Oh. That should be fairly easy to do. Just create an animation on your emitter and set the particles to have a no velocity.
One way to get the swirly animation, would be to parent a light to a null object and move the light closer to the null object as the null rotates around its y axis and moves upwards. Then have Particular follow the light with the emitter.
As far as the ribbon goes, it's just an image of a ribbon (you could make it in Photoshop fairly easily) being revealed with a stroke (follow any write on tutorial).
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