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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YNS Fun Friday! Summer FUN!

TGIF YNS Fans! 

We’ve been hosting inspirational YNS Fun Fridays for over a year now so we’ve decided to MIX things up a bit! This is our last FUN Friday post on this blog, we are starting a NEW and exciting Fun Friday Challenge on JUNE 7th!!! 

More details on our newly redesigned YNS Challenge Blog!!!

Our May Fun Friday theme is…



Let’s see what the YNS DT have for us this week! Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more project details!
 
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Stop by tomorrow (Saturday June 1st) for Susan Lile’s awesome Susie Q YNS FUN Tip Tutorial!!!

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YNS May Tasty Tuesday Challenge – only 3 more days to participate!

Welcome to our Monthly YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

We’re changing things up a bit so this is our LAST month of YNS Tasty Tuesday challenges! Look for a NEW and exciting challenge coming in June!!! 

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 May Tasty Tuesday photo is…

Yummy Cupcakes
Super FUN colors and ADORABLE designs!!!

 

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 May Challenge! Join in the FUN!

Welcome to our Monthly YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

  
 Before we get started I’d like to remind you that Wednesday is New Release Day! 
All the new stamps and dies will be available to purchase in the YNS Store at 12 am EST on May 22nd!
We also have a fabulous Blog Hop filled with inspiration from the DT showcasing all the new YNS stamps and dies!!!

Now back to our Tasty Tuesday Challenge…

We’re changing things up a bit so this is our LAST month of YNS Tasty Tuesday challenges! Look for a NEW and exciting challenge coming in June!!! 

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 May Tasty Tuesday photo is…

Yummy Cupcakes
Super FUN colors and ADORABLE designs!!!

 

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 Summer FUN!

TGIF YNS Fans! 

As mentioned last week we’ve been hosting inspirational YNS Fun Fridays for over a year now so we’ve decided to MIX things up a bit! Look for something NEW and exciting coming in JUNE!!! More details coming soon!!!

Now before we dive into all the awesome DT projects let’s talk NEW RELEASES! WOOT! WOOT! 
 Mark your calenders as we’ve got new stamps and dies coming your way on Wednesday May 22nd!


Our May Fun Friday theme is…

Summer FUN!!!


You’ll find lots of inspirational Summer FUN projects right here at YNS all month long!

Let’s see what the YNS DT have for us this week! Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more project details!
Laura Nehring made a 6×6 Album – CUTE!
Have you checked out our May 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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YNS May Challenge! Play along with us!

Welcome to our Monthly YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

We’re changing things up a bit so this is our LAST month of YNS Tasty Tuesday challenges! Look for a NEW and exciting challenge coming in June!!! 

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 May Tasty Tuesday photo is…

Yummy Cupcakes
Super FUN colors and ADORABLE designs!!!

 

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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Summer FUN Friday!

TGIF YNS Fans! 

We’ve been hosting inspirational YNS Fun Fridays for over a year now so we’ve decided to MIX things up a bit! Look for something NEW and exciting coming in JUNE!!!

Our May Fun Friday theme is…

Summer FUN!!!


You’ll find lots of inspirational Summer FUN projects right here at YNS all month long!

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

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

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YNS May Tasty Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to our Monthly YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

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 April WINNER!!! Thank you so much for joining us!!!

Congrats Heather!!! 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 May Tasty Tuesday photo is…

Yummy Cupcakes
Super FUN colors and ADORABLE designs!!!

 

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 some more YNS Fun Friday Inspiration!!! Yippee!!!

Our April Fun Friday theme is…

Spring Fling!!!

We have lots of fabulous projects for you this week! Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more project details!

I even made a little something this week and I used our YNS Tasty Tuesday challenge photo as inspiration! 
My card features the YNS Outside Window Play Stamp and Die set and the curtains were created using the YNS Flower Fun Scallop Die
Have you checked out our April Tasty Tuesday Challenge yet? 
Everyone is welcome to participate! Join us for your chance to WIN a YNS Gift Certificate!

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

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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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