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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Ribbon with a Flat Knot

Hello Quick Tip Friends.  I'm so glad you stopped by.  If you love adding ribbon to your cards as much as I do, then today's tip is for you.  I send a lot of cards through the mail and I hate it when I'm charged extra postage because the knot in the ribbon sticks up too much.  I found a video at Jewels Paper Jewels in which she shows a quick, easy way to add ribbon with a flat knot.

Start out with two lengths of ribbon.  One will wrap behind your mat; the other will be your "bow".

Tie a loose knot in the longer piece.

Slip the short piece under the knot.

Pull the ends of the long piece until it's tied the way you like.  You can move the short piece so that the ends are even on each side of the knot.

Tape the ends behind your mat (Robin of My Pink Stamper calls this the "cheater" method).
There it is - a nice flat knot.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
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  1. Great tip! Thanks.

  2. So smart! I am going to have to try this!

  3. Thanks for the tip.

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  4. Thanks for this tip. I love the way the bow looked! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  5. Cool! I was just getting ready to add some ribbon to some cards today. Perfect timing!

  6. That is so simple and so clever. Good job.

  7. Finally, the tip that I have been wanting for so so so long. I can't tie a pretty bow for anything. I tried this right away worked perfect the first time. I can't thank you enough. I came here from Deanne's creative juices, she referred your site on how to tie an easy bow.

    Smiles Sher


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