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Valentine’s Day Photo Backdrop, Blogger Competition no.1

I am so excited to introduce today’s project, not only because I LOVE this fun Blogger Duo, but because today is the very first day of a brand new addition to The Ribbon Retreat Blog. This new happening includes all of us, blogger, reader, family, and friends. It is going to be a blast, but I need your help! Once a quarter, I am going to send a few of my blogger buddies a sweet little package FULL of TRR goodness and all sorts of ribbon, flowers, notions and more. Theses awesome pals of mine then get to create a fabulous project out of what supplies they received. One by one, I will post these incredible projects in the competition month. This month we have three remarkable bloggers, whose projects will be featured today and for the following two Mondays right here at TRR blog. Then, this is where you come in, on Monday, February 2nd YOU get to vote for your favorite project in January’s Blogger Competition. The winner will receive a sweet little prize from TRR. Isn’t that fun?!? I can’t wait for you to see these projects. They are incredible and I can’t wait to see who you all pick as your favorite project and 1st Blogger Competition WINNER!


Today’s project in our very first Blogger Competition is by Melanie and Steffany from Find it, Make it, Love it. This duo is dynamic and their project is pretty dang cute! This month’s theme is “All Things Red and Pink”! Help me welcome these talented ladies to TRR and to our first blogger competition! Good Luck ladies! Enjoy everyone and don’t forget to come back next Monday to see our second blogger competition project!

Hi friends! It’s Melanie and Steffany from Find it, Make it, Love it. We are so excited to be part of this little competition! We are pretty excited about the project we came up with and sure hope you LOVE it too! Can you believe it’s already time to think about Valentine’s Day?! We love to add personal touches to our Valentine’s Day celebration, so we decided to make a simple Valentine Photo Backdrop. We can’t wait to share it with you AND share some great ways to use the photos!

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Here’s what you need to make one for yourself:

  • Ribbon in different sizes and patterns
  • Flowers
  • Tri-fold presentation board, large poster, or even just a wall
  • Tape
  • Props (optional)

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Red Sequin Red White Hearts White Burlap Cinnamon SweetieRed White Polka Red Burlap White Red Pink Swiss Fun Red Tansy Lace
Red and Pinkalicious Valentine's Day crafts
First, lay the ribbon on a flat surface and cut, alternating the lengths. This is all a matter of what YOU think looks good. πŸ™‚

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Cut the wider ribbons into a ‘V’ at the ends, so they look nice and finished.

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Use a lighter to seal the edges of the ribbon.

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Then tape the ribbon onto whatever surface you’re using as the backdrop itself. We used a tri-fold presentation board and it worked really well. We added a few flowers to the ends of some of the ribbon.

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Then it’s ready to go! Grab a little cutie, and some props if you’d like, and snap away! This is Steffany’s little guy, Breken – such a cutie!

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Once we got the perfect shot, we added a digital heart with the message “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Adorable! Okay, so we’ve got the cute picture- now what? We came up with a few really fun ways to use the picture too!

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
First up, we printed the picture out in wallet size to use as Breken’s Valentine cards this year. We’ll add a little treat and he’ll pass them out at the school party and to all his friends instead of store bought Valentine’s. Personalized, unique and inexpensive! It was about $2 to print out enough for his whole class.

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Next, print the pictures to 4×6 and send some snail mail! Can you imagine how thrilled Grandma will be to pull this out of the mailbox for Valentines Day?! We love the idea of celebrating ALL the people we love.

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Last….. frame it! Valentine decor at it’s finest. Nothing beats personalized decorations.

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
What do you think? Are we in it to win it?! We have no doubt it’s some tough competition with the other super creative ladies also participating. But of course, we want you to VOTE FOR US! πŸ™‚

We’d also love for you to pop over to Find it, Make it, Love it for lots more simple and fun inspiration.

Thanks so much to The Ribbon Retreat for having us!


Wow…fun, fun, fun ladies! Thank you so much for kicking off this super fun competition with your fabulous Photo Backdrop perfect for all of those Valentine’s Day cards, festivities, school parties, school dances, or parties and fun at our own homes! Good luck ladies! I can’t wait to see who wins January’s competition!

