I started by wrapping the ribbon around the back of the cardstock as is often done when you are going to simply tie ribbon to your project. In these photos I have glued two pieces of ribbon to either side of my paper rather than wrapping it all the way around the back. This is one way that you can make your ribbon last a bit longer.
1. pull both ends of the ribbon up through one side of your hodge podge hardware buckle
2. then pull both ends of your ribbon down through the other side of your buckle.3. tighten the ribbon by alternately pulling on each end of ribbon gently while securing the buckle with your other hand
4. And you have a lovely way to apply a ribbon so you can make fun cards like this:This card is made with groovy guava textured cardstock that was run through my friend's Cuddlebug. This little gadget does some beautiful embossing. The flowers are from the hostess stamp set "Oh, So Lovely" which were coloured with cameo coral and old olive Stampin' markers. I framed this with old olive cardstock tearing the bottom and applying it with dimensionals. Finally, I used a stamp from "It's Your Birthday" to put on the Happy at the bottom of the page. I must admit that I am quite happy with how this turned out.
Let me know what you think!