Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Use Those Ribbon Scraps to Embellish Cards

Hi Dreamers!
I am back again today with a fun idea for using some of those small bits of ribbon that we all have in abundance.  Don't throw those out!  Use them to embellish your projects.  I gathered up ribbon scraps in oranges, reds, browns, and cream to jazz up a card.  Take a look at the card!---Very Jazzy!!

Finished size: 4 1/2" x 6 3/4"

Materials List:
Willow colored Crinkle Silk ribbon from May Arts
Cream Bullion Trim from May Arts
Scrap Ribbons in orange, reds, brown, and cream
Stamp:Two Vine Scroll (CG174) Hero Arts
Ink: Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
Crafters Workshop Template - Cosmic Swirls
Spray inks
Fabri-Tac Glue
Cardstock: cream, orange, and  black

  • Make a black card base and layer with orange CS
  • Make the background of the stamped piece by placing the Cosmic Swirls template over cream CS and spraying with spray inks
  • When the background is dry, stamp the Hero Arts stamp with Jet Black ink
  • Add stamped piece to center of card with dimensional adhesive 

  • Starting at the bottom on the card, begin gluing ribbon by folding  the small lengths of ribbon in half and placing a drop of glue on the ends of each piece
  • Continue up the sides and finishing with the top of the card
  • Trim the ends of the ribbons

I  used only scraps for the entire surface, except for the lacy trim and the bow at the top of the card.  I did have to cut these two pieces.  To cover the ends of the ribbons at the top of the card, I glued a piece of the lacy bullion trim.  Tie the wide willow colored silk May Arts ribbon in a bow and glue to the card.

So, now I know you won't throw out those little bits and pieces of your beautiful ribbons!  This idea would also be great on scrapbook pages, altered items, and small wall hangings.  I am actually going to use this piece as a small wall hanging.  I can tuck it in a small space for a pop of color.  I bet you are saying to yourself, "But, Karen, how do I store all my ribbon scraps?"  Stayed tune for my next post!  I have a fun idea for storing your ribbon scraps coming up! And, you guessed, I did use ribbon!!  LOL

******How about a few fun Challenges for my Ribbon Scrap Art
Craft-room Challenge:use your scraps
Loves Rubber stamps: anything goes
Paper take Weekly: anything goes
Use It Tuesday: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and show: use things beginning with "S"----I used scraps, swirls, stamping

Okay, I will see you next time for my ribbon scrap storage idea!!  Have a lovely day.
Love ya.


  1. Hi Karen, Oh wow this is so lovely great colours too x

  2. Such drama such creativity adore what you have done with your ribbon scraps, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  3. Great idea Katen x I love this make so colourful and good use of scraps.

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

  4. Hi Karen, beautiful card, great way to use your scraps,so lovely papers and ribbons.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  5. Hi Karen - what a brilliant effect with those ribbon scraps..may be having a go at this myself !! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-room..Esther xx

  6. The layers of ribbon look so cool! Thanks for using your stash and playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  7. A fabulous waterfall of ribbons. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  8. Wow, this is so beautiful! Love this idea, I'm going to have to try this with my scraps of ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  9. what a creative way to use your ribbon pieces. TFS
    Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps, hope to see you again soon!


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