Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm getting a stamp room!!!! (& Over 100 ways to use ribbon & store it (faux ribbon too)

This is how I like to store my ribbons (more details in this post)

Recent additions:

Becca's video tutorial on ribbon ruching
Dry Embossed ribbon (with a Cuttlebug or other method)
Hero Arts' ribbon tying & other finishing touches
my Stitched bow tie ribbon slider (instructions only no step by step pics, sorry) :O)
Lisa's Gorgeous (and too brilliant) ruffled stitched ribbon
Nichole's button bow tutorial
Easy ribbon lanterns (Martha Stewart)
Debbie's Ribbon Rose tutorial LOVEly!
Ribbon pleating by Tiff (a perfect tutorial!)

Martha et al:
  1. Ribbon & bow accessory (cool!)
  2. Ribbon Tassels
  3. Ribbon bookmarks
  4. Ribbon rosette bow
  5. Monogrammed velvet ribbon (oulala!)
  6. Curling ribbons
  7. Ribbon Tassel (loverly!)
  8. BUT Sharon has the best tassel Tut. here (just use ribbon instead of cording)
  9. Bows How-to
  10. Ribbon twist
  11. Ribbon Glossary
  12. Various ribbons & bows
  13. Gift Wrapping, tags, & bows (sildeshow)
  14. Velvet ribbon mat (for framing)
  15. Ribbon napkin rings
  16. Everlasting ribbon garland
  17. Ribbon Crafts & the How to
  18. Ribbon bulletin board
  19. Ribbon necklace
  20. Three perfect bows
  21. Ribbon brackets shelves
  22. Fabric envelopes (ribboned)
  23. Ribbon Barrettes
  24. Beribboned shoes
  25. Ribbon binding for booklets
  26. Looped ribbon ornament
  27. Recycled ribbon chain
  28. Ribbon loop
  29. Woven ribbon wrap
  30. Ribbon seating card display
  31. Save the date ribbon card (wow!)
  32. Ribbon banner (LURVE this)
  33. Monogrammed labels on ribbons
  34. Gorgeous bow tutorial by Cheryl
Martha Ribbon Flowers:

34. Ribbon Flowers: Loop Flower How-To
35. Ribbon Flowers: Flowering Ribbon Trim
36. Choosing Your Bouquet
37. Ribbon Flowers: Sunny Daffodils
38. Ribbon Flowers: Handmade Blooms
39. Ribbon Flowers: Corsage How-To


40. Perfect bow tying thread on SCS
41. Ribbon folding by Anna on Queen & Co blog
42. Ribbon Border by Scrap the World TV
43. Flat ribbon on a card by ashleyabat
44. Kristina's video to make a ribbon flower
45. and her tie a knot video (with the secret to a great knot)
46. & her bow tying made easy
47. Ribbon flower template from Papercraft inspiration magazine June issue downloads
48. How to tie a flat ribbon on a card (by ashleyabat)
49. How to tie a ribbon (simple knot) by riley1212
50. YouTube search for "ribbon how to"
51. Google search for "ribbon tutorial"
52. Notimetostamp's Sharon's velvet bound card
53. Suzy's Japanese book binding tutorial
54. CTMH TV using ribbon video
55. Ribbon & paper florette by Jami on Scrapbook Lounge
56. Ribbonned lampshades by Tricia on Scrapbook Lounge
57. Jacobs ladder book by Tricia on Scrapbook Lounge
58. Ribbon memoboard " "
59. Ribbon for a dropspine box " "
60. Cute ribbon detail (scrapbooking/over card images) by Carmen...
61. Zigzag paper strips (great use for faux ribbon) by Judi...
62. Heat embossing ribbon by moi
63. Cindy's altered ribbon (using marker)
64. Laura's ribbon bookmark
65. & Amy's ribbon tying tutorial
66. Wet or Dry embossing ribbon (instructions)
67. Wire edge ribbon rosettes by Donna on Craft Critique
68. Sharon's funky ribbon card closure
69. No sew wire-edged ribbon jewelery pouch by Rena
70. Easy ribbon gift bag by Kit
71. Julia's shredded ribbon carrot box tut
72. Chipboard on ribbon banner by Tamara (scrapbook lounge)
73. Ribbon tie on pocket folder for cards by Jami (scrapbook lounge)
74. Ribbon fringe instructions by JCaroline Creative
75. Ribbon fringe (the frayed kind) by Diane
76. Dying ribbon (SCS tutorial)
77. Tumble dry ribbon in a coffee cup with a heatgun by Susan
78. You can just brayer taffeta ribbon!!! Tutorial by Andrea
79. Fantastic links from Craft Critique for ribbon by Melissa
80. Whitney's 105 ways to use ribbon
81. 50 ways to use your ribbon by Antuanette
82. Ways to use ribbon for parties by Gia (video)
83. Two-Peas Tips & Tricks for using ribbon slideshow
84. How to use an abundance of ribbon
85. 25 ways to use ribbon list by Marisa
86. Ribbon Rose how-to
87. Abra Leah's ribbon rose video tut.
88. Hero arts ribbon slider card (video)
89. Meridith's ribbon board tut.
90. Shanon's ribbon ring
91. Distressed ribbon by moi
92. Marge's gathered ribbon & rosette
93. Wanda's ribbon threading tutorial
94. Kelly's ribbon tying video tut.
95. Mary's faux swiss dot ribbon & flowers
96. Ribbon Label tutorial (this'd be so cute on cards/scrap pages!)
97. Ribbon folding tutorial by Candice
98. Curly grosgrain ribbon tutorial by Wendy
99. Dawn's ribbon flower video
100. Braided ribbon by Nicole
101. Michelle's ribbon strips
102. Michelle's gifting ribbon
103. Marie's frayed ribbon (found thanks to the tireless efforts of the amazing Jean Fitch)

