My trinity seems to be buttons, ribbons and flowers (or brads if I am doing a boy page). Hmmmm....in a rut would you say? So I decided to start browsing and see what boy type embellishments I could find to counterfeit this time. And I found these:
Jenni Bowlin Ribbons
What a fun idea! And totally boy worthy! Here is what I came up with:
I started by looking at tutorials for doing ribbons and found these:
Little Birdie Secrets
This Simple Life
Made by Me
Here is my first ribbon:
I did the "rosette" base and cut a fun shape with my cricut to layer on top...then added a star and some ribbon. I did use Hot Glue, to speed up the process. Regular glue would take a while to dry and I am not that patient.
My next ribbon was this:
Don't tell Collin, but I used my Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cart and used some of the flower shapes, but not the girly ones. LOL I layered them and pop dotted the top layer. I tried to keep my ribbons sort of blank, so I can add what I want when I put them on the page.
My last ribbon is this one:
I remembered that there is an actual ribbon on the Plantain Schoolbook Cartridge and cut it out twice. I then cut off the ribbon part and popdotted the circular part. Added some ric rack and called it a day.
I really think you should make at least ONE ribbon...and I would LOVE to see it! I could use some more inspiration!