Jun 04 2008

May I Suggest…

Published by at 12 01 am under General Purpose Cards,Sympathy Cards

Hi everyone! It’s time for Wednesday’s May I Suggest… and this week I have a lot of pretty suggestions up my sleeve. Here’s a sampling of2 cards made with this weeks suggestions in mind:


Is anyone getting the idea that I am totally IN LOVE with this bleeding heart image from Spring Ephemerals, which is Flourishes newest release. LOL!!! Yes, I AM in love with this beautiful image, especially since my own bleeding heart is just starting to get some blooms on it!!! And the fact that these 2 cards are the same, but different, is by no mistake. I wanted to show you how these solid image stamps in Spring Ephemerals look stamped as a black silhouette and as a white silhouette (the white is embossed). Both equally as beautiful, just different.

The paper I want you to get a good look at this week is Scarlet’s Letter by Basic Grey — again, in the 6 x 6 pad that I so love to work with — great, manageable size! Both cards are made with papers from Scarlet’s Letter. The prints in this pad are GORGEOUS — rich, luxurious, fairly large-scaled patterns — and they all seem to just be MADE to go with our new Spring Ephemerals stamp set — or maybe it was vice versa — LOL!!! Whatever the case, they are a fabulous pairing!!!!


These6 sheets are in the black/white/red/gray color scheme — very classic!!! The ribbons, from left to right are: Silver/Grey Velvet, Red Dotted Sheer, Black Sheer, Black Scallop Edge Satin, Dark Red Sheer, Black Velvet and Black Dotted Sheer.


Here are a few more of the fun patterns and colors — all very rich — just love this look! From the left the ribbons are Red Sheer,Chocolate Sheer, Brown Dotted Sheer, Champagne Wide Satin, Chocolate Velvet, Chocolate Wide Satin, Chocolate Scallop Edge satin.


And here are some more patterns with green in them. Yes, these are still all in the same Scarlet’s Letter pad — and there are a few sheets I haven’t even shown you!!! From the left the ribbons are Red Wide Satin, Olive Green Scallop Edge Satin, Reversible Satin, Dark Red Sheer, Chocolate Sheer.

Ok, I’ve suggested a stamp set — Spring Ephemerals; paper — Scarlet’s Letter; and ribbons galore! The one last thing I want to touch on today is the scallops that I have used on both cards — aren’t they delicate and pretty!!! And the really great thing — they were NO FUSS whatsoever to make! First of all, both main images were cut and embossed with the Long Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, as was the scalloped framing. But check out the tiny scalloped edge above the designer paper. (Same picture as above, just put it here so you don’t have to scroll so much)


Look at the black and white card first. See how tiny that scallop is? You know how quick and easy it was to put that there? Quicker than you’d ever think! Since I had my Long Rectangle Nesties out, I just cut and embossed one more black scalloped rectangle and then cut it in half, as shown below.


Now I have two pieces to work with, enough for two cards of this size. Just place the scallop behind your DP piece, adhere them together, then trim the ends to fit and attach to your card front — takes only moments!!!

Now for the green card — see that tiny scallop as well? That is merely a piece of the Olive Green Scallop Satin Ribbon placed behind the DP panel — another delicate scallop that is so easy to do!!!

That wraps up today’s May I Suggest — and after all this, does anyone remember what I suggested — LOL!!!

  1. Spring Ephemerals Stamp Set by Flourishes
  2. Scarlet’s Letter Designer Paper by Basic Grey
  3. Long Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders
  4. Ribbons Galore

Thank you so much for stopping in!!! Truly appreciate it!!! Hope you are all having a wonderful week!!!

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “May I Suggest…”

  1. Latisha says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon. This looks like an amazing set…just ordered mine yesterday >”<

  2. Joan Fricker says:

    I love these cards Sharon! Thanks for all the suggestions and showing us how well everything goes together.


  3. Lois (clownmom) says:

    I really appreciate this section of your blog — showing paper and ribbon together really helps in the designing process. I just love the Bleeding Hearts stamped in the white. Can’t wait to get my hands on that set!

  4. LeAnne says:

    Wow, these ribbons are beautiful–they really do add something extra to a card. Your cards are beautiful too! I can’t believe you’re only just now getting blooms on your bleeding hearts—-I just cut all mine down yesterday! They’re one of my favs too.

  5. Karen Wallace says:

    Beautiful cards and wonderful tutorial, thanks so much for these fabulous tips. I love basic gray and ribbon and I just got the long nestabilities. I turly Love flouishes stamps!!!
    Thanks so much
    Karen W

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, I absolutely love your “Wednesday – May I Suggest” articles. I am actually printing out your pictures (I’m calling them my “cheat sheets”)and placing them in an index box for quick reference so that when I make my cards all I have to do is check my cheat sheets and pull everything together. How simple is that! Your Bleeding Hearts cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and doing the work for us.

  7. Kathie says:

    Beautiful cards! The papers and ribbon are gorgeous!! They would be very pretty to use for scrapbooking also, may I suggest!! LOL

  8. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the suggestions! I love both cards!

  9. Jesse says:

    Beautiful, thank you, so much for all the great ideas!

  10. Marta Fosco says:

    Thanks for the great ideas and these beatiful cards for inspiration! Marta

  11. Carol says:

    I love how you laid out the ribbons with the DP to show us how they coordinate. Beautiful cards, wonderful ideas and such a gorgeous stamp set! TFS

  12. Paula says:

    Really beautiful, and inspiring! (as in inspiring me to buy the stamp set, papers, ribbons, etc.!). Is the embossed bleeding heart made by stamping the paper with VersaMark and then using the white embossing powder and a heat gun? Or did you actually dry emboss the paper in some way, like making a rubbing?

  13. Kiko says:

    Sharon… what a great idea to use the long scallops to make a border that is just the right scale! Love it and would never have thought about doing it. The cards are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

  14. Louise Brown says:

    Thanks once again for inspiring me. You are so generous to share your knowledge with us. Georgeous cards!

  15. Danielle says:

    The ribbons all layered on top of the dp is delicious!! Your cards are gorgeous-love bleeding hearts and these designs are beautiful!

  16. leslierich says:

    This is one of my favorite paper packs and it is amazing the variety of color combinations. All the ribbons and papers you’ve displayed are almost painfully beautiful. Your cards are both lovely. I especially like the brown with white embossing. Thanks for all this inspiration, Sharon!

  17. Dee Jackson says:

    Gorgeous Sharon!! Thanks for all the inspiration

  18. Deb Wood says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  19. Valonda says:

    I especially love the black and white card! Beautiful! In fact I just put a quick black and white card that I made on my blog yesterday.

  20. Gorgeous gorgeous cards and image and papers and ribbons!! I love this set, too. Oh and those papers and ribbons… Two of my most favorite things beautifully displayed.

  21. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    These cards are stunning!!! I just love the bleeding hearts in my garden … first to bloom and make me smile. Guess I NEED this stamp set so I can make other people smile. Thanks for pairing up the paper/ribbon. Oh what I would do to get my hands on all that lucious ribbon!!!!! Thanks Sharon … LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!!! Always full of tips and inspiration!! YOU ROCK!!!!

  22. Judy Davis says:

    This is an elegant stamp set.

  23. Silke Ledlow says:

    Fantastic cards!!! Love the DP and colors you have use!!! The new Set is stunning and very elegant!!!

  24. Denise says:

    My mouth is watering….all those pictures of ribbon….my “I can’t resist” supply! Beautiful!

    The cards are so lovely. That stamp is absolutely beautiful!


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