Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ribbon Scraps Blog Hop with May Arts






Are you a hoarder of ribbon? Even the tiny scraps? Then today's blog hop is for you! The May Arts Ribbonistas are showing you ways to make those little bits and pieces still pack a punch. Be sure to check out all of the inspiration, and leave comments....The Ribbon Lady will be giving away three grab bags of new release ribbons!

For my card, I used a couple of easy tips to stretch those ribbons.  First, the  AKB14 checkered "bow" isn't really a bow at all.  I wrapped the ribbon to the back of the card paned and attached it only on the backside (leaving the length on the front loose).  Then I had a very small piece of the ribbon that I just tied once around the ribbon, and it gives the appearance of a bow, with much less ribbon required.  The other trick that I used was with the 426-58-46 Grosgrain Stitch Print Scalloped Edge Ribbon  (It's peaking out from behind the red panel) - was to cut the ribbon in half, and use part of it along the top of the panel and one along the bottom of the panel). To wrap everything up, I added small bows using the burlap string SM28.




8 comments:

Christine Kiehl said...

What a delightful card which looks just like you are sitting down at the table to enjoy a piece of pie! Summertime is such fun! Thank you for sharing!

Amy C. said...

What a pretty use of ribbon! Love your baking themed card!

D.Ann C said...

Sweet card!

Sweet Pea said...

What a great card and blog hop! I scrounge every piece of ribbon so I'll be trying some of these ideas. Thank you.x

Denise Bryant said...

Really cute card! Great use of the ribbon scraps!

Corine cusin-panit said...

good idea!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card Gini!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CLEVER way of using short scraps to look like a "real" bow, GREAT idea to cut pieces lengthways for pretty borders too!!!

Gretchen said...

Cute card!!