I wanted to make some treats for Easter dinner at my niece's home for her guests and I found this fun carrot pattern on SCS and thought they would look so CUTE on the dinner table. I wanted to make the ribbon that ties the top shut look sort of like a carrot top and so tried shredding it and I thought it came out pretty good!
This is also my project for the Ways To Use it Challenge on SCS - to use a tag.
Here is my first (!) tutorial on my blog on how I made this cute treat:
First I cut out and stamped my carrot pattern using a little flowers bg stamp (see supplies list below). Next I scored the lines indicated with a ruler and my scoring piece from my Scor-Pal. You can use a Scor-Pal but the lines are kind of irregular in their placement so I found it was easier using a ruler. I glued the edge using Scotch Quick Dry adhesive that I bought at Michaels.
Then I punched a slot on each of the larger tabs - one on front and one on back for the ribboon to go through.
The ribbon is 8" of 1/2" green grosgrain. I put it through the slot punches with even pieces on each side - then I tied it in a double knot.
Next I cut the bound edges off each side - just a thin sliver so it releases the cross threads. You want to cut up as far as you want to shred.
Then take a slightly thick sewing needle and stick it in the cross threads and pull down - you need to hold onto the ribbon above where you are pulling as it takes some tugging - just keep riping out the cross threads until you are up as far as you want - in other words - until you have the length of fringe that you are looking for - if you want more, just cut off more of the bound edge.
And here is the curly top to the carrot!
The final step was to stamp the cute rabbit from Lockhart Stamps, (it's on sale right now so check it out!), color her in with my Prismacolor markers and cut the petite ovals with my Nestability dies using my Cuttlebug. I attached an eyelet using my Cropadial and tied it around the ribbon using Baker's string from Martha Stewart that I got at Michaels.
Let me know if you try this ribbon shredding on your project and link it here in a comment - I'd love to see what you make!
I've used this ribbon technique on cards too - check out my 'How Frazzled Are You' card in an earlier post. It just adds a fun demension to what ever you put it on.
Thanks for stopping by today - I'd love to hear what you think about my first ever tutorial - you can click on 'comment' below and let me know!
Paper: Only Orange, So Saffron, Hansome Hunter: Stampin Up
Stamps: Beyond the Basics - Flowered bg stamp: Stampin Up, Bunny: Lockhart Stamp Co., Sentiment: Rubber Soul
Ink: Only Orange, So Saffron: Stampin Up, Pitch Black Adirondack
Supplies: Green Grosgrain Ribbon, yellow eyelet, Cropadial, Slot Punch, Nestatilities Petite Ovals, Bakers Thread: Martha Stewart, Michaels. Sewing needle, Prismacolor Markers