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Live! – A Get Well Wish for D.S.

July 1, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

Back in April, I designed a project that I dubbed ‘Celebration Ribbons’ – three oversized award-style ribbons that said Live, Laugh, and Love. I’m revisiting the concept, but with a more serious purpose. I’ve made this ribbon for a friend who has just had surgery for a bleed deep within her brain. I’m saying an emphatic ‘Live!’ and this time it’s a get well wish, sent with many prayers.


Follow the instructions in the tutorial at the link provided at the end of this post, making the following changes:

**Use Stitched Ovals dies instead of Stitched Circles
**Die cut the word ‘Live’ twice from adhesive-backed craft foam; layer the words, offset to form a shadow.
**Instead of paper tails, use two 7” pieces of sheer satin-edged 1.5” ribbon.
**Instead of metallic braid, use an 8” piece of 1/8” ribbon for the hanging loop.
**Omit the die cut rosebuds (unless you want to keep that part of the previous project).
**After taping ribbon tails and loop in place, back the larger oval with a matching size craft foam oval.

You can find the Celebrations and  Award Ribbons tutorial here.



Other –
Adhesive-backed craft foam in yellow and green
Sheer satin-edged 1.5” ribbon in yellow
1/8” ribbon in green
Adhesive-backed gems in two sizes, two shades of green


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  • Darlene E. Schoenrock July 3, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Saying prayers for your friend. Beautiful design!

  • paulaj July 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I love these ‘Celebration Ribbons’, and D. S. is going to love hers. The colors are so spring-like. ty.

  • Jean Marmo July 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I love you how you readapted this idea. I am sure it will be cherished.

    • judi kauffman July 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you, Jean. I hope she will soon look across the room and see it.

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