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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Don't throw that ribbon away.

I've always saved all the scraps of ribbon and now I know what to do with it.  Here's a couple of cards that I made using that leftover ribbon. 

I used red for the card base and white for the top layer.  Then I cut the heart out of the white layer using the framelits.  I layed the white layer over the red and traced the heart onto the red.  This was so that I could be sure to get all of the heart covered with ribbon.  I wanted to be sure that the ribbon stayed straight (sometimes things tend to wander for me)   so I layed a ruler down on the red layer and traced a line on each side of it for a guide.  Then I just started pulling red, pink and purple ribbon out of my stash.  I used snail to adhere the ribbon down and it seemed to stay okay.  But of course, you could always use glue.  When I had the heart shape completely covered then I adhered the white layer down to the card.  Some of the ribbon that I used is retired because I've been saving it for a long time.  Just add a greeting and you're all done.

And then, because I had so much fun, I had to try a Christmas tree.  And I'm thinking about Easter eggs, pumpkins, Christmas ornaments, stars and flowers.  I might run out of ribbon but I don't think so.  I've got a big container and now people know that they shouldn't throw any of it away.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea Lynn!! I have been meaning to try it, but glad I waited because you have given me more ideas using different Big Shot Dies. Really like the Christmas tree.