Aug 06 2009

Stamp Simply #99 – That’s What Friends are For

Today’s challenge is simple — make a card for a friend, for ANY occasion, just make sure the word *friend* appears somewhere on the card front. There are so many fun friend sentiments out there — these will be fun cards to check out! If you don’t happen to have any friend sentiments, you could even hand write friend on a little tag to hang — whatever works — let’s just get very *friendly* today — LOL!!! Have fun with this!

Keywordssnotime99 – 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.

Today brings a new month of challenges and that means we have to say goodbye to Rose Ann Reynolds, Paper Delightz, ourJuly Guest Designer. It’s been so fun having you, Rose Ann! We have all LOVED your creations as well as your company. But what tells me you just may be back next week????? Stay tuned folks — yes, Rose Ann just MAY be back next week!

And with the new month of August unfolding before us, we welcome probably our FUNNIEST Guest Designer ever! And Isay that with total adoration for Pat Adam, The Rubber Maid. I love her beautiful creations and I know you will, too, BUT I must tell you — if you are one to look at pictures and not read text, you will be missing a TON of fun over at The Rubber Maid with each and every post. Take a moment to read, and you’ll surely leave smiling!!! And, for those of you who may not know, Pat is Julie’s Mom! What a duo! Welcome, Pat!!!

The Stamp Simply Challenge turns 100 next week, so you know what we all like to do when there is cause to celebrate — WE CELEBRATE!!!! Be sure to tune in next week for ssnotime100 and LOTS OF FUN!!!

Check out the great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these fabulousdesigners:

Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night. Everyone should be uploaded by Friday morning. Thanks, girls!

You can see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here is myfriendlycreation for today:


Simple, fun! I have been totally smitten with cards I’ve been seeing in galleries and on blogs of late done with a new set by Papertrey Ink called Everyday Button Bits. Totally CUTE set!!! Well, I don’t have the set, but I wanted the look, so figured I could do something similar with what I had on hand, and Tart and Tangy by SU immediately came to mind. And I’m sure we all have many sets we could use in a similar fashion. I went for a clean and simple look so my button cherries could take center stage.


My buttons are from the Button Bottles I carry in the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (cute bottles!) and they are sewn onto the white panel. I lay my buttons where I want them and then punch holes with a piercer through the button holes. They then sew on like a breeze. I colored the stem only on the rubber with an SU marker. Friends was cut with a Tag Nestability. My ribbon on the tag is tied at the base with red Jute String I also carry in the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


This is a simple and fun ribbon treatment. I just adhered the wide gingham on the back of the black panel with a heavy double sided tape. I then ran the narrower gingham under the wide, pulled it up and tied into a little bow. I then stuck a glue dot under the bow so it would stay to the side where I wanted it. To me gingham says “summer” — summer, cherries and friends — what could be better!


Stamps: Tart and Tangy by SU,First Fruitsby Papertrey Ink

Paper: Black and White

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, SU Always Artichoke Marker

Accessories: MayArts Gingham Ribbons, 100% Jute String, Rusty Pickle Button Bottles, Classic Rectangle andTag TrioNestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Dimensionals, Carpet Tape, Scor-It.


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the 1.25″ and 3/8″ Gingham Ribbons and 100% Jute String all by May Arts, Button Bottles by Rusty Pickle, Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink, Scor-It.


Thanks so much for checking in today. Truly do appreciate your visits. Looks like it’ll be a nice weekend here — wishing you the same!!! We do have out of town company arriving soon, but I have some fun posts that will be preset to pop up. I DID finally get the watering can image all the girls did at our Stampin’ in the UP event last weekend, so the demo card that Deb and I did jointly will be coming real soon! Thanks — have a great weekend!

47 responses so far

47 Responses to “Stamp Simply #99 – That’s What Friends are For”

  1. Karen H says:

    I absolutely LOVE the button cherries. Cute cute and cute.

  2. Marisa says:

    Just love what you’ve done here! Great card!

  3. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Sharon, I just love the crisp and creative “friend” card !!! Your angled panels go so well together and your button cherries are just so creative. Hope to play in a few days. TFS

  4. Rose Ann says:

    Thanks for the kind words!! It was my pleasure…really!! (Next week, for sure!)

    I love your adorable button cherries and beautiful ribbon!!

  5. Jenny Gropp says:

    ADORABLE. I am waiting on my Button Bits set– I never thought to use Tart and Tangy. Excellent idea! This is fresh and superbly done, in your usual wonderful style!

  6. TOOOOO Cute! Love those buttons as cherries — just to cheerful!

  7. Oh my gosh, I love love LOOOOVE this card….oh, everything about it is just perfection!

  8. Deb Saaranen says:

    So fresh and yummy! I love the clean lines here, and what perfect accents all around! Those buttons are perfect with that gingham ribbon!

