Dec 07 2008

Stamp Simply Celebrates! Day 8 – Blog Candy and More!


Welcome to Day8 of Stamp Simply Celebrates! If you are new here, check out Party Central for a full rundown of our 12 day schedule. Feel free to jump in anytime at all!!!

Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during our 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!!You DO NOTneed to have a Blog to play uploading your project to SCS ( is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08. Thanks!


Please bear with us as we upload tonight. All posts should be up by morning – thanks!!!

Julie KoerberOut to Impress – Do you need a great Small Gift Idea? Well, Julie is out to impress you with her Featured Project today! Play her Challenge to have some small gifts on hand yourself, and be eligible to enter her BLOG CANDY drawing!!! You wont want to miss all the fun at Julies today, so be sure to stop in!

You can see more great examples today from Julie’s designers: Leslie, Deb, Joan, Barb, Jennifer, Tammy, and I have an example, too, just scroll down!


Julie KoerberOut to Impress – Julie hasBLOGCANDYto offer you today in addition to her challenge featured above.

Sharon JohnsonNo Time to Stamp? – Thats me with more BLOG CANDY, and just keep looking, because here it is:


Once again the Blog Candy I have to offer today is compliments of JustRite! Today we are offering a set of the Trompe Script Font (very elegant! – 3 sizes of font per set), and a set of the Harmony Rectangle Stampers (large and small rectangle stamper in a box, as shown). This is one of my favorite font sets for the pretty sets of monogrammed cards that I like to make. I did not use this set on my project today, but you can see it used on this project and this project for the monograms. Again, THANK YOU, JUSTRITE!

To be entered for this Blog Candy drawing, all you need to do is comment below nothing more than that today!!! Nice and simple!!! This post will be closed for Blog Candy entries at 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Shortly thereafter a random winner will be selected by The winner will be posted both on this thread and at Party Central. OK, now on to my project:


For my small gift item today I decided to gussy up a package of cards from the $ bin at Michaels. I got the above8 cards and envelopes for $1. With a minimal amount of stamping, some ribbon, rhinestones and a box to present them in, I ended up with a rather nice little gift.


Here’s the 8 cards. I know I keep using this same sentiment from the Harmony Classic Circle Stamper III Ensemble, but I just love it and it is SO appropriate for a gift for a friend, so keep using itI will!!! LOL!!! I merely stamped it on white, no border, and cut and embossed with my Petite Circle Nestabilites by Spellbinders. A nice, clean and fresh look! The card is wrapped in a soft 1″ satin ribbon. After mounting the sentiment with Dimensionals, I added some rhinestones and called it done. It took very little time to make 8 of these and I think they make a nice little gift! Anyone can use generic cards like these!!! Please note: There isa sale at JustRite and the set linked and used above is currently at 25% off, until Dec 19th, so check it out! You can read more about the sale here.


And here’s the box I made to present them in. I used Prismatics Gray by Prism, textured side out, made a tag, wrapped the box with ribbon and hung on my tag! I think it’s pretty classy looking for what started as a $1 item!!!


Here’s how the cards fit in the box. This is my favorite box design that you’ve seen me use a lot lately. I designed this one specifically to fit these cards, which are smaller than an A-2 size.


Again, a quick and easy job with my Scor-It. I think you can clearly see the measurements on the photo above. I have shown you this box process in photos so many times, I won’t tonight — I was really pressed for time. But if you’ve never seen the process of making this style box, you can view more pictures and directionson this postor this post. And if you are looking for a Scor-It, they are available at both Joan’s Garden and Marco’s Paper. It would make a GREAT Christmas Gift!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in again!! We at Stamp Simply Celebrates! are all enjoying ourselves IMMENSELY!!! And it is because all of YOU are coming to see, leaving comments, playing challanges and signing up for our Blog Candy. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!!!

And the winner selected by is #70, Toni! Congrats!!! Here’s what Toni had to say:

Toni K

Wow, thats a great gift idea. So classy and elegant.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Dec 8, 7:38 AM

Again, congrats! Toni and THANK YOU EVERYONE for playing along!!! Much appreciated!!!


296 responses so far

296 Responses to “Stamp Simply Celebrates! Day 8 – Blog Candy and More!”

  1. Linda E says:

    Wow! I think I’m first. Hope that’s lucky. Great project and blog candy.

  2. Laurie V says:

    I love what you did with the $1 cards. I never think to do those things. Thanks for a chance at the blog candy!

  3. rebekka says:

    What a beautiful box, so elegant. I do not get tired of the sentiment, it is precious.

  4. Kerry J says:

    Your cards and matching box are gorgeous!!

  5. Brenda says:

    Great cards and matching box, very elegant. Thank you for the chance at some wonderful blog candy.

  6. Linda Sims says:

    Thanks for another chance to win! It’s great to see the example using the $1 cards. Can’t wait to get some JustRite products.

  7. Michelle says:

    Beautiful cards, Sharon! Thanks so much for hosting all these giveaways for us! 🙂

  8. Nancy C says:

    Great altering of the note cards-they are beautiful. Love the box. I would love the candy, too, because it is my birthday. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  9. Jessica says:

    Wow, I can’t believe that started out as a set of $1 cards!

  10. Jackie says:

    That box is lovely and what a great idea for the $1 bin things at M’s – brilliant! I never think to do stuff like that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Ashley says:

    Wow! That is a wonderful gift idea! Thank you gals so much for this challenge! We are limited on budget this year and I’ve been racking my brain for ideas!

  12. C Burke says:

    Thanks for sharing all of your nice gift ideas with us.

  13. Lori Mueller says:

    You are amazing, Sharon! This is a wonderful gift idea that I’m going to have to try out. Thanks for sharing! Maybe I can win this one.

