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Friday, June 26, 2009

38 ways to use ribbon in your scrapbooking

I love the versatility of ribbon when scrapbooking. Ribbon can be used to draw focus or just add some embellishment and bling. Many of you may be looking for ways to use up all those ribbons you have stashed and I am hoping this article will give you an idea or two, to use ribbon in your scrapbooking.

  1. Tie a knot in a piece of ribbon, then trim the tails at an angle (to prevent them from fraying) and use a Mini Glue Dot™ to secure the knot at the corner of a photo
  2. Use the same method next to your journaling.
  3. You can also wrap ribbon around a photo or around your page as a border, securing the ends of the ribbon to the backside of the photo or paper with tape, this will add an interesting corner to your photo or page.
  4. You can also attach ribbon with brads (make a tiny hole through the ribbon before securing it) or even staples or clips for an artsy look.
  5. Tie onto a tag, photo mat, border, or photo as an accent.
  6. Use with a hole punch to make a booklet.
  7. Use to secure a fold open photo frame
  8. Tie it to paper clips or other fancy clips to add interest to your design
  9. Staple on the edge of your photo, journal block or title
  10. Places strips of ribbon behind your photo to use as a mat
  11. Attach a ribbon charm and use as a long border
  12. Thread through eyelets and tie as an accent
  13. Tie onto a slide holder for a small picture frame
  14. Tie onto each end of a metal label holder
  15. Tie small bits of ribbon onto a larger piece for a unique border design
  16. Stamp words and sayings or even images onto your larger ribbons and use as a title
  17. Weave ribbons together like a basket to create interest and texture in your layout, use this a as a mat, a background, a border
  18. Tie many ribbons around a plain spiral notebook to create an interesting journal or scrapbook
  19. Use ribbon to secure several paper bags, envelopes or any other paper scraps together to create a small scrapbook
  20. Tie around jump rings of small, shaped scrapbooks to spice them up a little
  21. Fold and secure your ribbon with snail adhesive to make your ribbon form the letters of your scrapbook title
  22. Use ribbon and your paper scraps to create an interesting journaling tag for your layout
  23. Tie it to the bottom of your photo mat, to add interest and texture
  24. Make small bows for your girly scrapbook pages
  25. Fold thick ribbon diagonally to make your own photo corners
  26. Use ribbon to create stems and leaves for your stamped flowers on your Layouts
  27. Place a decorative brad in the center of small ribbon strips to make a faux flower embellishment
  28. Use as a simple page border
  29. Use as color blocking borders
  30. Use small strips of ribbon to jazz up and add color to your chipboard shapes and letters
  31. Tie a small piece to a chipboard letter to add some bling
  32. Use ribbon scraps and rhinestones to create candles on birthday layout
  33. Use your re-inkers or chalks to add color to your plain white ribbon, you have virtually any color at your hands
  34. Stamp a decorative border onto the ribbon and use on your layout
  35. Use small letter stamps to add bits of journaling to your ribbon strips, such as dates, lists or just random words pertaining to your layout like (soccer - goalie - sports - determination, etc.)
  36. Set eyelets or brads through the length of the ribbon to create a funky trim for your layout
  37. Use the eyelet punch to add an interesting border to your layout, mat or journal box and thread your ribbon through it to add a trim
  38. Tie ribbons through buttonholes and attach with glue dots.

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Another great tutorial on adding ribbon to your cards

Debbie, the ribbon lady shares another fantastic way to incorporate ribbons into your card making!

Ribbon and a Button

Step #1: Stamp a random background and a primary image on white cardstock. I used two different colors. Cut the background to 4" by 5 1/4". Cut the focus image into a diamond shape.

(Leaf image from Hearts In Touch: http://www.heartsintouch.com/, background image from Jennifer Obertin)

2. Cut a matching ribbon (I used white organza) into three pieces. One piece will become your tie, so make it about 5-6" long. The other two pieces measure approximately 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" (see below). Use a matching button (I actually used a clear button).

3. Thread the ends of the tie through the holes in the ribbon (I use a dental floss threader) to create a loop. Slip the cut pieces into the loop and cinch them down by pulling the ribbon ends and making a knot on the other side of the button.

If you look closely you can see that the knot and tie ends are on the opposite side of the button than the cut pieces. I realized when I was finished that the knot could have been on the OTHER side of the button too; on the SAME side as the "wings" of the bow. Either way is fine.

4. Adhere the background card to a black background, and put a black matte on the back of the focus image. Glue or tape the focus image to the background, then use some strong glue (I use E6000) to adhere the ribbon/button beneath the focus element. Add an appropriate sentiment.

You're done and you've only taken a few minutes to add a fun ribbon embellishment! Give it a try and post what you create for us to see!

Adding Ribbon to your cards

Sometimes adding ribbon to a card is REALLY simple! Debbie, the ribbon lady shared this post on cafe mom, she really has some awesome ideas!

1. Stamp a solid block stamp in a fairly light color on white cardstock.

(stamp: Moon Rose)

2. Overstamp flower image with purple ink.

(stamp: Hearts In Touch)

3. Use a corner punch to add decorative edges to the corners and add some "bling" to the centers of the flowers.

4. Prepare the other card layers as shown below. The larger is just printed cardstock. The smaller piece is textured cardstock that I scalloped with my decorative scissors. If you have a cricut you could probably cut it using that as well:

5. Cut one, two or three pieces of ribbon that are long enough to wrap around the yellow card with plenty of extra to tie a double knot or a bow. Wrap the ribbon around the card so all ribbon ends meet about 2/3 down the vertical, scalloped edge of the card (right edge). Tape the ribbon to the back of the card so it stays.

6. Tie the ribbon into a bow or a double knot. Use popdots or dimensional tape to affix the flower image atop the bow-adorned yellow card, and do the same with the yellow card atop the printed cardstock background.

7. Prepare final layer and sentiment as desired.

8. Finish layering as shown and you're done with another easy ribbon embellished card!

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