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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This set of inspirational cards couldn't be easier to make! The white card base is standard A2 sized. The panels was cut to 4" x 5 1/4" so that they would nest onto the card base. The sentiments are SRM Stickers that were adhered to white cardstock and trimmed. The banner was created by folding grosgrain ribbon loops and placing behind the sentiments. Easy breezy!


Be sure to check out our huge selection of Grosgrain Ribbon!  By the way, you still have time to enter your project into the CAS-ual Fridays challenge for a chance to win a Ribbons Unlimited, Inc. Prize Package!

Ruffled Ribbon Flower by Ingrid

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ingrid Danvers created a beautiful card using a ribbon flower as her focal point. Read below to see just how easy it is to create handmade embellishments for your paper crafts! Ingrid used 7/8" Double Face Satin Ribbon in Crystalline.


You'll need ribbon, needle, and thread to create this ruffled ribbon flower. Thread your needle and tie off a knot at the end. Using a running stitch, stitch close to the edge on one side of the ribbon. Pull on the thread on one side of the ribbon to ruffle. Tie both ends of the thread to create a ruffled flower. Adhere to your piece using hot glue or tacky glue. Embellish the flower center with a button or gem.

Take a peek at all of our Double Face Satin Ribbon HERE. 

Lastly, we are thrilled to be hosting a challenge at CAS-ual Fridays - it launches today!  Hop on over to see what they have in store for you and enter your challenge card to be in the running for a Ribbons Unlimited, Inc. prize package!  Have a great weekend and we'll see you back here all next week with more.

Ribbon Brooch by Ingrid

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ingrid Danvers is here today, sharing a beautifully elegant brooch she creating using Ribbons Unlimited, Inc. ribbon. Ingrid used 7/8" Double Face Satin Ribbon Antique White and 5/8" Grosgrain Spring Moss.


Cut a circle from felt. Tie a knot at one end of the ribbon and adhere to the center of the felt circle. This will be the flower's center. Working in a circle, twist and turn the ribbon and glue it to the circle of felt to hold it together. Use hot glue, fabric glue, or Tacky glue. Embellish the flower center using pearls, buttons, or jewelry. Ingrid used adhesive pearls. Fold two strips of grosgrain ribbon to create leaves and attach to flower.

Dotted Ribbon

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Today we're taking a peek at our dotted ribbon. This wired ribbon comes in 1 1/2" width on 20 and 100 yard rolls. It uses our "Lyon" French Wired ribbon as a backdrop, and it's made in Germany. It's a truly luxurious ribbon that's easy to work with. Take a look at all of the color combinations!

Hop over to our online store to shop ribbon today!

Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Welcome back to the Ribbons Unlimited, Inc. Blog. The spotlight is on Grosgrain Ribbon today. Did you know that we carry solid Grosgrain in 196 colors?! It is color safe, washable, and available in widths up to 2 1/4";

Our striped Grosgrain comes in a variety of combinations and is also available in several widths;

Our neon Grosgrain provides a huge pop of color to any project;


Thanks for stopping by today. Join us tomorrow for a dotted ribbon showcase!

True Love

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ingrid Danvers used grosgrain ribbon, stitching, and a beautiful color scheme for a special card for her husband. Although she didn't want to use a bow on a masculine card, ribbon was a must! Love the way Ingrid tied in the top ribbon with another row of stitched ribbon toward the bottom;


Ingrid used our 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in a soft color, Sideshow Rose. You can view all of our grosgrain choices HERE (including solid, striped, and neon!). Have a great weekend! We're back all next week with a whole lot more!

Quick & Easy Bow Tutorial

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jamie Cripps is here with a bow tutorial that's a breeze to create! You'll need just a pair of scissors, ribbon, and if using as a hair bow, a hair clip.


Cut 4 ribbon pieces about 8" long of 1-1/2" wide wired ribbon. Jamie used our red/white wired dotted ribbon.  Begin by tying a knot in the first piece.


Pull the knot tight.


Tie the second piece around the first, centering the knots.


Tie the third piece around the others, centering the knots.


Finally tie the fourth piece around the others, centering the knots. Trim the pieces so they are all similar in length, cutting a triangle in each end. Fluff the ribbon as desired.


Flip the bow over and insert your hair clip through one of the slots created from the tie.


This bow is easy to slip off and on so you can change it quickly to coordinate. Using different widths and patterns will change the look and size as well!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Ribbon Bracelet Tutorial by Jamie

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Jamie Cripps is back with another fabulous tutorial! This time she combined her creative talents to make a ribbon bracelet, and she walks us through step by step. Enjoy!


18" Embroidery Floss (or thin crochet yarn) 
Large Jewel Brad 
Upholstery (or thick) needle
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1. Cut a piece of 1/4" Double Faced Satin ribbon to 2 yards then fold in half. Thread an upholstery (or thick needle) with an 18" piece embroidery thread and tie a knot in one end. Starting at the fold of the satin ribbon, create a small stitch as shown. 
2. Continue to make the stitches in the ribbon, all similar sizes, and pull the ribbon tight to form an accordion look. 
3. Make sure to keep the ribbon pieces together as you sew the ribbon. 
4. When you finish with your 36" piece of ribbon, it should look similar to this. You can loosen the accordion folds to achieve the look you want. 
5. To finish off the bracelet, pull the ribbon around in a circle form and push your needle through the starting fold as shown. 
6. Leave a space large enough for your wrist to fit through and pull the string back to the other side and tie a double knot. 
7. Your bracelet should look like this. 
8. Cut an 18" piece of 1-1/2" sheer wired ribbon and tie a knot in one end. 
9. Push a jeweled brad through the knot as shown. 
10. This photo shows the back side of the brad. Leave the brad stems together for now. 
11. Hold the brad stem and the tail of the knot then twist and wrap the remaining ribbon around the brad as shown. When you finish wrapping the brad, push the remaining ribbon through the brad stem then open up the stem to hold the ribbon securely. Leave enough ribbon to tie the brad on to the center of the bracelet and knot to secure.

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