Wednesday, February 1, 2012

VINTAGE PRINTED RIBBON TUTORIAL AND A GIVEAWAY!

Here's a fun little tutorial for personalizing your own ribbons.  These would be pretty tied around a bouquet of flowers or a gift for a special friend.  The first time, we made our own "ribbons" out of torn strips of white linen.  Just tear strips about 1" wide (or whatever size you need to fit the stamp you're using), pull off the loose threads, and start stamping.  I used permanent black ink for mine but this ink comes in lots of colors. These linen ribbons were wrapped around the tags (shown below) we put at each place, the night of our craft get-together in McKinney.  We wrapped a fabric rose out of the same linen to decorate the tags.

Then we moved on to printing on some vintage ribbons.  These came from a bundle Jan found at an estate sale recently.  She got the whole bag for only $1!!!  What a great find! 
    
 There were tons of colors and the brand, "HugSnug", is still around today. 
 
We printed on some pale blue . . .

red . . .
and cream.

So, once you have the materials, there's nothing to it.  You need:
*ribbon (I think vintage is the best), or torn linen strips
*a permanent ink stamp pad
and
*a stamp with a phrase that will fit on standard 5/8" seam binding ribbon or your ribbon of choice

Just roll out the ribbon and start stamping.  You'll want to line up the stamp to the center of the ribbon, of course.  Don't press too hard or the edges of the stamp will come off on the ribbon too.  It's good to practice a bit on scraps first.  Give it a try!  There are so many great stamps out there - you can make ribbons for every occasion.

You can give the ribbons as a gift - just wrap your stamped ribbons around a vintage postcard from Karen, at The Graphics Fairy and your friends can use them for their own projects.  Or wrap it around a bouquet of flowers.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
Expired!!!  Come back for the next one soon!
(International friends - this is for you too!  This will be a very 
light package to ship, so please "follow" and enter!)
These ribbons are so pretty I wanted to share them with a couple followers.  On February 14th, using random.org, I'll choose 2 winners.  Each winner will receive approximately 3 yards of stamped ribbon (either seam binding "ribbon" or fabric "ribbon") wrapped around a bundle of 5 Valentine "Hare" gift tags . . .
This tag is on brown craft paper card stock and printed with the "HARE Dictionary Page" from the Graphics Fairy.
Here are the tags without the ribbon.  They're large (about 3 x 6 inches) and the back is blank, so it's ready for your written sentiments.

The winners will also receive this paper heart swag made with antique book pages,
and . . .
a little something extra!  


Just a little something, but it will remain a secret until the winners open their packages!  Here are the rules to enter:

Just leave a comment on this blog post letting me know you are a follower of You Could Make That.

OPTIONAL extra entries - do any or all!
1.  Mention my giveaway on one of your blog posts
2.  Do a whole post about my giveaway on your blog.
(The button on the top sidebar is there for you to use.)
3.  Mention the giveaway on your Facebook page with a link back to this post.

Just leave me separate comments for each extra entry.  That's 2 winners and 4 different ways to win.

REMEMBER!  If you are an anonymous user or have a private profile, please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!  Or you could email your email address to me if you'd rather stay private.

That's it!  So easy!

Just a little way to say thank you for all of your kind comments and encouragement along the way.   From California to South Africa . . . it's been fun to get to know you through your emails and your comments over my first year of blogging!  I hope to see some familiar "faces" in the entries!







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64 comments:

Anonymous said...

N your creations are amazing as always! -K

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, throw my name in the hat! I can't imagine finding that whole bag of ribbon! I am slowly replacing all of my stamp pads with the fabric stamping or multi purpose inks Your ribbons are gorgeous!!

Carol

Rhissanna said...

Oh! I'm a follower! What a lovely idea, printed ribbon. Yes please, I'm up for the giveaway!

Veronica said...

Love this idea Nan! Such a fun way to personalise ribbons. You could even do monograms - endless creativity here!
(Oh, and you know I'm a follower!) vxx

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I am a follower Nan! I LOVE the ribbon and can't wait to try it!
Susan

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I'm putting your giveaway on my FB Nan!
Susan

♥ Miss Tea said...

