A blog created to help me commit to creating and accomplishing. Why Turtle Creations? Because I can be as slow as one when it comes to finishing my projects! You may also encounter the occasional post about some very special blessings! Or the occasional quilt project. If you'd like to purchase any of the papercrafts you see here contact me and I'll let you know if it's available.
I attended a Glitter Puzzle workshop at the beginning of January presented by Caroline Spicer, a local and very talented scrapbooker!!
So, I finally got to play on my own and this is my first attempt. My Stampin' Up! glitter is on order and I can't wait to try out the colors. The ones used here are Martha Stewart and they are more on the pastel side. In real life this is wonderfully sparkly. This is a very messy technique - glitter everywhere!!
Thanks Caroline - I already have my quilt patterns printed off to give it a try one day!!
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake, Party Hearty (for the hat)
Paper: Green Galore, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight (for the hat), Basic Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart glitter, owl punch, Tasteful Trim Die, Cricut & Celebrations (for the #4)
I saved these techniques for my last post!! Once again, I let them choose the ribbon color of their choice and they made one sample of each technique.
This one card shows two ribbon techniques.
. The satin ribbon bow was made with a medium sized salad serving type fork. I first saw this technique done on France Martin's blog and was amazed at how simple it was! As simple as it is to do, it's not so simple to explain clearly in words!! Best to learn this visually.
The fringed ribbon below the fork bow is a super simple technique I saw on the blog of Mary Fish. Just cut off the end of the ribbon lengthwise and pull the frays away a few at a time, until it is the length you want. Works great with any grosgrain ribbon. How simple is that??!!!
My card uses the Eat Chocolate Stamp set, done in Pink Pirouette and Early Espresso.Love this set!
A simple little technique that didn't go over so well LOL!!
Another technique I got from Mary Fish's Minute to Wow video. I thought it portrayed the scrunchy ribbon beautifully. The idea is to separate the end of your ribbon and grab a fibre or two and pull, scrunching the ribbon along. Which is great, if it happens quickly and easily. Enough said.
My card is a CASE from the Occasions mini, except that I added the scrunchy ribbon, which I also saw someone else do!! I still might add a sentiment and button on there somewhere.
Short and sweet today!! See you soon with the final post of cards I made for my ribbon class.
This heritage page was designed to showcase the Shabby Ribbon Flower. The page was done by my daughter Stephanie. This is an original photo postcard taken in 1910 in Cobalt, Ontario of my grandmother. Title will go near the top, with some more details at the very bottom.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! except the large piece of lace border. The tag and background are spritzed with Shimmer Paint (and rubbing alcohol), which does not show in this photo.
Just a close up of the flower. Participants made a tag with the same paper (or they could choose the reverse which had music notes on it) and a black flower.
The second flower we did in our class was this Shabby Ribbon Flower. Our Vintage Brads are perfect for this flower. I made one from every color of 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon that I had. This is my demo assortment. I found a video tutorial for this flower back in April on Jenni Ingerich's blog Stamp With Jenni. They are perfect for any vintagey style of card or scrapbook page.
My display card below was made using the Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain and the Vintage Vogue stamp set. The corduroy buttons are retired, but were on the Clearance Rack at time of this post. I used the wax paper embossing folder technique to make my patterned paper.
We made a black striped ribbon flower and tag as a make and take. These little flowers only take 6" of ribbon to make. I'll have those to show on my next post.
Designer Series Paper is retired Holiday Treasures
Her title is from the stamp set Welcome Christmas. There is a little border of rub ons just below the photo.
In Andie's hair is a sweet flower I made from the 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon glued to a barrette with a real red corduroy brad for the centre. I used 15" of ribbon for this flower; 7 1/2" for the 5/8" satin and grosgrain flowers.
A sampling of 1 1/4" striped grosgrain flowers.
This is the one used in Andie's hair!! Just hot glue a barrette and you're done!
This brown one shows layering with another flower done in the crochet trim, embellished with a vintage brad. I've also seen them embellished with the Designer Big Buttons - really cute. I used corduroy buttons (some of which can still be found on the Clearance Rack) so that I could change them out once I decide what I would like to use them for.
Phew! Our 2nd Scrap Happenin' here in Red Lake is over; I taught some stuff and learned some stuff!
My class was on ribbon flowers with a couple of ribbon techniques.
I'll post all my sample projects over the the next few weeks.
I had made flowers in every color of satin and grosgrain 5/8" that I had. I had this frame already waiting to be used for something, so it became my display frame. Flowers are attached to the top of the glass with mini glue dots. Each flower has some bling (either ice circles, glimmer brads, rhinestones, or pearls.
Each participant made one flower of their ribbon color choice.
See you soon with a scrapbook sample using one of these flowers!
Bold and Beautiful! I really had fun making this flower and plan to make them in all different colors. Today is the launch of the new Occasions Mini Catalogue from Stampin Up!. This card features the stamp set Build a Blossom that co-ordinates with the Blossom Petals Punch.
Everything on here is current, except the polka dot grosgrain ribbon. Also new is the Fabric Designer Brads in the centre of the flower. Love them!!I embossed the petal leaves with Iridescent Ice for a little sparkle. White piece is embossed with polka dots.
Have fun designing your own flowers!
See you soon with yet another creation from the Occasion Mini!!