Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Wreath Card

I wanted to show this before it was too late! Inspired by all the cards in the stores, I just had to take a try at making a ribbon wreath. Have you ever tried to crochet ribbon? Well if you have, then you know it starts to curve naturally as you go. A little different for the holidays, don't these wreath cards look really special? And you can even make little gift tags like this too! The supplies needed: scrapbook paper (a heavier weight), craft glue that dries clear, ribbon, a crochet needle, scissors, and a cute little something to add where the bow goes.

Cut your scrapbook paper to a desired card size. Your wreath stitches will vary based on your card size. Glue at the base of the wreath first & connect the ends by overlapping. Wait till it dries and slowly glue under the remaining circle. Last, add your decorative detail. Could you imagine how cute this would look with little scrapbooking trinkets or even more rows of ribbons for the wreath? The possibilities are endless!

If you look closely, you can see that I stitched one card with the sewing machine and glued the others. Stitching the wreath into place was more difficult and in the end I wasn't too crazy about it. If you decide to stitch also ~ instead of using glue, remember to place something on the opposite side, inside the card, just  in case your stitching doesn't form a perfect circle. (It would kinda look sloppy, right? And... satin ribbon is very hard to keep in place when your sewing it to a piece of paper. Hence, I prefer the glue!)

This is a great idea to use use up small ribbon scraps & scrapbook paper!

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