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June 08, 2010


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Sharon Ruble

Wow, great gifts. I hope I win. Love your site and keep up the great job. Sharon

Susan M

Love Red Lead!!

Lynn Slotkin

What wonderful ribbon~ I feel like a magpie~ always attracted to pretty things! Thanks for always brightening my mailbox with creativity! You are first on my list of places to visit!!! xxx

Terri Cortelyou

Beautiful ribbons and beautiful display...I plan to be down in St. Louis within the next month, can't wait to visit your shop!

Lori Northon

I love those yummy ribbons, but I especially love the spools the ribbon is on. What a cool idea for displaying those old wooden thread spools some of us still happen to have in our sewing baskets! You gals are so imaginative!

Yvonne Silva

Oh, you two are so clever! Who would have thought...to decorate your empty spools with your so lovely died ribbons. Springy into Summer colors that are gorgeous too! I love getting your weekly email and drooling over all the new stamps! I especially love your birds, butterflies and eggs this time of year!

Diane M.

If only Red Lead lived by me, I would be a much happier person. Your ribbons are gorgeous. Thanks for all your great items and ideas.

Daisy Cooper

Just what i'm looking for should
work great for my vintage roses. Daisy Cooper

Janet L. Berwin

I love the creativity at red lead. Am always excited to see what's next when I visit. The classes are really fun and I always go home with another treasure. My family enjoys Red Lead also. They are always waiting for show and tell time when I arrive. Thank You ALL at Red Lead. Janet


These are so lovely...of course!!! You guys really have that special touch for creating awesome things & presenting them with style.

Nannie of 3

who wouldn't want to win these...and I found your blog. these are absolutely gorgeous girls, you did a great job.

Beth W

Goodness this is a summer vision-cool and refreshing. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Suzie in MO

Love it! Love what you do! So inspiring!

Laura Stewart

these ribbons are gorgeous!!

Lisa Mallette

Wow, beautiful. Just found your blog today and plan to stick around and see what else you've got here!

Jackie Nobles

The ribbons are beautiful. Red Lead is my favorite place. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. So glad I am close enough to visit often.

Bonnie Heggemann

WOW. You guys are going all out. You never cease to amaze me. Love, love, love the ribbon. What a treasure they would be.

karen cejka

Love, love, love the ribbons!

Thanx, karen c

Christina Rogers

those ribbons are so beautiful!!!


What lovely ribbon! How I wish I lived in St. Louis to drop in whenever I wished!


Sunday is my birthday so this would be wonderful to win. thanks, guys!

Deb Plapp

I would love to win this beautiful ribbon! I'm such a ribbon whore, I never can have enough! Thanks for the chance to win. I almost made it to your shop in May, but we ended up canceling our trip. I hope to get there sometime though, I would love to see everything in person.

Jan Hoefler

The colors are beautiful! As someone with a textile fetish, there is NOTHING like a hand-dyed ribbon. Too too pretty!

Lisa Silver (Silvergirl)

Lovely ribbons! I'm glad I found your blog... I haven't visited before and will absolutely be back!


Nancy Johnston

You folks are always thinking up something to make things pretty.
Love hand-dyed ribbons! Thanks for the chance to win them.


Absolutely gorgeous :)

Iris Soscia

Thanks for a chance to win. The ribbon is beautiful. Iris


oh please...pick me! pick me! i love this ribbon!

Judi Ries

Gizmos 'n gadgets 'n glitter galore
Are all to be found in
Your cute little store.

Shopping is fun there -
A real happy treat
The variety you have
Simply cannot be beat!!


I really love these ribbons!! The colors are fabulous.

Susan Wibbenmeyer

Well there you go again...creating another item too lovely to pass up. Love it! and love, love, love the new store and that the two of you just keep "wowing" me with your rampant creativity! Keep up the good work girls. Hope to see you again soon!
Susan W.

nancy C

I need to catch up with my blog reading - have missed so much on yours!
The ribbons are beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win some.


I'm a ribbon freak. These look luscious! Also love the vintage feel of your blog.


I would simply LOVE to win these spools of ribbon. The colors are wonderful!

Rhonda Sadler

Wow, awesome giveaway from an awesome company
You guys rock!
cheers, Rhonda


So happy I stumbled upon your website! These hand-dyed ribbons are delightful!

