This is my pile of ribbon scraps! I love ribbon, and my absolute favorite pattern is polka dots! For your first step, select coordinating ribbon scraps, about 10-12, in varying lengths!
You will need 1 sheet of black cardstock, scissors, a hair straightener, adhesive, tape, and a sewing machine ready to sew! (I chose black cardstock because it highlighted the bright colors in my ribbon scraps.) I spread out my scraps of ribbon, and trimmed their ends on a 45 degree angle. I then ran any creased or wrinkled scraps through my heated hair straightener.Please visit Frosted Designs for challenges, sketches, card sketches, and fun tutorials!
Next, use permanent adhesive, and arrange and stick down your scraps. I alternated long and short pieces, and directions of the angles I cut earlier. I allowed my scraps to hang off the bottom of my page, as in a later step I will be trimming these edges.
I trimmed threads close, and taped down the free ends on the back of the black cardstock.
Finally, I used my sharpest scissors to trim the overhanging edges of the ribbon from the bottom edge of the cardstock. Voila! You have created a scrap ribbon sheet you can use for scrapbooking, cardmaking and more!