Just How Do I Use That Giant Striped Grosgrain Ribbon?

By | 07/12/2014

Just how do I use that giant striped grosgrain ribbon?  It looks like it will make beautiful packaging bows for birthdays and holidays, but how can I use it on a card?

Here is just one fabulous example!

Stamping Imperfection Striped Ribbon Sumthin' Sumthin'

Tell me that’s not a WOW! detail for a card!


I love this ribbon.  It just screams nautical summer, but using it for a card seemed like a long shot!  When I finally had time to sit down and play with it, I came up with several ideas and this was by far my favorite!!!

Here, I’ve paired it with giant circles and kept a monochromatic color scheme going, using the Bermuda Bay as the accent color not as the main color of the card.  Using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and the circle framelits really makes this card work.  I used large scale everything.  (Kinda like my living room.  I have a tiny living room and I used one giant sectional sofa with a big square coffee table in front of a fairly large fire place and that somehow works.  The bold colors help, but it’s also about scale!  Go bold or go home!)

I also think the simplicity of the card makes it work.  Two simple colors and just a few details.  Less is more.


You can shop online at mystampingstore.com for all the supplies you need to create this card!

Here is the list of supplies.  All pictures are linked to my online store so you can get more details and place an order!

Product List


Card Measurements:

  • Whisper White card base cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″; mat cut at 4 x 5-1/4″; one circular piece
  • Bermuda Bay Striped Grosgrain Ribbon about 7″
  • Bermuda Bay card stock:  one circular piece


There you have just one idea for how I plan to use that giant striped grosgrain ribbon!

4 thoughts on “Just How Do I Use That Giant Striped Grosgrain Ribbon?

  1. Anita Cripps


    I have to say I just love this card. It is striking in a simple way! As always great job.



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