Friday, November 30, 2012

Ribbon Christmas Tree Card & Gift Box

Hi friends! Today I'm playing with some yummy May Arts ribbon. Thanks, May Arts!!! A few of us on the Little Yellow Bicycle design team are doing a blog hop to show you all sorts of fun ideas and uses for ribbon.  Details on the hop are below but first, let me show you these two projects I made..

Christmas Tree Card

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Supplies: Little Yellow Bicycle Once Upon a Christmas collection: OC-304 6c6 Paper Pad, OC-190 Clear Stickers - Card Making, OC-279 Chipboard Shapes, May Arts ribbon

Creative How-to: Cut pattern paper the same size as the wrong of card. Measure 5 rows for the ribbon so that the largest is at the bottom and the smallest is at the top. Leave room at the top and bottom for the star and sentiment. Punch holes at the end of the measure lines and string the ribbon through the holes. Secure the ribbon edges to the back of the card with tape. Adhere the paper with the ribbon tree to the front of the card. Complete the card by adding the sentiment and a star.

Fancy Schmancy Gift Box
I guess I had a bad camera angle - I promise my box and the decor are nice and square; just doesn't appear that way in the photo. :(

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Supplies: Little Yellow Bicycle Once Upon a Christmas collection: OC-106 Snowflake Medallion/Red Houndstooth, OC-102 Poinsettia Quilt/Multi Starlight, OC-132 Tags & String, May Arts ribbon.

How to: Trim inside pattern paper so that there is a 1 - 1 1/2" space of the box showing around each edge. Set aside. Trim paper strips to 2x12 and then adhere them to the box so that they cover the outer edges of the box. Adhere the pre-cut inner pattern paper over the paper edges exactly in the center. Add pom-pom trim around the edge of the inside paper to cover the seam. Add smaller velvet trip over the pom poms. Tie the green ribbon around the package, adding the tag and silver leaves immediately before tying. Your shirt box goes from drab to fab!



Alright, now it's blog hop time. Make sure to hop along to each of us - follow our blogs if you like what you see, Pin images to Pinterest to spread the word, leave comments, whatever you're in the mood for today - and then stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle blog and May Arts blog! LYB is giving away an awesome Once Upon a Christmas collection! Yay!!!


Heather Leopard <--you are="are" here="here" you--="you--">

Have fun and good luck!

33 comments:

Traci Penrod said...

Adorable card -- very cute idea for using that great ribbon! ...and I love the box...so fun

snappy scrappy said...

Love the Christmas tree card...neat idea! Lee-Ann :)

Pam said...

Very cute card ! Love the idea of a ribbon tree.

{VICKI} said...

OMG!
How cool is this!
TFS

Lillian Child said...

Great projects and your instructions are clear and easy to follow ... will definitely be giving the ribbon tree technique a try! Thanks for sharing!

Ange said...

Great projects. I really love that Joy card! Now I need to try that.

Luv2scrap said...

Great ideas and love the ribbons! So rich and gorgeous, love the card.

Dana D. said...

How cleaver and creative. Love what you did with the ribbon. I've got to try this.

Wendy said...

Very creative!! You girls really rocked the ribbon this week!!

Barbara F said...

LOVE both projects!! Just beautiful!!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great! I especially love the tree card - what a cool idea. I love how graphic and modern it is.

Lori W said...

LOVE that ribbon Christmas tree!

Jean said...

Cool idea!

{Jennie} said...

Love the idea of using ribbon that way for a tree. The gift box is beautiful!

KellyG said...

OMG, great stuff! Love what you did with the ribbon!

Dorina D said...

What a clever Christmas Tree. Gorgeous ribbon and a fabulous star. thanks for sharing

Carla said...

Clever use of the ribbon to make the tree shape.

Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Very fancy gift box and love the ribbon tree.

Robin B. said...

I really like both of your projects, very creative!

Carol said...

Lovely projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna said...

LOVE that tree!! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Great ribbon tree card and gift box! That cute tree is a fabulous idea.... gotta make one! May Arts has fabulous ribbons, and love the pretty LYB papers too! Yummy!
DeniseB

Jackie said...

I love your card and the cleaver Box! I'm liking the pom pom ribbon.

Anelsie said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

I love your gift box!1 And yes, I often get that - something perfectly square looks off in a picture:-)

idahorhodes said...

Love the ribbon tree! Great idea!

Marcia said...

I never would have thought of using ribbon to make a tree.

Lee said...

The ribbon tree is fabulous! thanks!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Very pretty and unique - I love the Joy stamp with the tiny bird!!

karennarelle said...

WHAT a great idea using the ribbon like that. Very clever.

Kim H said...

great ribbon tree card, love th echoice of ribbon. the box is so gorgeous with the rich green ribbon bow. thanks for sharing.

Lisa P said...

Very cool ribbon tree card!

OlesyaK said...

nice box - love the colors!