Lesson 22: Faux Ribbon Bow

In this lesson, learn how to make a sleek and clean looking bow. This is one of my favorite bows to make because it is so easy and it lays pretty flat so it is easy to use on a card that goes in the mail.

Supplies Needed:
Stampin’ Dimensional
Ribbon (5/8inch SU Kiwi Kiss Grosgrain ribbon is used here)
An embellishment to cover the staple
SNAIL adhesive or another adhesive to attach the ribbon.

1. Cut the ribbon so it will fit on your card. I always leave about an inch of ribbon on each side so I can wrap the ribbon around the sides of the card front.

2. Cut a second piece of ribbon about 4-5 inches long. Set aside.

3. Attach the first piece of ribbon to the card as desired. In the photo above, I am using the SNAIL adhesive to attach the ribbon to the card.

4. Take the 2nd piece of ribbon and make a loop directly over the 1st piece of ribbon like shown above. Staple the loop onto the card front.

The ribbon should stay in a loop like shown above once it is stapled to the card.

5. Press the loop flat and staple in the center of the ribbon.

6. Use a Stampin Dimensional or other foam pop dot to attach an embellishment to the center of the ribbon to cover the staple.

For my finished card I used a 1inch circle punch to make my ladybug embellishment. The ladybug is from the SU Darling Dots hostess level 1 stamp set and is stamped in SU Pink Pirouette. The center flower stamp is from the SU Echoes of Kindness hostess level 2 stamp set.

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