Friday, August 8, 2008

                   
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Ribbon Yo-Yo Gift Bag & Tutorial

Happy Friday! I've been making a lot of cards lately (I actually made 3 yesterday to actually mail out!), so I thought I would try something 3-D this morning. I loved the ribbon yo-yo we made as one of the Convention make and takes, so I thought I would try another one. The only ribbon I had wide enough was the twill tape, so I decided it needed a shabby chic look, which is so easy with the Bella Rosa paper. (I know SU calls it Bella Rose, but that's wrong, and it should be called Bella Rosa!) I loved the way it turned out, finally a *great* use for this extra-wide twill tape!

FYI, I stumbled across Marlene's great blog yesterday, and this card inspired my piecing strips. I'm bad about always making my strips straight, and I really liked the way they were overlapped crooked. Hers had stitching, which was even better, but I can't attempt to do that until I get that Janome mini sewing machine!

Okay, wanna see how to do the ribbon yo-yo? It's easy peasy.

Simple materials: wide ribbon, needle & thread (I used SU linen thread, but it won't show, so it doesn't really matter. Also, I used about 12" of twill tape and don't worry if it's wrinkled like this one, it won't show!)

Run a simple running stitch along the edge:


Start gathering it up when you get to the end:


Run the stitch from the finishing end through to the other end where you started and knot. (I usually try to tuck under the unfinished edge, but I forgot in this photo. No worries, I tucked it under later and you can't see it.)


The finished ribbon yo-yo:


Let me know if you have any questions! If you want to try the fabric version, Heather Bailey has a great tutorial here. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Have you stamped something today?

Recipe
Stamps: Wow Flowers.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Red Riding Hood, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rosa DSP.
Ink: Red Riding Hood.
Accessories: Twill Tape, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Crop-a-Dile, needle & thread, kraft bag from Joanns.

23 comments:

lynn said...

That ribbon yo-yo is tooo cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I can not wait to get the SU catty. That Bella Rosa paper is awesome. Yes, I to think Bella Rosa would be a better name than Bella Rose.

Tina said...

This looks spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Shelby said...

Love the bag Angie!

Anonymous said...

This tutorial was terrific...I love your blog and easy peasy is my kind of project!!

Kim said...

SO CUTE!! Love your bag and take from convention!!

Laurie said...

I love that bag and the pp on an angle looks beautiful..
great job..
Laurie

Lori said...

LOVE IT!!!!! SO DARN CUTE!!!

Lor

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, this gift bag is ADORABLE! I love the ribbon yo-yo .. thanks for the how-to!

s00zy66 said...

This is awesome, Angie! I may have to steal the ribbon flower for the Austin swap. You did excellent!

Karen Kelly said...

Fabulous! Love the gift bag and I appreciate the tutorial on the ribbon yo-yo--I'll have to give it a try!

Jenn D said...

Wow, this is fantastic! I am not a sewing person by any means, but I think I can accomplish this!

Jenn

corinnesomerville said...

I love how you did your bow with the twill !!! Genius :) I didn't make the make n' takes at convention yet. I get too flustered with the time pressure so I always do them when I get home ! I'm so glad you posted a tutorial for it so that I know what to do with mine :)
I'm so glad you won at convention too !!! Isn't getting even MORE free stuff awesome !!!!

Have a great day :)
Corinne (aka Roxy)

Sherri said...

that's so so pretty! I just love that paper!!

Tara said...

this is sooooo darling!!!
can't wait to try one! :)

Stampvamp said...

This is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to try one too!!

Kerry D-C said...

Schwooooooooooooo! Angie! I la la la la la la loooooooooooove this bag! I love the yo yo accent. love this paper! Who is the lucky ducky who gets a gift in this gorgeous bag?!

Patty Bennett said...

Faaaaaaaaaabulous! Now I know what to do with my tons of wide twill! :) LOVE IT! Patty

savitri said...

Amazingly enough I did this for one of my mini books. Amazingly enough I did it! :) Great looking one you did! Nice tut!!

kathleenh said...

Awesome bag! Whoohoo, the ribbon yoyo turned out great with the wide twill.

Donna said...

this is fabulous, Angie! thanks for linking Marlene's blog (she does wonderful work!) I've been wanting to try one of those flowers thanks for the tutorial

Silli said...

Thanks Angie for this great inspiration...:-) Nice flower!!!

Catherine said...

Awesome!I remember doing a project like this when i was young at school...love it!

joyk said...

THis bag is just so cute.......I love the uneven layers and the darling yo-yo twill ribbon. So glad SOMEBODY thinks up these things! Thanks for sharing!