  14. Mandiannie says:

    Great looking cards. They’re simple and elegant and have me wishing that I had a set of letter stamps like that.

  15. Swedie says:

    These note cards are so nice! I saw them in Target and never thought to get them and add a little something to them. They look much nicer finished your way!


  16. Nancy says:

    Wow, you really dressed up that set of $1 cards!! Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win the great candy!

  17. Jan B. says:

    Great blog candy. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  18. FAITH BARTLETT says:

    Just beautiful. I’ve seen some nice cards in the $1 bin at Michael’s. Might have to go by and snag some for quick gifts. All I need is the Just Rite set!

  19. MARILYN NIMMO says:

    Thank you for sharing small gift ideas. We are always looking for those this time of year.

  20. Susan says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I am nubbie to your site and I really appreciate these simpler card ideas and projects. I leave your site thinking – realistically – I can do that!!

  21. Wonderful project! Love the cards!

  22. LadyDoc says:

    The cards and box are gorgeous!

    Thanks to you and JustRite for all the terrific blog candy- this one today is really amazing!

  23. What a beautiful and inexpensive gift ! Thanks for a chance at some JustRite candy !

  24. Marsha says:

    Once again, a beautiful project. You are sooo talented. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Lyn S says:

    I love what you did with the cards and the box is very classy! TFS your wonderful ideas!

  26. Elaine says:

    That simple little $1 set of cards sure turned into a beautiful presentation! WOW! It’s just amazing what you are doing with transformations and all of the creative powers that are being put on blogs! I love it!

  27. Val S says:

    What a wonderful gift that will make! So elegant! Thanks for a chance to win awesome blog cand!

  28. Cheri Howard says:

    [[sigh]] I keep falling in love with your ideas, but there’s so many of them I can’t do them all! =( ….but that won’t stop me from trying!! =P Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Rene Mewes says:

    What a great gift! Those Just Rite stamps are so versatile! I love them. thanks for the blog candy opportunity!

    Rene’ Mewes
    [email protected]

  30. Allison F says:

    wow! This is all gorgeous.

    I can’t believe all of these amazing Just Rite products up for grabs as blog candy! I have been wanting to try these but can’t afford them so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!

  31. Julia Carter says:

    WOw, I have never used these stamps before, but since finding and loving your blog, I am hearing so much about them that I have asked DH for some in my stocking, but I would love to get some before then too. C’mon, start my collection off right:)


  32. Roxanne J says:

    Love the idea -gift ideas this time of year that are economical as well as thoughtful yet look so much more expensive are great.Love JR products thanks for opportunity.

  33. Amy Sabol says:

    Absolutely beautiful and fabulous gift idea! This is just one of my favorite styles! Would love to win some Just Rite products — have always drooled over them and can only dream of playing with them! Thank you for the opportunity to try and win some wonderful blog candy! Thank y ou for sharing and keep up the great creations! ~Amy S.~

  34. Diane says:

    Great idea for a fast project! I am going to make the box this week! Thanks for the chance at the Just Rite set. I have been wanting the rectangle set forever! I did manage to order at their buy one~get one free sale and got the baking set and got one to share! I love the stamps from them, they are so versatile!

  35. Ginny H says:

    Just wonderful! I may have to make a trip to Michael’s 🙂

  36. carolh says:

    Again another beautiful and JUST-RITE gift idea.. I love everything about it.. Thanks for a chance to win!!

  37. Tammy H says:

    What a clever idea! And so elegant for what started out as a $1. Love your blog and congrats on so many hits!

  38. Maureen says:

    I love your creations! You are a super talented lady. I’m even casing some of your monogram sets for my teacher gifts this year 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.

  39. Connie says:

    I also alter the $1.00 note cards and really love the look that you gave them. Thanks for the box since I have not done that before. As always your work is wonderful. Thanks for all of your inspiration.

  40. Carol says:

    I just bought the same set of notecards last week because I thought they were so pretty, and only cost a dollar! LOL! I love how you’ve dressed them up to make a wonderful, personalized gift!! You’ve managed to turn me into a box-making fool since you showed us how simple it is to create a box for a small gift! TYSM for the inspiration, the tutorials, the fabulous blog candy and for sharing your love of card making! It’s easy to see why you’re the recipient of a million blog hits!!!

  41. Carol P says:

    Love how you transformed those cards….great idea! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

  42. SueB says:

    The cards look elegant – thanx for the inspiration and chance at the blog candy!

  43. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Kim says:

    Oh my, this is so elegant! I love it! I just bought a Scor-pal, so I think I am going to give some of your gift boxes a try! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  45. Bev J. says:

    Love how you gussied up the notecards and the box is great-thanks for the tutorial link. You always have great projects and directions-appreciated!

  46. Crafty Math Chick says:

    You are right – that IS a pretty font! thanks for the inspiration (and the chance to win!)

    Hope your holidays are off to a terrific start!


  47. adriann humphrey says:

    thanks for sharing your talent.

  48. Charith says:

    Amazing! I just love your $1 gift cards. I have a large box of spring themed cards like this and I really appreciate this idea on how to alter them. Yours look so elegant!

  49. Melody says:

    What a great, time saving idea! …a lovely gift that anyone would love to receive. I can see that JustRite products are a must!

  50. Tracey says:

    Lovely cards!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

  51. Beth Gagne says:

    Wow, Great gift idea thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

  52. Angie Marion says:

    I love your projects and I’m so glad that someone passed me your link! Thanks for sharing & congrats on all of your hits!

  53. Caiti says:

    Thsi project is wonderful!! Makes me wish I had a Scor-it!
    Great blog candy. Thanks for all the offers and chances to win!

  54. Susan Rothbauer says:

    Great idea for $1 cards!!! I would also use that saying all the time – it’s great. Loving your blog and all the great holiday ideas from everyone!

