Tutorial: Ribbon cinching

Remember this card? it was in my 5th Avenue floral card kit a while back.   

So many of you have asked me how to do this.  Try it!  

Assemble the entire front panel of the card.  Then, spread the back of the brads and put your ribbon inside.

Fold the one of the brad backs to one side to hold the ribbon.mark with a pencil where you want the brad to be on your card.  then punch it with your crop-a-dile.
Push the Brad through as shown, then separate the brad backs

tuck the ribbon under the panel.  then attach the entire panel to your card base.  

I like this with the wider ribbons.  looks great with rhinestone brads too!  Have fun!!!



  1. Creations by Patti
    April 22, 2009 / 4:37 pm

    Love this tutorial. Very easy to understand. Thank you for sharing this tip!

  2. Denise ~ Paper Ponderings
    April 22, 2009 / 5:30 pm

    This is wonderful. Kind of a "duh" moment for me…why couldn't I think of that???

  3. Anonymous
    April 22, 2009 / 7:13 pm

    That was great! Thanks!

  4. Ellie M.
    April 22, 2009 / 9:48 pm

    You are awesome Jill! I was one of the people that asked how on earth you did that and made it look so cute LOL Thanks for sharing your trick. I will be using it now that I the knowledge 🙂

  5. Doris
    April 23, 2009 / 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the idea and how-to. Just love easy ways to embellish in a new way! I'm definitely going to try it with a rhinestone brad.

  6. Anonymous
    April 23, 2009 / 5:40 pm

    Great instructions! I have seen this done but didn't actually know how to achieve it! Thanks!Kathy

  7. PatBowman
    April 24, 2009 / 12:09 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this!

  8. deanna
    April 24, 2009 / 12:15 pm

    Thanks for the tip. This is a lot easier than trying to cut the brad. I left something for you on my blog. Have a great day……

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