Monday, September 12, 2022

Wrap it With Ribbon!

 Hello, Friends!  As a maker of dimensional cards, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, "How do you present this card?". So I thought I would take a moment to share a quick, easy and stylish way to present or wrap a dimensional card.

I keep a stash of  decorative 6" x 8" kraft gift bags similar to the one shown in the above photo.  Some are decorated with musical notes, or vintage newsprint ads and other themes. You can find these at craft stores, on Etsy and Ebay.  Bonnie used to carry a really nice selection for decorative bags, too.  Maybe we could all talk her into doing that again! 

 This cute moustache bag was perfect for the masculine birthday card I made for our son. And the September Ribbon Club Assortment had the perfect ribbons to match the color palette of the card.

Although there are no flowers or big bows on this card, the pizza slices are quite dimensional because I placed Foam Adhesive Squares between all the layers.  I also backed the pepperoni slices with small foam squares.  The Foam Squares that come from Really Reasonable Ribbon have both large and small tabs in each package. 

After I placed the 5" x 7" card in the bag, I folded over the top and secured it with a bit of Scor-Tape under the flap. Then I ran Scor-Tape along the left hand side of the card and wrapped the Black Double Faced Satin Ribbon around the bag, tying a simple square knot where the ends met. 

The next step was wrapping the bag with a length of 3/8" Tangerine Satin Ribbon in the same way I did the black satin.  This time I used 1/4" Scor-Tape.  Then I attached the pocket watch charm with Pumpkin Baker's Twine and tied a simple shoelace style bow.  This dressed up the card nicely, and made it feel like a gift.  

You can use this same simple trick to mail a card, too.  Just wrap the card with layers of tissue paper and tie ribbon around to dress it up.  (But don't use the Scor-Tape!) Then you can place the card in a bubble mailer and send it on its way!

I hope I've shared some new ideas for presenting a dimensional card as a gift.  It actually took longer to write this post than it did to dress up the gift bag with ribbon.  You gotta love it when something that quick and easy makes such a big impact.

Thanks for stopping by!



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