Friday, June 19, 2009

Using Ribbon Scraps

After accumulating a huge number of small scraps of ribbon, I decided to use a bunch on some easy cards. I believe this idea first came to me from the Hero Arts's a technique the folks at Hero Arts use frequently. I adore their catalog as it's full of fun ideas like this.

I sorted the scraps by color, then used either a monochromatic scheme or mixed and matched. The sentiments on all five cards are from Hero Arts as well.

I made about a dozen cards total (duplicates of these) and slashed my small-scrap ribbon stash by about half. These went together very quickly, too.

I used a coordinating colored pen to doodle a border around each sentiment since they looked a bit plain without matting.

Hope you enjoy these!

cardstock: PTI white and kraft
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Palette noir and dark chocolate
accessories: various pens, dimensionals, ribbon scraps


  1. What a super fun way to use up little pieces of ribbon. This is a great idea and adds a nice finishing touch to a simple layout.

  2. I save all those little snips of ribbon and never know how to use them, love this idea.

  3. Ah... you clever, frugal stamper. I might borrow this idea as I also keep the ribbon scraps. The Christmas and the pink ones are my favourites, they pop right off the page.

  4. Wow you have been BUSY!! I love them all...Esp. the pink one!

  5. Super duper cards, Susan! I've never seen this done before with ribbon scraps. I can't wait to try this.

  6. I absolutely LOVE these! I can't wait to try some for myself--God knows I have enough ribbon! ;)

  7. This is so fabulous. To think, I have been giving DD the scraps and glue for her to use, you must know that will stop!

  8. Great way to use up those scraps (filing it away in my little brain)! I love the doodled borders too.

  9. these are brilliant!! I too have a huge amount of ribbon scraps (can't throw any of it away). I am running to my craft room to recreate my own versions of these!! Thanks for the idea!

  10. Well, between you and Juanita, you guys are making me feel guilty about what I throw away!!! These are wonderful! So sweet and fun!


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