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Today’s Tip – Ribbon Frugality

Filed under: Projects — May 1, 2007 @ 8:31 am

I promised my customers a tip on how to make the most of your ribbon.  My friend Edie is the expert on this technique, but I’ll give it a try. 


1.  Take one end of your ribbon, loop it around a finger and tie it in a knot.


2.  Remove the ribbon from your finger.  Snip the loop in half.


3.  Trim ends, and attach to your card. 

Another tip – I place my ribbon face down onto the glossy sheet leftover from my stamp stickers.  Apply either monoadhesive (SNAIL) or Anywhere glue stick.  Adhere to your project. The excess adhesive just rubs off, and you can use the glossy sheet over and over.

a28-cbm2-1-knot.jpgStamp Set: Warm Wishes

Paper: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolat

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. Jenny:

    Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  2. Melissa Banian (SCS:stampin_melissa):

    Thanks so much for the tip! What a fab idea to help save ribbon so you don’t have to wrap all the way around your card!

  3. Alicia:

    Great tip! I am gonna have to try that today!

  4. EdieB:

    I love that you passed on my crazy knot tying. I feel so honored. I’m grinning ear to ear. Tx so much! Edie

  5. TerriMi:

    You make it so easy! I need to practice this a bit more.

  6. Staci Miserlian:

    You & Edie are brilliant!! Thanks for the tip, I will use it from now on!!

  7. Audra M:

    What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Nancy:

    what a clever idea! I never ca make decent bows!

  9. Nancy:

    I can’t spell either! “can”

  10. Elaine:

    great tips!!!

  11. Ginni C.:

    What a wonderful tip!!!!!! I can’t wait to get a piece of ribbon in my hand … or actually around my finger! …. to try this. I cannot for the life of me tie a bow that looks decent. Great job. Love your blog! Adding you to my list of favorites!

  12. Nancy Grant:

    I gave your technique/tip a try and I loved it so much that I put a link to your post on my blog!

    Thank you,
    Nancy Grant

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