Friday, November 11, 2011

Friendzy Friday with Two Scrapbook Friends: Crash Your Stash of Ribbon Tutorial

Have you been to the back of the Two Scrapbook Friends Store? A huge rack of ribbon on rolls! Wow! I love seeing what they have out and what's in the cool glass jars all over the store? There are treasures to be found! I buy lots and I buy often. So..that means I have tons of it that never seems to get on pages or little bits left over.
Today, I wanted to share with you a ribbon technique I used to create a sunshine element from a ribbon circle.  It is deceptively complicated looking but in fact took very little time. and it helps use up all those little bits!









Supplies:
1 sheet yellow Bo Bunny Double Dot paper
5-7 pieces of yellow ribbon approximately 6-10 inches. This varies with how big your circle is and is up to you.
Fast drying glue
scissors
yellow rhinestones
Process:
1. I  cut a  circle in a piece of Bo Bunny Double Dot Yellow. It should form a rim and be fairly narrow. Mine is approximately 1/2 and inch.


2. I chose 6 or 7 different yellow ribbons and cut them in odd lengths ranging from 2 inches to 3 inches in length. The number of lengths will depend on how much of the circle you want to cover and how large it is. Test these lengths for yourself. After I adhered them I actually trimmed a few for effect.


3. I then folded the ribbon pieces around the edges of half of the circle. I used my Beacons' 3 in 1 glue to do it quickly and with minimal fuss. I didn't follow a pattern really and alternated between thicker/thinner and patterns.



4. Afterwards I adhered the bling on each strand.


Here it is again!

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Another layout I used a larger circle as a fringed frame.

Finally, a wreath element on this Christmas card.


I hope you'll dig into your stash of ribbon (I know you have one!) and give this a try. Til next time, keep doing what you love!
Christa


5 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!! Will be lifting it for sure!

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  2. Love this and that card is the bomb!

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  3. So very cool! Thanks for sharing!
    Joanne xo

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  4. I just love this tutorial. I am going to bookmark it under my favourites. It is a 'must do' for me!!!!

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