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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Award Ribbons

Recently I attended the Tinkerbell Marathon held at Disneyland to cheer on two of my childhood chums. I thought that my dear friends deserved a prize for their grand efforts when they reached the finish line. 

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I began with some wooden discs that Sweet Guy had used for a school project last year. (They were purchased at Hobby Lobby. You can also find plain wooden discs at most craft stores very inexpensively.) I took a knife to pry apart the two discs that were glued together and then spray painted the discs white.

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After the disc was dry I simply used the disc to trace a circle onto some gold and white scrapbook paper and then glued it on. The pale periwinkle paper was cut out using my silhouette machine. I added some glitter details. Various ribbon was glued onto the disc between the paper layers. Next, a rosette was layered on and topped with an image of Tinkerbell I found online and printed out on cardstock.

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To make the rosette I used a Martha Stewart miniature scoring board and bone folder I found out Hobby Lobby for $10.99. (I purchased it during a 50% off sale.) The board helps in scoring the paper to create folds.

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Once the paper was creased I simply folded it back and forth in an accordion fashion.

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The ends were then glued together with hot glue.

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You then just push it flat down to create the rosette shape and add a dot of hot glue in the center to hold it.

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I found Tinkerbell colored water at Wal Mart and simply tied a length of French ribbon around the top and tied it in a bow. A metal pin had been attached to the back of the award disc so it was just pinned to the ribbon.

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The thirsty girls loved their prize!

Laura

Linking to:

Between Naps On The Porch, A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just A HousewifeA Bowl Full of Lemons, We Are That Family, Someday Crafts,The 36th Avenue, Ivy and Elephants, Katherine’s Corner, Posed Perfection, Craftberry Bush, Stonegable, Jennifer Rizzo, No Minimalist Here, Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest,Imparting Grace, My Romantic Home, Common Ground, The Charm of Home,Tatertots and Jello, Today’s Creative Blog

13 comments :

  1. Love it! LOVE IT!
    What a great way to say how special they are.

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  2. How sweet and it looks like something we would all have fun making! I love Tinkerbell, too! You always do the best tutorials! Thanks!

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  3. Seriously, Laura, you come up with the sweetest ideas!!

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  4. That was so sweet to do...you are soooo talented!

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  5. So cute! Thank you for the rosette tutorial! That looks like something I can handle.

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  6. Amazing artistry Laura! You are a great friend....

    xoxo
    Karena
    2014 Artists Series

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  7. Sooooooooooooo love love love love this!!! FABULOUS!!!!!

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  8. Beautiful. I'm hosting a link up party if you want to link up

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  9. Laura,
    These ribbons are precious and I'm sure the recipients will treasure them always. (I have a box full of rosette ribbons I won in horse shows but none as pretty as the ones you created!)
    Your Friend,
    Deborah
    FairfieldHouseNJ.com

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  10. how fun! I haven't made any paper crafts for awhile!

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  11. These are so cute. I am sure your friends were so pleased to receive them. :)

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  12. Thoughtful. Adorably thoughtful.

    But then, that's Laura.

    Hugs and happy highways,
    Kelley~

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  13. I love prize ribbons. I haven't made any before but want to soon. This is so cute, Laura.

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