Faux Ribbon:
  1. Faux ribbon Tut. by Nichole
  2. Valita's faux ribbon banner
  3. Faux velvet ribbon tutorial by Ellen
  4. Faux Ribbon Frame tut. by Sherrie
  5. Curving your faux ribbon stamps by Nichole
  6. Using faux ribbon stamps as a guide for stitching
  7. Funky faux ribbon strips by "?"
  8. Ribbon Bow edges (wow!) by Deanne on Inspirational
  9. Recycle those ribbon scraps by Nicci (Inspirational too!)
Ribbon storage:
  1. How Amy stores her ribbon (video)
  2. Adorable ribbon box by Jami on Scrapbook lounge. She makes a different box in the video but I think you can download the design guide for the ribbon box instructions (Ya need to register)
  3. Few handy-dandy ribbon storage tips from spazzgirl555 (she's fun!)
  4. Ribbon storage 101 by Candice
  5. Nichole's ribbon jar storage
  6. The Ribbon Ring
  7. Clothes line ribbon storage by Sarah
  8. Martha et al Copper gutter ribbon storage
  9. Martha ribbon dispenser box
  10. Sheila's bind it all ribbon storage
  11. Ribbon storage box tutorial
  12. Ribbon storage ideas from the Everyday Scrapper
Older chit chat moved down here:

Hi There!

In this update and an old link list for ribbon ideas that I had mostly saved as a draft (no time to stamp) :O( *WEEP!*

The update: I've been missing You all like crazy! Your kind thoughts have been such a boon in my quest to remedy my health issues, and some big-time housing issues to boot. Thank You for being so very very wonderful!

Everything is looking WAY up. We've found a new healthier home, where I look forward to less of these debilitating headaches, getting my energy back, & breathing properly again. (I've been worrying that it's been the damp'n'dank basement suite we live in. I'm terribly allergic to musty schtuffs.) Soooh, I'll be packing for the rest of the year, LOL (Boy, do we have oodles of stuff!) but I'll also posting as often as I can, 'cause man oh man do I ever miss Yous!

Our new place is so bright and lovely (no more Hobbit hole for us, LOL.) It even has a...... (drum roll please)...........Stamp Room!!!!! My very first one! :O)!!!!! <--- [those exclamation points are symbolic of me jumping up and down ecstatically (and performing the funky dance of JOY!) Only I have a few more curves and wobbly bits than an exclamation point (which is why the free gym at the new condo is a great perk too! hehehe)]

I can't thank you enough for your patience and support. To all of you who celebrate Christmas or any Holiday or any Tradition this time of year (and to those that don't, too!) I hope your days are brimming with love and laughter and warmth of spirit.

