Scrapbooking as much as possible, but sometimes getting distracted by birthdays and life!

I’m participating in the Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop! If you want to start at the beginning, be sure to visit
the Scrapbook Steals bog.

Hi! I’m so glad you’ve come to visit me here today! When the call went out for anyone interested in participating in a Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop my hand went up and the goodies went out in the mail! I received these fabulous rolls of American Crafts Everyday Ribbon

Ribbons_web(aren’t the colors and patterns lively and fun?)

I had some birthday cards that I needed to make and these ribbons were just perfect! I always like to look for great prices for scrapbooking supplies and I just happened to have ordered a LilyBee Designs Pinwheel tiny tablet recently from Scrapbook Steals and felt the two would be a match made in heaven! Here’s what I made:


I wanted to use the ribbon a little differently than one might expect.

Here’s what I came up with.

Using my die-cutting machine, I cut a frame and felt it needed some streamers inside it.



I ran adhesive across the front of the card, glued down the top of the ribbons and twirled them and pressed them down into the adhesive as they went down the front of the card. I really like the fun and dimensional look this gives. The frame is attached with dimensional foam adhesive at the top and bottom.


With this cake die-cut I felt like the ribbon would be like the layers of the cake and simply glued it down to the card base and popped up the die cut with dimensional adhesive.


Finally, I had a die cut with cuts that looked perfect to weave the ribbon through. I just love that lime green print ribbon – I think it adds so much to this cake!


I backed the dot cuts with the black print, turquoise and green ribbons, but turned the green upside down so it would be a solid instead of the print. I also backed the “Happy Birthday” with the turquoise. Can you see?


I hope you’re inspired to do something fun with ribbon! I am certainly glad to have 3 new fun cards created!

I’m the last stop on the hop! Be sure to bookmark or follow the Scrapbook Steals blog for all sorts of Scrapbooking  and papercrafting inspiration!

I’d love to hear about your favorite thing to do with ribbon in the comments below (or just tell me how much fun you’re having today!)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies and tools used:
Cardstock : Close to My Heart
Patterned Paper: LilyBee Design
Ribbon: American Crafts
Stamp and Ink: Close to My Heart
Embossing Powder: Clearsnap
Adhesive: All Night Media, American Crafts, Imaginesce and Xyron

Comments on: "Welcome Scrapbook Steals Blog Hoppers!" (16)

  1. wow you ROCKED The ribbon!!! LOVE LOVE the ribbon as it acted like streamers coming that!! super cute card batch!!!

  2. 3 fantastic cards. Love them all. The one with the twisted ribbons is totally cool.
    All are so unique. Awesome work.

  3. Blog Hopping!!

    OMG that birthday card with the twisted ribbon is AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I am totally making that one! Thank you SO much for the idea!!

  4. Carla Hundley said:

    Great bunch of cards.
    I really like the twirl use
    on the one card. Great
    idea. Love them all.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Linda marvin said:

    Your cards are lovely. I like how you put the ribbon on the back side of the front of the cards.

  6. LOVE the twisties and the woven ribbon. Very cute!

  7. doris pick said:

    I love how you used the ribbons. It makes me look at die cuts in a whole different way now.

  8. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B said:

    WOW! I loved how you used the ribbon on these cards! My favorite was the bright streamer style card! TFS!

  9. These are all super fun!

  10. Miriam Prantner said:

    Love your cards! Some really clever ways to utilize the ribbon. My favorite is that first one with the ribbon streamers. I’ve never seen that treatment before and I love it!

  11. Oh my fun! I LOVE the idea of using ribbon for streamers… I may need to “scrap lift” that one!!! Thanks for the inspiration, so cute!

  12. Wow-your cards are so creative! I love how you used the ribbon as a background in the cake cards!

  13. Oh wow these are all so fun! Love each unique design!!

  14. Such clever ways to use ribbon…other than tying a bow, which is all I know how to do! lol

  15. Wow! Super cute cards! I love the one with the twisted ribbon- I’m going to have to try that! I usually just keep mine in a straight line. Kinda boring. 😛

  16. These cards are fantastic! Love the corkscrew ribbon design! 🙂

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