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Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Cardmaking 101, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial | 10 comments

Tutorial: No-Fail Ribbon


Here is a wonderful Tutorial Tuesday Tip from our fearless leader Sandy, direct from this week’s events at CHA!


You won’t regret adding this technique to your repertoire of skills. What a fast, easy and secure way to add a bit of ribbon to your card! Rest assured, that little knot or bow won’t go ANYWHERE and this technique is so very easy and headache free. Let’s join Sandy for this little bit of video and advice taken live at the May Arts booth!

The No-Fail Ribbon Tutorial


Sandy is at CHA, as you probably know – and has been doing “Make and Gives” (instead of Make and Takes) at booths all over the show floor! Reports have it that she’s been seen running madly from one corner of the tradeshow to the other with OWH volunteers zooming behind her with boxes of kits, extra adhesives, and bottles of water! Some days have been back-to-back with no breaks, but the whole team has been having a blast! Be sure to check out the Pinterest board today and in the next few days as the team uploads photos – their internet connections were terrible while there, so many will be added when they all return home and get rested up.


Today’s tutorial was shot at CHA when they were at the May Arts booth – and the person assisted with the Make-and-Give and who also shot the video while Sandy made the card is former Marine (and current Marine-wife) Christina Colón. The coolest part – Sandy had NO idea that her fellow ribbonista friend was a Marine til she showed up at the booth to help out!!! She was sooooo grateful for what OWH is doing, and as she helped out, she talked about the importance of AnyHero mail during deployments. “I can tell you, as someone who’s been there – mail can literally save a person’s LIFE out there. Seriously. Just hearing from someone keeps us connected.” Recently on Christina’s blog  is her faves-of-2012 post, so you can get an idea right away of what she does creatively! She plans to get the word out to all her friends about OWH.


The card uses Dixie’s no-fail-ribbon technique  and uses some May Arts striped ribbon that’s right up OWH’s alley! Adhesives for this card were donated by our friends at Tombow.



Thanks Dixie, Sandy, May Arts and Tombow!! Here is the video:

Thanks for joining in today’s tutorial… will you give this little tidbit a try? I’ll leave an Inlinkz for you to share your cards using this technique.


  1. I love quick little tips like this. So easy but so very useful!

  2. What a great ribbon tip! I can’t wait to try it.

  3. Thank You for posting this video as I was about to go searching through Dixie’s blog on how to do this technique.

  4. Great technique and CAS card. Thank you Sandy and May Arts for all you do for OWH and our troops!

  5. Wow! You always have such great ideas. Thank you

  6. Clever! I’ve seen lots of quick ribbon tricks but never this one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. One of my SU customers showed us this and it’s an amazing technique I keep forgetting to use! DOH!

  8. I remember seeing this but I’ve never tried it! Off to CASE!

  9. Thanks Sandy for the inspiration!


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