Nov 28 2008

Stamp Simply #63 – Give Thanks!

Keyword ssnotime63 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Today’s challenge is to make a card giving or expressing your thanks! No other guidelines. Just thought a card expressing thanks would be appropriate for today, and they are cards we can all always use! Have fun — keep it simple if you can!!! Can’t wait to see!!!

Please bear with us all as we are uploading and linking tonight!

Check out Cathy Tidwells sample here.

Check out Julie Koerbers sample here.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers sample here.

Check out AJ Ottos sample here.

Check out Becky Oehlers sample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample here.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

What wonderful samples!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Cor. 9:15. I knew right from the get-go that this is theverse I would use for today’s Give Thanks! challenge. We all have so much to be thankful for each day, both our good fortune as well as our adversities,but first and foremost we are to be thankful to God for that truly indescribable gift He gave to us in Jesus Christ. The first portion of the verse is on the card front, andit continues on the card inside.


I used my Double Mates by WorldWin for the card base. It’s so rich looking and I love how the inside is a coordinating color to the outside — and it has a great texture. It worked perfect here!!! And for my DP I used some new sheets from the Gretel collection by Cosmo Cricket I purchased by the individual sheet from Joan’s Garden.


I made my sentiment using the Brayton Font and 3 of the Harmony Rectangle Stampersby JustRite.2Rectangle Stamperscome in a box, one large and one small. You can see them above (and I have the stamper with the inside sentiment upside down in the photo — so sorry – that’s what happens when you work too late at night — LOL!!) The great thing about using the Font Sets is that you can create any message or sentiment you want, and that sure gives you a ton of flexibility!!! I cut my sentiments withmy new Labels One Nestability by Spellbinders that I also got from Joan’s Garden. I had to use the largest die in the set to get my focal image sentiment in it. Well, I wanted to mat it with another die, but there were none bigger — bummer — so here’s what I did.


I cut 2 brown mats with the same die that I used on the sentiment. Then I cut a piece out of the middle and set it aside. That gave me 4 shaped pieces that I could now place wherever I wanted. I just secured them behind my sentiment, so it would appear that I had a die the next size up that I used to mat my sentiment. There is a picture above of the back of the sentiment as I’ve taped on the 4 pieces to form a mat. When you view it from the front, one would never know it was a pieced mat unless they inspected it VERY closely!

Stamps: Brayton Font used with the Harmony Rectangle Stampers by JustRite Paper: SU Very Vanilla; Coffee Brown DoubleMates by Worldwin; Gretel DP by Cosmo Cricket Ink: Versa Fine Vintage Sepia, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Kaleidacolor Cappucino Delight Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Jumbo Brass Eyelet and Vintage Brads, Cropadile, May Arts Ribbon, sewing machine and thread.

Thank you all so much for stopping in — I so appreciate all of YOU and your visits and comments. I hope you can share with us YOUR card of thanks! I’ll have a few tidbits to share over the weekend and then our Stamp Simply Celebrates! begins bright and early on Monday — hope to see you!!!! Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend!!!

43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Stamp Simply #63 – Give Thanks!”

  1. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onNo Time To Stamp? » Stamp Simply #63 – Give Thanks!Here’s a quick excerptI hope you can share with us YOUR card of thanks! I’ll have a few tidbits to share over the weekend and then our Stamp Simply Celebrates! begins bright and early on Monday — hope to see you!!!! Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving … […]

  2. What a wonderful creation Sharon! And such a neat idea with the mat! Thanks for the tip on that one! I have had soo much fun being guest designer this month, you and your DT are soo awesome! Looking forward to celebrating ‘Stamp Simply Celebrates’ with all of ya’ll too!

  3. Janine says:

    Simply beautiful Sharon!!!

  4. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, leave it to you to figure out how to mat the largest of the Spellbinders dies. What a great idea and it looks wonderful! I love the card and I love that verse. Of course, I love everything you do?


  5. LeAnne says:

    I love how you customize your die cuts–just such a great idea to stretch the usage of them even more! Wonderful card, too!

  6. That is very, very clever how you have custom made a mat!!! Thank-you so much for sharing that idea. Your card is fabulous, in fact all your cards are fabulous!!!

  7. Deb Saaranen says:

    Fabulous card, Sharon!

    I’m cheating a bit and uploading a card I made last night–hope that’s okay…

    Thanks so much!

  8. Dawn Easton says:

    Sharon, you are brilliant! Love the idea for the mat!!! I tried to hand cut one the other day…oh my….let’s just say it was a disaster and I quickly abandoned that idea….rofl! Thanks for explaining what you did!!
    Your card is lovely! My girlfriend would love a set like this! TFS!

  9. Judy says:

    Beautiful card. I love how cleaver you are–great way to solve the
    problem of not having a big enough die cut.

  10. Beautiful card, Sharon! I love the paper you used, and I LOVE how boldly the Scripture is proclaimed on your card! Thanks for another fun Stamp Simply week! Looking forward to the Celebration!

  11. Beautiful card Sharon — easy on the eyes and beautiful on the heart!

  12. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Lovely card Sharon! Very elegant and great tip about the mat! Thanks for sharin that:) Here is mine, and I think I may have stretched the rules, and this is not what I had in mind, but I decided to combine it with today’s LSC. Maybe I will make another one later, lol! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving:)

  13. Rose Ann says:

    Your card is so beautiful, Sharon!! I love those papers and how you’ve used your JR stampers!! What an awesome tip!! Thank you!!

