This week’s Die Cuts R Us challenge is to showcase ribbon. I knew instantly what I wanted to do. Earlier this month, when Spellbinders was previewing all of their new dies, one of the designers showed an awesome Easter egg with this technique. (I didn’t bookmark it and for the life of me, I can’t find it.)
I used to have the bad habit of picking up Target Dollar Spot ribbon any time I saw it available. After buying a good number of packages, I discovered many of these ribbons were a strange consistency — not soft ribbon, but a little crunchy — especially the ones with words. I couldn’t tie bows with these ribbons, so off they went to a far corner of my room. The fronts were cute and pretty, so I didn’t want to throw them away. This was the perfect solution for many of them — not all of the ribbon on the heart comes from Target.
Using a piece of cardstock, I applied row after row of adhesive and ribbon. (Pretend you don’t see the cuts! LOL!) I then ran it through my Cuttlebug with a scalloped heart Nestie. With all of the glue and ribbon, I did have to do a bit of trimming to get the heart out.
This was such a fun way to use up some ribbon. I love the non-stamping focal point of the card. To finish it off, I added a bow — my favorite non-Bow Easy treatment — from yet another scrap of ribbon. I think that one actually came off of a gift and I kept it. Inside I added 3 small scalloped hearts, also covered in ribbon.
Oh — and behind that heart is a really fun, new Cuttlebug embossing folder. I don’t know the name of it (assuming candy hearts), but I purchased it from HSN in a Romance bundle of 3 5×7 folders and 3 A2 size. This candy heart one is a 5×7 folder. I’m not certain, but I think this might be an exclusive for HSN. Still — $24.95 for 6 folders is worth it!
Heart of Ribbon
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion
Other Stuff: Target Dollar Spot ribbon, Nestabilities, buttons
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