Mojo171 and New Scrunchy Ribbon Video!

Stampin up mojo monday nature walk occasions mini catalog
Abracadabra!  It's time for a new Mojo Monday Sketch and a little ribbon magic! Today's round or square sketch challenge (MOJO171) is truly enchanting.  I opted this week for square . . . party because it worked so naturally with my latest passion–scrunchy ribbon.  It's so easy and my new 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial will show you how to perform a little ribbon magic of your own!


Turn Stampin' Up! Satin Ribbon into scrunchy in seconds.  No needle and thread allowed!  Yes, this video tutorial is a tidtad over 2 minutes . . . but well worth a few extra moments of explanation!  You'll use this method over and over.  A special thank you goes out to my Stampin' Pretty Pals for sharing their scrunchiest ribbon success stories.


  • Stampin up mojo monday nature walk antique brad NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  OOOooo la la . . . this pretty patterned paper is from the Stampin' Up! Botanical Gazette Designer Series, a newcomer from the Occasions Mini Catalog (available Jan. 4).
  • NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  The vintage bird cage was stamped using Nature Walk stamp set (also available Jan. 4).  It's snipped out and propped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Antique Brad seems right at home.
  • My Early Espresso card base measures 5 1/4" square. Each small square of Botanical Gazette paper measures approximately 2" square.  The larger piece (center) measures 2 3/4" square.
  • The sentiment (Elements of Style) and bird cage were stamped directly on Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper for a coordinated finish. 

DO TELL!  Have you tried the scrunchy method using other Stampin' Up! ribbon or have any helpful tips to share?  What do you think of today's project and video?  Please leave a comment below!

Stampin up mojo monday scrunch ribbon video tutorial


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Black signature ivory


Stamp Set:  Nature Walk* (WM 121925, CM 121997), Elements of Style (WM 118611,  CM 120045)
Paper:  Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper* (121783), Early Espresso (119686), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Old Olive (100702)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools:  Paper Snips (103579), Scallop Oval Punch Extra Large (119856), Oval Punch 1 3/4" x 7/8" Large (119855)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Up! Antique Brad (117273), 5/8" Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

An asterisk (*) denotes items that will be available in the Occasions Mini Catalog starting Jan. 4, 2011. 



  1. Sharon George

    Love this tutorial, it’s just beattiful. Quick question though, how do you prevent pulling that thread all the way through? I had my first club (new demonstrator) and we tried it but several of the girls pulled it all the way through. I tried a glue dot and folded it over and it worked ok, but I wonder if there is an easier solution? Would love any feedback.
    Thanks so much and for all the inspiration
    Sharon G in CT

  2. Tracey Brossart

    Your cards are so beautiful and gorgeous! Thanks for the ribbon tut!

    Tracey xx 😀

  3. Such a pretty card!
    Thanks for sharing the video on how to scrunch the ribbon. I like this method the best of all I’ve seen.
    I couldn’t wait to try it myself!
    I hope you don’t mind but I’ve shared a link to the video and your blog on mine and also posted some tips that I discovered when doing this tech.
    Thanks so much!

  4. nancy littrell

    Mary, your card is gorgeous and your 1 min. scrunchy ribbon tutorial was just great. I will be using the technique soon. TFS

  5. Your card is stunning!! I saw it on the Mojo Monday blog and had to come here and comment. What a nice surprise to see your video and detailed instructions for how you made the card!

  6. What a super tutorial! I was expecting a running stitch that was then gathered. I’m so glad I watched because this looks soooo much easier. Thanks, Mary!

  7. great video and even greater idea… had me at “no needle and thread”!

  8. Thanks Mary for the video…who would’ve thought that you didn’t need a needle for this technique with the satin ribbon!? WOW!!

  9. Love this card Mary and the video!

  10. Mary thank you so much for sharing that really great technique with the ribbon. I love it! I love the card too. Well I love all your work. I look forward to your daily Blog posts. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday season, and hope you have a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

  11. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Everything!!!
    You’re amazing!

    Life is delightful,


  13. Brilliant technique. I’ve seen a similar technique with wired ribbon but never with satin. LOVE IT!
    Thank you for sharing

  14. Mary, Thanks for the video on how to scrunch the ribbon. It really does set off the vintage look of your card

  15. Jennifer Reynard

    Wow, this is for sure a jaw dropper! Love everything,and how cool about the scrunchie ribbon! Thanks for sharing
    your talent so freely!

