Monday, April 26, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge 4

Another Monday -- another Heart 2 Heart Challenge! This week's challenge is all about ribbon: use at least two different ribbons on the card or layout. These ladies are singing my song, because I LOVE ribbon! I've had these little ribbon flowers on my mind lately, and this seemed to be the perfect place to try them out. If you're interested in learning how to make them (and they're super easy!), scroll down below the pictures of the cards for a quick tutorial.

Supplies used:
  • Cherry-O Level 2 Paper Packet (available May 1)
  • Cranberry Designer Ribbon Rounds
  • Blush Designer Ribbon Rounds
  • Sweet Leaf Designer Ribbon Rounds (sensing a theme here?)
  • Designer Brads - Splendor (available May 1)
  • Irresistibles Dimensional Elements - Pizzazz (available May 1)
  • Say It In Style
  • Originals Card Confidence Program - "Lucky Three"
  • Inks: Tulip, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf

I left a pocket on the inside of the card to slip in a gift card.
To make the ribbon flowers, start with a length of ribbon between 3" and 6" long (depending on the width of your ribbon and how large you want the flower). Using matching thread, do a running stitch all along the edge of the ribbon.

When you get to the end, pull gently on the thread to gather the ribbon. It will start to form a circle.

Pull the "tails" together and stitch together. Be sure to backstitch a few times to secure the threads before knotting it.

Trim the excess ribbon after stitching.

You have a flower! There's one more step, though --

Use a brad or a button (one with a shank works best) to fill the center of the flower. You're done!


  1. Lori this is awesome. I will definitely have to try this out. I love it all, so creative and stunning.

  2. this idea is great! those flowers are so cute!

  3. LOVE IT!!! And THANKS for the tutorial! You have my vote for a Five on Friday winner! (not that I actually have a vote--lol)

  4. Love your ribbon flowers and the tutorial rocks! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  5. I love the flowers and thanks for showing us how!

  6. very pretty, Lori! thanks for sharing the easy flower directions and for playing along this week with H2H!

  7. I love the flowers, thanks for the tutorial too!

  8. Your flowers are adorable! I love the look of the whole card, very sweet. Thanks for the tutorial as well!

  9. As if the card wasn't enough to wow me... thank you for the tutorial. I think I am going to have to try that one out. ;)

  10. Very pretty! I love using the brads as the center of the flower. Going to have to play with this for my Mom's Mother's Day card! Thank you for the inspiration.


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