Tutorial - No Fail Ribbon

Today's tutorial is brought to us by our very own recently-retired-shipper Dixie! Please stop in at her blog, What's Next. She has super cute stuff there.

I've seen several "tutorials" for tying ribbon on cards, and I thought I'd add mine. This method uses no adhesive or glue, and trust me, it's not going anywhere! You only need to make one tie, and you don't have to worry about the tightness of the ribbon around your project. It will be tight, and it won't move.

I'm working on some hearts for cards for Operation Write Home, and this technique makes card making quick when you're doing multiples.

You'll need your project, ribbon, and a hole punch. I generally grab my "anywhere" punch, but any punch will do. Pick the hole size based on the width and thickness of the ribbon.

Punch the hole where you want the ribbon tie to be.

Lay your ribbon across your project.

Flip your project over and thread the ends through the hole. (I sometimes use a skewer to push the ends through.)

Pull! Try to keep the ends even, and pull them on either side of the ribbon on the front of your project.

Make any adjustments. Sometimes you need to straighten a "twist."

Tie and clip the ends!

Here's a picture of the back. It's nice and flat, and it's not going to move!

You can see another example of this technique on my niece's wedding invitations HERE.

Thanks, Dixie, for sharing this technique with us! Remember, everyone, if you have a technique to share, please contact me at kate@operationwritehome.org.

Ruby Craft  – (December 6, 2011 at 6:45 AM)  

Great idea and tutorial! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks

THERESA  – (December 6, 2011 at 7:39 AM)  

I really needed this tute, thanks so much, you are a doll for this, so now hoping mine won't jump right off, with me anything is possible.......lol
lotsa luv

Sherry Hickey  – (December 6, 2011 at 7:59 AM)  

Thanks, Dixie; I'll try this technique. And I love your newsprint/text heart!!

Ann  – (December 6, 2011 at 10:36 AM)  

Than you Dixie! I'm going to try this.My faves-easy and beautiful!!

Anonymous –   – (December 6, 2011 at 10:53 AM)  

Thanks! I'm going to give it a try!! Pat K.

Amy Williams  – (December 6, 2011 at 11:17 AM)  

Thanks for the tutorial - it's just the technique I needed to learn! Can't wait to try it out!

Totallyawake4-life  – (December 6, 2011 at 11:25 AM)  

Oh what a GREAT idea thanks so much for sharing!

Kristie  – (December 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM)  

Love this technique and I just used it on a card. It's so easy! Thank you!

Unknown  – (December 6, 2011 at 6:30 PM)  

What a great way to tie a ribbon! Thanks for the tute!

Hugs XX

Anonymous –   – (December 6, 2011 at 11:09 PM)  

Great technique. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Little  – (December 7, 2011 at 12:04 AM)  

Fantastic! I will be using this! thank you for sharing!

Desert Rose Stamper  – (December 7, 2011 at 6:59 AM)  

What a great technique. I used it yesterday and it is really easy and looks great! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

Verna Angerhofer  – (December 7, 2011 at 7:28 AM)  

Awesome tip on adding ribbon to artwork. I printed it out for future reference. thanks so much.

Marsha  – (December 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM)  

How easy and how brilliant! Just tried it. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Merrie  – (December 8, 2011 at 1:10 PM)  

Thank you for sharing this delightfully convenient configuration you've created. I used it right away so I would have a record. I haven't yet figured out my google accounts and sharing. I have seen a photo page before and added some pics. I'll try to scan my card and share a link with you. God bless you. Thank you for being.

CARO  – (December 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM)  

I love this... wonder if my butterfingers could do this?

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