Apr 23 2009

Stamp Simply #84 – Let’s Pipe Up!

Keyword ssnotime84 -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.

Let’s Pipe Up! Piping is a sewing term and I can’t think of a comparable stamping term to explain what I mean. Since my sewing background goes much farther back than my stamping background, I often view, in my mind’s eye, my paper as fabric and my embellishments as other sewn features. In sewing, piping is a piece of covered cording used to visually separate (but actually join) two patterns or two pieces of fabric. Think of a darling little girls dress with piping separating the bodice from the gathered skirt, or a much heavier type of piping on upholstered furniture. What I’m looking for today is that narrow strip of paper to separate 2 other pieces of paper. It is a long time favorite of mine in card making and I hope you enjoy it too!!! And if you’ll scroll down to see my sample, I’ll show you how I easily do this! I hope you all have fun *piping it up* today!!!

Check out the greatsamples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these designers:

Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

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

Heres mypiped up creationfor today:


This is my absolute most favorite and simple of what I would call a Stamp Simply style creation — LOVE this layout with the *piping*. I use it often. I’m going to show you how I do it so simply below, but first I’d like to point out the gorgeous cup and saucer — pretty, pretty! JustRite has come out with many new little colorable images in fun sets. (Check out this ADORABLE Calender Count Down Project done by Sharon Harnist using another of the new JustRite sets.)My projectis in a set called A Little Caffeine Set that I know will be a HUGE hit — it is so fun — and this little cup and saucer just called my name!!! Here’s the how-to:


The first photo shows that I have covered the upper portion of my white card base with the solid green DP andyou can see how I have taken a 3/4″ strip of the darker DP and adhered it to the upper part of my lower DP to form what is my *piping*. Using my Glue Glider, I just run a strip of glue along the top underside of my lower DP and then carefully lay it on top of the 3/4″ strip to insure that it is put on straight. Once my *piping* is attached to my lower DP, it is then very easy to attach it to the card base. Once attached, I then corner round my bottom corners.


Isn’t this just a gorgeous image — I LOVE it and you can bet I’ll be making some gift sets with this one!!! The Little Caffeine Set lends itself to a pretty card such as this, just as well as a more trendy or funky card to represent today’s coffee shops — fun set!!! This set is availableNOW to pre-order from JustRite, and it will ship on May 10, so that’s not too far off!!! Check out the gorgeous card Debbie Olson did the other day using this same cup and saucer. Pretty, huh? And here’s one more by Debbie Olson, so pretty!!! Her work just makes me drool!!! And you will NOT want to miss this GORGEOUS and CLASSY gift box made by Kellie Fortin — truly outstanding!!!


Here I wanted to show you some of the fun images/sentiments with this set, but I also wanted to explain how I stamped it. It uses the new 2″ Wood Stamper, a size I love.


I stamped the cup image first onto white cardstock. And can you see how I cut away the excess rubber. Cutting away your excess rubber prevents the ink from collecting on the rubber’s edge and making unwanted marks as you stamp. I then removed my cup image and inserted the border sentiment, which I stamped onto the green DP sheet. I used Petite Circle Nestabilites to cut my layers, bordering it with a scallop. Quick and easy, and that’s my style!!!

Stamps: A Little Caffeine Set by JustRite, used with the 2″ Wood Stamper

Paper: PTI White, Eva DP by Basic Grey

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox Chalk Lime Pastel, Copics to color

Accessories: 1.25″ Silk May Arts Ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Corner Rounder and Dimensionals, Glue Glider


JustRite has The Little Caffeine Set available for pre-order and the 2″ Wood Stamper is currently available.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the silk and other May Arts Ribbons.

Joan’s Garden carries Spellbinders and Glue Glider. Glue Gliders are on sale right NOW, but not for long!

Thank you so much for stopping in today. I so appreciate it! I hope you all have some spring weather to enjoy and have a wonderful weekend to look forward to. And if you are spending some time stamping, join us in our challenge this week — it’s never too late to play! Thanks much everyone — see you soon!

45 responses so far

45 Responses to “Stamp Simply #84 – Let’s Pipe Up!”

  1. Mary Roberts says:

    That is a great set. love your work

  2. JoAnn says:

    Another beautiful card with that gorgeous ribbon, Sharon. Working tomorrow for the first time in 5 weeks so not sure why I stayed up so late, but here’s mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1323973?cat=14665

  3. Becky says:

    Beautiful! those papers are gorgeous that you chose and I just love the little black edge for the piping! I chose black too. It seems to always be my favorite for the piping like that!

  4. Deb says:

    Beautiful, Sharon! I love the simplicity of the design, the beautiful BG paper, and that luscious hot pink bow! I love this challenge! Brings back memories! When Matthew was born, I made his crib ensemble and used miles of home-made satin piping! LOL…as it ended up, he rarely slept there!

  5. Janine says:

    Gorgeous Sharon!! The blue and yellow is just perfect and that RIBBON!!!

  6. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Awesome card, Sharon. Love the colors and the beautiful bow. You make the best bows! That cute JustRite set makes me wish I drank coffee. When I first got married and my husband drank lots and lots of coffee, I tried to develop a taste for it; but I never could!

    I used to sew a lot — not so much any more. But I could add a little “piping” to a card. Here’s my challenge card — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1324098?cat=500&ppuser=72594

  7. Lisa Brown says:

    Oh my word! This is gorgeous! Love the piping and the colors are beautiful!