I seriously can’t even believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Time sure flies when you are having fun! Are you crafting it up Valentine’s Day style? Here are a few more fabulously red and pink-a-licious projects perfect for adding to your Valentine’s Day decor and attire!

Wrapped with Love Wreath Trio - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Hearts Camo Bow - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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Are you in love with any or all of these projects? Make sure to check out all of our Valentine’s Day projects HERE! You can also find all of the supplies found in the fabulous Valentine’s Day wreaths, bows, and more here at The Ribbon Retreat! Stop by to see all of our holiday inspired and everyday
ribbon, flowers, notions and so much more!

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Happy Creating & Happy First EVER TRR Blogger Competition!!
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22 Comments

  1. Posted January 12, 2015 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    What a great idea for a backdrop! So simple! Thank you for sharing. I’m going to have to try this!

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      Posted January 12, 2015 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      Hi Dee! Thank you so much. I hope you get to try this fun idea! Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by! Michelle πŸ™‚

  2. Pat C.
    Posted January 12, 2015 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    What a fun competition! Melanie and Steffany’s photo backdrop is so colorful and festive, and I love the idea of using the pics as class Valentines–much nicer than the store-bought ones!

    I can’t wait to see the next two projects for this month! xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 14, 2015 at 6:53 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Isn’t this backdrop idea so awesome?!? I also love how they used this backdrop for their homemade Valentine’s Day cards. So fun, right!
      I am so excited about this new competition too. The bloggers who are participating every quarter are so talented, and I can’t even wait to show you their projects! Have a wonderful day and thank you for your fun comment! Michelle πŸ™‚

  3. Posted January 13, 2015 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Haha…this is such a great idea! Love it!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 14, 2015 at 6:46 am | Permalink

      Hi Jess! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  4. Sharon
    Posted January 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Do u have books i can get in the mail

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 14, 2015 at 6:45 am | Permalink

      Hi Sharon! Thank you for your question. We unfortunately do not produce books or magazines of our products that we send out to customers. I am sorry about that. All of our products can; however, be found on our amazing and very user friendly website, http://www.theribbonretreat.com. Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  5. Posted January 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    What a cute idea!! I would love it if you stopped by and shared your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party going on now!! http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-2/

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      Posted January 16, 2015 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      Hi Elaine! Thank you so much! Thank you also for the invite to your party. See you there and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  6. Posted January 17, 2015 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    You got me inspired to start some Valentines Project, I’m still in Christmas lol… Stop by Fabulous Friday and share some valentine posts.
    Thanks Maria
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-time/

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:19 am | Permalink

      Hi Maria! Thank you so much! I love Valentine’s Day projects. It is so much fun to decorate for Valentine’s Day after having to take down Christmas. I am so glad that you like this fun project. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  7. Posted January 17, 2015 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Thing on Thursday!! Come join the party again next week!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:21 am | Permalink

      Hi Elaine! You are so welcome. We will see you again for sure! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  8. Posted January 19, 2015 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Beautiful backdrop! It looks great! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:10 am | Permalink

      Hi Christie! Thank you! I am so glad you like this fun project. You are welcome…see you there again soon! Have a great day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  9. Posted January 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing.So cute. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn’t be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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      Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      Hi Girls! Thank you so much for the pin and tweet! You ladies are awesome! You are welcome and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  10. Linda J
    Posted January 24, 2015 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Love the idea of using the tri-fold board for a backdrop. 38 years ago we were using a white sheet over a chair, but with new granddaughter the idea of adding holiday backdrops is fun. My daughter is using a reupholstered, antique slipper rocker from her great-aunt for the monthly pictures, but I love holiday decorations so know we will be trying this too.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 27, 2015 at 11:52 am | Permalink

      Hi Linda! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this great project and love using holiday decorations for pictures too! I also love the reupholstered rocker prop too. I am a sucker for vintage furniture and am sure it will look stunning as a prop. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!
      Michelle πŸ™‚

  11. Posted February 3, 2015 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Love this photo backdrop idea! Thanks for sharing at The Pin Junkie! It’s part of today’s Valentine craft roundup!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 3, 2015 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bonnie! Thank you! I can’t wait to see it featured! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

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