Saturday, March 18, 2006

Tip # 22

I love ribbons.

They are my favourite new toy to play with when designing my scrapbook pages.

Got a blank spot?

Attach a ribbon with a brad or a staple.

Need a border quick?

Glue a ribbon down flat across one side of your page.

They're so easy to use and are often exactly what the page was lacking.

My favourite new tip is to use your printer to print words on your ribbon.

Personalized ribbons. What a great idea, right?

The best part is that it's SIMPLE.

Step 1: Simply type whatever you'd like to appear on your ribbon in a basic Word, Works, or Appleworks program and save it. Keep in mind the width and colour of your ribbon while you're typing.

Step 2: Print the file and make sure the words will fit nicely on your ribbon.

Step 3: Tape your ribbon directly over the printed words, with the side of the ribbon you'd like embellished facing up. Make sure that you place the tape only on the sides of the ribbon, so that it doesn't get in the way of the printing process.

Step 4: Hit print again, running the same piece of paper through the printer, and voila, your own, personalized scrapbook embellishment.

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