Saturday, August 7, 2010

A super duper easy tutorial - ribbon flowers

Hi friends and happy Saturday!
I wanted to share a sweet little technique that I read in a magazine, creating ribbon flowers like the orange gingham one here. All you need is a strip of ribbon approximately 6" long and a needle with coordinating thread. Now don't blink, otherwise you'll miss the tutorial:

Start on one end of your ribbon, along the edge:

Thread through in a weaving motion:

When you get to the end of the ribbon, pull on the thread until the ribbon ravels up, almost like a scunci. {Yes - I said it! I am a child of the 80s...}

Make a knot into the ribbon with the thread, just to make sure it won't come undone. Adhere with glue dots and voila! A little poofy flower. This also looks cute with a prima over it, with a brad, or with a button as I did here. I paired Summer from TGF's Roll Call set with my favorite Sassafras Me Likey sampler pack (just $1.25 at DCRU - can you believe it?!?) and Bazzill cardstock, gingham ribbon and rub-on sentiment were dusted off from my stash.
Thanks so much for coming by, enjoy this beautiful weekend! ♥


Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute, Joni!! What a darling card and I love the little flower!! Thanks so much for the tut!!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Tina said...

Cute card! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Tanya said...

Super cute, thanks! :)

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Cute card.
Neat tutorial, think i'll have a got a some ribbon flowers :)
Take Care

Melissa Craig said...

Nice tutorial Joni. I tried making one the other day, but it didn't turn out this good. It looks like a semi-circle! LOL!!

Hope you and the family are doing well.


DoodleDee Designs said...

I have been wanting to try this and I'm going to make it a point to incoorp it in one of my next cards, love your tutorials.

Girly LMBO at scunci...HAHAHA. That brings back some serious memories for me. There was a time period that I didn't leave the house without one in my hair and I had a collection with every color possible. That comment had me seriously laughing out loud. Thanks for the giggles.

The card is lovely. I just love the colors you used.

Leanne said...

Joni! This is SUPER CUTE!!! Love that dp and Summer is perfect for your card. Thanks for the flower tutorial. You are so creative.. Hugs!! MFS!

Irena said...

Very pretty card, Joni.
Great tutorial, thanks.

pink lady said...

Fabulous card I love the papers you have used and the ribbon flower is so pretty I will have to have a go at that x

Lindsay Weirich said...

wow, cute flowers, I must try!

Sarah said...

How darn cute is this?! Thanks Joni! I am going to have to give it a try. BTW- I love tutorials, and was so excited to see this on your blog. I hope you'll do more in the future ;-) Hugs!