Christmas Ornament by Crystal

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hello Ribbons Unlimited, Inc Fans!

It's Crystal here and today I want to share one of my ornaments of the many I made this year , I have been a busy little elf  Custom Ornaments are the perfect gift for teachers bus drivers and yes even the lady who does your hair , I do these custom ornaments and top them off with bows made from Ribbons Unlimited Inc , this one I am using Luxor silver metallic sheer wired edge  2 3\8", this ribbon adds the perfect elegant touch .




I take a clear ornament glitter the inside and then add my vinyl art that I design up to it , and top it off with an amazing bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by , leave me some feed back if you loved this project ,
I love hearing from my scrappy computer friends who love getting crafty : )
Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for Ribbons Unlimited


Ombre Ribbon Luminaries by Pinky

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 Hello again,  
It's Pinky today with a Fall Leaf Bag Luminary Tutorial 
perfect for the holiday table or home decor.  
Inside they contain a battery operated flameless candle, completely 
safe and perfect to keep him feeling comforted. 

1. Using card stock and SVG file at
8.5X11 size, and cut file out using die cut machine. 

2. Before assembling boxes, spray lightly using Krylon gold paint. 

3. Assemble boxes and adhere side panel. 
 4. After assembling box (leaving bottom open) punch out some leaf shapes. 

5. Adhere leaves to front of boxes. 

6. Take wide Ribbons Unlimited Ombre ribbon and adhere to back as shown in final photos. 

7. Adhere leaf to cover any adhesive. 

8. Insert flameless tealight candle into bottom of bag. 

These would also make wonderful holiday table decor, or even
on your TV stand etc....they are so easy to make and pretty to boot!

  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial today, until next time- keep on creating!
Pinky Hobbs: Ribbons Unlimited Design Team

Christmas card with ribbon scraps - Grace

Friday, December 12, 2014

Hello there friends. Today I’d like to share a super easy card design that can be mass produced for your holiday greetings. It’s also a great way to use up ribbon scraps. 

Gather your supplies. I will show you on a different blog post where all my ribbon scraps came from but for now, you can see all sorts of widths and lengths of ribbon in the mix. This design is also very useful to use up tools such as embossing folder, die and glitter glue. 

Create your card base from whatever cardstock you prefer. I made mine from white cardstock to measure 4 ¼ x 5 ½”. I then cut a 4 x 5 ¼” piece of white cardstock and ran them through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss dot embossing folder.

Next, I used a gold shimmer cardstock to cut my Christmas tree die from. I ran it through my die cut machine twice to make that all of the detail cuts were made. 

After that, I assembled the card. I picked out a pattern paper with red and green strips on it as a border and laid out how I want my ribbon scraps to go under the pattern paper strip. I then cut notches on each one and adhered to a ¾” strip of pattern paper. 

I first adhered my embossed background onto the card then my red strip with ribbon scraps under it; Followed by the die cut Christmas tree. To add some more texture, I filled the star top of the die with glitter glue. 

Here are some more close ups of the cards….

 I hope this inspired you to add some ribbon scraps to your next project. Thank you for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
Dazzle ribbon, Ivory, 7/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Country check, Royal, 5/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Edinburgh, Dress Stewart, 1”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Grosgrain, Copen, 3/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Cardstock- (white) Walmart; (gold shimmer) Worldwin Cardstock
Pattern paper- Bazzill
Die- Die Versions

Glitter glue- Studio G, Hampton Arts

JOY Gingerbread Banner by Pinky

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hey friends, 
it's Pinky again with another holiday craft idea using Ribbons Unlimited. 
This JOY Gingerbread banner is perfect to use RU Sheer Ribbon!
The sheer ribbon comes in all sizes too, you'll find the size for any project. 
 For this project I took a clear acrylic banner and decorated it using
a Snow Writer for the frosting and patterned paper.
 Then I added more glitter and patterned paper. 
 Then I tied it together using Ribbons Unlimited Sheer Ribbon in 1 1/2". 
After I tied it together I created 4 bows, and glued them onto the places I tied. 
If you add the bows after you tie it together then they won't twist and turn on the banner, 
they stay upright. Just a dab of hot glue to ensure placement!

This would be amazing on the tree, on the wall, or even as a photo prop!

Chalkboard Countdown Plate by Crystal

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hello Ribbons Unlimited Inc. fans!
It's Crystal here and today I made a Pinterest inspired creation , it's a chalkboard plate and I am using ribbon from Ribbons Unlimited Inc , today I am using the 1 1/2" Polka Dot wired ribbon in Holiday Red with white dots and the 1 1/2" Luxor in Gold wired ribbon.


