Ric Rak Anyone?

Ready for another challenge?! Its Thursday and the challenge is to find Ways to Use rick rack! I love rick rack! It has such a fun look to it. You can use it like ribbon but it just seems to have a little more texture. Rick rack is perfect on layouts, vintage and retro projects as well as more streamlined projects. Don’t forget baby designs….gotta love rick rack on those too! To play along with today’s challenge, simply add rick rack to your project. It can be simple or more elaborate…just have fun! Check out the challenge here!

For my design, I was playing around with some jumbo rick rack and created a rick rack flower. It was super simple to make and I really tickled with how it turned out! 😉 My favorite rick rack is a jumbo rick rack by Creative Impressions. It comes in a variety of colors and I love its big fun look.

Rick Rack Hello


To create my flower, I simply took a length of jumbo rick rack, about 24 inches. You can trim off the excess at the end for another project. I punched out a 2″ circle and covered it with a strong adhesive. Starting at the outer edge, press the inner edge of the rick rack into the adhesive, turning as you go. Continue turning and pressing into a spiral until you reach the inside of the flower. Cut off excess. Adhere button, large brad or rhinestone in the center of your flower to hide the edge. Trim away any excess cardstock from the outside of the flower. To create my leaves, I simply cut some leaves free-hand from some patterned paper. I inked the edges and creased the center vein of the leaf with the tip of a pair of scissors…a stylus or bone folder would work better but when inspiration strikes, I usually just grab what I have on hand. :)

To create my stamped panel, I simply stamped the words Unique and Original from the Big Inspiration stamp set in Antique Linen Distress ink over the cardstock. Overtop I stamped a butterfly and sentiment from the Garden Friends set in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Quick Tip: Distress Inks aren’t just for distressing! I love using them to stamp just about anything. The one thing I don’t suggest using them on is highly detailed images such as Thomas Kinkade stamps.

Take care and happy stamping!

Supply List:

-butterfly and hello from Garden Friends set (Aslea line) by CHF
-words from Big Inspiration set (Mona Lisa Moments line) by CHF

Antique Linen and Vintage photos distress in by Ranter

kraft cardstock by Prism
6×6 Sultry paper pad by Basic Grey  by


jumbo rick rack by www.creativeimpressions.com
button by Autumn Leaves

22 responses to “Ric Rak Anyone?

  1. Oh goodness, I love your flower!! How cute is that! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation….I hope to set aside some time to participate in the challenge!

  2. Such a lovely card. The flower you made is so darn creative.

  3. I know I mentioned this already but that flower is truly amazing! I’m going to try one. GORGEOUS work (as usual).

  4. WOW! I love that rick rack flower! I have several colors I’m going to have to try… I just need to go get a sheet of adhesive!

  5. An absolutely beautiful and inspiring card! That flower is a MUST try for me!

  6. Oh, Julia, this is fabulous! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that big rick rack flower! Wonderful idea!

  7. Love that flower!!

  8. Love the flower! Might have to give that a try!

  9. Holy heart failure Batman!! What a wonderful creation!! Love the flower you created with Ric Rak. How creative!
    Elizabeth Bead Diva

  10. this is so fun, julia!! i am definitely going to try the jumbo ric rac flower! sus

  11. Sensational idea on creating a flower with the rick rack and a gorgeous card as well.

  12. Wow, what a great idea! I will definitely have to try the ric rac flower idea – I love it!

  13. Love today’s challenge. Thanks for all you do to make these happen. Oh, and thanks for sharing the ric rac flower. I can’t wait to try it.

  14. Love the idea for the flower. I have lots of ric rac from sewing so this will be a great use for it.

  15. Wow! That’s it, just WOW!

  16. What a beautiful flower idea! Now I need some wide rick-rack. Fabulous card!

    p.s. Did I see a card of yours in the Martha Stewart contest?

  17. Darling card, Julia, love the flower!

  18. What a fabulous rickrack flower – I LOVE it!!!

  19. Rick rack makes a card so fun and yours looks fabulous! I love how you made the flower!

  20. This is darling! LOOOOOVE the flower you made! HOw awesome!!! 😀

  21. Conniecrafter

    Oh I soooo love your flower, don’t know if I have any thick ric rac but just love this look, pretty butterfly too!

  22. Oh wow! Just look at that flower!!! Awesome idea, J! Love it!

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