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Silk ribbon and cards

Right now I am in love.  Yes, with mini cards and the luxurious, beautiful May Arts silk ribbons.   I know…it is a little odd to form such an attachment to teeny cards and silk ribbon. It’s just the way I am!

This ribbon.  Delicious.  It is oh so soft, and absolutely gorgeous.  It is used in the ribbon roses post.  If that looks a bit too challenging for you, here is where the mini card love comes in!  Easy as Pie — Pie bought at a bakery, that is!  Often I tie my little cards with May Arts burlap string.  The silk makes these cards extra special!

The mini card. (sigh) These little babies are quick.  Quick to make, quick to jot down a tiny note…and they are wonderful to receive.  Win/win!  Even when you are in a hurry, the thought still counts and these are thoughtful!
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FAST, EASY, SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Cut paper
  • Fold paper
  • Tie ribbon
  • Done!

For a more in depth look:

Silk ribbon & cards

I like to use scraps of double-sided patterned cardstock.  This adds that little something extra to your card.  Kicking solid paper up a notch! 
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Silk ribbon & cards

If a sentiment seems appropriate for your cards, use a stamp on another little scrap-I like to stamp onto patterned paper with a light grid or worn look – this will add a bit of depth and texture to your card. Then punch it out and adhere to your card base.  (stamps, ink and punches from Stampin’ Up!)
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Silk ribbon & cards

If you are not a paper junkie like me with years worth of scraps, download a pattern, like the two above. I bought them from Studio 71 Design and I printed them on white textured cardstock and on Kraft Colored card stock.   If you are a paper junkie like me you can still download a pattern, it works fabulously with the silk!  And you can select your own color palette!
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Silk ribbon & cards

Cut the paper.
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Silk ribbon & cards

Score your paper with a bone folder or your hands or for professional folds, I use a Scor It board.
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Silk ribbon & cards

Most of my minis are about 3 inches square once they are folded.  The downloaded cards are 2 inches once folded.
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Silk ribbon & cards

An idea for a festive look, punch a hole at the top and to the side of the card.
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Silk ribbon & cards

Then I tie a ribbon in a knot (or a bow would look great, too).
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Silk ribbon & cards

Or I will tie 3, 4 or 5 knots!  Depending on the card.
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Silk ribbon & cards

a look inside at the double-sided paper…it just adds a little pop!
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Silk ribbon & cards

Sometimes I like to give my cards bundled together, scored but not pre-folded.  That way they fit easily in a desk drawer. This makes a nice last minute gift.
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Silk ribbon & cards

Sometimes I add lots of ribbons to the bundles!
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Silk ribbon & cards

So many variations to this simple card. You can tie your ribbon any direction in knots or bows.  Make your sentiment pop out from your card with a foam dot adhesive.
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Silk ribbon & cards

Small Envelopes are available through Stampin’ Up! Or can be found at Clear Bags.
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Have a mini card making party soon.  Keep them on hand and use as a gift tag, or use for any occasion from birthday card to thank you note.  Slip a card in a lunch bag or even give one to yourself!
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Blog Posted By: Leah Farrar-White

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  1. Anonymous

    Love the colors, ribbons and cards. Looks like spring.

    Reply

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