  9. ADORABLE, Sharon! I too love how I’ve seen that stamp set used, and love your improvised version! Terrific design, and love the different sizes of gingham with this, too!

  10. nancyruth says:

    Thanks Sharon! Your card is darling and I ALWAYS love your style!!!

  11. Pat Adam says:

    My, white, and red and the bow in the gingham is the perfect touch. Love the whole kit and kaboodle! Pat Thanks for having me.

  12. YUMMY!! This certainly screams SUMMERTIME Sharon!! Love the button cherries and the bright red & white gingham is PERFECT!! LOVE this creation!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    Here’s what I’ve come up with:

  13. I’m so computer challenged and don’t know how to ‘link a photo back’ to your site?? If you have a moment, maybe you could explain? I’d love to participate in this challenge. LOVE the ‘cherry’ card … so clean and clever!!!

  14. OMGosh!!! What a clever idea!!! I’m smacking myself upside the head, saying “now why didn’t *I* think of that, LOL!” I do have the Button Bits set, but you’re right, there are lots of other sets that could be used the same way! GORGEOUS card, Sharon. Just gorgeous. And I’m so CASEing that idea of the little ribbon on the tag.

  15. Betty M says:

    What a beautiful card – looks simple to make but elegant to receive. What a great idea with the buttons! Your creations are just out of this world – your ribbon is so beautiful.

  16. Pretty in Pink ‘For a FRIEND’! … enjoy!!

  17. Rose Ann says:

    I was able to play along: (comments are turned off)

    Thanks for the fun challenge!!

  18. Liz Williams says:

    There is nothing more fun than making a card for a friend, just because!!! Here’s the card I made:

  19. Marge R. says:

    What a darling card; simply adore your ribbon treatments!!!

  20. Charlene Merrick says:

    Oh, is this ever cute, Sharon! I love the button cherries!! I had a chance to play today:

  21. linsey says:

    Sharon, my-oh-my! What a delightful and charming card! I just love your fabulous style and your work just makes me smile! 😀 Thanks for a super challenge–wow 99 already!! Have a great weekend! Here’s mine:

  22. Becki aka queenoe on SCS says:

    What a FABULOUS card Sharon!!!! I just love the simplicity of it. Does hurt that I love red, black and white either. A definite CASE!!!!! TFS!

  23. Ida says:

    Super Cute! Love the Button Cherries and that wonderful Bow treatment.

  24. Chris V says:

    You are right Pat’s blog is funny. thanks for the challenge.

  25. Chris V says:

    Your cherry card is adorable. I love bottons and just may have to make one.

  26. Traci Major says:

    I just ordered that button set, Sharon!! And next I want to order the ribbon maker from you, but I’m saving up to get some pretty ribbon with it!
    Thanks for the challenge, I’ll try to do that this week. Meanwhile, I love your bright cheery cherry card!!

  27. teresa kline says:

    hey Sharon it has been awhile since I played, I have loaded my card to SCS, but you can see the link here too. Thanks!

    enjoy *~*

  28. Carolen says:


  29. Well, IN NO WAY should I really be submitting this card, but I did make the attempt, so check it out Here . I tried that paper piecing thing I’ve been seeing, by cutting out the actual berries and then popping them up a little. Oh well, I have such a good friend to send this to, she’ll think it’s great – that’s what kind of friend she is!!

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  31. Silke Ledlow says:

    Fabulous card – Sharon!!! This is my favorite color combo and you made it look amazing!!! The new PTI Set is too cute!!!

    I finally had a chance to play along in your fun challenge… is my card!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  32. Love your button card. I am going to check out my stamps to see which ones I can use buttons on. Here is my creation for the friends card.


  33. NY2TXPATTI says:

    What would we do with out our friends? This looked like a fun challenge, so I made some friend cards today. Thanks for sharing your creativity and helpful hints with us. You are a friend to so many and we appreciate you very much.

  34. Katie says:

    Super card, I love the clean lines to it!
    Here’s my friendly card

  35. Sharon, your card is out of this world stunning!!! I was able to make a simple one on Saturday night, so here it is

    Let me know what you’ll think. Hugs, Sabrina

  36. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Yaaaayy, I got to play along! Love this one Sharon, and it was perfect timing as I needed a card for a friend to match a lil gift! Thanks!

  37. SueB says:

    A friend of mine’s birthday is today so I made her this card:
    Thanx for the challenge – they’re always fun playing!

  38. I might be stretching it a bit…oh well here is my card!
    Thanks for looking

    Julie Leblanc – Kewlstamps-n-more

  39. Barb g says:

    OMG, Sharon…you sure do make it all ‘look’ so easy! This is a FABULOUS card….I LOVE the POP of RED on this card….SUPER, SUPER, SUPER…..I soooooooooooooo wanna be you!
    Hugs, Barbg(WV)

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