I love to use ribbon in my layouts. It adds some dimension to the page and doesn’t cost a lot. This is just a very small portion of my stash.
As you can see, I’ve hung a rack to store some of the ribbon but I also purchased a CD holder (it cost about $10). I angled the shelves when I assembled it so that the ribbon wouldn’t fall out. This will give you about 7 shelves. I know, I’m overflowing on that too. If you think this is bad, you do NOT want to see my shoe closet! LOL. As I’ve said before though, if it’s not on sale, I don’t buy it so I can guarantee that I did not pay full price for any of this.
I also have a basket that I use for scraps of ribbon from various places. For example, clothes that you buy with those annoying ribbons sewn on in the store that they use to hang the item. Those ribbons just stick out of your clothes (or mine anyway) when you wear them. So, I always cut them off and have used those little pieces in layouts. Should that be a secret? LOL. These little ribbons are a resourceful way to collect a nice variety of ribbons for your collection. Sometimes stores will sell the end of a roll (less than a yard) and put it on clearance. I periodically get gifts with nice satin ribbon and I keep it. When you get ribbon, just throw it in a basket. That’s what I do. Then when I need just a tiny piece, I check my stash for something to match. It costs very little or nothing at all.
I’m making a baby scrapbook for a friend so here are some samples of how I used ribbon. The pages in this book are only 6” x 6” so, I can’t do a lot, but you’ll get the idea.
Notice the little envelope on Page 2. The ribbon is attached to a note card that will be for private journaling.
Page 3, I attached some paper clips to a tag and used ribbon to hold it to the paper.
Page 4 I stapled ribbons to the side of the page for decoration and used 3 color coordinated buttons on the bottom left.
Page 5 I just used some ribbon scraps wrapped around the photo frame and added a tag with a brad that says “Love”
I hope this inspires you to start your OWN ribbon stash. It’s less costly than all my shoes too. LOL. Ribbon just adds a little dimension and pop to a simple page.
by Debbi founder of ScrapbookingForAnyone.com
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