Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Ribbons - more gifts in the Blog Celebration Boxes


Apparently I am far too trusting when I stick gems and bling to my cards.  I almost always stick them down without augmenting their sticky backs.  If I happen to remove a gem from the backin and it separates from the adhesive, I will add adhesive.  My "go-to" adhesive for this is the Creative Memories Precision Point Adhesive.  I have a stash of these that I am using sparingly since they are no longer sold.  Thanks for all of the alternatives suggested in your answers!

Too Much Snow!

I know I promised more details about that butterfly cut - but that will have to wait a day.  We had another good 8 inches of snow.  I was shoveling again and ran out of time.  Just one photo to share,  That is a birdbath piled high with snow and the two dark lines that look like a fallen branch by the tree are really the tops of the boxes for our phone and cable service.


I will share that this butterfly (from the Art Philosphy cartridge) was cut at one inch on my regular Cricut Expression machine that is about four or five years old.  So why did I order the Explore?  Check back tomorrow for my reasons.


In the meanwhile,  I think we should talk about ribbon.  As with many of the other craft supplies we have been discussing, ribbon is addictive.  The colors and patterns are so pretty and you often find ranges meant to work together that lead you into the "must but them all" mentality.

Ribbon can be found cheaply but it can also be very expensive.  One of my favorite ways to indulge a love of ribbon is to check out the spools at Costco.  They sell spools with fifty yards of ribbon for well under $10  - the price can vary seasonally but it is always a bargain.

Some people have told me that they don't get this ribbon because it has wired edges.  Wired edges are great for making large bows that hold their shape for wreaths or gifts.

http://www.capadiadesign.com/2013/12/brown-paper-packages-with-big-fluffy.html#.UwRpuYUUfks

Remember the "faux" presents I wrapped to anchor the Christmas tree for my in-laws?  The wired edge helps you to "fluff" the bows and keep them looking pretty.  (The post with the bow instructions is HERE).


If you want to use the ribbon for a card or scrapbook page, it is very easy to remove the wires.  Just hold the edge of the ribbon and push along the top until you can see the wire poking out.  Then grab it and pull the wire straight out. 


A short piece of ribbon and a strip of cardstock is all you need to make a quick card that is similar to the card I made with the flower and washi tape a few days ago (HERE).


If you don't remove the wire, the ribbon is too stiff and difficult to fold around the cardstock strip.  So go ahead and pull out those wires (if you are like me you can save them because you never know when a thin piece of wire might come in handy!).


Decide on the placement of the ribbon to make the design look attractive and then wrap the ends of the ribbon to the back of the cardstock and tape them down.  I just use regular Scotch Magic Tape to do this.  These cards are not likely to be kept forever.


Some ribbons will still buckle the cardstock a bit - especially if you taped them down a bit too tightly.


If this is happening, just push down from the top to separate the ribbon and cardstock and sneak in a line of Scor Tape.  Then attach the ribbon strip to the card.


I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment  from the CTMH Joyful Birthday set (B1419).  This stamp set has four very attractive birthday sentiments and you can find it HERE on my friend Joy's website.

I used a silver metallic pigment ink and would advise heating the sentiment with a heat tool to get it thoroughly dry. The gems along the bottom of the words add some sparkle to balance the glittered balloons on the ribbon.


You could add more layers to the card but the fast and simple version works well.  This basic design can be replicated many times so you could build a stock of ribbon cards that just need a last minute sentiment stamp and message inside to cover a variety of occasions.

Click on the photos below to see the details about a couple of other projects I made using wired ribbon.

http://www.capadiadesign.com/2009/08/christmas-in-august.html#.UwRsfoUUfks


http://www.capadiadesign.com/2010/12/directions-for-tags-with-ribbon-windows.html#.UwRsx4UUfkt

So - I am sure you already know what went into the boxes today...


I fluffed up the ribbon for the photo - it will be rolled neatly when the boxes are sent to the winners.