  16. Love the card and the scrunchie ribbon…Please keep your WOW tutories coming…you never cease to inspire!

  17. Hi Nancy E: I think it would still need a 64 cent stamp since there are “bumps.” However, with a piece of card stock on top, it should “sail” through in a regular envelope (much like I do for brads, etc.). To be sure, a padded envie is a smart idea, too 🙂

    Hugs, M

  18. Absolutely wonderful. I’m going to go try that right this very minute. I’m a fairly new demo and just love all the wonderful ideas you have. Thank you so much for your amazing talents.

  19. Thanks for the tutorial. Simple yet lovely!! Great card, too, as always. 🙂

  20. Thank you for your WoW videos. I enjoy them all and you are very good at explaining “how to”. I have been seeing the scrunchie ribbon and wondered how it was done. Thanks Mary

  21. Love, love, love it! The scrunchy ribbon texture is beautiful. Thanks for the video and inspiration.

  22. I love your style.

  23. Hi, I was wondering how the scrunchy ribbon does in mailing. Do you use a padded envelope?

  24. Love it! Your card is very chic. I also adore the scrunchy ribbon, I would love to put it on all my cards, but alas I think I should hold back!

  25. This card is just breathtaking, Mary! Love the colors and the beautiful accents.

  26. Thanks for sharing. You always have such wonderful tutorials. I could listen to them all day long. Thanks for being so talented. You rock as always, Becky

  27. Your card is gorgeous and love the video on the scrunchy ribbon. Can’t wait to try it.

  28. What a beautiful card! I love it!

  29. Great tutorial and absolutely gorgeous card!

  30. Mary, thank you for sharing this super easy idea with us, love it!
    I tried it myself and it works! That?s so fabulous, Mary! I posted my try on my blog and linked up to you. I hope it?s ok for you.

    Hugs, Tina

  31. You’re kidding! Scrunchy ribbon is that simple? Wow exactly! I’m glad you chose the square card. I just love a square card! Fabulous work Mary!

  32. Mary, your videos are amazing. I never knew how to scrunch the ribbon, but you make it look really easy. Thank you so much for the tips. Can’t wait to try it!

  33. Jeannie Barron

    What a great technique! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing!

  34. Absolutely STUNNING, Mary! I love the scrunchy ribbon. I’ll be using that one! XOXO

  35. thank you for a fantastic share of scrunching ribbon & the card is so elegant, both of which I’m going to try

  36. Hi Kathy:

    Thanks, Kathy! I occasionally will dip my foot in the “vintage” card making camp. It’s such a hot trend. The beauty of the new Botanical Gazette paper and Nature Walk stamp set is that I can get “the look” without distressing, sponging, etc. My kinda vintage! Hugs, M

  37. What a great technique! Can’t wait to try it. Much simpler than trying to scrunch the ribbon as you go along.

  38. This looks fabulous Love the new bird cage!

  39. What a great idea on the ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

  40. I love this card and can’t wait to get this stamp set. Every card I’ve seen using it is a WOW! Hurry up new year.

  41. kathyc/NorthCarolina

    Love the scrunchy ribbon technique, and the card is gorgeous…and surprisingly vintage, which I don’t usually see in your work. really fun!

  42. Love this card Mary! Your scrunchy ribbon adds a definite WOW factor to this beauty.



  44. Georgous card. Love the scrunchie ribbon and the DSP is a must have. Thanks

  45. Thanks for the tip!…what an easy way to add WOW to your card…love it! {SMILES}

  46. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the ribbon technique…I had shyed away from the satins and now I’m ready to buy some satin ribbon and try it out – thanks!

  47. Carla Bazhenow

    What a beautiful, beautiful card!!! I love those colors!!! I’ll be back to see your video!!! Hugs,

  48. Fabulous card and I love the technique too! Thanks again for sharing a do-able technique. Who says that coming unraveled a little bit on occasion is a bad thing?

  49. Thank you for sharing how to make the scrunchy ribbon!! I love the look and couldn’t work out how it was done – now I know, I will be trying the technique!

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