Becca Bit: Quick Ribbon Tips

Hi there blog friends!!  I’m in the middle of making a gift for a friend and I found the perfect sentiment – it’s written in girl code!!  First of all, suppress your instinct to giggle when I show it.  Who else can you give this to but a sweet girlfriend, lol?  I guarantee you — girls.get.this!!  Give this to a dude???  Check your watch – within 30 seconds he’ll be asking if he stinks.

Oh my goodness, this is a fabulous sentiment from Quietfire Design and when Suzanne revealed it to the Design Team, we bantered back and forth how true it was.  Of course the shower is my ultimate comfort diversion because it’s peaceful, I can think and relax.  When I’m upset – you’ll find me in the shower . . . hungry – there I am in the shower . . . anxious – I’m in the shower . . . mad – shower, here I come . . . happy – woohoo, in the shower!!  The sentiment is called There Must Be Quite A Few Things and how true it is!!

I created a small medallion using Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Parisian Accents and Labels Twenty.  For the cross panel on my card I used Classic Scalloped Border Petites and Big Scalloped Border Petites.  This scrumptious paper is so fun and shabby feeling – I thought it would work out perfectly for a girl card – it’s called Flea Market by Colorbok and I think I’ll need to get another pad – it’s chock full of my favorite colors.

I paired it up with some bath/shower accessories for my friend.  In fact I have a couple of other small gifts I need to make so I think I’ll stick with the bath theme!

Stamps: Quietfire Design – There Must Be Quite A Few Things
Paper: The Paper Company, Colorbox – Flea Market
Ink: Versamagic
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Spellbinders Labels Twenty, Spellbinders Parisian Accents, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Border Petites, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Border Petites

I have quick Becca Bit with some ribbon tips:

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you’ll come back tomorrow – We’re having a JustRite Stampers blog hop with some very special guests!!

  • RitaMarch 20, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Becca – another jaw dropper! And to me, it looks like a comfy bed – just perfect after a soothing shower!! Beautiful work, as always!


  • RitaMarch 20, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    Becca – another jaw dropper! And to me, it looks like a comfy bed, which is just perfect after a soothing shower! Beautiful card, as always!


  • Judy I, St. Louis MOMarch 20, 2011 - 2:04 pm

    Becca, thank you for the great tips. I need more practice with my peg bowmaker. Maybe I just need to set it in front of the computer while I watch your video. You make it look so easy.ReplyCancel

  • BernieMarch 20, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Another amazing card and inspiring Becca Bit. I have used fabric strips as ribbon on gifts but never thought to use it on my cards.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • CamiMarch 20, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    Oh Becca, this is another wonderful video on your tips for making anything crafty! I love how you did the fabric bow and need to get one or have hubby make one! You make everything look so easy! Thank you for always sharing!
    Hugs, CamiReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)March 20, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    I believe you achieved your PHD at the University of Arts & Crafts and were too humble to tell us. I You have such fabulous and unique ideas, the ability to make them come to life and the knack of teaching the rest of us who follow you in awe. This is brilliant and opens the door for so many new ribbons. Wow. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarch 20, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Hi Becca
    Thanks so much for another great video tutorial. I’ve decided that every home should have a Becca ;o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Mary H.March 20, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    Got the peg maker made, and LOVE the idea of using fabric. I am/was a sewer, so got tons of it. Been trying to think of ways to use with card making since I seldom use it for sewing anymore. LOVELY card, and I really like the colors. Very feminine, but also spring-timey. Thanks for the video, as always.ReplyCancel

  • ChaunMarch 20, 2011 - 2:58 pm

    What a cool idea! I can get out some strips of fabric I bought to do a crocheted rug years ago. I never did the rug, but I still have the pre-cut jellyrolls of fabric! Thanks! I am getting hard of hearing, and even though I have the volume turned up to the maximum on my computer, I have difficulty hearing your sweet soft voice on the videos. I don’t know if anyone else has this problem or not.ReplyCancel

  • SandyMarch 20, 2011 - 3:01 pm

    When you visit blogs every day, on occasion you will find a card that isn’t to your liking.
    NEVER happen here. Every day, every card is awesome. How do you do it?ReplyCancel

