Sunday 5 February 2012

Valentine Card with Ribbon Ruffle Trim

Who’s going to be my Secret Valentine?  If I told, it wouldn’t be a secret!  However, if you would like to share the secret of how to make the ruffle ribbon trim, then do look at my Ruffle Ribbon Trim Tutorial.  Don’t worry if, like me, you’re sewing machine challenged, the trim is hand stitched, not a sewing machine in sight!

The three hearts have been cut using my original Silhouette cutting machine (a well-loved piece of crafty kit but being upgraded to the Silhouette Cameo currently on order), and the mats have been cut using the outline tool in the Silhouette Design Studio.

The Ruffle Ribbon trim has been hand-stitched from 15mm Berisfords double faced satin ribbon. I’m a bit of a ribbon junkie and I hope you like the trim I’ve created for this card. I saw something similar in a pre-made ribbon trim, which was jaw-droppingly expensive – so I lay in a nice hot bath and thought about it, and worked out a way to do it. It’s not quite as “perfect” as the pre-made trim, but I think that adds to the charm – I hope you agree?

Do let me know what you think and thank you for stopping by.

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  1. Beautiful card - love the heart die cuts..Thanks for joining in Papertake Weekly this week.
    Pauline x

  2. Saw your Ribbon Ruffle Trim tutorial on today. Great explanation! So I clicked further and finally came to this page. Like you I appreciate and like much better hand made anything. Do not know what Papertake Weekly is-- but will keep your blogspot in my favorites and check back weekly. Thanks for sharing. Reva

    P.S.Not sure what this robot thing is so I am simply going to type the word I am seeing in the box after clicking on preview.


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