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??



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!