Aug 10 2010

Technique Tuesday – Shabby Chic Ribbon Flowers

Stampin Up So Many Thanks


Just this morning, I read an article stating that Ribbon Flowers are going to be a big trend in scrapboooking and rubber stamping this year. 

And this video shows you how to make your own! (If you received this message by e-mail or in a blog reader, you may need to visit my blog to see the link.)

Scroll down to watch the video.


This box was made using the Fancy Favor die for the Big Shot. After cutting out the box from 12×12 Basic Black cardstock, I embossed it using the Square Lattice embossing folder also for the Big Shot. I did one section at a time lining up the folder so its outer edge fit into the side pleats of the Fancy Favor box. 

Next, I wrapped a length of the Basic Black 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon around the bottom of the box and used a knot of Real Red satin ribbon to hold it in place.

The greeting piece was stamped with Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock using the So Many Thanks a la carte stamp ($9.95, #120173,page 18). This stamped piece was then layered onto a larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and a second larger piece of Real Red cardstock. I added small rhinestones over the row of hearts on the stamped image to tie into the rhinestones on the ribbon flower.

Finally I added a Ribbon Flower that was made with a 1-1/4" circle of cardstock. See the video below for the Ribbon Flower instructions.


Stampin Up Basic Rhinestones


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Satin Ribbon Flowers

For the flower on the left, I used my heat tool to gently curl the ribbon before assembling the flower.

On the flower on the right, the ribbon was not heated.

Which is your favourite?



Don’t think it, ink it!



6 comments so far

6 Responses to “Technique Tuesday – Shabby Chic Ribbon Flowers”

  1. melle johnon 11 Aug 2010 at 12:53 am

    Hello. Tfs. They look great, I’ve never seen them before. I’m going to make some today, not sure what I’m going to use them on, but I’m going to make some!
    Melle ;o)

  2. melle johnon 11 Aug 2010 at 12:53 am

    ps, and the box is beautiful. Very Chanel.

  3. Darlene McCallumon 11 Aug 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks Melle!

  4. melle johnon 11 Aug 2010 at 4:22 pm

    i made one, it came out great. I was supposed to be decorating but whenever hubby went out side to paste wallpaper I ran into my craft room and did a little bit! Bright red to go with my LO’s HSM scrap page. thanks!!

  5. Darlene McCallumon 11 Aug 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Glad to hear the flower worked for you. And I love your stamping style!! Running to your craft room when hubby wasn’t looking is fantastic! I’m going to give it a try!

  6. peggy-sueon 17 Aug 2010 at 9:05 am

    Thanks for the tutorial Darlene! Awesome flower!

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