Thursday, August 9, 2007

Can you say Ribbon??? and Candy????

This is what happens when you are a fan of Jody Morrow's blog, Confessions of a Ribbon Addict...

Crazy, huh??? I don't even know which ribbon shares this ribbon is from of Jody's but it sure did put a HUGE smile on my face when I opened the box ;)

I haven't been stamping much lately but this ribbon may just do the trick because I really want to dive into it!

One BIG problem...I have no idea where to store all of this ribbon. I already have 3 drawers and 2 of the SU! Ribbon Keepers full of ribbon!

So what do you suggest? I will pick one of the suggestions and send that person a nice little bit of blog candy, what do you think?? And I promise it will be good because I have bunch of gifts that I have bought over time for giving to my stamping/scrapping friends that are just dying to have a new home!

So, drop me a line about your ribbon storage and see what happens...

PS - I will pick someone on Monday, August 13th!!

35 comments:

  1. Oooh, that ribbon looks so yummy! I'm partial to canning jars, but you know that already. ;) I want to get some clothes pins to wrap them around so I can just pull each color out individually though.

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  2. Have you ever seen my "hangers?" I just tie them in color order on regular hangers...works great for me especially cause I stamp in a walk in closet! They also don't get creases or wrinkles!
    It's so funny you asked about ribbon storage! I just posted my hangers on my blog for someone else!
    http://isittuesdayyetma.blogspot.com/

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  3. Jimmi if you are having problems working out how to store this .... then do I have the perfect storage solution for you!!!!!!!! Just send it all to me ..... then ya won't have a problem anymore will ya!!!!!! See how easy is that ;)

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  4. I have candy jars that I keep all of my ribbon in my color. It looks so fun sitting on top of my shelves. I have also used a bunch of my ribbons on my bulletin board for decoration. They are just stapled into the cork, so I can take them down anytime. Whatever you decide, be sure to post a pic!

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  5. what about the jar storage idea...sorting them by color families and putting them in clear jars (like mason jars, or cookie jars)...i love how that looks, i just don't have room for that in my craft area! hope that helps!
    emily
    www.3peasinapoddesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. Whoa...that what I call a lot of ribbon! If it was me...I would roll it on spools and get a spool holder that you can mount on the wall. Beautiful colors too!
    Great blog and great blog goodies! Thanks for the chance.

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  7. I have bought from Jody -- it's so fun to get a mass of ribbon in the mail!! I use cropper hopper drawers with the yards wrapped in the ribbon cards - I love organizing by color/type. But I can see if you have so many now you need another option. I think the you should continue with the sterlite drawers -- you can fit so many more in and then stack the drawers on top of each other. Good luck!!

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  8. Okay, let's talk ribbon. :) What I do may not work for everyone, but I love it. I don't know if you have an Ikea store anywhere near, but you can buy this online here http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60075295

    I'll email ya a picture of how I use it. Like I said, works for me. :) Good luck!!

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  9. p.s. oops, I lied ... I couldn't find an email address. :) Maybe I'm just blind ... but if you do want to know how I use that curtain wire, just email me at snootiebunz at hotmail.com :) (sorry to post twice -- not trying to cheat! lol)

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  10. OMG (Drooling here) Have you thought of hanging it off of clothing hangers, rolling it onto clothing pins, storing it into large clear glass containers by color. (I love organizing things by color) Some people store them in DMC floss storage boxes. I am trying to think of all the ideas I have seen people use. I have mine all in the old Target storage ribbon boxes which are similar to the SU boxes. But I know with tons of ribbon you out grow that storage quickly. I have also seen wooden storage ribbon racks people have built on ebay that look really neat. Someone else also used a white gutter (yes a gutter, it was really cool) and mounted it on her wall in her scrapbook room and the rolls of ribbon fit perfectly in it, it was really neat! Okay i'm rambling on ribbon storage ideas now. LOL! Hope you find one that works perfectly for you, can't wait to see it!!!

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  11. So the perfect way to organize your ribbon is to give it as blog candy!LOL I like to seperate it into little baggies and store them in a shoe box with little dividers between the different stlyes. Thanks for the chance!!

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  12. I'm so jealous, Jimmi! That ribbon is yummy. I don't have dedicated stamping space, so all my storage is containers that can be put away. That said, I keep most of my ribbon in a rubbermaid tub, and the small pieces in some large ribbon jars from Making Memories, which I just love. So I would suggest winding it on spools and storing in canning or other jars.

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  13. Ribbon storage, what ribbon storage !! I have all my spools of Stampin-up ribbon on hangers that I snipped the ends off of and slid the ribbon on. But then I went crazy at Michaels on vacation and bought tons of .99 cent ribbon, that's all thrown in a drawer. Even though I have tons of ribbon I would love to win some more Thanks !!

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  14. You can use the tiny cases that come with The Angel Company's gift with purchase stamps. You can fit several colors in one box and keep them sorted by color schemes in a basket in your drawer.