I used a gold charger plate and painted 3 coats of chalkboard paint with a sponge brush on the center , let dry completely in between coats , then rub chalk over to condition it. I cut my snowflake and letter out in vinyl using my silhouette  , i made a bow at the bottom and wrapped my chalk in ribbon and added a glue dot so you can pull it off to change the days , I added a plate stand to display it on . Don't you just love it , a great way to let the kiddos get involved and see the count down til the big man comes to visit ...
Thanks so much for stopping by , leave me some feed back if you loved this project ,
I love hearing from my scrappy computer friends who love getting crafty : )
Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for Ribbons Unlimited

Candy Wand by Crystal

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hello Ribbons Unlimited Inc. fans !!
It's Crystal here and today I have a fun project I made for my daughter , she love to dress up and run around the house like a princess , so today I made her a candy wand , play now treat later . For this project I'm using the 7/8" Aqua DF Satin ribbon from the Ribbons Unlimited Inc. online store , lets get busy and I'll show you how I made this ..

Supply list :
6" wide sparkle tulle
7/8" Aqua DF Satin ribbon
Giant Pixie Stix
Tim Holtz mini snowflake rosette die
shatter proof plastic snowflake
a bottle cap with an image ( I just punched out a princess from the packaging off a toy my daughter received ) (#trash to treasure )
felt circle
sharp scissors

put score tape on end of rosette die cut
wand 2wand 3I added glue dot to hold rosette in shape so I could hot glue the felt circle in place
wand 4wand 5
punch the image from toy packaging and make the bottle cap
wand 6
next tie a bow with tulle
wand 7
the layer should be tulle bow then glue pixie stick to tulle bow , next glue the plastic snowflake
wand 8
glue the rosette with bottle cap and add my Aqua satin bow
wand 9

close up to my finished candy wand
I am sure my daughter will love this and I hope it has inspired you to create something fun
for your little one and look at that toy packaging a new way lol..

wand 10

Thanks so much for stopping by , leave me some feed back if you loved this project ,
I love hearing from my scrappy computer friends who love getting crafty : )
Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for Ribbons Unlimited


Gift Box with Jamie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Good Morning!  Jamie back with you today sharing a fun gift box embellished with one of my favorite ribbons, the Golden Olive Double-Faced Satin Ribbon!  There are 196 colors available in widths up to 2-1/4" on the online store, and you can even special order widths up to 4"!  

This box opens up on both ends to reveal a box inside, 

which is perfect for stashing candies in!

Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut the boxes and mats then fold the boxes on the score lines.
2.  With the smaller box, place adhesive on the four side tabs and adhere them to the box sides to form its shape.  With the large box, place adhesive on the four tabs then adhere the long sides to them as shown.
3.  Adhere the smaller box inside the center of the larger.
4.  Place adhesive on the sides and the coordinating tabs then adhere those sides to the box and fold that tab over within the smaller box.  Do this for both sides. This will hold the center box in place.
5.  Adhere the mats in place and place your goodies in the box.
6.  Once mats are in place, I punched a small hole in each side so that I could run my ribbon through.
7.  I push the ribbon up through the holes and pull the ribbon tight as I close the box.
8.  Cut out the Thank You sentiment and adhere to a tag.  Note: I cut my Thank and You apart so that I could move them to fit my tag better.  Tie a bow on the box and then tie the tag to the bow.

The ribbon really gives the box an elegance!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Christmas Paper Treat Box by Grace

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hi there Ribbons Unlimited friends. Today I’d like to share a project that can easily be mass produced and could hold your favorite Holiday handmade gift or like me, just fill it up with candy and you are good to go.

1. Using a full 12x12 sheet of paper, Score at 1”, 4”, 8” and 11”. Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat the scoring process. Fold on the scored marks. 

2. Cut at the 4” and 8” marks leaving a 4” square box in the center. If you desire, you can cut away 2x4” on each corner of the template. I did this for the first one to trim down the excess paper and the layers of paper won’t be too bulky but I found that it lost some important structure so I opted not to trim the corners on the second box.
Punch out a border on each edge of the box. Grabbing the two 2x4” pieces towards the center, adhere them together and then adhere one side of the box over them. Fold the edge over the front. 

3. To reinforce the structure of the first box, I adhered a strip of the red checkered ribbon around the box. 

4. Adhere the ends over each other using some glue dots. 

5. Punch out a hole on two adjacent sides of the box. Adhere the checkered ribbon over the gold trim. 

6. Thread both ribbons through your holes, and adhere the ends inside the box using some tape. 

7. Create two bows from the gold ribbon and adhere on the sides of the box, covering the holes you’ve created for the handle. 

 8. Add a sentiment block using paper and stickers. Repeat the process for how many boxes you need to make.

Here’s some more close ups…

Thank you for joining me today and I hope this helped you find ways to incorporate your ribbons and papercrafting supplies in your gift giving this season.

Happy Creating,

Supplies Used:
Country check, Red, 1”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
#274 Luxor(Wired) Gold, 1 ½”,Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Paper and stickers- Noel, SEI
Border punch- Recollections

Others- Adhesive strip, foam adhesive

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