Three pieces of ribbon in three patterns.  Each ribbon is three yards long (give or take).  I thought these designs would be good for the warm weather ahead...the warm weather ahead...(if I say it enough times will it be here sooner?).  That's a total of nine yards of ribbon in each box - enough for a lot of cards or to wrap some very pretty presents.

How do you play along in the blog celebration giveaway?


To enter for a chance to win one of the three boxes - see all of the details on the first blog celebration post HERE.  Then come back and get your comments in on this post.  Remember, if you sign up for the new newsletter (see the box at the top right of the page or just below in this post) I will be choosing one person from the subscribers as a box winner (you don't need to leave a comment here since I can see that list).


If you can't see the form, click HERE.

Today's question to answer in your comment is:

Confession time!  Are you a ribbon buyer/hoarder?  Do you have your ribbon neatly stored or does your craft space contain a ribbon explosion in one area - or more than one.  Do you have a favorite brand of ribbon?  What o you use your ribbon for in addition to cards and pages?

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94 comments:

  1. That's weird..I hit preview and my message disappeared! Well, as with most scrappy things, one can never have enough ribbon! I have mine in plastic bags, according to color scheme, hanging from a wall rod that I have in my craftroom. Then I have ribbon on pegs and in a basket. Also have a glass cookie jar that holds all those odd pieces that a good scrapper just can't throw away..lol

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  2. Hi, I'm not a ribbon holder compared to paper an dies!! I do have a small stash, an 2 of those plastic roll ribbon holders, unless I see a card I try to semi copy...I don't think about using it. I love, love your ribbon idea an if I win will be sure to copy it!!! I'm so enjoying each day answering all your questions an look forward to it now every day!! thanks

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  3. I have to admit that I went through a ribbon phase and so I have a small tote full of ribbon - that I never use. That overflowing stash is just too intimidating. lol

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  4. yes I love ribbon and have drawers of it. I use it sparingly(if that's a word) I love to buy pretty ones then don't want to use them, because I'd use it up. No favorite brands but anything pretty.

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  5. I am definitely a ribbon hoarder as well as lace. All my Christmas ribbon is stored in large tubs and other rolls and rolls of ribbon is stored neatly in my pullout drawers in my craft room.
    I make lots of wreaths so I use lots of ribbons on my wreaths besides using on packages and just for decorating around the house; on chairs for special occasions, ribbon is used in making ribbon flowers ,tying around my flower vases as well as incorporating into floral arrangements, making hair bows for my granddaughters just to name a few ribbon uses that I use around here. I love ribbon.

    ColleenB.
    Texas

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  6. I have a GOOD supply of ribbon. Most of it is organized. I can't stand to see it just thrown into a box. I don't really have a favorite brand. Wired ribbon has become my ribbon of choice. Thanks for your generosity.

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  7. I Love ribbon, usually buy it as I need it though.Keep it on the spools in a shoebox. I just purchased some glitter ribbon, its beautiful....I also use it on rosettes and wreaths, gives a nice touch
    !!

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  8. I have lots of ribbon. Mine is hanging on wooden dowels hung under shelves. I used brackets like you would use to hang a plant from the side of your house. The dowel just slips into the curve so it's easy to remove or add to. I mainly use it for crafting - cards. l/o's, bags and boxes.

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  9. Of course I hoard ribbon...it's a crafting supply! I try to keep it under control and on my slat wall rack, but sometimes it is all over my scraproom. I have more ribbon than room in my containers so I am always looking for easy storage solutions.

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  10. I don't have much ribbon. I try to keep it on the roll.

    Thanks,
    Jenny
    stine069@aol.com

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  11. I usecribbon for cards pages gifts my Grand dsughters hair to tie up my tomato plants, etc. I have ribbon stashed here, thrre and everywhere. I try to buy it on sale. No particular about brand. I am in it for looks.

