Friday, December 14, 2012

American Crafts Glitter Ribbon at Scrapbook Steals and Chances To Win!


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I'm so excited to have a chance to participate in the Scrapbook Steals blog hop this month.  They have great deals on scrapbook supplies and I'm always looking for a bargain. I couldn't wait to see what they would send me to play with.

But I have to admit that the scrappy supplies they sent stumped me at first.  It was American Crafts Glitter Ribbon.  It was beautiful - I got black, silver and an icy blue to use- but I almost never incorporate glittery elements in my projects.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.

So it sat on my scrap table until I the holidays bring out my inner need for sparkle.  Then watch out - I had a great time with the ribbon. It was easy to work with and added that festive touch without a lot of mess.

First I bought an inexpensive notebook and decorated the cover to keep all my holiday lists, recipes and plans in.  It always surprises me when I see how some ribbon and a few accentsfrom my stash can create a custom look for a $2 journal.  And it would be so easy to modify the theme to create teacher gifts and co-worker gifts.



Next gift tags. We are really trying to manage costs this year so it is more important than ever that the gifts are personalized.  I'm planning to carry that through into the wrapping by creating individualized gift tags for each present.  This is one of my favorites so far - I loved the way the blue ribbon looked with the red rickrack, the doily and the kraft tag.



And finally, my current pet project - my first December Daily album.  I used the silver ribbon to accent this foundation page (yes I really started my album with Thanksgiving)


And this tag to mark a day in the December portion of my album:


I love the way the silver ribbon perked up the Christmas tree die cut from my stash.

So it turns out that I do like a little sparkle on my projects and the American Crafts glitter ribbon is the perfect way to add it.  And Scrapbook Steals was so generous, that I have some to share.  If you would like to win some of my glitter ribbon, do the following:

Be a follower
Comment on this post telling me how you add sparkle to your holidays

I'll pick one commenter to win some of my glitter ribbon (and maybe a few other goodies) on December 18th.

And there is a prize from Scrapbook Steals too.  Participate in the hop, leaving comments, and you'll have achnce to win a $20 gift certificate to Scrapbook Steals.  Talk about an early Christmas present!  Here's the whole list of participants - check out their great work, leave comments and be entered to win!


Now its time for you to see the wonderful projects Cathy put together.

Have a great Friday!

27 comments:

  1. I love those tags! I've been adding a lot of sparkle by using the metallic embossing powders on my projects - way less messy than glitter. I'd love to get ahold of some of that ribbon too. What fun!

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  2. Julie,
    I love how you added simple elements to your projects with the glitter ribbons. They are very nice. I love to use glitter elements in my projects and the ribbon and tape are easy ways to do it.

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    1. I also subscribed by email and look forward to seeing your future posts.

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  3. Cute projects! A little glitter makes everything more fun :)

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  4. wow, cute projects! that glitter sure is pretty!!!

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  5. Super cute ideas!! Thanks for participating!

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  6. These look great. I don't own any glitter tape yet because I've never known what I'd do with it. Thanks for the ideas.

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  7. Love how you used the silver glitter ribbon! Great inspiration! :)

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  8. These are all so pretty! I LOVE how sparkly it is!

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  9. What a great idea to dress up a notebook!

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  10. Great ideas! I really like the dressed up journal...I'll have to lift that idea!

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  11. You know how to add that extra item to make the project perfect.

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  12. Great projects! Way to make that glitter shine!

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  13. Love your projects, so fun seeing all the possibilities!

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  14. I love the tags! fun seeing all the different uses.

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  15. really cute projects.. and the shiney ribbons are a perfect touch.

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  16. oh, this ribbon definitely looks like fun, I love the sparkle and shine without the glitter mess!

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  17. I love the idea of the page a day album. I might start one December 27 (that's when I'm scheduled to have my new baby) for his first month. :)

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  18. Fun holiday projects - love the tags!!

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  19. I love the journal idea. I am a list maker too and have random notebooks all over the house. The only real glitter I add to the holidays is my sparkling personality.....

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