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Old 07-15-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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Just saw the message about the die on MFT, PTI has a new one out, and the SU Holiday Mini is going to have a XL Bigz die with 4 different borders including a ric-rac.

Is this a recent trend, or have I just been oblivous to it?

Haven't decided which I'm going to get, although I'm leaning towards waiting for the SU one. It's pricier, but you get 4 options and it looks like it might be long enough to use as a scrapbook border.
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I saw all of those and I am so glad my Silhouette will cut several RicRac sizes.

If I were going to buy one die it would probably the sizzix one.
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I think ric rac is kind of a classic that's been around--for a while it was super skinny ric rac, then super wide ric rac.

I like it in all widths/sizes, just like I like scallops. LOL!
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I never cared for ric rak (rick rack?) when I was sewing a lot and now that it is hot in papercrafting, I still don't like it. Always other things to like though!

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I never cared for ric rak (rick rack?) when I was sewing a lot and now that it is hot in papercrafting, I still don't like it. Always other things to like though!

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My thoughts exactly! I never really cared for ric rak, but like you said there are lots of other things to play with
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Just saw the message about the die on MFT, PTI has a new one out, and the SU Holiday Mini is going to have a XL Bigz die with 4 different borders including a ric-rac.

Is this a recent trend, or have I just been oblivous to it?

Haven't decided which I'm going to get, although I'm leaning towards waiting for the SU one. It's pricier, but you get 4 options and it looks like it might be long enough to use as a scrapbook border.
Spellbinders has a ric rac die as well. I use it ALL the time- LOVE it!!
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<--------- has always loved ric rak!

but i'm not really bothered with what the 'trends' are tho. i just use what i like...

right now i just have regular old ric rak. the dies and stamps are cute tho! might just have to check those out!
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I bought the EK Success zig zag punch because I thought I could add it to a 'guy' card without it being too frou frou or lacey. It might not work on an older guy's card but it is hard to think of trims that aren't too girly. I also have the EK Success donut & chain punches to use on 'guy' cards.

I have seen tuts that use rick rack dies to make flowers. The person cut the rick rack out of felt and did a running stitch on the points, pulled and tied the thread together to make the blossom. How tightly gathered the length of rick rack determined the size of you flower. A jeweled brad or sticky bling was placed in the center.
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Wish I had saved all the ric rac my mother had in her sewing supplies [[[sigh]]]. However, I have bought a few partial packs at thrift stores for .05 or .10 so use them once in a while. But I'll not be buying any of the toys that are now available :>)

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I am old enough to have seen ric rac come and go several times! I love the wide stuff on quilts and aprons.
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I would love to see examples using all these types of dies. Thanks!
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Ric Rac has been hot for years. I think the die manufacturers finally caught on.
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http://www.papertreyink.com/acc_pti_dies_borders.html

Here's a link to the ones PTI (Papertrey Ink) has. Scroll down a bit on the page. They have 2 sizes. The larger one just came out today.
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There is a 12 inch die, wafer thin, I think QuickCutz? that I have and love.
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I bought the EK Success zig zag punch because I thought I could add it to a 'guy' card without it being too frou frou or lacey. It might not work on an older guy's card but it is hard to think of trims that aren't too girly. I also have the EK Success donut & chain punches to use on 'guy' cards.
I have those punches, too, and just love 'em!


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Ric Rac has been hot for years. I think the die manufacturers finally caught on.
Yep,remember about five years ago it was all the rage in scrapbooking and Karen Foster came out with the super big ric rac, I still have so much of it I don't know what to do with it, would be happy to share.
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I have the regular size Rick Rack die from PTI, and just ordered the new XL-jumbo size PTI Rick Rack die.

