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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Ribbons & Bows - Tuesday 5th February

Good morning Blog Friends!

For this month's Design Team Projects for Fantastic Ribbons we were asked to create projects with bows. I love ribbons and bows on cards, so I chose to make three cards with different bows.

Most of us use ribbons on our cards..some of us all of the time, others less often. I think a bow, either big and bold or small and simple can really give cards that finishing touch and sometimes give them that 'wow!' factor.

I had some lovely red ribbons to work with, so with it being the 'Month of Love', I have made some cards with romance in mind!

For my first card I made a bow by gathering one length of ribbon in folds all meeting in the middle and secured with a brad..this is much like you would make a bow for a gift. This particular ribbon is also wired, which makes it easy to shape as you like.The brad is hidden with a glittered 3D foam heart.

For  second card I used the same ribbon, but this time made a double bow by using two lengths of ribbon and tying them together at the same time. Double bows have to be my favourite style tying a ribbon.

Finally I used a  heart motif ribbon, folded outwards from the middle each side, secured with extra strong tape and finished off in the centre with a button.

So come on, get out those ribbons and start tying...even your little off cuts can be tied in the middle to make a simple little bow!

Carole X


  1. Two great cards Carole love the way you have pleated your heart ribbon


  2. All gorgeous but number one is my favourite - maybe because it's using Resplendent Rectangles which is a particular favourite of mine. The bow and flowers on this are lovely. Love from Christine.

  3. I think number one is my favourite too, though they are all lovely. Keep warm.

  4. Wow Carole, all your cards today are absolutely gorgeous, I could not possibly choose a favourite, love them all. You do bows so very well and I love the heart shaped brad too. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Carole,
    super cards and super bows. I'm with you I think a bow just makes the right finishing off touch. Love the super red ribbon on the first two.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. All beautiful Carole! Ribbons add a real luxury to the finished card, especially these ribbons!xx

  7. Hi Carole

    Three gorgeous cards and three fabby ways to display our ribbons.

    I too think ribbons are a beautiful finishing touch.

    Your second card is my favourite .. .. I love the scrummy bow and that delicious heart. Just perfect for Valentine's Day.

    Hope you have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  8. Wow! Wow! Wow! I LOVE them all.
    I can`t pick a favourite I just love them all.
    Fantastic creation every one
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  9. To be honest Carole - all of these cards are sooooooo lush!!!! The papers are scrumptious and the ribbons are just that extra wow factor. Definitely good for the month of lurve!!! lol.

    Hugs to you and thanks for the comments on my blog - they are lovely.

    Sue Pxxx

  10. So pretty!! I love all the heartfelt goodies!! The second one is my favoritest tough!! :)

    tejae ♥

  11. These are really pretty, I too, cannot choose, I love them all! X

  12. I love them all, only trouble is you have now got me thinking of raspberry ripple icecream, chocolate boxes and other yummy things. xx Flora