Apr 28 2009

Ribbon Rings for Organized Ribbon!

Published by at 8 10 am under Blog Candy,Ribbon Rings

I’veadded a wonderful product to organize ribbons tomy stamp room and to myitty bittyStamp Simply Ribbon Store (I started a new TAB above my blog header for tools), and I couldn’t be more pleased — the Ribbon Ring. I purchase all my ribbon on spools, but those spools do go empty and and I’m left with shorter pieces, and I know many of you purchase your ribbon by the yard. There are many different ways you girls organize your ribbon, and I just wanted to share this in case you haven’t seen it. There were some great reviews on this product on Craft Critique not too long ago, so check them out if you like.


Here are a few of my ribbons on the Ribbon Ring. The tags for ribbon come in two sizes – standard and jumbo — and then they hang on rings. How cool (and organized) is that! The slots in the standard tags are 1 1/8″ wide and the slots in the jumbo tags are 2″ wide. The recommendation that came from the manufacturer of the Ribbon Ring is to cut your ribbon into a manageable length (which they considered to be 1 yard), hangyour ribbonon the tag, and then mark the tag with an inventory dot (provided) to show that you have more yardage on a spool in storage (if you do). Well, I was convinced that I could easily hang pieces longer than 1 yard on the tags, and I easily did. Here’s some samples:


These are the standard tags at 1 1/8″ wide. I have easily hung a 2 yard length of 7/8″ wide gingham on the tag. On the next I have hung 2 yard lengths of 2 different 3/8″ wide stripes and a 1/4″ wide silk, for a total of 6 yards on this one standard tag. My next tag holds a 4 yard length of 1″ sheer ribbon.


These 5 tags are all the jumbo tags, at 2″ wide, which work better for my wider ribbons. The first holds 2 yards each of 1.5″ wide stripes and 3/8″ stripes, for 4 yards total. The second holds 2 yards each of 7/8″ gingham checks, again 4 yards total on the tag. The next is wide and narrow gingham (1.5″ and 3/8″), 2 yards each for 4 yards total. Dropping down I have the 1.25″ silk and 1/4″ silk on this tag. I only have 2 yards of each, but the silk is so fine I could have easily fit more yardage onto the tag. My last tag holds 4 yards each of 2 different colors of 1″ sheer, for a total of 8 yards on the tag.

I have the Ribbon Rings available in the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Page 2in 3 different sets. I also have rings available in 2″ and 3″ sizes. The ring shown in the photo above is 2″. It will easily hold 30-60 tags. Some may like to organize their ribbons with all tags of the same color on one ring, others may prefer to organize with all the same type of ribbon on one ring — the choice is yours!

Anyway, just wanted to share and offer them! I’m thrilled to pieces with my Ribbon Rings!!!

Life has beenunusually busyaround here lately, and since I don’t have a new card to show you today (as much as I tried to get to it), I thought it would be fun to share with you projects by some fabulous designers who are using May Arts Ribbons from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Here are a few today:

Rebecca Ednie created this fun and nostalgicvintage themed card using the 1.5″ wide striped ribbon as a part of her design — just love this one — totally charming!

Maren Benedict created a really simple Christmas card (just my style!) using Cosmo Cricket Paper and some of the 7/8″ gingham checks. Fun and simple card filled with holiday spirit! Just love it! And we can NEVER start too early!!!

Julie Campbell, using Unity Stamps, created this fun school themed card using the 7/8″ gingham checks, and

Julie Campbell also did this darling project with Matryoshka dollsusing stamps by My Cute Stamps, using both 1.5″ wide stripes and checks. Love her use of these wide ribbons!Both of Julie’s projects are just darling and fun, fun!!!

Michelle Woerner created this floral beauty using Verve stamps and my absolute favorite ribbon, 100% 1.25″wide silk. Michelle’s card is gorgeous and her bow just makes me drool!

Jenny Gropp shows a fun use of the 3/8″ gingham checks on this fun-loving card using stamps by Repeat Impressions. Tons of visual interest on this humorous card! Way to go, Jenny!!!

JerriJimenez WOWS! us all once again with this incredibly detailed, soft and beautiful Mother’s Day creation. Her gorgeous painted images are the combined handiwork of both Jerri and her mother — a most interesting story that led to the creation of this exquisitely beautiful project!!! Jerri used the narrow 1/4″ silk ribbon for her lovely little bows.

Thank you ladies, for allowing me to share your beautiful creations here today!!!

And thank you all for stopping in today. And although it is not announced above, if you’ve been sweet enough to read to the bottom of this post, I will be giving away one Ribbon Ring Starter Set to a lucky commenter picked by a random number generator on Thursday evening. The winner will be announced when I post the Stamp Simply Challenge late Thursday night! Thanks for stopping in, and I DO hope to get a card made by tonight — I’ll surely try hard — LOL!!!

Also, yesterday’s post containing Blog Candy is still active!

39 responses so far

39 Responses to “Ribbon Rings for Organized Ribbon!”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    What a fabulous find Sharon! I love this storage system! I’m drooling over those gorgeous ribbons!

  2. Karen in KY says:

    These look extremely helpful ! and don’t we all need storage help !?!
    Thanks for another great opportunity.

  3. PERFECT addition to the store! I am sooo in love with my ribbon rings!! Great choice Sharon. And, thanks for showing my card. I love that satin too 🙂 Hugs,

  4. Jackie W. says:

    What a great idea – how pretty they all are!

