Gathered Ribbon Flower Embellishments

Hi everyone! Laura here today, with a quick and easy how-to on making your own flower embellishments.
A few supplies you will need:
scissors, saddle-stitch ribbon in green and another color of your choice (I used 3/8″ ribbons), ruler, glue dots (not pictured – I used 1 large, 2 mini)
The first step is to cut your ribbon… no need to be exact. I cut my pink ribbon to about 8 inches (this will be the flower), and the green ribbon to about 1 1/2 inches (this will be the leaf). 
Take the 8 inch ribbon, and pull out the stitching a little from each end (make sure you are pulling at the stitching running along the same side of the ribbon).
With one hand, put the two ends together, and pinch the loosened stitches where they meet the ribbon.
With your other hand, grab the stitches hanging below, and pull slowly to gather the ribbon.
Once the ribbon is gathered, tie the loose ends of the thread together. The tighter you can get it, the better.
After you’ve tied a knot, just cut the excess string.
Now we are ready to make the leaf. Take the green ribbon (cut to about 1 1/2 inches) and stick one end of it onto a large glue dot. I buy the glue dots on a roll, so I just cut one off, keeping the backing in place. Once the ribbon is in place, stick a mini glue dot on top.
Fold the other side of the ribbon over, sticking it to the mini glue dot. Add the other mini glue dot on top.
Now you can stick your gathered ribbon on top of the leaf. Make sure to tuck the raw edges of the ribbon underneath, then smoosh it around a bit till you like the look of it!
And now you have a simple little embellishment ready to add to your project.
Supplies Used: 
Stamps – Fairy Fhiona, Happy Hello Butterfly (sentiment)
Paper – White and Black cardstock, Doodlebug patterned paper
Accessories – Circle Dies, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Copics, Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Glue Dots, Adhesive Pearls, Stardust Stickles
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CLEARLY Your Next Stamp BLOG HOP!!!!

CLEARLY Your Next Stamp is HERE!!!! 

 
Welcome to our New Release Blog Hop!  Today we are introducing you to something that is Clearly awesome and so much fun which is Clearly what YNS is all about!  So have you figured it out yet???  Yes, Your Next Stamp is introducing a new collection called ‘Clearly Your Next Stamp’. These crystal clear stamp sets are made with High Quality Photopolymer!  They are non yellowing and provide a clean and crisp stamped image just like the current YNS purple rubber! It’s so easy to get a perfect sentiment and image placement with these fabulous new sets! We’re introducing 6 fun new clear stamp sets today and they are available NOW in the YNS store!

I know what many of you are thinking and the answer is…

No, I’m not replacing all the yummy purple YNS rubber cling with clear stamps, I’m simply adding a clearly awesome new collection to the YNS! I’ve tested many different clear stamps over the years and I finally found the perfect fit for YNS! I hope you LOVE them just as much as we do!
 
Our super fun and inspirational hop starts on Wendy M’s blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, then you should have arrived from Susan’s blog.  The hop will run through Sunday, May 5th at 12 midnight (EST)

Here’s what I came up with today featuring 2 of the new Clear Sets Awesome Journal Words and Happy Days Sentiments along with a few current YNS cling sets Happy Hello Butterfly and Critter Crew Set One! I also used the YNS Lollipop Cover Die, the new Pinwheel Die and the Fishtail Banner Die set. 

 and of course I got out my pop dots once again to give everything a little extra POP! Love it!

 
As always we have a fabulous prize hidden along the hop!  Just leave comments on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win this awesome prize pack:


 Winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog on Monday, May 6th.

I’m also offering an amazing hop special!  All Clearly Your Next Stamp Sets are 20% off as a special intro price!!! No Online Coupon Code Required.

Now it’s time to hop on over to the YNS Store for a little shopping but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go for your chance to win!  

Plus be sure to check out Susan’s AWESOME Susie Q Fun Tip for another chance to WIN a new CLEARLY YNS stamp set!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I always love hearing your feedback so please leave a comment letting me know what you think of our new collection! 

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YNS April Tasty Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to our YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge!!  

Everyone is welcome to play along for a chance to WIN a $10 YNS Gift Certificate!

If you’re new to YNS you can find all the YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge details by clicking HERE. We would love for you to join us!


Our April Tasty Tuesday photo is…

Beautiful Cookies
I LOVE these colors and they look YUMMY too!!!


Each week different YNS Design Team members are sharing their inspirational projects to get your Tasty Tuesday creative juices flowing!!! Please visit their individual blogs for all their project details.

Let’s see all the yummy projects they have for us this week…

Now it’s your turn! We would LOVE for you to join us!!!

Happy Stamping!

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YNS Fun Friday – Spring Fling!

It’s time for a new YNS Fun Friday theme!!! Yippee!!!

Our April Fun Friday theme is…

Spring Fling!!!

Spring Owl

Kerri’s card is perfect for our Spring Fling theme!


You’ll find lots of inspirational and ‘SPRINGY projects right here at YNS all month long!  

I’m sure the YNS DT will be super creative and bring you lots of super fun SPRING related projects!

Let’s see what they have for us this week! Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more project details!
Have you checked out our April Tasty Tuesday Challenge yet?!

Click this link to check out our current Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

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 Happy Stamping!
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Tasty Tuesday March Challenge

Happy Tuesday! 

Welcome to our monthly YNS challenge! 

