Technique Thursday is back after a short vacation to spend time with my son who stopped by on his way from Guam to San Diego. He’s a corpsman in the Navy and I am so proud of him!
Anyhow, today’s technique is an easy way to add ribbon to a card or layout. Here is an example I created a few months ago of my nephew … notice the ribbon along the bottom of the photo mat? It is applied with the Sew Ribbon tool from We R Memory Keepers.
It is very easy to use. The tool includes three parts, like this …
Then, you remove the sticker paper from the “needle” and wrap it around the edge of your ribbon, like this …
The needle makes it easy to thread the ribbon through the holes made with the template.
I wrap the ends of the ribbon around the back side of the paper and secure them with a bit of adhesive. It couldn’t be easier!
Here is a layout I did of my daughter, using new paper from Graphic 45 … I used the leaf template, here.
(click on the photo for a larger version)
And a card I made with the leftovers … I used the Shoelace template on this one.
Want to try it out for yourself?
I’ll be at Capture A Memory from 2-6 p.m. today with Sew Ribbon for you to try. Hope to see you there!