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January 17, 2012

Valentine Ribbon Plate

Happy New Year everyone! Allison from Goody Bag Diva back again and I actually had another project done and photographed and because I am nuts decided that it was the wrong time of year for that particular project and to make this instead - so I will be sharing the other project next month or the month after. I have had ribbon plates on the brain since my friend Dayna posted this one a few months ago, and was lucky enough to pick up some small ones at Hobby Lobby on my last trip.And after the ease with which this project came together,  I can definitely see some more in my future!


The details: 
The image is from LoveStruck 2010 and is cut at 3.75 inches out of red vinyl. I will admit I had to cut it a few times before I got a clean cut, but it had been a while since I had replaced my blade. In fact, the longest part of the whole process was attempting to cut the image twice before biting the bullet and getting a new blade out (this is about where the mumbling and grumbling started too but that's another story). A new blade was just what I needed, and then it was actually very easy to weed the image, place painter's tape over it and transfer it to the plate. 

I thought the American Crafts XOXO ribbon I had on hand was a nice fit with the image, and I used about a 42 inch length of ribbon, which went all the way around the plate and gave me plenty left to hang the plate. I tied a knot in the back and then a bow at the top which I did not photograph for fear you would all laugh at my sad bow skills. 

This really was a simple and easy project - in fact  - I am sure this blog post has taken longer than the project did! And since I won't be back before the holiday next month - let this be my way of wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day! 


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9 comments:

mforquer said...

Wow - I didn't know there were ribbon plates! How adorable and what a beautiful vintage decoration for Valentine's Day!
Love this,
Hugs,
M

Pam said...

Ooh I love this project. Dayna's was awesome too and I have been searcing my stores since then but nope nary a ribbon plate in site. But yours turned out so lovley! :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful Allison - I really want to try this.

LisaB said...

What a great project! Thanks for sharing

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful project. Love it! TFS

Cindy Vernon said...

Awesome project!

Lori Apgar said...

This is gorgeous!! I always try to time my vinyl projects when my blade needs to be replaced! Gorgeous cut!

Michele from MS said...

Wow what a wonderful new idea!!! Makes me want to rush out to antique stores to see how many plates like that I can find. Haven't used vinyl before but THIS really inspires me. Thank you for sharing!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, what a beautiful plate!!! And, what a great vinyl cut!!! Fab!!!

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