Friday, October 14, 2022

Christmas Borders and Bows


Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment Kathy Clement Photo 01

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Isn't it wonderful that we can use our ribbons to make Christmas borders and bows?  Adding a ribbon border to white space on a card is one of my favorite techniques.  Suddenly, we've turned a potentially "blah" blank space into a beautiful spot with texture, pattern and color!  That's why I attached some Poinsettia Printed Satin Ribbon at the base of this rustic Christmas card.

Rustic Christmas Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement

It' such a quick and easy technique, but adds so much to a card design.  Simple adhere a length of 1/2" Scor-tape over the area you wish to cover with ribbon.  Let the ends of the Scor-tape extend about 3/4" beyond the edges of the card panel.  Remove the liner tape, then burnish the ribbon over the adhesive.  Once again, let the ribbon ends extend beyond the edges of the card panel.  This way, you can wrap the ribbon around the panel, hiding any raw edges and leaving a nice, neat border in place.

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement
Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon is one of my favorite ribbon styles because it ties such beautiful bows!  The ribbon is not too thick, and easy to work with.  I've tied these big loopy bows on my Bow-it-All Tool using Red Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Both of the ribbons I've used here are part of the October Ribbon Club Assortment.

Christmas Poinsettia Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon
You can dress up your bow clusters by tucking in a Red Bead Berry Spray.  I cut small sections of the berries off the main stem, then I hot glue them in place between the bow and the flower or button on top.  They really take a bow cluster to the next level!

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet?  I hope I've shared some easy ways to create Christmas Borders and Bows with you in today's post!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awwww Kathy ....this is such a beautiful nostalgic poinsettias card!!! Luv the vintage looking image, how you decorated the bare spot with ribbon and your beautiful bows are always gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. So very pretty. Glad I got your email today. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope I'm in the right place. haha. I would love to get back to stamping and cardmaking. It's fallen by the wayside the past few years.


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