Jun 11 2009

Stamp Simply #91 – Half Circles

Keyword ssnotime91 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project 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.

HALF CIRCLES — I love layouts that feature large half circles as part of the layout. I don’t have a layout for you to follow, but that is today’s challenge — create a card using a large half circle as part of the layout. You will create your own layout. I think it’ll be fun to see all that we end up with. Don’t get me wrong — the card does NOT have to be a circle or half circle, but there must be a half circle as part of the basic layout. You may make your circle with punches, Nesties, whatever. My favorite way to get a large 1/2 circle is to trace my Corelle desert bowl, upside down. Once cut, it is a perfect 5.5″ circle — great for a card!!! Use whatever means you need to get a large half circle.

Check out the great samples 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. Everyone should be uploaded by Friday morning.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here. Thanks, girls!

Heres myHalf CircleCreation for today:


Another very simple card to create. It’s 5.5″ square. For my focal image I used one of the images from the Summertime Journal Note Pads. These are just THE most gorgeous images on a fun sized pad that you can cut out and use to make a pretty card when you’re in a pinch for time, or even when you’re not! I cut my image with my old dressmaker pinking shears that I now use for paper and I backed it with cardstock to give it more stability as I wanted to pop it up on foam mounting tape. My half circle was made as above-described, with my inverted Corelle desert bowl — I tell ya, it’s PERFECT for a 5.5″ circle! It’s traced with a pencil and hand cut, but by sponging the edges you can never see the imperfections of the hand cutting.


Here’s a closeup of my bow and a portion of the image. LOVE these beautiful images. My bow is made with 1.25″ 100% Silk Ribbon on the Bow Easy. When making a bow on the Bow Easy, it is always an independent bow that needs to be attached. Today, rather than glue dots or glue, I decided to tie my bow on, and I like it! I ran a length of the widesilk around my card, adhering under the image securely. Once my bow was made I placed it where I wanted it, then I took a length of the 1/4″ Silk Ribbon to match and ran the 1/4″ Silk under the wider ribbon, pulled it up and tied it in a tight knot on top of my bow. Once I knew it was nice and secure, with a pair of tweezers, I just moved the knot portion so it was under the bow. I left some tails and clipped them at an angle – see the 2 narrower tails? I like this way to attach my Bow Easy bow and will be doing it more often. This is a double bow.

Stamps: None

Ink: ColorBox Chalk Cat’s Eyes to sponge edges

Paper: PTI Vintage Creme, Que Sera Sera by K & Company. Image from Summertime Journal Notes.

Accessories: Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Mounting Tape, Glue Glider, old dressmaker Pinking Shears.


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the 100% Silk Ribbon, the Journal Notes, and the Bow Easy.

Joan’s Garden carries the Glue Glider.

Thank you all so much for stopping in again. I so enjoy when you do! It’s like having a quick little visit!!! We are still having such cold weather, so I keep pulling out these beautiful floral images to make me feel like I’m basking in the warmth of summer!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

46 responses so far

46 Responses to “Stamp Simply #91 – Half Circles”

  1. Mary Anne says:

    Beautiful…as usual…look forward to your blog every day..you’ve given me so many ideas..

  2. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is just so beautiful. I love the accent of the circle and of course your flower image and bow are just stunning. Great job as usual!


  3. Yvette says:

    Sharon, this card is absolutely stunning!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    Be still my beating heart! Sharon, it’s stunning, positively stunning! Your bow is to-die-for gorgeous! I love the idea of tying it on with the more narrow ribbon leaving both narrow and wide tails . . . so dreamy and elegant! Your vintage image is so “your style” . . . absolutely stunning!

  5. Our weather is far from summer too! Rain rain rain!! Gorgeous card Sharon. I am gonna go thru my Crafty Secrets folder right now and pick out some stuff to play with. Makes for quick, easy and lovely cards! Hugs and have a great weekend!

  6. Sharon, what a pretty, pretty card. Those flowers are great, and your bow is super! I haven’t played your challenge in a while, but I made a card for this week. Here it is ~ http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1378329?cat=500&ppuser=72594

  7. Angela says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I actually got a chance to play today!!! This challenge was a “real challenge” for me. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do and then I looked at this paper and the whole layout just fell into place.

    Thanks for making me think really hard.



  8. Sharon, this is stunning. You can do a simple, but elegant, card like no one else. The bow is phenomenal! So lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Deb Rymer says:

    I love that look, too – and your card is gorgeous, Sharon! Here’s one I did a few weeks ago:


  10. Vicki says:

    Sharon,m this is beautiful!!!

  11. Heather says:

    Beautiful layout, Sharon. You never cease to impress me, I particularly like the background papers you chose to set off your flower image.

  12. LeAnne says:

    Just lovely—this vintage look is incredible!

