Would using different images work?
I switched the sample ribbons for my own ribbons. They work great. Just make sure you use a consistent size or it will look messy. You must follow the naming of your ribbons correctly as stated in the MOD. Rib-A, Rib-A1, Rib-A23 etc. It's an easy MOD to install. It's also easy to customise. I tweaked the SQL tables and useredit_body to allow for more ribbons to be issued in my own forum.