  8. Angela says:

    Very pretty card Sharon (as usual). This challenge was a push start for me because I needed an anniversary card for my SIL & her husband. This card went together fairly quick.
    Here’s my card:

    Thanks again for a fun challenge. Also, I will keep your friend Joan in my thoughts as she goes through this very difficult time.


  9. Kathie says:

    Absolutely love this card and the beautiful ribbon. What a cute set of stamps. TFS

  10. Angela says:

    Here is card #2 Sharon, can you believe that I actually made “2” cards!!!! Don’t tell Kellie ***LOL***



  11. Pat Adam says:

    Well of course this card is gorgeous and the ribbon is so beautiful. Lovely.

  12. Susan G says:

    Isn’t it wonderful how sewing and stamping meld together so well? Love the simple look of the piping to separate the sections of DP. Reminds me of a pillow case.

  13. Love the floral paper and THOSE STAMPS! Being a coffee-a-holic– I am all about those sayings and images! (Especially — make it a GRANDE!!!!) Thanks for the fun piping challenge – it’s not something I have really done on cards but wow… what a pop! I know I’ll turn to this fun little way to add color again!

  14. OMGosh, that pink ribbon is absolutely delicious against the green designer paper! What a gorgeous card, Sharon! Beautiful!

  15. Jerri Kay says:

    Postively stunning and knocking my socks off Sharon! I love this! The ribbon is fabulous, it doesn’t get any better than silk! Hope to get a card made today!

  16. LeAnne says:

    Such a lovely card–love the image and the colors! That Eva paper is wonderful!
    Here is mine for today:

  17. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Fun challenge, Sharon! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the DP and the fabulous ribbon! Here is my card:
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Jenny Gropp says:

    Oh –Sharon — you stamp simply and it so WOW every time! SIMPLY WOW! And that ribbbbbbbooon —- yummmmmmm!

  19. cards4u says:

    Beautiful card and thanks for the challenge!! Here is my card I used my black piping between my DP – hope you can see it!


    Thanks For Taking A Look and Have A Great Weekend!

  20. Oh Sharon your card is beautiful and that ribbon … OMGosh Gorgeous!!! Sorry I don’t have time to play today … kind of busy … well, you know the story!! Looking forward to having more time to “play”. Keep those challenges coming … I so look forward to them!!

  21. Cindy H. says:

    Sharon, your card is just stunning!! Love the colors, DP, ribbon and the design. I hope I can find some time for this fun challenge as I’m just coming off a nasty cold and have mucho to catch up on. This wonderful JustRite stamp set will be on my list, for sure 🙂

  22. Dee Jackson says:

    Beautiful Sharon!! You have made me a huge fan of piping on cards:) I love all the different looks I’ve seen. The papers, colors and stamps you used are wonderful!!
    Have a great weekend!

  23. Great challenge, Sharon! Your card is beautiful and inspired my simple gift set at http://kathiscreativecorner.blogspot.com/2009/04/oldie-but-goodie.html. Thanks!

  24. Helen says:

    Here is my piped card. I hope it’s ok that I used the real thing..It really makes a subtle difference than using ribbon..Thanks for a fun challenge..will use piping again I am sure. Helen


  25. Deb Saaranen says:

    What a fun new set! LOVE your card with it! The wide blue silk looks amazing too!

  26. Toni says:

    I think this just sharpens up the card! I had a lot of fun with it! Thanks for the challenge and here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1325579?cat=500&ppuser=156271

  27. Jerri Kay says:

    Okay Sharon, I just had to come back, it’s been two days now and I’m still drooling over this gorgeous card! There’s only one word for that silk ribbon . . . . heavenly!!

  28. Joan Ervin says:

    Your card is gorgeous, Sharon, and I’m drooling right along with Jerri over that ribbon!!! Thanks for another great challenge!!! Here is my challenge card:

  29. SueB says:

    Another t’riffic card and challenge, and this JustRite set is DA BOMB – TFS! I use piping a LOT in cards. Here’s my take on this challenge:

  30. […]   I was part way through designing by ladybug card when I realised that I could play along with Sharon’s piping challenge at the same time.  Like Sharon my sewing background goes back further than my stamping background […]

  31. Heather says:

    Paper “piping” does add such a classy touch to a card. I love the clean look of yours with the beautiful ribbon accent.

    I finally got to play this week, my card is here:

  32. Love this idea. Here is my first card for this challenge.



  33. Fun challenge, Sharon, and a gorgeous card!!! I sew so I knew exactly what you meant! Here’s mine:
    Piped Violets

  34. Charlene Merrick says:

    Your card is so beautiful, Sharon! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of your challenges, so here’s my card for your piping challenge!


  35. Terry says:

    You card is beautiful! Love the challenge. Such a simple little strip of paper can really make a difference! My card is on my blog; http://krazysplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/eat-sleep-stamp-no-time-to-stamp-spoon.html

  36. Wow, I am really late this time, but better late than never, right? Have a look at my “Be still……” card


    Thanks for another wonderful challenge, Sharon!!!! I just love your challenges. Hugs, Sabrina

  37. Anja says:

    Hope I am not to late, computer was hit by lightning.
    Here is my take on your lovely challenge:
    Thanks, Anja

  38. leslierich says:

    Really cute, Sharon! I’m loving the new JustRite sets, and the sentiments with this one are great. Your idea for piping is a super challenge idea. I swoon over that ribbon!

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