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Ribbon Techniques Challenge

Good Morning! Welcome to Papertrey Ink’s 2012 Stamp-a-Faire! If you are looking for more details about today’s event, please click on the graphic above to visit Nichole Heady’s blog for all of the details.

First up, I have a couple of projects to share with you on a new way to use satin ribbon and dress up those die cuts.

I made this thank you card to showcase a flower embellishment using notched flower dies and satin ribbon.

I used the pleated ribbon technique around the notched flower die cut to create a ruffled edge. It really creates a great border and adds another layer to the flower embellishment.

I used a hot glue gun to adhere the pleated ribbon in place. After the embellishment was complete, I added it to a rosie posie leaf die cut.

I hope you enjoyed this technique and will use it on your next die cut and maybe even felt!

For my next project, I created a pocket envelope. I folded some cardstock in half and added edgers #5 die cut.

In this project, you can see how I used the same ribbon pleating technique to add a ruffled border around a mat stack die cut. So, you can definitely use this technique to add to your cardstock or patterned paper die cuts as well.  To assemble the pleated ribbon onto the die cut on this envelope, I used liquid adhesive.

I added three little buttons to the envelope file tab and stamped a loving postmark.

The contents of this envelope for the bride and group will surely make them feel loved. I hope you are inspired by the pleated ribbon technique and specifically adding it to die cuts to create a fun embellishments and ruffle border.

To see the video tutorial on how to create ribbon pleated embellishments, click here or see the embedded video below.

 

Thanks so much for checking out my ribbon technique tutorial using satin ribbon! See you in couple of hours!

Jeannie LJuly 21, 2012 - 8:57 am

Love the pleated ribbon techniques. Never thought to do it on die cuts or as embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the card and envelope.

Holly SaveurJuly 21, 2012 - 11:44 am

LOVE the card so much it has such a sweet vintage feeling !
Great video too!

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