Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Designer Showcase: Ribbons and Twine

This week we are getting all tied up in our Designer Showcase for you!  We are sharing some inspiring projects that use ribbon and twine.  What until you see these!

Heather created this amazing banner to welcome Spring.  Everything about this is so darling.  From the gorgeous flowers to the bright colors. Those frayed edges of burlap canvas are just the perfect touch!  Check it out, she has included both ribbon and twine on her project!

This is a jar candle that I altered.  I created a wrap to decorate the candle on a base of recycled cardboard. Now before you go wondering where the ribbon is, let me show you the back....

I used ribbon, laced through some eyelets, to secure the wrap to the candle.  This way I can keep using the pretty design even after this candle is all used up!

Pam has shared this layout with us. Look at how she used the ribbon as a focal design element to her page.  She steps the ribbon right out from the journal spot to add color, interest and flow. Notice too how she set the little bows up as part of a design triangle.  You can just feel your eye moving about her page from the beautiful pictures to the journaling and title work.

Take a look at how Vicky has used ribbon to "mend" her torn papers on this shabby chic page.  There are so many details on the page, yet non distract from the gorgeous photo. Her choice of a sheer ribbon in a complementary color blends so well with the background.  I'm really liking the peek-a-boo doily lace punched edge too!

This first page that Nancy is sharing with us has a few ribbons that really add details to her page.  The floral ribbon is a great divider below her photo.  Then the velvet ribbon adds some texture as well as shape with it's scalloped edge.  And finally, the cream ribbon layered with folds is an adorable fine touch to the page!

This page kinda rocked my socks off! I love the lollipop that Nancy created with twine!  How perfect is that for this page?  I really like the placement in with the flowers too. It's beautiful enough to be a flower!  I've got to give this a try!

I hope we didn't "tie you up" for too long today!  Sorry, couldn't resist the pun!  I do hope you have fun doing some creative things with ribbon and twine.

Hey - if we have inspired you and you'd like to see your pages here, please email them to me at scrappycath(at)gmail(dot)com. We'll feature you here on a Readers Pages post!


  1. Lovely! I almost never use ribbon, though I certainly collect enough. ;)

  2. Love ribbon! Each project is so nice. Very inspiring!

  3. Very awesome projects ladies! Thanks so much for inspiring me as always.