Monday, December 12, 2011

Toys..."Under Construction" and a quick ribbon tying tutorial.

For today's post, I used the Imagine Cartridge "Santa's Village" and My Pink Stamper's "Boy Crazy" stamp set to create a fun holiday card:

I pop dotted all of the images to create a 3-D effect.  I also used DecoArt's Snow Writer to fill in (or should I say out?) all the snow.

Ever wonder how to tie a ribbon bow like this?  It's easy!

These are the tools you will need, but any hole puncher will do.

Evenly measure out the center of your card.  My Tim Holtz idea-ology ruler makes it simple!

Mark the spots where you will punch your holes.

Punch your holes.

Run your ribbon through the holes from the front to the back.

Turn your cardstock over and run the ends of the ribbon to and through the opposite side.  You will now be pulling the ribbon through from the back to the front.

Turn your cardstock back over and pull your ribbon tight.  It should now look like this.

Trim your ribbon edges to the desired length and look.  That's it!


  1. This card is absolutely adorable! I love the 3D effect and that bow is perfect! Love the gingham :) Thanks for sharing and for the tutorial!

  2. Renee! You are just too creative! What a great way to tie a wonderful bow! I can't wait to try this! Awesome card, too!

  3. The card is very cute! Thanks for the ribbon tying tutorial! I will have to try that on one of my cards.

  4. LOVE this card and thanks for the bow tutorial!

  5. Great card and tutorial. Love the colors and I have to try that ribbon tie.
    You might want to enter this in my Weekly Challenge at She's A Sassy Lady! You could even win a cart or a stamp set!

  6. I really like what you did with this and you did a fantastic job at MPS spot light nice projects.
    DIANA L.

  7. Wonderful card. Love that Santa's Village!


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