Friday, May 10, 2013


Good morning everyone, it's Tracey here to share a card I designed to feature the gorgeous ribbon and string Bonnie carries in her shop.

This card is for my niece who's turning nine. She's is a tom boy who loves frilly things, so I thought this dancer card would be just perfect.

"Dancer" Birthday Card

Tips and Techniques:

Ribbon Skirt ~ I fussy cut this dancer from the Prima Divine paper and thought the RRR Silky Crush Ribbon would create a sweet skirt. I cut three strips of the Silky Crush ribbon twice the length of her skirt, finger pressed a crease at the half way point of each and machine basted across them one at a time, right next to each other so the three pieces were connected by the basting. I then folded on the stitching line and snipped strips up to about 1/4 inch from the stitching line. The "skirt" was then gathered to the width of the dancer's waist. The weave in this ribbon is tight enough to hold up to this technique without much fraying. 

Braided Belt ~ I cut three lengths of the Metallic White String and braided it to created the belt at her waist. The sparkly belt covered the edge of the skirt to hide the gathering stitches. 

Ribbon Flower ~ I wanted just a tiny flower for her waist, so created this ribbon flower using white seam binding

Hand Stitching ~ I drew a line for the butterfly trail, pierced stitching holes, then stitched with Iridescent White String. In this close-up you can see the gorgeous iridescence of the metallic string. I cut a little more than usual to allow for some fraying on the string ends. 

I hope I've inspired you to pull out some
Really Reasonable Ribbon
to embellish your projects!! 

~ Blessings, Tracey ~


  1. Awwww Tracey I absolutely LOVE your card!!! Beautiful job on Fussy cutting her out, and LOVE the skirt,flower,belt and all the details you have added!!

  2. This is such a creative card Tracey. I just LOVE it!!

  3. Beautiful!! I know your niece will love it...I was a tomboy too and loved frilly things...LOVE how you did the skirt, little flower and butterfly trail. Darling!! Love all the distressed edges too!!

  4. I THINK your Niece is going to LOOOOOOOVE this!!!!!! :) You did a WONDERFUL JOB on it!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOVE ALL the use of all the ribbons & string! :) GORGEOUS!!!! :)

  5. Love your card,Beautiful!Love how you made the skirt,Your niece is going to like it!!!


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