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DT Challenge Finalist – Vera Wirianta Yates

Spring Flower Cards

Congratulations to Finalist Vera Wirianta Yates of Ling's Design Studio for her Spring Flower Cards tutorial:


Good morning everyone! Today, I have several fun tutorials to share with you all. I simply love using ribbons on my card. Ribbons can easily add that little touch that make your card goes from okay to wow!

And, there are many ways to use ribbon besides tying them up into a bow. All  my cards today shows you several different, fun way to turn ribbon from simple embellishment into the main focus of your project.


Card 1: Spring Joy

Here I used the ribbon to make a little garden scene.



  • Cardstock
  • Stamp: Papertrey Ink
  • Net ribbon: May Arts EM02
  • Leaves ribbon: BY66
  • Pearl sticker
  • Baker’s twine

Make card from cardstock.
2. Distress the bottom part of the card with Antique Linen distress ink.
3. Rub liquid glue on one side of the net ribbon and adhere ribbon to card.
4.  Cut leaves ribbon for flower stems, cut flower from floral felt ribbons, and glued all to card.
5. Add pearl to the flower and add twine.
6. Stamp sentiment and attach to card using pop-dots.


Card 2. Wonderful Garden

With a ribbon this pretty, you can easily use this ribbon to create gorgeous background.


  • Cardstock
  • Stamp: MFT
  • Pearl stickers

1. Make card from cardstock.

2. Adhere ribbons on card starting from the top or the bottom.

3. Add pearl and rhinestones to flowers to enhance them.

4. Die-cut label, stamp it, and adhere on top of the ribbons background.


Card 3. Sympathy Flower

Another creative way to use ribbon is to cut it apart and assemble it to create a whole new image, as shown with this card.



  • Cardstock
  • Doily: Hobby Lobby
  • Faux suede leave ribbon: May Arts XL17
  • Flower: Prima
  • Thread and needle
  • Pearl sticker
  • Sentiment sticker: SRM

1. Make card from cardstock and cut a panel slightly smaller than card.
2. Cut part of the doily and adhere to card.
3. Cut the leave ribbon into single petal.
4. Add glue to one end of the petal and pinch it together. This helps create some dimension, so the petal doesn’t just lay flat. Do this to all the petals.
5. Using thread and needle, stitch all the pinch ends together.  Arrange petals to create the bloom. To cover the stitched center part, layered a couple Prima flowers together (or you can also use flower punch) and using a glue dots or glue gun attached it to the bloom. Add pearl.
6. Add sentiment.


Card 4. Leafy Trees

I had so much fun making this tree. Those leaves add so much dimension to this card.



  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper: Nikki Sivils
  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn & There She Goes
  • Markers

1. Make card from cardstock and cut a panel slightly smaller than card.
2. Stamp tree on a piece of scrap cardstock, fussy cut it, color the trunk, and adhere to card.
3. Cut individual leaves from the leaves ribbons, glued and layer them to the tree. Used the tree as your guide for the leaves placement.
4. Stamp raccoon, mushroom and the gnome, color them all, and fussy cut all of them.
5. Stamp the wood trunk & sentiment directly to the card panel. Adhere all the other images.


See, there’s many ways to play with ribbon other than just to use them as embellishments. Hope all these cards inspire you to play more with ribbons. Have a great day!

Vera Wirianta Yates


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  1. donna mikasa

    Vera would be a great addition to your team! Love her card samples and tutorials!

  2. Andrea Good

    Wow Vera,.

    Your cards are incredible! What great ideas for using May Arts ribbons. Thank you so much for the tutorials and I wish you the best in making the May Arts Design Team!


  3. Alexandra Kamann

    Love the creative way you used the ribbons, Vera! You got my vote!

  4. Trinh

    These are wonderful, Vera! My favorite is the Christmas tree – SO cute & creative! They would be lucky to have you on the DT!

  5. Angie Hall

    I vote for Vera!

  6. Joy Hager

    Adorable cards, love the tree!

  7. Leigh Ann Baird

    Very cool and original!

  8. Lin

    Beautifully innovative designs, Vera – love each one of them!! Congrats on your finalist position, and keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

  9. SuZeQ

    I just love the pink flower on that sympathy card … so velvet-like.

  10. Cynthia B.

    I love that you’ve made multiple projects and included instructions for each. Not only that, but they’re all do-able and not just for an advanced crafter…and they’re all so cute! Love the leaves for your “leafy tree” card, and what a wonderful way to use those floral felt ribbons for your Wonderful Garden card! Thanks so much for sharing. You deserve to be on the DT!

  11. Pam

    These are fabulous cards! I love the leaf tree & flower stem. Beautiful creations.

  12. Simone Naoum

    Wow these cards are so beautiful! Vera you definitely have my vote! 🙂

  13. Irene Dewi

    Hi Ling… Very beautiful cards 🙂

  14. Gina Wirianta

    Wow..they awesome, sis…I like the cards, so beautiful!, congratulations! I love the sympathy flower..

  15. AnitaRex

    WOW! Vera what creative cards! I can’t get over your leaf tree! And I love the suede flower! Every card is a beauty!!!!!!!

  16. Janet Zeppa

    Such pretty cards!

  17. Ann Cox

    These are all amazing cards, Vera! You’ve definitely got my vote!

  18. Nerina

    Wow – gorgeous cards Vera !!! CONGRATULATIONS on being a finalist – so well deserved – you have my vote!!

  19. Kelly massman

    Cute cards!

  20. DJ

    Wonderful cards Vera, glad to see you here!!
    Donna Przy….
    (irishmist from flickr)

  21. Laurel Seabrook

    Wow, these are all so fabulous! Love what Vera has created, she has my vote!

  22. Jenny Suchin

    These are awesome!! LOVE all of these!! She has my vote!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  23. Kelly Sas

    I vote today for Vera’s flower cards! I love that she shared so many completely different ways to use ribbon on cards.

  24. Wendy Elliot

    Love all of your projects! So creative!!

  25. Laurel Beard

    Vera has my vote!

  26. Laurel Beard

    HELLO! These are all AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  27. Jingle

    Very pretty cards! Such creative ideas! Congratulations!

  28. Giovana

    Love them all!! Vera would be a great addition to your team!

  29. Giovana

    Beautiful creations Vera!! Love her style very much. She would be a great addition to your team!!

  30. evie

    sukaaa sama kartunya…bagus-bagus… =)

  31. Charlene

    Cute cards…love the tree idea.


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