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Card with Silk French Knots

This video will show you how to create a card using an adorable Sweet Shop Stamp paired with many luscious May Arts Ribbons.  Using the May Arts 1/8″ silk ribbon I demonstrate the french knot on patterned paper to create some real EYE CANDY!  I hope you enjoy!

Ribbons Used:

  • SK silk pink, red, lavender and burgundy
  • 361-58-17 Crochet pink
  • QA31 Embroidery/Satin silver


Blog post by: Leah Farrar-White


  1. Michele D

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. sue wisniewski

    what an adorable card.
    stamping sue

  3. Lucy

    Cute, cute, cute! Love all the layers and textures. I’m confused about the French knots. I made them once and seem to remember that I went back down into the same hole. It looks like that’s what you’re doing in the video, but I got confused by you putting the holes close together. Was that to put the needle down through the 2nd nearby hole, or did you make a nearby hole to keep the gumballs close together????? Thanks!

  4. Savannah O'Gwynn

    Those french knots look just like gum balls! FAB!

  5. Sue D

    Great idea to make french knot gumballs!

  6. Sue McRae

    Love the knotted gumballs, so fun!

  7. Indy

    What a fantastic idea–French knots for gumdrops!

  8. Charlene

    Love, love this, Leah!

  9. Natasha G.P.

    Jeez Louise, that is really cute. I like the stitching all the way around.

  10. Kristie Maynard

    What a great idea! I have made french knots before, but never thought of doing it with ribbon. Thanks for the great idea and instruction.

  11. sharon gullikson

    The stitching is such a great idea. I really like it.

  12. DebbieC.

    The French knots really add to the gumball stamps and I really do need to try sewing on my cards and layouts.  Thanks for sharing.

  13. B. Poteraj

    What a cute idea. I've never thought of using French knots on cards.

  14. Miriam Prantner

    Great video!  Love the French Knot bubblegum balls!  A really pretty card.  Thanks!

  15. Amy Jones

    Beautiful card….Thank you for showing us how to make the gumballs with a french knot,  it's so neat.  I will take that tip with me.  Love all the stitching on the card too.  


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