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  12. Yes! I am the horder/buyer of all time! I have it stashed everywhere! I just love it. My favorite brand is cute and cheap! I often find it at Ross, Tuesday Morning and Marshalls...can't resist the price and it is so cute. I generally use it for my cards..always a nice touch and with the printed ribbon it even works for boy cards. I also like to use it on my gift bags for a bit of fluff. The stash box is looking great! (dabbing drool off my mouth) lol Have a great day....I hope spring comes soon for you.

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  13. Hi Diane, You make some really sweet cards. I rarely purchase a card.
    I have lots of ribbon. Not sure if I would say hoarder :) I have tried many times to organize my ribbon. I think it's tough to find a system of storage that provides easy access to the numerous options and doesn't take up a lot of space.
    I don't use a particular brand. I look for the color or texture I want rather than a certain brand.
    I use ribbon to add a pop of color like your card or to provide a border.
    I hope the warmer weather in OH is headed your way. In the 40s today and the sun is shining here!!
    Look forward to seeing what else you are adding to the boxes.
    Marilyn
    mrtooke@yahoo.com

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  14. I love, love, love this card. Simple but so colorful.
    Ribbon - Hahaahaha. I laugh because I am a ribbon hoarder. I bought 2 of the Clip it up Ribbon holders. It holds some of my most used ribbon. I have large plastic storage containers with more fancy ribbons. I love all kinds! I use ribbon to make bows for my Granddaughter. I make her hair bands all the time. I also use it for cards and layouts. Thanks.
    So exciting! Those boxes are filling up!
    Kathy U:)

    kathy21361(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I always tell my hubby that I need to add to my stash because you never know what I'll need ribbon for. I am quite sure he rolls his eyes behind my back when I say that! What I really cannot resist are those luscious rolls at Costo and Sam's Club. So much fun for cards, baskets, wreaths and just to look at!

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  16. Oh boy! I LOVE ribbons! I am not necessarily a hoarder but I have an over abundance of ribbons. I have all the Stampin' up ribbon separated, I have all the Papertrey Ink ribbon separated, and all of my HOTP ribbon separated and then there is all others.
    I use ribbon rings to hang all of my ribbons. I cut them into 2yrd lengths so in essence there is only 1 yrd hanging. I have "scarf hangers" that hold all of my rings. One hanger is for each of the above categories. Each hanger is stored in its own garment bag (gown size)
    Valerie

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  17. Oh, yes! I am a ribbon buyer/hoarder!!! I have boxes and boxes of spools of ribbon! I just love to sit and look at them ~ almost as much as I like to sit and look through my pattern paper (yes, I hoard that, too! LOL). I use ribbon on cards and LO's, but I also use it to wrap presents, make hair bows, and make Christmas ornaments. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE me some ribbon!!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win one of your boxes!

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  18. Yes just like the paper, I hoard ribbon. I'm in the process of getting it all organized by wrapping it around cardboard and line the cardboard in the ribbon draw. Makes it easier (for me) to see the color. I like using ribbon for anything that hangs - so much nicer.

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  19. I love collecting ribbon. I have a stash from when I lived overseas in HK. There was a special section of town called Shamshuipo. They had all kinds of ribbon and craft items. I love the balloon ribbon. I did something similar on one of my christmas cards several years ago....I used a beautiful christmas tree ribbon that I found in HK. thanks for sharing. looking forward to your cricut explore posts. I want to see how it works before I invest. Thanks for being the guinea pig.

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  20. I buy ribbon in spurts and never seem to have what I think I want to use when I need it, so I'm always looking for suggestions for good, versatile ribbon. I've tried many times to keep my ribbon collection neat, and I have one draw devoted to ribbon, but it always looks like something exploded in there. Cheryl G in Maine (where there are 9 more inches of snow on the ground this morning)

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  21. I am a mild ribbon hoarder. Mine is all neatly wound and put away in drawers for wrapping, and in boxes for paper crafting (usually on scrapbook pages), and totes for seasonal decorating. I don't have a favorite brand...I just buy whatever speaks to me in the moment. Why I say I'm a mild hoarder is is will actually pass up an opportunity to use a particularly cool or pretty ribbon thinking I may have a better use for it in the future. I'm a ribbon-using-work-in-progress for sure.

