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This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a great mix of grape and grey. I am a big fan of purple and I just love this combo! Well, since I put the assortment together, I guess that's a given. :) This month includes 8 fun styles and a total of 16 yards of ribbon.
When I was making the gathered ribbon piece for the card I realized it would be a great look for a hair clip too, so I made an extra short piece of gathered ribbon.
1. You will need a piece of ribbon approximately 4-5 times the length of your finished piece. It really depends how tight you want the gathers to be. For the card I started with a 20" piece of ribbon to end up with a piece approximately 5-1/2" wide. Be sure to seal the ends of the ribbon with either a lighter or fray-check before you begin. Since I selected the checkerboard ribbon, I did not make any marks on my ribbon. I just followed the check pattern on the ribbon. If you use a plain ribbon, just mark your ribbon evenly across the width so your gathers will be even. Stitch in a zig zag pattern all the way across your ribbon length. Be sure to keep your stitches neat and uniform in length. This will give you a better finished look. (For your piece, select a thread that matches your ribbon. I used the dark blue so you could see my stitches.)
2. Begin to gently gather your ribbon.
This is the finished piece for the french clip which I attached using E6000 glue.
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Ribbon: August Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp: Quitefire Designs
Paper: Design Paper from Recollections and plain card stock from my stash
Adhesives: Scor-Tape and E6000
Misc: 60mm French Clip, Pearls, Bow Easy Tool, Spellbinder nestabilities, Flower brad from Queen & Co, small piece of white feather