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Offline SherrieScraps

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October Potpourri
« on: October 01, 2012, 05:23:31 am »
Another month, another challenge  ;D  Happy October everyone!

If you're like me, you have a ton of ribbon.  What do you do with the remnants?  I have a whole jar of ribbon pieces that are less than 12 inches long in length, not long enough to run all the way across my 12x12 layout but not short enough to throw away either!  Jackie's washi tape challenge last month got me to thinking, the tape was sticky and I couldn't figure out how to make the flowers, so I practiced with ribbon.  Viola!  Look at this flower



I used all leftover ribbon from my stash and used it on this layout:



The flower can be made in all different sizes and colors and can also be used on cards (I will be making one of these!).  So your challenge for this month is to make a ribbon flower and use it on a layout or card.

Here's a little tutorial on how I made this one.  I found ribbons of coordinating colors and cut them all to 6 inches (you can use various widths/textures of ribbon but mine were all American Crafts ribbons that I got in a swap years ago).  You will need a 1 1/2 inch circle of paper.  On each ribbon, put a glue dot on the top side of the ribbon at the 2 1/2 inch mark and fold the ribbon over.  Put another glue dot on the end and match the ends together.  Attach to the circle with a glue dot.



Work all the way around the circle until you have 4 - 8 petals.



You will need two of these.  Put a pop dot in the middle of one and attach the other one directly on top.



Top it off with a button or sticker (I used a woven circle).  Trim the ends so they're all the same length and attach to your layout/card.



You can use shorter ribbon lengths (just adjust the size of the circle and the folding) or longer lengths, whatever you need for your layout/card.  It certainly add a little bit of texture/dimension to your project. 

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Get scrappin' ladies!!

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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 08:08:58 am »
beautiful layout I made ribbon flowers a few yrs ago but forgot I should lol I love your take and I will be working on this for sure.

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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 08:47:58 am »
I love ribbon flowers - great idea Sherrie.  your layout is so adorable!

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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 02:01:23 pm »
Thank you, can't wait to see your flowers!

Peggy, that paper came in the latest Sassafras Lass box!

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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 03:09:21 pm »
I love it great idea and great layout...I will have to try this...if I have time I guess I have the whole month of October!

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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 03:40:40 pm »
Great idea Sherrie, I don't have any remnants as I always tie the two ends together and then cut, but I think I will make one of these adorable flowers and just cut the pieces,!!!
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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 07:34:50 pm »
Any type of ribbon flower will do. Get scrappy, ladies!

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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 07:36:59 pm »
That is adorable! I use a lot of my short pieces for leaves on paper flowers. :)
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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 07:40:20 pm »
Beautiful flower!!!! love the LO and the challenge.
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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 09:18:01 am »
Great idea and LO!! Now I can get rid of some of my large supply of ribbon!
Happy Scrappn!!
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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 12:02:53 pm »
Such a beautiful flower for your layout and a great tutorial ... thanks for sharing with us Sherrie.
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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 07:01:49 pm »
I love it Sherrie!!!  I'll have to try that one. 
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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2012, 09:36:46 pm »
I love this, it's so cute!!   :)

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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 08:40:44 am »
Thanks, I can't wait to see what you ladies come up with!

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Re: October Potpourri
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2012, 11:42:57 am »
here's mine........I did it with white ribbons, then misted it with orange, which came out a little faster than I would have liked, but I consider it done!
thank you for the challenge Sherrie