Mid year awards ceremony


3 different colors of heavy card stock

5/8 inch Ribbon

Stapler and staples


Needle and thread


3 template sizes of stars


Pinking shears

Cricut machine

I made a presentation ribbon for each of the Tenderhearts using my Cricut machine. My star cutting template is a public template on the Cricut design space website (awards stars -2018 & awards stars – 2018 blue). I cut 6 stars from an 8 1/2 X 11 size sheet.

Step 1 Cut three different colored stars in three different sizes. (Decide what your layers are before you cut. My red stars are the largest ones. The white stars are medium sized. The blue stars are the smallest.). My blade was a little dull, so I cleaned the edges with my scissors. All the card stock was thick and sparkly. Who doesn’t like sparkles?πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

Step 2 Cut and fasten 2 feet of ribbon to the bottom star with a staple. I was afraid the glue would not hold with the glitter finish.

Step 3 Glue the top two stars together with a few dabs of glue. Or at least try to do that if your helpers are young πŸ˜‰.

Step 4 Attach the top two stars to the bottom star with a few more dabs of glue. I used Elmer’s glue because I had it readily available.

I used clothes pins to help keep the layers from lifting while they dried.

Step 4 Attach those badges we worked so hard to earn! I used a blue thread and one basting stitch at the top and bottom of each badge to keep them fastened. If you are doing a different level, just match the thread to the border color of the badge.

This is a Tenderheart Hiking Badge. I attached them in the order they earned them. I also put their names on the back for ease of presenting. We will reuse these until they are no longer pretty and need to be retired.

This young lady earned 4 badges!