DIY ideas. Make your own swatch cards
What you need:
- Cutting board.
- Ruller & pensil.
- Cutting knife / scissors.
- Transparent tape.
- Hole puncher.
- Floral vinyl paper.
- Thick paper 26 x 36cm (10''x14'') , 300g/m² paper (I used Arches watercolour paper).
- Eyelets and tool - optional.
See shopping list at the end of the article.
I have 48 different colours of ribbons, each ribbon is 2'' / 5cm wide, so I decided to fit 6 ribbons per sheet. I cut a sheet of paper in half making each sheet 5''x 7'', giving me 8 sheets.
I then put a layer of tape on one edge of each sheet of paper - this is where I will be punching holes, so the tape will stop the paper from tearing.
Now cut the decorative strips - two strips for each paper (front and back). I cut 16 strips for my project.
Stick the stips firmly to the paper and punch holes.
Now the most sticky part - mark your paper equally and decide where you will be cutting the wholes for feeding through the ribbons.
Now feed through your ribbons
I also suggest using eyets. I presses golden eyelets into the holes position. Eyelets will give your work a beautiful finishing as well as practical use - they will stop your ribbon cut through the paper.
Finishing your work
Finish your work by feeding the ribbon through the wholes.
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