We finally got our french bulletin board project completed yesterday and we are very happy with how it turned out. David said, "that's cool" so he likes it as well. I did learn a few lessons for the next bulletin board that I make, whenever that may be. Number 1: do put the ribbon so close (3" may not be enough) Number 2: 1 spool (5 yards) of ribbon was not quite enough Number 3: brads are not as strong as they appear. We had to stab holes with a broken staple first before the brad would go through. Number 4: Do not put brads on every "x" otherwise larger art pieces will not fit. Otherwise this was a rather "easy" project with results that we all are happy about. Now David's "masterpieces" can be displayed. Happy crafting everyone!