Fifth Avenue Floral Class

28 June, 2009

Here is a picture of the class that I will be holding in July.  It’s using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and the Urban Garden designer series paper. In the class we’ll be making a box and 4 cards.

However, if you can’t make it to one of the classes you can just purchase the products and I will email you the full instructions for free. (Minimum spend is $75 excluding postage and handling.) 

Fifth Avenue Floral Class

Order must contain the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set.

Other supplies used to create these gorgeous cards and box include:
Urban Garden DSP
Basic Gray card stock
Baja Breeze Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Eyelet Border Punch
Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink

The box also uses:
1 inch double stitched baja breeze grosgrain ribbon
jumbo eyelets
filigree designer brads
circle ice rhinestone brads

There are a few options for you:

1. Purchase over $75 worth of product (including the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set) excluding the postage and handling and get the instructions for free. Australia only.

2. Purchase the instructions only for $15.

3. Purchase the Class by MAIL with all materials supplied (excluding ink pads, stamp set and adhesive) to make the box and 4 cards with full instructions provided for $30. Australia only.

4. Attend the class at my home in Yeronga for $25

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Tie a Perfect Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon Knot

28 June, 2009

Still loving the Kiwi Kiss Satin ribbon? So what about tying a double knot on a card and having the ends perfect, showing a little of the very vanilla? Well, here’s the tutorial for you to create the perfect knot.

You may have heard the ‘right over left, then left over right’ method. This is the same method with the help of  pictures!

Here’s a photo of the final knot on a card.

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I’ve started off with a 30cm length of Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin ribbon. You may want to start with probably a 35cm length until you are used to tying the knots.

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It’s easier to tie a knot with one piece of ribbon, than two. Hence grab the two the ends (creating a circle), and have the right end go on top of the left end.  

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With the same right end (now on the left), fold it down, over the other end.

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Continue to wrap it around the original left end. That’s the first knot completed. (The first knot is ‘right over left’)

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Now, grabbing the back end (the original left end) wrap it around the front end from the left side (this should feel a little awkward).

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Continue to wrap that piece around the front end and slip it into the loop at the back created to complete the second knot. (The second knot is ‘left over right’)

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Using all fingers, pulling from all four parts of the ribbon (the ends as well as the large circle), until you have a well balanced double knot. Here I trim the ends and lightly singe them with a lighter.

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To know where to cut the ribbon, position it onto the card exactly where you would like the knot to be.

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Stretch the circle out to the end and cut the ribbon approx 1cm away from the edge of the card. This will leave enough of the edge to wrap it around your mat, or DSP for a more finished look.

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Add snail to the back of the ribbon, lightly stretch it across your cardstock and fold back the edges. Voila – your perfect knot.

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Tie a Perfect Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon Stand Alone Bow

28 June, 2009

I love the new Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. At first it may feel a little daunting on how to tie a ribbon so that it’s even and looks stunning. So here’s a tutorial that will help you tie the perfect bow using the new different sided ribbon for your cards. So here is the final perfect bow.

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I started off with a 20cm piece of ribbon. It will probably be best to start off with a 25cm or 30cm piece until you’re familiar with the bow tying.

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I’m right handed so I start off by creating the basic loop in my right hand. The forward piece of the end is about 3 cm and the back piece is where I will be using it to wrap it around the first loop to create the knot and the other loop.

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Picking up the back end using the left hand, twist the ribbon slightly so you can see the Very Vanilla and wrap it in front of the tip of your right thumb.

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Keep wrapping around the tip of your right thumb so that it has done one full wrap around the loop and back in the same position.

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Using your left hand, (I use my second finger), push through the ribbon creating the knot and final loop.

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Here is the bow whilst it is still loose, move the ends and loops to position the knot in the middle where you would like and tighten by pulling  the loops as well as pulling the ends to keep it neat and perfect.

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Trim the ends and lightly singe them with a lighter…And voila! Your perfect bow.

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