Hi, I’m Patricia, and I’m pleased to welcome you to the latest instalment of our paper crafting series. I’m going to tell you how to make create creative border designs with eyelets and ribbon for my kids school project at home. What you need to do first of all is deciding which sort of eyelet setter you want to use. There’s numerous type of the market now. You’ve got the traditional eyelet setter on the end that you put into the back of the eyelet whack it with a hammer. There are currently spring-loaded ones that work in the same way you put it into the eyelet, and you whack it. If your children go to bed early, don’t want to do something as noisy as that.
Make creative border lines first
I’d suggest using one of the devices. This is a device that not only punches the holes also sets the iron. It’s called a proper doll.I’m going to show you how to make this decorative border to start with is twisted ribbon held in place with eyelets. There are other methods you can use. These are just loops of ribbon little ribbon tails, and these are ribbon tails topped off with the length of ribbon so you can’t see the fold underneath it. If you use a high-quality grosgrain ribbon, it would be better. Because it means you can cut through with art and it doesn’t fray the fabrics. I have marked out my piece of card first of all with three-centimetre gaps. I’m going to turn that over because I have killed it with that toilet setter.
If you take a piece of ribbon now because you’re going to need a bit of play because you’re going to miss that ribbon. I suggest you mark your fabric at four-centimetre gaps. So we’ll give it a bit of a tail and then we’ll score four centimetres there. Let’s just cut it off. I’ve used quite a thick gel pen to mark the ribbon. You can see yet where it’s come through pencil doesn’t seem to do it. I always cut ribbon into an arrowhead because it does prevent fraying.
It is something my mother usually do to my hair’s child when putting ribbons in.
So if you find your first mark punch your hole in it. Trim away any excess. Choose your eyelet and let’s fix it through the ribbon and into the early hole on your piece of card. And with the crop-a-file when you’ve set an aperture, there’s a convenient knob. Mainly that you could stick your eyelet over, and then you crimp it shut. I felt a little thin place. If you then punch your next hole in your piece of ribbon on the mark, cut away any bits that haven’t been quite cut. Take your next eyelet and before you put it, in turn, your fabric over. Now I’ve used a double sided ribbon, so you’ve got colour on one side and a pattern on the other.
Place it in and place it onto the crop-a-dile and then you can continue or all along. So that your ribbon is twisted and what you end up with is this decorative border here. This one is in the same way. I’ve made the gaps in the card two and a half centimetres apart. The differences in the ribbon three centimetres apart. So that you’ve got enough of a loop and in fact, you could use that as some store relation airy thing. I could put pens in there, and then this one here is the tabs you know a lot the sort of badges that you know is everything. These are five-centimetre lengths of ribbon fold in half punched. Then just placed carefully apart and same with that very easy and look very pretty. They’ll be great long scrapbook pages or on the edges of cards.
You can see my this step in this video.