OK, so maybe I’m not THAT enthusiastic about it being Monday….

But I AM excited that a NEW CAARDVARKS CHALLENGE is up!!!

And I know a whole bunch of you are going to love this one πŸ™‚
All you have to do is make a *NEW* card that uses ribbon!

Our sponsor is May Arts…you might want to go check out the GORGEOUS ribbon they are offering for this round’s challenge winner!

Here’s my card…ATCHA 002

To make the ribbon flower:

1.Β  Fold the blue ribbon lengthwise. Don’t fold it completely in half…the bottom layer should be wider than the top layer, so both layers show.

2. Along the folded edge, use a needle and thread to make a running stitch.

running stitch

Leave a couple of inches of thread at your starting end. When you’re done, just pull both ends of your thread to tightly gather your ribbon into a circle and tie thread ends together.

3. Repeat the process with the brown ribbon, but don’t fold the ribbon first.

4. To gather the outside edge of the brown ribbon, I used a running stitch along the outside edge as well.

5. Layer your flowers and stitch them together with a button.

Thanks for coming by!

If you have any questions about my instructions, just leave a comment πŸ™‚

Comments on: "YAY! It’s Monday!!" (8)

  1. Tanis these are simply lovely! Now I’m no sewing gal but you just might make me get out a needle and thread…lol

  2. Tanis, love your use of this technique on sheer ribbon. It gives a totally different effect! Love it!


  4. Beautiful technique with the ribbon flowers, thanks for sharing the how-tos. This is my first time here and I’m sure I will visit again (love your life verse…it’s perfect)

  5. Totally gorgeous Tanis! I REALLY love that flower and was excited for that tutorial! Thanks!

    (-: Heidi

  6. Tanis, that sheer ruffled ribbon is just too luscious! I’m definitely going to make a few of these flowers, thanks for sharing the instructions!

  7. StampinCathy said:

    This is just darling and love the layout and color combo. Thanks for the tutorial on that amazing ribbon flower.

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

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