Oct 5, 2014

Ribbon Revelry!

Close To My Heart has a very cool BONUS this month. With every purchase of $65 or more, you get a free spool of Chevron Ribbon in either Ruby or Outdoor Denim thrown in with your order! Yay! 

So I've been having a little play with both ribbons and created two Pinterest-inspired Christmas cards. What do you think? Do you have a favourite?

Here are the ingredients and instructions if you'd like to make your own:

White card and envelope, Value Pack
5 1/4” x 4” Ruby (or Outdoor Denim) Cardstock
5” x 3 3/4” White Daisy Cardstock
Approx 20” Ruby (or Outdoor Denim) Chevron Ribbon
2 1/4” x 1” Kraft Cardstock
1” <star 4> cut with Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (p. 47)
Damask Embossing Folder
Clear Sparkles
Gold (or Silver) Shimmer Trim
Glue Dots
3L E-Z Dots Adhesive

1.    Emboss the piece of White Daisy Cardstock using the Damask Embossing Folder.
2.    Cut out the 1” star using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.
3.    Stick strips of Gold Shimmer Trim very closely together (don’t leave any gaps between strips but don’t overlap) to cover an off-cut of cardstock (I used White Daisy) that is slightly bigger than the star that you have just cut out.
4.    Use the star as a template and trace around it on the reverse of the Gold Shimmer Trin covered Cardstock.  Cut out with Non-stick Micro-Tip Scissors.
5.    Adhere the Ruby Cardstock to the White card base.
6.    Adhere the embossed White Daisy Cardstock to the Ruby Cardstock.
7.    Hand cut the base of the tree by creating angled sides. Adhere a 2 1/4” length of the Shimmer Trim to the top of the Kraft Cardstock.
8.    Adhere the tree base in the middle of the bottom of the card.
9.    Using Glue Dots, arrange and adhere the Ruby Chevron Ribbon to the card.  The Ribbon needs to be kept in one single piece and not cut.  The corners are folded over and stuck down with the Glue Dots.  Press very lightly at first until you are happy with how the tree looks and then press down harder on the Glue Dots to hold the Ruby Chevron Ribbon in place.
10. Adhere Clear Sparkles to the Ruby Chevron Ribbon.
11. Using two Glue Dots, adhere the Gold Shimmer Star to the top of the tree.

If you are keen to receive a spool of this gorgeous Chevron Ribbon for FREE this month, all you need to do is purchase $65 or more in retail products.  Check out all of our beautiful products in my CTMH Online Store.

Happy crafting,

Denise xox

1 comment:

susana scraps said...

Love these cards, Denise!