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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday-Using Ribbon Tutorial

Today at Top Tip Tuesday I am sharing a tutorial on using scraps of RIBBON.
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Our Challenge this week is
Using ribbon or Girlie
So let me start with a question to all of you.Do you have lots of scraps of ribbon? You know those little end pieces and pieces that might make a nice bow?
Well let me say I have ribbon everywhere.
I had these really great acrylic pennants from Creative Cuts And More I started with.
They come with a protective sheet so you don't scratch them before using.
You can order these pennants in chipboard or card stock.

Creative Cuts and More also offers this really aggressive tape- 
Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape - 1/4".
I used this to cover one side completely - It is so easy to use this two sided adhesive,
I always know my projects will stay together.

I sorted out several pieces of pink-most of the pieces worked very well without me having to cut them.
The back of the pennant looks pretty good also because you see the ribbons.
You have the choice of placing ribbon on this side also  or maybe a favorite patterned paper would look nice.

This first view is after I trimmed all the overlap.I used one of my favorite tools-The Crop-O-Dile!!!
I punched three holes across the tops of each. You can choose to punch after the ribbon is on or punch first and then re-punch through the hole after your done placing the ribbons.

I threaded a long ribbon through all the holes but didn't like them not matching on the front. So I un-threaded and came up with coming in one side and tying a ribbon on the back to hold the loop. Then I went back through the same hole and out the front. I really liked that they lined up on the front and hung nicer.

So I decided to use these acrylic pennant scrapbook pages to make a pink banner.
I added some more extra ribbon on the ends, and some bling and flowers from Prima.
So I hope you enjoyed this easy idea to use up lots of scrap pieces of ribbon.
If you make anything using your ribbon scraps please leave me a link so I can come and check it out.

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Just use ribbon to play.

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  1. These pennants look great!

    Love the ribbon, great idea!

    Hope your well Dawnie!

  2. OMG! What a great idea! That is awesome!

  3. Great idea! It's wonderful Dawn!

  4. Super cute, love this idea!!

  5. Oh, Dawn, I LOVE this! It is so pretty and so creative. Really, who among us doesn't have tons of ribbon scraps that are "just too pretty to get rid of", lol! This is a super way to use them up!! TFS.

  6. BRILLIANT IDEA!! I have lots of scraps too but never know what to do with them. Oh man I so can't wait to move and decorate my new space! I gotta be patient though.

  7. What a great way to use those pieces of ribbon and make it into something so pretty! Great idea!

  8. It turned out gorgeous and I love the ribbon idea.

  9. That would be nice even with all those paper scraps I've got laying around! I do like the look of the ribbon though, so might give this a whirl.

  10. How pretty and thanks for the tutorial!

  11. Those pennants are so pretty and what a great way to get rid of those scraps of ribbon!!!

    Dawn, you had such an exhausting return trip; I do hope you take care of yourself and get better soon. I must say, I'm glad you left early because God only knows what it could have been like had you waited to the last minute. I'm praying for you to have a speedy recovery!


  12. I love your blog! This is brilliant with ribbons!

  13. Wow Dawn this is amazing! I love the banner. It is amazing. What a great use of your ribbon. Very pretty. You are such a busy girl. I can't keep up with all your wonderful creations.You are just amazing.
    I hope you are staying safe and warm in the big storm.

  14. What a creative idea I love it. very creative way to use ribbon scraps :) Thanks for the tip love it!

  15. Dawn these are stupendous I am so loving these!!!!

  16. DAWN!!!!!!!!!!! this is AWESOME!! I so love it so clever and your Tutorial is Brilliant!.... you did a fab job!
    hugs Samantha :0)

  17. This is a brilliant idea and something new to try - great tutorial!

  18. Great idea! ^^
    I really like the colours, the rebbons! ^^


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