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View the card and see the supplies I used here, at my gallery: Wonderul Swirls.
I usually use Mono Adhesive on my cardstock when I make a card, but I've found that using Mono on ribbon doesn't work too well. My ribbon will fall off my card--Ugh! Thankfully, I've tested a few different products and had better results. I thought I'd share them with you.
The easiest solution I've found to the ribbon problem is a Glue Dot. Glue Dots can be ever so addictive once you try them. I've seen all sorts of sizes, but I prefer to use Mini Glue Dots. These little things are so powerful, a little goes a long way. A Mini Glue Dot is also the perfect diameter to fit on ribbon, like the gingham ribbon on my card above. And here's a tip if your Glue Dots are too large: Glue Dots come on a roll and are adhered to wax-covered paper. What I like to do is snip off a Glue Dot from my roll and then fold a layer of the wax-covered paper over it. I then snip my too large Glue Dot in half! This way, it won't stick to my scissors and now, hidden between the layers of paper, I have two smaller Glue Dots (two for the price of one--yippee!).
Another solution I've found to the ribbon problem is to use a Two-Way glue pen. This is a light-weight liquid glue that will create a strong bond if used when wet and a weaker, Post-it Note type of bond if used when allowed to dry. I find my Two-Way glue to be very helpful with thin ribbon. I will draw a line of glue on my cardstock and then quickly lay my ribbon down over top of it. Once it is dry, the ribbon is firmly in place! It also allows you to make a nice straight line. Sometimes if you only use a Glue Dot or two, your ribbon will sag a bit in the middle due to gravity. I find this happens a lot when I'm using ribbon over a long distance, like on a 12 x 12 scrapbook page. So a Two-Way glue pen can solve that problem as well!
I hope you found this information to be helpful. If you've found any other glue products to work great with ribbon, leave me a comment and let me know! I'd love to hear from you.