NEW Video! Cheat Your Way to a Pretty Ribbon Bow

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As I promised on yesterday’s post, here is a new 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial with my favorite “cheats” for creating a pretty ribbon bow with Stampin’ Up! Seam Binding Ribbon (and beyond).


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  1. Thank you for the tips, they really do help a lot!

  2. That’s a great tip, Mary…anything to make our cards look better!
    Diane Gil

  3. Well, thanks, Mary. Now I think I need to get those craft scissors. (Just teasing!) I have often struggled to get a nice clean cut on my ribbons, and it reminds me of cutting the legs on a table to get it level–you keep cutting and cutting and then you start over with a new piece of ribbon (or table, as it were). 😉

  4. Lynn Gauthier - Michigan

    Great video and tips Mary! Thank you!!!

  5. Nancy Johnson

    Mary, I love to read your blog. You generously share so much information. For tying a bow, I first run a little snail on the backside of the cardstock, layer the ribbon and smooth it down. Then I turn over the c/s and tie the bow. The ribbon always lays flat on the reverse side. Similar to your hint, but I just do it one step early.

    • Hi Nancy: That’s another good ideas, too. I like to adhere on the back after tying because sometimes the slack occurs during the tying of the bow and I can correct it on the back side! M

  6. Hi Mary, I love your 1 minute WOW tutorials. I have used a glue dot on the back of the bow to hold it flat. It does make it so much prettier. But on the back of the card, I tape down the ribbon first (to keep it from sagging), then bring the ribbon around front to tie my bow. Beautiful on front and on back!

  7. This is a great tip for getting bows to lay flat- thanks so much

  8. Marianne Hansen

    Mary, I have learned so much from you over the years!! I just love how your new blog has video tutorials right at the top and you can click on one that not only showcases your amazing talent, but you also share with us other fabulous tutorials from other Demonstrators.
    Loving your new blog..thanks for sharing.!!!!!!!!

  9. Great video! I got the impression there are other one minute videos with techniques. Do you have them archived in a certain category for easy reference? Thanks!

  10. GREAT TIPS Mary! My hubbyeven knows that if he comes into my studio looking for scissors (to cut some wire with…..) he NEVER uses the scissors I have a piece of ribbon attached to the handle. The ribbon is a GREAT reminder for me… well as ‘Others’.

  11. Congrats on your blog provider change. No glitches from here:). Love this tutorial. Would love a tutorial or to be directed to a tutorial you have already done on the actual bow tying process.

    • Thanks for your comments, Trish and Maria. I actually started out with a video that included tying the bow but felt it was too long. I will definitely consider it in the future.

  12. Great tips Mary, I often place a little glue dot under the actual ribbon like you showed in your video but it never occur to me to put a bit of snail on the back side and then, stretch the ribbon like that.
    Thank you for this great ideas.

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