Ribbon scraps ... thousands of them! Little pieces left over from hundreds of projects completed in the past 5 years.
Whenever I have scraps of ribbon left, I just put them in this jar. Problem is ... the jar is full and running over!
And so I decided to create some cards that would help me use up some of these scraps.
Now, with this many scraps, I could create a hundred of these cards and probably still not make much of a dent in my Ribbon Scrap Jar. But it does give me a certain feeling of satisfaction knowing that I'm trying to reduce, reuse and recycle!
My inspiration for all three cards today came from cards that I saw posted on Pinterest. I've done my best to track down the creator of each original card. Some of the ribbon used is non SU and much of it is retired from years past (do you see some old favorites?).
My inspiration for this card was created by Amy Wanford. The cardstock colors are Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. The ribbon scraps are all various shades of yellow and orange. The stamp set is Pursuit of Happiness. I used the 2.5" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch and 1/2" Circle Punch along with the Big Shot and the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. I also used a few Basic Rhinestones for a little bling!
I laid strips of ribbon onto the embossed mat, and just kept sub-dividing until the entire circle was filled in. The large circle is punched with the 2.5" Circle punch and is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. The Card Base is 5.25" square. I think this is a fun, sunny card!
This inspiration for this second card was created by Kristina Werner.
I used Night of Navy and Crumb Cake cardstocks. I cut out the heart with the Big Shot and the Heart Collection Framelets. After cutting, I traced the heart shape onto the Night of Navy layer so I had an outline of exactly where I needed to place the ribbon. Ribbon was applied using SNAIL adhesive.
I laid the ribbon in strips diagonally until my heart was filled in. I added stitches with a White Gel Pen and attached a few little buttons with Crystal Effects. The sentiment is from the retiring stamp set Heard from the Heart. The Card Base is 5.25" square. This card has a cute, homespun look. It was quick and simple to pull together and definitely a fun technique to keep in your toolbox!
And finally, one more Ribbon Scrap Card to share with you today! This one was inspired by a card created by Michelle Andrews on Stampin' Connection. The original actually used strips of DSP rather than ribbon.
I wanted something bright and bold for a birthday and tried to select ribbon scraps that fit the bill.
The Card Base is 4.25 x 5.5" and cardstock colors are Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. The stamp set is the retiring Hostess set called Happiest Birthday Wishes. I colored directly on the rubber with Stampin' Write Markers. I tied off the ribbon with a red Glimmer Brad. I think the finished card is happy and fun!
Well, I hope I've challenged you to pull out some of your ribbon scraps and put them to good use! This was a fun project and it's always so gratifying to use up scraps for cards!