Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ribbon Rings

In all their glory!! OK, so I have a teeny tiny lose ribbon problem (I won't even talk about all my ribbon on SPOOLS) and when I was STUFFING my 7th HUGE bag of ribbon, I thought there had to be a better way! Lucky me, Heidi (Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts) now sells Ribbon Rings! And even better, the manufacturer is located in Oregon :-) I love to support locally whenever possible. I have a couple pictures to share.

This first shot shows how I hung my organdy and specialty SU ribbons. I hung them on the adhesive backed hooks (from OfficeMax) to the wall behind and to the right of my chair.

The hooks I used are from 3M, and they are supposed to come right off and not damage the wall. They were a couple bucks for each pack of 3. The 2 organdy rings have about 25 cards each and the SU ring has 9 -these have PLENTY of room to spare.

This picture shows my 1/4" grosgrain ribbons and my satin edged organdy ribbon. Do you see a pattern? I have to color coordinate my ribbons on the cards and I try to keep the same kind of ribbon on each ring. I am a compulsive organizer and these little cards are AMAZING! I hang them on the end of the curtain rod that holds all my punches. Man, I wish I had more room, but I can get one more ring squished on the end...


Here is a close up of my 1/4" grosgrain. You can see that with this size ribbon, you can fit 4 ribbons across the card. As far as other sized ribbons, you can fit one 3/8" ribbon with one 5/8" ribbon on a card, or three 3/8" ribbons together. I should mention that the ribbons shown are in 1 yard pieces and also came from Heidi's store. You can order her ribbons in "sets" which can be in 1 yard of each of the colors -ex. the 1/4" grosgrain shown here comes in 87 colors and is $20.

I still have just over 3 bags of ribbon left, but so far I couldn't be happier with these little cards. All my lose ribbons are now at my fingertips! Happy stamping!


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8 comments:

  1. This looks so nice and so colorful too! Think you are signed up for the SCS shoebox on the 4th..will see you there!

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  2. That's very, very cool. I'm going to have to come over and ooh and aah about that! :-)

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  3. WHAT?? Heidi has the rings AND the little plastic do-hickies??? I MUST get some!! I was reluctant to order them online, but I can just zip up to Heidis and get them!!

    Thanks, girlfriend!

    squirrellyshirley

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  4. I love the idea of those rings! As for your ribbon collection......I think I have ribbon envy!! :)

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  5. Oh those are so neat! They are so pretty with all those colors. :D

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  6. This is a fabulous idea! Something that can grow with you! thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love your ideas for ribbon. I have 4 drawers full. Don't ask me where the pieces are. Thanks for giving me a reason and way to keep them organized~~~maybe!!!

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  8. awesome organization tip Michelle! Boy would you be scared at my ribbon drawer LOL

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