We would LOVE to have more fabulous entries so dont be shy and join in all the FUN for your chance to WIN a YNS gift certificate!

If you’re new to YNS you can find all the YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge details by clicking HERE. We would love for you to join us!


Our March Tasty Tuesday photo is…

Fruit Infused Coconut Water
I LOVE this photo and that coconut water looks YUMMY!!!
 

Each week different YNS Design Team members are sharing their inspirational projects to get your Tasty Tuesday creative juices flowing!!! Please visit their individual blogs for all their project details.

Let’s see all the yummy projects they have for us this week…

Now it’s your turn! We would LOVE for you to join us!!!

We’ve been keeping a secret and we have more NEW stamps for you this month! See you tomorrow for an extra special new release blog hop! 

Happy Stamping!

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YNS Fun Friday – Let’s Celebrate!

Have you seen all the fabulous new Stamps and Dies?! Better yet, have you seen all the amazing projects the YNS DT prepared for you featuring all the new Stamps and Dies?!

If you haven’t already, be sure to HOP along our March New Release Blog Hop for your chance to WIN a YNS prize package!!!!

Our Fun Friday theme this month is Let’s Celebrate so we thought it would be FUN to have the DT create a celebration themed project using the new March Release stamps and dies! 

With that said…

Welcome to our March Release After Party! Are you ready for more inspiration?! Be sure to visit the DT blogs for all the project details!  

Now on with the show…

WOWEEE!!! So much inspiration!!! I think I’m going to have some play time in my craft room this weekend for some stampy FUN! 
 
Before you go why not take advantage of the amazing YNS Store discount and do a little shopping! Go ahead and treat yourself, you deserve it! 

Hugs 

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March New Release BLOG HOP!!!!

Welcome back! Did you see all the fabulous sneak peeks this morning?! I mentioned 1 lucky commenter would get a new release stamp of choice. Stephanie’s blog was the secret blogger so let’s see who the lucky winner is…

 Congrats Shell! Email me to claim your prize!

I hope you are just as excited as we are about all the fabulous new stamps and dies which I’m happy to say are now available to purchase in the YNS Store! YIPPEE!!!

Blog Hop Starts – March 19 at 10pm EST
Blog Hop Ends –  March 22 at midnight EST

This is a Blog Hop so you’ll want to be sure to start at the beginning so you don’t miss out on any of the awesome DT projects PLUS be sure to comment along the way for your chance to WIN a new release prize pack! I’ll draw 3 random winners from all the blog hop comments! Good luck to everyone and have FUN!

The first stop on the hop is the wonderful and talented Thanh Vo

If you are arriving here via the fabulous and talented Kerri Michaud you are on the right track and you’ve reached your last stop on the hop!

I’m excited to share my hop project with you! I’ve featured the adorable new Bee stamp from the Critter Crew Set Three, the new YNS Letter Board Die along with the current YNS Die Puffy Clouds


 Here’s a side view so you an see how I popped everything up…

Thank you so much for joining us! Before you go remember to leave me a comment for your chance to WIN! I know myself and the YNS DT really appreciate all your love and support! I hope you are filled with lots of inspiration!

Here is a special discount offer for you so you can celebrate the new release and enjoy some new stampy goodies from the YNS Store

 
Stampy Hugs 

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YNS Tasty Tuesday March Challenge

Happy Tuesday! 

I hope everyone is enjoying our new monthly challenge! We would LOVE to have more fabulous entries so dont be shy and join in all the FUN for your chance to WIN a YNS gift certificate!

If you’re new to YNS you can find all the YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge details by clicking HERE. We would love for you to join us!


Our March Tasty Tuesday photo is…

Fruit Infused Coconut Water
I LOVE this photo and that coconut water looks YUMMY!!!
 

Each week different YNS Design Team members are sharing their inspirational projects to get your Tasty Tuesday creative juices flowing!!! Please visit their individual blogs for all their project details.

Let’s see all the yummy projects they have for us this week…

Now it’s your turn! We would LOVE for you to join us!!!

Happy Stamping!

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March YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

Happy Tuesday! 

It’s a new month so that means it’s time for a NEW YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge and lots more yummy inspiration from the YNS Design Team! 

It also means we announce our February WINNER!!! Thank you so much for joining us!!!

Congrats Meggi!!! Random Number Generator chose you!!! 

Email me to claim your prize!!! 

If you’re new to YNS you can find all the YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge details by clicking HERE. We would love for you to join us!


Our March Tasty Tuesday photo is…

Fruit Infused Coconut Water
I LOVE this photo and that coconut water looks YUMMY!!!
 

Each week different YNS Design Team members are sharing their inspirational projects to get your Tasty Tuesday creative juices flowing!!! Please visit their individual blogs for all their project details.

Let’s see all the yummy projects they have for us this week…

Now it’s your turn! We would LOVE for you to join us!!!

Happy Stamping!

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YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge – February

Happy Tuesday!
  
If you’re new to YNS you can find all the YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge details by clicking HERE. We would love for you to join us!


Our February Tasty Tuesday photo is…
Andes Mint Cookies Recipe
Gooey and yummy! Another perfect combination!
Thank you Vicki for sharing this Pinterest find with us!!! 
 

Each week different YNS Design Team members are sharing their inspirational projects to get your Tasty Tuesday creative juices flowing!!! Please visit their individual blogs for all their project details.

Let’s see all the fabulicious projects they have for us this week…


Happy Stamping!

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