Tuesday Tip…Ribbon Dying


Yesterday I shared with you my very first blog post, this candy treat holder I made for the Fourth of July.  Today I am going to share with you how I made the organza ribbon to match.  One of the things I absolutely love about Stampin Up is how the product line all coordinates…paper, ink, markers, ribbons, and embellishments. While we have a great selection of gorgeous ribbons to choose from, they do not come in every color.  I love our white organza ribbon and when I needed a particular color ribbon for a project I was working on I tried dying it using our ink and a sponge dauber.  And it worked!  Here’s a little tip…..give it a chance to dry before attaching it to your project. (I learned that one the hard way!)



All it takes is a few simple supplies: your choice of ink color, a sponge or sponge dauber, and the organza ribbon.  I started with 15 inches of ribbon for my project.


Just dab your sponge in the ink and rub it across your ribbon.  How cool is that?  Now you can start with one roll of white organza ribbon and make a whole rainbow of colors for your cards or projects. It’s quick and easy and ribbon always adds a nice touch. Click the Shop button if you would like to go to my online store to purchase some of this gorgeous ribbon or any Stampin’ Up products.

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11 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip…Ribbon Dying

    1. You will love this ribbon Nancy! It is easy to work with and looks great on any project. I will be posting another card I made using this ribbon later this week. 🙂

  1. This is a great tip, Jeanie. About how long did it take your ribbon to dry? I tried dying a piece of Baker’s Twine once and it never really dried. I had purple fingers forever! 🙂

    1. Hi Karen! It doesn’t take that long to dry..just don’t try to put it on right away. You can rub your finger across the ribbon after a bit and check to be sure it it dry. My ink was was rather juicy so I think that is why I had an issue. I have done this many times and never had an issue. I’ve never tried bakers twine. I’ve only had success with the organza. I’m sure it has to do with the type of ribbon.

  2. What a great tip! Now there is no excuse for our ribbon not to match our project! Thanks!

  3. O.k. – you did it, again! One of your great tips and I am just going to have to pull the ribbon out and try this! You know me, I am like “lucy” and if I can get ink on me, it will happen….wish me luck and many thanks for the SUPER tip!

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