Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ribbon Hoarder

Hi. I have a problem with ribbon. I have a lot of it. And I like to hoard it. Not on purpose, of course, but I hate to cut into that pretty ribbon for fear if I use it up, I won't be able to find it again.

**sigh**

But I am letting go!! I got this ribbon 4 years ago...it was at a Michaels in Milpitas, CA when I went home to visit from Japan. Rescued it from the $1 bin! It was love at first sight. But my sweet little ribbon does not want to spend its life on a spool. (Would you?!) It wants to fulfill its destiny...so I did it...I used it. A little 'favor' to my friend, the ribbon.

Hope you like my card that was totally, 110% inspired by that ribbon!

Do you hoard ribbon? Join us at Use It Tuesday and let your ribbon fulfill its destiny too! :)

Stamps: Baroque Motifs (SU)
Paper: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories: Yummy Mikes Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Dew Drops, Felt Flower

20 comments:

Dora said...

dear dear ... YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! I do that all the time, with ribbon, with paper with anything I think I won't be able to find again .. but yes, definitely we must use our ribbon and it was just what your gorgeous card needed. Love it xx

KER said...

wonderful card and ribbon tale...remember if you love something set it free...

Cheryl said...

Siobhan, Great card and I really like the layout. I love ribbon! I have way too much ribbon! I should use my ribbon! I just saw your Use it Tuesday Challenge...I'm in!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

That ribbon awesome and so is your card. I need to check out your Use it Tuesday Challenge blog. I have a ton of stuff that needs using.

~Chris~ said...

Beautiful Card. I really like your Color Combo. The Ribbon is beautlful! I am with ya on hoarding things like Ribbon, Paper and such but you are right. time to let go. Thanks for inspiring me to get busy tomorrow and use some of my old Items :)

Gina said...

Wow that is some gorgeous ribbon! Love that card that you made to go with it, it totally goes with it without overshadowing it.

Miss Molly said...

WOW - what a great card - so glad you pulled that ribbon out of the hoarding stash!!

Carrie said...

oh I hoard mine too only because I stink making bows. LOL But that doesn't deter me from buying more ribbon. Great job using some stash and I love the colors you grabbed from the ribbon.

Dana said...

It's not that I "hoard" ribbon...I just forget to try and incorporate patterned ribbon into my projects... Will have to do this one!

Jenn Embry said...

Wow! I wish I could find pretty ribbon like that in the dollar bin! Of course if I did, I'd probably hoard it too. ;) Beautiful card (and ribbon). I can see why the ribbon inspired the card. Speaking of cards, thanks so much for the BEAUTIFUL birthday card you sent me. I love love love it. :)

Diane said...

Just had to laugh...what craft supply do I NOT hoard! I could be on the show, really! What a fabulous card...love it that you let the ribbon inspire! Now I'll look at my stash through different eyes!

deb famularo said...

HA, I feel your pain dear! What a beautiful card- glad you put that ribbon to good use!
So, do you think there will be a football season this year or what?

Jennipher Lowery said...

Good for you for letting the ribbon go free! I have the same problem. Your gorgeous ribbon inspired card has me thinking I should do the same.

Becky said...

Wonderful colors and that ribbon goes perfect with this.

Donna Heber said...

Siobhan,

Your card is just beautiful, especially that ribbon! The colors you have pulled from it are just so cheery. Now aren't you glad you used that ribbon?

gale said...

Beautiful card. I make a lot of cards based on the ribbon. It came from years of making a card and realizing none of my ribbon matched. I finally wised up. lol

Dell said...

This is just simply amazing! I love the color combination of this card! Great job.

Rhonda Langley said...

That ribbon was just waiting for the perfect card to match it! Nicely done!

Stephanie said...

Hoarders unite!! Paper, ribbon, stamps, etc.....I'm heading to a stampin' yard sale next month, so hopefully I can purge some stuff (and make room for the new stuff I'd like to hoard!!)

Love the card. I totally see how you were inspired by the ribbon. The felt flower is the perfect touch :)

tania said...

I have the same problem as you. So much ribbon! I love the way you have used it here. Very elegant card.