Nov 05 2009

Stamp Simply #112 – Let’s Be Thrifty

Published by at 11 28 pm under Gift Item,JustRite Products

Let’s be Thrifty — I love the simple and natural look of brown postal wrap and/or the inside of brown paper grocery sacks.  I use them often at Christmas to wrap packages, but they would work well in card making, too!  And that is today’s challenge — use either brown postal wrap OR the inside of a paper grocery sack in your project.  And your project may be anything at all — a card, a wrapped pacakge, a 3-D or altered item — decorated to the hilt or done plain and simple — let’s just collectively find some uses and share ideas for using a fun, inexpensive and under-utilitized product! 

Keyword ssnotime112 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/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.

As we leave October behind, we have to say goodbye to Amy who graced us with her lovely, clean and fun designs all month!  We know where you are, Amy — we’ll be watching and hope you can continue to play with us sometime.  Be sure to stop in and visit Amy at Ink About Me.  You’ll be glad you did!!!

And with the new month comes a new Guest Designer — always fun — and today I’m so pleased to let you know that Bethany Paull has agreed to play with  us for the month of November!   I was drawn to Bethany’s work a few years ago over at SCS and I know you’ll love her designs that are filled with fun and life!!!  Welcome, Bethany!!!  You can visit her at It’s Not All Black and White.

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

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my thrifty creation for this week:


A brown paper grocery sack and white cardstock are the only papers used — how’s that for being thrifty!  I wrapped my box in a brown paper grocery sack turned inside out and there’s some paper bag detail on the tag as well.  Check out the edges of my box — see them shimmer?  I just quickly and without much care DTP’d (direct to paper) my box edges with the VersaMark Pad and then I brushed on Perfect Pearls in gold, wiping off the excess with a Swiffer cloth.  It gave my box kind of a shimmery and *special* glow!  I used the white *hairy* yarn for the ribbon to wrap the package and my lush Velvet Zig Zag  ribbon for the bow and the accent on the tag.


See the brown paper bag strip under the heart?  It is edged with gold painty pen, as is the  tag.  The top layer of the two layered punched snowflake is also my grocery sack.  After punching it, I squished it in the Versa Mark Pad and then brushed on the Perfect Pearls in Gold — really shimmery and nice!

And see my focal image?  That’s from a NEW RELEASE by JustRite.  This set of versatile sentiments can be purchased in 2 ways — either individually as a center/border set or in a kit providing you with everything you need to start stamping.  Here’s the graphics of the set:


Just a Note Borders & Centers 1 5/8″  – $15.95

10 Borders and Centers Included. Can be used with either 1-5/8″ or 2″ Round Stampers.

 OR, these same images can be purchased as part of  a kit:


Custom Design Cardmaking Kit – $29.95

This Cardmaking Kit includes a 2″ Round Stamper, 95pt uppercase Times New Roman font set (36 pieces), 50pt uppercase TNR font set (92 pieces), 15pt TNR font set for customizing borders, and 10 (1-5/8″) borders and centers.

I am glady accepting preorders for either of  these new release sets shown above, as well as all the releases this week by JustRite.  You may click here and here to see samples I made with the NEW Square Monogram product, and you may click here to see a sample I’ve done with the NEW 2″ Wide Monogram product.

Feel free to email me with questions or orders!  [email protected]

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has a lot of specials going on right now to help you in your holiday preparation.  Here’s a quick rundown:

  • All ribbon by the spool  is currently 15% off.

  • I’m offering  30% off the original boxed Monogram Sets. Damask, Curlz and Special Occasions Monogram Sets are 30% off$13.25, $17.45 and 17.45, respectively.   They come in attractive and sturdy boxes, perfect for gift giving.

  • All buttons are greatly reduced.

  • Also, ALL CHRISTMAS SETS are 20% off.  That includes:

    • A Merry Little Christmas (1 5/8″ round size) – $12.75

    • Holiday Demi Phrases (2″ round, but fits others as well) – $10.35

    • Old Fashioned Christmas (3 1/4″ round) – $11.95

    • Christmas Treasures (3 1/4″ round) – $11.95

    • Christmas Joy (smaller oval, 1 3/4 x 2 5/16″ size) – $11.95

Be sure to stop by the JustRite Blog to check out all the wonderful inspiration they have shared this week with their new product.

I’ve loved working the new JustRite products this week and  you’ll be seeing more of them as I continue to share some cards and quick projects with Christmas in mind! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “Stamp Simply #112 – Let’s Be Thrifty”

  1. Oh wow, Sharon, what a GORGEOUS little package you’ve created here. Love hte brown and white and that heart really makes this package. I love this new stamp set from JustRite and you always rock those in such amazing ways.
    Hope you are doing well, haven’t heard from you in a while ;D. Hugs, Sabrina

  2. Kathie says:

    Love the shimmer! A neat idea for a challenge! TFS

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    Well, Sharon, I’ve always said you could take a burlap sack and make it look like a million bucks! I wasn’t too far off, you’ve used a grocery sack . . . . that’s pretty close to burlap in my book . . . . LOL! This is absolutely stunning and a wonderful, inexpensive way to wrap a gift and thrill the recipient on a budget, as we all are nowadays.

    Thank you so much for sharing your God given talent with us. You’re always so very generous with kind words, helpful hints, and much needed advice. We appreciate you more than you know and I think I speak for all of us in the crafting world when I say you’re truly a “gem” among us!

  4. Wow! The gold shimmer really dresses this up! Amazing.

  5. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just gorgeous Sharon! I have always loved your gift wrapping…this is just so very pretty!

  6. barb schram says:

    So agree with every word, Jerri! LOVE your packaging, Sharon! That eyelash detail is perfect with the ric rac! Just beautiful!

  7. What a fun effect with that fun yarn — looks very glitzy and almost wintery! Way creative!!

  8. Whodathunk brown paper could be so elegant! Gorgeous, Sharon!

  9. Janet L says:

    Wow, how utterly beautiful! Love the brown paper bag use!

  10. Elisa says:

    Love the idea: lets be thrifty. beautiful card and very good combination of post paper and fancy glitzy mix. CONGRATS to your creativity!!!

  11. Hazel says:

    I made a card here using the inside of a brown bag x

  12. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon!! I love it! Just beautiful!! Hope you had a great weekend.

  13. nancy littrell says:

    Who would have thought a brown paper bag could be so shimmery and gorgeous with all the perfect white embellishments. Sharon, you continue to amaze me with your creative talent. TFS

  14. Jenny Gropp says:

    WOWOW! I can’t believe how fancy this looks!!! Just awesome, Sharon!!!

  15. […] If you scroll to the bottom of this post you can see some of the NEW product and click on links to take you to the other sets in the November Release lineup.  […]

  16. leslierich says:

    No way! A grocery sack has never looked so pretty! Talk about making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear — amazing!

  17. Debbie Olson says:

    Sharon, how you can take something so common and make it look totally amazing is beyond me–you ROCK!!

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