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Monday, November 30, 2009

A Ribbon Wreath

One of the first things you learn when working on a Web site, is your goal is to KEEP people on your site. You do NOT want to provide a link to another site and have them leave you! That being said, I am going to break that rule to show you something really cool. But you have to promise to come back. Promise? Pinky-swear? Okay, then ... check out this Ribbon Wreath Card. I'll wait ... ... ... ... ... ... Okay, you back? Good, let us continue.

So you just KNOW I had to try it, right? Like, I have ribbon, and plenty of it! Here is my first shot:

I had a little trouble with the tying of the ends, but I'll work on that. I also had trouble poking brads through the wreath, because the weave is so tight, so I opted for stick-ons instead, Not bad, but it needs some layering like in the one I CASEd.

Since the video tutorial link in that off-site post is from May Arts and she used two-sided ribbon, I decided to try some SU double-sided ribbon from my embarrassingly large stash. Here is what I made:

This is the woven length ...

... and the back ...

... and tied. This is really easy to make, and I plan to keep trying until I get it right! These could make ornaments as well as card adornments. I think they are pretty fat to mail, but if you are giving a card to someone, have at it!

Let me know if any of you try it, and show me how you did!

Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

  1. Great card and the wreath is beautiful. I tried one but I haven't put it on a card yet. I'm experimenting with 2 different colors of ribbon and it's working out well. The double sided kind is so much easier though.

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  2. When I was in the monastery the older Sisters made these from the palms from Palm Sunday services... I never could get the hang of it but I will have to give it a try again!

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  3. I just had to give this a try! I have the wreath made, but not put onto a card yet. The tension on my wreath is a little loose, but for the first one, I'm happy with it. TFS!

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  4. Good grief! That ribbon wreath is fantabulous!!!!

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  5. This is amazing Pirate!!
    You have done an amazing job!!! Love the tw sided ribbon #stopsellingoffretiredstuffsofast LOL

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  6. That is georgous! Thanks for the tip

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  7. WOWzers! It looks amazing. Looks like it took a life time!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL! I hope I have time to try this;I think I have that ds ribbon too :)

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I'd love to hear what you really think! :-)

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