  55. Maureen Ferguson says:

    Great idea with the pre-made cards – from plain to FAB in just a couple of steps! Sharon, you are such a talented and inspriational lady. Thank you for sharing with all of us! You are such a blessing.

  56. Nancy J says:

    I love your cards, as always, and I would love to try the Harmony Rectangle Stampers from JustRite.

    Thanks Sharon! I’m loving your celebration!

  57. Janelle says:

    What a great idea to embellish pre-made cards — now that’s easy! (and inexpensive with an expensive and time-intensive look!) Thanks for the great idea. Also, thanks for the chance to win products from Just-Rite. I love that font and would love to use it for monogram cards, too.

  58. Just love what you did with the cards. The ribbon on the box is so elegant.

  59. What a great idea! Thank you!!

  60. Julie Temple says:

    GORGEOUS Gift card set!! AND blog candy! Thanks for the chance!
    Happy Holidays!

  61. Cheryl B. says:

    What a great inexpensive gift! The recipient would never guess how inexpensive it is because it looks so elegant and expensive.

  62. Diana Downey says:

    Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful gift ideas and blog candy!!!!!

  63. cards4u says:

    What a great set of cards -thanks for the chance to play!

  64. laura hufman says:

    you rock. pick me, pick me. thanks so much for sharing. would love to get my hands on your favourite product.

  65. Great work on the cards. I will look at those pre-packaged sets of cards much differently now.

  66. Connie K. says:

    All of your projects are so classy and elegant – thanks for sharing!

    Connie K.

  67. Genie Stover says:

    What a wonderful gift idea, good for all celebrations.

  68. Sheri Danielson says:

    I love your card and the box. Thanks for the instructions for it! Wonderful blog candy. I have one of the Just Rite and can’t wait to get more of them. They really rock!

  69. Lois (clownmom) says:

    What a neat way to dress up something from Michaels $1 bin. I’ve been trying to do that, too! Thanks again for another Blog Candy opportunity.

  70. Toni K says:

    Wow, that’s a great gift idea. So classy and elegant.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. Amy Johnson says:

    Such a beautiful and elegant gift. I love it!

  72. Denise M. says:

    What a great line up of challenges! So glad I found it all!

  73. PF Goh says:

    Thanks for the blog candy again!

  74. Cindy Q. says:

    Wow, what a very nice idea for a gift. Always love your ideas! Thanks for another chance to win something cool from JustRite.

  75. Becky Yoder says:

    I often overlook those $1 bin cards – they’re cute, but I make my own! Well, duh, I can also jazz up the $1 bin cards, too! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win more of JustRite’s great products.

  76. Denise Wells says:

    What great blog candy! Thanks for the oppertunity to win!
    Denise W

  77. Diane Gill says:

    Beautiful and elegant cards. I always pass the unfinished cards in Michaels’ store. Never again! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  78. Very nice set of cards…I love the sentiment and what you’ve done to these Plain Jane cards.

  79. GET OUT that gift looks like you got it from one of those fu-fu VERY high end boutique! anyone will LOVE that gift its soo elegant and beautiful Amazing you are just amazing! 🙂

  80. Mary R. says:

    This is great! I never thought of decorating already made cards! So smart!

  81. Christy says:

    Beautiful cards and even more beautiful box, Sharon! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! Love the idea of decorating store bought cards – I knew there was a reason I was holding on to the store bought stationery sets! 🙂

  82. Kathie says:

    YES, precious and few are friends like you!! Thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy!!

  83. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Your cards and box are so elegant, Sharon! I picked up two sets of the $1 cards at Michael’s recently, but didn’t know what to do with them! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Thanks also for the chance to win the JustRite Blog Candy! I love that Trompe Script font!

  84. Megan Lock says:

    Wow, JRS has lots of fun products!! You just keep bringin’ ’em!!

  85. Karen says:

    Love the Just Rite products, but don’t have many so I’d love to win this.

  86. lindastamps says:

    I love what you did with the cards! A wonderful idea!

    The Harmony rectangle stampers I have coveted since they came out! I would get sooo much use out of it. thanks for the chance to win it!

  87. Christine aka whim6915 says:

    I never thought about altering the $1 cards but this makes so much sense! Once again, you make it look and sound so easy to create something beautiful. Love JustRite products and thank you for introducing them to me. Beautiful gift set!

  88. Another fantastic set of candy from JustRite. Your cards turned out beautifully. I would never have thought of that. Thanks.
    Happy Holidays

  89. Jodym says:

    Another wonderful gift idea! Thanks Sharon!

  90. Deb says:

    Sharon, Thank you for sharing your beautifully elegant cards. I just love them. What wonderful gift ideas. Have a blessed day.

  91. STUNNING! I LOVE this, Sharon! This is one of the most beautiful note card sets I’ve ever seen! 😉

  92. Cheryl Sims says:

    You have just presented us with another great idea, Sharon. I have enjoyed all the gift suggestions you have shown. And your directions are so clear. Thank you. I sure would love this script set.
    Cheryl Sims

  93. Stacy says:

    Wonderful cards. I so have to get the JustRite stampers. They are on my list this year!

  94. Melanie says:

    Love your fabulous examples and inspiration on turning the dollar bin items into great sets and gifts, Sharon! I hope you are having as much fun as we readers are, and that your holiday season is shaping up to be a peaceful and joyful one spent with your family and friends!

  95. Tamara says:

    I wanted so badly to participate in the challenges this weekend, but it seems like there is so much to do to get ready for the holidays. I *hope* to be able to squeeze some things in this week, but if not, it has still been really fun reading all the blog posts, and celebrating with you.

  96. Lynda Hidalgo says:

    You crafty thang you!. These are stunning. Ty for sharing.
    [email protected]

  97. Rita Bracy says:

    Sharon, your projects are always so beautiful. thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

  98. What a great idea! I pass right by those cards at Michael’s. Now I may have to buy some! Thanks for the great ideas!

  99. Abby says:

    Love the idea of improving on already-made cards! I like how they turned out.

