i am like you are mrosetwin. i havent stamped very much yet. only been to 1 work shop before i singed. my daughter is who i signed up with but we dont live close enough for her to teach me often enough as id be comfy with. she is going to give me some ribbons and fun things next time we get toghether. until then she said to use strips of leftover card stock like it is grow-grain ribbon. she evne said if i run it along bakc and forthg over teh edge of a table for a few minutes it will become more flexible like the real ribbon. but i hyavent tried it yet. enough other basics to figure out.
(Brand New Stamper & Demo)