Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Use up that Ribbon!

When I decided to do a major purge on my ribbon, it was difficult for me to toss out those small pieces.

So I made up my mind that anything smaller than 12" - 6" would go in a jar, everything else got wrapped around tongue depressors. Those tiny, tiny, tiny pieces of ribbon got tossed.
I happened to be on Pinterest and saw a card that I thought would be perfect for those smaller pieces of ribbon. I tried to make it my own and hope you will do the same.

I did not put a sentiment on my card because I felt that this particular card could be used for just about ANY occasion and would be great to have a bunch of these on hand for that spur of the moment when "I need a card."

My card  is standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I then cut my card base 1/2" smaller on the top and on the side. Which of course will then give you a 1/4" frame when put on your card.

I eye balled the center of my card very lightly drew a circle approximately the size of a quarter. I used that as a guide for placing my ribbon pieces. I found that if I kept crossing my ribbon over each other that my card center was becoming VERY thick, so I decided to cut small pieces and just stagger them around the circumference of the circle I had.

Once I was happy how the ribbon was laid out, I found a button, threaded it and glue dotted that to the center of the ribbon. Once again you can use just about anything to get the same effect: washi tape, ribbon, thin scraps of paper, for your starburst effect.

For the center you can use a button or even a flower.


   June Geraci 
   Creative Team Member of SCRAP YOUR SCRAPS 

When I saw June's post about using up your ribbon, I knew I needed to listen! I hardly ever use ribbon on my layouts and cards.  I'm not sure why, but it just doesn't seem to be my "go to" embellishment.  So I decided to take up June's challenge and use some of my ribbon.

I took a 6x4 card and punched holes on the side.  Then I found some ribbons that matched the colors in the card.  All I did was put the ribbon through the punched holes and tie a knot.  This is what I came up with:


I had some fun pictures of my nieces at our Fourth of July celebration.  So I adhered the 6x4 card onto another sheet of paper and added some word art.


This is the final layout.  It is a 12x12 pocket page with the top pocket being 12x6 and the bottom having three pockets which are 4x6.


 Thank you June for inspiring me to use up my ribbon!

  Sandi Chromey 
   Creative Team Member of SCRAP YOUR SCRAPS 


 I chose to grab some different ribbon scraps and make some embellishments for a page I was working on for 3 Scrappy Boys.

 I just put a bunch of strong adhesive on some scrap paper and laid down my ribbon scraps in coordinating colors.
 Then I ran the sheets of paper through my Big Shot manual die cutting machine with a circle steel rule die and it cut like butter!

   Nicole Bingaman 
   Creative Team Member of SCRAP YOUR SCRAPS 


  1. Such great ideas to use up your ribbon scraps!

  2. Love all these ideas for ribbon scraps! Ribbon is such a staple embellishment item and it is great to have some fresh inspiration!!!

  3. I love all the ideas - especially the flowers and the circles covered with ribbon. I am going to use these ideas. You all have the best blog out there.

    1. Thank you so much Catherine. You made my day. :)

  4. I am a huge fan of ribbon and these are such beautiful ideas, ladies! Thanks so much, Sandi!


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