3.05.2009

Lilly Flower Ribbon Book...

Well, I didn't finish it, but I'm going to share what I have so far ;)

First, the Frugal Find: one of my local Hobby Lobby's, in the fabric & trims department, carries bags of misc. ribbon for $1.99 (or $2.99?). In each bag there are 15 different ribbons with 2 yds. of each kind... 30 yards of ribbon for a couple of bucks! And almost all of it (in the two that I bought) is extra wide (1" or larger). And one was this 5" wide white satin!

[is it still considered ribbon if it is THAT freakin' wide?]

Anyway, I decided that it would make a beautiful little album/ journal cover! I took a bunch of pictures, so I decided to make a slide show for easy viewing. (You can click on "view all images" to view larger photos)


Other: Scor-Pal, Crop-a-dile Big Bite, Bazzill Bitty Blossoms, Icicle Stickles, Juliette Ribbon, Mimi Ribbon, Extra Jumbo Flower Punch, WeR large green eyelets, misc. ribbon, staples, & sewing machine

I folded it over on both ends and, using my Janome mini sewing machine, double-stitched the flaps to secure and also to create a decorative binding. I did all of my stamping and heat-set it, and punched holes and set the eyelets. I scored my cardstock pages to fit within the cover binding and punched holes through both.
I used the Juliette dark pink ribbon to lace in-and-out through the binding. I then took smaller pieces of the same ribbon and knotted the blossoms to the binding to cover the icky holes. On the inside, I took some green satin ribbon and tied a pretty knot.

I knotted a piece of pink ribbon and ran it from the back through to the front cover as a closure... it holds it closed without having to tie a bow or knot it at the front! I Stickled portions of the butterfly and the centers of the medallions on the front cover.

I started to work on the inside pages, but I just wasn't feelin' it late last night. I do like the first page (the pocket & tags one), but the others I'm not-so-thrilled with... we'll see when inspiration hits again. :)

What do you think?
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11 comments:

Debra Hensley said...

I'm in awe of your creativity Barb! This little album is SO beautiful. I love the stampin details, the colors and the flowers. Great job!!

Suzanne said...

Wow! What kind of ink did you use? It seems like it (ink) would run on the silk of the ribbon.

Suzanne said...

Oops! If I'd read closer I would know what ink you used. sorry!

Anna said...

Okay, I would wonder if that would be considered ribbon too, but sounds like a cool score either way! And totally dig what you did! I would have never thought to do that! I love that you stamped the butterfly on there too!

Angela K said...

Beautiful! You always amaze me with your creativity!! TFS

StampinCarol said...

I figured it was going to be a journal but this is absolutely stunning! You are just amazing with your creativity!

Michelle said...

I'm thinking you are awesome! Very creative and just too beautiful! Those flowers on the binding are yummy! I just love the colors of the book and accents!! I instantly thought I'd love to do that but than you said you used your sewing machine and that scares me! Yes, I have one but do I use it - not much!! Barb - this is fantastic and I hope you know it!! GREAT JOB!!

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Cute! I so wish we had a Hobby Lobby. It wasn't bad when I didn't know what I was missing...but I lived in IL for 3.5 years...and was only about 15 minutes from Hobby Lobby. That's one thing I miss about moving Seminar!!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Barb this is soooo original, so cool, so creative, so lovely!! You just keep amazing me chick!

Diana said...

AWESOME project my friend!! is just beautiful!! I love how you transform what you touch!

I can't wait to be at a HL!! I just went to one in KC when I was at Seminar in 2007.

Love,
Diana

Heather said...

HOLY CUTE!!! Super duper cute Barb - you ROCK!