Americana Onesie and Headband by Crystal

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hello Ribbons Unlimited Fans!
It's Crystal here with a fun project for the 4th of July and all year-long. Today I made a Americana onesie and matching headband.  Ribbons Unlimited has beautiful ribbon and excellent quality at an awesome price, go visit the store and take a look around.

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Let's get started.  First I trace the onesie onto chipboard and then cut it out.  
This will go inside your shirt so the glue does not bleed through.
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Insert the chipboard into the shirt from the bottom
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Next I select my ribbon of choice and decide my layout before I glue down.
I cut 3 pieces at 4 1/2" and 3 pieces at 3 " from double ruffle red.  
The Navy bow is  made with Delight ribbon.
I am using Beacon Fabri-tac permanent adhesive
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I added Martha Stewart white gold glitter glue to make faux stars on my Navy Blue.
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I add a line of glue to the back of the ribbon and adhere to the shirt.
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I decided to add glitter fireworks around the flag for some more sparkle.
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for my headband I layered
I added some curly ostrich feathers in white , the base is a white with silver fleck stretch headband and added white felt to the back side to adhere to the headband.
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I think this is such a cute set and I hope it has inspired you to browse the Ribbons Unlimited Inc. store  and get some ribbon for your next project!
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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
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Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for Ribbons Unlimited


Calorie Free Cupcake!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Good Morning!  Jamie back with you today to share a 
fun card featuring the double ruffle ribbon in hot pink!    


This ribbon has a "ruffled" or "lettuce" edge on each side. The ruffled ribbon 
is just adorable and is also great for packaging, gift wrap and all 
paper crafts. It comes in 3/8", 7/8" and 1 1/2" widths.  
You can click HERE to see more varieties!



Live, Laugh, Love Frame with Grace

Friday, June 20, 2014


I am always on a hunt to find treasures in the clearance bin of my local craft store. At one certain visit I found some place card holder frames that went down to 99 cents. I didn’t know (at that time) what I will make with them but I couldn’t pass them up.
Fast forward to this week, I was looking at a certain wall in my home and found it to be lonely and bare. The thought of hanging up a saying on it came to mind and I knew that the frames and some gold wired ribbon from Ribbon’s Unlimited will brighten up that spot.
Here’s how I created my home d├ęcor project….


1. First, I grabbed my frames and the ribbon. I then went through my stash to find papers and letters that would fit the frame and also match with all the colors that I’m going to use.


2. Next, I took of the easel back of the frames. I wouldn’t need it since I’m adhering them onto the ribbon. That was an extra bulk that I didn’t need. Luckily I was able to easily take it off.


3. Third, I measured the inside of the frame and cut out my papers according to the size. I then adhered them onto the inside cardboard of the frame, added the plastic on the front and slipped them back into the frames. *I initially used the green floral paper but after trying to place the letters on top of it, I realized that the pattern on the paper clashed with my letters. So I changed it with the star paper instead.


4. Then I added my letters over the plastic cover of my frames.


5. Using a glue gun, I adhered the frames onto the ribbon.  I added a ring on top of the ribbon so it can easily be hung anywhere.  I added a bow from the same wired ribbon on the top.


6. I added a velvet flower on the center of the bow for a finished look.

Here’s another look at the finished project and some more detailed shots…




Thank you for joining me today.

Happy Crafting,
Grace


Supplies Used:
#274 Luxor(Wired) Gold, 1 ½”,Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Frame- place card holder, Celebrate it
Pattern papers- 6x6 Party Day, Crate Paper
Letter stickers- Thickers, American Crafts

Flower- Maya Road


Mini Keychain Album with Pinky

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hey there friends, it's Pinky again. 
I always say that it's the small touches that make a project special
and I can't imagine the next two projects being nearly as cool
without the ribbon, it really just makes it!
 This is a mini keychain album I used 
Ribbons Unlimited Sheer Organdy Ribbon in Silver to really highlight the album. 
 The album is filed with inspirational quotes for encouragement. 
The silver ribbon made it perfect. 
And on this adorable beach card I took 
I created a ruffle with my sewing machine, trimmed to card face
down and adhere it inside. 
Doesn't it make it POP?! It looks like a little gift bag. 
This little touches show that you took the time to really make it special. 
I hope you grab some ribbon and get to work!
Until next time- keep on creating.

