Ribbon envy and WOYWW #199
Happy WOYWW#199! The world wide blog hop Starts here: http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ On Weds our time around 2am.
Julia does a wonderful job of hosting this work desk fun!
I start the post early so I can get it linked before it ends over in OZ!!
What started an innocent pin from pintrest turned in to a little bit of coveting (I know I am the only person that goes to pintrest and says I want that!!!) and then into a great idea!! Now I am thinking this is a shop photo and not part of a private collection, but no matter I wanted it for my own card making!!!!
Okay now you want it too, I know it, even if you can't say it!!
I could just see all the beautiful cards I could make and sell, if I only had all this ribbon and maybe even a little more! That is what happens when you start to covet, you never have enough!
So I had this flash of insight
Use what I already have! What I have is yards and yards of beautiful premium quilting fabric that I am not quilting with right now!
And a rotary Cutter
And a Kurieg cup holder!
This is what I ended up with
and this is what is on my Work Desk!
I used a scalloped rotary cutter and "fat quarters" to make these ribbons
I cut them 3/4 -1/2" wide
For this batch I used some of my batik fabrics, for my kids cards I will make ribbons from kids fabrics, or use fabric that will suit a particular motif that batik does not work with well.
Here is a card I used the ribbon with:
Oops I know the sentiment is crooked, but you get the idea!!
This is the note that made my day:
I always try to leave what I make out on my desk so that my husband Steve can take a peek at what I've been doing, before he leaves at 6 am for work.
These cards will be in the card shop in a couple of days, I have to finish the batch.
Because I used a "pinking" edge cutter the fabric won't fray. 48 fat quarters fit on the Kureig cup holder, and that sits on top of my wood "Word" stamp box, out of the way.
Thanks for stopping buy and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!