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  22. I do have a supply of ribbon. I like to use it on my pages and cards for a bit of interest. I also use it on tags. Some of my supply is in a full drawer and some hangs on tabs from an IKEA rod. I like your idea of removing the wire of Costco ribbon to make it more versatile!

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  23. Rats! How'd I get to be first again?! I do have a lot of ribbon - another one of those things I "collected" at one time but forget to use. I have it somewhat organized in a few different places - larger spools on my Making Memories dowels, plus two storage boxes with smaller rolls. My favorite ribbons are from SU but I usually can't bring myself to use the "expensive" ribbon!

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  24. Great tip about taking the wires out of the ribbon! I have a huge stockpile of ribbon and now that I know that trick, I'll use it more often!

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  25. Of course I buy ribbon...doesn't everyone?? I usually buy ribbon for specific projects, but also just because I really like it and figure I will find a use for it "someday". My ribbon is neatly stored... even though I have a ribbon iron, I've rarely had occasion to use it. Most of the time, I use ribbon on cards, in sewing projects and even quilting. Love it!!

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  26. I have way too much ribbon. Extra of the wired kind after seeing your snowman ribbon card awhile back. Wrapping up my ribbon organization (been taking the free, self-paced scrapbook.com organization course).

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  27. I'm so inspired by your creativity! My husband loves to wrap gifts so our ribbon is neatly organized on dowels above our wrapping table!
    Bernadette

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  28. I wouldn't say I'm a hoarder, but I have more than I can use, of course. It is at least in 2 boxes, not well organized, although I do find some throughout the house. I think my 11 year old daughter will be a craftie, she likes to borrow my stuff. I buy the nice Christmas ribbon from Sam's when it goes half price after Christmas. I use this to make tons of bows for larger craft projects. Like the ideas you present in your blog. Love the way you made the bows for the fake presents.

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  29. I have a total of four places for my ribbons. The main place is a big tote and its not organized at all.

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  30. I do have a lot of ribbon. I took all the ribbon of the spools and they are in containers, sure they need a little straightening when I go to use them that is when I pull out a straightener and straighten. Works great!. I don't have a lot of room for all the spools.

    Roxanna
    roxxscott at g mail dot com

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  31. Oh I just love ribbon I use it every chance I get ------it adds so much to a card -----/Nancy

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  32. I love ribbon, but am only now learning how to use it on cards. I hate parting with it, therefor, have a ton. I wish I had a nice, organized way of storing it. I've learned a lot from you about different ways of using ribbon, so keep up the good work!!

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  33. Love all ribbon! I purchased a spinning tall stand (6') with small dividers from borders when they went out of business. Got it for $40. It stores 100's of rolls. Love it!

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  34. I love ribbon!
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  35. Wow, I had to take time to answer this ?, so funny you should ask... I am YES a ribbon hoarder. I use mostly the box tops of the large 10 ream paper boxes to hold them. I have 4 of those sorted by color. then I have 2 smaller boxes that have silver/gold and small holiday styles. then I have 3 large (pretzel) containers that have random pieces that were left over from projects- sorted by skinny,med width and larger width. Then I have a basket of the newer adhesive ribbon found at Michaels. (o-lala). And then I have all my stampin up ribbon on dowels hanging on my slat board rack. And last but not least I have the very large storage tote with all my very large decorating ribbon. I use all my other ribbon for cards and projects. I LOVE RIBBON and usually purchase ribbon almost every trip to the craft store. Love it!

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  36. I love, love that card and the ribbon!! Oh I am a huge ( and I do mean HUGE) ribbon lover. I try not to hoard it but it you saw my collection, you would think I did. I use it every time I can. I have started collecting twine and cording so try to incorporate both in my projects.

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  37. I have an "Iris" clear container where I keep most of my ribbon and can see at a glance. However, I don't use it much, but going to try what you did on your card for today.