  100. Jerri Kay says:

    Wow, Sharon, these cards are simply beautiful, love the packaging! A fabulous idea to use pre-made cards and spice them up!

  101. StampinCathy says:

    Your project is just stunning! WoW there’s been some really sweet candy and would love to be one of the lucky stampers to play with some. Thanks so much for a chance.

  102. Jen Nevil says:

    Beautiful cards, I am just loving all these wonderful ideas, cards! I’ve been struggling to get my Christmas spirit on, but you’ve definately have inspired me to get moving 🙂

    Thanks again and thanks also for the chance to win the blog candy!


  103. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    I would never in a million years think to do something like that with those cards! However do you come up with these ideas?? I wish I had half your imagination. Thanks for sharing your ideas, and thanks too for the opportunity to win.

  104. Michelle Michael says:

    You have been having the absolute best Blog Cnady! I hope I’m lucky enough to win any of them-would be a great start for me in using JustRite stamps!

  105. Sherri Alspach says:

    What a great idea on the cards!!! They are beautiful!!!
    Sherri Alspach

  106. jules p says:

    those cards are so pretty.

  107. Selma says:

    Thanks to your ideas Sharon and JustRite, I found some plain note cards at a Hallmark sidewalk sale and made some beautiful note cards. I don’t have any of the rectangle stamps yet and would love to win some.

  108. Mary Kunze says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy. I do not have any of the JustRite products so would love to try them. Great projects.

  109. bunny says:

    I love your gorgeous cards!!!!

  110. Sharon says:

    I love your ideas for embellishing these cards and making them look “expensive”!

  111. Janet Swofford says:

    This gift set is so beautiful and elegant. What a lovely gift.
    Yet again, what awesome blog candy! Thank you for the chance to win.
    [email protected]

  112. Ann Lind says:

    What a beautiful simple idea!! Your embellishments on the cards mke them look so elegant and a beautiful box to match what a gorgeous gift. TFS Ann Lind

  113. jeannen2 says:

    Wow! When this special holiday extravaganza is all over, I’m going to need every single thing that Just-Rite makes!! It’s ALL fabulous!! Thanks SO much for sharing your talents with us!! Jeannie

  114. Susan H says:

    Wow, what a great idea! These $1 cards are now a very elegant gift. Michael’s $1 bins, here I come. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Susan H.
    [email protected]

  115. Kelly B says:

    Love your project and the fact that it’s so simple and elegant. I can think of several on my Christmas list that this little package is just perfect for…guess I’ll be at Michael’s today!

  116. Michele Burnard says:

    Beautiful gift idea…I have a few to make myself, so I may be paying Michael’s a little visit.

    Michele B

  117. Monica says:

    I’m going to have to start looking at those dollar bins a bit more closely…beautifully done! And thanks to you, that set is now on my Christmas list that I’m giving DH today! 🙂

  118. LisaC says:

    Love those cards – just makes my mind spin with the customizable possibilities!

  119. A great idea for a quick little gift. I really like the idea of making a tag with the card embellishment to put on the top of the package! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great Blog Candy!!

  120. Stephanie Eisele says:

    I love my JustRite stamps. I just received the christmas ensemble and the baking ensemble. I have several borders and centers. Need more fonts.

  121. Nan says:

    Great idea for a gift from some inexpensive cards you found. Amazing what a little addition can do. I’ll have to keep an eye out for some good buys.

  122. Sara says:

    Another beautiful ensemble Sharon. My head is spinning trying to read all the challenges and catch up from the weekend. What fun!

  123. Stephanie says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I am really enjoying your celebration.

  124. Tessa says:

    What beautiful cards!!!! This past week has really been a joy celebrating with you!!!! such an accomplishment and such a wonderful community of people celebrating with you!

  125. Gail H says:

    The box is beautiful!!! As are ther cards. This celebration of yours is great.

    Gail H. 🙂

  126. Charlene says:

    Wow, Sharon…that ribbon is absolutely lux! Makes the project, I think…I have some of those “quick cards”..thanks for the ideas.

  127. Nancy C. says:

    Well, you showed us what a little imagination can you! What a great idea! One doesn’t have to start from scratch to get a cute gift idea! Thanks!

  128. Leslie says:

    Hi, what a great gift idea when you need a quick gift at the holidays or any time of the year!

  129. Martie (Dayton) says:

    I have seen these cards at Michael’s but have never thought about ‘gussing’ them up. I’m off to Michael’s today – great QUICK idea Sharon. Thanks and thanks for more blog candy.

  130. Velta says:

    Looks Like I’m Number 130…but who knows, maybe I can still win…What a wonderful gift this would be…love your cards and the box Sharon 🙂

  131. Michelle V says:

    What a fabulous idea! I often pick up the notebooks from the $1 bin at Michael’s but have never thought about picking up the notecards to dress them up. What a fabulous gift idea! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win the Trompe Script Font and a set of the Harmony Rectangle Stampers from Just Rite.

  132. Mary Esther says:

    I always love to see a project that starts with a $1.00 item. Ha! Your cards are beautiful and I know any friend would love to receive such an elegant gift. Thanks for the chance to win JustRite. I love their products!
    The Trompe Script font and set of rectangle blocks are on my wish list.
    Mary Esther

  133. Sara says:

    I’m just blown away all the time by your cards that are “supposedly” simple. You make them look awesome

  134. Sue D says:

    I like how you turned already made cards into something special.

  135. Lana Edwards says:

    Your project IS so sweet and elegant loved it it’s fast and inexpensive WOW sure would love to win the Trompe Script Font and a set of the Harmony Rectangle Stampers from Just Rite.

