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Old 08-04-2006, 07:03 AM   #1  
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Hi everyone! I am giving this photo monogram to my son's baseball coach as a thank you gift. However, I'm just not completely satisfied with it in its current stage. It's got 2 ribbons on it, and I don't really think the MALE coach is gonna love the ribbons. Anyone have any great ideas on how I can spice this gift up a little bit? What's missing? I feel like something's missing. By the way, there is a picture of each player on this monogram, 12 in all. Thank you!!!
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whoops, forgot the link...here it is!
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...35679&cat=3230
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I like it, but then I'm not a male coach. If you want to make it a little more manly maybe you could use jute or even thin rope??
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I love it - what a great idea. Agree that the ribbons just aren't doing it, though. Frenchy's idea of jute sounds good. I like the little word pieces on there - where did you find those or make them? Great monogram!
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What a GREAT gift. What about twill instead of ribbons?
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I like it, but then I'm not a male coach. If you want to make it a little more manly maybe you could use jute or even thin rope??
my sentiments exactly!
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This is a great gift! I am sure it will be much appreciated no matter what. But yes, I was thinking twill or hemp twine.
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I agree hemp or twill should be more manly then. I would say not to tie them in a bow either but maybe knot it instead. You could just use it without anything else and use the hemp or twill to create a hanger.
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Cool gift! You did a really nice job on that. Thanks for sharing.
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twill, hemp twine or rope are all great ideas! Mmmmm, looks like a trip to Michaels is in order, as I have none of those accoutraments (spelling?).....oh darn, I hate it when that happens!!! Keep the ideas coming--I promise I'll post the finished product!

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I was going to say hemp or twine too But in a Knot and maybe some little charm (not cutesy) hanging that said coach or had a bat/ball or something.
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What about the stuff (tape) they use to wrap around baseball handles....If there is a spot on the letter that you would not cover up a picture of a player it might be kind of cute to do a little "wrap". Definately don't tie anything in a bow though.

or what about tying a baseball, sports related lanyard around it in red and white or black and white or something to match the team uniform - you know...one of those things that you wear around your neck with your keys on it? The young kids use them. Just my 2 cents.
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I like the lanyard idea. How about instead of a charm using a whistle? Just a thought!
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I love this idea! Since you need to go to Michael's check out the ribbon section and look for the Bobbin Ribbons. I know they have baseball themed ones. They are under $1.00 for 4 to 8 ft. of ribbon, depending on the width or design. Can't wait to see your finished project.
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Taking a second look at your gift, I think it would look fine without ribbons on the R, won't cover up any players thatw ay. Is it meant to hang? Maybe just make a ribbon hanger out of the twill or themed ribbon.
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Or maybe a chain with a charm or a whistle? It is a great gift! He will love it I am sure.
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If you do change it, be sure to post so we can see.
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What a COOL gift!
Definitely switch out the ribbons! I liked the idea of red string like the baseball is stitched with or leather shoelaces like ball gloves have.
Can't wait to see the revised version...you did a great job.
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How about adding something like this? you wouldn't have to order it but you can find these things at Michael's or Joann's, Hobby Lobby etc. usually in the miniature section and/or unpainted section. I hope the link works, scroll down until you see the mini baseballs/bats.

http://www.skybluepink.com/clearance.html

just an idea. Please let us see what you finally end up with. I think what you've done thus far is great!
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I think Hemp instead of ribbon would look pretty cool, and much more manly.
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How THOUGHTFUL!!! what a great gift!
I like the whistle idea the best, and for sure no ribbons, maybe some hemp or linen knots or the baseball bobbin ribbon from michaels, they have a wider non bobbin baseball ribbon there too..just use the knots like the others said..It is sooo cute though!!
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