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Ribbon Ring

April 5, 2008 Sarah Coggins

When I reorganized my scrap room last year, I devoted one drawer in my Crop In Style unit to Ribbons & Punches. I don’t have a large amount of either so they fit nicely. The down side to this solution is that the drawer is getting full and I’ll often forget about the ribbon while working on a project because it is out of sight.

When I received an email on April Fools’ Day asking if I’d be interested in trying the Ribbon Ring, I about fell out of my chair. My second reaction was wondering who was playing a joke on me. Deciding maybe it was just my lucky day, I responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!” And today, I found a package in my mailbox from the kind folks at Ribbon Ring.

Instead of hiding in a drawer, my colorful ribbons are now hanging next to my desk where I can easily grab one for a project. The package came with a 2″ binder ring, (30) ribbon tags & (30) inventory dots.

The tags are approximately 1-1/2″ wide x 2″ tall with 1″ wide openings. As you can see from the photo on the right – (2) American Crafts ribbons easily fit side by side. I put most of the ribbon I had in my drawer onto the Ribbon Ring and still have tags available.

Threading the ribbon onto the tags was very simple. Chester had fun “helping” me with it (ie, batting at the ribbon ends as I pulled them through). Thankfully he quickly lost interest and I think my ribbons are now safe. 😉

Rather than keeping all of the fun to Chester & me, I’m going to have a giveaway. I have a box sitting here filling up with scrapping goodies for one of my lucky readers. And it will include a Ribbon Ring starter kit courtesy of Ribbon Ring. Many thanks to MB!

For your chance to win, simply leave me a comment on this post between now and 9pm ET Sunday night. Best of luck!

ETA: We have a winner! 🙂

  • Ter April 4, 2008 at 10:30 pm
    oooh!

    I don't have any pretty ribbon like that, but I do have several spools of ribbon around here, which I do use for crafting.. I think I even posted a pic of one of my crafts a couple months back.
  • Maggie April 5, 2008 at 12:33 am
    Oh Wow I thought it was a joke as well :)
    I deleted the email, oh well my loss :)
    Maggie
  • Lida April 5, 2008 at 1:36 am
    Very pretty the ribbon ring, here it would make a great cat toy, love how organized u are.
  • Diana April 5, 2008 at 6:45 am
    Sarah, Congratulations, that is a great idea, for ribbon storage. I know what you mean about having them out of sight. Enjoy it.
  • kkrewtea April 5, 2008 at 6:57 am
    got one of those as a sample when she first start selling these! I thought it was a great idea. THEN kinda forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder!!! Shirl
  • Theresa April 5, 2008 at 9:55 am
    Well how cool was that for them to send you one and even cooler that they sent you one to give away. I haven't seen any of these anywhere around here but think it's a great idea (for cat free homes of course, LOL). I used to have a terrible time putting ribbons on Christmas packages because Jeremy's cat would chew them right back off, she loved that curly ribbon. Finally gave up using them because I was afraid she's swallow it and make her sick. Was very sad this holiday when I realized I could use them again because she had passed away.
  • Pat April 5, 2008 at 10:25 am
    Very cool Sarah!And lucky you .
  • Anonymous April 5, 2008 at 10:33 am
    Very Cool! Glad you took the chance on saying yes! Great way to show them off.
    Tammy-JBSmom
  • Katherine April 5, 2008 at 10:41 am
    I love the Ribbon Ring idea! I have seen it in a couple different places but didn't know the official name & site! Thanks for listing those for us! (Keeping my fingers crossed for the give-away!)
    -Katherine
  • Linda SS April 5, 2008 at 11:24 am
    How cool is that! I'd love a chance to win, as my organization of ribbon is definitely one of my biggest weaknesses.
  • sheila April 5, 2008 at 11:28 am
    Wow, how pretty that looks displayed. I have my ribbon wrapped around wooden clothespins and put in a glass jar. I still have issues with that because my jar isn't big enough for all my ribbon and they keep unraveling. I started to put common pins in them and now I pick myself while rummaging through the jar. I NEED one of these ribbon rings. Thanks for offering one up for blog candy.
  • toners April 5, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    Great job! It looks awesome! I have mine hanging up too, and I find I use it a lot more than when it was in drawers :) Enjoy!
  • sandyh50 April 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    My ribbon is still on the spools in a litle basket that is tucked away and OUT OF SIGHT! Therefore I don't know what I have. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Sandy
  • Java Girl April 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    What a great idea for all the loose ribbon that we have laying around. So nice of them to send you one Sarah. It would work well in my new scrap room (if I ever get it finished, that is...lol). Now, I'm going to check out your scraproom.
  • Linda April 5, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    Congrats Sarah! The ring looks pretty cool!
  • Lisa April 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    That looks very cool. I appreciate the chance to win it!
  • Julie A. April 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    I love the ribbon ring- what a great organizational tool! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!
  • JenMarie April 5, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    Oooo, I'd love one of these! It'd be GREAT to actually SEE my ribbon instead of it being stored away. Thanks for the chance!
  • nettystamps April 5, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    Oooooh and Aaaaaah...to be organized...dare I dream? LOL This ribbon ring sure does sound like it could be that infamous step in the right direction....
    Thanks for taking the time to not only try the product out but then share with us your thoughts and ideas!
  • Kim April 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    Very cool! You are so lucky! Love the way that looks!
  • Sara Russell April 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm
    I wish I was a organized as you. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Sara
  • Stampin Cats April 5, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    I have all my spools in a gutter hanging on the wall. This would be perfect for all my smaller peices. Thaks for sharing.
  • Patty W April 5, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    WOW...how FUN is that! That looks great!