    :-)

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  15. Mine look so cute as I organized them a month ago. I bought about 6 packages of the round head clothspins at the dollar store. Then I wrapped my ribbon around the clothes pins. I had 5 large see-thru Biscotti plastic jars from Costco and I put them in that. I have one shelf for my jars of primas, and another shelf under it with my jars of ribbon candy.

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  16. Ok, this is gonna sound strange but it works for me! I have a bunch of plastic packaging that came from tuna snacks. They are round and snap back together with a place for hanging in the middle. I hang them on the peg shaped thumb tacks stuck into the cork board over my desk. They are clear and easy to reach.

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  17. here is a link to how I do my ribbon and I now have two full and another started. I just got the new share from JOdy too.

    http://papertango.blogspot.com/2007/02/taming-ribbon-monster.html

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  18. Hello! I have 2 ways to store my ribbon. First, the loose ribbon is stored in clear glass cookie jars. It is pretty and I can see everything at once. Second, the ribbon that is still on spools are stored nicely in a photo box. Thanks!
    Cheryl KVD

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  19. I like quart canning jars for ribbon. That way you can see what is inside and they look so pretty lined up in a row!

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  20. That is beautiful ribbon. I have mine wound around cardboard rectangles and placed in a plastic storage box. We have cats or I would store it hanging cause it's so pretty to look at.
    Claudia

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  21. I use the Cropper Hopper Ribbon card, they fit neatly into the embellishment drawer they sell.

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  22. Ummm you could send it to my house ;)!! Mine is in a basket, how lame is that, until I just suck it up and get the ribbon holders. But enjoy, it looks fabulous!!

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  23. Ohhhh look at all that ribbon. I love her ribbon shares too. I've done two now and would do the current one but I just don't have the money right now. I'm always watching for her ribbon shares though. Well I dont' have any ideas for you as I'm looking for good ribbon storage myself. So I'll be watching these comments to see what ideas everyone has.

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  24. wow!! that ribbon looks so yummy! for my ribbon storage, i use the rubbermaid ribbon storage units that you get at target. i am new, so i don't have that many, so far it has been good. :)

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  25. I am not into organizing my ribbon too much so I would just put the ribbon in different drawers for different color families. Ribbon is so hard to keep neet. If you do get some good ideas I would love to hear about it.

    Have a great weekend :-)

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  26. Hi!
    Thanks for offering such a great prize!

    I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but I don't see it. I'll try again.

    I store my ribbon on the spool it comes on. They stand up on their side in a photo box. I have a separate box for each color family.

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  27. Okay, I don't have a brilliant idea for your ribbon organization problem. But you can always do what I do: Stuff it all in ziplock bags! :-) (something tells me I'm not gonna win than candy,,,)

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  28. I'm a visual person, so I like to have my ribbons (OK, all my stuff) where I can see it. When I'm working with a particular color family, I'll hang different ribbons on one of those expanding peg hangers that I've hung on the back of my craft room door. I think they were originally used for coffee mugs. It even makes a very pretty display.

    Rebecca (ceadmile00@msn.com)

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  29. I can't remember where I saw this but it was THE BEST IDEA!!!!! Someone made cardboard punches using the round tab punch, then covered it in pretty paper and used it to wrap ribbon around it. It was SO GENIOUS! And it works very well for a few yards of ribbon.

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  30. How about decorating some large paint cans, each with it's own color theme. Punch holes in a line around the can near the top, finish the holes with eyelets. Then drop your ribbon in the can and thread each on through a hole.

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  31. Oh, I'm so sad that I didn't do this one! I just love ribbon. If there's no room you can just send it over to my house and I'll store it for you! lol
    Ok, so I have a few methods. One is the wad & stuff storage method. Exactly like it sounds...wad & STUFF. Works great for bundles like Jody's ribbon share.
    I also have a drawer, where I wind and stuff. Almost as good as wad & stuff, but doesn't hold as much.
    Then I have a few old timey clothespins I stole from my granny (she didn't want them!) and I have ribbon wound around them and they're in a clear jar from Ikea. Not my favorite method...but it sure looks pretty!

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  32. Hi!
    Thanks for offering such a great prize!

    I like to store my ribbon on the spool it comes on. They stand up on their side in a photo box. I use a separate box for each color family.

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  33. Hi!
    Thanks for offering such a great prize!

    It's been interesting to read all the other comments.

    I like to store my ribbon on the spool it comes on. They stand up on their side in a photo box. I use a separate box for each color family.

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  34. Hi!
    Thanks for offering such a great prize!

    It's been interesting to read all the other comments.
    But I have to ask...
    were we only supposed to enter one time?

    I store my ribbon on the spool it comes on. They stand up on their side in a photo box. I use a separate box for each color family.

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  35. I don't like the way the ribbon hangs over the edge of my SU! ribbon keepers. I also don't like to waste things once I buy them so I punched holes (using crop-a-dile) al along the front side (under the silver rim). I then slip the ribbon from each spool through a hole so that it's secured like in a lot of other ribbon keepers and I can pull it through as needed. I punch two holes (connected) for thicker ribbons. The only difficulty is with the ribbons I use a lot it's harder to change the spool out.

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