Tuesday 20 March 2012

Ribbons: Three layered bow tutorial - 1


Whats cooking crafters?? This is Shruti here and I am back with yet another card for Lulupu.

Today's card was supposed to be a CAS card.. but like always whenever I sit down make one I land up adding more and more elements to it.. and it turns out to be anything but a Clean and a Simple card. I guess I have had enough of trying to do something I am not good at. So, I have decided to take a chill pill and just sit back and enjoy watching the CAS gurus, like our very own Tejal, swing their magic wand..

Anyhoo without digressing anymore.. Here is what I have for you today..

A very simple and an easy to make card. I love the combination of pink and grey and that is what I have done here.. using a grey Fabriano card stock and some pink elements.. :)

I also have a quick tutorial on how I made that cute little bow there.. its one of my favorite ways of tying a bow!! :)

Supplies required:

Ribbon, scissors, glue dots and an exacto knife to pick the glue dots.

Measure the width of your card and cut the ribbons accordingly. I have a 24 cm, 18 cm, 12 cm and a 5 cm long ribbons cut and arranged.

Now take the longest ribbon and adhere the glue dots on the both the tips of the ribbon like I am demonstrating in the picture. Note: the glue dots are to be placed on the back side of the ribbon.

Now tie it around the card like I've done in the picture. As for the other ribbons.. glue both their ends together to form a circle.

Now place the other two ribbons on top of the longest one like so and tie it up with the smallest ribbon we had cut. What I do is tuck one end of the ribbon underneath and secure it with a glue dot and cut off the excess.

Voila!! And there you have it! A perfect three layered bow!! :) There may be many ways to make this but I find this the simplest way to make one.. :)

Supplies used:

Supplies used are available at from Lulupu store
Die cut from - Summertime Cardstock Cute Die Cuts 12 by 12 sheet
Pattern Paper for Butterfly - Fashion District - Custom Value Pack
Love Tag - Journal Cards - Life is Good Double sided Cardstock 12 by 12

Other Supplies:
Ribbons, pink twine and the pin from my stash
Martha Stewart Double Arches punch (a RAK from Piyu)
Fabriano grey cardstock

TIP: Dab your pink distress ink over a white twine incase you do not have one handy... atleast thats what I did! ;)

Hope you guys liked the tutorial.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and we will make sure we answer them :)

Until next time.. Happy crafting!!

- Shruti


  1. stunning card Shruti!!! love the color combination... and dat background with dat MS punch is super!!! beautiful!!!

  2. Loved the grey and pink! thanks for sharing the ribbon tute!! u just made it look so simple :D wow!

  3. This is a suppak card.... Seriously... I love the MS punch BG and thanks for d ribbon tute.. i've seen u use it at a lot of places... :D

  4. Very very pretty!! I love the background and the ribbon!! fluffy! love it!

  5. So pretty :) Thank you so much for the ribbon tutorial! And the die cuts are beautiful..

  6. Wow wow wow...this is gorgeous.Thanks for the fab tutorial.


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