Ribbon Heart Valentine

Ribbon Heart Valentine - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I’ve got a cute Valentine card for you!

I love making and mailing out handmade cards, but there’s
something especially sweet about sending out Valentine’s!

Love is in the air and it’s a time to celebrate!

– Supplies –

3/8″ Shocking Pink Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ Rose Pink Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ Tutti Frutti Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ Dark Orchid Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
3/4″ Ric Rac
blank 4″x5″ card
Letter stickers
Glue Glider Pro
Glue gun and glue sticks
Creative Wood Burning Tool

Cut your ribbon into strips with the following measurements.
Shocking Pink -2 3/4″
Ric Rac – 2 1/4″
Dark Orchid – 3″
Rose Pink – 2″

I realize that the measurements in the picture are a little off. Let’s just say I had a wood burning tool mishap and had to recut my ribbon. The measurements listed are the correct ones.

If you are using a larger card, you’ll need to adjust the length of your ribbon accordingly.

You will also need to cut 4″ strips of each ribbon for your hearts.
The Ric Rac heart turned out weird so I used Tutti Frutti ribbon instead.

Seal your ends with your preferred method.

I used my new wood burning tool! I’ve been wanting one for awhile and I finally ordered one.

Now that I’ve used it a few times I’m kicking myself for not getting one years ago!
It makes sealing the ribbon so easy!

One word of advise I would give is to try your wood burning tool out a few times before you use it on an actual project. It takes some getting used to. I had to recut some of my ribbon because mine melted after cutting it too slowly.

Seal both ends of all the 4″ ribbon first.

On the other lengths of ribbon and Ric Rac you’ll want to cut one end into a point.
You could use your scissors and seal the ends with Fray Check or a lighter.

The wood burning tool came in handy for the step.
I used a cookie sheet to cut on, but I’ve heard a glass cutting board works nicely. I’ll have to get one.

After you’ve made the points on your shorter ribbon, move on to 4″ lengths of ribbon.
They will be your hearts.

Find the middle of your ribbon and apply adhesive with your Glue Glider.
You could also use the glue gun to do this.

This was my first time using the Glue Glider Pro, another product I’ve been wanting for a long time. I’m telling you, it felt like Christmas morning when this The Ribbon Retreat package arrived at my door!

I’ve used lots of different adhesive applicators in the past without much success. In fact, I’ve been buying adhesive squares and applying them by hand for the last few years because I was tired of my applicators getting all gummed up.

The Glue Glider Pro glides smoothly, it’s easy to change the refill and it’s the perfect size, not too big and not too small. I also love its versatility. You can use The Glue Glider Pro for paper, ribbon, fabric, wood, glass and more.
I’m in love!

Again, what you want to do is find the middle of your ribbon and apply the adhesive.

Fold the ribbon in half and pinch where you’ve added the adhesive or glue.

Now lay the ribbon down and apply adhesive to the base of one side. Fold the top of the ribbon down into a loop. Pinch at the base where you’ve applied the adhesive.

Your heart is halfway done!

Repeat this step on the other side.

One heart complete!

Repeat with the remaining 4″ ribbon. You’ll need 4 hearts.

They’re so cute and small! I want to make hundreds of them and throw them in the air like confetti while I dance in a circle!

A little much? Ok, just the card then.

Using the Glue Glider or your glue gun apply adhesive down one side of the Shocking Pink ribbon.
With the pointed side down apply to the left hand side of the card.

Dab a tiny bit of hot glue onto the point of the ribbon.

Follow in this order:
Ric Rac and Tutti Frutti heart
Dark Orchid
Rose Pink

I found that it worked best to do one color at a time because it helps you space the hearts evenly.

Apply the letters LOVE to the right side of the card.
Of course, you could also write the word love by hand or leave the word out if you prefer.

I say keep the love. Love is all we need.

It’s Valentine’s. It’s ok to be corny! 🙂

Ribbon Heart Valentine - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I’m going to send my card to my sister for Valentine’s Day as a little something to brighten her day.
I may make another card and frame it.

Wouldn’t it look cute on a shelf or a mantle for Valentine’s Day?

Ribbon Heart Valentine - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Whoever you give this card to or whatever you decide to do with it,
I hopes it brings a little joy to your day!

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  1. Michele
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    This is adorable!!

    Congrats on the woodburner – I LOVE mine!! I actually think mine is finally dying… I think I have to get a new one!! I use an old glass frame to cut on – I put a ruler down on the table, then I put the glass frame on top of it so I can measure and cut at the same time!!!

    As always, thanks for the great ideas!

    • Posted February 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Michele! That’s a great idea. I’ll have to try it. 🙂

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