  14. Becky says:

    This is so great. Perfectly simple and elegant. I just HAVE to say though…that double embossing in your previous post takes my absolute breath away. Your project have been so insanely amazing these past few weeks! Rockstar!

  15. This is beautiful, Sharon! I LOVE it! 🙂 Thanks for another fun challenge! I look forward to them each week! 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and enjoying time with your family! Take care! 🙂

  16. Lisa Brown says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! Here is a card I posted on my blog yesterday that fits the theme. Thanks!

  17. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    OK, so I made another one because I felt like I should have made a card that was more fallish/thanksgivingish, lol. Here it is:

    Thank you Sharon for the info on the label dies also, I really appreciate it! By the time I saw your message, I had actually just located some at [email protected] It is good to know where else to get things though, so thanks for the link:)

  18. Debbie Olson says:

    How very clever, Sharon! And your card is lovely–great paper too!

  19. Great challenge, and very appropriate. All the sample cards are gorgeous!

    Here’s my attempt:

  20. […] week…wonder why??   So I had these challenges in mind at the same time:  Sharon’s Stamp Simply challenge and Bridgett’s challenge […]

  21. Deena says:

    Hi Sharon, I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!
    Here’s my thank you card:

  22. Hi Sharon, thanks for the “Thankful” Challenge. Here is my contribution. Have a wonderful holiday season, full of family and gifts of all kinds to be thankful for.

  23. I think I really went with the “Stamp Simply” theme on this one; it’s the easiest card I’ve ever made!!! LOL! I’ve uploaded to the SCS gallery here: I’m going to add it to my blog right now. Thanks for this great challenge, Sharon!!

  24. Diana says:

    Oh my goodness: that verse has been going through my mind for the past two weeks! I even ended up printing it on the inside of my Thanksgiving cards. Of course, my cards didn’t look as elegant as yours, LOL!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiring me!

  25. Cindy H. says:

    Ooooh, I love this card! It’s gorgeous!!! It looks like I need to add the Cappucino by Kaleidacolor to my list of things I *need*, lol. Your sentiment is soooo lovely looking, as is the DP and ribbon. TFS

  26. Elena says:

    Hello Sharon! Iam so glad you stopped at my blog amd left a comment! I love your art work!!! Always come for inspiration to your place! You are very aristic! Always adore your new creative ides! Thank you very much with all of my heart! Now I am in love with your Just Right Stamps projects! Thank you very much for description you are giving!!!

  27. What a beautiful card you have made! I love how you made up your own sentiment too!

    Here is mine:

  28. nancy littrell says:

    Thanks for the Nesties Matting tip. I am going to try it on my SU Top Note. Nancy

  29. SueB says:

    Love your cards and the DP – scrumptious – TFS! T’is the season to be thankful, and I recently sent ‘thankful’ cards to my sis’ and brother – here they are:

  30. leslierich says:

    Clever girl with figuring out the mat! Beautiful card, too, Sharon!

  31. Jerri Kay says:

    I was at my Mom’s when this posted and I totally missed it Sharon, a gorgeous card, so fabulous the way you improvised and created the bottom panel, you’re so “crafty”. Thanks for sharing how you did it!

  32. Nancy says:

    Congratulations to you, Sharon, on [over] a million hits! That is amazing! Also, following your theme this week…THANK YOU for all your inspiration and great tutorials on here! Your creations are fabulous! You are my first stop every morning.

    Great info about the mat! Love how your mind works! I would have just sulked and gone to a smaller size original. hee hee. Here’s my card for this week:

  33. […] I made this for Sharon Johnson’s thankyou challenge […]

  34. Sue M says:

    Here’s my card for the challenge. Thanks to you! this was fun! = ) Hope your enjoying your wknd. Have a great week!

  35. FINALLY found time to play your challenge! Your card is wonderful Sharon … in fact, it’s perfect!! You can find my card here:
    Thanks for another fun challenge!!

  36. Hi!! This is perfect since i already had begun a project like this!! 🙂
    And I’m sorry that my name is so Norwegian…. hehe 😉 And that my web-page is in Norwegian in case anyone of you should have a peak… Is there any time-limit on this challenge??

  37. Ooops,sorry! I just found out the answer on my question!!! Sorry! 😉

  38. Toni says:

    I made a card for this challenge. I did stamp simply as I used many punch and designer paper to make my job easier! Here is my card:


  39. I must ask… Is it allowed to write tha word Thanks or thank ypu in Norwegian on the card??

  40. I took the chance that I could write “thanks” in Norwegian, so here is my card:
    And this time I added an English translation of my blogpost… 🙂

  41. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    here is mine:

    I have been very busy Sharon and not able to play for awhile…I haven’t forgot about your great challenges…thank you for bringing them to us! hugs *~*

  42. Michelle says:

    I had to add to the LONG list of commenters to add my little bit – your tip for matting the Nestabilitie Die is nothing short of genius! Kudos to you!!

  43. Gvendalen says:

    This a great idea and it looks wonderful! I love everything you do, Sharon!

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