Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ribbon Cutting 101

You can cut ribbon you say??? Well, this technique tutorial is about an easier way to make a "bow" and save some ribbon as you don't have to use a long length of ribbon to go all the way around the backside of the cardfront too!! It's not really a bow per se......well, you'll see....

Cardstock, ribbon, stamps glue dots, embellishments

Step 1:
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go the length of the card plus have some left for tying. Tie the ribbon around your finger......I tied my ribbon with one long side and one shorter side so that my knot would be off center on my finished card.

Step 2:
Cut loop of the ribbon on the bottom of the loop...the knot is on the top..... while it is still on your finger. Cut ribbon at an angle to help reduce fraying.

Step 3:
Glue long ends on back of cardfront. You will have to attach cardfront to standard card to hide the back of the cardfront. Finish your card!


gimmemorestamps said...

Cute! This is actually something I didn't know.

YOu may think I am just here to post comments because of your blog candy post... well, yes and no! Sure I have a ribbon fetish, but your blog is actually helpful to me! I just started my own blog, but it is on livejournal.

Corie said...

This idea is FANTASTIC!!! Would you mind if I linked to your site to share this idea with others?

Lisa C. said...

wow, I really like this idea for tying ribbon, I will definately try it. I am a new subscriber, found your link through Craft Critique..

bichonpawz said...

This is super cute! I didn't know about this technique either...thanks for sharing. I found you through Craft Critique too.

Karen said...

Great idea. Thanks for the tip

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing! I always need help with tying ribbon.

Tami said...

OMG..I can't believe I never knew this handy trick. I could never figure out how everyone did this. Thanks so much :):):)