What a lovely giveaways and love the tutorials! i'm your newest follower and would love a chance to win those lovelies!

susan (missr4in@gmail.com)

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Simply sweet ribbons, what a neat idea. I so enjoy your tutorials, I would love to win these sweet ribbons, enter me please.
Connie

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Great as usual!I'm your most devoted follower!(thought that may help my chances!)

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

And....I did post about this giveaway on my blog!

SuzyMcQ said...
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SuzyMcQ said...

These are the most beautiful gift tags ever...especially with the custom ribbons. You are giving me such great ideas!

Thanks so much.....and, I am a happy follower.

yann said...

I'm your 362th follower who found you to be fun & creative. I love burlap just like you.

I love the ribbon made by tearing strps from linen. Very Zakka. I am going to make some ribbons for various occassion with differents stamps.

Nan said...

Thank you, Yann!

You are a "No Reply" Blogger - so please email me your email address. I have no way of contacting you!

Thanks, Nan

she dreams big! said...

You betcha I'm a follower! In fact, your blog is my go-to place for projects. Can't tell you how many ideas I've gotten from you. Thank you for always sharing!

she dreams big! said...

Since I'm still in vacation mode and don't have a blog post idea in my head yet and I don't 'do' FB (I know, I'm the only person in the world that doesn't), I've posted your giveaway button on my sidebar. Does that count as an extra entry?

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Nan-
I'm a New Follower. Love your Blog!
I Love the printed ribbon idea.
I would Love to be entered in your Giveaway!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I am posting your Giveaway on my sidebar!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Bo said...

count me in

thanks for tutorial

Jenn said...

I started to follow you earlier when I was by. I hesitated b/c I've got so many I follow and don't get to see - but I love the creative ideas you have and with a tease of those ribbons. Okay, why not. But even without the giveaway, the ribbons got me. They're awesome. BTW - loved that Molly in another post you did - scrolled past it earlier when I was by. McKinney? Texas? Do you have the Texas Blogging Gals badge and are you listed there? I just realized my badge has fallen off my blog. What? I'll have to go fix that right now! Did I mention my Google and Open ID aren't working together today? They aren't. So, it'll take 2 clicks to get over to me if you try by way of my icon. Thanks, Jenn Time Traveler with Liz.

Mrs. Duerr said...

Your creativity makes me smile with each new idea! Perhaps it makes me smile as I remember our art project crafting days. :) I just adore your printed ribbon and the antique book heart garland. Your projects always awaken my romantic sensibilities! By the way - we're reading Pride and Prejudice in 7th grade right now; I am thoroughly enjoying watching the students learn to read Jane Austen and actually enjoy the story line!

Sharon said...

Hello Nan!

I am a new follower and am so glad I found your blog. So much inspiration :) Thank you for entering me in your sweet giveaway!

Sharon

cindy said...

I am a follower and I love everything you do and all the pictures you post. Thanks for the giveaway. I see that your followers are growing every day!

Claire said...

Hey Nan, I have just discovered your blog and your fab giveaway. The stamped ribbons are lovely, a great idea.
I am now a follower and am going to have a lovely browse through some older blog posts and no doubt be inspired.

Claire :}

Jennifer Leible said...

Oooh my goodness! I love your ribbon! It is such a cute and wonderful idea! ! I hope I can be a lucky winner!

Deb Plapp said...

I LOVE ribbon! I would love to win your ribbon, thanks for the chance.

Bev said...

Love the ribbons and cards. Would love to win. Thank You for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I just happened upon your blog and I love your style. I'm also a bunny collector, so I loved the "hare" art. Keep up the good work! jjctex1@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I am one of your newer followers and would like very much to win but your generosity and clear tutorials make me feel like I already won!
Jessie
gcr1271@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, my, how lovely! Would love to win the stash! Just found your blog via Craft-O-Maniac. I'll be checking back often.

Louise in NE Oklahoma

l.horner@netzero.com

Lynda said...

Hello, I found your blog through a link from the graphics fairy, I wont copy but will take inspiration for tags for my hand-crafted hares and bears! I whave added your blog to my list of "must Read" best wishes, Lynda. www.tutuly.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. I just discovered it and will be following you in the future.