    Thanks for showing us and thanks for sharing!
  • Sally April 5, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    great review of the ribbon ring. Ribbon is a source of such frustration. Thanks for the chance to win!
  • Diane April 5, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    That is such a neat invention!!!
    Great way to organize ribbon for sure!
  • Anonymous April 5, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    Very cool design. I've been wanting to try one for a while now. At the moment my ribbons are all just shoved in a ziplock. Not the easiest to work with.

    Leigh anne
    DW pea leighanne1941
  • Cindy Vernon April 5, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to win. Thanks for being so generous.
  • Deb Neerman April 5, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    What a nifty idea for storing ribbons!

    I'd love to win that .. and the kitties would be ecstatic!

    Thanks for the chance!
  • Anonymous April 5, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    Great blog! I love your scrap space - you are incredibly organized. Now I have to go look for (1) ribbon rings, (2) PBkids art caddy, (3) rubbermaid photo boxes. I had no idea they made such a thing. Thanks,
  • Monica*B April 5, 2008 at 8:01 pm
    Wow, Sarah, those are so awesome! I love how you can see all of the ribbon you have so easily. I think I may need one of these! Thanks for your review. Love your blog (what I've seen so far); I'm gonna go check out more. Oh, and thanks for the giveaway! You're so sweet!
  • cpbunch April 5, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    I have a ton of ribbon stuffed in my drawer and in a bag next to my desk. That would be sweet to get something like this!!! Good luck everybody. :)
  • Shell April 5, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    Looks like a super-cool product! Nice of you to pass on your good fortune and share with someone else!
  • mudmaven April 5, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    I could really use some organizational help! Cool. ~chris
  • Giovana April 5, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    What a nice gift your received, sadly I didn't received that e-mail, LOL.
    Thanks for your generosity.
    God bless
    Giovana
  • CAKVD April 5, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    I love the ribbon ring!!! I would love a chance to win your box of goodies!! Thanks!
    Cheryl KVD
  • Teresa April 5, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    Sarah, you are so generous!!!
    I love the changes in your scrapbook room, it looks so organized and pretty.
  • Jennifer H. April 5, 2008 at 10:14 pm
    I have been DYING to try the ribbon ring! I am a total ribbon junkie. :)

    LOVE your blog too. The kitty feets in the header are TOO cute. :)
  • Anonymous April 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    Isn't it a great feeling to get things organized? Thanks for the chance to win.

    Swedie
  • emily April 6, 2008 at 9:04 am
    Wow. lots of comments! I have been eyeing the ribbon rings...I have mine in a box and unless i pull out the box.."out of sight out of mind!"
  • KarenSue April 6, 2008 at 11:29 am
    what a cool idea!

    Chester sound like such a good helper!
  • {Susan...Seriously.} April 6, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    what a fab giveaway...i've been wondering about the rings...i need to get mine out of the jars...
  • Cathryn Sypert April 6, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    Hi!
    I have been keeping up with your blog for awhile now! I was just researching the Ribbon Ring this morning! I LOVE them! I think that it makes the perfect decoration for your scraproom! Anyway, just wanted to say hello! And I LOVE your scrap room!
  • Monica M April 6, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    Very cool, Sarah - fun for you!
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