Wednesday, December 15, 2010

paper ribbons

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I saw this idea here a long time ago.  
I finally played around with it today.  I thought it would be easy to do in scal 2, but I couldn't figure it out.  I was pretty sure it could be done in inkscape, so I emailed  Penny Duncan for help.  (Her work is AMAZING, if you aren't familiar with her)  As always, she patiently walked me through the steps.  This is just a test cut, but I have several ideas for this technique.  They will have to wait until after the Holidays though!!!
I do have a scal 2 file and an svg file available for this.



13 comments:

Jessica said...

Very clever. Your ideas a always fresh like new eye candy. TFS

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [16 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!cannot wait to see your projects using this idea. It's so unique.
Love Penny's use on a gift package.

PJ(Jessie Adams)

Anonymous said...

i really like this, looking forward to your after the holiday files. wishing you and yours the perfect christmas

Trisha said...

Hmmm...not sure what to do with this, but it is so unique. Thanks for sharing it.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa post on Dec. 16, 2010. Thanks again.

Laura said...

I really like this. How did you manage to get the bottom of the letters from being cut out?

Laura said...

I really like this. I am trying to add a "Christmas ribbon" to the Svg file that you shared. I don't know how to make it so that the letters won't cut out completely. Would you be willing to share your tips for that?
Thanks so much.

Denise Hill said...

I did it in inkscape. You can select the "nodes" and then there is a button to "break them apart". This is where Penny Duncan helped me! I am planning to do a video after Christmas. Then everyone can make their own customized "ribbons"!

Denise Hill said...

Laura,
Do you use inkscape? if you are familiar with the program I can probably give you the steps. If you are not, it would be quicker and easier (for now) to do the file for you. What do you want it to say?

Denise Hill said...

Laura,
Do you use inkscape? if you are familiar with the program I can probably give you the steps. If you are not, it would be quicker and easier (for now) to do the file for you. What do you want it to say?

Laura said...

Denise, I just linked this post over on the MTC Main Forum. Let's see what the gurus there have to say. Even if they can't figure it out, I know everyone will enjoy looking at your lovely creations.

Laura said...

Denise, Wouldn't you know it - I woke up at 3:30 AM Christmas morning with the flu! So, we had to postpone Christmas ... which gave me the chance to add your cool ribbon to my daughter's present. She's an interior designer, and will LOVE the graphicality of it. I added a little tail to the dot of the 'i', so that it is connected to the lower part, and also cut her name from a third ribbon. I also lightly scored along the bottom of the letters after they were cut, and , before popping the letters out & up, I conditioned the paper ribbon tails (pulled them through my 1st & 2nd fingers) so that the ribbon would want to curl into a nice round 'O'. Love this idea, and thanks for the link to the original post - their site is very cool! Happy New Year!