Technique Tuesday 3-17-09

I have often been asked how I get my knots so nice.  I will have to confess when I first started I turned to my up-line all the time for help.  Now after a thousand swaps or so I can finally tie a good knot.  I thought that maybe if I showed you step by step it would help. 

ribbon-step-1I think the biggest thing that helps me is I usually tie the knot when it is still connected to the roll of ribbon.  This makes it easy to always tie it correctly because I only have one end of the ribbon to work with. 

Step 1- So first I place my ribbon under the idem I am going to tie the knot on.

ribbon-step-2Step 2- Next I cross the two pieces of ribbon. As you can see the roll of ribbon is now on the left side and the end I am tying with is crossed over to the right.

 

 

 

ribbon-step-3Step 3- Next you want to fold the lose end over the top and under the end attached to the roll.

 

 

 

 

ribbon-step-4Step 4- Now fold down the end attached to the roll.  Now both ends of the ribbon should be facing down.  The loose end is on the right side and the attached end is on the left side.

 

 

 

ribbon-step-5Step 5-  Fold the lose end up across the attached end.

 

 

 

 

 

ribbon-step-6Step 6- Tuck the lose end under the attached end.

 

 

 

 

 

ribbon-step-7Step 7- Your finished knot.  I believe this is called a square not, but I’m not sure.  You think I would know since I have 4 boys and they are in scouts.  I have found that when I tie a knot like this the ends both go down.  If I want them to go up I just tie it upside down.  On of the keys to a perfect knot is to keep the ribbon nice and flat through each step.   

ribbon-finishedHere is the finished project.  I hope that this helps you in tying the perfect knot.  Remember that it also takes practice so just keep on tying.

sab-bunny-cardHere is another sample of the same card with a different picture and saying.  I got this card idea from Becky Roberts blog.  You can check it out here www.inkingidaho.blogspot.com.

Products Used:
114674 Delicate Dots DSP- SAB
113788 Polka Dot Punches- SAB
114618 Ribbon Bundle- SAB
109043 Scallop Circle Punch $15.95
104401 1-3/8″ Circle Punch $15.95
104403 1-1/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
114968 Fundamental Phrases $37.95 (Card 1)
*113822 Eight Great Greetings $27.95 (Card 2)
114974 A Good Egg $23.95 (Card 2)

Colors- Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand

* indicates it is from the Occasions Mini Catalog

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Marevelous Monday 3-16-09

little-bird-cards-holderAt our meeting on the 13th we were each asked to bring a 3D project.  I took my game night score keeper.  Then we drew names to trade with.  I was very excited to get this project.  It is from my friend Megan Dunn.  You can check out her blog at www.welldunnideas.blogspot.com.  This fun little box holds 4 cards with envelops. 

little-bird-cardsI love that she embossed the little birds.  The cards are so simple and so fun.  I really like them.  I just might have to get this stamp set now.  This set also matches the good friend stamp set.

Products Used:
112157 Baja Breeze Patterns DSP $9.95
112091 Scallop Edge Punch $15.95
109043 Scallop Circle Punch $15.95
104401 1-3/8″ Circle Punch $15.95
104403 1-1/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
109047 3/16″ Corner Rounder $6.95
101930 Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder $4.75
102197 Powder Pals® $19.95
100005 Heat Tool $29.95
113204 Cheep Talk $26.95
So Saffron Ribbon (SAB)
    Can also use 113699 So Saffron 1/2″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95

Colors Used- Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, So Saffron

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Stampin’ Sunday 3-15-09

good-friend-book-front-copyI made this fun book Sunday Morning.  It only took me about an hour and that includes creating it.  I was asked to create a paper bag book for a class at church.  I really had fun creating this book.  I had never created a paper bag book before so this was really fun. 

gfb-pullouts-copyI love that I could have fun pull outs to go with it.  I chose the good friend stamp set so that it could be versatile and you could put just about anything with it. 

gfb-pg-5-6-copyThe book has a total of 10 pages plus 3 pullouts that are front and back.  I had fun using the in-colors and the good morning sunshine paper.  Here is a sample of just one of the page sections.

Since this was already planned for a class and features just one stamp set I am offering it as a project kit or a group class.  You will find a list below of everything that is included as well as everything you will need to complete it.  You can order this kit to make at home or get a group together and I will come to you.  The price for the kit is $10.00.  If you have at least 15 kits you will also get hostess benefits and I will give you your kit for free.  The stamp set is roughly $33.75 with tax and shipping.  Buy it with your kit for an even $30.00.  Please contact me by email (andersoncandice@hotmail.com) or phone (435-245-5321) if you are interested.

Products included in kit:
Full color step by step instructions
All paper needed- Solid and Designer Series cut to size
All ribbon needed- Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, 1/4″ Chocolate Chip & Linen Thread
Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons
Earth Elements Brads
Paper Lunch Sacks

Products needed to complete project:
113740 Good Friend Stamp Set $28.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108362 Crop-A-Dile $29.95 (you can use a regular hole punch)
104310 Crafters’ Tool Kit $39.95 (need mat and piercing tool)
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
104045 Anywhere Glue Stick $3.95 or snail
110755 Tombow® Adhesive $3.95 (to glue pages to bag)

Inks needed:
111837 Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad $5.95
111834 Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Pad $5.95
111835 Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Pad $5.95
100537 Summer Sun Classic Ink Pad $5.95
100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad $5.95
100077 Summer Sun Stampin’ Write Marker $3.25

Punches needed:
107272 Key Tag $15.95
104401 1-3/8″ Circle $15.95
104403 1-1/4″ Circle $15.95
107217 3/4″ Circle $15.95

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Swapping Saturday 3-14-09

thank-you-buterfly-dieThis was my swap from our group meeting on the 13th.  I was so excited to use some of the product from the new occasions mini catalog.  I loved that the butterfly matched the butterfly die cut.  I stamped on the die cut butterfly after I cut it out.  I also used directly to paper technique to add a little more to the edge.  I created the antlers by cutting off the side of the white 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon.  Then I pulled out some of the fibers.  This is what I used to tie around the butterfly.

Products Used:
*113792 Great Friend $17.95
*115123 Walk in the Park DSP $9.95
*114616 Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon $8.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
114507 Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Butterflies $21.95
109025 Whisper White 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95

* indicates the item is from the occasions mini catalog

Colors- Basic Gray, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze

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Freewheeling Friday 3-13-09

birthday-wishes-cardThis was a fun card that I made for swaps last year.  This card used all the fun in-colors from last year.  I believe they were Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi,  and Soft Sky.  This is a fun masking technique.  I also used watercolor for the presents.  The tag was done using glossy white paper.  I stamped in VersaMark® and then embossed it.  Then I used the brayer to roll color over the top of it.  The back ground was just using a simple roller.  I love using rollers for backgrounds because they are fast and easy.

Products Used:
107559 Spot On JW $8.50
114986 Hugs & Wishes $18.95

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