Feb 17 2009

Ribbon Tabs/Stamp Simply Style

Today I’ve done 3 cards in different styles, but all using just small tidbits of ribbon to make ribbon tabs! You all know how I love wide ribbon and I usually use it quite generously on my projects. Well today, I’m only using about 2-3″ per card, and I LOVE that extra little bit of pizazz that this wide ribbon lends.

And before I show you my cards, I just want to let you know that I do have this May Arts ribbon for sale in an Introductory Sampler, giving you 1 yard each of 8 different ribbons. You can check it all out on the RIBBON FOR SALEtab at the top of this page, ABOVE MY BLOG HEADER, or click here. OK, now on to my cards:


This card is fresh and crisp with a simply colored image. What a fun accent the checked ribbon tabmakes!!! Image is Mixed Bouquet (it’s on sale today!)by Memory Box from Stampers Dream. Sentiment is retired SU Small Sayings. DP is Urban Prairie by Basic Grey from Joan’s Garden. Tag is cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Double Ended Tags die.


This card has a definite vintage feel, and the fun little striped tab works itself into this style equally as well!!! The image is from the Nostalgia set by Inkadinkado and the DP is Basic Grey’s Ambrosia, both from Joan’s Garden. The buttons are from Wal-Mart and the focal image is cut and embossed on my Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, edged with a gold Sharpie pen. Ink used on the image is SU Pumpkin Pie and Riding Hood Red.


And lastly I have a really quick CAS card (Clean and Simple), requiring minimal work! But how fun! The interest comes from my ribbon tab and the fun button!!! The Birthday Blessings is by Rubber Soul from Stampers Dream. Stampers Dreamalso has the Frosted Cobalt Prism cardstock as well as the Versa Fine and Memento inks I’ve used on all these projects today. The button is a large vintage coat button with a hemp bow.

Hope you enjoy these cards — they were fun to make this morning!!! If you’d like to try the May Arts ribbons, check them out here. Thanks so much for stopping in again! I love when you do!!! I hope to have another project for tomorrow!! Have a great day everyone!!!

28 responses so far

28 Responses to “Ribbon Tabs/Stamp Simply Style”

  1. VERY pretty cards! Love that ribbon! 🙂

  2. All of these are just gorgeous!! What a wonderful display of yummy ribbons!! 🙂 TFS!

  3. Gabriela says:

    Holy cow, Sharon, these are fantastic! that tiny bit of wide ribbon adds so much to each card. I’ll have to try it, but first I would need to buy some wide ribbon. The reason i don’t have any is because up to now it scares me half to death. Is there a word for Wide Ribbon Phoba?

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my word, those cards are fabulous Sharon, the first one is so “Springy”, love it! The second one is so vintage, wonderful colors, that ribbon just POPS, and I love the third card, what a perfect card to give to a guy! Those ribbons are wonderful, the perfect accent for all of these cards.

  5. All three cards are beautiful and totally YOUR style! LOVE that little snippet of ribbon on each one … awesome idea!!!

  6. Rose Ann says:

    All three are so different, and so beautiful at the same time!! What pretty ribbon too!! I love them, Sharon!!

  7. Kim says:

    Wow, these are just gorgeous! My favorite is the second card, which is funny because those are colours I never use? I must give this a try! Thank you so much for sharing….you are an inspiration!! 🙂

  8. Sheila says:

    I love the look of buttoms however I seldom use them and I’ve never used a ribbon tab. After looking at these little gems, I need to start using them asap!! TFS! Sheila

  9. Betty says:

    Sharon, all of these are stunning and oh….so elegant!!!! Beautifully done!!!!

  10. Marsha says:

    These are so great !!! I love them.
    I have a ton of little pieces of ribbon. Going to try to use them this way.
    (Just thinking – Do you know how much ribbon it would take to make a ton? I really need to work on my exaggerations !)

  11. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow– three very different style cards– all marvelous! Really like the ribbon tabs– adds a fantastic pop of color and pattern!

  12. Nancy says:

    All three cards are wonderful, each completely different style but each just gorgeous! Love that second vintage card, and the font style in the sentiment on the third. The ribbon tabs are a great way to use up the small pieces that end up in a wad in my ribbon drawer, and add a great blip of color.

  13. Nancy says:

    I know what you’re thinking….what’s a blip ? hee hee!

  14. leslierich says:

    I love ribbon tabs, too, and this wide ribbon is perfect for tabs! Wonderful cards, Sharon. I especially love that big, beautiful sentiment on the last card. Thanks for the ribbon opportunity!

  15. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I love your cards. The addition of the ribbons certainly makes a statement. Your coloring on the first card is great and as Jerri said, so springy with that pretty yellow striped ribbon.

    On the 2nd card, you did a fantastic job blending the colors and that touch of striped ribbon is just perfect.

    I love the sentiment on the last card with the button and ribbon, and of course the ribbon makes the card!


  16. Charlene says:

    Oh, so beautiful…I’ve been saving my wider ribbon scraps to do this. You are a wonder!

  17. Wanda50 says:

    I love your CAS cards. I really love the way you used the bits of ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us. Be blessed!!!

  18. Kathie says:

    Love these cards – all of them are so unique but use the same ribbon
    idea. Great inspiration once again. Thanks so much.

  19. Pat (mspfd) says:

    What gorgeous cards! Love the wonderful designs and ribbon embellishments.

  20. Gorgeous, Sharon!!!! All three cards are stunning. Love that Urban Prairie paper as well ;). I absolutely love the simplicity of your third card. That stamp is fantastic.

  21. Norine says:

    they are all really nice love the designs

  22. Lynn says:

    What a great use for ribbon ends – thanks for the inspiration.

  23. What a wonderful idea for ribbon that’s too wide to use for bows!!! Thank you for sharing this with us, Sharon! Can’t wait to try it out!

  24. michellegall says:

    wow love the ribon tabs never thought to use it that way i like ribon but hate to tie bows awsome have great night

  25. Michele says:

    These are just gorgeous; I LOVE them all! I’m curious in how you adhere the ribbon tabs; and then is your main panel mounted on dimensionals? Again; absolutely beautiful! TFS!

  26. Elena says:

    One type of a ribbon and how many different cards! Love the first – so gentle! Love hte second – very-very elegant! Love the third – perfect for men!

  27. Linda Beeson says:

    Clever!!! Just plain clever on those adorable tabs and SOOOOO loving all of the cards. The papers on that first one are wonderful

  28. Miriam says:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my

    first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I

    will keep visiting this blog very often.



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