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  38. I confess, I'm a ribbon buyer and hoarder. I have all my ribbon on rods according to color. I love looking at all the pretty colors and patterns. I bought a roll at Costco a couple of years ago when you said you bought yours there. I used it on all my packages that year. I followed your bow instructions this past year and loved how they turned out.

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  39. I store my ribbon by hanging it up on a ribbon holder that my husband made me after I saw a similar one on a blog, It has worked really well. I don't really have a favourite brand of ribbon, I just like pretty ones! I use ribbon for knitted baby bootees and jackets, Christmas decorations, 3D projects as well as any other crafts that I come across that I would like to try!

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  40. I am a ribbon lover. I used to sew Heirloom clothing and you just can't throw any of those scraps away! I hang mine on several strands of yarn across my work shelves, that way I can see them and also I can cut off a piece easily.

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  41. Like paper, I am a ribbon hoarder as well. Have many boxes, and drawers, filled with ribbon, and still buy more. I use it on cards, holiday decor, sewing, kid crafting, hair accessories, and doll making.

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  42. I'm surprised your Expression did such a great job with the intricate butterfly in a small size. I find it depends on the paper and just the right pressure setting. I could kick myself for passing up the wired ribbon at Costco. I knew about removing the wire, but always thought it was too wide for cards. I love your samples. I have a large ribbon stash. I keep all holiday or categories (baby, love, outdoor) together with tools for that category. The spools of colors are bulging from wire baskets hanging on a wall.

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  43. I so love ribbon and use it often. I have bought many spools from Costco, usually when it goes on sale. My ribbon is all in drawers sorted by color and type. Thanks for adding ribbon to the box.

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  44. I love ribbon. I mostly use it on gifts or cards. Most of my ribbon is neatly stored. I have a friend whose husband makes ribbon racks that I store my ribbon on. It's great. You don't have to run a rod through the spool, so if you want to remove the spool, it just lifts off the rack. Unfortunately I do not have a Costco in my area or nearby. Besides scoretape, I've run it through my Xyron. Looking forward to hearing all about the Explore!!! I know you'll give us the complete story :)

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  45. I have a big problem. I have a 24 x24 shelf with 4 shelves that I bought at a garage sale. My husband put small corner round at the front of each shelf to hold the ribbon in. It hangs on the wall so a back wasn't needed. It is full and I still seem to not have the right ribbon for the job. Dh. Sometimes I pick a ribbon and design around the ribbon. I like 3/8th to 5/8th in size most of the time. No favorite brand I go for color and pattern. Thank you for the tip on pulling out the wires. I didn't know that. I save all my ribbon that comes on packages. I use empty ribbon spools and re wrap the recycled ribbon.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood
    PS thanks for telling us about the newsletter

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  46. I have a lot of ribbon, but not a good storage solution for it. Until I can figure out that I'm trying to hold back on buying anymore. I use it for other things including cards--gift wrap, art projects, granddaughters' hair.

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  47. Costco is a great place to buy ribbon. It is usually in a nice display box too. I have my ribbon on the top shelf so I can see what I have. I also have a couple of stacking ribbon containers with the ends sticking out so I can see them. I use them on cards, gifts and scrapbooking.

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  48. I love ribbon and have a good amount. I keep it in an Iris bin wound on small pieces of cardboard. I arrange the ribbon by color. Besides cards and scrapbooking, I use it to wrap presents and do craft projects with the grandkids.
    Cassie

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  49. I must confess that I hadn't realized how much ribbon I have accumulated until I gathered it all together to organize it in one place! I don't have a favorite brand - just buy whatever catches my eye (and interest) at Michael's or JoAnn's. I have bought several big spools of wire-edged ribbon at Costco. I mainly use it on cards, but have also used it to tie up gift platters of goodies at Christmastime.

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  50. Cute idea with the ribbon. I've used wired ribbon without the wire before...works great. Yes, I'm a ribbon boarder, but at least I use it a lot. I have one of those shelving units that has bars for the ribbon, jars full of small spools and pieces, and old DVD cases for big spools; and I could still use more of everything!

