A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Ribbon Tutorial

Hey yall! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!! I hope all of you have some scrappiness planned! I am doing a little here and there. The hubby is wanting to go out today, so I may have to put it on hold until I get back this evening.

Anyways, I was up bright and early this morning. I just could not sleep. I had a lot on my mind and got tired of staring at the ceiling. So I decided to get up and come in my scrappy room. I have had so many people ask me about a ribbon technique that I like to use on my cards. I did one yesterday using it:

I promise yall, this technique is really so simple! If I can do it, anyone can. So I tried to put together a really basic tutorial this morning. I am still kinda new to this tutorial thing, but I am practicing. So please bear with me while I figure these things out. I took pictures through my whole process to share with yall. I wish I had a handycam so I could record these tutorials so you could have a better visual, but at the moment, I do not. My camera does not have recording capabilities, so for now, pix will have to do. So here we go...

I created a really simple look for this example on a pre-made double-sided note card. I took one of my new EK Success Border Punches called Swiss Cheese and punched along the bottom edge to show the color on the inside of the card. For this technique, you will need:

1. card/card base
2. Permanent Adhesive ( I use the Permanent AdTech Glue Runner from Wal Mart)
3. Ribbon of your choice
4. Scissors

First, I like to take my glue runner and lay down 2 strips of adhesive from one side of the card to the next. I do these directly on top of each other to give me a wide area of adhesive for the ribbon to adhere to:

Next, I leave the ribbon attached to the spool until I am ready to cut it off at the end, which you will see later in the tutorial. I do this because there is no exact measurement that you will need. It will all depend on the distance you are going and how much ribbon you like. I like to start on the left hand side of whatever I am working on. You will take the end of the ribbon and adhere it down about half way up the wide strip of adhesive at the very edge of your card. Press down to secure.

Now, going the other direction, lay your ribbon as show and press down to secure.

You will want to go in a back and forth motion and overlap a little each time. This overlapping will help to hide any adhesive from showing through.


I like to vary the length of mine up a bit for added interest and to make it easier on me! LOL
Once you get toward the end, it will look like this....
From here, you will want to cut your ribbon from the spool leaving about 1 and 1/2".....
Fold over....
Then you will want to adhere it all the way to the far edge like you did at the beginning of the technique; keeping in mind to leave about half of the adhesive showing.....
Then press down and this will secure your ribbon into place. As you can see, this technique almost hides where it begins and where it ends. So you will not have to worry about any overlapping ribbon.
Then, I like to use my fingers to press down the middle of the ribbon to secure everything really well...
Voila'! You are done!!!
The permanent adhesive will hold this on it's own, but I have also added staples to the center for extra added interest and security.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! I promise, this is so simple and so fun!!! Give it a try on your cards, layouts, or altered projects! Be sure to let me know if you do too so I can see!!!
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32 comments:

CelticWoman said...

Amyee, great job on the tutorial and the ribbon is awesome. Sandi

just lisa said...

So pretty!! Thanks for sharing Aymee!! Been loving your stuff!!!

jers52 said...

great job with your first tutorial. I love the way this looks and your colors are very nicely coordinated! Thanks for sharing!

Jo109 said...

What a wonderful ribbon technique, and you did a great job on your tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

How fun, Aymee!!
Thank you!!!!!

Eva said...

Aymee....this is gorgeous!!!!! I so love it!!! And what a fabulous tutorial!!!

TraceyT said...

Thanks so much for sharing this!! :) LOVE it

Michelle Lanning said...

love it - what a cute idea!

Shirley said...

That's such a cute technique and your instructions are great! Thanks Aymee!!

Trace Geworsky said...

That is awesome

AUsome mom said...

Great tut and great card!! Very nice job on your first tut!! Hugs..

Amy said...

Wow those are great instructions - Here I thought you were sewing it and I wasn't gonna do that - but this I can do!!!! Thanks

- - Sheryl - - said...

Great way to use ribbon and not too much bulk!

Rose said...

Amyee your a sweatheart for making this for us!!! fantastic directions :-)

"Um Buggin" said...

Great tuitorial Amyee! I love the way you have woven the riboon, and it looks awesome on your adorable card. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. Happy Scrapping!

Hugz, xx

Your DT sister,

~L~

Margie said...

Great tutorial, Aymee, and thanks for sharing!

Scrapbooking_fan said...

Thanks for the tutorial. it will liook great in my next project. Thanks for sharing.

Kray said...

Oh Aymee.....love this tuturial....you made it look so simple....I should use this on my mom's day cards.

Love your work!

Terri said...

VERY cool technique & thanks so much for the awesome instructions!!! LOVE your card!!!!

SuzanneRenee said...

OMG i love this!!!! I'm soooooo trying it!

krazgrl said...

You did a great tutorial. Love this technique and I'll definitely keep it in mind for later use. Thanks for sharing.

debbiefitz said...

I really like this technique - I'll have to try it!

Steph said...

Aymee this is awesome! I'm definitely going to try it!! Thanks for sharing!

campbelljudy1228 said...

Aymee,
Thank you so much for this ribbon Tutorial. You make it look so easy. Your a awesome instructor.

Bearylish said...

That is such a great trick thanks for sharing!

goatesgirl said...

thanks so much for sharing...looks easy to do, but very interesting and a good use of that cheap ribbon...just bought a ton of it when it was 5/$1 at Ms

jcscraphappy said...

great job and great technique.tfs
jennie

Deb said...

You make it look so easy, thank you!!
Its awful nice, your card and I love your blog!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous tutorial girlie! Love this ribbon treatment. TFS xxD

Carol said...

How did you get that alphaprint on top of the flower?

:)

Reel Girl said...

Super cute technique and great instructions! Look forward to your next tutorial!

Laurajean said...

Great tutorial Amyee...I LOVE it girl...I will have to try this ;) Thanks chick!!!