Friday, January 28, 2011

Lace Rosette Tutorial

Good Friday Morning to you lovely ladies...
Us girls over here at SOUS have decided to post some tutorials every other Friday..Which will be the non-challenge weeks.. We want to inspire you to try new things and we know that their are lots of techniques and methods that we all want to learn how to do..
So, to start off this years first tutorial, we are going to teach you how to make these ribbon rosettes.. I'm sure their are lots of tutorials out there for these, so its not an original idea.. We just want to share an idea and a technique and hopefully this will make it easier for you to try these at home.. They are very quick and simple to make..
So lets get started shall we:

for the supplies you will need:
  1. ruler for measureing
  2. scissors for cutting
  3. ribbon
  4. glue
  5. circle punch (or use your cricut)
  6. needle and thread (use the same color as your ribbon)
  7. brads of choice ( used the glazed from BG-which I got from Generations Crafting)
  8. cardstock
  9. white paper flowers ( you can use any color)
  10. hole punch (which is not pictured: I used my crop a dile)

step one: cut your ribbon/lace to 12" long.. this ribbon measures 1.5" wide, which will make a really big rosette..

step two: Run your needle and thread along the very edge of the ribbon like so..Weaving it in and out of the fabric..
step three: Once you have it weaved all the way, start to slowly gather the material together as you pull on the thread.. being careful not to cut the thread.. if you do, just start over again from the beginning :)

Step four: before tying the ribbon, sew the two ends together on the wrong side of the rosette..

step five: use your circle punch or your cricut to cut a small circle and then punch a small hole in the middle of it..

Step six: use some strong and quick drying glue (or glue gun) to glue the circle to the back of the rosette. Set aside to dry

for these flowers I used some white flowers and sprayed them with glimmer mist..

now add the brad through the two flowers and then place it on your ribbon rosette as so.. This way you can match your rosette with the ribbon runner on your layout...

Here is a smaller rosette I made using laced ribbon that measures 3/4" wide, a white flower and a brad..  You can use any ribbon or any lace to make these quick and simple rosettes..  It took me maybe 5 mins to make each one.. quick and simple!! :)
you dont' have to use a flower in the center either, you can cut a piece of cardstock or printed paper of your choice to match your layout.. I just like the way the flower looks..

We hope that this tutorial has inspired you to try to make these at home..They will bring lots of beautiful detail to any layout or card.. 
If you wish to see an example of a layout useing this same rosette, please visit Nanne's blog and see her "Blessing" layout..
Thank you ladies all so much for stopping and taking a look..

Friday, January 21, 2011

January 21st, 2011

Sketch by: Patti Hutch

Is it just me, or does it seem like these weeks are just flying by?
I can't believe its time for another reveal already..We do love our reveal dat though and with that said, we have chosen a simpler sketch this week, but with it being simple it also gives you lots of freedom to play..
Our design team have surely outdone them selves this week by creating lots of wonderful examples for you to be inspired by..
Were hoping that this weeks sketch will inspire you to make it your own and let your creative juices flow..LOL
We'd also love for you to join us this week and link your layout back to us so we can have look at what you've created using this weeks sketch..

Can You Feel the Music
Nanné Harry

Baby's First
Leah Schaeffer

Christmas Fun
Annette Gearside

My 1st Truck
Lisa McIntyre

Beatriz Guzman

Fern Riley
He holds her hand, she holds his heart..
Debbie Burns
Love lifes little pleasures

This weeks helpful tip:
Do you have a great stamp that you just love but only
want to use a single image from it?
Cut it apart!
Most can be assembled together again or used separately using
an acrylic block!
(like the red snowflakes on Leah's page)

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7th, 2011

Happy New Year everyone and we have our very first sketch of the New Year up and running for you.. Wooo Hoo!! we made it...LOL
What a way to start the year than with a cute little sketch from pagemaps..
They have some awesome sketches, lots to choose from and they are very versatile..
All you need is a little bit of imagination, some great papers and a few choice embellishment and you will end up with a great page for your album.

But before we get to the Design Team work, all of us ladies want to thank everyone for the past year and for all the ladies that joined in weekly with their layouts.. You all mean the world to us and lets have just as much fun this year as we all did last year..
We're hoping to make this year extra special and get some more projects out there for you this year , some extra challenges, helpful tips and maybe even a tutorial or two..

well, with all that said.. lets get to the good stuff.

Family Tradtion
Sandi Clarkson

Forever in Love
Nanné Harry

Fern Riley

Stine Ursin
Hobby Blog

Pensive Moment
Annette Gearside

Beatriz Guzman

Merry Christmas
Leah Schaeffer

*This weeks Helpful Tip:
When working on a two page layout, turn the two base papers/cardstock upside down and push them together. add a few small pieces of masking tape over the seam to keep the two sheets together..Now, when you turn it back the right way, you can add your papers on both pages and they will allign perfectly.. No more off set papers.. remember to remove the masking tape carefully before you start adding embellishments