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  51. I am a ribbon lover and get some whenever I see it on sale or clearance. I really love the "after Christmas" clearance as much of the Christmas ribbon can be used year-round. I have some of my ribbon stored neatly on ribbon ladders (http://www.joann.com/ribbon-ladder/11074440.html#q=ribbon+storage&start=1) which are usually only $10 on Black Friday at Joann's. The rest is exploding all over! I hope to contain more of it as I rearrange my craft room. I like to sort my ribbons by width to make it easier to find what I need for a particular project.

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  52. I would not say that I'm a ribbon hoarder, but I do have a decent-sized box overflowing with it. I don't look for specific brands, but shop for price instead. I don't use a lot on my cards, so ribbon for them isn't as important to me as the ribbon I buy for gifts. And since that usually gets tossed when the gift is opened, I don't want to spend too much on it. I made some tags after seeing your blog post on how to use ribbon on tags (image in a window). I will likely do that again this Christmas, as it resulted in some really pretty tags. One type of ribbon I always am sure to have on hand is a basic white ribbon in different widths. Then I can color this ribbon with alcohol markers to match my project. Love that!

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  53. I use most my ribbon on Banners. I love to add ribbon to cards and layouts. I don't think I'm a hoarder but I also can not pass up a bargain price on ribbon. I sort by type then color.

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  54. I love ribbon! I love fat ribbon, thin ribbon, plain ribbon and decorative ribbon. I have it everywhere. It's really great for gift bags and crafts.

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  55. Wow, I never realized you could remove the wire so easily! Thanks for that. I'm gonna go try it right now. I love many of the wired ones but don't/didn't get them. Thanks!!!!
    I have way too much and it is only slightly organized in 3 tote boxes. Thanks again, Happy Humpday! Tina :)

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  56. I love ribbon. I have lots and lots all sorted by, color so when I need red I take out the red box and look at all the pretty shades of red! One of my favorite embellishments.

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  57. Ribbon Ribbon Everywhere and yet.....I forget to use it! I subscribed to Really Reasonable Ribbon monthly and yet I forget that I can use ribbon on my cards. My bad!! Must work at organizing ribbon so I use it!

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  58. I feel so silly! I never thought to take the wire out of ribbon; I just never use wired ribbon on my cards! I love ribbon, and it is neatly stored in boxes in my room. I confess to a bit of hoarding, but I love to use it on my cards! It is fun to make a pretty bow and dress up the card. Thank you for the awesome prize to win. bmarczak68atverizondotnet

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  59. I love all kinds of ribbon and have tons of it. I store the commonly used ones in an organizer hanging on the wall, but it never holds enough. So I have 6 more of the Ribbon Storage Boxes from Michael's that are sorted by colors. I like PTI ribbon, it drapes nicely and the colors are gorgeous, but it's more expensive and you have to order on line ahead of time. Ribbon seems to be an impulse buy for me, if I see it and love it, I'll buy it even if I don't know what I'll use it for. I use it mostly for cards and gift bags. Unless it's a masculine card, it usually has ribbon and/or bling somewhere. The boxes are getting more exciting everyday! Thanks for all you share with us. Watching for your comments on why you ordered the Explore. So did I! Hugs

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  60. I try to choose my ribbon carefully for patterns and colors that I'm pretty sure I can use. I also save ribbon from things I get. One of my favorites is from Godiva candy boxes, and the candy is pretty good too ;- ) I've put that brown ribbon on a number of cards! I could use being out of it as a reason to ask for more candy, … almost. My storage is in a plastic, hinged tote that starts out neat, until I'm auditioning ribbons and then there can be a bit of an explosion, until I get around to putting them back in place and putting it all back away : - ( I often don't think of using ribbon though, so it goes in spirts.

