Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby kathybessey » January 13th, 2012, 9:28 am

Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card - By CeCe

This is a simple ribbon card. I made a template for a simple flower that you will “thread” ribbon through to make the flower. The pink flower part and the leaf stem uses 7/8” ribbon, and the flower stem uses ¼” ribbon.

First cut out the rectangle with the flower template. Using whatever ribbon you like first thread the small ribbon through the stem. I cut my ribbon generously, as it has a tendency to unravel making it necessary to keep trimming the ends. I also cut this ribbon at an angle to make it easier to thread through the slots. Next thread the leaves and then the flower. I glued down the ribbon on the back side of the card to keep it in place.

The back side of the flower is not pretty, so cut out a matching piece of cardstock to cover this part of the card. I used this same cardstock on the front to accentuate the “Happy Birthday”. The “Happy Birthday” was done using the Print and Cut method.

I included a dashed fold line that I recommend cutting at low force so as to make a score line, not a cut line.

I did not complete the inside of the card as this one will be for my sister, and I don’t quite know what I want to say yet!

01 Cut out template for flower.jpg
02 ribbon flower.jpg
03 back side.jpg
04 backside covered.jpg
05 Front completed.jpg





And here are the files in both MTC and SVG formats

Flower ribbon card.svg
Flower ribbon Card.mtc
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby Elizabeth » January 13th, 2012, 11:04 am

This is really cool, Kathy! Thanks.
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby btrengove » January 13th, 2012, 11:51 am

I love the woven ribbon idea! I am assuming that any message, and card size format etc. is ok?
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby CeCeCreates » January 13th, 2012, 12:13 pm

btrengove wrote:I love the woven ribbon idea! I am assuming that any message, and card size format etc. is ok?


Yes, any message. If you use the file I offered though, you would have to resize to use for a smaller card.
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby btrengove » January 13th, 2012, 12:32 pm

Great... and Love the hint about using low force to make a score for a fold
I have been wondering how to do it.
- I tried a dashed cut line... but it did not work
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby Gigi » January 13th, 2012, 1:54 pm

btrengove wrote:Great... and Love the hint about using low force to make a score for a fold
I have been wondering how to do it.
- I tried a dashed cut line... but it did not work

Yes - that works great. I always change the color of the fold line (if it's not already different!) and just lower the speed WAY down - it works great.

And Kathy - that file is too cute - what a great idea!
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby MyArtisticAdventures » January 13th, 2012, 2:07 pm

What a cute flower :0)
I have not done anything like this before...so I am eager to try it out.

When you are talking about creating a score line...I take it you are not changing the blade? Which holder are you using? Sorry I super new...and have no clue...LOL..but I can rhyme :0)
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby Thyme » January 13th, 2012, 2:17 pm

You don't change the blade to create the score line, you just decrease the cutting pressure.
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby Gigi » January 13th, 2012, 2:19 pm

Hi Heather -

No apology necessary - all questions are good ones!

I don't think it matters which holder you are using and no you don't need to change the blade (well I don't). I just lower the pressure with whatever blade I am using and it works like a charm. Until you get the feel for how low to go (see I can rhyme too! LOL) you might want to test cut to be sure you aren't still going to cut through the paper - I learned that the hard way the first few times!! :ROFLMBO: :ROFLMBO: :banghead: :hide:

Some also use the engraver blade to score, but I am too lazy to change a blade unless I have to!! :hide:

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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby MyArtisticAdventures » January 13th, 2012, 2:31 pm

:banghead: :banghead: I just saved a post instead of posting it.... :banghead: LOL..I guess I will figure out where they go :0)

So...I said that I was lazy too...so you should scoot over under your chair :hide: :ROFLMBO: :ROFLMBO:

Good to know. I will try the scoring out :0)
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby CeCeCreates » January 13th, 2012, 2:34 pm

This is really cool, Kathy! Thanks.

And Kathy - that file is too cute - what a great idea!


Boo Hoo, you people are making me cry. :cry: This card challenge is mine, not Kathy's! And I worked hard on it too!
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby iggylover » January 13th, 2012, 3:14 pm

CeCeCreates wrote:
This is really cool, Kathy! Thanks.

And Kathy - that file is too cute - what a great idea!


Boo Hoo, you people are making me cry. :cry: This card challenge is mine, not Kathy's! And I worked hard on it too!


Awww CeCe!

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You can't blame them for the confusion, Kathy posted it... congrats on the challenge, it looks fabulous! :D
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby MyArtisticAdventures » January 13th, 2012, 3:38 pm

Kate..it is fabulous!!
Thanks!!
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby Elizabeth » January 13th, 2012, 3:50 pm

CeCe! I am so sorry!!!!!! It clearly says its your challenge and I overlooked it.

It is a really original, cool project, and I can't wait to try it!
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby LisaH » January 13th, 2012, 3:51 pm

Kewl CeCe!
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby Gigi » January 13th, 2012, 4:20 pm

Oh CeCe - I am SO sorry - I just read too fast. Well take all of the compliments and keep them for yourself!! It is a great idea and I just love it!

Three cheers for CeCe!! :bighug:
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby CeCeCreates » January 13th, 2012, 4:39 pm

CAGigi wrote:Oh CeCe - I am SO sorry - I just read too fast. Well take all of the compliments and keep them for yourself!! It is a great idea and I just love it!

Three cheers for CeCe!! :bighug:

I just had to give you all a hard time! And even after I complained, some of you gave credit to Kate! :ROFLMBO: :ROFLMBO: :ROFLMBO:
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby iggylover » January 13th, 2012, 5:17 pm

LOL That would be me not getting it right... :ROFLMBO:
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby CeCeCreates » January 13th, 2012, 6:49 pm

Oh, and in my haste to chastise you all, I forgot to say thank you for your kind comments. My bad.
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Re: Card Challenge #1 - Flower Ribbon Card

Postby kathybessey » January 13th, 2012, 7:19 pm

I am laughing at CeCe's chastising because I was going to set the record straight when I got home from work but she already beat me to it :)

I am anxious to try this one but not tonight! Tonight I have to start designing my ATC LOL
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