Gwen said...

Nan, I've followed your blog since you first began. Love all of your creations, but this ribbon is one of the best. Thanks for the inspiration you give.

CrafterBerly said...

Great tips for printing your own ribbon. That would be awesome for gift tags and handmade cards.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh what a lovely giveaway! I love it & crossing my fingers lol.

xoxo
twentyfour7
Susan

Susan said...

I'm a new follower-I came across your blog through The Shabby Creek Cottage and now I'm hooked!!

xoxo
twentyfour7
Susan

marymac said...

Beautiful ribbon, I am a new follower.

Jann Olson said...

Hi, I just found your blog through the dress form party. I have stamps similar to those and I love your fun idea. I am now a new follower and very happy to have found you. Thanks for the opportunity to win this sweet give away!
Hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

I am posting your give away on my sidebar. Thanks again. I love it!
Hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

Hi it's Jann again, the one with the two N's. lol! Darn, wish I was the one N Jan that has all the fun with you. I just posted about your give away on facebooks. Thanks!
Jann

Peggy said...

Just found your blog and so glad I did. What cute ribbon! I tear strips of fabric for ribbon but I've never stamped on it. Gotta go get a stamp now.
pmccallum2@yahoo.com

Ann said...

Love your wonderful creations. I'm a new follower. I adore the hare image. Hope you'll hop over to my blog to see my hare pillow. http://onceuponafirefly.blogspot.com/2012/02/hare-past-shackle.html

Kathryn Knight said...

I am a follower! :)

Carolyn said...

I'm happily following. Beautiful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carolyn said...

Also, I would love to be on your link party list. My readers would love your ribbon project. My party – The Inspiration Board is up right now. Hope to see you there.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/02/inspiration-board-link-party-36.html

Liliana W said...

I'm a follower. Love, love your projects!

dimaier said...

My mom's favorite saying was "you could make that." tee hee!
I would love to get my crafty fingers on that ribbon...

Mary in VA said...

I am a happy follower and the ribbons are lovely! What a great idea! MaryC

Janis said...

I am on the lookout for vintage ribbon...what a great idea! Following..... and love the heart garland made of book pages. <3

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Adorable! We follow by Linky Follower! Would love for you to link up the tutorial to our uncommonly Yours link party!! :)

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

Sue said...

You have some wonderfully crafty ideas, Nan! So glad I found your blog. I'd like to enter your give-away. Those ribbons and tags are adorable. Am now following you on LF. ~ Sue

1cookiebaker said...

The special gifts you are giving away are SO cute!

1cookiebaker said...

I am a new follower! ;)

Lowri said...

I just discovered you blog via TipJunkie and I love it. New follower and I think this idea is genius! Would love to enter your giveaway too
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.co.nz/

Mary Ellen said...

How fun to find all that ribbon and I love the stamping idea!! I have got to see if I have a stamp that would work!!! Thank you so much for the great idea!

Anonymous said...

So many possibilities for using this idea, holidays, birthdays... Please include me in your drawing! Thanks-
Amy
amymurillo@yahoo.com

Meriposa said...

I LOOOOVE these ribbons !!! How fun to get yours !!!

Meriposa said...

Posted this idea to my FB account

Fran said...

Clever use of ribbon. When I first saw it I thought the words were written with a fabric pen (which would also work well) Thanks for a great idea.

lindag1947 said...

love the tutorial. linda gerig

Linda said...

Following...Adore this idea and would love to win these items. Thank you!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Great tutorial :o) Sorry I missed your giveaway...but happy to meet you here :o) My dad's family are all from Wisconsin (and we were able to visit up in the beautiful northern woods for Christmas...he is from Eagle River).

Blessings & Aloha!
I'm stopping by from Susan's Metamorphosis Monday. I'd love if you get a chance to stop by and take a peek at our daughter's work in progress for their nursery :o)

roommom27 said...

I loved your handstamped ribbon post! I am going to buy the supplies and make some Valentine ribbon this week. Sometimes I glue rhinestones or pearls on ribbon - this looks a lot easier!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

So happy to have found your lovely blog... I'm a new follower...

Blessings,
Spencer

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