Sunday, May 15, 2011

Award Ribbon Tutorial

As I was putting together my kit, I started to realize that, once again, I had fallen back on the trifecta of embellishments.  You know, kind of like the trinity of cooking (also known as sofrito)?

My trinity seems to be buttons, ribbons and flowers (or brads if I am doing a boy page). 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!