  136. Nancy says:

    What a way to turn a bargain into an elegant gift! The blog candy is super generous, thanks for having this party.

  137. Eileen McClean says:

    what a neat idea, love the celebration and the chance to win such wonderful blog candy

  138. Anita says:

    Cute gift set!

  139. Vicki says:

    WOWZER Sharon!! Your creations are so elegant and beautiful!! TFS!! 🙂

  140. Emma O. says:

    As always, your cards are beautiful! Love how you’ve taken an inexpensive item & made a wonderful gift!!!

  141. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Oooh, love that script!! Also love what you did with the cards from Mike’s! They look wonderful and the box is lovely! Great job on them!

  142. Wowwee!!! You sure rose to the occassion on this one…hehe….most elegant Mrs. Johnson!!! LOVE the glimmer of the satin ribbon and gorgeous box! So very special!!!

  143. Darlene L says:

    Thank you JustRite and Sharon for the generous blog candy offer. That is a beautiful font that I would like to add to my very small collection–I just have one font!

  144. Julie says:

    Terrific idea for not a lot of $$. Thank you, Sharon. Also thanks to JustRite. What a wonderful series of gifts to stampers. Have to admit, I have become a blog voyeur. I don’t have a blog, I just go to about 20-30 blogs daily to “check in” and see what’s up. Is it strange to say that people you have never met, nor heard are “friends”? You know, the sort of friend you want to keep up with what is going on in their lives. Not to mention to see what gorgeous creations they have for you that day! I am having a ball with all the new ideas you have given me. I even revisit your older posts. Just lovely! Thank you Sharon, for even without the Blog Candy, you have given me so much.

    Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

  145. Lisa808 says:


    Yet again, you have created beautiful cards! Thank you for the ideas and chance to win some JRS!

  146. Susan G says:

    I bought a set of those $ cards once from Michael’s and when I finished they still looked like $ card. LOL Yours look so lovely! I’d love to win the font set and stampers. I don’t have either yet but want them both.

  147. Cindy H. says:

    Wow, they sure are classy!!! Love the cards and the box and the Just Rite tag is just perfect on this set – so elegant!

    Thank you for the chance to win the Harmony Rectangle Stampers and the Trompe Script Font and thanks to Just Rite for their generosity in donating them. I’d love to win them:)

  148. Beth from Canada says:

    What a great idea. Simple and elegant. Love justrite stamps. Thanks for the blog candy opportunity.

  149. Gail S. says:

    Beautiful cards for friends! I love this – so elegant! Thanks for a chance to win!!! Happy Holidays.

  150. Diana says:

    What a lovely card set! I really like how you did the ribbon on the cards.
    Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

  151. DJ says:

    Love the idea, I used the cards also, I had to do 44 of them, I only made monogram boxes with the Just Rite Stamper and some ribbon.

  152. Anne says:

    Absolutely LOVE your cards and box! You’ve TOTALLY inspired me to make some cards with matching boxes for xmas gifts this year! THANKS!

  153. nina says:

    I love the look of the gift box; very subtle and elegant!

  154. Sherry says:

    I love all your updates and ideas. You are one of the most creative blogs I’ve seen. Thanks for all your time and work.

  155. Roberta W says:

    What a great idea to dress up these little note cards. They look lovely when finished. Thanks for sharing.

  156. Susan B says:

    Wow, more Just Rite blog candy. I would be a happy girl if I could win any of it. But I guess you could say I’m already a winner because of all the wonderful inspiraton I’ve received from just looking at all the blogs. I love your blank note card idea.

  157. Kitty Rodahl says:

    I love what you can do with a dollar, Sharon! These are very lovely. Love that dollar section at Target! Thanks for yet another chance to win!!

  158. Deborah says:

    I love what you did with the dollar cards. What an idea! Thanks for the idea and a chance for some fantastic blog candy!

  159. Debbie B says:

    please pick me, I’d love to win.

  160. Olivia M. says:

    As always, your creations are beautiful. I love that you turned a “dollar” find into something worth so much more! Thanks for the chance to win!

  161. AnneSATX says:

    What a great idea. I’ve looked at similar cards and have always thought that I should be able to do more or less exactly what you’ve done, but then I don’t want to think about what to do and I put them back. But since you’ve done the thinking FOR me, I might just grab some cards the next time I’m in Michaels! Thanks so much!

  162. Kerry from PA says:

    I love the way you altered the cards from Michaels! What a great shortcut. I’m hoping and praying I’ll win those rectangle stampers and font set. What a fab set of blog candy!

  163. jessica l says:

    Love the Just Rite stamps, thanks for sharing.

  164. Monica L says:

    Love the project today, thanks for the opportunity to win Blog Candy

  165. What a great way to alter those notecards! I love JustRite!

  166. Linda from Vegas says:

    What a great idea! The cards look so expensive. I really want to try those Just Rite Stamps. They look like they would come in so handy for various craft projects.

  167. Collette from CT says:

    Great treatment for $1 card set- love the just right set also!

  168. Kate says:

    Your idea for the $1 cards are so nice. What an easy gift to give a friend.
    Thanks for the examples.

  169. Dana Herin says:

    Once again, great blog candy and awesome project!! I LOVE my new nestabilities, Cuttlebug and JustRite monogram set. This blog candy would be a great addition to my inventory. If someone does not have these items, I would HIGHLY recommend buying some! These all are some of my favorite supplies and I can’t believe I didnt know about them sooner.

  170. Carla Fox says:

    Thank you for this great idea, with the economy and my “hardly-there” stamping abilities, this just might be the gift I make for my best friend this year!

  171. claire says:

    I love this font set. Great blog candy

  172. Kate says:

    Great project, and thanks so much for the chance to win some JustRite stamps! (I’ve been eyeing them for a while, but haven’t taken the plunge!)

