Archive for February, 2009
This month at Scrapbooker’s Club House we will be examining how we can use ribbon on our layouts and other creations. Ribbon is readily available in every colour of the rainbow and in a multitude of textures. It is one of the hottest trends in scrapbooking that won’t be going away any time soon. Its versatility makes it ideal for the creative genius in you! And, as far as embellishments go, it is quite inexpensive as well—every scrapbooker’s dream!
1. Make a knot, trim off the excess and glue to the center of a flower.
2. Weave it. This can be done by cutting small slits in your paper and weaving the ribbon over and under the page. Alternatively, you can also weave multiple strands of ribbon on the page itself. Mixing widths and textures adds pizzaz!
3. Use it to top a tag.
4. Create a border.
5. Cut lengths of ribbon. Loop and glue the ends together. Place several of these ribbon loops in a circle formation, placing a large brad paper circle or even a button in the center. Glue. You have now created a ribbon flower!
6. Stamp on it. You may need to heat set your stamping to prevent bleeding.
7. Create pleats for dimension. Glue pleats down with ribbon glue or sew instead.
8. Make your own striped paper using different ribbons instead of using patterned paper.
9. Use it to dangle a charm off of.
10. Make a bow or make knots for a more masculine look.
11. Cover chipboard.
12. Create photo corners. Start with a 3-inch strip of ribbon (grosgrain works well). Fold both ends down at the midpoint to form a triangle; iron. Repeat until you have two or four ribbons for each picture. Slip triangles—with seams in back—over corners of photos, and use acid-free double-sided photo tape to affix them to album pages.
13. Make curly ribbons by wrapping tightly around a dowel rod or pencil (securing with pins if needed), spraying with a cornstarch solution and baking in the oven for about five minutes. Leave to cool, set over night then remove from the dowel. Great for album covers and bindings.
Ribbon can be adhered to your pages by several methods:
Secure with brads, eyelets or nailheads
Ribbon can add a little spice to your pages in so many ways! Visit our Gallery for more ideas and inspiration to start you on your way to using this fabulous embellishment.
Scrapbooker’s Club House excitedly announces the availability of a free way to learn! A mini-library of resources AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! Check it out… at present we have FOUR resources available. Have a question? It just may be answered here. Come one come all- come as you are. Read, learn and enjoy– then go CREATE!
#1 ~TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE ON THE SBCH BLOG: A RESOURCE FOR SCRAPPERS~
#2 ~PROJECTS AVAILABLE ON THE SBCH BLOG: A RESOURCE LIST FOR SCRAPPERS~
#3 ~ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE ON THE SBCH FORUM: A RESOURCE LIST FOR SCRAPPERS~
#4 ~SKETCH RESOURCE SHEET FOR SCRAPPERS~
Enjoy all of the resources!! Please note that they will be added to as new information is presented on the SBCH Forum. Come join us!
“Technique Week” Online Crop!
Scrapbooker’s Club House is hosting another fabulous WEEK LONG ONLINE CROP from February 9-15 2009!
Guess what?!! You’re invited to join us!!! Pop in whenever you like, and stay as long as you can! Look for the forum section called “Online Crop.” We’ll be there!
Come on over to the place where you can learn something fresh and new as you scrap those photos, memorabilia and stories. Expect the sharing of tips, tricks and ideas as you learn fun techniques that you can apply to your creations right away.
We’ve planned tons of fun challenges, games, prizes, laughs and the chance to share your creations. With “Make ‘n Take” projects, you’ll absorb at least two new techniques you can use over and over in unique ways—hey, who doesn’t love THAT!?! There’s a chance to win a special prize at the end of the crop… but shhhh! The prize is still a secret!
Soak up some ideas and inspiration from our community of scrapbookers and learn from our talented Design Team members as they share and scrap along with you! Canadian Scrappin’ Celebrity Andrea Wiebe will be joining us for the month, and she’ll be with us at the “Technique Week” crop, setting challenges, while she shares her ideas and genuine enthusiasm for this wonderful hobby.
The SBCH online store is fully stocked, so go ahead and shop for all your scrap-happy needs!!
Mark your calendar so you can pop on over to the week-long Technique Week Crop at Scrapbooker’s Club House!
Here’s where to find us: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/home.htm
There will be a friendly welcome awaiting you, so come join us: play and learn at the SBCH “Technique Week” Crop.
See you there!