Malin Scheier

They are great!!!! Hope that I have look. Love from Sweden

Elizabeh Libbey

Gorgeous colors of ribbon!


Oh, I LOVE these ribbons...AND the spools!!!

Erin Glee

Although I am a ribbon freak, your cool spools make me drool! Thank you for a chance to win a set of these pretties : )

Jessica R

Red Lead is AWESOME!!! I wish they would come to Texas! Thanks for the opp!


I love spools! Especially ones with homemade ribbon! Pick me!

Jean Hecht

Beautiful. Enjoyed todays class and cannot wait to join other workshops and classes.

Sherry Grove

these look beautiful. are they rayon?


Wednesday is not a Wednesday unless it's a "HAPPY" one! Love Red Lead, love the Blog, love the Group.
Just about to place an order so what a bonus this would be?
Big OZ Hugs, Susie


These are beautiful! Love that you've wound them on those cool spools, too! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!


Very pretty unique ribbons!! Perfect colors for the warmer seasons:)


Too fabulous for words...I heart ribbon and your store! Thanks for the chance to win. **Megan

Lynn Stevens

Such pretty ribbon, no wonder everyone wants it!

Brenda Lubrant

These ribbons are really stunning. I am sure I could find many uses for them. I am wondering if you girls are going to be at the Gateway rubber stamp getaway this week-end. I am so hoping that you are.


These are beautiful! Your website and all of your products are gorgeous.

Marilyn Nardin

You know, I'm dying to win !


The new ribbons are just gorgeous!


Between working and trying to keep up with the yard, weeds, planting my flowers, yadda, yadda, I try to find time to catch up with my swap sisters at Red Lead. I'm a real sucker for vintage looking items and I love to 'hunt' for the unique. I love your shop and just love the looks of the hand dyed ribbons. You girls are TOO MUCH! Keep up the good work!


I love those gorgeous ribbons. I've ordered from your online store, and I can't wait until I come to StL to see your store and hopefully take a class!

Su C.

Gorgeous ribbons! I love the soft colors. My wish list is getting awful long. Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

carol w

Ooh-ooh-ooh-la-la! Yummy colorful goodness at it's best! Count me in for wanting some of that!!

Tami B.

Oh my, such gorgeous ribbon...yummy colors!

debbie McIntyre

Love the hand dyed ribbons! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jill Norris

So luscious..thanks for the chance to win!


This is one of my favorite products from your store. I use this ribbon for scrapbooks, cards, necklaces, etc. I love it.


Happy Wednesday Giveaway! Love those gorgeous ribbons! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway and thank you for all of the gorgeous stamps, ephemera, embellies, etc. that are nowhere else to be found! :)


The ribbons are fabulous! Thanks for giving us a chance to win...my fingers are crossed!


All the colors of Paradise -- these ribbons definitely need to join me in Honolulu. Thanks for the opportunity to play and keep up the fun!


Sunset Gold, Petal Pink and Seagrass Blue,
The colors of nature are waiting for you!
You'll love these spools of nature's hue!
Admire and ponder before you choose.


What beautiful colors! I want them! Please pick me.

Jan Westfall

if I lived in St Loius
your best customer I'd be!
trinkets, paper and stamps
oh how creative I'd be!
The ribbon is lovely
that I can see.
Thank you for offering to give it for free.
I would be very happy if you ladies picked me.

Keely Yowler

What a fabulous giveaway! Love those beautiful ribbons!

Jeanne J.

Just beautiful! Thanks!


mmmm yummy giveaway......love the colors....They would look great on some of my summer projects!!!

Erika M

Fabulous giveaway!

Terri Williams

How beautiful! I've never been disatisfied with any product I've ordered through Red Lead.
Terri N-W

Kathy Patrick

Love your shop, your crafts, your ideas....Love it all! ♥ - Kathy

Jan Thomason

obviously my chance of winning is dim, but entering gives me a chance to tell you how much i love your shop - in person when i drive through st. louis and online.

Janis Gross

Gorgeous. Can think of dozens of ways to use these!

Janice M. Gallagher

I love the colors AND the spools! Jann

Debbie Peysen

What a delightful giveaway. I would love the hand dyed ribbon. Thanks for the giveaway.



Fab, fab ribbon! I REALLY need that too!


What fun!!!!


what gorgeous colors - i am making birth announcements for my cousins twins (a boy + a girl) and these ribbons would add a soft, precious touch. thanks for the chance.

