Thursday, July 15, 2010

That's How Thursday Pleated Ribbon Tutorial

HIP HOP!!!!

Welcome everyone to this week's {ippity} tutorial. I had a completely different tutorial in mind but after SO MANY people asked how I did my ribbon and bow for Monday's H{ippity} Hop card I thought I would take the time to show you. Here is Monday's card:I made it for this weeks challenge to case any {ippity} card from the SCS gallery. There is still time to play and all the details can be found {HERE}.
Now on to the tutorial....here is what you will need:
cardstock or decorative paper
ribbon
double sided tape
regular tape
glue dots 1. Start by placing a strip of tape on your project where you want the ribbon to go. Make sure you get the tape end to end. I like to wrap my tape around the sides to help hold the ribbon on in back.
2. Start by determining where you want the bow to go and leave that part straight {it helps keep the bow from bunching}. Then begin folding the ribbon and tacking it down into place. Changing the directions of the folds give you different pleats. The peaks of the ribbon will stick up but we will fix that later :)
{NOTE: I like to leave the ribbon on the spool so I don't cut of too much or too little}
3. When you get to the end cut the ribbon from the spool and leave a little tail to wrap around behind the project. If you wrapped your double sided tape around back you can tack the ribbon down to it. I prefer to use some regular tape to make sure that it stays in place.
4. Now, to keep those peaks in place you can use glue dots to hold the ribbon down. Most of it will stick to the tape but the ribbon that overlaps will need some adhesive. I pick up a glue dot with the tip of my paper piercer and place it in the folds. Another FUN alternative is to stitch right over the top of the ribbon :) 5. Here comes the bow!! Start by making a loop in the ribbon in your left hand.
{NOTE: Again I like to leave mine on the spool to keep from wasting any}
6. Wrap the tail around the back side of the ribbon with your right hand.7. Thread the tail through behind the loop.
8. The bow will be really "loose" right now. Slip your thumbs into the loops and grip the tails with the your first three fingers and the palm of your hands.
9. Once you get everything even and the way you want it pull tightly on ALL four ends at once. The bow will stay puffy and in place. Then just cut the ribbon ends as you want and glue it down to your project where you left some space.

That's all there is to it...can't wait to see what everyone does with this tutorial. If you didn't start this weeks HIP HOP on the {Unity blog} you can click on the button below to start at the beginning.
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“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. A sunset, a mountain bathed in moonlight, the ocean in calm and in storm – we see these, love their beauty, hold the vision in our hearts. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us”.
-Helen Keller-
Maria Gurnsey

40 comments:

  1. Thanks for the AWESOME tutorial!! I was just admiring your fun ribbon treatment on this card a little while ago and wondered how you'd done it. Gorgeous!

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  2. I've tied a million bows in my life, but I've never tried the two thumb technique! I'm eager to give it a try! Thanks for the fun tutorial!

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  3. Thank you Maria for the great tutorial!
    I know those take a lot of time to do and I really appreciate it!

    It will be fun to do!!

    Thank you, and have a great weekend!

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  4. Thanks so much for the amazing tutorial.... I can't wait to try it out!

    Thank you again so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  5. Great tutorial...thanks for sharing!

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  6. Beautiful card - thanks for sharing the technique!

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  7. sweet! love that look for the ruffled ribbon, it's a great way to change up the classic ruffle. NICE!

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  8. The tutorial was great. It was so easy to follow that I might be able to do this too! :) Don't add me to the giveaway. I already have that set.

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  9. BEAUTIFUL card and great tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing. I wish I was at home vs work so I could create (now that im filled with inspiration!)

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  10. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Will have to try it this way. Slightly different from what I have tried.

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  11. I'm loving your tutorial and card!

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  12. I have the set, so don't pick me! I just wanted to say that your tutorial was so easy to understand and well-done!! I can't wait to try this lovely touch!!

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  13. Thank you for such a great tutorial! I've been "bow-making challenged" for a while. Seriously--at stamp camps, I turn any project with a bow into a project with a knot. I'm excited to try your tutorial!

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  14. Thank you for this tutorial! Can't wait to try it!

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial! Love that card!

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  16. I always struggle with adding ribbon to my card creations ... your visual tutorial has insired me to give it another try - fab card creation! And today's hop was SO MUCH fun ... Thursdays are my favorite day of the week. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  17. Great card - and thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  18. Thanks for the great tutorial! I so want to do this on my next card!

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  19. Thanks for showing us how to do that ribbon technique, I am going to give it a go!

    Carol B
    www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

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  20. you make that bow look so easy... I will surely be trying that technique

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  21. Isn't this technique just wonderful??? Love it and love the card.

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  22. Thanks for the great Tutorial!! I might have to give this a try, you gave great instructions that i might be able to follow along w/out to much frustration!!

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  23. Super cute card! Thanks for the info on how to tie a bow. I'm so not good at that!

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  24. Can't wait to give this a try. Need a new way to tie bows. Mine never look good!

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  25. Nice tutorial... thanks for the bow idea.

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  26. I LOVE it! I LOVE it! I LOVE it!!! (sing/dance to that!!!). I LOOOOOOOOVE IT! I love that bow tutorial too! I am always fighting with the ribbon! EH! Beautiful card:) LOVE Ippity!!

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  27. Awesome tutorial! I love it!!!I need to try that ribbon technique and thanks for sharing it!!

    Hugs,

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  28. Awesome ribbon tutorial. i've got to try this and shate it with my crafty friends. they are gonna love this too.

    thank you for sharing.

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  29. Thanks for the AWESOME tutorial!! and what neat way do the ribbon. But me and mom arebutter fingures. I dout our fingures and hands. would the way.we wanted too!

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  30. Fabulous!!! The bow challenged among us thank you!!!

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  31. Maria, you made this tutorial look so easy to achieve this fabulous ribbon technique...love it!

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  32. great card and tutorial - I always do the bunny ears tying I will have to try this too :)

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  33. Love the card and the quote. Great tutorial!

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  34. thanks for the great tutorial, maria:)

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  35. Absolutely FANTASTIC - the descriptions are so good!
    Th♥nks for sharing! Can't wait to try it too!
    Regina*

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  36. This is my first Blog Hop with you guys. It is FANTASTIC. I am having so much fun!!

    Thanks for all your inspiration.
    Donna
    DonnaCMCAToptonlineDOTnet

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  37. HOOOOORRRRAYYYYYYYYYY!!!! Thank you *so so so* MUCH for sharing how to do this..I've totally wanted to and didn't know where to start! (Again) the card is beautiful! :D

    I've learned so much with this hop I should be able to make a kick butt card! *giggle*

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  38. Awesome Tutorial Maria.. I am going to have to try this.. I need to practice morte with bows. thanks.

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