Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stamp Simply Ribbon Scrap Challenge!

Our Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime152) for this week is "Ribbon Scraps": show interesting ways to use up some of those itty bitty bits of ribbon!

My design features Graphic 45's "Halloween in Wonderland," available by kit or separately from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Image panels were layered onto a black cardstock base, leaving space for a "hanging" banner.

I first tried to simply cut triangles from ribbon scraps (all May Art's Striped from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) to create the banner, but found the ribbon frayed easily. My solution: run a short strip of ribbon through an Xyron "Create a Sticker," stick it to a strip of cardstock, THEN cut your triangle from the stickered ribbon/cardstock. It still has the potential to fray (if roughed up), but far less so.

I then glued a piece of May Art's Ivory Twine to the back of the triangles to create the hanging effect. The banner triangles are actually dimensionally taped down, with the twine wrapped and taped to the back.

Stampin' Up's "Rough Type" was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx for a sentiment of "BOO," then sponged with SU Creamy Caramel ink.

A Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie corduroy button, thread through with May Art's Black Twine, adds an upper corner accent.

Be sure to head to see what the rest of the Stamp Simply Challenge team has done with their ribbon scraps!

Sharon Johnson and the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
AJ Otto
Janine Orchard
Jenny Gropp
Barb Schram
Barbara Anders
Deb Neerman (Deb's off this week)
Charlene Driggs, August Guest Designer!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a GREAT weekend!

You are probably tiring of this reminder, but...there are two Wednesday's left in August...that means two more drawings...two more wonderful kits from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. If YOU haven't signed up yet, please do! See the deets, HERE.


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh! TOTALLY fun and unexpected! I am smiling ear to ear -- I LOVE this!

Bev J. said...

Your ribbons made a really cute banner and card-tfs.

Jan B said...

Sooooo Scary!!! Really great card.

Helen L said...

Wow! I don't know how you come up with such creative ideas for your cards: especially the way you did the ribbon for pennents!! Fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool Cheshire Cat in the pumpkin and Mad Hatter. Enjoyed the new movie version. Beautiful colors. Rosy Eckhardt

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

Incredible! Wow! This card looks so uniquely different for you to do! I love your versatility. You can go from monochromatic girly-girl scary!

I love the way you used the ribbon! I really love that sage stripe and the black and white check! Gorgeous! I was wondering about the tiny check under the card (was that what you called it?) in the upper right hand corner. Is that ribbon also? I really love it!

And, Honey, in my opinion, you never have to worry about people getting tired of hearing how to possibly win something! :)

Thanks for sharing this other side to your creativity!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Charlene said...

Totally cute and thanks for the great tip to prevent fraying!

Janine said...


Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

What a clever way to use ribbon! You have such creativity! Loved the card!

Barbara said...

GENIUS!!! That's what this card is!!! I'm totally IN LOVE with it!

AJ said...

adorable!! I just love this! how clever to make a banner!! :)

Rose Ann said...

Such a cute Halloween card!! Love your ribbon banner!! So creative!!