Ruffles are definitely “in” — just look at the Summer CHA sneak peeks from Maya Road, Bo Bunny, and other manufacturers, all releasing ruffled ribbons. I acheived a similar look to ruffles by just using paper. I like to call this little technique the “waterfall ruffle” because it looks like falling water if you adhere the ruffle across the middle of the page.
All you need to create this look is a scrap of paper about 5″ x 8.5″ (or whatever length you want your ruffle to be), scissors, and a project to use it on.
I've cut my scrap into a curve on one edge so that my final ruffle will be along a curved edge, following the curvy edge of the template.
After the strips have all been rolled up as desired, attach the ruffle to your layout. I like to use it under photos so that it peeks out a little. Here's my finished layout with the ruffle attached and some yellow fabric trim and aqua pearl trim tucked under the waterfall ruffle.
And here's another sample. I cut into the edges of a 12×12 Donna Salazar Artistic Paper and curled the edges up. Then I attached some of the Donna Salazar “Kiss the Cook” paper to the edges I had rolled into a ruffle to make the page 12×12 again. I then inked the ruffles and the edges of the papers with chalk ink to pull it all together.