Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sweet Sugar Coated Embellishments

This hour with Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire 2013, we are coating handcrafted items with glitter. When brainstorming ideas, I thought adding glitter strips to ribbon might be a fun challenge. Particularly with holidays coming up.  A little bling to holiday projects is always appropriate. 

I created a video to show you some tricks. Just click "play" to learn more. 

In the video, you will learn:
  • How to measure your ribbon to minimize waste.
  • What to use to adhere glitter to your ribbon.
  • How to avoid tying glitter ribbon in a the knot first! 
  • Glitter smaller sections at a time.
  • The best method for cleaning up glitter.
Other photo for you. All that glittery goodness. 

Go forth and glitter. But before you do, find yourself a lint roller. Trust me, ya'll are going to need it!


Stamps: BB: Botanicals, Do Me a Favor, To You From Me
Ink: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: Favor It Box #3, Get a Handle on It
Limeade Ice Grosgrain Ribbon
Prisma Glitter Clear
Aqua Mist Button


  1. Working with that ribbon sure seems like a hassle to me, but it really turns out beautifully! I guess I'll have to exercise my patience on this one! ;)

  2. Love the look but don't know if I am willing to deal with the mess.

  3. I can't tell you how MUCH I appreciate your tutorial. I am relatively new to papercrafting, and so several of the techniques you demonstrated were extremely helpful to me!

    One question: I never use my glue gun for attaching things because I have had trouble with them coming off. Do you ever have that problem???? Am I doing something wrong? I thought using one was pretty straight forward: dispense a glob of melted glue and stick your pretty thing on. Any suggestions???

    Thanks again SOOOOOOO much for your video. It was also encouraging to see that things don't always go on straight for other people, too, and need some adjusting. Thanks for showing it all to us and not just the fast, cleaned up version!
    <3 J