Did you know you can make beautiful, printed ribbon by stamping on solid colors? This is a great tip from Stampin’ Up! this week. I’ve done it before two or three times, but only to stamp a greeting for my cards. Here, one of the artisans from Stampin’ Up! has stamped small, solid hearts on a strip of the 7/8″ Natural Finish Ribbon and “Happy Valentine’s Day” on piece of the 3/8″ Petal Pink Polyester Ribbon in Sweet Sorbet Ink. How cute is this!
I especially like the use of the 7/8″ Natural Finish Ribbon because it’s wider and you can use small stamps to decorate it easier than with the thinner ribbon. I don’t know about you, but this has given me lots of ideas for using all the solid color ribbon I’ve been collecting and hoarding over the years!
To make the box, cut Sweet Sorbet cardstock at 7″ x 7″ (18 x 18 cm), then score all four sides at 1-1/4″ (3.5 cm). Cut slits to create the box corners, then fold the paper and secure it with Stampin’ SEAL+. Then take some 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper and score it at 3/4″ (1.9 cm) on all four sides. Again, cut slits at the corners and secure it together with Stampin’ SEAL+.
Next, take out your Love for You Stamp Set, some Sweet Sorbet ink, a strand of Natural Finish 7/8″ (2.2 cm) Ribbon, and Petal Pink 3/8″ (1 cm) Soft Polyester Ribbon. Stamp the heart image directly on the Natural Finish Ribbon and then stamp a sweet Valentine’s Day sentiment on our Petal Pink Ribbon. In order to keep the ink from smearing, leave both ribbons to dry for a few hours. Once the ink is completely dry, use the ribbons to tie a bow around the box, and add a few Heart Pearls to finish off this special Valentine’s Day giftbox.
Check out these other samples, too. On this card, a Stampin’ Blend was used to color down one side of the Natural Finish Ribbon adding a nice border.
And on this card, the ribbon was stamped with an open design, allowing the ribbon to show through.
Click on the photo below to see the Natural Finish Ribbon used on other projects, as well. Make sure you get yours today and start decorating!
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