Tuesday, February 08, 2011

award ribbon valentines

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Recently while browsing through my local party supply store (yes this is what I sometimes do for inspiration) I got caught up in the streamer aisle. I just couldn't resist all the pretty colors and all the fun polka dots! I bought a handful of streamers knowing that eventually I would come up with something fun to make.


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Finally I came up with the idea to turn my streamers into miniature award ribbons to add to a my Valentine cards.


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I started at one end folding the streamer, gluing it in between each fold.
(with my terrible chipped nail polish- so sorry!)

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I kept folding and gluing


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until I had a circular ruffle.


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Next, I cut out two strips


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and glued them to the back of the ruffle.


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I cut out a small circle from pink paper and glued it to the center of the ruffle.


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I added a message with pen.


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Last I glued it to the surface of a blank card.



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I just can't get over how darn cute they are!


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19 comments:

  1. This is so cute and creative! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. They are very nice your miniature awards ribbons!
    It's a funny prize!

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  3. This is very grate idea! many thanks!

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  4. Those are adorable! I was just in my local party supply store yesterday buying some crepe paper and decorative napkins (there are so many great ones there!) to use for various mixed media projects.

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  5. I've got to go to my local party supply store!! I never thought about going there for inspiration. I love your ribbons, Alisa! You are so creative!!

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  6. I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. Check it out @ http://usandthem1971.blogspot.com/2011/02/blogs-awards.html

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  7. tahhhhh daaaaaah! really cute!

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  8. Adore the polka-dots!
    Creative idea... thanks for sharing. :]

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  9. that polka dot streamer ribbon thing is the most adorable pattern I've ever seen on a streamer! And great project! :)

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  10. So CUTE Alisa! Thanks for sharing the idea!

    xoxo
    Janee
    http://yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

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  11. Very cute and easily adapted for handing out at school in class as pins/buttons :) Thanks for the inspo!

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  12. super cool idea!!! Janna

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  13. Bliss... alyssa, you are so creative. love your photos. love seeing your process.

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  14. I just discovered your wonderful blog and became a follower. Thank you for show and tells.

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  15. those are awesome - what a great idea!

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  16. Awesome idea. I really like that crepe paper.

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  17. Sweet! I've been looking around for ways to easily make award ribbons, and this is just perfect! I'm sure that my daughter will love these the next time Valentine's day comes around.

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