Sunday, 23 August 2009

Freebie #37!

Ribbon Storage

Edit - This template is no longer available from this site. Email me for details of how to access earlier designs!


I've been storing my ribbon on these handy tags for quite some time now, but with ribbon storage seeming to be a hot topic on some of the groups I'm in right now, I thought it was time to offer them here!

The tag is designed in a fold-in-half style. This means that if you're using thinner cardstock for them, you can fold them in half for extra strength. If you're using strong cardstock, just snip them in half with scissors for twice as many tags!

Thread your ribbons onto the tags and store them on a large book ring. No more ribbon tangle nightmares! If you store your ribbon in a box with the ends of your ribbon poking out through holes, this means an end to "mystery ribbon" - where you pull out a piece of ribbon only to see that there's not enough for the project you're working on, so you open up the box and try to thread the ribbon back through the hole again (until it happens the next time!).

Again, this template will be "live" for 1 week. Next week, it will be taken down, and new ones will replace it. Don't forget, if you have any requests, pass them on! I can't promise, but I will take suggestions into account when planning future templates.

These files may not be uploaded to a group, forum or website for sale or redistribution, or shared among individuals. They are expressly for the personal use of each person that downloads them from this blog.

There are 2 versions of each template:
  • An SVG version which can be imported into the Sure Cuts a Lot program and then cut out on your Cricut.
  • A DXF version which is Craft Robo friendly, and ready to be imported into your Robomaster software (I'm not a Robo user, so if there are any problems with this, please let me know!)
  • I have NOT created a print and cut version for this, as explained earlier
Simply right click on the appropriate button below, and choose "save link..." or "save target..." and save your template!

Any feedback on the templates is more than welcome, and if you have any suggestions for possible future templates you'd like to see, please let me know! If you make anything using one of the templates, please post a link to it here so that others can be inspired by how you've used them!

I hope you like the templates - let me know how you get on! :)

Templates © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2009

41 comments :

Lisa said...

Thanks! I have seen some like this but hadn't tried to make a cutting file. I need to get better organized. I like the idea of seeing the length of the ribbons.

KimberlyO said...

Thanks Dan! I'm thinking that I'm going to have to try this type of storage. :)

denise said...

This is awesome! I was thinking about buying some but I thought that would be a waste of money when you can make them...and you have made it soooooooooo easy for all of us! You ROCK!
Denise.Crosby@yahoo.com

Tammy D said...

Thank you so much for this. I can't wait. Ribbon storage has been such a drama for me. Nothing has worked well. Woot!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

What a COOL idea!!!! Thanks so much Dan!!!!!

Betsy said...

Great idea! This should help tame the mess. Thank you.

Sandi said...

Dan

Wow you are so smart. I drilled holes in a very huge plastic jar, it stores well over fifty spools.
I did this in 2007 and now I am back to storing in boxes again. This will be the trick to get rid of my boxes once and for all. I also used a drill to make vertical storeage in my closet with those office rings and large plastic board found at a hardware store. I love tools! I was the only cheerleader in wood shop class. LOL

Many thanks and sorry so long.

Sandi N.

Marg said...

What a great file. Thank you.

Karen said...

Dan, I love it, what an excellent idea, thank you so much
Karen

Jeanne said...

Very cool!! Thanks so much Dan!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dan! How nice to get 2 quality freebies in one week!
Donna L

misteejay said...

Thank you for another helpful item.

Toni :o)

Carole N. said...

This is fantastic, Dan. Thank you so much. I think I may just convert my ribbon storage to this method.

I am currently using a pants hanger. The metal type that you could hang several pants on. (I don't think they sell them anymore as I couldn't find another one.) I have my spools of ribbon on it and it hold a lot, but it isn't the best method. I think your ribbon tag would be so much more convenient because you can cut off what you need so much quicker.

Thanks again.

Shelly said...

Thanks so much! I have been wanting to store my ribbon this way for awhile now.

CAROLE said...

Going to be busy today - cutting hundreds of tabs, threading hundreds of ribbons but the best bit of all, making space for more craft things, hmmm! Many thanks.

Yizz said...

Thanks Dan, I have heaps of these that took me ages to cut by hand and with a punch. Now I will be able to add more so much easier!

Saskia said...

Again a great freebie, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. What a brilliant idea. It will also make good use of all the book rings I bought before I got my bind-it-all machine!! Can't wait to go and cut these.
Barbara

Sid said...

Another fab idea Dan !!

Jun Bug House said...

Too cool and clever.
Thank you.
**U**
Nance

Andrea said...

you always amaze Dan and you have done it again, will you ever run out of ideas, you are just so talented xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Genius XXX

Narelle said...

Thanks Dan

I'll definitely be using this one!

Narelle

Kim said...

This is awesome and something I was going to search for to inspire me to start using my SCAL :)

mommyto3bugs said...

Sure!! Make the file after I already bought the other ribbon tags!! :-P

Seriously, thanks for this file! I'm pretty sure I'm going to run out of room with the other holders and now I'll be able to make those last few extras that I need! THANK YOU!

Dorothy said...

Very clever Dan!!
Thanks!!
Dorothy

911barb said...

Dan thanks so much. I printed a bunch up for each of my sisters and SILS . They will love them.
barb911

Monique said...

What a great idea. I will definitely give it a try :)).
Thank you.

Monique

Jill said...

Thanks Dan. What a great idea.

Cazzy said...

I know that mystery ribbon feeling!

Wendy said...

thank you for a fabbo file!!

Hels said...

Cool idea .. thanks Dan x

cal8007 said...

Dan, how did you know I needed help? This is just what I needed, thank you so much!

Hugs,

Carmen

Jean said...

Fantastic - thank you Dan xxx

Lisa Ransom said...

Hi Dan, this is the first time i've looked at your blog and love the ribbon holder template!

I don't have SCAL but it looks like a fab idea, cheers :-)

Lisa aka 3peaches

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh that's great Dan, thanks :)
Anne x

Debbie G said...

I knew someone smart would come up with a SVG file for these. Thanks a million

poppyscraps said...

Thank You Dan!! I have so much ribbon that I don't even use it because I don't know what I even have!! This will help me for sure :)

Anne said...

This is brilliant Thanks Dan

Tamara Bennett said...

Hi there! I love this concept. I was wondering if it is too late to get the file? Thank you!

tamara_bennett7@hotmail.com

Annette Goodey said...

This is brilliant - what a talented chap you are!
Many thanks.

Annette

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