Teri C

Beeeuuuutiful! You girls always amaze me with your wonderful ideas :)


Now you just know that I love your online store!!! Everything you carry is wonderful. What a great giveaway! I'm sure you'll get MANY comments!!!!!

Zoe Pittman

Wowza I would love to own these, they are stunning, and I love the way u have painted the spools - so chic!


Wow! Wonderful colors and ribbon! Thank you for the opportunity to win these spools!

Bethany C.

What nummy colors! So pretty!! Thanks for the chance!

Dottee O.

No "spoolin'"...those are some awesome ribbons just waiting for some serious happy projects!!


Of course, the Red Lead girls have created something beautiful and vintage delicious! Please include me in your giveaway.

Will you be doing a show and tell on your ribbon dying technique? It may be obvious, but I love what I learn from your newsletters (not to mention all the fun things I want to purchase...)
Thank you for sharing!

Cecile Nichols

Oh, those colors sure are pretty. I'd love to win those little lovlies!



These ribbons are truly lovely colors with delightful names! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Denise Mitchell

I had a breat time in the class today. Your classes are always cool!! The ribbon is beautiful, as is all the stuff you make.

Susan C.

Summertime on a spool! Such beautiful, enchanting colors.

Donna Wilson Irwin

These have great names for such great colors....seaglass is my fav! Way to go!!!

Debie Christenson

These colors remind me of summer. They look like ice cream colors. Hope I can win. I would love to come up with some projects to use them in.

Diane Trew

Love the ribbon~ and the spools they are on also. You guys ever sleep?

Maggie P

Wowsers!!! What's not to love! Beautiful colors and I love, love, love ribbon. Thanks for the great giveway.

Lancia Lee

I really love readlead's wares and have been very happy with all of my purchases!! Thank you for what u do.


This is SOOO beautiful - please add my name to your drawing!

Tina Phillip

Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhh!!! Thank you so much for a chance to win something so yummy!!!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj)

Beautiful ribbon!

Kim Russell

Oh how I wish you were right here in Australia right now, I have this perfect project ongoing, that needs just this called The Living Book which this ribbon would be so perfect on, I need to find out about this company FAST

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    The ever-evolving brainchild of two sisters, Red Lead Paperworks is a modern crafter's dream come true. If reams of handmade paper and dozens of artistic rubber stamps aren't enough to set one's creative energy aflame, the sisters have decorated their shop with paper crafts designed to inspire. Far more than a typical scrap-booking supply store, Red Lead sells trinkets, patina jewelry and charms and offers workshops on everything from jewelry-making to paper arts and mixed media. The sisters also manufacture their own line of vintage-style rubber stamps. The shop was built around a love of "modern vintage"—the pretty, elegant vintage—before vintage became cool. Some of the best-selling items in the store are vintage rubber stamps that are perfectly sized to create artist trading cards—a small card artists create and swap with each other as a social hobby. Hours: Sat. 10a.m. - 5p.m. Founding Date: 1991 Products: Papers, rubber stamps, trinkets, jewelry What's your most popular item?: Exclusive rubber stamps Any tips for first-time crafters?: "Don't be afraid to jump into a small project," says owner Christine Schwartz.

    Located in the historic Webster Groves neighborhood of St. Louis, Chris Schwartz and her sister (and best friend) Sharon Wisely are the co-owners of Red Lead. They have everything your mixed-media heart desires: from papers to stamps, trinkets, brads, buttons, and charms, fabric, ribbons and art supplies!

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    I love Red Lead PaperWorks and wanted to share this gem of a store with you During my most recent visit, Chris was in the studio teaching visitors to create vintage-style Valentine cards! There was freshly brewed Starbucks, and Sharon's famous homemade banana-walnut-chocolate cookies! Yum! The store itself is a visual delight...like a lovely collage in itself! Besides all these visual delights, Chris and Sharon frequently offer creative workshops, too. My favorite was Chris' Metal Stamping Workshop where I learned a ton! If you are ever in or near the St. Louis area, you should definitely stop by this store! Even if you don't live in St. Louis, you can shop Red Lead 24/7 at their website by clicking here. I enjoy following their creative blog here, too! Thank you Chris and Sharon for owning such a unique and inspiring store! Hope everyone has a great beginning to their week! Mary

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