Friday, November 7, 2008

i {heart} papers Blog Candy!!



To win this beautiful array of May Arts holiday ribbon, courtesy of i {heart} papers, all you have to do is leave a comment to this post! Tell me what type of ribbon you prefer to use on wrapped presents: self-adhesive store bought bows or handmade bows? You will have until Friday, November 14th at 12:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) to enter in the contest! From there, I will use a number generator to randomly select a winner. Be sure to check out other i {heart} papers design team members’ blogs for more chances to win great blog candy! Best of luck to you!

42 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I love to add everything homemade to presents I give! Just so much more special that way I think! Nothing like tying your presents with your own ribbon bow....can you tell I {love} ribbon?! great blog!

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

Honestly? I make lousy bows so I usually use store bought ones. Most of the time I use gift bags and put bows on that. But I'll just bet I can come up with something one of these days. After all, look at the great blog I've got for an inspiration!

Stef H

Michelle said...

Congratulations on making the design team! That's awesome! I like the stick on bows from the stores but most of the time I like to make different kinds of decorations for the gifts! I'll do loops or weave a ribbon, shoelace bows with loose ribbons. Sometimes, this is bad, I don't do a bow or wrap....I give it in the store bag! LOL!

Kristin said...

Congrats on the team! Ribbons... well I buy them at the store *gasp*, but that's b/c I can't time a real one!! I have to fake it on all my cards lol!

Harley Dee said...

Oooh, I'm a ribbon junkie :D I love making hand made bows for presents. It just adds a special touch :)

Nancy said...

I have to admit that I usually buy pre-made bows for Christmas gifts. Sometimes I make my own but it's rare. But.... I love the ribbon you have in the blog candy. I can sure see them on some Christmas cards!

Darlene said...

Love trimming my own packages. I like to add sprigs of greenery to red ribbon, or white snowflakes to blue ribbons. Thanks for the blog candy opp--ribbons are my biggest addiction!
darlene

Dawn Mercedes said...

Sign me up please!

I have ribbon from here, there and every where. I don't think I use it well enough though. But it's fun to look at!

cricketpe said...

What fantastic blog candy! I've just gotten into card making and crafting this year, so I always purchased the store bought stick on bows before. Maybe I'll try making my own this year, but since I'm getting married 12 days before Christmas and honeymooning until Christmas Day, I doubt I'll do anything elaborate this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

To be perfectly honest, I almost never use bows. My cats try to eat them if the gift isn't going to the recipient immediately, so I don't dare use them most of the time. I LOVE ribbon though, and use it on just about every project I make. A girl can never have too much ribbon!

tnapay said...

hello. :) i can relate to those who cannot tie a perfect bow. what i do my presents is tie a ribbon and add a charm (to compensate for the missing bow). :-D

Anita said...

My favorite ribbon would be the kind that you can make curly. I put a note on my blog. I love seeing your beautiful cards!
http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com

Kimberley said...

I cop out and use store bought bows. My talents do not include tying bows! I am not really good at cutting out stuff either. It's a kindergarten thing...

Benga said...

I prefer twine to tie my gifts, I like the rawness and the subtle effect when used with shiny wrappers :)

Nancy said...

If I have time I'll make my own bows, but I'm usually in a hurry! Love your blog, you are really creative! And congrats!!

Ann said...

I prefer handmade bows, but with the time crunch at the holidays, I usually end up using store-bought bows. {hangs head}

Thanks for the chance to win! I {heart} ribbon! :D

cecel said...

I also admit, making bows is my greatest weakness :) I usually tie a knot then add some loose ribbons and a tag.

ladyb266 said...

Wow! I really suck when it comes to making a lovely looking gift. I would rather spend the money on the gift then the outside. So I mainly use curling ribbon on my gifts. So cheap! I know.
Thanks, Heidi

jeanie nieva said...

i love homemade stuff but i make lousy bows so i prefer store-bought ones. :)

christine m. said...

I like handmade best and use mostly organza ribbon for giftwrapping. I like how perky and fluffy the bows are when using that ribbon! These ribbons in the eye candy are gawjus!!!

Catherine said...

I try to be creative with my holiday bows but it somehow never works out. I usually get the stick on kind.

athleticsecretary said...

I decorate my packages - some have men's ties (made from ribbon), others flowers (made from ribbon) - These are beautiful ribbons you're offering as blog candy! Thanks!!!

Shirley said...

I love the look of homemade, and usually make fabric bags for my gifts, then use organza ribbons, twine, holiday sprigs to tie them closed...takes a little time, but is lots of fun! Thanks for a chance to win some awesome candy...which will look great on a bag this year.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I like to tear strips of fabric for my "ribbon". I also use lots of raffia.

Diane said...

I usually use the stick on kind but this year i have bought red paper and lots of wide silver ribbon and I'm going to try to make them look yummy!

Tracey said...

Oh, I am so bad at making bows so I usually do without or use the store bought ones!

Book Bling said...

I don't do bows very well. I usually end up with that curley ribbon and maybe a fancy tag.

Amber (bambi64) said...

I don't usually do bows. I have so much curly ribbon that I make one from that if i feel like putting a bow on. Thanks for the chance to win some ribbon.

maiahs_momma said...

I like using the self-adhiesive bows, but I also like to make my own bows too.

Hugs,
Catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

StampinCathy said...

Sweet candy here. I love to make my own, but when I'm in a hurry I do the stick on ones. Thanks for a chance.

michelle in mi said...

My own bows and now I'm really liking wired ribbon cine the wire doesn't seem to be so bulky!

Josette said...

I hate to say it but I use stick on bows. I do like to get creative though with things to wrap around the gift like for girls necklaces.

Josette said...

I hate to say it but I use stick on bows. I do like to get creative though with things to wrap around the gift like for girls necklaces.

Lauren said...

Lovely candy, I don't generally use bows on my pressies but if I do they are usually store bought ones.
There is a link on my sidebar. xx

Doris said...

I make bows by myself:) cute blog candy:)

sandyh50 said...

I like the curling ribbon that you curl with a scissors, especially if I am sending presents in the mail. Lovely blog candy ribbon!

Swedie said...

I like to use ribbons in unusual ways when I decorate packages.

Swedie

Gibson_girl5 said...

WoW! Just stumbled my way into your blog. What talent you have...thanks for the inspiration.

Teri

Nardi said...

I detest the store bought bows so it is hndmade all the way for me! :o)

Thsnks for the chance to win.

Lesa said...

If I use ribbon on a present it is usually jute cording. If the gift is wrapped in pretty girly paper then I usually use one of the shinny ones from the store.

Scarlett said...

These are so lovely! I don't have any Christmas ribbon yet. Hopefully I can be drawed. Fantastic cards you've made!

Studio Beis said...

I try to always make homemade bows even when they don't look professional -