Ribbon & Envelope Trick

Published by under techniques | Aug 19 2012

Welcome and thanks for visiting.

Today I have a nifty ribbon and envelope trick to share with you. We've used it here on a gift voucher envelope.

 

[Did you know that one of the popular services I offer is personalised Gift Vouchers? For more info on these, see the bottom of this post.]

 

Gift Vouch and Slider Envelope

Voucher envelope is made from another lovely print in the Timeless Portrait DSP pack.

 

Yummy tied ribbons and lovely bows look great but can be a pain to untie and redo.

Especially if you're taking the contents in and out every few minutes to admire!

 

Today's trick is more like a creative workaround. It gives the illusion that the ribbon is wrapped all around the envelope, but in fact one end is open  for easy access! 

To do this, simply cut the ribbon a few centimetres longer than needed. Neatly tuck the ribbon ends inside the opening on the front and back, and adhere inside. Attach a 'faux bow' to the front.  As a result, the voucher (or card) can be removed without the need to untie ribbon!

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Here is a similar way of adding ribbon to the front of a pillow box:

 

 

 

 

 

Have fun with this, and let me know what you think. Any questions or comments? Just click on the comments link below.

 


 

Gift Vouchers are great to get…

Do you have a birthday coming up? Anniversary?

A Stampin' Up! shopping spree in the form of a Gift Voucher might be just the thing to make you smile on your special day.

Choose what you want.

Take your time (vouchers valid for a full 12 months, so you can wait for the next new catalogue… or shop right now!)

 

…And also great to give.

Do you have a special friend who loves to craft?

One-of-a-kind decorated envelopes and gift vouchers are all part of my service. 

Save time. No need to go to the shops, fight traffic or battle the queues. Just fill out this form and I'll do all the work.

Save money.  Includes free postage of the voucher to anywhere in Australia.

 

Perfect for Christmas too (let your KK know)!

 


 

Just contact Simone, or order vouchers online by completing THIS FORM.

 

 

Happy stamping,

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One Response to “Ribbon & Envelope Trick”

  1. Andrea - Enchantinkon 23 Aug 2012 at 2:07 pm

    What a fab idea! And … Your gift voucher design is so gorgeous! Love the sweet bow! Hugs xxx

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