November 12, 2011

Keep calm and make tea AND a tutorial!

Hi everyone! Ok, so today I am the host on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog. I thought I would combine another Scrappy Mom's sneak peek in with this post and I also squezzed in a mini enjoy! :)

Hi everyone! Joanna here, today I am sharing a sweet card using some fun fall colors.
I did some ribbon pleating on this card. I've tried it before and really struggled with it, but this time around it was soo much easier! My secret??..I used my hot glue gun and it made pleating so easy!
And I also made a pretty ribbon flower by rolling the ribbon in a circle and gluing down as you roll.
I topped off my pleating with some pretty Oyster Baker's Twine ,the bloom is all Twill from the Autumn Twill Assortment and a fun sentiment by Scrappy Mom's Stamps!

Here's a little  mini tutorial on how I did the ribbon pleating:
Start off with a layer of your ribbon (I used the Ginger Grosgrain).
Then start pleating by kind of over-lapping the ribbon onto itself. You'll want to glue about 1/2 inch at a time. What you will want to do is fold down about 1/2 inch, glue it then bring it back about 3/4 to 1 inch glue it down and then fold it again and overlap it onto the pleat before it, leaving about 1/4 space inbetween each pleat. ((I hope that makes sense! lol))
Once you get the hang of it, it's really easy! :)
Keep in mind this isn't the only way of ribbon pleating, this is just a way that I like to do it! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Scrappy Mom's Stamps-"Freshly Brewed"-sentiment
Creative Charms-Pearls
Crate Paper


P.S. In case you missed yesterday was the new release of the 'Freshly Brewed' stamp set by Scrappy Mom's..check it out here.


Luv Scrapping Together said...

Your card is beautiful, Joanna! I love the ribbon flower, so pretty!

Saundra :)

Trisha said...

Beautiful card!

angie ashuk said...

lol i tried pleating the other day and struggled.....Should have thought of the glue gun! Very sweet card though.

Michelle said...

this is adorable I love those little tea cups !!!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

I saw this on the RRR email I get and jumped- it's so FABULOUS!!! LOve how bright and modern it is!! Pined it as well- it's wonderful!

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