Woven Ribbon Easter Basket Bunny Card

Ribbon weaving is addicting! Once I start I want to use it on everything I make. Here are some other examples of cards I made using the ribbon weaving technique.

I’ll go through what I used to make the card, and for those of you who would like detailed instructions, keep reading below. The card base is Gina K Luxury Base weight card stock. I punched various DSP with the Large Oval Punch to make eggs. I adhered them to the card base using SNAIL.

The bunny was made using the Large Oval Punch & Scallop Oval Punch (for the ears),  1 3/4″ Circle Punch (f0r the face), 1/4″ Circle Punch (for the nose). I drew on the mouth and whiskers, then glued on some googly eyes.

The basket is made with Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon and Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon. The sentiment is from Well Scripted, stamped in Certainly Celery ink on Whisper White. I punched it out with the Large Oval Punch and layered it onto Pretty in Pink Patterned Paper, punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch.

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How to make the Easter Basket using the Ribbon Weaving Technique (with 5/8″ Satin Ribbon)

Step 1: Cut a piece of card stock to 4 3/8″ x 1 7/8″. This is the card stock you will wrap the ribbon around for the basket portion. It won’t be visible so feel free to use any color. The measurements are weird because we’re using 5/8″ ribbon and your card stock has to be a multiple of 5/8″.

Step 2: Cut 3 strips of 5/8″ PINK satin ribbon about 5″ long and 7 strips of 5/8″ GREEN satin ribbon about 3″ long.

Step 3: Using SNAIL adhesive, run a line of adhesive on the RIGHT short side and along the TOP edge of your card stock. Carefully attach your GREEN ribbon strips along the TOP EDGE, being careful to keep the ribbon pieces just touching each other (not overlapping and not leaving a gap between them). There should be about 1/2″ of ribbon attached to the card stock and the rest of the ribbon should hang off the top, away from the card stock. Do the same with your PINK ribbon along the RIGHT EDGE, with the strips of ribbon hanging off toward the right.

Step 4: Turn your card stock over so that the adhered edges of ribbon are on the back side. Your PINK ribbon should be on the LEFT side now and the GREEN ribbon should be on the TOP edge.

Step 5: Start weaving your ribbon like you would do a lattice pie crust. Pull the strips tight as you weave, making sure you keep them straight. I start by folding the PINK across the front of the card stock and then weaving the short GREEN ribbon over and under. When you get to the bottom, fold the GREEN ribbon over and adhere it to the back of the card stock with SNAIL. Repeat with the rest of the ribbon strips.

Step 6: Cut a piece of green card stock or DSP (here I used Tall Tales) to 4″ x 2 1/2″. Adhere it to the back of your card stock to hide all the edges of ribbon. Leave about 1/2″ extending at the top to make the grass. I cut the paper with paper snips, then bent some pieces forward and back to make the “grass”.

Step 7: Put 2 pieces of Sticky Strip on the back of the basket piece (one along each SHORT SIDE). Attach the basket to the card base by sticking down the left side first, then gently bend the card stock slightly and stick the other side down so the basket edges line up with the edges of the card.

Step 8: Adhere all your eggs and bunny face to the card so they’re peeking out of the basket.

Step 9: Cut a long piece of Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon for the handle. I attached it to the back/inside of the basket using Glue Dots. I also added Glue Dots at the top of the handle, where the ribbon folds over, on both sides. Tie a piece of Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon at the top and snip with Craft & Paper Scissors. Secure the pink ribbon knot to the card by placing a glue dot on the back.

Christmas Trees–Three Ways

I made a few Christmas cards featuring trees as the main image. One is stamped, one is made from punches, and one is a hybrid version.

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Version 1 is stamped. I broke out of my usual color choice here and opted for Always Artichoke instead of old olive or kiwi kiss. I don’t know that I’ve ever made a card with Always Artichoke before–but I like it! I stamped the base repeatedly with the Season of Joy block stamp in Always Artichoke ink.

The main image is the tree from Season of Joy, colored in with SU Markers (always artichoke, chocolate chip, and so saffron) stamped on whisper white card stock. I layered the whisper white on real red textured card stock and then kraft card stock. Using my Paper Piercer, I made holes on the tree for “ornaments”.

