My niece, Marisa, loves to make cards. I always smile with happiness when I open a card she has made, or she presents a card to a family member. For her birthday and Christmas, stamping supplies always make it to "her list." This Christmas was no exception; she asked for ribbons and card stock. Instead of giving her a spool or two of ribbon, I decided on 2 yards of every color of SU! ribbon I own to fill a fun jar that I could "bellie" up for her. After cutting the ribbon, seeing the big pile, and then looking at the jar I had purchased, I knew that either I had to: come up with a bigger jar or figure a way to get the ribbons into the jar I already had sitting on the counter. I looked around the house for something to bundle the ribbons, I found my answer in Morgan's room. She no longer needs to use the bands for her braces and had a whole bag sitting in her basket on her dresser. Perfect for holding ribbon, as well as braces! LOL
The jar is from Wal-Mart ( and made in the good ole USA! YAY!) and I decorated it with October Afternoon patterned papers, Teal and Cryogen White Prism card stock, a chipboard flower (SU!) with a Basic Grey button center sanded down to reveal the white, a bit of frayed cording, linen thread, buttons, a Cuttlebug "m" and a "ribbons" flag. Quirky Alpha (Kim Hughes) from CHF spells out ribbons on the flag. Ink is ColorBox Prussian Blue. The flag idea came from all the fun jars that Anna has been posting lately. I kept the lip of the top unadorned for easy opening for a young lady.
Now to bundle the card stock! 3 sheets of every color I have , plus a stack of white and vanilla, should keep her in card stock for a while. :)