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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #159: Ribbons/Lace/Twine...

As we all know, trends come and go in paper crafting. When I first started making cards more than a decade ago, ribbons were often used to embellish my card fronts. I even remember seeing online photos of the vast ribbon collections of my fellow crafters. I had a box full of ribbon, but my assortment paled in comparison to their special ribbon display shelves and containers filled with every color of ribbon under heaven.

I haven't used much ribbon in recent years, so I was glad when this challenge came along on the Let's Craft and Create challenge blog.  It encouraged me to look into my ribbon box once again and select something to use on a card.

After cutting my pink floral cardstock panel, I used a craft knife to carefully make regular 1/2" slits in three rows, staggering them so that I could thread my ribbon through them in a regular pattern. This took a little time, so I think I'll use my Silhouette Cameo to design this panel when I do this again. That way, I can cut two at once for some quick cards.

I chose three 1/2" ribbons and three 1/8" ribbons from my box. It was easy to weave the 1/2" ribbons through the slits I had made and then glue on my little bows.

I stamped my sentiment with blue ink, then cut it out with a die and popped it up on foam tape. And I couldn't resist adding some sequins for a little sparkle.

For the inside of my card, I use some more of the pink floral CS as a mat and left my white panel blank. I will use this card to send a hand-written note of encouragement to a family member or friend.

Now it's your turn to join in the fun! Dig out those ribbons, lace or twine and get creative. You can use any, or all three, or enter the challenge by choosing the "anything goes" option. As usual, there is a prize to make this challenge even more interesting.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Cute card. The woven ribbon adds a lot of interest. Love the accent of the 3 sweet little bows. I don't use ribbon much anymore either. I have a pretty big stash so should be able to enter this challenge.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

What a fun way to use some ribbons! I don't think I could manage cutting that many slits and not messing up.

Glittered Paws said...

Love this - and I have some of the same ribbons, I too don't use them nearly as much as I used to but have I gotten rid of any NOT. Labor intense to make all those little slits - and to make them perfect as well. Who ever gets this card should appreciate all the work that went in on this.

Patti J said...

Very pretty! I have a huge drawer FULL of ribbon and lace, and rarely use it! Love your beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A very clever creation, I love the variation of ribbons used. A very inspiring creation Thank you for sharing. Creative wishes Tracey.