Using ribbons

I have drawers full of ribbons - they are just fun to use and will always fill a blank space.  Although I do find I never have the right colour!  Here are a few ideas on how to use your ribbons - some of them maybe a little different.

I often tuck the ends of sheer ribbons around the card and glue that part rather than the front of the card, in fact I often tuck the ends around of most of my ribbons unless they are too thick.  I cover it up with an insert on the inside.

Check out the shop as there are still some nice ones for sale in there.

Thank you to Clare (Kenspeckle) for her cards.

21 Today
The ribbon is used to hand the the greeting tag.

Fab numbers cut with a Robo - I have added some welded numbers on the Free downloads page. Made by Clare

Sail Away
I used the CB embossing folder on this one but used it in reverse so that I could stamp on the card. 

I have stamped Happy Birthday onto the twill tape, I used a small alphabet stamp set.

Clare has used some great paper, and used ribbon and fibres to accent it.

Big Flower
Clare has given the flower ribbon accents.


New Home
Clare has added a ribbon  to this card along with a key embellishment, the paper says it all!

Clare has used a single flower with ribbon attached to make this lovely card.  The style perfect for an occasion where you are not sure what to say.

Paper Buckle
This 'buckle' is just a circle of card that I have used a slot punch to make into a buckle for the ribbon.

I often use narrow ribbon tas a way to fix a charm to a card.  If I don't have the right colour sheer ribbons are easily coloured with ink pads.  You just need to wait for it to dry.

I have used ribbon to hold the char and to decorate the card.

Funky Foam Flower
The flower has been cut from funky foam and sewn with metallic thread.  Not quite ribbon - but raffia - I have wound it around the card and tied it..

Ric Rac
Just added as an accent - but suit this funky retro look.

Baby Boy
I have used two colours on this card to make a change, I tucked the ends around the 'panel'.  

  Carolyn Woodruff July 2008