I have hoarding tendencies. Paper, cardboard, stamps, ink, paint, glue, fabric, yarn, buttons and of course ribbon. I can’t even cut a tiny piece of silk ribbon out of a new t-shirt or sweater, without saving it.
I have seen many lovely vintage printable cards for lace and embroidery thread, and I have downloaded some for my studio storage. But I needed a few that could be used for my primary storage, that usually sits right on my desktop (that is until I get around to organizing it for long term storage) so I came up with the idea of printing out Victorian corsets! The shape is perfect, and I sized them to a medium size, ideal for wrapping bits and pieces 🙂
That Dr. Warner sure did a great job on those Coraline Corsets. And adding the little cherubs to the trade cards of course makes them irresistible to me 🙂
I didn’t want the backsides to be blank, so I revamped a Coraline Corset ad with some red color. I printed just one whole page with the ad, glued it to the back of my cardboard, before cutting out the corsets.
I have raided Boston Public Libraries on Flickr for these images, and they are altered by me to fit my purpose tonight.
I also took a picture of another of my frugal ribbon projects, that I have not published before. I’m considering redoing this project, but have not decided yet… please let me know if anyone is interested in details on the project, and I’ll redo it and design printables with free graphics for you.
These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment.