06 February 2009

Feline Friday: Organize your ribbon!

If you're a scrapbooker, you know that ribbon can quickly turn into a tangled mess. So, as a public service to scrapbookers everywhere, Lily kindly offered to put together a brief tutorial on organizing this essential scrapbooking embellishment.

First, sort through your ribbon and be sure you like it all. There is no need to organize ribbon you don't like! Use your undesirable ribbon to wrap packages or even make cat toys, or give it away to someone who might enjoy it. Keep only the ribbon you like and will actually use.

Next, test the strength of your ribbon by pulling it through your teeth. This is an important but often-overlooked step in the organization process!

(Editor's note: This photo is a bit blurry, but I thought you might like to see how the inside of Lily's mouth is spotted like a cow!)


Finally, wind your ribbon around floss spools and sort it by color. We prefer rainbow-color order at our house. This system makes it easy to choose the perfect ribbon for your project.

Once your ribbon is organized, put it in a nice box like this one and close the lid. You sure don't want any cats getting into it! :-)

By following these steps, Lily says that your ribbon will be purr-fectly organized!

Next week: Tinsel tackles pop dots.

10 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh, Lily can come organize my ribbon anytime! What a cutie she is. One of my cats likes to help me sort my Prima flowers.

toners said...

Can't wait to see the pop-dot tips :) Lily did a fabulous job here! She is such a good helper :)

Daisy said...

Thanks for the great tips, Lily! (I think the inside of your mouth is cute).

Debbie H said...

I enjoy your blog so much, it's such a bright spot to my week! Those kitties are so darn cute!

Deb H

Sharon said...

Does Lily make house calls? You have the best helpers at your house. :)

Linda said...

Can Lily come over an help me organize my ribbon? My drawer is a mess.

KarenSue said...

such helpful hints,
I truly have never thought of the strength test..silly me.

Heather said...

Oh my! What a hoot! I love these two! Can't wait to see what Tinsel does with pop-dots! Great tips Lily! And I love the previous two pictures you posted too! Cats are so much more interesting than dogs sometimes. Right now Ludwig is just trying to kill me with his silent but deadly noxious gas!

Darcey said...

They love ribbon! Great Job Lily:)

Sarah C. said...

Awesome job, Lily! Can you come help with mine? :)