  • WillowMarch 20, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    Hi Becca, I love the idea of using fabric for bows!!! Great idea and I can see where you could get so many different finishes!!! Thanks for another awesome Becca Bit !!!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaMarch 20, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    Just lucious Becca! I’ve been thinking that I might go to a fabric store the next time I have some scrap dollars to spend. And that was my idea, to get some bits and pieces of fabric for ribbon. And I want some felt too. I found a few bits of felt that my mom had in her sewing stash. and I’ve made a couple of flowers out of some that I loved. I have so many things on my wish list! lol
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, JesicaReplyCancel

  • Donna HMarch 20, 2011 - 3:09 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your Becca Bits. I always come away with more knowledge than I started. But this one I have to say is absolutely brilliant! I have stacks and stacks of fabric (yes, I’m a hoarder). Yet, the idea for using it as ribbon just never occurred to me. So THANK YOU for opening my eyes to the possibilities. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Blessings to you.

    D in FL :DReplyCancel

  • Cheryl S.March 20, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    What a terrific idea to use ribbon for bows on the cards. I have done this on gift bags and presents but it never entered my head to use it on cards–duh! Thanks for another great Becca Bit.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 20, 2011 - 3:56 pm

    Beautiful card Becca always pretty in pink. Great video thanks for the tips. as always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Diane K.March 20, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    How valuable, thank you! Pretty pretty card.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen RitchieMarch 20, 2011 - 4:09 pm

    Well I can see where the fabric store and I are going to become best friends. I am looking for some inexpensive wider ribbon and this will do the trick just fine. I am also going to stop at HomeDepot and the gentleman there is going to drill holes into my piece of wood for my Bow Peg. Life is good because of you and your “Becca Bits”!!!!!! YOU SHINE!!!!!! KathleenReplyCancel

  • kathyc/NorthCarolinaMarch 20, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    What a great idea. I have a big piece of lace in my stash….guess what I’m going to do???? Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyMarch 20, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    Oh my, Becca! What a fabulous idea, using fabric strips! So gorgeous, and the patterns & possibilities are almost endless. Wow, what concept…

    Thank you!!

    Hugs, ReeReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissMarch 20, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    Beautiful card and lucky friend who is going to receive it. Your Becca Bit is another doozie and very much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenMarch 20, 2011 - 5:20 pm

    Hi Becca –

    I love this card and I really love the sentiment! Taking a nice hot bath with lavender in it is my favorite way to relax. Bring in a book, and I’m in heaven – LOL! Wonderful card, adore the bow on it. And thank you for the video.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Deebi27March 20, 2011 - 5:24 pm

    OMG, you must dream of these fabulous Becca Bits in your…shower! I am going to make your bow tool for my self. Then maybe I will utilize the ribbon I seem to keep finding. Your sentiment is sooo true…thanks!ReplyCancel

  • DonnaMarch 20, 2011 - 5:29 pm

    Fabulous video Becca. I am terrible at tying bows so I guess I have to get my hubby to make me a bow tier like yours. Simply amazing. Love your card too. The sentiment is perfect for us girls!ReplyCancel

  • JoanieMarch 20, 2011 - 5:36 pm

    I am a very beginner at all this and just started to stamp, I can truly say that you are the most talented designer I have the privelige to follow. Most of all you have the most generous spirit. I know you have been through alot in your personal life but you never stopped your spirit of caring and giving. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.
    May you always continue to Blessed.

  • Karol HallMarch 20, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    Love the idea of using fabric, I have tons of fabric.
    I have a deep soaking tub that I spend way to much time in so this sentiment was right up my alley.
    I also love this paper. Where did you purchase it, I went looking on line but was unable to find a site that sells it.
    Thank you as always for the beautiful cards and thoughts that you send our way each day.

