Pleated Ribbon Flower

Here is the tutorial that I promised like a month ago.  Better late than never though, right?  Anyway, here is another layout that I created using my lovely kit from Jen’s House of Scrap.  The site has been experiencing technical difficulties, so if you are so inclined, you can find us on facebook.
The December kit had some beautiful pleated ribbon, which I used to make the flower on this layout.  This is the beautiful family of our very best friends (minus baby Ethan who wasn’t around yet).  Since I am making these pages for Kaelyn’s scrapbook, I left the journaling spot open for Leslie to write in her thoughts.

Here is a quick and easy tutorial for the flower.

Step 1.  Place adhesive on one end of the front side of your ribbon.

Step 2.  Adding adhesive where necessary, wrap the ribbon around itself in a gentle spiral shape.  I added adhesive to the bottom front of the ribbon, and it held really well.

Step 3.  Keep wrapping it around until you get the size you’d like.  The beauty of it is that it is really customizable and makes a great dimensional element for your layout or project.  When you are finished, simply snip the ribbon and secure with adhesive.  I added a pearl gem to the center.  Easy peasy :)

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  1. Chrispea says

    I have yet to try this ribbon pleating. It really turned out fantastic. I want to make one now!! That and some of those yo-yos. Love the colors in the layout, the whole thing is fantastic.

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