Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fabric, Burlap, Ribbon, and Rick-Rack Tutorials

Using fabric on your layouts...

Twisted Fabric Flowers Tutorial 

Fabric Birdie Tutorial 

Pretty cool "homemade stamped fabric ribbon" idea...Ribbon from recycled pillow cases

Stitched Fabric Embellishments
An example of this type of embellishment (I created this with multiple layers of fabric instead of paper towels)...

Fabric Birdie

Using Burlap on your layouts...

Burlap Flowers Tutorial 

Sherri's Burlap Flower

You can stamp an image on burlap, as demonstrated here...Stamping on burlap tutorial


You can stamp a texture WITH burlap.  Simply wrap a piece of burlap tightly around a kitchen sponge, lightly dip it in acrylic paint, and stamp onto your paper for a great, unique texture.  (Idea taken from The Stamp Artist's Project Book by Sharilyn Miller)

Embellishing Rick Rack and Ribbons...

Crocheting on Rick Rack Instructions

5 Creative Ribbon Techniques

Have you ever used double sided ribbon and tried to tie a knot so that only ONE side shows?  I know I have had this problem before...I have found a You tube tutorial for a solution to this problem!!!  Tying a knot with double sided ribbon, so only one side shows!

A cool look that never occured to me...Fraying Ribbon

And finally, you can stamp on ribbon as seen here... Stamping on twill tutorial


  1. Some great links there - thank you!

  2. I love seeing all of these tutorial links here in one place! Thanks!

  3. This is the first time that I have every included fabric in my kit. I can't wait to try some of these techniques!

  4. If anyone is interested, I experimented with stamping with different paints/stamp pads on burlap a couple years back. I'm a scientist, so the post read more like a lab book entry than a scrapping blog, but here's the link:

  5. Thanks for all the great links. Gives me so many ideas of things to try. If only I had the time . . .

  6. These are all awesome! I love the fabric birds, and plan on making them with the remnants in my kit. Thanks for all these links!

  7. OMG!!! I was thinking about how to make the crocheted rick rack!!! I love to crochet and had never seen this technique was a little before my time (HAHA). Thanks for that link. I am going to get some today and try it out. I will totally post it and show you all how it turned out! THIS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!

  8. So many great ideas to use with our kits!

  9. Bravo for another round of amazing tutorials