2 - Mat board cut into 4" x 4"
2 - Paper of choice cut into 4" x 4"
3 - 8" lengths of double sided ribbon
double sided tape
Mat board 1F - pattern side up
Decorative paper 2 F - wrong side up
Mat board 1 B - wrong side up
Decorative paper 2 B - wrong side up
Draw lines on the wrong side of the paper 3/4" in from the top and bottom, and at the 2" mid way point.
Using 1 B, lay wrong side up and lay ribbons as shown. Glue with glue stick.
Take 1 F (cover) and glue the wrong side to wrong side. Set one is now complete.
Flip book over so the single piece of ribbon is situated to the left.
Place 2F wrong side up, to the right of finished set.
Glue ribbon to 2F. Trim ribbon.
Slip the remaining ribbons up through the slit in between the two sets as seen in this photo.
Fold the two ribbons over to the left.
Using double sided sticky tape, fold the ribbon from the left up over onto 2B, pulling taut. Next (not photographed), take double sided sticky tape and place it around the circumference of 2 B and sandwich the two wrong sides together.
Once you have sandwiched your ends together, this is what your Jacob's ladder will look like.
You are now ready to decorate the outer edges as desired. Because these are for Christmas, I turned them into Christmas cards. Do you recognize Crab & Co decorated up as Sandy Claws?
This cute snowman, by Hero Arts, is paired up with die cuts from my Cricut (And I said I'd never use the machine. Good thing Donnie doesn't listen to me).
This tutorial was a challenge to put together. How can we make up for this? Please leave a comment with a link to your card, or e-mail a copy. I really would like to see at least one person try this out. Please? Call it an early Christmas present.