  13. Oh this is LOVELY SHARON!!! WOW what eye candy!!

  14. Deb Saaranen says:

    Simply gorgeous– I love these beautiful flower panels, and your bow combined with the half circle–absolutely marvelous!

  15. Absolutely beautiful Sharon!! Of course I love these Crafty Secrets images and the half circle is the perfect background accent! And WOW check out that gorgeous bow!!! Thanks for such a fun challenge.

    I’m headed over to the hospital to be with DH and once there will upload what I was able to pull together this morning. Can’t wait to show you!!

  16. Pat Adam says:

    Gorgeous card and a lovely bow; however, when you mentioned using twizzers I knew I was a goner. These old hands don’t do twizzers. Pat
    my attempt is at http://rubbermaid.blogspot.com/

  17. Wow, Sharon! Your half-circle card is gorgeous!!!! Here is a link to mine. Thanks for the great challenge!:

  18. Oh my goodness, Sharon! Girl, you blow me away with your gorgeous, and I mean absolutely gorgeous designs you come up with. The paper you’ve used is stunning, the cotton panel is just mind blowing and don’t let me forget this fantastic silk ribbon, WOW!!! This is over the top GORGEOUS!!!! Hugs, Sabrina

  19. Finally able to share my creations with you! Thanks for all you inspirational challenges Sharon and your creativity is amazing! LOVE today’s card!

    You can find mine here: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/stamp-simply-91-half-circles.html

    Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  20. Joan Ervin says:

    I just love this beautiful and elegant card, Sharon!!!! The CS image is sooo cute and the bow is FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for the great challenge…I love coming to your house for inspiration!!! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1378750?cat=500&ppuser=28771

  21. Betty says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon!!! Love the colors and image!!!

    I played!!! Here are my links….


    Thanks a bunch!!! This was fun!!!

  22. charlotte hutcheson says:

    Dear Sharon,

    You inspire me with your use of the Journal Notes…I too love that company. It is still cold where you live? Well, come on down to Austin, Texas where we are expecting a high tomorrow of 100 and probably the same percentage humidity. One would think there would be a happy medium somewhere. Hope you warm up soon–we won’t get cooler weather until late October.

    Very warm regards,

  23. Doris says:

    Sharon, you’re cards are absolutely gorgeous. This site is in my favs. What a great place to visit for inspiration.

    I made a card for Taylor’s sketch today and it includes a half circle.
    Here tis…

  24. Silke Ledlow says:

    Fabulous card – Sharon!!! I’ll try to think of a card 🙂 Hugs ~S~

  25. Sheila says:

    I also like the look of half circles on cards & scrapbook layouts. Your card is a real beauty especially with that very pretty bow. What a lucky person someone will be when they receive this lovely card. TFS! Sheila

  26. The Bow! The BOW! Perfect.

  27. Kathie says:

    I loved looking at the cards in this challenge and yours is beautiful as always.

  28. leslierich says:

    This is gorgeous, Sharon! I love the CS images, and your bow is beyond compare!

  29. Ann says:

    Wonderful challenge Sharon!! I created a 6 x 6 scrapbook page showing off my new grandson, Malaki Lee!!


  30. Vickilyn says:

    Here’s one for you!!


    Thanks for looking. Love the challenge!

  31. cards4u says:

    Your card is knock down gorgeous! Love these colors – what a great combo of elements! Thanks for the challenge and taking a look! Here is my card : http://heart-spring.blogspot.com/2009/06/botanical-dreams.html

  32. This is my card which I have entered into this challenge

    Mandy’s Card

  33. Oh my goodness! Stunning is the only word for this card! Just perfect! I’ve been following your blog for a while. Now that I have my own blog, I realize the importance of commenting. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  34. Sharon, this is absolutely STUNNING! You’ve given me some good inspiration to use some similar notecards I have at the store, too! And what a FUN challenge this was, too!

  35. You have created another stunner, Sharon; guess that’s why I keep returning to your blog.
    here’s my contribution: http://gigiscorneroftheworld.blogspot.com/2009/06/ssnotime91-hello-friend.html

  36. Kristine says:

    That bow is incredible! (And the whole piece is stunning!) Thanks again for taking the time to share.

    P.S. I’ve left you an award on my blog – so pop on over to collect it when you get a minute!

  37. ginny says:

    FAB challenge just posted mine on my blog

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  40. Carol says:

    All of the entry’s are so nice. I have joined in on the challenge this week.

    Here is my card

  41. […] few weeks ago Sharon published a challenge using half circles.  I wanted to play but had a few other commitments to get out of the way before […]

  42. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW! Just had to comment on this one, Sharon. Two words: absolutely stunning! You are just insanely talented … with such a terrific eye for color and design … you never cease to amaze me!

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