Remarkable Ribbons

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Hello my fellow scrap fanatics!

I have some fantastic news. My latest and greatest 15-page summer vacations scrapbook is all done! I finally got the very last page scrapped this past weekend. Now of course I’m showing it off to anyone and everyone. I’m sure my mail carrier enjoyed taking a peek, right?

There were a few motifs that I tried to continue throughout the book: yellow, circles and ribbon. I made sure to pull in at least one of these elements on each page. The book’s look turned out cohesive and so put together! But I did realize a few things while trying to pull this off.

First, there is so much cute yellow paper out there! Second, a circle punch was the best investment I made. I used that thing over and over. And third, if you try to use ribbon on every page, you will be forced to come up with some pretty creative techniques! I thought I’d share a few of my faves.

Ribbon Techniques

  • Layer it
  • Punch it
  • Add stickers
  • Stamp it
  • Emboss it
  • Add rub-ons
  • Make a border
  • Make a bow
  • Weave it
  • Stitch it
  • Bejewel it
  • Brad on a flower
  • Staple it on in v’s
  • Attach it to binder rings
  • Wrap chipboard
  • Add a bookmark to the biding
  • Fringe it  

And the pièce de résistance of my ribbon treatments: Using a We R Memory Keepers® Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite, I grommeted yellow ribbon every 3/4”. Then I weaved in a white ribbon through the grommets. Nothing says you love ribbon like a ribboned ribbon!

Now I have to go visit my hairdresser…she hasn’t seen my scrapbook yet!

Your friend,
Mary