Monday, March 26, 2012

Zva Creative March DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented
Design Team welcome you to our March blog hop!

The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog ! Be sure head on over to check
it out! Leave a comment there for a chance to win an extra prize package
just for visiting the blog and telling us that you stopped by! You will
also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case
there is a glitch along the way).

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls,
flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for
you, so each designer will be sharing a creation using a specific
color or color combination on their blog hop project. If you like what
you see you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva

Gabrielle came home for the weekend. It was nice to have her around and I got some new photo's. Just a quick photo shoot in our back yard.

I love the size of the big bloom!! [FL-04CA-105] 4.25" Flower w leaves in Fushia. I also love the color!!! Hot lavender!! I took apart the leaves from the attached stem and rearranged them. It gave it a different look. Then I cut apart the flourish, Triumph - White Pearl -
[CRB-04CB-108] and put a piece on either side of the flower.

I added some beautiful lavender crystals Dots Crystal - Lavender (0.3 cm & 0.5 cm) -
[CRW-04CB-133] to the punched edges. And on either end of the photo is Symmetrical Flourishes - Basic Pearl (F) -[PEW-03CA-103]. They are so pretty!!

I used an assortment of flowers and leaves to create the flower spray. The middle flower is 1.5" graceful roses -Purple -[FL-04CA-136], the ones to either side are the Sweet Rose, the 4 smaller ones are Mini Rose (144 stems) -11/16" or 19mm -Lavender Transition
[FLBK-03CB-121] and the leaves are 36pc leaves #II - 1.5" -[FL-04CA-114].

Just a closeup of the gorgeous flower.

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along
the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that
designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired
along the way!

Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize
package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's
important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, March 26th and runs through midnight US
Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 27th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 28th on each of the
five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Zva's blog as well. We will do our best to
notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs
once again on Wednesday... plus, you never know what kind of
inspirational creation that you may find there.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do
not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to
qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path,
the more chances you will have to win.

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our
blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our
hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any
of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva
creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can
suggest other products that they don't carry.

*Hop over to Zva's NEW blog
and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's NEW blog .
Your next stop is the very talented Jolanda Meurs Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on April 30th for our next Zva
blog hop!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Post It Notes Book Cover***Zva Creative*** Tutorial

Keep this beautiful little book that holds Post It Notes handy when you need it. I will carry this one in my purse. I keep one on my scrap desk, and another by the phone. I love them!!

I even decorated the back cover with the other half of my Zva Crystal Flourish Flourish IV - Clear Crystal - [CRS-05CA-101].

It holds one pack of a 3x3 Post it Notes pack.

Product List:
1 12x12 piece of double sided paper
Tape Runner Gun or adhesive of your choice
Paper Cutter
Piece of chip board or Grunge Board
Small embellishments of your choice

Cut out your pattern paper using the templates.

Score your ends (I use a score board) and fold over using a bone folder for crisp edges.

Adhere your chip board pieces to the inside of your cover piece. Make sure the outer edges just touch the fold line. Do not go over it, then take the thinner middle piece and place between the 2 larger pieces making sure there is a small gap between all 3 pieces as shown.

Starting with your longer flaps, adhere them to your chipboard. Then take your smaller end flaps and do the same. I used a tape runner, but you can use glue or 2 way tape.

If you would like to make the bow tie into the outside of the spine as shown in the top photo then adhere your ribbon(s)
over the inside of the spine.

If you would like to close your cover with a bow tie, then cut your ribbon in half and adhere to both ends of the cover. I used glue to tack the pieces down for stability.

Take your liner and adhere it over the ribbon and onto the inside of your cover.

Adhere a 3x3 Post it Notes pack to the back side of your booklet. You are now ready to decorate it.
I used 2 ribbons, one silk the other sheer.
To decorate the cover, I used a 1.5" Graceful roses -Scarlet - [FL-04CA-134], Leaves- 1" [FL-04CA-112], Flourish IV - Clear Crystal - [CRS-05CA-101], Elegant Rose Buds White
[FLBK-03CB-145], mini rose 1/2" or 12mm - Olive [FLBK-03CB-106]

Here is one I did using the new Swirlydoos March kit French Quarter. This one has the ribbon adhered to the inside spine before you place the liner. This will allow you to tie a pretty bow on the outside of the book spine.