    The snow is melting here in the Chicago area, so maybe soon for you too. I was even over-dressed today. Temps in the mid-40's! (Until next week.) Have a great week, Diane ;- )

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  61. I have lots of ribbon. Most of it has been bought at yard sales or thrift stores. I have small plastic bags to separate the ribbon and then they go into a glass jar or other decorative container. The exception is the 100 yard rolls of satin gift wrap ribbon I found. Those rolls are on a paper towel holder.

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  62. I am also a ribbon hoarder. I save ribbon from packages and gifts and stuff it in baggies. No organization what-so-ever! I forget to use it most of the time.

    What a great way to use ribbon on a card. Thank you for the idea.
    anticil at comcast dot net

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  63. I was a hoarder of ribbon at one time, but I once I got it organized, I stopped buying so much because I can tell what I have.

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  64. I too love ribbon. I have some ribbon storage boxes that I put what I can in. There is more in a drawer. Thanks for the hint to remove the wire because wired ribbon tends to my favorite. I so wish we had a Costco's here but the closest is an hour away in Memphis.

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  65. I love ribbon and have lots of it that I sort by color!! I keep it in decorative jars to use on cards and layouts!!!

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  66. most of my ribbon is on a wall organizer. I don't have LOTS of ribbon but I do get it when it's on sale.

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  67. I rarely use ribbon but I do think it adds pizzazz to projects. I sometimes buy it just because I like it but probably will never use it.

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  68. I must confess that I am not a hoarder of ribbon. I have ribbon in several places in my craft space. The ribbon in my craft space is used just for that, crafting (pages, alterables, cards). I have two stand alone ribbon organizers and the ribbon organziers that are built in my embellishment centers. When I buy ribbon at this stage of the game, it is for a specific project.
    vballen at comcast dot net

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  69. Well, in addition to the bins of rolled ribbon I already had, I inherited my grandmother's stash a few years ago. I also tend to buy ribbon on clearance, or when I just happen to see a pretty one. It would not be an understatement to say I have more than 300 spools of ribbon, plus scraps, pieces, and more. It's a little scary. I'd love to find a way to organize it so that I can use it easier. I have two 'underbed' type rubbermaid bins full of 1/8" and 1/4" satin and grosgrain ribbon, plus other type boxes of wider solids, prints, wired, glittered, organza, velvet, etc. None of the other is very organized because each spool is a different size. My scraps are rolled and in the little floss boxes by colors. Some day I'm going to figure out a good organizing system for ribbon...

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  70. 99% of my ribbon is kept in 2 Clip it Up ribbon storage units. My rolls fit in the tray and I had an obnoxious about of loose ribbon clipped to the bars below the units. I only use ribbon for cards, scrapbook layouts, and gifts. I am an equal opportunity ribbon collector... no favorite brand or style. That said, I haven't bought much in the last year or so, and then only after I start a project and determine I (somehow) don't have what I need. Love my Clip it Up organizers!!!

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  71. I love ribbon but I try not to purchase everything Ithat I find pretty. I finally have access to Costco and I can check out these good buys.

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  72. I'm not into ribbon much. I really like dies. I have some ribbon, some for use like you talk of just cutting and using for the main attraction.

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  73. I have quite a bit of ribbon. Some of it is in a ribbon bag (with individual holes to feed the ribbon through). Most of it is stored on the spools on shelves I made out of old drawers.

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  74. I have a little ribbon but not much since I don't use it much. But what little ribbon I have is definitely and "explosion" happening! I can never seem to keep that stuff contained!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  75. I would say that my ribbons are organize. Some are in rolls, others are wrapped around small pieces of cardboard and arrange inside tackled boxes.
    I have used my ribbons for lo, cards, tags, for making flowers and butterflies. I also use them as ties to close my mini albums.
    I don't have a favorite brand; I get whatever catches my eye.
    I also save ribbons from gifts that I receive.
    Thanks.

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  76. I am somewhat of a ribbon hoarder. I don't use them as often though. I do love all the cards using ribbon. You gave me a few ideas that I would love to try now that I see your cards. Thanks again for the inspiration.

