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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

...Ribbon border how-to


ED - StampinPam - it's a making memories Slot punch tool that can be used anywhere on the page.
Check it out here.

A couple of folks wondered how to do the ribbon border on these cards - I have a pic of the reverse of the top panel here so's you can see how easy this is. I just cut 4 slots where I wanted each corner of the frame to be.

I took a piece of ribbon slightly longer than the distance between two slots and tied a knot in the middle, pulling tight. then I slipped the ends through the slots. I checked the front to make sure the knot lay between the two slots before sticking the ends of the ribbon down. So simple.

I used a slot punch tool but you could just use a craft knife - If you do use a craft knife I suggest that instead of just cutting a slit that you actually cut out a skinny rectangle, the ribbon will need a little room. To find out what length to cut your skinny rectangle, look at your ribbon. Take a ruler and measure across the width of your ribbon at a 45 degree angle. Cut your skinny rectangle just short of this measurement so that the ribbon fills it nicely.

Hope that helps.

Hoping to be back later with a card for the CPS challenge this week!!

In the meantime I'm waiting on my PTI stuff!! This morning the doorbell went just as the big black hairy spider disappeared into the pile of laundry. Like a fool I decided to answer the door in case it was the PTI stuff, chuh! aparently not. Now I have to go through the laundry and find the spidoo.

41 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Claire these are GORGEOUS!!!! I love that ribbon treatment!!! WOW!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh and PS - Have you seen this blog!??? http://apassionforpapertrey.blogspot.com/

Peggy Maier said...

Great idea! Really makes a beautiful card! Hope you find the spider - maybe you could jump up & down on the laundry first!

Katie Renz said...

Claire,

Thanks for sharing and congrats on another beautiful card! Take care!

Julia Aston said...

Thanks for sharing your 'how to' for the ribbon frame Claire! it does look simple once you explain it - and looks SO impressive when you see it on the card!!

Nicole said...

WOW, this is wonderful! I was wondering how to do that!

Congrats on the new design team! (ANNOUNCE IT ALREADY!! HAHA!) I look forward to working with you!

Hoosier Hugs, Nicole

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I think you had your priorities exactly right: PTI before spider! LOL

Susan said...

Wow that is fantastic

Donelda said...

Thanks for the tips girl!!

and I love your new blog header!!

Donelda said...

....and did I just see something about a design team??? Come on girl...what's up????

Vivienne said...

wow!! I don't know how I find here, your cards are so gorgeous~~~~wow!!!!I like your card!!!will come again!

Heidi said...

Wowza Claire! Those cards are beautiful!! Thanks for the 'how to'. Congratulations on your DT appointment! Very smart of Bev's part to pick you!

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the info!!! I will definitely try this!

Stampin' Pam said...

Claire Bear - you are the best! Thank you SO much for showing us how you do this technique - I absolutely love these cards - they are so simple yet stunning - what kind of punch do you use that you are able to get to the inside parts of the card? And did I hear DT??? I better read more - after last night's PTI blog hop and a very early morning for work today I'm a wee bit behind in my blog readings.
Hugs n smiles lovely lady!

Helen said...

I LOVE this ribbon border! I always love to see new ways with ribbon! Thanks!

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

AWESOME idea!!! Thanks for sharing with the TLC gang your special secret for doing this technique!

Dawn said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. Super idea. Love your cards.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great technique.

Joanne Travis said...

This is beautiful!! Thanks for the how to.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Just gorgeous, wow! I love it and thanks for sharing the instructions!

Collette said...

How wonderful - these are gorgeous!

SusanR said...

This is so pretty! It looks like such a complicated procedure until you know how it was done - great use of ribbon (my favorite embellishment!) :)

Linda Bandow said...

Thanks for your tutorial Claire...this is such a great idea and so effective.....I am a first time visitor but this will not be my last.

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a marvelous creation Claire!
I am definitely going to try this--hopefully today!

I have visited Ireland-- it is one of my most favorite places to have travelled to!

Beverly said...

Beautiful ribbon treatment. Thanks for sharing!

Antje said...

Great technique and beautiful card - TFS, I will give it a try...

Lynne Phelps said...

My first visit but not my last. I LOVE this technique. Most truly elegant things have a great simplicity and this ribbon frame certainly fits that description. Just lovely!

Patti J. said...

What a great tutorial! I love your idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Wonderful blog, by the way!

Cre8tiveTeen said...

Very cool! I'll have to try this technique.

Gaby said...

What a beautiful way to use ribbons.
Great job.

Anonymous said...

these are so great...what a creative mind you have. thanks for sharing MaryAnn

Linda Crowder said...

What a cool technique and one anyone of us can do. Thanks for sharing!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing this idea!! :)

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

Julia Aston said...

Hi again Claire! I made a card using your technique and linked back here

here's my post:

http://createwithjulia.blogspot.com/2009/03/always-look-on-bright-side.html

It's such a great idea!

Rima said...

WOW Claire, I love the ribbon frame technique!! you can see my card on blog
x
Rima

Marja Sch said...

I have an award on my blog for you to thank you for the lovely ribbon inspiration:)Marja

Paula said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. I am trying to come up with an idea for 40th wedding anniversary invitations and I think this is it! Thanks!

Angela Sulik said...

Thanks for the instructions and link to MMs video.

jogry said...

Thanks for sharing this ribbon technique. This is entirely new to me.I love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is too awesome- and I wanted to make the technique much harder than this! Thanks for the visual- this is a great look!