I was getting ready to order more ribbon holders, even though I don't find the Stampin Up! ones ideal (have to partially disassemble to remove a spool if the holder is very full). But then I saw this cool homemade inkpad holder designed by Stacey King. And then I saw this neat adaptation of Stacey's design into a ribbon holder by tara1601, pictured here in her gallery on splitcoaststampers.com.
Hmm. Crazy math chick gets an idea! What if I take Stacey's idea and tara1601's adaptation a little further, and make a ribbon holder sized perfectly for the shelf on my bookcase that holds my ribbon? Here it is!
This holder combined Stacey's awesome instructions, a little bit of calculations, a little bit of trial and error, and used quite a bit more foamcore board than Stacey's design - about 3.5 sheets total. My holder is 28 inches wide and 13.5 inches high. It slides into my shelf with very little room to spare. I think it's going to work just fine. Thank you so much for the inspiration, ladies!