Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SOS86: show us your OLDEST ribbon!

because you know at shopping our stash we're ALL ABOUT using up the things we have, and for 2013 the lovely miss carla is determined to push us even further in this quest by having us dig out our very oldest supplies and see if we can't fall in love with them all over again!

for once i actually *KNOW* what the very first pack of "designer ribbon" i ever bought was, so i'm pretty psyched! it was from basic grey's "gypsy" line, which i had seen used quite magnificently by the very first design team i ever paid attention to, the lovely ladies who hosted the boards at the (sadly now defunct!) "lifetime moments" gallery and store.  that website was also the first place i ever saw (and became obsessed by!) chipboard, and where i learned that inked edges cover up a multitude of sins. :) ah... happy days...

anyway, despite the fact that i absolutely love that ribbon collection, for some reason, i still have quite a bit of it left! which came in handy when i wanted to make this:

(patterned paper: echo park, crate; ribbons, dimensional stickers and flag: basic grey; rhinestones: recollections; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

my card uses this week's uber-fun retro sketch and pretty faithfully, at that!

do you remember the very first ribbon ♥YOU♥ bought to use in papercrafting? do you still have some? why not go dust it off, and then check out the DT cards at SOS?! i'm pretty sure you'll thank me later! :)


  1. now how fun is this? the ribbon looks like patterned paper...super perfect on your card!

  2. Oh wow! This ribbon looks perfect here. What a great way to use the old stuff!

  3. I quite literally had to dust mine off, lol! I know why you still have lots left, by the way - because you're saving it! Me too :)
    Love the kites! and the fabulously fun layout & bright colours!

  4. Lauren - This is such a fun card! I love that ribbon too and i love how you used 3 different ones! Super idea!!

  5. What a cute card. Love the fun colors you used here.
    sad to say I can't remember the first ribbon I bought was.. But I know I have a drawer full of them now!

  6. What a cute card- love the kites!

  7. Adorable!!! I love this ... such a fun colourful creation ... you are sooo clever!

  8. I love that you know your first ribbon ... and still have it ... and still love it ... and these kites and clouds are magical.

  9. I couldn't begin to figure what my first ribbon was! Love your card!


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