  173. Lisa says:

    I’ll have to remember to stock up on these after the holiday when things go on clearance. Great idea.

  174. Carla H. says:

    Very impressive, $1 find! It’s gussied up just “poifect”..I will be scanning the bins closely to CASE your idea..xoxoxo

  175. Lucia M says:

    Wow love your box of cards, what a great design! Greetings from Slovakia

  176. Linda McMillan says:

    Wonderful way to create! Guess I will go to Michaels or the $1 Store this week. I appreciate how you help me think outside my confined box. Your blog candy is on my “want” list, so thanks for the chance to win.

  177. Helen V says:

    You really dressed up those cards, and thank you for sharing the box construction! Glad you’re having fun with this celebration – you’re certainly making it fun for all of us!

  178. Mary (Happy Now) says:

    Excellent project! So pretty! Thanks…

  179. Cindy Cook says:

    Thanks for another chance to win. Very classy card and gift box set. Amazing what you can do with a $1 item!! I wish I was that talented!

  180. Charlotte says:

    I love your projects! This one is no exception. The cards are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win…I would love to have the JustRite set.

  181. Wendy (songbirdwc) says:

    What a great set of cards, and a great Just Rite set! Oooh, I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for such great blog candy and more congrats to you on your incredible milestone!

  182. Cathy says:

    Sharon, Those cards are absolutely gorgeous. I absolutely can see why it’s one of your favorites!

    As for today’s blog candy, I love that script and would love to be the lucky winner! Otherwise, I might just have to buy it. 😉 The more I see you use these JustRight fonts, the more I think I see them in my future!

  183. Jackie W. says:

    I love your projects! What a nice font that is!!

  184. Jill says:

    Handmade Stationary sets are always a great gift especially for the non-crafter – because they usually love the look but just don’t enjoy the creative process as much. These are beautiful and I love the sentiment.

  185. Anne says:

    wow, what a gorgeous font…and I have a box of beautiful, plain cards someone gave me ages ago that are just sitting there waiting for this exact treatment. Hi Ho Silver and awaaaaaaaaaaaay we go!!

  186. Linda C. says:

    I gotta head to Michaels & check out that $1 bin! Lovely artwork!

  187. Darsana says:

    Very Elegant. I just did some of this yesterday with a set of 10 cards for the holidays. I bought them on sale and they were meant to have photos added to them, but I did some emossing and simple stamping and they look very nice and are flat enough to mail. Yea!

  188. Chris says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Sooooooo classy …… amazing talent. So simple but looks a million $s, just wish I had a Michaels $ bin near me!!!! Love the way you have attached the ribbon – very elegant with a hint of bling!! Blog candy looks fantastic, thanks for offering such a treat.

  189. Karen says:

    Those notecards are precious and who would ever know they started out in the Michaels $ bin! Such a time saver and nice little gift!

  190. Karinn says:

    Great tutorial! I would love to try these stamps!

  191. Jean says:

    Great and resonable gift….the box is great…I will try to make one for a gift I am giving….thanks for the blog candy offer….happy day!

  192. Karen M says:

    Wonderful gift. I love monogrammed items. Let’s me know the person was really thinking of just me when they created the gift!

  193. Ann says:

    What a nice way to dress up those cards! I like to use pre-printed cards & embellish them when I’m looking for something quick.

  194. Lee-Ann Braithwaite says:

    Love it!!! Great project and awesome blog candy! Thanks for the chance.

  195. Kathy M. says:

    Another chance to win? That’s awesome! What’s even better is the great idea of sprucing up $1 cards. Thanks for sharing!

  196. Teresa Blue says:

    Wow, what a great party! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Teresa Blue

  197. Laurie says:

    You and JustRite are really going overboard with the blog candy, Sharon! Thanks to both of you for another chance to win.

  198. Carole says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Your cards are really elegant. This is a nice project. Thanks for a chance to win.

  199. Karen T says:

    What a great set of cards—and for only $1. That’s incredible. I love the Just Rite stamp set! It’s one I just have to have. I have other sets coming in the mail. Hopefully I’ll get them today. To win this set would put the icing on the card (cake). I love your projects.

  200. Michelle A. says:

    What a lovely card set! The just rite stamp set is a very elegant font. Fun!

  201. Gloria says:

    Awesome box. Such a beautiful project. Thanks for another chance to win!


  202. nancy littrell says:

    Sharon, love your cards and boxes. Here is my Little Gift Bag idea filled with homemade fudge. Making some with Norwegian Krumkakes too.

    My SCS gallery upload:

    No photo (do not want my hostess club to see), but I am also making $10.00 gift cards for our next SU party on the 18th. So easy…DP on one side and WW CS on the back. Round corners…stamp and tie with ribbon. I will upload after our party. We are making gift cards and boxes for our party 🙂 Thanks for making this week a BLAST!!!!

  203. cynthia says:

    Great gift idea I love all your ideas and creations. Thanks so much Cynthia

  204. Great cards very elegant and I love the box that goes with it. Thank you for the chance at some wonderful blog candy.

  205. sandie carter says:

    WHOO HOOO! Conrats on soooooo many hits!!

    What a gorgeous card set – but then again all your cards and projects always look great. I am constantly finding inspiration whenever I visit your blog.

    Please put my name in this wonderful draw.

  206. Carrie C says:

    Great project! I just place my first Just Rite order and can’t wait to play with my new toys! Hope I win the blog candy. Thanks for the chance.

  207. Lori A. says:

    Beautiful!! It’s amazing what you can do with something “cheap”! Thanks!

  208. Debby says:

    Great way to turn a bargain into a great useful gift. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Angel hugs

  209. Casie says:

    I just love JustRite stamps!!!