Much Love,


Theresa Momber said...

Yay! So glad you have found a healthier place and what a boon to have your very own stamping room!

mudmaven said...

Way to go! Congrats on the new space and I'm sure it will help getting out of the basement. Have a wonderful holiday! ~chris

Erum Tasneem said...

I am so happy for you!!!!!! I know how it is like NOThaving a scrapin room! Im glad you have found a nice "healthy" place. I will be waiting for the pics!

Mary Leeson said...

How sweet of you to include my tutorial for this post of yours! Thanks mucho. Lovin your blog as always!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you, i can't imagine all the goodies you will be able to come up with for us lucky people.


Mari said...

Yay Mel! There's nuthin more exciting than a stamping room of your own... except maybe fancy new digs! Here's to a happy, healthy bright new home!

Ellie said...

YEAHHHHHH I am sooo happy to ee you about! and send you the BIGGEST hugs and GIRL I know that dance a little too well there is nothing like having your own creative space! YEAHHH come on lets do that boogie down oh yeah oh yeah dance! :)


Danielle said...

Congrats Mel - what a fab way to start the new year! And a stamp room to boot - can't wait to see what wonderful creations you'll conjure up in there, hehe!
Have a wonderful christmas!

Margaret McDonald said...

I'm doing happy dance for ya two too.

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulations on your new home and getting your fist stamp room!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new place. That's awesome that you will have your very own stamp room!!!

Have a Happy Holiday<
Gail :-)

Maria said...

Holy! Awesome news, Mel! Sure beats crafting on a dining table or something like that. Well, I'm glad to hear that you'll be living in lovely healthier place with your very own craft room! Can't wait to see the pics of your stampin' and craftin' haven!


take a little piece of my art said...

First of all and most important, congrats on finding a healthier place to live and breathe. I have a lot of the same environmental probs and they're so annoying. Hope it helps!! And yippee for you on your stamping room, I love mine and think everyone that does this wonderful craft deserves to have one! So happy for you!! I wish I had a free gym, too...'cause my exclamation points are much curvier, too!!! LOL Merry Christmas!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Mel, can't wait till I see what your create when feeling good in your new stamping room! Check out this link to Pink Hedgehog's(Heidi)
ribbon storage.

Rose-Anne said...

Mel, As a migraine sufferer myself I can understand how you must feel. You and your health come first so take care and worry about yourself first and us second. LOL.
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2009 and yournew home and stamp room. I appreciate everything you do for us.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

how exciting for you! we have room to build a loft, but money is a issue. I'm still going to have "wish ful" thinking for the new year though!

NoraAnne said...

Congrats on your new stamping room, that is SO exciting :)

Elena said...

Hooray! I am very happy for you Mel! Glad you will live in a better home for you!
Thank you for sharing the links!
Happy Holidays to you too!

Toni K said...

Congratulations Mel! So happy for you! Thanks for the links too.

2 Worlds said...

Thanks for the links

Anonymous said...

So glad you are feeling better and have found a healthier home. (WITH A STAMP ROOM!!) Merry CHRISTmas. WandaG_CT

Candy said...

YAY MEL!!!! I am so happy for you. A bright and healthy place to live with a stamping room!!!!!! You must be in heaven . . . . .
I take it you are moving fairly soon if you are packing already. That is AWESOME - a fantastic Christmas gift to be sure.
Enjoy, enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...


Paula's ponderings said...

Thats the best news Ive had for ages!! Im soooooooooo pleased for you both. Here's to a very Happy and Healthy new Year! wooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Happy Happy Christmas to you and Charles! xxx ps thanks for the ribbon storage ideas I have way too much!!

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

I am so happy you are getting a healthier place too and even more excited about your very own stamping room! I can't wait for the pictures. Have fun! Renee

Laurie in MN said...

What a relief for you to be living in a sunny, bright place where you shouldn't have mold and mildew bothering you.

I wish you good health in the coming year.

Rosie said...

Mel - so pleased you've found somewhere better to live... and a Stamp Room! Oh my!!
Have a lovely Christmas and jolly packing to you!! All the best for 2009 xoxoxo

Karen from Ontario said...

