Ribbon Flower Tutorial

I saw the idea for this on Jenny's Stamping Moments blog. Here is her tutorial: PART 1 and PART 2.

Anyway, it gave me the inspiration to try this. So here is my version:

Supplies: Cardstock, Super Jumbo Flower Punch, Polo Button Brad, Crop-a-Dile (all from The Angel Company), 12" of ribbon, two glue dots.

Using the LARGER hole on the Crop-a-Dile, punch a hole directly in the center of the punched flower. You can see in my picture how I position the flower to easily line the hole up in the middle.

Now, on the SMALL hole punch side of the Crop-a-Dile, set the paper guide at the 1/4" mark. See the red arrow in the above picture.

At the center of each flower petal, punch a SMALL hole. The paper guide that you set in the last step will set your hole at the same depth on each petal.

Use a glue dot to adhere one end of the ribbon on the BOTTOM of the flower, then thread the ribbon up through the center hole.

Thread the ribbon down through one of the petal holes.

Thread the ribbon back up through the center hole.

Thread the ribbon down through the next petal hole, then back up through the center.

Continue all the way around the flower, ending with threading the ribbon down through a petal hole. I used my scissor tips to poke the ribbon through the holes.

Use another glue dot to adhere the end of the ribbon to the back of the flower, and trim off the excess ribbon. The red arrow shows the end piece.

There are many possibilities to finish off this flower, but I used a 1/2" circle punch and a Polo Button Brad.

I know I just posted this card the other day, but just in case you didn't see it - here's the card I used this ribbon flower on.

Hope this inspires you to make your own! Don't have a flower punch? Try it with a scalloped circle! Let me know how it goes, I'd love to see it!

Make it a great day, Tootles!


Charmaine said...

Thanks for the idea!


Patti said...

Too cool!! I love this idea!!

Bridgett said...

Thank you for another great tutorial! I love the flower...so cute and makes a really nice embellishment for cards, tags, and scrapbook pages!

"Jany" said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I've heard that the crop-a-dile could be adjusted but I never understood how to do so. Thanks!

PawsN2Stamp said...

Cute flower!!!! I have to try that!


Kathleen said...

Love the ribbon flower idea - will keep an eye out for it for you.

Kyla Nicole said...

Totally cute! TFS! =]

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