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Monday, February 25, 2013

DT Doodles With Kiwi Lane and We R Memory Keepers (and a Giveaway!)

It's Monday.... and I really can't decide if that's a good thing or not.  I'm not a fan of Mondays, but my daughter loves them because it means she gets to go to school... weird kid!  Well, whether you're glad it's Monday or not, you should be glad that it's time for another DT Doodle!  And I should mention the chance to win a $25 gift code in the Kiwi Lane Shop if you play along... that should help you get going today!

This month, instead of doing a few card sketches, I chose to do one sketch and use that sketch for both a layout and card or two.  I just really wanted to show how versatile sketches can be with the Kiwi Lane templates, no matter the size of your project.  So here it is:

And here's my layout using We R Memory Keepers' "Crazy for You" collection:
Supplies: cardstock (DCWV, Provo Craft); patterned paper, ribbon, twine, bottle cap, metal flower, die cut (We R Memory Keepers); white alphabet stickers, brad (Doodlebug); black alphabet stickers (Making Memories); ink (Ranger); shimmer mist (Tattered Angels); date stamp (7gypsies)

Kiwi Lane Templates:  Clara Lane 1B; Scallops 2A; Sweetheart 3, 4 & 5; Tiny Sweetheart 3T, 4T & 5T; Tiny Accents 4T & 5T; 12" Strips 1/2"

I used the Sew Easy Ribbon- Scallop tool from We R Memory Keepers to punch the scallops for the ribbon to be threaded through- such a fun look with the Kiwi Lane Scallop!  I'll give you a quick tutorial on the tool at the end of this post... and give you a chance to win it!  I also used the twine a few different ways- I made a bow with a double strand and put it under the metal flower embellishment, made a flower with a single strand to put under the bottle cap embellishment, sewed around the smaller heart with it, and separated the strands to get just the purple to sew along the Clara 1B border.  I love how thick this twine is and the different ways you can use it!

Here are a few close ups of the layout:
Now for some cards:
Supplies: cardstock (Provo Craft); patterned paper, ribbon, twine (WRMK); flowers (American Crafts); ink (Ranger)
 Kiwi Lane Templates: Thoughtful 2B; Adorn 3B; Tiny Sweetheart 2T; Tiny Accents 4T

For this card, I mimicked the border at the bottom of the page and added a few of the shapes from the top right of the layout, used the Sew Ribbon tool again, added some twine and flowers and TA DA! A card based on a layout sketch!  Easy, right?  But what if you want your card to be rotated?  You rotate the sketch, of course!  Here's another card, still based on the same sketch, just rotated a bit:
Supplies: cardstock (Provo Craft); patterned paper, ribbon, twine, button (WRMK); ink (Ranger); jewel (Doodlebug)
Kiwi Lane Design Templates: Sentiments 1B; Adorn 3A; Tiny Accents 1T & 2T

I used flowers on this card to mimic the flower on the layout.  I also used twine for one of my flower centers by twirling it onto a 1" Glue Dot and finishing it off with a self-adhesive jewel.  Easy, peasy!

Alrighty... the moment you've been waiting for! ;)  Here's how to do the Sew Ribbon punch tool:

 It comes with a two sided punch that has magnets that hold it together over the paper:
 It really is easy- you just use the punch thingy and stick it through the holes in the punch template thingy:
 Then you thread the ribbon through the slits like so:
(And I know that fuchsia and kelly green don't go together... I was using scraps and that's what I pulled out of my box.)  This is quite a fun tool and goes hand-in-hand with the Kiwi Lane Templates!  I love how it adds just a bit more texture and a bit more dimension to your projects and layouts.... and I love how easy it is to use!!

So wouldn't you love to have one of these fancy schmancy tools to add to your scrapbook supplies??  Well, you can win one... this one, in fact!  That's right- I'm giving it away to one lucky blog follower.  All you have to do is become a follower of my blog (if you're not already) and leave a comment letting me know that you're a follower and what you would use this Sew Easy Ribbon Punch for!  You have until 11:59 p.m. MST on Sunday, March 3rd to enter.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Monday, March 4th 2013. (I had to modify the dates to better correspond with the blog hop... sorry to those who were counting on it being earlier!)

Don't forget to make a project based on this week's DT Doodle for a chance to win a $25 gift code for the Kiwi Lane Shop- head on over to the Kiwi Lane Blog for the details!  

That's it for now - Happy Scrapping!


Girl_Scout_Belle said...

I'm a new follower of GLOworm Designs blog, and would be thrilled to use this We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Ribbon Punch to add dimension to handmade cards!

Lois said...

I just signed to follow your least I think I did. I'm used to RSS feed so I'll see if Yahoo gives me a notice. I would be thrilled to win this ribbon punch to add dimension to my scrapbooking.

Mistylynn said...

New Follower here! I really liked that scalloped ribbon look. Thanks for sharing. Sketches are fun too.

terylswife said...

I'm a new follower too! Love this sketch and am excited to try it

mariangel said...

i am a new follower thank you

Bea Satmary said...

I like the curled flower petals..I would be afraid they would get smashed - but I am willing to try it.

Diana said...

This is my favourite so far!

elizabeth said...

getting some great ideas from doing this blog hop.

Marisa T. said...

New follower, I had fun going through and looking at your older stuff