Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ribbon Rosettes - Tutorial

Ribbon Rosettes

Hello everyone!! Hope you're having a great day!! This is my first "crafting" tutorial! I've written educational manuals for families of babies in the hospital . . . and for nurses and doctors! But, never one for my fellow crafters!! So . . . be kind! hehe! Ready? Here we go!

I've always loved these little Ribbon Rosettes (they have other names, I'm sure . . . but that's what I call them!!) So . . . you'll need just a couple of items to get started:
  1. Card stock (white or a complimentary color)
  2. Double sided tape (I use Sookwang for all my cards . . . also known as Score-Tape)
  3. Ribbon
  4. Scissors
  5. Die (I used a round Nestabilities die . . . although I'll bet a square die would make a fun variation!)
  6. Machine to cut your paper shape (e.g., Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.) *Even a scissors will do!
  7. Embellishment for center (I used a button . . . but a paper flower, jewels, etc. will work beautifully too!)
Step 1:
Place several pieces of double-sided tape side-by-side on your cardstock:
Step 2:
Cut out your desired shape:
Step 3:
Remove paper backing from your "taped shape" and place end of ribbon at the center of the sticky side:
Step 4:
Begin twisting ribbon, laying it down on top of the sticky taped side of your shape . . . taking care to press ribbon into the tape so it stays secure:
Step 5:
Continue in this fashion, pressing ribbon down as you go:
Step 6:
Once your entire die-cut shape is covered, it's time to cut your ribbon . . . leaving a little bit of a tail:
Step 7:
Bring ribbon tail around to the back side of your die-cut shape, securing it with double-sided tape:
Step 8:
Now it's time to embellish your Ribbon Rosette! Let your imagination run wild!! Here I used a big button . . . which I simply glued to the center (using my trusty hot glue gun!):
And voila! Your beautiful Ribbon Rosette is ready to be secured onto your card, scrapbook page, or other paper project! (I generally use double-sided tape to secure my rosettes to my cards!)

And that's that! Easy peasy! I hope you enjoyed this simple little tutorial!! Keep checking back . . . I plan on creating a few more!! Until next time . . .