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How to use Bowdabra ribbon to elegantly embellish a greeting card

Bowdabra ribbons are so beautiful and make it easy to elegantly embellish a greeting card.  Bowdabra designer, Nancy shows you how in the easy how-to DIY.

Hello, everyone!
It’s Nancy here with a new project share.

This time there isn’t a bow in sight!

Today’s project is a Christmas card,

totally inspired by this pretty Christmas ribbon from the shop.

Here is how I did it:

Supplies used:

Square Front
Die-Cut Cardinal
Assorted Die-Cut Sprigs
Glitter Glue.
Isn’t that a pretty ribbon?
I just had to feature it on my card.
1. I began with a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ green cardstock card base. Then, I cut a piece of ribbon that measured 5″. I used pinking sheers to cut it, to prevent fraying. Consider the placement of the design before you cut. You want to have a full image, and not just the top and bottom. I also cut out another design element.
2. Next,  I adhered the ribbon along the left side of the card, leaving an even border around it.
3. Then I added the sprig die-cuts in place on the bottom right corner.
4. Next, I added the die-cut cardinal in place on the sprigs.
5. The fussy cut element was adhered to the inside of the card, along with a second smaller bird. I left enough room to add a sentiment.
6. Finally, to finish everything off, I added stickles to all the sprigs. The ribbon has beautiful glitter on it, so I wanted it to match.
I really liked this beautiful ribbon!
I knew right away that I wanted to use it on a card front.
It was fun to find some elements that would work with it.

The ribbon doesn’t have to be just used to make bows!
There are so many other ways pretty ribbons can be used!

Wasn’t that a gorgeous way to embellish a greeting card?

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I’ll be back next month with another fun bow project!
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