Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Saying Farewell to the Current Design Team

It's hard to believe that 6 months has come and gone and Karen and I would like to take the time to give our past Design Team a big thank you for all of their beautiful projects they created over the last six months. It has been a true pleasure working with each and everyone of them. 

We thought as a tribute to the team, we would share with you all, all of the projects they've created over the last six months. Scroll through to see all of their fabulous projects by designer.

Pam Bray

Karen Jiles

Karla Yungwirth


Nancy Nickel

Katelyn Grosart

Words cannot express our gratitude to our past design team for all of their projects! Karen and I look forward to keeping up with you in blog land. 

- Katelyn and Karen

Monday, March 30, 2020

Needle Book with Nancy Nickel

Hello, everyone!

It's Nancy here to show you a fun little Needle Book I created, 
using more fabulous chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company!

I've combined the Chipboard Tags

and some pieces from the  Dressmaker Mix.

Here it is:

Here's what I used to make it:

I began by heat embossing the sewing machine green, and the scissors silver.
I covered the front and back of the tag using some fun sewing themed papers.
I inked all the outside edges with green ink, and the inside edges with orange ink.
I added an orange eyelet, and a couple of buttons.

Here's the finished front and back cover.

Here's what I did on the inside:

I found a die shape that I liked,
and I used it to cut four pieces of white felt - two for each side.
Twice I stitched two pieces of felt together using orange thread. 
I then adhered the felt piece onto the inside of the finished tag.
I used liquid glue to do this, and kept the glue around the outside edges only,
right under the stitching. 

The two pieces of felt offer a nice cushion,
so it's very easy to slip your needles in.
I then added some more buttons.

Finally, I added a binder ring through the eyelets, 
and tied some matching ribbons around it.

I confess that I really love this fun needle book,
and I had a really great time putting it together!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Bo Bunny: Pincushion Collection
- Emboss Ink
- Embossing Powder: Green and Silver
- Ink: Green and Orange
- Spellbinders Die: Labels 5
- White Felt
- Orange Thread
- Small Buttons: Green and Orange
- Orange Eyelets
- Offray Ribbon: Orange and White
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Please come visit me at The Nickel Nook!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Happy Easter Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here. Easter is approaching quickly and for today's post I'm sharing with you my Happy Easter Card perfect to give this Easter. To create my card, I've used a variety of our Easter themed chipboard pieces. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Happy Easter Card at home.

To start, you'll need the Happy Easter Welded Words. Apply two coats of Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Impasto Paint in Dusty Rose. 

Choose one of the butterflies from the Butterfly Mix package. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the butterfly. Sprinkle Pastel Lilac over the entire surface of the butterfly. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Choose one egg from the Detailed Easter Eggs package and choose two eggs, one large and one medium from the Filagree Easter Eggs package. Apply Emboss It Ink to the detailed easter egg. Sprinkle Pastel Lilac Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the egg. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the medium easter egg. Sprinkle Pastel Pink Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the egg. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the large easter egg. Sprinkle Pastel Mint Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the egg. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 

Next, you'll need the Rod Iron Frame. Apply two coats of Hickory Smoke Distress Paint to the frame.  

Take the Delicate Lace Cross out of the package. Apply two coats of White Gesso to the cross. 

Choose a variety of roses and flowers in white and pink as desired. You'll need a total of thirteen flowers. 

The last thing you need is two pieces of coordinating patterned paper. From one of the papers, die cut a 5 1/4" stitched square. From the other paper, die cut a 4 3/4" stitched square. Distress the edges of both papers. Ink the edges of both papers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Adhere the 4 3/4" stitched square to the 5 1/4" stitched square.

Adhere the rod iron frame to the 5 1/4" square. Adhere the delicate lace cross to the middle of the frame. 

Adhere the three easter eggs as desired in the bottom right hand corner of the frame. 

Adhere the butterfly to the top left side of the cross. Adhere the Happy Easter sentiment to the middle left side of the cardfront.

In the top left corner of the Happy Easter sentiment, adhere two pink roses, one white rose, two white flowers and one pink flower as desired. 

In the bottom right corner of the Happy Easter sentiment, adhere two pink roses, three white rose and two white flowers as desired. 

To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of white cardstock that measures 5 1/4" x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Here are a few closeup photos of the finished card.

Here is the finished Happy Easter Card.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- 10mm Roses: White and Pink
- 20mm Roses: White
- Pink and White Flowers

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Paint - Hickory Smoke, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and Blending Tool with Foam
- Dina Wakley for Ranger Ink: White Gesso
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
- Prima Marketing Inc.: Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint: Dusty Rose
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Pastel Lilac Embossing Powder, Pastel Pink Embossing Powder and Pastel Mint Embossing Powder
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Squares
- Mintay Papers: Secret Place Collection
- Misc: White Cardstock

Thanks so much for joining my today!

- Katelyn

Monday, March 23, 2020

Beautiful Day Altered Spool with Karen Jiles

Hi there, 

It’s Karen sharing a “Beautiful Day” Altered Spool that I created with the Retro Bike and Birds and Branches Chipboard sets.  The chipboard sets were so easy to coordinate with this altered spool. This altered project is a great keepsake. The patterned paper and embellishments used were perfect. Take a peek at my tutorial below.

Step 1: Trim patterned paper down to the width of the core of the ribbon spool. I trimmed my paper down to 3x12.

Step 2: Reinforce edges of the patterned paper with coordinated stickers and distress edges with coordinated distress ink.

Step 3: Add 2 eyelets to each reinforced edge using a Cropadile.

Step 4: Attach patterned paper to spool using ribbon. Add metal Pull to patterned paper to securely wrap the patterned paper around the base of the spool.

Step 5: Adhere Vignette Finial pieces together and then adhere onto spool. Adhere flowers and leaves to the vignette finial pieces.

Step 6: Cut a bird from the Birds and Branches Chipboard set. Cut swirly pieces from the Border chipboard.

Step 7: Adhere the Retro Bike, Bird and Swirly chipboard to the spool using E6000.

Step 8: Add sentiment stickers to each wheel of the Retro Bike using 3D Tape.

Step 9: Tap on some gesso using a paintbrush and continue embellishing as desired.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Chipboard Border

Other Supplies Used:

- Vintage Ribbon Spool
- Patterned Paper & Coordinating Stickers
- Eyelets
- Vignette Finial Pieces
- Flowers and Leaves
- Dyed Ribbon
- Time Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink
- Foambrush
- Paintbrush
- Scissors
- Gesso (White)
- Paintbrush
- E6000
- 3D Tape
- Hot Glue
- Heat Gun
- Cropadile

Thanks so much for visiting today!