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  77. I like to buy ribbon (especially on clearance) but I don't always remember to use it. I have a ribbon organizer for the spools and those not on spools are wrapped around clothes pins in mason jars by color.

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  78. Hello Diane,

    I do use ribbon on other things like gift bags and I use ribbon for treat bags as well. Now on to how I store mine. I have no craft room so my ribbon is kept in a three drawer bin that you can get from Walmart. It is sad but it's not any any type if order either.

    Luria

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  79. I do love ribbon, but I'm mostly prone to purchasing the $1 rolls of skinny ribbon. I use them for hair bows or for cards. Also, my wonderful father in law made me a great ribbon/thread holder. It holds all my ribbon on a dowel at the bottom! So far I haven't run out of room! :)

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  80. I use ribbon on almost everything, but I am also a ribbon hoarder. I love the stuff! I keep my spools in drawers and my loose ribbon in big jars. I love the double-sided satin ribbon, but it is sometime hard to find at a good price point. I don't have a favorite brand, I just look for ribbon that I like and could use.

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  81. I am attempting to leave a comment about your question regarding caring about circles, etc. being correct. I do understand why you want them correct and agree with you that Cricut has had a big problem. Personally I don't like to use computers enough to purchase the new machine so I will have to deal with the wonky circles.

    Sally Gasparri
    sallyg33436 at yahoo dot com

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  82. Have some ribbon and I store it on a long dowel that I stick into my wire shelves. Most of mine is solid colors as I can add color for contrast.

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  83. I am a fanatic about ribbon and paper and flowers . Besides paper crafts I also do floral arranging and make a lot or wreaths therefore ribbon is all over my craft room in all sizes and colors . I love your card. Great use of ribbon prints.

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  84. I don't have a lot of ribbon although I do enjoy it ! I have some on spools but when they start getting low I just put all the extras in little containers by color. I have never bought any of the Costco ribbon but that would be a good idea !
    Anna N.
    ann2236 at juno dot com

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  85. Ribbon, bows, trims, baker's twine, jute ... I love it all ...and I have more than I care to admit! It is also the source of one of my biggest frustations as I have yet to find a good way to store it (but that certainly doesn't stop me from buying more).

    Jo xx

    gijo109 at sbcglobal dot net

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  86. Don't know if I am a hoarder or not but I definitely enjoy ribbon. Mine is fairly neatly contained although my stash is getting large and I may need to come up with a new storage solution soon :)

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  87. I love ribbon! I have 6 clear shoeboxes full of ribbon...am I a hoarder? Lol - I also have a recycled plastic peanut jug where I keep all of the ribbon off the spool. I usually buy what catches my eye...no particular brand. My problem is, I don't always include ribbon in my projects! I've started running it through my Xyron so that I can easily glue it down, and I love the results!

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  88. I am not a hoarder of ribbon. I love putting ribbon on cards. I have ribbon in a plastic case so it is portable when going to crops.

    Rebecca
    rebeccajholley [at] gmail [dot] com

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  89. I Love ribbon. I have so much of it and don't use it nearly add much as I should. Sometimes it's hard to party with a pretty ribbon because I know I'll never have it again :( I've got to just use it

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  90. I don't use a lot of ribbon, but I do have a fair amount. I have it organized on a couple of ribbon holders that I found a Joann's a few years ago on sale for $5. I usually buy ribbon when it's on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.

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  91. I love ribbon! I have a Rubbermaid three drawer storage unit full of ribbon - the thin spools that are usually about $.50 each are in the first drawer, the inch-wide ones in the second and the really wide or large rolls in the bottom drawer... and then there's the bag of random ribbons, and the bin of other ribbon that can't fit in the drawers LOL! Yes, I love ribbon!

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  92. Love ribbon, and my daughter (she is 21) borrows it (steals) and puts it in her hair. crazy

    Hugs, Jenn

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  93. I am a FB follower

    Hugs, Jenn Zeeb

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  94. I'm a "Collector" of ribbon. But I'm trying to use what I have. Lately I've been using ribbon to decorate the rings of chipboard albums.

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