Do I have a great fancy fold card for you today? The original card I saw was made by Anna Hofman whose website is www.bastelglanz.de. She put photographic instructions how to make her Christmas card on her blog. This card, like so many fancy folds, is amazingly easy.
While I was waiting for my video to upload onto YouTube, I had a “did I really just do that?” moment! LOL! When I was working on the ribbon during videoing, I said to take eighteen inches. This is how much I used on the green card, and I have double-checked that I haven’t made a mistake. Much to my dismay, my Petal Pink Ribbon wasn’t long enough, and I corrected my instructions to twenty inches of ribbon.
Maybe I should have allowed extra ribbon because this is wider than the green ribbon. Anyway, it was bugging me, and I kept looking at my card trying to come up with an idea that would sort this out! I mean, I have the patience to take my time and get a semi-decent bow from a piece of ribbon that was too short, but would the recipient? Highly unlikely unless they’re a similar crafter like me! LOL!
Eventually, I had an idea and I thought “I wonder?” I decided to give it a go. My idea was to slide the short ribbon out and slide the longer ribbon in. The problen was that I’d adhered the ribbon down with SNAIL first, and then adhered the sentiment on top using Tombow. My first step was to use my paper piercer to gently lift the sentiment to see how firmly it was stuck to the card. I could see it wasn’t stuck rigid! I carefully moved my paper piercer through the glue to see how far I could go side to side. My confidence was building by every step I took, but would I finish up with regrets?
My next step was to hold one end of the ribbon in each hand while holding the card steady with my wrist. I pulled the ribbon side to side at the same time pulling it in each direction! The more the ribbon moved, the more I pulled, and eventually it was free! I could slide the ribbon in and out quite easily. My next problem was how to get the new ribbon in, without taking the short ribbon out until it was in!
I decided to lay the short ribbon flat, so I had about six inches on the right hand side. After laying the first six inches from the new ribbon on top, I very carefully pulled the short ribbon with the left hand. At the same time, I used my wrists to hold my card steady. With my paper piercer in my right hand I gently encouraged the new ribbon to travel on the short ribbon! It took a bit of doing, and there was a hold up at the exit, when the two ribbons parted company. Fortunately I could see the new ribbon, which had bunched up just before the exit, which I retrieved with my tweezers!
Instead of feeling really pleased with myself, I thought “did I really just do that?” Was I brave or was I daft? A bit of both I think, but all’s well that end’s well. If I find myself in that position again, I must remember to photograph the project first, just in case I don’t have a successful outcome!
I hope you enjoyed my story today, and I do suggest you don’t try this at home, but I know, if you’re like me, you will! So I wish you every success! LOL! I wish you all a very blessed Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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