Friday, November 12, 2010

Celebrate the Season - Fun and easy things to do with ribbon!

This card was published in the 2011 Cricut Holidays Magazine (p. 29)

I love Christmas and how it turns my thoughts towards things most important in life . . . family, Jesus Christ, serving others and being thankful for all I have.  I love the decorations, the snow, the beautiful music and the yummy foods made only this time of year.

Christmas will be here before we know it!  For now, I am trying to get a head start on my stash of Christmas cards and gift tags!


All of the sentiments on the card and tag are stamps from My Pink Stamper.  The cardstock is a mix from my stash, but mostly Crate Paper. The overall card measures 5 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches.  The red paper is a 5 1/2 square.  The green is 5 x 5 inches and the cream square is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.


 The deer and trees are from Gypsy Wanderings.  I cut the deer at 3.08 inches and the trees at 3.43, 2.92 and 3.55.


Scroll down for videos showing how I made the gathered border and how to crochet the sweet little flower!


I used Cranberry Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot for the ruffled border and for the bow.


I inked everything with Walnut and Tea Dye distress inks.


This tree was cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 3.55.  I cut it twice.  Once in brown and once in green.  Then I trimmed off the bottom of the green so I could layer it on top of the brown.


Scroll down for videos showing how to make the Crinkle Ribbon Flower and the Crocheted flower!



Videos:

Part One:  Gathered Crinkle Ribbon



Part Two:  Crinkle Ribbon Flower



Part Three: Crocheted Flower




Here is the pattern for the crocheted flower:

Ch 4; join with slip stitch to form ring.
Rnd 1:  Chain 1, (sc in ring, work 2 Love Knots) 6 times; join with slip stitch to first sc, finish off: 6 petals

Love Knot:  Ch 1, pull up loop on hook to measure 1/2"m YO and draw through (loose ch made), sc in back ridge only of loose ch just made.

I used a  US 7 or 1.5 MM crochet hook.  :-)

Have a great weekend!!

10 comments:

  1. Kimberly, this is fabulous! I don't know if I will be able to make the crotched flowers but I love it. Where did you take the tag from and what size did you cut it? So I'm going over to order more ribbon. Thanks Gwen.

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  2. Thanks Gwen!

    I just hand cut this tag. The one I cut out (from Tags, Bags Boxes and more) ended up being to wide.

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  3. So cute! I love the ribbon flower and the crocheted flower. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Kim! I love the tutorials. Could you please share the patterns for all your doily flowers? I haven't crocheted in a while but I have the knowledge. I just need a pattern to follow. If you have links that you could share that would be great. I Love all the projects and plan to use some of the ideas in future projects of my own. Thanks so much!

    ~Saundra :)

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  5. I added the pattern for the simple crocheted flower. :-) Enjoy!

    I plan to add other patterns in the future.

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  6. Beautiful card and tag!! Thanks for the videos... they were so helpful!!
    barb :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing these, they are beautiful!

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  8. Kimberly,

    I can't believe I almost missed this! You are so crafty!!! :)

    Thank you so much for the tutorial & directions! I have been wanting to crochet my own flowers for the past few months, but I haven't crocheted since I was a kid & couldn't find a pattern (the ones I used to sew for an afghan were way too bulky for cards or layouts).

    I've missed seeing your wonderful creations, but I have been so crazy busy with our move & house projects!

    Looking forward to a time when I can spend more of it online...

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer

    (now I'm REALLY sad that you don't live closer-we could have so much fun together!)

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