I have loved. loved using the one I have. It is so much fun to be able to have "rick rack" in any color using my cardstock. I love to combine the rick rack with ribbons, too.
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I have the narrow die too. I love it! I do a lot of pen stitching on my cards, always have, and the ricrac with a few buttons just gives my cards a homey sort of look.
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Everything old is new again. Ric Rac reminds me of learning how to sew with my Grandma years ago. I have some really narrow ric rac in several colors that is a nice change from ribbon for cards and sb pages. Not crazy about the really wide kind, though.
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I'm not a really trendy person, and I've been using ric rac for years. In fact, I have a retired Sizzix border die that has 3 different border strips on it, and one of them is ric rac. I love that die and use it a lot. I also just bought some ribbon at Michael's that was in the dollar bin - all different colors of ric rac, 3 yards each. Eventually, many of the things I like become "trendy."
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I just bought the EK success zig zag chain punch. I like the size.
I have embossed it after I cut it out to texture it. I've also used background stamps to give it a textured look, too. I love it!
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I would love to see examples using all these types of dies. Thanks!


sorry, meant examples of cards using these dies.
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I only have the regular size Rick Rack die from PTI, but have used it a lot since I got it. Here are a couple of examples from my Gallery:

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what is ric rack???
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I have been seeing a lot more ric-rak on projects lately so it probably is becoming trendy. I have some leftover from my sewing days but I haven't really used much on my projects yet.

I wanted to use some ric-rak on a card the other day but didn't have the size I wanted. I was looking at my SU scallop border punch and it occurred to me that I could make my own. Here's how I did it:

I cut my cardstock to the length I needed but didn't worry about the width. I punched all along one edge of my cardstock. I put the punched edge along the 5/8" mark on my paper cutter (you could try other widths, that's just what worked for me) and trimmed. Then I punched all along the other side of the cardstock, offsetting the punch by half a scallop. Here is my card that shows the end result.
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I'm definately going to buy some ric rac dies.
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Peebsmama, that card is wonderful! And I would NEVER have thought to make ric rac from the scallop border punch like that - brilliant!
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I just used ric-rak on a card and used it woven together. The card was done with yellow print and black so I cut one strip of each and kind of braided them. It takes a bit of time but the results are great. I ran it down the fold on the inside of the card. Your adhesive tape runner will work on these but on the single ric-rac strips, I use my Xyron. Just an idea

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i cant get all those info abour ric rack!! can u show me example card what its like so i will know what ric rack is about ...thanks
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I have always loved ric rac from the time my mother painstakingly sewed it on my hand made clothes, through when I did the same for my children, to now when I'm using up left over scraps on my cards and scrapbook pages. If I don't have the right size/color, I simply use my old wavy decorative scissors and cut the size and color I want--no need to purchase a new die or punch when I have an easy to grab standby.
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sorry, meant examples of cards using these dies.
The MFT team has tagged all their creations with "dienamicsdt" as a keyword, Die-namics being the brand name for all the dies from My Favorite Things. Here's a link to it in the gallery. You'll have to scroll through to see the ones with the Jumbo Ric-Rac die as they are not seperated by anything. I love this ric-rac die and you can even get an embossing plate for it to make it look like it's grosgrain ribbon! cute!
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i cant get all those info abour ric rack!! can u show me example card what its like so i will know what ric rack is about ...thanks
See my post #23 above for a link to a couple of cards I made using the ric rack die.
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I just returned from Joanne's and saw some really cute ric rak in the $1. bin at the front of the store. Too bad I had already checked out, or I would've bought a couple of spools. I can remember my mom making dresses for me and my sister using lots of ric rak! Live long enough and everything cycles thru again!
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I am at SU! Convention right now, and just saw Sara, Shelli Gardner's daughter demo using the ric rack die on fabric and then ironed on to a cardigan sweater! It was precious!
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Rick rack also looks great on masculine cards.
Funny you should say that, Pollybear. Here is one I just made for my 20 year old grandson:

Hey Dude - Happy Birthday! by buggainok - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Wow- is this a new feature to show the name when you copy and paste a link to your gallery? If it is, I sure like it.
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