I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was when I saw that I had made it to the finalist round for the May Arts Ribbon Design Team. So next came the fun part - designing my project for the final round - which is what I am sharing with you today.
You know I love making my own flowers - and making my own flowers with yummy May Arts Ribbons?!! Ah, it just doesn't get any better. I wanted a way to showcase a wide variety of flowers, and teach you how to make them all. My project is a mini album, which includes tags with the Reader's Digest version of the tutorials. (Don't worry, the full tutorials, with lots of pictures are all in this post).
But for now, I'll show you the book pages, with their how-to tags.
Glue your ribbon onto cardstock and let dry completely. Run through your die-cut machine as normal.
Rolled Rosette Flower
Start weaving the ribbon over and under the spokes. (I find this much easier to do if the ribbon is threaded through a needle). Continue until the entire circle is covered, and glue the end of your ribbon to the underside of the circle.
For each flower, cut 5 concentric circles - freehand, from wide satin ribbon.
Hold each circle carefully, beside a candle flame. This will melt and seal the satin ribbon, as well as cause the circle to cup.
Stack the circles and glue them together. Add a decorative button to the center to finish the flower.
Five Petal Posy
Melt the edges of each of the circles, as you did for the Lollipop flowers above.
Take one of each sized circles, for each petal, and line them up with bottoms even. Pinch the grouping together and stitch to hold. When all five petals are completed, sew them together to form your flower. Add a knot of Net for the center of the flower.
Oval Doily Stacker One
Ribbon Eyelet Border
Mega Fanciful Flourish
Fiona's Magic Mirror
Dutch Scallop Square
French Lattice Large
Pair of Ferns
English Tea Party
Build a Flower One
Beautiful Moments Patterned Paper
Cardstock - ColorMates
French General tags, buttons
Epoxies - Bubble Caps Round 14
Paradise Chipboard Album
Creative Inspirations Paint
Distress Ink, Distress Paint