Patriotic Paper Award Ribbon

The Fourth of July sure snuck up on me fast this year, but thankfully this fun project was easy to make one weekend afternoon. I love manipulating paper, from cutting to folding, as well as using paper to create something a little larger than life.

To begin making this supersized patriotic paper award ribbon, I folded six sheets of Pop-Tone Cardstock in Wild Cherry. Tip: You can expedite this process by scoring your sheet with your die-cutting machine. I set my Silhouette to score lines one inch apart.

Next, I used scrapbooking adhesive and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to connect the folded sheets together. Connect the last sheet to the first sheet to create the circular fan that will be the base of the award ribbon. Be sure to press firmly over the adhesive to ensure a good bond between sheets.

To “tighten” the circular fan, I sewed the inner edges together and pulled tight as I went through each fold.

With my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out a large white circle, a slightly smaller scalloped circle using blue 12in x 12in cardstock, an adorable USA design using Pop-Tone Cardstock in Wild Cherry (to pull together some color cohesion), and a larger offset of the USA shape using gold cardstock. I love the pop of shimmery gold!

The remaining steps are pretty straightforward as it’s just assembling! I again used scrapbooking adhesive and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to layer each piece on top of the red circular paper fan. For the USA cutout, I added a little dimension using foam adhesive squares. The last step was cutting out the blue ribbon flaps from 12in x 12in cardstock and attaching them to the back of the circular fan.

Once you figure out how easy it is to make these supersized paper award ribbons, you will be hooked and want to make more for all the other holidays! So do yourself a favor and save this to your Pinterest board! #yourwelcome 😄

Christine (@studio_xtine)

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