Monday, 20 June 2016

Itsy Bitsy - Sizzix Blog Hop

Hello Friends & Welcome! 
If you are joining the Itsy Bitsy-Sizzix blog hop, you must have come here from the Itsy Bitsy blog, if not click here for the complete list & rules for joining the blog hop.


It is such a proud feeling to be one of the design team member of India’s leading craft supply chain of stores ITSY BITSY. This is my very first post as a DT member, so starting with my new found love, Scrapbooking. This craft form helps you preserve your memories with a special touch. Today I’m gonna show you how to use the ‘We R Memory Keepers – Sew Ribbon’ in a completely different way...


This tool is perfect to embellish your projects with ribbons. Ribbons can be weaved in different patterns like leaf, flower, scallop, etc. The tool has a coordinating Ribbon set (to be bought separately).


Every set has 3 different types of ribbons – velvet, twill & grosgrain



The tool pack has A template, punch & 3 ribbon needles.


The template comes in 2 pieces. Its magnetic and opens by sliding both the pieces. The paper is fixed between there piece. You can easily adjust the paper later.


The Punch has a sharp end to create slots on the paper for the ribbon to be woven easily. This punch fixes well on the template for safe storage purpose.
This was a brief intro to the tool and its use. Let’s head to my Project.



I thought of using the Sew Ribbon tool differently. Here is have used it to bind a Booklet.

Supplies required:
Scissors



Green Cardstock – for the pages
Size: 11 3/4 “ x 7 “
Score @ 4 7/8 ” – 5 7/8 ” – 6 7/8 ”
5 Sheets




White Cardstock – for the cover
Size: 11 7/8 “ x 7 “
Score @ 4 7/8 “ – 5 7/8 “ – 6 “ – 7 “
1 sheet



Always use a cutting mat while using this tool, though the blades don’t come out on the backside of the tool. Place the white cardstock vertically and fix it between the two pieces of the tool in such a way that the first scored line is aling to the top edge of the tool. Now holding the tool in place start punching the slots with the punch. Once done rotate the sheet and repeat the punching process on the other scored line. Lastly fold along the scored lines.



For the green cardstock fold the sheet along the middle scored line and then start punching the same way.




To weave the ribbon, peel the backing paper from the ribbon needle and stick it to the ribbon edge. This will help easy sewing of the ribbon through the slots. Save the backing paper to re-stick it to the needle and re use it.



Place the green pages within the white cover page and start sewing the ribbon from the back. Pass the ribbon through the bottom slot of the back cover – pages – front cover and then move to the next slot.



Keep sewing till you reach the top most slot. You will end up on the back side of the booklet. Cut the ribbon to the booklet edge and fix it there. Do the same on the starting end too.



Front cover with the sew ribbon



Back cover with the sew ribbon.



To decorate the cover I took a piece of white cardstock (size 6 7/8 “ x 4 ¾ “). Dabbed the co-ordinating distress inks (you can use any other inks)  on the craft sheet and mist a good amount of water. Then placed the sheet on top of the inks making sure the entire sheet is coloured. Dry the sheet using Heat Gun.
Next I used stencils to enhance the background. Using the Archival Ink I stamped the butterflies and added pearls to it.
Stamp the Sentiments using Acrylic Block and VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad. Add heat embossing powder to it and heat set it. Then fussy cut it and adhere it to the cover using double sided foam tape.
Finally stick the decorated cover to the booklet using tacky tapes.



The Back Cover is done using stencils and distress inks.





And finally for the pages, stamps the same butterfly randomly using the same tone distress ink.

Thus, this completes my booklet using sew ribbon binding.

Please leave a comment here on my post & I will select one lucky winner who wins this sizzix die

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We also have a month long challenge where it is anything goes using a Sizzix die or embossing folder. Find all the details here.

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. 

I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

- Love Gopi Shah

36 comments:

  1. Wow loved ur tutorial... Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank u so much for leave your love!!!

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  2. This is totally a different way to use sew ribbon, love your beautiful booklet!

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  3. Congrats Gopi Shah for being a part of Itsy Bitsy DT member. :) Loved your project and technique used.
    I haven't seen this tool before. It seems to be a really cool tool to have as a crafter... :)

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    1. thank you so much for your wishes!!! Yes this is a cool tool!!!

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  4. Congrats dear. Love the project. And thanks for the photo tut. Really helpful!

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    1. thank you so much
      I'm glad you liked the photo tutorial...

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  5. Such an elegant project Gopi! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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    1. thanks Tanvi!! i'm glad you liked it..

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  6. Lovely creation and thanks for the tutorial too.

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  7. wow so beautiful your project is and so wonderfully explained...I had seen these at Itsy Bitsy but didnt know how to use them...you have tempted me to splurge on some
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Thank you Doc... Its a wonderful tool with variety of use... i'm sure you will love it!!!

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  8. Lovely creation Gopi ! Thanks for the tutorial !

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    1. thanks sharada for leaving some love!!!

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  9. Beautiful work..especially liked your idea of using sew easy for book binnding..that was great. Congratulations on being a DT for itsy bitsy. Many more success to you. Thanks.

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    1. thank u Rishita... yes wanted to use the tool in a different manner...

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  10. very nice...learnt something new today.

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    1. I'm glad my tutorial was helpful!!! do keep visiting for many more such tutorials!!!

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  11. Congratulations & welcome aboard!Thanks for the lovely tutorial Gopi!Looking forward to many more creations!

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    1. thank you so much Rashmi for this wonderful oppourtunity!!! I'm sure working with Itsy Bitsy is going to be a wonderful experience..

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  12. Woah.. It looked really tough!!! But the way you explained it gives me a feeling I should try it as well!!! Thanks!!!And congrats for making it to the team!!!

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    1. thank you so much Pratyusha... its a very easy to use tool!!! do give it a try

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  13. Beautiful creation Gopi :) Thanks for the tutorial too :)

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    1. thank you so much for leaving some love!!!

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  14. nice album and tutorial Gopi !!

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    1. thanks a ton for leaving some love!!!

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  15. Congratulations as a DT member on Itsy Bitsy! Gorgeous card with amazing design! Thank you for sharing the making process.

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    1. thanks a ton for all the wishes and leaving some love!!!

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  16. Congratulations as a DT member on Itsy Bitsy n thanks u for this superb tutorial very beautiful card all the best of next n looking forward for ur More creative work

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful wishes!!!

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  17. awesome,love the ribbon effect thank you so much for the step by step tutorial.

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    1. i'm glad you liked the project...

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  18. Congrats...Beautiful album.....

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