Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ellen Celebrates Life....Beautifully

 
Greetings, Rumple Ribbon fans! After a teeny delay by the post office (grrrr!), I was overjoyed the week before last to get in my package from Lovebug Creations with a load of fantastic new colors, including a few I show here. Isn't this Green Goddess simply luscious!!?

While I thought I'd be using my Green Goddess Rumple Ribbon on a St. Patrick's Day card, it turns out that it is the perfect complement to the Close To My Heart "Pear" cardstock I just got in to use with my "Chantilly" paper. MMMMmmm, I LOVE that paper almost as much as I LOOOOVVVVE that shade of green in Green Goddess (which is a part of the "Heaven and Earth Collection" of Rumple Ribbons.

So over on my blog, I'm featuring a bright and cheery sympathy card -- unusual, right? Well, after 92 years on God's green earth, I think we ought to be celebrating the "life well lived" of my friend's mother who passed last week. I hope it is well-received. Hop on over to get the particulars on this tri-fold shutter card.

While I'm still drooling over all the new Rumple Ribbons I received last week, I'd like to show you a new way I came up with to store these babies:


I cut the cardstock "spools" using a file from Silhouette America, using my Silhouette Cameo, sizing the spool 4.25" x 5", a perfect size for my Iris Ribbon Storage box. I ironed and wrapped each color separately around each spool, and labeled the color using my Brother P-Touch label system. I store them alphabetically in the box. Next, I took the tag that comes on each Rumple Ribbon, and glued a small piece of the corresponding color onto the back of the tag, and put the tags on a key ring where I've stacked the tags by color.
Cute, huh??




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5 comments:

Tanya said...

WOW!! Hoppin over to her blog now!!

Pamela Lash said...

Great idea on storing ribbon and your card is darling!
Cyberhugs........Mama LoveBug

Dawn Carlyle said...

Such a cute card - love the colors!

Zeni said...

Ellen!!! This is just amazing! I really love the trifold shutter card and the colors you used are so pretty! I'm in the middle of trying to also organize my ribbons so I am totally inspired by you to finish!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I love this idea of organization!