  5. Beth says:

    What a wonderful storage method for shorter ribbon pieces.

  6. Ann Lind says:

    Wonderful way to store ribbon and keep it from getting wrinkled or crushed. Thanks for the chance to win a set to try. Ann Lind

  7. Connie says:

    Oh now that is a very neat way to store ribbon! I love it!

  8. Heather M says:

    As much as I like the ribbon rings, I must admit I am in love with the ribbons. I can see me hanging these like streamers in my doorway- just for the hit of colour!

  9. Brenda says:

    What a wonderful way to store your ribbon!! Thank you for sharing, I need to do something ribbon is taking control of my stamping room!!

  10. Kathleen says:

    wow another great storage idea. I seem to get as excited over storage solutions as much as new craft products, lol.

  11. Laraine R says:

    Wow!! Great idea!! I will have to check out the store!! Thanks for the chance at winning!!

  12. Jo R. says:

    Well, aren’t you the most generous person Sharon. We certainly don’t need any incentive to visit and read your blog, but thanks for the chance to win some ribbon rings. Ribbon storage is the part I struggle with the most when it comes to organizing my supplies.

  13. Oooh! I’ve been looking at these ribbon rings ever since Craft Critique featured them. Just another good reason to visit your ribbon site some more. 🙂

  14. Linda says:

    I am soooo intruigued by these – i need to go do a mini invenory, because I have literally NO IDEA how many rings/tabs i would need, but you have me seriously considering this! THANK YOU for the review and info!

  15. Hilda says:

    What a clever idea! My ribbon has a habit of turning into a clump of spaghetti – this looks like a perfect solution.

  16. Kathie says:

    I love organizing and these are perfect!!

  17. Carolyn G. says:

    What a neat idea! And who doesn’t have a box or drawer full of ribbon? I will have to try it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Christine aka whim6915 says:

    What a great idea for those left over pieces of ribbon that seem to multiply like bunnies in my craft room. Thanks for the solution!

  19. What a fabulous idea Sharon.
    I have so many ribbons and always looking for ways to organize.

  20. Melanie says:

    I have a little 9×10 room for “ALL” my crafts so every square inch of real estate is expensive there! These rings could easily be hung from my basket perch that hangs from the ceiling. Unfortunately, I also have a cat that LOVES hanging things – if you can visualize that! It’s a treat to have her though. She keeps me company well into the wee hours of the night!
    Thanks for sharing, Sharon!

  21. michelle gall says:

    wow now there is something i need the ribbin i got from you a awile a go is in a clump in a baggie this is a smarter way

  22. Ad K. says:

    What a great storage aid! I have to clean up and organize my supplies and these would be a great help. Thanks for a chance to win these.

  23. joyk says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh these ribbon rings look great……….and so pretty!! I really dont have a storage system for all my ribbon………well……….its kinda all over my stamping room LOL. Wouldnt it be nice to actually be able to see all your beautiful ribbon??!

  24. Cool, I wanted to try ribbon rings for my huge spools of ribbon. Put a couple of yards on the tab then use an inventory dot! So glad you are carrying it.

  25. Carolen says:

    Thanks for so many opportunities to win amazing blog candy.
    But mostly for being such an inspiration and sharing your
    creations. We won’t discuss the enabling! LOLOL

  26. Elena says:

    Great idea for storing the ribbons! Thank you so much for sharing!

  27. Peg says:

    Thanks, Sharon, for the great heads-up on this storage system. I had not seen it before and think it’s a great idea. As always you inspire me to simply stamp simply, Thanks again!

  28. Toni says:

    I need a way to organize my ribbon. That’s very sweet of you to give some away! She who wins will be one lucky lady!

  29. sandygail says:

    I’m so glad you gave us the hint…teaches me to read to the end. I need a ribbon holder, so if I don’t win this one, I will be ordering one soon. I got my order from you today and the cotton scraps are wonderful. I love all the ribbon, too. It is so so so pretty.

  30. Sue D says:

    My ribbon is such a mess–this looks like a good way to store and yet easy to see and use. Thanks for telling us about it and how you use it.

  31. Cindy Cook says:

    You just keep adding more and more things that I “need” to your store. All the beautiful ribbon and so many colors of string and cording. I’m really loving the May Arts brand! Thanks for a chance at winning an organizer.

  32. Sherry Wolfe says:

    Ribbon storage is always a problem – I have more ribbon than any storage system – I really like the hanging tabs – thanks for sharing this idea.

  33. I read about these on Craft Critique and they certainly look like they might fix a lot of ribbon storage problems. Thanks for sharing and carrying them.

  34. sj says:

    I was just thinking about how to better store ribbon so I could easily find what I need. Spools take up too much space….then what to do with smaller pieces. This work for everything and it’s expandable by adding more rings. Thanks!

  35. Oh my word these are brilliant Sharon!

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  37. Becki aka queenoe on SCS says:

    Ok, Sharon, you are not nice. Why do you have to be such an enabler? First of all you have the GORGEOUS ribbons, now the holders? I wish I could have one of every beutiful silk ribbon you have and use. Please continue to wow us with your projects!!! TFS!

  38. Pam Young says:

    I am lovin these ribbon tags and ring!! Tell me how I can order them!!

  39. saroj says:

    ribbon storage is always a problem.

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