The ornaments were made using a small silver brad, tiny glue dots, and red glitter. Apply a tiny glue dot to the head of the brad, pressing it down and flattening it around the sides too. Dip the sticky brad into Romantic Red Glitter, pressing with your finger to really get the glitter stuck on there. Brush off any excess and then push the brad ends through the paper pierced holes. You may need to work the piercer around in a circular motion to widen the holes enough.

To finish off the card, I stamped “Merry Christmas” from Christmas Greetings in real red ink under the tree image.

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The second version I made uses stamps and punches to make a Christmas themed tree. I stamped the tree from Season of Friendship in chocolate chip ink on whisper white card stock.

The circles were made using the Delightful Decorations stamp set. I stamped the circles in real red and glorious green ink on whisper white. Using the 1/4″ Circle Punch, I punched out the center of the stamped circles. Then, I layered the 1/4″ circles with 3/4″ Circles of alternating real red and glorious green card stock. In the center of each, I added a sticky rhinestone and adhered them to the tree with dimensionals.

Next, I layered the whisper white onto Glorious Green card stock and attached it to the Kraft card base. Across the bottom, I added a strip of real red card stock that I put through the Crimper. The sentiment is from Berry Christmas, stamped in real red on whisper white. I punched it out using the Modern Label Punch and sponged the edges with Glorious Green and a Sponge Dauber. The label was then adhered using dimensionals.

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For version 3, I made a Christmas tree card using punches. I once made this using the 3 Flower Punch, but since I no longer have that punch, I used the 1/4″ Circle Punch. Take Old Olive card stock and punch out 20 circles. I adhered them to a piece of very vanilla in an overlapping pyramid formation, using Mono Multi Glue.

The tree stem is made with chocolate chip card stock and the Word Window Punch.

I stamped the star from Season of Joy in So Saffron ink on barely banana card stock and trimmed it out, but you could easily use a small star punch.

Around the very vanilla layer, I used the Paper Piercer, then adhered it to barely banana and real red card stock. I took a piece of Chocolate Chip 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and tied it around the bottom before adhering it all to the Old Olive base.

Riding the Birthday Tractor!

There are several cute cards out there using punches to make a tractor, and that is what inspired me. In addition, the wrapping paper I bought for the birthday boy inspired this particular tractor’s colors and style.

Card base is Pacific Point (last year’s In Color that I never seemed to use–at least I’m getting some good out of it now!) I layered it with some Bashful Blue DSP from the 6″x6″ Prints Pack.

The tractor body was made with Real Red Textured card stock, which I turned over to use the slightly more smooth side. I cut a rectangle and rounded the left top edge with the Corner Rounder Punch. The cab portion was made by cutting a Real Red square, rounding the top right corner with the Corner Rounder Punch and cutting the left corner on a diagonal.

Pumpkin pie card stock punched with the Word Window Punch makes up the exhaust pipe and hood detail. I cut the tip of the exhaust pipe with scissors almost all the way, and raised it to look like it’s opening up to let out smoke. A small piece of dimensional keeps the flap open when adhered to the card. The smoke is Basic Gray card stock circles which I cut using the Fiskars Swiss Cheese Edge Punch.

I stamped the boy from All in the Family in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White, which I punched out using a 7/8″ Square Punch. I colored him in with Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen. The white square is layered on a 1″x1″ Kiwi Kiss square to make it stand out.

The body of the tractor has some white accents, which I made using the Signo Gel Pen. The large tire was made using a 1 3/4″ Circle Punch of Pumpkin Pie, layered with a Scallop Circle Punch of Ballet Blue card stock. I punched the scallop circle first, adhering it temporarily to a piece of computer paper. Then, I lined up the punch again by putting the points in the center of each scallop. Punch again and you get the “toothy” effect shown here. A Black Jumbo Grommet was poked through the center of the Ballet Blue tire and then adhered to the Pumpkin Pie circle using dimensionals. The tire was then attached to the tractor using SNAIL. The smaller tire was made using 1 3/8″ Circle Punch pumpkin pie card stock layered with 1 1/8″ Circle Punch Ballet Blue with another Black Jumbo Grommet in the center.

The sentiment is from Goody Goody Gumdrops and I just inked up the words I needed with my Real Red Marker, stamped on Whisper White and punched it out using the Word Window Punch. It’s adhered to the card using dimensionals.

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