Hi Mel,
So glad you are back and feeling better just in time for Christmas!!! What fantastic place and a stamp room. Wow....what I wouldn't do for a room of my own.
Take care and thanks so much for all your inspirations and have a wonderful holiday filled with happy times and special memories.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! So glad you are getting a stamp room... With your talent it is much deserved and something that is better for your physically is always a good thing. :)

Etha said...

Hi Mel, glad you are taking things in your hands and getting better!! While packing is no fun, you'll get a new start :)
Just the other day I stumbled upon a great ribbon storage solution by Nicole, may want to add that to your terrific list!

happy holidays!!

Anonymous said...

I'm positive you will feel better when you get away from the mustiness which likely is mold. My sister had the same problem with black mold in her house and it caused her to have serious illnesses for 4 years. She had bronchitis, pneumonia, croup, you name it. Infections constantly. She was too sick to work. She moved and had NO more since. Happy to hear you'll have a stamp room too!

Anonymous said...

Yahoo three cheers for a healthier, happier, living space. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Ann Lind

retiredheather said...

Great to hear from you again Mel. wonderful news about your new sounds wonderful. Thanks for the ribbon links.
Happy Holidays to you and yours

katemade designs said...

So happy for you. You will love having a dedicated space for your craftiness. The best part of a separate room? You can make a big ol' mess and if you're not done with a project you can close the door and no one has to see the mess until the project is done. The healthier home is great too. I made a similar move a few years ago.

Catherine said...

Oh Mel! I'm so excited for your and Charles's new home!!!! And I can't wait (no pressure, though) to see pics, especially of your craft room! That is so wonderful!
I will surely be using these ribbon storage tips as my current system just is not working anymore! Thanks for sharing all of these links.
Hope you are feeling better for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

delighted to hear your good news, love your blog and love all of these compiled ideas. You are amazing, all the best in the new home

Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new home! Such an AWESOME way to begin the new year! Hopefully it will definitely pay off in the way of better health for you and your fam!

Lori said...

Congrats on the new place! I'm looking forward to seeing the new creations it inspires. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday and new year!

Julia said...

Congrats on the move. Happy to hear you are moving to a healthier place
: )

Shirley said...

Glad you found a healthier place to live. I worked in a mold infested office for 5 years without know it and it made me very ill. Your will be surprised how well you will feel in about 6 months. It was a gradual recovery for me.

Anonymous said...

Mel I am so glad you have found a brighter, happier and healthier place to live. I must say that if anyone deserves a stamp space of her own it is you.

Hope you and yours have a hapy holiday season and that the new year brings you good health, love and peace.

Phoenix, AZ

Crissy said...

Great news Mel! I'm so jealous about your very own stamp room!

Anonymous said...


Joani McDonald said...

Mel I'm very happy for you!! As much as your missed you take your time and get healthy & settled. We will all be here when you get back!
Here's to hoping you have Happy holidays!

Lorraine said...

Super to have you back Mel and good luck in your new home it sounds brilliant and to be healthy again wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and everyone reading your fantastic blog. Best blogger going. luv Lorraine.

Annapurna said...

What good news. Love that ribbon storage idea. Forgot all about it.

Well well well... I guess you didn't see my latest post before you wrote this post;-)

You really should. Hope you are staying warm while preparing to move.

Happy Holidays to you hun!

Dawn said...

I'm jumping up and down too Mel!! woohoooo!!! MERRY Christmas!

Curt in Indy said...

Such exciting news for you! What a wonderful Christmas happening! Can't wait 'till you are "back"! Merry Christmas! Best, Curt

Corie said...

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Great to have you back! Missed you much and then some...
{happy dance going on here}
Way to go on the new home and your very own stamp room... you deserve it very much. Glad to hear those nasty old headaches are going to be a thing of the past too.
Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year on your new start, Marilyn

Jessica Diedrich said...

HOW exciting! Can't wait to see pics of your new stamp room mel!!!

Shirley said...

Wonderful about the room and thanks for the great info about the ribbon, Mel~

Anonymous said...

Mel, I'm so glad to hear you are improving your living conditions and you get your own craft room! How exciting! Happy New Years to you!