I love the new Pleated Satin Ribbon from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and thought I'd share some tips on what to do with the cut ends.
When you cut the ribbon, it leaves an end that frays easily, and no one wants that showing on a project. My sewing experience taught me to always finish my edges, so I experimented with ways to manage the scruffy ends.
Then I folded the end back, and used a Glue Dot to adhere it to the pleat behind it.
Once it was flat against the back side, I used a tiny bit of Crystal Effects to seal the end so it won't fray any more. (The Crystal Effects doesn't show in the photo.)
When you turn it over, you have a nice clean end that will look very finished on your cards:
Here's how it looks on the card I showed you in yesterday's post: