Monday, July 2, 2012

Give Me Freedom and Bunched Ribbon Technique

Hello Crafty Friends,

There is a new challenge that you may enter beginning today. It is over at Exploring Cricut and it is perfect for this time of year.

The Challenge...4th of July
Red, White, and Blue

Here is my Design Team project...
I made this card for my son who has been at college for one week. Although he keeps in touch with me everyday, I am sure he is enjoying his freedom.

blue glitter paper
blue gigham paper by Making Memories
red swirl paper by Bo Bunny
Independence Day Cricut cartridge ~ badge cut at 3" - 1 3/4"
Celebrations Cricut cartridge ~ stars (p110) cut at 1"
blue crinkle ribbon

Check Out This Technique...
Sandy from Ukiah asked how I made my crinkle ribbon looked bunched and how did it stay that way. I created a pictorial to show you the steps I take. I have tried other ways, but this way NEVER fails. The ribbon sticks every time!
First tape one end of the ribbon to the back of the card stock.
Flip over the cardstock and make sure you have some extra strong adhesive. I use these micro squares that I purchased from Oh My Crafts. They are the only adhesives that I found that work so well.
Place a square adhesive on the bottom side of the ribbon and press down. Then add another adhesive square. Carefully overlap a small section of the ribbon and gently press down.
Continue this same process until you get to the end. You can keep your ribbon in a straight line or curve.
Once you reach the other end, cut off any excess fabric and tape the ribbon to the back.
You are done!
I added two bows on each end to make it look festive. My son will not mind. He knows to keep mom happy.

I hope you understood my bunched ribbon pictorial and give this technique a try. If you have any questions, please ask! You may leave a message here or send me an e-mail (coachfans at cox dot net).

Can't wait to hear that you added some bunched ribbon.

Stay Creative,


  1. Beautiful card and GREAT picture tutorial!! TFS and hope you enjoy your holiday week!

  2. Great the ruffled ribbon detail. They do like their freedom...and tend to appreciate you more when they come home. Lee-Ann :)

  3. wow I LOVE how you did that ribbon! Thanks so much for the pictures on how to do it!

  4. What a fun card and I love the ribbon!! Thanks so much for your tutorial, it really helps. I have so much of this ribbon, I love it.


  5. Georgiana! I love it! I think the bunched ribbon really add to the card. I will definitely have to try doing it as I don't have a sewing machine. You are so crafty!! Thanks for showing your project! :)


  6. Great card! I love all the layers. And thanks for the tutorial on the bunched ribbon - I'll have to give that a try!! :)

  7. Well I just couldn't wait to get home from Santa Rosa to come and watch your tutorial. So I am reading it before I go.. Thank you so much for demonstrating how you do this.. You make it looks so easy.. I will definitely be trying to do it your way, i searcded on utube and couldn't find any directions on how to use the crinkle ribbon, just how to make it ( i don't want to make it, just wanted to know how to use it ) Thank you for taking the time to do the tutorial.

    I am sure your son will love the card. The blue glitter paper is just perfect. (it's hard when they leave the nest. I am glad he takes the time to give you a call everyday).

    And thank you for the shout out..

  8. Definitely going to give this a try. Great card!

  9. LOVE this technique!! So adorable!!

    Jess @

  10. Great card, the bunched ribbon always looks fabulous---thanks for the pictorial on how you do it!!

  11. Great card Georgiana! Love the bling and the crinkle ribbon is perfect for it! Hope your son loves the card!

  12. Thank You for sharing this technique!!!I use my atg gun but I like your tip!Graet card!Love the ribbon!TFS

  13. Thanks for the tutorial. I've done mono adhesive on the back of the ribbon and as I'm sure you've found--it doesn't stay stuck! Red line didn't work either and that surprised me. I will have invest in some of these extreme squares. Great card too, love the use of the blue glitter paper to make it extra festive.

  14. Love your design and a great tutorial too!

  15. Lovely card Georgiana and great photos on you ribbon technique!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  16. Very cute card. I am sure he won' t mind. Come and stop by when you get a chance. I want to try that. Thanks for the tutorial.

  17. Very Cute card!! I love the sparkle and the ribbon!!

    Hugs, Sheena

  18. Back again to say thanks for linking up over at 3 Girl Jam :)

  19. Stunning display of patriotism hope you have a great 4th!

  20. Super cute the ribbon! Thanks for linking up at 3 Girl JAM!

  21. Fantastic card Georgiana and fun technique share, too. Those bows are gorgeous.
    Thanks for linking up at the 3 Girl JAM linky party for the Beautiful Bows!
    Jessica S
    3 Girl JAM DT

  22. Great card! Love the play on words for your son, and that great badge. It looks terrific. Now I know the trick for the bunched ribbon. I just ordered some from 3 Girl Jam!

  23. Oh fabulous Georgiana!! Love the glitter, the colors and that great crinkled ribbon. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I'm gonna have to get some of the adhesive squares and give this a try!! :)

  24. Great way to explain how you adhere the ribbon! Your card is just fabulous! Thank you for linking up at 3 Girl JAM!

    Many Blessings,

  25. Love that ribbon technique! Such a lovely trim for such a lovely card!

  26. Great card!! And such a good idea with the ribbon!! Love the shade of blue ribbon too. Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl Jam

  27. PERFECT patriotic card and picture tutorial!!! I have to try doing it this way! Seems much easier than the way I do it! I LOVE all the bling/ glitter! So 4th of July!

  28. Love your ribbon technique and the bows are gorgeous!!

    Precious Hugs
    3 Girl JAM DT Member

  29. What a beautiful card and I love how you bunched the ribbon!! So pretty :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  30. Beautiful card!! I love the sparkly look and the gathered ribbon looks fabulous!!!!
    Sherrie K

  31. Georgiana, I love your card. That blingy blue paper is fabulous, and I am LOVING the ribbon technique you used. I am really excited to be on the Exploring Cricut DT with you. Happy 4th!


  32. Love this card. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. Will def have to give that a try.

  33. Super Card G! Great layers! Fun ribbon technique!Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Beautiful Bows Blog Hop! DT Member Carri

  34. Beautiful! Love your work on the ribbon and thanks for sharing :)

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