  210. Darlene says:

    I just love the set you make with Justrite stampers. I love your cards and boxes ensembles that you do. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Thank you for the chance to win some more amazing blog candy.

  211. Marie says:

    I just finished a set of monogramed cards using those $1 Michael sets. Easy Peasy! Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy.

  212. Gladys says:

    Loved the cards. Beautiful job turning the plain card into classy looking cards. Perfect stamp for the gift. Enjoy your blog.

  213. Shelly says:

    Such an elegant gift and for only a little over $1. Very clever! Thanks for the great idea. Thanks too for the chance to win the yummy blog candy.

  214. Eileen says:

    Love the chance of maybegetting a Just Rite stamp set.
    I have to try making some boxes.

  215. Julia says:

    Love your box ideas!

  216. Sue says:

    I just recently bought my first JustRite stamp set & am enjoying experimenting with them. I would love a set of the rectangles. Thanks for the opportunity!!


  217. Michelle says:

    I love making boxes for small note cards. Thanks for sharing yours.

  218. Cindyb says:

    How dressed up this simple cards are now! Another gret project.

  219. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sharon, you just never cease to amaze me. I’ve picked those up when I first saw them with the intend to jazzy them up a bit. Really love your idea, but all I need now is the JustRite stamps ;). Thanks so much for the inspiration. Love that $ bin 😀

  220. Ann says:

    What a great idea. I always pass those $1 bins, but I will pick up some cards and try your idea. Thanks.

  221. Jill says:

    I love giving gifts of cards but never thought of taking advantage of the sets at Michael’s and adding decorations. One organization that I belong to gathers gifts for soldiers so I’ve boxed up sets of cards of various kinds and added a nice pen and a book of stamps.

  222. donna calamari says:

    Your set is so elegant!! Your work is ALWAYS gorgeous!

  223. sandie994 says:

    Beautiful project. Love the colors. I’m hoping for some Just Rite stamps from Santa!!

  224. Lori Stokes Wright says:

    Great gift! I never think to buy pre-made cards to fix them up. Thanks! I can see I need a Score-It or Score Pal….Smiles!

  225. What a great inexpensive gift that looks like you spent a lot of money. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!


  226. Janet Sisk says:

    Who doesn’t want to win some JustRite stamps?!!!! Thanks for the chance.

  227. Karen Q says:

    Once again, beautiful cards and amazing blog candy. I would love to have this JustRite font set. It looks so elegant. Thanks for the opportunity.

  228. Pat M says:

    Wow! What you did with a dollar box of note cards. They look wonderful, and certainly look more expensive than a dollar. I love your ideas.
    Thanks again for the chance to win.

  229. Kim says:

    I love Just Rite stamps! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

  230. cheryl says:

    I think your cards and ideas are just the greatest.

  231. Hilda says:

    Thanks for another chance to win some candy. Just Rite has been so generous with all the great stamps and stampers they have provided!

  232. Tracy Y says:

    What an amazing card set. I love that it all started with a $1 set of cards! Just Rite Stamps are the perfect way to personalize a gift set.

  233. Sheila D says:

    Amazing what you can do to those simple cards. Love them and the box. Looks like I’m stopping at Michael’s tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. I’m having a lot of fun.

  234. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Sharon, Your cards are gorgeous!

  235. Kellye Newburn says:

    Great idea. I always see those cards sets; now I know what to do with them!

  236. KathyJ says:

    I have some pre-made cards and have been waiting for inspirations to beef them up — you did it again — inspiring me! I so want some JustRite stamps — please random number generater pick me pick me!!

  237. Glorie says:

    Wow! Great cards Sharon. I may have to buy some of those cards at Michael’s.

  238. Diane B says:

    The cards are simply beautiful. So simple, yet elegant. JustRite stamps are on my wishlist. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  239. Laraine R says:

    Another WOW!! Love it!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  240. SharriC says:

    This card box is reallynice,I love the simplicity of the cards as well.SharriC

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  242. Smriti says:

    Wow! You just turned some $1 cards into an elegant gift set!!

  243. Jill TB says:

    Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!!

  244. bernie naylor says:

    gorgeous! thanks for giving us a chance to win these items…

  245. janet d. says:

    What a great project! You’ve inspired me to hit the $ bin at Mike’s. (I don’t usually need much help!) Again, I love the Just Rite goodies! Thanks for sharing your talent with us “wanna-be Sharons.”

  246. Cheryl B says:

    Beautiful! Love all the Just Rite stamps.

  247. KAT says:

    What a fabulous prize – I’ve not had the opportunity to try these stamps yet but I would love to.

  248. Creative Triplet Mom says:

    Beautiful cards and thanks for the instructions on the box.

  249. amber says:

    The cards and things you made are stunning Sharon…wow….
    Please enter me into the drawing for the free Just Rite Stampers…they would make some awesome cards for the soldiers.
    many blessings.

  250. Denise G says:

    I have been looking at those cards from Michaels (I also saw an accompanying mini notebook) because I loved the pattern so much, but I just didn’t know what to do with them. Thanks for the great idea – I will definitely be picking up a few sets for homemade gifts.

  251. Marian Berggren says:

    Another great idea. Thanks for sharing what you did with the Michael’s cards. I pass them up but now will give them a second thought 🙂
    Thanks for another chance to win some great blog candy.

  252. Mary Jane D. says:

    Beautiful project. I like the sentiment. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy also.

  253. CynthiaL says:

    I only recently found your site and am amazed at the variety of things you create. Thank you!

  254. Karen says:

    What a lovely set of cards and a gift box to put them in.

  255. Louise L. says:

    I am always amazed at the things you can make out of $1 finds. Your cards are beautiful, and I think the Just-Rite stamps really add class to any project.

  256. Iris says:

    I love all the ideas that you come up with ….thanks for sharing…

  257. Angela R. says:

    such an elegant set of cards! and more yummy blog candy ~ yay!!

