DIY Nail File Folio

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nail file folio

Using nail files from the Dollar Tree to measure the necessary length of Gwen Studio ribbon, I sewed them together to make a nail file folio. This is a great way to protect items in your handbag from rough nail files. These folios also make great gifts.

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This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

sewing

Sewing the ribbons together side by side, do not overlap. To do so you will need a stitch that covers enough area to hold the ribbons together. Use a bit of washi tape to place the ribbons together at the top and then begin stitching just below the tape.

scissors, folio, file

After joining the two ribbons together, fold them in half and sew a straight stitch along each side to form a pocket.

lighter

Cut the folded ribbon along the top edge just shy of the length of the nail file. Then use a lighter to finish off the ends of the ribbon folio.

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How to Tea Fold with Ribbon

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tea fold heart

I have been intrigued with tea folding. For Valentine’s Day, I made a tea-folded decor piece using ribbons from Gwen Studios. Using ribbon was very easy to do because the edges of the ribbons are finished and don’t need to be folded, making the construction a bit faster.

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This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

cricut maker

Using a Cricut Maker, I cut white cardstock to 5″ x 7″ with a heart removed from the center for the background of the decor.

This pack of grosgrain ribbon and another in pastel from Gwen Studios was used for the construction of the tea folded heart.

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close up heart

In the close-up above you can see the layering and spacing of the ribbon. Do you have a favorite color of the ribbon used?

Ribbon Ornament or Decor

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final ornament

Gwen Studio’s ribbons make for such a colorful ornament. While this is my version, there are a lot of options you can choose when making your ribbon ornament. Consider a limited color palette, different lengths of ribbons, and different thicknesses of ribbons.

Not only does this make an ornament, but you can use it all year round as a home decor piece. I think it would look nice hanging in a doorway or as a part of a larger shelf or table display.

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This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

materials

Materials:

  • Styrofoam ball
  • pins
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • tacky glue
  • cord if hanging
in process

The image above shows my ribbon ornament in process. I love the variety of colors.

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close-up

The close-up image shows how close the ribbons are placed.

If you are interested in a different version, here is another ornament I made for an ornament swap using materials from Dollar Tree. [tutorial]

purple ornament

This shows the variety of using different lengths of ribbons as well as different kinds of ribbons. It is interesting to see the visual differences when making a few different design decisions.

Mini Pumpkins

mini pumpkins

Similar to the toilet paper roll pumpkins but so much cuter because they are miniature in size. I don’t know about you but I love almost anything in miniature. These cute little pumpkins are great for fall decor. Make a few for a grouping arrangement or add one to an existing arrangement.

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This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

materials

Materials:

  • cotton balls
  • finger protectors
  • hot glue
  • fabric
  • toilet paper core
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • stick

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I really like how the ribbon bows finish off the pumpkins and coordinate with the colors of the fabric. Watch the video above for tips on how to tie them.

Unleash Your Creativity with Ribbon Butterflies!

Add a unique flair to gifts, decor, and more with these DIY ribbon butterflies. @GwenStudios

butterflies

Transform colorful ribbons into stunning butterflies with this step-by-step tutorial! Discover the art of crafting these whimsical wonders and add a touch of magic to your DIY projects.

ribbons

The ribbons I am using are wide satin ribbons from Gwen Studios. These are the perfect ribbons for this project and come in a variety of different sizes.

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Materials:

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templates

Here are the templates I used, although they are not necessary. You can just cut two squares of different sizes and round the corners.

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Technology Ribbon Wrap

To identify and contain your technology cables and cords, wrap and snap them with materials from Gwen Studios. #affiliate #design_team @gwenstudios

snap kit and ribbon wrap

Back to school is right around the corner for us. With more technology being used in the classrooms, there is a need to organize and identify those cables and cords. Using Gwen Studios ribbon and Snap Setting Tool can solve that problem.

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This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

gwen studios materials

To make a cable/cord wrap you will need Grosgrain ribbon, Snap Setting Kit, scissors, and a lighter.

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Bow Making with DIY Templates

Making bows usng a simple tempalte. #bowmaking @gwenstudios

bows

If you struggle to make bows, you are going to enjoy this post. I am sharing with you a template for easy bow. making. The templates can be cut using my free SVG file or cut by hand. They both work equally well and are simple to make.

