Monday, March 1, 2010

Craft Along with Mandy TUTORIAL!


Doesn't that have a fun ring to it? Hee hee! Well, happy March, friends! Did you know that March is NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH? How fun is that?? How will you celebrate? ;)

Here at Limelight, we are bringing you weekly "Craft Along" sessions with our DT members! These Craft Alongs are really simple tutorials in which we will show you how to make something using supplies you likely already have on hand! We would love to share and showcase the projects you make using our tutorials, too! Be sure to link your creations to the tutorial posts for us to see and brag on! There might be a few prizes here and there, too! :)

OK! I have the first tutorial this month, and I'll be showing you how to make Ribbon & Button Loop Flowers. These are easy, fun to make, and the perfect addition to many cards, scrapbook pages, and projects! As another note, the sketch for my card came from the Card Positioning Systems blog this week!


MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • About 1 yard of Ribbon (depending on how big your flower will be) - I used Fuchsia Wrinkled Ribbon. :) Fun stuff!
  • Glue Dots
  • Button (most likely, you want it to be about an inch in diameter)
DIRECTIONS:
1. First, you will need to cut twelve lengths of ribbon. For the size I wanted, I measured 2.5" lengths.



2. Next, seal the two ends of each ribbon with a glue dot. This will make the "petals" for your flower. Glue dots really make this project a cinch!



3. Place a second glue dot on each ribbon loop. Position the glue dot on one side of the snipped ends (snipped when you cut your 2.5" lengths...). This glue dot will hold the petals onto your button.


Below is a picture showing the attached petals. Note that any button twine (or in my case, ribbon) added to the center of the button should be done BEFORE adding the ribbon petals!


4. Continue adding the petals until your flower is complete.




YOUR TURN! Show us YOUR ribbon flowers, and someone will win 2 yards of ribbon and a handful of buttons! Leave your comment by Thursday, March 4, to be eligible to win! If you leave a comment, you'll receive 1 entry for the prize. If you create a flower, you'll receive 3 entries! :)
*Edited to change entry deadline to Thursday! :)

21 comments:

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is SOOO cool Mandy! I was trying to make one of these flowers out of masking tape the other and seriously failed. But I'll try a ribbon one and link it up. :)

de said...

Very kewl Mandy! I will have to try to make one! TFS! Looking forward to the other tutorials as well!

StampinCathy said...

Love your card and that flower is just to cute. Thanks for this easy to follow tutorial and I'm going to try to make one of these.

Linda said...

This is such a beautiful card and the flower is FABULOUS...I must try that technique.

Stephanie Zito said...

Beautiful Mandy! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial! I'm definitely going to try your ribbon flower!

KAREN B. said...

Oh super neat tutorial, and very easy to follow! Thanks! I was just in NC, Kernersville to be exact. Expected it to be a bit warmer though, its not like I remember it from my college days! I really appreciate the time you took to stop by and comment on my blog!

lynn said...

this is a sweet flower tutorial--thanks so much! i'll give it a try!

Banu said...

Mandy, Beautiful card and loved that tutorial for creating the flower. It felt easy enough for me to give it a try :) TFS. Here is my card,

Ribbon Flower Card

Jennie said...

Love your card Mandy! I need to try this and will be back if I get it made in time :o) It looks just so easy and I have wondered how to make these...thanks!

lynn said...

ok, mandy, here is my flower--i added a few more petals and used 2 different ribbons.

http://www.millers-ink.net/2010/03/limelights-ribbon-flower.html

thanks!

Ravengirl said...

Thanks Mandy, this was a very easy tutorial to follow. I have made my ribbon flower and have my card designed. I just have to put it together and then I will link it up!

Angela W said...

This is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial! I will be making some tonight when I get home!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for a great tutorial, Mandy!! Your flower looks so fabulous that I couldn't wait to give it a try this evening. Here's my result:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1640786?&cat=500&ppuser=220162

Thanks a bunch!!

Ravengirl said...

So I got my card put together and here is the link :) This was truly and I can't wait to see what the next few weeks bring!

Janice M said...

How pretty! Thanks for the tutorial Mandy!

Lynne in NI said...

Cool idea and great tutorial!

Jennie said...

Love this tutorial Mandy! I kept meaning to do it all week and things kept coming up....but I finally did and let me tell you I am getting some more ribbon! These things are addictive :o) I will post it on my blog tomorrow...here is the link to my gallery:
http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/get-well-27?context=user

Thank you so much, I love this idea!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Here's my card. It's the 3rd one on this post. http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/challenges-challenges-and-more.html

Kathy H said...

Awesome!

Christi said...

Mandy, your card is gorgeous! I love that ribbon flower! Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial! I've never made one of these before and it was so much fun! Here's my card with a ribbon flower:

http://christiscraftcreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/ribbon-flower.html

Lisa H. said...

great tutorial!!! love your flower0great way to use up ribbon scraps!!!