I found this idea over on Nicole Magouirk's blog a while back. I love this idea & have made tons of these ribbon butterflies. So here's what you do:
Take your ribbon scraps, Sizzix die, adhesive & scrap cardstock.
Measure the die you're going to use & then cut the cardstock to 1/4" wider on each side. Then apply adhesive to the entire piece...don't skimp!
Layer strips of ribbon on the cardstock. If something doesn't look right to you, just peel it off & place another one. There's no rhyme or reason, just what looks good to you!
Trim the excess ribbon off (it doesn't have to be exact, just makes it easier to run through the machine).
Can you tell my machine is well loved :) And what you end up with is this:
Cute, huh?! I used this big butterfly to dress up a tag that will probably end up on a gift bag:
Then I made a smaller one for this card:
Card & tag were created using the Truly Scrumptious kit
along with scraps from my stash
More pics of this project here using one of last year's kits.
So use those ribbon scraps :)