Ribbons used in these projects:


Making a Cuff Using Ribbon with Pinky

Friday, June 13, 2014

It's Pinky today and I am sharing how to create an artsy bracelet using 
Ribbons Unlimted Satin Single Face Ribbon.
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First take the Flower Border  and peel off both sides of protective film. 
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Coat one side using alcohol ink. 
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Sprinkle gold or copper embossing powder lightly onto strip (alcohol ink will adhere it).
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 Now the tricky part- CAREFULLY and SLOWLY heat emboss- this will melt the strip of you go to hot and too fast! Go slow and keep it cooled. If it curls just bend back into place. 
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 As you heat emboss shape into cuff. 
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Using 1 1/2" Cinnamon Wired Single Faced Ribbon tie through to close cuff. 
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Until next time- Keep on creating. 
Products Used:1 1/2" Cinnamon Wired Single Faced Ribbon, Clear Scraps acrylic Border, Alcohol ink,


Layout with ribbons and pattern papers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014



Hi there ribbon friends. Today I’m sharing with you how I can incorporate some ribbons and trims with fun designs as part of my scrapbook page. I wanted to use up some of my scrap papers and I noticed that if I lined up my ribbons on blocks of cardstock scraps, I can make them look like paper as well. Read on to see how I created this page…


1. First I decided which trims would work well with my theme. I ended up picking the animal printed grosgrains along with the orange/purple dot ribbon. They worked well with my Halloween themed page.


2. Then I cut up a blocks from scrap cardstock measuring 2 ½ x 3”. I added some strips of ribbon over one side of the paper.


3. Next I covered the paper with ribbon. You can decide if you want to cut off the excess (some of the blocks will have extra trim since the widths of the ribbon varies). I cut some of them off depending on how well they fit into my block design.  I repeated this process for all the ribbons that I wanted to add to my page.


4. I wanted them have some more texture so I added some acrylic paint dots on the inside edges. Set aside to dry .

5. While the ribbon blocks are drying, assemble the page. I used a block design, filling it up with my photos first and then adding strips and blocks of pattern paper to fill the rest of the page.


6. When the paint dots are dried, adhere the blocks to the page. Layer some paper and ribbons blocks with stickers and more paper.


7. I decided to add some circle accents on the page to break up some of the square design. I had punched out a 2” circle from cardstock, run it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss dot embossing folder and then added some “mustard” ink on the raised dot. I then adhered it onto a scallop circle die and added a few more details.

Here’s the final page again and some close ups…..






Thank you for joining me today and I hope this page encourages you to turn your favorite ribbon trims as pattern paper blocks on your next project.

Happy Crafting,
Grace

Supplies Used:
Dazzle Dotribbon 3/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
LilacLeopard Grosgrain 5/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
#338 NeonZebra 7/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Giraffe7/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Cardstock- WoldWin Papers
Pattern papers- Graphic 45, Authentique, Echo Park, Elle’s Studio, SEI, DCWV, Farmhouse
Stickers- Bazzill
Flair- Lawn Fawn
Paint- Claudine Helmuth Studio, Ranger
Glitter Glue- Hampton Arts
Embossing folder- Swiss dot, Cuttlebug, Provo Craft
Scallop circle die cut- Spellbinders
Crow die- Die Versions
Circle cutter- Creative Memories
Ink- Mustard, American Crafts
Pen- Millennium, Zig
Adhesives


Bow Tutorial with Jamie

Friday, June 6, 2014



Good morning!  Jamie back with you today to share a quick and easy tutorial for creating this stunning bow using Ribbons Unlimited Inc. ribbons!

For today's project I am using

Here's the tutorial:
 1.  Cut your Ombre Ribbon in three strips to 7", 9", and 12".  Cut your satin ribbon to 9".  For the twine you will need a 10" piece.  This is covered up so you will not see it with the finished bow.
 2.  With your 7" ribbon, fold the piece in half (long ways) and trim the end at an angle.
 3.  Your end should look like this now.
 4.  Repeat with the other side.  Your finished piece should be similar to this.  This will be the bow base.  Set aside for now.
 5.  Take your 12" Ombre Ribbon and fold to mark the center.  Place adhesive in the center on the under side.  Bring one side of the ribbon over and adhere, forming a loop at one end. Apply more adhesive to the center and bring the other side of the ribbon over to form the second loop.  Your ribbon should look like this now.
 6.  Grab your twine and tie a knot around the center of your bow.
 7.  Repeat Step #5 for the 9" ribbon.
 8.  Turn your bow over and bring the twine tails up.  Place your smaller bow in the center of the larger and tie a knot to hold it in place.
 9.  Flip your bows over and grab your base piece.  Bring the twine tails out to the side.
10. Tie a knot around the base piece, centering.  Trim your twine tails.
11.  Turn your bow back over and fluff out the loops.
12.  Tie a bow around the center with your satin ribbon.

That's all there is to it!  Now you have a gorgeous bow that can be used on project, gift wrapping, even in your hair!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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