I was on the phone with my friend Linda, aka LGuild, the other night and she got to talking about the card on the front of of this month's Cards magazine and how simple it would be to make. Well she and I both decided to try it out! It was very simple to make and was fast too!
I knew I had some wide ribbon that I could use for this, but the problem was trying to find ribbon and flowers that matched. I didn't have enough of the exact same flowers to complete 4 cards but I still think the ones I used worked out nicely.
The patterned paper is K & Company and is cut at about 3.5 inches I think. The ribbon is 1.5" wide grosgrain, and are tied to scrunch it underneath the flower. I didn't wrap the ribbon around the whole card, instead I tucked it under the patterned paper *okie thinks she might be just too darn cheap sometimes*.
The flowers are Petaloo's. I used a white Signo gel pen for the faux stitching *that reminds okie that she needs to order a box of pens since she and Linda, aka Lguild, are both running low on the pens*. The sentiment is computer generated on Microsoft Word. I cut the sentiment strip at 3.75" x .75" and then added a two Queen and Company pearls to give the illusion that is what is holding the sentiment on there.
Here you can see a little more close up of the cards. On these two I used buttons for the flower centers. One was a hole button and I tied twine in the center. The other was a post button and I broke the post off with a pair of pliers so it wouldn't stand up and would adhere a little better. I use this method quite a bit because there are some great post buttons but the posts get in the way. I just used Glue Dots to adhere the buttons to the centers.
These cards went together really quick once I found what supplies I wanted to use. I could have cut flowers using the Cricut but since I had these I thought they would look nice.
Oh and I would just like to mention that when Linda, aka LGuild, came to my house she took some of my wide ribbon! SHE IS A THIEF!! *okie puts on a helmet because she knows Linda, aka LGuild is gonna bonk her on the head for that one* Okay okay I will tell the truth. Actually I told her to go through my ribbon box and take what she wanted and just to send back what she didn't use. She didn't want to take it but she did pick some out. I can't wait to see what she makes with it!
GUESS WHAT! LINDA, AKA LGUILD, HAS A BLOG NOW!! She started her own blog so she can post what she makes. Go check her out at Nothin' Fancy! She has her Ribbon Flower cards.
Oh Okie, these are perfect! Simple and perfect, what a nice set of cards. I am going to have to make some of these :) AndreaReplyDelete
These are so pretty! I've got to go back and look at that cover. TFS how easy they are to make.ReplyDelete
Ribbon. Ribbon, she says. RIBBON!!!!! Don't talk to me about some dern ribbon, Okie! You enabled me into enough RABOM ribbon last week to go up and down the length of a NFL regulation-sized football field 8 TIMES!!! I still can't believe how crazy I went!ReplyDelete
Okay. Ranting aside, the cards you made are very pretty. But no more "R" word! LOL
It's not nice to call names Okie! I don't know how poor Linda puts up with you!ReplyDelete
Love the cards!
Love these cards. So pretty. I never buy wide ribbon because I didn't know what to use it for. Now I do. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I love this card!! I am a big fan of flowers on cards. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love these. Very cute. You are getting consistent with your posts. Thanks for that!ReplyDelete
These are so very pretty! Love the flowers and the ribbon is great!! :)ReplyDelete
Cute cute cards. And your instructions are great. Does Linda have a blog? Just wanted to see what see comes up with.ReplyDelete
Diana, Linda doesn't have a blog, she is too lazy to get one! HA HA HA Actually if she sees your message she will probably send me pics if she knows people want to see her cards. Matter of fact I will email her now and tell her to get me some dang pictures.ReplyDelete
This came out Great OKIE! I love the big ribbon.... By the way I got my Order from "Ribbons and Bows oh my" on Friday before I went out of town and I just opened the box today..... LOVE me some RIBBON!!! Thanks for the website! :o) Hubby freaked when he saw all that ribbon coming out of my box.... but just like you I have a hard time trying to find matching ribbon to my paper.... so this worked out well.... I even ordered their sample sheet... so I'll know what colors I need to match up! I'm sooo thrilled... :o)ReplyDelete
Great Cards! Thanks! :o)
Melissa-----YOU HAVE NO IDEA! LOL!ReplyDelete
Diana-----I don't have a blog. Am not savvy enough to operate one! And if I had one it would probably be so "vanilla" that no one would ever look at it!
Okie emailed me and I'll get some photos to her since she VOLUNTEERED to post them on hers! (Sheez! I'll never hear the end of this one!)
Even though we both lifted the idea for the card from the same source, ours look very different. I'm more of a plain Jane and Okie luvs her embellies!
I used torn fabric strips on some of mine as well as the ribbon Okie let me steal from her stash. (Had she not been watching me she'd never have known I even took it because she has more ribbon than my local Wal Mart!)
One of these days I may have to get Okie to give me a blog lesson.
The Cricut MB is going to change the way you post photos and I'd just as soon not have to struggle to post them on there. And, I'm one of the main complainers about people posting there and saying "if you want to see the photo go to my blog at such and such" !
Beautiful cards, love the ribbon and flower color!ReplyDelete
I love these! I have some really wide ribbon and have been trying to figure out how to use it. I think I will give this a try! Thanks for another great idea!ReplyDelete
Mary101, Cricut MB
I love these cards!! So simple, and soooo pretty! They would be a great gift bundled up for the non-crafters (crafters would appreciate them too, but we can always make our own!) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Okie, you are so talented! I love these cards and once again your blog makes me want to run to my craft room and get busy.ReplyDelete
Okie shamed me into making my own blog. I won't go into how I described making a blog to Okie this afternoon, let's just say I fumbled around until I got close to where I needed to be!ReplyDelete
I posted two photos of the cards I did similar to Okie's.
Here is the link, please don't expect too much. I told you it would be very "vanilla". As soon as I can corral Okie into it I'm sure she'll show me how to jazz the appearance of it up a notch.
My blog is called Nothin' Fancy--and the name says it all!
These are sooo pretty...I am now a follower of Linda's can't wait to see what she makes with your ribbon lol...TFS!ReplyDelete
Love these cards!!Maybe I could even make them!!ReplyDelete
This Simple Ribbon Card was so cute. I love it. I also make gift cards specially if there's an occasion. Anyway, i enjoyed reading this post. Keep posting.ReplyDelete
These are great cards! What a nice set they would be to give to someone. I may have to try a version as well.ReplyDelete
Lovely cards it simply beautiful I like it so much. Will certainly visit your site more often now.ReplyDelete