Heartfelt Inkspiration campers have used this technique many, many times to secure ribbon so that it doesn’t slide around the card. You may know this as a “one-hole bow,” although I don’t use it for a bow, only a knot.
The key is a hole that is punched through the panel you’re using — this could be a card front or a panel that will be adhered to something else. Threading your ribbon through this hole means that not only is it secure, but it’s much easier to tie — like having that other person’s finger you always need!
Here are the instructions:
- Punch a 1/8” hole where you want the knot to be. (If the knot needs to be further than the punch’s reach, use the universal eyelet setter.)
- Insert one end of the ribbon from the inside of the card to the front, leaving enough tail to tie.
- Wrap the long end of the ribbon around the front of the card.
- Bring it around to the inside again and feed it through the same hole as before.
- Even out the tails, one on each side of the ribbon that runs across the front of the card.
- Check to make sure the ribbon is not twisted inside the card. Tie a single knot; trim tail ends.
That’s all there is to it! Do this half a dozen times and you’ll never forget how!