Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tied up in Knots - Really Reasonable Ribbon Tutorial

I have a post and tutorial up at Really Reasonable Ribbon today, so stop by and say hi and maybe do a little holiday shopping while you are over there.

I had a couple of questions about how I tied the ribbon on tag 18 for my Snowflake & Ribbon Tag Advent Calendar you can see here.

This ribbon wreath is made by tying 5 simple knots in the same direction. If you are a visual learner like me, head over to RRR and take a look at the step by step photos I have posted there.

The simple knot is a great way to manipulate ribbon into shapes on your cards. This same technique is used to create this heart out of the double-faced hot pink satin ribbon. A few more details and the steps are over at RRR.

The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Kissing Booth line, The sentiment panel is made up of a Spellbinders Label Ten, Fiskar's heart punches and a PTI sentiment and die.

Just to really demonstrate the versatility of this technique, I knotted a piece of the red diagonal stripe ribbon into a chevron for this card.

I want to highlight the chevron shape, and knew the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week is to feature scoring, so scored another chevron line below & above the ribbon. A piece of red cardstock is also rough cut with the chevron shape to border the bottom of the card. The sentiment is created with LilyBee Alphabet stickers and a punched heart.

CFC82: Create a CAS project that features scoring...
                                        and no, the fold on your card does not count *wink*

You can really see the score line here.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Loved your tutorial on the RRR blog today and the knotting in a chevron shape on your card above it great!!

  2. Brilliant ideas for ribbon. Thanks for turning me on to that ribbon store. I've already ordered twice. And, I am not too far from you, if you would like to borrow my snow globe stuff, or have me send you some stamped die cuts, just say the word.

  3. Oh my gosh Jacquie you are making wonderful creative projects with this ribbon. I will have to check out this ribbon place.

  4. Awesome card! I really love the way you knotted the ribbon too. So glad you got inky with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. What fun ways you've show to work with ribbon! Very clever. The knotted zig zag one is my favorite, I think, or the heart. Love them!

    And 130 wreaths?!? Oh my, you are so brave!!

  6. Jacquie these are wonderful cards and I am off to check out the tutorial! You are soooo creative my dear!
    Merry Christmas!


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