Friday, July 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop


Welcome to the RRR July Blog Hop. This month we are honored to have our friends from the CardMaker Blog Design Team joining us.  What a talented group of ladies.  You're in for a real treat today.  If you arrived here from Judy's awesome blog you are on the right track.

If you just happened along, why don't you head on over to the CardMaker Blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss a thing.  If you get lost along the way, just make your way back to the CardMaker Blog or the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Blog and we'll get you back on track.

 For July, the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a Sizzlin' Summer Bright Yellow and Apple Green assortment. What a great summer color combo.



This month I made a simple flower headband and a card to share with you using ribbon from the July Ribbon Club Assortment.



First up I have a headband tutorial.  We have been working with some awesome products from Scor-Pal in July and I've found another great use for my Scor-Tape.  If you are one of those super coordinated ladies who can operate a hot glue gun and get stuff stuck down before the glue dries without burning yourself, then that is another option, but I've found the Scor-Tape to be a much more forgiving (and less painful) adhesive option for this project.  I've also put this to the test over the last 3 weeks to make sure Scor-Tape would hold up for this type of use, and I'm very pleased with the results.

1.  To begin, I used a short piece of 1/4" Scor-Tape wrapped around each end of the 1/4" headband.  Add a short piece of ribbon over each end for a nice finished tip.


2. Run 1/4" Scor-Tape along the entire inner and outer side of the 1/4" headband.  Make sure it is adhered well.  Then peel off a couple of inches of the paper liner on both sides to expose the adhesive.  Begin on the inside of the headband and then start wrapping the ribbon around the headband overlapping a bit on each round.  Always heat-seal the end of the ribbon so it will not fray.  You will likely use about 1-1/2 yards of ribbon to wrap the headband depending on how much you overlap the ribbon on each wrap.  Just work off your entire length of ribbon and there will be no waste.


3.  Keep exposing more of the adhesive as you go and keep neatly wrapping the ribbon around the headband until you get to the other end.


4.  Once you get to the end, clip the ribbon so it will finish off on the inside of the headband.  Heat seal the end of the ribbon and press it firmly into the Scor-Tape.


5.  Now for the flower.  I cut a one inch circle from heavy duty card stock and added a piece of 1-1/2" Scor-Tape.  Then take to rough edges of the Scor-Tape and just fold them into the circle.  Neatness does not count because you will never see this.  (If you don't have wide Scor-Tape, just run several strips of whatever width you have across the circle.)


6.  Take an 18" piece of 5/8" ribbon.  Heat seal the ends and stitch a running stitch along the length of one edge.

7.  Gather the stitches and put some tacking stitches in the end to hold it in place.


8.  Adhere the gathered ribbon to the sticky circle beginning at the outer edge and working towards the center.  If need be, add another small square of adhesive in the center to make sure the middle is secure.

And here you have your finished flower.


Adhere the flower to your headband and you're all done.  :)  For this part I would take out the hot glue gun or another adhesive like E-6000.


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I also made a quick card using some ribbon from the July Ribbon Club Assortment, a simple sentiment from Quietfire Designs and a couple of Spellbinder dies.  I also used my Scor-Buddy and one of my favorite little tools from Scor-Pal called a Scor-Bug.  This fun little tool made those little dotted lined one the bottom of my card below. 


You can see the scored lines and dots best on the photo below.  I used my bone folder and Scor-Buddy to score lines framing out the top of the card and then I scored lines every half inch centered across the bottom and I used the Scor-Bug to score the dotted lines in between.  You use the little tool the same way you used the bone folder and run it along the lines in your Scor-Buddy or Scor-Pal tool.  What a fun effect with a minimum of effort.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Your next stop is Caroline's wonderful Blog.   I would love for you to leave a comment below before you leave. 

~ Bonnie ~

57 comments:

  1. What a fabulous hairband - any little girl would be proud to wear it. Love your card too and how you used the flower to link the two.
    xxx

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  2. WOW I love your hairband Thank you so much for sharing a tutorial, I am going to have some of these for my daughters. And your card is just so pretty too! Thanks again for sharing :)

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  3. The headband is darling. Thanks for the tutorial! The card is lovely as well!

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  4. Great ideas for the ribbon. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. WOW!!! These are awesome! I love the step by step picture tutorial and those flowers are gorgeous!!
    TFS
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  6. WOWSERS!!! I LOVE it!!! I need to Pin that headband for the Girl Scout troop. :)

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  7. Wow both your projects are lovely! I love the hair band! Thanks also for the tutorial!
    Pearl x

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  8. Great idea with the headband and the matching card is fabulous! Great inspiration!

