Tie a... pink or purple or blue or yellow ribbon! Hershey Ribbon Tutorial

I was a participant in a fundraising boutique event this past weekend, it was to raise money for the breast cancer treatments of a local woman. I donated the Think Pink wreath I made to their raffle, and at my table I also gave out Pink Ribbon Hershey Kiss treats.
These were adapted from the great Hershey Ribbon tutorial by Brenda Quintana. I say adapted, because I wanted to make a great number to hand out and I found Brenda's tutorial to be more for a favor type treat, more substantial (and time consuming) to create.

I adapted it by making the ribbon thinner and longer, and assembling it in a little different order, and finally stapling and using regular snail instead of sticky tape:

Hershey Ribbon Treat - use for any cause, in your ribbon color

To start, choose a 8.5 x 11 sheet of card stock in your choice of color to match your ribbon type. Cause Ribbons come in a variety of colors, and these would be easy to make for Relay for Life, Autism events, or other cause events. I stamped a design on the right side of the cardstock, trying to keep things neat and orderly, but not perfect - #1. Then I cut the paper along the 11" side at 1/2" measurements - #2. This will give you 22 ribbons. Do not worry about the design being perfect along that edge, you can see in - 2.a - that even imperfect stamping is not horrible, it really does look fine. Be sure you choose an image that has lots of design elements - swirls, stars, writing - more of a background type of design. I then stamped a message, Take Care of Yourself in this case, along the blank side of the strips, facing the same direction as my background stamp -#3. I started my stamping about 1 finger width in from the edge to allow for the trimming of the ends of the ribbon. It makes it easier to read once the ribbon is folded, if you start your message on the left end and read it left to right normally.

Hershey Ribbon Treat - easy and quick to assemble, perfect for large gatherings or events

Holding your ribbon strip right side up - #4 , bring the right side around and under your left side #5. Then staple the two ends in the center - #6 & 6a. The edge of your message should end at the edge of your design strip, allowing space in the center to add the staple.

Hershey Ribbon Treat - add a message of your choice, or leave blank

Holding your ribbon with the loop at the top, trim each end with your scissors facing towards the top. Allow for your message to not get chopped off, and match the design side to this so the ribbon ends are of similar length. Swipe your snail across the bottom of a Hershey Kiss, and stick it into the center of your ribbon. Voila! Quick and easy, and minimal trimming and tape. These went together very easily, and I handed out about 60 of them.

You could, if you wanted, add a stamp with your info or your organizations info to the back of the ribbons. but these are simple little treats perfect to give out at a group event.

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Happy Crafting!
-Angie

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Color Me Autumn Accents

Autumn!! Leaves are starting to turn, and the days are getting shorter and
cooler!  These are a couple cards you could use for your Thanksgiving hosts, or to give to teachers or coworkers. Fairly easy, the hardest part is getting the die to ONLY cut the one leaf. Thus all the numerous variations. LOL




Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze. Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. Autumn Accents Bigz die. Good Greetings sentiment stamps. Candy Dots. Stampin' Dimensionals.

Happy Crafting!
-Angie

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All Is Calm Endless Wishes

Snowflakes!! I'd have every single set, if I could. (OK, maybe I do... no. On my wish list for sure!!) This is Endless Wishes - you should be sure you get this darling little polymer set before it goes away. Definitely one you'll find "endless" uses for!!




I used the All Is Calm Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog, and Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Lost Lagoon, and Soft Sky card stock and inks. The accent color is Rich Razzleberry. I know, right?? Love it.

These were quick little cards, easy to make multiples if you were to choose them for your holiday cards, #justsayin. Hurry - get the set, its a keeper!!

Happy Crafting!
-Angie

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Gorgeous Grunge Autumn Accents

Tried this card again using some of the other die cut pieces.. I am not sure which I prefer, the single leaf or this double leaf. Do like this layout though! 


Baked Brown Sugar and Crushed Curry, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, and Perfect Pennants stamp.

Happy Crafting!
 -Angie

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Christmas Bliss Northern Flurry

I know Some places they're getting snow in October... Not here :-( California is very low on the snow so far!
Good thing I can get that snowy feeling with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!!

These cards started with the embossing folder. Then I picked the All is Calm Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. And lastly picked the Christmas Bliss stamp set. I rotated the embossed base for each card. Kind of challenging to make each angle work, but it was fun. Snowflakes are my favorite! Ended up with a sweet suite of cards!


 



I used different card bases for each card, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, and Lost Lagoon. You can tell I'm loving the pennant look here! ;-)

These may very well make the short list for Christmas cards this year!
Happy Crafting!
-Angie

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