Sunday, 16 September 2012

A Ribbon by any Other Name

Summer Smooches Designer Paper was used to make this box, the Fancy Favour Die for the Big Shot.   It's a cute box with that wavy detail along the top don't you think?  

The "ribbon" was made by cutting a strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamping the greeting along the length.  I then cut it into 3 pieces, the length depends on the item your decorating, so I measured the width of the box and cut one piece about 2cm wider.   The remaining piece I cut in two so that one piece was about 3 cm longer than the other.  The smallest length makes the base of the ribbon and I cut the "flag" ends with a square punch (any size will do).   For the other two pieces, turn them over and place a bit of snail adhesive in the centre (on the back).  Fold each end in to the middle so they are stuck to the snail.   Layer the longer piece onto the base piece, the shorter piece on top of that, then wrap another piece of Whisper White (that you've stamped the greeting onto) around the middle and glue it at the back.  I find glue dots are the best way to attach it to the box.

By using this technique to make ribbon, you can have any colour and any width of ribbon you like.  So not excuse to not decorate with "ribbon"!

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