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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.

Ribbon Weave Technique

This ribbon weaving technique is so fun and really pops on a card. The idea came from the June 2009 issue of Stampin Success on page 16. I used the new In Color 1/2″ Polka Dot ribbon in this example.

The invitation is made from a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Soft Suede card stock, folded at the top. Next, I used the Lovely Flowers DSP (Hostess Level 3 Bundle) which has a polka dotted Melon Mambo pattern as a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer. The Whisper White card stock is cut to 3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. I stamped it using the Introducing stamp set, inking it up with the Melon Mambo Marker and Old Olive Marker. Along the left side, I used my 1/2″ Circle Punch to make 3 Old Olive circles.

As for the woven ribbon panel, I started out with a piece of card stock 2″ x 3 1/2″. This “template” will vary depending on the width of your ribbon. Since I usede 1/2″ ribbon, I made sure my cardstock was sized as a multiple of 1/2″. It doesn’t matter what color card stock you use here, because it will be totally covered by the ribbon. I used the Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, but instead of using the front, I reversed it to the solid back. I chose to leave the Crushed Curry Polka Dots right side up for contrast.

I first cut all my ribbon and laid it out to see how it would look. Then, I applied SNAIL to the back left side of the card stock “template” and attached all my Melon Mambo ribbon ends. Next, I did the same thing along the back top edge of the “template” and attached all my Crushed Curry ribbon ends. Carefully, start weaving the ribbon pieces, making sure to keep them straight and tight together. Little spaces here and there will add up and at the end, you’ll be off by too much! After weaving each row of Crushed Curry down to the bottom, I would wrap the end around the card stock and adhere it with SNAIL. At the end of the Melon Mambo rows, I would do the same. To adhere the finished ribbon panel to the card base, I used 4 strips of Sticky Strip along each side of the panel.

And that’s it–pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and it REALLY adds a fun touch to the card!

Happy Birthday, Cupcake

It’s my little cupcake’s 3rd birthday soon, and this is the card I made for her. Card base is Perfect Plum with a layer of Barely Banana. I sponged the edges with Barely Banana ink and paper pierced all the way around the edes as well.

In the center, I used the ribbon weaving technique to add a pop of color. Ribbon is Perfect Plum 1/4″ Grograin and Orchid Opulence 1/4″ Grosgrain.

Directions

  1. Measure piece of card stock by ribbon widths and cut to size. This is the base that you’ll weave the ribbon around.
  2. Cut ribbon lengths so that they’re a little bit longer than your base.
  3. Adhere one end of each ribbon to the back of the base according to the direction it will lay, vertical or horizontal.
  4. Begin weaving, using SNAIL to hold ribbon in place as you weave.
  5. Finish by securing the other end of the ribbon to the back side of your base using Sticky Strip.
  6. Try it with strips of DSP as well!

The cupcake felt sticker is from Martha Stewart and sentiment is from Crazy for Cupcakes.


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