Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ric Rac Flowers - and a Tutorial!

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all U.S. ribbon lovers! I hope you are enjoying time with friends and family today! If you have time for some crafting, maybe you can try this easy ric rac flower!

Step 1: Cut your ric rac in two lengths. I used Light Pink from Really Reasonable Ribbon and cut two lengths of 20 inches each. I twisted them together every so often and sewed along one edge with my sewing machine. If you don't sew, you could use liquid or hot glue.
Step 2: Start rolling up your flower from one end, adding dots of hot glue every so often.
Step 3: Tuck the end underneath and glue to the bottom. You will have a little rosette!
 I wanted more of an open flower, so I spread out all of the "petals."
Step 4: I cut a small circle of matching felt and hot glued it to the bottom of the flower.
Step 5: Using a coordinating color of felt, I cut two leaves and glued those to the circle. I attached the flower to my card using Scor-Tape. And voila!
I added a row of the same ric rac along the bottom and added a flower button and some string. My sentiment is by Technique Tuesday and the designer paper is from the Everyday Eclectic Collection by Echo Park. There are a lot of beautiful ric rac colors in the RRR Store HERE. At a cost of about 30 cents for this flower (as opposed to much more pre-made in stores) you can make a whole garden full!

You could add a clip and make this a hair accessory, or attach it to a headband too!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will give this a try!

And on a fun note, this card won Third Place at Polka Doodles!

Challenges for this card:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Use 2 or more Patterned Papers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Girls only 
Forever Friends - Anything Goes 
Sassy Studio Designs - Felt or fabric 
Cards by Lady Anne / Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous card I love the flower. Caroline xxx

  2. I love this flower! Wow! Super cute card. TFS!

  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful flower technique. I will most definitely give it a try. I posted a similar tutorial this week at The Kraft Journal, but this one turned out SO beautifully, it put my tutorial to shame. LOL
    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Word Art Wednesday. I am blessed to have you play along, and just LOVE seeing this beautiful creation. Hope you're having a great week, and PLEASE PLEASE come share your talents with us again real soon. I'd love to see ALL your work shared with us...seriously!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. The soft colors are jsut so beautiful. You put so much time into that flower. It is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing the "how to" notes.
    We are so looking forward to seeing more of your lovely art really soon.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Love your papers! Thanks for the tutorial on your ric rac flowers, genius! Thanks for sharing your creation and good luck in our challenge!

    SSD DT

  6. Such a beautiful creative card you have made. Love the flower and thank you for sharing how to create it. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  7. So pretty and love your flower, a lovely idea. thanks for sharing with us at CCT.x

  8. Thanks for sharing. I love this flower and can't wait to try it.

  9. Judy...this is beyond gorgeous and what a fun flower. Thank you so much for the tutorial. And thanks for participating in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge. We are delighted to have your creative inspirations there to share with all our guests. I've always admired your beautiful artwork! Gotta make me one of those flowers!!!
    Blessings on your week!
    Diane Noble, DT
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. love, love, love your card! thanks for sharing how to make the rose too.
    thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
    hugs, Valerie

  11. I adore that flower! Lovely work. Thank your for sharing with us at Sassy Studio Designs.
    Jodi :-)

  12. lovely card thanks for joining us at creative moments and good luck emma xx

  13. Gorgeous card and your handmade flower is lovely, thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for entering your card into our Monthly 'Anything Goes' Challenge, Good luck in the draw and we hope you will join us again for the next challenge at Forever Friends.
    Diane x


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