I usually go through this gut reaction to the latest trends. I get annoyed and then bored of seeing project after project with the latest trend. Then something clicks inside me and I give in. I go for it. I use that almost-cliche trend on a page. Well it is that time again for me. That click happened and I used that trend. This time it is banners.

First I did this card several posts ago.

And now… (notice I’m a krafty kinda gal?)

cardstock: The Paper Company
pattern papers: Stampin’ Up, Scenic Route, stash
stamp: Technique Tuesday
ink, punch: Stampin’ Up
pen: Ranger
buttons: Buttons Galore
ribbon: Cream City Ribbon
paper tape: 7 gypsies

Did you see those little ribbon curls through the buttons. I had this fabulous ribbon in my stash from a few years ago. I really loved it back then but for some reason it went missing in my stash and has been hiding. When I made this party page I knew I wanted some curled ribbon in there. And it dawned on me that I had this ribbon in my stash. Bingo! Oh this ribbon is so fabulous. It was originally provided by a company called Little Black Dress Designs. I’ve been looking for them but can’t seem to find them anymore. Must have disappeared in the economy bubble. The lucky thing is that I noticed on the packaging that the ribbon is produced by Cream City Ribbon.

The world is a small small place. Let me explain. In my quest to find wonderful scrappy products made in the USA (an obsession of mine) I found Cream City Ribbon. I book marked it in my favorites right away. And then I notice that this cool ribbon from my stash was made by the very same company I had found only weeks ago! Sweet! The cool things about their ribbon is that

  • it is made in the USA
  • it is made with cotton responsibly grown and dyed
  • it is individual threads that are adhered together so you can strip it, fray it and more
  • it is stiff so you can print on it, fold it, curl it and more

It is just fabulous stuff. I mean just look at these colors and projects

Go get yourselves some Cream City Ribbon and cook up some crafty soup!

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