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I recently received a crafters dream gift—a bag full of ribbons of all kinds from a dear family friend. She had collected these ribbons all her life, they even include her mothers collection. Apparently neither of her daughters, nor her granddaughter, have any interest, and since I've spent many hours as a teenager sewing and crafting with her, I'm the lucky "winner." When going through the huge bag, I found a ribbon with her initials and thought I should make something as a thank you gift with it. Stationery seemed like a quick, nice idea, so I made these cards for her.

If you would like to make something similar, there is the great Angela Liguori, who makes alphabet ribbon with a very similar feel.

 

Besides that, all you need then is solid folded cards (Paper Presentation is where I got mine), solid or patterned paper, a cutting knife and a ruler, and double-sided tape. As you can see below, it a quick, easy craft.

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the last little bit of ribbon ties the gift.

1 the last little bit of ribbon ties the gift.

Cut 2 slits that equal the height of the ribbon, far enough apart to show the monogram, but with 1/8-inch ribbon on each side left to tuck inside the slits to the back of the card.

2 Cut 2 slits that equal the height of the ribbon, far enough apart to show the monogram, but with 1/8-inch ribbon on each side left to tuck inside the slits to the back of the card.

Tuck the ribbon through the slits and secure with double-sided tape on the inside. Also add double-sided tape all around the edges.

3 Tuck the ribbon through the slits and secure with double-sided tape on the inside. Also add double-sided tape all around the edges.

Stick down a patterned or solid piece of paper cut to the same dimension of the card to hide the back of the ribbon.

4 Stick down a patterned or solid piece of paper cut to the same dimension of the card to hide the back of the ribbon.

Finished card.

5 Finished card.

A stack of cards with matching envelopes and a pen tied together.

6 A stack of cards with matching envelopes and a pen tied together.

Only a part of the huge gift I received.

7 Only a part of the huge gift I received.

Thank you, Baerbel, for my amazing gift. I can't wait to come up with many more projects for the ribbons. Who knows who this collection will be passed on to next?

 

Comments (3)

  • What a nice way to say "thank you" to the generous woman who gave you this unbelievably great collection of ribbon... I'm sure you'll have years ahead of you using all of them in wonderful craft projects!

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  • That is very cute. Although since a lot of us are crafters and artist I was thinking there must be a way to make the ribbon with initials on it. I believe there is a way to put it into your printer? Anyway, thanks for all the beauty.
    Victoria

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