Wednesday, February 9, 2011

HoneyBee Showcase ~ Tie One On ~ 2/9/11

Silks, satins, grosgrains, and so much more... ribbon is one of our favorite and most versatile embellishments.  This week here at BettyBee's Buzz we are exploring some creative ways to use ribbon.  On Monday, June shared a quick tutorial on how to layer ribbons, and have them shine through the opening of a card... today the HoneyBees will be sharing several other creative ideas.  And we will open a LINK for your ideas, too!

Betty Brett

My card today is made with narrow satin ribbons wrapped into a triple layer daisy, woven on the Provo Craft Knifty Knitter.  It's fast and fun!  Add a bright, shiny button for the center, tied up with baker's twine.  The stem is a little gift in itself... A 1x8 cello bag filled with green M&M's.  The leaves are cut at 4" from the Home Decor Cricut Cartridge, and embossed with a Sizzix "Plaid" folder.  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper"s Friends and Family stamp set.  For more photos, check out my personal blog.


                                                                              Beth Ullman

Today for my Wed. showcase I did a little ribbon weaving on my card. I was trying to make it look like a French Memory Board and I think I achieved it........what do you think?

I made all of my flowers in the deep rose color. One is made using the Cuttlebug heart dies and the smaller pink ones from the Cricut Mothers Day flowers......all designer papers are from DCWV card stock and the stamp is from SU.


Ribbon..ribbon..everyone loves ribbon!!..If you are like me, you have more ribbon than you will ever use in one, we gotta have it!!

I've been wanting to do some braiding on a card and since I needed a birthday card for next week this challenge was perfect timing. I use a glass 'mat' on my work table and this allowed me to tape the 3 ribbons for easy braiding.


I decided to try and do a weave.  I used to love to make hot pads when I was younger so I tried the same technique.  I taped the red ribbons down on a piece of paper.  I made sure there was no space in between them.  Then I weaved the pink and white ribbon though them.  I used my Xyron on the back to bond together.  The punch is from EK Success and the little gal is from Whoopsie Daisy

We hope we have inspired you to pull out your ribbon stash, and give some of these ideas a try.  Do you have a cool ribbon idea to share?  Post a photo to your blog, gallery or photobucket, etc. and link it below, and share with all of us!  We LOVE to see what you are creating!!

Don't forget that we will have a drawing for Feb.'s Blog Candy package on March 2nd.  Every participant will be entered into the drawing!  The more you comment or post, the better your chances!!

Photobucketand the HoneyBees


Beth said...

Gorgeous...Gorgeous.....Gorgeous ladies beautiful ribbon projects.

Betty love what you did using the loom will have to give that a try.

Roe your card is beautiful as always love how you braided your ribbon.

Wanda your weaving is gorgeous and goes so well with Linnies sweet image.

June Houck said...

These are all wonderful and unique! Lots of inspiration here:)
You gals rock and I am thrilled to be in your hive!

Rosemary said...

Betty, your card is so cool!!!..Guess I should play with my loom and see if I can do anything with it!!Love the orange!. Beth love the added hearts to your weave and you super cool flowers (also one of my fav color combos!)Wanda, I just love your girl standing there with your great Valentine heart!

Wanda said...

Oh everything is so cool.. I just love how the inspiration flows. Great job everyone!!!!

jessica said...

Love all the designs! Beautiful work everyone. I left you a blog award..come pick it up at

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, and wow!! Beautiful projects, thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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Melissa said...

Great projects! Betty I just LOVE your card! The candy stem is adorable!

Judy Ford said...

Love all the great ideas for ribbon! Yes I am a ribbon collector too. These are great ideas to use those pieces of ribbon that are not quite long enough for a card or bow but too long to throw away! Of course Don says I don't throw anything away...hahaha.... he's right! Don't tell him!

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