15+ Ways To Use Ribbon Besides A Bow

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Do you get tired of using bows on your card projects? Would you like ideas for ways to use ribbon besides with bows? If so, you’re in luck because today I’m sharing over 15 ideas for using ribbon that are not bows! Let’s get started.

15+ Ways To Use Ribbon Besides A Bow Video

Watch along here as I explain each of these ideas along with how to do each, or keep scrolling for photos and more info.

How To Attach Ribbon

First I’ll mention that I like to attach ribbon in one of two ways. 1 – With a Glue Dot or 2 – With a little bit of Seal+ adhesive. I rarely use a different adhesive for ribbons.

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Now let’s talk about what to do with that ribbon.

Ways To Use Ribbon

If you’re interested in more details on the card projects shown, use the links included.

1. Use A Strip

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2. Use A Strip Wrapped Around Back

I always attach these with one Glue Dot at each end.

Hydrangea Card

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3. Wrap Around Several Times

What do you do with the ends? Tie them in a knot (or a bow, but that’s not what we’re talking about today) or wrap them to the back side.

Birds Slimline Card

Green and Red Cards

Waves Card

Sunflower in Jars Card

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4. Attach A Strip With A Knot

*This isn’t my card design! I received this in a card swap.

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5. Tie a Knot

Use a knot on it’s own, or attach to a strip of ribbon as shown.

Heart Flower Card

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6. Tails Out

Fold in half and attach so the tails show.

You Are Amazing Card

Pumpkin Card

Tree Card

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7. Fold In Half

Similar to #6 except you see more of the ribbon.

Leaf Card

Hydrangea Card

Butterfly Card

Geometric Card

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8. Support Ribbon

Like a cancer ribbon. Similar to #7, with a twist in the middle.

Black Floral Card

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9. Zig Zag

This is one of my favorites!

Thank You and Merry Christmas Cards

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10. Around The Corner(s)

*This isn’t my card design! I received this in a card swap, but I do love using the diagonal ribbon sometimes.

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11. End Of Tag

The turtle card isn’t my design either, but you can see more about the daffodil bookmark card here.

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12. Through Back Of An Element

*This isn’t my card design! I received this in a card swap.

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The rest of these ideas are variations of what I’ll call ‘messy thread.’

13. Loops & Tails

Butterfly Card

Ice Cream Card

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14. Classic Messy Thread

Butterfly Card

Sunflower Card

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15. Loops Pinched

Music note card

Wreath Card

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And A Few More Ideas…

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Try some of these out on your next card design!

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2 Replies to “15+ Ways To Use Ribbon Besides A Bow”

  1. Paula Barclay

    Anna, I am a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I just love all of your inspirational tips. I read all of your post and appreciate the time you put in to helping us demonstrators have something new to present to our clients. Thank You, Paula

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    • Anna Helman Post author

      Hi Paula, thanks so much for following along and for your kind words. I’m glad you can find inspiration here!

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