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Making The Templates

cricut maker

I used a Cricut Maker to cut the bow templates from a cereal box. To make the templates sturdier, I cut two of each size.

templates

The cutout templates are ready to be taped together. I used double-sided tape between the two pieces.

Making the Bows

ribbons

I used a variety of different spring colors and sizes of ribbons from Gwen Studios.

This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

process

It is easier to show how to make a bow than to explain it. Please watch the video tutorial for the easy way to make bows using the templates. These templates can make single, double, and triple bows. You can also combine different colors together.

Video Tutorial

Template Files

The template file is available as an SVG file or a PDF printable. The SVG file will work with your personal cutting machine. If you don’t have one, the templates are easy enough to cut by hand using the printable PDF file as your guide.

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Making a Ribbon and Pearl Bracelet

Learn how to make a ribbon and pearl bracelet with Gwen Studios. #affiliate #jewelrymaking #bracelettutorial

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finished bracelet

Making this elegant pearl and ribbon bracelet is easy. There are only a few tricks that make stringing the bracelet effortless that I will share in the video tutorial. You can make the bracelet in any color you desire. Wouldn’t this be beautiful for a wedding, prom, baptism, or any special occasion?

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materials

The materials needed are basic. A pair of scissors, ribbon from Gwen Studios, pearl beads, thread, and a needle. I also used a lighter to finish off the ends of the ribbon. For the ribbon ends you could use a lighter or fray check to seal them if you want.

This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

stringing

To begin, leave a tail of the ribbon about 6 – 8 inches long. Using double thread, you want to sew through the center of the ribbon and then add a bead. Circle the ribbon halfway around the bead and sew through the ribbon. Continue this process until you reach the desired length.

finishing

Once you have the length needed, go back through the entire bracelet with your needle and thread.

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wearing bracelet

Here is what the bracelet looks like while wearing it. It’s very feminine, isn’t it?

Sublimating Ribbon

Learn how easy it is to create your own ribbon designs using sublimation ink pads and markers. @gwenstudios @artesprix #affiliate

finished gift box

Now you can create your own special designer Gwen Studios ribbon. I love how this sublimated ribbon made this gift box so special. Putting your own design on a ribbon is very easy to do using sublimation ink pads and markers. The ones I am using are from Artesprix.

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coloring

To create the image I am using a layering technique. I stamped the image and with the use of a light table, I can see the image and know where to add the color. Then I stamped the image on top of the colored work. The reason for doing it this way was to illuminate the possibility of the inks bleeding together. You can see how this was done in the video below.

colored image

I actually did the entire process twice. I started with pastel colors as seen in the first image. They did transfer but weren’t visible enough for my taste so I did it again with brighter colors as seen above. Here I am making the sublimation sandwich to transfer the image.

sublimation sandwich

This image show what is referred to as a sublimation sandwich. Working on a heat-resistant surface, I have a layer of protective paper, then the ribbon faces up, the colored and stamped image face down is held in place with heat-resistant tape, and the entire thing will be covered with another piece of protective paper before heating.

iron

Because my project is small I chose to use a craft iron instead of a heat press. With the iron set on high and no steam, I used a bit of pressure and left the iron on for a minute. Before removing the tape and image you will want to do a peek test to make sure everything is transferred.

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Ribbon Flower Enhanced Round Box

Make a round box with a ribbon flower accent.

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finished box

A handmade round box with a ribbon flower topper made with ribbon from Gwen Studios. The round box represents a pumpkin. I originally was collaging a napkin onto a pumpkin with the intent to add the flower near the stem. The pumpkin turned out nice but it was too busy to show off the ribbon flower.

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Gwen Studios and Designer Crafts Connection are featuring Fall and Halloween projects this month. To see all the design team projects, travel over to Designer Crafts Connection.

ribbon

Gwen Studios ribbon is available at Walmart and Michaels. For this project, I used Green and Orange satin ribbons in 7/8th inch.

cricut Maker
Cricut Maker

I cut the round box on my Cricut Maker using two pieces of Solar Yellow cardstock from CutCardStock. The free box SVG file is available in the shop. [round box]

ink blending

Before putting the box together, I used Distress Oxide in Spiced Marmalade to add color and visual texture to the cardstock. Doing so was to help the round box have similarities to a pumpkin.

Putting the box together and making the ribbon flower and leaves are explained in the video tutorial below.

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open box

With the box open, you can better see the ribbon flower and leaves. The center of the flower is a button from an outfit my mom wore probably in the 70s.