Friday, October 9, 2009

Caardvark’s “Take A Bow” Redux

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working with ribbon.

I have tons of holiday ribbon that I bought on sale last year back in Virginia, specifically for making holiday tags and cards.

Last year I made several sets of (ribbon wrapped) holiday napkin ring holders that I saw in Martha Stewart's Holiday issue of “Living” and gave them as holiday gifts.



You wrap ribbon around empty round fabric tubes (toilet paper and paper towel tubes, as suggested by MS, are just too flimsy).

I’m making a set of green ruffled napkin holders for an artsy friend, and thought, hmmm…

they might just work as a tree ornament or…



for a holiday gift wine bottle collar!


Close up of the ribbon wine collars…






I also used a section from one of the many ‘Holiday Greetings’ ribbons to create this very simple card…



The little silver Christmas tree is from a set of decorative “cookie cutter buttons” I bought at to make cards for my “cookie baking group” back home.

Decided to carry the ribbon to the inside…



I seem to be missing quite a few of my ribbons. I hope they’re sitting in---as yet---one of the many unpacked boxes and not in someone else’s home!

Caardvarks…I LOVE this challenge!!! Thank You!!! Don’t know how many times you can enter, but I have lots of other ideas….

Thanks for peeking…

9 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow that's some nice use of ribbons! I especially love the napkin rings..so creative!

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... what creative ideas for using ribbon ... love them all.

lauren said...

holy moly you have SO MANY wonderful and clever ideas for ribbon! i looooooove those napkin rings, especially!

marije said...

wow how nice!! I bought the martha stewart's encyclopedia of crafts on the airport of philadephia, she is so great in crafts!! love her work!
And yesterday the magazines did arrive!!! how sweet of you to send me 2 beautiful magazines. thank you so much!I also mentioned it on my blog! have a nice weekend!ps do you have facebook?i'm adicted to farmville hihihi maybe you want to become my neighbour!

Suzanne C said...

What a great ideas for the ribbons!Love them!

Lucy Abrams said...

You've certainly used ribbons in a creative way - awesome projects.

Sue-ann said...

Fantastic use of the ribbon. Great gift ideas too!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Wow! Love all your fun projects!

Nathalia Castellon said...

I so adore every project you created with your ribbon! You clever girl! :)