using ribbon scraps

Hello!  I have two clean & simple cards today with different ways to use up those scraps of ribbon…you know you have ’em!  lol.  Both of these cards were inspired from ones I saw in the Splitcoast gallery a few years ago.  Of course I changed things up quite a bit.

4 of our stamping gals had a birthday this month and this first card is what I made for them.  I think my favorite part is the jeweled brads in the butterfly.

This card was inspired by one done by Claire Brennan.  The butterfly is very simple…just wedge your scraps of ribbon between the prongs of the brads before inserting them through the paper.  The leaves are actually the negative of the diecut (the leaves were cut out of the white cardstock).  I originally wanted to emboss the white background but it just looked way too busy so I opted to add a few scored lines using my Scor-Pal instead.  I liked this much better!

The second card is one that I helped my friend make to give the birthday gals.  I love, love, love this embossing folder!  (my new favorite, I think!)  My friend Tracy got me hooked on it.  Funny how that happens.  *rolling eyes*

Once again, this is a great way to use up your ribbon scraps.  Just punch or diecut a shape and tape the ends of the ribbons to the backside.  Easy!

Ribbon Butterfly card:  stamps- SU! Curly Cute; paper- Pear Pizzazz, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Sizzix Branch w/ Leaves, Scor-Pal, Jewel brads, ribbons, Prima, gemstone.

Ribbon Heart card:  stamps- SU! Create A Cupcake; paper- Crumb Cake, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Framelits Bitty Banners, Sizzix Dotted Flower Rings folder, ribbons, SU! Heart punch.

16 responses to “using ribbon scraps

  1. Diane, what neat ideas…thanks for sharing! You do such an awesome job!

  2. Both of these are adorable~ Fabulous ideas for scrap ribbon!

  3. Such cute ideas for using scraps! I absolutely love the butterfly!

  4. Fantastic cards! I love the butterfly! What a great way to use up those scraps. You have definitely inspired me. Thanks bunches!

    Snoopy 😀

  5. Diane, Love the butterflies! I’m going to do this today!

  6. I agree, it’s a great idea for the ribbon scraps. but I LOVE that negative.

  7. Diane!! These are both so creative. What wonderful ideas to use up those little (and plentiful) scraps of ribbon.

  8. hi diane
    I love your ribbon cards
    I send you xoox BA

  9. Wow, what a cute card! I love the ribbon under the flower!


  10. I cannot wait to try out the sweet little ribbon butterfly. Your cards are both so pretty. I can’t bear to throw away those tiny little pieces of pretty ribbons and keep them in a dish on my worktable. Now I know what I can do with them. Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

  11. Love your ideas for using ribbon scraps. Now I know what to do with them.

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  13. Really love your cards!! Thanks for sharing all the great ribbon scrap ideas. 🙂

  14. I absolutely love these 2 cards ~ awesome job! Thanks for sharing!

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