Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ribbon Flag TT

Julie shared her ribbon flag tutorial today on OWH Stars and Stamps.   I'd seen the card on her blog earlier, but seeing the tutorial gave me a nudge to try it.  I'd made some flags before with ric rac as the stripes, but I don't remember doing one with ribbon. 

Julie shared her tips for ribbon.  My tip is to choose what you buy based on what paper colors you use most often.  I have lots of ribbon that doesn't match my paper so now I try to buy neutrals and solids in shades I know I will use.  Consider splurging on the ribbon packs that coordinate with the paper line you're using.  They'll look great and they often have neat trims that are hard to find elsewhere.  I have a trip to an Offray ribbon outlet in the works in the next month and I'll be sure to report back. 

Embossing folder: The Paper Studio
Brad: Colorbok
Ribbon: red, white, brown- JoAnn mini rolls; blue- received as a RAK, perhaps SU?
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 928 blank and 215 AnyHero (as of 6/26)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

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  1. LOVE it! This turned out fabulous! And I see you are cruising through the sketches...heck you might already be caught up! Rock on!

  2. This is great, Kathryn! I love how you did the ribbon on ribbon to look like our flag. :)

  3. Love this! I have the prefect star brads for the top of the flag pole. Thanks for the Good tips about ribbon; I usually buy based on price and whatever color I *think* I'm running low on. What I really need is a good use for the wide ribbons. They give me grief when it comes to tying those knots that Sandy makes look so easy.

  4. So cute Kathryn! I love the stitched ribbon for the white stars! I really like that sponged background, too!

  5. Very pretty! I have had my eye on that embossing folder. I'm pretty sure that I need it! Great ideas too... I have a feeling like anything called a "ribbon outlet" could get me into huge, huge trouble. :) thanks for playing along!


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