  258. Amy says:

    Well, I didn’t think I needed the Trompe font, but, think again!

  259. Barb says:

    LOVE what you did with the $ cards from Michael’s!!! You certainly made them super classy :)!


  260. ettiene says:

    I bought these same cards to alter a tab bit and give to my cousin. I love the idea to make a box for them. Thanks.

  261. Beth says:

    Great gift idea!

  262. Mary says:

    Your work is so inspiring! It always gets me motivated!

  263. Marion says:

    Wow, I love the way you make those simple cards in something very special, and I love the box you make for it. (I also love the candy haha).

  264. Naz says:

    So pretty. Thanks for the inspiration. What a great gift idea. Naz

  265. MICHELLE A. says:


  266. Janette says:

    beautiful gift set! I am making quite a few of these for Christmas gifts too. Thanks again for the chance to win the blog candy. I don’t have this font yet so it would be great to win it.

  267. Toni Storie says:

    This is a wonderful gift for a someone special! Your ideas are magic and I really appreciate that you take the time and energy to show the dimensions of the project! Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on your significant milestone!

  268. Penny says:

    You continue to knock the ball out of the ballpark! Your mind must never stop! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

  269. Rosemary says:

    Wow, a JustRite set??? Awesome blog candy. Congratulations on your 1 millionth blog hit! Thanks for offering such awesome blog candy!

  270. Traci Major says:

    Such an elegant and yet inexpensive gift set…I need to brake at the dollar bin more often I can see!

  271. michellegall says:

    boxs are super cool to make i have to get one of those score things so i can make them at my house thank you for the chance to win the just right set my be i will be lucky have a awsome night sharon

  272. Linda Bizjak says:

    Sharon, your cards are so beautiful and simple. You made them look so elegant with just a little effort.

  273. Lynn L says:

    Sharon, What a great celebration! The challenges, samples and blog candy are all awesome!

  274. Curt OBrien says:

    Such a great use for those $1 cards! And thanks so much for the easy directions for the box! You are so creative! Best, Curt

  275. Michelle H in IL says:

    Beautiful gift!!! Thanks for a chance again to win some Just Rite product!

  276. Carole says:

    I almost bought a set of JustRite stamps the other day, but put them back because it’s too close to Christmas. Is it okay if I cross my fingers and hope really hard? I love what you’ve done with the circle version.

  277. Janice says:

    I have just discovered your blog, it’s great. I have decided I must purchase some of the stamps from JustRite. I love their stamps and can’t wait to get my hands on them!
    Congrats on the million hits! Happy Holidays too- Jan

  278. Linda says:

    I love to buy the cards from Michael’s. I like them even better when they get marked down. You have really dressed them up. It would be nice to make up several sets to have on hand for a quick gift. Thanks for sharing!

  279. Danita says:

    I am in LOVE with your blog, your artwork and pretty much everything you do lol. No I am not a Stalker, just a great fan of your work. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide us all with!!! Make is a great day!!!


  280. Kim says:

    BEAUTIFUL! WOW! It’s amazing what you do with your projects, and to think it started out as a $1 gift! Thanks so much for the tutorial for the box for the cards! I would LOVE to win your JustRite gift….I am in love with their products!
    Hugs~ Kim

  281. Pam Clay says:

    Who wouldn’t be excited to receive a beautiful box of cards like that?! Your projects are always awesome and I love the papers and colors you choose. Thanks for the chance to win the JustRite stamps!

  282. Debb says:

    Another fabulous project! I love the idea of adding to purchased cards! Thanks for the chance at blog candy! debb

  283. Jennifer Wray says:

    Wow! I am so glad to have found this site! You have an amazing talent.
    Thanks for sharing!

  284. Donna says:

    Thank you Sharon for the chance. I love your blog, and your creations! I’m so happy for you and the success you’ve earned. You’re a sweetie!

  285. Just ordered some more Just Rite stamps on sale. Love your cards and the box too. Thanks for the idea.

  286. Heather says:

    Those are very elegant cards!!! I like simple and elegant. I have been eyeing the JustRite stamps for a while. They are on my wish list.

  287. Carmen says:

    Nice box and cards! Thanks for the instructions.

  288. Marni says:

    Beautiful, as always! I love your work and would like to thank you for sharing!

  289. Colleen says:

    I simply love your elegant cards and box (perfect presentation!). I come to your blog for inspiration and have always loved your beautiful use of JustRite products…and an elf has told me that Santa (for me, he is my dear husband) will be bringing me my very first JustRite item – can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to find some stamping time after the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win the great blog candy.

  290. Heather Arsenault says:

    Very nice blog. It’s an inspiration and one that I check daily for project ideas.
    Happy holidays!

  291. One4Joy says:

    awesome projects and equally awesome giveaways…let’s see if this is a fortunate entry! Merry Christmas

  292. Rieca says:

    Your work is so incredible! And you have made me want to go play with my JustRite stamps right NOW! I love the inspiration you bring us each day!

  293. Lorraine says:

    Your cards turned out beautifully. I love that Mike’s has such pretty $1 notes. They do make great starting points. I just used some to make little recipe books for our school cookie walk. I’m going to have to try that box.

  294. Shelby Dunning says:

    I love the justrite stamps that I have purchased so far, and that would make an elegant addition to what I have. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful candy. And I loved your cards and gift box. Will have to try that for Christmas.
    Shelby Dunning

  295. Lynne says:

    I have ordered several of the Just Rite round monogram sets from Flourishes, so this blog candy would be a perfect completment! I love your ideas and designs – so inspirational! Thanks for taking the time.

  296. Kathie Tice (aka chattiekathie) says:

    Your projects are beautiful! I love the JustRite stampers I already have and I know I would love this one, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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