Anything BUT a Card Today!!

Good Morning Stampers!! I am SO excited to share this project with you today.  I made this project to play along with the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments #120.  The challenge this week is to create wearable art and I thought that my project was up for the task.  I even included a pic tutorial on how to do it yourself.  It is SUPER easy!!  
I debated whether or not to share the entire project for this post but then decided that it didn’t make too much sense if you couldn’t see the entire project… 
 to all my Hostess Club Members and Previous Hostess’ who are attending my Hostess Appreciation Event, if you want to be surprised- turn away NOW and DO NOT go further!!!
I made these adorable gifts for ALL of my Hostess’ for my Appreciation Event.  It was a small way for me to express my appreciation for all my supportive hostess’ and all they do to help grow this crazy passion of mine. I am giving them each a baggie of embellishments and this weeks challenge was a perfect way to decorate the little gifts for them.  I made these ribbon florets that they can wear as a broach or an accent on a headband or even an embellishment on your purse!
 This was a cute technique I saw on… guess where??- PINTREST, where else.  I LOVE this way of making flag ends instead of using my square punches cause I can never get those even but this is perfect every time!
 Ok- now for the step by step- super simple
  1. 10″ of ribbon
  2. sew both ends together to create a circle of ribbon
  3. begin weaving your needle/twine through one end of the ribbon
  4. run the twin through the entire edge of the ribbon
  5. just a pic to show you what it should look like :-)
  6. pull the twine along the bottom tight to gather the ribbon
  7. place your button on the right side and sew to the floret
  8. sew your broach pin to the back side of your floret
Then your done!! Super easy and I hope that my Hostess’ like them. REMEMBER that this wide striped grosgrain ribbon RETIRES in just a few days!!! Get your NOW!! I also used Bakers Twine, Full Heart and 1/16″ Punch, Friendly Phrases Stamp Set, White Craft Ink, Early Espresso card stock, and Sweet Stitches Big Buttons (clearance rack).
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  1. What a neat gift! These are too cute…I love ribbon flowers!!!!

  2. How cute! I love that idea, and the tutorial is great. I have lots of that ribbon too, and I think they’d make cute embellishments for hair elastics!

  3. Very Cute Hostess Gift!!! So Bright and Cheerful!!! Love the tip on the heart punch- haven’t seen that yet!!! I’ll give it a try!!!

  4. Love this idea. I have some rolls of this ribbon that I can use to make some of these. TFS

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