Saturday, April 21, 2012

Use Your Stash - April = Ribbons

If you are joining us for the "Using Up Your Stash Blog Hop" you are on the right track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Bethany's Blog. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing Ribbons!  If you are like me, you buy ribbon and then never use it.  This was the perfect time to get out my (rather large) stash of ribbon and figure out something to create.   A 2-page spread layout is what I finally came up with.  It is extremely colorful, and well, let’s be honest – a little on the elementary side, My Dear Watson.  But, I like it and I usually don’t go for the less sophisticated-type of project. 

First, I cut about 3 inches from each ribbon I had on hand…. OK, it’s more like about 90% of the ribbon I had on hand, but – I did use most of it.  Then, I cut each ribbon piece in half.  On Colonial White cardstock, I placed a giant yellow circle that I inked around in, surprise surprise, Sunset ink.  I have no idea where I got the large yellow circle.  I was looking through my paper stash and found it.  That is when I decided to make a sun out of the circle.  The first lot of ribbons I had cut in half were then used as the rays on my sun. 

On the 2nd page, I used the other group of ribbons as the stems for flowers.  Next, I inked just about any round-flower’ish looking item I could find and adhered the flower to the ribbon/stem.  Some of the flowers are Close To My Heart products, such as Heirloom Assortment, Just Blooms White Daisy, Bliss Level 2 (retired), and the Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes.  I also used the Just Blooms Paper Shapes (butterflies).  All of the other flowers are listed below in my Non-CTMH shopping list.

For the saying, I used the Cocktail Alphabet in Black ink. 
This was a pretty easy project, but I had fun being silly with it. 

Close To My Heart Shopping List
Liquid Glass - Z679
Colonial White Cardstock - 1388
Just Blooms Paper Shapes – Z1463
Just Blooms Variety Pack – Z1300
Bliss Level 2 Assortment – Z1355 (retired)
Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes – Z1683
Heirloom Assortment – Z1635
Bitty Brads Metal Assortment – Z1368
Round Sponge – Z697
Designer Ribbon Pink Collection – Z1384
Designer Ribbon Blue Collection – Z1385
Glitz Glitter Gel – Stardust – Z1313
3-D Foam Tape – Z1151
Micro-tip Scissors – Z534
Tulip Ink – Z2166
Pear Ink – Z2197
Pacifica Ink – Z2192
Cranberry Ink – Z2116
Sunset Ink – Z2191
Spring Iris Ink – Z2148
Parchment Ink – Z2142
Gypsy Ink – Z2190
Sunflower Ink – Z2150
Sunny Yellow Ink – Z2152
Black Ink – Z2105

Non-CTMH Shopping List
* K & Company Wedding Paper Flowers – these were inked in many different Close To My Heart colors
* Recollections Dimensional Flower Stickers
* 23 different types/colors of ribbon that I’ve had anywhere from 1 month to 5 years

Now hop on over to Theresa's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.


  1. Wow! I love how you used all your ribbon. I need to do more than just make bows with mine.

    Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.
    Carson's Creations

  2. I love this lay-out! The bright colors just make it pop. Great job Michelle!

  3. Love all the colors, and great way to use that stach.

  4. Neat layout! I love all the ribbon you used!
    Wendy K.