Competition Ribbon Mat Frames | Skillshare Projects

Competition Ribbon Mat Frames

After years of competition with my horses I have collected hundreds of award ribbons as well as many pictures.  I came up with the idea to use some of the special ribbons as "mats" around the pictures.  

Here is one of the mats:

I had spent lots of money having some special ribbons and pictures framed several years ago, but I wanted to find a way to do it myself and not spend so much money.

This one was done professionally from my specifications.

This one was done by me for a fraction of the cost of the professional one:

I had to experiment how to prepare the ribbons,  the demensions that worked best with the ribbons as well as they type of adhesive that worked easiest and resulted in the nicest finished product.

Several people who saw them thought they were a great idea - not only for horse competition but other sports where ribbons are awarded as well.

Some people wanted me to make some for them and so I thought about how I could make this a product I could sell.

I didn't want to get flooded with a lot of other people's ribbons and pictures so I thought it would be great to sell kits in the sizes that work, that contain all the materials and directions needed (except the ribbons and picture that are supplied by the customer).  

The kits could be with or without the frame because the "ribbon mat" is the main creative part - the customer could get their own frame as long as it met the requirements of framing 3D art.

I thought it would be good to create a website that had pictures of "Ribbon Mats" that I had created for inspiration and ideas of different ways to use the ribbons, as well as allow others to show off their creations. Probably in a blog format.

So I need a brand for the packaging that will work on the website - something with a blue ribbon.....

This kit makes it easy to save your "Competition Keepsakes".  Everything you need is in the kit (including creative ideas), you just supply the ribbons and pictures.

I have a lead on someone to supply the frames short term, but if they sell well I might need a larger supplier.  I was thinking of using part of the package as a pop-out background mat on which to mount the ribbons.

I haven't found anything else like this on the market.  There is a scrapbook and various ways to display just the ribbons, but nothing that combines the ribbons with the pictures.

I would need someone to make the packaging - I'm working on the design, and then I just need a supplier for the parts.


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