super star ribbons and psa essentials

School started August 2nd here in East Tennessee, so that means we've already had our first Report Card...can you believe it? I thought it might be a nice surprise for our two scholars to have a prize ribbon showing them how proud Mommy and DaDa are of them and their stellar academic performances. We'll have to let Isabella's American Girl, Julie, stand in as my prize ribbon wearing model as she sits in my craft room rocker. No more live models now that Victoria is a school-goer as well. 

Glueing two 2.50" x 12 inch strips of patterned paper, from Momenta, together {total length will be 24"}, and scoring and folding each 1/2" I made the rosette, which will serve as the base for the PSA Essentials stamped image. 

I used the Super Star Peel & Stick set to begin, used a 3" scallop punch and embellished it with just a bit of Marschino baker's twine to highlight the Momenta papers I was using. Love that star patterned paper, I could use about 10 more sheets of it! TIP: I use Glossy Accents and it does an excellent job keeping the twine in place, but giving me a bit of time to get it perfectly into position before it dries completely.

Here's a close-up so that you can see just how cute these can be. In the past, I've also used a border punch for the outer edge of the rosette and it makes such a nice presentation that way as well.

And, if you're the type of Mom that doesn't dress up to hand out Halloween candy {I'm that kind of Mom}, you could have made yourself a little rosette to wear, instead? I used the friendly little witch from the Haunted Shack stamp pack, but there are plenty of others you could choose, as well. 

Love that paper, it's from Momenta, too! And that's Cappuccino baker's twine this time. The Leaf stick pin is from the Hello Fall collection at Little Yellow Bicycle. I think that if you changed up the patterned paper, you could use these in place of corsages at baby or bridal showers for a fun switcheroo.


  1. Your super star ribbons are a wonderful idea and fabulous, too!

  2. I homeschool and I know my kids would LOVE to receive a "ribbon" to award their achievement. THANKS! How fun! Kristy from


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