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  9. WOW!! Love the headband!! how do you "heat seal" the ends of your ribbon?

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    1. Hi Tess,
      You can heat seal the ends of ribbon by quickly running a lighter across the edge. This will quickly melt and seal the edges for any polyester ribbon so it will not fray. Be sure to NOT hold the flame in one place for long - you just want to heat it, not catch it on fire! :)
      You could also use a product like fray-check if you have it on hand.

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  10. Love this, Bonnie! Thanks so much for testing out the Scor-Tape! You saved my fingertips!!

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  11. Bonnie,
    Both projects are wonderful with that darling ribbon flower! Thanks for sharing how to make it! :)

    Hugs,
    True :D

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  12. Bonnie, that ribbon flower is so PERFECT! I love it in both places!

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  13. Great projects. love the card and I am sooo making that headband. Thanks for the great instructions!

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  14. Awesome idea! Love the flowers!

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  15. Very cute headband and matching card--thanks for the instructions.

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  16. Creative projects! Love the colors!

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  17. After seeing your darling headband I wish I had a little girl to make one for! And I loved the card too, that flower turned out awesome, I am loving the hop! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  18. wow I learned so much from you today! thanks for wonderful headband how to! your card is awesome too. I never heard of the score bug will have to look into this. I really like the dots you made with it!Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Very cool flower!! I will be making some of these for my nieces for Christmas. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  20. Adorable! Both the card and headband! What a cute gift for a little girl!

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  21. Gorgeous headband and card! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  22. Oh my goodness! How cute is that headband! I wish I had a little girl!! :) Awesome tutorial too! :)

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  23. This is absolutely fabulous. I have two little nieces and will be trying this technique soon. I hope I can do it. Your card is fabulous too. Hugs, Robin

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  24. Love the headband! And I need the scor-bug! The dots were awesome!

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  25. Awesome projects! I can't wait to try to make the headband for my Goddaughter!
    Miranda :)
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  26. Lovely, my granddaughter will love this Headband!

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  27. Oh those are so cute, I am definitely going to need to make some of those flowers.
    If I should win anything plz contact me at heaven4333@comcast.net
    Thankyou,
    Kathy

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  28. I love your ribbon flowers on both projects! Thanks for the tutorial on the headband.

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  29. What an easy way to make a pretty headband! Thank you for the idea.

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  30. I really like the headband and the exquisite detail on the card. My niece will be getting a new headband soon, thanks to you.

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  31. My daughter loves that headband! Guess I'll be making some this summer. Thank you for the instructions.

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  32. I love this headband and matching card-you make the best flowers.

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  33. love the flower you made with the ribbon !!
    Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery@aol.com

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  34. Love the tutorial for the flower ribbon! TFS.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  35. What a cute headband, and beautiful card. I love how you made the flower, and you even included directions.

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  36. My daughter is 14 and she would love to wear that headband. She and her friends are always wearing huge flowers in their hair. Thank you for the tutorial. I never understood how the scor-bug worked so thank you for showing it on your card because now I want one!

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  37. thanks so much for showing us how to do this and your ribbon flower is beautiful! Wow! Your card and headband are amazing!

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  38. Thank you so much for the tutorial for your amazing headband,
    and thank you for this blog hop!

    Carolen

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  39. Beautiful, beautiful work! I love scor-tape for exactly the reasons that you mentioned above. I think your headband looks marvelous and I love the ruffled flower!

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  40. The headband is darling. Thanks for the tutorial! The card is is so Beautiful!!

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  41. Your headband and matching card set are so sweet. That's a great tutorial on how to create the lovely headband and flower. Thank you! :)

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  42. WOW!! Awesome!! love the head band and the tutorial is great, Now I want to make those flowers, thank you, Kathy www.kathysdouble-k-krafts.blogspot.com

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  43. I am now a new follower and am following by e-mail.

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  44. WOW!! Bonnie I LOVE your headband and card!! Fabulous tutorial!! I will have to try making some of those flowers. Love it!! ♥

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  45. What great projects--love those 2 colors together!

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  46. What a fun headband! Love the tutorial and your card is awesome!

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  47. Awesome projects and great use of ribbon. Both are favorites of mine.

    Thanks!!

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  48. Very cute projects. I love the way you made your flower.

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  49. Such fabulous projects! I totally forgot I even owned a Scor-Bug until I saw your card! Gotta get that out. Beautiful flower ribbon - love how you used the Scor-Tape on the headband - I hate burning myself with hot glue!

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  50. Great projects!! I loved the ribbon flowers!!

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  51. Cute headband and card. Iris

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