  • Shelly SchmidtMarch 20, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    I never would have thought to use fabric…..I have a closet full! Great idea and thanks for another great video!ReplyCancel

  • MichelletMarch 20, 2011 - 7:27 pm

    Thanks for the Becca Bit tips! Awesome fabric bow! I see those rolls of strips all the time at the store. I’m going to watch for a sale now.. and I love that shimmery gingham! Your card is amazing and I love that sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie GMarch 20, 2011 - 7:30 pm

    the fold the center part into thirds . . . Glad you shared that bit!! Of course, I struggle to make bows like yours, but I am practicing. *smiles*ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 20, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    BECCA!!! Your idea is FABULOUS!!!! I like to sew a little too!!! I always try to buy at least a yard or those fat quarters…etc. when I buy material. I JUST got some the other day! It would look LOVELY on Easter Cards!!!! Thank you for the idea!!! :) LOVE your card too!!!! PERFECT as usual!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • pocasheMarch 20, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    GREAT idea! I have some of these jelly rolls and now I know that if I don’t use then for a quilt I can use them on cards. Thank you, thank you, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • TanjaMarch 20, 2011 - 8:05 pm

    I finally got around to loading (computer is not the fastest) and watching my first Becca Bit! It was great, thanks for the ideas. Hugs from South Australia :)ReplyCancel

  • Pat SMarch 20, 2011 - 8:16 pm

    Beautiful card design. Becca, I must say your bows are wonderful, but your ribbon Becca Bits are fabulous and so easy to understand. I brag about your talents to all my card friends and direct them to you! Thank you for all your inspirations!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMarch 20, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    Thanks Becca.
    Every card is more beautiful than the last one. I thank you for the ribbon ideas.

  • mel mccarthyMarch 20, 2011 - 8:55 pm

    Just fabulous as always, Becca. How on earth anything so thrifty could look so spiffy! Leave it to you. :) Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work & clever ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Joan Van LeeuwenMarch 20, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    I’ve been following your blog DAILY. Thanks for all the good ideas.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 20, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    Becca!! Thank you so much!! Cute CUTE card! Wonderful bow!! Thank you for the Becca Bit on using the fabric remnants and quilting strips for bows. You are BRILLIANT, girl. Now I just gotta make me one of those peg board thing-ies.ReplyCancel

  • Tami BMarch 20, 2011 - 9:48 pm

    Aaaaa, this is one of those discoveries that makes me want to do my happy dance. Thank you so much for this idea.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMarch 20, 2011 - 9:52 pm

    What a fabulous idea to use different materials. :) Beautiful card and wonderful tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Judy HallMarch 20, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    I loved seeing how you alway have such perfect bows. I too look for ribbon in lots of places and have used it on my cards since I started making cards. Thanks for sharing your beauty with us.ReplyCancel

  • JO WITNEYMarch 21, 2011 - 12:28 am

    Another beauty Becca. Love you sense of humor, it took my Husband less than 30 seconds.ReplyCancel

  • Lori AMarch 21, 2011 - 2:24 am

    I loved your Becca bit today! I have lots of fabric hiding in my closet that I need to raid now. Thank you so much!!!

    Love n hugs,

  • Angela HillMarch 21, 2011 - 9:09 am

    I love all of your Becca Bits and the cards are so beautiful me being new and just learning how to do cards have been inspirational to me just to come and see your cards Thank you


  • Angela HillMarch 21, 2011 - 9:12 am

    Becca I love your Becca Bits I love how you show your techniques witht he bows Being new and learning how to do cards, you have been inspirational to me Thank You


  • CandaceMarch 21, 2011 - 11:37 am

    It is always such a joy reading your posts !!! This post is especially cute, “give it to a dude & check your watch, within 30 seconds he will ask you if he stinks…” how funny ;)ReplyCancel

  • EileenMarch 21, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    Another great idea! Thank you for sharing with us all.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • JO WITNEYMarch 21, 2011 - 5:41 pm

    OH My Becca, This is just stunning. If I could have just 1/1000 of your ability I’d stop eating butter. I know that sounds stupid, but it’s my one consession to quality, and it would go by the wayside for just a small portion of your God given talents. Can’t wait until tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsMarch 22, 2011 - 3:50 am

    This is just a fabulous card with the perfect girlfriend sentiment! Also, I love the soft colors and your great little fabric bow! You come up with some really great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • FMMarch 22, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    What a terrific “girlfriend” gift idea. You’re right…only SHE would understand! lol!!! Thanks for sharing your “Becca Bit” on fabric ribbons!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 24, 2011 - 8:54 am

    the papers and fabric work great together, I really need to get out my fabrics and see what I can do with them, thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel