Birthday Apron by Crystal

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hello Ribbons Unlimited Inc. Fans!
It's Crystal here and today I am making a Birthday Apron with ribbon from Ribbons Unlimited Inc.. The ribbon I am using today is Dazzle Ribbon and it is so full of sparkle you will go into sensory over load from it!  This is a good thing if you love all that sparkles! Grab you cup of coffee and let me walk you thru how I made this cute little apron
my little model is Zoe.
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I found this muslin type apron at JoAnns for about $4.50 , I thought it would make a great base for this ribbon project and we are going to jazz it up !!!!
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next I take the 7/8" Lime /Hot Pink Sugar Dot ribbon and make small pleats and sew down the center of the ribbon to adhere to the neck strap
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I was pretty tickled how cute this came out! This was all done with out pinning ahead of time. Make a pleat, sew, and repeat until complete!
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next I cut my lettering ( Birthday Girl ) from contact paper in my silhouette and and stick them to my apron frontBirthday apron 001 - Copy
next we are going to add ink splatters by stamping and spraying ink , I sponged all-purpose ink on my stamp and stamped some splats , use any brand of ink sprays most are permanent on fabricBirthday apron 002
after I was done with that I took off my letter to see what I had , my letters were not standing out as much as I would have liked so I went around the letter with an Ultra Fine Sharpie         TIP :there are never mistakes when crafting just opportunities to embellish
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next I am making pin wheel bows to pin at the top of each side , I made these into pins so you can take them off and use in a jacket or headband ect. , we can get more use out of our creation if we make them detachable
with 5/8'  Turquoise Dazzle Ribbon I cut I cut 4 3" strips and forked the ends and heat sealed them , create a cross over pattern as below and hand tack them in place with needle and thread
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cut 4   5/8" hot pink dazzle and fork ends ,heat seal and tack with needle and thread
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I made a loop flower with 3/8" orchid dazzle ribbon and tack with needle and thread this flowers ends up being 2 1/2 wide when done
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I also made a white 5/8" dazzle straight line bow tied with  3/8 orchid dazzle ribbon , after you get two sets cut it time to assemble with the hot glue gun , I put a white felt circle on the back to finish the under side , add the bar pin and the cut a 3/4 in long piece of White Dazzle to cover bar pin
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a look from the back and the finished bow pin
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next I made a cupcake out of my  7/8" Lime /Hot Pink Sugar Dot ribbon for the base and 5/8" hot pink I ruffled for the top and sewed it onto the apron , I chose to sew all my embellishments because I want it to be machine washable
my finished apron
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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

Homemade Cheer Bows!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

 Good Morning Ribbons Fans!  Jamie with you today to 
share a Cheer Bow that I made for my daughter's team!  

For this bow, I used the 2-1/4" Width Navy Blue Satin Ribbon and a cut 24" length piece.  I folded the bow to make the shape and used a zip tie to hold the bow in the middle (you can see a tutorial HERE).  Once I had the bow shaped, I cut strips of the Dazzle ribbon and hot glued them on the angles and around the middle.  I finished the bow by cutting out our team logo with heat transfer vinyl in two colors and ironing it on the satin bow (carefully!)!

We love how they turned out and they are so much 
cheaper than ordering team bows!

I hope you will give them a try!

Ribbon Charm Bracelet by Grace

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ribbon jewelry has been a rage right now. Just check out Pinterest and you will find an enormous array of accessories that combine satin ribbon with some fun pearls, beads and accents. This trend inspired me to create my own charm bracelet. Read on to see how I created my bracelet that my sweet daughter is proudly modeling for me.

 1. Gather your supplies.

 2. Pick pattern papers that have small accents that would be good to highlight as part of your charm. I chose a paper pack that had a fall/autumn theme so I can wear my bracelet in the upcoming season. I also chose to use a 6x6 paper pack since I know the designs would be smaller in scale, which would be perfect for the size of my bubble circle stickers.
I just adhered the plain bubble sticker over the design that I wanted to use and then use my scissors to cut it out. 
 3. Then you add your bubble sticker onto a charm foundation. After looking at my design, I decided to add another charm making it 6 metal charms in all.

4. Next you thread the charms through the satin ribbon. I used my mat (with the grids) to space out my charms evenly. Because the hole of the charm fit nicely with the size of the ribbon, I didn’t need to tie my ribbon in between the charms. These accents didn’t move through my ribbon. I trimmed the ends leaving about 6” on each ends for tying. I added some fray check on the ends so that my ribbon ends don’t fray.

This process can be used for necklaces as well.

Here’s a couple of close up images of my bracelet…. 

Thank you for joining me today and happy creating.

Supplies Used:
Satin, Pastel green, 5/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Pattern papers- Into the Woods, Lawn Fawn
Epoxy stickers and charm metal- Epiphany Crafts
Fray check- Dritz

Don't Disturb the Double Ruffle Fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hi again its just Pinky today sharing a fun teenage room decor
door hanger- for that sassy teen (aren't they all!).

What teen girl doesn't love Black and Hot Pink!
I took a chipboard mini album and spray painted it boac, then added the hot
pink flourishes and lettering. After that I took the sassy Black Double Ruffle Ribbon at 1" 
and added it for the door hanger itself and a bow at the bottom. 
 The project just screams teenager and don't come in my room! haha
Ribbons Unlimited has a ribbon for EVERY project I promise you. 

Merry and Bright layout by Grace

Friday, August 15, 2014

I know that we are in the middle of summer but I can’t help but get into the Christmas spirit when I saw these photos of my Holiday decorations. Today I’d like to share with you how I created this layout along with a fun way to add ribbons to your project….


 1. I first pulled out papers and products that matched my photos.

2. I loved the circle die cut accent that came with this collection and used it as my journaling frame. I cut out a circle from a beige pattern paper and then adhered it on the back of the circle frame.

 3. I also added some stickers onto the journaling block before hand writing my thoughts.

 4. I adhered all of my elements on the page and then added a ruffle red ribbon over the photos and scallop border for some added dimension.

5. Next I worked on adding some bubble stickers to my page. I used my ribbons with these plain bubble stickers for an easy way to add festive touches to the page. 

 6. For the smaller bubble stickers, I added them to some plastic scallop accents and brad makers.

7. Then I added them on three different positions in the layout to create a visual triangle.

Here’s the layout again with some close up details…

Thank you for joining me today and I hope this inspired you to create your very own holiday project, even if it’s in the middle of summer.

Happy Creating,
Supplies Used:
Doubleruffle red, 3/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Dazzle, red, 7/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Grosgrain,Stripes, 5/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Countrycheck, Red, 1”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Cardstock- Worldwin Papers
Pattern papers, stickers, die cut frame- Heidi Swapp
Epoxy stickers, brad maker and white embellishments- Epiphany Crafts
Pen- Millenium, Zig

Circle cutter- Creative Memories

Passion Fruit Ombre Card by Pinky First August Post

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hey there friends, 
it's Pinky again with my favorite OMBRE ribbon from Ribbons Unlimited-
 Summer is all about colors and sunsets and this Passion Fruit ribbon
reminds me of a slow sunset on the beach, perfect for this summer
themed acrylic card using Simple Stories. 
 There are so many colors to choose from.
Check them all out here!
Amazing colors and perfect style for all projects!

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