Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shopping Our Stash #86 - Ribbon

Good morning blogging friends!  It's Tuesday and we have another great challenge for you over at Shopping Our Stash.  This week we want you to dust off your oldest ribbon and use it on a card.  Simple right?  I'm sure you have some that's been waiting for a very long time to make an appearance somewhere....anywhere!!  So check out what we made for you this week then get busy!

I put together a fairly quick card and I used more than just ribbon that has been hoarded away in my stash.  Wanna see?
 I used some beautiful scraps from a Susan Winget stack that I just love.  There's hardly any of it left but I intend to use every piece!  This paper has been around for about 3 years.  I used 2 different ribbons.  First I picked the cream ribbon at the bottom.  It was a small piece that didn't fit across the bottom of my card, so, after deciding where I wanted my sentiment I cut it into appropriate size pieces and attached it.  Viola!  I bought that ribbon about 20 years ago!  The ribbon in the upper corner was the only piece left.  I honestly have no idea where it came form or how long I have had it.  I always save any ribbons on gifts or packages and that's probably how I acquired it.  The string of pearls was in a baggie I discovered not long ago....age unknown.  The brads and the chipboard are easily 4 years old.  The flowers are the youth here at about 2!
(Yes, I know the pic is crooked....not sure what happened.)  I stamped my writing panel with a scroll die I haven't used in a while.  I kinda forgot about doing this and I like how it looks.
 This DP is from Kaiser but it matches the others really well.
And another shot.

I hope you are inspired to dig deep into your stash and create a beautiful project to share with us this week!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. *love* the beautiful colours & papers - what a fab layout! Seriously, isn't it satisfying to use every single scrap of a certain paper pad? So rare for that to happen :)
    I think you win the 'oldest ribbon' contest!!

  2. oooooooooooooooh! aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! holy mackeral that IS gorgeous paper, i don't blame you for wanting to use EVERY SINGLE BIT!!! lovely ribbons, as well, o'course, and they are perfect for this, as are those FAB flowers! a triumph!!! ♥♥♥

  3. WOW!!! Love this card. The design, the ribbons, the flowers, the papers....all of it. Fantastic!! I think I may need to CASE this design. :)

  4. Such a pretty card...such gorgeous colors! Love it!

  5. Love those papers put together so feminine and lovely. Outstanding, gorgeous and sweet.

  6. This is gorgeous, Michelle!! I love those DPs!! So pretty on the inside, too!

  7. I discovered Susan Winget when my sister and I bought some clearance dishes, now I look for her products. I am glad I am not the only person who had ribbon over 20 years old!