Sunday, June 20, 2010

All Eyes On...Ribbon

It's time for another Wplus9's "All Eyes On..."! The focus for this month is on ribbon and it's many uses, other than the usual bow. I chose to go with the ever so simple, ribbon tab. It's a "go-to" technique for me that makes the perfect quick and fun embellishment. It's also a great way to save the ribbon that's on the roll or to use up a stash of ribbon bits. It only takes a couple inches of ribbon to create one simple tab.Started today's card out by stamping my focal image onto a punched circle. The sentiment is from Just A Note and the adorable singing bird is from The Birds & The Bees.

Next, created the background heart strip using Background Builders: Hearts. Stamped rows of hearts in Plum Pudding, Raspberry Fizz & Sweet Blush. Then attached ribbon tabs, of the same colors, to the strip and adhered it all to a Smoky Shadow card base. Here's A Tip: To make your ribbon tab embellishments a bit more interesting, try using more than one type of ribbon. For example, on my card I've combined twill, saddle stitch and satin.
Here's How: To create a simple ribbon tab, cut a 2-3 inch piece of ribbon. Using strong adhesive (Glue Dots or Scor-Tape will work perfectly), attach the ends together to form a loop. Then, simply adhere the ribbon loop to the back of your cardstock using another piece of adhesive.

Other ideas for these ribbon tabs are to double up or layer the ribbon tabs like this (see first card on the post) and this. Or create a fun and colorful border like this.

For more ribbon ideas and inspiration, be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of the Wplus9 design team has up their sleeves...
I hope we have inspired you to get crafty with your ribbons today! Have a great one!


A Note Of Love:


  1. Oh lovely, i have tons of ribbon....what a fab idea. Very cute, clean and quick!

    love emma xxx

  2. love your stamped background and the ribbon tabs! beautiful card!

  3. I love how the colours are all tied in together - and the combination of ribbon types is a great idea, I've gotta try that!

  4. *Clunk!*

    ADORABLE! First of all, you've used that tiny bird and maximized his splendid potential {I really hear him singing!} but your use of color and RIBBON, is just too much for my heart right now - this is exquisite!

    {We're off to Father's Day festivities and NOW all I want to do is stamp! Torture!}

    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Love the card and colors!!! I use this a lot in my projects because it's the perfect way to use those scraps know those left overs from bows and sometimes you just that urgh tiny piece left when you finish a roll of ribbon! LOVE IT! (I have named it my ribbon peekers *hee hee*)

  6. Great use of color Maile! This is so fabulous, I don't even mind that there is purple in it. ;o) Seriously great tip on the use of different ribbons as well, it really adds interest and keeps it from being too matchy-matchy.

  7. Fabulous! I love the colors you used. So talented you are Maile!

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  9. Let me try this again without typos!

    I love how the color of the hearts flows right into the like-colored ribbon! It's all the in the details - nice!

  10. Love the colors you used on this and the 3 kinds of ribbons for your pretty tabs!

  11. Super sweet! I love the colors & ribbons!