I put the tape on my clip first and then the ribbon. But, I'm weird, too. I'm an outie clippie liner: http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/how-m...nie-outie.html
. I line the inside and top with tape, then I cut it at the tip of the pinch and then I stick a small piece on the back. I attach the ribbon starting on the inside of the clip and then onto the top. Then, when I get to the backside I stick it onto the clip and then cut my ribbon. Then, I heat seal it on the clip with the angled tip. I never measure out the ribbon because again, I'm weird. Hehehe!