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Christmas & Fall Cards

Day 5 – May Arts /  Core'dinations / Petaloo Blog Week!


Good morning everyone! Vera’s here from Ling’s Design Studio. Hope you’ve been enjoying all the fabulous inspirations from the DT this week as May Arts collaborate with Core’dinations & Petaloo.

Today is my turn and I have 2 projects to share with you. First is a ribbon Christmas tree. This tree is so easy to make & so much fun!






1. Make card from cardstock. 
2. Cut a panel and adhere to card. 
3. Cut another strip, tear the edge, and adhere to cad. 
4. Cut a triangle and cover with ribbons. Once you have all the ribbon layered, trim the ribbon. 
5. Cut a small brown cardstock for tree stump, adhere to card, and adhere ribbon tree to card as well. 
6. To prevent the ribbon tree from fraying, glued metallic string around it. 
7. Stamp sentiment.

I just love using the Core’dinations cardstock. It’s perfect for tearing or sanding. Simply fabulous!


Now, my second project is a fall card.

Do you notice the flower center? It’s made out of ribbon.






1. Cut a panel, wrap soft silky ribbon around it, and adhere to card. 
2. Stamp the petaloo flowers with faded text background. Layer the flowers.
3. For the center of the flower cut about 8” of the twill stripes ribbon. Fold the ribbon along the length using fabric glue. Important: only put glue on the bottom part, not the whole ribbon). Then fringe the ribbon by snipping from the folded edge toward the opposite glued edges. Cut slowly and evenly to avoid snipping all the way across.Once that done, add the fabric glue to the bottom uncut part and start rolling the ribbon in all the way to the ed. Don’t worry if you see some fraying. When you’re done rolling, take a lighter and carefully burn the fray.
4. Adhere the ribbon flower to the center of the petaloo flowers and adhere the flower to card.
5. Stamp sentiment.

I hope my projects today inspire you to get crafty. Thank you all so much for stopping by here. Have a fabulous day everyone!

Blog post by: Vera Yates


    love the little flower center. i will have to try that at home in my spare time!

  2. Cynthia B.

    Pretty cards! The ribbon tree looks just perfect – no frays, perfect corners and everything. 🙂

  3. Sue D

    Great cards–I really like the ribbon tree.

  4. Kim H

    Both are beautiful cards, agreat way to use thos esmaller peices of ribbon for the tree, and the flower center on the other card is gorgeous. thank you forsharing.

  5. Janet L.

    Lovely cards, Vera! I especially like the ribbon Christmas tree!

  6. Jen Rzasa

    I just popped here from the link on your blog. I love your cards! They are simple and oh-so-sweet

  7. Christine Dring

    Wow! These cards are so beautiful!

  8. Debbie C

    Two beautiful cards. Great idea for the flower center and I really like how the tree is outlined with the metallic string.

  9. TamiB

    Great cards. Really like the ribbon tree.

  10. Anita A

    I love the tree with all the ribbons.

  11. Sue McRae

    Love all the texture on these cards!

  12. Tammy V

    What pretty cards. Love the flower on the second one!

  13. Kathy P

    Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the instructions. Love that ribbon tree so much!

  14. Denise Bryant

    Great cards! I love the ribbon tree idea. I have to have some tree themed ATCs for a swap so I may use this idea!

  15. Holly Tolman

    I like the ribbon flower center and the ribbon tree.

  16. KellyG

    Love that tree, so creative!


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