Punch 2 holes about 1/2" down from the top of the card and centered with the holes spaced about 5/8" apart. If you use narrower ribbon, your holes can be closer together.
Thread your ribbon down through the right hole and back up through the left hole. It's easier to thread the ribbon through if you cut the end on an angle.
Now take the ribbon on the left side and thread it back down through the hole on the right. You may have to fuss with it a bit so it lays the way you want it.
Now bring the ribbon back up through the hole on the left side. Work it a bit until it looks neat and you're happy with it. I leave the center a little puffy, so don't pull it through too tightly.
Now trim your ends at an angle, or however you prefer.
One thing I do with my bows when I want them to behave is to put a little micro glue dot on the underside and place the end where I want it so it stays put.
For the layered ribbon strips in the middle of my card I use ScorTape in the appropriate width for the ribbon and stack it. ScorTape is a perfect adhesive for ribbon!
Be sure you decide where you want the ribbon layers to be before you remove the backing of the tape. I love ScorTape because it's a wonderfully strong adhesive. That being said, you will not have the option of changing your mind once it's stuck down. Do all your auditioning before you stick it down!! :)
And there you go. A quick and easy card with ribbon that isn't too girly. I think this is a great ribbon treatment for a guy card in the appropriate size and color. Give it a try on your next 'manly' card.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Christmas!
Be sure to head over to my Make Time 2 Craft Blog if you want to pick up the file for my Grinch Pills party favor and see a complete tutorial for assembly.