of the box carries most of the embellishments, I felt the sides would need more decoration.

 The edges of the box were distressed with Vintage Photo Ink from Ranger, two bows created from three different ribbons ; Sheer Organza White w/Ivory, Sheer Iridescent Peach, and Tiny Sheer Pink/Orange Floral placed together on the top left and bottom right corners top off the crystal dangles that add that girlish sparkle to the project.   The beautiful Ballerina image can be found here.

I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial, I absolutely adored designing this perfect little treasure box!  I'll see you one more time soon this month!
Thanks for visiting,

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cutting PDF Shape EZ templates without a machine July 2012


Often you fall in love with a template and/or creation but because it is in an SVG/PDF format, you don't think it can be done without owning a cutting machine.  I have been asked whether the Shape EZ templates have to use a machine???  The answer is . . . NO!  You can create with any of the Shape EZ w/Whimsy templates or any PDF file for that matter without investing in a cutting machine.  The projects can be created with 8 1/2 x 11 full sheets or it can be done by making templates so you can use all those scraps too!  Just follow these easy steps.

To hand cut projects with full sheets of paper
When you receive your download from Whimsy Stamps, not unlike any digi file, you store these files on your system.

Open your file folder 
hover over all of your files until you find the base of your project in the PDF format
In this step, you're looking for the base and not any of the inserts or extras

Double Click on your file

Your PDF will open up 
Choose a stock paper for the project and insert into printer (that is for the base of your card)

After printing it looks like this!  

This template is more simple than some but when using  sharp scissors, all of them can be done

Then print one of the PDF files for the "insert" of the template ( this is the file that is 1/8 " smaller all the way around the shape) on the back side of design paper the same way you did the stock

If you want two inserts from the same DP, place DP back into printer so the image prints on the backside but at the bottom of the paper instead of the top (basically just enter the paper from the other edge into the printer)

Some of the finished projects here in this Whimsy Stamps magazine and others in the Whimsy Inspirations gallery.

To create with your scraps of paper

Print one of the inserts on regular copy paper

Use this template for all future cuttings by keeping it in an album or a pouch 

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scalloped Buttons and Bows

I cut two of the scalloped die out from scrap stock to use as a topper

Because my die has inside decorations I wanted to keep, I cut away the scallops

Score the 8 12/11 card stock in half at 5 1/2 " and fold

Place the die above the fold and cut through your cutter

The light blue is now your card and the purple is the base of my topper
I also cut one circle from my DP, inked some flourishes on one edge and glued to fit inside my dark purple topper.   Punched 5 or 6 circles in multiple sized and stamped some circle sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs onto them

Using the Dimensional liquid, I filled in the stamped image only section of the circles 

If you find bubbles inside, pin prick them to release the air

All of the circles were embossed with a circle folder through the Cuttlebug, I found a sentiment with circles too and used momento ink, glued around the edge and applied twinklets for the sparkle!

Then Die cut 3 Lacey circles, I used Spellbinders Nestabilities but any 2 1/2" to 3" die will work

Glue the first two together, hold till dry

Bend the first two outward and place glue on each edge for the third piece 

Create a sentiment of choice and distress the edges while the cupcake flag dries

I use hot glue for the pop stick in the middle

Finished project with two pearl beads and a bow or two full of circles!

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